The board would be appointed by the county and the governor appoints the chairman.
The RMA has to generate the revenue for the projects and usually takes 120-180 days to create.
County Judge Carl Thibodeaux asked, “Can it be disbanded?”
Gordy said it could if the RMA went broke or another board was formed for the purpose of shutting the RMA down.
Every road would still have a designation such as Farm to market road, interstate, state highway. Whoever originally would have been responsible for the roadway would become responsible for it again if the RMA dissolved.
“Port and channel work could fit in the program as wheel,” Gordy said.
A decision to form a RMA or to join Jefferson and Hardin county in forming a RMA was not decided. The hearing was informational only.
Dawn Burleigh is a reporter at The Orange Leader. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @DawnBurleigh