The meeting of the EMS Board that was scheduled for tomorrow at 3PM has been postponed. The meeting will be re-scheduled at some point within the next 10 days or so. The reason given was that more time was needed to complete the investigation that is ongoing.
The entire 5 person EMS Board has resigned this month, 3 of the members after being asked to by the Parish Administrator. Word is that the board was planning to terminate Director Duxie Scott, who was suspended last week. Apparently the meeting was being held at the new EMS facility on Swan Lake Road in order to maintain crowd control, as it will accommodate fewer people than the Police Jury chambers in Benton. The meeting, whenever it is held, is expected to be volatile.
I also heard a rumor that unauthorized individuals had gained access to the Swan Lake Road facility over the Easter weekend, and that computers at the site were being checked to see if they had been accessed and any information altered.