Rapides Police Jury to seek grants to assist aluminum plant

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) – The Rapides Parish Police Jury wants to ensure the needed public infrastructure is in place to accommodate the aluminum alloy plant to be built near Pineville.

The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1zcNVac ) parish crews won’t be doing any actual construction for infrastructure, but the police jury will work with grant consultants, engineers, bond attorneys and special legal counsel in seeking state and federal grants to assist American Specialty Alloys.

The Police Jury on Monday voted unanimously to authorize jury President Richard Billings to take actions to facilitate the ASA plant locating in Rapides Parish.

The assistance would come in the form of grant applications and other legislatively created financing opportunities to help ASA with its public infrastructure needs related to roads, water, sewer, rail and port access.

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