Jurors confirm Borill’s appointment
Bryan Borill was appointed secretary-treasurer of the Acadia Parish Police Jury during a special meeting Wednesday night.
With five jurors voting in favor of the appointment and three abstaining, Borill replaces A.J. “Fatty” Broussard, who held the position for the past two years.
Borill’s appointment came just one day after he first presented his resumé to the Secretary-Treasurer Committee, which, in turn, voted 6-1 (with one juror absent) to recommend his hiring.
Before the roll call vote Wednesday night, A.J. “Jay” Credeur read from a prepared statement:
“The public perception will be that this jury that got elected because of the previous actions of the old jury and we are doing the same and not following proper protocol in choosing the best qualified candidate from the resumés that were submitted and instead making it a political appointment.
“If that was the case, why didn’t y’all just do it on January 13 to avoid the humiliation of the candidates that applied and put their names out there, some of which possibly jeopardized their present job.”
Credeur continued, “It is past time that these jurors put their vendettas aside and work together with transparency.
“With this said, I am abstaining from voting tonight because of the chronology of this process to protect the integrity of this parish police jury.”
Pat Daigle and Jimmie Pellerin joined Credeur in abstaining.
Walter Andrus took issue with Credeur’s statement, explaining that he looked at all of the candidates’ resumés and voted for who he thought was the best choice.
“This is not the same old politics,” Andrus said. “I’m not trying to play politics, I’m looking out for the people of the parish.”
Voting in favor of Borill’s appointment were Andrus, Jeff Morgan, Gordon Ray Morgan, Steve Comeaux and Chance Henry.
Borill’s appointment is effective immediately.