CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
 505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
 PUBLIC NOTICE
 WORK SESSION AGENDA
 Streaming at 
www.caddo.org
May 16, 2022
 3:30 P.M.
 
 
1.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners:   
       


Hopkins                 District 1                       Gage-Watts                District 7


Johnson                District 2                       Taliaferro                     District 8


Jackson                District 3                       Atkins                          District 9


Young                   District 4                       Chavez                        District 10


Burrell                  District 5                       Lazarus                       District 11


Jones                   District 6                       Epperson                     District 12

2.

INVOCATION:


3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Veterans and active military members saluting during recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance would be appropriate, should you wish to do so.


4.

AGENDA ADDITIONS:


4.I.

Potential Agenda Addition: Authorize Resolution 32 of 2022

A RESOLUTION TO CALL UPON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO URGENTLY ADDRESS THE STUDENT LOAN CRISIS AND ENACT A PLAN TO CANCEL STUDENT LOAN DEBT AND BEGIN THE TRANSITION TO EDUCATION AS A PUBLIC GOOD., AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Epperson)

5.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes
          


6.

VISITORS:

 

7.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
7.I.

Administration Report

7.I.i.

April Monthly Financials

Documents:
  1. 04- April.pdf
8.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

Communiques, reports, and other items related to Work Session Agenda. 
9.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

11.

NEW BUSINESS:

11.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6230 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,500 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR WILDLIFE EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF LOUISIANA  AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Epperson) 

11.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6231 of 2022

Ordinance to set the parish debt service millage for the purpose of paying principal and interest which comes due in 2022 on outstanding general obligation bond issues.  Each year the Commission must set the necessary tax millage to produce enough ad valorem revenue to pay the principal and interest due for the current year.  For 2022, a millage rate of 1.50 mills will produce the necessary ad valorem revenue to pay the 2022 principal and interest.

(Finance) 

11.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6232 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE TO SET THE GENERAL PURPOSE AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MILLAGES PROVIDING FOR MILLAGE RATE ADJUSTMENTS, AS ALLOWED BY ARTICLE VII, SECTION 23 OF THE LOUISIANA CONSTITUTION OF 1974 AND LA R.S. 47:1705 (B), LEVYING AND IMPOSING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS FOR 2022 ON ALL THE PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance) 

11.IV.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6233 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE VALUES FIXED, OR TO BE FIXED BY THE LOUISIANA TAX COMMISSION ON ALL ASSESSMENTS FOR RAILWAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS, AND TO INSTRUCT THE ASSESSOR TO EXTEND SUCH ASSESSMENTS AND VALUES ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE PARISH OF CADDO FOR THE YEAR 2022, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance) 

11.V.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6234 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY CLASSIFIED AS TIMBERLANDS AND TO INSTRUCT THE ASSESSOR TO INCLUDE SAID ASSESSMENT ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE PARISH OF CADDO FOR THE YEAR 2022, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance) 

11.VI.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6235 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE TO DEEM PROPERTY SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY OWNED BY THE PARISH OF CADDO AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Public Works) 

11.VII.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6236 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THAT ALL PARISH EMPLOYEES HIRED, APPOINTED OR PROMOTED TO PARISH ATIORNEY, ASSISTANT PARISH ADMINISTRATOR, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR/CEO, DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR OR COMMISSION CLERK, MUST BE RESIDENTS OF CADDO PARISH, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE  WITH  RESPECT THERETO.

(Johnson)

11.VIII.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6237 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING AN EXCHANGE OF ROADWAYS WITH THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN CONNECTION WITH EXTENDING LA. 3276 TO LA. 1, TO AUTHORIZE THE EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF PARISH ROADS IN RETURN FOR CERTAIN PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAYS; TO AUTHORIZE THE PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS AS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THAT EXCHANGE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Administration) 

11.IX.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6238 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING SECTION 32-62 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES PROHIBITING  POSSESSION OR CARRIAGE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS OF FIREARMS WITH A MAGAZINE CAPABLE OF HOLDING MORE THAN 20 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Johnson)

11.X.

Authorize Resolution No 31 of 2022

A RESOLUTION REGARDING A JOINT PROJECT WITH THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, FOR EXTENSION OF LA 3276 TO LA. 1, TO COMMIT THE PARISH TO FULFILLMENT OF CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS REGARDING TRANSFER OF PARISH ROADS AND STATE HIGHWAYS IN CONNECTION WITH THAT JOINT PROJECT, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Administration) 

11.XI.

Authorize Special Resolution Proclaiming May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

(Chavez)

11.XII.

Special Resolution Proclaiming May 22nd as National Maritime Day

11.XIII.

Special Resolution of Recognition & Appreciation for William Samuel Davis

(Taliaferro) 

11.XIV.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition & Appreciation for Martha Thomas on her Retirement

(Atkins)

12.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

13.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes


14.

CONSENT AGENDA:

14.I.

Ordinance No. 6224 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,000 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE GREATER SHREVEPORT CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Appropriations Committee)

14.II.

Ordinance No. 6229 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND FOR THE YEAR 2022 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE YMCA BASEBALL COMPLEX AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee) 

15.

ADJOURN:

To all persons desiring to attend and observe a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, or who wish to present information to the body: If you have physical limitations that require special accommodations in order for you to attend and participate in a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, please contact the office of the Caddo Parish Commission Clerk at (318) 226-6596, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting so that an effort can be made to provide those accommodations.