CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
 505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
 PUBLIC NOTICE
 REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 Streaming at 
www.caddo.org
May 19, 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: Special Resolution Commemorating the Rock Out All Star Game in Honor of the late Devin Meyers

(Johnson)

4.II.

Potential Agenda Addition: Special Resolution Commemorating the Veteran's Affair's Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration

(Chavez)

4.III.

Potential Agenda Addition: Special Resolution Commemorating Memorial Day

(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
          

NOTE:  Citizens who wish to address the Commission on matters relative to public hearings (items listed on the agenda only) will be limited to a cumulative total of 15 minutes each, for or against an issue. Those who wish to speak or make a presentation are asked to select their speakers and address the points they wish considered with this limitation in mind.



6.

VISITORS:

7.

ADOPT REGULAR SESSION MINUTES:

7.I.

Regular Session Minutes May 5, 2022

8.

SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS:


8.I.

Special Resolution Proclaiming May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

(Chavez)

8.II.

Special Resolution Proclaiming May 22nd as National Maritime Day

(Atkins)

8.III.

Special Resolution of Recognition & Appreciation for William Samuel Davis

(Taliaferro) 

8.IV.

Special Resolution of Recognition & Appreciation for Martha Carter on her Retirement

(Atkins)

9.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Administration response to information requests from Commissioners
10.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

11.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING ORDINANCES & CASES:

 

12.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES:

 

12.I.

Public Hearing for 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) 

13.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for final passage):

14.

ORDINANCES (for final passage):

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.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

16.

ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

16.I.

Introduce 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) 

16.II.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6231 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE PARISH MILLAGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, DUE IN 2022 ON OUTSTANDING PARISH BOND ISSUES AND TO INSTRUCT THE ASSESSOR TO INCLUDE SAID MILLAGE ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE PARISH OF CADDO FOR THE YEAR 2022, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO  

(Finance) 

Note: 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.

16.III.

Introduce 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) 

16.IV.

Introduce 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) 

16.V.

Introduce 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) 

16.VI.

Introduce 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) 

16.VII.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6236 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THAT ALL PARISH EMPLOYEES HIRED, APPOINTED OR PROMOTED TO PARISH ATTORNEY, 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)

16.VIII.

Introduce 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)

17.

WORK SESSION MINUTES:

17.I.

Work Session Minutes May 16, 2022

18.

RESOLUTIONS:

18.I.

Resolution 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) 

18.II.

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)

19.

OLD BUSINESS:

20.

NEW BUSINESS:





21.

COMMUNIQUES AND REPORTS:


 

22.

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.