CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION AGENDA
Streaming at
www.caddo.org
MARCH 16, 2020
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


Cawthorne           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:


5.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Citizens who wish to address the Commission must fill out a comment card and forward to the President or the Clerk of the Commission

 Comments by any citizen will be limited to 3 minutes

6.

VISITORS:

 

7.

REPORTS

Administrator Report
8.

COMMISSION REMARKS

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


 

9.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

 

10.

OLD BUSINESS:

10.I.

Authorize Appointments to the Quadrennial Charter Review Committee: (6 to be selected)

1. Tom Arceneaux (Commissioner Atkins)
2. Major Rolland Coleman Ret USAF (Commissioner Johnson) 3.     RJ Johnson (Commissioner Chavez)
4. Ken Krefft (Commissioner Taliaferro)
5. Calvin Ben Lester (Commissioner Jackson)
6. Randall Liles (Commissioner Hopkins) 7. Rudy Morton (Commissioner Burrell)
8.     Joyce W. Rogers (Commissioner Epperson)
9.     Dr. Melva Kristi Turner-Williams (Commissioner Johnson)
10.   Ryan Williams (Commissioner Johnson)
11.

NEW BUSINESS:

11.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5950 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE SALARY OF THE COMMISSION CLERK PURSUANT TO SECTION 3-10 OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER FOR CADDO PARISH, TO ADOPT A COMPENSATION SCHEDULE FOR THAT POSITION, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioners Chavez and Jackson)

11.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5951 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC., AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)

11.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5952 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,489 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SAFE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR FUNDS REMAINING AT DECEMBER 31, 2019 AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson)
11.IV.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5953 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE TO DONATE SURPLUS PROPERTY UNDER CHAPTER 19, ARTICLE II, DIVISION 3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATIVE TO DONATION OF ADJUDICATED PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY THE PARISH UNDER LA.R.S. 47:2236 ET SEQ., TO AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF PROPERTY TO NORTHWEST LOUISIANA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR A PUBLIC PURPOSE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson)

11.V.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5954 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE AND ABANDON A PORTION OF THE DEDICATION OF BEL-MAR DRIVE, IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Public Works)
11.VI.

Authorize Resolution No. 16 of 2020

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CADDO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO REQUEST AND AUTHORIZE THE LOUISIANA STATE MINERAL & ENERGY BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF MINERAL RESOURCES TO ACCEPT NOMINATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR OIL, GAS, AND MINERAL LEASES, ACCEPT BIDS, AND AWRD AND EXECUTE OIL, GAS, AND MINERAL LEASES ON CERTAIN MINERAL INTERESTS OWNED BY THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Public Works)
11.VII.

Authorize Resolution No. 17 of 2020

RESOLUTION TO URGE AND REQUEST CONGRESS TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE MEDICAID EXCLUSION PROVISION, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioners Chavez, Gage-Watts, and Jackson)
11.VIII.

Authorize Resolution No. 18 of 2020

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MARCH 28, 2020 AS ‘BLINDED VETERANS DAY’ IN CADDO PARISH

(Commissioners Chavez and Epperson)
11.IX.

Authorize Resolution No. 19 of 2020

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AND DECLARING MARCH 2020 AS ‘NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH’ 

(Commissioners Epperson and Gage-Watts)
11.X.

Authorize Resolution No. 20 of 2020

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MARCH 18, 2020 AS ‘NATIONAL TAKE DOWN TOBACCO DAY’ IN CADDO PARISH

(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
11.XI.

Authorize Resolution No. 21 of 2020

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING APRIL 2, 2020 AS ‘LIGHT IT UP BLUE 2020 AUTISM AWARENESS DAY’ IN CADDO PARISH

(Commissioner Jackson)
11.XII.

Authorize Appointment to the Industrial Development Board

Authorize appointment of Ms. Lasonya Moore to fill the unexpired term left by the resignation of Dr. Henry Armington, Sr. on the Industrial Development Board. Term to expire August 22, 2021.

1. Lasonya Moore (Commissioner Gage-Watts)
2. Fred White (Commissioner Chavez)
11.XIII.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition

RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION TO PRINCIPAL GINGER GUSTAVSON, 2020 LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL EXECUTIVES REGIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD 

(Commissioner Taliaferro)
11.XIV.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition

SPECIAL PROCLAMATION TO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VIETNAM WAR

(Commissioner Epperson)
11.XV.

Discussion regarding the Census Complete Count Committee for Caddo Parish

(Commissioner Chavez)
12.

COMMUNIQUES/COMMITTEE REPORTS:

13.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals)

Citizens who wish to address the Commission must fill out a comment card and forward to the President or the Clerk of the Commission

 Comments by any citizen will be limited to 3 minutes

14.

CONSENT AGENDA

14.I.

Ordinance No. 5946 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR SOUTHERN HILLS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (SHHA) AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO 

(Commissioner Chavez)
14.II.

Ordinance No. 5947 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION TO STRATEGIC ACTION COUNCIL OF NORTHWEST LOUISIANA AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)

14.III.

Ordinance No. 5948 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGE OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,000 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION TO IVY CROWN COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC., AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Appropriations Committee)
14.IV.

Ordinance No. 5949 of 2020

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)
14.V.

COMMISSION WILL CONVENE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Executive Session to discuss litigation regarding Case No. 620773 in First Judicial District Court

(Commissioner Jackson)
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.