CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 Streaming at 
www.caddo.org
June 17th, 2021
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 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 June 3, 2021

8.

SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS:


8.I.

Special Resolution of Remembrance of Pastor Johnny Arnold

(Commissioner Johnson)

8.II.

Special Proclamation Recognizing Pride Month

(Commissioner Jackson)

8.III.

Special Proclamation Declaring July 2021 Parks & Recreation Month

(Parks & Recreation)

8.IV.

Special Resolution Honoring and Recognizing Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker for his many years of service as the Mayor of Bossier City as well as his service on behalf of the community.

(Commissioner Epperson)

Documents:
  1. SR Lo Walker.pdf
8.V.

Special Resolution Expressing Gratitude to Dave Dennis for his Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

(Commissioner Cawthorne)

Documents:
  1. Dave Dennis SR.pdf
9.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING ORDINANCES & CASES:

 

10.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES:

 

10.I.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6072 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE PARISH MILLAGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, DUE IN 2021 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 2021, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
10.II.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6073 of 2021

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 2021 ON ALL THE PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
10.III.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6074 of 2021

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 2021, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
10.IV.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6075 of 2021

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 2021, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
10.V.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6076 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $5,000 TO CONDUCT A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CADDO PARISH FIRE DISTRICTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Hopkins)
10.VI.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6077 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $100,000 FOR FIVE D3 EDGE SECURITY TRAILERS AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioners Chavez, Young, Gage-Watts, Jackson and Taliaferro)
10.VII.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6078 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $25,000 FOR A WASTEWATER PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Burrell)
10.VIII.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6079 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO ACCEPT THE STREETS IN BLANCHARD LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION UNIT 2 & 3 INTO THE PARISH OF CADDO ROAD SYSTEM, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(District 1)
11.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for final passage):

12.

ORDINANCES (for final passage):

12.I.

Ordinance No. 6072 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE PARISH MILLAGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, DUE IN 2021 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 2021, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
12.II.

Ordinance No. 6073 of 2021

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 2021 ON ALL THE PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
12.III.

Ordinance No. 6074 of 2021

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 2021, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
12.IV.

Ordinance No. 6075 of 2021

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 2021, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
12.V.

Ordinance No. 6076 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $5,000 TO CONDUCT A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CADDO PARISH FIRE DISTRICTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Hopkins)
12.VI.

Ordinance No. 6077 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $100,000 FOR FIVE D3 EDGE SECURITY TRAILERS AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioners Chavez, Young, Gage-Watts, Jackson and Taliaferro)
12.VII.

Ordinance No. 6078 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $25,000 FOR A WASTEWATER PROGRAM FOR COVID-19 AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Burrell)
12.VIII.

Ordinance No. 6079 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO ACCEPT THE STREETS IN BLANCHARD LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION UNIT 2 & 3 INTO THE PARISH OF CADDO ROAD SYSTEM, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(District 1)
13.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

14.

ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

14.I.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6080 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(American Rescue Plan Committee)

CLERK'S NOTE: This item is to be introduced and postponed until the August 5th Regular Session or potentially a special meeting between the July and 1st August meetings.


14.II.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6081 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2021 BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE JUVENILE JUSTICE FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND TO ESTABLISH AND PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR A PILOT PROGRAM FOR JUVENILE OFFENDER MONITORING AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioners Gage-Watts and Johnson)

14.III.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6082 of 2021

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

(District 10) 

15.

WORK SESSION MINUTES:

15.I.

Work Session Minutes June 14, 2021

16.

RESOLUTIONS:

16.I.

Resolution No 53 of 2021

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JUNE 19TH OF EACH YEAR AS “JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY” IN CADDO PARISH, IN RECOGNITION OF JUNE 19, 1865, THE DATE THAT HAS BECOME WIDELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson) 

16.II.

Resolution No 54 of 2021

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING JUNE 19TH AS SICKLE CELL AWARENESS DAY IN CADDO PARISH

(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 

16.III.

Resolution No. 55 of 2021

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE LOUISIANA STATE LEGISLATURE TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT LEGISLATION OF 2017 AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Lazarus)

16.IV.

Resolution No. 56 of 2021

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE GEORGE FLOYD POLICING ACT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Cawthorne)

17.

OLD BUSINESS:

17.I.

Resolution 47 of 2021

A RESOLUTION CREATING AN AD HOC PANDEMIC TASKFORCE, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Jackson, Long Range Planning Committee)

18.

NEW BUSINESS:





18.I.

Authorize Confirmation of Caddo Parish Poet Laureate

Selection and need Appointment of Caddo Parish Poet Laureate, Term to Expire 04/01/2024.

1. Mr. Hugh Hamilton/ Poetic X

2. Mawiyah Bomani

3. Kristyn Miller

(Commissioner Atkins)

19.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Administration response to information requests from Commissioners
19.I.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

20.

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
         
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.



21.

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.