CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION AGENDA
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
3:30 P.M.
Streaming at www.caddo.org &  www.facebook.com/parishofcaddo  



 
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
          


6.

VISITORS:

 

7.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

7.I.

Authorize Ordinance No. 6117 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CADDO PARISH PERSONNEL POLICY TO REQUIRE 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

(Personnel, Policies and Procedures Committee) 

7.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6118 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR COUNSELING IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN CADDO PARISH AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Chavez)

7.III.

Authorize Resolution No. 72 of 2021

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CADDO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO REQUEST AND AUTHORIZE THE LOUISIANA STATE MINERAL AND ENERGY BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF MINERAL RESOURCES TO ACCEPT NOMINATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES, ACCEPT BIDS, AND AWARD 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)


7.IV.

Authorize Resolution No. 73 of 2021

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

(Public Works)


7.V.

Authorize Resolution No. 74 of 2021

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CADDO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO REQUEST AND AUTHORIZE THE LOUISIANA STATE MINERAL AND ENERGY BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF MINERAL RESOURCES TO ACCEPT NOMINATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES, ACCEPT BIDS, AND AWARD 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)

7.VI.

Discussion Relative to Zoning Case 20-11-P

(Commission Epperson) 

8.

NEW BUSINESS:

8.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6143 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $6,500 FOR THE USA BOXING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Johnson)

8.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6144 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE AND ABANDON A PORTION OF THE DEDICATION FOR EAST PINE ISLAND ROAD IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(District 1)

8.III.

Authorize Resolution No 80 of 2021

A resolution approving the issuance of not exceeding Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($12,500,000) Certificates of Indebtedness, in one or more series, of Communications District Number One of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and providing for other matters in connection therewith

(Administration) 

8.IV.

Authorize Resolution No 81 of 2021

A RESOLUTION GIVING NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CREATE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT KNOWN AS THE I-49 NORTH CORRIDOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, AND  OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Hopkins) 

8.V.

Authorize Special Resolution of Remembrance for Tony Rhodes

(Commissioner Johnson) 

8.VI.

Authorize Special Resolution of Appreciation for Dads on Duty

(Commissioner Chavez, Gage-Watts)

8.VII.

Authorize Special Resolution for Alan Clarke

(Commissioner Chavez)

8.VIII.

Authorize Special Resolution of Appreciation and Recognition for Paris Lacour

(Commissioner Gage-Watts)

8.IX.

Authorize Special Resolution Acknowledging National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 

8.X.

Authorize Special Resolution Proclaiming National Diabetes Awareness Month

(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 

8.XI.

The Commission To Convene Into Executive Session

Commission to discuss matters relevant to lawsuit pending in the 1st Judicial District Court, Docket # 628,912; Testament Real Estate, LLC vs. Caddo Parish Commission 

(Commissioner Epperson)

9.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

9.I.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

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

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
9.I.i.1.

Administrative Report

9.I.ii.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

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


11.

CONSENT AGENDA:

11.I.

Ordinance No. 6101 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTION 32-46.1 OF THE CADDO PARISH CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING THE CARRYING OF WEAPONS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Administration) 


11.II.

Ordinance No. 6103 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE "AMAZON TIF DISTRICT, STATE OF LOUISIANA;" DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES THEREOF FROM WHICH AREA LOCAL SALES TAX, PROPERTY TAX AND HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX INCREMENTS WILL BE DETERMINED AND USED TO FINANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND AS AUTHORIZED BY PART II OF CHAPTER 27 OF TITLE 33 OF THE LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES OF 1950, AS AMENDED; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING (as amended)

(District 3)

11.III.

Ordinance No. 6109 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 $165,300 TO PROVIDE BALLISTIC VESTS FOR SHREVEPORT AND CADDO PARISH FIRE DISTRICTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Taliaferro)

11.IV.

Ordinance No. 6119 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES  AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE SHREVE MEMORIAL LIBRARY  FOR THE YEAR 2022

(Finance Department)

11.V.

Resolution No. 78 of 2021

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CADDO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OBLIGATING THE PARISH TO PAY 10% OF THE CONSTRUCTION COST, AND ASSUME ALL LEGAL LIABILITY FOR, AND ALL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING COST, OF THE SUBJECT BOOM OR BUST SCENIC VIEW PROJECT-NO. H.013315, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Administration)

11.VI.

Special Resolution for Shirley Simmons Snell

(Parks Department)

12.

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.