CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION  AGENDA
NOVEMBER 15, 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:

 

6.I.

Presentation of Veteran's Week Recognition Ceremony Awards

(Commissioner Epperson)

6.II.

Jim Graves with the Long Range Planning & Special Projects Committee's Citizen's Advisory Committee to Study Rural Planning

(Commissioner Epperson)

7.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

8.

NEW BUSINESS:

8.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No of 2021 in Relation to Zoning Case 21-30-P

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND VOLUME II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE PARISH OF CADDO, AS AMENDED, THE CADDO PARISH UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CODE, BY AMENDING THE ZONING OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF RATCLIFF RD., APPROX 400' SOUTH OF S ROACH DR., CADDO PARISH, LA., FROM C-1, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO 1-1, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO 

(District 7)

8.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6146 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE OIL AND GAS FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF UP TO $100,000 FOR A RELOCATE TO CADDO PARISH ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Young)

8.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6147 of 2021

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 PEOPLE OF PRAISE, INCORPORATED TO ADDRESS SUBSTANDARD HOUSING AND PROVIDE A BENEFIT TO LOW AND MODERATE INCOME RESIDENTS OF DISTRESSED AREAS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson)

8.IV.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6148 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE ENACTING SECTION 8-37.1 OF THE CADDO PARISH CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING THE MANDATORY STERILIZATION OF PIT BULLS TYPE DOGS AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Young)

8.V.

Authorize Resolution No. 82 of 2021

GIVING WRITTEN PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE CADDO PARISH COMMISSION FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2022
(Commission Clerk)

8.VI.

Authorize Resolution No 83 of 2021

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RULES AND BY-LAWS OF THE CADDO PARISH COMMISSION IN ORDER TO MODERNIZE, REMOVE REDUNDANT LANGUAGE, REFLECT CURRENT COMMISSION PRACTICES, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Personnel, Policies and Procedures) 

8.VIII.

Authorize Special Proclamation Designating Veteran's Week

Special Proclamation designating Veterans Week

(Commissioner Epperson)

8.IX.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation for Njeri Camara

(Commissioner Jackson)

8.X.

Authorize Special Resolution Declaring November Homelessness Awareness Month

Homelessness, Hunger and Mental Awareness Month.

(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 


8.XI.

Authorize Appointment to Communications District #1

Reappoint  Mr. John Robinson to the Caddo Parish Communications District One Board. Term to expire 9-25-2025

(Commissioner Hopkins)

8.XII.

Authorize Appointment to Communications District #1

Reappoint  Mr. Clarence Jackie Lewis to the Caddo Parish Communications District One Board. Term to expire 9-25-2025

(Commissioner Hopkins)

8.XIII.

Authorize Reappointment to Fire District 7

Reappoint Mr. David Houston to the Caddo Parish Fire District No. 7. Term to expire 12-1-2026

8.XIV.

Authorize End Of The Year Appointments (Final Approval December 9th)

Office/Seat    Currently held by    Term Expires

Pinehill Waterworks District No. 8    Vacant    5/20/2022

Sewerage District No. 2    Vacant    9/18/2022

Caddo Parish Zoning Commission (1)    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Zoning Commission (2)    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Zoning Commission (3)    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Zoning Commission (4)    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Zoning Commission (5)    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Caddo Parish Broadband Committee    Vacant    

Fire District No. 1    Carlos Gibson    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 1    Ed Angel    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 3    Helen Mazier    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 4    Mickey Gilcrease    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 4    James Robinson    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 5    David Winkler    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 5    Kyle Dill    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 6    Charles William Partain, Jr.    1/1/2022

Fire District No. 8    Claude Jackson    1/1/2022

Waterworks District No. 7    Jewell Wagner    1/8/2022

Caddo Parish Animal Services Board (Law Enforcement Rep)    Dep. Jessica Anderson    1/1/2022


8.XV.

Authorize Approval of Commission Travel to attend Washington Mardi Gras

(Commissioner Johnson)

8.XVI.

Authorize Administrator to utilize excess funds appropriated for 2021 Juneteenth Fireworks to be used for New Year's Eve Fireworks

(Commissioner Jackson)

8.XVII.

Authorize Southern University Law Center’s Off-Campus Instructional Site (OCIS) Team as Visitor for Regular Session

(Commissioner Jackson)

9.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

9.I.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

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

Clerk's Note:

Reminder that there will be a Public Hearing for the Budget Ordinances during your Regular Session meeting on November 18th. 

9.I.ii.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
9.I.ii.1.

Administrator's Report

9.I.ii.1.1.
October Financials
9.I.iii.

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. 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.II.

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)

11.III.

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)

11.IV.

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)

11.V.

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)


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.