CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
 505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
 PUBLIC NOTICE
 REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
 Streaming at 
www.caddo.org
November 18, 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


Vacant                   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:

6.I.

Southern University Law Center’s Off-Campus Instructional Site (OCIS) Team

(Commissioner Jackson)

7.

ADOPT REGULAR SESSION MINUTES:

7.I.

Regular Session Minutes November 4, 2021

8.

SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS:


8.I.

Special Resolution Declaring November Homelessness Awareness Month

(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 


8.II.

Special Resolution of Recognition and Appreciation for Njeri Camara

(Commissioner Jackson)

9.

PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET ORDINANCES

9.I.

Public Hearing for the 2022 Operating and Capital Improvements Budget Ordinances

PUBLIC HEARING ON CADDO PARISH OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BUDGET FOR 2022

 
 

CONCLUDE PUBLIC HEARING ON 

CADDO PARISH OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BUDGET FOR 2022

10.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING ORDINANCES & CASES:

 

11.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES:

 

11.I.

Public Hearing for 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.II.

Public Hearing for 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.III.

Public Hearing for 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)

12.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for final passage):

13.

ORDINANCES (for final passage):

13.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)

13.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)

13.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)

13.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)

14.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

14.I.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6145 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)

15.

ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

15.I.

Introduce 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)

15.II.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6148 of 2021

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

(Commissioner Young)

16.

WORK SESSION MINUTES:

16.I.

Work Session Minutes November 15, 2021

16.I.i.

Work Session Minutes November 15, 2021

17.

RESOLUTIONS:

17.I.

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)


17.II.

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)

18.

OLD BUSINESS:

19.

NEW BUSINESS:





19.I.

Commission to set process for filling the District 6 vacancy

(Caddo Commission) 

19.II.

Confirm 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)

19.III.

Confirm 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)

19.IV.

Confirm Reappointment to Fire District 7

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

19.V.

Approve Commission Travel to attend Washington Mardi Gras

(Commissioner Johnson)

19.VI.

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

(Commissioner Jackson)

20.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Administration response to information requests from Commissioners
20.I.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

21.

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.



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.