CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION  AGENDA
JUNE 14, 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:


4.I.

Potential Agenda Addition: Authorize A Proclamation 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)

4.II.

Potential Agenda Addition: Authorize Proclamation Expressing gratitude to Dave Dennis for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement

(Commissioner Cawthorne)

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:

 

8.

NEW BUSINESS:

8.I.

Authorize Introduction of 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)
8.II.

Authorize Introduction of 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)
8.III.

Authorize Introduction of 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) 
8.IV.

Authorize 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) 
8.V.

Authorize Resolution No 54 of 2021

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING JUNE 19TH AS SICKLE CELL AWARENESS DAY” IN CADDO PARISH
(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 
8.VI.

Authorize 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)
8.VII.

Authorize Resolution No. 56 of 2021

A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE GEORGE FLOYD POLICING ACT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
(Commissioner Cawthorne)
8.VIII.

Authorizing Special Resolution of Remembrance of Pastor Johnny Arnold

(Commissioner Johnson)
8.IX.

Authorize Special Proclamation Recognizing Pride Month

(Commissioner Jackson)
Documents:
  1. PACE PRIDE 2021.pdf
8.X.

Special Proclamation Declaring July 2021 Parks & Recreation Month

(Parks & Recreation)
8.XI.

Authorize Confirmation of Caddo Parish Poet Laureate

Confirmation of the Appointment of Mr. Hugh Hamilton as the Caddo Parish Poet Laureate.
Term to Expire 04/01/2024
(Commissioner Atkins)
8.XII.

The Commission To Convene Into Executive Session

Commission to discuss matters relative to lawsuit No. 628,912 in the 1st JDC.
(Parish Attorney's Office)
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.i.1.1.
May Financials
Documents:
  1. 05- May.pdf
9.I.i.2.

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. 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)
11.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)
11.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)
11.III.i.

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)
11.IV.

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)
11.V.

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)
11.VI.

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)
11.VII.

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)
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.