CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION MEETING AGENDA
Streaming at 
www.caddo.org
September 14, 2020
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. Citizens may also fill out & submit a comment card online here prior to the meeting.  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.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
7.I.

Forcht Wade Update

7.II.

August Financials

8.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

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

NOTE:

THE COMMISSION WILL SIT AS THE TAX BOARD OF REVIEW THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th DURING THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING.
9.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

10.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5969 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE GENERAL FUND AND CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND FOR THE YEAR 2020 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A REGIONAL JUVENILE CENTER, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Juvenile Services Committee)
10.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5970 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR BODY CAMERAS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO 
(Commissioner Chavez)


10.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5972 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CADDO PARISH PERSONNEL POLICY TO REQUIRE THAT ALL PARISH EMPLOYEES HIRED, APPOINTED OR PROMOTED TO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR/CEO, ASSISTANT PARISH ADMINISTRATOR, DEPARTMENT HEAD, ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT HEAD, PARISH ATTORNEY, ASSISTANT PARISH ATTORNEY AND COMMISSION CLERK MUST BE RESIDENTS OF CADDO PARISH, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Lyndon B. Johnson)
10.IV.

Resolution No. 59 of 2020

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AUGUST 7, 2020 AS PURPLE HEART DAY IN CADDO PARISH, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Epperson)
10.V.

Resolution No. 60 of 2020

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2019, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
10.VI.

Authorize Resolution No. 68 of 2020

REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO AUTHORIZE ADDING THREE ADDITIONAL EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CADDO PARISH AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Epperson)
10.VII.

Special Proclamation

Special Proclamation proclaiming August 2, 2020 as Abduhl Temple #94 Charter Day

(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
10.VIII.

Special Resolution for Louis Avallone

Resolution Of Recognition & Remembrance for Mr. Louis “Luigi” Avallone
(Commissioner Taliaferro)


10.IX.

Special Resolution for Arthur Thompson

A Resolution of Recognition on the retirement of Shreveport City Council Clerk Arthur Thompson.
(Commissioner Taliaferro)
10.X.

Special Resolution for Pastor Odell Ross

Resolution of Remembrance for Pastor Odell Ross 
(Commissioner Jackson)
10.XI.

Special Resolution for El Cabo Verde

Resolution of Recognition for El Cabo Verde on being named the Best Mexican Restaurant in Louisiana for 24/7 Tempo's "Best Mexican Restaurant in Every State" list. 
(Commissioner Chavez)
11.

NEW BUSINESS:

11.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5981 of 2020

An ordinance amending the budget of estimated revenues and expenditures for the Capital Outlay and the Oil and Gas Fund to provide an appropriation for the construction and improvement OF Blanchard water lines that serve unincorporated areas within Caddo Parish and the Bel-Di-Gil Water System, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
(Hopkins)


11.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5982 of 2020

An ordinance proposing an amendment to the Caddo Parish Home Rule Charter relative to section 3-07. Commission meetings and rules for presentation to the electorate, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
(Charter Review Committee)
11.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5983 of 2020

An ordinance proposing an amendment to the Caddo Parish Home Rule Charter relative to Section 3-07. Commission Meetings And Rules for presentation to the electorate, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
(Charter Review Committee)
11.IV.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5984 of 2020

An ordinance proposing an amendment to the Caddo Parish Home Rule Charter relative to Section 5-05.2. Department of Fleet Services for presentation to the electorate, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
(Charter Review Committee) 
11.V.

Authorize Resolution No. 70 of 2020

Resolution supporting a request for Capital Outlay funding to upgrade Walter B. Jacobs Park,  and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
(Natural Resources Committee)
11.VI.

Authorize Appointment to Communications District #1

11.VII.

Authorize Appointment to Sewerage District #2

12.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

13.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

14.

CONSENT AGENDA:

14.I.

Ordinance No. 5963 2020

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 2020 ON ALL THE PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance)
14.II.

Ordinance No. 5964 of 2020

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 2020, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance)
14.III.

Ordinance No. 5965 of 2020

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 2020, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance)
14.IV.

Ordinance No. 5966 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE PARISH MILLAGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, DUE IN 2020 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 2020, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Finance)
14.V.

Ordinance No. 5976 of 2020

An ordinance amending the Budget of Estimated Revenues & Expenditures for the Oil & Gas Fund for the year 2020 to provide an appropriation for a mental health hotline and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
(Commissioner Jackson)
14.VI.

Ordinance No. 5977 of 2020

An ordinance amending the budget of estimated revenues and expenditures for the Oil And Gas Fund for the year 2020 to provide an appropriation for Providence House Emergency Rental Assistance Program and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
(Commissioner Jackson)
14.VII.

Ordinance No. 5978 of 2020

An ordinance amending the Budget of Estimated Revenues & Expenditures for the General Fund for the year 2020 to provide an appropriation for the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
(Commissioner Chavez)
14.VIII.

Ordinance No. 5979 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE OIL AND GAS FUND FOR THE YEAR 2020 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR CHILDCARE CENTERS FOR COVID-19 RELATED EXPENDITURES AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Young)
14.IX.

Resolution No. 51 of 2020

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

(Districts 1 & 2)
(Natural Resources Committee)
15.

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.