CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION  AGENDA
OCTOBER 18, 2021
3:30 P.M.
Streaming at www.caddo.org &  www.facebook.com/parishofcaddo  

NOTE: MASKS OR FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED IN CHAMBER

 
 
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.

Alan Clarke and Adam Bailey with the MPC

(Chavez)

7.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

8.

NEW BUSINESS:

8.I.

Authorize Introduction of 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) 

8.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)

8.III.

Authorize Introduction of 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)

8.IV.

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)


8.V.

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)


8.VI.

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)

8.VII.

Authorize Resolution No. 75 of 2021

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PARISH OF CADDO’S PRELIMINARY FLOODPLAIN SPECIES ASSESSMENT AS PART OF THE PARISH’S FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO. 

(Public Works) 

8.VIII.

Authorize Resolution No. 76 of 2021

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PARISH OF CADDO  TO JOIN WITH THE STATE OF LOUISIANA AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL UNITS AS A PARTICIPANT IN THE LOUISIANA STATE-LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPIOID LITIGATION MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (THE “MOU”) AND ANY SUBSEQUENT FORMAL AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE MOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SUBDIVISION SETTLEMENT PARTICIPATION FORM(S) IN EXHIBIT K OF THE DISTRIBUTOR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND THE JANSSEN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Parish Attorney) 

8.IX.

Authorize Resolution No. 77 of 2021

A RESOLUTION RECOGNZING OCTOBER 11, 2021 AS “INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY” IN CADDO PARISH, IN RECOGNITION OF AMERICA’S FIRST INHABITANTS AND THE TRIBAL NATIONS THAT CONTINUE TO THRIVE TODAY, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Epperson)

8.X.

Authorize 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)

8.XI.

Authorize Resolution No. 79 of 2021

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REQUIRE SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO STUDENTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO. 

(Commissioner Chavez) 

8.XII.

Authorize Special Resolution for Shirley Simmons Snell

(Parks Department)

8.XIII.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition & Appreciation for the 2021 Winners of the Trey Hutchison Domestic Violence Prevention Award

(Commissioner Taliaferro) 

8.XIV.

Authorize Special Resolution of Appreciation and Recognition for C. Wright Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness 10 year Anniversary

(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 

8.XV.

Authorize Special Resolution for Mrs. Fannie Mae May Upon Her 100th Birthday

(Commissioner Johnson)

8.XVI.

Authorize Special Resolution Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the Efforts of Goodwill Industries

(Commissioner Cawthorne) 

8.XVII.

Authorize Special Resolution Recognizing Sharon Johnson

(Commissioner Cawthorne) 

8.XVIII.

Authorize Special Resolution Recognizing Filipino American Heritage Month

(Commissioner Hopkins) 

8.XIX.

Authorize Consideration of Revisions to the Classified Personnel Policies, Rules and Regulations

(Personnel, Policies & Procedures Committee) 

8.XX.

Authorize Consideration of Appointment To The Northwest Louisiana Human Services District Board

Authorize the Appointment of Mr. David Hoey to the Northwest Louisiana Human Services District, term to expire 08/06/2027

(Commissioner Johnson)

8.XXI.

Authorize Consideration of Appointment to the Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission

Appoint Patrick Wesley to the Shreveport Bossier Sports Authority to fill the unexpired term vacated upon the retirement of Mr. Billy Montgomery., Term to expire 

(Commissioner Johnson, Administration) 

8.XXII.

Authorize Consideration of Reappointment to Sewer District No. 7

Reappoint Mrs. Jo Ann Witkowski to the Caddo Parish Sewer District #7 Board, Term to expire 11/1/2025

(Johnson)

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.
September Financials
Documents:
  1. 09- September.pdf
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. 6096 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE DECLARING CERTAIN ADJUDICATED PROPERTIES TO BE SURPLUS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE PARISH ADMINISTRATOR, OR A DESIGNEE, TO SELL THE PARISH OF CADDO’S TAX INTEREST IN CERTAIN SURPLUS ADJUDICATED PROPERTIES, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO 

(Commissioner Jackson)

11.II.

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.III.

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.IV.

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.V.

Ordinance No. 6111 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND REENACT ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 19 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATIVE TO HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Jackson)

11.VI.

Ordinance No. 6116 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE HEALTH TAX FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $54,000 TO PURCHASE DRONES TO DISTRIBUTE LARVICIDES AND ADULTICIDES TO HELP COMBAT THE MOSQUITO POPULATION AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Animal Services Committee) 

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.