Ali† M. Mustapha P.E., Administrator
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT
AT REGULAR MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 12, 2017
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District held at 10:00 a.m., October 12, 2017, at 1320 Grimmett Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, the following members were present: James T. Sims, Carolyn C. Prator, Gary Procell, Helen G. Smith, and Willie Walker. Patrick Harrison and Kandi Moore were not present.
Ronald F. Lattier, Law Offices of Ronald F. Lattier; Marshall Jones, Jones & Odom LLP; Robert Tomasek, LA Department of Transportation and Development; Emily Jones, LA Department of Transportation and Development; Sam Brimer, Forester; Ali M. Mustapha, Administrator; and Danielle Stafford, Assistant Secretary, were also present.
The meeting was opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Sims asked for any comments from the public regarding agenda items or other issues. There were no public comments.†
Mr. Sims stated that the minutes from the September 2017 meeting had been emailed for review and asked for a motion to approve. Mr. Procell made a motion, with a second by Mr. Walker, to approve the minutes from the September 2017 meeting. The motion unanimously passed.
Mr. Mustapha discussed the monthly financial reports and reported that expenses for the month of September were in line with the monthly average.
The Board reviewed payments and invoices for the month of September 2017 and subsequent bills for the month of August 2017. Mrs. Prator made a motion, with a second by Mr. Walker, to ratify payment of the invoices for the month of September 2017 and subsequent bills for the month of August 2017. The motion unanimously passed.
†††††††††††† Marshall Jones had no report.
†††††††††††† President Sims had no report.
†††††††††††† Mr. Mustapha reported that the Caddo Levee District crews have been busy cleaning culverts in preparation for the video inspection of the 22 outfall culverts in the Levee system as required by the USACE. He reported that this cleaning will ensure that the video inspection goes smoothly and will reduce the cost of the inspection work.
†††††††††††† Mr. Mustapha provided a written report that detailed the status and progress of all the ongoing Capital Outlay projects. He reported that the Gravel Surfacing of Twelve Mile Bayou Levee is complete and this completes the surfacing of the entire Twelve Mile Bayou Levee (I-220 to LA 530). He also provided updates on the operation and maintenance activities of the Districtís staff. Mr. Mustapha also provided a written report on the status of all open permits.
†††††††††††† There was no Legal Counsel Report.
Sam Brimer, Forester, reported that prep work is continuing on two tracts that will be planted in January of 2018.
There was no Engineerís Report.
There was no Personnel Committee Report.
There was no Legal Committee Report.
There was no Equipment Committee Report.
With no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.
President†††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Administrator-Secretary
Minutes - October 12, 2017
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