Caddo Levee District

Ali  M. Mustapha P.E., Administrator

December 15, 2016

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF

CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT

AT REGULAR MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 15, 2016

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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District held at 10:00 a.m., December 15, 2016, at 1320 Grimmett Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, the following members were present: James T. Sims, Patrick Harrison, Kandi Moore, Gary Procell and Willie Walker. President Carolyn Prator and Helen Godfrey Smith were not present. First Vice President Sims presided over the meeting.

 

Ronald F. Lattier, Law Offices of Ronald F. Lattier; Marshall Jones, Jones & Odom, LLP; Robert Tomasek, Department of Transportation and Development; Brian Dauphin and Clifton Starks of Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program; Jeff Taylor; Ali M. Mustapha, Administrator; Sam Brimer, Forester; Danielle Stafford, Assistant Secretary, were also present.

 

The meeting was opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mr. 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 November, 2016 meeting had been emailed for review and asked for a motion to approve. Mr. Harrison made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Moore, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting. The motion unanimously passed.

 

The Board reviewed payments and invoices for the month of November 2016 and subsequent bills for the month of October 2016. Mr. Harrison made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Moore, to ratify payment of the invoices for the month of November 2016 and subsequent bills for the month of October 2016. The motion unanimously passed.

            

Brian Dauphin of Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program gave a brief presentation to inform the Board of Louisiana Spirit’s purpose and mission to provide emotional support, counseling, information, and referrals for survivors impacted by recent disasters in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.

 

The Board opened bids for the following grazing leases advertised as Tract 1, Tract 2, Tract 3, and Tract 4.

 

The bid submitted for Tract #1 was as follows:

 

                                       Marty Wooldridge                                 $ 825.00

 

The following resolution was unanimously passed awarding the bid to Marty Wooldridge with a motion by Mrs. Moore and a second by Mr. Harrison:

 

             BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District, in legal session convened, that it hereby recognizes Marty Wooldridge as high bidder on grazing lease tract described as follows:

 

Approximately 47 acres located in NW/4 of NW/4 of Section 17, T20N, R15W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

and the Caddo Levee District’s President is authorized to lease the above described tract to Marty Wooldridge

with the provision that he pays his rental as required in the lease. 

            

The bid submitted for Tract #2 was as follows:

 

                         Jeff Taylor                                                            $5,000.00                     

 

The following resolution was unanimously passed awarding the bid to Jeff Taylor with a motion by Mr. Harrison and a second by Mr. Walker:

 

             BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District, in legal session convened, that it hereby recognizes Jeff Taylor as high bidder on grazing lease tract described as follows:

 

Approximately 331 acres: all CLD lands located in Section 13, south and west of Twelve Mile Bayou, T19N, R15W; and that portion of Section 14, south and east of Hwy 173 and south and west of Twelve Mile Bayou, T19N, R15W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana and the Caddo Levee District’s President is authorized to lease the above described tract to Jeff Taylor with the provision that he pays his rental as required in the lease. 

            

The bid submitted for Tract #3 was as follows:

 

                          Karen Hopkins                                                      $500.00

 

The following resolution was unanimously passed awarding the bid to Karen Hopkins with a motion by Mrs. Moore and a second by Mr. Harrison:

 

             BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District, in legal session convened, that it hereby recognizes Karen Hopkins as high bidder on grazing lease tract described as follows:

 

Approximately 40 acres located in NE/4 of NE/4 of Section 23, T21N, R16W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

and the Caddo Levee District’s President is authorized to lease the above described tract to Karen Hopkins with the provision

 that she pays her rental as required in the lease. 

            

The bid submitted for Tract #4 was as follows:

 

                          Price Bundy                                                          $1,000.00

 

The following resolution was unanimously passed awarding the bid to Price Bundy with a motion by Mrs. Moore and a second by Mr. Procell:

 

             BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District, in legal session convened, that it hereby recognizes Price Bundy as high bidder on grazing lease tract described as follows:

 

Approximately 80 acres: 40 acres located in SW/4 of SW/4 of Section 4, T21N, R16W, and 40 acres located in NW/4 of NW/4 of Section 9, T21N, R16W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana and the Caddo Levee District’s President is authorized to lease the above described tract to Price Bundy with the provision that he pays his rental as required in the lease. 

 

The Board unanimously approved a request by Marty Wooldridge to advertise for bid for grazing purposes approximately 120 acres located in NE/4 of SE/4 and S/2 of SE/4 of Section 27, T21N, R16W, with a motion by Mr. Harrison and a second by Mr. Procell.

 

The Board unanimously approved the renewal of the following surface leases with a motion by Mr. Procell and a second by Mr. Walker: Robert Campbell, Mary Slack Christianson, John David Doerr, Melvin Doerr, Kenneth Everage, Terry Goss, William N. Green, Jr., John F. Halford, J.C. Hartline, Randy Hollifield, Donald Howe, Timothy Johnson, Winfred Johnston, Randy Kennedy, Richard Madere, Henry Mecom, Jeff A. Moore, Dale Putman, Darryl K. Rolland, David Rowe, Curtis G. Ryan, Cheryl Slack, Frankie Stevens, Ottis G. Stevens, Perry Sweet, Barry Terry, Sammy Thompson, Todd Thomas, Edward P. Turnley.

 

The Board unanimously approved the option to renew the contract for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, with Lott Oil Company for the purchase of fuel as per original bid specifications for January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 with two one year renewal options, with a motion by Mr. Harrison and a second by Mr. Walker.

 

First Vice President Sims reported on the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana annual convention held this month in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Mr. Mustapha reported on the recent meeting of the Flood Technical Committee and the presentation on December 5th at the meeting hosted by Sheriff Prator. The purpose of the presentation was to present facts on how the Red River has changed and the impact of these changes on flooding in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. The meeting was well attended; the mayors of the Cities of Shreveport and Bossier City and state representatives were in attendance. Mr. Mustapha also reported that the Committee is encouraging local government agency leaders to contact the congressional delegation to request their support in securing funding in the 2017 fiscal year budget for the Red River sediment and hydraulic study. Mr. Mustapha reported that he received a request from the Parish Administrator to attend the Caddo Parish Commission meeting on January 3, 2017, and was asked to make a short presentation about the Red River flooding and the status of the Corps sediment and hydraulic study. Mr. Mustapha also provided an update on the permits issued during November and for the year. He also provided a written report on the status of all projects currently under construction and planned for 2017. A summary of the District’s financial report was also presented.

 

Mr. Brimer reported that timber cutting has begun on the Black Crow tract on which Caddo Levee District received timber sale bids in October, and work should be completed within a couple of weeks, weather permitting.

 

There was no Engineer’s Report.

 

There was no Personnel Report.

 

Mr. Walker inquired on the status of the equipment inspection, and Mr. Mustapha reported that all tractors are in working order and have no current need for replacement. Mr. Mustapha stated that in 2017 two new cutters will need to be purchased, and he will look into replacing his company vehicle within the next year as well.

 

There was no Corps of Engineers Report.

 

Mr. Sims reported that the Executive Committee Meeting that was originally scheduled for December 13, 2016 had been cancelled and will be rescheduled before the regular Board Meeting on January 12, 2017.

 

With no further business to be brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

President                                                                                                     Administrator-Secretary

 

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