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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT
AT REGULAR MEETING HELD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District held at 10:00 a.m., September 10, 2020, at 1320 Grimmett Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, the following members were present: Patrick Harrison, Kandi Moore, James T. Sims, Carolyn C. Prator, Gary Procell, and Willie Walker. Helen Godfrey Smith was unable to attend in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic and joined the meeting via phone.
Ronald F. Lattier, Law Offices of Ronald F. Lattier; Robert Tomasek, LA Department of Transportation and Development; German Velazquez, LA Department of Transportation and Development; Ali M. Mustapha, Executive Director; Danielle Thames, Assistant Executive Director; and Lynda Jones, Administrative Assistant, were also present.
The meeting was opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
President Harrison asked for any comments from the public regarding agenda items or other issues. There were no public comments. President Harrison recognized Mr. Sims and Mrs. Prator for their previous service as Board Presidents of the Caddo Levee Districtís Board of Commissioners and presented them with plaques commemorating their terms as President and thanked them for their leadership.
†††† ††††††† President Harrison stated that the minutes from the August 2020 meeting had been emailed for review and asked for a motion to approve. Mr. Sims made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Moore, to approve the minutes from the August 2020 meeting. The motion unanimously passed.
Mr. Harrison discussed the monthly financial reports, and he reported that operating expenses are in line with this time of year. Mr. Harrison requested that Mrs. Moore review and discuss the monthly financial reports at future Board Meetings.
The Board reviewed payments and invoices for the month of August 2020 and subsequent bills for the month of July 2020. Mrs. Moore made a motion, with a second by Mr. Procell, to ratify payment of the invoices for the month of August 2020 and subsequent bills for the month of July 2020. The motion unanimously passed.
The Board agreed to table the transfer of surface lease from Linda Duke to Donald Wojan for approximately one acre on Black Bayou known as Lot #131 in Section 15, T22N, R15W, until next monthís meeting with a motion by Mr. Sims and a second by Mrs. Moore.
Marshall Jones was not present and had no report.
President Harrison had no report.
Mr. Mustapha reported that the auditor made her annual site visit in August and has completed her report with no findings.† He stated that she will make a virtual presentation of her report at the October meeting.
Mr. Mustapha reported that the annual ALBL Conference held in December each year is still under discussion for the current year due the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Mustapha reported that the repair of three minor levee slides were completed and that he is still awaiting assistance from the Corps to repair the remaining two major levee slides on West Agurs Levee along Twelve Mile Bayou.
Mr. Mustapha also provided a written report that detailed the status and progress of all ongoing projects and the status of all open permits.
†††††††††††† Ronald Lattier, Board Legal Counsel, had no report.
Sam Brimer, Forester, was not present.† Mr. Mustapha reported that Mr. Brimer will be assisting with management of Levee District staff while the superintendent, Mr. Tony Mack, is out for several weeks having shoulder surgery.
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, Mr. Sims made a motion to adjourn, with a second by Mrs. Moore. The motion unanimously passed, and the meeting was adjourned.
President††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Executive Director