Caddo Levee District

Ali† M. Mustapha P.E., Administrator

April 11, 2019

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF

CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT

AT REGULAR MEETING HELD ON APRIL 11, 2019

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†††††††††††† At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District held at 10:00 a.m., April 11, 2019, at 1320 Grimmett Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, the following members were present: James T. Sims, Patrick Harrison, Carolyn C. Prator, Kandi Moore, Gary Procell, and Willie Walker. Helen Godfrey-Smith was not present.

 

Curt Boniol, LA Department of Transportation and Development; Marshall Jones, Jones & Odom LLP; Robert Tomasek, LA Department of Transportation and Development; Ali M. Mustapha, Administrator; Sam Brimer, Forester; Danielle Stafford, Assistant Secretary; and Rebecca Giglio, Administrative Assistant, 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 March 2019 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 March 2019 meeting. The motion unanimously passed.

 

Mr. Harrison discussed the monthly financial reports, reporting that operating expenses were in line with monthly averages for this time of year.

 

The Board reviewed payments and invoices for the month of March 2019 and subsequent bills for the month of February 2019. Mr. Harrison made a motion, with a second by Mr. Walker, to ratify payment of the invoices for the month of March 2019 and subsequent bills for the month of February 2019. The motion unanimously passed.

 

The Board unanimously approved renewal of contract for the year beginning May 10, 2019 through May 10, 2020 with Red River Specialties, Inc. for purchase of chemicals as per the original bid specifications for May 10, 2018 through May 10, 2019, with two one-year renewal options, with a motion by Mrs. Prator and a second by Mr. Walker.

 

The Board opened bids on the Timber Sale of Hosston tract. Mr. Brimer clarified that bids were to be submitted based on four different items on a per ton basis. The sole bid submitted was as follows:

 

Bayou State Timber Services, Inc.††††† Pine Sawtimber: ††††††††† †††††††††††† $23.80/ton

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Pine Pulpwood:††††††††††† †††††††††††† $† 5.00/ton

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Hardwood Sawtimber:†††††††††††† $38.00/ton

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Hardwood Pulpwood:† †††††††††††† $18.50/ton

 

†††††††††††† Mr. Brimer reported that the prices per ton for all the bid items are in line with timber market prices and recommended the acceptance of the sole bid from Bayou State Timber Services, Inc. Mr. Procell made a motion with a second by Mr. Walker for the following resolution accepting the bid from Bayou State Timber Services, Inc. as high responsive bidder.† The motion was unanimously approved.

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District, in legal session convened, that the bid from Bayou State Timber Services, Inc., in the amount of $23.80/ton for pine sawtimber, $5.00/ton for pine pulpwood, $38.00/ton for hardwood sawtimber, and $18.50/ton for hardwood pulpwood, be accepted as the highest responsible and responsive bidder for the sale of timber on a 73-acre tract located in Sections 6, 7 and 8, T22N, R16W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, subject to the examination and approval of the Boardís forester, Sam Brimer.

 

The Board unanimously approved the transfer of surface lease from Ronald Bushong to Roy Davis for approximately one acre on Frog Island Road in Section 27, T21N, R16W known as Lot #62 located on Jeems Bayou with a motion by Mr. Walker and a second by Mr. Harrison.

 

The Board unanimously approved the transfer of surface lease from Roy Davis to Ronald Bushong for approximately one acre on Frog Island Road in Section 27, T21N, R16W known as Lot #65 located on Jeems Bayou with a motion by Mr. Walker and a second by Mr. Procell.

 

The Board unanimously approved the transfer of surface lease from Barry Terry to Jimmy Wren Terry for approximately one acre on Jeems Bayou known as Lot #56 in Section 33, T21N, R16W with a motion by Mrs. Prator and a second by Mrs. Moore.

 

Mr. Mustapha discussed the filing of the annual Tier 2.1 Personal Financial Disclosure Statement, stating that all Commissioners are required to submit this form to the Louisiana State Board of Ethics by May 15, 2019. Forms were distributed to all Commissioners.

 

†††††††††††† The Board unanimously approved the payment of Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association dues in the amount of $1,000.00 with a motion by Mrs. Prator and a second by Mrs. Moore.

 

†††††††††††† The Board unanimously approved the payment of National Waterways Conference, Inc. dues in the amount of $1,475.00 with a motion by Mr. Procell and a second by Mr. Walker.

 

President Sims had no report.

 

Mr. Mustapha reported that Caddo Levee District received a permit request from Taylor Simoneaux with Providence Engineering on behalf of Performance Proppants Ė Hat Creek River Sand Mine for dredging the Red River main channel to a depth of 30 feet below the existing bottom between the banks. The limits of the proposed dredging extend from George Road to a point just south of Cash Point Plantation (approximately four river miles). Mr. Mustapha reported that the Levee District is very concerned about the short- and long-term impact of the dredging on the levee system and adjacent properties. The Levee is Caddo Parish is located less than 100í from the proposed dredging limits. Mr. Mustapha reported that he has requested submittal of a detailed study of the impact and a slope stability analysis of the river banks before any further action or permit approval can be taken.

 

Mr. Mustapha reported that due to flooding on Mississippi River and local wet weather conditions in the last 3-5 months, the Corps of Engineers had postponed the Annual Inspection of the Levee System from the week of March 18, 2019 to the week of April 8, 2019. They began inspections on April 10th and expect to complete the inspection on April 11th or 12th.

 

Mr. Mustapha reported on upcoming projects for the Levee District. He reported that the District hopes to finish surfacing the final eight miles of the Red River South Levee as well as rehabilitation of culverts at Shiftail Canal floodgates in 2019. He reported that Caddo Levee District will advertise for bids for these projects later this month and open bids at the May Board meeting.

 

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, was not present, but provided a written report for the Board. The report stated that there are currently no legal issues or concerns for the Caddo Levee District.

 

There was no Engineerís Report.

 

There was no Personnel Committee Report.

 

There was no Legal Committee Report.

 

Mr. Walker reported that the staff is preparing an inventory list of the equipment and preparing a list of surplus equipment for auction.

 

Mr. Sims reported that Mr. Walkerís wife Betty is in the hospital and asked that our thoughts and prayers be with Mr. and Mrs. Walker and their family.

 

Mrs. Moore made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Prator, to enter executive session. The motion unanimously passed. Mrs. Prator made a motion, with a second by Mrs. Moore, to exit executive session. The motion unanimously passed. Mrs. Moore reported that the Board discussed matters concerning the Levee Districtís professional services.

 

With no further business to be brought before the Board, Mr. Harrison made a motion to adjourn, with a second by Mrs. Moore. The motion unanimously passed, and the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

President††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† Administrator-Secretary

APRIL 11, 2019

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT

TENTATIVE AGENDA

MEETING ON APRIL 11, 2019

10:00 A.M.

1320 GRIMMETT DRIVE

SHREVEPORT, LA 71107

 

 

1.††††††††††††† Call meeting to order.

 

2.††††††††††††† Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

3.††††††††††††† Public comments.

 

4.††††††††††††† Approval of minutes of regular meeting held on March 14, 2019.

 

5.††††††††††††† Discussion of monthly financial reports.

 

6.††††††††††††† Ratify payment of statements and invoices for the month of March 2019 and subsequent bills for the month of February 2019.

 

7.††††††††††††† Consideration of approval of option to renew contract for the year beginning May 10, 2019 through May 10, 2020 with Red River Specialties, Inc. for the purchase of chemicals as per original bid specifications for May 10, 2018 through May 10, 2019 with two one-year renewal options.

 

8.††††††††††††† Discussion of annual Tier 2.1 Personal Financial Disclosure Statement due to Louisiana Board of Ethics by May 15, 2019.

 

9.††††††††††††† Approval of payment of the following dues for 2019:

††††††††††††† a.†† Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association in the amount of $1,000.00

††††††††††††† b.†† National Waterways Conference in the amount of $1,450.00

 

10.†††††††††† Report of Marshall Jones regarding oil and gas matters.

 

11.†††††††††† Presidentís Report.

 

12.†††††††††† Administratorís Report.

 

13.†††††††††† Report of Ron Lattier, Boardís Legal Counsel.

 

14.†††††††††† Foresterís Report.

 

15.†††††††††† Engineerís Report.

 

16.†††††††††† Personnel Committee Report.

 

17.†††††††††† Legal Committee Report.

 

18.†††††††††† Equipment Committee Report.

 

19.†††††††††† Other Business to Bring before the Board.

 

20.†††††††††† Adjourn.

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