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Caddo Levee District

 

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF

CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT

AT REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JUNE 9, 2022

 

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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District held at 10:00 a.m., June 9, 2022, at 1320 Grimmett Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, the following were present: Patrick Harrison, Carolyn Prator, Willie Walker, Gary Procell, and Jackie Baker. James Sims and Kandi Moore were unable to attend.

 

Marshall Jones, Jones & Odom, LLP; Ronald F. Lattier, Law Offices of Ronald F. Lattier was not able to attend, Robert Tomasek, P.E., LA Department of Transportation and Development; German Velazquez, P.E., LA Department of Transportation and Development; Sam Brimer, Forester; and Penny Adams, Assistant Executive Director were also present. Ali M. Mustapha, Executive Director was unable to attend.

 

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 stated that the minutes from the May 12, 2022, 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 May 2022 meeting. The motion unanimously passed.

 

President Harrison discussed the May 2022 monthly financial reports. He reported that operating expenses were in line with monthly averages for this time of year. Oil & gas royalty revenues continue to provide additional income to offset expenses.

 

The Board reviewed payments and invoices for the month of May 2022 and subsequent bills for the month of April 2022. Mr. Baker made a motion, with a second by Mr. Procell, to ratify payment of the invoices for the month of May 2022 and subsequent bills for the month of April 2022. The motion unanimously passed.

 

††††††††††† The Board discussed the renewal of the one (1) CD currently held by Home Federal Bank. The Board agreed to renew the CD for a one (1) year term at a rate of 1% with a motion by Mr. Procell and a second by Mr. Walker. The motion unanimously passed.

 

††††††††††† The Board discussed the renewal of the one (1) CD currently held by Home Federal Bank. The Board agreed to renew the CD for a one (1) year term at a rate of 1% with a motion by Mr. Procell and a second by Mr. Walker. The motion unanimously passed.

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††††††††††† The Board unanimously approved the request of Campsite Permit from Daniel Owens for approximately less than one (1) acre known as Lot# 226 located on Thornapple Road, Oil City, in Section 3, T20N, R16W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana with a motion by Mr. Walker and a second by Mr. Baker.

 

†††††††††††† The Board unanimously approved the following resolution, with a motion by Mr. Procell and a second by Mr. Walker for the amendment to the right of passage agreement with Meridian Brick:

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Caddo Levee District and Meridian Brick LLC executed a non-exclusive right of passage Agreement on August 10, 2020, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit A. across on lands owned by the Caddo Levee District in Section 1 (T19N, R16W), Caddo Parish, Louisiana, for use† by Meridian Brick LLC, a limited liability company whose mailing address is 6455 Shiloh Road, Suite D, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 represented by Keith Denny, its Chief Financial Officer to haul excavated clay, and;

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners received a request on May 27, 2022 from Meridian Brick LLC, to amend the Agreement, a copy of the negotiated Amendment is attached as Exhibit B.

 

††††††††††† NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District,† that Ali Mustapha, P.E., Executive Director of the Board of Commissioners of the Caddo Levee District, be and he hereby is, fully authorized to execute for and on behalf of the Board of Commissioners a recordable instrument memorializing an Amendment to the Agreement for a non-exclusive temporary servitude or right of passage, and containing such terms and conditions as he, in his sole discretion, deems proper and necessary, to fully effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

 

††††††††††† Marshall Jones reported that commodity prices of crude oil and natural gas are expected to remain high because of a short supply and large demand in the foreseeable future securing.

 

††††††††††† There was no President Report.

 

††††††††††† There was no Executive Director Report.

 

†††††††††††† Attorney Lattier emailed a Report to President Harrison advising that there are currently NO pending Legal issues for the Caddo Levee District.

 

Sam Brimer, Forester, reported that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted the Inspection on the Red River Levee System on June 3-5.

 

Robert Tomasek, P.E., with the DOTD, reported that he was present for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspections of the Red River Levee System (Caddo North and South Segments) On June 3-5.† The Corps will take a few months to complete and submit the Final Inspection Reports to the District.† This was a Periodic type of Inspection to determine risk and was not an Annual Routine Inspection.

 

There was no Personnel Committee Report.

 

There was no Legal Committee Report.

 

There was no Equipment Committee Report.

 

†††††††††††† There was no Recreation Committee Report.

 

†††††††††††† Gary Procell reported that the NFIP flood insurance rates for flood coverage are expected to be significantly higher than normal in the upcoming months.†

 

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

 

 

 

President††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† Executive Director

JUNE 9, 2022

 

†††† NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

CADDO LEVEE DISTRICT

TENTATIVE AGENDA

MEETING ON JUNE 9, 2022

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 May 12th, 2022.

 

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

 

6.†††††††† Ratify payment of statements and invoices for the month of May 2022 and subsequent bills for month of April 2022.

 

7.††††††† Consideration of renewal of the following Certificates of Deposit:

††††††††††††††††† A. Currently held by Home Federal Bank, Maturing 6/14/2022

††††††††††††††††† B. Currently held by Home Federal Bank, Maturing 6/14/2022

 

8.††††††† Consideration of new campsite permit request from Daniel Owens for approximately less than one (1) acre known as Lot# 226 located on Thornapple Road, Oil City, in Section 3, T20N, R16W, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

 

9.††††††† Authorization for execution of Amendment to Meridian Brick Right of Passage Agreement

 

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

 

11.††††† Presidentís Report.

 

12.††††† Executive Directorís 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.††††† Recreation Committee Report.

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

 

21.†††††† Adjourn.

 

Minutes - June 9, 2022

 

Minutes

 

Agenda

 

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