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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice Posted: 04/10/2015                  12:00 pm                   Notice Published: 04/10/2015 leo 
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Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shreveport shall hold its Administrative Conference on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 3:00 PM  and its Regular Meeting, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 3:00 PM. Both meetings will be held in the Government Chambers at Government Plaza (505 Travis Street).
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ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE 
April 13, 2015
AND
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
April 14, 2015
1.
Call to order
2.
Invocation
3.
Roll call
4.
Approval of Minutes Administrative Conference and City Council Meeting
                                   March 23, 2015                    March 24, 2015
5.
Awards and Recognitions of Distinguished Guests, Communications of the Mayor relative to city business, and Required Reports
A.
Awards and recognition of distinguished guests by City Council members, not to exceed fifteen minutes
B.
Awards and recognition of distinguished guests by the Mayor, not to exceed fifteen minutes
C.
Communications of the Mayor relative to city business other than awards and recognition of distinguished guests
D.
Reports:
Property Standards Report (Res 7 of 2003)
Revenue Collection Plan & Implementation Report (Res. 114 of 2009)
Surety Bond Forfeitures Report (Res. 238 of 2010)
Master Plan Committee Report (Res. 132 of 2012)
6.
Public Hearing: None.
7.
Adding Items to the Agenda, Public Comments, Confirmations and Appointments.
A.
Adding legislation to the agenda (regular meeting only) and public comments on motions to add items to the agenda
 
Res 77
A Resolution to join the Galilee Baptist Church family in the Celebration of 56th Pastoral Anniversary of Dr. E. Edward Jones, Sr. and Mrs. Leslie Alexander Jones and to thank them for their many contributions to Shreveport and this nation, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (F/Lynch)
Documents: Reverend Jones.pdf
B.
Public Comments (In accordance with Sec 1.11 of the Rules of Procedure)
C.
Confirmation and Appointments: None.

 

8.
Consent Agenda Legislation
A.
To Introduce Routine Ordinances and Resolutions
 
Resolutions: None.
 
Ordinances: None.
B.
To Adopt Ordinances and Resolutions
 
Resolutions:
 
Res 51
Suspending the effect of certain provisions of Chapter 10 and Chapter 106 of the City of Shreveport code of ordinances on Saturday, September 5, 2015, for the American Legion Post 14 Floatilla End of Summer Event and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (A/Bradford)
 
Res 52
Suspending the effects of Chapter 10 and Chapter 106 of the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances relative to the grand opening of Bon Temps Coffee Shop in the Red River District on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Everson)
 
Res 53
Suspending the effects of certain provisions of Chapter 10-190 and 10-192 and 62-65 (A) of the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances relative to the Shreveport Symphony’s “Picnic Pops” concert and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 54
Suspending the effect of certain provisions of Chapter 10 relative to alcoholic beverages and Chapter 106 relative to zoning for property located at St. Vincent Mall for the Annual “Firecracker Run” on July 4, 2015 and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Everson)
 
Res 55
Suspending the effect of certain provisions of Chapter 10 relative to alcoholic beverages and Chapter 106 relative to zoning for property located at Stoner Boat Launch for the Annual Turkey Trot on November 26, 2015 and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 56
Suspending the effects of certain provisions of Chapter 102 of the Shreveport Municipal Code relative to bus fares on Sportran buses for Thursday, June 18, 2015 for a National Dump the Pump Day celebration and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 57
Suspending certain provisions of Chapter 106 and Chapter 10 relative to alcoholic beverages on May 5, 2015 concerning the dispensing, sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages at 1251 Dalzell Street, the Great Raft Brewing and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Everson)
 
Res 58
Suspending certain provisions of Chapter 106 and Chapter 10 relative to alcoholic beverages at Tacomania Grill and Cantina for the celebration of Cinco De Mayo on May 5, 2015 and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Everson)
 
Res 59
Authorizing the Purchasing Agent to dispose by public auction of surplus vehicles/items and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 
Res 60
Declaring the City's interest in certain adjudicated properties as surplus and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (A/Bradford and G/Bowman)
 
Res 74
Suspending the effect of certain provisions of Chapter 10 and Chapter 106 of the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances on Saturday, May 30, 2015, for the Cross Lake Floatilla and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (A/Bradford)
 
Ordinances: None.
9.
Regular Agenda Legislation
A.
Resolutions on Second Reading and Final Passage or Which will require Only One Reading
 
Res 42
Entering into a contract agreement between the City of Shreveport and Alsco relative to providing Water and Sewerage and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 
Res 47
Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Donation Agreement between the City of Shreveport and Knicely Properties Inc. hereinafter called "Owner" and acting herein through Jeremy Knicely, Manager, for the private water and sewer main extensions and related facilities to serve Norris Ferry Crossing Unit 8 with respect thereto. (D/Corbin)
 
Res 48
Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Donation Agreement between the City of Shreveport and Southern Home Builders Inc. hereinafter called "Owner" and acting herein through Edward Gaiennie, Manager, for the private water and sewer main extensions and related facilities to serve Riverbrooke Subdivision Units 3, 4, and 5 with respect thereto. (D/Corbin)
 
Res 49
Stating the City of Shreveport's endorsement of Twin Oak Investments, LLC to participate in the benefits of the Louisiana Restoration Tax Abatement Program and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Everson) (Not to be adopted prior to April 28, 2015 – Public Hearing Required)
 
Res 50
Nominating persons for consideration by the Mayor for appointment to the Downtown Development Authority and otherwise providing with respect thereto (B/Everson)
 
Res 61
Amending the City Council Rules of Procedure to establish the policy for the format of city council meeting minutes, to delete the agenda item for Committee of the Whole, and otherwise providing with respect thereto (F/Lynch)
 
Res 62
Supporting House Bill 769 filed in the 2015 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature which creates the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Everson)
 
Res 63
Supporting House Bill 216 to be considered in the 2015 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature relative to the hotel occupancy tax, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Everson) 
 
Res 64
Adopting the City of Shreveport’s legislative priorities for the 2015 regular session of the Louisiana legislature and to encourage all legislators to support these priorities and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Everson)
 
Res 65
Supporting state legislation, House Bill No. 387, which would extend the State Commercial Tax Credit Program of the State of Louisiana (Historic Tax Credit Act) and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Everson)
 
Res 66
Recognizing Mr. James K. Elrod for 50 years of dynamic and innovative service as president of Willis-Knighton Health System and to thank him for the major role that he and Willis-Knighton play in the healthcare, public safety and cultural needs of Shreveport and the Ark-La-Tex, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (A/Bradford)
 
Res 75
Allocating funds to specific not-for-profit organizations from funds budgeted in "Other Charges" in the Riverfront Development Special Revenue Fund and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (F/Lynch) Amendment No. 1
 
Res 76
Suspending the rules of the Council and to reconsider the decision in case number PSD1400177, 2407 Portland Avenue, to place said matter on agenda for further action, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
B.
Introduction of Resolutions (Not to be adopted prior to April 28, 2015)
 
Res 67
Authorizing the use of certain city-owned equipment by the Junior League of Shreveport Bossier and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 68
Authorizing the use of certain equipment by the North Shreveport Business Association and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 69
Authorizing the use of certain equipment by the Department of the Air Force- Barksdale Air Force Base and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 70
Ratifying the use of certain equipment by Shreveport Green for the Great American clean up and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 
Res 71
Authorizing the use of certain equipment by the March of Dimes for the March for Babies and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 72
Authorizing the use of certain equipment by the North Shreveport Business Association and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
Res 73
Authorizing the execution of a cooperative endeavor agreement with Get Up, Inc., and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
C.
Introduction of Ordinances (Not to be adopted prior to April 28, 2015)
 
Ord 24
Amending and reenacting Division 6 of Chapter 2  of the Code of Ordinances relative the Department of Information Technology and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 
Ord 25
Amending the 2015 Capital Improvements Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (Utility Projects, etc.)
 
Ord 26
Amending the 2015 General Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein and otherwise providing with respect thereto (Nat'l Search - Dir. Engineering)

 
Ord 27
Levying a tax of nineteen mills per dollar on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the City of Shreveport for the year 2015 for the purpose of paying principal and interest on the outstanding general obligation bonds of the City of Shreveport, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 
Ord 28
Levying various taxes totaling seventeen and sixty-five one hundredths (17 and 65/100ths) mills per dollar on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the City of Shreveport for the year 2015 in the amounts and for the purposes described herein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 
Ord 29
Levying a tax of eight and sixty-four one hundredths (8 and 64/100ths) mills per dollar on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the bounds of the Downtown Development District of the City of Shreveport for the year 2015 for the purposes as set forth herein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
D.
Ordinances on Second Reading and Final Passage (Numbers are assigned Ordinance Numbers)
 
Ord 21

Amending the 2015 General Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto (City Court, etc.)

 
Ord 22
ZONING:  C-20-15: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 106 of the Code of Ordinances, The City Of Shreveport Zoning Ordinance, by rezoning property located on the SW corner of St Mathias Drive and South Lakeshore Drive extending 880’ south, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA be and the same is hereby changed from R-1(TH), Suburban One Family Townhouse Residence District to R-1(TH)(PUD), Suburban One Family Townhouse Residence (Planned Unit Development) District with preliminary site plan approval and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (A/Bradford)

Documents: C-20-15 File.pdf
 
Ord 23
ZONING: C-22-15: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 106 of the Code of Ordinances, The City Of Shreveport Zoning Ordinance, by rezoning property located property located on the NW end of American Way, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA, be and the same is hereby changed from I-2, Heavy Industry District to I-2(PUD), Heavy Industry (Planned Unit Development) District with preliminary site plan approval and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (D/Corbin)


Documents: C-22-15 File.pdf
10.
Tabled Legislation
A.
Ordinances/Resolutions:
 
1. ORDINANCE NO. 66 OF 2014
An Ordinance authorizing an amendment to the agreement and lease with MBI Global, L. L. C., and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (Tabled July 8, 2014)
 
2. Resolution No. 32 of 2015
Authorizing the Mayor to execute an amendment to the Second Amended and Restated Medicaid Supplemental Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance and other public entities and otherwise providing with respect thereto.(Tabled March 10, 2015)
 
3. Resolution No 40 of 2015
Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Medicaid Supplemental Payment Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance and other public entities and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (Tabled March 24, 2015)
11.
Appeals
A.
Property Standards Appeals
 
PSG1400155
3932 Miles Street, Shreveport, LA (F/Lynch) Mr. William Funcheon, 3932 Miles Street,Shreveport, LA 71119 (F/Lynch) (Postponed December 8, 2014 until April 13, 2015)
 
PSD1400065
3815 Cornell Drive, Shreveport, LA (A/Bradford) Mr. Jessie Watson, P.O. Box 8774, Bossier City, LA 71113  (Postponed February 9, 2015 until April 13, 2015)
 
PSD1300305
354 W. 75th Street, Shreveport, LA (F/Lynch) Ms. Tahira Abdul-Rahman, 449 Stoner Avenue, Shreveport, LA (B/Everson)  (Postponed February 9, 2015 until April 13, 2015)
 
PSD1400203
719 Argyle Street, Shreveport, LA (F/Lynch) Ms. Odessa Marshall, 133 East Slattery Blvd, Shreveport, LA (C/Jenkins)  (Postponed February 9, 2015 until April 13, 2015)
 
PSD1400184
618 Argyle Street, Shreveport, LA (F/Lynch) Mr. Robert Joseph, 726 Argyle St., Shreveport, LA (F/Lynch)  (Postponed February 9, 2015 until April 13, 2015)
 
PSD1300309
333 Herndon St, Shreveport, LA (B/Everson) Mr. Wilson Canizares, 822 Vernal Ln, Shreveport, LA 71119 (E/Flurry) NEW
 
PSD1400026
832 Drexel Street, Shreveport, LA  (C/O. Jenkins) Mr. Lee Roy Surry, 138 Lilly Road, Benton, LA  71006.  (Postponed March 9, 2015 until April 27, 2015)
 
PSD1000086
2837 Logan Street, Shreveport, LA (G/J. Bowman) Ms. Carolyn Ivory Wilson, 3646 Del Rio Street, Shreveport, LA  71109 (G/J. Bowman) (Postponed March 9, 2015 until May 11, 2015)
 
PSD1300006
1220 N. Hearne Avenue, Shreveport, LA  (A/Bradford)  Ms. Rosalind Patterson, 1601 Top Bluff Lane, Shreveport, LA  71109 (A/Bradford)  (Postponed March 9, 2015 until July 13, 2015)
 
PSD1000141
728 Austin Pl, Shreveport, LA (B/Everson) Ms. Deborah Bryant, 9640 Tammy, Shreveport, LA 71106 (Caddo Parish) (Postponed March 9, 2015 until September 4, 2015)
B.
Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Appeals
C.
Metropolitan Planning Commission Appeals and Zoning Board of Appeals: None.
D.
Other Appeals

 
Taxi Appeals: None.
 
SOB Appeals: None.
12.
Reports from officers, boards, and committees
13.
Clerk's Report
14.
The Council Resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole at the Regular Meeting only for communication and miscellaneous matters:
A.
Approval of Minutes
B.
Communication from the Mayor
C.
Communications from Council Members
D.
Public Comments
15.
The Committee "rises and reports" (reconvenes the regular council meeting).
 
16.
Adjournment
 
_________________________________
Jeff Everson, Chairman 

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Arthur G. Thompson, Clerk of Council