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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 
Notice Posted: 4/9/2021      4:00 PM   
               
Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shreveport shall hold its Administrative Conference and Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. The combined meeting will be held in the Government Chamber at Government Plaza (505 Travis Street).
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ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE
AND
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
April 13, 2021
1.

Call to order

2.

Invocation

3.

Roll call

4.

Approval of Minutes: Administrative Conference/City Council Meeting and Special Meeting

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 (Resolution 7 of 2003)
Revenue Collection Plan & Implementation Report (Resolution 114 of 2009)
Surety Bond Forfeitures Report (Resolution 238 of 2010)
Master Plan Committee Report (Resolution 132 of 2012)
Budget to Actual Financial Report (Resolution 183 of 2017) 
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

B.

Public Comments (In accordance with Section 1.11 of the Rules of Procedure) (Public Comments on any matter of public concern regardless of whether the item is on the agenda)

C.

Confirmation and Appointments:

Airport Board - Kay Medlin 
8.

Consent Agenda Legislation

A.

To Introduce Routine Ordinances and Resolutions

 

Resolutions: None

 

Ordinances: None

B.

To Adopt Ordinances and Resolutions

 

Resolutions: None

 

Ordinances: None

9.

Regular Agenda Legislation

A.

Resolutions on Second Reading and Final Passage or Which will require Only One Reading

 

RES 29

Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Precision Cartographics for redistricting/reapportionment consultant services and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

RES 36

Authorizing the use of certain equipment by Sportspectrum Race Management and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

RES 37

Authorizing the use of certain equipment by the Downtown Development Authority and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

RES 38

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 39

Authorizing a request to be made to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board, to seek public bids for an oil, gas and mineral lease involving the property located in Districts A and G and  described herein and to execute the lease for certain mineral interests owned by the City of Shreveport; and to authorize the mayor to execute any and all documents related to the intent of this Resolution; and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (A/Taylor, G/Bowman)
 

RES 40

To recognize and thank Dr. T. Steen Trawick for his leadership as CEO of CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System and staff for their commitment and contributions to the Shreveport-Bossier communities, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (F/Green)
Documents:
  1. Dr. Steen.pdf
 

RES 41

Proclaiming April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the City of Shreveport, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (D/Boucher)

Documents:
  1. SAAM21.pdf
 

RES 42

To dedicate the 800 block of Lawrence Avenue in honor of the late Pastor Webster C. West and the late Pastor Doctor David Matthews for their commitment and contributions to the Antioch Baptist Church and the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto  (B/Fuller)
 

RES 43

Authorizing Chad B. Mackey at 1360 Leonard Road to make a connection to the City of Shreveport’s water and/or sewer system and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

RES 44

Suspending the effect of certain provisions of Chapter 10 and any applicable provisions of the Shreveport Unified Development Code of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to the Bayou Classic Port City Festival and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.  
Documents:
  1. 25403_c.pdf
 

RES 45

Making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of the City of Shreveport (The "City") to proceed with the issuance of not to exceed five million six hundred seventy-five thousand and no/100 dollars ($5,675,000) of revenue bonds, series 2021 for the purpose of funding the project (described herein), to pay the costs of issuance thereof and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

RES 46

Amending portions of the Shreveport, Louisiana, City Council Rules of Procedure, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (D/Boucher, E/Flurry)
 

RES 47

To terminate the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of Shreveport and the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Fuller)
B.

Introduction of Resolutions (Not to be adopted prior to April 27, 2021)

 

RES 48

Accepting a donation from the Shreveport Opera, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

RES 49

Authorizing the execution of a cooperative endeavor agreement with Caddo Parish School Board, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto

 

RES 50

Authorizing the Mayor, or his designee to execute certain documents and instruments on behalf of the City of Shreveport relative to making application with the National Guard for assistance with demolition and blight elimination within the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

RES 51

Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA for the financing of vehicles and equipment and otherwise providing with respect thereto.  
 

RES 52

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a pipeline(s) right-of-way and easement agreement for the construction of an oil and gas pipeline with IBEX Midstream, LLC, an affiliate of Aethon Energy Operating, LLC, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

RES 53

Authorizing the Mayor of the City of Shreveport to sign a consent of the assignment by GEP Haynesville, LLC of an oil and gas lease to Pine Wave Energy Partners Operating, LLC, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

RES 54

Employing professionals with respect to the issuance by the City of Shreveport, State of Louisiana (The "City") of five million six hundred seventy-five thousand and no/100 dollars ($5,675,000) of revenue bonds, in one or more series, on a taxable or tax-exempt basis, for the purpose of financing certain projects within the City; and otherwise providing with respect thereto. 
 

RES 55

Authorizing the Mayor to make application with the U.S. Department of Justice for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

RES 56

Authorizing the mayor to execute a cooperative purchasing agreement between the City of Shreveport and the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
C.

Introduction of Ordinances (Not to be adopted prior to April 27, 2021)

 

ORD 47

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

ORD 48

Amending the 2021 budget for the General Fund and otherwise providing with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. Ord 48.pdf
 

ORD 49

Amending the 2021 Capital Improvements budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. Ord 49.pdf
 

ORD 50

Amending Section 2-31 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Shreveport to provide for an increase in the salary of the Mayor, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (C/Nickelson, G/Bowman)
 

ORD 51

Amending Section 2-32 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Shreveport to provide for an increase in the salaries of members of the City Council, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (C/Nickelson, G/Bowman)
 

ORD 52

Amending Section 38-115 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Shreveport regarding penalties for misdemeanor criminal violations of Chapter 38 – Housing and Property Standards, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (A/Taylor, C/Nickelson, G/Bowman)
 

ORD 53

To amend certain portions of Chapter 46 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana Code of Ordinances relative to establishing the fees for the emergency medical services ambulance membership (LifeCare) program for the Emergency Medical Services division of the Shreveport Fire Department and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 54

To add a new Section 50-135.4 to Chapter 50, Article II, Division 5 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to criminal storage of firearms and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.(C/Nickelson)
 

ORD 55

To revise Chapter 78, Article V. of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana Code of Ordinances, relative to Improvements Required for New or Relocated Buildings and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 56

To amend certain portions of Chapter 90 of the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances to provide for the enforcement of certain traffic violations by automated means and provide for civil penalties for those certain traffic violations enforced by automated means, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
D.

Ordinances on Second Reading and Final Passage (Numbers are assigned Ordinance Numbers)

 

ORD 28

Authorizing the Mayor, to sell, to Caddo Parish Communications District Number One, a Political Subdivision of the State, surplus City-owned immovable property (i.e. real property) and all improvements thereon located at 2890 Southland Park Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71118, commonly referred to as the former Fire Station 17, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 32

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 35

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 36

Amending the 2021 Community Development Special Revenue Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 37

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 38

Amending the 2021 Riverfront Development Special Revenue Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 39

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 40

Amending the 2021 Airport Capital Projects Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

ORD 41

Amending the 2021 Airport Enterprise fund budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 42

Declaring certain city property to be surplus property; and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 43

Closing and abandoning a portion of the East Wilkinson Street dedication in Sections 5 & 8 (T17N-R13W), and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Fuller)


 

ORD 44

Closing and abandoning a portion of the 10' wide alley dedication in block O, of the South Side Park Annex in Section 24 (T17N-R14W), and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson)


 

ORD 45

To amend the Metropolitan Planning Commission's fee schedule for the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code relative to fees for applications for Determination of No Material Effect, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. Amendment No. 1
 

ORD 46

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Lease Agreement of City-owned property located in Ledbetter Heights, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101, in Caddo Parish, to Shreveport Green (“Lessees”) for the purpose of Lessees to maintain and improve the subject property; said property is not needed for public purposes; and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
10.

Tabled Legislation

A.

Ordinances/Resolutions:

 

Ord 104

Amending Chapter 78, Article II, Division 3 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to poles and wires and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson) (Tabled on October 27, 2020)

11.

Appeals

A.

Property Standards Appeals: NONE

B.

Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Appeals: NONE

C.

Metropolitan Planning Commission and ZBA Appeals: NONE

D.

Other Appeals

 

SOB Appeals: None

 

Taxi Appeals: None

12.

Reports from officers, boards, and committees

13.

Clerk's Report:

 The following letter of appointment was received from the Mayor’s office on April 8, 2021  and is subject for confirmation on April 27, 2021) - Finance Manager for Water & Sewerage - Annette Cash
14.

Additional Communications


A.

Additional Communications from the Mayor


B.

Additional Communications from Council Members


15.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Larkin Development at Railsback LLC v.s. City Of Shreveport
Docket No. 599,394-C
1st Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
16.

Adjournment

 
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James Flurry, Chairman 

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Danielle A. Farr-Ewing, Clerk of Council