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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice Posted:  08/10/2020          10:30 A. M.                   Notice Posted: 08/10/2020 
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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, August 11, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. The combined meeting will be held in the Government Chambers at Government Plaza (505 Travis Street).
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ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE
AND
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
August 11, 2020
1.

Call to order

2.

Invocation

3.

Roll call

4.

Approval of Minutes: Administrative Conference and City Council 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

A.

Resolution No. 89 of 2020:

Stating the City of Shreveport's Endorsement of Studio Network – Shreveport I, LLC to Participate in the Benefits of the Louisiana Restoration Tax Abatement Program and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
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: None.

 

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 88

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, F 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, F/Green and G/Bowman)
 

Res 89

Stating the City of Shreveport's Endorsement of Studio Network – Shreveport I, LLC to Participate in the Benefits of the Louisiana Restoration Tax Abatement Program and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

Res 93

Accepting a donation valued at $40,000.00 from Step Forward to the City of Shreveport and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

Res 94

Encouraging the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) to pass a resolution to halt the acceptance of new annexation applications for a period of twelve (12) months, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Fuller) Amendment No. 1

 

Res 95

To congratulate Sophia Nicolosi on being selected to represent Louisiana in the 63rd Distinguished Young Women national finals, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson)
Documents:
  1. Sophia Nicolosi.pdf
 

Res 96

A Resolution authorizing John Webb at 9245 Youree Drive to make a connection to the City of Shreveport’s water and/or sewer system and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Res 97

To suspend Rule 1.3 of the City Council Rules of Procedure to combine the administrative conference and regular meeting of the Shreveport City Council, the combined meeting to be held on the scheduled dates of the regular meetings; and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (E/Flurry)



B.

Introduction of Resolutions (Not to be Adopted Prior to Aug 25, 2020)

 

Res 98

Encouraging the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) to pass a resolution to halt the acceptance of new annexation applications for a period of six (6) months, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (G/Bowman)
 

Res 99

Authorizing the mayor to execute grant documents with the U.S. Department of Justice, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Res 100

Amending the pay schedule for the Municipal Police Civil Service Personnel, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.(B/Fuller)
 

Res 101

Authorizing the Mayor to accept a monetary donation of $98,900.00 from Concerned Business People of Shreveport to the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, to be utilized by the Shreveport Police Department and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Res 102

Authorizing the Mayor to accept an in-kind donation worth $32,000 in value from the The Simple Church to the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, to be utilized by the Shreveport Police Department and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
C.

Introduction of Ordinances (Not to be Adopted Prior to Aug 25, 2020)

 

Ord 102

Amending the 2020 General Fund Budget, appropriating funds authorized therein and otherwise providing with respect thereto (SFD)
 

Ord 103

Amending the City of Shreveport, Louisiana 2020 general fund budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

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)
 

Ord 105

Amending certain portions of Chapter 38.5 of the Code of Ordinances, Shreveport, Louisiana relative to Procedures for Abatement and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. Ordinance 38.5.pdf
 

Ord 106

Levying and authorizing the collection of various taxes totaling 17.770 mills per dollar on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, for the year 2020, in the amounts and for the purposes described herein, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 107

Levying and authorizing the collection of a tax of 9.040 mills per dollar on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the bounds of the Downtown Development District, of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, as defined by La. R.S. 33:2740.38, for the year 2020, in the amounts and for the purposes described herein, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 108

Levying and authorizing the collection of a tax of 8.8180 mills per dollar on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, for the year 2020, for the purpose of paying principal and interest on the outstanding general obligation bonds of the City of Shreveport, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.

D.

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

 

Ord 81

Adding a new Section 50-135.3 to Chapter 50, Article II, Division 5 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to reporting lost and stolen firearms and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson)
 

Ord 83

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a lease of City-owned property located at 1126 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101, in Caddo Parish, to Man in Black, LLC. for improvements to the subject property including creation of an entrepreneurial space and additional public parking for purposes which benefit the public and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 85

A series ordinance pursuant to the general bond ordinance, authorizing the issuance of not to exceed fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) of taxable water and sewer revenue refunding bonds, in one or more series, of the City of Shreveport, State of Louisiana; establishing certain details of such bonds as required by the general bond ordinance; approving and confirming the sale of such bonds; pledging the net revenues of the system to secure such bonds; prescribing the form, certain terms and conditions of said bonds; and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

Ord 91

Amending Chapter 66, Article III, Section 66-144 of the Code of Ordinances relative to the Health Benefits Plan correction of errors in payments and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Ord 92

Amend Chapter 50, Article V of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana Code of Ordinances regarding the effective date of the Smokefree Air Act, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 93

Amending the 2020 Airport Enterprise Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 94

Amending the 2020 Capital Projects Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

Ord 95

Amending the 2020 Capital Projects Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Ord 96

Amending the 2020 General Fund Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
Documents:
  1. General Fund-CV.pdf
 

Ord 97

Amending the 2020 Grants Special Revenue Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
Documents:
  1. Grants -CV.pdf
 

Ord 98

Amending the 2020 Budget for the General Fund, appropriating the funds authorized therein and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

Ord 99

Amending the 2020 General Fund Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto. 
Documents:
  1. GF-PW.pdf
 

Ord 100

Amending the 2020 General Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (Courts)
Documents:
  1. GF-Courts.pdf
 

Ord 101

Amending certain portions of Chapter 38 of the Code of Ordinances, Shreveport, Louisiana relative to Housing and Property Standards and to otherwise provide with respect thereto  Amendment No. 1
10.

Tabled Legislation

A.

Ordinances/Resolutions:

 

Ordinance No. 11 of 2020

Revising Chapter 78 Article IV "Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places -- Construction, Excavations" of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances, relative to construction, excavations, and bores in the city public right-of-way, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (Tabled/Remanded on Mar 10, 2020)
 

Ordinance No. 161 of 2019

Amending Chapter 10, Article IV, Division 2, Section 10-175 of the Code of Ordinances regarding hours of operation for retail dealer of alcohol – non-downtown zoning districts, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (Tabled on January 28, 2020) ( C/Nickelson)  Amendment No. 1A 
 

ORDINANCE NO 162 OF 2019:

An Ordinance to amend Chapter 10, Article II, Division 4, Section 10-82 of the Code of Ordinances regarding sales of alcohol near homes, schools, churches, etc., and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
11.

Appeals

A.

Property Standards Appeals

B.

Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Appeals:

None.
C.

Metropolitan Planning Commission and ZBA Appeals:

Appeal:  Case No. 20-47-C:  Special Use Permit and Site Plan; Mohr and Associates, INC.; Yolanda Burnom; 1529 Creswell Ave. (East side of Creswell Ave., approx. 240' south of Jordan St.); R-HU; Office with Expanded Parking.
D.

Other Appeals

 

SOB Appeals: None.

 

Taxi Appeals: None.

12.

Reports from officers, boards, and committees

13.

Clerk's Report:

1. The following appointment letters were received  in the Council Office 8/6/2020- via email)
Human Resources Personnel Board Coretta Smith Kimble
City Attorney               Ron Lattier
14.

Additional Communications

A.  Additional Communications from the Mayor
B.  Additional Communications from Council Members
     


15.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Lifeshare Blood Center vs City of Shreveport
Suit No.: 6222,941; First Judicial District Court
Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Cathy Woods et al vs City of Reno Nevada et al
Suit: 3:16-cv-00494, United States District Court
Western District of Louisiana

16.

Adjournment

 
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James Flurry, Chairman 

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Arthur G. Thompson, Clerk of Council