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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice Posted:  09/18/2020          1:35 PM                   Notice Posted: 09/18/2020 
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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, September 22, 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
September 22, 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: 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:

Ebony Norris                    Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board (reappointment)
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 105

Amending and restating Resolution No. 90 of 2020 making application to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for approval of the incurring of debt and issuance by the City of Shreveport, State of Louisiana of not to exceed Thirty-Five Million Dollars ($35,000,000) revenue bonds series 2020 and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

Res 112

A resolution for the certification of compliance with the state of Louisiana Off-system Bridge Replacement Program, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

Res 113

Accepting a donation valued at $15,000.38 from the Faith Fight Finish Foundation to the Shreveport Fire Department and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

Res 114

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the City of Shreveport and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Res 115

A Resolution ratifying the acceptance of a donation of protective equipment to the City of Shreveport from Brother’s Brother Foundation to be used by the City of Shreveport, Louisiana and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. Amendment No. 1
 

Res 116

Authorizing the mayor to dedicate the 2300 block of Levy Street in honor of Sister Margaret McCaffrey, and otherwise provide with respect thereto (E/Flurry)
B.

Introduction of Resolutions (Not to be Adopted Prior to October 13, 2020)

 

Res 117

Granting a variance from certain provisions of Chapter 34 of the Code of Ordinances relative to flood hazard prevention and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (D/Boucher)
 

Res 118

Authorizing employment of special legal counsel to provide legal advice, counsel and representation to the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Res 119

Authorizing the execution of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, the City of Shreveport, the Parish of Caddo and the Caddo Parish School Board relative to the commission of a disparity study of each entities contract and procurement practices relative to minority and women owned businesses and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

Res 120

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Red River Waterway District relative to the installation of the LED decorative lighting and the roadway lights on the Long/Allen Bridge, also known as the Texas Street Bridge (US 78/80) and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.(B/Fuller)
 

Res 121

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Parish of Caddo for the design, construction and maintenance of traffic signal at the intersection of Southern Loop (City road) and Wallace Lake Road (Parish road) and to otherwise provide with respect thereto


 

Res 122

Accepting grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security for a 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), in the amount of $2,458,575 and otherwise providing with respect thereto.  
C.

Introduction of Ordinances (Not to be Adopted Prior to October 13, 2020)

 

Ord 120

Declaring certain City property to be surplus property and otherwise providing with respect thereto (B/Fuller)
 

Ord 121

Authorizing the Purchasing Agent to advertise for and solicit sealed bids to sell, to the highest responsible bidder, surplus City-owned immovable property (i.e. real property) located in the 1500 Block of Texas Avenue with City Plat #171401-48-4 in Caddo Parish, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Fuller)
 

Ord 122

ANNEXATION - TAG NO. 20-01: An ordinance to annex property in Sections 22 & 27 (T16N-R13W), Caddo Parish, Louisiana, into the City Limits of the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Ord 123

Amending the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s fee schedule for the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code relative to fees for the Administrative Special Use Permit, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 124

ZONING: Case No. 20-85-C: An Ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City Of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located on the north side of east 71st street, approximately one hundred and thirty feet west of Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA., from C-2, Corridor Commercial District to C-3, General Commercial District, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson)

 

Ord 125

ZONING: Case No. 20-99-C: An Ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City Of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located on the southeast corner of Waggoner Avenue and Hearne Avenue, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA., from C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District to R-1-7, Single Family Residential District, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (F/Green)
D.

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

 

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 112

A series ordinance pursuant to the General Bond Ordinance, authorizing the issuance of not to exceed Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) of 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 to secure such bonds; prescribing the form, certain terms and conditions of said bonds; authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement and the preparation and distribution of an official statement; authorizing the purchase of and subscription for certain escrowed securities; authorizing escrow verification and engagement of escrow agents; and authorizing execution and delivery of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

Ord 115

Closing and abandoning an additional portion  of  Sugarleaf Trail in the Lynbrook Subdivision, Units 5 & 5-A, in Section 35 (T17N-R14W), and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (F/Green)
 

Ord 117

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

Ord 118

Amending the 2020 General Fund Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto.  
 

Ord 119

Amending the 2020 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto.  
 

Ord 116

ZONING Case No. 19-313-C: An ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located on the northwest corner of Linwood Avenue and Inner Loop Expressway, extending approximately one hundred and thirty four feet west of Ponderosa Trail and one hundred and forty five feet north of Sugarleaf Trail, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., from R-1-7, Single Family Residential District and C-3, General Commercial District to or, Office Research District, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (F/Green)
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)
 

Res 100

Amending the pay schedule for the Municipal Police Civil Service Personnel, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.(B/Fuller)(Tabled on Sept 8, 2020)  
11.

Appeals

A.

Property Standards Appeals

B.

Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Appeals:

Revocation of  an Alcohol Beverage Permit for Riteway Liquor Store, 1750 Martin Luther King Drive 71107 (A/Taylor)  Mr. Hasan Awad, 208 Riverbrooke Drive, Shreveport, LA  71105   Revocation Pkg
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: None

14.

Additional Communications

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


15.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Brightwell, Laura R. et al vs City of Shreveport et al
Suit No:  622,630;  First Judicial District Court
Caddo Parish, Louisiana
 
Just Plane Fun LLC vs City of Shreveport
Suit No:  161,709; 26th Judicial District Court
Bossier Parish, Louisiana
16.

Adjournment

 
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James Flurry, Chairman 

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Danielle A. Farr-Ewing, Clerk of Council