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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice Posted:  11/9/2020          2:45 PM                   Notice Posted: 11/9/2020 
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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, November 10, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. The combined meeting will be held via video/telephone conference. This meeting will be available for viewing on https://www.shreveportla.gov/2357/View-CityCouncil-Meetings and on the City of Shreveport’s Facebook page (via Facebook Live).
 
Public comments may be submitted by visiting https://www.shreveportla.gov/FormCenter/CityCouncil-Forms-30/Citizen-Request-to-Speak-135 to submit a request to speak form and to attach a written comment via the upload button. Written public comments submitted before 2:00 P.M. on November 10, 2020 will be read aloud during the public comment period of the meeting. Written public comments shall be limited to three (3) minutes of read time.
 
Certification 
 
In accordance with R.S. 42:17.1 this notice shall serve as certification of the City of Shreveport’s inability to otherwise operate in accordance with the Louisiana Open Meetings Law due to such a meeting being detrimental to the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public as a result of the public health emergency, as declared by Governor Edwards on March 11, 2020 by Proclamation No. 25 JBE 2020 and most recently continued on November 6, 2020 by Proclamation No. 158 JBE 2020. The City of Shreveport will provide for attendance at its essential government meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 via video/telephone.  Items taken up on the agenda shall be limited to one or more of the following:
(a) Matters that are directly related to the public body's response to the disaster or emergency and are critical to the health, safety, or welfare of the public.
(b) Matters that if they are delayed will cause curtailment of vital public services or severe economic dislocation and hardship.
(c) Matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the public body and that are not able to be postponed to a meeting held in accordance with the other provisions of this Chapter due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the public body.
(d) Other matters that are critical or time-sensitive and that in the determination of the presiding officer should not be delayed; however, such matters shall not be considered at the meeting unless the members of the body present at the meeting approve the consideration of the matters by a two-thirds vote.

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ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE
AND
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
November 10, 2020
1.

Call to order

2.

Invocation

3.

Roll call

4.

Approval of Minutes: Administrative Conference and City Council Meeting

                                                   October 27, 2020
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: 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET

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:

Shreveport Memorial Library Board                        Margaret Martin
Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority Board       Rita Hummingbird







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 128

Amending the pay schedule for the Municipal Police Civil Service Personnel and Municipal Fire Civil Service Personnel, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Fuller, C/Nickelson, D/Boucher)
Amendment No. 1
 

RES 134

Acknowledging that the City Council has reviewed the 2019 Internal "Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Report" concerning the North Regional and Lucas Wastewater Plants.
 

RES 135

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.
 

Res 136

Authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with the LSU Board of Supervisors, acting through Louisiana State University in Shreveport, for the retention, preservation, and servicing of City records at LSUS and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

Res 137

Authorizing the execution of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, the City of Shreveport and the Parish of Caddo 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 138

Authorizing The Mayor to Execute Agreements to Amend and Modify the Home Loan Note for Greenwood Villa I, Located at 4430 and 4440 Danny R. Wimberly Drive in Shreveport, La, in Caddo Parish, to Improve the Subject Property; and to Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.
 

RES 139

To recognize November 20, 2020 as Transgender Day of Remembrance in the City of Shreveport honoring the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
B.

Introduction of Resolutions (Not to be adopted prior to December 8, 2020)

 

RES 140

Authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement between the City of Shreveport and Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC for the purpose of an external audit of the City for fiscal year January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

RES 141

Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between the City of Shreveport and Opun.ai in connection with the City's use of Opun's digital applications, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
C.

Introduction of Ordinances (Not to be adopted prior to December 8, 2020)

 

ORD 166

Amending the 2020 Community Development Special Revenue Fund Budget and to Otherwise Provide with Respect Thereto.
 

Ord 167

Amending the City of Shreveport, Louisiana 2020 General Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

ORD 168

Amending the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, 2020 Golf Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 169

To amend Section 26-176 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to the collection of city claims and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
D.

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

 

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 131

Closing and abandoning a portion of the alley in the Bell-Mont Subdivision, in Section 31 (T18N-R13W), and to otherwise provide with respect thereto

 

ORD 135

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 Millennium Housing IV, LLC ("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.
Amendment No. 1 to Exhibit A (Not to be adopted prior to November 10, 2020)
 

ORD 157

To amend Section 66-141 of Chapter 66 Personnel, Article III Health Benefits for the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances relative to contributions by participating employees and city, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto

 

Ord 158

Amending the City of Shreveport, Louisiana 2020 General Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

Ord 159

Amending the 2020 budget for the General Fund and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

Ord 160

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

Ord 161

Closing and abandoning a street dedication in Lot 18 of the Nichols subdivision, in Section 26 (T17N-R15W), and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Ord 162

Creating and establishing a no parking zone “any time” on both sides of the street in the 400 block of Wynnewood Drive and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

Ord 163

Amending various articles and sections in the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.


 

ORD 165

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 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)
 

Ord 164

CASE NO. 20-106-C: 1548 Madison Avenue: 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 Laurel Street and Madison Avenue, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA., from C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District to C-3, General Commercial District, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto

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)
 

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)

 

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)  
 

2021 Budget Ordinances (To be adopted no later than December 15, 2020) (Introduced and Tabled on Oct 13, 2020)

 

ORD 136

Adopting the 2021 Capital Projects Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 137

Adopting the 2021 Riverfront Development Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 138

Adopting the 2021 General Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 139

Adopting the 2021 Retained Risk Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 140

Adopting the 2021 Metropolitan Planning Commission Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 141

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

ORD 142

Adopting the 2021 Grants Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. 2021 Grants.pdf
 

ORD 143

Adopting the 2021 Shreveport Redevelopment Agency Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 144

Adopting the 2021 Downtown Entertainment Economic Development Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 145

Adopting the 2021 Golf Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 146

Adopting the 2021 Airports Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. 2021 Airport.pdf
 

ORD 147

Adopting the 2021 Water and Sewerage Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 148

Adopting the 2021 Budget funding contractual services provided to SporTran by Metro Management associates, Inc. and otherwise providing with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. 2021 SporTran.pdf
 

ORD 149

Adopting the 2021 Downtown Parking Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 150

Adopting the 2021 Convention Center Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 151

Adopting the 2021 Convention Center Hotel Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 152

Adopting the 2021 Debt Service Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 153

Adopting the 2021 Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 154

Adopting the 2021 Streets Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 155

Adopting the 2021 Downtown Development Authority Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 156

Adopting the 2021 Diversion Program Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
11.

Appeals

A.

Property Standards Appeals

B.

Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Appeals:

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:

Charlie Caldwell Jr. et al vs. City of Shreveport 
Suit No: 621,853; First Judicial District Court
Caddo Parish, Louisiana


16.

Adjournment

 
_________________________________
James Flurry, Chairman 

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Danielle A. Farr-Ewing, Clerk of Council