East Jefferson Levee District is under the authority of the Southeast
Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East which oversees the flood and
hurricane protection systems of St. Bernard parish, the east bank of
Orleans parish, the east bank of Jefferson parish.
East Jefferson Levee District maintains and operates the flood protection
levee system around the east bank portion of Jefferson Parish to protect
the citizens of East Jefferson from tidal flooding of Lake Ponchartrain
and the Mississippi River. The
East Jefferson Levee District insures the integrity of the levee system
throughout the year and maintains a high state of readiness with
adequately trained personnel and sufficient operational equipment.
NOTICE: IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE LEVEE PLEASE CALL THE CORPS AT 877-427-0345
MEETING NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FLOOD PROTECTION AUTHORITY EAST
MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS - 3RD THURSDAY AT 9:30AM
FINANCE, OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT :
The Orleans Levee District
Franklin Administrative Complex
6920 Franklin Avenue
Meeting Room 221
New Orleans, Louisiana
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers, Government Complex
|6201 West Judge Perez Dr.
Board Meeting to be held June 18, 2015 @ 9:30 am
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Opening Comments: President Stephen V. Estopinal
V. Motion to adopt Agenda
VI. Motion to approve Minutes of the Board Meeting held on May 21, 2015
VII. Nomination and election of officers for one year term effective July 1, 2015
IX. Public Comments
X. Committee Reports:
1. Finance Committee: Chair Tilly
2. Operations Committee: Chair Wittie
3. Legal Committee: Chair Hassinger
4. CPRA: Mr. Hassinger
5. Coastal Advisory Committee: Chair Kemp
XI. Report by SLFPA-E Regional Director
XII. Executive Session:
XIII. New Business:
A. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E):
Discussion of the flooding problems along Grand Lake Boulevard in
Jefferson Parish (West Return Floodwall). The discussion of this item
has been deferred and will take place at the July 16, 2015 Board
Meeting in order to provide sufficient time for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers to providing its findings and present a recommendation.
2. Presentation and discussion of LBBLD post election path forward.
Motion to adopt a resolution expressing the SLFPA-E’s intent to
participate with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration
Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the development of
the General Reevaluation Report (GRR) required by Section 3017 of WRRDA
2014 for federal participation and cost share on future levee lifts on
the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Projects, and to further advise that
resolution only expresses the SLFPA-E’s intent to participate, and that
funding of this effort is dependent on the development of an acceptable
project management plan, schedule and reasonable cost.
4. Motion to
authorize the Regional Director to execute a Memorandum of
Understanding between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
and the SLFPA-E for the geotechnical analysis required for the lifting
of levee segments LPV 00.2, LPV 20.1, LPV 19.2, LPV 01.1, LPV 02.2,
LPV-109, and LPV 111 prior to armoring by the USACE.
5. Motion to approve revisions to the SLFPA-E Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget.
Motion to select the Times Picayune as the Official Journal for
publications as required under R.S. 43:171 for the SLFPA-E, East
Jefferson Levee District and Orleans Levee District and the St. Bernard
Voice as the Official Journal for the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District
for a one year term commencing on July 1, 2015.
7. Motion to approve
the representations made by management in the Louisiana Compliance
Questionnaires for the SLFPA-E, the Orleans Levee District, the East
Jefferson Levee District and the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.
8. Motion to approve a policy
for the issuance of Requests for Qualifications and Requests for
Proposals, the selection process and the award of contracts to the
9. Motion to request a legal opinion from the
Louisiana Attorney General regarding the expenditure of revenues of one
levee in another levee district.
10. Motion to approve the legal invoices listed on the spreadsheet dated June 18, 2015.
B. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD):
Motion to approve the renewal of Flood Insurance coverage for the
Police/Maintenance Complex and Sandbag Building with Wright National
Insurance Company through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
at a total cost of $3,426.
2. Update on status of renewal of EJLD health insurance coverage for employees.
C. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.):
Motion to authorize the procurement of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
coverage with LWCC through the Morrison Insurance Agency at an annual
estimated cost of $176,065 for a one-year period commencing on July 1,
2. Motion to authorize the renewal of Primary Flood Insurance
coverage for the Franklin Administration, Loft and Warehouse buildings
with the Wright National Insurance Company through the Eagan Agency at
a total cost of $4,218 for a one year period commencing on July 21,
3. Motion to authorize the renewal of Excess Flood Insurance
coverage for the Franklin Warehouse Building ($1 million Building and
$1 million Contents) with the Lexington Insurance Company through the
Eagan Agency at a total estimated cost of $16,026.15 for one-year
period commencing on July 29, 2015.
D. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD):
To consider and take action with respect to adopting a resolution
providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the
special election held in the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District,
Louisiana, on Saturday, May 2, 2015, to authorize the levy of a special
2. Adopt Ordinance No. 1 - 2015 levying and imposing
millage rates and assessments for Tax Year 2015 on all the property
subject to taxation in the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District.
3. Motion to approve revisions to the LBBLD Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget.
XIV. Announcement of next Board Meeting: July 16, 2015 hosted by EJLD
ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD MUST FILL OUT A SPEAKER'S CARD PRIOR TO THE MEETING
accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special
assistance, please contact Bob Turner at (504) 280-2411, describing the
assistance that is necessary.
Posted 6/16/15 – 8:30 a.m. (revised)
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East
UNO Technology Park, CERM Building Suite 422
2045 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122
(504)-280-2411 or (504) 280-2425
Legal Committee Meeting to be held at a later date
Finance Committee Meeting, to be held July 2, 2015 @ 9:00am
- Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting
Operations Committee Meeting, to be held July 2, 2015 @ 9:30am
- Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting
Coastal Advisory Meeting, to be held at a later date
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