Public Notice

The 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.

The 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 & PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers

8201 West Judge Perez Drive

Chalmette, Louisiana

Board Meeting to be held December 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am

Agenda 

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 November 20, 2014
VII. Presentations:
1. Establishment of Baldcypress-Water Tupelo Nurseries for Restoration of Forested Wetlands and for Protection of Flood Control Levees in Coastal Louisiana – Dr. John Day
VIII. Public Comments
IX. 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
X. Report by SLFPA-E Regional Director
XI. Executive Session:
A. Borgnemouth Realty Company, Ltd. vs. Parish of St. Bernard, Lake Borgne Basin Levee District and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, No. 112-833 (34th JDC).
XII. New Business:
A. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E):
1. Motion to amend Resolution No. 11-20-14-02 to authorize the establishment of a dedicated account in the name of the Board of Commissioners of the SLFPA-E at Louisiana Asset Management Pool, Inc. (LAMP) for the receipt of monies received from the litigation entitled “Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, et al. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, et al., E.D. La. No. 13-5410”.
2. Motion to formally recognize the commitment of the proceeds received from all settlements in the litigation entitled, “Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, et al. v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., LLC, et al., E.D. La. No. 13-5410” for coastal restoration and/or flood protection purposes by recording the commitment on the accounting records of the SLFPA-E.
3. Motion to authorize a one-year extension of the Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (ID-IQ) Contract with GCR, Inc., dated December 17, 2009, for Abstracting, Project Management and Right-of-Way Acquisition Consulting Services, with all terms and conditions of the contract to remain the same.
4. Motion to authorize the extension of the existing contracts with the previously approved attorneys and law firms currently representing the SLFPA-E and levee districts on on-going litigation for a period of one year expiring on December 31, 2015, subject to acceptance of the extension by the attorneys and law firms and approval by the Louisiana Attorney General.
5. Motion to restate the SLFPA-E’s willingness to participate in the CPRA Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund Grant for the Establishment of a Baldcypress Nursery for Wetland Restoration and Protection of Flood Control Levees in Coastal Louisiana with the nursery to be located in the Central Wetlands Unit in the vicinity of the Gore Pump Station.
6. Motion to authorizes the execution of an agreement with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the operation and maintenance of five gaging stations located at Bayou St. John Sector Gate, GIWW East Closure Sector Gate, Bayou Bienvenue Sector Gate, Bayou Dupre Sector Gate and Caernarvon Sector Gate at a total annual not to exceed cost of $36,000.
7. Motion to approve the issuance of a Task Order (No. 09-03-06) to Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc. for a not to exceed amount of $499,918 for Program and Project Management Support for Levee Lifts in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, and the amendment of the Agreement with Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc. to increase the maximum contract value to $1 million.
8. Motion to authorize the execution of the appropriate documents to effect a loan by the Orleans Levee District to the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District to fund the construction of a floodwall in the vicinity of the Violet Canal in order to meet FEMA requirements for the certification of the Forty Arpent Levee.
B. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD):
1. Motion to authorize renewal of the following insurance coverages for a one year period commencing on January 1, 2015 through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.:
 -  Property Insurance from Allianz at an annual premium of $15,078.
 -  Inland Marine Insurance from Allianz at an annual premium of $15,637.
 -  Worker’s Comp Insurance from LWCC at an estimated annual premium of $174,288.
 -  Pollution Insurance from Allied World at an annual premium of $10,348.
 -  Accident Policy from ACE at an annual premium of $1,264.
C. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.):
1. Motion to authorize the renewal of Umbrella Insurance coverage with Lexington Insurance Company at an annual cost of $62,498.10 for a one year period commencing on December 19, 2014, through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
2. Motion to authorize the award of a contract in the amount of $82,900 to Cycle Construction, LLC, for roadway repairs at Floodgates W-30 and W-31.
3. Motion to authorize the renewal of the Crescent Dental Care Plan and the United Health Vision Care Plan for active employees for a period of one year, commencing on January 1, 2015 and ending on December 31, 2015.
4. Motion to authorize the payment by the O.L.D. of 7.62% of the amount recorded on the O.L.D.’s records for “revenue sharing” for the fiscal years 2013 and 2014 as the estimated pro-rata share the Algiers Levee District (A.L.D.) should have received as successor to the O.L.D., such payment being contingent upon receipt of written confirmation by both the City of New Orleans and the A.L.D. that the A.L.D. did not
received any revenue sharing funds during the period July, 2012 through June 2014.
5. Motion to authorize the execution of a Cooperation Endeavor Agreement between the SLFPA-E, on behalf of the Orleans Levee District, and the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority for the advancement of funds in the amount of $400,000 for the build out of space in the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal for U.S. Customs and $350,000 for repairs to the Lake Vista Community Center.
6. Motion to authorize the execution of a right-of-way agreement with Century Exploration for a pipeline to be located in the Bohemia Spillway.
D. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD):
1. Motion to authorize renewal of Worker’s Comp Insurance from LWCC at an estimated annual premium of $80,592 and Pollution Insurance from Allied World at an annual premium of $15,937 for a one year period commencing January 1, 2015, through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
2. Motion to authorize the execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Hopedale Water Control Structure, which provides for the CPRA to reimburse the LBBLD for 100 percent of the O&M costs.
3. Motion to authorize the execution of a Cooperation Endeavor Agreement with St. Bernard Parish Government for the construction of a Bike Path on the Mississippi River Levee.
4. Motion to authorize the execution of the Forbearance Agreement by the SLFPA-E President in the case entitled, “Borgnemouth Realty Company, Ltd. vs. Parish of St. Bernard, Lake Borgne Basin Levee District and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, No. 112-833 (34th JDC)”.
5. An announcement of the intent of the Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, Louisiana, acting as the Governing Authority of the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District, Louisiana, to call an election on May 2, 2015 to authorize the levy of a special tax in the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District at a special meeting on February 5, 2015 at the Orleans Levee District Franklin Administrative Complex, 6920 Franklin Avenue, Meeting Room 201, New Orleans, Louisiana, at 9:30 a.m.
XIII. Announcement of next Board Meeting: January 15, 2015 hosted by EJLD
XIV. Adjourn
ANYONE WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD MUST FILL OUT A SPEAKER'S
CARD PRIOR TO THE MEETING
In 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 12/15/14


Legal Committee Meeting to be held on January 8, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m.

- Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting

Finance Committee Meeting, to be held January 8, 2015 at 9:30am

- Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting 

Operations Committee Meeting,  to be held January 8, 2015 at 10:30am

- Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting

Coastal Advisory Meeting, to be held  at a later date

 Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting





Picnic Table approaching Huey P. Long
Dog pulling girl on scooter
Ms. Bea's Gazebo
Levee at Williams Blvd.
EJLD Walking Trail
Biker on Trail
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For more information contact Fran Campbell