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:

SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
REMAINDER OF CALENDAR YEAR 2015
*COMMITTEE MEETING DATES
BOARD MEETING DATE AND TIME / HOSTED BY
------------- July 16 – 9:30 a.m. (East Jefferson Levee District)
August 27 – 11:00 a.m. (Orleans Levee District)
September 17 – 11:00 a.m. (Lake Borgne Basin Levee District)
October 15 – 11:00 a.m. (East Jefferson Levee District)
November 19 – 9:30 a.m. (Orleans Levee District)
December 17 – 11:00 a.m. (Lake Borgne Basin Levee District)
Tentative Locations for Board meetings hosted by:
East Jefferson Levee District: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, Joseph Yenni Bldg.
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, LA.
Orleans Levee District: Franklin Administrative Complex, Meeting Room 201,
6920 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Lake Borgne Basin Levee District: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers, St. Bernard Parish Government Complex
8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA
*Committee meetings will be scheduled as needed each month immediately prior to or after the regular monthly Board meetings.
Revised 7/1/15

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Joseph S. Yenni Building, 2nd Floor Council Chambers

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.

Harahan, Louisiana




Board Meeting to be held July 18, 2015 @ 9:30 am

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Opening Comments: President Lambert J. Hassinger, Jr.
V. Motion to adopt Agenda
VI. Motion to approve Minutes of the Board Meeting held on June 18, 2015
VII. Presentations:
1. Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary Test – Bob Jacobsen
VIII. Public Comments
IX. Committee Reports:
1. Finance Committee: Chair Angers
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:
1. British Petroleum (BP) Oil Spill Litigation.
XII. New Business:
A. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E):
1. Discussion of the flooding problems along Grand Lake Boulevard in Jefferson Parish (West Return Floodwall).
2. Motion to accept Executive Counsel’s recommendation regarding settlement in the BP Litigation, and to authorize the President to execute any settlement and release documents that may be forthcoming.
3. Motion to approve the use of monies deposited in the SLFPA-E LAMP account established for the receipt of settlement payments from the oil and gas industry litigation for the cost share payment of the CPRA Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund Grant for the operation of a Baldcypress Nursery for Wetland Restoration and Protection of Flood Control Levees in Coastal Louisiana.
4. Motion to amend Resolution No. 09-17-09-07 concerning the State of Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program administered by the Division of Administration relative to the authorization of certain actions and individuals to perform certain designated functions.
5. Motion to authorize the SLFPA-E Regional Director to execute the Memorandum of Understanding for the build out of office space in the New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal for SLFPA-E staff and the Lease between the SLFPA-E and the Non-Flood Asset Management Authority.
6. Motion to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the State of Louisiana through the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board and the SLFPA-E regarding the construction of the Violet Canal North Levee/Floodwall Realignment for the FEMA certification of the Forty Arpent and Florida Avenue Levee Systems.
7. Motion to approve invoices for legal services listed on the spreadsheet dated July 16, 2015.
8. Motion to adopt the State of Louisiana policies and procedures for sole sourcing of contracts.
B. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD):
1. Motion to authorize the renewal of the following insurance coverages with the carriers and costs as indicated for a one-year period commencing on July 19, 2015:
General Liability Insurance - ACE Insurance Company - $75,600
Automobile Liability Insurance - Republic Fire and Casualty Ins. Co. - $92,753
Umbrella Insurance - Lexington Insurance Company - $58,333.80
Commercial Crime Insurance - Travelers Insurance Company - $1,950
Law Enforcement Liability - CNA - $32,329.50
2. Motion to authorize the extension of the current healthcare coverage with United Healthcare on a month-to-month basis until such time as a recommendation is made for long term coverage.
3. Motion to approve the execution of a task order or a MOU with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for the preparation of plans and specifications for the LPV 00.2 levee lift.
C. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.):
1. Motion to authorize the renewal of General Liability Insurance coverage with ACE Insurance Company at a cost of $111,037.50 for a one year period commencing on July 19, 2015.
2. Motion to authorize the issuance of a Task Order to URS in the amount of $56,135.76 for permitting assistance, preparing plans and specification, providing bidding assistance and construction administration, and part-time resident inspection for the sealing of the valve pits and associated drain lines on the flood side of the NASA/NOPSI levee.
3. Motion to authorize an increase in the construction budget in the amount of $16,495.51, for a total budget of $53,313.51, for sealing valve OHV-20 seal and concrete slope paving repairs at Floodgates S-02 and S-05 by Clyde Construction, LLC.
4. Motion to authorize the award of a contract in the amount of $6,496,140.10 to TKTMJ, Inc., and the establishment of a construction budget in the amount of $7,100,000, for the Lake Pontchartrain Seawall Erosion Control Reach 1A and 3B Project.
5. Motion to authorize the execution of Task Order No. 3 with Design Engineering, Inc. to provide Phase 1 construction administration, including sub consultants and sub consultant management fees, resident inspection services, and record drawings in the amount of $717,900.79, and to authorize an increase in the not-to-exceed limit of the September 8, 2014 Agreement from $5,336,000 to $5,469,700 for the Seawall Erosion Control project.
6. Motion to authorize the execution of Task Order No. 12 in the amount of $24,200 with Linfield, Hunter and Junius, Inc. for a levee centerline and cross section survey of LPV 111.01 in New Orleans East.
7. Motion to approve a contract with C.H. Fenstermaker for construction administration and inspection services for slope paving project on the Citrus Lakefront Levee in an amount not to exceed $112,000.
D. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD):
1. Motion to authorize the renewal of the following insurance coverages with the carriers and costs as indicated for a one-year period commencing on July 19, 2015:
General Liability Insurance - ACE Insurance Company - $76,650
Automobile Liability Insurance - Republic Fire and Casualty Ins. Co. - $41,917
Umbrella Insurance - Lexington Insurance Company - $34,728.75
Hull and P & I Insurance - Great American Insurance - $17,700
Vessel Pollution Insurance - Great American Insurance - $1,813
Inland Marine Insurance - Great American Insurance - $12,730
Property Insurance - RSUI - $78,487.50
Commercial Crime Insurance - Travelers Insurance Company - $1,054
Law Enforcement Liability Insurance - CNA - $1,967.70
2. Motion to approve the amendment of the Contract for Professional Services with Louisiana Property Acquisition Co., LLC, to increase the not-to-exceed value to $100,000 for services in connection with the acquisition of parcels required for the Violet Canal North Protection Levee Project.
XIII. Announcement of next Board Meeting: August 27, 2015 hosted by O.L.D.
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 7/13/15 (revised)


Legal Committee Meeting to be held at a later date

Finance Committee Meeting, to be held August 27, 2015 @ 11:00am

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

Operations Committee Meeting,  to be held August 27, 2015 @ 11:00am

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

Coastal Advisory Meeting, to be held  at a later date






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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