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

PUBLIC NOTICE


Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing  of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East for the East Jefferson Levee District will be held in the Second Floor Council Chambers, Joseph Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, Louisiana on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rate after reassessment and rolling forward to a millage rate not to exceed the prior year’s maximum (2011). The estimated amount of tax revenue to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage rate is $8,918,029.45 and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage rate increase is $217,118.36.





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, March 19, 2015

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers

St. Bernard Parish Government Complex, 8201 West Judge Perez Drive

Chalmette, Louisiana



Board Meeting to be held March 19, 2015 @ 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 February 19, 2015
and Special Board Meeting held on March 2, 2015
VII. Presentations:
1. Armoring along Orleans Lakefront Levee – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District millage election on May 2, 2015 – Nick Cali
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:
Discussion of Personnel Surveys.
XII. New Business:
A. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E):
1. Motion to hold the regular monthly Board meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 (in lieu of Thursday, August 20, 2015).
2. Motion to authorize the renewal of Public Officials Liability and Employment Practices Liability Insurance Coverage with ACE at an annual premium of $62,534.85 for a period of one year through Arthur Gallagher Risk Management Services.
3. Presentation and discussion on costs associated with raising certain levee reaches prior to armoring in the East Jefferson Levee District and the funding options for said work.
4. Motion to approve the SLFPA-E Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget.
5. Motion to approve the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District FY 2016 Budget.
6. Motion to approve the Orleans Levee District FY 2016 Budget.
7. Motion to approve the East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD) FY 2016 Budget.
8. Discussion of outstanding lawsuits and litigation budget.
9. Motion to approve the extension of the Agreements for Professional Services for Professional Coastal, Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering Services and for Professional Surveying Services on an Indefinite Deliver-Indefinite Quantity (ID-IQ) basis for a one-year period commencing on July 1, 2015.
10. Motion to approve Task Order No. 17 with GCR, Inc., for the mapping of additional levee district land assets, projects and rights-of-ways and application enhancements with a not-to-exceed amount of $76,545.
11. Motion to approve a contract with Owen Bordelon for land acquisition services for the Violet Canal Levee Alignment Project.
12. Discussion of submission of a request to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel to render an opinion on the contract between the SLFPA-E and Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC.
13. Motion to approve the establishment of a credit card with Capital One Bank for the SLFPA-E.
B. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD):
None.
C. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.):
1. Motion to authorize the procurement of property hazard (wind/fire) insurance coverage for properties under the jurisdiction of the O.L.D. Flood Protection Division from AmRisc at an estimated annual cost of $353,397.45 for a period of one year commencing on April 20, 2015.
2. Motion to approve the closure of the existing escrow account being maintained for potential Bohemia Spillway claims and to transfer the balance therein to an O.L.D. General Fund investment or operating account.
3. Motion to direct and authorize the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board and the Office of Mineral Resources to accept nominations, advertise for, accept and award bids, and execute all oil, gas and mineral leases pertaining to the interests the Orleans Levee District may hold in or under the immovable property described in Resolution Exhibits “A”, “B” and “C” located in the Bohemia Spillway.
4. Motion to approve the selection of Site Four A (new construction of a one story building on the corner of Elysian Fields Avenue and Lakeshore Drive), contingent upon the receipt of Louisiana Capital Outlay funding in the amount of $1.3 million, for the construction of the new O.L.D. Police Station and SLFPA-E offices; and should Louisiana Capital Outlay funding not be received, the SLFPA-E approves the selection of Site Three (new construction of interior offices in the existing warehouse building on the O.L.D. Franklin Avenue campus) for the project.
D. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD):
None.
XIII. Announcement of next Board Meeting: April 16, 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 3/13/15


Legal Committee Meeting to be held at a later date

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


Finance Committee Meeting, to be held April 2, 2015 @ 9:00am

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

Operations Committee Meeting,  to be held at a later date

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

Coastal Advisory Meeting, to be held  March 19, 2015 @ 2:00pm

St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers, St. Bernard Parish Government Complex, 8201 West Judge Perez Drive 

 Agenda

I. Call to Order: Chairperson G. Paul Kemp
II. Opening Comments - Chair
III. Adoption of Agenda
IV. Approval of Minutes of Coastal Advisory Committee Meeting held on
February 19, 2015.
V. Public Comments: 2 minute limit per person
VI. New Business:
A. Discussion of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on continuing the investigation of surge risk.
B. Discussion of issues regarding levee lifts in advance of armoring
VII. Adjourn
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 3/13/15






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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