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.

 

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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, May 21, 2015

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Meeting Room 221, Franklin Administrative Complex

6920 Franklin Ave.

New Orleans, Louisiana




Board Meeting to be held May 21, 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 April 16, 2015 and Special Board Meeting held on May 14, 2015
VII. Presentations:
None.
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:
1. 17th Street Canal Coalition, et al vs. Orleans Levee District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, No. 2008-06979, Division L-6, consolidated with Terry and Nina Lonatro, et al vs. Orleans Levee District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, No. 2011-0097, Section N-8”.
2. Olivier Plantation, LLC, Park Investments, LTD, and Morning Park, Inc. versus Parish of St. Bernard and Lake Borgne Basin Levee District Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Proceeding No. 2013-CA-0497 34th JDC for the Parish of St. Bernard, Proceeding No. 109,272 “B”
XII. New Business:
A. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E):
1. Recommendations regarding the construction of levee lifts prior to armoring.
2. Motion to approve a one-year extension of the Agreement for Professional Services with Tetra Tech, Inc. for professional engineering services required for the certification of the non-federal levees.
3. Motion to approve the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (the Plan) and the revised O.L.D., LBBLD and EJLD Emergency Operations Procedures (EOP) Manuals for 2015, and to authorize all actions under the Plan, the EOP Manuals and La. Revised Statute 38:319.
4. Motion to approve the build out of space in the New Orleans Lakefront Terminal for SLFPA-E staff and the leasing of said space effective October 1, 2015, and to authorize the SLFPA-E Executive Counsel to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding for the build out and a Lease Agreement between the SLFPA-E and the Non-Flood Asset Management Authority, which shall be presented to the Board for final approval.
5. Motion to accept the recommendation of SLFPA-E Executive Counsel provided in Executive Session and approve the settlement in the litigation entitled, “17th Street Canal Coalition, et al vs. Orleans Levee District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, No. 2008-06979, Division L-6, consolidated with Terry and Nina Lonatro, et al vs. Orleans Levee District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, No. 2011-0097, Section N-8”.
6. Motion to approve the execution of an Agreement with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Risk Assessment Engineering Services for a Probabilistic Performance Analysis for the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier, Seabrook Complex and Gates, Bayou St. John Sector Gate, Bayou Bienvenue Sector Gate, Bayou Dupre Sector Gate and the Caenarvon Sector Gate to be funded through a Community Development Block Grant.
B. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD):
1. Motion to approve the purchase of the tracts identified as the Food Bank and the City of Kenner Streets Department tracts at the appraised values for the proposed construction of the consolidated safehouse/administration/maintenance facilities, and to authorize the Regional Director to execute all necessary documents on behalf of the EJLD to effectuate the purchase of said tracts.
2. Motion to authorize the execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Kenner and with the Parish of Jefferson to access and place surveillance cameras on city/parish property along the Mississippi River Levee.
3. Motion to approve revisions to the Fiscal Year 2015 EJLD Budget.
C. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.):
1. Motion to authorize the sale of surplus metals by Sealed Bid.
2. Motion to approve the escrow of funds necessary for significant, periodic maintenance to the complex structures in the amount of $2 million for fiscal year 2015, and to identify such funds as committed to maintenance of the complex structures.
3. Motion to approve the deposit of 1/5th of $7,458,000 annually for each of the fiscal years 2015-2019, plus the annual required contribution of post-employment health and life insurance benefits into an escrow account; to approve the identification of such funds as committed to “Other Post Employment Benefits”; to authorize legal counsel to proceed with the creation a Trust suitable as repository and investment management of the funds dedicated to funding of such benefits and the transfer of any funds escrowed for that purpose when appropriate; and to provide that
authorization for each year’s contribution must be re-authorized by the SLFPA-E, to assure that the funds are available to meet the overall intent to fund the liability annually.
4. Motion to authorize SLFPA-E Executive Counsel to negotiate a lease agreement with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to lease Pontchartrain Beach, which shall be brought to the Board for approval.
5. Motion to authorize an increase in the construction budget in the amount of $70,000, for a total construction budget of $290,000, for the removal of vegetation along the Mississippi River Levee near the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal by Holliday Construction, LLC.
6. Motion to award a contract in the amount of $875,300.00 to Hard Rock Construction, LLC, and the establishment of a construction budget in the amount of $1,000,000.00 to include contingencies, for the Citrus Lakefront Levee Slope Paving at Intersections Project.
7. Motion to award a contract in the amount of $184,506.00 to K-Belle Consultants, LLC, and the establishment of a construction budget in the amount of $200,000.00 to include contingencies, for the Mississippi River Floodwall Installation of Aluminum Stackable Stoplogs Project.
D. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD):
1. Motion to authorize the LBBLD Executive to execute any and all documents necessary for the purchase of property required for the construction of the Violet Canal levee/floodwall project.
2. Discussion of LBBLD post-election path forward.
XIII. Announcement of next Board Meeting: June 18, 2015 hosted by LBBLD
XIV. Adjourn
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Posted 5/15/15


Legal Committee Meeting to be held at a later date

- Agenda  

I. Call to Order: Chairperson Joe Hassinger
II. Opening Comments – Chair
III. Adoption of Agenda
IV. Approval of Minutes of Legal Committee Meeting held on March 5, 2015.
V. Public Comments: 2 minute limit per person
VI. Executive Session:
A. Olivier Plantation, LLC, Park Investments, LTD, and Morning Park, Inc. versus Parish of St. Bernard and Lake Borgne Basin Levee District Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Proceeding No. 2013-CA-0497 34th JDC for the Parish of St. Bernard, Proceeding No. 109,272 “B”
B. 17th Street Canal Coalition, et al vs. Orleans Levee District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, No. 2008-06979, Division L-6, consolidated with Terry and Nina Lonatro, et al vs. Orleans Levee District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, No. 2011-0097, Section N-8”.
C. Civil Service matter initiated by Danny Abadie.
VII. New Business:
A. Approval of the legal invoices listed on the spreadsheet dated May 14, 2015.
VIII. Adjourn
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Posted 5/15/15

Finance Committee Meeting, to be held at a later date

- Agenda 

I. Call to Order: Chairperson Paul Tilly
II. Opening Comments – Chair
III. Adoption of Agenda
IV. Approval of Minutes of Finance Committee Meeting held on March 5, 2015.
V. Public Comments: 2 minute limit per person
VI. New Business:
A. Discussion of revisions to FY 2015 Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.) and SLFPA-E Budgets.
B. Discussion of annual set aside of $2 million for significant, periodic maintenance of the complex structures. (O.L.D.)
C. Discussion of escrow of funding for post-employment health insurance costs. (O.L.D.)
D. Discussion of sale of surplus metals by public bid. (O.L.D.)
E. Discussion of authorization of SLFPA-E Regional Director to execute deeds for the purchase of streets and Food Bank property in connection with the construction of the proposed East Jefferson Levee District Safehouse and Consolidated Facilities.
F. Discussion of Lake Borgne Basin Levee District post-election path forward.
G. Discussion of the proposed construction of the Violet Canal floodwall/levee and the expenditure of funding for project.
VII. Adjourn
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Posted 5/7/15

Operations Committee Meeting,  to be held at a later date

- Agenda 

I. Call to Order: Chairperson Louis Wittie
II. Opening Comments – Chair
III. Adoption of Agenda
IV. Approval of Minutes of Operations Committee Meeting held on April 2, 2015.
V. Public Comments: 2 minute limit per person
VI. New Business:
A. Presentation of recommendations for Levee Inspection Improvements – AIMS Group.
B. Presentation and discussion on the proposed leasing of Pontchartrain Beach by the O.L.D. to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.
C. Review of EJLD, LBBLD and O.L.D. 2015 Emergency Operations Procedures Manuals and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
D. Discussion of the extension of the Agreement for Professional Services with Tetra Tech, Inc. for the Certification of the Non-Federal Levees for one additional year.
E. Discussion of approval to increase the project budget for the Mississippi River Levee/IHNC Vegetation Removal Project being performed by Holliday Construction, LLC from $220,000 to $295,000. (O.L.D.)
F. Discussion of award of a construction contract for the installation of slope paving on the Citrus Lakefront Levee at Read Blvd., Crowder Blvd. and Bullard Ave. (O.L.D.)
G. Discussion of approval of the issuance of a task order to Fenstermaker/Kleinpeter for construction administration and inspection services for the Citrus Lakefront Levee Slope Paving Project at Read Blvd., Crowder Blvd. and Bullard Ave. (O.L.D.)
H. Discussion of award of a construction contract for the Mississippi River Levee Floodwall Stop Log Replacement Project. (O.L.D)
I. Discussion of approval of the issuance of a task order to Linfield, Hunter and Junius for construction administration and inspection services for the Lakefront Levee Grading Project between Franklin Ave and Camp Leroy Johnson. (O.L.D.)
J. Discussion of proposed leasing and build out of office space for the SLFPA-E in the Lakefront Airport Terminal.
K. Discussion of the execution of an Agreement with Tetra Tech, Inc. to provide Risk Assessment Engineering Services to perform a Probabilistic Performance Analysis for the major complex structures.
VII. Levee District Reports:
A. Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) Status Report
B. Police Activities
C. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD)
D. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.)
E. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD)
VIII. Adjourn
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Posted 5/7/15

Coastal Advisory Meeting, to be held  at a later date

 -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 March 19, 2015.
V. Public Comments: 2 minute limit per person
VI. New Business:
A. Presentation on archaeological methods used to detect buried infrastructure and near surface conditions - Tremaine & Associates
B. Recommendations on pre-armoring levee lifts.
VII. Adjourn
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Posted 5/12/15






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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