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

Please note the stage of the Mississippi River is above +11.0 feet at the Carrollton Gauge and rising. EJLD and USACE are increasing the frequency of inspections of the levee and the surrounding areas accordingly. 

All subsurface work will be reviewed and authorized on a case by case basis.  Projects with active permits should review their permit to ensure they remain in compliance. New permit applicants should continue to submit their applications as normal, but recognize that both review and approval will likely be delayed as a result of the current river stage. 

Information concerning current river stages may be obtained at www.rivergages.com or www.mvn.usace.army.mil or by calling 504-862-2461.  


SLFPA-E Levee District Officials

Advise Public to be Aware of Wildlife on Levees

New Orleans, LA - January 20, 2016 - SLFPA-E Officials would like to remind the public to exercise caution while near the Mississippi River and lakefront levees. Due to high river levels and an influx of water from the Bonne Carre Spillway, there is the potential for wildlife to be displaced from their natural habitats. Additionally, current weather conditions promote the buildup of debris along the river batture and lakefront. The debris line shelters many animals, some that could pose a potential danger to citizens utilizing the levees. SLFPA-E officials have received reports of feral hogs on the levees and water moccasins in the debris lines. We urge the public to exercise caution while near the levees and never approach dangerous wildlife.

SLFPA-E Regional Director Bob Turner said, "While we always encourage the public to exercise caution while near or on the levees, we would like the public to be particularly aware of the potential for dangerous wildlife due to high river levels, the spillway opening, and current weather conditions. The public is advised to report all sightings of dangerous wildlife on the levees to the respective levee district authorities."

To report the presence of dangerous wildlife, contact the Orleans Levee District Police at (504) 283-9800. In St. Bernard and East Jefferson, dial 911.



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
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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 221,
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.

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

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

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.

Harahan, Louisiana




Board Meeting to be held January 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Introduction of New Commissioner and Administering Oath of Office
V. Election to fill the unexpired term of Secretary upon the resignation of Wilton P. Tilly, III.
VI. Opening Comments: President Lambert J. Hassinger, Jr.
VII. Motion to adopt Agenda
VIII. Motion to approve Minutes of the Board Meeting held on November 19, 2015
IX. Presentations:
None
X. Public Comments
XI. Committee Reports:
1. Finance Committee: Chair Angers
2. Operations Committee: Chair Estopinal
3. Legal Committee: Chair Hassinger
4. CPRA: Nyka Scott
5. Coastal Advisory Committee: Chair Kemp
XII. Report by SLFPA-E Regional Director
XIII. Report by SLFPA-E Executive Counsel
XIV. New Business:
A. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East (SLFPA-E):
1. Motion to adopt a resolution recognizing the commitment and contributions of Mr. Louis E. Wittie, P.E., to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and to the citizens of Louisiana.
2. Motion to adopt a resolution recognizing the commitment and contributions of Mr. Wilton Paul Tilly, III, P.E., to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and to the citizens of Louisiana.
3. Motion to adopt a resolution recognizing the commitment and contributions of Mr. Tyrone C. Ben, to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East and tothe citizens of Louisiana.
4. Motion to approve the Legal Services Invoices listed on the spreadsheet dated January 21, 2016.
5. Motion to authorize the advertisement and issuance of Requests for Qualifications for Hydraulic, Geotechnical, Coastal and General Civil Engineering Services, Surveying Services and Inspection Services for the purpose of entering into ID-IQ contracts to become effective on July 1, 2016, for services on an as needed basis.
6. Motion to authorize the advertisement and issuance of a Request for Proposals for the purpose of entering to a contract for professional Public Relations and Communications Services on an as needed basis.
7. Motion to approve the selection of an architectural/engineering firm to provide Professional Architectural and Engineering Services for the design of the proposed East Jefferson Levee District Safehouse and Consolidated Facilities based on the needs analysis, and to authorize the EJLD Executive Director to negotiate a contract for the aforementioned services.
8. Motion to approve an agreement with the U.S. Geological Service for the operation and maintenance of gaging stations and velocity meters located at the IHNC Surge Barrier and various complex sector gates.
B. East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD):
1. Motion to ratify the renewal of the following insurance coverages for a one-year period effective on or about January 1, 2016 thru Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services:
 - Property Insurance from Allianz at an annual premium of $15,521.
 - Inland Marine Insurance from Allianz at an annual premium of $15,637.
 - Worker’s Comp Insurance from LWCC at an estimated annual premium of $216,018.
 - Pollution Insurance from Allied World at an annual premium of $10,648.
 - Accident Policy from ACE at an annual premium of $1,264.
C. Orleans Levee District (O.L.D.):
1. Motion to ratify the extension of the current Umbrella Insurance coverage with Lexington Insurance Company at a cost of $36,419.65 for the period of December 19, 2015 to July 19, 2016, through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services.
2. Motion to authorize the renewal of Police Professional Liability Insurance coverage with Indian Harbor Insurance Company through the Morrison Insurance Agency at a cost of $26,280.65 for a one-year period commencing on February 10, 2016.
3. Motion to authorize the award of a contract to DQSI, LLC in the amount of $140,694.00, and the establishment of a project budget with contingency in the amount of $160,000.00, for the fabrication and installation of ladders, catwalks and work platforms at IHNC Surge Barrier.
4. Motion to authorize the issuance of a task order to Atkins North America in the amount of $70,000 to provide first and second quarter inspections in 2016 on the IHNC Surge Barrier and the Seabrook Sector Gate Complex.
5. Motion to approve the amendment of Task Order 08-02-11 with Burk Kleinpeter, Inc. to increase the not-to-exceed amount of $39,075.50 to $126,911.88 to provide for Data Gathering, Report on Options, Preliminary Plans and Specifications,
Permitting Support, Final Plans and Specifications and Bidding Assistance to Repair the Drainage and Raise West Roadway.
6. Motion to authorize the execution of Task Order No. 4 in the total amount of $997,577.50 and to increase the not-to-exceed fee limit for Design Engineering, Inc. from $5,469,700 to $5,728,397.93 for the Lake Pontchartrain Seawall Erosion Control Project.
D. Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD):
1. Motion to ratify the renewal of the following insurance coverages for a one-year period effective on or about January 1, 2016 thru Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services:
 - Worker’s Comp Insurance from LWCC at an estimated annual premium of $68,144.
 - Pollution Insurance from Allied World at an annual premium of $16,420.
XV. Executive Session:
1. Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, et al, versus Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, et al”, USDC EDLA Case No. 13-5410, Sec. “G”(3)
2. Abadie vs. EJLD, Civil Service Action
3. O.L.D. vs. Revival Development, Orleans Parish Civil District Court Civil Action No.2015-6680
XVI. New Business: (continued)
1. Motion to Adopt Executive Counsel’s settlement recommendations and to authorize the Regional Director to execute any and all settlement documents in “Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, et al versus Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company LLC, et al,” USDC EDLA Case No. 13-5410, Sec. “G”(3).”
2. Motion to Adopt Executive Counsel’s settlement recommendation and to authorize the Reginal Director to execute any and all settlement documents in “Abadie vs. East Jefferson Levee District, State of Louisiana, State Civil Service Commission, Action No. S18050.”
3. Motion to Adopt Executive Counsel’s settlement recommendation and to authorize the Regional Director to execute any and all settlement documents in “Orleans Levee District vs. Revival Development, LLC, Civil District Court of Orleans Parish, Civil Action No. 2015-6680.”
XIV. Announcement of next Board Meeting: February 18, 2016 hosted by O.L.D.
XV. 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 01/15/16


Finance Committee Meeting, to be held at a later date

- 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 Wednesday, January 20, 2016

TIME: 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Orleans Levee District Franklin Avenue
Administrative Complex – Meeting Room 201
6920 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 

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
November 18, 2015.
V. Public Comments: 2 minute limit per person
VI. New Business:
A. Presentation and discussion on Part IV. Evaluation of Compartmentalization Alternatives - Bob Jacobsen. (This is the fourth and final part of the CDBG-funded study for Metropolitan New Orleans East-Bank Hurricane Surge Inundation Residual Risk Reduction, Including System-wide Compartmentalization.)
B. Report by Tremaine and Associations on SLFPA-E levee imaging demonstration project.
C. Discussion of operation of the Bayou St. John Sector Gate for enhancing the bayou/lake habitats.
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 1/13/16





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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