I. CALL TO ORDER – Tim Larkin – 1st Vice President.
II. OPENING PRAYER – Tim Larkin – 1st Vice President.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Tim Larkin – 1st Vice President.
IV. READING OF MINUTES – Mary Jane Easterly, Secretary.
V. ROLL CALL
VI. REQUESTS BY VISITORS
A. Jacob Champion, representing GEP Haynesville, LLC - requesting a permit for a well location in Sec.16, T17N-R12W.
B. Steve Anderson, SWEPCO - requesting a permit to cross Willow Chute Bayou to provide electricity to Willow Heights Subdivision, Unit 1 Bossier City, La and cross ditch, to place a powerline in the easement.
C. Mark Hudson, Bossier City Engineer - requesting a permit to construct a bridge over the Union Pacific Rail adjacent to the Red River Levee 30
D. Vicksburg Core requesting to address the Board.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
A. Continued discussion and approval of permit for Hickory Ridge Estates Unit #3, Resubdivision Lot 2, Block A. (James Sterritt - Cook Yancey Law Firm).
B. Agricultural Fence policy discussion.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Review proposal for scope of work from Burns, Cooley Dennis, Inc. and Randy Denmon to conduct a geotechnical exploration of the upcoming improvements to the Red River Levee at two locations where Union Pacific Railroad is located.
B. Review Permit request from Texas Eastern Transmission, LP to Abandon Enbridge existing Texas Eastern Pipeline.
C. Mark Long to discuss upcoming maintenance projects:
1). Red Chute Levee new surfacing; 0.73 miles of levee surfacing at north end of levee. 2). Red River Levee surfacing repairs at Cash Point and Red River Wild Refuge; 1.24 miles. 3). Flat River erosion repair near Highway 80. 4). Ditch repair on lateral ditch off of Flat River near Sligo Road. 5). Red River Levee Improvements at Union Pacific Railroad Crossings. 6). Back Pack Herbicide application on various channels; not to exceed $40,000.00 7). Red Chute Levee 72 inch CMP culvert repair
D. President to announce to the public, that the Levee District will consider rolling forward to the new adjusted millage rate of 4.300 at the September 13, 2017 regular meeting
F. Resolution authorizing Bossier Levee District to provide lunch for DOTD employees, BLB commissioners, and office staff during levee inspection for the fiscal year of 2018.
G. Resolution authorizing secretary to transfer $100,000.00 from Huddleston/Smith Investments to checking account for expenditures.
X. APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
XI. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC
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