III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Tim Larkin – President.
IV. ROLL CALL
V. READING OF MINUTES – Deanna Rabb, Asst. Secretary.
VI. REQUESTS BY VISITORS
A. Mark Hudson, Bossier City Engineer and Mike Paul, TRC Engineers representing the City of Bossier City, are seeking a permit for bridge construction. A bridge carrying the proposed Walter O. Bigby Carriageway will be constructed adjacent to the Red River Levee. A portion of the bridge encroaches into the 15’ levee right of way. The proposed bridge will have driven prestressed precast concrete pile foundations that will be driven to a depth of approximately 60”. All of the bridge pile caps will be above existing grade and will not require excavation. The only excavation that may be required is pre-drilling for the driven piles. (PERMIT #2018-13).
B. Mark Hudson, City Engineer for Bossier City and Donald Clayton, TRC Engineers representing the City of Bossier City, are requesting a permit for the construction of a storm water pump station within the Red River Levee net section for the proposed Walter O. Bigby Carriageway and a 42” gravity discharge outfall pipe through the Red River Levee. (PERMIT #2018-19).
C. Mark Hudson, City Engineer and Donald Clayton, TRC Engineers representing the City of Bossier City, are seeking a permit for road construction as part of the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway improvements; a roundabout will replace the current intersection of Hamilton Road and Old Benton Highway. The existing road to the Bossier City Water Treatment plant will be reconstructed to an elevation approximately 1 foot above the existing roadway and this will result in a more widened opening in the current Red River Levee. (PERMIT #2018-20).
D. Michan Holbrook, Coyle Engineering representing TPBS, LLC – Mr. Edward Gaiennie is requesting a permit for proposed underground utilities, a proposed privacy fence, and the utility poles to be placed within a 15’ utility servitude along the rear of lots located in The Preserve Subdivision, Phase 1 near the Red River Levee.
E. Neal Lewis and Spencer Touchstone representing the US ARMY CORPS will be presenting the Bossier Levee District and the Board with a 2017 maintenance plaque.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
A. Kurt Nixon with Nixon Engineering and Marcus Long, Bossier Levee District Coordinator will discuss and update the Board on the Feasibility Study done on the Red Chute Levee Raise Project.
B. Mark Long to update the Board on the surplus equipment sold by Lawler Auction Company.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Resolution authorizing Secretary to transfer $350,000.00 from Huddleston/Smith Investments to checking account for expenditures.
B. Resolution to obtain President Larkin’s signature on paperwork from the Louisiana office of Community DRU (Disaster Recovery Unit) in order to facilitate the BLD to receive a 25% grant award in the amount of $28,798.36.
XI. LEVEE AND DRAINAGE REPORT
X. APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
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