II. OPENING PRAYER – Bill Alley, 2nd Vice President.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Tim Larkin, President.
IV. ROLL CALL
V. READING OF MINUTES – Deanna Rabb, Secretary.
VI. REQUESTS BY VISITORS
A. Will Wajda or James Vincent, Engineers with GeoEngineers have submitted a permit request for approval to drill nine soil sample borings for their proposed Red River pipeline crossing project. (PERMIT # 2020 – 16)
VII. OLD BUSINESS
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Ryan Estess with Raley & Associates, Inc. previously submitted a permit request for St. Charles Court Villages Unit #9, in which they were proposing to clean, muck, and regrade an existing ditch on the south side of this property which would discharge into Willow Chute Bayou.
This request had been approved by the BPPJ upon submission to the BLD and was approved administratively by Tim Larkin and Mark Long on behalf of the BLD – Update: Permit is currently being drafted.
B. Tim Larkin and Mark Long reviewed and approved a Plat for Myers Road Estates previously submitted for approval from Charlie Coyle, Coyle Engineering Co., Inc. and Gopika on behalf of the MPC for approval.
C. Discussion on the Red Chute Levee Mitigation Report by Nixon Engineering.
D. Continued review and discussion on the status report / email regarding alternatives for proceeding with the Sylvia & Jim Adger v. Bossier Levee District case received from Mr. Robert Kennedy, Jr., attorney at Cook, Yancey, King, and Galloway.
E. Change order request from Testament Construction for the cost associated with extending the required insurances an additional four months for the Improvements to the Red Chute Levee Project - state project NO. H011353 in the amount of $21,112.98. Update: Please see letter written on May 19 th by President, Tim Larkin asking Mr. Randy Denmon to advise Testament Construction that the Bossier Levee District requested that the application be submitted at the end of the contract, once the work has been completed and the total contract work-days are known.
F. Discussion of the Red River Levee Access Right of Way located on the Stinson property.
G. Adopt a formal resolution (enclosed) authorizing the President, Mr. Tim Larkin to request the LA Department of Natural Resources, Office of the State Mineral Board to lease certain mineral interests that may be owned by the BLD and to execute all documents. (See attached minutes / letter from Petroleum Partners, LLC).
H. Request for approval to advertise for bids regarding the Red River Surfacing Project.
I. Authorization to purchase vehicles (fleet trucks) and equipment.
1 – Diesel 4 X 4Crew Cab F- 350 $44,709.00 2 – Diesel 4 X 4Crew Cab F- 250’s $40,287.00 x 2 = $80,574.00 1 – 4 X 4 Crew Cab F- 150 $30,793.00 2 – 4 X 4 Extended Cab F-150’s $29,255.00 x 2 = $58,510.00
J. The Nominating Committee will discuss and elect a slate of officers to be held on the Board for the 2020 – 2022 term.
XI. LEVEE AND DRAINAGE REPORT
X. APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
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