Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shreveport shall hold its Administrative Conference on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. and its Regular Meeting, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. Both meetings will be held in the Government Chamber at Government Plaza (505 Travis Street).
_______________________________________________________________________________ ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE March 7, 2022 AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA March 8, 2022
Call to order
Approval of Minutes: Administrative Conference and City Council Meeting
Adding Items to the Agenda, Public Comments, Confirmations and Appointments
Adding legislation to the agenda (regular meeting only) and public comments on motions to add items to the agenda
Public Comments (In accordance with Section 1.11 of the Rules of Procedure) (Administrative Conference on any matter of public concern regardless of whether the item is on the agenda) (Regular Meeting on matters which are on the agenda)
Confirmation and Appointments
Chief of Police - Wayne Smith
Human Resources Personnel Board - Susan Evans
Zoning Board of Appeals - Durwood Hendricks, Clarinda Henderson, Alan Berry
Metropolitan Planning Commission Chris Elberson, Gabriel Bladeras, Rachel Jackson, Bill Robertson, Harold Sater, Winzer Andrews, Fred Moss
Consent Agenda Legislation
To Introduce Routine Ordinances and Resolutions
To Adopt Ordinances and Resolutions
Regular Agenda Legislation
Resolutions on Second Reading and Final Passage or Which will require Only One Reading
Authorizing the mayor to execute an Option to Ground Lease between the City of Shreveport and Shreveport HP Allendale, LLC and otherwise providing with respect thereto
Recommending the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry terminate Inferno Manufacturing's tax exemption, Industrial Tax Exemption Program Contract #20180099-ITE, for non-compliance and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (C/Nickelson)
Providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the Special Election held in the City of Shreveport, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, December 11, 2021 and to promulgate the results thereof. Amendment No. 1
Authorizing the execution of a legal service agreement with Washington & Wells, Attorneys at Law; Baron & Budd, P.C.; Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola & Taylor LLC; Foley, Lamy & Jefferson; Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, LLC; and Stagg Liuzza, LLC and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
Authorizing the Mayor to execute an act of release of a 10' wide utility easement in the resubdivision of King Partition No. 2 Subdivision, in Section 3 & 4 (T16N-R13W), and otherwise providing with respect thereto (D/Boucher)
To honor Shirley Wills for her many years of exemplary civic activism as a community leader and as the first African American woman elected to serve on the Caddo Parish Police Jury, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.(B/Fuller, C/Nickelson)
To dedicate the 700 block of Pujo Street in honor of Charlie F. Williams for his commitment and contributions to the Cedar Grove community and the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (D/Boucher)
To dedicate the 500 block of East 84th Street in honor of Sam J. Coleman for his commitment and contributions to the Cedar Grove community and the City of Shreveport, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.(D/Boucher)
Authorizing the mayor to place commemorative markers dedicating the Southern Hills Park and Community Center walking trial in honor of former City Councilman James Flurry and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (E/Jackson)
Authorizing the donation of surplus property, specifically motorized vehicles of the Shreveport Police Department, which are not needed for a public purpose, to a political subdivision, and to otherwise providing with respect thereto.
Authorizing the Mayor to execute a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of Shreveport and the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development for the City of Shreveport Ockley Basin Storage Project and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
A resolution whereby the Mayor is making a recommendation to the City Council for its approval regarding the amount and type of all insurance premiums and to authorize the Mayor to execute a payment to the agent of record for the purpose of binding insurance and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
Ordinances on Second Reading and Final Passage (Numbers are assigned Ordinance Numbers)
A series Ordinance pursuant to the General Bond Ordinance, as defined herein, authorizing the issuance of taxable Water and Sewer revenue refunding bonds, series 2022 in a total principal amount not to exceed one hundred ninety million dollars ($190,000,000) of the City of Shreveport, State of Louisiana; establishing certain details of such bonds as required by the General Bond Ordinance; approving and confirming the sale of such bonds; pledging the net revenues to secure such bonds; prescribing the form, certain terms and conditions of said bonds; authorizing the use of a preliminary official statement and the preparation and distribution of an official statement; authorizing the purchase of and subscription for certain escrowed securities; authorizing escrow verification and engagement of escrow agents; and authorizing execution and delivery of a paying agent/registrar agreement; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.
Declaring a public emergency in connection with the emergency repair of Stoner Force Main located along the Clyde Fant Parkway starting just south of the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge and ending at 70th Street and ratifying the expenditure of approximately $3.9 million and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
To amend Chapter 38, Article II, Division 8, Section 72 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to the administrative cost assessed by the City for property abatement and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. Amendment No. 1
Zoning Case No. 21-201-C: An Ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located on the northeast corner of Kings Highway and Thornhill Avenue Shreveport, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, from R-HU Highland Urban Conservation Residential District To C-1 PUD Neighborhood Commercial District Planned Unit Development, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (B/Fuller)
To establish an Intergovernmental committee, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (D/Boucher) (Tabled on November 9, 2021)
A resolution in support of and establishing a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, a proposed public improvement district, wholly within the city limits of the City of Shreveport, and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (F/Green) (Tabled on January 11, 2022)
To amend certain portions of Chapter 26 of the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances relative to the architectural and engineering selection process, and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (B/Fuller) Amendment No. 1Amendment No. 2 (Tabled February 8, 2022)
To amend certain portions of chapter 22 of the City of Shreveport Code of Ordinances relative to demolition delay in the Downtown Development District and otherwise providing with respect thereto (B/Fuller) (Tabled June 22, 2021)
To repeal Section 50-212 (a)(10) and to amend Section 50-212 (b) of Article V of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Shreveport relative to the Smokefree Air Act and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (E/Flurry) (Tabled July 13, 2021)
Amending Section 10-69 of Chapter 10, Article IV, Division 2 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances with respect to the Fee and Term for alcoholic beverage handling employee cards, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (Tabled on December 14, 2021)
To amend Chapter 58, Article IV, Division 1 and Chapter 78, Article VIII, Division 1 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to litter and dumping, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (A/Taylor, F/Green) (Tabled February 8, 2022)
ABO APPEAL - Ms. Amanda Smith, 1717 Stephens Ave, Shreveport, LA 71101 (B/Fuller) (postponed until March 21, 2022, at the council's discretion, this item can be brought up for a vote prior to this date)
Metropolitan Planning Commission and ZBA Appeals: NONE
SOB Appeals: None
Taxi Appeals: None
Reports from officers, boards, and committees
The following letter of appointment was received from the Mayor’s office on March 2, 2022, and is subject for confirmation on March 22, 2022.