Police Jury Meeting Notes: October 21, 2020
Posted: Oct 22, 2020, 4:33 PM
Bossier Parish is ready to put some major Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dollars to work on projects to repair paved roads in the parish that were damaged during floods of 2015 and 2016.
Assistant Parish Engineer Eric Hudson told parish Police Jury members Wednesday that bids will be advertised within the next couple of weeks for consultants and program managers for the projects.
Road repairs were made possible when the parish won an unprecedented appeal over FEMA claims denials earlier this year before an panel of appeals judges in Washington, D.C. The favorable ruling gave Bossier Parish nearly $32 million for a variety of road repair projects.
Hudson also told jury members the parish has received approval from the Corps of Engineers for the southern extension of the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway. Rights of way purchases along the proposed route will begin soon, he said.
Plans call for the ART to be extended south to Taylortown.
In other business Wednesday, police jury members:
- Authorized advertising for bids for annual supplies and materials for the Bossier Parish Highway Department, bids to be received Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
- Adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 110, Article II “General Parish Regulations”, of the Bossier Parish Code of Ordinances by adding Section 110-37 “Petition Required”, to require a petition to be signed by all (100%) lot
owners in a Bossier Parish approved subdivision in order for a public hearing to be scheduled before the Bossier Parish Police Jury to subdivide a lot or place an additional living structure on a lot.
- Scheduled a public hearing on December 2 to consider approval of the minor plat for Miguel Lopez.
- Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider the application of the Benton-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission to consider regulations for abutting lots.
- Scheduled a public hearing on November 18 to consider approval of the amended plat for Dry Cypress North subdivision, Unit No. 1, being a re-plat of Dry Cypress North subdivision, Unit No. 1.
- Scheduled a public hearing on December 2 to consider adoption of the 2021 Bossier Parish Police Jury budget.
- 30-day review of property located at 275 Adger Lake Road, Benton.
- Accepted report on meeting of the Broadband Study Committee.
- Adopted a joint proclamation with the Caddo Parish Commission, the City of Shreveport, and the City of Bossier City proclaiming the week of November 5-11 as Veteran’s Celebration Week.
- Adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $12,000,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds (Bossier Parish Public Improvement Projects), in one or more series, taxable or tax-exempt (the “Bonds”), to advance refund all or a portion
of the Authority’s $11,835,000 Revenue Bonds (Bossier Parish Public Improvement Projects) Series 2012, (the “Prior Bonds”), to fund reserves, if necessary, and to pay costs of issuance of the Bonds, including the premium for
a bond insurance policy, if necessary. Approving the forms of and authorizing the execution and delivery of documents, certificates or contracts required in connection therewith, and authorizing the President, Secretary of the Parish, Administrator
of the Parish and such other officials of the Parish to do all things necessary to effectuate the Resolution.
- Named Charles Gray to the Bossier Parish Library Board of Control.
- Approved proposal of Civil Design Group, LLC, for additional services for the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Pedestrian Walkway.