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CAMERON PARISH POLICE JURY
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT
TO LEVY AD VALOREM TAXES

The Cameron Parish Police Jury will hold a public meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the West Annex Board Room, located at 148 Smith Circle, Cameron, Louisiana, at which time the Board will have the following item on the agenda for consideration.

Adopt Millage Rate for
Ad Valorem Tax for 2018 for
Fire Protection District No. 7

Should you have any questions, please contact Darrell Williams, Secretary at (337) 775-5718.
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Regular Meeting
Board of Commissioners of the Hackberry Recreation District
April 24, 2018
A regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Hackberry Recreation District was held at the Hackberry Recreation Center in Hackberry, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Members Present: Travis LaBove, Travis Welch, and Terry J. Murphy.
Members Absent: Barry Stine, and Bethany Moore.
Guests: None.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Travis Welch, and the following business was discussed.
Motion was made by Travis LaBove, seconded by Terry J. Murphy, and carried to accept the minutes as read.
Motion was made by Terry J. Murphy, seconded by Travis LaBove, and carried to accept the financial statements.
Motion was made by Terry J. Murphy, seconded by Travis LaBove and carried to adopt the Resolution of 9.850 mills for the Hackberry Recreation District for 2018.
Motion was made by Travis LaBove, seconded by Terry J. Murphy and carried to adopt the Resolution of 1.970 mills for the HRD/Multi-Purpose Facility for 2018.
Business of the meeting completed, motion was made by Travis LaBove, seconded by Terry J. Murphy, and carried to adjourn the meeting.
Attest:
Travis Welch
Chairman
Approved:
/s/Dwayne Sanner
Sect./Treas.
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PROCEEDINGS
Lower Cameron Ambulance
Service District
Board of Commissioners Meeting
February 21, 2018
Meeting called to order at 4:45 p.m. by Chairperson, Michaeil Booth.
Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer were led by Mrs. Booth
Board Roll call: Present - Melissa Kiffe, Christine Mooney, Pat Primeaux, Melissa Kiffe and Jo Ann Nunez.
Also present: Davy Doxey
Mrs. Booth read the agenda aloud.
No amendments to the agenda were proposed.
Mrs. Mooney motioned to approve the agenda. Second by Ms. Nunez. None opposed. Motion carried.
Mrs. Kiffe motioned to approve the minutes for the December 6, 2017 meeting. Second by Ms. Mooney None opposed. Motion carried.
Director, Byron Broussard presented the director’s report for November, December 2017 & January 2018, which included, call volume reports, payments received on accounts, expense reports, asset report, and tax revenues received. Expense reports were reviewed and signed by each present member. An account adjustment report was presented and signed by the meeting chair person, Ms. Booth.
Mr. Broussard presented invoices from vendors, from which he made purchases, for approval. Invoices were signed by board chairperson, Michaeil Booth.
Ms. Nunez motioned to approve and accept the director’s report. Second by Mrs. Kiffe. None opposed. Motion carried.
Mr. Broussard reported that he spoke to the La. Legislative Auditor’s staff employee, Jennifer Shay, requesting an opinion on if receipts are necessary to award the daily meal per diem reimbursement to on duty medics. Ms. Shay advised that if the board will adopt a policy, detailing how the per diem is distributed, who qualifies for the per diem and how much the daily amount will be, then the collection of receipts from employees would not be necessary. Mr. Broussard presented a meal per diem policy for the board to consider. Mrs. Booth suggested that the policy be adopted with an amendment to raise the current amount of $20 per day, to $25 per day. Ms. Primeaux motioned to adopt the meal per diem policy with one amendment to increase the daily amount from $20 to $25. Second by Ms. Nunez. None opposed. 4 members for. 1 Member abstained. Motion carried.
Mr. Broussard presented information on Louisiana Asset Management Pool (LAMP) as an investment option for the district. He read from the information he obtained from the LAMP website and from the resolution and application to open a LAMP account. He advised that, although this investment is in compliance with state law, the accounts are not insured by FDIC and no security collateral is pledged to insure the accounts. He also presented a list of public entities that are invested in the program, including several in Cameron Parish. After discussing this investment option, the board concluded that more information would be needed on the matter. Mr. Broussard will arrange for a representative to meet with the board. Mrs. Kiffe motioned to table the LAMP investment option until more information is available. Second by Ms. Nunez. None opposed. Motion carried.
Mr. Broussard presented and reviewed the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the 2017 Audit. A resolution was adopted as follows:
Lower Cameron Parish
Ambulance Service District
Resolution
BE IT RESOLVED, that the attached completed Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the audit year 2017 has been reviewed and approved by the LOWER CAMERON PARISH AMBULANCE SERVICE DISTRICT board of directors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes:
YEAS: 5
NAYS: 0
ABSTAINED: 0
ABSENT: 0
CERTIFICATE
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of a resolution adopted at a regular board meeting held February 21, 2018 at which time a quorum was present and voting.
Cameron, Louisiana, this day of February 21, 2018.
Michaeil Booth, Chairperson
___________________________
(authorized person’s signature)
Mrs. Kiffe motioned to adjourn the meeting. Second by Ms. Mooney. None opposed. Meeting adjourned.
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PROCEEDINGS
Lower Cameron Ambulance
Service District
Board of Commissioners Meeting
April 18, 2018
Meeting called to order at 4:45 p.m. by Chairperson, Michaeil Booth.
Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer were led by Mrs. Booth
Board Roll call: Present -Michaeil Booth, Melissa Kiffe and Jo Ann Nunez.
Also present: Davy Doxey
Mrs. Booth read the agenda aloud.
No amendments to the agenda were proposed.
Ms. Nunez motioned to approve the agenda. Second by Mrs. Kiffe. None opposed. Motion carried.
Ms. Nunez motioned to approve the minutes for the February 21, 2018 meeting. Second by Mrs. Kiffe. None opposed. Motion carried.
Director, Byron Broussard presented the director’s report for February & March 2018 which included, call volume reports, payments received on accounts, expense reports, asset report, and tax revenues received. He advised the board that a final itemized invoice was received from Architect, H. Curtis Vincent and the final payment of $61,377.38 was made. He also explained that he received a notice from LWCC, worker’s compensation insurer, stating that the district will be receiving a dividend check for $20,258.00 shortly. Expense reports were reviewed and signed by each present member. An account adjustment report was presented and signed by the meeting chair person, Ms. Booth.
Mr. Broussard presented invoices from vendors, from which he made purchases, for approval. Invoices were signed by board chairperson, Michaeil Booth.
Mrs. Kiffe motioned to approve and accept the director’s report. Second by Ms. Nunez. None opposed. Motion carried.
Mr. Theo Sanders, CEO of La. Asset Management Pool, presented information on the LAMP program, including the structure, history, record, benefits and application process for the program. The board will consider the LAMP program as an investment option for the district.
The following announcement was made by board chairperson, Michaeil Booth:
Announce: That a meeting will be held at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to adopt the Millage Rates for Lower Cameron Ambulance Service District for the Tax Year 2018.
Mrs. Kiffe motioned to adjourn the meeting. Second by Ms. Nunez. None opposed. Meeting adjourned.
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Cameron Parish School Board
— NOTICE —
The time of the
Monday, June 11, 2018 Board Meeting
Has Been Changed to 3:30 p.m.

Meeting To Be Held At:
Cameron Parish School Board Office
510 Marshall Street, Cameron, LA

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BID NOTICE
Sealed bids will be received by Cameron Parish Waterworks District #10 until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Waterworks office located at 6246 Gulf Beach Hwy., Johnson Bayou, La. or by mail at the same address for the sale of one (1) 2009 John Deere ZTRK Lawn Mower 54”, as is-where is, located at 6246 Gulf Beach Hwy. in Johnson Bayou. All bids must be submitted on bid form provided by Waterworks District #10 and enclosed in a sealed envelope clearly marked: Lawnmower Bid, to be accepted. To obtain a bid form, schedule to see the item, or for any questions, please contact Rhonda at 337-569-2110 or come to the office Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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NOTICE
DG LOUISIANA, LLC d/b/a Dollar General Store #10522 is applying to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at retail in the Parish of Cameron at the following location: 750 Hwy 384, Lake Charles, LA 70607-8934
Officers of DG LOUISIANA, LLC are:
STEVEN R. DECKARD, CEO
JASON REISER, CMO & SECRETARY
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CAMERON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Openings for 2018-2019 School Year
Fully Certified Teachers and Support Staff
Grand Lake High School
Dr. Holly Castile, Principal – (337) 905-2231 or holly_castile@camsch.org
5th Grade Mathematics
Secondary SPED w/Coaching Responsibilities Football Preferably
South Cameron High School
Mrs. Bobbye Delaney, Principal – (337) 542-4628 or bobbye_delaney@camsch.org
Head Baseball & Assistant Football Coach with Certifications in
Secondary Mathematics or Secondary Social Studies
Johnson Bayou High School
Mrs. Brenda Sanders, Principal – (337) 569-2138 or brenda_sanders@camsch.org
Middle School ELA
Coach with Certifications in Secondary Mathematics or
Secondary Social Studies or Business Education
Central Office
Mrs. Courtnie King, Supervisor of Special Education - (337) 775-5784
or courtnie_king@camsch.org
Critical Shortage Opening:

Educational Diagnostician
Applicant must have a current teaching certificate with Educational Diagnostician Certification.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED
For the positions listed, applicants should download the Certified Personnel Application from www.camsch.org and schedule an interview with the contact person listed. The applicant must submit the completed application packet, including required letters of recommendation, official transcripts, Praxis scores and any other data, to the principal or contact person prior to interview.
Available positions will continually be updated at www.camsch.org.
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PROCEEDINGS
CAMERON PARISH
POLICE JURY
MAY 4, 2018
The Cameron Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Cameron Parish West Annex Board Room in the Village of Cameron, Louisiana at 3:00 o'clock P.M. The following members were present: Mr. Davy Doxey, Mr. Anthony Hicks, Mr. Terry Beard, Mr. Joe Dupont, Mr. Curtis Fountain, Mr. Darryl Farque, and Mr. Lawrence Faulk. The following member was absent: Mr. Kirk Quinn.
It was moved by Mr. Faulk, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried, that the reading of the minutes shall be dispensed with and approved.
It was moved by Mr. Faulk, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, that the board hereby approves to add the following
items to the agenda: (Item 19) Authority to advertise for Public Comment for 30 days and to conduct a Public Hearing to Consider the following Revision to Cameron Parish Code of Ordinances: Chapter 14 Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 14-60 Subpart (a.1) Notwithstanding the above provisions; these vehicles are not allowed at the following beaches: Add the following: Item - (3) Rutherford Beach area. Off-road vehicles, vehicles without a valid vehicle license and motor vehicles are prohibited from the designated area identified by signage, beginning from the dune area located approximately 760' west of Rutherford Beach Drive, eastward approximately 1.25 miles, ending at the eastern edge of the State Lease Line, (Item 20) Executive Session - Possible Litigation Creole Fire & Multipurpose Station Property.
It was moved by Mr. Fountain, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried, that the applications for the following permits be and the same are hereby approved with the stipulations set forth by the respective Gravity Drainage Districts, with the exception of item 5(a) which is hereby tabled:
a. D.P. Land - Johnson Bayou, Cameron Meadows, Section 29, T14S, R13W, (proposed excavation of an existing levee and replace with a (6) barrel water control structure, 42-inch x 20-foot DU flap gate style barrels to reduce inundation), Cameron Parish, LA. (180501) (Tabled Until Next Meeting)
b. Lacassane Company Inc. - Lowry, Sections 1 & 12, T12S, R5W, Sections 6 & 7, T12S, R4W, (proposed Lacassane Company Environmental Investigation to collect soil and groundwater samples to assess environmental conditions), Cameron Parish, LA. (180502)
c. Cameron Parish Gravity Drainage District No. 4 - South Oak Grove, Sections 6 & 7, T15S, R6W, Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, & 12, T15S, R7W, (proposed South Oak Grove Levee Restoration; restore low areas along approximately 30,490 linear feet of existing levee and excavation of native material to be removed from existing borrow areas and water bottoms), Cameron Parish, LA. (180503)
d. Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC - Sweet Lake, Lat 30 0 45.21, Long -92 59 15.32, (proposed meter station 4028 Exploratory Dig Project; consist of exposing a segment of Columbia's existing West Lateral 100 pipeline to examine and assess the pope for potential future use as a delivery point), Cameron Parish, LA. (180504)
e. Apache Corporation - South Pecan Lake Field, (proposed plug and abandonment to include the removal of well structures, pipelines, and associated facilities serving (15) wells), Cameron Parish, LA. (180505)
f. Tru Lodging RV Park, LLC - Hackberry, Off Hwy 27, Section 27, T12S, R10W, (proposed development of an RV Park to include, installation of (49) RV pads, a detention pond and ditches for drainage, and construct 540 sq. feet of office space), Cameron Parish, LA. (180407)
It was moved by Mr. Doxey, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried the board does hereby appoint Michelle Trahan to the Waterworks District No. Seven Board.
It was moved by Mr. Doxey, seconded by Mr. Beard and carried the board does hereby accept the resignation of Terrence Savoie from the Gravity Drainage District No. Three Board, authorizes, empowers and directs the Secretary to send a letter of appreciation to Mr. Savoie for this service to the board and hereby appoints Oran DeBarge for the remainder of term.
It was moved by Mr. Beard, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried the board does hereby reappoint Susan Fawvor to the Fire Protection District No. Nine Board.
It was moved by Mr. Beard, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried the board does hereby reappoint Mark LeBoeuf to the Fire Protection District No. Nine Board.
It was moved by Mr. Fountain, seconded by Mr. Hicks and carried the board does hereby reappoint Spencer Owens to the Fire Protection District No. Ten Board.
It was moved by Mr. Fountain, seconded by Mr. Beard and carried the board does hereby reappoint Glenn Trahan to the Fire Protection District No. Ten Board.
It was moved by Mr. Beard, seconded by Mr. Faulk and carried the board does hereby reappoint Darrell Hebert to the Fire Protection District No. Sixteen Board.
It was moved by Mr. Fountain, seconded by Mr. Hicks and carried the Board does hereby reappoint Blair Jinks to the Lower Cameron Hospital District No. Two Board.
It was moved by Mr. Beard, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried the Board does hereby reappoint Mitchell Kelley to the Mosquito Abatement District Board.
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried the Board does hereby reappoint Kim Nunez to the Recreation District No. Five Board.
It was moved by Mr. Doxey, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried the board hereby accepts the resignation of Stephen Landry from the Gravity Drainage District No. Four Board, authorizes, empowers and directs the Secretary to send a letter of appreciation to Mr. Landry for his service to the Board, and hereby appoints Todd Morales for the remainder of term.
It was moved by Mr. Doxey, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried the board hereby accepts the resignation of Janetta LaLande from the Recreation District No. Seven Board, authorizes, empowers and directs the Secretary to send a letter of appreciation to Ms. LaLande for her service to the Board, and hereby appoints Robin Morales for the remainder of term.
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, that the following resolution be declared duly adopted:
RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION NO. 1082
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF CAMERON
WHEREAS, Cameron Parish is participating in the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Project Priority List 28 process, and
WHEREAS, the Cameron Parish Police Jury has reviewed all submitted projects according to the goals and objectives of the Cameron Parish Comprehensive Plan for Coastal Restoration & Protection, and
WHEREAS, each of the prioritized projects are vital to the recovery, protection, and sustainability of our coastal wetlands in Cameron Parish, and
WHEREAS, the Cameron Parish Police Jury hereby acknowledges the proposed Long Point Bayou Marsh Creation and Central Wetlands Hydrologic Restoration projects are of great importance to our residents and landowners and hereby requests these projects to be moved forward toward engineering & design, and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Cameron Parish Police Jury on this 4th day of May 2018, that the Secretary is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to forward this Resolution of support to the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Technical Committee and Task Force for the following projects:
•Long Point Bayou Marsh Creation
•Central Wetlands Hydrologic Restoration
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Technical Committee, through this Resolution, are requested to support the engineering and design funding for this project.
THUS DONE AND ADOPTED by a the following votes of the Cameron Parish Police Jury, in regular session convened on this May 4, 2018
YEAS: Mr. Darryl Farque, Mr. Curtis Fountain, Mr. Joe Dupont, Mr. Anthony Hicks, Mr. Davy Doxey, Mr. Terry Beard and Mr. Lawrence Faulk
NAYS: None
ABSENT: Mr. Kirk Quinn
APPROVED:
JOE DUPONT, PRESIDENT
ATTEST:
DARRELL WILLIAMS,
SECRETARY
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, to conduct a public hearing to hear comments, written or oral, regarding the intention of the board to abandon the following Right of Way:
1) Abandon Right of Way on 60 ft. Strip of Land Adjacent to Lot 12 Block B of Bonne Terre Subdivision (as per assessment plat), Section 6, Township 12 South, Range 8 West, Grand Lake, LA.
There being no written or public comment, the President closed the hearing.
It was moved by Mr. Faulk, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, that the following resolution is declared duly adopted:
RESOLUTION
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF CAMERON
BE IT RESOLVED by the Cameron Parish Police Jury in regular session convened on this 4th day of May, 2018, that:
SECTION I: The following described public roads right of ways, the same being of no further public use, necessity or convenience, be and the same are hereby abandoned:
•Right of Way on 60 ft. Strip of Land Adjacent to Lot 12 Block B of Bonne Terre Subdivision (per assessment plat), Section 6, Township 12 South, Range 8 West, Grand Lake, LA
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 4th day of May, 2018.
APPROVED:
JOE DUPONT, PRESIDENT
CAMERON PARISH
POLICE JURY
ATTEST:
DARRELL WILLIAMS,
SECRETARY
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, that the following resolution is declared duly adopted:
RESOLUTION
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF CAMERON
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millages are hereby levied on the 2018 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by Cameron Parish Police Jury:
DISTRICT
MILLAGE
General Alimony, 3.90 MILLS
Health Unit Maintenance, 0.00 MILLS
Courthouse and Jail Maintenance, 2.64 MILLS
Garbage District No. 1 Maintenance, 7.86 MILLS
Library Maintenance, 6.36 MILLS
Road & Bridge Maintenance, 6.61 MILLS
Hackberry Fire Protection District No. 1 Maintenance, 4.25 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 1 Maintenance, 6.07 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 9 Maintenance, 2.69 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 10 Maintenance, 8.00 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 14 Maintenance, 4.15 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 15 Maintenance, 8.17 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 16 Maintenance, 2.76 MILLS
Fire Protection District No. 7 Sinking, 2.50 MILLS
Hackberry Fire Protection District No. 1 Sinking, 3.10 MILLS
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Cameron, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 2018, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law.
The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes:
YEAS: Darryl Farque, Joe Dupont, Curtis Fountain, Anthony Hicks, Terry Beard, Davy Doxey, and Lawrence Faulk
NAYS: None
ABSTAINED: None
ABSENT: Kirk Quinn
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 4th day of May 2018.
APPROVED:
JOE DUPONT, PRESIDENT
ATTEST:
DARRELL WILLIAMS,
SECRETARY
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Doxey and carried, that the following resolution is declared ratified as signed by Joe Dupont, President on 19th day of April, 2018, and duly adopted:
RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION NO. 1079
PARISH OF CAMERON
STATE OF LOUISIANA
A resolution authorizing the Cameron Parish Police Jury to prepare and submit a pre-application to the Statewide Flood Control Program for assistance in the implementation of a project for the purpose of reducing existing flood damages; providing for the necessary documentation of said flood damages; and providing for other related matters in connection therewith.
WHEREAS, Cameron Parish has been adversely affected by damages from flood waters; and
WHEREAS, Cameron Parish Police Jury desires to apply for State matching funds pursuant to L.A. R.S. 38:90.1 et. seq., as amended, to implement a project to reduce said flood damages, and that Cameron Parish Police Jury is fully aware of its obligations under said Statute; and
WHEREAS, Cameron Parish Police Jury is a political body duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Louisiana and is eligible to apply for funds under said Statute,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Cameron Parish Police Jury as follows:
Section 1. That Cameron Parish Police Jury acknowledges that upon approval of the pre-application a formal application will be prepared and submitted to the statewide Flood Control Program.
Section 2. That at the appropriate time and upon approval of funding assistance and prior to commencement of work on the project Cameron Parish Police Jury agrees to execute a Statement of Sponsorship pursuant to said Statute.
Section 3. That Ryan Bourriaque is hereby designated Authorized Representative for Cameron Parish Police Jury to affect the preparation of the pre-application and application to the Statewide Flood Control Program for funding assistance of a flood control project.
Section 4. That said Authorized Representative’s responsibilities shall pertain to technical matters only and shall not include any official act on behalf of Cameron Parish Police Jury,
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 4th day of May 2018.
APPROVED:
JOE DUPONT, PRESIDENT
ATTEST:
DARRELL WILLIAMS,
SECRETARY
In response to an advertisement for Request for Proposals for Emergency Debris Collection, and after review and scoring of all acceptable proposals, it was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Doxey and carried, that the Board hereby authorizes, empowers and directs the President to sign agreements with DRC Emergency Services for Emergency Debris Collection.
In response to an advertisement for Request for Proposals for Emergency Debris Monitoring, and after review and scoring of all acceptable proposals, it was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Doxey and carried, that the Board hereby authorizes, empowers and directs the President to sign agreements with Tetra-Tech for Emergency Debris Monitoring.
In response to an advertisement for the acceptance of bids for Dust Control 2018, the following bids were received:
CONTRACTOR; BASE BID
Dust Control LLC; $0.13 per Square Foot/$680 per day
Considering the bid of Dust Control LLC was the only responsible bid, it was moved by Mr.Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, the Board hereby accepts the responsible bid of Dust Control LLC., with the base bid of $0.13 (thirteen cents) per Square Foot and $680.00 (Six hundred eighty dollars) per day for Road Master Dust Control and Tanker truck to hold material.
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Doxey and carried, that the Administrator is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Volkert, Inc. for GOMESA Program Management.
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, the board hereby designates Darrell Williams as the records retention officer of the Cameron Parish Police Jury.
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Hicks and carried, that the following resolution is declared duly adopted:
RESOLUTION
NO. 1081 OF 2018
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INCURRENCE OF DEBT TO FINANCE REPAIRS AND MITIGATION OF THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENERGY EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION ON THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF, AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING BORROWING FUNDS FROM THE LOUISIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (“AUTHORITY”); PRESCRIBING THE FORM, FIXING THE DETAILS AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT THEREOF; ENTERING INTO CERTAIN COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH SECURITY AND PAYMENT OF SAID DEBT; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE AUTHORITY; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority (the “Authority”) was created pursuant to the authority of Chapter 10-D of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, (La R.S. 33:4548.1-4548.16) (the “Act”), and other constitutional and statutory authority, in order to finance acquisition, construction and equipping of certain facilities, including facilities used for general governmental purposes, environmental, public infrastructure, community and economic development purposes and to otherwise establish programs to aid in the financing of local government, and to provide for issuance of bonds for authorized projects, and to procure any funds necessary therefore by mortgage, pledge or other encumbrance of the trust estate dedicated by it therefore and to provide for issuance and delivery of limited and special obligation revenue bonds of the Authority to evidence any indebtedness so incurred; and
WHEREAS, the Parish of Cameron, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), a parochial governing entity established pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana and a member of the Authority, in order to finance additions, acquisitions, repairs and/or expansions needed for coastal restoration, protection and for other activities and endeavors permitted under the provisions of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-432) (“GOMESA”), and to pay costs of issuance of the bonds, (the “Project”), has made application to the Authority to issue its bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 for a term not to exceed twenty (20) years at rates of interest not to exceed 7% per annum to provide funds to the Parish to finance the Project (the “Bonds”), which indebtedness is to be evidenced and secured by a loan agreement, and executed by the Parish and the Authority (the “Loan Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, the Authority may lend proceeds received from the sale of the Bonds to the Parish to finance the Project; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to and in accordance with the Act and the Loan Agreement, the Parish will borrow from the Authority funds to finance the Project and/or reimburse the Parish for capital expenditures previously made in connection therewith under the terms and conditions more fully described within the Loan Agreement;
WHEREAS, in return for payment and security of the Bonds to be issued by the Authority and the Loan Agreement to be entered into by the Parish, the Parish will provide for repayment of the Authority’s loan from funds, moneys, receipts and revenues made available to the Parish from GOMESA (the “GOMESA Revenues”) of the Parish, as defined in the Loan Agreement, thereby obligating the Parish to pay the Authority amounts necessary to allow the Authority to make principal and interest payments on the Bonds issued for the benefit of the Parish;
WHEREAS, the Parish has determined the sale of the Bonds to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, (the “Underwriter”) and use of the proceeds thereof to finance the Project will be in furtherance of the public purposes intended to be served by the Act and GOMESA;
WHEREAS, it is necessary that the Loan Agreement, and other matters in connection therewith, be approved by this Police Jury;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Police Jury of the Parish of Cameron, Louisiana, governing authority of the Parish, as follows:
SECTION 1. In compliance with the applicable provisions of the Act and GOMESA, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, there be and there is hereby authorized incurring of indebtedness and borrowing from the Authority through issuance by the Authority of its revenue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not-to-exceed Fifteen Million Dollars ($15,000,000) for a term not-to-exceed twenty (20) years at rates of interest not-to-exceed 7% per annum (the “Bonds”), for and on behalf of, and in the name of the Parish to finance the Project, and to represent said indebtedness this Parish Police Jury does hereby authorize execution and delivery of a loan agreement, by and between the Parish and the Authority (the “Loan Agreement”) representing the Parish’s financial and other obligations to repay the Authority’s incurrence of debt represented by the Bonds or such other evidence of the Parish’s financial obligation in favor of the Authority as may be required by the Authority. The Loan Agreement shall be executed, issued and delivered in the name of the Parish and in accordance with the terms and provisions thereof.
Notwithstanding any provisions of the Loan Agreement to the contrary, any failure by the Parish to timely make payments owed under the Loan Agreement as a result of insufficient GOMESA Revenues of the Parish to make such payments shall not constitute an Event of Default (as defined in the Loan Agreement) under the Loan Agreement.
SECTION 2. The Parish is hereby obligated for payment of amounts and obligations expressed in the Loan Agreement, in principal and interest, as they shall respectively become due and payable, from the funds, income, revenue, fees, receipts or charges of any nature on deposit with or accruing from time to time to the Parish, but only from GOMESA Revenues and not otherwise. Neither the full faith and credit of the Parish nor any specific tax of the Parish is pledged, and there shall be no obligation of the Parish to levy or increase taxes or other sources of revenue to provide for payment of debt service on the Bonds, save and except only from GOMESA Revenues of the Parish, as more fully defined in the Loan Agreement. The obligation hereof and the provisions, covenants and agreements set forth herein and in the Loan Agreement to be performed by or on behalf of the Parish shall be for the equal benefit, protection, and security of the owners of any and all Bonds regardless of the time or times of issuance or maturity, shall be of equal rank without preference, priority or distinction over any other thereof. The Loan Agreement shall represent special obligations of the Parish payable solely from GOMESA Revenues of the Parish as described in this Section 2 and in the Loan Agreement. The Loan Agreement shall not constitute an indebtedness or pledge of the general credit of the Parish within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation of indebtedness.
SECTION 3. The Police Jury does hereby approve execution of a Continuing Disclosure Certificate pursuant to Section (d)(2) of the Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12 (the “Continuing Disclosure Certificate”). The President of the Police Jury or such other officials of the Parish as may be appropriate shall be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Continuing Disclosure Certificate for and on behalf of the Parish. The Parish, acting through the Police Jury, hereby covenants and agrees that it will comply with and carry out all of the provisions of the Continuing Disclosure Certificate.
SECTION 4. The Police Jury does hereby approve execution of a Bond Purchase Agreement among the Parish, the Authority and the Underwriter, in connection with the sale of the Bonds. The President of the Police Jury or such other officials of the Parish as may be appropriate shall be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Bond Purchase Agreement for and on behalf of the Parish.
SECTION 5. The Police Jury does hereby approve execution of a Control Agreement for Deposit Account among the Parish, Whitney Bank, as the trustee and the Parish’s Fiscal Agent Bank, in connection with the Parish’s receipt and use of GOMESA Revenues. The President of the Police Jury or such other officials of the Parish as may be appropriate shall be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Control Agreement For Deposit Account for and on behalf of the Parish.
SECTION 6. The Parish does hereby approve the provisions and contents of the Preliminary Limited Offering Memorandum and the Limited Offering Memorandum used by the Underwriter in connection with the offering and sale of the Bonds.
SECTION 7. The Parish covenants and agrees that, to the extent permitted by the laws of the State of Louisiana, it will comply with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and any amendments thereto (the “Code”) to establish, maintain and preserve the exclusion from “gross income” of interest on the tax-exempt Bonds under the Code. The Parish further covenants and agrees that it will not take any action, fail to take any action, or permit any action within its control to be taken, or permit at any time or times any of the proceeds of the Bonds or any other funds of the Parish to be used directly or indirectly in any manner, the effect of which would be to cause the Bonds to be “arbitrage bonds” or would result in inclusion of interest on any Bonds in gross income under the Code, including, without limitation, (i) the failure to comply with the limitation on investment of Bond proceeds, or (ii) the failure to pay any required rebate of arbitrage earnings to the United States of America, or (iii) use of Bond proceeds in a manner that would cause the Bonds to be “private activity bonds.”
SECTION 8. The Parish acknowledges and agrees with the Authority’s employment of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as underwriter, in connection with issuance and sale of the Bonds.
SECTION 9. The Police Jury President, Parish Administrator and/or Secretary, and such other officials of the Parish as may be appropriate shall be and they are hereby authorized and directed to take and perform any and all actions required and necessary under the terms of the Loan Agreement, and to take any and all actions on behalf of the Parish necessary or advisable to effect the transactions described herein including, without limitation, execution and delivery of any additional agreements, certificates, waivers, consents and amendments or other agreements or instruments deemed appropriate.
SECTION 10. A copy of this Resolution shall be published immediately after its adoption in the Cameron Pilot, the official journal of the Parish, except that Exhibit A attached hereto (the Loan Agreement), need not be published, but shall be available for public inspection during regular office hours at the office of the Police Jury.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 4th day of May, 2018.
APPROVED:
JOE DUPONT, PRESIDENT
ATTEST:
DARRELL WILLIAMS,
SECRETARY
It was moved by Mr. Fountain, seconded by Mr. Farque and carried the board hereby authorizes, empowers, and directs the President to sign the State Highway Maintenance Agreement with Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD).
It was moved by Mr. Hicks, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, that the Treasurer is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to pay the April 2018 bills.
It was moved by Mr. Doxey, seconded by Mr. Faulk and carried, the Secretary is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to advertise for Public Comment for 30 days and to Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider the following Revision to Cameron Parish Code of Ordinances:
•Chapter 14 Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 14-60 (a.1) Notwithstanding the above provisions; these vehicles are not allowed at the following beaches: Add the following: Item - (3) Rutherford Beach area. Off-road vehicles, vehicles without a valid vehicle license and motor vehicles are prohibited from the designated area identified by signage, beginning from the dune area located approximately 760' west of Rutherford Beach Drive, eastward approximately 1.25 miles, ending at the eastern edge of the State Lease Line.
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Fountain and carried, that the Jury shall go into Executive Session to discuss Possible Litigation Creole Fire & Multipurpose Station Property. The vote thereon was, as follows:
YEAS: Darryl Farque, Lawrence Faulk, Anthony Hicks, Joe Dupont, Davy Doxey, Curtis Fountain, Terry Beard
NAYS: None
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: Kirk Quinn
It was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Faulk and carried, that the Jury shall return to regular session. The vote thereon was recorded, as follows:
YEAS: Darryl Farque, Lawrence Faulk, Anthony Hicks, Joe Dupont, Davy Doxey, Curtis Fountain, Terry Beard
NAYS: None
ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: Kirk Quinn
The President called the meeting back to order.
It was moved by Farque, seconded by Mr. Faulk and carried, the Board hereby authorizes, empowers and directs the District Attorney to acquire the Creole Fire & Multipurpose Station Property.
There being no further business, it was moved by Mr. Farque, seconded by Mr. Faulk and carried, the meeting was declared adjourned.
APPROVED:
JOE DUPONT, PRESIDENT
ATTEST:
DARRELL WILLIAMS,
SECRETARY
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PROCEEDINGS
Creole, Louisiana
May 8, 2018
The Board of Commissioners, governing authority of Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, met in regular public session at its regular meeting place, the Creole Fire Station, 184 East Creole Highway, Creole, Louisiana, at 5:30 o’clock p.m. on May 8, 2018, pursuant to written notice given to each and every member thereof and duly posted in the manner required by law.
The President called the meeting to order and on roll call, the following members were present:
James Duhon, Jonathan Marceaux, Robin Morales, Jennifer Vincent
ABSENT: Anna Murphy
The meeting was called to order and the roll called with the above results.
The President of the Board stated that the purpose of the meeting was for canvassing and tabulating the returns of an election held in Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana (the “District”) on April 28, 2018, on the question of authorizing renewal of a special ad valorem tax on all taxable property within the District, and thereupon presented the following proces verbal, which was adopted by the following vote:
YEAS: James Duhon, Jonathan Marceaux, Robin Morales, Jennifer Vincent
NAYS: None
PROCES VERBAL
BE IT KNOWN AND REMEMBERED that on this 8th day of May, 2018, at 5:30 o’clock p.m., in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Commissioners (“Board”), serving as governing authority of Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, adopted on December 18, 2017, and recorded in the records of said Board, notice of which meeting was issued and published according to law, the undersigned members of the Board, being a quorum thereof, met at the regular meeting place of the Board, and according to law examined the tabulation blanks, certificates and statements which were received from the Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge of the election held in Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana on April 28, 2018, in accordance with said resolution, together with the transcription of the totals made by the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Parish Custodian of Voting Machines in and for Cameron Parish to determine the following proposition:
MAINTENANCE MILLAGE
RENEWAL PROPOSITION
Shall Recreation District No. Seven of the Parish of Cameron, Louisiana, be authorized to renew a levy of a tax of 3.00 mills on all property subject to taxation in said District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, with collections from the levy of the tax estimated to be $64,658 for one entire year, for the purpose of operating and maintaining said District’s recreation facilities constituting works of public improvement, title to which shall be in the public?
The results of said election proved to be as follows:
PRECINCT; NUMBER OF VOTES IN FAVOR OF PROPOSITION; NUMBER OF VOTES AGAINST PROPOSITION
5S (Part); 0; 0
12 (Part); 17; 1
13 (Part); 32; 4
16B (Part); 0; 0
16C (Part); 0; 0
17 (Part); 0; 0
Absentees; 26; 6
TOTALS; 75; 11
We therefore ascertained that the majority of qualified electors of Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana qualified to vote under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana voting in said election in the District voted in favor of the Proposition.
At the same time and place, we did examine and canvass the returns as evidenced by said tabulation blanks, certificates, and statements received from the election Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge, the correctness of which were sworn to by the election Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners according to law, and our finding was that the returns indicated a majority voted in favor of the Proposition.
Therefore, we declare that the result of said election is in favor of the Proposition as stated above.
In accordance with law, a resolution promulgating the aforesaid results was adopted, and the Secretary of the Board was ordered to have a copy of said resolution signed by the President and published in one issue of the Cameron Pilot, a newspaper published in DeQuincy, Louisiana, and of general circulation in said Recreation District No. Seven, and the official journal of the District.
We did, likewise, order that one copy of this proces verbal be sent to the Secretary of State to be recorded in the archives of the State of Louisiana, and that one copy be sent to the Clerk of the District Court of Cameron Parish to be recorded in the mortgage records of said Parish and that one copy be filed in the archives of this Board.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED in the presence of Haley Willis and Cassandra Daigle, competent witnesses on this 8th day of May, 2018, at a meeting of the Board in Creole, Louisiana, by the undersigned members of said Board present and participating in the canvass of said election.
/s/ James Duhon, President
/s/ Robin Morales, Member
/s/ Jennifer Vincent, Member
/s/ Jonathan Marceaux, Member
WITNESSES:
/s/ Haley Willis
/s/ Cassandra Daigle
The following resolution was thereupon introduced, and pursuant to a motion made by Jennifer Vincent and seconded by Jonathan Marceaux, was adopted by the following vote:
YEAS: James Duhon, Jonathan Marceaux, Robin Morales, and Jennifer Vincent
NAYS: None
RESOLUTION
A RESOLUTION PROMULGATING THE RESULTS OF A SPECIAL ELECTION HELD IN RECREATION DISTRICT NO. SEVEN OF CAMERON PARISH, LOUISIANA ON APRIL 28, 2018.
WHEREAS, on April 28, 2018, an election was held in Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to determine the proposition hereinafter set out;
WHEREAS, the returns of said election were canvassed by the Board according to law and notice duly given as provided by law, and the result of said election was declared to be in favor of the Proposition;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board, acting as governing authority of Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, as follows:
SECTION 1. An election was held in Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on April 28, 2018, to determine the proposition hereinafter set out; that said election was duly and properly called by the Board by a resolution adopted on December 18, 2017, and recorded in the records of said Board, that notice of said election embracing all matters required by law to be contained therein was given by publication in the Cameron Pilot, a newspaper published in DeQuincy, Louisiana, and of general circulation in Recreation District No. Seven, on February 1, February 8, February 15, and February 22, 2018, the first of said publications being not less than 45 days nor more than 90 days prior to the date set for said election; that this Board did in said resolution designate the polling places for said election and did provide for the use of voting machines in the conduct of said election; that election officials were duly selected; that each election official received the certificate of instruction of the use of the voting machines and his duties in connection therewith as required by law; that the State Custodian of Voting Machines and the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Parish Custodian of Voting Machines of Cameron Parish made available on the day of the election at the polling places designated for the conduct of said election the necessary voting machines and all necessary equipment and paraphernalia required by law in connection with the use of voting machines at elections; that the Registrar of Voters and the Clerk of Court of Cameron Parish furnished to the election Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge copies of the precinct registers for each precinct or ward entitled to vote at such polling places; that the Louisiana Secretary of State prepared and certified the ballot used in the voting machines as required by law; that the proposition voted on in said election and as it appeared in said voting machine was in due form provided by law and the resolution adopted by this Board on December 18, 2017, calling said special election; that the results of said election were written on a large sheet of paper at said polling places, which sheet of paper was signed by each of the election officials designated to conduct such election at said polling places and which sheet was thereupon posted in public view at the polling places in accordance with law; that only qualified electors under the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana voted at said election; that the officials who served at said election were duly and properly appointed; that the places of all absent election officials were properly filled in accordance with law; that before opening the polls all election officials were properly sworn in accordance with law; that the polls at the voting places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and remained open and until not later than 8:00 p.m.; that after the closing of the polls the votes for and against the proposition were properly counted and tallied and the necessary tabulation blanks, certificates and statements were made by the election officials in accordance with law and the voting machines delivered to the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Custodian of Voting Machines in and for Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and a copy of the results of said election delivered to the Clerk of the District Court of Cameron Parish as required by Louisiana Revised Statutes 18:1190 E; that on May 1, 2018, that being the third day after said election the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Custodian of Voting Machines, after breaking the seals and opening the voting machines used in said election did transcript the totals for the proposition voted upon at said election; and that all things whatsoever required by law to be done in connection with the holding of said election were properly and duly performed in manner and form as required by Chapter 4 of Subtitle II of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and the general election laws of the State of Louisiana.
SECTION 2. In said election the following proposition was approved by a majority of the electors qualified to vote and voting in said election in Recreation District No. Seven of Cameron Parish, Louisiana:
MAINTENANCE MILLAGE
RENEWAL PROPOSITION
Shall Recreation District No. Seven of the Parish of Cameron, Louisiana, be authorized to renew a levy of a tax of 3.00 mills on all property subject to taxation in said District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028, with collections from the levy of the tax estimated to be $64,658 for one entire year, for the purpose of operating and maintaining said District’s recreation facilities constituting works of public improvement, title to which shall be in the public?
SECTION 3. The results of said election shall be promulgated by publication of this resolution of promulgation one time in the Cameron Pilot, a newspaper published in DeQuincy, Louisiana, the official journal of the Board and of general circulation in Recreation District No. Seven.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 8th day of May, 2018.
/s/ James Duhon
JAMES DUHON, President
/s/ Haley Willis
HALEY WILLIS, Secretary
(Other business not pertinent to the present excerpt may be found of record in the official minute book.)
Upon motion duly made and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned.
/s/ James Duhon
JAMES DUHON, President
/s/ Haley Willis
HALEY WILLIS, Secretary
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF CAMERON
I, HALEY WILLIS, certify that I am the duly qualified and appointed Recording Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, governing authority of Recreation District No. Seven, Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
I further certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of an excerpt from the minutes of a public meeting of the Board of Commissioners held on May 8, 2018, and of a resolution adopted at said meeting, as said minutes and resolution appear officially of record in my possession.
IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of the Board of Commissioners, governing authority of Recreation District No. Seven, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on this, the 8th day of May, 2018.
/s/ Haley Willis
HALEY WILLIS, Secretary
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