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STOP WASTE OF $1 BILLION DOLLARS ON RESERVOIRS

        Contact Elected officials wasting our tax money

 

8 new Reservoirs were under construction of 12 approved for $41,975,000 in 2004.

The 2005 Capital outlay Legislation shows $45,590,000 for new Reservoirs,

and $22,245,000 for improvements with $67,835,000 as Total for 2005

D.O.T.D records show Poverty Point Reservoir has received $39,325,000.00

with an additional $3,500,000 approved in 2005.

 

Stop Proposed Lincoln, Jackson, Claiborne Reservoirs possibly added to this budget.

Washington Parish Reservoir shall Desecrate 250-350 graves, take churches & homes

Foolish Economic Development wasting tax money, and creating NO jobs!

 

                            Community Preservation Alliance

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House Ways and Means Committee Member Addresses

 

Convenes at 9:30 this Monday AM May 23, 2005.

Monday, May 23, 2005 Committee Room No. 6  9:30 A.M.

INSTRUMENTS TO BE HEARD: HB 2 HAMMETT CAPITAL OUTLAY

Provides for the comprehensive capital outlay budget

 

The intent of the committee is to amend, may add more Reservoirs and pass the bill out so

that it can be considered by the House Appropriations committee on Tuesday afternoon.

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House Switchboard 225-342-6945

 

Jeffery "Jeff" J. Arnold          

4480 General DeGaulle Suite 205 New Orleans, LA 70131

(504)393-5801 FAX (504)393-5809 E-Mail Rep. Jeffery "Jeff" J. Arnold

larep102@legis.state.la.us

 

Damon J. Baldone               

162 New Orleans Boulevard Houma, LA 70364

(985)876-8872 FAX (985)872-2319 E-Mail Rep. Damon J. Baldone

larep053@legis.state.la.us

 

Ernest Baylor, Jr.

2835 Hollywood Avenue, Ste. 270 Shreveport, LA 71108

(318)635-1850 FAX (318)632-2050 E-Mail Rep. Ernest Baylor, Jr.

larep003@legis.state.la.us

 

Israel B. Curtis

804 Broadway Avenue Alexandria, LA 71302

(318)487-5417 FAX (318)487-5820 E-Mail Rep. Israel B. Curtis

larep026@legis.state.la.us

 

Carla Blanchard Dartez

1006 8th Street Morgan City, LA 70380

(985)385-7019 FAX (985)385-7020 E-Mail Rep. Carla Blanchard Dartez

larep51@legis.state.la.us

 

Yvonne Dorsey Speaker ProTemp

Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, Ex Officio

1662 Thomas Delpit Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(225)342-9700 FAX (225)342-9070 E-Mail Rep. Yvonne Dorsey

larep067@legis.state.la.us

 

Rick Farrar

P. O. Box 4196 Pineville, LA 71361

(318)484-2210 FAX (318)484-2240 E-Mail Rep. Rick L. Farrar

larep027@legis.state.la.us

 

Robert Faucheux, Jr.

P. O. Box 1960 LaPlace, LA 70069-1960

(985)651-3886 FAX (985)651-0151 E-Mail Rep. Robert R. "Bobby" Faucheux, Jr.

larep057@legis.state.la.us

 

Bryant O. Hammett, Jr.

P. O. Box 408 Ferriday, LA 71334

(318)757-3665 FAX (318)757-6563 E-Mail Rep. Bryant O. Hammett, Jr.

larep021@legis.state.la.us

 

Alexander "Alex" Heaton

3323 S. Carrolton Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118

(504)483-4235 FAX (504)483-4415 E-Mail Rep. Alexander "Alex" M. Heaton

webreps@legis.state.la.us  Please insert Rep. Name in subject line

 

Herman R. Hill  (CREATED ALLEN PARISH RESERVOIR)

529 Tramel Road Dry Creek, LA 70637

(800)259-2118 FAX (337)639-4045 E-Mail Rep. Herman Ray Hill

larep032@legis.state.la.us

 

Avon R. Honey

8776 Scenic Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70807

(225)771-5674 FAX (225)771-5673 E-Mail Rep. Avon R. Honey

ahoney@legis.state.la.us

 

Lelon Kenney  (CALDWELL PARISH RESERVOIR DISTRICT)

P. O. Box 485 Columbia, LA 71418

(318)649-9100 FAX (318)649-9102 E-Mail Rep. Lelon Kenney

larep020@legis.state.la.us

 

Charmaine Marchand

4138 St. Claude Ave., Ste. A New Orleans, LA 70117

(504)942-7835 FAX (504)942-7833 E-Mail Rep. Charmaine L. Marchand

larep099@legis.state.la.us

 

Billy Montgomery

954 Hwy. 80, Suite 400 Haughton, LA 71037

(318)949-2463 FAX (318)949-5019 E-Mail Rep. Billy Wayne Montgomery

larep009@legis.state.la.us

 

Arthur A. Morrell

3200 St. Bernard, Ste. 108 New Orleans, LA 70119

(504)943-6520 FAX (504)942-8196 E-Mail Rep. Arthur A. Morrell

larep097@legis.state.la.us

 

Kenneth L. Odinet, Sr.

932 Angela Ave. Arabi, LA 70032

(504)361-6685 FAX (504)277-5664 E-Mail Rep. Kenneth L. Odinet, Sr.

larep103@legis.state.la.us

 

Cedric Richmond

5437 Crowder Blvd., Ste. 2000 New Orleans, LA 70127

(504)242-4198 FAX (504)242-6116 E-Mail Rep. Cedric L. Richmond

larep101@legis.state.la.us

 

Joe R. Salter (Speaker)

P. O. Box 250 Florien, LA 71429

(800)259-4135 FAX (318)256-4137 E-Mail Rep. Joe R. Salter

larep024@legis.state.la.us

 

Jane H. Smith

P.O. Box 72624 Bossier City, LA 71172

(318)741-2825 FAX (318)741-2723 E-Mail Rep. Jane H. Smith

larep008@legis.state.la.us

 

T. Taylor Townsend

137 St. Denis Natchitoches, LA 71457

(318)357-7048 FAX (318)357-7044 E-Mail Rep. T. Taylor Townsend

larep023@legis.state.la.us

 

Ways and Means Committee   STAFF

Debi Davison, Attorney               342-2440

Neal Angelle , Attorney              342-8623

Fay Ayers, Secretary                  342-2442

 

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Appropriations Committee Member Addresses

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 2:00 P.M. Committee Room No. 5

INSTRUMENTS TO BE HEARD: HB 2 HAMMETT CAPITAL OUTLAY

Provides for the comprehensive capital outlay budget

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John A. Alario, Jr.

1063 Muller Parkway Westwego, LA 70094-5616

(504)340-2221 FAX (504)341-0794 Form type Email:Contact Representative Alario

smithg@legis.state.la.us                                   E-Mail Rep. John A. Alario, Jr.

 

Warren J. Triche, Jr.

907 Jackson Street Thibodaux, LA 70301

(985)447-0999 (Thibodaux) FAX (985)448-2153 E-Mail Rep. Warren J. Triche, Jr.

webreps@legis.state.la.us  Please insert Name in Subject line

 

Yvonne Dorsey Speaker ProTemp   ( ALSO ON WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE )

Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, Ex Officio

1662 Thomas Delpit Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(225)342-9700 FAX (225)342-9070 E-Mail Rep. Yvonne Dorsey

larep067@legis.state.la.us

 

Roy "Hoppy" Hopkins

P. O. Box 63 Oil City, LA 71061

(318)227-2003 FAX (318)995-6890 E-Mail Rep. Roy "Hoppy" Hopkins

larep001@legis.state.la.us

 

Willie Hunter, Jr.

P. O. Box 3105 Monroe, LA 71210-3105

(318)362-5492 FAX (318)362-4133 E-Mail Rep. Willie Hunter, Jr.

larep017@legis.state.la.us

 

Thomas H. "Tom" McVea ( OPPOSED TO TAKING PEOPLE PROPERTY )

P. O. Box 217 Jackson, LA 70748

(225)634-7470 FAX (225)634-7477 E-Mail Rep. Thomas H. "Tom" McVea

larep062@legis.state.la.us

 

Dan W. Morrish

119 W. Nezpique Street Jennings, LA 70546-5356

(337)824-3979 FAX (337)824-5898 E-Mail Rep. Dan W. "Blade" Morrish

larep037@legis.state.la.us

 

Charlie DeWitt

P. O. Box 5526 Alexandria, LA 71307-5526

(318)442-1513 FAX (318)442-1514 E-Mail Rep. Charles W. DeWitt, Jr.

larep025@legis.state.la.us

 

Charles R. McDonald  ( MOREHOUSE RESERVOIR DISTRICT )

P. O. Box 1495 Bastrop, LA 71221-1495

(318)281-8121 FAX (318)283-0851 E-Mail Rep. Charles "Charlie Mac" McDonald

larep014@legis.state.la.us

 

Joe R. Salter (Speaker)  ( ALSO ON WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE )

P. O. Box 250 Florien, LA 71429

(800)259-4135 FAX (318)256-4137 E-Mail Rep. Joe R. Salter

larep024@legis.state.la.us

 

Steve Scalise

516 Clearview Parkway Metairie, LA 70001

(504) 888-9899 FAX (504)838-5212 E-Mail Rep. Steve J. Scalise

sscalise@legis.state.la.us

 

Jack D. Smith

St. Mary Parish Courthouse Room 304 Franklin, LA 70538

(337)828-7778 FAX (337)828-7778 E-Mail Rep. Jack D. Smith

webreps@legis.state.la.us Please insert Rep. Name in Subject Line

 

John R. Smith

611-B South 5th St. Leesville, LA 71446

(800)259-2709 FAX (337)238-6444 E-Mail Rep. John R. Smith

larep030@legis.state.la.us

 

Francis C. Thompson ( CREATED HALF DOZEN RESERVOIRS STARTED IT ALL )

Box 68 Delhi, LA 71232                      POVERTY POINT RESERVOIR

(318)878-9408 FAX (318)878-5650 E-Mail Rep. Francis C. Thompson

larep019@legis.state.la.us

 

Michael Jackson

660 N. Foster, Ste. A-214 Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225)342-0774 FAX (225)922-1060 E-Mail Rep. Michael L. Jackson

larep061@legis.state.la.us

 

Eric LaFleur

P. O. Box 617 Ville Platte, LA 70586

(337)363-5019 FAX (337)363-6812 E-Mail Rep. Kenneth Eric LaFleur

larep038@legis.state.la.us

 

Donald Cazayoux

P. O. Box 156 New Roads, LA 70760

(225)638-8725 FAX (225)638-8319 E-Mail Rep. Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr.

larep18@legis.state.la.us

 

Cedric B. Glover

401 Edwards St., Ste. 219 Shreveport, LA 71101

(318)226-5665 FAX (318)424-4187 E-Mail Rep. Cedric Bradford Glover

larep004@legis.state.la.us

 

Elcie J. Guillory

2320 Dewey Street Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337)491-2320 FAX (337)491-2020 E-Mail Rep. Elcie J. Guillory

larep034@legis.state.la.us

 

Cheryl A. Gray

1100 Poydras St., Ste. 2621 New Orleans, LA 70163

(504)568-2098 FAX (504)588-2179 E-Mail Rep. Cheryl Artise Gray

larep098@legis.state.la.us

 

Jalila Jefferson-Bullock

3313 S. Saratoga St., Ste. 7 New Orleans, LA 70115

(504)896-1478 FAX (504)896-1480 E-Mail Rep. Jalila Jefferson-Bullock

larep091@legis.state.la.us

 

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Appropriations Committee                        Staff

Elise Read, Legislative Analyst                   342-1394

Rachel C. Farmer, Legislative Analyst  342-6292

Janis Batchelor, Secretary                             342-2444

 

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            New Reservoir Money for 2005 total $45,590,000

                         Current Capital outlay house bill #2 for 2005

                   $500,000 Cash for Poverty Point Reservoir

$67,835,000 Total for 2005 counting improvements of $22,245,000

 

Washington Parish Reservoir Commission Feasibility (Washington)

Study, Planning and Construction ($50,000 Local Match)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 825,000 Priority 2 $ 375,000

Priority 3 $ 1,250,000 Priority 4 $ 1,250,000 Priority 5 $ 1,325,000

Total $ 5,025,000         (Was $ 4,650,000 $375,000 increase on 5/23/05)

 

Castor Creek - Little River Reservoir (LaSalle) (Local Match Required) Payable from

General Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 100,000 Priority 2 $ 400,000 Priority 5 $ 1,000,000

Total $ 1,500,000

 

New Morehouse Parish Reservoir (Morehouse)

Feasibility Study, Real Estate Acquisition, Planning, Equipment, Right of Way,

Utilities, Acquisition and Construction Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 2 $ 250,000 Priority 5 $ 500,000

Total $ 750,000                 ( added on 5/23/05 )

 

Plum Crest Lake, Planning and Construction (Morehouse)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 5 $ 500,000          ( added on 5/23/05 )

 

Poverty Point Reservoir, Land Acquisition, Planning, (Richland)

Equipment, Right of Way, Utilities and Construction Payable from

State General Fund (Direct) $ 500,000 Payable from General Obligation

Bonds Priority 1 $ 1,500,000 Priority 2 $ 500,000 Priority 5 $ 1,000,000

Total $ 3,500,000           ( $ 1,500,000  on 5/23/05 a $2,000,000  increase)

 

Ouachita Water Supply Reservoir ($275,000 Local Match) (Ouachita) Payable from

General Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 400,000 Priority 2 $ 100,000 Priority 5 $ 200,000

Total $ 700,000

 

Allen Parish Reservoir, Land Acquisition, Planning, (Allen)

Right of Way, Utilities, Equipment and Construction Payable from  General

Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 800,000 Priority 2 $ 500,000 Priority 5 $ 1,000,000

Total $ 2,300,000          ( Total $ 2,800,000 on 5/23/05 a $500,000 decrease )

 

Bayou Dechene Reservoir, Planning, Land Acquisition and Construction (Caldwell)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 1,415,000 Priority 2 $ 500,000

Priority 3 $ 3,900,000 Priority 4 $ 4,000,000 Priority 5 $ 500,000

Total $ 10,315,000

 

Chalk Hills Reservoir, Planning and Construction (Catahoula) Payable from General

Obligation Bonds Priority 2 $ 200,000 Priority 3 $ 9,900,000 Priority 4 $ 9,900,000

Total $ 20,000,000                ( Added on 5/23/05 )

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         Existing Reservoir improvements $22,245,000

 

Turkey Creek Lake Improvements, Planning and Construction  (Franklin)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 1,115,000 Priority 2 $ 195,000

Priority 3 $ 300,000 Priority 4 $ 455,000

Total $ 2,065,000

 

50/NBM BLACK RIVER LAKE COMMISSION (Concordia)

Black River Lake Drainage Structure Installation, Planning and Construction

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 1 $ 100,000

Priority 2 $ 90,000 Priority 5 $ 810,000

Total $ 1,000,000

 

Bundicks Lake Level Control Structure, Planning and Construction (Beauregard)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 2 $ 1,000,000 Priority 3 $ 5,950,000

Priority 4 $ 5,950,000 Priority 5 $ 500,000

Total $ 13,400,000              ( Added on 5/23/05 )

 

Town Lake Improvements, Planning and Construction (Catahoula)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 2 $ 510,000 Priority 3 $ 1,570,000

Priority 4 $ 1,570,000

Total $ 3,650,000               ( Added on 5/23/05 )

 

Sibley Lake Intake Structure, Planning and Construction  (Natchitoches)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds Priority 3 $ 350,000 Priority 4 $ 400,000

Total $ 750,000                   ( Added on 5/23/05 )

 

Lake D'Arbonne Alternative Spillway, Planning and Construction (Lincoln, Union)

Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 2 $ 500,000           ( Added on 5/23/05 )

 

36/L08 LAKE BORGNE BASIN LEVEE DISTRICT (St. Bernard)

Lake Borgne Basin Levee District for Drainage Improvements

Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 2 $ 360,000   

        

Lake St. Joseph Ecosystem Restoration, Planning and Construction (Tensas)

($1,681,000 Federal Match)   Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 5 $ 130,000           ( Added on 5/23/05 )

 

Toledo Bend Reservoir Fishery and Navigational Aid Enhancement on, (Sabine)

Planning and Construction Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 2 $ 150,000 Priority 5 $ 300,000

Total $ 450,000