DIVISION 4

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NOTIFICATION OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, ETC

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CROSS REFERENCE: Chapter 2, Article IX, Section 2-110.02 “Approval Required”.

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2-051.00 Definitions


    A)     Capital Improvement:    Capital Improvement shall mean the erection of any Parish building structure or bridge, or the replacement or closing thereof or any portion thereof except as shown in routine maintenance; same shall also refer to Parish road improvements requiring scarifying, or shaping of the base, or the overlay thereof of more than twenty-five (25) feet or the pulling of ditches of more than two hundred linear feet (200'), the widening or deepening or cleaning of bayous or drainage canals to whatever extent shall constitute a capital improvement for the purposes hereof; the replacement of any culvert which is situated under any Parish road and which replacement would require a delay or detour of vehicular traffic shall also constitute a capital improvement for the purposes hereof.

    B)     Routine Maintenance:    Routine maintenance shall mean and include the filling of potholes, the fixing of a bridge guardrail or patching the surface thereof or any overlay or shaping of a road/road base if less than twenty-five feet (25') or the pulling of ditches of less than two hundred linear feet (200').

    C)     Detour:    Detour shall mean the rerouting of vehicular traffic to effect road, bridge or other repairs.

    D)     Special Programs:    Special programs as used herein shall mean any Federal, State or local special program in which funds, food, commodities, produce, dairy products, building materials, insulation and the like are distributed in whole or in part to individuals through an agency of the Parish; same shall not include Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, or veterans or unemploy ment programs and the like which are a matter of general classification and universal application. (Ord. No. 83-552, adopted 03/17/83)

SEC.

2-052.00 Notice Required


    The administration shall designate a person or persons thereby to be responsible for notice to the Police Jury Members (or their successors in office) required hereunder. (Ord. No. 83-552, adopted 03/17/83)

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2-053.00 Police Jury Members To Whom Notices Are To Be Transmitted


    For all capital improvements performed or authorized by the Parish, the District Police Jury Member, or his successor in Office, in whose District the work is to be performed and the two (2) Police Jury Members at large, or their successors in office, shall be notified in writing of the capital improvement proposed to be undertaken at least twenty-four hours (24) prior to the commencement of work; the written notice shall specify the approximate commencement time and the nature and extent of the capital improvement. (Ord. No. 83- 552, adopted 03/17/83)



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2-054.00 Special Programs


    In the event of special programs as defined in Subsection 2-051(D) within the Parish, the administration's designee shall notify all Police Jury Members (or their successors in office) in writing thereof at least one calendar week prior to the distribution and the writing shall designate the nature of the program and the time, date and place of the distribution, and which Parish agency is involved in the distribution. (Ord. No. 83-552, adopted 03/17/83)

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2-055.00 Emergencies


    In the event of a bona fide emergency, that is, where life or property is imperiled due to an act of God or a natural or man-made catastrophe, or arising from conditions beyond the control of the Parish, no written notice shall be required (if otherwise required herein); however the administration's designee shall make good faith effort to contact by telephone the Police Jury Members required to be contacted hereunder. (Ord. No. 83-552, adopted 03/17/83)

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2-055.01 Improvements Or Programs Under Control Of Other Than Parish Agency


    Should the capital improvement(s) or special programs within the Parish be under the total administration and control of other than a Parish agency, no notice is required unless the Parish Manager or administration is made aware thereof, in which event the notices as required hereunder shall be transmitted to the required Police Jury Members. (Ord. No. 83- 552, adopted 03/17/83)

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2-056.00 Violation; Penalties


    The wilful failure of the administration's designee to issue the required notices hereunder, or failure by the administration to make such designation of a Parish employee, shall constitute a violation hereof and the employee violating these provisions is subject to suspension from Parish employment without pay for one week for the first offense; thereafter, if the violation again occurs by the same employee, it shall constitute cause for termination of employment. (Ord. No. 83-552, adopted 03/17/83)
CROSS REFERENCE: Section 1-009.00, entitled "Officers, Employees Not Liable To Fine For Failure To Perform Duties" of the Code of Ordinances for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 1989 edition.

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2-057.00 Utilization of Parish Approved Bond Counsel


    All boards and commissions under the governing authority of the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury shall utilize the Parish approved Bond Counsel of record for all projects requiring capital financing. (Ord. No. 96-2546, adopted 11/21/96)

SECS. 2-057.01 - 2-060.00 Reserved