ARTICLE IV


GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 3


SEC.

7-076.00 Established; Boundaries



    There is hereby created a Gravity Drainage District within the Parish which shall comprise and embrace all lands within the following described boundaries:

    From the point of beginning located at the Section Corner common to Sections 34 and 35, Township 7 South, Range 13 East and Sections 2 and 3, Township 8 South, Range 13 East and follow the township line between Townships 7 and 8 to the East Pearl River and State Line between Louisiana and Mississippi in the following courses:

    From the above stated point of beginning, proceed south 89 degrees, 45 minutes east, 10,560 feet to the northeast corner of Section 1, Township 8 South, Range 13 East and the range line between Range 13 and Range 14; thence South 89 degrees, 38 minutes East, 10506.54 feet to the northeast corner of Section 5, Township 8 South, Range 14 East; thence South 89 degrees, 30 minutes East, 5257.56 feet to the northeast corner of Section 4, Township 8 South, Range 14 East; thence South 89 degrees 38 minutes East, 5238.42 feet to the northeast corner of Section 3, Township 8 South, Range 14 East; thence South 89 degrees, 30 minutes East, 10608.84 feet to the range line between Ranges 14 and 15 East, thence South 89 degrees, 30 minutes East, 5280 feet to a point at the northeast corner of Section 6, Township 8 South, Range 15 East; thence South 89 degrees, 30 minutes east, 5280 feet to a point at the northeast corner of Section 5, Township 8 South, Range 15 East; thence South 89 degrees, 30 minutes East, 5280 feet to a point at the northeast corner of Section 4, Township 8 South, Range 15 East; thence South 89 degrees, 30 minutes East, 5039.76 feet to the State Line on the East Pearl River between Louisiana and Mississippi. Thence following the meanderings of the East Pearl River in a southeasterly direction along the center line of said river to its intersection with the northern boundary of Lake Borgne and the southeast shoreline of St. Tammany Parish. Thence following the southern shoreline of St. Tammany Parish west to a point where Salt Bayou meets Lake Pontchartrain; thence in a northeasterly direction up Salt Bayou to a point where said bayou crosses the center line of State Highway 433, "the old New Orleans-Mississippi Highway"; thence in a northeasterly direction 16,675 feet more or less along the center line of said State Highway 433 to a point; thence North 85 degrees, 45 minutes West, 1050 feet more or less; thence from the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 26,

Township 9 South, Range 14 East, go South 71 degrees, 33 minutes West, 4116.7 feet; thence North 47 degrees, 20 minutes West, 3975.8 feet; thence North 60 degrees, 34 minutes West, 1286.9 feet; thence South 87 degrees, 54 minutes, 45 seconds West, 3190.1 feet; thence north 78 degrees, 03 minutes, 15 seconds west, 582.8 feet; thence North 11 degrees, 37 minutes West, 415.9 feet; thence North 76 degrees, 54 minutes West, 2456 feet; thence North 80 degrees, 18 minutes West, 772.5 feet to the center line of the right-of-way of the New Orleans and Northeast Rail road; thence southwesterly along said center line 12,450 feet to the intersection of the shoreline of St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain. Thence follow the south shoreline of St. Tammany Parish in a westerly direction to a point where Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 13 East, and Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 13 East meet Lake Pontchartrain. Thence North 2237.4 feet to a point at the southwest corner of Section 14, Township 9 South, Range 13 East; thence North 3224.1 feet to the south line of Section 41, Township 9 South, Range 13 East; thence West on the section line of above mentioned Section 41, Township 9 South, Range 13 East, 3781.8 feet to the west line of Section 41; thence North along said Section Line 5723.52 feet to the northwest corner of said Section 41; thence East along said section line 1172.16 feet to the intersection of the southwest corner of Section 40, Township 9 South, Range 13 East and Section 41, Township 9 South, Range 13 East; thence North 29 degrees, 45 minutes east, 5225.88 feet to the southwest corner of Section 2, Township 9 South, Range 13 East; thence North 2349.6 feet to the township line between Townships 8 and 9. Thence from the southwest corner of Section 35, Township 8 South, Range 13 East, go North 2 degrees, 30 minutes East, 5437.74 feet to the southwest corner of Section 26, Township 8 South, Range 13 East; thence along the west line of said Section 26, Township 8 South, Range 13 East, North 5330.82 feet to the southwest corner of Section 23; thence north along the section line between Section 23, Township 8 South, Range 13 East and Section 22, Township 8 South, Range 13 East, 21,120 feet, more or less to the point of beginning at the northwest corner of Section 2, Township 8 South, Range 13 East.

    LESS AND EXCEPT:

    All that certain parcel of land being situated in Sections 23 and 24, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, being more fully described as follows:

    From the section corner common to Sections 13 and 24, Township 9 South, Range 14 East and Sections 18 and 19, Township 9 South, Range 15 East, also the point of beginning, go in a southerly direction along the range line, which is the east boundary of the northeast quadrant of Section 24, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, to the quarter corner; thence westerly along the southerly line of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said Section 24; thence northerly along the west line of the south half of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of said Section 24; thence Westerly along the southerly line of the north half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said Section 24; thence southerly along the easterly line of the south half of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of said Section 24; thence westerly along the south line of the northwest quarter of said Section 24 and the south line of the east half of the northeast quarter of Section 23, Township 9 South, Range

14 East; thence northerly along the west line of the east half of the northeast quarter of said Section 23 to the northerly right-of-way line of Louisiana Power and Light Servitude; thence south 57 degrees, 16 minutes, 36 seconds west 727.32 feet; thence north 00 degrees, 49 minutes, 53 seconds west 851.08 feet to the easterly right-of- way line of Interstate 10 Service Road; thence along said right-of-way line north 17 degrees, 10 minutes, 07 seconds east 707.16 feet to the southerly right-of-way line of Voters Road; thence along said right-of-way line north 88 degrees, 52 minutes, 22 seconds east 399.52 feet; thence easterly along the northerly line of the east half of the northeast quarter of said Section 23 of the section corner common to Sections 14, 13, 23 and 24 in said township and range; thence easterly along the north line of said Section 24 back to the section corner common to said Sections 23 and 24 and Sections 18 and 19, Township 9 South, Range 15 East, which is the point of beginning as per Section 7-086.00 of the Code of Ordinances of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. (Ord. No. 417, Bk. 6, P. 161 adopted 09/21/67; boundaries revised Ord. No. 582, Bk. 1, P. 360, adopted 02/21/74; boundaries revised Ord. No. 614, Bk 7, P. 486, adopted 02/20/75; reactivated and boundaries revised Ord. No. 811, adopted 05/18/78; amended by Ord. No. 80-50, adopted 09/18/80; amended by Ord. No. 81-111, adopted 01/22/81, revoked; amended by Ord. No. 81-191, adopted 04/15/81)

STATE REFERENCE NOTE: Part 1, Chapter 7, Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 (LSA R.S. 38:1751 -Power to create gravity drainage district, LSA R.S. 38:1756 - Recordation Procedures, LSA R.S. 38:1759 - Appointment of Commissioners).

SEC.

7-077.00 Name, Status And Powers


    The Gravity Drainage District herein created, pursuant to Revised Statutes 38:1754, shall be known and is hereby designated as "Gravity Drainage District No. 3" of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana," and as thus created shall have and enjoy all the rights, privileges and immunities and be subject to all the obligations and duties appertaining to such Gravity Drainage Districts as required by the laws of the State and any and all powers and rights legally conferred on Gravity Drainage Districts, especially as enumerated in Revised Statutes 38:113, also especially with all the powers of a corporation, including perpetual existence; the power and right to incur debts and contract obligations, levy and order the assessment and collection of taxes in accordance with law; to sue and to be sued and to have a corporate seal and to do and perform any and all acts in corporate capacity and under its corporate name, necessary and proper for the carrying out of the objects and purposes for which said drainage district is created. (Ord. No. 614, Bk. 7, P. 486; Ord. No. 417, Bk. 6, P. 161; Ord. No. 811, adopted 05/18/78; Ord. No. 80-50, adopted 09/18/80)

STATE REFERENCE NOTE: LSA R.S. 38:1755 and LSA R.S. 38:113 - Powers and Rights of Gravity Drainage Districts.

SEC.

7-077.01 Board of Commissioners


    The Board of Commissioners for Gravity Drainage District No. 3 shall be comprised of five (5) members and shall consist of persons that are residents of, and domiciled within, the jurisdictional boundaries of Wards 8 or 9. The Councilpersons of Ward 8 geographical boundaries shall have the authority to nominate two (2) members for appointment by the Council; the Councilpersons of Ward 9 geographical boundaries shall have the authority to nominate two (2) members for appointment by the Council; there shall be one (1) member

nominated and appointed by the Parish President.(Ord. No. 96-2507, adopted 09/19/96; amended by Ord. No. 98-2953, adopted 9/24/98; amended by Ord. No. 00-0157, adopted 06/01/2000)

State Reference Note: LSA R.S. 38:1759

SEC.

7-078.00 Sub-Drainage District No. 1 (Parcel) of Gravity Drainage District No. 3



    (a) By virtue of the authority conferred by Act No. 297 of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 1987 (the "act"), and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, a sub-drainage district is hereby created within Drainage District No. 3 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, and Ward Eight of said Parish, which Sub-drainage District shall comprise and embrace a portion of that territory within said Drainage District and Ward with boundaries described as follows:

    Commencing at the intersection of the center line of Interstate 12 and the centerline of U.S. Highway 11, also the point of beginning; thence go northeast along the center line of U.S. Highway 11 to its intersection with the center line of Haas Road; thence go east along the center line of Haas Road to its intersection with the centerline of Robert Road, also called Louisiana Highway 1091; thence go south and southwest along the center line of Robert Road to its intersection with the center line of Interstate 12; thence go west along the center line of Interstate 12 to its intersection with the center line of U.S. Highway 190, also the point of beginning.

    (b) The Sub-Drainage District hereby created shall be known and designated as "Sub- Drainage District No. 1 (Parcel) of Gravity Drainage District No. 3 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana" ("the district"), and as thus created shall constitute a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, and shall have all the rights, powers and privileges granted and conferred by the act and other constitutional and statutory authority, including the authority, to incur debt, to issue bonds and to levy parcel fees.

    (c) The governing authority of the district shall be a five member Board of Commissioners comprised of persons that are residents of, and domiciled within, the jurisdictional boundaries of District 9. The Councilperson of District 9 shall have the authority to nominate four (4) members from the delineated subdivisions for appointment by the Council; there shall be one (1) member nominated and appointed by the Parish President from the delineated subdivisions. (Ord. No. 00-0157, adopted 06/01/2000)

    (d)    The domicile of the district shall be the regular meeting place of this Police Jury; however, the Board of Commissioners may meet at either such regular meeting place or a location within the district designated by the presiding officer of said Board of Commissioners. (Ord. No. 87-857, adopted 09/17/87, amended by Ord. No. 99-3027, adopted 2/25/99)

SEC.

7-078.01 Drainage/Paving Requirements - Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Districts


    Site development within the boundaries of Sub Drainage District 1 of Gravity Drainage District 3 requires the review and approval prior to the issuance of building permits, other

than single family residential. The drainage and paving plan and as built drawings shall be stamped and certified by a licensed Louisiana State registered engineer and shall meet the following criteria:

    1.    Parcels 0-1 acre in size shall not have an increase from predevelopment surface water runoff.
    2.    Parcels over 1 acre in size shall be required to reduce predevelopment surface water runoff by at least 25%.
    3.    A site must utilize a retention pond to meet the drainage reduction requirement. The utilization of a parking lot for detention purposes is not allowed to meet the 25% predevelopment reduction.
    4.    For all parcels - a no net fill requirement is imposed.
    5.    For all parcels within the W-14 Drainage Basin - parking lots must be constructed with aggregate material and not a paving surface such as asphalt or concrete.
(Ord. No. 95-2249, adopted 06/15/95; amended by Ord. No. 97-2685, adopted 06/19/97, amended by Ord. No. 99-3027, adopted 2/25/99)

SEC.

7-079.00 Sub-Drainage District No. 2 of Gravity Drainage District No. 3


    By virtue of the authority conferred by the Act, and other constitutional authority, a sub- drainage district is hereby created within Gravity Drainage District No. 3 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, which sub-drainage district shall compromise and embrace a portion of that territory within said Drainage District and Ward with boundaries described as follows, to wit:

    Commencing at the intersection of LA Hwy 1090 (Military Road) and Crowe's Landing Road; thence go east along Crowe's Landing Rd. to a point where the easternmost boundary of Magnolia Forest Subdivision departs to the south; thence follow the easternmost boundary of Magnolia Forest Subdivision south to its intersection with the section line common to Section 19 and 20, Township 8 South, Range 15 East; thence follow said section line and the section line common to Sections 29 and 30 of the same township and range south to its intersection with Davis Landing Road; thence follow Davis Landing Rd. West to LA Hwy 1090 (Military Road); thence follow LA Hwy 1090 (Military Road) north to its intersection with Crowe's Landing Rd. And the point of beginning. (Ord. No. 96-2396, adopted 03/21/96)
STATE LAW REFERENCE: LSA R.S. 38:1807 authorizes St. Tammany Parish to create sub-drainage districts.

SEC.

7-079.01 Name, Status and Powers


    The sub-drainage district hereby created shall be known and designated as “Sub- Drainage District No. 2 of Gravity Drainage District No. 3" of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana” (the “District”), and as thus created shall constitute a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, and shall have all the rights, powers and privileges granted and conferred by the Act and other constitutional and statutory authority, including the authority to incur debt, to issue bonds, and to levy parcel fees. (Ord. No. 96-2396, adopted 03/21/96)



SEC.

7-079.02 Board of Commissioners


    The governing authority of the District shall be a Board of Commissioners comprised of five (5) members with appointments as per the original Ordinance. There shall be four (4) members nominated and appointed by the Parish Council. There shall be one (1) member nominated and appointed by the Parish President. (Ord. No. 96-2396, adopted 03/21/96; amended by Ord. No. 00-0157, adopted 06/01/2000)