ARTICLE VII

    

GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 5


SEC.

7-089.00 Gravity Drainage District No. 5


    Drainage District No. 5 is more particularly described in the following sections.

SEC.

7-089.01 Created; Amended Boundaries


    Acting under the authority of Part I, Chapter 7, Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, the boundaries of Gravity Drainage District No. 5 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana (the “District”) are hereby amended to compromise and embrace all of the territory within the following described boundaries, to-wit: (Ord. No. 93-1792, adopted 08/19/93; amended by Ord. No. 97-2649, adopted 05/15/97, amended by Ord. No. 99-3016, adopted 2/25/99)

    Commencing at the intersection of Ponchitolowa Creek and I-12, thence go southeast on I-12 to the eastern boundary of Ward 4, thence follow the boundary of Ward 4 north to the northeast corner of Ward 4, thence go west along the north boundary of Ward 4 to LA Hwy. 59 and the Abita Springs town limits, thence go north of LA 59 to a point where the Abita Springs town limits depart to the west, thence follow the Abita Springs town west, north, east and north to the Abita River, thence go downstream along the Abita River to US Hwy 190, thence go north on US Hwy 190 to the Bogue Falaya Creek, thence go downstream along the Bogue Falaya Creek to the Tchefuncte River, thence go downstream along the Tchefuncte River to Bayou Monga, thence go upstream along Bayou Monga to I-12, thence go east on I-12 to US Hwy 190, thence go south on US Hwy 190 to Ponchitolowa Creek, thence go upstream along Ponchitolowa Creek to I-12 and the point of beginning.
(All of said territory encompassed by said boundaries consist of land which drains naturally or by gravity. Ord. No. 99-3016, adopted 2/25/99)


     AMENDED BOUNDARIES, to INCLUDE:

    By virtue of the authority of St. Tammany Home Rule Charter Section 8-06 and Louisiana Revised Statute 33:1752 and other Constitutional and statutory authority, the boundaries of Gravity Drainage District No. 5 are hereby amended to include the following described area in its boundaries, to-wit:

    Commence at the intersection of Highway 59 and Interstate 12, the point of beginning; thence follow Highway 59 south to its intersection with Sharp Road; thence follow Sharp Road west to its intersection with the Tammany Trace; thence follow the Tammany Trace south to its intersection with Bayou Chinchuba; thence follow Bayou Chinchuba southwest, south and southwest to its intersection with U.S. Highway 190; thence follow U.S. Highway 190 northwest to its intersection with Asbury Drive (a/k/a Highway 3228); thence follow Asbury Drive northwest to its intersection with U.S. Highway 190 North; thence follow U.S. Highway North to its intersection with the Ponchitalawa Creek; thence follow the Ponchitalawa Creek northeast to its intersection with Interstate 12; thence follow Interstate 12 southeast to its intersection with Highway 59, also the point of beginning.
(Ord. No. 06-1318, adopted 06/06/2006)

    The District has constituted since its creation on August 19, 1993, and shall continue to constitute, a public corporation and political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, and has had since its creation, and shall continue to have, all rights, powers and privileges granted by and conferred by the Constitution and statutes of the State of Louisiana to gravity drainage districts, including the authority to incur debt, issue bonds and levy taxes. (Ord. No. 04-0847, adopted 03/04/2004)

SEC.

7-089.02 Name, Status And Powers


    The district hereby created shall be known and is hereby designated as "Gravity Drainage District No. 5" of the Parish of St. Tammany, Louisiana, and as thus created shall constitute a body corporate in law and a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana and as such shall have all the rights, powers and privileges granted and conferred by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Louisiana, including the authority to incur debt, to issue bonds and to levy taxes and assessments. (Ord. No. 93-1832, adopted 10/21/93)

SEC.

7-089.03 Board Of Commissioners


    In accordance with the provisions of Section 1758 of Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (LSA R.S. 38:1758), a Board of Commissioners shall be appointed by the Police Jury, consisting of five (5) commissioners; two (2) commissioners for a term of two (2) years and three (3) for a term of four years, with all selections or appoint ments thereafter to be for a term of four (4) years. (Ord. No. 93-1832, adopted 10/21/93)


    As such, they shall have all the powers and privileges granted and conferred by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Louisiana during their respective terms of office and until their successors are duly appointed and have qualified. (Ord. No. 93-1792, adopted 08/19/93)

SEC.

7-089.04 Domicile


    The domicile of Gravity Drainage District No. 5 is hereby designated as the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury Office, Covington, Louisiana, and the Board of Commissioners hereby appointed shall meet at said domicile and proceed to organize and elect their officers all in the manner and form provided by the law. (Ord. No. 93-1792, adopted 08/19/93)

SUB-DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1 OF

GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 5

SEC. 7-090.00 Creation

    By virtue of the authority conferred by Act 297 of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 1987, and which became La. R.S. 38:1807, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, a subdrainage district is hereby created within Gravity Drainage District No. 5 of the Parish fo St. Tammany, which subdrainage district shall comprise and embrace a portion of the area within said gravity drainage district, commonly known as Brookstone Subdivision, as more fully described as follows:

SEC. 7-090.01 Boundaries

    All that certain piece or parcel of land, together with all buildings and improvements thereon and all rights, ways, means, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereon appertaining; situated in part of the E/2 of the W/2, Section 23, Township 7 South, Range 11 East, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, bounded on the North by the south line of I- 12 right of way and on the South by the south line of said Section 23, containing 96.49 acres and measures as follows:
                        
    Beginning at the 1/4 Section corner common to Sections 23 and 26, Township 7 South, Range 11 East, measure North 89 degrees 59 minutes West, a distance of 1357.12 feet to a point; thence North 00 degrees 17 minutes East, a distance of 3294.24 feet to a point on the southerly line of Interstate Highway I-12; thence along the southerly line of Interstate Highway I-12, South 74 degrees 03 minutes East, a distance of 674.96 feet to a point; thence continuing along the southerly line of Interstate Highway I-12, South 74 degrees 07 minutes East, a distance of 730.73 feet; thence South 00 degrees 13 minutes West, a distance fo 2908.91 feet, to the point of beginning.

SEC. 7-090.02 Name, Status and Powers


    The Subdrainage District hereby created shall be known and designated as “Sub- Drainage District No. 1 of Gravity Drainage District no. 5 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 of the rights, powers and privileges granted and conferred by La. R.S. 38:1807 and other constitutional and statutory authority, including the authority to incur debt, to issue bonds and to levy parcel fees.

SEC. 7-090.03 Board of Commissioners

    The governing body of the district shall be a five (5) member Board of Commissioners comprised of persons that are residents of, and domiciled within, the boundaries of the district. Members shall be appointed by the Parish Governing Authority to four (4) year terms running concurrently with the terms of office of the governing authority.

SEC. 7-090.04 Domicile

    The domicile and regular meeting place of the district shall be that of the Parish Governing Authority; however, the Board of Commissioner may meet at either such regular meeting place or a location within the district designated by the presiding officer of the Board of Commissioners.

(Ord. No. 06-1335, adopted 07/06/2006)

SUB-DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 2 OF

GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 5

SEC. 7-091.00 Creation

    By virtue of the authority conferred by Act 297 of the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature of 1987, and which became La. R.S. 38:1807, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, a subdrainage district is hereby created within Gravity Drainage District No. 5 of the Parish fo St. Tammany, which subdrainage district shall comprise and embrace a portion of the area within said gravity drainage district commonly known as Meadowbrook Subdivision, as more fully described as follows:

SEC. 7-091.01 Boundaries

    All that certain parcel of land located in Sections 34, 38, 39 & 40, T-7-S, R-11-E, and Sections 40, 41, T-8-S, R-11-E, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana more particularly described as follows:

     Meadowbrook Subdivision:


    Phase 1             Phase 5-A            Phase 8

    Phase 2-A        Phase 5-B

    Phase 2-B            Phase 6

    Phase 3-A        Phase 6-A

    Phase 3-B            Phase 7, Section 1

     Phase 4-A        Phase 7, Section 2

    Phase 4-B            Phase 7, Section 3

All as approved and duly recorded in the official records of the Office of the Clerk of Court, St. Tammany Parish, State of Louisiana.
(Ord. 07-1654, adopted 09/06/2007)

    
SEC. 7-091.02 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. 5 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 of the rights, powers and privileges granted and conferred by La. R.S. 38:1807 and other constitutional and statutory authority, including the authority to incur debt, to issue bonds and to levy parcel fees.

SEC. 7-091.03 Board of Commissioners

    The governing body of the district shall be a five (5) member Board of Commissioners comprised of persons that are residents of, and domiciled within, the boundaries of the district. Members shall be appointed by the Parish Governing Authority to four (4) year terms running concurrently with the terms of office of the governing authority.

SEC. 7-091.04 Domicile

    The domicile and regular meeting place of the district shall be that of the Parish Governing Authority; however, the Board of Commissioner may meet at either such regular meeting place or a location within the district designated by the presiding officer of the Board of Commissioners.

(Ord. No. 06-1336, adopted 07/06/2006, as amended by Ord. No. 07-1654, adopted 09/06/07)

SECS. 7-095.00 - 7-098.99 Reserved.