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June 18, 2018
Protecting our People, Our Property and Our Way of Life
Bayou Boeuf Town Hall Draws Big Crowd
NLLD staff updated residents on levee and drainage projects at May 23 community meeting.
Lafourche Parish Councilwoman Luci Sposito hosted a Town Hall Meeting at the Bayou Boeuf Fire Station on May 23 designed to give local residents an update on local flood protection projects being conducted by the North Lafourche Levee District.

NLLD Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and Project Manager Arthur Ostheimer made presentations on the Zeller/Larousse Project in Kraemer, the Bayou Rond Pom Pon Levee Maintenance Project, and surveying for a proposed backwater project in West Choupic.

Lafourche Parish Director of Public Works James Barnes and project engineer Leonard Chauvin also participated in the meeting.

"It was great to have so many local residents come out to hear about the work being done to protect their homes and businesses, and we value their questions and suggestions," said Bourgeois. "We also thank Councilwoman Sposito for hosting the town hall meeting and bringing us all together to talk about our local flood control efforts."
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:
St. Charles By-Pass Road Backwater Flood Protection
LA Contracting is close to completing the St. Charles By-Pass Road Backwater Flood Protection Project in the Thibodaux-Lockport-Bayou Blue project area.

Work includes the construction of new drainage ditches and culverts along the St. Charles By-Pass Road to divert water around the residential area.
IN THE NEWS
by Andrea Mujica, HoumaToday.com

With less than a month left until the hurricane season officially arrives, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have more protection against storms compared to last year.

"The Zeller-Larousse project in Kraemer is working to improve the levees that were topped by hurricane Isaac in 2012,” said Dwayne Bourgeois, North Lafourche Levee District executive director. “We are working on some other projects such as levee lifts in Lockport, improving the levee elevation in the area, which for the most part will definitely improve the protection in Lockport for this season. There is a lot of dirt being moved.”

by Bryn Stole, The Advocate

Discussions over the future of the National Flood Insurance Program have picked up on Capitol Hill over the past week, the first recent signs of progress toward an overhaul ahead of an approaching July 31 deadline for Congress to renew the federally run insurance scheme.
Watch Video of NLLD on HTV

NLLD President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois were guests on HTV's "Going Public" news program on Tuesday, May 22.

SEGMENT 1 - current levee and drainage projects

SEGMENT 2 - projects out to bid and in design
 
UPCOMING NLLD MEETINGS
TOMORROW
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Location: NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1 in Raceland

5:00 PM
Finance and Priority Committee

5:15 PM (or immediately following F&P)
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners


STAY CONNECTED
2018 NLLD Board of Commissioners
Cory Kief, President
Timothy Allen, Vice President
Kenney Matherne, Sec/Treas
Louis Andolsek, Jr.
Rodney Foret
Darcy Kiffe
Adley Peltier
Elmo Pitre, III
Robert Pitre
Shawn Preston, Sr.
Joni Tuck

Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie, Administrative Assistant
About the NLLD
The North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and Drainage District (known as NLLD) was formed in 1992 to provide drainage and flood protection services for the northern portion of Lafourche Parish, including the entire parish north of the Intracoastal Canal.   The District includes over 250 miles of levees and drainage canals, and over 40 pump stations.