Protecting Our People, Our Property
and Our Way of Life
March 20,  2017
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Upcoming NLLD Meetings
 
TOMORROW
Tuesday, 
March 21, 2017
 

NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1  Raceland

5:00 pm
Finance & Priority Committee Meeting


 
5:15 pm or immediately following F & P Committee
Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners



   
2017 NLLD
Board of Commissioners 


Cory Kief,
President

Timothy Allen,
Vice President

Kenney Matherne,
Secretary/Treasurer

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

Thank you for your leadership and service!
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.

The NLLD office is located at 3862 Highway 1
Raceland, LA  70394

Phone:  985-537-2244
NLLD Continues Push for  National 
Flood  Insurance Reform
Kief and Bourgeois discuss flood program 
 with ranking members of Congress.


NLLD Board President Cory Kief and Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois participated in a roundtable discussion on the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program with Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and  Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Housing Insurance.

The NFIP expires in September and the March 6 meeting in New Orleans focused on adjustments that are needed in the re-authorization process to make the program sustainable and affordable for homeowners, particularly in coastal regions like Lafourche.  Read More Here.

Kief and Bourgeois are part of the new Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition, an organization of levee districts working to improve the way flood risks are calculated and reduce the cost of insurance for homeowners.

The NLLD and LFRC are advocating for changes to the NFIP that would "grandfather" business and homes that complied with previously set flood insurance rules, credit communities for levees and zoning ordinances that reduce flood risk, modify the method of calculating risks to reduce the cost of insurance, and address the solvency of the national flood program in a more equitable manner.



"LA SAFE" Meeting to be Held 
April 4 in Lafourche 

Governor John Bel Edwards has announced the launch of a citizen-led planning effort to allow citizens of six coastal parishes, including Lafourche, the opportunity to make their parish stronger and safer as the Louisiana coastline changes.

As part of "LA SAFE" - Louisiana's Strategic Adaptation for Future Environments - public meetings will be held in coastal parishes in upcoming weeks to get feedback from residents about how they would like to see their communities adapt and develop in coming decades.

A Lafourche Parish LA SAFE public meeting will be held on April 4 at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex in Mathews.

"The people of Louisiana are resilient by nature. They will always rise to meet any challenge. Today, I am calling on them to become involved in LA SAFE so we can be certain the rich traditions and boundless opportunities of our coast are preserved for generations to come. Every voice, every idea, is important," Governor Edwards said.


LA SAFE Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mathews Government Complex

Watch NLLD on HTV



NLLD Board President Cory Kief, Executive Director Dwayne Bourgeois and Louisiana Flood Risk Coalition Executive Director Jerome Zeringue discussed the National Flood Insurance Program and the Morganza Action Coalition on the February 28 edition of HTV's "Going Public" program.
You can view program recordings below:

Segment 1 - Flood Insurance

Segment 2 - Morganza Action Coalition



March 26 is Deadline for Comments on Coastal Master Plan



The DRAFT 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan and DRAFT FY 2018 Annual Plan, which provide a blueprint for advancing coastal restoration and protection projects in the state, are now available for public review and comment at  http://coastal.la.gov/2017-coastal-master-plan/  and  http://coastal.la.gov/a-common-vision/annualplan/ .

The LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will accept written comments on the plans through March 26, 2017.
Here's how:
  • Email your comments to chuck.perrodin@la.gov
  • Use CPRA's new Citizen Reach  platform to submit comments through their website
  • Mail written comments to: Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, c/o Chuck Perrodin, P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027; letters must be mailed to arrive no later than March 26, 2017
      

 
NLLD works daily to protect our people, our property and our way of life in Lafourche Parish!
 
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