Protecting People, Property and Our Way of Life

February 2016 E-Newsletter

February 25, 2016

By: North Lafourche Levee District

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Protecting Our People, Our Property
and Our Way of Life
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
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Upcoming NLLD Meetings
Regular Meetings are held at the new
NLLD Office
3862 Highway 1
in Raceland, typically on the third Tuesday of each month.

Join our electronic mailing list for meeting and project information.

2015-2016 NLLD
Board of Commissioners 
Cory Kief,
Kenney Matherne,

Timothy Allen


Louis Andolsek


Nolan Smith, Sr.



Dwayne Bourgeois,
Executive Director

Madonna Viguerie,
Administrative Assistant

Thank you all 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  70394Phone:  985-537-2244

NLLD is Monitoring Special Session

As Louisiana lawmakers are working to resolve a $940 million state budget shortfall for the current fiscal year, the North Lafourche Levee District is monitoring this special session of the Louisiana Legislature to determine if proposals could have any impact on the District.
The NLLD does not receive any state general fund dollars for its work, so state budget cuts would not affect the District’s operations directly.  Budget stability is particularly important and achievable at the local level, especially when communities have taken the initiative to tax themselves for their local projects as the constituents of the District have chosen to do.
A portion of the District’s ad valorem revenue could potentially be impacted, however. Significant legislative changes to the Parish’s inventory and watercraft tax, if enacted without offsetting revenue, could reduce District ad valorem and sales tax revenue. State budget fixes for this fiscal year that have large impacts on Parish revenues would also have an indirect impact on the NLLD.
80 Arpent Canal Project

Work is progressing nicely on the 80 Arpent Canal Project, which consists of clearing the banks adjacent to approximately 6 miles of the 80 Arpent Canal from near highway 304 (Caldwell Plantation) to the Laurel Valley Road east of Thibodaux, and maintenance dredging of the same.  The contractor estimates that work on this project is approximately 60 percent complete.
The 80 Arpent Canal Project will improve drainage for one of the most heavily populated portions of Lafourche Parish. The NLLD requested and received State Capital Outlay funds for this project and we thank our Legislative Delegation for their support.
Bayou Onion
In the photo above, the NLLD Volvo buggy, manned by a Lafourche Parish Department of Public Works equipment operator, is nearing the bridge on the west side of Hwy 304 as maintenance dredging continues in Bayou Onion. 
This project in the Choupic area will allow the canals to better handle a greater flow of water, and is vital for reducing the risk of flooding in the entire area, including the City of Thibodaux.
NLLD works daily to protect our people, our property and our way of life in Lafourche Parish!
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