NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  TOWN OF LAKE PROVIDENCE

The recipient entity's physical address:
           201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence 71254


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Other

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  0000

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $630,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Mayor Bobby Amaker
201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254

City Aldermen Members, address for all is 201 Sparrow St., Lake Providence, LA 71254

Alderman Karl Magee
Alderman Donnie Meadows
Alderman Donnie Meadows
Alderman John Frantom
Alderman Barbara McDaniel
Mayor Pro Tem, Nemia Madere


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Construct a new road from Davis Street to Highway 65 through land owned by the Town of Lake Providence. The road is less than 1/2 mile in length, with 3' shoulders and heavy load capacity.

The purpose of the road is to aleviate a potential Town liability due to Lansing Grain trucks having to access Highway 65 from the plant facility through a neighborhood road which is narrow, built for light traffic and has no shoulders to provide safety for grain trucks and to protect neighborhood residents.

The new road will avoid neighborhood current safety issues and provide alternate access to the highway.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $630,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          To provide a safer route for a large volume of grain trucks which are a hazard for citizens during harvest and shipping times.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The goal is to alleviate a continuing hazard to the neighborhood and provide an alternate safer route to Highway 65.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           1 year

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 N/A
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
               

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 Town of Lake Providence
201 Sparrow St.
Lake Providence, LA 71254


(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               The contract would be to construct a road through Town owned property which will provide a safer route for trucks coming in and going out of Lansing Grain, Lake Providence. The current exit route is through a neighborhood which has a narrow 2 lane road, built for local traffic. The road has no shoulders and has ditches on both sides, presenting a hazard to the residents and a liability to the town. Expanding the existing road would take property away from residents and involve moving utilities. This is impractical. An alternate route would allow the construction of a properly built road for the heavy volume of traffic and better accommodate the truck weight.


Contact Information
name:  Mayor Bobby Amaker 
                                       address:  201 Sparrow Street
Lake Providence, LA 71254

                                       phone:  318 559 2201
                                       fax:  318 559 0180
                                       e-mail:  lakeprovidence@bellsouth.net
                                       relationship to entity:  Mayor of the Town of Lake Providence