In his time as Parish Councilman, Reid’s long list of accomplishments have had a positive impact on our lives.
Used his expertise as a land planner and architect to refine the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and to implement its expanded classifications across every parcel of land in District 4. District 4 was the first Council District to complete the Council-directed zoning change process for corrections to the Zoning Map.
Coordinated with the City of Mandeville the zoning classifications of parcels of land adjacent to the City Limits in anticipation of future annexation. Also interfaced with the City in the planning for the Mandeville By-Pass Road adjacent to Pelican Park.
Actively supported all boards and commissions in the area of District 4, including the 4th Ward Recreation District and Fire Districts No. 2 and 4.
Initiated and implemented, with Councilman Belisario, the first public budget hearings of Parish Departments before the Parish Council in preparation of the Annual Parish Budget, and has been an active participant in those hearings.
As Council Chair, appointed a Work Group to study and implement improvements to Council meeting procedures to better inform and encourage participation from the Public.
As a member of the Regional Planning Commission, helped secure funding to support nearly $43 million in State and Federal sources for major St. Tammany roadway improvements. Highlights include the implementation of the State roundabout program at key Parish intersections, Causeway improvements and I-12 repaving.
Worked with the Louisiana Department of Transportation to make more than $66 million in infrastructure improvements in 2013 and 2014, including the turn lane into Beau Chene and the drainage/paving project at Highway 190 and Highway 22.
Helped facilitate capital improvement projects from 2008 to 2012 totalling $131.5 million including a rebuilding of the Woodridge Canal, a $2 million drainage study and improvement plan for Covington Country Club and Riverwood and a $400,000 drainage project on Country Club Drive improving a major stormwater discharge directly into the Tchefuncte River.
Worked with President Brister to limit the impact of the Biggers-Waters Act, ensuring that flood insurance rates remain reasonable for residents of costal areas.
Engaged in the negotiation and implementation of major budget adjustments that permitted the reduction of the Coroner’s millage, saving the tax payers roughly $1.5 million from 2013 – 2014.
Worked with President Brister to obtain a $12.2 million forgiveness of community disaster loans that resulted from Hurricane Katrina.
Implemented a program of Homeowner Association input for the allocation of Capital Improvement dollars on the annual scheduling of road improvements and drainage projects. This resulted $1.2 million of Public Works projects over his two terms that included 3.5 miles of paving projects in his District. For the first time, all of the gravel roads in District 4 have now been paved.
Always maintained easy access from Constituents with timely and active follow up.