Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission

Name Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission
Contact Person Ms. Cheryl H. Lambert - Director of Finance
Mailing Address Post Office Box 7656
Metairie, LA 70010
Phone Number 504-835-3118
Fax Number 504-835-2518
Board Email cheryll@gnoec.org
Website thecauseway.us
Legal Authority Act 665
Year Created 1954
Organizational Placement Title 36 of Louisiana Revised Statutes
Purpose/Function The GNOEC is responsible for constructing, maintaining, repairing and operating the dual span bridge-Expressway and requisite approaches, across Lake Pontchartrain,(Causeway Bridge) connecting Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes. In addition, in Act 762 of 1986 the State has asked the Commission to police the Huey P. Long Bridge across the Mississippi River.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 5
Number Currently Serving: 5
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 10
Estimated number in current year: 12
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $34180
  Current year budgeted: $34180
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $2500
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 102
Part-time: 3
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes With respect to the Budget reporting section, because the GNOEC's fiscal year is November 1 - October 31, it does not have projected budget data for 2012 to report at this time. The FY 2012 budget will be approved by the Commission in its August 2011 meeting and then provided to the Legislative Fiscal Office for submission to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget for its approval in October 2011.

In its meeting on December 14, 2011, the Commission agreed to change its monthly meetings from the first Tuesday of each month to the first Wednesday of each month beginning in January 2012.
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