Council to confirm Wynn as fire chief

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The first items on the agenda for the City Council meeting Monday, Jan. 22 will be a resolution confirming the appointment of John Wynn as fire chief. He replaces retiring chief, Crit Miller. There will be a pre-meeting at 5 p.m. for discussion of non-agenda items and the regular meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Natchitoches Arts Center. The council will hear an appeal from a Chinquapin Park Subdivision resident. Mary Northcutt is requesting the Council overturn a decision by the City Planning and Zoning commission denying a variance for a structure at 106 Martin Drive. T

he variance requested was for a 6 feet of the required 25 foot front yard setback. The structure, in place, is a cover for vehicles. Northcutt is requesting an appeal of the decision denying the variance at the Dec. 5 meeting. Another planning and zoning matter will be the final vote on recommendations regarding unsafe buildings. Up for a final vote are two ordinances concerning surplus property to be conveyed to Fire Protection District 9 and issuance of $12.5 million in bonds for the recreation complex. The ordinances were introduced at the meeting Jan. 8.

To be introduced is an ordinance recommending properties to be demolished or put into repair. Two resolutions will pertain to a change order for the Street Rehabilitation Program and contract with Traveler’s Casualty for Public Official bonds.