By Carolyn Roy, email@example.com
About the only exciting action at the City Council meeting Monday was a resolution giving City employees an extra check in November. By resolution, the Council approved one-time salary supplements of $500 to regular full-time and $250 to regular part-time (non-seasonal)employees. They must have been employed as of Nov. 1 to receive the money that is pro-rated on their length of employment if less than a year.
The money is appropriated from a surplus in the worker’s compensation fund and the supplements total $130,000. Employees will get the checks Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Two ordinances were introduced.
The first is a franchise for Phillip Paul Lohr dba as Paul’s Party Boats to operate a tour boat on Cane River. The cruises will originate in the Historic District and signs must adhere to Historic District regulations. Lohr must carry liability of at least $1 million and pay a franchise fee of $25 per month plus sales and use taxes. The other ordinance introduced applies to lease of a hangar and other areas to Air Data Solutions at Natchitoches Regional Airport for $1,500 per month. Donald Cummings is the company representative. Med-Trans Corp., will have access to the classrooms for a flight school facility.
Final votes were cast on the following:
•Rezone of 428 Williams Ave. for vacation rental home
•Renew of franchise for Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports
•Award bid for liquid chlorine for water treatment plant to Brenntag Southwest Inc., of Houston for $780 per ton
•Purchase of approximately 1 acre from Richard Van King and Pamela King for $5,000 for utility project
•Authorize Sabine State Bank for banking services The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 12 since Monday is Veterans Day.