City Council to host electronic public meeting Monday, April 13

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City Council Meeting

April 13, 2020

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Pursuant to the provisions of Proclamation Number JBE 2020-30 – Section 4 issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards March 16, notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Natchitoches will hold an electronic regular meeting April 13 at 5:30 p.m.

The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to remain in compliance with Proclamation Number JBE 2020-30, which prohibits any public gathering through April 13. In accordance with LA. R.S. 42:19 and Attorney Generals Open Meetings Guidance, in order to meet quorum requirements, some Natchitoches Council Members may be involved in the meeting via telephone or video conference.

If you have any comments that you would like to make on any agenda item, you can email those comments to smcqueary@natchitochesla.gov and they will be read into record.

The City Council meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

  1. CALL TO ORDER

 

  1. INVOCATION

 

  1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

  1. READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MARCH 13, 2020

 

  1. PROCLAMATIONS:

#013  Harrington      Proclamation Declaring April 2020 As Fair Housing Month In The City Of Natchitoches.

#014   Nielsen                 Proclamation Declaring The Week Of April 13-18, 2020 As National Community Development Week In The City Of Natchitoches.

#017  Mims                Proclamation Declaring April 2020 As National Child Abuse Prevention Month In The City Of Natchitoches

  1. PLANNING & ZONING – FINAL:

#025  Batiste              Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing

Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows:

Lot 81 Feet Front West Side Cypress Avenue, North By McClelland, South And West By Carroll, Less Lot To American Cemetery. (Kirk Cordell – 124 Cypress Ave.)

  1. ORDINANCES – FINAL:

#024  Nielsen            Ordinance To Amend And Reenact Ordinance Number 1103 Of 1974, Also Known As The Zoning Ordinance, Which Is Appendix B To The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Specifically Amending Section II(A)(4), Dealing With Annexed Territory Zoning For Mobile Home Placement, And Section III(A)(4), Dealing With Supplementary Use Regulations, And Sections VIII (B)(4) And (B)(5), Dealing With Amendments, And Sections VII (A)(7) And (B)(3)(B) Dealing With Violations And Enforcement Of Zoning Regulations, And Sections I And V(B)(3)(A) To Add Provision For Permeable Parking, And Further Adopting A Preferred Use Plan For The Development Of Property On The Louisiana Highway 478 Corridor.

#026   Batiste             Ordinance To Amend Chapter 26 Of The Code Of Ordinances, Entitled Police, In Order To Amend Section 26-2 Which Section Provides For The Implementation Of A Program To Allow A Police Officer To Acquire His Service Firearm Upon Retirement, Specifically Amending Section 26-2, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

  1. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

#029    Mims                  Ordinance Adopting The Budget For The City Of Natchitoches For The Fiscal Year June 1, 2020Through May 31, 2021.

  1. RESOLUTIONS:

#011  Harrington           Resolution Of The Mayor And Council Of The City Of Natchitoches In Opposition Of All Proposed Legislation That Enables The Legislature To Remove The Authority Of Local Governments To Administer And Collect Local Sales & Use Taxes.

#012   Morrow                Resolution Re-Appointing Cloyd Benjamin, Jr., As A Member Of The Board Of Directors Of The Industrial Development Board Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana.

#015   Mims                  Resolution Directing The Levy And Collection Of A One Percent (1%) Sales And Use Tax Upon The Sale At Retail, The Use, The Lease Or Rental, The Consumption And Storage For Use Or Consumption, Of Tangible Personal Property And On Sales Of Services In The District For A Period Commencing On January 1, 2021 And Ending On April 1, 2036 Within The Boundaries Of Natchitoches Economic Development District D, State Of Louisiana In Accordance With And As Authorized By Part Ii, Chapter 27 Of Title 33 Of The Louisiana Revised Statutes Of 1950, As Amended, And Further Providing For Other Matters In Connection Therewith.

#016   Harrington        Resolution Finding And Determining That A Public Hearing Has Been Held And That No Objections Were Made To The Levy And Collection Of A One Percent (1%) Sales And Use Tax Upon The Sale At Retail, The Use, The Lease Or Rental, The Consumption And Storage For Use Or Consumption, Of Tangible Personal Property And On Sales Of Services In The District For A Period Commencing On January 1, 2021 And Ending On April 1, 2036 Within The Boundaries Of Natchitoches Economic Development District D, State Of Louisiana In Accordance With And As Authorized By Part II, Chapter 27 Of Title 33 Of The Louisiana Revised Statutes Of 1950, As Amended; And Providing For Other Matters In Connection Therewith.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, April 27, 2020.
  • The offices of the City of Natchitoches will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 for Good Friday.
  1. ADJOURNMENT:

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (318) 352-2772 describing the assistance that is necessary. If you wish to address the Council, please complete the “Request to Address City Council” form located on the entrance table.