Parish Council agenda for Nov. 15, 2021

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HEARING

REGULAR MEETING

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES

NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA    

Monday, November 15, 2021

Large Courtroom, 2nd Floor Courthouse

5:30 p.m.

A G E N D A

  1. Call to Order.

 

  1. Roll Call

 

  1. Invocation

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Invited guests, and special presentations

    

  1. Reports of Department Heads:

     Interim Public Works Director- Mr. Dustin Hightower

     OCS Executive Director- Ms. Sharon Harris

     Parish Treasurer- Ms. Julie Lockhart

Interim Director Planning and Zoning-Vacant

 

  1. Parish President-Mr. John Richmond

 

  1. Adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish Council held Monday, October 18, 2021.    

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Appointments of Boards and Commissions.
  2. Consider adopting a resolution confirming re-appointment/appointments to the following boards/commissions.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Ludlow McNeely to the Fire District #6 Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Ms. Amanda Fourmier to the Fire District #6 Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Matthew Dawson to the Fire District #6 Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Mark Waskom to the Fire District #6 Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Travis Guin to the Planning Commission Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Mardy Tyson Summerlin to the Natchitoches Tourist Commission.

 

  1. Council to appoint Mr. Michael Sesvold _to the Natchitoches 911 Board.

 

  1. Council to appoint Ms. Mary L Williams to the Natchitoches Fire District 10 Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Jesse Rachal to the Natchitoches Fire District #2 Board.

 

  1. Council to re-appoint Mr. Shawn Hall to the Natchitoches Fire District #7 Board.

 

  1. First Introduction of proposed Ordinances: NONE

 Public Hearings:

    

  1. Council to approve the Adoption of Ordinance           #015-2021 a revised budget for the fiscal year              beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December                31, 2022, and making appropriations for each                Department, Project, and Account and Capital            Budgets. Revisions   include Exhibit A – Revised              Capital Budget that includes the addition of               Brickyard Road and an updated projected project               cost for each project. Exhibit B – cost                     Allocation Plan for the Natchitoches Parish                  Office of Community Services as required by the              various grant programs which fund the Community           Services provided by Natchitoches Parish                      Government.

 

  1. Council to approve the Adoption of Ordinance             #016-2021 for the 2021 General Fund, Solid Waste,         Criminal Court, Library Fund, Sales Tax, Public               Safety, and Highway Funds.

 

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

 

  1. Council to approve the Adoption of Ordinance             #015-2021 a revised budget for the fiscal year               beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December                31, 2022, and making appropriations for each                Department, Project, and Account and Capital            Budgets. Revisions   include Exhibit A – Revised              Capital Budget that includes the addition of               Brickyard Road and an updated projected project               cost for each project. Exhibit B – cost                     Allocation Plan for the Natchitoches Parish                  Office of Community Services as required by the               various grant programs which fund the Community            Services provided by Natchitoches Parish                      Government.

 

  1. Council to approve the Adoption of Ordinance             #016-2021 for the 2021 General Fund, Solid Waste,         Criminal Court, Library Fund, Sales Tax, Public               Safety, and Highway Funds.

 

Resolutions:

 

  1. Council to seek a Resolution 053-2021 to request an investigation from the EEOC (Equal Employment      Opportunity Commission) for the hiring and firing practices for the Natchitoches Parish Government.

 

  1. Council to seek a Resolution 054-2021 for Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway and Todtenbier to check the Highway Department procedures to make sure they are      following the Parish Transportation Act to make sure the Parish stays in compliance.

 

  1. Other Agenda Items:

 

  1. Council to approve CEA between US Forest Service and the Parish of Natchitoches for a joint effort to improve Kisatchie Falls Road.

 

  1. Council to discuss removing Section 1.11 Recording Policy: The Parish is committed to protecting its confidential and proprietary information, maintaining individual privacy, encouraging open communications, and fostering employee morale. Accordingly, no employee shall record (or arrange for another to record), by any audio or visual means, any conversation or activity of another employee or Parish representative without the non-recording party’s full knowledge and consent. Exceptions will be allowed only with the express written consent of an employee’s supervisor. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

 

  1. Council to approve Insurances for the Parish including but not limited to Health, Retiree Supplemental Health, Dental, Vision.

 

  1. Council to awarding Insurances for the Parish including but not limited to Worker’s Compensation, auto, inland marine, cyber security, property, and Public Officials liability.

 

  1. Visitors for Non-Agenda Items. (3 minutes)

 

  1. Adjourn.