Parish Council agenda for Feb. 23

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES IN THE PARISH BOARD ROOM 211 2ND FLOOR
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

A G E N D A

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

3. Invocation

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. Invited guests, and special presentations

6. Reports of Department Heads:
Interim Public Works` Director Mr. Dustin Hightower
OCS Executive Director Ms. Sharon Harris
Parish Treasurer Ms. Julie Lockhart
Planning and Zoning Ms. Melonia McDaniel

7. Parish President Mr. John Richmond

8. Adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish Council held Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

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

A. Council to confirm the re-appointment of Mr. Steven Newbury on the Natchitoches Parish Fire District #4 Board.

B. Council to confirm the appointment of Mr. Mario Fox to the Natchitoches Parish Planning and Zoning Commission.

C. Council to confirm the re-appointment of Mr. Ricky LaCour to the Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission.

D. Council to confirm the re-appointment of Mr. Gary Conlay as representative on the Northwest Louisiana Human Services District Board of Directors.

E. Council to confirm re-appointment of Mr. Joseph Bynog to the Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6 Board.

OLD BUSINESS:

10. A. Council to approve the Adoption of Ordinance 020- 2021 to put Quitman Mitchem Road back into the Parish Road system. The road is now named Donald Tynes Road.

B. Council to name Risk Services to be the Parish Agent of Record for Auto, Inland Marine, Workers’ Comp, all except health coverages.

NEW BUSINESS:

11. First Introduction of proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to consider an Introduction of Ordinance 005- 2022 for transferring the Parish of Natchitoches interest in the old Campti Bank Building to be given back to the Town of Campti.

B. Council to consider an Introduction of Ordinance 006- 2022 to amend, correct and re-adopt Residential Development Permit Fees of Ordinance 8-2014.

C. Council to consider an Introduction of Ordinance 007- 2022 An Ordinance to amend the minimum acreage and requested documentation for subdividing property in Natchitoches Parish and all its participating municipalities.

D. Council to consider an Introduction of Ordinance 008- 2022 allowing the Parish President to enter into a franchise agreement with all utility providers serving locations within Natchitoches Parish as allowed by law. And furthermore, to allocate all new franchise monies to be dedicated to the Highway fund.

Public Hearings:

A. Council to consider Adoption Ordinance 002-2022 for the abandonment of Ashley Lane.

B. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 001-2022 to affect a zoning change from an IA District to a Residential-1 (R-1) District for the purpose of 3 tracts of land subdividing into residential lots from an approximately 257-acre parent tract (parcel # 0090015400). The property is located in Section 37, Township 8 North, Range 6 West with no physical address, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on January 10, 2022.

C. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 003-2022 for transferring the Parish of Natchitoches interest in the old Marthaville Hospital Building to be given back to the Marthaville Heritage Society.

D. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 004-2022 to remove section 1.11 The Recording Policy from the Natchitoches Parish Personnel Manual due to the Constitution and the Revised Statue.

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to consider Adoption Ordinance 002-2022 for the abandonment of Ashley Lane.

B. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 001-2022 to affect a zoning change from an IA District to a Residential-1 (R-1) District for the purpose of 3 tracts of land subdividing into residential lots from an approximately 257-acre parent tract (parcel # 0090015400). The property is located in Section 37, Township 8 North, Range 6 West with no physical address, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on January 10, 2022.

C. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 003-2022 for transferring the Parish of Natchitoches interest in the old Marthaville Hospital Building to be given back to the Marthaville Heritage Society.

D. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 004-2022 to remove section 1.11 The Recording Policy from the Natchitoches Parish Personnel Manual due to the Constitution and the Revised Statue.

Resolutions:

A. Council to consider Resolution 003-2022 committing certain matching funds in connection with the application of Sandy Point Water System for project funding from the State of Louisiana’s “Water Sector Program”; and further providing with respect thereto.

B. Council to consider Resolution 004-2022 committing certain matching funds in connection with the application of Creston Water System for project funding from the State of Louisiana’s “Water Sector Program”; and further providing with respect thereto.

C. Council to consider Resolution 008-2022 Committing ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds in connection with the rehabilitation of Hart Road and Harmony Road” and, Further, providing with respect thereto.

D. Council to consider a Resolution 009-2022 in support of the Parish President submitting an application to the Local Government Assistance Program for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

E. Council to consider Resolution-010-2022 to authorize Parish President to sign Resolutions approving the Highway Department to do work within the municipalities/villages on Parish Roads for the following:

1. Village of Clarence
2. Town of Campti
3. Village of Robeline
4. Village of Provencal
5. Village of Powhatan
6. Village of Goldonna
7. Village of Natchez
8. Village of Ashland

12. Other Agenda Items:

A. Council to authorize Parish President to enter into a CEA with the Office of Community Development with regards to the East Natchitoches Drainage Project and to approve to hire Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixon as the Engineers for the project.

B. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to sign and execute a lease agreement with Northwest Louisiana Game & Fish Preserve Commission for the use of property located off Hwy 1227 at Allen Dam Site in Natchitoches Parish as a Controlled Bin Station Site.

C. Council to authorize the Parish President to enter into a 36-month lease with Louisiana Cat for a dozer for the Highway Department.

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

14. Adjourn