City Council Agenda for April 11, 2022

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NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 11, 2022
5:30 P.M.

A G E N D A

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. INVOCATION

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MARCH 28, 2022.

5. GUEST SPEAKER: Alicia Pierce-Gonzales an Audra Edney – Association for Retarted Citizens (ARC)

6. PROCLAMATIONS:
#024 Nielsen Proclamation Declaring The Week Of April 11 -15, 2022 As National Community Development Week In The City Of Natchitoches.

#029 Petite Proclamation Declaring Friday, April 22, 2022 As Earth Day In The City Of Natchitoches.

7. ORDINANCES – FINAL:
#022 Smith Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of One 750 KVA Pad Mount Transformer (Bid No. 0645)

#025 Nielsen Ordinance To Designate Funds From The American Rescue Plan To The Workers Within The City Of Natchitoches Employed In Critical Infrastructure Sectors And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

8. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
#026 Harrington Ordinance Adopting The Budget For The City Of Natchitoches For The Fiscal Year June 1, 2022 Through May 31, 2023.

#027 Elie Ordinance, Upon The Recommendations Of The Finance Department, That The City Of Natchitoches Enter Into An Agricultural Lease Of A 96.82 Acre Tract At Which 69.11 Acres Is Farmable/Arable Land, More Or Less, With Russell & Mary Edith Stacy Farms, And Authorizing The Mayor, Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Execute Said Lease On Behalf Of The City Of Natchitoches, And To Provide For Advertising.

#028 Smith Ordinance Amending And Restating Ordinance No. 40 Of 2022 Approving The Terms And Form Of A Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Community Façade & Economic Enhancement Committee And Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Community Façade & Economic Enhancement Committee Which Will Provide For A Facade Grant Program For Texas Street And Washington Street Corridors.

9. RESOLUTIONS:
#025 Petite Resolution To Reappoint Gary DeBlieux As A Member Of The Board Of Directors Of The Industrial Development Board Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana.

#026 Elie Resolution To Reappoint Glenn Moffett As A Member Of The Board Of Directors Of The Industrial Development Board Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana.

#027 Smith Resolution Approving The Execution Of The Contract By And Between The State Of Louisiana, Division Of Administration, Office Of Community Development, And The City Of Natchitoches For The Fy ‘2020-2021’ Local Government Assistance Program (LGAP) For The Amount Of $9,702.00 To Purchase Fire Hoses For The Natchitoches Fire Department.

#028 Harrington Resolution Authoring The Mayor To Advertise For Bids For Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation, Grand Ecore And Mill Street Lift Station, LDEQ-CWSRF (Bid No. 0646)

#030 Nielsen Resolution Of The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana, Providing For Interpretation Of A Lease Agreement By And Between The City Of Natchitoches And Cane River Partners, And Providing For Other Matters In Connection Therewith.

10. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, April 25, 2022.

11. 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.