Parish Council agenda or April 18, 2022

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

Monday, April 18, 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 Monday, March 21, 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 Mrs. Lauryn Sharplin on the Natchitoches Convention (Tourist) and Visitors Bureau.

B. Council to confirm the re-appointment of Mr. John L. Morgan to the Natchitoches Parish Fire District 1 Board.

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C. Council to confirm the appointment of Mr. Mark Edwin Kerry to the Natchitoches Parish Fire District 1 Board.

D. Council to confirm the re-appointment of Rev. Dr. Frank Fuller to the Natchitoches Library Board of Control.

E. Council to confirm the appointment of Ms. Carmella Parker to the Natchitoches Library Board of Control.

10. OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

11. First Introduction of proposed Ordinances: NONE

Public Hearings:

A. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 009-2022 to remove section 1.11 The Recording Policy from the Natchitoches Parish Personnel Manual due to being un- Constitutional and by the Revised Statue.

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to consider an Adoption of Ordinance 009-2022 to remove section 1.11 The Recording Policy from the Natchitoches Parish Personnel Manual due to being un- Constitutional and by the Revised Statue.

Resolutions:

A. Council to approve resolution-014-2022 approving the holding of an election in Fire Protection District #6 of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, to authorize the levy of a special tax therein and to authorize the levy of a parcel fee therein.

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B. Council to adopt Resolution-015-2022 in support of an application to the Local Government Assistance Program for the purchasing of a mini excavator in the amount of $79,318.41 and $20,195.40 for “back-scanning” of parish records for the Clerk of Court. The total application amount to be $99,513.81

C. Council to adopt Resolution-016-2022 for approval of recommended list of new bridges for replacement under the Federal Off-System Bridge Replacement Program. Below are Listed:
1. Government Road over Cypress Creek (2 places)
2. Brandon Cotton Road over Bayou Terre Blanc
3. Nelson Road over Brushy Creek
4. Dick Anderson Road over Brushy Creek
5. Old Victoria Road over Trudo Creek
6. Shady Grove South Road Over Middle Creek (4 places)
7. Forest Road over Lyles Creek
8. Robeline-Provencal Road over Trudo Creek

D. Council to adopt Resolution-022-2022 that supports the continued publication of minutes, notices, and all official governmental proceedings in the local newspaper as the best way to inform the public.

12. Other Agenda Items:

A. Council to approve the Parish President to hire an attorney to help close an IRS matter from the non-filing of the 1095C for the year ended 12/31/2017.

B. Council to authorize the Parish President to enter into Cooperative Endeavor Agreements with the local district of the Louisiana Dept of Transportation and the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Dept. to facilitate pickup and disposal of roadside debris within the geographic limits of Natchitoches Parish.

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

14. Adjourn