Parish Council Meeting Agenda for Sept. 19, 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, September 19, 2022

AGENDA

  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

  1. Parish President – Mr. John Richmond
  2. Adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish Council held Monday, August 15, 2022, and Special Meeting August 22, 2022.
  3. Appointments of Boards and Commissions. Consider adopting a resolution confirming re­ appointment/appointments to the following boards/commissions. NONE
  4. OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. First Introduction of proposed Ordinances:
  2. Council to approve the Introduction of Ordinance 021-2022 the Operating and Capital budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2023, and making appropriations for each Department, Project, and Account and Capital Budgets.
  3. Council to approve the Introduction of Ordinance 022-2022 for the amendment of 2022 General Fund, Criminal Court, and Library Funds.

Public Hearings:

  1. Council to consider Adoption Ordinance 018-2022 to affect a zoning change from an Industrial-Agriculture (I-A) District to a Business-3 (B-3) District for the purpose of general merchandise sales and a vehicle inspection site on an approximately 7.475–acre tract labeled Tract #1 on map 0216338.00 Slide 515-A (parcel # 0090018600A). The property located in Section 65, Township 8 North, Range 7 West with a physical address of 10597 Highway 1, Natchitoches, LA 71457, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on August 01, 2022.
  2. Council to consider approving Adoption of Ordinance 019-2022 for the 2022 Budget Amendments for Solid Waste, Highway and Planning and Zoning Funds.
  3. Council to hold a public hearing to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of Natchitoches Parish and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2023 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

  1. Council to consider Adoption Ordinance 018-2022 to affect a zoning change from an Industrial-Agriculture (I-A) District to a Business- 3 (B-3) District for the purpose of general merchandise sales and a vehicle inspection site on an approximately 7.475-acre tract labeled Tract #1 on map 0216338.00 Slide 515-A (parcel # 0090018600A). The property located in Section 65, Township 8 North, Range 7 West with a physical address of 10597 Highway 1, Natchitoches, LA 71457, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on August 01, 2022.
  2. Council to consider approving Adoption of Ordinance 019-2022 for the 2022 Budget Amendments for Solid Waste, Highway and Planning and Zoning Funds.
  3. Council to consider approving an application for the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2023 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program.
  4. Council to consider adoption of the attached Citizen Participation Plan and Citizen Complaint Procedure relative to the Parish’s submittal of an application for the Fiscal Year 2023 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant program.
  5. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to proceed with the development of the LCDBG proposal taking into consideration citizen participation requirements and the views of the Parish Council.
  6. Council to consider adopting the attached procurement Policy for compliance with the LCDBG program.
  7. Council to consider authorizing the Parish, President to proceed with the procurement and selection of professional services for the purpose of assisting in the development of the LCDBG proposal and for the implementation of the project, if funded.

Resolutions:

  1. Council to consider adopting a resolution-035-2022 that the Parish has complied with all requirements of the Federal Off-System Bridge Replacement Program.

12 . Other Agenda Items:

  1. Council to approve a change order for Fish Hatchery Road to correct an error in the total amount shown for Change Order No.3; and 2 to reconcile the original plan quantities to the final quantities for contract items that exhibited a variance from the original quantity.
  2. Council to approve a Change Order 1 for Bermuda Road to provide for the construction of an alternate base course from Project Station No. 160+00 to 190+00, in reduce the potential for dessication cracking after construction of the new asphalt pavement in this area. And Change Order 2 for Bermuda Road to provide for the extension of the existing cross-drain structure located at Project Station 188+39, in order to provide a flatter roadway foreslope at this location for improved safety to motorists,.
  3. Parish Council to authorize funding for FAUNA, an LLC formed by the consolidation of the Natchitoches Humane Society and Natchitoches Hope for Paws, in the amount of $60,000. This funding amount will be made in the amounts of:
  4. $10,000 (consolidated amounts of the annual $5,000/each contribution to the Natchitoches Humane Society, and Natchitoches Hope for Paws)
  5. $50,000 for partial funding of urgent animal safety infrastructure projects at both current organizations’ facilities.
  6. Council to consider award of low bid for, resurfacing of Harmony Road to Regional Construction, LLC. In the amount of $3,210,300.90.
  7. Parish Council authorize the Parish President to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the City of Natchitoches to fund a study to detail the needs of the required animal control facility for the Natchitoches City and Parish. Total cost for this study is anticipated to be $12,500, shared equally between both the City of Natchitoches and the Natchitoches Parish Government.
  8. Council to consider approving the submission of an application to the FY 2022-2023 CWEF or LGAP grants for the benefit of Chee Chee Water System; requested amount $48,000.
  9. Visitors for Non-Agenda Items. (3 minutes)
  10. Adjourn