City Council agenda for Nov. 14, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

NOVEMBER 14, 2022

5:30 P.M.

 

A G E N D A

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER

 

  1. INVOCATION

 

  1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

  1. READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 24, 2022.

 

  1. GUEST SPEAKER: Representative Gabe Firment, District 22.

 

  1. GUEST SPEAKER: Bruce Johanson

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Averi Bouchie – Pre-K

Anne Michael DeBlieux – K

Chloe McIntosh – 1St

Brinley Cedars – 2nd

Milleigh Aton – 3rd

Adeline Berube – 4th

Brinley Smith – 5th

Ann-Marie Dunahoe – 6th

Autumn Womack – 7th

Sadie Summerlin – 8th

 

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS BELLES

            Miss Merry Christmas           –           Emma Rose Giddens

Christmas Belles                     –           Bailey Ebarb, Farrah Murchison, Natalie Molina,

Amia Brown, Jesse Foshee, BethAnne Methvin

 

 

 

 

  1. PLANNING & ZONING – APPEAL:

Debra F. Arnold – Purpose:  The City Council to review a decision of the Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission at the September 6, 2022 meeting that denied the application for a rezone request. (793 Whitfield Drive)

 

 

  1. PROCLAMATIONS:

#102    Petite              Proclamation Declaring November 26, 2022 As Small Business

 Saturday In The City Of Natchitoches.

 

MOTION TO TAKE ORDINANCE NO. 066 FROM THE TABLE

 

  1. PLANNING & ZONING – FINAL:

#066    Petite              Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing

Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows:

 

Lot 15 & A portion of Lot 14, Block “B” of Keegan’s East Natchitoches Subdivision(Scarborough Ave. and East 5th Street.)

 

 

  1. ORDINANCES – FINAL:

#070  Petite                Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For The Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation, Keyser Lift Station (Bid No. 0650)

 

#071   Nielsen           Ordinance Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Approving That Instrument Titled Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Louisiana Department Of The Treasury And The State Of Louisiana, Which Agreement Provides For Funding For The Big Brothers Big Sisters Program; Prescribing Terms And Conditions For Said Agreement, And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr. To Execute Same.

 

  1. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

#072   Harrington        Ordinance  Extending The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing A 0.405 Acre, More Or Less, Tract Situated In Section 81, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Said Tract Lying Adjacent To And South Of Louisiana Highway 6,  And Adjacent To The Existing Municipal Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, Fixing Council District For Same, Fixing Zoning Classification And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

 

#073   Smith                 Ordinance  Extending The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing A 2.17 Acre, More Or Less, Tract Situated In Section 40, Township 9 North, Range 8 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Said Tract Lying Adjacent To And North Of Louisiana Highway 3278, Together With That Area Of Louisiana Highway 3278 Situated Between The 2.18 Acre Tract And The Existing Municipal Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, Fixing Council District For Same, Fixing Zoning Classification And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

 

#074   Nielsen            Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation, Grand Ecore And Mill Street Lift Station Project, LDEQ-CWSRF (Bid No. 0646)

 

#075   Harrington       Ordinance Authorizing The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Understanding With The Office Of The Marshal Of The City Of Natchitoches Concerning The Ticketing Of Movables That Are A Danger To Public Health And Welfare, Approving The Terms Thereof And Otherwise Providing With Respect Thereto.

 

 

#076   Elie                   Ordinance Approving The Terms And Form Of A Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Natchitoches Parish School BoardAuthorizing The Mayor To Execute The Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Natchitoches Parish School Board Which Will Provide For Terms To Support Additional Employees In The City And Parish.

 

#077   Nielsen             Ordinance To Designate Funds From The American Rescue Plan To Remove And Dispose Of Certain Movables In The City Of Natchitoches That Are A Danger To Public Health And Welfare And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

 

#078    Smith              Ordinance Approving The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated At 202 Williams Avenue, From Felix C. Perot, III, For The Total Consideration Of One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor  Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And Further  Authorizing  The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Enter Into A Cooperative Agreement With The Cane River Waterway DistrictRelated To The Development Of A Park On Cane River Lake At 202 Williams Avenue, And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

 

#079   Elie                   Ordinance Approving The Transfer Of Airport Hanger And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Execute A Lease In Favor Of Taylor Townsend And Van Eversull, Of Lot 39 Of The Natchitoches Regional Airport, As Shown On The Airport Layout Plan Of October 1993, And Reised September 2000, And Further Providing For Advertising Of The Lease And An Effective Date.

 

 

 

  1. RESOLUTIONS:

#103    Smith                Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute A Certificate Of Substantial CompletionTo The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Regional Construction, Inc., For Runway 7-25 And Taxiway B-1 Reconstruction At The Natchitoches Regional Airport(Bid No. 0636)

 

#104  Harrington         Resolution Authorizing The Execution Of A Consulting Agreement By And Between The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana And EJES, Inc, Approving The Terms And Conditions Of Said Agreement, And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

 

#105   Nielsen              Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 2 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And DSW Construction For Building Renovations At The Texas And Pacific Railroad Depot.

 

 

  1. FINANCIAL REPORT: – Clarissa Brown-Smith

 

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, November 28, 2022.

 

  • The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25, 2022 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT:

 

 

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