City of Natchitoches Council Meeting – July 13, 2015

image1Planning & Zoning Introduction:

#038: Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property:

Lot at Northeast Corner College Avenue and Behan Street Having Front of 50 3/4 Feet on College Avenue by 80 Feet and Lot East Side Behan Street 59 Feet Front, North by Mallory, South by Collier, Et Als  (714 University Parkway & 103 Behan St.) and Two Lots Described as Beginning at a Point 50 2/3 Feet East of the Southeast Corner of Behan Street & College Avenue and From That Point Run East Along the Said Highway a Distance of 101 1/3 Feet for the Front of Said Lots, and to the Line Common to Lots 1 & 22, Thence Run With the East Line of Lot 22, Northerly a Distance of 66 Feet, and Thence Continue North a Distance of 14 Feet into Lot 21; Thence Westerly 101 1/3 Feet and Southerly 66 Feet to Point of Beginning Shown as Parts of Lot 22 & 21 on Plat by Percy, in Conveyance Book 101 Page 160  (712 & 716 University Parkway) and Lot 80 Feet Front West Side Caspari Street, North by Johnson, South by Sibley and O’Quinn, West by Markham, Mallory and Collier (lot on Caspari St.) Murphy R. Murphy.

The lots will be used by Mike Murphy who will be building a facility to house a State Farm office. The lots will be zoned B1 and conduct business between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

#039: Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property:

Lot 12-A, Block G of East Natchitoches Subdivision from R-1 Single- Family to R-2 Residence Multi-Family to construct a duplex. (lot on Carver Ave.)

Ordinances: Final

#035: APPROVED- Ordinance Authorizing The Form Of A Service Agreement To Remove Junked, Wrecked Or Used Automobiles From The City Of Natchitoches Pursuant To The Louisiana Towing And Storage Act, And Authorizing The Execution Of Said Agreements By The Mayor, And Further Providing For Advertising And A Saving Clause.

#036: APPROVED- Ordinance Declaring Movable Property To Be Surplus And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Convey Said Movable Surplus Property To The Town Of Campti, A Political Property To The Town Of Campti, A Political Subdivision Of The State Whose Functions Include Public Safety, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance..

The property being conveyed to the Town of Campti is a 1980 Fire Truck that is out of service.

Ordinances: Introduction

#037:  Ordinance Approving The Purchase Of Tract Of Ground At The South End Of The Natchitoches Regional Airport From Blanchard Family, L.L.C., Et Al, For The Consideration Eighty-Three Thousand One Hundred Thirty-Nine Dollars, And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed  For The Purchase Of The Tract And All Related Documents, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

This will also approve any further expansion of the airport and guarantee reimbursement.


#062: ADOPTED- 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’14-15’ Local Government Assistance Program (LGAP) For The Amount Of $9,167.00 To Purchase A Fire Protection Gear Washing And Dryer System For The Natchitoches Fire Department.

This washing and drying system will clean the fire gear after use.

#063: ADOPTED- Resolution Appointing Eddie Harrington To The City Planning Commission For The City Of Natchitoches.

The next scheduled city council meeting will be July 27th, 2015.


Public Hearing


The treatment of water systems has been compared between Natchitoches and surrounding areas to help come to a decision on how to disinfect. Notices will be sent out via email and mail to residents. Regulations have gotten stricter, and this process has never been used in Natchitoches because the technology was not available. It was been successful in Monroe, Shreveport, Bossier and Lake Charles. The disinfectant will be changed temporarily to improve water quality and the water system will be managed. This will involve a lot of flushing to transition the water out; which will result in some brown water with bad taste or smell. ATP measurements will be taken and state required testing of the water will take place. This treatment will not affect the fluoride. Should take 30-60 days, and the work will be done in zones.