City Council Meeting – November 23, 2015

 

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Alene Turner addressed the council about her concerns on the racial tension and relations in Natchitoches and how the council should be involved in helping everyone get along.

Mayor Posey mention the information regarding the annexation discussed at the last meeting. The city attorneys have reviewed the information and the request to move must be made by the developers in order to move forward. The parish is now involved in making the decision and the city is no longer involved at this point.

Mayor Posey also took a moment to remember Dr. Randy Webb and his family. Dr. Webb was the longest serving President of Northwestern State University, and passed away this past Wednesday.

PLANNING & ZONING – FINAL:
#057 Approved : Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows: Lot At Northeast Corner Of 4th Street And St. Denis Street (328 St. Denis Street

ORDINANCES – FINAL:
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056 Approved: (Stamey abstained from vote) Ordinance Revoking The Dedication Of A Portion Of Lakeview Road And The Revocation Of Willow Lane, Live Oak Circle, Lakeshore Drive, Red Oak Circle, Chestnut Lane, Forest Circle And Pecan Circle All Of Which Are Situated And Located In Bayou Country Estates.An Easement Across The Former Lakeview Road And Lakeshore Drive Is Now Available For Public Utility Purposes, Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance, And Savings Clause.

#058 Approved: Ordinance Extending The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing 8.547 Acres, More Or Less, Tract Situated In Section 40, Township 9 North, Range 8 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (JEC Real Estate Investments, L.L.C.) Posey states that city will still receive 1% sales tax while the parish will receive 1.5%.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
#059 Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Accept The Donation Of A 0.642 Acre Tract Located On The Northern Right Of Way Of Louisiana Highway 3175 From Daniel Warren Collins And Molly Dranguet Collins, To Provide For Advertising, And To Provide For A Savings Clause.

#060 Ordinance Approving The Purchase Of A 2,640 Square Foot Tract Of Ground In Town South Subdivision From John Robertson, For The Consideration Ten Thousand 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.

#061 Ordinance Approving The Purchase Of A 3,672 Square Foot Tract Of Ground In Town

South Subdivision From Amos Payton, Jr. And Lillie Mae Alex Payton, For The Consideration Ten Thousand 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.

RESOLUTIONS:
#106 Approved: Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Enter Into A Contract With Midwest Employers Casualty Company For The Workers’ Compensation Excess Coverage Policy For The City Of Natchitoches

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be December 14, 2015.

The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.