City Council presents proclamations at Monday’s meeting

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Two proclamations were presented at the City Council meeting Monday night, Sept. 12. One declared Sept. 22 as Jeff Kemp Day in the City. Kemp is the keynote speaker for the Women Resource Center’s Celebration of Life fundraising gala, which will be held Sept. 22 at the Events Center.

The second proclamation was presented to Rosie Finical. It declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. Finical said the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will display a special exhibit at the Natchitoches Parish Library through these dates in honor of Constitution Week.

In other business, the City declared 13 homes unsafe, recommending they be demolished or put into repair by the owners to comply with the building code (a full story on this agenda item will be published soon). A public hearing was held at 4:30, before the Council meeting, to discuss the upcoming Rue Beauport Riverbank Renovation project (a full story on this agenda item will be published soon).

Other agenda items included:

• Award bid for the purchase of a bucket truck for the City Utility Department to Altec Industries of Daleville, Va. For $187,582

• Ordinance amendment changing the zoning classification of 1202 and 1204 College Ave., owned by Joseph Raggio, from R-2 Residential to B-3 Commercial to sell used cars

• Purchase of a tract of land for $346,000

• Award bid for Hancock and Watson Street underground electrical service to Sunstream Inc. of Natchitoches for $150,000

• Authorize a franchise in favor of Cane River Paddle and Peddle Company LLC

• Advertise and accept bids for sewer extension north along LA 504 from LA 6

• Resolution concerning the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan for the Natchitoches Regional Airport (see photos below)

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