The City held a public hearing to discuss the City’s garbage and recycling contract prior to Monday night’s City Council meeting Aug. 13. There’s no longer a market for recycling and China has stopped accepting recycling from other nations. The garbage company the City has its services with is passing on to the City what it would cost them to keep recycling, which the customers would have to pay. The City is considering several options (SEE DOCUMENT BELOW).
The City Council assures residents that it doesn’t plan to do away with recycling completely. It’s considering doing away with recycling pickup at homes. In its place, the City would run a central recycling facility at the ADM property on Mill Street.
The issue is that only 350-500 resident participate in the recycling program and all too often the recyclables that are collected are contaminated and have to be thrown away.
ORDINANCES – FINAL:
Award bid to seal coat Runway 7-25 at the Natchitoches Regional Airport to Ameriseal of Ohio in the amount of $224,849
Award bid for the 2017-2018 Street Rehabilitation Program, Phase 2 to Regional Construction LLC in the amount of $3.4 million
Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Rapides Area Planning Commission to develop a city wide Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan and Bikeshare Feasibility Study
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Approve the acquisition of two tracts of ground located on the Western right-of-way of Rapides Drive and Mill Street for $290,000
Approve the petition for Property Tax Abatement for the Alliance Compressor Plant Under the 2017 Louisiana Industrial Tax Exemption Program approving of an Exemption of property taxes for 2017 property acquisitions for Alliance Compressors, LLC
Enter into an agreement with the State Of Louisiana Division Of Administration Office Of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit For CDBG Funds In Response To The 2016 Severe Storms And Flooding Events
Designate Friday, August 31 as an Official Holiday for the employees of the City Of Natchitoches For The Year 2018
Execute a Grant Agreement and accept a Grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for a project at the Natchitoches Regional Airport
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be August 27.
City’s garbage and recycling hearing:
City Council Meeeting 08-13-18: