City Council Meeting – August 27, 2018

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The Natchitoches City Council met Monday night at the Arts Center located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The following agenda items were discussed and acted on:

PROCLAMATION:
Declared the month of September as General Aviation Appreciation Month.

ORDINANCES – FINAL:

Approved – Ordinance declaring structure located at 1014 Berry, Ave. Unsafe and be Demolished or put into Repair to Comply with the Building Code.

Approved – Ordinance approving the acquisition of two tracts of ground located on the western right-of-way of Rapides Drive and Mill Street from Carbecca, LLC.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

Introduced –  Ordinance declaring certain buildings (see list below) unsafe and recommending that same be demolished or put into repair to comply with the Building Code.

CON – Unsafe Buildings List

Introduced – Ordinance authorizing the Mayor of the City of Natchitoches to award the Bid for the Natchitoches Sports & Recreation Park.  $13,930,000.00.

Sports and Recreation Park Bid

RESOLUTIONS:

Approved – Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Change Order #2 to the Contract between the City and Womack and Sons construction Group, Inc. for the Master Lift Station Replacement project.

Approved – Resolution authorizing the Mayor to advertise for the Bids for Liquid Chlorine for the Water Treatment Plant.

Approved – Resolution of Support for Grant Application Submitted to the Louisiana Office of Community Development, Local Government Assistance Program.

Approved – Resolution authorizing and approving execution of an Equipment Lease-Purchase agreement with BancorpSouth Equipment Finance, a Division of BancorpSouth Bank for the purpose of Lease-Purchase Certain Equipment.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

City FS 08-27-18

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

Special Recognition of the 2018 Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department National Track & Field Qualifiers.

NRPD - Track and Field 2018

2 thoughts on “City Council Meeting – August 27, 2018

  1. Almost $14 million? What kind of sports will be played in this complex? As far as I can see there are only 4 sports that a significant number of people play around here: football, basketball, softball, and baseball. Maybe some soccer. I know I’ve seen facilities for baseball and softball behind St. Mary’s and East Natchitoches Middle School, and there are fields that can be used for football, soccer, baseball, and softball at the university. Aren’t there facilities owned and run by the Parks and Recreation Department for basketball and other sports? Are we trying to attract pro or semi pro teams to the area? Is the City Council wanting to build an ice-skating rink? US Open level golf course? Nascar track? We have a notable number of retirees here. How about something useful to them? A wellness center with an indoor walking track, exercise room & equipment, and indoor pool would benefit all age groups.

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