1609 Northern St.
419 Sanford St.
619 Genti St.
415 Sanford St. (owner was present at meeting. Planning and Zoning Director Juanita Fowler said she needed commitment in writing in 30 days with his plans and timeframe for the property)
411 Sanford St. (Fowler has plan of action to proceed with owner)
801 Sixth St.
528 Sibley St. (new buyers are in the process of paying for property. Fowler gave them until their last payment of Feb. 1 as they’re not allowed to demo the building until it’s paid for. Their plan is to build a home on the property.)
616 Railroad St. (house has been demolished for no intent to repair)
1028 Clarence Dr.
In other business, the City entered into a lease purchase agreement to procure two Farrara fire trucks (commercial pumpers) at a total cost of $515,824 to be paid in annual installments of $115,575 for a term of 5 years. The funding source for the annual payments will be the Hazard Tax Fund.
Another item of interest on the agenda was a resolution to advertise and accept bids for the City Council chambers renovation project. Bids will be opened Nov. 6. The renovation will include new restrooms, reconfiguration of Arts Center layout, new electrical, new flooring, new walls, new HVAC, opening all the windows up that are currently painted over. An alternate bid will be advertised to create a covered walkway connecting City Hall to the Arts Center.
Other agenda items included:
PLANNING & ZONING – INTRODUCTION:
Change Zoning Classification Of Property at 428 Williams Avenue From R-1 Multiple-Family Residence District To R-1 Multiple-Family Residence District, Special Exception For Use As A Vacation Rental Home
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Ordinance Authorizing A Franchise In Favor Of Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports, L.L.C. To Operate A Rental Boat Business Within The City Limits
Award The Bid For Liquid Chlorine For The Water Treatment Plant to Brenntag Southwest Inc. for $780 per ton
Acquire 0.0009 Acre Tract Of Ground on Collins Road from Richard Van King And Pamela Ann Davis King for $5,000 to build a booster station to help with pressure so more water meters can be added in the area (Water Works District 1)
Enter into banking services agreement with Sabine State Bank & Trust Company
Appointing Liz Knecht as the Interim Finance Director For The City
Advertise For Bids For East Natchitoches Water Main Replacement, Phase I.
Execute An Agreement With The Louisiana Office Of Community Development For The 2018-2019 Community Water Enrichment Fund Grant Application For Improvements To The Natchitoches Water System (Natchitoches is eligible for up to $50,000 and Utility Director Charles Brossette recommended a project that is eligible for funding under the grant).
Execute Change Order No. 1 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Vista Construction Group, LLC For The Pavilion Building At The Natchitoches Tennis Complex (contract sum will decrease by $1,031 and the revised contract total will be $311,584).
Execute A Certificate Of Substantial Completion To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Vista Construction Group, LLC For The Pavilion Building At The Natchitoches Tennis Complex.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be October 22, 2018.