The Parish Council decided to keep two section of roads inside the Parish-maintained system at its meeting Monday night, Oct. 15. One was a 203 foot section at the end of Edward Adamas Road and the other was a half mile at the end of Dubois Road.
The Roy O. Martin Lumber Company requested the half mile at the end of Dubois Road be removed from the Parish-maintained system so they can fix it themselves. However several land owners were present at the meeting to voice their opposition. Parish President Rick Nowlin said he will reach out to Roy O. Martin to see if they can compose a cooperative endeavor agreement so the parish and the lumber company can work together to fix the washed out section of the road.
The appointment of Christ Post to the Natchitoches Parish Tourism Commission Board was tabled after it was contested by Sharpco Hotel Group owner Jay Sharplin. Sharplin felt the appointment would be a conflict of interest. The Council will review this agenda item further before voting on it.
Other agenda items included:
Appointment of David Guillet to the Natchitoches Parish Tourism Commission Board
Introduce a budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2019 and ending Dec. 31, 2019
Introduction of ordinance to create a sales tax district 2 within Natchitoches Parish
Adoption of ordinance to create a budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2018 and ending Sept. 30, 2019 and making appropriations for account for the child and adult care food program.
Reduce the speed limit to 10 mph for 125 feet in both directions originating from address 779 Cat Island Road in Cloutierville
Authorize purchasing agent to seek sealed bid proposals for materials and supplies for the Parish Highway, Solid Waste and Head Start Departments
Execute agreements with Natchitoches Parish Humane Society and Hope for Paws for the implementation of spay/neuter program
Submit CWEF application for Hagewood for $9,020
Approve appointments and re-appointments of the following persons for community representatives for the Head Start Policy Council: Rose Rock, Sherica McDaniel, Kecia McConathy, and David Dollar
Submit applications for Capital Outlay projects
Adopt ordinances for the creation of Road District No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 for Natchitoches Parish
The Council went into executive session at the end of the meeting to receive a report from Parish President regarding the recent changes in personnel on the Parish Planning and Zoning Department, including the internal investigation regarding allegations of misconduct