City Council discusses Front Street noise complaints, recycling

City Council Meeting 01-14-19

David James, a Front Street property owner, came before the City Council Jan. 14. He’s received noise complaints from his tenants in second floor condos that are located adjacent to The Landing Restaurant and Bar.

Police Chief Mickey Dove said there is a 60 decibel maximum allowed in the Historic District. Mayor Lee Posey said the individuals managing The Landing were notified of the problem and that the City will do what it has to do if the situation doesn’t take care of itself.

The Council also discussed the recycling center located at the Public Works Department on Mill Street. The City just put in five larger bins that hold twice as much material. They are also newer and look better.

Some people have already vented on social media that they’ve found trash in these bins, which contaminates all their recyclables. Posey said a video surveillance system will soon be installed with adequate signage and a large fine in place. (increased from $100 to $500 for a first offense).

With the brewery’s late operating hours, the gates providing access to the reclining bins will stay open more. Hours of operation will expand to the following:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 6:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 7:30 am – 11 pm
Sunday from 7:30 am – 8 pm

Other agenda items included:

PROCLAMATIONS:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Enter Into A Lease Of A 125 Acre Tract At The Natchitoches Sewer Treatment Plant For Hay Operations With McNeely Cattle, LLC

Extend The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing the following land related to the Sports and Recreation Park Project: A .256 Acre Tract, More Or Less, Situated In Section 81, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, A .25 Acre Tract, More Or Less, Situated In Section 83, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, And A 1 Acre Tract, More Or Less, Situated In Section 83, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, All Of Said Tracts Being Owned By The City Of Natchitoches And Lying Adjacent To The Southeasterly Right Of Way Of Louisiana Highway 6, And Adjacent To The Existing Municipal Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, Fixing Council District For Same, Fixing Zoning Classification And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

RESOLUTIONS:
Enter Into A Contract With Travelers Casualty And Surety Company Of America For The Public Official Schedule Bond For The City Of Natchitoches

Re-Appoint Gene Spillman And Peyton Cunningham On The Waterworks District #1 Board Of Directors For The City Of Natchitoches

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, January 28, 2019.

12 thoughts on “City Council discusses Front Street noise complaints, recycling

  1. I have to respond, like it or not. I live just across the river and hear music from every festival if I open doors. If I close doors I hear my TV or sleep. I’m sorry that you care nothing about progress in this historical-college city. Maybe the business will close its doors, the college will shut down and Front St. will be a ghost town— like it was not too many years back- and go ahead the close the new modern stainless steel brewery. Go eat and drink and study somewhere else; Shreveport and Alexandria would love your company and money too. Maybe it’s time for me to bust a move.

  2. pretty soon our little ole town will be like ( footloose ) no music
    after 9 pm,no dancing and skirt lengths will be monitored.The young people will start dancing in car washes and playing chicken with tractors.

  3. What about the mess on the riverbank stage? Hmmm??? Talk about LOUD music! I could hear it from the Walmart parking lot at a recent so-called Christmas Festival Saturday night. That’s ridiculous. Only a lawsuit and ending the Christmas Festival will get the City Council’s attention I guess.

    Not to mention all the illegal pipes on pickup trucks. Yeah, I know, that’s everywhere. Doesn’t mean Natchitoches has to tolerate it though.

    End of rant.

      • So, does being a black owner entitle them to violate city ordinances & be bad neighbors? Actually the Landing is now under a mixed race ownership/management. The issue is not about race but about noise. 75/85 dB level music with booming bass at 2 am 4-5 nights a week is a nuisance & demonstrates a lack of consideration for neighbors. And yes, the previous “white” owner did not operate an after hours honky tonk with impunity.

    • Does being a black owner entitle them violate city ordinances & be bad neighbors? Actually, it a mixed race ownership and the issue is noise not race. 75/85 dB music at 2 am is a nuisance & lack of consideration.

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