It’s been a long time in the making, but the City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance to award the bid for the City Council Chambers renovation project at Monday night’s meeting, April 22. This project will remodel the Arts Building, located on Second Street. The bid will be awarded to Prothro Construction LLC of Cypress for $495,716 once it receives the Council’s final vote at next month’s meeting.
The project is projected to start within the next 30-45 days and should take approximately 120 days. City Council meetings will be moved to the municipal building next to the Fire Department in the meantime.
The remodel will include rearranging the layout of the building with a new raised Council seating area, a new door on the South side of the building closer to City Hall, women and men restrooms in the front of the building with two office spaces, a second set of glass doors in the foyer area, rewiring, new plumbing, a new HVAC system, new lighting, and cleaning off the upper windows to allow for natural lighting as well.
Other agenda items included:
Declare April 25, 2019 “End The Epidemic Day” In The City Of Natchitoches
Declare The Week Of April 22-26, 2019 As National Community Development Week In The City Of Natchitoches
PLANNING & ZONING – FINAL:
Change Zoning Classification Of Property At 536 University Parkway from B-2 Neighborhood Business District to B-3 Community and Central Business District for Magee’s Patio Cafe to extend its hours of operation to 6 am
ORDINANCES – FINAL:
(FAILED WITH 4:1 VOTE AGAINST) Execute A Lease In Favor Of Harold Foster And Laurie Berry
Award The Bid For The Electric Distribution Rehabilitation For Quida And Jackson Street
Restate The Policy Of The City Of Natchitoches Regarding Harassment And Amend And Reenact The Personnel Policies Manual Of The City Of Natchitoches To Amend The Section Entitled “Harassment”
Enter Into A Memorandum Of Understanding With The Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation, Inc., Which Said Memorandum Provides For The Certification Of Sites Owned By The City Of Natchitoches Located In The Industrial Park Situated In Sections 72, 73 And 74, Township 9 North, Range 7 West
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Adopt The Millage Rate For The Tax Year 2019
Adopt A Citizen Participation Plan/Citizen Complaint Procedure And Appoint A Citizen Complaint Officer For Compliance With The LCDBG Program
Adopt The Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Procurement Policy For The FY 2020 – FY 2021
Proceed With The Procurement And Selection Of Professional Services For The Purpose Of Assisting In The Development Of The LCDBG Proposal And Implementation Of The Project, If Funded.
Proceed With The Development Of The LCDBG Proposal Taking Into Consideration Citizen Participation Requirements And Views Of The Governing Body.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be May 13, 2019.