City Council recognizes Christmas Angels, Miss Merry Christmas, and Christmas Belles

The City Council meeting was brief Tuesday evening, Nov. 12. The Council recognized the Christmas Angels, Miss Merry Christmas, and the Christmas Belles. Miss merry Christmas and her Belles performed their jingle for the crowd.

In other business, the Council approved a resolution to execute Change Order No. 4 to the contract between the City and Ratcliff Construction Company, LLC for the Natchitoches Sports & Recreation Park (Bid No. 0602) in the amount of $68,424, bringing the revised contract total to $13,025,537. This project is on schedule for substantial completion by Dec. 20.

PRESENTATION OF CHRISTMAS ANGELS:

Charlee Rhodes – Pre-K
Carleigh Bush – K
Jolene Seaman – 1St
Kaylee Jones – 2nd
Eliana Hawkins – 3rd
Layla Slaughter – 4th
Naomi Vercher – 5th
Kennedy Sykes – 6th
Dasani Hardison – 7th
Taylor Eubanks – 8th

PRESENTATION OF MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS BELLES:

Miss Merry Christmas – Mali Simmons
Christmas Belles – Mallory Lee, Emily Robertson, Carlee Scott, Abigail Thompson

ORDINANCES – FINAL:

Ordinance Further Amending The Geographical Boundaries Of Natchitoches Economic Development District C, State Of Louisiana; Extending The Levy And Collection Of An Existing 1% Sales And Use Tax And A 2% Hotel Occupancy Tax Into The Expanded Geographical Boundaries Of The District; And Providing For Other Matters In Connection With The Foregoing.

Ordinance Levying An Additional Sales Tax Of One Percent (1.00%) In Natchitoches Economic Development District A, State Of Louisiana (The “District”); Designating The Full Amount Of Such Additional Sales Tax As The Sales Tax Increment In The District From Which The Local Sales Tax Increments Will Be Determined And Used To Finance Economic Development Projects In Accordance With And As Authorized By Part Ii, Chapter 27, Title 33 Of The Louisiana Revised Statutes Of 1950, As Amended, Designating The Initial Annual Baseline Collection Rate And Establishing A Monthly Baseline Collection Rate For The District; Pledging And Dedicating Such Tax Increments To Reimburse Economic Development Costs And Providing For Other Matters In Connection With The Foregoing.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

Amend And Re-Adopt Section21-76 Of The Code Of Ordinances, Which Said Section Is Within Division 3, Entitled “Historic District” Of Article III, Entitled “Stopping, Standing And Parking” Of Chapter 21 Entitled “Motor Vehicles And Traffic.” This ordinance makes RVs, other large campers (anything that takes up more than one parking spot on Front Street) illegal year round.

RESOLUTIONS:

Appoint Members To The Animal Advisory Committee, And Fix The Terms Of Office Of The Members Of The Animal Welfare Committee

Enter Into A Contract With Employers Risk Management Services As The Workers Compensation Third Party Administrator For The City

Advertise And Accept Bids For Caustic Soda For The Water Treatment Plant (Bid No. 0622)

Execute an Agreement With The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) for improvements at the Natchitoches Regional Airport. (Acquire Land for Runway 35 Runway Protection Zone)

Execute an Agreement With The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) for improvements at the Natchitoches Regional Airport. (Install New Perimeter Fence and Repair Existing Fence – Phase I)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Nov. 25, 2019.

The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.