City Council considers annexation of 275 acres on and around Monroe Drive

Several residents in the Monroe Drive area attended Monday night’s City Council meeting, Jan. 13, to discuss an agenda item regarding the extension of the City Limits of the City of Natchitoches. The City is looking to annex 275 Acres. This agenda item came before the Council at its Oct. 15 meeting. The item was tabled and was then reintroduced at Monday’s meeting with some amendments (SEE DIFFERENCES IN MAPS). Several residents had requested to stay with the Parish and a few in attendance at the meeting asked the same. Mayor Lee Posey assured those residents that wished to remain in the Parish that they could do so. The Council will make its final vote on this item at its next meeting.

PROCLAMATIONS:

Declare Jan. 20, 2020 as Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

PLANNING & ZONING – INTRODUCTION:

Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing

Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows:

Lot Containing 1.132 Acres – Described As Situated In Block 10 Of Jacob Lieber Subdivision, No. 6 As Shown On Plat Recorded In Conveyance Book 614, Page 671, from R-3 Residence Multiple Family to R-3 Residence Multiple Family, Special Exception to operate Save the Children Head Start. (1504 Gold St.)

Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing

Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows:

Lot East Side Williams Avenue, 75 Feet Front By 371 Feet – 4 Inches, North By Corley And Thomas, West By Street, South By Lilly, from R-1 Residential to R-1 Residential, Special Exception to operate a Bed & Breakfast. (219 Williams Ave.)

2019 – ORDINANCES – FINAL:

Approve The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated In Section 81, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, From Bruce Family Holdings, L.L.C., For The Consideration Of Eight Thousand Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

Approve The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated In Section 81, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, From Waymon W. Ham, Jr. And Rose Ham, For The Consideration Of Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

Restate The Policy Of The City Of Natchitoches Regarding Sick Leave And To Amend And Reenact The Personnel Policies Manual Of The City Of Natchitoches To Amend The Section Entitled “Sick Leave”, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

Award The Bid For Caustic Soda For The Water Treatment Plant (Bid No. 0622)

Approve The Exercise Of An Option To Repurchase Or In The Alternative An Extension Of The Option To Repurchase In Favor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Repurchase A 15.0 Acre Tract Of Land In Section 74, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, From Ledet’s Louisiana Seafood, L.L.C., And Authorizing The Mayor, Lee Posey, To Exercise The Option To Repurchase And Repurchase The Property, Or In The Alternative Execute An Extension Of Option And Any Other Documents That May Be Necessary, And To Provide For Advertising.

Approve The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated In Section 138, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, From Chester Corley, For The Total Consideration Of Three Hundred Thousand Seven Hundred Three Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

Approve The Acquisition Of The Hanger Located On Lot 3 Of The Natchitoches Regional Airport From Harold G. Foster And Laurie M. Berry, For The Consideration Of Thirteen Thousand Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Hanger And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

Amend Ordinance Number 042 Of 2019 Which Said Ordinance Approved The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated On The Western Right Of Way Of Sixth Street In The City Of Natchitoches, From Eagle Distributing Of Shreveport, Inc., For The Total Consideration Of Four Hundred Thousand Dollars, And Further Authorized The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Lee Posey, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

Amending 2019-2020 Budget to Reflect Additional Revenues And Expenditures.

RESOLUTIONS:

Execute A Certificate Of Substantial Completion To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Delta Specialty Contractors, LLC For The New Perimeter Fence And Repair The Existing Fence At The Natchitoches Regional Airport LA DOTD Project Nos.H.014026

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, January 27, 2020.

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6 thoughts on “City Council considers annexation of 275 acres on and around Monroe Drive

    • And yet, I can remember when there was a parish school system in North Louisiana (Ouachita, I think) that didn’t recognize the holiday even after it was declared a national holiday.

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