City Council adopts budget for next fiscal year, approves other agenda items

The Natchitoches City Council held a brief meeting via teleconference Monday evening, May 11 to introduce and approve the following agenda items. Mayor Lee Posey said with the stay-at-home order being lifted for the state on May 15, the next City Council meeting should be held in-person as usual. However, the City Council chambers will still be limited to 25% occupancy, which is about 25 people. Everyone has to continue practicing social distancing guidelines as well, so the Council will work on logistics as the next meeting approaches.

PROCLAMATION:
Declare May 16, 2020 As Parks To Kids Day In The City Of Natchitoches

PLANNING & ZONING – INTRODUCTION:
Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property Located At 206 University Parkway, Owned By Joseph Brant & Felix Clint III Perot

Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows: 39.61 Ac. Being ½ Int. In 79.22 Ac. Described as W ½ of SE ¼ Sec. 20-87(Owners: Hawley Group LLC and Tabletop Land & Development) and 73.004 Ac E ½ Of SE Sec. 20-8-7, Less 6.216 Ac To Hwy. tracts of land located Southwest of the I-49/LA Hwy. 478 Interchange and adjacent to Bayou Blue Rd (Owner: Hawley Group LLC)

ORDINANCES – FINAL:
Adopt The Budget For The City Of Natchitoches For The Fiscal Year June 1, 2020 Through May 31, 2021.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Amend The 2019-2020 Budget To Reflect Additional Revenues And Expenditures.

RESOLUTIONS:
Advertise And Accept Bids For The Texas And Pacific Railroad Depot Renovations. (Bid No. 0627)

Approve The Execution Of The Contract By And Between The State Of Louisiana, Division Of Administration, Office Of Community Development, And The City Of Natchitoches For The FY ’19-20′ Local Government Assistance Program (LGAP) For The Amount Of $24,954.00 To Purchase Pressure Ventilation Fans And Other Fire Fighting Equipment For The Natchitoches Fire Department.

Authorize The Mayor To Accept And Execute A Grant Agreement From The Federal Aviation Administration For The Cares Act Funds Awarded To The Natchitoches Regional Airport

Authorize The Mayor To Accept And Execute A Grant Agreement From The Federal Aviation Administration For A Project At The Natchitoches Regional Airport. (Reconstruct Taxiway, Reconstruct Runway)

Authorize The Mayor To Submit A Loan Application To The Louisiana Department Of Health, Office Of Public Health And To Execute All Relative Documents For City – Wide Water Main Replacements Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.

Authorize The Mayor To Submit A Loan Application To The Louisiana Department Of Health, Office Of Public Health And To Execute All Relative Documents For Water Treatment Upgrades Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.

Authorize The Mayor To Submit A Loan Application To The Louisiana Department Of Health, Office Of Public Health And To Execute All Relative Documents For Replacing The Existing Sanitary Sewer Force Main Along Highway 1 Bypass Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.

Authorize The Mayor To Submit A Loan Application To The Louisiana Department Of Health, Office Of Public Health And To Execute All Relative Documents For Renovations To The Mill Street And Grand Ecore Lift Stations Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

The offices of the City of Natchitoches will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 for Memorial Day.

The regularly scheduled City Council Meeting for Monday, May 25, 2020 has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, May 26, 2020 due to Memorial Day.

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