The Natchitoches City Council met this year’s Christmas Angels at its meeting Monday night, Dec. 14. Angels include Emma Outlaw – Pre-K, Bella Bearden – K, Raylee Barton – 1St, Kambria Berry – 2nd, Paige Jenkins – 3rd, Adalyn Rhodes – 4th, Brinlee Berry – 5th, Ainsley Pickett – 6th, Annaliece Romero – 7th, and Addison Evans – 8th.
Miss Merry Christmas, Katherine Anderson, and her Christmas Belles (Brianna Laird, Jensen Parker, Baylee LaRoux, and Mary Grace Long) also visited with the Council. They sang the traditional Christmas jingle that each group of girls gets to personalize. The jingle for 2020 included nods to mask wearing and social distancing, keeping it relevant with the state of the world we’re living in. However, it also had lots of cheerful and bright imagery like fireworks and Christmas lights.
Another group that the Council was introduced to for the first time is the the Assistant City Attorneys that were appointed, including Tommy Murchison, Cloyd Benjamin Jr., Steven Oxenhandler, Gary Conlay, Alex Lyons, Jonathan Blake, and Joe Stamey.
Other agenda items included:
PLANNING & ZONING – INTRODUCTION:
Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows: Lots 14 & 15 of East Broadmoor Subd., unit # 2 & lot adjacent desc. as. beg. at the NE cor. of lot 14 of the EAST BROADMOOR SUBD., thence S 85 deg. 21 min. East 500 ft., thence S 2 deg. 51 min. est 232.4 ft., thence N 85 deg. 21 min. West 500 ft., thence N 2 deg. 51 min. est 232.3 ft. to the pt. of beg., less 1.59 ac. to Peoples State Bank., less 1,375.9 sq.ft. to hwy. dept. for Commercial use. (311 Royal St. – Mike Wolff)
Declare Certain Buildings Unsafe And Recommending That Same Be Demolished Or Put Into Repair To Comply With The Building Code, Authorizing Notice To Be Served, Fixing Hearing Date And Appointing Curator To Represent Absentees.
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Execute An Agreement Or Lease Of Public Property And Airspace With Red Sky Adventures, LLC, Whereby The City Of Natchitoches And The Board Of Commissioners Of Waterworks District Number 1 Will Lease Public Ground And Airspace Pursuant To The Terms Of R. S. 33:4712 And R. S. 33:4712.1 To Red Sky Adventures, LLC, To Provide For A Public Hearing, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.
Keri and Ben Fidelak are wanting to lease an area of the airspace above Sibley Lake leading from their restaurant to the island. Their plan is to build a walkway leading out to the island and offer a Chef’s Table dining experience for small, limited group reservations to cruise on a pontoon boat around Sibley Lake at sunset. The evening will culminate with a dinner on the island.
#079 Elie Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Enter Into A Contract With Midwest Employers Casualty Company For The Workers’ Compensation Excess Coverage Policy For The City Of Natchitoches.
#081 Nielsen Resolution Appointing Glen Moffett To Fill The Unexpired Term Of Ed Dranguet As A Member Of The Board Of Directors Of The Industrial Development Board Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
#082 Harrington Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 1 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And DSW Construction For Building Renovations At 720 Sixth Street (Bid No. 0625)
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be January 11, 2021. There will not be a City Council meeting on Monday, December 28, 2020.
The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25, 2020 for the Christmas Holidays and Thursday, December 31, 2020 & Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Years.