Parish Council Meeting – TONIGHT

The Natchitoches Parish Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5:30 pm via tele conference.

Anyone wishing to participate and offer comments in the meeting should call in by dialing (425) 436-6302 and when prompted enter the PIN 780273.

Additionally, the public may email comments on the agenda item prior to the meeting. Comments should be emailed to sfrederick@npgov.org no later than 12 p.m. on Feb. 16. All comments received prior to the meeting shall be read aloud during that time when the corresponding agenda items are considered by the Commission.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HEARING
REGULAR MEETING
PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES via Tele Conference
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Via Tele Conference
Call In No: (425)436-6302
Pin 780273

5:30 p.m.

A G E N D A

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

3. Invocation

4. Pledge of Allegiance

5. ELECTION OF OFFICER:

Vice-Chairman

6. Invited guests, and special presentations

7. Reports of Department Heads:
Public Works Director- Mr. Johnny Salard
OCS Executive Director- Ms. Sharon Harris
Parish Treasurer- Ms. Julie Lockhart
Interim Director Planning and Zoning-Mr. David Kees, Jr.

8. Parish President-Mr. John Richmond

9. Adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish Council held Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

10. Appointments of Boards and Commissions.
Consider adopting a resolution confirming re- appointment/appointments to the following boards/commissions.

Regular Meeting
February 16, 2021 Page 2.

A. Council to confirm the appointment of Mr. Anthony Moore to replace Mr. Laney Wright on the Natchitoches Parish Planning Commission.

B. Council to consider confirming the reappointment of Mr. Clyde Masson to the Water Works District #2 Board.

C. Council to consider confirming the appointment of Ms. Carol O’Quinn to replace Mr. Louis O’Quinn on the Water Works District #2 Board.

D. Council to consider confirming the appointment of Ms. Carletta Jones to replace Mr. James Anthony on the Water Works District #2 Board.

E. Council to consider confirming the reappointment of Mr. Joseph Jones to the Fire District #1 Board.

F. Council to consider confirming the reappointment of Mr. Lamarr McGaskey to the Fire District #1 Board.

G. Council to consider confirming the reappointment of Mr. Ricky Sanders to the Fire District #1 Board.

H. Council to consider confirming the appointment of Mr. Dewayne Colston to replace Mr. Laney Wright on the Fire District #1 Board.

11. First Introduction of proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to approve Introduction of Ordinance 003-2021 to effect a zoning change from an Industrial-Agriculture (I-A) District to a Business-3 (B-3) District for the purpose of establishing a gym with a restaurant and coffee shop on a 1.350-acre tract of land (parcel # 0050134700A). The property is located in Section 26, T9N, R10W, with a physical address of 10173 Highway 120 in Robeline, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on February 1, 2021.

B. Council to approve Introduction of Ordinance 004-2021
to effect a zoning change from an Industrial- Agriculture (I-A) District to a Business-3 (B-3) District for the purpose of establishing a convenience store on a 2.51-acre tract of land (parcel # 0040007600A). The property is located in Section 14, T11N, R7W, with a physical address along Highway 9 in Campti, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on February 1, 2021.

C. Council to consider Introducing Ordinance 005-2021 revision to the Natchitoches Parish Personnel Manual.

Public Hearings:

A. Council to consider adopting Ordinance 001-2021 to affect a zoning change from an Industrial-Agriculture (I-A) District to a Business-1 (B-1) District for the purpose of establishing a Cultural Center on a 3.29- acre tract of land (parcel #0040029400). The property is located in Sections 14 & 15, T10N, R6W, with a physical address of 1458 Highway 1226 in Natchitoches, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on January 4, 2021.

B. Council to consider adopting Ordinance 002-2021 Establishment and Intent. Fire Prevention Bureau (sometimes hereinafter “bureau”) for Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District 6 is hereby established. It is the intent of the Bureau to prescribe regulations consistent with the provisions provided in Louisiana R.S. 40:1563 as well as regulations consistent with nationally recognized good practice for the safeguarding to a reasonable degree of life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials, and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the use of occupancy of building or premises. The most current State of Louisiana adopted version of the fire life safety code will be the minimum code which will be utilized by the bureau.to be established.

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to consider adopting Ordinance 001-2021 to affect a zoning change from an Industrial-Agriculture (I-A) District to a Business-1 (B-1) District for the purpose of establishing a Cultural Center on a 3.29- acre tract of land (parcel #0040029400). The property is located in Sections 14 & 15, T10N, R6W, with a physical address of 1458 Highway 1226 in Natchitoches, as shown on the Survey attached hereto, approved by the Parish Planning Commission on January 4, 2021.

B. Council to consider adopting Ordinance 002-2021 Establishment and Intent. Fire Prevention Bureau (sometimes hereinafter “bureau”) for Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District 6 is hereby established. It is the intent of the Bureau to prescribe regulations consistent with the provisions provided in Louisiana R.S. 40:1563 as well as regulations consistent with nationally recognized good practice for the safeguarding to a reasonable degree of life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials, and devices, and from conditions hazardous to life or property in the use of occupancy of building or premises. The most current State of Louisiana adopted version of the fire life safety code will be the minimum code which will be utilized by the bureau.to be established.

Resolutions:

A. Council to approves in consideration of a resolution
Allow the Polling place for Ward 1, Precinct 2 Natchitoches Parish to remain at the Masonic Lodge, 110 Masonic Drive, Natchitoches, LA until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control.

12. Other Agenda Items:

A. Council to consider authorizing the Parish.
President to sign and execute a lease agreement.
with Gayle Cloud for the continued use of Ms.
Cloud’s property in Goldonna as a Trash Compactor Station site.

B. Council to consider authorizing the Parish.
President to sign and execute a lease agreement.
with Bayou Camitte Lands for the continued use of property located at 6174 Highway 119 in Derry as
a bin site.

C. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to sign and execute a lease agreement with Earl K. Gray, Jr. for the continued use of property located at 153 Eight Mile Loop in Natchitoches as a Trash Compactor Station site.

D. Council to consider authorizing the Parish.
President to sign and execute a lease agreement.
with McQuillin Properties, LLC for the continued
use of property located at 6756 Highway 6 in
Natchitoches as a Trash Compactor Station site.

E. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to sign and execute a lease agreement with Kim and Charles Johnson for the continued use of the Johnson’s property on Holden Road in Natchitoches as a bin site.

F. Council to award the contract for the replacement of the roof of the front section of the Live Oak building.

13. Visitors for Non-Agenda Items. (3 minutes)

14. Adjourn.