Agenda for February 22 City Council Meeting – LIVE STREAM TONIGHT

The Natchitoches City Council meeting will be open to the public at the next regular meeting on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Occupancy for the Council Chamber is limited to 25% or 26 people total. Temperature checks will be given before entering the chamber. Seating markers will be placed on the chairs. Any Citizen that wishes to observe the City Council meeting live may do so at: 

Natchitoches Parish Journal LIVE

If you have any comments that you would like to make on any agenda item, you can email those comments to smcqueary@natchitochesla.gov and they will be read into record. Also, during the meeting if you have any comments on the agenda item being considered, you may call 318-521-1023 and you will be placed on speaker phone to make your comments. You must state your name for the record and you will be limited to 3 minutes for your comments. Please remember that this is not a question and answer session and please speak clearly for the record. Since we are allowing for a public comment period, agenda items will take longer than usual because we will allow 45 seconds between the reading of the item and the vote being taken, for any public comment. For additional questions, please call 318-357-3821.

Natchitoches City Council will have a pre-council meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. to discuss non-agenda items. The City Council meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month and will be reserved to only items on the Agenda. The public is invited to both the pre-council meetings and council meetings with the understanding that items not on the agenda will not be discussed at the scheduled council meetings, but the public is welcome to discuss any topic at the pre-council meetings. The City Council Meetings are held at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

PUBLIC NOTICE for PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Natchitoches will hold a public hearing at 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2021 at the City of Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 2nd Street, Natchitoches, LA. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and obtain views concerning the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (LCDBG-CV) HVAC Improvements Program. The following items will be discussed at the hearing:

The amount of funds available for proposed community development activities;
The range of activities available that may be undertaken, including the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit persons of low and moderate income;  The plans of the City for minimizing displaced persons as a result of activities assisted with such funds and the benefits to be provided by the City to persons actually displaced as a result of such activities; and, The City’s past performance on LCDBG projects funded by the State of Louisiana.

All residents, particularly low- and moderate-income persons and residents of slum and blighted areas of the Parish are encouraged to attend this meeting. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and non-English speaking individuals provided that at least three (3) day notice is received by the City. Those citizens unable to attend this hearing may submit their views and proposals until February 22, 2021 in writing to:

City of Natchitoches
Attn: Stacy McQueary, City Council Clerk
P. O. Box 37
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0037

The City of Natchitoches is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all small and minority-owned firms and women’s business enterprises to apply.

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NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

FEBRUARY 22, 2021
5:30 P.M.

A G E N D A

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 8, 2021

ORDINANCES – FINAL:
#002 Nielsen Ordinance Extending The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing A Tract Situated In Section 32, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Said Tract Owned By Braxton Keyser, LLC, And Lying North Of Louisiana Highway 494, And Adjacent To The Existing Municipal Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, Being A Total Of 13.0 Acres, More Or Less, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, Fixing Council District For Same, Fixing Zoning Classification And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

#004 Harrington A Second Supplemental Bond Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Ordinance No. 1 of 2015 providing for the incurring of debt and issuance of not to exceed Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000) of Utilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021, of the City of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana; prescribing the form, terms and conditions of said Refunding Bonds, designating the date, denomination and place of payment of said Refunding Bonds, providing for the payment thereof in principal and interest; authorizing the agreement with the Paying Agent; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

#007 Nielsen Ordinance Authorizing A Franchise In Favor Of Paul’s Party Boat, To Operate A Tour Boat Business Within The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, Confirming The Term Of The Franchise, Conditions, And Considerations For Said Franchise And Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Said Franchise Agreement On Behalf Of The City Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

#008 Smith Ordinance To Repeal A Portion Of Ordinance No. 029 Of 2019, Relative To Declaring Certain Buildings Unsafe And Recommending The Buildings To Be Demolished Or Repaired To Comply With The Building Code, And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

#009 Harrington Ordinance To Repeal Ordinance No. 041 Of 2019, Relative To Declaring Certain Buildings Unsafe And Recommending The Buildings To Be Demolished Or Repaired To Comply With The Building Code, And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

RESOLUTIONS:
#014 Petite Resolution Authorizing Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Adopt A Citizen Participation Plan/Citizen Complaint Procedure And Appoint A Citizen Complaint Officer For Compliance With The Louisiana Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (LCDBG-CV) HVAC Improvement Program.

#015 Elie Resolution To Adopt A Procurement Policy For The Louisiana Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (LCDBG-CV) HVAC Improvement Program.

#016 Smith Resolution Addressing Administrative Aspects Of The Proposed Louisiana Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (LCDBG-CV) HVAC Improvement Program.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, March 8, 2021.


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