Agenda for March 8 City Council Meeting – LIVE STREAM TONIGHT

The Natchitoches City Council meeting will be open to the public at the next regular meeting on Monday, March 8, 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:

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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.

NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

March 8, 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 22, 2021

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Ferdinand, Executive Director of the Natchitoches Community Alliance (NCA)

PROCLAMATIONS:
#018 Smith Resolution Declaring The Month Of March As Women’s History Month In The City Of Natchitoches

ORDINANCES – FINAL:

MOTION TO TAKE ORDINANCE NO. 004 OF 2021 FROM THE TABLE

#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.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
#010 Elie Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For Caustic Soda For The Water Treatment Plant (BID NO. 0634)

#011 Nielsen Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Enter Into A Water Agreement With The Village Of Powhatan, Which Said Agreement Provides For Sale And Delivery Of Water By The City Of Natchitoches To The Village Of Powhatan, Providing For A Five Year Term, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

#012 Smith Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Enter Into An Agreement For Emergency Assistance By And Between The LEPA Member Cities, Providing For Emergency Assistance Between The Members Of LEPA, Compensation And Term, Further Providing For The Appointment Of A Director And Alternate Director To The Board Of Directors Of Louisiana Energy And Power Authority, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

#013 Nielsen Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, To 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.

RESOLUTIONS:
#019 Petite Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Advertise And Accept Bids For Christmas Lighting Supplies (BID NO. 0635)

#020 Elie Resolution Appointing Matt Anderson To Serve As Director And Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Serve As Alternate Director On The Board Of Directors Of Louisiana Energy And Power Authority (LEPA)

#021 Harrington Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Advertise And Accept Bids For LWCF Grant Improvements At Parc Natchitoches

(BID NO. 0614)