Agenda for April 12 City Council Meeting – LIVE STREAM TONIGHT

The Natchitoches City Council meeting will be open to the public at the next regular meeting on Monday, April 12, 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. 

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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 Arts Center located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana. 

                                                                                                                                                                                              NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

APRIL 12, 2021

5:30 P.M.

A G E N D A

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  1. INVOCATION
  1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  1. READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MARCH 22, 2021
  1. GUEST SPEAKER:  Cedric Floyd, President of Data Center, LLC – Reapportionment and Redistricting.                      
  1. PROCLAMATIONS:

#025  Petite Proclamation Declaring April 2021 As Fair Housing Month In The City Of Natchitoches.

#026  Nielsen Proclamation Declaring April 2021 As National Child Abuse Prevention Month In The City Of Natchitoches

#027  Harrington Proclamation Declaring April 22, 2021 As Earth Day In The City Of Natchitoches.

  1. ORDINANCES –  FINAL:

#014   Harrington Ordinance Approving A Memorandum Of Cooperative Endeavor Between The City Of Natchitoches, The Red River Waterway Commission And The Natchitoches Convention & Vistors Bureau To Promote The Use Of The Red River For The KingKat Fishing Tournament.

 #015   Smith Ordinance Amending The 2020-2021 Budget to Reflect    Additional Revenues and Expenditures.

  #016   Petite Ordinance Approving the City Of Natchitoches Entering Into An Employment Contract With Special Counsel And Further Authorizing The Mayor, Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Execute The Attached Employment Contract On Behalf Of The City Of Natchitoches.

#017   Nielsen Ordinance Amending Ordinance Number 002 Of 2021 To Correct A Typographical Error Changing The Zoning Classification From B-2 To B-3, For Said Tract Owned By Braxton Keyser, LLC, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

  1. ORDINANCES –  INTRODUCTION:

#018    Harrington Ordinance Adopting The Budget For The City Of Natchitoches For The Fiscal Year June 1, 2021 Through May 31, 2022.

#019    Elie Ordinance Authorizing A Franchise In Favor Of Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports, L.L.C. To Operate A Rental 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.

#020    Elie Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For The LWCF Grant Improvements At Parc Natchitoches (BID NO. 0614)

#021    Nielsen Ordinance  Authorizing  The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Enter Into An Amended Cooperative Endeavor Agreement With Natchitoches Historic Foundation, Which Will Provide To The Relocation Of The Roque House, Provide For The Completion Of The Downtown Riverwalk,  Provide For The Lease Of The Ground Upon Which The Roque House Is To Be Relocated, And Provide For The Use Of The Facilities By The Parties, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

#022    Smith Ordinance Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Granting To Canterra Networks,  The Franchise And Rights To Lay, Construct, Lease And/ Or Operate A Cable Optics Transmission Cable, Within The Municipal Boundaries Of The City And The Right To Use The Present And Future Street, Roads, Highways, Alleys, Bridges, And Public Ways In Such City And Owned And Controlled By Such City For Such Purposes; Prescribing Terms And Conditions To Which Such Franchise And Rights Are Subject; And Prescribing The Term Of Such Franchise And Rights.

#023   Petite Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor, Ronnie Williams, Jr. To Execute An Instrument Entitled “Service Agreement” Under Which The City Will Contract For Consulting And Professional Services From Merchant Mcintyre & Associates, LLC, Related To Pursuing And Obtaining Federal Funding.

  1. RESOLUTIONS:

#028   Elie Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 4 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Regional Construction, LLC For Phase 3 Street Rehabilitation. (Bid No. 029)

#029   Smith   Resolution Giving Preliminary Approval To The Issuance Of Not Exceeding Twelve Million Dollars ($12,000,000) Aggregate Principal Amount Of Sales Tax Refunding Bonds Of The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana (The “Issuer”), For The Purpose Of Refinancing Outstanding Debt Of The Issuer; Providing Certain Terms Of Said Bonds; Making Application To The State Bond Commission For Approval Of Said Bonds; Hiring Professionals In Connection Therewith; And Providing For Other Matters In Connection Therewith.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, April 26, 2021.


3 thoughts on “Agenda for April 12 City Council Meeting – LIVE STREAM TONIGHT

  1. No comments! See this is the problem no one ever questiones anything! The city officials just do what they want and spend and waste money on anything they choose.THEN people want to complain about brown water because the pipes that St.Denis installed are starting to fail, power goes out because a bird landed on a line. You want to complain about the roads but no ones got the guts to ask the questions even when you do find out about some wasteful project before their halfway finished with it CRAZY
    GROW SOME!

  2. on to my next question! Why not just leave it alone where it sits? Do what you need to do to preserve it and save the rest of the money for streets and roads?

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