City Council Agenda for April 26 Meeting

The Natchitoches City Council meeting will be open to the public at the next regular meeting on Monday, April 26, 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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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.

A G E N D A

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF April 12, 2021

GUEST SPEAKERS: Joe Osborne and Joe Givens – Perma – Zyme soil stabilization products on roads and the effectiveness of it for patching streets.

PROCLAMATIONS:
#030 Smith Proclamation Declaring May 2 – 8, 2021 As National Travel And Tourism Week In The City Of Natchitoches.

ORDINANCES – FINAL:
#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.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
#019 Harrington 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.

#024 Nielsen Ordinance Adopting the Millage Rate For The Tax Year 2021

RESOLUTIONS:
#031 Elie Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Advertise And Accept Bids Consisting Of Runway 7-25 And Taxiway B1 Reconstruction, Airport Improvement Program No. 3-22-0034-025-2021 (Bid No. 0636)

#032 Nielsen Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 1 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And ASB Utility For The Water Treatment System Renovations, Backwash Effluent Transfer System (Bid No. 0626)

#033 Petite Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 5 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Regional Construction, LLC For Phase 3 Street Rehabilitation (Bid No. 0629)

#034 Harrington Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Accept And Execute A Grant Agreement From The Federal Aviation Administration For The Airport Coronavirus Relief Grant Program (ACRGP) Awarded To The Natchitoches Regional Airport

#035 Smith Resolution Appointing Garrett Anderson To Fill The Unexpired Term Of Mr. Tom Matuscha As A Member Of The Mayor’s Health And Fitness Council For The City Of Natchitoches

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, May 10, 2021.

A Public Hearing on the City of Natchitoches Budget for the fiscal year June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022 will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:30 PM, at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457


3 thoughts on “City Council Agenda for April 26 Meeting

    • Did you find out about the moving and property lease on the Roque house? I’ve asked but the Fathers aren’t talking to me!

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