The Natchitoches City Council meeting will be open to the public at the next regular meeting on Monday, May 10, 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
If you have any comments that you would like to make on any agenda item, you can email those comments to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A G E N D A
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF APRIL 26, 2021
REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ORDINANCE NO. 024
ADOPTING THE MILLAGE RATE FOR THE TAX YEAR 2021
ORDINANCES – FINAL:
#024 Nielsen Ordinance Adopting The Millage Rate For The Tax Year 2021.
#018 Harrington Ordinance Adopting The Budget For The City Of Natchitoches For The Fiscal Year June 1, 2021 Through May 31, 2022.
#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.
#025 Harrington Ordinance Providing For The Incurring Of Debt And Issuance Of Sales Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 Of The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana; Prescribing The Form, Terms And Conditions Of Said Bonds; Providing For The Acceptance Of An Offer For The Purchase Of Said Bonds; And Providing For Other Matters In Connection Therewith.
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
#026 Smith Ordinance Declaring Certain Buildings Unsafe And Recommending That Same Be Demolished Or Put Into Repair To Comply With The Building Code, Authorizing Notice To Be Served, Fixing Hearing Date And Appointing Curator To Represent Absentees.
#027 Elie Ordinance Amending The 2020-2021 Budget To Reflect Additional Revenues and Expenditures.
#028 Smith Ordinance Declaring Movable Property To Be Surplus And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Convey Said Movable Surplus Property To Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District No. 10 Of Natchitoches Parish, Whose Functions Include Public Safety; Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.
#029 Petite Ordinance To Provide For Affirming Zoning And If Necessary Rezoning Certain Premises As B-A Or B-Sob, And Further To Amend Sections Ii, ( C ) (4) And Ii, ( C ) (5) Of Appendix B – Zoning Regulations Of The Code Of Ordinances, Entitled B-A Districts And B-Sob Districts, To Provide For An Exception To Provision That Requires Termination Of Certain Zoning When Business Discontinues For A Time Period, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.
#030 Nielsen Ordinance Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Approving That Instrument Titled Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And Commcare Management Corporation, Which Agreement Provides For Cost Sharing For The Installation Of Utility Infrastructure, Including Electric, Water And Sanitary Sewer, Which Improvements Will Serve The Proposed Nursing Home Facility At 781 Louisiana Highway 494, As Well As Provide For Upgrades To The Existing Infrastructure And Accommodate Future Development In The Area; Prescribing Terms And Conditions For Said Agreement, And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr. To Execute Same.
#036 Petite Resolution Authorizing The City Of Natchitoches To Participate In The LaMATS Administered Cooperative Purchasing Joint Commission (LACPC) And To Appoint Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr., As Commission Representative And Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Any And All Documents On Behalf Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
#037 Elie Resolution Re-Appointing Henry Kinberger As Member Of The Natchitoches Fire And Police Civil Service Board.
#038 Neilsen Resolution Re-Appointing Johnny Broussard As Member Of The Natchitoches Fire And Police Civil Service Board.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, May 24, 2021
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