The Natchitoches Parish Council held a brief meeting via teleconference on Monday night, Aug. 16. An agenda item to award the RFQ and sign a contract with IBTS, the lowest bidder that related to Certified Building Official and Flood Plan Management Services, died due to lack of a second as Council members seem at odds as to which bidder they want to award the contract to. The contract with the current company was extended at the Council’s June meeting to take the Parish through to the end of August to provide enough time to receive bids. A special called meeting will need to be held before the end of the month to take care of this business.
In other business, Parish President John Richmond announced that the Health Unit will be getting a new roof and will remain open during the process to service Parish residents.
He also announced that the Parish is looking for property for a new bin site in the Kisatchie area. This area is in dire need of a bin site and the Parish needs help. Anyone that has property they would allow the Parish to lease from them should contact the Parish government.
Other agenda items included:
Temporarily move regular polling place in Melrose for upcoming election. The Secretary of States office agreed that the Parish can “double up” at the Cypress Polling Place for this one election. This is an emergency move because of the short time prior to the election. The regular rolling place is at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Melrose. The temporary polling place will be at the Cypress polling building, located at 11345 LA Hwy. 1. After the October election the permanent polling place will go back to the St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Cedar Bend community and Gerry Unruh for improvements to Cedar Bend Drive and Riverview Drive. Put down a layer of cold mix asphalt on about 2,500 feet of the road. The Parish will go out and have the shoulders of the road to insure proper drainage and will truck the material that the group of residents have purchased.
Enter into Cooperative Endeavor Agreements with the following good samaritans: Gerry Unruh for Riverview, Michael Stedman for Craig Loop, Rodney Salard for Marco Road, and Johnny Stewart for Montgomery Camp Road.
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