The Natchitoches City Council received information on redistricting according to information gathered during the 2020 US Census. Natchitoches had a population loss of 1.55% from the 2010 Census as it dropped from 18,323 residents to 18,039.
According to a representative for the redistricting effort, the decrease in numbers is an undercount as people did not answer the Census. This was explained as being related to Covid as there was a loss of population (reporting) for most parishes.
This is reflected in the following numbers for the districts:
District 1: 4,089
District 2: 5,129
District 3: 4,795
District 4: 4,026
The deviation of the districts is 24.46%, which is above the 10% limit according to federal law. Redistricting must take place. The task should be finished by August.
The Council will work to pass a resolution at its April 11 meeting to begin work on redistricting.
Other agenda items included:
ORDINANCES – FINAL:
Declare Certain Buildings (Hopeville/Summertree Apartments) Unsafe And Recommend 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.
Award The Bid For FY 2021 – 2022 Phase 1 Street Rehabilitation (Bid No. 0641)
Award The Bid For Christmas Lighting Supplies (Bid No. 0644)
Amend Chapter 6 Of The City Of Natchitoches Code Of Ordinances By Adding Sections 6-10: Delegation Of Authority For Noncommissioned Animal Control Officers To Issue Misdemeanor Summons And/Or Notices; And 6-11: Noncommissioned Animal Control Officer Enforcement For Misdemeanor Violations And Providing For An Effective Date
Amend And Restate Ordinance No. 12 Of 2022 Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Approving That Instrument Titled Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And Natchitoches CFA LLC, Which Agreement Provides For Cost Sharing For The Installation Of Infrastructure, Including Traffic And Drainage, Which Improvements Will Serve The Proposed Restaurant Facility At The Corner Of E. 5th Street And 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.
Enact An Ordinance Relative To The Disposal Of Adjudicated Property In Accordance With La.R.S. 47:2201, Et Seq. (Disposal Of Adjudicated Property)
*MOTION TO TABLE ORDINANCE NO. 020 OF 2022*
Approve That Instrument Titled Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Industrial Development Board Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Inc., Which Agreement Provides For The Assignment Of Lease Payments Received By The City Of Natchitoches From The United States Parks Department For The Purposes Of Securing And Paying Revenue Bonds To Be Issued By The Industrial Development Board Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Inc.; Prescribing Terms And Conditions For Said Agreement, And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr. To Execute Same.
Accept And Approve The Power Supply Agreement For Sale Of Power And Energy Between CLECO Power LLC And The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana And Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Power Supply Agreement On Behalf Of The City
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Award The Bid For The Purchase Of One 750 KVA Pad Mount Transformer (Bid No. 0645)
Approve The Conveyance Of The Hanger Located On Lot 3 Of The Natchitoches Regional Airport To Marc Millican, For The Consideration Of $41,003, Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, To Execute A Bill Of Sale On Behalf Of The City For The Conveyance Of The Hanger And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.
Execute A Lease In Favor Of Marc Millican, Of Lot 3 As Shown On The Airport Layout Plan Of April 12, 1994, And Further Providing For Advertising Of The Lease And An Effective Date.
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, April 11, 2022.
The offices of the City of Natchitoches will be closed Friday, April 15, 2022 for Good Friday.