City Council Agenda May 9 Meeting – Tonight

NOTICE POSTED: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers located at 716 Second Street, Natchitoches Louisiana and at City Hall located at 700 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana at 10:05 A.M.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

A public meeting will be held as follows:

DATE: May 9, 2022

TIME: 5:30 P.M.

PLACE OF MEETING: Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana

A public meeting will be held for the purpose of adopting the MILLAGE RATE for the tax year 2022.

TAXING DISTRICT: CITY OF NATCHITOCHES, NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL

CONTACT PERSON: MAYOR RONNIE WILLIAMS, JR., (318) 352-2772

PUBLIC NOTICE

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Natchitoches City Council will have a pre-council meeting on Monday, May 9 beginning at 5 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.

NATCHITOCHES CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MAY 9, 2022

5:30 P.M.

A G E N D A

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF APRIL 25, 2022.

SPECIAL GUEST: Rashida Dawson – United Way Presentation

PROCLAMATIONS:
#037 Elie Proclamation Declaring May 21, 2022 As Kids to Park Day In The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana.

PLANNING & ZONING – INTRODUCTION:
#033 Petite Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing

Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows:

Lot East Side Of Jefferson Street, North By Jordan, East By Cane River, South By Pauline Johnson. (Kristen & Ronald Simpson

– 403 Jefferson St.)

ORDINANCES – FINAL:
#027 Harrington Ordinance, Upon The Recommendations Of The Finance Department, That The City Of Natchitoches Enter Into An Agricultural Lease Of A 96.82 Acre Tract At Which 69.11 Acres Is Farmable/Arable Land, More Or Less, With Russell & Mary Edith Stacy Farms, And Authorizing The Mayor, Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Execute Said Lease On Behalf Of The City Of Natchitoches, And To Provide For Advertising.

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ORDINANCE NO. 029 of 2022
ADOPTING THE MILLAGE RATE FOR THE TAX YEAR 2022

#029 Nielsen Ordinance Adopting the Millage Rate For The Tax Year 2022.

#030 Elie Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For Caustic Soda For The Water Treatment Plant (Bid No. 0647)

#021 Petite Ordinance Accepting And Approving 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:
#031 Smith Ordinance Amending The 2021-2022 Budget To Reflect Additional Revenues And Expenditures.

#032 Nielsen Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Execute A Third Lease Amendment To Water Tower Option And Lease Agreement With New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, To Increase The Size Of The Lease Premises (“New Premises Area”) To Tenant To Include A 4’ X 10’ Area To Accommodate Tenant’s Needs For The Installation Of A Generator.

#034 Smith Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Understanding With The Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance, Inc., Which Said Memorandum Provides For Services To Be Provided By The Natchitoches Economic Development Alliance, Inc., Providing For A One Year Term, Providing For Advertising, Further Providing For Severability, And Further Providing For A Repealer And Effective Date Of Ordinance.

RESOLUTIONS:
#038 Harrington Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Enter Into A Maintenance Agreement, Including Mowing And Litter Pickup, With The State Of Louisiana, Department Of Transportation And Development, Office Of Engineering Beginning July 1, 2022 Through June 30, 2023.

#039 Smith Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 1 For The Purchase of A 47’Sheave Height Digger Truck (Bid No. 0639)

#040 Petite Resolution Declaring That A Redistricting Of The City Council Districts Must Commence To Adjust The District Population To Be Within Ten (10%) Percent Deviation Of The Ideal District Population Of 4,510.

#041 Elie Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute A Certificate Of Substantial Completion To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And DSW Construction, LLC For The LWCF Grant Improvements At Parc Natchitoches (Bid No. 0614)

#042 Nielsen Resolution Authorizing The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Motorola Solutions, Inc., For A Period Of 7 Years To Provide Certain Communications Equipment And Authorizing The Mayor, Ronnie Williams, To Execute The Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement With Motorola Solutions, Inc.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, May 23, 2022.
The offices of the City of Natchitoches will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 for Memorial Day.
A Public Hearing on the City of Natchitoches Budget for the fiscal year June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023 will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 4:30 PM, at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457.


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