City Council learns about financial literacy, plans to move Public Works Department to Texas Street

A United Way of Northwest Louisiana representative spoke to the Natchitoches City Council at its June 13 meeting about a new program expanding to the Natchitoches area called Bank On Northwest Louisiana, which helps the unbanked and underbanked achieve financial stability.

In other business, the City plans on moving its Public Works Department to this location as it looks forward to further development within the Mill District. The ordinance up for introduction was to execute a lease with an option to purchase for the lease and eventual purchase of a tract of land (a little over 6 acres) located at 1608 Texas Street (the old John Deere building) from John Barry Guillet for $512,500, said lease providing for a 3 year term with an option to purchase at any time during the term of the lease. The future goal is to bring other businesses to the area and make the Mill District a thriving economic corridor.

Other agenda items included:

ORDINANCES – FINAL:

Designate Funds From The American Rescue Plan For Use By The City Of Natchitoches To Provide Assistance To Households In Maintaining Housing Stability And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:

A Third Supplemental Bond Ordinance Authorizing The Issuance By The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana Of Its Taxable Utilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2022, In An Amount Not To Exceed Nine Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($935,000), Prescribing The Form, Terms And Conditions Of Said Bonds; Providing For The Payment Thereof; Entering Into Certain Other Covenants And Agreements In Connection With The Security And Payment Of Said Bonds; Selling Said Bonds To The Clean Water State Revolving Fund; Authorizing The Execution Of A Loan And Pledge Agreement And Other Loan Documents With The Louisiana Department Of Environmental Quality; Providing For The Delivery Of The Bonds To Said Department; And Providing For Other Matters In Connection Therewith.

Designate Funds From The American Rescue Plan For Use By The City Of Natchitoches To Provide Funding For Infrastructure ImprovementsAnd To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

RESOLUTIONS:

Fix The Time, Day, Date And Place Of Regular Meetings OfThe City Council Of The City Of Natchitoches For The Next Twelve Months.

Establish Meeting Times And Places Of: Natchitoches Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Airport Advisory Commission, and Waterworks District No.1.

Appoint Stacy McQueary As Clerk Of The Council For The City Of Natchitoches.

Appoint The Auditor For The City Of Natchitoches.

Appoint the Fiscal Agent For The City Of Natchitoches.

Designate Natchitoches Times As the Official Legal Journal For The City Of Natchitoches For The Next Twelve Months.

Authorize The City Of Natchitoches, Parish Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana To Incur Debt And To Issue Not To Exceed $2 Million Aggregate Principal Amount Of Revenue Bonds, In One Or More Series; Providing Certain Terms Of Said Bonds; Making Application To The State Bond Commission; Employing Bond Counsel And Other Professionals; And Otherwise Providing With Respect Thereto.

9. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, June 27, 2022.

• The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Friday, June 17, 2022 in observation of Juneteenth.


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