City Council Agenda for November 14 Meeting – TONIGHT

Natchitoches City Council will have a pre-council meeting on Monday, November 14 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

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. INVOCATION

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4. READING AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 24, 2022.

5. GUEST SPEAKER: Representative Gabe Firment, District 22.

6. GUEST SPEAKER: Bruce Johanson

7. PRESENTATION OF CHRISTMAS ANGELS
Averi Bouchie – Pre-K
Anne Michael DeBlieux – K
Chloe McIntosh – 1St
Brinley Cedars – 2nd
Milleigh Aton – 3rd
Adeline Berube – 4th
Brinley Smith – 5th
Ann-Marie Dunahoe – 6th
Autumn Womack – 7th
Sadie Summerlin – 8th

8. PRESENTATION OF MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS BELLES
Miss Merry Christmas – Emma Rose Giddens
Christmas Belles – Bailey Ebarb, Farrah Murchison, Natalie Molina,
Amia Brown, Jesse Foshee, BethAnne Methvin

9. PLANNING & ZONING – APPEAL:
Debra F. Arnold – Purpose: The City Council to review a decision of the Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission at the September 6, 2022 meeting that denied the application for a rezone request. (793 Whitfield Drive)

10. PROCLAMATIONS:
#102 Petite Proclamation Declaring November 26, 2022 As Small Business
Saturday In The City Of Natchitoches.

MOTION TO TAKE ORDINANCE NO. 066 FROM THE TABLE

11. PLANNING & ZONING – FINAL:
#066 Petite Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing
Zoning Classification Of Property Described As Follows:

Lot 15 & A portion of Lot 14, Block “B” of Keegan’s East Natchitoches Subdivision (Scarborough Ave. and East 5th Street.)

12. ORDINANCES – FINAL:
#070 Petite Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For The Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation, Keyser Lift Station (Bid No. 0650)

#071 Nielsen Ordinance Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, Approving That Instrument Titled Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Louisiana Department Of The Treasury And The State Of Louisiana, Which Agreement Provides For Funding For The Big Brothers Big Sisters Program; Prescribing Terms And Conditions For Said Agreement, And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr. To Execute Same.

13. ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
#072 Harrington Ordinance Extending The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing A 0.405 Acre, More Or Less, Tract Situated In Section 81, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Said Tract Lying Adjacent To And South Of Louisiana Highway 6, And Adjacent To The Existing Municipal Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, Fixing Council District For Same, Fixing Zoning Classification And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

#073 Smith Ordinance Extending The City Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches Annexing A 2.17 Acre, More Or Less, Tract Situated In Section 40, Township 9 North, Range 8 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Said Tract Lying Adjacent To And North Of Louisiana Highway 3278, Together With That Area Of Louisiana Highway 3278 Situated Between The 2.18 Acre Tract And The Existing Municipal Limits Of The City Of Natchitoches, And Further Providing For The Fixing Of A Public Hearing, Advertisement, Fixing Council District For Same, Fixing Zoning Classification And Providing For An Effective Date Of The Ordinance.

#074 Nielsen Ordinance Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches To Award The Bid For Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation, Grand Ecore And Mill Street Lift Station Project, LDEQ-CWSRF (Bid No. 0646)

#075 Harrington Ordinance Authorizing The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Understanding With The Office Of The Marshal Of The City Of Natchitoches Concerning The Ticketing Of Movables That Are A Danger To Public Health And Welfare, Approving The Terms Thereof And Otherwise Providing With Respect Thereto.

#076 Elie Ordinance Approving The Terms And Form Of A Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Natchitoches Parish School Board Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) Between The City Of Natchitoches And The Natchitoches Parish School Board Which Will Provide For Terms To Support Additional Employees In The City And Parish.

#077 Nielsen Ordinance To Designate Funds From The American Rescue Plan To Remove And Dispose Of Certain Movables In The City Of Natchitoches That Are A Danger To Public Health And Welfare And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

#078 Smith Ordinance Approving The Acquisition Of A Tract Of Land Situated At 202 Williams Avenue, From Felix C. Perot, III, For The Total Consideration Of One Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Dollars, Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, To Execute A Cash Sale Deed On Behalf Of The City For The Acquisition Of The Tract And Further Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana, To Enter Into A Cooperative Agreement With The Cane River Waterway District Related To The Development Of A Park On Cane River Lake At 202 Williams Avenue, And To Execute Any And All Other Related Documents That Might Be Necessary And Proper, To Provide For Advertising, And A Savings Clause.

#079 Elie Ordinance Approving The Transfer Of Airport Hanger And Authorizing The Mayor Of The City Of Natchitoches, Ronnie Williams, Jr., To Execute A Lease In Favor Of Taylor Townsend And Van Eversull, Of Lot 39 Of The Natchitoches Regional Airport, As Shown On The Airport Layout Plan Of October 1993, And Reised September 2000, And Further Providing For Advertising Of The Lease And An Effective Date.

14. RESOLUTIONS:
#103 Smith Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute A Certificate Of Substantial Completion To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And Regional Construction, Inc., For Runway 7-25 And Taxiway B-1 Reconstruction At The Natchitoches Regional Airport (Bid No. 0636)

#104 Harrington Resolution Authorizing The Execution Of A Consulting Agreement By And Between The City Of Natchitoches, State Of Louisiana And EJES, Inc, Approving The Terms And Conditions Of Said Agreement, And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.

#105 Nielsen Resolution Authorizing The Mayor To Execute Change Order No. 2 To The Contract Between The City Of Natchitoches And DSW Construction For Building Renovations At The Texas And Pacific Railroad Depot.

15. FINANCIAL REPORT: – Clarissa Brown-Smith

16. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
• The next scheduled City Council meeting will be Monday, November 28, 2022.

• The City of Natchitoches offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25, 2022 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

17. ADJOURNMENT:

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
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