The Natchitoches City Council approved an agenda item at its May 22 meeting to advertise and accept bids for the Love Louisiana Outdoors Project, which will fund Professor M. Richardson Park improvements ($400,000). Work will include renovating restrooms, a quarter-mile hard surface walking track, new inclusive playlet, pavilion, basketball half-court, and more.
“I think the community is really going to appreciate this,” said Council member Chris Petite, who expressed his concern over the narrow street adjacent to the park.
Other agenda items included:
Declare May 2023 As Older Americans Month In The City Of Natchitoches
PLANNING & ZONING – FINAL:
Amend Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 by changing zoning classification of property located at (104 Mill St./the LH Johnson building) for a multi-purpose venue and restaurant for weddings and events.
ORDINANCES – FINAL:
Adopt the Millage Rate For The Tax Year 2023. This is voted on every 10 years. Property taxes are assessed every four years.
Award The Bid For A Digger Derrick Truck For The City Of Natchitoches Utility Department (Bid No. 0659)
Declare Certain Buildings Unsafe And Recommending 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
Amend The 2022-2023 Budget To Reflect Additional Revenues And Expenditures.
Amend The 2022-2023 Budget To Reflect Additional Revenues And Expenditures. (Jefferson Street Sink Hole Project)
ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTION:
Award The Bid For Building & Sitework Improvements, Public Works Building, 1608 Texas Street, Natchitoches, La (Bid No. 0660)
Award The Bid For Runway 17-35, Taxiway, And Apron Rehabilitation, Airport Improvement Program No. 3-22-0034-030-2023 (Bid No. 0658)
Designate Funds From The American Rescue Plan For Use By The City Of Natchitoches To Provide Funding For Infrastructure Improvements And To Otherwise Provide With Respect Thereto.
Advertise And Accept Bids For Equipment Replacement Sludge Thickner No. 2 City Of Natchitoches Wastewater Treatment Plant (Bid No. 0662)
Approve A Permanent Utility Easement And Right Of Way For Placement Of Water Booster Station With Associated Temporary Construction Easement Across Property Of Kenneth E. Neuhauser And Barbara Guidis Neuhauser, Said Easement Depicted On That May 2, 2023 Survey By Thornton, Releasing And Terminating That Right Of Way Dated April 10, 1986, Recorded At Conveyance Book 415, Page 798, And Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Utility Easement And Right Of Way And Termination Of Right Of Way On Behalf Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana
Approve A Temporary Work Easement Associated With The Construction Of A Water Booster Station Across Property Of Amy Stroud Ables And Jeremy Wayne Ables, Said Temporary Easement Depicted On That May 2, 2023 Survey By Thornton, Releasing And Terminating That Right Of Way Dated April 2, 1986, Recorded At Conveyance Book 415, Page 805, And Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Temporary Easement And Right Of Way And Termination Of Right Of Way On Behalf Of The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana
Re-Appoint Gene Spillman On The Waterworks District #1 Board Of Directors For The City Of Natchitoches
Appoint Jackie Stafford To Fill The Expired Term Of The Late Judge Peyton Cunningham On The Waterworks District #1 Board Of Directors For The City Of Natchitoches
The next scheduled City Council meeting will be June 12, 2023.
The offices of the City of Natchitoches will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023for Memorial Day.