The City Council of the City of Natchitoches will hold an electronic regular meeting, Monday, May 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m. following a Budget Hearing beginning at 4:30 p.m. The reasons for holding an electronic public meeting are to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to remain in compliance with Proclamation Number 41 JBE 2020, which prohibits any public gathering through May 15, 2020. In accordance with LA. R.S. 42:19 and Attorney Generals Open Meetings Guidance, in order to meet quorum requirements, some Natchitoches Council Members may be involved in the meeting via telephone or video conference. The electronic public meeting will be held via teleconference and video conference.
Any Citizen that wishes to observe the City Council meeting live may do so at
http://www.natchitochesparishjournal.com or http://www.facebook.com/NPJNatLa
Those who would like to comment on an agenda item, can email those comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be read into record
Also, during the meeting those with comments on an agenda item being considered, you may call 318-521-1023 and you will be placed on speaker phone to make your comments. You must state your name for the record, and you will be limited to 3 minutes for your comments.
Please remember that this is not a question and answer session and please speak clearly for the record. Since we are allowing for a public comment period, agenda items will take longer than usual because we will allow 45 seconds between the reading of the item and the vote being taken, for any public comment.
Agenda items on the regular meeting as follows:
–#021 Batiste Proclamation Declaring May 16, 2020 As Parks To Kids Day In The City Of Natchitoches, Louisiana
–#030 Harrington Ordinance introduction amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification of Property Described as Follows: Lots 4 & 5 on Plat of Aswell Property, N Side College Avenue Between Jefferson St. & Cypress Avenue, Less 8 feet Off Lot 5. (206 University Parkway – Joseph Brant & Felix Clint III Perot)
#031 Batiste ordinance introduction amending Ordinance No. 64 Of 2001 By Changing Zoning Classification of Property Described as Follows: 39.61 Ac. Being ½ Int. In 79.22 Ac. Described as W ½ of SE ¼ Sec. 20-87(Owners: Hawley Group LLC and Tabletop Land & Development) and 73.004 Ac E ½ Of SE Sec. 20-8-7, Less 6.216 Ac To Hwy. (tracts of land located Southwest of the I-49/LA Hwy. 478 Interchange and adjacent to Bayou Blue Rd (Owner: Hawley Group LLC)
#029 Mims final ordinance Adopting the Budget for The City of Natchitoches For the Fiscal Year June 1, 2020 Through May 31, 2021.
#032 Nielsen introduction ordinance a ending the 2019-2020 Budget to Reflect Additional Revenues and Expenditures.
#019 Morrow A Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Advertise and Accept Bids for The Texas And Pacific Railroad Depot Renovations.
#020 Harrington Resolution Approving The Execution Of The Contract By And Between The State Of Louisiana, Division Of Administration, Office Of Community Development, And The City Of Natchitoches For The FY ’19-20′ Local Government Assistance Program (LGAP) For The Amount Of $24,954.00 To Purchase Pressure Ventilation Fans And Other Fire Fighting Equipment For The Natchitoches Fire Department.
#022 Nielsen Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Accept and Execute A Grant Agreement from The Federal Aviation Administration for The Cares Act Funds Awarded to The Natchitoches Regional Airport
#023 Morrow Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Accept and Execute A Grant Agreement from The Federal Aviation Administration
For A Project at The Natchitoches Regional Airport. (Reconstruct Taxiway, Reconstruct Runway)
#024 Mims Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Submit A Loan Application to The Louisiana Department of Health, Office Of Public Health And To Execute All Relative Documents For City – Wide Water Main Replacements Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.
#025 Harrington Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Submit A Loan Application to The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and To Execute All Relative Documents for Water Treatment Upgrades Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.
#026 Batiste Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to Submit A Loan Application to The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health and To Execute All Relative Documents for Replacing the Existing Sanitary Sewer Force Main Along Highway 1 Bypass through the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.
#027 Nielsen Resolution Authorizing the Mayor To Submit A Loan Application To The Louisiana Department Of Health, Office Of Public Health And To Execute All Relative Documents For Renovations To The Mill Street And Grand Ecore Lift Stations Through The Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program.