Natchitoches Parish Council moves quickly through its  July 15 meeting | Around The Town

staff reporter Nora Drenner

With little fanfare and discussion, the  Natchitoches Parish  Council  moved quickly through the agenda  during the  Monday, July 15, regular meeting.

The following action was taken:

–CONFIRMED the appointment  of William  Coatney to the Sewer  District  No. 2 Board.

–INTRODUCED ordinance 014-2020  allowing a zoning change  to establish a Family Dollar  on Texas St in Robeline.

–ADOPTED ordinance 008-2020 to remove a portion of the road on Black Cloud Lake  at the end of  Cloud Crossing  Rd from  the parish road system.

–GAVE the NOD  to ordinance 011-2020 to create  fund 221  for the  Payne  Sewer  project.  Noted was there is no impact to the  overall  parish budget  as the fund  only allows  receiving and spending of the grant proceeds.

–SAID YES to  ordinance 013-2020 allowing a  zoning change to establish a cemetery  on a  tract of land  where Cypress Baptist  Church currently exists.

–AUTHORIZED   the parish  treasurer   to seek proposals and quotes for  insurance  including  health, supplemental health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, worker’s comp,  auto,  inland marine,  cyber security, property and  public officials liability among others  to present to the council for approval  in 2021.

–AUTHORIZED parish president  John Richmond  to sign and execute a lease agreement  with Curtis   Gregory for the placement  of a bin  site on his property in Chopin,. and with Gorum  Community Center for placement of a bin site on  their  property in Gorum. 

All council members—John Salter, Marty Cheatwood,  Jim Kilcoyne,  Patsy Ward Hoover and Chris Paige—were in attendance  via telephone  during the virtual meeting.

The next regular meeting is slated for  Aug. 17.

Categories: Government

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