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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HEARING

REGULAR MEETING

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES COUNCIL BOARD ROOM 211

NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA

Monday, April 15, 2019

5:30 p.m.

A G E N D A

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Invocation
  4. Pledge of Allegiance
  5. Invited guests, and special presentations
    1. United Way of Northwest Louisiana (Alice Report)
  6. Reports of Department Heads:
  • Public Works Director- Mr. John Richmond
  • OCS/Head Start Executive Director- Ms. Sharon Harris
  • Parish Treasurer- Interim Lynda Vance
  • Interim Director Planning and Zoning-Mr. David Kees, Jr.
  1. Parish President-Mr. Rick Nowlin
  2. Adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of the

Old Business:

  1. Council to consider approving audit engagement agreement for 2018 Audit with Thomas, Cunningham, Broadway and Todtenbier.
  2. Council to consider putting on the ballot to letting the People of Natchitoches Parish to decide for the current form of Government or the Police Jury form of Government.

New Business:

9. Appointments of Boards and Commissions.

Consider adopting a resolution confirming re-appointment/appointments to the following boards/commissions.  

10. First Adoption of proposed Ordinances:

Public Hearings:

A. Council to consider Adopting Ordinance No. _002-2019 to amend and reenact Ordinance No. 005-2018 to change the percentage of meetings a member of a

Parish board or commission must attend in order to remain a member of the board or commission. The existing language in Section 1, Subsection B.3., reads as follows: “Absence from more than seventy-five (75%) percent of the regularly scheduled meetings of the board or commission in any calendar year.” The proposed ordinance would change the “seventy-five (75%) percent” to “twenty-five percent (25%). (The minutes of the Council meeting indicate the original figure was 50% but it was amended to 75% before the ordinance was adopted.

B. Council to consider Adopting Ordinance No. 003-2019 Budget Revisions for the Operating Budget.

 

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to consider Adopting Ordinance No.002-2019 to amend and reenact Ordinance No. 005-2018 to change the percentage of meetings a member of a Parish board or commission must attend in order to remain a member of the board or commission. The existing language in Section 1, Subsection B.3., reads as follows: “Absence from more than seventy-five (75%) percent of the regularly scheduled meetings of the board or commission in any calendar year.” The proposed ordinance would change the “seventy-five (75%) percent” to “twenty-five percent (25%)”. The minutes of the Council meeting indicate the original figure was 50% but it was amended to 75% before the ordinance was adopted.

B. Council to consider Adopting Ordinance No. 003- 2019 Budget Revisions for the Operating Budget.

Resolutions:

A. Council to consider adopting the millage rate(s)

B. Council to consider Resolution 011-2019 to declare the Solid Waste Transfer Station as “surplus property” and further, to authorize the advertising for proposals to lease and operate the Solid Waste Transfer Station.

 11. Other Agenda Items:

A. Council to award the bid for Crushed Concrete to lowest bidder.

1. Regional Construction, LLC (Only Bidder)

B. Council to consider approving the canvass the returns and declare the result of the special election held in Sales Tax District No. 2 of the parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana.

C. Council to consider the awarding of a contract leasing 3 dump trucks to the lowest bidder and authorizing the Parish President to sign all necessary documents relating to this award.

D. Council to consider awarding Cross Keys Construction, LLC of Shreveport, LA as the lowest bidder for the Phase I of Payne Subdivision project.

12. Visitors for Non-Agenda Items. (3 minutes)

13. Adjourn

  Sheryl Frederick, Council Clerk

(Name and Position of Authorized Person)

Parish of Natchitoches____

(Name of Taxing District)

P.O. Box 799, Natchitoches, LA 71458_

(Address)

318-352-2714____

(Telephone Number)

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