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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HEARING

REGULAR MEETING

PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES COUNCIL BOARD ROOM 211

NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA

Monday, March 18, 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
  6. Reports of Department Heads
  • Public Works Director- Mr. John Richmond
  • OCS/Head Start Executive Director- Ms. Sharon Harris
  • Parish Treasurer- Ms. Debbie Miley
  • Interim Director Planning and Zoning-Mr. David Kees, Jr.

7. Parish President-Mr. Rick Nowlin

8. Adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish Council held Monday, January 28, 2019.

B. No Minutes for adoption for February.

C. Council to consider correction on the November 19, 2018 Minutes. A voting section was left off the minutes.

  1. Appointments of Boards and Commissions.

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

A. Council to consider re-appointment of Mr. Mike Marbut to Fire District No. 7 Board.

B. Council to consider appointment of Ms. Terri Marshall to replace Ms. Kacey Rodgers on the Parish Planning Commission.

C. Council to consider re-appointment of Mr. Michael Richardson to the board of Fire District No. 4 Board.

D. Council to consider re-appointment of Ms. Lauryn Sharplin to the Parish Tourist Commission.

10. First Adoption of proposed Ordinances:

A. Council to consider Introducing 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 Introducing Ordinance No. 003- 2019 Budget Revisions for the Operating Budget.

Public Hearings:

A. Council to consider adopting Ordinance 001-2019 to remove Benjie Colvin Road from the parish road system

Action on Proposed Ordinances:

 A. Council to consider adopting Ordinance 001-2019 to remove Benjie Colvin Road from the parish road system.

Resolutions:

A. Council to consider April 21-27 as “Drive the               Jefferson Highway” week in Natchitoches to coincide         with the International conference of the Jefferson         Highway Association to be held in Natchitoches            April 24-27, 2019.

11. Other Agenda Items:

A. Council to consider awarding the bids for Silty Clay Soil and Grader Blades.

Grader Blades bidders:

1. Valk manufacturing Company

2. Scott Equipment Company

3. Doggett

4. Wear Parts and Equipment Company

Silty Clay Soil:

1. FFT Trucking Services, LLC

B. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to continue temporary operation of the Parish Head Start program on a month to month basis for a period up to three months beyond the end of the present grant period, contingent upon confirmation from the Office of Head Start that expenses incurred by the Parish in connection with the temporary operation of the program during the transition to the new HS grantee would be reimbursed by the Office of Head Start.

C. Council to consider authorizing Parish President to provide written notice to Schindler Elevator Corporation that the Parish desires to terminate the agreement between Schindler and the Parish effective August 3, 2019, and to solicit proposals for elevator maintenance services.

D. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to sign and execute an agreement with Hope for Paws for the reimbursement of expenses incurred through the Hope for Paws spay and neuter program.

E. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to sign and execute an agreement with the Natchitoches Humane Society for the reimbursement of expenses incurred through the Humane Society’s spay and neuter program.

F. Council to consider approving the process to begin to evaluate the option of cost sharing with the residents of Beau Vista Road with the Parish of Natchitoches.

G. Council to consider approving audit engagement agreement for 2018 Audit.

H. Council to consider authorizing the Parish President to sign and execute a 90-day extension to the current agreement with Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) to be the Parish’s Building Official of record and to provide permitting and inspection services.

  1. Visitors for Non-Agenda Items. (3 minutes)
  2. Executive Session: To discuss a pending litigation of Jacquekin Pier vs. Parish of Natchitoches in the 10 judicial Court.
  3. Adjourn