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DEADLINE NOTICE All persons or organizations placing legal advertisements, notices, minutes, etc., are here- by notified that deadlines for getting the material to the Natchitoches Times for publi- cation are as follows: for the THURSDAY paper the notice must be in the Times office BEFORE 4:00 p.m. Monday; and for the WEEK-END paper, the material must be in the Times office BEFORE 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday. PUBLIC NOTICES FOR 1-16-21 CANE RIVER WATER- WAY COMMISSION The lake and landings are open to boating traffic. Please use caution and stay close to the center channel as there are many downed trees along the shorelines that extend into the lake. Watch for floating debris, underwater obstruc- tions, and navigate carefully. Remember to boat sober, safe, and always wear your life jack- ets. Questions or concerns contact Betty Fuller 318-617- 3235. #531-20 9/16/20 to 1/30/21 *** SHERIFF'S SALE HANCOCK WHITNEY BANK Versus No. 92295A ROBERT LEE RIDGLEY, ET AL 10TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES STATE OF LOUISIANA Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale issued in the hereinabove entitled and numbered cause I have seized and taken into my possession and will offer for sale and sell for cash, ***WITH*** appraisement, to the last and highest bidder, at public auction, at the NATCHITOCHES PARISH COURTHOUSE, 200 Church Street, on the First Floor in the hallway just outside the door- way of the Sheriff’s Department Civil Office, Natchitoches, Louisiana, between the legal sale hours commencing at 10:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY, ***February 17, 2021***, the following described property, to wit: A certain tract, parcel or plot of ground together with all build- ings and improvements located thereon in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and being more par- ticularly described as follows, to-wit: A 1.47 acre tract located in Section 46, Township 9N, Range 7W, in the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and as shown on that certain Certificate of Survey dated August 2, 1989 by R.E.L., Breedlove, Registered Professional Land Surveyor, and described thereon as com- mencing at the point of begin- ning designated as Point 1 on said survey, thence run South 35 degrees 44 minutes West a distance of 268.5 feet, thence run North 55 degrees 26 min- utes West a distance of 231.8 feet, thence run North 37 degrees 20 minutes East a dis- tance of 295.6 feet, thence run South 48 degrees 32 minutes East a distance of 224.7 feet to the point of beginning. Said Survey is attached to a Credit Sale Deed from Allen J. Solomon, et ux, to Robert L. Ridgley, et ux., dated August 17, 1989, recorded in Conveyance Book 448, at Page 767 and in Mortgage Book 527, at Page 836, all of the records of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. SUBJECT TO a servitude in favor of the City of Natchitoches and Water Works District No. 1 covering all of that area of the above described property lying between the122 foot contour line and the 116 foot contour line as shown in the public records of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. ANYONE PURCHASING PROPERTY AT SHERIFF'S SALE IS GIVEN UNTIL 2:00 P.M. ON SALE DAY TO PAY THE FULL PUR- CHASE AMOUNT BY CER- TIFIED FUNDS. BECAUSE FUNDS ARE DUE AND PAYABLE BY 2:00 P.M. ON SALE DAY, ANYONE INTERESTED IN BIDDING MUST SUBMIT A “LET- TER OF CREDIT” FROM THEIR FINANCIAL INSTI- TUTION TO FELICIA WHITE AT THE SHER- IFF’S OFFICE PRIOR TO THE SALE. NATCHITOCHES PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE R. STUART WRIGHT, SHERIFF #22-21 1/16 & 2/13 *** Natchitoches Parish Library Board of Control 2021 Meeting Dates Meetings are held in the 3rd floor meeting room at the Main Branch, 450 Second St. Natchitoches, LA 71457 March 8, 2021 – 6:00PM June 14, 2021 – 6:00PM September 13, 2021 – 6:00PM December 13, 2021 – 6:00PM #09-21 1/9, 16, 23, 30 *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission will host a special call hearing at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Via Video & Teleconference) All interest- ed persons are invited to attend to offer comments, if any, to the following application: Applicant: Ralph Ingram To Subdivide the following: 7.06 Ac -- Being More Particularly Desc. As 4.16 Ac. Being Tract "C-2" Cont. 1.15 Ac., Less .25 Ac From C-2 To Ralph Ingram, Tract "D" Cont. 2.13 Ac. & 1.70 Ac. Being Proposed Street, Also A Small Rectangular Lot Being 25.6' X 48' Joining The Sw Corner of Lot 13, Blk C of College Park Subd. All As Shown On Plat In Cb 420, Pg. 344 & 2.36 Acres Being Tract "A" Cont. 2.30 Ac. & 0.06 Ac. Being The Northern Portion of Tract "B- 1" As Shown On Map Slide 583-A. Reason: To create new lots. Shontrell Roque, Planning & Zoning Director #13-21 1/9, 14, 16 *** Request for Scenic River Permit on Black Lake Bayou The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) as Administrator of the Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System is cur- rently considering the applica- tion of Brahma Services II to withdraw water over a period of 2 years to serve up to 10 frac wells. The decision to grant or deny this permit in the public interest will be based on an evaluation of the probable impacts of the proposed activ- ity on Black Lake Bayou. Copies of the appli- cation can be reviewed by the public at the LDWF main office, Room 432, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA and at the District Office nearest the proposed activity. Responses should convey sound reason- ing for or against the proposal and be mailed to LDWF Scenic Rivers Program, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000. #18-21 1/9, 14, 16 *** The following Ordinance was Introduced by Mr. Petite and Seconded by Mr. Nielsen as follows, to-wit: ORDINANCE NO. 064 OF 2020 AN ORDINANCE AMEND- ING ORDINANCE NO. 64 OF 2001 BY CHANGING ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: TO REZONE THE FOLLOW- ING: Lots 14 & 15 of East Broadmoor Subd., unit # 2 & lot adjacent desc. as. beg. at the NE cor. of lot 14 of the EAST BROADMOOR SUBD., thence s 85 deg. 21 min. east 500 ft., thence S 2 deg. 51 min. est 232.4 ft., thence N 85 deg. 21 min. west 500 ft., thence N 2 deg. 51 min. est 232.3 ft. to the pt. of beg., less 1.59 ac. to Peoples State Bank., less 1,375.9 sq.ft . to hwy. dept. for Commercial use. (311 Royal St.) WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, has recommended at their meeting of December 4, 2020 that the application of Mike Wolff to rezone the property described above from R-1 Residential to B-1 Commercial zoning for Commercial use, be APPROVED. THIS ORDINANCE was introduced on December 14, 2020 and published in the Natchitoches Times on December 17, 2020. The above Ordinance having been duly advertised in accordance with law and public hearing had on same, was put to a vote by the Mayor Pro Tempore and the vote was recorded as follows: AYES: N i e l s e n , Smith, Petite NAYS: None ABSENT: Harrington, Elie ABSTAIN: None T H E R E U P O N , Mayor Pro Tempore Betty Smith declared the Ordinance passed by a vote of 3 Ayes to 0 Nays this 11th day of January 2021. BETTY SMITH, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE The following Ordinance was Introduced by Mr. Nielsen and Seconded by Mr. Petite as fol- lows, to-wit: ORDINANCE NO. 066 OF 2020 AN ORDINANCE AUTHO- RIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NATCHI- TOCHES, RONNIE WILLIAMS, TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT OR LEASE OF PUBLIC PROP- ERTY AND AIRSPACE WITH RED SKY ADVEN- TURES, LLC, WHEREBY THE CITY OF NATCHI- TOCHES AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WATERWORKS DISTRICT NUMBER 1 WILL LEASE PUBLIC GROUND AND AIRSPACE PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF R. S. 33:4712 AND R. S. 33:4712.1 TO RED SKY ADVEN- TURES, LLC, TO PROVIDE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING, TO PROVIDE FOR ADVER- TISING, AND A SAVINGS CLAUSE. WHEREAS, the City of Natchitoches (the “City”), along with the Board of Commissioners of Waterworks District No. One (the “Board”) are the owners of the bed of Sibley Lake, being all that portion of said lake complex which lies at and below the elevation of 116.0 feet above mean sea level; AND WHEREAS, included in the property owned by the City and the Board is a small island located in Section 134, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, being situated due South of Property owned by Red Sky Adventures, LLC and West of Louisiana Highway 1 Bypass Bridge over Sibley Lake, said island being 200 feet, more or less, South of the tract owned by Red Sky Adventure, LLC and being 4,200 square feet, more or less, (sometimes hereinafter described as “Island”), said Island being shown and depicted on the attached copy of assessor’s map. AND WHEREAS, Red Sky Adventures, LLC (sometimes hereinafter “Red Sky”) operates a restaurant, The Mariner, on its property located to the North of the island and has expressed an interest in utilizing the island for special events that would include dinner service; and AND WHEREAS, Red Sky further desires to con- struct a walkway from its property to access the Island, and in order to have legal right to construct the walkway and utilize the Island, Red Sky has applied to the City and to the Board for a 20 year lease for the Island and of the air space situated above same together with an easement for the loca- tion of a walkway for access to the Island (collectively, the “Lease Property”) pursuant to the provisions of La. R. S. 33:4712 and 33: 4712.1 (the “Applicable Laws”) for the pre-paid cash rental of Eight Hundred and 00/100 ($800.00) Dollars cash, to be divided equally between the City and Board, pursuant to a written Lease Agreement, but only after the final adoption of this Ordinance and ratification approval of the same by the Board, and final compliance with due legal proceedings and advertisements required by law; and AND WHEREAS, a proposed Lease Agreement providing for limitations on use and access is attached hereto and has been reviewed by the City Council; and NOW, THERE- FORE, BE IT ORDAINED that notice of this proposed ordinance be published three (3) times in fifteen (15) days, one (1) week apart in The Natchitoches Times, the legal journal for the City of Natchitoches, and that said Ordinance further be posted in the City Hall; and BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the City that the Mayor, Ronnie Williams, on behalf of the City, be and he is hereby authorized after due proceedings had, and after the lapse of all the delays above set forth have run, to execute a 20 year lease to Red Sky on the Lease Property, for the pre-paid rental of 800.00 Hundred and 00/100 ($800.00) Dollars cash, said Mayor being authorized and directed to incorporate in said lease such terms, provisions and condi- tions as may be necessary and proper in the premises; and BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the City Clerk is hereby authorized to advertise this Ordinance three (3) times in fifteen (15) days, one (1) week apart, and to report to the City Council if any opposition is made in writ- ing prior to the time of final adoption of this Ordinance; and BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that, notwith- standing all of the above, this Ordinance shall not be effec- tive until such time as it is rat- ified and approved by the Board; and BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the City Council take cognizance of the fact that the Lease Property is not now used for public pur- poses, is not needed for public purposes, and in the opinion of this City Council constitutes surplus property which can be leased pursuant to the authori- ty of the Applicable Laws. THIS ORDINANCE was introduced at a Regular Meeting of the City Council on the 14th day of December, 2020, and published in the Natchitoches Times on December 17, December 24, and December 31, 2020 and that a public hearing be called for at the next regular meeting of the City Council which will be held on the 11th day of January, 2021. The above Ordinance having been duly advertised in accordance with law and public hearing had on same, was put to a vote by the Mayor Pro Tempore and the vote was recorded as follows: AYES: N i e l s e n , Smith, Petite NAYS: None A B S E N T : Harrington, Elie ABSTAIN: None T H E R E U P O N , Mayor Pro Tempore Betty Smith declared the Ordinance passed by a vote of 3 Ayes to 0 Nays this 11th day of January 2021. BETTY SMITH, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE The following Ordinance was Introduced by Mr. Petite at the January 11, 2021 City Council meeting as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 001 OF 2021 AN ORDINANCE APPROV- ING THE POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR APPLI- CATIONS FOR REBATE OF SALES AND USE TAXES FOR NATCHITOCHES ECO- NOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT A AND C, STATE OF LOUISIANA, PROVID- ING FOR ADVERTISING, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND FURTHER PROVIDING FOR A REPEALER AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE. The following Ordinance was Introduced by Mr. Nielsen at the January 11, 2021 City Council meeting as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 002 OF 2021 AN ORDINANCE EXTEND- ING THE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF NATCHI- TOCHES ANNEXING A TRACT SITUATED IN SEC- TION 32, TOWNSHIP 9 NORTH, RANGE 7 WEST, NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LOUISIANA, SAID TRACT OWNED BY BRAXTON KEYSER, LLC, AND LYING NORTH OF LOUISIANA HIGHWAY 494, AND ADJA- CENT TO THE EXISTING MUNICIPAL LIMITS OF THE CITY OF NATCHI- TOCHES, BEING A TOTAL OF 13.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND FURTHER PRO- VIDING FOR THE FIXING OF A PUBLIC HEARING, ADVERTISEMENT, FIXING COUNCIL DISTRICT FOR SAME, FIXING ZONING CLASSIFICATION AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDINANCE. WHEREAS, a peti- tion has been filed in accor- dance with Revised Statutes 33:172, et. seq., by Braxton Keyser, LLC, requesting that the boundaries of the City of Natchitoches be enlarged so as to include a parcel or tract of land, to-wit: That certain tract of land, together with all buildings and improvements located thereon, situated in Section 32, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, and being more particu- larly described as follows: Commencing at a point on the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494 shown as P.O.B. on a survey by Brandon C. Thornton, dated January 5, 2021, a copy of which is attached, thence North 69 degrees 21 minutes 20 seconds West, along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, a dis- tance of 186.07 feet; thence North 71 degrees 34 minutes 10 seconds West, along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, a distance of 131.89 feet; thence continuing along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, along a curve having a radius of 1,026.78 feet, a chord bearing of North 78 degrees 23 minutes 4 sec- onds West a chord distance of 168.82 feet and a arc length of 169.01 feet; thence continuing along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, along a curve having a radius of 1,026.78 feet, a chord bear- ing of North 84 degrees 50 minutes 36 seconds West, a chord distance of 62.48 feet and a arc length of 62.49 feet; thence North 21 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East a dis- tance of 564.42 feet; thence North 88 degrees 37 minutes 57 seconds West a distance of 232.66 feet to a point on the current corporate limits of the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, thence North 20 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds East, along the current corpo- rate limits of the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, a dis- tance of 60 feet; thence South 88 degrees 37 minutes 58 sec- onds East a distance of 292.66 feet, more or less, back to the western boundary of the 12 acre tract depicted on the above referenced survey by Thornton, thence North 21 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 357.63, more or less, to the Northwest corner of the 12 acre tract depicted on the above refer- enced survey by Thornton; thence South 70 degrees 16 minutes 26 seconds East a dis- tance of 604.57 feet; thence South 28 degrees 26 minutes 19 seconds West, a distance of 369.19 feet; thence South 28 degrees 29 minutes 27 seconds West a distance of 599.93 feet to the point of beginning. WHEREAS, the petitioner, Braxton Keyser, LLC, is the sole owner of the property described above as is reflected in the attached cer- tificate from the Assessor's Office of the Parish of Natchitoches, Louisiana which was filed with the petition for annexation; WHEREAS FUR- THER, attached to the petition is a certificate from the Tax Assessors's Office of the Parish of Natchitoches, Louisiana, certifying that the requirements of Louisiana R.S. 33:172 have been com- plied with, said certificate being dated _____________ ___, 2019. WHEREAS FUR- THER, the matter was consid- ered by the City Council for the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and a public hear- ing was called for on the 22nd day of February, 2021, at which time the public was allowed to express opin- ions concerning this annexa- tion; WHEREAS FUR- THER, the notice of filing of the petition has been published in The Natchitoches Times, legal journal of the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, on the day of , 2021; WHEREAS FUR- THER, the property to be annexed has a single structure located on it being used for business purposes, but has no residents living thereon; WHEREAS FUR- THER, an opportunity has been given to all interested person in accordance with Louisiana R. S. 33:172, et. seq., on the day of , 2021; WHEREAS FUR- THER, the property is con- tiguous to the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana; NOW THERE- FORE, be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Natchitoches, in legal session assembled as follows: Section 1. The boundaries of the City of Natchitoches are hereby enlarged so as to include the following described property, to-wit: That certain tract of land, together with all buildings and improvements located thereon, situated in Section 32, Township 9 North, Range 7 West, and being more particu- larly described as follows: Commencing at a point on the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494 shown as P.O.B. on a survey by Brandon C. Thornton, dated January 5, 2021, a copy of which is attached, thence North 69 degrees 21 minutes 20 seconds West, along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, a dis- tance of 186.07 feet; thence North 71 degrees 34 minutes 10 seconds West, along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, a distance of 131.89 feet; thence continuing along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, along a curve having a radius of 1,026.78 feet, a chord bearing of North 78 degrees 23 minutes 4 sec- onds West a chord distance of 168.82 feet and a arc length of 169.01 feet; thence continuing along the northern right of way of Louisiana Highway 494, along a curve having a radius of 1,026.78 feet, a chord bear- ing of North 84 degrees 50 minutes 36 seconds West, a chord distance of 62.48 feet and a arc length of 62.49 feet; thence North 21 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East a dis- tance of 564.42 feet; thence North 88 degrees 37 minutes 57 seconds West a distance of 232.66 feet to a point on the current corporate limits of the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, thence North 20 degrees 11 minutes 47 seconds East, along the current corpo- rate limits of the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, a dis- tance of 60 feet; thence South 88 degrees 37 minutes 58 sec- onds East a distance of 292.66 feet, more or less, back to the western boundary of the 12 acre tract depicted on the above referenced survey by Thornton, thence North 21 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East a distance of 357.63, more or less, to the Northwest corner of the 12 acre tract depicted on the above refer- enced survey by Thornton; thence South 70 degrees 16 minutes 26 seconds East a dis- tance of 604.57 feet; thence South 28 degrees 26 minutes 19 seconds West, a distance of 369.19 feet; thence South 28 degrees 29 minutes 27 seconds West a distance of 599.93 feet to the point of beginning. Section 2. Be it further ordained that the City of Natchitoches takes cognizance of the fact that this ordinance was introduced at a regular session of the City Council on the 11th day of January, 2021, after receiving the peti- tion signed by the sole proper- ty owner, and that a public hearing was held on the day of , 2021; Section 3. Be it further ordained that the above and foregoing property be and is hereby annexed to the City of Natchitoches, declared to be included in Council District No. 2, all in accordance with Section 2.03B of the Homerule Charter of the City of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Section 4. Be it further ordained by the City Council that the above described prop- erty be, and it is hereby annexed into the corporate limits of the City of Natchitoches, with a zoning classification of B - 2. Section 5. Be it further ordained by the City Council that this ordinance shall go into effect thirty (30) days after the publication of this ordinance in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 33:173. Public Notices FOR MORE PUBLICATIONS AROUND THE STATE GO TO: www.publicnoticeads.com/LA 10A Weekend Edition, January 16-17, 2021 THE NATCHITOCHES TIMES Fund 002 Utility Indirect Expense 002-6600-660-4571 Capital Projects $ 300,000 $ (100,000) $ 200,000 002-6600-660-3521 Christmas Festival $ 75,000 $ (50,000) $ 25,000 002-6600-660-4501 General Fund $ 4,821,000 $ (50,000) $ 4,771,000 002-6200-620-9208 Auto Mall Capital Project $ - 200,000 $ $ 200,000 TOTAL 5,196,000 $ - $ 5,196,000 $ NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that the fund budget be admended to reflect these additional revenues and expenditures as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 005 OF 2021 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2020 - 2021 BUDGET TO REFLECT ADDITIONAL WHEREAS , Louisiana Statute (R.S. 39:1310-1311) requires that the City amend its operating budgets when fund balance is being budgeted, and there is a 5% unfavorable variance in revenues and expenditures and WHEREAS, in accordance with L.R.S. 39:1305, the following specifies the Mayor's authority to make budgetary amendments without approval of the governing authority, as well as those powers reserved solely to the governing authority. The Home Rule Charter of the City of Natchitoches states in part "…at any time during the fiscal year the Mayor may transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriation balance among programs within a department, office or agency upon written request by the Mayor, the Council may be ordinance transfer part or all of any unencumbered appropriation department, office or agency to be submitted to the Council for approval by ordinance. (Section 5.05 A-C)

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