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PUBLIC NOTICES FOR 3-4-21 NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTIONS Pursuant to the provisions of a resolution adopted by the Parish School Board of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), act- ing as the governing authority of (i) Consolidated School District No. 8 of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana and (ii) Consolidated School District No. 10 of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the "Districts"), on February 4, 2021, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that special elections will be held within the Districts on SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 and that at the said elections there will be submitted to all registered vot- ers in the Districts qualified and entitled to vote at the said elections under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana and the Constitution of the United States, the following proposi- tions, to-wit: CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8 PROPOSI- TION (TAX RENEWAL) Shall Consolidated School District No. 8 of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the "District"), con- tinue to levy a special tax of seven (7) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2022 and ending with the year 2031 (an estimated $60,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of giving additional aid and support to the public elementary and sec- ondary schools in the District by providing funds for con- struction, repairs, purchase of equipment and/or supplies and additional improvements? CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10 PROPO- SITION (TAX RENEWAL) Shall Consolidated School District No. 10 of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the "District"), con- tinue to levy a special tax of twenty (20) mills on all prop- erty subject to taxation within the District for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2022 and ending with the year 2031 (an estimated $840,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of giving additional aid and sup- port to the public elementary and secondary schools in the District by providing funds for construction, repairs, purchase of equipment and/or supplies and additional improvements? Said special election for Consolidated School District No. 8 will be held at the polling places at the following precincts which polls will open at seven o'clock (7:00) a.m. and close at eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to wit: PRECINCTS 01-09A(PART) 03-05(PART) 03-06 03-08(PART) 03-09(PART) 03-10 04-01(PART) 04-06(PART) 04-07(PART) 04-08 Said special election for Consolidated School District No. 10 will be held at the polling places at the following precincts which polls will open at seven o'clock (7:00) a.m. and close at eight o'clock (8:00) p.m., in accordance with the provisions of La. R.S. 18:541, to wit: PRECINCTS 01-09A(PART) 01-10A(PART) 03-01 03-02(PART) 03-03 03-04(PART) 03-05(PART) 03-08(PART) The polling places at the precincts in the Districts are hereby designated as the polling places at which to hold the said elections, and the Commissioners-in-Charge and Commissioners, respectively, shall be those persons desig- nated according to law. The estimated cost of Consolidated School District No. 8 election as determined by the Secretary of State based upon the provi- sions of Chapter 8-A of Title 18 and actual costs of similar elections is $17,200. The estimated cost of C onsolidated S chool District No. 10 election as determined by the Secretary of State based upon the provi- sions of Chapter 8-A of Title 18 and actual costs of similar elections is $16,000. Notice is further given that a portion of the monies collected from the taxes described in the Propositions shall be remitted to certain state and statewide retirement systems in the man- ner required by law. The said special elections will be held in accor- dance with the applicable pro- visions of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6-A of Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, and the officers appointed to hold the said elec- tions, as provided in this Notice of Special Elections, or such substitutes therefor as may be selected and designat- ed in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1287, will make due returns thereof to said Governing Authority, and NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Governing Authority will meet at its regular meeting place, the Parish School Board Office, Board Room, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, on THURSDAY JUNE 3, 2021 at FIVE O'CLOCK (5:00)P.M., and shall then and there in open and public session proceed to examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the said special elections. All registered voters of the Districts are entitled to vote at said special elections and vot- ing machines will be used. THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Natchitoches, Louisiana, on this, the 4th day of February, 2021. ATTEST: /s/ Steven Harris President /s/ Grant Eloi Secretary #63-21 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Parish of Natchitoches will receive sealed bid proposals up until nine (09:00) o’clock a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Room 304 of the Live Oak Building located at 203 St. Denis Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana for the following: WASHED GRAVEL SURFACE COURSE Bids may be mailed to the Parish of Natchitoches, P.O. Box 799, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71458-0799 or may be submitted just prior to clos- ing for receipt of same. Bids may be submitted electronical- ly through HTTPS://bidex- press.com (Bidders needing assistance with on-line bidding should call the Bidexpress help line at (888) 352- 2439). Envelope must be marked “SEALED BID” with the ITEM BIDDED ALONG WITH THE HOUR AND DATE it is to be opened. Any bid received after the above specified hour and date will be returned unopened. The Parish of Natchitoches reserves the right to reject any and all bids. PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES Catherine Creamer, Acting Purchasing Agent #107-21 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 *** LIQUOR NOTICE We are applying to the Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a Permit to sell beverages of High & Low alcoholic content (beer and wine only) at retail in the Parish of Natchitoches: Acadiana Cinemas, DBA: Parkway Cinema, at the fol- lowing address: 1011 Keyser Avenue, Natchitoches, La. 71457 Owner, Doug Collins, Cathy Collins #117-21 2/27 & 3/7 *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. All inter- ested persons are invited to attend to offer comments, if any, to the following applica- tion: Applicant: Wayne & Lila Spillman. For variances at the following location: LOT 6 AND STRIP OFF W SIDE OF LOT 7 BLK 5 OF KILLARNEY SUBD. (521 Whitfield Dr.) Variance requested: Variance of twenty (13) feet of the required rear twenty-five front yard setback. Reason: To construct an awning over the front porch Advertise (3) Times: February 27, 2021 and March 4, 6, 2021 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is open to the public Social distancing in place. Occupancy for the City of Natchitoches Council Chamber is limited to 25% or 26 people total . Temperature checks will be given before entering the chamber. Seating markers will be placed on the chairs. Any Citizen that wishes to observe the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting live may do so at https://www.youtube.com/cha nnel/UC6SlW7rZvyKYWd8H pNw2fhg If you have any comments that you would like to make on any agenda item, you can email those comments to sroque@natchitochesla.gov and they will be read into record. Shontrell Roque, Planning & Zoning Director #120-21 2/27, 3/4, 3/6 *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. All inter- ested persons are invited to attend to offer comments, if any, to the following applica- tion: Applicant: William Keith Shirley. To subdivide the following location: Two Lots Located on St. Maurice Lane, Located in the City of Natchitoches in Sections 37, 37, and 39, Township 9 North-Range 7 West (716 St. Maurice Lane.) Reason: For the purpose of sale of property Advertise (3) Times: February 27, 2021 and March 4, 6, 2021 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is open to the public Social distancing in place. Occupancy for the City of Natchitoches Council Chamber is limited to 25% or 26 people total. Temperature checks will be given before entering the chamber. Seating markers will be placed on the chairs. Any Citizen that wishes to observe the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting live may do so at https://www.youtube.com/cha nnel/UC6SlW7rZvyKYWd8H pNw2fhg If you have any comments that you would like to make on any agenda item, you can email those comments to sroque@natchitochesla.gov and they will be read into record. Shontrell Roque, Planning & Zoning Director #121-21 2/27, 3/4, 3/6 *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at the Natchitoches City Council Chambers, 716 Second Street Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. All inter- ested persons are invited to attend to offer comments, if any, to the following applica- tion: Applicant: Avi Patel. To subdivide the following location: 4.43 Acres Being A Part Of an 8 Acre Tract Beginning 20.3 Degrees West Of Northeast Corner Of Section 35, Township 9 North- Range 8 West, Thence Southwest Along South Right of Way of Highway 6, 10 Degrees; Thence South 33 Degrees East 8 Chains; North 50 Degrees East 10 Chains; Thence North 33 Degrees West 8 Degrees To point of Beginning, Less 3.57 Acres to Highway, & A Lot Containing 0.261 Acre In Section 40, Township 9 North-Range 8 West, As shown on Plat in conveyance book 533 page 288 (5335 University Pkwy.) Reason: For the purpose of sale of property Advertise (3) Times: February 27, 2021 and March 4, 6, 2021 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is open to the public Social distancing in place. Occupancy for the City of Natchitoches Council Chamber is limited to 25% or 26 people total. Temperature checks will be given before entering the chamber. Seating markers will be placed on the chairs. Any Citizen that wishes to observe the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting live may do so at https://www.youtube.com/cha nnel/UC6SlW7rZvyKYWd8H pNw2fhg If you have any comments that you would like to make on any agenda item, you can email those comments to sroque@natchitochesla.gov and they will be read into record. Shontrell Roque, Planning & Zoning Director #122-21 2/27, 3/4, 3/6 *** NOTICE The Cane River Waterway Commission will hold a public hearing and a public meeting for April 20, 2021 located at 244 Cedar Bend, Natchez, Louisiana 71456 to adopt the following Ordinance. The public hearing will begin at 6:00 pm and the public meet- ing will begin at the close of the public hearing. Ordinance 1 of 2021 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A COOPER- ATIVE ENDEAVOR AGREEMENT WITH STU- ART WRIGHT, SHERIFF OF NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LOUISIANA TO PROVIDE FOR PATROLS ON CANE RIVER LAKE AND TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL BOAT- ING ENFORCEMENT SERVICES, AND FUR- THER AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, JAMES RHODES, TO EXECUTE THE COOPERATIVE ENDEAVOR AGREE- MENT ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION AND SIGN ANY AND ALL OTHER NECESSARY DOCUMENTS ASSOCIAT- ED THEREWITH #123-21 3/4, 3/6 *** NATCHITOCHES PARISH PORT COMMISSION December 21,2020, Regular Meeting Present were Nettles Brown, Ralph Ingram, William Allen, Dan Simmons and K. David Zachary, Commissioners. Also, present were Travis Tyler, Executive Director of the Port, Mickey Chambers, Assistant to the Executive Director of the Port, Ronnie Blewer, and Mark A. Begnaud of McCoy Roberts & Begnaud, Ltd., legal counsel to the Commission. Mr. Blewer was recognized as a guest. Mr. Brown made a request for public comment. No public comment was made. A motion was made by Mr. Simmons, seconded by Mr. Allen, and duly carried to approve the minutes of the November 16, 2020, Commission meeting. As part of the Director's Activity Report, Mr. Tyler reported: 1) Over 388,000 tons have moved through the Port year to date. The full tonnage report was available for review; 2) aggregate tonnage is down from 2019, primarily due to COVID-19; 3) Madden has several projects that should move forward in 2021; 4) ADA may expand its foot- print at the Port and may also want to utilize at least a por- tion of the warehouse; and 5) he has been approved for the "Leadership Natchitoches" course and will be attending. Also, as part of the Director's Activity Report, Mr. Tyler reported that of the eight (8) projects mentioned at the November regular meeting, two (2) have been in further contact with the Port: 1) "Project Drill" continues to express interest in the Port; and 2), "Project Green" contin- ues to express interest in the Port and is working with bond attorneys. After Commissioners reviewed the November 2020 Treasurer's Report, a motion was made by Mr. Allen, sec- onded by Mr. Ingram and duly carried to accept the report, a copy of which was available for review. Income is down from last year primarily due to COVID-19. The Port is look- ing at risk analysis for insur- ance purposes in an attempt to reduce costs. In Old Business, Mr. Tyler reported the following: 1) there are no changes regarding capital improvements. Any improvements at the Port will be dependent on which pro- jects locate at the Port has not yet been filed; 2) regarding the suit filed against Matriculated, an Answer to the Port's Petition; and 3) a Notice of Intention pursuant to La.R.S. 33:4717.2 was given to consider a Resolution to Approve a Lease Agreement with Custom Commodities Logistics, Inc. at the Port's meeting on January 18, 2021. In New Business, 1) after discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Simmons, seconded by Mr. Allen and duly passed accepting amendments to the Port's 2020 Budget, which were available for review; 2) Discussion was held regarding the 2021 Budget; 3) a Notice of Intention pursuant to La.R.S. 33:4717.2 was given to consider a Resolution to Approve a Lease Agreement with ADA Carbon Solutions at the Port's meeting on January 18,2021. A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Mr. Simmons, and, after a unani- mous roll call vote, the Board entered executive session to discuss personnel matters. After exiting executive ses- sion, a motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Mr. Simmons and duly carried that the meeting be adjourned. #124-21 3/4 *** PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NATCHITOCHES, STATE OF LOUISIANA, REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2021 AT 5:30 P.M. The City Council of the City of Natchitoches met in legal and regular session at the Natchitoches Council Chambers, 716 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. There were present: Mayor Ronnie Williams Councilwoman At Large Betty Sawyer-Smith Councilman Eddie Harrington Councilman Dale Nielsen Councilman Christopher Petite Councilwoman Rosemary Elie Guests: None Absent: None Mayor Ronnie Williams called the meeting to order and wel- comed everyone for coming. Councilwoman at Large Betty Smith led the invocation and Councilman Dale Nielsen led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Williams then called for the reading and approval of the minutes for the January 25, 2021 meeting. Mrs. Smith moved that we dispense with the reading of the minutes and approval of same. Seconded by Mr. Nielsen, a roll call vote was as follows: Ayes: Elie, Nielsen, Smith, Harrington, Petite Nays: None Absent: None Abstain: None Planning and Zoning Appeal Lila Spillman spoke on her own behalf about the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to deny a variance at the January 5, 2021 meeting, to complete the repair of her front porch cover that was damaged during Hurricane Laura. Mr. Fluid spoke on her behalf as the contractor. Shontrell Roque spoke on behalf of Planning and Zoning as to why the variance was denied. Upon the City Council review a motion was made by Mr. Harrington to table the deci- sion and Seconded by Mrs. Smith, a roll call vote as fol- lows: Ayes: Elie, Nielsen, Smith, Harrington, Petite Nays: None Absent: None Abstain: None The following Resolution was introduced by Mr. Petite and Seconded by Mrs. Smith as follows, to –wit: RESOLUTION NO. 009 OF 2021 A RESOLUTION PRO- CLAIMING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2021 AS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH IN THE CITY OF NATCHI- TOCHES WHEREAS, the history of our great country has been written by men and women of every race, religion and ethnic background and African American History Month gives us the opportuni- ty to recognize the extraordi- nary contributions African Americans have made to the rich cultural history of our nation; and WHEREAS, we also recognize the courage and tenacity of so many hard- working African Americans whose legacies are woven into the fabric of our country; and WHEREAS, we as a country must continue to encourage and demand our children to reach for the full measure of their potential and ambitions through education; and WHEREAS, each February we recognize African American History Month to reflect upon how far we have come as a Nation and commu- nity and what challenges remain; and WHEREAS, the 2021 nation- al theme is “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity”, and NOW, THERE- FORE, I, MAYOR RONNIE WILLIAMS, JR., Mayor of the City of Natchitoches here- by proclaim February 2021 as AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH in the City of Natchitoches and call upon all the citizens of Natchitoches to honor and respect the significant contri- butions African Americans have made to our City and Nation. This Resolution was then pre- sented for a vote, and the vote was recorded as follows: AYES: Elie, Nielsen, Smith, Harrington, Petite NAYS: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None T H E R E U P O N , Mayor Ronnie Williams, Jr., declared the Resolution passed by a vote of 5 Ayes to 0 Nays on this 8th day of February, 2021. RONNIE WILLIAMS, JR., MAYOR The following Ordinance was Introduced by Mr. Harrington and Seconded by Mrs. Smith as follows, to-wit: ORDINANCE NO. 006 OF 2021 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A ‘SECOND AMENDMENT TO THAT LEASE ENTERED INTO WITH THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT’ FOR THE LEASE ALL OR A PORTION OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 607 TRUDEAU STREET/DEPOT STREET AND 720 SIXTH STREET, N A T C H I T O C H E S , LOUISIANA, AND AUTHORIZING THE EXE- CUTION OF THE LEASE AMENDMENT BY THE MAYOR, RONNIE WILLIAMS, JR., AFTER DUE COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW, AND FUR- THER PROVIDING FOR ADVERTISING OF THE LEASE AMENDMENT AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the City of Natchitoches (some- times hereinafter referred to as “City”) entered into a lease agreement with the National Park Service for the lease of a tract of land situated in the City of Natchitoches, situated in that block bounded on the East by Sixth Street, on the South by Trudeau Street, on the West by Railroad right of way and on the North by St. Denis Street, upon which tract is located the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot (some- times hereinafter referred to as “Depot”) and that of ground located to the North of the Depot from Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc., upon which tract is located an office and cold storage facility (sometimes hereinafter referred to as “Eagle Distributing Property”); and WHEREAS FUR- THER, the Lease was approved by the City Council by Ordinance Number 34 of 2019; and WHEREAS FUR- THER, this Lease was amend- ed by Ordinance Number 055 of 2020 at the request of the National Park Service to com- ply with certain new budget guidelines (sometimes here- inafter referred to as “First Lease Amendment”); and WHEREAS FUR- THER, the City and the National Park Service desire to enter into this Second Lease Amendment to amend the commencement date of this lease from September 13, 2019 to February 1, 2021 (some- times hereinafter referred to as “Second Lease Amendment”); and Public Notices FOR MORE PUBLICATIONS AROUND THE STATE GO TO: www.publicnoticeads.com/LA My address is: 151 MALICK SALIM RD, CAMPTI, LA 71411 Race: White Sex: Male Date of Birth: 04/03/1956 Height: 5’9” Weight: 225 Hair Color: Gray Eye Color: Blue I, JAMES WILLIAM NELSON, have been convicted of 14:81 INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES on Jul 23, 2015. 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