City Council Meeting Agenda – July 2, 2013

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
July 2, 2013
5:30pm

 

I. CALL TO ORDER:  Jason Hood, President

II. ROLL CALL: Johnny Blount (  ) Jason Hood (  ) Robert “Bobby “Martin (  ) Lemar Marshall (  )Mike Williams (  )

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An Ordinance to approve an  Expanded Conditional Use request by Leander & Cierra Alexander (applicant) and JayJa LLC (owner) to allow placement of a mobile home meeting all code requirements on Lot 10 Blk 6 of Barbers Addition located at 602 Second Ave; Zoned R4. (ECU2013-5-1) (Josh Taylor)

2. An Ordinance to approve a Rezoning request by Gary and Joann Sandifer to rezone Lot 19A of the French Quarter Subdivision from B2 to B1 located at 1112 General Jackson Drive (RZ2013-5-1) (Josh Taylor)

3. An Ordinance to set official holidays for the City of Hammond for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 for non-civil service employees. (Mayor Foster)

Independence Day                Thursday                  July 4, 2013

Labor Day                               Monday                    September 2, 2013

Veterans Day                          Monday                    November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Day                 Thursday                  November 28, 2013

Day After Thanksgiving       Friday                       November 29, 2013

Christmas Eve                        Tuesday                   December 24, 2013

Christmas Day                       Wednesday             December 25, 2013

New Year’s Eve                      Tuesday                   December 31, 2013

New Year’s Day                     Wednesday              January 1, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr.       Monday                    January 20, 2014

Good Friday                           Friday                       April 18, 2014

Memorial Day                       Monday                     May 26, 2014

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
July 2, 2013
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

 

I. CALL TO ORDER: Jason Hood, President

II. ROLL CALL:  Johnny Blount ( ) Jason Hood ( ) Robert “Bobby” Martin ( ) Lemar Marshall ( ) Mike Williams ( )

III. PRAYER:

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

c. Old Business:

•  A follow-up report from Bobby Mitchell, Code Enforcement Officer, regarding maintenance of properties in Hammond.

d. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

Minutes of June 18st, 2013

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize to the Downtown Development District Office and the merchants located within the Downtown Development District to serve alcohol during the Hot August Night Event on Friday August 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. within the boundaries of W. & E. Robert St., W. Charles from N.W. Railroad to Cate Street. W. & E. Morris. (Terry Lynn Smith)

2. A resolution to grant a Waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law to the Downtown Development District Office and the merchants located within the Downtown Development District on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. within the boundaries of W. & E. Robert, W. Charles from N.W. Railroad to Cate Street. W. & E. Morris Streets, S. Spruce & Pine Street.  The concentration of visitors is on E. and W. Thomas Street. (Terry Lynn Smith)

3. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application for up to $50,000 to the Louisiana Housing Corporation for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program to provide operating costs for emergency shelters, supportive services to homeless people, and homeless prevention activities; (2) agreeing to match the grant funds with up to $50,000 in-kind donation provided by the nonprofit partners; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

4. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application for $73,545 to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program to purchase back-up generators for sewer lift stations; (2) agreeing to match the grant funds with $24,515 cash; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

5. A resolution to approve the grant from DOTD for State Project No. H. 009376 Airfield Drainage Improvements-Phase I (Design and Construction) and Drainage Improvements-Phase II (Construction) Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Tangipahoa Parish.  (Jason Ball)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve an  Expanded Conditional Use request by Leander & Cierra Alexander (applicant) and JayJa LLC (owner) to allow placement of a mobile home meeting all code requirements on Lot 10 Blk 6 of Barbers Addition located at 602 Second Ave; Zoned R4. (ECU2013-5-1) (Josh Taylor)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve a Rezoning request by Gary and Joann Sandifer to rezone Lot 19A of the French Quarter Subdivision from B2 to B1 located at 1112 General Jackson Drive (RZ2013-5-1) (Josh Taylor)

3. Final adoption of an Ordinance to set official holidays for the City of Hammond for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 for non-civil service employees. (Mayor Foster)

Independence Day                Thursday                  July 4, 2013

Labor Day                               Monday                    September 2, 2013

Veterans Day                          Monday                    November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Day                 Thursday                  November 28, 2013

Day After Thanksgiving       Friday                       November 29, 2013

Christmas Eve                        Tuesday                   December 24, 2013

Christmas Day                       Wednesday             December 25, 2013

New Year’s Eve                      Tuesday                   December 31, 2013

New Year’s Day                     Wednesday              January 1, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr.       Monday                    January 20, 2014

Good Friday                           Friday                       April 18, 2014

Memorial Day                       Monday                     May 26, 2014

XI.    INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An introduction of an Ordinance to amend the City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5, Article 1, Section 5.2 to provide exceptions to Sunday openings for retail establishments selling alcohol.(Dawn Johnson)

2. An introduction of an Ordinance to amend the policy and procedures manual of the City of Hammond approving the Civil Emergency Pay Policy. (Mayor Foster)

3. An introduction of an Ordinance to amend Ordinance#2222 and to provide relative to the rotating wrecker log. (Jason Hood)

XII.     ADJOURN.

 

I, WHITNEY COOPER CLERK OF THE HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE AND FOREGOING WAS POSTED AT THE COUNCIL’S OFFICE AT 312 EAST CHARLES STREET, HAMMOND, LOUISIANA IN ACCORDANCE WITH LA R.S. 42:4.7, ON THE 1st    day of  July ,  2013.

 

Rules for Public Participation In the interest of fairness and time, the following guidelines are established, relative to public participation and discussion of any agenda item.

1. All persons desiring to speak on a specific agenda item will request the attention of the presiding officer at the time the item is being considered.

2. After recognitions the participant is requested to give his/her name and address and duly noted in the minutes.

3. All questions and comments are to be address to the presiding officer only.

4.   There shall be no indulging in personalities and the participant must adhere to the item at hand, and the rules of decorum of the council.

5. When a council member, citizen, elected or appointed public official refuses to adhere to these procedural policies, and the behavior interferes with or disrupts the normal order of business, the presiding officer may eject or request the removal of the disruptive or obstructive party or parties.

The presiding officer shall prior to the discussion of a particular item, allow time for the discussion of that item.  The Council Clerk shall be the official timekeeper of the Council, and shall interrupt discussion to advise the Council that time has expired.  Discussion shall cease and the matter shall then be voted upon forthwith.  When called upon for a vote, each council member present shall respond.