City Council Meeting Agenda – August 6, 2013

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 6, 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:

 

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 6, 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:

Management Assessment Group report to Council.

Mr. Munir Qasim will be addressing the Council in reference to Ordinance No. 04-3040 C.S.  specifically the live oak protection requirements.

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of July 16th, 2013

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to purchase 5 each Chevy Tahoe’s for the Police department.  State Contract #408387 – $25,796.00 each, total purchase $128,980.00, funds to come from police millage. (Ernest Peters)

2. A resolution to purchase Chief Devall a new Ford Expedition 100A package.  $27,560.00 bid by City of Alexandria, of which we are piggybacking for same product, not on State Contract. Allowable by RS: 39:1702 & RS 39:1708. (Ernest Peters)

3. A resolution to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the Hammond Police Department and The United States Secret Service. (Roddy Devall)

4. A resolution  for preliminary approval for Major Subdivision construction of Holly Gardens Phase 2 (formerly Covington Gardens) residential subdivision (lots 1-41, G1, G2, G3, G4, & G5) located at 1406 S. Holly St. all in accordance with survey by Dennis L. Gowin and construction plans by Kiley Fellom Bates; Zoned R5 (SDF2013-3-2) Recommend approval by Planning Commission (Josh Taylor)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI.    INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to amend the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual of the City of Hammond as follows:

Rescind in its entirety Rule V-5 and replace with Rule V-5 as follows:

Bad Weather and Administrative Leave.  In the event an employee perceives weather conditions present a danger were the employee to attempt to arrive at work, the employee shall communicate with the employee’s supervisor or department head.  If the supervisor or department head concurs, the employee may be allowed to either arrive at work later than usual if conditions improve, or may be relieved from work responsibilities for the day.  If an employee is allowed to take a partial or an entire day off, and said time is not otherwise completed in the same pay cycle, the employee will be charged vacation or compensatory time.  An employee who fails to report to work or to contact his/her supervisor by the beginning of his/her regularly scheduled work period may constitute an unexcused absence for both disciplinary and pay purposes. For civil emergencies, See Rule V-5.1 Civil Emergency Pay Policy,

And to add Rule V-5.1 as previously approved by the Hammond City Council as the Emergency Pay Ordinance,

And to amend Rule V-22 Sick Leave in accordance with the attached revisions. (Loretta Severan)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve a rezoning request by Willard Lucien, Jr. to rezone the South 2 acre tract of the NW ¼ of SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 18 from R4 to RS located at 1500 M.C. Moore Rd. (RZ2013-7-1) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission (Josh Taylor)

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  5st    day of  August  ,  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.