City Council Meeting Agenda – August 20, 2013

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 20, 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. Recognition of the District 6 Champion, 11/12 year old all-star baseball team.

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. A Public Hearing with respect to the proposed issuance of not exceeding Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) of Sewer Revenue Bonds of the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana, and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Grant Schlueter)

 

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:

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

Minutes of August 6, 2013

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to Purchase a Class A Pumper from Ferrara Fire Apparatus LAMAS Pricing $351,169 with the purchase to come from Fire Millage, Fixed Asset Account. (Ernest Peters)

2. A resolution to Purchase an Airport Firefighting vehicle from Ferrara Fire Apparatus LAMAS pricing $212,181 with the  purchase to come  from Fire Millage, Fixed Asset Account. (Ernest Peters)

3. A resolution to Purchase 2 Chevrolet Tahoe’s off of State Vehicle contract, approx. $30,000 each with equipment and the purchase is to come from Fire Millage, Fixed Asset Account. (Ernest Peters) 4. A resolution finding and determining the results of a public hearing on the proposed issuance of not exceeding Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) of Sewer Revenue Bonds of the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana, authorizing the officials of the City to proceed with the preparation of the documents required for the issuance of such Sewer Revenue Bonds, and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Grant Schlueter)

5. A Resolution confirming the Appointment of George Sullivan to the Hammond Police and Fire Civil Service Board for the term to expire July 29, 2016.  (Mayor Foster)

6. A Resolution confirming the Appointment of Anthony Maurer to the Hammond Police and Fire Civil Service Board as the duly elected representative of the Hammond Fire Department  for the term to expire  July 29, 2014 .  (Mayor Foster)

7. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application to Keep Louisiana Beautiful for a Healthy Communities Grant of up to $10,000 for litter prevention and cleanup, recycling, and the promotion of greater environmental awareness; (2) agreeing to match these grant funds with up to $2,000 of in-kind donations; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption 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. Final adoption 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)

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. 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. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Dawn Johnson)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance for Council to declare police confiscated bikes as surplus, to be donated to Churches and other non-profit organizations. (Ernest Peters)

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  19st    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.