City Council Meeting Agenda – November 19, 2013

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
November 19, 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 granting to Atmos Entergy Corporation (a Texas and Virginia Corporation with its principal office in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas) and its successors and assigns the franchise and rights to conduct in such city the business of acquiring, maintaining, constructing, laying, repairing, removing, replacing, installing, operating, and disposing of a gas system for the sale, transportation, and distribution of natural gas within and beyond the municipal boundaries of the city and to the residents and businesses located therein for the light, heat, power, and the right of way to the present and future streets, roads, highways, alleys, bridges, public ways, and immovable property in the such city and owned or controlled by such city for such purposes; prescribing the terms and conditions to which such franchise and rights are subject; and prescribing the terms of such franchise and rights.  (Mayor Foster)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
November 19, 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 November 5, 2013

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing a wholesale dealer permit to Gnarly Barley Brewing located at 1709 Corbin Road. The owner is Gnarly Barley Brewing LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into contract with PTS Solutions for a “Virtual Filing Cabinet Paperless Filing System” at a cost of $30, 200.00 plus $5,148.00 for the  Annual Maintenance agreement for a total cost of $35,348.00. (Ernest Peters)

3. A resolution to renew the City of Hammond Employee Health Insurance Benefit Package. (Henry Powell)

4. A resolution to approve transferring $5,000 from “Administration- Training and Education” (100-520649), $5,000 from “Administration- Maintenance Building” (100-530143), $10,000 from “Administration- Utility” (100-520649), $5,000 from “Investigation- Maintenance and Equipment”(300-530000), $10,000 from “Investigation-Vehicle and Gas” (300-540160), $7,000 from “Patrol- Maintenance and Equipment” (500-530000) and  $8,000 from “Patrol-Supplies and Uniforms” (500-540153), for a total of  $50,000 to “Police Department- Building Improvements” (42920000-570141-31305). (Mayor Foster)

5. A resolution to ratify and award bids received October 11, 2013, for “Police Station Project.” (David Hoover)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance granting to Atmos Entergy Corporation (a Texas and Virginia Corporation with its principal office in the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas) and its successors and assigns the franchise and rights to conduct in such city the business of acquiring, maintaining, constructing, laying, repairing, removing, replacing, installing, operating, and disposing of a gas system for the sale, transportation, and distribution of natural gas within and beyond the municipal boundaries of the city and to the residents and businesses located therein for the light, heat, power, and the right of way to the present and future streets, roads, highways, alleys, bridges, public ways, and immovable property in the such city and owned or controlled by such city for such purposes; prescribing the terms and conditions to which such franchise and rights are subject; and prescribing the terms of such franchise and rights.  (Mayor Foster)

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance for Council to declare surplus item(s) below to sold on GovsDeals.com. (Ernest Peters)

•  1999 Dodge 350; Unit# 444; Vin# 3B6MC3656XM543006

• 1997 Kubota Tractor; Unit# 394; Model# B2400

• 1994 Kubota Tractor; Unit# 307; Model# B2150

• 1994 Kubota Tractor; Unit# 311; Model# L2650

• 2003 Dodge Durango; Unit# 558: Vin# 1D4HR38N83F550268

• 2002 Dodge Ram 3500; Unit# 535; Vin# 3B7KC26722M246338

• 1998 Crown Vic; Unit# 423; Vin# 2FAFP71WXWX164602

2. Introduction of an Ordinance for final approval of  Thames Subdivision (Lots 2A, 3A, 4A, & 5A), acceptance of dedication of all public improvements, acceptance of dedication of the extension of West Robert St (60’x 100.05’ right of way), acceptance of performance bond/letter of credit for the construction of all public improvements located at 1010 W. Robert St. in accordance with amended final plat by Andrew N. Faller and construction plans by Duplantis Design Group; Zoned R11 & Hyer Cate Overlay (SDF2013-8-3) recommended approval w/conditions by Planning 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 18th ,  day of November ,  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.