City Council Meeting Agenda – February 4, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 4, 2014
5:30pm

 

I. CALL TO ORDER:  Robert “Bobby “Martin, President

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An Ordinance for Council to declare property donated to the city as surplus property and to donate to Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing. (Robert Tillery)

2. An Ordinance to transfer up to $45,000 from Court Witness Fund 803 to Capital Project 31305 for the Police Department. (Chief Devall)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 4, 2014
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

 

I. CALL TO ORDER: Robert “Bobby “Martin, President

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

III. PRAYER:

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 

Derrion T. Crain – First Grade, Hammond Westside Elementary Montessori School.

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor: Sales TaxSales Tax AnalysisVideo Bingo Revenues

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

Minutes of January 21, 2014

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the purchase of a Backhoe from Doggett Machinery Services for the Street Department.  State Contract # 409595.  Total cost $79,571.76. (Ernest Peters)

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Hammond BBQ Inc. to sell beer and alcoholic beverages, specifically “Daiquiris”, on the City’s property lying within the boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave. from 100 yards south of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; Coleman Street from Cate Street to S.W. Railroad Avenue for the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday March 22, 2014. (Eric Phares)

2. A resolution to approve Hammond BBQ Inc. to get a waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law within the boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave. from 100 yards south of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; Coleman Street from Cate Street to S.W. Railroad Avenue for the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday March 22, 2014. (Eric Phares)

3.  A resolution to authorize the purchase of additional EnerGov software from Tyler Technologies to enable online permit applications and field inspection reports. Tyler is the sole developer/implementer of this software. Total cost: $31,221.00 to include licenses, installation, and training.  (Sammy Richmond)

4. A resolution to authorize the purchase of playground equipment from Planet Recess (Playworld Systems) for Jackson Park using funds from three “Other Park Improvements” projects (11211, 11308, and 11410). The total cost authorized is up to $65,814.50.  (Lacy Landrum)

5. A resolution to approve the nomination of  Eric Dosch to the Downtown Development District Board representing the sixth largest property owners, for the period February 5, 2014, through December 31, 2014. (Mayor Foster)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance for Council to declare property donated to the city as surplus property and to donate to Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing. (Robert Tillery)

2. Final adoption of  an Ordinance to transfer up to $45,000 from Court Witness Fund 803 to Capital Project 31305 for the Police Department. (Chief Devall)

XI. NEW BUSINESS:

XII.  OLD BUSINESS:

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to abandon the servitude of the service road next to La Carreta, Inc. at 108 NW Railroad Ave. in exchange for all maintenance/improvements of public area behind the restaurant. (Robert Tillery)

XIV.     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  3rd ,  day of February, 2014.

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.