City Council Meeting Agenda – February 18, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 18, 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 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 Landry)

2. An Ordinance to adopt the Unified Development Code (UDC) and to repeal all ordinances in conflict therewith (PC2013-5-1). The final recommendation by Planning, Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustments is to approve this ordinance. (Josh Taylor)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 18, 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:  Hammond Junior High Students

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of February 4, 2014

VII.     RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to grant the Downtown Development District a Wavier of the Open Container Law for the Art in April event on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. between W. & E. Robert Streets, W. & E. Morris Streets, S. Spruce Street & Pine Street with the concentration of visitors on W. & E. Thomas Streets. (Terry Lynn Smith)

2. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) on “SSES – East” (US EPA #BR-00F040501) in the amount of $17,077.30 credit for a final contract amount of $145,398.70 [project #616-31202]. (Chuck Spangler)

3. A resolution accepting “SSES – East” (US EPA #BR-00F040501) as substantially complete, commencing 45-day lien period and withholding 10% retainage.  (Chuck Spangler)

4. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) on “SSES – West” (US EPA #BR-00F63101) in the amount of $19,517.27 credit for a final contract amount of $156,625.63 [project #616-11304]. (Chuck Spangler)

5. A resolution accepting “SSES – West” (US EPA #BR-00F63101) as substantially complete, commencing 45-day lien period and withholding 10% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

6. A resolution to authorize the purchase of 42 Dell laptops for the Police Department using JAG and LCLE grant funds. State Contract #403834. Total cost is $43,526.28.  (Lacy Landrum)

7. A resolution to approve “Geaux Benches of Baton Rouge” to install benches at all 43 bus stops in the City of Hammond for the purpose of selling advertisements. (Carla Smith)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to adopt the Unified Development Code (UDC) and to repeal all ordinances in conflict therewith (PC2013-5-1). The final recommendation by the Planning, Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustments is to approve this ordinance. (Josh Taylor)

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption 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 Landry)

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

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  17th  ,  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.

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 “