City Council Meeting Agenda – March 4, 2014

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

 

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

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

 VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

Minutes of February 18, 2014

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Fastway Discount #1 located at 1910 South Morrison Blvd.  for high/low alcohol permit.  The owner of the business is LA Properties of Hammond LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution authorizing the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police to obtain a waiver of the Open Container Law for the Chili Cook Off event on Friday November 21, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. within the boundaries of Cate St. North West Railroad Avenue, E. Thomas St. to E. Robert St. and the following parking malls: The Kidder, The Oaks and The Casa de Fresa. (Chad Hill)

3. A resolution authorizing the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police to sell beer within the boundaries set for the Chili Cook Off event on Friday November 21, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm. (Chad Hill)

4. A resolution to authorize the purchase of flooring from Smith & Purvis Carpet One for the new Police Station. Properly bid – Total cost: $44,050.  (Ernest Peters)

5. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 2 (Final) on “Hammond Northshore Regional Airport – Drainage Improvements – Phase I” in the amount of $12,639.34 credit for a final contract amount of $999,033.86 [project #414-31308]. (Chuck Spangler)

6. A resolution to accept “Hammond Northshore Regional Airport – Drainage Improvements – Phase I” as substantially complete, commencing 45-day lien period and withholding 5% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

7. A resolution to ratify the appointment of Hart Bordelon to the Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development Board and to the Hammond Industrial Development Board through August 31, 2015 to fill the unexpired term of Terry King.  (Mayor Foster)

8. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Tangipahoa Parish for the use of GOHSEP-FEMA funds to harden and retrofit Hammond Fire Station #2 and agreeing to match grant funds with 25% of the actual project costs, which are estimated to be $11,116.  (Lacy Landrum)

9. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Tangipahoa Parish for the use of GOHSEP-FEMA funds to harden and retrofit Hammond Fire Station #5 and agreeing to match grant funds with 25% of the actual project costs, which are estimated to be $12,720.  (Lacy Landrum)

10. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Tangipahoa Parish for the use of GOHSEP-FEMA funds to harden and retrofit Hammond Streets-Public Works Building and agreeing to match grant funds with 25% of the actual project costs, which are estimated to be $27,523. The match will be from the City’s Grant Match Fund.  (Lacy Landrum)

11. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application to the Affordable Housing Program for $90,000 in grant funds to rehabilitate 10 homes within Hammond’s city limits; (2) agreeing to match these grant funds with up to $10,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents.  (Lacy Landrum)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

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  3rd,  day of March, 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 “