City Council Meeting Agenda – March 18, 2014

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

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
March 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: Zachery P. Jackson, 2nd Grader at Champ Cooper

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

Sales Tax Figures

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of March 4, 2014

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve the Restoration Tax Abatement Program for the Neill Corp Gymnasium Project. (Stacey Neal)

2. A resolution to ratify and award bids received March 14, 2014, for “Drainage Improvements [FY 2014]” [project #420-11409]. (Kiley Bates)

3. A resolution (1) approving the submission of a Fire Prevention and Safety grant application for up to $35,000, to purchase fire inspection and code enforcement equipment; (2) agreeing to match grant funds with $3,500; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. A resolution to purchase 150 kW GENERAC Natural Gas Generator Set and Transfer Switch from Valentine Mechanical Services, LLC for $27,431.00, for Well #1. (Ernest Peters)

7. A resolution to enter into contract with Naturchem, Inc. for Vegetation Management in the amount of approximately $32,250.00 per year. This will be for 215 acres. (Ernest Peters)

8. A resolution authorizing Adobe Cantina & Salsa located at 1905 W. Thomas St. to sell alcohol in the parking lot in front of the restaurant on May 5th, 2014 from 2:00pm until 10:00 pm. for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Jane Bretschger)

9. A resolution authorizing Adobe Cantina & Salsa located at 1905 W. Thomas St. a Waiver of the City of Hammond Open Container Law in the parking lot in front of the restaurant on May 5th, 2014 from 2:00pm until 10:00 pm. for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration (Jane Bretschger)

10. A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine to sell alcohol on the sidewalk in front of the Restaurant on May 4th and May 5th, 2014 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm within the boundaries of Charles St. to Railroad Avenue and part of Casa de Fresa Parking Mall. (Jane Bretschger)

11. A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine a Waiver of the City of Hammond Open Container Law within the boundaries set for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 4th and May 5th, 2014 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. (Jane Bretschger)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to declare as a surplus vehicle, Unit 770 – 2003 Ford Expedition VIN# IFMPU16LB88204 and approval to sell the vehicle to Springfield, Louisiana Fire Department. (Ernest Peters)

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 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 “