City Council Meeting Agenda – May 6, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 6, 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 abolish the position of Assistant Fire Chief. (Loretta Severan, Chief John Thomas)

2. An Ordinance to approve of Annexation and Initial Zoning request to RM-3 Multi Family for a 1.412 acre Tract-1 & 10.88 acre Tract-2 (University Grande) located at 2400 N. Morrison Blvd. request by Davis Companies in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. (RZ2014-3-1). (Josh Taylor)

 

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 6, 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:  Melody Hills, Hammond Westside Upper Magnet School

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of April 15, 2014

VII.     RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX.   NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution accepting the Property and Casualty Insurance proposal for insurance coverage for the period May 1, 2014-April 30, 2015. (Don Stiel)

2. A resolution to grant a waiver of the City of Hammond Ordinance # 2323 City Statute to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and authorize them to sell Buddy Poppies on the sidewalk at the U.S Post Office on May 23   and 24, 2014 from 8:00am to 1:00pm in recognition of the National Prisoners of War and the Missing in Action month. (George Sterling)

3. A resolution of the Hammond City Council Supporting the creation of Tangi Academy, a charter school to be located in Hammond, Louisiana, servicing Elementary school students as proposed by the Tangipahoa Charter School Association, Inc. (Lisa Proffit-Rau)

4. A resolution authorizing the mayor to sign the reimbursable agreement with the FAA for the telephone lines in the airport traffic control tower. (Jason Ball)

5. A resolution authorizing the mayor to sign a letter of agreement with the Louisiana Army National Guard authorizing them to use the frequencies for the radios in the air traffic control tower. (Jason Ball)

6. A resolution to approve of “Budget Change Form 14-01” transferring $35,000 to “Lift Station Improvements FY2014” (project 616-11302), and $45,000 to “Pine Hill Sewer Rehab”; funds from “Aeration System Biannual Overhaul” (project 616-11404). (Chuck Spangler)

7. A resolution to ratify and award bids received April 11, 2014, for “Lift Station Improvements [FY 2014]” (project 616-11302). (Chuck Spangler)

8. A resolution to acknowledge and approve the cost of and the completion of the emergency sewer repair on N. Morrison Blvd. at an approximate cost of $78,000. (Garry Knight)

9. A resolution to authorize the purchase of a 100 KW Emergency Generator for Airport Traffic Control Tower at a cost of $28,700.00, from Taylor Power Systems the lowest bidder from RFP 14-18 through a Grant from State DOTD. (Ernest Peters)

10. A resolution to accept bid (RFP 14-19) for $345,345.45 from the Edson Group for 17.01 acres of City Owned Property, located on Industrial Park Road and Shelton Drive, Hammond, Louisiana, Section 16, Township 6 South, Range 8 East. The Edson Group was the only bidder.  (Ernest Peters)

11. A resolution to enter into contract with URETEK USA, Inc. for Ground Densification on Airport Runway, Taxiway and Fuel area, for a total of $45,000.00.  Bid RFP # 14-16, (1) bid received.  (Ernest Peters)

12. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program for $106,306 in grant funds to purchase a remote monitoring and control system for the sewer lift stations; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $57,300; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

13. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application to the U.S. Department of Justice for $12,987 in grant funds to purchase bulletproof vests; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $12,987; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to abolish the position of Assistant Fire Chief. (Loretta Severan, Chief John Thomas)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve of Annexation and Initial Zoning request to RM-3 Multi Family for a 1.412 acre Tract-1 & 10.88 acre Tract-2 (University Grande) located at 2400 N. Morrison Blvd. request by Davis Companies in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. (RZ2014-3-1). (Josh Taylor)

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to create the position of Chief of Administration as a competitive appointment within the Fire Department. (Loretta Severan, Chief John Thomas)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to accept a 1 year maintenance bond #016056774 in the amount of $15,636 for water and sewer public improvements within a 15’ utility servitude and 50’ private access servitude requested by Chick-fil-a Inc. located at 1925 SW Railroad Ave.; Zoned C-H (SDF2013-2-1). (Josh Taylor)

3. Introduction of an Ordinance to set official holidays for the City of Hammond for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for non-civil service employees as follows:

Independence Day                            Friday, July 4 2014

Labor Day                                           Monday, September 1 2014

Columbus Day                                  Monday, October 13 2014

Veterans Day                                     Tuesday, November 11 2014

Thanksgiving Day                            Thursday, November 27 2014

Day After Thanksgiving                  Friday, November 28 2014

Christmas Eve                                   Wednesday, December 24 2014

Christmas Day                                  Thursday, December 25 2014

New Year’s Eve                                 Wednesday, December 31 2014

New Year’s Day                                Thursday, January 1 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr.                   Monday, January 19 2015

Good Friday                                      Friday, April 3 2015

Memorial Day                                  Monday, May 25 2015

XIV. ADJOURN.

I, WHITNEY STATHAM 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  5th, day of May, 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 “