City Council Meeting Agenda – August 5, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
AUGUST 5, 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 approve the vacation of Covington Ridge Subdivision lots 1-48 including unimproved right-of-way (Covington Ridge Street) in accordance with survey by Dennis L. Gowin recorded on 12/28/2006 Book 1084 Page 498 instrument #748015; zoned RS-8 (SDV2014-6-1). (Josh Taylor)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
AUGUST 5, 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 July 15, 2014

VII.     RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX.   NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Bee’s & Tee’s Tantalizing Bar-B-Que located at 1601 N Morrison Blvd. to obtain a permit to sell high/low alcohol on premises. The owner and operator is Bee’s & Tee’s Tantalizing Bar-B-Que.  (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution to approve “Change Order No. One (1)” for “Sewer Rehabilitation – Infiltration/Inflow Repairs” (project 616-31401). (Chuck Spangler)

3. A resolution to purchase two 2014 Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks for the Water Department from Bill Hood Ford at $17,582 each for a total of $35,164. (Ernest Peters)

4. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair to be held on October 24, 25 and 26 of 2014. Boundaries set for the fair are: Magnolia Street from W. Colorado to the railroad track and NW Railroad Avenue from W. Colorado to the railroad track. (Frankie Cali)

5. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair Committee to sell alcohol on Friday, October 24 from 5pm – 10pm, Saturday, October 25 from 8am – 10pm and Sunday, October 26 from 10am – 7pm within the boundaries set. (Frankie Cali)

6. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair Committee to receive a waiver of the open container law on Friday, October 24 from 5pm – 10pm, Saturday, October 25 from 8am – 10pm and Sunday, October 26 from 10am – 7pm within the boundaries set. (Frankie Cali)

7. A resolution authorizing the Hammond Regional Arts Center to host and serve alcohol on Friday September 26, 2014 from 2:00pm until 10:00pm within the boundaries of Morrison Alley Park for the 5th Annual Brews Arts Festival. (Mike Kilgore)

8. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Regional Arts Center to get a Waiver of the Open Container  Law on Friday September 26, 2014 from 2:00pm until 10:00pm within the boundaries of Morrison Alley Park for the 5th  Annual Brews Arts Festival. (Mike Kilgore)

9. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Chamber of Commerce to serve alcohol from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the “Chillin’ with the Chamber” Fundraising Event held at the Hammond Chamber of Commerce office, 400 Northwest Railroad Avenue, Hammond.  (Chris Brannon)

10. A resolution to appoint Joe Mier to the Hammond Industrial Development Board. (Mayor Foster)

11. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Tangi African-American Museum July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. (Mayor Foster)

12. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with CASA from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. (Mayor Foster)

13. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Hammond Youth Education Alliance, Inc. to implement afterschool programming in Hammond from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  (Tina Roper)

14. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  (Mayor Foster)

15. A resolution declaring as surplus police radios and authorizing the sale of surplus police radios.  (Mayor Foster)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance to approve the vacation of Covington Ridge Subdivision lots 1-48 including unimproved right-of-way (Covington Ridge Street) in accordance with survey by Dennis L. Gowin recorded on 12/28/2006 Book 1084 Page 498 instrument #748015; zoned RS-8 (SDV2014-6-1). (Josh Taylor)

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to provide for written authorization for trash fires and penalties for violation. (Councilman Marshall)

2. Introduction of an ordinance declaring the immovable property at the Old Water Tank site on Conrad Anderson Drive as surplus and not needed for a public purpose and providing for the sale and related matters. (Mayor Foster)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to adopt and establish a Tax on all taxable property within the Corporate limits of Hammond for the Year 2014.  (Jinnie Wilson)

Public Works:  2.00 mills

General Fund:  9.04 mills

Police + Fire:    10.00 mills

Total                   21.04 mills

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 4th, DAY OF August, 2014 at 3:35 p.m.

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 “