City Council Meeting Agenda – August 19th, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
AUGUST 19, 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 provide for written authorization for trash fires and penalties for violation. (Councilman Marshall)

2. 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

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
AUGUST 19, 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 August 5, 2014

VII.     RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX.   NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the Purchase of Servers, Shared Storage & Backup Software for IT Department, for $63,748.00, from CMA Technology Solutions, Inc., BID RFP 15-07. (Ernest Peters)

2. A resolution to authorize the purchase of 11 Ford SUV Police Pursuit Units, from Bill Hood Ford, Hammond LA. 6 – Marked @ $27,532.00; and 5 – Un-Marked @ $25,605.00 for a total of $282,417.00.  State Contract # 409701, payment through millage funds.  (Ernest Peters)

3. A resolution to authorize the purchase of 1 each F350 Regular Chassis Cab 4×2 truck for the Street Department.  $27,247.76 after 3% variance for local dealership, from Bill Hood Ford, Hammond, LA. (Ernest Peters)

4. A resolution to authorize United Way of Southeast Louisiana to sell alcohol with high and low content at the “Purses for a Purpose” fundraising event being held at Hammond Regional Art Center on September 13th 6pm to 9pm. (Donna Bliss)

5. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application to Keep Louisiana Beautiful for a Healthy Communities Grant of up to $10,000 for litter prevention and cleanup, recycling, and the promotion of greater environmental awareness; (2) agreeing to match these grant funds with up to $2,000 of in-kind donations; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance to provide for written authorization for trash fires and penalties for violation. (Lemar Marshall)

2. Final adoption 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

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to accept the Dedication of 15’ utility servitude for maintenance of water line that serves the Camellia’s Subdivision located on Lot 3 of the Sims Minor Subdivision at 1409 S. Elm St.; Zoned RM-2 & Iowa Addition Overlay (SDF2014-7-3) Recommended approval by Planning Commission.
(Josh Taylor)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to approve an Expanded Conditional Use request by Carolyn Abron (owner) to allow placement of a mobile home meeting all code requirements on Lot E-1 in Block 2 of Lincoln Park Subdivision located at 2909 Garner Street; Zoned RS-3 (ECU2014-7-1) Recommended approval with conditions by Zoning Commission 4-1 vote. (Josh Taylor)

3. Introduction of an ordinance for final subdivision approval for Pelican Professional Business Park Subdivision (Lots 1, 2A, and 4-11), acceptance of dedication of Pelican Professional Park (50’ right of way & cul-de-sac) in accordance with final plat by Stanley K. Turner dated June 27, 2014, and acceptance of dedication of all public utilities in accordance with As Built Survey (pgs. 4-9 of 13) by T.C. Spangler, Jr. P.E. dated 1/19/2006 located at 15521 Club Deluxe Rd; Zoned C-H (SDF2014-7-1) Recommended approval by Planning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

4. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the budget Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to appropriate $16,363 from General Fund-Fund Balance to the Auditing and Accounting Account to comply with the General Accounting Standard Board. (Larry Francis)

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 18th, 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 “