City Council Meeting Agenda – September 16, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
SEPTEMBER 16, 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 amend the budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to defund the position of Jail Supervisor. (Mayor Foster)

2. An ordinance to accept the following streets into the street system of the City of Hammond:

Al-Ida Street Extension (formerly known as, “Pete Nicolosi Drive”)
Tammy Drive (east of Al-Ida Street Extension)
Tina Drive (east of Al-Ida Street Extension)
(Chuck Spangler)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
SEPTEMBER 16, 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 19, 2014

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to ratify and award the “Pine Hill Forest Sewer Rehabilitation” contract, subject to FP&C concurrence, to Mitchell Contracting, Inc. for $302,135. (Chuck Spangler) (Attachment 1) (Attachment 2)

2. A resolution to approve rescheduling the date of the November 4th Hammond City Council meeting to November 3rd to avoid meeting on Election Day. (Councilman Robert “Bobby “Martin )

3. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Horror Festival committee to sell beer and wine for the Macabre Masquerade Ball on Friday October 10, 2014 at the Hammond Regional Arts Center with proceeds benefiting American Cancer Society’s Tangipahoa Relay for Life. (Taylor McLellan)

4. Consideration of a Resolution to authorize the waiver of a portion of Section 3-28 of the Code of Ordinances requiring a posting of a $250 bond by political candidates, and authorizing the return of all deposits made to the city. (Scott Sternberg)

5. A resolution to authorize signatories for the Whitney Bank Accounts. (Mayor Foster)

6. A resolution to accept the project, “US51 Business and I-12: Clearing and Grubbing Roundabouts” [SPN H.010087], as substantially complete. (Lacy Landrum)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance to amend the budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to defund the position of Jail Supervisor. (Mayor Foster)

2. Final adoption of an ordinance to accept the following streets into the street system of the City of Hammond:

Al-Ida Street Extension (formerly known as, “Pete Nicolosi Drive”)
Tammy Drive (east of Al-Ida Street Extension)
Tina Drive (east of Al-Ida Street Extension)
(Chuck Spangler)

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:
1. Introduction of an ordinance to amend Chapter 8, Section 1 of the Code of Ordinances as follows:
Bicycle: The word “bicycle” shall mean and include a vehicle with two (2), three (3), or four (4) tandem wheels, with solid or pneumatic tires, having a steering bar or wheel, a saddle seat, and propelled by human power. (Michael Ballard)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to approve the rezoning request by Mary C. Skinner & Rowland Skinner to rezone Lot 1 and Lot 2 of the Skinner Subdivision from RS-8 to RM-3 located at 619, 621, 623, 625, 627, 629, 631,& 633 Joe Farris Drive. (RZ2014-8-1) Recommended approval by Zoning Commission (3-1 vote).
(Josh Taylor)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to approve amending Ordinance#13-5357 as requested by Alack Properties LLC (Greg Alack) to extend deadline to construct cul-de-sac on Arc Way, and to accept performance bond in the amount of $69,500 expiring on 10/06/2015 for construction of the cul-de-sac, located at 17420 Hwy 190 East; Zoned CH (SDF2009-8-1) recommended approval with conditions by Planning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

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 15th , DAY OF September, 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 “