City Council Meeting Agenda – October 7, 2014

Posted & filed under Council Agendas.

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
OCTOBER 7, 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 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. 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) (Josh Taylor)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
OCTOBER 7, 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 September 16, 2014

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the renewal of all existing businesses High and/or Low Alcohol permits in the City of Hammond for the Calendar year 2015. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution authorizing the Downtown Development District to serve alcohol and approving a waiver of the Open Container Law for Starry November Nights, on Friday for November 14, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. within the boundaries of the Downtown Development District. Most of the activities will be concentrated on E. & W. Robert Street, E. & W. Thomas St. and W. Charles Street from NW Railroad Avenue to Cate Street, N. Cypress Street and the Casa de Fresa and the Kidder Parking Mall. (Terry Lynn Smith)

3. A resolution to approve the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Report 2013-2014 required by LADEQ on City of Hammond South Plant Discharge Permit. (Garry Knight)

4. Approval of “Change Order No. One (1)” for “Lift Station Improvements [FY 2014]” (project 616-11302). (Chuck Spangler)

5. Resolution approving “Budget Change Form 15-02”, merging “Sidewalk Improvements FY2014”, “Sidewalk Improvements FY2015” with “Drainage Improvements FY2015” (project 420-11509). (Chuck Spangler)

6.A resolution to authorize the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652 to sell beer on November 6th, 2014 in the Harley Davidson parking lot in conjunction with the Veterans Day holiday. (Red Larkin)

7. A resolution to confirm the appointment of Randy Vicknair to the Boards of Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District and the Hammond Industrial Board.  His term will be to fill the unexpired term of Jennifer Bartels Moore through August 31, 2016. (Mayor Foster)

8. 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 as followed: The Saik, The Northern House, and The Alvis and The St. James parking mall, North Cate Street from E. Thomas to E. Morris and S. Cate St. from Morris to E. Hanson Ave. (Chad Hill)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. A Resolution authorizing the Mayor or the Director of Administration to enter into an agreement between the City of Hammond and Auto Title Service, LLC, authorizing the subcontracting agreement for providing services as a Public Tag Agent. (Barbara Tallo Farkas)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption 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. Final adoption 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) (Josh Taylor)

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to revise Sec. 17-3. Smoking in public buildings and public vehicles prohibited; to indicate prohibition of smoking within 20 feet of any city building and allowing for violators to be punished as provided in section 1-8 of the Code of Ordinances. (Mayor Foster)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to amend and restate provisions concerning cemeteries in the City of Hammond and amend and restate Chapter 10 of the Book of Ordinances. (Mayor Foster)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to approve of Revocation of a 20’ x 284’ portion of unimproved Campo Street right-of way, and resubdivision of Lot 6, the East 1/3 of Lots 7,8,9, & 10 in Block 2, the  West 20’ of previously abandoned Campo right-of-way, and the remaining west 10’ of the middle 20’ right-of-way to be abandoned into Lot 6A Block 2 of the Kenmore Addition; and resubdivision of Lot 1, the West 50’ of Lots 10,9,8, & 7 in Block 3, the East 20’ of previously abandoned Campo right-of-way, and the remaining east 10’ of the middle 20’ right-of-way to be abandoned into Lot 1-A in Block 3 of the Kenmore Addition; all in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. located at 809 & 813 E. Church St.; Zoned RM-2 (SDR2014-9-1) recommended APPROVAL by the Planning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

4. Introduction of an ordinance to approve amending Ordinance#12-5321 to add the sale and consumption of high alcohol at a restaurant in an MX-C Mixed Use Commercial District by Wanda Tillis (owner) & Two Brothers Plaza (occupant) located at 900 Magazine St. (ECU2014-9-1) recommended APPROVAL with conditions by the Zoning Commission
Conditions:
1) due to change in ownership, Charles Tillis donated property in its entirety to Wanda Tillis the Ordinance needs to only read Wanda Tillis
2)  adding “high alcohol”
(Josh Taylor)

5. Introduction of an ordinance to approve of Expanded Conditional Use request by Gnarly Barley Brewing (occupant) & Westbrook Hammond, LLC (owner) to allow retail sales in conjunction with the permitted use of a bottling plant in I-L Light Industrial District located at 1709 Corbin Rd. (ECU2014-9-2) recommended APPROVAL with conditions by Zoning Commission
Condition: with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon a change in  occupancy of the property being Gnarly Barley Brewing Company.
(Josh Taylor)

6. Introduction of an ordinance to approve a rezoning request by Windrush Trace Apts LLC to rezone Site A-1 (7.44 Acres) of the Windrush Trace Apartment Survey by RAH Associates Inc. dated revised 1/3/1994 from RS-11.A to RM-3 located at 414 Windrush Drive (RZ2014-9-1) recommended APPROVAL by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

7. Introduction of an ordinance declare police confiscated bicycles as surplus and to approve the surplus bikes to be donated to Churches and other non-profit organizations. There are twenty-one (21) seized bicycles, to be issued on a first come first serve basis. (Ernest Peters)
SURPLUS BICYCLES (21)
26” Girls – Huffy                                              26” Girls – Roadmaster

26” Boys – Trek                                                26” Girls

20” Boys – Sierra Quest                                   26” Boys – Schwinn

26” Boys – Trek 700                                         26” Boys – Roadmaster

20” Boys – Blue 10 Speed                                26” Girls

26” Boys – Sidewinder                                     26” Girls – Next

26” Boys – LaJolla                                           20” Boys – Pacific

26” Boys – Avalon CS                                     26” Girls – Schwinn

26” Boys – Next                                               26” Girls – LaJolla

26” Boys – Outpost                                          26’ Girls -Huffy

20’ Boys

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 6th, DAY OF October, 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 “