City Council Meeting Agenda – November 18, 2014

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 18, 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 authorizing the sale of Sales Tax Refunding Bonds, in one or more series, of the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Grant Schlueter)

2. An ordinance declaring property having Hammond municipal address of 111 Short Street, Hammond, Louisiana, previously adjudicated to the City of Hammond for unpaid taxes as needed for a valid public purpose and providing for related matters. (Mayor Foster)

3. An ordinance to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement for the acceptance of property from the State of Louisiana for Road Transfer Credits and to provide for related matters. (Mayor Foster)

4. An ordinance to create the Departmental and Civil Service Administration Specialist position, Pay Grade 120, Non-Classified position to be funded through Fire Department Administration Budget. (Loretta Severan)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
NOVEMBER 18, 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: Pastor Robert Davis Berean

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  Keilah Williams & Jonathan Williams

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

• 2013-2014 audit report from Kushner LaGraize

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

Minutes of November 3, 2014

VII.     RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the mayor to enter into a contract with Progressive Waste for garbage pickup. (Ernest Peters)

2. A resolution to authorize the mayor to enter into a contract with Livingston Waste for curb side recycling service. Attachment#1 Attachment#2  (Ernest Peters)

3. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with LADOTD for drainage improvements phase II (Construction) Project Number H.011255 at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (Jason Ball)

4. A resolution to Ratify and award bids received October 30, 2014, for “Hammond Northshore Regional Airport Drainage Improvements – Phase II”. (Kiley Bates)

5. A resolution to approve Exhibit K – Amendment No. Two (2) to the existing Owner/Engineer contract dated March 21, 2012 between the City of Hammond and Spangler Engineering, LLC for the project “Drainage Improvements – Phase II” at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (Kiley Bates)

6. A Resolution to accept the bid of First NBC as fiscal agent for the City of Hammond for the period January 1, 2015-December 31, 2016, with an option for renew for a two-year period.  (Larry Francis)

7. A resolution to accept the proposed health insurance plan for calendar year 2015. (Henry Powell)

8. A resolution to approve the purchase of 50 body cameras from Digital Ally, Inc. for a total of $42,390.00 with the fund balance from fund 205 the Electrical Equipment and Supplies account 20520300-540168. (Chief Devall)

9. A resolution to approve the transfer of $100,000 from Office of Motor Vehicle fund balance to AC#23715800-560325, Miscellaneous Expense. (Mayor Foster)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the sale of Sales Tax Refunding Bonds, in one or more series, of the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Grant Schlueter)

2. Final adoption of an ordinance declaring property having Hammond municipal address of 111 Short Street, Hammond, Louisiana, previously adjudicated to the City of Hammond for unpaid taxes as needed for a valid public purpose and providing for related matters. (Mayor Foster)

3. Final adoption of an ordinance to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement for the acceptance of property from the State of Louisiana for Road Transfer Credits and to provide for related matters. (Mayor Foster)

4. Final adoption of an ordinance to create the Departmental and Civil Service Administration Specialist position, Pay Grade 120, Non-Classified position to be funded through the Fire Department Administration Budget. (Loretta Severan)

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 to defund and abolish the part time position of Departmental Secretary-Fire Department. (Loretta Severan)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to transfer $12,500 to the Airport Tower Project AC#41438000-570323-21302 transferring $3,000 from AC#10038000-540167, $5,500 from AC#10038000-520117, $2,000 from AC#10038000-570000 and $2,000 from AC#10038000-520649. (Jason Ball)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to approve Revocation of a 0.236 acre portion of Pine Crest Drive & Oak Hollow Drive right of way and minor resubdivision of Lot 25 and the proposed abandoned right of way into Lot 25-A of Oak Ridge Subdivision request by Michael & Betty Diamond located at 516 Pine Crest Drive all in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr.; Zoned RS-11(SDR2014-10-1) Recommended approval 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 17th, DAY OF November, 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 “