City Council Meeting Agenda – January 6, 2015

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 HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 6, 2015
5:00pm

 

Inauguration Ceremony of the City of Hammond
2015 Elected Officials

Elected Officials to be sworn in Office.   
Mayor, Pete Panepinto
City Council District One, Johnny Blount
City Council District Two, Jason Hood
City Council District Three, Janice Carter Beard
City Council District Four, Lemar F. Marshall
City Council District Five, Michael A. Williams

Welcome: Guy Recotta, Master of Ceremony

Entrance of Elected Officials

Presentation of Colors: Hammond Fire Department Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance: Chief John Thomas

National Anthem: Bobby Mitchell

Invocation: Dr. Samuel C. Brown Pastor of Mt. Vernon and Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Churches

 

Oath of Office and Addresses by Elected Officials

Elected Officials                                                             Oaths of Office administer by:
City Council District III, Janice Carter Beard               Kevin C. Hill, Esq.

City Council District IV, Lemar Marshall                      Kevin C. Hill, Esq.

City Council District I, Johnny Blount                           Hon. Grace Bennett Gassaway,
Judge, City of Hammond

City Council District II, Jason Hood                               Hon. Grace Bennett Gassaway,
Judge, City of Hammond

City Council District V, Michael A. Williams.                Hon. Grace Bennett Gassaway,
Judge, City of Hammond

Mayor Pete Panepinto                                                    Honorable Mayson Foster

Benediction                                                                      Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P., Associate Pastor, Holy Ghost Catholic Church

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 6, 2015
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Councilman Johnny Blount, Vice-President

II. ROLL CALL: Johnny Blount ( ) Jason Hood ( ) Janice Carter Beard ( ) Lemar Marshall ( ) Mike Williams ( )

III. ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

IV. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b.  Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of December 16, 2014

VI. RESOLUTIONS:

VII. OLD BUSINESS:

VIII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve the appointment of Bradley A. Stevens as special counsel for the City of Hammond. (Mayor Panepinto)

IX. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

X. OLD BUSINESS:

XI. NEW BUSINESS:

XII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction 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. (Lacy Landrum)

XIII. 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 5th, DAY OF January, 2015.

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 “