City Council Meeting Agenda – April 7, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 7, 2015

I. CALL TO ORDER: Councilman President-Mike Williams

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An ordinance to adopt and establish a Tax on all taxable property within the Corporate limits of Hammond for the Year 2015.

Public Works:      2.00 mills
General Fund:  9.04 mills
Police + Fire:    10.00 mills
Total                    21.04 mills
(Jinnie Wilson)

2. An ordinance to approve an Expanded Conditional Use by Sherika L. Franklin (applicant) and Ernest L. Jackson (owner) to allow placement of a mobile home meeting all code requirements on Lot J-4 of Oakridge Addition located at 510 Mississippi St; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2015-02-00004) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

3. An ordinance to approve revision of UDC Ordinance# 14-5364 C.S. Article 7 Special District to create Article 7.2.6 S-3 (Hospital Special District) and rezoning request by Hospital Service District #1 to rezone Tract A of the North Oaks Medical Center Subdivision from C-H (Commercial Highway) to S-3 (Hospital District) located at 15790 Paul Vega MD Drive in accordance with site plan by Andrew Gasaway (Z-2015-02-00006) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 7, 2015
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Councilman President, Mike Williams

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

III. PRAYER: 

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  All Veterans and active military, please render the proper salute.

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: 

Minutes of March 17, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Change Order No. Two (Final) on “Pine Hill Forest Sewer Rehabilitation” (proj. 616-31407), $13,545.50 credit. (Chuck Spangler)

2. A resolution to accept “Pine Hill Forest Sewer Rehabilitation”, Mitchell Contracting, contractor, as substantially complete; commence 45 day lien period withholding 10% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

3. A resolution to ratify and award bids received 4/2/2015 on “Sidewalk & Drainage Improvements [FY 2015]” with “Change Order No. 1” (proj. 420-11509), deleting J. W. Davis Pedestrian bridges for separate contract. (Chuck Spangler)

4. A resolution to approve “Change Order No. One (1)” for “Drainage Improvements – Phase II” at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (project 414-31504).  (Kiley Bates)

5. A resolution to approve Los Primos Supermarket located at 1320 N Morrison Blvd. Suite 118 for a high/low alcohol on premise permit. The owner is Los Primos Supermarket LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

6. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application to Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program for up to $125,000 in grant funds to replace the emergency generator at Lift Station #5; (2) agreeing to match these grant funds with up to $100,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents.  (Charles W. Borchers, IV)

7. 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 $2,500 of in-kind donations; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents.  (Charles W. Borchers, IV)

8. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Entity/State Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development for a Safe Routes to School project (H.006606) that supersedes agreements executed in prior years for this same project. (Lacy Landrum)

9. A resolution to approve the appointment of Whitney Statham as the Director of Parks and Grounds with an annual salary of $45,000, effective April 8, 2015. (Mayor Panepinto)

10. A resolution to authorize the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652 to sell beer on April 11th, 2015 in the Harley Davidson parking lot, located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Red Larkin)

11. A resolution authorizing Isabella Enterprises, LLC dba Adobe Cantina & Salsa located at 1905 W. Thomas St. to get a Waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law for the parking lot in front of the restaurant on May 5th, 2015 from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration. (Jane Bretschger)

12. A resolution authorizing Isabella Enterprises, LLC dba Adobe Cantina & Salsa located at 1905 W. Thomas St. to get a Waiver from the City of Hammond to sell alcohol in the parking lot in front of the restaurant on May 5th, 2015 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. (Jane Bretschger)

13. A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine located at 108 NW Railroad Ave, to sell alcohol on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant on May 4th and May 5th, 2015 from 2:00pm to 10:00pm. (Jane Bretschger)

14. A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine to get a Waiver of the Open Container Law for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 4th and May 5th, 2015 from 2:00pm – 10:30 pm. within the boundaries of Charles St. to Railroad Avenue and part of Casa de Fresa Parking Mall.  (Jane Bretschger)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

XI. OLD BUSINESS:

XII. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance to adopt and establish a Tax on all taxable property within the Corporate limits of Hammond for the Year 2015.
Public Works:      2.00 mills
General Fund:  9.04 mills
Police + Fire:    10.00 mills
Total                    21.04 mills
(Jinnie Wilson)

2. Final adoption of an ordinance to approve an Expanded Conditional Use by Sherika L. Franklin (applicant) and Ernest L. Jackson (owner) to allow placement of a mobile home meeting all code requirements on Lot J-4 of Oakridge Addition located at 510 Mississippi St; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2015-02-00004) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

3. Final adoption of an ordinance to approve revision of UDC Ordinance# 14-5364 C.S. Article 7 Special District to create Article 7.2.6 S-3 (Hospital Special District) and rezoning request by Hospital Service District #1 to rezone Tract A of the North Oaks Medical Center Subdivision from C-H (Commercial Highway) to S-3 (Hospital District) located at 15790 Paul Vega MD Drive in accordance with site plan by Andrew Gasaway (Z-2015-02-00006) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

XIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to Amend Ordinance #14-5364 C.S. to provide for Site Conditions as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to Amend Ordinance #14-5364 C.S. to provide a Definition for Reception/Banquet Hall as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to Amend Ordinance #14-5364 C.S. to provide Relative to Utilities as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

4. Introduction of an ordinance to Amend Ordinance #14-5364 C.S. relative to Zoning Districts as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

5. Introduction of an ordinance to Amend Ordinance #14-5364 C.S. to provide Relative to Communication Towers as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

6. Introduction of an ordinance prohibiting smoking in workplaces and public places in the City of Hammond and providing for related matters. (Lemar Marshall)

7. Introduction of an ordinance to accept easements for utility improvements from the following property owners for improvements to the Pine Hill Forest Sewer System. (Lacy Landrum)
Sal Monistere – 101 Alida Drive
Sal Monistere – 104 Alida Drive
Sal Monistere – 106 Alida Drive
Sal Monistere – 108 Alida Drive
Brian G. & Patricia M. Mayeaux – 110 Alida Drive
Nickson & Marysa V. Elidor – 112 Alida Drive
David Drude Construction Company Inc. – 114 Alida Drive
Patricia P. Hood – 116 Alida Drive
Ruby K. Nicolosi, et al. – 118 Alida Drive
Michael A. Funnell – 120 Alida Drive
Thomas J. Felsher, et al. – 122 Alida Drive
Monistere & Monistere Investments LLC – 124 Alida Drive
Englade Investments – 126 Alida Drive
Sandra Jackson – 128 Alida Drive
Patricia P. Hood – 129 Alida Drive
Kent D. & Laurie N. Hawkins – 130 Alida Drive
Myra Settoon – 132 Alida Drive
Rene C. & Linda Petz Jr. – 136 Alida Drive
Lena L. Bolden – 102 Gwenlin Drive
Raymond Colona Jr., et al. – 104 Gwenlin Drive

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 April, 2015 at 3:45 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 “