City Council Meeting Agenda – May 5, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
FOR PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 5, 2015, 5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council President, Mike Williams

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to approve a rezoning request by RANJO Properties LLC to rezone Tract A & B of Block 25 Barber Addition from I‐L to C‐H located at 1000 & 1020 Southwest Railroad Avenue in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 6/2/2014; DDD (Z‐2015‐02‐00007); Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2. A discussion with Rosewood citizens concerning crime.   (Lemar Marshall)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
FOR REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 5, 2015
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council 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:

1. Council

2. Mayor

3. Recognition of New Businesses

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

1. Minutes for April 21, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

X. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the Hammond VFW Post 3652 to sell beer on May 7, 2015 in the Harley-Davidson parking lot located at 1530 SW Railroad Ave. as a fundraiser for the post. (Justin Massey)

2. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to participate in the Get Out & Fish Program and to pay for the stocking of Zemurray pond two times with catfish.  (Lacy Landrum)

3. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to convert the Airport’s AWOS-3 System to a Split System (State Project No. H.011807) and agreeing to match these grant funds with $2,788. (David Lobue)

4. A resolution to ratify and award bids received on May 1, 2015 for “Street Improvements, Fiscal Year 2015” [Project No. 420-11512]. (Chuck Spangler)

5. A resolution to approve “Budget Change Form No. 15-05” merging street appropriations into one project [Project No. 420-11512]. (Chuck Spangler)

6. A resolution to approve “Budget Change Form No. 15-06” consolidating several sewer appropriations for a new project entitled “Pine Hill Forest Sewer Extension” [Project No. 616-11507]. (Chuck Spangler)

7. A resolution to approve “Budget Change Form 15-07” consolidating several sewer appropriations for “Aeration Upgrade – South WWTP” [Project No. 616-11504]. (Chuck Spangler)

8. A resolution to approve bid quotations received for (a) South WWTP Aerators and (b) Aeration Upgrade Electrical Work [Project No. 616-11504]. Bid Tabulation  Award Recommendation (Chuck Spangler)

9. A resolution to approve El Paso Mexican Grill located at 1603 N. Morrison Blvd to obtain a permit to sell High-Low Alcohol. The owner is Banshee LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

10. A resolution to authorize the hiring of special counsel in the matter entitled: Jennifer L. Payne v. City of Hammond, et al. United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana Civil Action [No. 15-cv-01022].* (Andre Coudrain)
*Executive session may be required as allowed under LSA RS 42:17.

XI. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. An ordinance to approve a rezoning request by RANJO Properties LLC to rezone Tract A & B of Block 25 Barber Addition from I‐L to C‐H located at 1000 & 1020 Southwest Railroad Avenue in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 6/2/2014; DDD (Z‐2015‐02‐00007); Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

XII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1.  Introduction of an ordinance to amend the Hammond Criminal Code. (Britain Sledge)

XIII. ADJOURN

I, ACTING COUNCIL CLERK, ALMA MITCHELL 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 4th DAY OF May, 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 “yes,”  “no” or “abstain.” A failure to answer shall be recorded as “abstain.”