City Council Meeting Agenda – June 16, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
June 16, 2015
5:30PM

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 providing for cross connection control and water backflow prevention. (Guy Palermo)

2. An ordinance to amend Chapter 6, Article III of the Code of Ordinances regarding dedication of a portion of the electronic video bingo tax revenues. (Lacy Landrum)

3.  An ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 5-03 of the City of Hammond Charter. (Mayor Panepinto)

4. An ordinance to adopt the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 5-03 of the City of Hammond Charter. (Mayor Panepinto)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
June 16, 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:

1. Council

2. Mayor

3. Recognition of New Businesses

VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

1. Minutes of June 2, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS

VIII. OLD BUSINESS

1. A resolution approving Nash Express located at 605 Pecan Street to obtain a permit to sell high/low packaged alcohol. The owner is Nash Express LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing Outdoorsman Helping Others, Inc., a local nonprofit organization recognized as tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to sell beer from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at its annual fundraising banquet to be held at the Hammond Police Union Hall, 201 Natchez Street, Hammond. (Dave Townsend)

2. A resolution to authorize the Downtown Development District Office and the merchants  located within the Downtown Development District to serve alcohol during the Hot August Night Event on Friday August 14, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. within the boundaries of W. & E. Robert St., W. Charles from N.W. Railroad to Cate Street. W. & E. Morris, S. Spruce & Pine Street. The concentration of visitors is on E. and W. Thomas Street. (Terry Lynn Smith)

3. A resolution to grant a Waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law to the Downtown Development District Office and the merchants located within the Downtown Development District on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. within the boundaries of W. & E. Robert, W. Charles from N.W. Railroad to Cate Street. W. & E. Morris Streets, S. Spruce & Pine Street.  (Terry Lynn Smith)

4. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Tangipahoa Parish Government for road overlays in Hammond.
(Lacy Landrum)

5. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into contract with Utility Outsourcing Specialist, Inc., for Meter Reading Services for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016, in the amount of $1.05 per meter in accordance with RFP 15-43, opened on June 3, 2015.
(Ernest Peters)

6. A resolution to ratify and award bids received October 15, 2013, for “Sewer System Evaluation Survey” [project #616-11506]. (Webb Anderson)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance providing for cross connection control and water backflow prevention. (Guy Palermo)

2. Final adoption of an ordinance to amend Chapter 6, Article III of the Code of Ordinances regarding dedication of a portion of the electronic video bingo tax revenues. (Lacy Landrum)

3. Final adoption of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 in accordance with the procedures set with in Section 5-03 of the City of Hammond Charter. (Mayor Panepinto)

4. Final adoption of an ordinance to adopt the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 in accordance with the procedures set with in Section 5-03 of the City of Hammond Charter. (Mayor Panepinto)

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction to approve a rezoning request by Devon & Becky Wells to rezone Lots 1-B & 1-C of the Devon Wells subdivision located at 1313 Corbin Rd. from RS-3 MX-N in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. (Z-2015-05-00008) Recommended approval by zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to increase the fuel flowage fee from .10 to .15 cents at the Hammond Regional Airport. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (David Lobue)

XII. ADJOURN

I, COUNCIL CLERK, TONIA BANKS 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 OR BEFORE THE 15 DAY OF June, 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.”