City Council Meeting Agenda – August 18, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 18, 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:

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 18, 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:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of August 4, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS

VIII. OLD BUSINESS

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 519 Hoover Street (69% damaged) located in Council District 1, the owners of the property are Ernest & Mary J. Evans, 519 Hoover Street, Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

2. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1307 Martin Luther L King Drive (87% damaged) located in Council District 1, the owners are Brenda Lee &   Yolanda Cyprian & ADAIR ASSET MGMT LLC, 1307 Martin Luther King Drive, Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

3. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1309 Sun Lane (99% damaged) located in Council District 1, the owner is Lucille B Ruffin, ETAL, 1309 Sun Lane, Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

4. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 912 Sanders Ave (76% damaged) located in Council District 2, the owners are Wilburn W. & Jewel C. Crawford C/O Patricia Davis, 18044 Old Covington Apt. #110, Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

5. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 104 Mary’s Alley (92% damaged) located in Council District 3, the owner is Roosevelt McCrater, ETAL C/O Joycelyn Lee, 1502 Palmetto Road, Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

6.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 111 E. Newman Street (86% damaged) located in Council District 3, the owner is 1st Family Financial Service, Inc. C/O Bridget C. Bird, 111 E. Newman Street, Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

7. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 111 Reed Street (83% damaged) located in Council District 3, the owner is Harris Bates, 109 Reed    Street, Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell

8. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 113 E. Newman Street (97% damaged) located in Council District 3, the owner is Gayle Cook, 28941 Dora Lorraine Lane, Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

9. A resolution to approve the appointment of Larry Francis to the Hammond Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for a 5 yr., term expiring August 18, 2020. (Mayor Pete Panepinto)

10.  A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair to be held on October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015. Boundaries set for the fair are: Magnolia Street from W. Colorado to the railroad track and NW Railroad Avenue from W. Colorado to the railroad track. (Frankie Cali)

11. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair Committee to sell alcohol on Friday, October 30 from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, October 31 from 8am – 11pm and Sunday, November 1st from 10am – 7pm within the boundaries set. (Frankie Cali)

12. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair Committee to receive a waiver of the open container law on Friday, October 30 from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, October 31 from 8am – 11pm and Sunday, November 1st from 10am – 7pm within the boundaries set. (Frankie Cali)

13. A resolution accepting the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Annual Report on South Wastewater Plants required by LADEQ in the City of Hammond Discharge permit. (Guy Palermo)

14. A resolution to approve budget change form No. 16-02 [FY 2015-2016] for Zemurray Park. (Webb Anderson)

15. A resolution to ratify and award bids received August 14, 2015, for “Conversion of Oxidation Ditch [FY2014 LCDBG]”. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Chuck Spangler)

16. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 3 in the amount of $13,065.00 for addition of sod on “Drainage Improvements [FY 2014]” (project 420-11409). (Chuck Spangler)

17. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $144,036.50 for additive Alt. No. 1 work (200-400 blocks of N. Magnolia) on “ Sidewalk & Drainage Improvements [FY2015]” (project 420-11509). (Chuck Spangler)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Bruce W. Clemons (owner) and DW Properties LLC (applicant) to rezone a 0.722 acre parcel located at 1000 W. Church St. from RM-2 to RS-11; Hyer-Cate Overlay (Z-2015-07-00012) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2. Introduction to an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Frank J. Divittorio to rezone the North ½ of Lot 11 & Lot 12 of Square 113 of the Mooney Addition located at 200 S. Wilson St. from RM-2 to MX-C in accordance with survey by R.L. Bennett & Associates Inc. dated 2/23/1995 (Z-2015-07-00010) Recommended approval of MX-N by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

3. Introduction to an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Frank J. Divittorio to rezone the South ½ of Lot 11 & Lot 10 of Square 113 of the Mooney Addition located at 202 S. Wilson St. from RM-2 to MX-C in accordance with survey by Ansil M. Bickford dated 6/13/1990 (Z-2015-07-00011) Recommended approval of MX-N by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

4.  Introduction of an ordinance to amend Chapter 8 Article V of the code of ordinances regarding the disposal of Bicycles. (Andre Coudrain)

5.  Introduction to an ordinance to approve declared police confiscated bikes as surplus and be donated to Churches and other non-profit organizations. There are fifteen (15) seized bicycles to be issued on a first come first serve basis. (Ernest Peters)

Bicycle Surplus Sheet

2014021714 Silver/Blue/Black XR-100 Mongoose
2014027272 Black/Blue Huffy
2014027275 Grey Murray
2014027703 Silver/Yellow Next Bike
2014027758 Red/Black Kent Bike
2015002145 Purple/Silver Aluminum Bike
2015002399 Purple Cannondale
2015002891  Red Next Bike
2015003388 Purple trek
2015003865 Red Child 4-Wheeler
2015005893 Power Climber
2015006704 Silver/Black Evolution Pacific
2015006900 Men’s Bicycle Outpost Trail GT (Black)
2015011306 Black/Green Mongoose
2015013318 Green Mount Fury Bike

6. Introduction of an to amend the budget to allocate $20,000 from the General (Fund 100) Fund Balance to General Administration, Consultant Services for an economic Development Director. (Lacy Landrum

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 17th DAY OF August, 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.”