City Council Meeting Agenda – September 1, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 1, 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 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. 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. 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. An ordinance to amend Chapter 8 Article V of the code of ordinances regarding the disposal of Bicycles.  (Andre Coudrain)

5. An ordinance 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)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 1, 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 18, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

1. Introduction of 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

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize United Way of Southeast Louisiana to sell alcohol with high and low content at the “The Second Annual Purses for a Purpose” fundraising event being held at Velocity Salon 113 North Oak Street, October 11, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. (Cammie Proctor)

2. A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana, to authorize the renewal of a special tax therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Grant Schlueter)

3. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application for up to $200,000 to the National Endowment for the Arts to install public art in the roundabouts and under the I-12 overpass along Southwest Railroad Avenue; (2) agreeing to a local match of up to $200,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Charles Borchers IV)

4. A resolution to authorize the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652 to sell beer during the “Bike Night” fundraiser event on September 3, 2015 from 6pm until 9pm in the Hammond Harley Davidson parking lot, located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Trevin Theriot)

5. A resolution authorizing the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652 to get a waiver of the Open Container Law on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 6pm until 9pm in the Hammond Harley Davidson parking lot for the “Bike Night” fundraiser event located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Trevin Theriot)

6. A resolution to authorize the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652 to sell beer during the “Police & Firefighter Cook Off’’ fundraiser on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 12pm until 4pm in the Hammond Harley Davidson parking lot, located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Trevin Theriot)

7. A resolution authorizing the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3652 to get a waiver of the Open Container Law on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 12pm until 4pm in the Hammond Harley Davidson parking lot for the “Police & Firefighter Cook Off” fundraiser located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Trevin Theriot)

8. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Horror Festival committee to sell beer and wine on Friday, October 9, 2015 from 7pm until 11pm at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, located at 217 East Thomas Street. (Taylor Mclellan)

9. A resolution to authorize La Carreta restaurant a waiver of the City of Hammond Open Container Law for the 3rd Annual Family Night with the Great Pumpkin held to benefit the Children’s Discovery Center from 6pm until 10pm. In the boundaries of    Casa de Fresia parking mall, and the portion of St. Charles Street directly in front of      La Carreta restaurant up to the railroad tracks.

10. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Hospital Service District No. 1 of Tangipahoa Parish d.b.a. North Oaks Health System for security services. (Lacy Landrum)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. A final adoption 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. A final adoption of 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. A final adoption of 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. A final adoption of an ordinance to amend Chapter 8 Article V of the code of ordinances regarding the disposal of Bicycles.  (Andre Coudrain)

5. A final adoption 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)

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. 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)

Eugene and Gail Arceneaux – 100 Brenda Drive
Michael James, Sr. – 102 Brenda Drive
Irvin Deubler, Jr. Et Al – 104 Brenda Drive
Raymond Colona, Jr. – 106 Brenda Drive
Raymond and Karen Colona, Jr. – 108 Brenda Drive
Pete and Gaye Palmeri, III – 110 Brenda Drive
Vincent Matthews – 112 Brenda Drive
Byron and Bethany Harrison – 114 Brenda Drive
Rodney and Shunda Jones – 116 Brenda Drive
Quivoia Robinson – 118 Brenda Drive
Craig and Crystal Rock – 102 Brenda Drive

2. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond Personnel Policies Rule V regarding sick leave and use of FMLA. (Loretta Severan)

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 31st  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.”