City Council Meeting Agenda – September 15, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 15, 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 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. An ordinance to amend the City of Hammond Personnel Policies Rule V regarding sick leave and use of FMLA. (Loretta Severan)

3. A final adoption of an ordinance to declare 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

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 15, 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 September 1, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS:

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the Downtown Development District Board of Directors and Merchants Promotions Committee to serve alcohol during the 11th Annual Starry November Night – Friday, November 13, 2015. The event will take place in Downtown Hammond, from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm, and will include the boundaries of the Downtown Development District. Most activity will be located on W. and E. Thomas St.; W. and E. Charles St. from NW Railroad Ave. to N. Cate St.; W. and E. Robert St.; N. and S. Cypress St.; and Casa de Fresa Parking Mall. (Terry Lynn Smith)

2. A resolution to authorize the Downtown Development District Board of Directors and Merchants Promotions Committee a waiver of the City of Hammond Open Container Law during the 11th Annual Starry November Night – Friday, November 13, 2015.  The event will take place in Downtown Hammond, from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm, and will include the boundaries of the Downtown Development District. Most activity will be located on W. and E. Thomas St.; W. and E. Charles St. from NW Railroad Ave. to N. Cate St.; W. and E. Robert St.; N. and S. Cypress St.; and Casa de Fresa Parking Mall. (Terry Lynn Smith)

3. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District from September 1, 2015 to July 30, 2016. (Lacy Landrum)

4. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Master Agreement for Ground Ambulance with Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc., to set ambulance transportation rates for the City of Hammond. (Lacy Landrum)

5. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign a Grant Agreement accepting $365,760 in grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration for the project “Rehabilitate Intersection of Runway 18/36 and Runway 13/31; Design Only” to pay for engineering design fees. (David Lobue)

X. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. A final adoption 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. A Final adoption of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond Personnel Policies Rule V regarding sick leave and use of FMLA. (Loretta Severan)

3. A final adoption of an ordinance to declare 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

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to Release Performance Bond/Letter of Credit #547 in the amount of $60,000, and to accept a 1 year maintenance bond #GSM 15388 in the amount of $6,989.85 for all public improvements for the extension of West Robert St (60’x100.5’ right of way) in the Thames Subdivision located at 1010 W. Robert St.in accordance with As Built Plans by Andrew N. Faller dated 2/21/2015 (SDF2013-8-3). (Josh Taylor)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve an Expanded Conditional use request by First Presbyterian Church to allow a Memorial Garden located at 411 W. Charles St. in accordance with site plan dated 7/30/2015; Zoned MX-C, DDD, Historic, Hyer-Cate (Z-2015-08-00013) Recommended approval with conditions by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

3. Introduction of an Ordinance for Annexation into the Hammond City Limits, Initial Zoning to C-H, and to be placed in City Council District #5 requested by Alma M. Cali for Tract 1 of the Cali-Ballard Mini Partition being 1.346 acres located on the NW Corner of N. Morrison Blvd. & W. University Ave. in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 7/31/2015 (Z-2015-08-00014) Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Josh Taylor)

4. Introduction of an ordinance to amend Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances to add Article IV regarding transportation network companies. (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 14th  DAY OF September, 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.”