City Council Meeting Agenda – October 6, 2015

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 06, 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 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. 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. 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. An ordinance to amend Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances to add Article IV regarding transportation network companies. (Lacy Landrum)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 06, 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 15, 2015

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to accept the bid of Lenco Industries, Inc. d/b/a  Lenco  Armored vehicles for the purchase of a Lenco Bearcat G2 Vehicle “Swat Unit” for the Police Department, for the price of $249,790.00. (Ernest Peters)

2. A resolution approving OB Express located at 2280 Old Baton Rouge Highway to obtain a permit to sell high/low packaged alcohol. The owner is OB Express LLC.  (Jinnie Wilson)

3. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 206 Wilbert Dangerfield Drive (100% damaged) located in Council District 1, the owner is Tonya Matthews, 517 Barnes Ave., Hattisburg, MS 39401. (Bobby Mitchell)

4. A resolution to approve the appointment of Syeda Naeem as the Finance Director with an annual salary of $61,199.00 effective October 7, 2015. (Mayor Panepinto)

5. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police to sell beer within the boundaries set for the Chili Cook Off event on Friday November 20, 2015 from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 7AM to 5PM. (George Bergeron)

6. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police to obtain a waiver of the Open Container Law for the Chili Cook Off event on Friday November 20, 2015 from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 7AM to 5PM. (George Bergeron)

7. A resolution to approve the following changes to positions within the City of Hammond: Administrative Assistant to Administration (Pay Grade 123) Changing to Public Information Officer (pay Grade 123). (Loretta Severan)

8. A resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 and to authorize the Mayor to sign the questionnaire. (Lacy Landrum)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. A final adoption 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. A final adoption 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. A final adoption 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. A final adoption of an ordinance to amend Chapter 31 of the Code of Ordinances to add Article IV regarding transportation network companies. (Lacy Landrum)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

PUBLIC HEARING IS SET FOR OCTOBER 20TH, 2015

1. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2015–2016 to transfer $117,011 from the Court Awarded Asset Fund (Fund 205) to the Local Government Assistance Program grant account (Project 31601) to replace the roof on the Police Station. (Lacy Landrum)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to create the position of Sports Coordinator (Pay Grade 119), to replace the position of Youth Coordinator (Pay Grade 119).

X. 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 5th  DAY OF OCTOBER , 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.”