City Council Meeting Agenda – January 5, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 05, 2016 
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 abandon and revoke the dedication of a portion of the W. Idaho right of way & resubdivide two unnumbered lots in Square 148 & 150 of the Cate Addition into Lots 148-A & 150-A located at 914 W. Idaho Ave & 809 General Patton request by Lawrence & Janet Watts and Nelie Durham in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr.; Zoned RS-11 (ROW-2015-11-00002); recommended approval with condition by the Planning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2. An Ordinance to approve surplus for the following vehicle(s) to be sold on GovDeals.com. (Ernest Peters)

• Unit # 573 -2004 Dodge Durango VIN# 1D4HD38N84F176096
• Unit # 101- 1954 Red Ladder Fire Truck VIN# J54K014104
• Unit # 623 – 2006 E350 12 Passenger Van VIN# 1FBNE31L06HA87849
• Unit # 434 – 1998 Kubota Tractor, model # L2900 B11573
• Unit # 435 –  1998 Kubota, serial # 11567 L2900

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 05, 2016
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. ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

A. President –

B. Vice President –

IV. PRAYER: 

V. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: All veterans and active military, please render the proper salute.

VI. REPORTS:

1. Council:

A. USDA SET GRANT (Bishop Soule)

B. 2014-2015 Audit Report from Kushner LaGraize

2.  Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VII. Minutes of December 15, 2015

VIII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution for the approval to purchase Munis Property Tax and EnerGov Occupational License Software, from Tyler Technologies in the amount of $83,385.00 for implementation services, and training. (Samuel Richmond)

2. A resolution to approve the appointment of Desiree Dotey as the Recreation Director with an annual Salary of $44,157 (Pay Grade 129, step 4),  effective January 6, 2016. (Mayor Panepinto)

3. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application for $400,000 under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to purchase an aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle for Hammond Northshore Regional Airport; (2) agreeing to a cash match of up to $200,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant- related documents. (Charles Borchers IV)

4. A resolution (1) approving the submission of an application for $41,625 under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to purchase firefighting equipment for the Hammond Fire Department; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $4,625; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents.  (Charles Borchers IV)

IX. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to abandon and revoke the dedication of a portion of the W. Idaho right of way & resubdivide two unnumbered lots in Square 148 & 150 of the Cate Addition into Lots 148-A & 150-A located at 914 W. Idaho Ave & 809 General Patton request by Lawrence & Janet Watts and Nelie Durham in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr.; Zoned RS-11 (ROW-2015-11-00002); recommended approval with condition by the Planning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve surplus for the following vehicle(s) to be sold on GovDeals.com. (Ernest Peters)

• Unit # 573 -2004 Dodge Durango VIN# 1D4HD38N84F176096
• Unit # 101- 1954 Red Ladder Fire Truck VIN# J54K014104
• Unit # 623 – 2006 E350 12 Passenger Van VIN# 1FBNE31L06HA87849
• Unit # 434 – 1998 Kubota Tractor, model # L2900 B11573
• Unit # 435 –  1998 Kubota, serial # 11567 L2900

X. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

XI. 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 4th, DAY OF JANUARY 2016.

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.”