City Council Meeting Agenda – January 19, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 19, 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: NONE

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 19, 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. 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. Minutes of January 5, 2016

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to Approve Preliminary Subdivision request by GCHP-Hammond LLC for Phoenix Square Phase II Major Subdivision including Approval of Preliminary Plat & Construction Plans by Clay Barrilleaux, PE, dated November 30, 2015 (Case#SUB-2015-10-00027) Recommend approval with conditions by the Planning Commission.  (Josh Taylor)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve IronHorse Sports Grill and Spirits located @ 123 South Cate Street to obtain a permit to sell High-Low Alcohol on the conditions that all inspections are done and approved by the appropriate departments before the alcohol permit is issued. The owner is Branjo South, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution to approve the Hammond Blues and BBQ Challenge, Inc. to hold the 2016 It’s A Smokin’ BBQ Challenge in downtown Hammond on March 25 & 26 , 2016.,ying within in boundaries of  Southwest Railroad Ave. from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; and Coleman Street from Cate Street to Southwest Railroad Ave. (Eric Phares)

3. A resolution to approve the Hammond Blues and BBQ Challenge, Inc. to sell beer and alcoholic beverages, specifically “Daiquiris”, on the City’s property lying within the boundaries of Southwest Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; and Coleman Street from Cate Street to Southwest Railroad Avenue, for the hours of 3:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016. (Eric Phares)

4. A resolution to approve the Hammond Blues and BBQ Challenge, Inc. to get a waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law within the boundaries of Southwest Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; and Coleman Street from Cate Street to Southwest Railroad Avenue, for the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016. (Eric Phares)

5. A resolution (1) approving the submission of a $25,000 CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up grant application to landscape the I-12/US-51 Business (Southwest Railroad Avenue) roundabouts; (2) agreeing to a cash/in-kind match of $25,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances regarding meetings of the City Council. (Mike Williams)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances regarding skating and use of skateboards and similar devices. (Jason Hood)

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 15th,  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.”