City Council Meeting Agenda – February 2, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 02, 2016 
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER: Councilman Vice President Blount

II. ROLL CALL: Johnny Blount ( ), Jason Hood ( ), Janice Carter Beard ( ), Lemar Marshall ( ), Mike Williams ( )

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances regarding meetings of the City Council. (Councilman Lemar Marshall)

2. An Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances regarding skating and use of skateboards and similar devices on sidewalks. (Councilman Jason Hood)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 02, 2016
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Councilman Vice President Blount

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:

VII. Minutes of January 19, 2016

VIII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Blackened Brew located @ 112 West Thomas Street to obtain a permit to sell High-Low Alcohol. The owner is Blackened Brew, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an Agreement for grant funds of $23,727.25 with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for the project, “AWOS-3 P/T Ceilometer Sensor Upgrade to CL31” (SPN H. 011813) at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (Dave Lobue)

3. A resolution to ratify and award bids received January 22, 2016 for “Bridge & Drainage Improvements- FY2016”; [Project No. 420-11608]. (Chuck Spangler)

4. A resolution to approve “Budget Change Form No. 16-06” supplementing funds for construction contract for “Bridge & Drainage Improvements FY2016” (Project #420-11608). Bids received January 22, 2016. (Syeda Naeem).

5. A resolution to approve “Budget Change Form No. 16-07” to combine (Project # 420-1161-“Extend Parking Mall SWRR and 420-11614-“Expand Downtown Parking” and rename project to “Downtown Parking.” (Syeda Naeem)

6. A resolution to approve the purchasing of 8 (eight) 2016 Tahoe(s) from Gerry Lane Chevrolet. Bid results are as follows: (Ernest Peters)

• 3 each- 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe(s) with steel wheels; w/spot lights; & bucket seats
Gerry Lane Chevrolet- $101,859.00
Ross Downing Chevrolet- $103,660.00
Courtesy Chevrolet- $104,682.00

• 5 each- 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe(s) with Aluminum wheels; w/o spot lights; & with bench seats
Gerry Lance Chevrolet- $169, 700.00
Ross Downing Chevrolet – $172,551.80
Courtesy Chevrolet – 174,950.00

IX. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances regarding meetings of the City Council. (Councilman Lemar Marshall)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance to Amend the Code of Ordinances regarding skating and use of skateboards and similar devices on sidewalks. (Councilman Jason Hood)

X. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

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 1st, DAY OF February 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.”