City Council Meeting Agenda – February 23, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA 
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 23, 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
February 23, 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:

VII. Minutes of February 02, 2016

VIII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing Tonia Banks, Hammond City Council Clerk, to certify signatures for the City of Hammond’s 2014 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

IX. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

X. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING: 

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve a Major Final Subdivision for Providence Ridge Subdivision (Lots 1-101 & Greenspace), acceptance of dedication of water, sewer, and right of way improvements, acceptance of 1 year performance bond/letter of credit in the amount of $1,950,000 for the construction of all public improvements in accordance with final plat and construction drawings by Barrilleaux and Associates Inc. (Sheets 1 to 11) dated revised 11/30/2015 as requested by Tangi East LLC at Temp Add#17; Zoned RS-5 (Case#SUB-2015-05-00015) Recommended approval with conditions by Planning Commission (Josh Taylor) (Public Hearing Set for Tuesday, March 8th, 2016)

2. An ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2015 – 2016 to transfer $50,000 within the Street Department budget from Maintenance Sidewalks (10030000-530129) to Street & Traffic Light Expense (10030000-540181) for lighting and electrical upgrades along Railroad Avenue. (Lacy Landrum) (Public Hearing Set for Tuesday, March 8th, 2016)

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 22nd, 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.”