City Council Meeting Agenda – April 12, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 12, 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 amend the Unified Development Code regarding the duties and authority of the Planning and Zoning Commission (TA-2016-02-00003) Recommend approval by Planning & Zoning Commission (Josh Taylor)

2.  An Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Infinite Investments LLC to rezone Lot 8 in Block 78 of the Hyer Survey (0.172 acre parcel measuring 50’X150’) located at 306 S. Oak St. from RM-2 to MX-C in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 1/21/2016 (Z-2016-02-00015) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission (Josh Taylor)

3. An Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Play and Stay Inc. (Clarence & Linda Whittington) to rezone a 90’ x 660’ parcel (1.36Acres) in the SE Quarter of Section 26, Township 6 South, Range 7 East located at 506 JW Davis Dr. from RS-3* to RM-3 (Z-2016-02-00016) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission (Josh Taylor)

4. An Ordinance to approve rezoning request by White Oaks Enterprise Inc. & Clarence and Linda Whittington to rezone 0.568 acres, Lot 1 of the Whittington Subdivision, a lot measuring 203.51’ x 332.51’, and 0.75 acres being located at 205, 203, 113, and 109 White Street from RM-2 to RM-3 (Z-2016-02-00017) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission (Josh Taylor)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 12, 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 March 22, 2016

VIII. RESOLUTIONS

A.  OLD BUSINESS: None

B.  NEW BUSINESS:

1.  A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine to get a Waiver of the Open Container Law for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 5, 2016 from 2:00pm – 10:30pm within the boundaries of Charles Street to Railroad Avenue and part of Casa de Fresa Parking Mall. (Nicole Anthony)

2.  A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine located at 108 NW Railroad Avenue to sell alcohol on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant on May 5, 2016 from 2:00pm – 10:30pm. (Nicole Anthony)

3.  A resolution to approve the nomination of Bruce O’Krepki to the Hammond Downtown Development District Board to fill a vacant seat, representing the Majority Property Owners, for the remainder of the two-year term from April 13, 2016 to December 31, 2017. (Melody Woodworth)

4.  A resolution to approve the nomination of Jonathan Wong to the Hammond Downtown Development District Board to finish the remainder of the two-year term of Cindy Shelton, representing the Majority Property Owners, from April 13, 2016 to December 31, 2016. (Melody Woodworth)

5.  A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the City of Hammond and the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development, for grant funds of $1,600 for the project, “Radio Traffic Recording System” (SPN: H.012342) for the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (Dave Lobue)

6.  A resolution (1) approving an application for $250,000 in Land and Water Conservation Funds, administered by the Louisiana Office of State Parks Division of Outdoor Recreation, for Zemurray Pond and Park Improvements Phase 3 – Zemurray Swimming Pool; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $250,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Charles W. Borchers, IV)

7.  A resolution (1) approving the submission of a grant application to Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program for $75,000 to replace/install emergency generators and automatic transfer switches at municipal lift stations; (2) agreeing to a cash match of up to $25,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Charles W. Borchers, IV)

8.  A resolution (1) approving an application to Keep Louisiana Beautiful for a Healthy Communities Grant of $10,000 to replace/install waste receptacles and encourage personal and community responsibility for a cleaner, more sustainable Hammond; (2) agreeing to an in-kind match of $2,500; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Charles W. Borchers, IV)

9.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1307 Martin L. King Dr. (87% damaged), located in Council District 1. The owners are Brenda Lee & Yolanda R. Cyprian & Adair Asset Mgmt LLC, Rosewood Place #5, Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

10.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 403 S. Cypress St. (61% damaged), located in Council District 2.  The owner is EKROB, LLC, 608 W. Robert St., Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

11.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 109 Reed St. (100% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owner is Harris Bates, 109 Reed St., Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

12.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 110 W. Green St. (91% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owner is Rodney D. Adams, P.O. Box 1915, Hammond, LA 70404. (Bobby Mitchell)

13.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 111 E. Newman St. (86% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owner is First Family Financial Service AKA/CitiFinancial Servicing LLC, C/O Bridget C. Bird, 5615 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. (Bobby Mitchell)

14.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 200 E. Stanley St. (89% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owners are Volkona Al & BMO Harris, C/O BMO 16, P.O. Box 1414, Minneapolis, MN 55480. (Bobby Mitchell)

15.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 402 Washington Ave. (91% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owner is Zina R. Washington, P.O. Box 2074, Hammond, LA 70404. (Bobby Mitchell)

16.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1002 Natchez St. (99% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owners are Georgia Mae C. Carter, ETAL C/O Georgia M. Carter, 1002 Natchez St., Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

17.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1002 Varnado St. (99% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owner is ZT Washington, C/O Frances Perkins, 2236 Litchwood Lane, Harvey, LA 70058. (Bobby Mitchell)

18.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1103 S. Pine St. (97% damaged), located in Council District 3.  The owner is Warren Griffin Jr., 41287 W. Yellow Water Rd., Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

19.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1214 Blackburn Ext. (100% damaged), located in Council District 4.  The owner is Louis D. Barca, 1210 Blackburn Ext., Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

20.  A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 2709 Anderson St. (86% damaged), located in Council District 4.  The owners are Instant Funding LLC & Continental Resources, 7660 Fay Ave., Jolla, CA 92037. (Bobby Mitchell)

IX. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1.  Final adoption of an Ordinance to amend the Unified Development Code regarding the duties and authority of the Planning and Zoning Commission (TA-2016-02-00003) Recommend approval by Planning & Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

2.  Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Infinite Investments LLC to rezone Lot 8 in Block 78 of the Hyer Survey (0.172 acre parcel measuring 50’X150’) located at 306 S. Oak St. from RM-2 to MX-C in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 1/21/2016 (Z-2016-02-00015) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

3.  Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Play and Stay Inc. (Clarence & Linda Whittington) to rezone a 90’ x 660’ parcel (1.36Acres) in the SE Quarter of Section 26, Township 6 South, Range 7 East located at 506 JW Davis Dr. from RS-3* to RM-3 (Z-2016-02-00016) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

4.  Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by White Oaks Enterprise Inc. & Clarence and Linda Whittington to rezone 0.568 acres, Lot 1 of the Whittington Subdivision, a lot measuring 203.51’ x 332.51’, and 0.75 acres being located at 205, 203, 113, and 109 White Street from RM-2 to RM-3 (Z-2016-02-00017) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

X. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1.  Introduction of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Vincent F. Roubique from I-L to C-H for a parcel approximately 255.79’ X 313.50’ fronting on Tower Drive located at 1635 Hwy 190 East, in accordance with Tower Commercial Park Plat, recorded 9/28/1987 (Case#Z-2016-03-00018) Recommended approval by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

XI. ADJOURN

I,  INTERIM COUNCIL CLERK, ALMA MITCHELL, 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 11th DAY OF APRIL 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.”