City Council Meeting Agenda – May 10, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 10, 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
May 10, 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 April 26th, 2016

VIII. RESOLUTIONS

A.  OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B.  NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution (1) approving the submission of a Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant application for $12,600; and (2) supporting a cash match of $12,600. (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 adopt the following adjusted millage rates and they are hereby levied upon the dollar of the assessed valuation of all property subject to ad valorem taxation within said corporate limits of the City of Hammond for the Year 2016, for the purpose of raising revenue: (Jinnie Wilson)

Millage

General Fund                                                            9.010 Mills
(5207001)

Fire & Police                                                              9.960 Mills
(5207002)

Total                                                                           18.97 Mills

(Public Hearing set for June 28th, 2016)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to increase the millage rate(s), but not to exceed the prior year’s maximum rate(s), on all Taxable property within the corporate limits of the City of Hammond shown on the official assessment roll for the Year 2016, and when collected, the revenues from said taxes shall be used only for the specific purposes for which said taxes have been levied.  Said millage rate(s) are: (Jinnie Wilson)

Adjusted Rate                          2016  Levy

General Alimony, General Fund
(5207001)                                                                      9.010 Mills                              9.040   Mills

Fire & Police  
(5207002)                                                                      9.960 Mills                             10.000 Mills

Public Works  
(5207003)                                                                                                                        2.000 Mills

Total                                                                               18.97 Mills                             21.040 Mills

(Public Hearing is set for June 28th, 2016)

3. Introduction of an Ordinance to amend the Hammond Criminal Code (Chapter21) of the Code of Ordinances regarding offenses and miscellaneous provisions. (Andre Coudrain)

(Public Hearing is set for May 24th, 2016)

4. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Espen Lilleslatten & Renata Arado to rezone 210’ of the north portion of a parcel (being 210’x175’) located at 607 W. Morris Ave. from RM-2 to MX-N (recommended approval by the Zoning Commission) Z-2016-04-00019. (Josh Taylor)

(Public Hearing is set for May 24th, 2016)

5. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve rezoning request by Starwood Management Company (Vincent B. Starwood) to rezone Lot 3 (75’x149’) fronting on Natchez St. & Mississippi St. from RS-3 to RS-11.A in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 3/7/2015 (recommend to deny by the Zoning Commission) Z-2016-04-00020. (Josh Taylor)

(Public Hearing is set for May 24th, 2016)

6. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve Expanded Conditional Use request by Joshua Stafford (applicant) to allow sweetshop/snowball stand meeting all requirements at 1110 W. Morris Ave.; Zoned MX-C & Thomas/Morris Overlay (recommended approval with conditions by the Zoning Commission) Z-2016-04-00021. (Josh Taylor)

(Public Hearing is set for May 24th, 2016)

7. Introduction of an Ordinance to rescind Ordinance No. 16-5468 C.S. regarding Public Works Millage. (Jinnie Wilson)
(Public Hearing is set for May 24th, 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 9th DAY OF May 2016 at 4:00pm.

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.”