City Council Meeting Agenda – September 27, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 27, 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
September 27, 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 September 13, 2016

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the City of Hammond and Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc. for use of a servitude to install telecommunications equipment and cables. (Lacy Landrum)

2. A resolution authorizing Smashburger to sell beer during the Bike Night fundraiser event on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 6pm until 9pm in the Hammond Harley Davidson parking lot, located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Jeri Robertson)

3. A resolution authorizing Smashburger to obtain a waiver of the Open Container Law on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 6pm until 9pm in the Hammond Harley Davidson parking lot, located at 1530 South West Railroad Avenue. (Jeri Robertson)

4. A resolution (1) accepting a $55,000 Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program Grant to purchase and install generators at Lift Stations 10 and 39; approving a cash match of up to $25,000; and (3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents.  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the Illinois Central Railroad Company and the City of Hammond to install a pedestrian crossing at the Hanson Street railroad intersection. (Lacy Landrum)

6. A resolution authorizing Central Rexall Drugs to serve alcohol on Friday, October 7th , 2016 from 5:15pm until 7:30pm on the 100 block of North Cypress Street to celebrate their  120th business anniversary. (Hayley Taff)

7. A resolution authorizing Central Rexall Drugs to obtain a waiver of the Open Container Law on Friday, October 7th, 2016 from 5:15pm until 7:30pm on the 100 block of North Cypress Street to celebrate their 120th business anniversary. (Hayley Taff)

8. A resolution to approve University Express, located at 1217 University Ave., Hammond LA., to obtain a permit to sell High-Low packaged alcohol pending the conditions of the Health and Building inspections are completed and signed. (Jinnie Wilson)

9. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Southeastern Louisiana University for communication and coordination of law enforcement efforts.  (Mayor Panepinto)

10. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Hammond, the Rural Fire Protection District No. 2, and the Hammond Rural Fire Department for the period of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021. (John Thomas)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING: 

1. Introduction of an ordinance to prohibit the obstruction or defacement of fire hydrants. (Mike Williams)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Gulf Coast Housing to extend the deadline for completion” (Mayor Panepinto)

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 26th DAY OF September  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.”