City Council Meeting Agenda – October 25, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 25, 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 for Annexation into the Hammond City Limits, Initial Zoning to I-L, and to be placed in City Council District #1 requested by Gemma Holdings, LLC for 8.88 Acres located at 44617 S. Airport Rd. in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 8/4/2004 (Recommend approval by the Zoning Commission)(Z-2016-08-00031). (Tracie Schillace)

2. An Ordinance for Annexation into the Hammond City Limits, Initial Zoning to I-L, and to be placed in City Council District #1 requested by Edson Group LP for 11.76 Acres located at 44560 S. Airport Rd. in accordance with survey by Dennis L. Gowin dated 12/13/2005 (Recommend approval by the Zoning Commission)(Z-2016-08-00032). (Tracie Schillace)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 25, 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:

A. Parish President Robby Miller 1% tax renewal

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of October 11, 2016

VII. RESOLUTION:

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve the updated Capital Improvement Plan for the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (David Lobue)

2. A resolution (1) accepting up to $725,000 in Airport Construction and Development Priority Program funding for “Airfield Drainage Improvements—Phase III (Construction)” at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport; and (2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents. (David Lobue)

3. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to request proposals for the redevelopment of the Zemurray Park Pool. (Janice Carter Beard)

4. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of a $66,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application to purchase rescue equipment and radios for the Hammond Fire Department; and 2) supporting a cash match of $6,600.  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution supporting the submission of a $23,726 Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant application to hire tutors for the HOPE Afterschool Program. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution supporting the submission of a Fire Prevention Grant application of up to $6,500 to purchase fire prevention and safety education kits and digital cameras for the Fire Prevention Bureau. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement on behalf of the City of Hammond with SRI Incorporated for the collection of delinquent taxes. (Jinnie Wilson)

8. A resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 and to authorize the Mayor to sign the questionnaire. (Lacy Landrum)

9.  A resolution approving “Budget Change Form 17-03” transferring $66,000 from “Sidewalk Improvements” (Project #420-11706) and $40,000 from “Concrete Street Repairs-Edwin Neill” (Project #420-11715) to “Drainage Improvements [FY2017]”; ( Project #420-11707). (Webb Anderson)

10. A resolution to ratify and award bids received October 21, 2016 for “Drainage Improvements FY 2017.” Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Webb Anderson)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance for Annexation into the Hammond City Limits, Initial Zoning to I-L, and to be placed in City Council District #1 requested by Gemma Holdings, LLC for 8.88 Acres located at 44617 S. Airport Rd. in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 8/4/2004 (Recommend approval by the Zoning Commission)(Z-2016-08-00031). (Tracie Schillace)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance for Annexation into the Hammond City Limits, Initial Zoning to I-L, and to be placed in City Council District #1 requested by Edson Group LP for 11.76 Acres located at 44560 S. Airport Rd. in accordance with survey by Dennis L. Gowin dated 12/13/2005 (Recommend approval by the Zoning Commission)(Z-2016-08-00032). (Tracie Schillace)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING

1. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget and to transfer $45,000 from the General Fund (100) Balance to a new project, Phoenix Square Pedestrian Bridge Repair. This FEMA reimbursement project has a cost share of 75% federal and 25% local. (Lacy Landrum)

2. Introduction of an ordinance declaring movable property as surplus and not needed for a public purpose and providing for a donation to benefit public safety. (Jana Thurman)

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. 42:19, ON OR BEFORE THE 24th DAY Of OCTOBER 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.”