City Council Meeting Agenda – November 7, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
November 7, 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 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. An ordinance declaring movable property as surplus and not needed for a public purpose and providing for a donation to benefit public safety. (Lacy Landrum)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
November 7, 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 October 25, 2016

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of Motor Vehicles and the City of Hammond for the public license tag agent. (Lacy Landrum)

2. A resolution to authorize the Downtown Development District and its merchants to serve alcohol during the 12th Annual Starry November Night on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. The event will include the boundaries of W. & E. Robert Street to W. & E. Coleman St., from N. & S. Magnolia St. to N. & S. Cherry St. Most activity will be located on W. and E. Thomas St., S. Cate St., and N. Cypress St. (Chelsea Tallo)

3. A resolution to grant a waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law to the Downtown Development District Board of Directors and its merchants during the 12th Annual Starry November Night on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. The event will include the boundaries of W. & E. Robert Street to W. & E. Coleman St., from N. & S. Magnolia St. to N. & S. Cherry St. Most activity will be located on W. and E. Thomas St., S. Cate St., and N. Cypress St. (Chelsea Tallo)

4. A resolution to approve Rouses Market #61 located at 2704 W. Thomas St., Hammond LA., to obtain a permit to sell packaged High/Low alcohol. The owner is Rouse’s Enterprise, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

5. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign Amendment Number 3 to the Owner-Engineer Agreement between the City of Hammond and Spangler Engineering, LLC for the Drainage Improvements – Phase III project at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. Engineering fees included in 100% grant from LADOTD/FAA. Total project grant amount is $725,000 (Includes Construction & engineering). Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Chuck Spangler)

6. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a local services agreement with Tangipahoa Parish government relative to adjudicated properties. (Andre Coudrain)

7. A resolution 1) accepting a $17,000 Local Government Assistance Program grant to purchase an emergency generator for the 190 Maintenance Facility; 2) agreeing to a cash match of $3,000; and 3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents.  (Charles Borchers IV)

8. A resolution 1) accepting a $46,800 Louisiana Highway Safety Commission grant to continue overtime DWI, Juvenile Underage Drinking, Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving enforcement; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents.  (Charles Borchers IV)

9. A resolution accepting a $5,000 Entergy Charitable Foundation grant to install new computers in the Michael J. Kenney Center’s Computer Lab; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents.  (Charles Borchers IV)

10. A resolution 1) accepting a $12,600 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant to purchase new and replacement vests for Police officers; 2) agreeing to a cash match of $12,600; and 3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents.  (Charles Borchers IV)

11. A resolution to transfer $20,000 from the General Fund (100) balance to Recreation Programs- Fixed Assets (10050500-570000) to purchase computers and equipment for the computer lab. (Lacy Landrum)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

1. Final adoption 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. Final adoption 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)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING

1. An Introduction of an ordinance to transfer $12,600.00 from fund 205 court awarded assets to project account 25120000-540167-21703 to purchase bullet proof vest. (Charles Borchers IV)

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 4th DAY Of NOVEMBER  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.”