City Council Meeting Agenda – December 13, 2016

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 13, 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
December 13, 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. 2015-2016 Audit Report from Kushner LaGraize, LLC

B. Guy Recotta – LHSSA Girls Basketball

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of November 22, 2016

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to ratify and award bids received November 18, 2016 for “Sewer System Improvements [FY2017]”, (project #616-11702). (Chuck Spangler)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Q’s Seafood & Deli located at 1705 Fagan Dr., Hammond La., to obtain a permit to sell packaged High/Low alcohol. The owner is Tiger Food Market, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution to approve Budget Change Form No. 17-04 transferring $70,000 from “Sewer Repairs – Dakota/Iowa” (project #616-11702) to “Sewer System Improvements [FY2017]” (project #616-11405) (Chuck Spangler)

3. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 3 on “Sewer Rehabilitation – Infiltration/Inflow Repairs” (project #616-31401) in an amount not to exceed $85,000 for Dixie Court/Rosewood Sewer Repairs. (Chuck Spangler)

4. A resolution to accept work as Substantially Complete on “Conversion of South WWTP Oxidation Ditch [FY2014 LCDBG]” (project #616-11003), commencing the 45-day lien period and withholding 5% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

5. A resolution to accept for review a report from the Zoning Commission concerning the proposed expansion of the Hammond Historic District. The Zoning Commission voted 3-2 to deny expanding the district. (Lacy Landrum)

6. A resolution to purchase from ARCCO a generator, upgraded weather enclosure, and automatic transfer switch (ATS) for Lift Station 10 and a generator, fuel tank, upgraded weather enclosure, and ATS for Lift Station 39 for $57,065.96. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution to transfer $24,800 from the General Fund (100) Balance to Personnel – Consultant Services (10015600-520124) for the Comprehensive Classification and Compensation Study. (Lacy Landrum)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An Introduction of an Ordinance to amend the Hammond Code of Ordinances (Chapter 14) regarding the Fire Prevention Code. (Ritchie Neal)

2. An 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)

3. An Introduction of an Ordinance to approve expanded conditional use request by Emilie W. Nettles to allow sales and consumption of alcohol in conjunction with a salon/spa located at 200 SW Railroad Ave Suite B in accordance with site plan dated 10/14/2016; Zoned MX-CBD, Historic, DDD (recommend approval with a condition by Zoning Commission) Z-2016-11-00033.  (Tracie Schillace)

Condition:
1. This approval shall be with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon a change in occupancy by Emilie W. Nettles.

4. An Introduction of an Ordinance to authorize the Mayor to execute an Agreement for the acceptance of property for a lift station and acceptance of sewer servitudes for the new PS#7 Lift Station Site. (Chuck Spangler)

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 12th DAY Of DECEMBER 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.”