City Council Meeting Agenda – January 24, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 24, 2017
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council President Lemar Marshall

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
January 24, 2017
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council President Lemar Marshall

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. Council President Lemar Marshall – Council goals

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of January 10, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD 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)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve the Hammond Blues & BBQ Challenge, Inc. to hold the 2017 It’s A Smokin’ BBQ Challenge in downtown Hammond on March 24th & 25th, 2017, lying within  boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; and Coleman Street from Cate Street to S. W. Railroad Ave. (Eric Phares)

2. A resolution to approve the Hammond Blues & BBQ Challenge, Inc. to obtain a waiver of the City of Hammond Open Container Law within the boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; and Coleman Street from Cate Street to S. W. Railroad Ave., for the hours 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday,    March 24, 2017, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Eric Phares)

3. A resolution to approve the Hammond Blues & BBQ Challenge, Inc. to sell beer and alcoholic beverages, specifically “Daiquiris”, on City property lying within the boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; and Coleman Street from Cate Street to S. W. Railroad Ave., for the hours 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017, and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (Eric Phares)

4. A resolution to approve Low Road Brewing, LLC. , located at 1110 CM Fagan Dr., Hammond La., to obtain a permit to sell packaged High/Low alcohol. Owner is Low Road Brewing, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

5. A resolution (1) accepting a $150,000 States’ Economic Development Assistance Program grant from the Delta Regional Authority for improvements to the Air Traffic Control Tower at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport; (2) approving a cash match of up to $186,666 in State Capital Outlay and local funds; and (3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to release a Request for Proposal, as recommended by the Zemurray Park Focus Group, for a master plan for the reuse and redevelopment of all Zemurray Park athletic fields and other spaces not currently in use, including but not limited to, additional aquatics facilities, tennis courts, basketball  courts, and a possible amphitheater. The primary centerpiece of the proposal will be the redevelopment of the Zemurray Park Pool to include a 25-yard, 10-lane pool, suitable for competitive and recreational use, with a new pool house. (Janice Carter Beard)

7. A resolution to approve Change Order No. One (1) – on “Woodbridge Sewer Rehabilitation”, (Project # 616-11605). Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Webb Anderson)

8. A resolution to approve the appointment of Osa Williams, Kip Andrews, Delmas Dunn, Gwendolyn Young Bell, and Bianca Roberts to serve on the Wilbert Dangerfield Award of Excellence Committee for a two-year term effective January 25, 2017 to January 25, 2019. (Janice Carter Beard)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to adopt the recommendation of the Zoning Commission not to expand the Hammond Historic District. (Lacy Landrum)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to expand the Historic District. (Lacy Landrum)

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 23rd DAY Of JANUARY  2017 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.”