City Council Meeting Agenda – March 14, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
March 14, 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
March 14, 2017
6:00pm 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. Spring Weary- Greater St. James AME Church

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of March 01, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement on behalf of the City of Hammond with Tangipahoa Parish Government for road overlays on North General Pershing Street, Showers Lane, Short Street, Cade Street, Harrell Avenue, Reed Street, Scanlan Street, Carter Street, Richardson Street, and Mississippi Street. (Lacy Landrum)

2. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign a Notice of Grant and Agreement Award accepting $796,088 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Resource Conservation Service and agreeing to a match of up to $125,731 (which includes 10% of the total construction cost) for the Hazel Street Bulkhead project. (Lacy Landrum)

3. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 4 on “Sewer Rehabilitation – Infiltration/ Inflow Repairs’’, project #616-31401. (Chuck Spangler)

4. A resolution for Council to purchase an Automatic Sandbagging machine” for the Street Department, from Covington Sales & Services, Inc., RFP 17-14.  Total cost $104,885.00. (Jana Thurman)

5. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the City of Hammond for the City to receive up to $639,435 for Airfield Drainage Improvements, Phase III, Construction (H.011225). (David Lobue)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to authorize the Mayor or his designee to accept the former Hammond U.S. Army Reserve Center located at 1290 SW Railroad Avenue in its as-is condition and sign all documents related to the transfer. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (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. 3 (Three) Dodge Durango’s (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 13th DAY Of March 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.”