City Council Meeting Agenda – March 28, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
March 28, 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:  

1. 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. (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. 3 (Three) Dodge Durango’s (Jana Thurman)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
March 28, 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:

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of March 14, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. 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.  (Lemar Marshall)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to appoint Jennifer White to the Hammond Historic District Commission from March 29, 2017 – December 30, 2020, to fulfill the remainder of four-year term. (Pete Panepinto)

2. A resolution to approve The Rind located at 1307 West University Ave., Hammond La., to obtain a permit to sell packaged High/Low alcohol. The owner is The Rind, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

3. A resolution supporting the submission of $48,230 Traffic Safety Grant application for overtime DWI, Juvenile Underage Drinking, Seatbelt, and Speed enforcement. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

4. A resolution (1) supporting the submission of an application to Keep Louisiana Beautiful for a Healthy Communities Grant of $10,000 to purchase cleanup supplies and equipment and encourage personal and community responsibility for a cleaner, more sustainable Hammond; and (2) supporting an in-kind match of up to $2,500. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution (1) ratifying bids received March 24, 2017 for “Levy Building Roof Replacement” and (2) authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with the lowest responsive and qualified bidder. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into contract with Roofing Solutions, LLC., the lowest responsive and qualified bidder, for “Re-Roofing Fire Station #4, in the amount of $77,000. (Jana Thurman)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: 

1.  Final adoption 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. (Lacy Landrum)

2. Final adoption 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)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for Fiscal Year 2016 – 2017 in accordance with the procedures set within Section 5-03 of the City of Hammond Charter. (Syeda Naeem)

Public Hearing is set for April 11th, 2017

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to Adopt and establish a Tax on all the taxable property within the Corporate limits of Hammond for the Year 2017. (Jinnie Wilson)
Public Works:    2.00 Mills
General Fund:  9.04 Mills
Police + Fire:   10:00 Mills
Total –              21.04 Mills

Public Hearing is set for April 11th, 2017

3. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the previous ordinances regulating the Water and Sewer rates for the City of Hammond. (Lacy Landrum)

Public Hearing is set for April 11th, 2017

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 27th 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.”