City Council Meeting Agenda – April 11, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 11, 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 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)

2. 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

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

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 11, 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 28, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD 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)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Hammond Express 2 Inc., located at 2280 Old Baton Rouge Hwy., Hammond La., to obtain a permit to sell packaged high/low alcohol. The owner is Essam Abdo Nagi Saleh. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 2 (Final) – on “Woodbridge Sewer Rehabilitation’’,(Project # 616-11605) for an increase of $1,951.00. (Chuck Spangler)

3. A resolution accepting work as substantially complete on “Woodbridge Sewer Rehabilitation”, (Project # 616-11605), commencing 45 day lien period withholding 10% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

4. A resolution to ratify and award bids received March 31, 2017 for “Phoenix Square Pedestrian Bridge Repair’’, (Project # 420-11718) to the lowest qualified & responsive bidder, Magee Excavation & Development, LLC, in the amount of $37,625.00. (Chuck Spangler)

5. A resolution to ratify and award bids received April 7, 2017 for “Street Improvements’’, (Project # 420-11713). (Chuck Spangler)

6. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to renew the insurance coverage for the City of Hammond for the period of May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018. (Don Stiel)

7. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to release a Request for Qualifications for architectural design services for Zemurray Pool using funds from “Zemurray Park Pool Renovation” (Project 11717). (Lacy Landrum)

8. A resolution to transfer $25,000 from “Jackson Park Improvements” (Project 11710) into “Zemurray Park Improvements” (Project 11708) and to use “Zemurray Park Improvements” to fund the Zemurray Park Master Plan. (Lacy Landrum)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: 

1. Final adoption 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)

2. Final adoption 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

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

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to remedy or abate chronic nuisance properties. (Lacy Landrum)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to Approve Amendment to Ordinance #17-5499 request by Vollen G. Washington (owner) and Alma M. Robinson (applicant) to allow placement of 2016 Mobile Home meeting all code requirements on Lot 6A Square 10 Greenville Park Subdivision instead of Lot 6 located at 104 W. Louisa West St. in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr.; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2017-01-00034) Recommend Denial by Zoning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to Approve for Expanded Conditional Use Request by Leola & Jesse Robinson to allow placement of 2017 Mobile Home meeting all code requirements on Lot 15 Blk 5 in Pine Ridge Addition located at 105 Grant St ;Zoned RS-3 (Z-2017-03-00035) Recommended Approval with Conditions by Zoning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

Conditions:

1) The mobile home must meet all requirements for placement of a mobile home and must be constructed to meet the latest HUD standards; and

2) The approval shall be with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon a change in occupancy or ownership by Leola & Jesse Robinson, and

3) The property must be cleared of trash, abandon cars, and removal of rear mobile home prior to issuance of any permits.

4. Introduction of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ordinance #14-5634 to provide Relative to Article 2 Administration Section 2.3.5 Site Plan Review (Case#TA-2017-03-00005) Recommend approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

5. Introduction of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ordinance #14-5634 to provide Relative to Article 3 Permits and Final Plat Approval Section 3.2.2 Bond and Maintenance Requirements D) Maintenance Bond (Case#TA-2017-03-0005) Recommend Approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

6. Introduction of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ordinance #14-5634 to provide Relative to Article 10 Streets, Sidewalks, and Railroads Section 10.2.2 Street Geometric Design Standards I) (Case#TA-2017-03-00005) Recommend approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

7. Introduction of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ordinance #14-5634 to provide Relative to Article 10 Streets, Sidewalks, and Railroads 10.2.3 Street and all rights-of-way B) (Case#TA-2017-03-00005) Recommend approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

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 10th DAY Of April 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.”