City Council Meeting Agenda- August 22, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 22, 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 declaring (4) Bullet Proof Vest surplus property and providing for a donation to benefit the safety of Roseland Police Department. (Jana Thurman)

2. An Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ord#14-5364 Appendix A: Definition for Modular Homes (TA-2017-05-0007) Recommended approval by Planning Commission.
(C.C. Gaiennie)

3. An Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ord#14-5364 Article 8.1 Hammond Historic District Section 8.1.2 to amend Recommendation and Appointment of Members (TA-2017-07-0008) recommended approval by Zoning Commission. (Lacy Landrum)

4. An Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ord#14-5364 Appendix E) Hammond Historic District Design Guidelines Chapter 4 Signs (TA-2017-07-00009) recommended approval by zoning Commission. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Leah Solomon)

5. An ordinance to accept an easement from White Investments, Inc. for drainage improvements in Whitmar subdivision. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Chuck Spangler)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
August 22, 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 August 8, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE.

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Letter of Agreement between Entergy Louisiana, LLC and the City of Hammond to establish a cooperative relationship during a potential large-scale beyond design basis event at the Waterford 3 Nuclear Power Plant in Taft, Louisiana. (Dave Lobue)

2. A resolution to approve Le Saigon located at 221 East Thomas St., Hammond La., 70401 to sell High/Low Alcohol. The owner is The Lee Family LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

3. A resolution to purchase (9) 2018 Chevy Tahoe’s for the Police Department from Gerry Lane Chevrolet in the amount of $285,971.23. (Jana Thurman)

4. A resolution to purchase (1) 2018 Chevy Express 12 passenger van for the Police Department from Gerry Lane Chevrolet for a total of $27,137.60. (Jana Thurman)

5. A resolution supporting the submission of $17,992 federal Justice Assistance Grant application to purchase computer forensics hardware and software for the Hammond Police Department. Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to approve the addition of up to 18 contract days to State Capital Outlay Project 50-MB9-15-02—Gateway to Hammond, Phase I, Planning and Construction if necessary due to weather and if approved by the State.  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution to reappoint Alexis Ducorbier to the Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District Board for a three-year term from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2020.  (Mayor Panepinto)

8. A resolution to reappoint Janet Davis to the Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District Board for a three-year term from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2020.  (Mayor Panepinto)

9. A resolution to reappoint Randy Vicknair to the Hammond Area Economic and Industrial Development District Board for a three-year term from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2020.  (Mayor Panepinto)

10. A resolution to accept the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Annual Report for the South Wastewater Treatment Plant as required by Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and specified in the City of Hammond discharge permit. (Guy Palermo)

11. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Audit Agreement between the City of Hammond and The Spyglass Group, LLC to perform a free audit of the City’s telecommunications service accounts. (Lacy Landrum)

12. A resolution to approve the Fire Department purchase of a 2018 Saber Pumping Truck, rom Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, LLC in the amount of $420,325.00 State Contract #4400005961. (Jana Thurman)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance declaring (4) Bullet Proof Vest surplus property and providing for donation to benefit the safety of Roseland Police Department. (Jana Thurman)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ord#14-5364 Appendix A: Definition for Modular Homes (TA-2017-05-0007) Recommended approval by Planning Commission. (C.C. Gaiennie)

3. Final adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ord#14-5364 Article 8.1 Hammond Historic District Section 8.1.2 to amend Recommendation and Appointment of Members (TA-2017-07-0008) recommended approval by Zoning Commission. (Lacy Landrum)

4. Final adoption of an Ordinance to Amend Unified Development Code Ord#14-5364 Appendix E) Hammond Historic District Design Guidelines Chapter 4 Signs (TA-2017-07-00009) recommended approval by zoning Commission. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Leah Solomon)

5. Final adoption of an ordinance to accept an easement from White Investments, Inc. for drainage improvements in Whitmar subdivision. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Chuck Spangler)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance declaring (3) Bullet Proof Vest surplus property and providing or a donation to benefit the safety of the Independence Police Department. (Jana Thurman)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018 o transfer $353,000 from the General Fund Balance (Fund 100) to Police Administration (10020100). (Lacy Landrum)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the Hammond Criminal Code (Chapter 21) of the Code of ordinances Regarding Offenses and Miscellaneous Provisions. (Britain Sledge III)

X. OTHER:

1. Discussion of the case entitled Roddy Devall v. City of Hammond and Hammond Municipal and Fire Civil Service Board docket #2015-0000382, Twenty First Judicial District Court Tangipahoa Parish.*
* The Council may convene in executive session pursuant to La. R.S. 42:17

XI. ADJOURN: There was a motion by ______ and second by ______ to adjourn the meeting.
All members were in favor and the meeting was adjourned.

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 21st Day Of August 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.”