City Council Meeting Agenda – September 12, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 12, 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 (3) Bullet Proof Vest surplus property and providing for a donation to benefit the safety of the Independence Police Department. (Jana Thurman)

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

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

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 12, 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 22, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair to be held on October 27th, 28th & 29th, 2017. Boundaries set for the fair are: Magnolia Street from W. Colorado to the railroad track and NW Railroad Avenue from W. Colorado to the railroad track. (Amber Puma)

2. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair Committee to sell alcohol on Friday, October, 27th from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, October 28th from 8am – 11pm & Sunday, October, 29th from 10am – 7pm within the boundaries set. (Amber Puma)

3. A resolution authorizing the Holy Ghost Parish Fair Committee to obtain a waiver of the open container law on Friday, October, 27th from 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, October, 28th from 8am – 11pm, & Sunday, October 29th from 10am – 7pm within the boundaries set. (Amber Puma)

4. A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement on behalf of the City of Hammond with the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for the project: “Upgrader Rwy 18, Rwy 13 & Rwy 31 Papi-4 systems to LED Hammond Northshore Regional Airport Tangipahoa Parish (State Project No. H.012717). (David Lobue)

5. A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement on behalf of the City of Hammond with the Federal Aviation Administration (DOT) and to receive up to $300,000 in Federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds for a new Airport Master Plan (FAA Grant No. 3-22-0018-020-2017). (David Lobue)”

6. A resolution approving and authorizing the Mayor to sign Change Order #3, a deductive change order removing work related to wildflower plantings from State Capital Outlay Project 50-MB9-15-02—Gateway to Hammond, Phase I, Planning and Construction. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution (1) supporting the submission of a $150,000 grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts to install public art in the roundabouts along Southwest Railroad Avenue/US 51 Business at I-12; and (2) supporting a cash match of $150,000 to come from the Grant Match Fund. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

8. A resolution to approve the Water & Sewer Department to purchase a 2018 Chevy Tahoe, from Gerry Lane Chevrolet in the amount of $31,830.81. (Jana Thurman)

9. A resolution to approve the Streets Department purchase of a 2017 F550 Regular Cab 4 x 2 Chassi Cab DRW State Contract #4400010201, from Bill Hood Ford in the amount of $32,216.00. (Jana Thurman)

10. A resolution to approve the Streets Department purchase of a new mechanics body & small Aerial Bucket Equipment off Co-Operative Municipal purchase contract #55-000155567, from Truck and Transportation Equipment in the amount of $80,848.00. (Jana Thurman)

11. A resolution to purchase 1 (one) 2018 Chevy Tahoe for the Police Department from Gerry Lane Chevrolet in the amount of $31,732.27. (Jana Thurman)

12. 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 go into executive session pursuant to La. R.S. 42:17

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

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

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

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

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction to an Ordinance for Annexation into the Hammond City Limits, Initial Zoning to C-N, and to be placed in the City Council District # 3 requested by Monroe Manor Limited Partnership for 11.427 Acres being Lot 1A of the Rose Stassi Mini Partition located at 42250 North Oaks Drive in accordance with survey by Andrew Faller (Z-2017-07-00040) Recommended approval by the Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

2. Introduction to amend Ordinance UDC#14-5364 Appendix E Historic District Appendix A: Residential Clarifications (TA-2017-08-00010) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. (Leah Solomon)

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 11th Day Of September 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.”