City Council Meeting Agenda – October 10, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 10, 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 2017 – 2018 to transfer up to $500,000 from the General Fund Balance (Fund 100) to City Departments to implement the 2017 Comprehensive Classification and Salary Compensation Study as produced by the Management Advisory Group. (Lacy Landrum)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 10, 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 September 26, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Downtown Development District and its approved merchants to serve alcohol during the event Starry November Night, held on Friday, November 17th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The event is held within the boundaries of E. and W. Charles St., N. and S. Cherry St., E. and W. Coleman St. and S. Pine Street. (Chelsea Tallo)

2. A resolution authorizing the Downtown Development District and its approved merchants to obtain a waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law during the event Starry November Night, held on Friday, November 17th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The event is held within the boundaries of E. and W. Charles St., N. and S. Cherry St., E. and W. Coleman St. and S. Pine Street. (Chelsea Tallo)

3. A resolution to approve the renewal of all existing businesses high and/ or low alcohol permits in the City of Hammond for the calendar year 2018. (Jinnie Wilson)

4. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34 to sell alcohol at its 2nd annual Back the Blue BBQ Friday, November 3, 2017 & Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12am to 5pm within the boundaries of the Saik, and Alvis parking malls to East Hanson Ave., and from E. Hanson Ave., to E. Thomas St., to S. Cate Street. (George Bergeron)

5.  A resolution to authorize the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34 to obtain a waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law at its 2nd annual Back the Blue BBQ Friday, November 3, 2017 & Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12am to 5pm within the boundaries of the Saik, and Alvis parking malls to East Hanson Ave., and from E. Hanson Ave., to E. Thomas St., to S. Cate Street. (George Bergeron)

6. A resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 and to authorize the Mayor to sign the questionnaire. (Lacy Landrum)

7. A resolution (1) supporting the submission of a $675,000 FY18–19 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant application to repair and/or upgrade aged, leaking, and/or failing sanitary sewer collection lines and manholes within Census Block Group 3 of Census Tract 9543, an area roughly bound by West Thomas Street (US 190) to the north, Mooney Avenue to the east, Palmetto Road to the south, and South Morrison Boulevard (US 51) to the west; and (2) supporting a cash and inkind match of up to $110,000 to cover the costs of engineering and grant administration for the project. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

8. A resolution authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Hammond, to use local funds to pay the engineering fees and any other engineering costs incurred in the implementation of a FY18–19 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant project. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

9. A resolution authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Hammond, (1) to use local funds to pay the pre-agreement and administrative consultant fees and any other administrative costs incurred in the implementation of a FY18–19 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant project; and (2) to certify the City maintains full-time permanent staff for the sole or partial purpose of administering LCDBG or other federal programs.  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

10. A resolution (1) authorizing the Mayor to execute a grant agreement in the amount of $29,773 with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for improvements (i.e. a Master Plan Update) at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $20,000 to come from the Airport; and (3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents.  Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (David Lobue)

11. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract in the amount $314,979.27 with Michael Baker International to conduct a Master Plan Update for Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (David Lobue)

12. A resolution (1) accepting a $21,930 Community Water Enrichment Fund grant to reconstruct the valve pit at the Blackburn Water Tower; and (2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to sign grant documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

13. A resolution to appoint Bryan Porter to the Hammond Airport Authority for a five-year term from October 12, 2017 – October 11, 2022. (Mayor Panepinto)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018 to transfer up to $500,000 from the General Fund Balance (Fund 100) to City Departments to implement the 2017 Comprehensive Classification and Salary Compensation Study as produced by the Management Advisory Group. (Lacy Landrum)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction to Amend Ordinance #10-5217 an Expanded Conditional Use to allow prepared food located at 809 E. Church Street requested by Anthony Perkins; Zoned RM-2 ( Z-2017-09-00041) Recommend approval by Zoning 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 9th Day Of October 2017 at 4:00pm.
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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.
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