City Council Meeting Agenda – November 14, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
November 14, 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:  NONE

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
November 14, 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 October 24, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve the Police Department to purchase 9 digital Ally DVM-800 complete kit camera systems with Vulink kits in the amount of $38,500.00. (Jana Thurman)

2. A resolution to Approve Change Order No. 1 on “Hammond Northshore Regional Airport Phase III Drainage Improvements” (State Project No. H.011255) for an increase of $26,276.16. (Jay Pittman).

3. A resolution (1) accepting a $5,683.09 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant to purchase new/replacement bulletproof vests for Hammond Police officers; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $5,683.09 to come from the Hammond Police Department (10020300-540153—Supplies—Uniforms and Related); and (3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign grant documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

4. A resolution (1) accepting as substantially complete as of November 7, 2017 State Capital Outlay Project 50-MB9-15-02—Gateway to Hammond, Phase I, Planning and Construction; and (2) commencing as of November 8, 2017 the 45-day clear lien period to release 5% retainage. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution updating the City of Hammond’s Citizen Participation Plan with current contact information and for improved clarity. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution to accept the proposed insurance package for calendar year 2017. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Henry Powell)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance 1) To accept dedication of the west portion of Westpark Drive (approx. 60’x 667.97′) in accordance with survey by Andrew N. Faller dated 9/22/2017; and 2) To accept dedication of a southern strip of land on the east portion of West Park Drive (2’x 1018.98′) in accordance with survey by Gilbert Sullivan dated 10/1983; Recommend approval by the Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to rename Westpark Drive in its entirety to PFC Matthew E. Wildes Street (ROW-2017-10-00005) Recommend approval by the Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

3. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve an Expanded Conditional Use request by Oscar Dantzler (owner) to allow placement of a modular home with chassis meeting all code requirements located at 1203 Apple St in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 9/6/2017; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2017-09-00042) with the following conditions: (Tracie Schilllace)

1) Modular Home must meet all requirements for placement of a modular 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 by Oscar Dantzler (owner); and
3) The existing house to be demolished before placement of new structure.

Recommend approval by the Zoning Commission

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 13th Day Of November 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.”