City Council Meeting Agenda – December 12, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 12, 2017
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council Vice President Janice Carter Beard

II. ROLL CALL: Johnny Blount ( ), Jason Hood ( ), Janice Carter Beard ( ), Lemar Marshall ( ), Mike Williams ( )

III. PUBLIC HEARING: 

1. An Ordinance Amending Section 7-64 of the Code of Ordinances regarding exemptions to the Prohibition on Animal Sales in Restricted Areas. (Mike Williams)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 12, 2017
6:00pm Immediately following Public Hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council Vice President Janice Carter Beard

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:

A. Update on the 5 year capital project for 2017-2018. (Lemar Marshall)

B. 2016-2017 Audit Report from Kushner LaGraize, LLC.

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of November 28, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution (1) accepting, as the fiscal agent for and on behalf of the Hammond Downtown Development District, a Louisiana Main Street Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Grant award of $4,000, for which the DDD will match at least $1,000, to relocate the Francis G. Stewart Monument; and (2) authorizing the Mayor and/or his designee to sign grant documents.  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:  

1. Final Adoption of an ordinance Amending Section 7-64 of the Code of Ordinances regarding exemptions to the Prohibition on Animal Sales in Restricted Areas. (Mike Williams)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

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 December 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.”