City Council Meeting Agenda – December 26, 2017

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 26, 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: NONE

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 26, 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:

2. Mayor:

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of December 12, 2017

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. Election of City Council Officers for 2018

2. A resolution to approve the appointment of Cassie Regan, representing the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce, to the Downtown Development District Board for a two-year term from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. (Chelsea Tallo)

3. A resolution to approve the appointment of Sharon Smith, representing the Majority Property Owners, to the Downtown Development District Board for a two-year term from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. (Chelsea Tallo)

4. A resolution to approve the appointment of Justin Thornhill representing the Mayor of Hammond, to the Downtown Development District Board for a two-year term from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. (Chelsea Tallo)

5. A resolution to approve the appointment of Pierre Theriot representing the Eastside Property Owners, to the Downtown Development District Board for a two-year term from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. (Chelsea Tallo)

6. A resolution to approve Runway Food Mart located at 1345 Hwy., 190 East, Hammond La., to sell High/Low packaged alcohol. This is a change of ownership of an existing business. The new owner is Shiv Hari 2017, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

7. A resolution to approve Iron Horse Sports Grill and Spirits located at 123 Cate Street, Hammond La., to sell High/Low alcohol. This is a change of ownership of an existing business. The owner is Paesano Hospitality Group, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

8. A resolution authorizing the Hammond Regional Arts Center to host and serve alcohol on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6:30pm until 9:30pm at 217 East Thomas Street and within the boundaries of Morrison Alley Park for the 2nd Annual Art of the Cocktail. (Lacy Landrum)

9. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into contract with Roofing Solutions, LLC., for a total of $135,286.00 to Re-Roof the Building Department. (Jana Thurman)

10. A resolution to accepting work as substantially complete for “Drainage Improvements FY 2017” (Project #420-11707), commencing 45 day lien period withholding 10% retainage. (Webb Anderson)

11. A resolution to reappoint Howard Nichols to the Hammond Historic District Commission for a Four- Year term from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2021. (Mayor Panepinto)

12. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into contract with Roofing Solutions for $43,680.00 to remove and replace existing PBR panel roof system for Hanger #15. (Jana Thurman)

13. A resolution to award the contract to Ronald Morse Construction Inc., for $76,000.00 for the (Morris & Cypress Sidewalk Improvements) Project. ( Jeffrey Smith)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

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 24th 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.”