City Council Meeting Agenda – May 22, 2018

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
MAY 22, 2018
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An Ordinance to approve renaming of street request by Hospital Service District #1 from Emergency Services Drive to Jay Smith M.D. Drive in its entirety beginning at North Oaks Drive (ROW-2018-04-00006) Recommend approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

2. An Ordinance to approve a rezoning request by Cartay Properties, LLC to rezone 100’ x 150’ of the NW ¼ of Blk 111 Mooney Addition from RM-2 to MX-N located at 909 W. Morris Ave. (Z-2018-04-00045). (Tracie Schillace)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
MAY 22, 2018
6:00pm Immediately following Public Hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER:

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 May 8, 2018:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce to serve alcohol from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the “Chillin with the Chamber” Fundraising Event held at Southeastern Strawberry Stadium Parking Garage located at 910 N. Hazel St., Hammond, La. 70402. (Melissa Bordelon)

2. A resolution to authorize the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce to obtain a Waiver of the Open Container Law on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the “Chillin with the Chamber” Fundraising Event held at Southeastern Strawberry Stadium Parking Garage located at 910 N. Hazel St., Hammond, La. 70402. (Melissa Bordelon)

3. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 210 Grant St., (96% damaged), located in Council District 1. The owner is Kendall C. Tillis & Prentiss J. Tillis 512 ½ Hoover St., Hammond, LA. 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

4. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 602 Campo St., (91% damaged), located in Council District 1. The owner is Alexander Family, LLC. 14107 Sableridge Dr., Houston, TX. 77014. (Bobby Mitchell)

5. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1300 Harvey St., (91% damaged), located in Council District 1. The owner is Lonnie Ray Taylor, 1301 Harvey St., Hammond, LA. 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

6. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 800 Illinois Ave., (87% damaged), located in Council District 2. The owner is Daniel McCarthy, 2011 Ponderosa Place, Mandeville, LA. 70448. (Bobby Mitchell)

7. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 802 E. Coleman Ave., (96% damaged), located in Council District 2. The owner is Idella L. Reed, ETAL 2147 Christian St., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. (Bobby Mitchell)

8. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 804 S. Holly St., (90% damaged), located in Council District 2. The owner is FTK Holdings, LLC & KC Hammond Properties, LLC, 6911 Colbert St., New Orleans, LA 70124. (Bobby Mitchell)

9. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 115 Showers Lane, (90% damaged), located in Council District 3. The owner is Erma Williams, C/O Latunza B. Reed 4729 Tacan St., Apt #23 Los Angeles, CA 90008. (Bobby Mitchell)

10. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 705 S. Cypress St., (94 % damaged), located in Council District 3. The owner is GALO4O Investments, LLC. 11280 Cooper Hill Dr., Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

11. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1112 S. Oak St., (76% damaged), located in Council District 3. The owner is James A. Mercier, EST C/O Amber Pyron 1112 S Oak Street Hammond, LA 70403. (Bobby Mitchell)

12. A resolution authorizing the demolition of a property located at 1215 W. Coleman Ave., (97% damaged), located in Council District 3. The owner is Janie L. Fletcher, ETAL 1512 Ellis Drive Hammond, LA 70401. (Bobby Mitchell)

13. A resolution to approve Elite located at 1406 Corbin Road, Hammond, La., 70403 to sell High/Low Alcohol on premise. The owner is CR Entertainment, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

14. A resolution to approve Nada Food Mart located at 310 E. University Ave., Hammond, La. 70401 to sell High/Low packaged Alcohol. The owner is Nada Ma, Inc. (Jinnie Wilson)

15. A resolution to approve the issuance of not exceeding $300,000 of Limited Tax Certificates of the Hammond Downtown Development District (Ali Thompson)

16. A resolution (1) accepting $675,000 in 2018 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant funds 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; (2) authorizing a cash match of $90,000 from the Grant Match Fund to cover the cost of engineering; and (3) authorizing the Mayor, Director of Administration, and Finance Director to sign grant documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

17. A resolution authorizing Tonia Banks, Hammond City Council Clerk, to certify signatories and signatures for the City of Hammond’s 2018 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant.  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

18. A resolution (1) supporting the submission of a $80,500 Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program grant application to install emergency generators at Lift Stations 9, 22, 25, and 36; and (2) supporting a $20,125 cash match. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

19. A resolution supporting the submission of a $51,000 Traffic Safety Grant application for Impaired Driving, Occupant Protection, and Juvenile Underage Drinking Enforcement. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

20. A resolution supporting the submission of a $20,000 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant for improvements to Cate Square Park. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

21. A resolution (1) supporting the submission of a $17,000 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant application to purchase new and replacement body armor vests for Hammond police officers; and (2) supporting a $8,500 cash match from the Hammond Police Department. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

22. A resolution to approve the Mayor to enter into contract with Wrights TLC for Janitorial Services for all City of Hammond Buildings, in the amount of $157, 320.00. (Jana Thurman)

23. A resolution to ratify and award bids received on May 18, 2018 for “Downtown Parking Improvements [FY 2018]’’, Project #420-11711. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Webb Anderson)

24. A resolution to accept Final Acceptance of “Sewer System Improvements [FY2017]”, Project #616-11702. (Webb Anderson)

25. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Owner-Engineer Agreement with M& E Consulting (Scotty Baudoin, P.E.), for “Electrical Upgrades & Emergency Generator- Chevy Well” funded by Project #616-11803. (Webb Anderson)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve renaming of street request by Hospital Service District #1 from Emergency Services Drive to Jay Smith M.D. Drive in its entirety beginning at North Oaks Drive (ROW-2018-04-00006) Recommend approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

2. Final adoption of an Ordinance to approve a rezoning request by Cartay Properties, LLC to rezone 100’ x 150’ of the NW ¼ of Blk 111 Mooney Addition from RM-2 to MX-N located at 909 W. Morris Ave. (Z-2018-04-00045). Recommend approval by Planning Commission (Tracie Schillace)

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 21st Day Of May 2018 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.”

Persons needing accommodations or assistance should contact City Council Clerk Tonia Banks at 985-277-5610. Request should be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.