Hammond City Council Agenda – October 9, 2018

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 9th, 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. Introduction of an ordinance to Amend Chapter 28 regarding regulatory street signs. (Councilman Jason Hood)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 9th, 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 September 25, 2018:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the Downtown Development District and its approved merchants to serve alcohol during the event Starry November Night, held on Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Event is held within the boundaries of E. and W. Charles St., N. and S. Cherry St., E. and W. Coleman St. and N. and S. Pine St. (Chelsea Tallo)

2. A resolution to grant a Waiver of the City of Hammond’s Open Container Law to the Downtown Development District and its approved merchants during the event Starry November Night, held on Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Event is held within the boundaries of E. and W. Charles St., N. and S. Cherry St., E. and W. Coleman St. and N. and S. Pine St.
(Chelsea Tallo)

3. A resolution to approve the renewal of all existing businesses with High/Low Alcohol permits in the City of Hammond for the calendar year 2019. (Jinnie Wilson)

4. A resolution accepting an $18,326 federal Justice Assistance Grant to purchase radio equipment for the Hammond Police Department. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution to ratify and award bids for the Electrical Upgrades and Emergency Generator Chevy Well project. The lowest responsive bidder is M&R Resources, LLC for $298,663.00. ( Webb Anderson)

6. A resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and to authorize the Mayor to sign the questionnaire. (Syeda Naeem)

7. A resolution (1) accepting an $8,500 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant to purchase new and replacement body armor vests for Hammond police officers; (2) agreeing to a cash match of $8,500 to come from the Hammond Police Department; and (3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign grant documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

8. A resolution to approve the Water & Sewer Department to purchase (4) 2019 F-150 Regular Cab Trucks, RFP 19-17, from Bill Hood Ford in the amount of $89,180.00 (Guy Palermo)

9. A resolution to approve the Mayor to enter into contract with Associated Waterproofing Corp to repair exterior wall and waterproof the Evidence Building in the amount of $57,600.00. (Jana Thurman)

10. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34 to sell alcohol at its 3rd Annual Back the Blue BBQ Friday, November 2, 2018 & Saturday, November 3, 2018 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)

11. 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 3rd Annual Back the Blue BBQ Friday, November 2, 2018 & Saturday, November 3, 2018 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)

12. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1-Final on “Whitmar Sewer Rehabilitation” (project 616-11804) for a decrease of $10,709.09. (Chuck Spangler)

13. A resolution to accept work as substantially complete and to commence the 45 day lien period for “Whitmar Sewer Rehabilitation”. (Chuck Spangler)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final introduction of an ordinance to Amend Chapter 28 regarding regulatory street signs. (Councilman Jason Hood)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to accept a right of way dedication for an East portion of Hewitt Rd. beginning at S. Magnolia St. to SW Railroad Ave. as shown on survey by Tilden J. Dufrene Jr. (ROW-2018-09-00007) Recommended approval by Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to amend UDC Ordinance#14-5364 Article 13.1.10 Temporary signs D) Political Campaign signs (TA-2018-09-00013). (CC Gaiennie)

IX. 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 8th Day Of October 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.”