City Council Meeting Agenda – December 18, 2012

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 18, 2012
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER: Mike Williams, President

II. ROLL CALL: Johnny Blount( ) Jason Hood( ) Robert “Bobby “Martin( ) Lemar Marshall ( )Mike Williams ( )

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An ordinance to redistrict the city of Hammond City Council after the 2010 federal decennial census as required under Section 2-02 of the Home Charter of the City of Hammond. (Plan 1) Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Bill Blair)

2. An ordinance to redistrict the city of Hammond City Council after the 2010 federal decennial census as required under Section 2-02 of the Home Charter of the City of Hammond. (Plan 2) Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Bill Blair)

3. An ordinance authorizing the transfer of $62,822.50 from the fund balance (205) of court awarded assets to police patrol account 10020500 540167 equipment account for the purchase of 45 Taser weapons and cartridges. (Larry Francis)

 

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
December 18, 2012
6:00 PM or immediately following public hearing.

I. CALL TO ORDER: Mike Williams, President

II. ROLL CALL: Johnny Blount ( ) Jason Hood ( ) Robert “Bobby” Martin ( ) Lemar Marshall ( ) Mike Williams ( )

III. PRAYER:

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

V. REPORTS:

a. Council:

b. Mayor:

c. New Businesses:

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Minutes of December 4th, 2012

VII. RESOLUTIONS

VIII. OLD BUSINESS:

IX. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Jovanni’s Food Mart LLC located at 605 Pecan Street to get a high/low alcohol content. This will be a conditional approval pending water/sewer, health and building approval. The owner of the business is Jovanni’s Food Mart LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution authorizing VooDoo BBQ & Grill located at 2108 West Thomas St., to get a High and Low Content Permit. It is an existing business, with an owner change the new owner is Laveauxxx, LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

3. A resolution (1) approving the submission of a pre-application for a $5,000,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (with a 20-year term and a 0.95% annual percentage rate), to correct inflow and infiltration problems within the City’s sewer system; (2) designating the Mayor as the Official Project Representative; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign the pre-application documents and to submit additional information as requested. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Mayson Foster, Garry Knight, Lacy Landrum)

4. A resolution to accept the appointment of Cynthia Shelton to the Downtown Development District representing the Major Property Owners. (Mayor Foster)

5. A resolution to accept the appointment of Paul Jones to the Downtown Development District representing the Westside Property Owners and Businesses. (Mayor Foster)

6. A resolution (1) accepting a grant award of $90,000 from the Affordable Housing Program to rehabilitate 10 homes in Hammond; (2) agreeing to match the grant award with $10,000 from the Grant Match Fund; and (3) authorizing the Mayor to sign all grant-related documents. (Lacy Landrum)

7. A resolution to approve “Budget Change Form No. 13-03” merging “North Oak Asphalt Street Improvements” (proj.420-11309) and “NW Railroad Asphalt Street Improvements” (proj.420-11311) into one (1) project. (Chuck Spangler)

IX. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an ordinance to redistrict the city of Hammond City Council after the 2010 federal decennial census as required under Section 2-02 of the Home Charter of the City of Hammond. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Plan 1)

2. Final adoption of an ordinance to redistrict the city of Hammond City Council after the 2010 federal decennial census as required under Section 2-02 of the Home Charter of the City of Hammond. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Plan 2)

3. Final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $62,822.50 from the fund balance (205) of court awarded assets to police patrol account 10020500 540167 equipment account for the purchase of 45 Taser weapons and cartridges.

X. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance to approve a rezoning request by Karen Ott & Pamela Wall to rezone Lots 4&5 in Square 2 of the Magnolia Ridge Subdivision located at 2 Whitmar Drive from R11 to RA (RZ2012-11-1) recommended denial by the Zoning Commission. (Josh Taylor)

XI. Adjourn.

I, WHITNEY COOPER CLERK 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. 42:4.7, ON THE 17th day of December , 2012

 

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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.”