Hammond City Council Agenda – January 8, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
January 8, 2019
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER: Council Clerk Tonia Banks

II. ROLL CALL: Kip Andrews (), Carlee White Gonzales (), Devon Wells (), Sam DiVittorio (), Steven Leon ()

III. PRAYER: Reverend D. Palmer

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: All veterans and active military, please render the proper salute.

V. INDUCTION CEREMONY

Mayor Pete Panepinto

Judge Grace Gasaway

Council District 1: Councilman Kip Andrews
Judge Brenda Ricks
Judge Elizabeth Wolfe

Council District 2: Councilwoman Carlee White Gonzales
Judge Grace Gasaway

Council District 3: Councilman Devon A. Wells
Attorney, Monique Edwards

Council District 4: Councilman Sam DiVittorio
Frank DiVittorio

Council District 5: Councilman Steven J. Leon
Judge Grace Gasaway

*Closing Prayer: Reverend Lionel Wells

VI. ELECTION OF COUNCIL OFFICERS:

VII. RECOGNITION OF FORMER COUNCIL MEMBERS:

VIII. REPORTS:

1. Council

2. Mayor

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

IX. Minutes of December 26, 2018

X. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Hammond Regional Arts Center to host and serve alcohol on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:30pm until 9:30pm for the 3rd Annual Art of the Cocktail at 217 East Thomas Street and within the boundaries of Morrison Alley Park between Cypress and Cherry Streets. (Lacy Landrum)

2. A resolution authorizing the Hammond Regional Arts Center to obtain a waiver of the open container law on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:30pm until 9:30pm for the 3rd Annual Art of the Cocktail at 217 East Thomas Street and within the boundaries of Morrison Alley Park between Cypress and Cherry Streets. (Lacy Landrum)

XI. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance for rezoning request by Starwood Management Company to rezone 0.225 acre parcel (67’x146′) located at 505 W. Coleman Ave. from RM-2 to MX-C in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 11/12/2018 (Recommend Denial by the Zoning Commission) Z-2017-07-00039. (Tracie Schillace)

PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR JANUARY 22, 2019

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to amend UDC Ord#14-5364 Appendix A “Definitions” to add the definition of Cemetery, and to amend Article 6 “Zoning Districts” to move Cemeteries and/or Memorial Garden from Conditional Uses to Allowed Uses in all single and multi-family residential districts, in all mixed use districts, in C-N, and C-H (Recommend approval by the Zoning Commission 5-0) TA-2018-12-00014. (Tracie Schillace)

PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR JANUARY 22, 2019

XII. ADJOURN:

The public is invited to attend a reception following the Council Meeting.

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 January 2019 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.