Hammond City Council Agenda – February 12, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 12, 2019
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. An ordinance to transfer $396,800 from the Sales Tax (203) fund balance to various funds as described in Budget Change Form 19-08. (Lacy Landrum)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 12, 2019
5:30pm at Conclusion of Public Hearing

I. CALL TO ORDER:

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

III. PRAYER:

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

V. REPORTS:

1. Council

A. Entergy Representative – Regarding Smart Meters

B. Wilbert Dangerfield Committee

C. Councilman Wells

2. Mayor

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of January 22, 2019:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve the Hammond BBQ Challenge, Inc. to hold the 2019 It’s A Smokin’ BBQ Challenge in downtown Hammond on March 21, 22, & 23, 2019, lying within the boundaries of S.W. Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; Coleman Street from Cate Street to S. W. Railroad Ave. (Eric Phares)

2. A resolution to approve the Hammond BBQ Challenge, Inc. to sell beer and alcoholic beverages specifically “Daiquiris”, on the City’s property lying within the boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave., from 100 yards South of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; Coleman Street from Cate Street to S. W. Railroad Avenue for the hours of 6pm to 11pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019, 3pm to 11pm on Friday, March 22, 2019, and from 10am to 11:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Eric Phares)

3. A resolution to approve the Hammond BBQ Challenge, Inc. to obtain a waiver of the City of Hammond Open Container Law within the boundaries of S. W. Railroad Ave., from 100 yards S. of Coleman Street to West Thomas Street; East Charles Street to Hanson Street; Coleman Street from Cate Street to S. W. Railroad Avenue for the hours of 6pm to 11pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019, 3pm to 11pm on Friday, March 22, 2019, and from 10am to 11:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (Eric Phares)

4. A resolution to ratify and award bids for “Sewer & Drainage System Evaluation Survey [FY2019]” received 2/1/2019. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Chuck Spangler)

5. A resolution to approve “Downtown Parking Improvements [FY 2018]” (project 420-11711) – Magee Excavation & Development, LLC, contractor. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Chuck Spangler):

A. Approval of Change Order No. 2 (Final) in the amount of $1,000.00 extra.
B. Acceptance of work as substantially complete; commence 45 day lien period withholding 10% retainage.

6. A resolution to approve City Council Agenda Preparation. (Councilwoman Gonzales)

7. A resolution to approve the purchase of equipment for disaster recovery to backup all City Hall data in the amount of $49,031.00. (Marcus G. McMillian)

8. A resolution to set for public hearing the topic of the search for the next Police Chief for public comment and input. (Councilman Sam DiVittorio)

9. A resolution for the City Council to hold an executive session for purposes of evaluating each of the top three applicants for police chief as identified by the mayor and to review the analysis of their applications with each candidate to evaluate the qualifications of each. Following the executive session, the city council will issue an opinion whether each applicant is qualified to serve as Police Chief. (Councilman Sam DiVittorio)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of an Ordinance to transfer $396,800 from the Sales Tax (203) fund balance to various funds as described in Budget Change Form 19-08. (Lacy Landrum)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1.Introduction of an Ordinance for an Expanded Conditional Use request by Enrico Rogers to allow a mobile home on Lot 24 Blk 9 Greenville Park Subdivision at 107 W. Newman St.; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2019-01-00057) Recommend approval with a conditions by Zoning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

1) The approval shall be with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon a change in occupancy and ownership of Enrico Rogers, and
2) Must meet all placement requirements.

Public Hearing is set for February 26th, 2019

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 11th Day Of February 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.