Hammond City Council Agenda – February 26, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 26, 2019
5:00pm

I. LITIGATION

1. Review and discussion of the lawsuit entitled James Stewart v. City of Hammond docket #2019-0000546 21st Judicial District court.
*This matter may be discussed in executive session pursuant to LSA RS 42:17 (A)(2).

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 26, 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 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.

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
February 26, 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:

2. Mayor

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of February 12, 2019:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

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

A. Approval of Change Order No. 2 (Final) in the amount of $5,232.64 extra.
B. Acceptance of work as substantially complete; commence 45 day lien period withholding 10% retainage.

2. 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)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Hammond- Harley Davidson to serve free beer on premise at its annual Bike Night on March 21, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at 1530 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, LA. 70403.  (Jadan Deshotels)

2. A Ratify and award bids for “Sidewalk & Drainage Improvements – C. M. Fagan Drive” received 2/22/2019 Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Chuck Spangler).

3. A resolution 1) ratifying bids received February 15, 2019 for “Sewer System Rehabilitation, City of Hammond FY 2018 LCDBG” (State Project 2000356774 / City Project 31813); 2) approving the award of a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder pending verification of contractor eligibility by the Louisiana Office of Community Development; and 3) authorizing the Mayor to enter into this contract following verification. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 Attachment#4 Attachment#5 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

4. A resolution supporting the submission of a Litter Cleanup Supplies Affiliate Grant application for up to $2,000 in litter cleanup supplies for Keep Hammond Beautiful. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of a $15,000 application to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors for the preservation and restoration of the interior of the Levy Building, a designated historic structure; and 2) supporting a cash match of at least $15,000. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption 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.

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an Ordinance for an Expanded Conditional Use request by Marcella M. Crier (applicant) to allow for a group care facility consisting of no more than 8 individuals at Lot 1 Blk 3 Sherry Drive Ext of College Town Subdivision located at 1208 W. University Ave.; Zoned RM-2 (Z-2019-01-00055) Recommend approval. (Tracie Schillace)

X. ADJOURN:

XI.Wilbert Dangerfield Award of Excellence Program 

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 25th 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.