Hammond City Council Agenda – April 9, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 9, 2019
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
April 9, 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 March 26, 2019:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. Appeal by Spencer Rossie of the decision of the Hammond Historic District Commission denying his application for relocation of the properties at 207 West Morris Avenue and 211 West Morris Avenue. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 Attachment#3 (Spencer Rossie)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution 1) accepting a $12,000 Louisiana Local Government Assistance Program grant for the preservation of the Miller Memorial Library; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign grant documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2  (Charles W. Borchers IV)

2. A resolution to authorize the Hammond Regional Arts Center to host and serve alcohol as part of the following Culinary Arts fundraising dinners from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. (Maureen Joyce)

May 6, 2019 at Alack Culinary Equipment & Supplies, 17420 Hwy 190, Hammond
June 3, 2019 at Alack Culinary Equipment & Supplies, 17420 Hwy 190, Hammond
July 8, 2019 at Alack Culinary Equipment & Supplies, 17420 Hwy 190, Hammond
August 5, 2019 at Alack Culinary Equipment & Supplies, 17420 Hwy 190, Hammond
September 9, 2019 at Hammond Regional Arts Center, 217 East Thomas Street, Hammond

3. A resolution to approve Hammond-Harley Davidson to obtain a waiver of the Open Container law to serve free beer on premise at its annual Bike Night on April 18, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at 1530 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond, LA 70403. (Jaden Deshotels)

4. A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine located at 108 NW Railroad Avenue to sell alcohol on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00pm – 10:30pm. (Marina Rodriguez)

5. A resolution authorizing La Carreta Mexican Cuisine to obtain a waiver of the Open Container Law for the Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 4, 2019 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00pm – 10:30pm within the boundaries of Charles Street to Railroad Avenue and part of Casa de Fresa parking Mall. ( Marina Rodriguez)

6. A resolution to approve the Fumee Room located at 206 E. Thomas St., Hammond La., 70401 to sell High/Low alcohol on premise. The owner is Red White & Brew. (Jinnie Wilson)

7. A resolution to approve the Mayor to enter into contract for Railroad Track Repairs with Rhorer Mutual Industries in the amount of $27,400. (Jana Thurman)

8. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of an $100,000 AARP Community Challenge grant application for a new playground in Cate Square Park; and 2) supporting a cash match of $25,000. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

9. A resolution to purchase 7 (Seven) 2020 Chevy Tahoe’s for the Police Department from Gerry Lane Chevrolet for a total of $226,529.52. (Jana Thurman)

10. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1 (Final) on “Drainage Improvements [FY2018]” (Project No. 420-11806) for an increase of $1,251.12 (Webb Anderson)

11. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1 on “Lift Station & Force Main Improvements [FY 2018]” (Project No. 616-11802) for an increase of $14,400. (Webb Anderson)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance declaring moveable property as surplus and not needed for a public purpose and providing for a donation to benefit public safety. (Jana Thurman)

• 1 (one) 2001 GMC C8500 Fire Truck

2. Introduction of an ordinance to declare as surplus and authorize the sale of the items listed below to sell on GovsDeal.com: (Jana Thurman)

• Unit# 846-2011 Chevy Tahoe, VIN# 1GNLC2E08BR172405
• Unit# 492-2005 Dodge Ram, VIN# 1B7HC16X41S745232
• Unit# 717- 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, VIN# 2FAFP71V58X125684
• Unit# 703-2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 VIN# 1GCEK14V11Z263820

3. Introduction to an Ordinance for Expanded Conditional Use request by PEDO LLC to allow existing business for New Orleans Original Daiquiris to be relocated to 14211 Hwy 190 West Suite B in accordance with survey by Robert G. Barrilleaux dated July 28, 2005; Zoned C-H (Z-2019-03-00059). (Tracie Schillace)

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 8th Day Of April 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.