Hammond City Council Agenda – May 14, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
PUBLIC HEARING
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 14, 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
AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 14, 2019
6:00pm or 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 April 23, 2019:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract for $45,088 between the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program. (Chief Edwin Bergeron)

2. A resolution 1) accepting a $12,000 Community Water Enrichment Fund grant to purchase water treatment equipment; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign grant documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

3. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of a $31,700 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant application to purchase new and replacement body armor vests for Hammond police officers; and 2) supporting a $15,850 cash match from the Hammond Police Department. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

4. A resolution 1) accepting a $3,557 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to purchase radio equipment for the Hammond Police Department; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign grant documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of $23,400 Historic Preservation Fund Grant application to re-survey the Hammond Historic District to create new opportunities for tax credits and/or grants for historic property owners; and 2) supporting a cash and in-kind match of $11,700 from the Hammond Historic District Commission. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution 1) accepting a $40,000 donation from the Hammond-Tangipahoa Home Mortgage Authority for improvements to the City of Hammond’s bus system; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution transferring $15,000 from the Grant Match Fund to “Miller Memorial Library Restoration, Phase I—Roof Replacement” (Project 31611) to proceed with the Library Roof Replacement project. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

8. A resolution 1) ratifying bids received May 7, 2019 for “Miller Memorial Library Restoration, Phase I—Roof Replacement” (Project 31611); 2) approving the award of a contract to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder pending approval by the grantor; and 3) authorizing the Mayor to enter into this contract following grantor approval. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W Borchers IV)

9. A resolution 1) accepting a $10,000 donation from First Guaranty Bank to enable more children to attend the 2019 HOPE Summer Camp; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

10. A resolution to accept “Rehabilitate Runway 18/36 & 13/31 – Phase III (Construction)” (Project #21702) as substantially complete and to begin the 45-day lien period. (Brian Smith)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

1. Introduction of an ordinance for rezoning by Jamestown Properties, LLC to rezone 16 lots (9A through 16-B) of the Hundred Oaks Subdivision located on Fern St. from RS-11 to RS-5 in accordance with survey by Brett J. Martin dated 4/18/2019 (Z-2019-01-00056) Recommended approval by Zoning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

2. Introduction of an ordinance to adopt the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in accordance with the procedures in Section 5-03 of the City’s Charter. (Syeda Naeem)
Budget Work Session on June 7
Public Hearing on June 25

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 13th Day Of May 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.