Hammond City Council Agenda – July 23, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING
AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
July 23, 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
July 23, 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 July 9, 2019:

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Friday, November 1, 2019, All Saints Day: and Monday February 18, 2020, President’s Day for Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Employees for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. (Loretta Severan)

2. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center for $110,000 from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. (Lacy Landrum)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Streetside Market located at 201 W. Thomas Suite B, Hammond, La. 70403 to obtain a permit to sell High/Low alcohol and possess High/Low alcohol on premise. Owned by Downtown Market LLC. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution supporting the submission of an Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program application for 100 native trees for the City’s annual Louisiana Arbor Day tree giveaway. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

3. A resolution in support of the 2020 Census. (Qiana Wiggins)

4. A resolution to approve Change Order No. 1 for Canal Improvements [FY’2019], adding $30,770.26 for pedestrian bridge extension (Project# 420-11910). (Chuck Spangler)

5. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign the G Suite Ordering Document to purchase the G Suite Business products for the City of Hammond. The contract allows for the City’s Microsoft email to be migrated to Google mail with a free first year of service and with a cost of $37,800 for each year following. (Marcus McMillian)

6. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs for $1,872 from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. (Lacy Landrum)

7. A resolution to accept the Engineering & Economic Feasibility Report for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade. (Webb Anderson)

8. A resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana, to authorize the incurring of debt and issuance of not exceeding $2,100,000 of Sewer Revenue Bonds; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (David Wolf)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING:

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 22nd Day Of July 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.