Hammond City Council Agenda – September 10, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING
AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 10, 2019
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

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

III. PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
REGULAR SESSION
AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 10, 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 (), Steve Leon ()

III. PRAYER:

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

V. REPORTS:

1. Council:

2. Mayor:

A. Sandy A. Summers-Girl Scout Troop (31018)

3. Recognition of New Businesses:

VI. Minutes of August 27, 2019

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to amend Resolution No 19-0723-1 to show the corrected date of President’s Day as Monday, February 17, 2020. (Loretta Severan)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to reappoint Bobby Carter to the Hammond Housing Authority Board for a five-year term from June 1, 2019 –May 31, 2024. (Mayor Panepinto)

2. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into contract with Rail Technical Services, LLC for RR Track, Bridges and Traffic Signal and the estimated yearly cost is $30,000. (Jana Thurman)

3. Appeal by Melanie Ricketts of a decision of the Hammond Historic District Commission for Cate Square park new construction for restrooms that was approved on August 21, 2019. (Melanie Ricketts)

4. A resolution to accept the Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Annual Report for the South Wastewater Treatment Plant as required by Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and specified in the City of Hammond discharge permit. (Guy Palermo)

5. A resolution 1) accepting a Litter Cleanup Supplies Affiliate Grant valued at $633.98; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of a $15,000 KaBOOM! Let’s Play Community Construction grant application for a new playground in Cate Square Park; and 2) supporting a cash match of at least $24,000. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution to approve change order No. 1 (Final) on “Sidewalk & Drainage Improvements- C.M. Fagan Drive “(Project No. 420-11908) for a decrease of $6,180.20.  Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Kylan Douglas)

8. A resolution to accept work as substantially complete on “Sidewalk & Drainage Improvements- C.M. Fagan Drive” (Project No. 420-11908) commencing 45 day lien period and withholding 10% retainage. (Kylan Douglas)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE AND SET OF PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

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 CHAMBERS AT 312 EAST CHARLES STREET, HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, IN ACCORDANCE WITH LA R.S. 42:19, ON OR BEFORE THE 9TH Day Of September 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.