Hammond City Council Agenda – September 24, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING
AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 24, 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 24, 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:

VI. Minutes of September 10, 2019

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. 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

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Budget Transfer Form 20-01 that (1) transfers $84,000 from surplus/available funds (42015800-560330), (2) combines these funds with those from two projects, MLK Restrooms (Project #11913) and Cate Square Restrooms (Project #11911), and (3) renames the project “MLK/Cate Park Improvements” (Project #11911) for a total of $284,000. (Lacy Landrum)

2 A resolution to ratify bids for “Hammond Park Improvements Cate Square & MLK Park” and award the contract for the based bid and additive alternate #1 to JAC Construction of South Louisiana, LLC for $249,500. (Jeffrey Smith)

3. A resolution to reappoint Bill Travis to the Planning & Zoning Commission for a four-year term from June 15, 2019 to June 14, 2023. (Mayor Panepinto)

4. A resolution transferring $25,000 from the Grant Match Fund to “Air Traffic Control Tower Build-out” (Project 31706) to proceed with the project. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

5. A resolution 1) ratifying bids received August 21, 2019 in response to “RFP 20-04—Air Traffic Control Tower Build-out” (Project 31706); 2) approving the award of a contract to the lowest, responsible, and responsive bidder pending approval by grantors; and 3) authorizing the Mayor to enter into this contract following these grantors’ approval. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

6. A resolution 1) accepting an Apache Foundation Tree Grant of 100 native trees for the City’s annual Louisiana Arbor Day tree giveaway; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

7. A resolution supporting the submission of a $2,500 Entergy Open Grants Program application for STEM programming within the Hammond Afterschool Program. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

8. A resolution to accept “Zemuarry Park Pool Renovation” (Project 11717) as substantially complete and to begin the 45-day lien period. (Chris Bankston)

9. A resolution to approve Si Senor Taqueria to sell Hi/Low alcohol located at 1905 West Thomas St., Hammond, LA. 70403. The owner is 1905 Hospitality, LLC. Conditions are pending inspection from Sewer/Water, Health Department, and Building Inspection. ( Jinnie Wilson)

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 23rd 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.