Hammond City Council Agenda – October 8, 2019

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING
AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 8, 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
October 8, 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:

A. Presentation to the Hammond Police Department

2. Mayor:

VI. Minutes of September 24, 2019

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve alcohol renewals for 2020. (Jinnie Wilson)

2. A resolution to appoint Celeste Shields to the Hammond Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board for a three-year term from October 9, 2019 – July 29, 2022 to fulfill a university appointment. (Lacy Landrum)

3. A resolution to appoint Dr. Gabe Willis to the Hammond Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board for a three-year term from October 9, 2019 – July 29, 2022 to fulfill a university appointment. (Lacy Landrum)

4. A resolution to appoint John Exnicios to the Hammond Historic District Commission to fulfill the remainder of the four-year term of Marguerite Walter from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2020. (Mayor Panepinto)

5. A resolution in support of updating Hammond’s Strategic Plan through the Louisiana Development Ready Community Program. ( Stacey Neal)

6. A resolution to purchase a F-250 Crew Cab and a F-150 SSV for the Fire Department from Bill Hood Ford for a total of $58,464.01 (Jana Thurman)

7. A resolution to approve Hammond- Harley Davidson to obtain a waiver of the Open Container law to serve beer on premise at its Bikeoberfest Beer Tasting on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am-3pm. ( Jaden Deshotels)

8. A resolution 1) accepting a $19,198 federal Justice Assistance Grant to purchase new and replacement Tasers for the Hammond Police Department; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles W. Borchers IV)

9. A resolution 1) accepting a $13,757.57 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant to purchase new and replacement body armor vests for Hammond police officers; 2) approving a $13,757.57 cash match from the Hammond Police Department; and 3) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. (Charles W. Borchers IV)

10. A resolution to approving contract Change Order No. 1 for “Sewer System Rehabilitation FY-2018- City of Hammond, LA’’ (Project 31813) for an increase of 60 days. (Webb Anderson)

11. A resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and to authorize the Mayor to sign the questionnaire. (Syeda Naeem)

12. A resolution (1) approving Hammond Northshore Regional Airport’s 2020–25 Capital Improvement Plan; (2) requesting that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Division of Aviation provide funds required to complete the airport improvements specifically described in the Airport’s CIP Application; (3) agreeing to certain assurances related to the preceding; (4) authorizing the Mayor and Hammond City Council President to sign CIP documents; and (5) authorizing the Hammond City Council Clerk to attest to these signatures. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (David Lobue)

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 7th Day Of October 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.