Hammond City Council Agenda – May 12, 2020

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HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 12, 2020
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

II. ROLL CALL:

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
May 12, 2020
6:00pm or at conclusion of Public Hearing

I. CALL TO ORDER:

II. ROLL CALL:

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 April 28, 2020

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to consider and take action with respect to adopting a resolution confirming an election date change pursuant to proclamation of the Governor; establishing a new date to canvass the returns of the election; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (C. Grant Schlueter)

2. A resolution to approve Nash Express located at 605 Pecan Street Hammond, La. 70401 to obtain a permit to sell High/Low packaged alcohol. The owner is NHNH, Inc. (Laura Hammett)

3. A resolution to purchase one (1) fully equipped Police K-9 Tahoe from Dana Safety Supply in the amount of $48,260.00 (RFP 20-16). (Jana Thurman)

4. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into contract with Rhorer Mutual Industries for Railroad Track Repairs in the amount of $83,345.00 (RFP 20-17). (Jana Thurman)

5. A resolution 1) accepting a $14,913 grant from the Local Government Assistance Program for improvements to the Hammond City Council Chambers; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles Borchers IV)

6. A resolution 1) accepting a $27,000 grant from the Community Water Enrichment Fund to purchase water sampling stations; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Charles Borchers IV)

7. A resolution authorizing Contract Change Order No. Four (4) for “Sewer System Rehabilitation FY-2018 LCDBG – City of Hammond, LA” (Project 31813) adjusting for final materials and quantities and deducting $5,210.30 from the final Contract Price. (Charles Borchers IV)

8. A resolution accepting “Sewer System Rehabilitation FY-2018 LCDBG – City of Hammond, LA” (Project 31813) as substantially complete and beginning the 45-day lien period for payment of retainage. (Charles Borchers IV)

9. A resolution supporting the submission of a $157,000 grant application to the CARES Act Airport Grants Program to offset economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency and experienced at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (Charles Borchers IV)

10. A resolution supporting the submission of a $61,855 grant application to the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program to offset costs associated with preventing, preparing for, and/or responding to coronavirus in Hammond. (Charles Borchers IV)

11. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of a $20,000 grant application to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant—COVID-19 Supplemental Program to offset the cost of personal protective equipment and supplies used to prevent, prepare for, and/or respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency in Hammond; and 2) supporting a $2,000 cash match from the Hammond Fire Department. (Charles Borchers IV)

12. A resolution 1) supporting the submission of a $15,750 grant application to the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership to purchase new and replacement body armor for Hammond police officers; and 2) supporting a $7,875 cash match from the Hammond Police Department. (Charles Borchers IV)

13. A resolution for acceptance of work by Spinks Construction, Inc. as substantially complete for “Sewer Extension – Pride Drive/HAEIDD” (Project #616-12024), commencing the 45-day lien period and withholding 10% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

14. A resolution to approve Changer Order No. 1 (Final) “Martin Luther King Parking Improvements (Project # 420-12108)” in the amount of $6,910.70 extra [from project contingencies]. (Chuck Spangler)

15. A resolution to approve Acceptance of work by M & O Construction, LLC “Martin Luther King Parking Improvements (Project # 420-12108)” as substantially complete commencing 45-day lien period and withholding 10% retainage. (Chuck Spangler)

16. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to sign the Memorandum of Agreement between the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department to participate in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program. (Lacy Landrum)

17. A resolution to approve the Fiscal year 2020-2021 Non-Municipal Fire and Police personnel holiday closing schedule for the City of Hammond. (Jacqueline Browder)

VIII. INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE:

1. Introduction of an ordinance declaring (1) 2003 F- 250 moveable property as surplus and providing for a donation to benefit public safety. (Jana Thurman)

2. Introduction of an ordinance declaring (1) Crown Victoria moveable property as surplus and providing for a donation to benefit public safety. (Jana Thurman)

3. Introduction of an ordinance to adopt the City of Hammond budget for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 in accordance with the procedures in Section 5-03 of the City’s Charter. (Syeda Naeem)

IX. 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 11th Day of May 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. Prior to the vote of a particular item on the agenda, the presiding officer shall allow time for the public discussion of that agenda item.
2. 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.
3. After recognition, the participant is requested to give his/her name and address and duly noted in the minutes.
4. All questions and comments are to be address to the presiding officer only and shall be limited to the agenda item under consideration.
5. There shall be no indulging in personalities, no offensive or profane language shall be used and the participant must adhere to the item at hand, and the decorum of the Council.
6. When a person refuses to adhere to these 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 person or persons.
7. The presiding officer may limit the amount of time for public comment in the interest of an orderly meeting. Repetitive comments are discouraged.
8. The Council Clerk shall be the official timekeeper of the Council and shall interrupt discussion to advise the Council that any time limit has expired.
9. 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.”
10. During the period of a declared public health or public safety emergency, the number of persons attending the meeting in person may be limited or rules maintaining an appropriate distance from others may be imposed to comply with any emergency proclamation or in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of Public Health or the Louisiana Department of Health. In such instances, or in order to comply with any emergency proclamation, the Council shall provide an alternate method for public participation and public comment such as via internet, video, e-mail, facsimile or telephone. The specific procedure for any alternate method of public participation and comment shall be contained in the public notice or agenda for the meeting.
11. Persons needing accommodations or assistance should contact City Council Clerk Tonia Banks at 985-277-5610. Requests should be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.