Hammond City Council Agenda – July 14, 2020

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Hammond City Council Members
Councilwoman Carlee Gonzales- President
Councilman Sam DiVittorio- Vice President
Councilman Devon Wells
Councilman Kip Andrews
Councilman Steve Leon

City Council Clerk, Tonia Banks
City Attorney, Andre Coudrain

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
July 14, 2020
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

II. ROLL CALL:

III. PUBLIC HEARING: NONE

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
July 14, 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:

A. Councilman Andrews – Certificate of Recognition

2. Mayor:

A. Pam Lightfoot (DOTD)- Community Rating System

VI. Minutes of June 23, 2020

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Services Agreement between Tangipahoa Parish Government Animal Control and the City of Hammond for $60,057 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

2. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa for $9,383 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

3. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Child Advocacy Services, Inc. for $20,000 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

4. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Tangipahoa Voluntary Council on Aging for $50,000 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

5. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum for $35,000 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

6. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center for $90,000 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

7. A resolution to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs for $1,962 from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Lacy Landrum)

8. A resolution to urge and request all Departments within the City of Hammond to utilize every available avenue and resource to promote and encourage response to the 2020 Federal decennial census. (Councilwoman Gonzales)

9. A resolution 1) accepting a $5,000 grant from the Walmart Local Community Grant Program for improvements to Zemurray Dog Park; and 2) authorizing the Mayor or his designee to complete and sign related documents. (Charles Borchers IV)

10. A resolution supporting the submission of an application for reimbursement to the Coronavirus Relief Fund for necessary expenditures incurred in preparation for, mitigation of, response to, or recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic between May 1 and June 30, 2020. (Charles Borchers IV)

11. A resolution to approve Q’s Seafood and Deli located at 1705 CM Fagan Dr., Hammond, La. 70403 to obtain a permit to sell High/Low alcohol on premise. The owner is Fagan Food Mart, LLC (Laura Hammett)

12. A resolution to ratify and award bids received June 11, 2020 for “Concrete Street Improvements [FY2020]” Project 420-12022. (Webb Anderson)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to accept completion of work on the Commerce Street improvements and cul-de-sac, to release performance bond/letter of credit in the amount of $287,935.00, and acceptance of 2 year maintenance bond in the amount of $28,793.50 in accordance with as built plans by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 6/17/2020 (Case#ROW-2019-07-00009). (Tracie Schillace)

2. Introduction of an ordinance for an Expanded Conditional Use request by Vashaun L. Moore to allow placement of a manufactured home meeting all code requirements on Lots 8 & 9 Blk 10 Greenville Park Subdivision located at 108 & 110 W. Louisa West Street; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2020-05-00076). Recommend approval (4-1) with the following conditions by the Zoning Commission:

a) This approval shall be with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon a change in ownership of Vashaun L. Moore; and
b) Must meet all placement requirements for a manufactured home.

(Tracie Schillace)

3. Introduction of an ordinance for an Expanded Conditional Use request by Dianne W. Hooks to allow placement of a manufactured home meeting all code requirements on Lot 20 Rosehill Park Subdivision located at 2401 Center Ave.; Zoned RS-3 (Z-2020-06-00077). Recommend approval (5-0) with the following conditions by the Zoning Commission:

a) This approval shall be with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon change in ownership of Dianne W. Hooks; and
b) Must meet all placement requirements for a manufactured home.

(Tracie Schillace)

4. Introduction of an ordinance to create the Accrual Buyout Fund. (Lacy Landrum)

5. Introduction of an ordinance to amend the City of Hammond budget for FY 2020 – 2021 and to transfer $300,000 from the Police Administration Retirement line item into the Accrual Buyout Fund. (Lacy Landrum)

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 13th Day of July 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.