Hammond City Council Agenda – August 25, 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
August 25, 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
August 25, 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 August 11, 2020

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Low Road Brewing located at 1110 CM Fagan Dr., Hammond LA to sell High/Low alcohol on premise. The owners are Low Road Brewing, LLC. (Laura Hammett)

2. A resolution to approve Shooters Billiards & Grill located at 1306 South Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA to sell High/Low alcohol on premise. The ownership is TJAX, LLC. (Laura Hammett)

3. A resolution to purchase Ten (10) fully equipped Police Tahoe’s from Dana Safety Supply in the amount of $438,872.00 RFP 21-06 ( Jana Thurman)

4. A resolution to purchase (2) Two F-150 Regular Cab trucks for the Water & Sewer Department from Bill Hood Ford in the amount of $46,938.00 (Jana Thurman)

5. A resolution to approve the Mayor to enter into contract with ARRCO Company Services for Generator Maintenance and Repair Services. Total Annual Preventive Maintenance amount of $27,266.29 and repair services hourly rate of $119.00 (Jana Thurman)

6. A resolution to approve the Mayor to enter into contract with Lonestar Prestress Manufacturer, Inc. to provide a Pre-fabricated Restroom Building for Mooney Park in the amount of $82,895.00. (Jana Thurman)

7. A resolution to approve Budget Change Form 21-03 to add funding for concrete street improvements on Brandi Lane, specifically transferring $130,000 from Concrete Street Repairs – Brandi Lane (project 12116) and $40,000 from Sidewalk & Drainage Improvements FY2020 (project 12010) and $80,000 from Surplus Available Funds (42015800 – 560330) to Concrete Street Improvements FY2020 (project 12022). (Webb Anderson)

8. A resolution to request proposals for legal services for FY 2020-2021 for Hammond City Council members. (Councilman Andrews)

9. A resolution asking the Mayor to remove the Police Chief from Office. (Councilman Wells)

10. A resolution to initiate an investigation into the Mayor’s appointment of the Police Chief. (Councilman Andrews)

11. A resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the special election held in the City of Hammond, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, to authorize the renewal of a special tax therein. (Lacy Landrum)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE: NONE

IX. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE:

1. Introduction of an ordinance to adopt the following adjusted millage rates and they are hereby levied upon the dollar of the assessed valuation of all property subject to ad valorem taxation within said corporate limits of the City of Hammond for the Year 2020, for the purpose or raising revenue: (Lacy Landrum)

MILLAGE

General Alimony, General Fund 9.010 Mills
(5207001)

Fire/Police 9.970 Mills
(5207002)

Public Works 1.990 Mills
(5207003)

Total 20.970 Mills

2. Introduction of an ordinance to increase the millage rate(s), but not in excess of the prior year’s maximum rate(s), on all taxable property shown on the official assessment roll for the year 2020, and when collected, the revenues from said taxes shall be used only for the specific purposes for which said taxes have been levied . Said millage (rate(s) are: (Lacy Landrum)

Adjusted Rate 2020 Levy
General Alimony, General Fund 9.010 Mills 9.040 Mills
(5207001)

Fire/Police 9.970 Mills 10.000 Mills
(5207002)

Public Works 1.990 Mills 2.000 Mills
(5207003)

Total 20.970 Mills 21.040 Mills

3. Introduction of an ordinance to declare as surplus and authorize the sale of items listed below to sell on Govdeal.com. (Jana Thurman)

• Bobcat Stump Grinder Model #SGx60/B950
• District of America, Auto 2-post lift Model 9000EB
• Scottsman Ice bin
• Portable Air Compressor 1HP
• Bobcat Jaw
• Woods 3240 Bat wing model 9580
• Unit 604 Kubota Tractor M110
• Tracks off a Kubota Excavator
• Tracks off a Bobcat skid steer
• Kohler 180K W Model 180RZD Generator serial 0702759
• Bobcat Breaker Model B

4. Introduction of an ordinance to accept permanent servitudes related to drainage improvements on Brandi Lane.

A. Frances Ard, 406 Brandi Lane, Hammond, LA 70403

B. Louis & Angela Billiot, 408 Brandi Lane, Hammond, LA 70403
(Lacy Landrum)

5. An introduction of an ordinance regarding use of the Hammond Rail Spur for a minimum fee of $350 per rail car. (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 24th Day of August 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.