Hammond City Council Agenda – September 22, 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
September 22, 2020
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

II. ROLL CALL:

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. 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. 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. 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. 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 ordinance regarding use of the Hammond Rail Spur for a minimum fee of $350 per rail car. (Lacy Landrum)

6. An Ordinance to accept the re-dedication of a portion of Parker Blvd. right of way (60′ x 284.81′), and Acceptance of a 1-year Performance Bond/Letter of Credit in the amount of $10,000 for the construction of an “L” turnaround at the north end of Parker Blvd. located at the intersection of a 19′ alley in accordance with survey by Andrew N. Faller dated 1/18/2020 (SUB-2020-01-00117) Recommended approval by the Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
September 22, 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: Pam Lightfoot CRS Program

VI. Minutes

A. September 8, 2020

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS:

1. 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)

2. A request for proposals for legal services for City Council attorney. (Councilman Andrews)

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to approve Wingstop #1748 located at 1712 SW Railroad Ave., Suite 2, Unit B Hammond, La. to sell for low alcohol on premise. The owners are Gabbywings Enterprises, LLC. ( Laura Hammett)

2. A resolution to approve The Rind Cheese Shop currently located at 1307 W. University Ave., Hammond La. 70401 to sell High/Low packaged alcohol at its new location 212 SW Railroad Ave., Hammond La. 70403. The owners as The Rind LLC. ( Laura Hammett)

3. 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 July 1 and September 30, 2020. (Charles Borchers IV)

4. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to authorize Airport Consultant Michael Baker International to design the Terminal apron joint reseal at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (this $34,945 work authorization is to be funded entirely by the $35,000 grant accepted by Resolution 20-0908-14). Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (David Lobue)

5. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for air traffic control services at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. (David Lobue)

6. A resolution to ratify and award bids received 9/22/2020 for “Mooney Park Improvements” (Project #420-11919). (Chuck Spangler)

7. A resolution to purchase 100 new body camera packages from Axon Enterprise, Inc. for a total cost of $286,514.40 to be paid over five years at $57,302.88 annually. The annual funds will come primarily from police millage and from court awarded cash if needed. (Chief Edwin Bergeron, Jr.)

8. A resolution creating a housing advisory committee. (Councilman DiVittorio)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption 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. Final adoption 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. Final adoption 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. Final adoption 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. Final adoption of ordinance regarding use of the Hammond Rail Spur for a minimum fee of $350 per rail car. (Lacy Landrum)

6. Final adoption of an ordinance to accept the re-dedication of a portion of Parker Blvd. right of way (60′ x 284.81′), and Acceptance of a 1-year Performance Bond/Letter of Credit in the amount of $10,000 for the construction of an “L” turnaround at the north end of Parker Blvd. located at the intersection of a 19′ alley in accordance with survey by Andrew N. Faller dated 1/18/2020 (SUB-2020-01-00117) Recommended approval by the Planning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

IX. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE:

1. Introduction of an ordinance Introduction to an Ordinance for a rezoning request by Best Team in Town LLC of a lot being the W 2/3 of the NW 1/4 of Block 4 of the Iowa Addition located at 600 & 602 E. Morris Ave. in accordance with survey by Brett Martin from RM-2 to MX-C (Z-2020-08-00081) Recommend approval by Zoning Commission. ( Tracie Schillace)

2. Introduction of an Ordinance to 1) Accept the dedication of Covington Ridge Subdivision infrastructure improvements, 2) Approve final subdivision (Lots 1-17, CA-1, CA-2, & CA-3) all in accordance with final plat and as built plans by McLin Taylor, Inc., 3) Accept a 2 year maintenance bond in the amount of $51,110.80, and 4) Accept a 1 year performance bond in the amount of $336,040.00 5) Accept a 1 year performance bond in the amount of $25,000 (SUB-2020-07-00134) Recommend approval by the Planning Commission with the following conditions: 1) Final approval from Sewer District for lift station test 2) Final approval for City street light test. (Tracie Schillace)

X. ADJOURN

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.