Hammond City Council Agenda – October 13, 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
October 13, 2020
5:30pm

I. CALL TO ORDER:

II. ROLL CALL:

III. PUBLIC HEARING:

1. 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. 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. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Tracie Schillace)

HAMMOND CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION AGENDA
312 EAST CHARLES STREET
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA
October 13, 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

A. September 22, 2020

VII. RESOLUTIONS

A. OLD BUSINESS: NONE

B. NEW BUSINESS:

1. A resolution to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and to authorize the Mayor to sign the questionnaire. ( Lacy Landrum)

2. A resolution to establish a Hammond City Charter Review Committee to determine if any provisions of the charter need simplification, clarification, amendment, addition or deletion and to make recommendations for revisions. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Lacy Landrum)

3. A resolution to enable the YouTube’s chat function during the livestream of the City Councils meeting allowing for public comment provided the citizens name, address are provided. (Councilman Andrews)

4. A resolution to approve alcohol renewals for 2021. (Laura Hammett)

5. A resolution 1) accepting a $19,776 grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to purchase portable radios for the Hammond Police Department; 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) approving Hammond Northshore Regional Airport’s 2021-26 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 preceeding; (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 Attachment#3 (David Lobue)

7. A resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement for the collection of ad valorem taxes between Daniel Edwards, Sheriff and Ex-Officio Tax Collector for Tangipahoa Parish, and the City of Hammond. (Lacy Landrum)

8. A resolution to authorize the City Council to retain Michael Adams and his law firm DeCuir, Clark & Adams, LLP regarding the issue of the investigation of the 2017 Police Booking Room video according to the terms of his proposed engagement letter and authorizing Councilman Kip Andrews or other appropriate representative to execute the proposed agreement; and in the interest of efficiency and limitation of cost to designate a Council Committee composed of Councilman Kip Andrews and __________ as primary contacts for communication between the Council and Mr. Adams. (Councilman Andrews)

9. A resolution to authorize the City Council to retain Seth W. Stoughton regarding the issue of the investigation of the 2017 Police Booking Room video according to the terms of his proposed engagement letter and authorizing Councilman Kip Andrews or other appropriate representative to execute the proposed agreement; and in the interest of efficiency and limitation of cost to designate a Council Committee composed of Councilman Kip Andrews and __________ as primary contacts for communication between the Council and Mr. Stoughton. (Councilman Andrews)

10. A resolution to approve a (4- way) stop sign at Washington and Louisiana West. (Councilman Wells)

VIII. FINAL ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE:

1. Final adoption of 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. Final adoption 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. Attachment#1 Attachment#2 (Tracie Schillace)

3. Final adoption of an ordinance to re-adopt ordinance #20-5626 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

IX. INTRODUCTION OF AN ORDINANCE:

1. Introduction for an Ordinance to Annex three parcels being 11.311 acres & 13.663 acres (parcel#21T6R80000114), 17.55 Acres (parcel#21T6R80000087 & 21T6R80000113) all owned by the City of Hammond located at the NE and South intersection of Industrial Park Rd. and Hwy 190 East as per legal description by Mark T. Chemay dated 9/21/2020, to be zoned S-2 (Hammond Airport District), and City Council District #1. (Z-2020-0900084) Recommended approval by Zoning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

Public Hearing is set for October 27, 2020 at 5:30pm

2. Introduction for an Ordinance to rezone 41.75 acres from RS-8 to I-L requested by Round Table Investments, LLC in accordance with survey by Wm. J. Bodin Jr. dated 12/9/1980 located at 2100 Industrial Park Rd. (Z-2020-09-00083) Recommend approval with conditions:1) No manufacturing only distribution, 2) Freight vehicles shall be limited on Vinyard Rd and Industrial Park Rd is the primary route of travel, 3) Install fence or dirt berm on the Vinyard Rd property line, 4) All ingress/egress shall be on Industrial Parkway, 5) Drainage plan must meet or exceed the 100 year flood plain requirements. (Tracie Schillace)

Public Hearing is set for October 27, 2020 at 5:30pm

3. Introduction for an Ordinance to approve Expanded Conditional Use request by Rosiland Pines (Owner) & Constance Pines (applicant) to allow placement of a Manufactured Home meeting all code requirements on proposed Lot C of the Pines resubdivision survey located at 810-C Natchez St; Zoned RS-3 (ECU-2020-09-00082) Recommended approval with following conditions by the Zoning Commission.
1) Resubdivision survey must be completed as proposed before issuing any permits; and
2) this approval is with the understanding that such use is a personal right that expires upon a change in occupancy or ownership by Rosiland Pines or Constance Pines
3) the manufactured home must meet all requirements of placement and must be constructed to meet the latest HUD Standards. (Tracie Schillace)

Public Hearing is set for October 27, 2020 at 5:30pm

4) Introduction for an Ordinance to approve Expanded Conditional Use request by Bessie Hunter (owner) & Shaunta Mack (applicant) to allow placement of a Manufactured Home meeting all code requirements located at 504 E. Michigan St.; Zoned RM-2 (ECU-2020-08-00080) Recommend denial by the Zoning Commission. (Tracie Schillace)

Public Hearing is set for October 27, 2020 at 5:30pm

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. All speakers, regardless of whether s/he represents an organization will be allotted no more than 3 minutes for comment. An individual cannot give his/her time to another individual.
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.