City Council Agenda - April 27, 2021 | City of Monroe, Louisiana

City Council Agenda - April 27, 2021

NOTICE

   

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Monroe, Louisiana will meet in Legal and Regular Session at its regular meeting place, the Council Chamber, City Hall Building, Monroe, Louisiana, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m., for the following purpose:

 

          1.  To consider and act on all items listed on the attached agenda.

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Council reserves the right to change, add to or delete, any item listed on the attached agenda.

 

All interested persons are urged to attend these meetings.

 

  Carolus S. Riley, CMC/MMC

Council Clerk 

 

Please be advised that the City Council will embrace public participation to the maximum extent while still adhering to the occupancy limitation and social distancing guidance per executive order by the Governor and the Attorney General’s Memo concerning the Open Meetings Law.

 

 

 

        In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance,       please contact City Council Office at (318) 329-2252 describing the assistance that is necessary.

 

 

 

AGENDA

City of Monroe

 

 

            LEGAL & REGULAR SESSION – APRIL 27, 2021, 6:00PM

                        CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL

                                            

                 I:  ROLL CALL AND DECLARE QUORUM:

 

               II:   INVOCATION & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MRS. EZERNACK:

                     

              III:   COMMUNICATIONS & SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

        

                1. Mr. Harvey

                2. Mrs. Ezernack

                3. Ms. Woods

                4. Mr. Marshall

                5. Mrs. Dawson

                6. Mayor Ellis

           

IV: APPROVE MINUTES OF THE LEGAL AND REGULAR SESSION OF APRIL 13, 2021:   

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION:

NONE.

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

           NONE.

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

      Public Comment:

          NONE.

 

VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:

 

        (Public Comment)

 

(a) Accept the Bid Proposal of Allen Enterprises, Inc., of Orlando Florida for Runway 14-32-L 880(L) PAPI Ref#2020-00000027 as recommended by the Director of Administration as meeting the specifications of this proposal.  The Vendor meets the specifications of this proposal.  The funds will be derived from the Monroe Regional Airport.  The Tax and Revenue Division has confirmed that this bidder is tax compliant.

 

 

 VIII: RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTE ENTRIES:

       

 1. Council:

               Public Comment:

     None.

 

          2. Department of Administration:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

3. Department of Planning & Urban Development: 

              Public Comment:

    None.

4. Legal Department:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

          5. Mayor’s Office:

    

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution approving the appointment of                                              to the Monroe Capital Infrastructure Commission and further providing with respect thereto.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to enter into and execute work authorization MLU-015 (Design) between the City of Monroe and KSA Engineers Inc. to rehabilitate Runway 4-22 at the Monroe Regional Airport, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution accepting as substantially complete work on the expansion to the Administration Office at the WPCC by Benchmark Construction Group of La, LLC. and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative to execute Closeout Change Order Number 2, (Office of Motor Vehicles Storm Damage Repairs) between the City of Monroe and Grindstone Construction LLC for a decrease in the contract amount of $1,166.50 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution accepting as substantially complete work for the Office of Motor Vehicles Storm Damage Repairs by Grindstone Construction LLC and further providing with respect thereto.

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

8.  Police Department:   

               Public Comment:

     None. 

 

          9.  Fire Department:

     Public Comment:

     None.  

      10. Engineering Services:

              Public Comment:

 

(a)  Adopt a Resolution accepting as substantially complete work done by and between the City of Monroe and Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc., for the Fulton Drive Water & Sewer Improvements Project, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Closeout Change Order No. One (1) to the Fulton Drive Water & Sewer Improvements Contract, between the City of Monroe and Don M. Barron Contractor, Inc., for an increase in the construction cost of $5,479.55 and an increase in the contract time of 57 days and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution rescinding Resolution No. 7798 and approving the amendment in its entirety and authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute the amended Change Order No. Two (2) to the H.013937 Kansas Lane Extension Clearing & Grubbing Contract, between the City of Monroe and Womack & Sons Construction Group, Inc., for an increase in the contract time of 281 days and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution rescinding Resolution No. 7847 and approving the amendment in its entirety and authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute the amended Change Order No. Three (3) to the H.013937 Kansas Lane Extension Clearing & Grubbing Contract, between the City of Monroe and Womack & Sons Construction Group, Inc., for an increase in the contract amount of $130,951.66 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(e) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Change Order No. Four (4) to the Kansas Lane Extension Clearing & Grubbing SPN. H.013937 Contract, between the City of Monroe and Womack & Sons Construction Group, Inc., for a decrease in the contract amount of $75,535.80 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(f) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a Contract with Miller Nictakis Group to provide professional grant writing & consulting services for the Raise Grant Project and further providing with respect thereto.  

 

 

BREAK IF NEEDED:

 

 

   IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:

 

          Public Comment:

 

(a) Introduce an Ordinance adopting and amending the Zoning Map for the City of Monroe, Louisiana and authorizing the Clerk to publish notice of a public hearing to zone a ±4.4-acre tract of land located in Ouachita Parish from B-1, Neighborhood Mixed Use District to B-2, Neighbor Business District in order for the applicant to be able to develop the area with uses such as full-service restaurants and multi-family housing..1203 and 1207 DeSiard Street, 700-716 Adams Street, 709 Adams Street, 1212 Washington Street, and Lots 1-4, Square 40 Filhiols First Addition – APPLICANT: Michael Echols and City of Monroe – (P&Z)

 

X: RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES FOR SECOND READING AND FINAL     ADOPTION AND SUBJECT TO PUBLIC HEARING:

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(a) Finally Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the Lease of certain property at and near the Monroe Regional Airport to Johnson Ag Farms for Agricultural Land and further providing with respect thereto.  (Airport)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(b) Finally Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to take Corporeal Possession of the property described below and sell to Heaven’s Bayou, LLC all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the west 1/3 of Lots 10, 11 & 12, Square 22, Renwicks Addition, Ouachita Parish, 2602 Maddox St., District 3, Monroe, La, by Adjudication at Tax Sale dated July 1, 2011, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(c) Finally Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to acquire full ownership interest of the property described as lots 7 & 8, sq 14, Arents Resub Lot 14 & 15 Stubbs Youngs Bayou Addition, 108 & 110 s. 20th St, Monroe, La, by Adjudication at Tax Sale dated June 3, 2016, and further with respect thereto.(Legal)

 

(d) Finally Adopt an Emergency Ordinance declaring the repair of the #4 Screw Pump at the Water Pollution Control Center (WPCC) an Emergency and necessitating immediate repair and further providing with respect thereto. (Public Wks.)

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.