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, February 23, 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
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.
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City of Monroe
LEGAL & REGULAR SESSION – FEBRUARY 23, 2021, 6:00PM
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL
I: ROLL CALL AND DECLARE QUORUM:
II: INVOCATION & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MR. MARSHALL:
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 FEBRUARY 9, 2021:
VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:
1. 4103 Harvey Street (D3) (Owners - Joseph Milton #1 Est, Eliza Milton (both curatorships)
2. 511 Wilson Street (D5) (Owner - Angela Jenson Murphy) (Curator)
3. 1611 South 3rd Street (D4) (Owners - Lawrence & Claudia Robertson) (Curator)
VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:
(a) Accept the bids of Fastenal Company, Fuqua Paper Supply and Parker Wholesale for a six-month contract for Janitorial Supplies Ref#2021-00000025 as recommended by the Director of Administration for meeting the specifications of the bid. The Bidder responses meet the specifications of this bid. The funds will be derived from the Inventory Account and billed to the divisions accordingly. The Tax and Revenue Division has confirmed that these bidders are tax complaint.
VIII: RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTE ENTRIES:
2. Department of Administration:
3. Department of Planning & Urban Development:
4. Legal Department:
5. Mayor’s Office:
(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to sign and accept a $100,000 Grant from Entergy and further providing with respect thereto.
6. Department of Public Works:
(a) Consider request from the Street Department, a division of the Public Works Department for Council approval to advertise for bids to purchase one (1) Ford F-750 Dump Truck. The estimated cost of this item is $93,936.00. The funds for this purchase will be derived from the Streets Capital Account, which has a balance of $105,000.00.
7. Department of Community Affairs:
8. Police Department:
9. Fire Department:
10. Engineering Services:
(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute 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 contract amount of $_________________ and an increase in the contract time of _______ days and further providing with respect thereto.
(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Change Order No. one (1) to the Guardrail Replacement Contract, between the City of Monroe and Alpha Service & Products, Inc., for a decrease in the contract amount of $12,775.00 and an increase in the contract time of 21 days and further providing with respect thereto.
(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Stacey Rowell, Director of Administration, to execute a Railroad Engineering Agreement with Kansas City Southern Railway Company to provide necessary railroad engineering for the grade crossing and/or design services for the Kansas Lane-Garrett Road Connector I-20 Improvements State Project No. H.007300 Project, and further providing with respect thereto.
(d) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Friday Ellis, Mayor, or authorized representative of the City of Monroe to sign and execute documents relating to the Louisiana Watershed Initiative Round 1 Grants and further providing with respect thereto.
BREAK IF NEEDED:
IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:
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 adopting and amending the Zoning Map for the City of Monroe, Louisiana to zone a ±1.2-acre tract of land located in Ouachita Parish from I-1, Commercial/Industrial Business Park District to R-4, High Density Multi-Family Residential District in order for the applicant to be able to develop duplexes at this location. And otherwise known as 2000 Grammont Street – APPLICANT - Blaze Thomas - (P&Z)
XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: