City Council Agenda - February 9, 2021 | City of Monroe, Louisiana

City Council Agenda - February 9, 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, February 9, 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.

 

 

 

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AGENDA

City of Monroe

 

 

            LEGAL & REGULAR SESSION – FEBRUARY 9, 2021, 6:00PM

                        CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL

                                            

                 I:  ROLL CALL AND DECLARE QUORUM:

 

               II:   INVOCATION & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MS. WOODS:

                     

              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 JANUARY 26, 2021:   

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION: 6PM

 

External Auditor – Financial Audit Review

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

           NONE.

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

 

      Public Comment:

 

      1.   2213 Short Washington Street (D3) (Owners Bishop Rufus and Vannette Sellers)

           

VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:

        (Public Comment)

    None.

 

 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:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to employ the services of Baron & Budd, P.C., Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola & Taylor LLC, and Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik for Legal Services relating to Products Liability Litigation and further providing with respect thereto.

 

          5. Mayor’s Office:

    

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution stating the City of Monroe’s endorsement of Miller Roy Properties, LLC and their Project #20200312-RTA to participate in the benefits of the Louisiana Restoration Tax Abatement Program.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a)  Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Wildlife Management and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to execute a Professional Services Agreement with LJA Engineering Inc., relating to Storm Water Management Program Implementation Services and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of John Deere 6105E Cab Tractor and John Deere M20 Flex Wing Rotary for the Monroe Regional Airport off of state contract and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance of a Self-Fueling Permit at the Monroe Regional Airport to Daveair LLC, wherein permit will be for a period of twelve months 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:

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to apply for and accept a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purchase of three thousand (3,000) Smoke Alarms and further providing with respect thereto.

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to apply for and accept an assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on behalf of the Monroe Fire Department for funding to purchase portable radios and further providing with respect thereto.  

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Stacey Rowell to execute Change Order Number 3 (for Breard/Betin Street Fire Station #5) between the City of Monroe and Mann’s Construction Inc. for an increase in the contract time of 129 days and further providing with respect thereto.

(d) Adopt a Resolution approving the appointment of Chief Terry Williams to the Ambulance service Advisory Board and further providing with respect thereto.

(e) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Fire Chief Terry Williams to enter into an agreement between the City of Monroe and the Workforce Development Board and further providing with respect thereto.  

      10. Engineering Services:

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution accepting as substantially complete work done by and between the City of Monroe and Dixie Overland Construction, LLC, for the Texas Lift Station Bar Screen Replacement Project, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the authorized city representative to advertise for quotes on the Solar School Zone Flashing Traffic Signs Project.

 

(c) 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.

 

 

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 authorize the Clerk to publish notice of a Public Hearing 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)

 

(b) Introduce an Ordinance amending Section 15-16 Section (a) and deleting Sub Sections (1) and (2), of Chapter 15 Entitled “Fire Prevention and Protection”, of the City of Monroe Code and further providing with respect thereto. (Fire Dept.)

 

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

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

NONE.

 

 

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.