City Council Agenda - January 11, 2022 | City of Monroe, Louisiana

City Council Agenda - January 11, 2022

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, January 11, 2022 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 – JANUARY 11, 2022, 6:00PM

                        CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL

                                            

                 I:  ROLL CALL AND DECLARE QUORUM:

 

               II:   INVOCATION & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MR. HARVEY:

                     

              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 DECEMBER 28, 2021:

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION:

            NONE.

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

                      NONE.           

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

 

      Public Comment:

 

            1.  2915 South Grand Street (D4) (Owners - Edith Campbell Est c/o

                 Swansea Kotz and OPPJ)

 

            2.  404 Hippolyte Avenue (D4) (Owners - Ervin Lee & Brandy Favre)

 

            3.  303 Wilson (D5) (Owners - Samuel & Shirley M McMillan)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:

        (Public Comment)

   None.

 

 VIII: RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTE ENTRIES:

      

 1. Council:

 

               Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution granting an exception to the Open Container Ordinance to the Twin Cities Krewe of De Riviere (Mardi Gras Parade) pursuant to Monroe City Code Sec. 12-231 D. (Open Container Ordinance), and further providing with respect thereto.

     

          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 authorizing a designated city representative to enter into an agreement with the Chesapeake Group LLC for governmental relations and related professional services and further providing with respect thereto.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a city representative to execute Change Order Number 2, (MLU Runway 14/32 Extension – Phase 2) between the City of Monroe and Merrick, LLC., for runway grade  adjustments and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with DRC Emergency Services, LLC and further providing with respect thereto.

 

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

8.  Police Department:

 

               Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution accepting the bid of Guidry’s Uniforms, for police specialized uniforms, and further authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a contract for said services.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution accepting the bid of Guidry’s Uniforms, for police uniforms, and further authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a contract for said services.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative to readvertise for bids for a one-year contract with the option to renew two (2) times for police equipment if terms and prices remain the same and not to exceed a total of three years.  The source of funds will be the Police Department Uniforms & Equipment Account.

 

          9.  Fire Department:

     Public Comment:

     None.

      10. Engineering Services:

           Public Comment:

  None.

 

 

BREAK IF NEEDED:

 

 

   IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:

 

          Public Comment:

 

(a) Introduce an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to take corporeal possession of the property described below and sell to Whitfield and Company LLC all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lots 2 & 3, Square 19, Unit 4, Booker T. Washington Addition, Ouachita Parish, 3610 Gayton St., Monroe, La, by Adjudication at Tax Saledated July 30, 2000, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

 

 

(b) Introduce an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to take corporeal possession of the property described below and sell to Joseph and Milleny Walters all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lot 16, Square 2, Blanks Addition, Ouachita Parish, 207 Morton St., Monroe, La, by Adjudication at Tax Saledated June 13, 2016, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

(c) Introduce an Ordinance declaring certain immovable property in Monroe located on Washington St. between North 11th St. and Pendleton Street and a strip of land on Pendleton Street between Washington and Adams Street, as no longer being needed for public use and authorizing the same to be sold to Michael Echols Enterprises, LLC pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4712, and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

  

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

 

None.

 

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***NOTICE***

 

           TO ALL DEPARTMENTS:

CITIZENS/MEDIA

 

 

*** JANUARY 25th ***

***CITY OF MONROE COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED***

 

THE LEGAL & REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING IS RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY,  JANUARY 24, 2022, 6:00 P.M., CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBER

 

 

The City Officials will be attending the Washington Lobbying Trip in Washington D.C, with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and State Legislators on the regularly scheduled meeting date.