City Council Agenda - January 12, 2021 | City of Monroe, Louisiana

City Council Agenda - January 12, 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, January 12, 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 – JANUARY 12, 2021, 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 22, 2020:   

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION:

NONE.

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

           NONE.

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

 

      Public Comment:

 

            1.  1306 South 2nd Street (D4) (Owners – Joyce Kay & Steven Dans)

           

VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:

        (Public Comment)

    None.

 

 VIII: RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTE ENTRIES:

       

 1. Council:

               Public Comment:

 

 (a) Adopt a Resolution nominating Kerricko Holmes to the Downtown Economic Development District Board and further providing with respect thereto. (Harvey)

 

          2. Department of Administration:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Consider an Application by Raymond Whittney dba Whittney’s Entertainment Multi-Purpose Center, 302 Apple St., Monroe, LA 71203 for a New 2021 Class A Alcoholic Beverage Permit.  The Monroe Police Department has no disqualifying records and Sales Tax has been Cleared, CO-Cleared, Distance Report Cleared.

 

(b) Consider one (1) Renewal Applications for a New 2021 Class A Alcoholic Beverage Permit.  The Monroe Police Department has no disqualifying records and Sales Tax has been approved.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City of Monroe to enter into an Agreement with the Chesapeake Group LLC for Governmental Relations and Related Professional Services and further providing with respect thereto.

 

3. Department of Planning & Urban Development:

           

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Consider request from Tejani & Dahal Investments, LLC for a Major Conditional Use Permit that authorizes the use of the location (2300 Forsythe Avenue) to sell alcohol for off-premise consumption for a proposed convenience/liquor store. The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance allows alcohol sales for off-premise consumption as a Major Conditional Use in the B-2, Neighborhood Business District. Major Conditional Uses are those uses that require another level of approval; therefore, this request comes before the City Council for their approval in addition to that of the Planning Commission.

(b) Adopt a Resolution appointing Pamela Hill to the Planning Commission of the City of Monroe, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

4. Legal Department:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

          5. Mayor’s Office:    

              Public Comment:

    None.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

    Public Comment:

   None.

     

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

8.  Police Department:

   

               Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of equipment for the Monroe Police Department off of State Contract and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the Monroe Police Department to piggyback off of the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of one new Chevrolet Tahoe by and between the City of Monroe and Gerry Lane Chevrolet in the amount of $45,045.00 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of seven Jeep Grand Cherokees for the Monroe Police Department off of state contract and further providing with respect thereto.

 

          9.  Fire Department:

     Public Comment:

     None.

      10. Engineering Services:

 

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Friday Ellis, Mayor, to execute Change Order No. Sixteen (16) to the North Area Sewer System Improvements Basin MR-27(A)30/31 Rehabilitation Contract, between the City of Monroe and Jabar Corporation, for an increase in the contractor amount of $_______________________and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Change Order No. Two (2) to the City Street Striping Phase IV Contract, between the City of Monroe and Highway Graphics, LLC, for an increase in the contract amount of $33,093.30 and an increase in the contract time of 14 days and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Change Order No. One (1) to the Bayou Lane Drainage Improvements Phase I Contract, between the City of Monroe and C W & W Contractors, Inc., for a decrease in the contract amount of $31,000.00 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution approving authorizing Friday Ellis, Mayor, to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of Monroe and the State of Louisiana Office of Facility Planning and Control (FP&C) of the Division of Administration (DOA) for the Georgia Street Pump Station, including Generator & Auxiliary Project, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

BREAK IF NEEDED:

 

 

   IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:

 

          Public Comment:

 

(a)  Introduce an Ordinance Rescinding Ordinance Number 12,005 and accepting the donation of real property into the City of Monroe from Peters Family Urban Properties, LLC and Osprey Properties, LLC, and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

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 extending and enlarging the boundaries of the City of Monroe, Louisiana, providing for the recordation of the entire boundary as amended: establishing the effective date thereof, and providing further with respect thereto-APPLICANT- Chris Bruckner/Bruckner Truck Sales (P&Z)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(b) Finally adopt an Ordinance adopting and amending the Zoning Map for the City of Monroe, Louisiana to zone a ±13.82 acre tract of land presently located in Ouachita Parish to B-3, General Business/Commercial District. This property presently does not have a zoning classification as it is being annexed into the city and is more particularly described as follows:  A certain tract of land containing 13.82 acres situated in Section 3, T 17 N – R 4 E, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana; and otherwise known as 6500 Frontage Road – APPLICANT- Chris Bruckner (MA 107-20) (P&Z)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(c) Finally adopt an Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 11,264 which authorized a lease between Delta Airlines, Inc., and the City of Monroe/ Monroe Regional Airport and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(d) Finally adopt an Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 11,263 which authorized a lease between American Airlines, Inc., and the City of Monroe/Monroe Regional Airport and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

 

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(e) Finally adopt an Ordinance amending Ordinance No. _______ which authorized a lease between United Airlines, Inc., and the City of Monroe/Monroe Regional Airport and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.