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 26, 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.
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.
City of Monroe
LEGAL & REGULAR SESSION – JANUARY 26, 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 2021:
(Public Comment) (no minutes to approve at this time.)
VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:
2. Department of Administration:
(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City of Monroe to enter into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. and further providing with respect thereto.
(b) Adopt a Resolution requesting to reject all bids received on December 17, 2020 for the Temperature Scanner Kiosk and repackage and quote using the City of Monroe Purchasing Policy, further providing with respect thereto.
3. Department of Planning & Urban Development:
(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.
4. Legal Department:
5. Mayor’s Office:
(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City of Monroe to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and further providing with respect thereto.
6. Department of Public Works:
(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the renewal of a Service Agreement with Electric Motor Repair for the Public Works Department for jobs in the amount of $4,999.99 or less on an as needed basis and further providing with respect thereto.
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 Water Distribution System Improvements Contract, between the City of Monroe and Jabar Corporation, for various changes to the work with no net change in cost and an increase in the contract time of 54 days and further providing with respect thereto.
(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Stacey Rowell, Director of Administration, to execute an Railroad Engineering Agreement with Kansas City Southern Railway Company to provide necessary railroad engineering 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.
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 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)
XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: