City Council Agenda - July 13, 2021 | City of Monroe, Louisiana

City Council Agenda - July 13, 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, July 13, 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.

 

 

        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 – JULY 13, 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 JUNE 22, 2021:

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION:

            NONE.

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS: 6PM

 

          Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(1) A public hearing to hear and consider all comments, protest and objections relative to the 2021 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for the Monroe Police Department.

 

(1.a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Friday Ellis, Mayor, to sign and accept the 2021 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and further providing with respect thereto.

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

 

      Public Comment:

 

            1.  315 South McGuire Street (D3) (Owner - Jakari Dionte Landers and OPPJ)

 

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:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution reappointing Timothy Mickel to the Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Monroe, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Consider request for a Major Conditional Use Permit from Sheteria Webb, Duke’s Bar and Grill, located at 1207 DeSiard Street, Suite 1, to sell alcohol for consumption on premise.  The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance allows the sale of alcohol for consumption on premise as a Major Conditional Use in the B-3, General Business/Commercial 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:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

          5. Mayor’s Office:

     

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution reappointing Alfred Rayford to the Monroe Fire and Police Civil Service Board, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to enter into an agreement with Atlas Community Studios for an application for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and further providing with respect thereto.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an invitation for bid for Bus Shelter Procurement and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution approving the execution of a Maintenance Agreement by and between the City of Monroe and the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, relative to mowing and litter pickup within the limits of the City of Monroe, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of Monroe and the Academy Fitness and Sports LLC d/b/a Monroe City Academy League (MCAL) and further providing with respect thereto.  (This item was passed over at the last meeting.)

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution approving and authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding by and between the City of Monroe and Lafourche Parish Government and further providing with respect thereto.         

 

8.  Police Department:   

               Public Comment:

     None.

 

          9.  Fire Department:

     Public Comment:

     None.     

      10. Engineering Services:

 

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution accepting as substantially complete work done by and between the City of Monroe and Smith Machine Works, LLC, for the Hawes Pumping Station Diesel Drive Replacement Project, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution accepting the base bid of Amethyst Construction, Inc., in the amount $294,648.70, for the Forsythe Boat Ramp & Parking Lot Improvements Project, and further authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a contract for said work.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative to advertise for bids on the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo Parking Improvements Project. The estimated cost of this project is $743,076.62.  The DBE Goal is 3.82% and source of funds Capital Infrastructure Sales Tax Revenue Funds.

  

 

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 Jamie N. Louis all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lot 6, Square 25, Renwicks Addition, Ouachita Parish, 2711 Wood St., Monroe, La, by adjudication at Tax Saledated June 28, 2013, 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 Eddie Jackson all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the lot in Lot H, Square 19, Layton’s 2nd Addition, Ouachita Parish, 209 Louise Anne Ave, Monroe, La, by adjudication at Tax Saledated June 13, 2016, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

(c) Introduce an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to take corporeal possession of the property described below and sell to Gwendolyn Elliott all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lot 4, Square 27, Renwick’s Addition, Ouachita Parish, 2707 Calypso St., Monroe, La, by adjudication at Tax Saledated June 28, 2013, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

(d) Introduce an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to take corporeal possession of the property described below and sell to Gwendolyn Elliott all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lot 7, Square 27, Renwick’s Addition, Ouachita Parish, 704 s 28th St., Monroe, La, by adjudication at Tax Saledated June 9, 2009, and further 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 authorizing the City of Monroe to take corporeal possession of the property described below and sell to Nicole Oliver Properties, LLC all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lot 8, Block 17, Unit 4, Booker T. Washington Addition, Ouachita Parish, 3602 Pippin St., District 3, Monroe, La, by adjudication at Tax Saledated July 1, 2010, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(b) Finally Adopt an Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to take corporeal possession of the property described below and sell to Felicia Mosby all rights, title, and interest that the City may have acquired to the Lot 17, Block 27, Unit 5, Booker T. Washington Addition, Ouachita Parish, 1310 S. College Ave., Monroe, La, by adjudication at Tax Saledated July 20, 2007, and further with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(c) Finally Adopt an Ordinance accepting the donation of real property into the City of Monroe from HarrellCo Properties, L.L.C., and further providing with respect thereto: (PUD)

 

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.