City Council Agenda - June 8, 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, June 8, 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 – JUNE 8, 2021, 6:00PM

                        CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL

                                            

                 I:  ROLL CALL AND DECLARE QUORUM:

 

               II:   INVOCATION & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MRS. DAWSON:

                     

              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 MAY 25, 2021:   

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION:

            NONE.

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

           NONE.

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

 

      Public Comment:

 

1.  308 Marx Street (D5) (Owners - Chasity Gray, OPPJ)

 

VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:

        (Public Comment

   None.

 

 VIII: RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTE ENTRIES:

       

 1. Council:

               Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution appointing the Monroe News-Star as the Official Journal of the City of Monroe, Louisiana, pursuant to the Louisiana R. S. 43:141 et. seq. and further providing with respect thereto.

          2. Department of Administration:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a)  Consider an Application by Hailey Ray dba Downtown Billiards, LLC, 524 Desiard St., Monroe, LA 71201 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 an Application by C. Everett Stagg dba The Caddy Shack Golf Bar, 2273 Louisville Ave., Monroe, LA 71201 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.

 

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 the Director of Administration to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Miss Monroe Scholarship Pageant Organization Inc and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to apply for a $500,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority and further providing with respect thereto.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution requesting to reject all bids received on May 18, 2021 for the Secondary Clarifier #1 at the Water Pollution Control Center and re-advertise said project, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to accept any grant offers from the FAA through December 31, 2021, for the Monroe Regional Airport that do not require matching funds, and further providing with respect thereto.   

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

    Public Comment:

    None.           

 

8.  Police Department:

   

               Public Comment:

 

(a) Consider request from the Monroe Police Department for authorization to advertise for bids for Police Uniforms.  Funds will be derived from the Police Department Uniforms and Equipment Account.  With Council approval the contracts will be for one year with the option to renew two (2) times with terms and prices to remain the same and not to exceed a total of three years.

 

(b) Consider request from the Monroe Police Department for authorization to advertise for bids for Police Specialized Uniforms.  Funds will be derived from the Police Department Uniforms and Equipment Account.  With Council approval the contracts will be for one year with the option to renew two (2) times with terms and prices to remain the same and not to exceed a total of three years.

 

(c) Consider request from the Monroe Police Department for authorization to advertise for bids for Police Equipment.  Funds will be derived from the Police Department Uniforms and Equipment Account.  With Council approval the contracts will be for one year with the option to renew two (2) times with terms and prices to remain the same and not to exceed a total of three years.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the donation of 22 vests and 13 helmets to the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office and further providing with respect thereto.

 

          9.  Fire Department:

     Public Comment:

     None.   

      10. Engineering Services:

              Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a resolution accepting the base bid of Max Foote Construction Co. LLC, in the amount $45,550,000.00 and Alternate No.1 in the amount of $1,090,000.00, for the Water Treatment Plant Renovation and Expansion Project, and further authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a contract for said work.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative to advertise for bids on the CenturyLink Drive Bridge over Bayou Desiard Project. The estimated cost of this project is $_____________________.  The DBE Goal is _____ and source of funds Capital Infrastructure Sales Tax Revenue Funds and FEMA Reimbursements.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a Professional Services Agreement with Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., to provide construction engineering services for the Water Treatment Plant Renovation & Expansion Project and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a Professional Services Agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc., to provide engineering and other professional services for the Texas Standifer Gravity Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(e) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute a Professional Master Services Agreement with Ardaman & Associates, Inc., to provide Geotechnical Engineering & Construction Materials Testing Services and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(f) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Friday Ellis, Mayor, to enter into and execute a Professional Services Agreement with S. E. Huey Company, to provide engineering & surveying services for the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo Master Plan Project on Winnsboro Road S.P.N. – H.007531 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(g) Adopt a Resolution supporting the City of Monroe Federal Funding Request to reconstruct or relocate the Calypso Stormwater Pump Station, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

 

BREAK IF NEEDED:

 

 

   IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:

 

          Public Comment:

          None.

 

 

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 issuance, sale and delivery of Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021, of the City of Monroe, State of Louisiana, all in the manner provided for by Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Admin.)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(b) Finally Adopt an Ordinance amending Chapter 10.5 Section 23 of the Monroe City Code Entitled “Electronic Video Bingo Machines” and further providing with respect thereto. (Woods) (This item was tabled at the last meeting.)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(c) Finally Adopt an Ordinance declaring certain immovable property in Monroe bearing municipal address 908 Rogers St. as no longer being needed for public use and authorizing the same to be sold to Mayland’s Investments, Karen Mayfield and Brittany Mayfield, pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4712, and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(d) Finally Adopt an Ordinance declaring certain immovable property in Monroe bearing municipal address 910 North 9th St. as no longer being needed for public use and authorizing the same to be sold to Wolf Development LLC, pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4712, and further providing with respect thereto. (Legal)

 

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.