City Council Agenda - March 8, 2022 | City of Monroe, Louisiana

City Council Agenda - March 8, 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, March 8, 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.

 

 

 

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AGENDA

City of Monroe

 

 

            LEGAL & REGULAR SESSION – MARCH 8, 2022, 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 FEBRUARY 22, 2022:

                   (Public Comment)         

 

 V: PRESENTATION:

            NONE.

 

         VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

                      NONE.           

        

      PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

 

      Public Comment:

            None.

 

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:

 

(a) Consider request from the Purchasing Division for authorization from City Council for an authorized City representative to advertise for bids for Water Meter Boxes and Lids.  Funds for these purchases will be derive from the Water Capital Fund.

 

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 to support the development of Passenger Rail Service from Fort Worth, Texas through the City of Monroe, Louisiana  to Atlanta, Georgia along the I-20 Corridor and related issues.

 

6. Department of Public Works:

 

    Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to execute an Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (La Dotd) for improvements at the Monroe Regional Airport and further providing with respect thereto.

(b) Consider request from the Public Works Department for City Council approval for an authorized City representative to advertise for bids for the Potable Water Storage Tank Modification. The estimated cost of this project is $250,500.00. The DBE goal is 10.5 % and source of funds is Water Capital Fund.

 

(c) Consider request from the Public Works Department for City Council approval for an authorized City representative to advertise for bids for purchase and installation of a metal building for tire storage. The estimated cost of this project is $40,000.00. The DBE goal is 0 % and source of funds is a LDEQ grant totaling $42,019.54.

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

    Public Comment:

    None.

 

8.  Police Department: 

               Public Comment:

     None.

 

          9.  Fire Department:

 

     Public Comment:

 

(a)  Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative to advertise for contract bids for fire hose.   

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative, to apply for and accept an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on behalf of the Monroe Fire Department for funding to purchase an Inflatable Fire Safety House and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Emergency Services Consulting International to conduct an EMS Strategic Plan and further providing with respect thereto.  

      10. Engineering Services:

 

           Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative to execute Supplemental Agreement No. 3 to amend Article II for the for the Kansas Lane Extension (H.007289) and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of Monroe and the Department of Transportation and Development for the Kansas Lane – Garrett Road and I-20 Improvements Project No. (H.007300) and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(c) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Closeout Change Order No. Three (3) to the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo Parking Lot Improvements Contract, between the City of Monroe and Amethyst Construction, Inc., for a decrease in the contract amount of $2,055.75 and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(d) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative to advertise for bids on Parking Lot Improvements: DeSiard Street at Walnut Street. The engineer’s estimated cost for this project is $156,204.00 and the DBE Goal is 8.14%.

 

 

BREAK IF NEEDED:

 

 

   IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:

 

          Public Comment:

 

(a)  Introduce an Ordinance amending and adjusting the City of Monroe Operating Budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022. (Admin.)

  

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: Love’s Travel Stop – (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 rezone a ±12-acre tract of land, from being located in Ouachita Parish to the I-1, (Industrial Business Park) District, in order for the applicant to have a commercial truck stop, retail sales and restaurant facilities, at 355 HWY 594 – 355 HWY 594 (12-acres more or less)) – APPLICANT: Love’s Travel Stop – (P&Z)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(c) Finally adopt an Ordinance adopting and amending the Zoning Map for the City of Monroe, Louisiana to rezone a ±5.70-acre tract of land, from the B-4 (Heavy Commercial) District to R-4, (High Density Multi-Family Residence) District, in order for the applicant to be able to convert office buildings into (20) multi-tenant condominium units, at 3418 & 3420 Medical Park Drive – (Lots 3, 4, 5, 9 & 10 and the eastern 97’ of Lot 2, North Monroe Medical Park, Unit 2 (5.70-more or less)) – APPLICANT: Seth Copeland – (P&Z)

 

Open Public Hearing/Public Comment/Close Hearing:

 

(d) Finally adopt an Ordinance adopting and amending the Zoning Map for the City of Monroe, Louisiana to rezone a ±0.66-acre tract of land, from the R-4, (High Density Multi-Family Residence) District to the B-2 (Neighborhood Business) District, in order for the applicant to utilize an existing commercial building for a commercial business (formerly Johnny’s Pizza), at 1707 McKeen Place – (Lots 3, McKeen Place Addition) (0.66-more or less)) – APPLICANT: NKM Rentals LLC – (P&Z)

 

  XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.