City Council Agenda - October 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, October 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.

 

 

 

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 – OCTOBER 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 SEPTEMBER 28, 2021:

(Public Comment)

 

V: PRESENTATION:

NONE.

 

VI: PUBLIC HEARINGS:

NONE.

 

PROPOSED CONDEMNATIONS:

Public Comment:

NONE.

 

VII: ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF BIDS:

 

(Public Comment)

 

(a) Accept the bid of Smith Machine Works for a one (1) year contract for #1 Secondary Clarifier Ref# 2022-00000012 as recommended by the Director of Administration for meeting the specifications of this bid and lowest bidder. The funds will be derived from the WPCC Repair and Maintenance Account and billed to the Departments accordingly. The Tax & Revenue Division has confirmed that this bidder is Tax Compliant

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII: RESOLUTIONS AND MINUTE ENTRIES:

 

1. Council:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution confirming the appointment of Sam L. Moore, III to the Southside Economic Development District Board of Commissioners and further providing with respect thereto. (Marshall)

 

2. Department of Administration:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Consider an Application by North 18th Venture, LLC dba Breaktime 73, 1501 N. 18th Street, Monroe, LA 71201 for a New 2021 Class B 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 Stewart LLC dba Papi Loco, 523 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.

 

3. Department of Planning & Urban Development:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution reappointing Ernest Muhammad to the Planning Commission of the City of Monroe, and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution reappointing Valeria Rowley to the Board of Adjustments 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:

 

(a) Consider request from the WPCC Division of the Public Works Department for authorization from the City Council to advertise for a RFP for the repair of Influent Pump #2 at the Water Pollution Control Center. Funds for these repairs will come from Repairs and Maintenance Account, which has a balance of $802,372.00.

 

7. Department of Community Affairs:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing the purchase of three (3) Kubota M7060HDC 4WD Tractor/Air Front Loaders and one (1) Kubota KX03-4R3A Mini Excavator with 12", 18" 24" Buckets, Hydraulic Thumb, Angle Blade, Cab Air, Backup Alarm QA Coupler, for the department of Community Affairs/Parks and Beautification off State Contract and further providing with respect thereto.

 

8. Police Department:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing Mayor Friday Ellis to sign and accept an Agreement with the Department of Justice to accept funding in the amount of $55,577.00 for the Project Safe Neighborhood Program (PSN) and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing a designated city representative to sign amendment one of the Shotspotter, Inc. Flex Services Agreement and further providing with respect thereto.

 

9. Fire Department:

Public Comment:

None.

10. Engineering Services:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to execute Closeout Change Order No. Four (4) to the Water Distribution System Improvements Contract, between the City of Monroe and Jabar Corporation, for an increase in the contract amount of ____________ and further providing with respect thereto.

 

(b) Adopt a Resolution authorizing an authorized city representative, to enter into and execute an agreement with Volkert, Inc., to provide Professional Engineering Services for the State Project No. H.007289 Kansas Lane Extension Project and further providing with respect thereto.

 

BREAK IF NEEDED:

 

 

IX: INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:

 

Public Comment:

 

(a) Introduce 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 – I-20 Corridor Properties & North American Land Dev. (P&Z)

 

(b) Introduce an Ordinance adopting and amending the Zoning Map for the City of Monroe,

Louisiana and authorize the Clerk to publish notice of a Public Hearing to rezone a ±54-acre

tract of land presently located in Ouachita Parish from OS, Open Space to B-3 (General

Business/Commercial) District to develop a wide variety of commercial and service activities,

restaurants and hotel development – Applicant – I-20 Corridor Properties & North American

land Dev. (P&Z)

 

(c) Introduce an Ordinance amendment to Chapter 37, Zoning, of the Code of the City of Monroe, Article III, Use Districts, Section 37-37 Commercial Use Districts, Table 3.3 Commercial Districts Permitted, Conditional Uses, in the Use Standards to add in the table referring to the restaurant, full-service. (P&Z)

 

 

X: RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES FOR SECOND READING AND FINAL ADOPTION AND SUBJECT TO PUBLIC HEARING:

 

NONE.

 

XI: CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:

 

XII: ADJOURN.

 

 

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