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CITY OF PASS CHRISTIAN
MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN
APRIL 18, 2017, 6:00 P.M.

  1. Call to order
  2. Prayer and pledge
  3. Roll Call

ADMINISTRATION

 

  1. Consider hearing from Adam Pace in reference to Cruisin the Coast 2017, as requested by Mayor Chipper McDermott.

  2. Consider approving minutes of the April 4, 2017 Regular Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting, as requested by Dawn Sanders, Deputy City Clerk.  A-2.

  3. Consider request from I Can Swing Out dancing for the use of the Randolph Center on Fridays  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., if not rented, at no charge,  for Ballroom dancing lesson/class free of charge to the public.  This class will be replacing Monday night Ballroom dancing, previously approved at the April 21, 2015 meeting, this bringing favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Montrelle Ramey, I Can Swing Out Instructor.  A-3.

  4. Consider approving request from St. Vincent De Paul School to donate one free football registration fee, not to exceed $75.00, to Boogie on the Beach charitable benefit on May 6, 2017 , this bringing favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Chipper McDermott, Mayor.   A-4.

  5. Consider request from Student Oceanographic Society for the use of Memorial Park and public streets for 5K running event on April 29, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., this bringing favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Laura Hode, Representative.  A-5. 
    Barricades
    Trash receptacles

  6. Consider authorizing overtime pay for deputy clerks in Administration for absentee voting on April 22, 2017 and April 29, 2017 from 8am to 12pm., as requested by Marian Gest, City Clerk.

  7. Consider approving Agreement and Addendum with EarthLink to provide Internet and telephone services for Fire Station – East Second Street in the amount of $565.60 monthly,  for a three-year term upon the condition that the Agreement may be ratified or cancelled upon reasonable written notice to EarthLink after the expiration of the current term of office.  A-7.

  8. Consider allowing Pass Christian High School to host Spring Tryout for Soccer on City Football Field on April 27-28 at 4:00-5:00PM, this bringing favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, Bret Bentz, Recreation Director.

  9. Consider authorizing and directing Mayor and City Clerk to submit amended application to DMR for Tidelands Grant for FY17 for Harbor Improvements due to reduction in Grant Award by DMR, as requested by Marian Gest, City Clerk.  A-9.

  10. Consider awarding contract for award of termite control treatment using Sentricon Bait System for specified municipal buildings (10) with Annual Renewal to  D. A. Exterminating  in the total sum of $15,975.00 for initial treatment and $2,451.00 for Annual Renewal, as recommended by Russell Holliman, Public Works Director and Malcolm Jones, City Attorney.  [The City solicited and received proposals from three companies, Terminix, BugPro, and D. A. Exterminating.  As the City previously had another company use a liquid treatment, Termidor, and it did not prove to be effective against subsequent infestations, the Public Works Director chose to review only those proposals that offered use of the alternative treatment, the Sentricon Bait System.   D. A. Exterminating  was found to be the lowest and best bid price for the work and provided a comparable limited termite damage warranty with technicians in their offices in Slidell, LA.   Terminix total bid price was   higher at $17, 384.75 for the initial treatment and $2,931.25 for the Annual Renewal.]   A-10.

  11. Consider declaring 1,000 gallon portable metal fuel tank at 401 Espy Ave. (no longer usable) as surplus, as recommended by Russell Holliman, Public Works Director.

  12. Consider authorizing private sale of five portable metal fuel tanks ( 4 – 550 gal. and 1- 1,000 gal.) at 401 Espy Ave. to Corvettes LLC in the total sum of $550.00 with the total value of all of the portable tanks being less than $1,000, all as provided in MCA Section 17-25-25, as amended, as recommended by the Public Works Director.  [The four 550 gallon tanks were previously declared surplus at the City meeting held on November 15, 2016.]   A-12.

  13. Consider authorizing Public Works Department to place fill in the City right-of-way on property on the East side of 220 E. Scenic Drive and spread dirt into adjacent eroded areas on slope South of Scenic Drive caused by inadequate drainage of City Street, as requested by Malcolm Jones, City Attorney.

 

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

 

  1. Consider the City Planner’s recommendation to approve a Re-Subdivision at 101 Fernwood Drive, Tax Parcels #0213A-01-005.001 and #0213A-01-005.000.  The property owner, Joseph Desarro, proposes combining the two lots, as requested by City Planner, Danit Simon.   PD-1.

  2. Consider the City Planner’s recommendation to approve a Re-Subdivision at 101 Fernwood Drive, Tax Parcels #0213A-01-005.001 and #0213A-01-005.000.  The property owner, Joseph Desarro, proposes combining the two lots, as requested by City Planner, Danit Simon.   PD-2.

  3. Consider the Zoning Board of Adjustments recommendation to approve Application PD-12-2017, Martin O III & Whitney E Miller, 113 Fairway Drive, Warrant Application for the roof overhang of a proposed addition to encroach one-foot into the west side setback, in the T3R Single-Family Residential Zone, as requested by City Planner, Danit Simon.   PD-3.

 

WATER DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving the removal of NSF fees request for Lorraine Merwin of 255 E. Scenic Drive Apt. L, in the amount of $40.00 resulting from bank error.  The bank closed her bank account based on an incorrect letter from the Social Security Administration stating Mrs. Merwin was deceased.  We have had a similar request in the past and this situation is not specifically covered in ordinance, as requested by WPSCO/Utilities Manager.  W-1.

 

 

MAIN STREET

  1. Consider authorizing the use of the Fleitas Avenue Sports Complex for an adult kickball fundraiser on Saturday, June 17, 2017, and hearing from Leigh Helvie with Wandering Workout as a sponsoring partner for the fundraiser, this bringing favorable notice to the  resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Amy Rishel, Main Street.

  2. Consider approving Sunday, May 28, 2017, the use of Memorial Park and usage of the stage for Jazz in the Pass, this bringing favorable notice and resources to the City, as requested by Amy Rishel, Main Street. 

  3. Consider hearing from Amy Richel in reference to signage for local businesses, as requested by Mayor McDermott.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving Officer Roy Williams’ probationary period to be extended for an additional six (6) months. Officer Williams’ original probationary period will expire on June 22, 2017; the adjusted expiration date for the new probationary period will now be on December 22, 2017, as requested by Police Chief Tim Hendricks.

  2. Consider approving recommendation that Officer Kimbro Estes III be promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant. Officer Estes has passed the civil service exam and his score has been certified by the Civil Service Board. It is also my recommendation that his salary be increased to that of a current patrol sergeant ($35,175.20) with a 1 year probationary period with an effective date of April 21, 2017, as requested by Police Chief Tim Hendricks.

 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving request to purchase a Heavy duty commercial Vehicle Diagnostic System from Advance Auto Parts for the sum of $3,711.99, as requested by Russell Holliman, Public Works Director and Dwight Gordon, Fire Chief.  PW-1.

 

HARBOR DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving insurance policy for the harbor skid steer for the price of $2.075.00 to be paid out of Contractual Services for a period of 24 months or 500 hours and that will cover power train and hydraulics from Puckett Rentals, as requested by Willie Davis, Harbormaster.   H-1.

  2. Consider approving Power Booster for incoming power at Pier P-3 around slip 304 from Krol Electric in the amount of $3,120.00, paid out of Harbor Contractual Repairs and Maintenance. Bob Escher, City Engineer has given approval, as requested by Willie Davis, Harbormaster.  H-2.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

  1. Consider authorizing hiring William Faulk as Fire Fighter, contingent upon passing urinalysis and obtaining Civil Service letter, to fill the existing vacancy with a hire date of May 4, 2017 and a starting salary of $32,852.  He is already certified and position will have a one year probationary period, as requested by Fire Chief Dwight.

 

BEAUTIFICATION DEPARTMENT

 

  1. Consider authorizing hiring ________________________as Beautification Laborer, contingent upon passing urinalysis, to fill the existing vacancy with a hire date of April 19, 2017 and a starting salary of $9.00 per hour, as requested by Wes Jones, Beautification Director.  

  2. Consider authorizing hiring ________________________as Beautification Laborer, contingent upon passing urinalysis, to fill the existing vacancy with a hire date of April 19, 2017 and a starting salary of $9.00 per hour, as requested by Wes Jones, Beautification Director.    

 

COURT DEPARTMENT

 

  1. Consider authorizing hiring ________________________as Deputy Court Clerk, contingent upon passing urinalysis, to fill the existing vacancy with a hire date of May 1, 2017 and a starting salary of $12.00 per hour, as requested by Judge Wittmann.  

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Consider approving request to send Investigator Edward Walley to a two-day Taser Instructor Training held on May 15-16, 2017 in Biloxi, MS.  The tuition is $435.00 and use of a City vehicle is requested, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.  CA-1.

  2. Consider approving request to send Officer Justin York to a three-day Officer Safety and Conflict Resolution class held on April 26-28, 2017 in Biloxi, MS. The tuition is free and use of City vehicle, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.  CA-2.

  3. Consider approving request to send George Alex Bryan to a 480-hour Harrison County Law Enforcement Academy Course and Certification held April 30, 2017- July 14, 2017 in Biloxi, MS.  Officer Bryan was previously approved to attend during the November 18, 2016 Board meeting to attend from January 8, 2017- March 24, 2017, but could not attend due to unforeseen circumstances. The tuition is $3,600 and use of City vehicle, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.  CA-3.

  4. Consider approving request to send the following officers to a three-day SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) training class held on May 9-11, 2017 at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in Bay St. Louis.  The tuition is free and use of a City vehicle is requested, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.    CA-4.
    Sgt. Samantha Phillips
    Officer Jared McKinney

  5. Consider approving request to send Deputy Chief Mechelle Carbine to a three-day ROCIC Homicide Training held on September 18-20, 2017 in Biloxi, MS.  The tuition is $125.00 and use of a City vehicle is requested, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.   CA-5.

  6. Consider approving request to send the following officers to a one-day Attorney General’s Office sponsored Investigator Training held on April 25, 2017 in Biloxi, MS. The tuition is free and use of City vehicle, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.  CA-6.

    Sgt. Samantha Phillips
    Officer Kimbro Estes III
    Officer Justin York
    Officer Kandice Clayton
  7. Consider approving request to send the following officers to a one-day Mental Health First Aid Training class held on separate days of May 2-3, 2017 in Bay St. Louis, MS. The tuition is free and use of City vehicle, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.  CA-7.
    May 2:                 Sgt. Samantha Phillips                May 3:                  Sgt. Samuel Thompson
    Officer Jared McKinney                                            Officer Kyle Michael
    Officer Kimbro Estes III                                             Officer Thomas Williams
    Officer William Leonard                                           Officer Daniel Sullivan
    Officer Kandice Clayton                                           Officer Micky Moran
    Officer Justin York

  8. Consider approving request to send the following officers to a one-day a HIDTA Opioid Overdose & Reversal held on May 9, 2017 in Gulfport, MS. The tuition is free and use of City vehicle, as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks.
    Sgt. Samuel Thompson
    Officer William Leonard
    Officer Jared McKinney

  9. Consider approving request to send Dia’Mond Woodman to an 11-day MSFA for Fire Investigator, held May 15 - 25, 2017 in Jackson, MS. Cost of class is $640.00, per diem of $200.00 and use of city vehicle, as requested by Fire Chief Gordon.  CA-9.

  10. Consider approving request to send Layne Triplett to an 11-day MSFA Driver/Operator class, May 1-11, 2017. Cost of class is $675.00, per diem of $200.00 and use of city vehicle, as requested by Fire Chief Gordon.   CA-10.

  11. Consider approving request to send Dennis Brown to a five-day MSFA Fire Service Instructor 1041-1 class, April 24- 28, 2017. Cost of class is $380.00, per diem of $100.00 and use of city vehicle, as requested by Fire Chief Gordon.  CA-11.

  12. Consider approving request to send Dustin Dauner to a one-day MSFA CPAT exam, May 2, 2017. Cost of class is $40.00 and use of city vehicle, as requested by Fire Chief Gordon.  CA-12.

  13. Consider sending Shad Jeanfreau to a  three-day Association of Floodplain Managers  of Mississippi Conference held on May 16-18 2017  in Natchez, MS. AFMM membership fee $75, Conference fee $195.00, lodging total $356.95  for three nights, per diem $113.00 and use of city vehicle, as requested by Shad Jeanfreau, Building Official.  CA-13.

  14. Consider approving request to transfer the following item from the Police Department (200) to the Beautification Department (502), as requested by Chief Tim Hendricks: Epson Stylus Printer Model. NX415 S/N  LD7P017604          Tag # 0000001280

  15. Consider declaring the following item listed below located at the Beutification office as surplus and disposal and remove from inventory.  Item is broken and un-repairable; it will be thrown in the trash, as requested by Wes Jones, Beautification.  CA-15.
    Linksys Router                              ASSET ID # 000001638               TAG # 1906

  16. Consider approving Gill’s Crane & Dozer Service, Inc., Small Craft Harbor Boat Launch Surface Improvements, Pay App No. 1 in the amount of $121,481.25. Work associated with pay app No. 1 has been approved and payment is recommended, as requested by Bob Escher, City Engineer. CA-16.          

  17. Consider receiving monthly Budget Report for March 2017 from City Clerk, as requested by Marian Gest, City Clerk.  CA-17. 

CLAIMS DOCKET


  1. Consider approving Claims Docket in the amount of $401,040.71.  CD-1.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Consider going into Executive Session on transaction of business and discussion regarding the prospective purchase, sale or leasing of lands.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN WILL ALLOW RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH A THREE-MINUTE TIME LIMIT ON EACH SPEAKER. NO PUBLIC QUESTIONING COMMENTS ARE ALLOWED DURING THE MEETING, UNLESS THE BOARD RECOGNIZES SUCH PERSON.

ADDENDUM
MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN
April 18, 2017 6:00 P.M.

  1. Consider authorizing Property and Inland Marine Insurance Renewal from Betz & Rosetti at a cost of $104,997.75,which represents a savings of $5,791.50 from last year's premiums, as requested by Marian Gest, City Clerk. AD-1.
  2.  
  3. Consider allowing use of City stage in Memorial Park, Saturday, April 22, 2017 for Unity Day in Pass Christian, this bringing favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Mayor McDermott.
  4. Consider rescinding hiring Michael (MJ) Jackson as Fire Fighter I, approved at the March 21, 2017 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting, as requested by Fire Chief Dwight Gordon. 
  5. Consider approving proclamation recognizing Lucille and Ben Gibson, for their outstanding service to the Pass Christian community, as requested by Chipper McDermott, Mayor.  AD-3.