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CITY OF PASS CHRISTIAN

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMEN

OCTOBER 15, 2019, 6:00 P.M.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Prayer and Pledge
  1. Roll Call

 

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Consider approving minutes of the September 12, 2019 Special Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting, as requested by Dawn Sanders, Deputy City Clerk. A-1.
  2. Consider approving minutes of the October 1, 2019 Regular Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting, as requested by Dawn Sanders, Deputy City Clerk. A-2.
  3. Consider approving request to block off St. Louis Street between Henderson Avenue and Church Avenue with the use of 340 feet of street barriers on Friday, November 8, 2019 and Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for annual Live Oak Cemetery Tours, this bringing favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Mary Bourdin, Representative. A-3.
  4. Consider approving City sponsorship/donation of $150 to Pass Christian School’s Read, Write and Run for Renaissance annual 5K and 1 mile Fun Run, March 7, 2020, this brings favorable notice to the resources and opportunities of the City, as requested by Curtis Cotten, Coordinator. A-4.
  5. Consider request from Mandie French to teach Barre fitness classes on Memorial Park grounds (not the Gazebo) on a non-exclusive basis with the number of participants not to exceed 50 in any class with a waiver of liability insurance and also conditioned upon her obtaining a local privilege license.
  6. Consider adopting Resolution declaring a prescriptive easement of Church Avenue over the eastern portion of the property situated at 509 Church Avenue and authorizing the Public Works Dept. and/or the City’s contractor to pave such road, as requested by Malcolm Jones, City Attorney. A-6.
  7. Consider accepting Roadway Easement from owner, Angela Demesme, et als, as requested by Malcolm Jones, City Attorney. A-7.
  8. Consider accepting Roadway easement from Michael and Patricia C. Mangrum for Earl Street (E of Henderson Avenue) and authorize paving project for same.  [Although it appears that Earl Street was originally paved back in the late 60s, I could find no evidence that the owners at that time ever dedicated or conveyed an easement to the County or later to the City after it annexed the property in 1986.  “Earl Street” has a City sign at Henderson Avenue; has been maintained sporadically and in a minimal fashion by the City crews through the years; and has been extensively used by the neighbors in the area and the traveling public since Earl Street connects to Church Avenue. The current owners are willing to confirm the City’s right to pave and maintain the street right-of-way.] A-8.
  9. Consider adopting Ordinance (676) granting non-exclusive franchise for cable video services to Telepak Networks, Inc. to lay, construct, maintain, replace, repair, and operate fiber optic cable and appurtenant telecommunications facilities under, over, and across all street, avenues, alleys, highways, roads, bridges, viaducts, and public places in the City with Telepak agreeing to pay the sum of 5% of Gross Revenues as such terms are defined in the Ordinance and with the payment of one-time license fee of $3,000.00, as recommended by the City’s consultant, Greg Fender of Local Government Services. A-9.
  10. Consider approving the purchase of 25 Dell computers, already budgeted, in the amount of $16,169.25 under state contract 89AGY, as requested by Shawn Jerone, IT Director.  A-10.
  1. Consider approving $50.00 Cash drawer fund to Bridget Daniels for Court Department, as requested by Marian Governor, City Clerk.
  1. Consider authorizing closing out $100.00 Petty Cash drawer fund to Marian Governor for Administrative Department, as requested by Marian Governor, City Clerk.
  1. Consider approving the purchase of one 15 gallon Magnolia tree from Pine Hills Nursery in the amount of $125.00 and a plaque not to exceed $100 for dedication to Renee Brooks, as requested by Mayor McDermott.
  1. Consider creating position of Public Safety Dispatcher; approving Job Description; authorizing advertisement to hire four full time and two part-time positions; determining whether or not the applicants for such position should be subject to competitive testing and establishing salary range for such positions. A-14.
  2. Consider discussing amending the City’s Golf Cart Ordinance, as recommended by Mayor McDermott.
  1. Consider hearing update on McKay Property, as requested by Mayor McDermott.
  2. Consider discussing the monument sign at the Davis Avenue Pavilion, as recommended by Mayor McDermott.
  1. Consider request for Thomas Barrett to temporarily relocate his Sea Level portable trailer to the Western portion of the property at 525 Espy Avenue (outside of Flood Zone and behind Police/EOC) for storage beginning on November 1, 2019 and not toexceed 60 days. [MEMA is requiring this temporary trailer to be removed from the Flood Velocity Zone for a period of time under new Flood guidance and until their new Lease agreement will begin.]

WATER DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving refund request in the amount of -$6460.28 to Mississippi Marine Services which is currently being reflected as a credit on their water account as of 10/7/2019. Customer had multiple leaks previously on the property which since then have been fixed. Water and sewer adjustments were made on the account based on City Ordinance (450 Section 1 B) # 4, as requested by WPSCO. W-1.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving request to hire certified FF Jason Smith, with 21 years of service, pending a physical, drug screen and Officer interview. His starting salary will be $33,452.00. Start date will be October 21, 2019.

HARBOR DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving slip rental contract with Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for an additional slip to be next to their existing slip for the same monthly rate of $30.00 for utilities from November 1st, 2019 and not to extend past 36 months. (Attached is a replica of the exact same contract for the existing slip that is rented to MDEQ.) H-1.
  2. Consider approving request to evict the following customers from the Pass Christian Harbor for non-payment of boat slip rental in excess of 60 days past due on pleasure pier and 120 days past due on the commercial pier if they are not paid by October 10th,2019.Accounts will be submitted to a collection agency if not paid in full after vessel has vacated the harbor.  H-2.
  • Pleasure #00877, #00973,
  • Commercial #00130, #00166, #00856

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

  1. Consider approving request to purchase a 60 Inch side rotary mower with the factory authorized mounting and 2nd level and 2nd remote float detent valve from Parish Tractor, lowest and best bid, for the sum of $ 25,106.00, already budgeted, as requested by Russell Holliman, Public Works Director. PW-1.
  2. Consider approving request to purchase a 2020 Big Tex Trailer from Lewis Trailer Sales, lowest and best bid, for $15,225.00, already budgeted, as requested by Russell Holliman, Public Works Director. PW-2.

     CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Consider approving request to send Marian Governor to a three-day 2019 Winter Educational Workshop held in Jackson, MS on December 11-13, 2019. Registration $165.00, per-diem $96.00 and lodging $114.00 per night, as requested by Marian Governor, City Clerk. CA-1.
  2. Consider approving request to send Capt. Dia’Mond Woodman to MS FIRE INVESTIGATORS ASSOC. Conference in Pearl MS, October 30, 2019 – November 1, 2019. Cost of conference $175.00, lodging $244.66, per-diem $81.00 and use of city vehicle, as requested by Fire Chief Gordon. CA- 2.
  1. Consider approving payment of the following Overstreet & Associates invoices totaling $6,825.00, as recommended by Bob Escher, City Engineer.  CA-3.
  • Invoice 1236          $          75.00                 FY2019 Tidelands
  • Invoice 1193           $      1,500.00                 Annual Unit Price Repair
  • Invoice 1194          $      5,250.00                City Engineering Services
  1. Consider approving new membership to the ASFM (Association of State Floodplain Managers) in the amount of $160.00 for Tom Duffy, Community Development Director. CA4.
  1. Consider receiving monthly Budget Report for September 2019, as requested by Marian Governor, City Clerk.  CA-4.  (Will be provided prior to BOA)

CLAIMS DOCKET

  1. Consider approving Claims Docket in the amount of $178,574.65.  CD-1.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

  1. Consider going into Executive Session to hear from Skip Negrotto as special counsel for the City for prospective litigation regarding a claim against Delta Directional Drilling for damage to City’s sewer main on W. North St., which will include strategy sessions that would have detrimental effect on the City’s litigating position if discussed in open session.
  2. Consider going into Executive Session to discuss prospective employment of certain City employees and WPSCO employees in City Utility Billing Department.

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.