City of Ocean Springs

    Agenda - April 2, 2019 - 6:00 pm Regular Meeting

    April 2, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.



           a) Support the Start by Believing public awareness campaign, proclaiming April as "Sexual Assault Awareness Month” (Exhibit 3-a)
           b) South MS Children’s Advocacy Center, proclaiming April as "Child Abuse Prevention Month” (Exhibit 3-b)

           a) Adopt An Amendment to Code of Ordinances, The City of Ocean Springs, MS Prohibiting Parking or Standing Vehicles on Portions of Lafayette Circle (Exhibit 4-a)
           b) Authorize the Mayor to Execute the General Obligation Loan Contract with Community Bank for $109,000.00 with an interest rate of 2.89% to be repaid monthly for a period of 3 years. (Exhibit 4-b)
           a) Discussion of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Consulting Services in the event of a Natural Disaster – Michael Dorris, Jr.
           b) Discussion of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Debris Removal Monitoring Service in the event of a Natural Disaster – Brooks Wallace

    * Consent Agenda – All matters listed under Item 6, Consent Agenda, are considered to be routine by the Board of Aldermen and will be enacted by one motion.  There will not be separate discussion of these items.  If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.
           a) Acknowledgement of Mayor’s Veto on March 15, 2019; vetoing the March 6, 2019 motion made by Alderman Gill and seconded by Alderman Papania to hire engineering firm Overstreet and Associates pending acceptable rate schedule negotiations (Exhibit 6-a)
           b) Approve Special Event Permit Application for 1699 Weekend of Discovery; Scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 2019 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; at Beach at Fort Maurepas; Requires 2 Police Officers. (Exhibit 6-b)
           c) Approve Run/Walk Permit Application for 1699 Race of Discovery 5k  and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run; scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at Beach at Fort Maurepas; No Requirements; No cost incurred by the City (Exhibit 6-c)
           d) Approve Special Event Permit Application for Billfish Tournament; Scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019; at Government Street from Washington Avenue to Russell Avenue; Starting at 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.; Requires 4 Police Officers (Exhibit 6-d)
      City Clerk:
           e) Approve Minutes:  Special Call Meeting March 11, 2019 (Exhibit 6-e)
           f) Approve Minutes:  Special Call Meeting March 14, 2019 (Exhibit 6-f)
           g) Ratify check to Mississippi State Dept. of Health in the amount of $50.00 for Fingerprint – Counselor Jade Chiles (Exhibit 6-g)
           h) Acknowledgement of opening new interest earning bank account with Hancock Bank, City Depository, as required by Memorandum of Understanding with the MS Department of Finance and Administration for the 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund (Exhibit 6-h) 
      Police Department:
      Fire Department:
      Human Resources/Risk Management: (Exhibit 6-i, j, k, l)
           i) Authorize employment of Richard Miller and Kevin Ruebel, Public Works Street Laborer C, effective April 8, 2019; $12.00 hourly rate; one year probationary status, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements
           j) Authorize promotion of Water Department Laborer Chester Taylor to Water Department Assistant Supervisor, effective April 6, 2019; $17.73 hourly rate; six months probationary status
           k) Accept resignation of Public Works Laborer Branden Herring, effective April 5, 2019; authorize to begin the process of filling the vacant position
           l) Authorize employment of Delante Weston, Custodian, effective April 3, 2019; $11.00 hourly rate; one year probationary status, pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements
      City Engineer:
      Public Works:
      Community Development & Planning:
           m) Authorize to Accept and Execute Project Engineer Statement – MDOT Funding for the Porter Avenue Infrastructure Project – STP-0967-11(001) LPA/105963-701000 (Exhibit 6-m)
      Planning Commission:
           n) Denial of Application for Residential Short Term Rental (STR) Permit – 4008 Breezy Hill Lane PID: 61468582.000 (Exhibit 6-n)
           o) Approval of Application for Residential Short Term Rental (STR) Permit – 215 Audrey Circle (Exhibit 6-o)
           p) Approval of Application for Residential Short Term Rental (STR) Permit – 1010 Calhoun Street (Exhibit 6-p)
           q) Request Approval of Final Plat for a 7 lot Subdivision – Vermont Avenue PID #61265001.000  (Exhibit 6-q) 
      Building Department:
           r) Approve Tree Protection Committee meeting minutes from March 26, 2019 (Exhibit 6-r)
           s) Approve Code Enforcement Report through March 29, 2019 (Exhibit 6-s)
      Parks & Recreation: 
      City Attorney:    

      City Clerk: 
           a) Approve payment: Docket of Claims and spread summary on the Minutes (Exhibit 7-a)
           b) Accept Monthly Budget Report (Exhibit 7-b)
      Police Department:
      Fire Department:
      Human Resources/Risk Manager:
      City Engineer:
      Public Works:
      Community Development & Planning: 
      Building Department:
      Parks & Recreation:
           c) Discussion of Dog Park – Amenities, Plaques, and Name of Dog Park (Exhibit 7-c)
           d) Discussion of Signs for the following Parks: John Gill, Dog Park, Inner Harbor Park
           e) Change Order for Freedom Field Project in the amount of $8,580.11 (Exhibit 7-e)
           f) Approve Contract for Professional Services Contract with Compton’s Engineering for services of Shade Structure at MLK Park in the amount of $8,500.00 (Exhibit 7-f)
      City Attorney:

    8. PUBLIC COMMENT:  The public is invited to address the Board for up to 3 minutes each for a maximum period of 30 minutes. The Board will take all comments under advisement to take potential action at a later date if warranted. Priority will be given to Ocean Springs residents and Business Owners.
           • Please identify yourself before speaking into the microphone.


    RECESS UNTIL 6:00 P.M. on April 16, 2019