City of Ocean Springs

    Agenda - February 21, 2017 - 6:00 p.m. Recess Meeting

    February 21, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

     1.     CALL TO ORDER

     2.     ROLL CALL

     3.     PROCLAMATION

    a)      Rare Disease Day and If a Mother’s Love Could Heal Day in the City of Ocean Springs – February 28, 2017 - Amber Olsen and Dona Krystosek (Exhibit 3-a)

    b)      Arbor Day in the City of Ocean Springs - February 10, 2017 (Exhibit 3-b)

    c)      Star Spangled Banner Day in the City of Ocean Springs – March 3, 2017 (Exhibit 3-c)

    4.     OLD BUSINESS

    a)      Discussion concerning parking at Highway 57 Sports Complex – Ben Wilder (Exhibit 4-a)

    b)      Discussion concerning an Amendment to the Code of Ordinances for the City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi Amending Chapter 5 Regarding Animal Control – Mayor  Moran (Exhibit 4-b)

    c)      Discussion on leasing building space at the Taconi Building for the Dynamic Dyslexia Design School  ("3-D”) – Mayor Moran

    5.     NEW BUSINESS

    6.     PUBLIC COMMENT:  The public is invited to address the Board for up to 3 minutes.  The Board will take all comments under advisement for potential action at a later date if warranted.

    7.     CONSENT AGENDA

    ** Consent Agenda – All matters listed under Item 7, 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.

    Mayor:

    a)      Discussion concerning Contract Amendment No. 3 with Compton Engineering, Inc. agreeing to pay and additional monthly sum of $5000.00 to be paid retroactive beginning January 4, 2017 (Exhibit 7-a)

    City Clerk:

    b)      Approve payment: Docket of Claims and spread upon the Minutes (Exhibit 7-b)

    c)     Accept Action Report (Exhibit 7-c)

    d)     Approve to use February 28, 2017, Mardi Gras Day, as a legal holiday in lieu of Confederate Memorial Day, on April 24, 2017 (Exhibit 7-d)

    e)     Ratify check to Capitol Resources LLC in the amount of $2500.00 for final payment on JCUA lobbying fees (Exhibit 7-e)

    f)       Ratify check to Paul Baker in the amount of $40.00 for per diem on February 15-16, 2017 for a Rescue Refresher Course in Jackson, MS (Exhibit 7-f)

    g)      Ratify check to Bradley Chennault in the amount of $40.00 for per diem on February 15-16, 2017 for a Rescue Refresher Course in Jackson, MS (Exhibit 7-g)

    h)      Authorize the request from the Parent Association of Taconi Headstart to waive all fees associated with the use of the Ryan Youth Center on May 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for an End of the Year Event (Exhibit 7-h)

    Police Department:

    i)       Authorize to declare multiple shotguns as surplus (of no value to the city), remove from inventory, and dispose of accordingly (Exhibit 7-i)

    j)       Authorize to accept the following promotions upon the retirement of Captain Terry Harris; Lientenant Vince Spiriti to Captain, place on FLSA exempt status, $54,000.00 annual salary, six-month probationary status; Sergeant Ryan Lemaire to Lieutenant, $21.07 hourly rate, six-month probationary status; Office Terry Hines to Sergeant, $19.49 hourly rate, six-month probationary status; all promotions will be effective May 19, 2017; authorize to begin the hiring process to replace the pending patrol officer opening (hiring to commence on or after May 19, 2017)   (Exhibit 7-j)

    Fire Department:

    k)     Accept Monthly Fire Department Report (Exhibit 7-k)

    l)       Authorize out of state travel for Fire Chief Jeff Ponson to travel to Birmingham, AL to attend the Fire Chief assessment panel on March 20 – 24, 2017 as budgeted (Exhibit 7-l)

    Risk Manager/HR:

    City Engineer: 

    Public Works:

    m)    Accept the resignation of Tony Smith, Sewer Department Laborer, effective immediately and authorize to pay out his remaining personal leave balance; authorize to begin the process to fill the vacant position in the Sewer Department (Exhibit 7-m)

    Community Development & Planning:

    n)     Authorize to request project activation in accordance with MDOT’s Project Development Manual for Local Public Agencies in order to receive a project number and begin activity; pending receipt of the letter of award (Exhibit 7-n)

    o)      Authorize out-of-state travel for Wade Morgan, Planner, Joshua Drummond and Ricky Authement, Planning Commission Members, to attend the City Building Exchange Conference in New Orleans, LA on March 8-10, 2017 (Exhibit 7-o)

    Planning Commission:

    p)     Approve the application for Lot Split at 413 Vancleave Avenue, PID# 60137262.000, as recommended by the Planning Commission – Richard and Carron Hall (Exhibit 7-p)

    q)      Authorize the request to implement a temporary moratorium restricting new applications for Bed & Breakfast activity, effective February 22, 2017 (Exhibit 7-q)  

    Zoning & Adjustment Board:

    Historic Preservation Commission:

    r)       Approve the demolition of a dwelling located at 701 General Pershing Ave.; Bowen Avenue Historic District as recommended – Joseph and Debbie Galle (Exhibit 7-r)

    Building Department:

    s)       Accept Tree Protection Committee report from February 7, 2017 (Exhibit 7-s)

    Parks & Leisure Services:

    t)      Approve Parks Advisory Board Minutes from January 11, 2017 (Exhibit 7-t)

    u)      Approve the Facility Use Agreement with the Ocean Springs Girls Softball League to use the Sports Complex Softball Fields and Gay Lemon Softball Fields from March 4, 2017 through May 31, 2017 (Exhibit 7-u)

    v)      Approve the Facility Use Agreement with the Ocean Springs School District High School Tennis Team to use the Halstead Tennis Courts Sports from February through May 2017; approve request to waive  all fees for the use of Halstead Tennis Courts (Exhibit 7-v)

    w)    Approve the revised Rental Agreement for the Ocean Springs Sports Complex as recommended by the Parks Advisory Board (Exhibit 7-w)

     City Attorney:

    Facilities:

    H.R. Committee:

    Finance Committee:

    8.     DEPARTMENT REPORTS

    Mayor:

    a)      Discussion on a new Appointee to the Jackson County Utility Authority Board before May 1, 2017 – (Exhibit 8-a)

    City Clerk:

    Police Department:

    Fire Department:

    Risk Manager/HR:

    City Engineer:  

    Public Works:

    Community Development & Planning:

    Building Department:

    Parks & Leisure Services:  

    City Attorney:

    Facilities:

     H.R. Committee:

    Finance Committee:

    9.     ALDERMEN’S FORUM 

    10.  EXECUTIVE SESSION

     

    ADJOURN UNTIL 6:00 P.M. on March 7, 2017