ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL REGULAR COUNCIL AGENDA TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 5:00 P.M.

PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL SHALL INFORM THE PRESIDENT AT THE APPROPRIATE AGENDA ITEM. A. CALL TO ORDER B. INVOCATION C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE D. ROLL CALL E. CONSENT CALENDAR 1) Approval of minutes taken from regular meeting held 2/9. 2) SPECIAL ORDER #1 To hear from the Legal Committee: Mr. Silver. To receive a report and advises regarding the certification process and proposed resolution of the matter titled the "City of Alexandria v. CLECO Corporation, et al.," Civil Action # 05-cv-1121-A, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division, including: (A.) The certification process conducted by the Administration as directed by City Council pursuant to Alexandria City Council Resolution, # 8726-2010 and whether terms have been achieved regarding a satisfactory Wholesale Power Supply Arrangement and Interconnection with Cleco Corporation, as well as completion of any and all contracts incident thereto as authorized by Ordinance 390-2008 and interpreted by Resolution 8726-2010; and further to introduce any new ordinances for contractual authority, should any be required as well as provide for Council Resolution regarding the certification process and resolution of the matter titled the "City

of Alexandria v. CLECO Corporation, et al.," Civil Action # 05-cv-1121-A, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division. (B.) To hear from the City Attorney, his opinion on matters related to settlement of "City of Alexandria v. CLECO Corporation, et al.," Civil Action # 05-cv1121?A, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division. (C.) Introduction of an ordinance and related resolution to authorize and empower the City Attorney to settle on behalf of the City all ancillary or consequential issues, expert, attorney, consultant, and legal claims, present and future, arising from the litigation styled as "City of Alexandria v. CLECO Corporation, et al.," Civil Action # 05-cv-1121-A, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division, by conducting non-binding mediations with any parties or claimants; provided, however, that any such determinations or agreements shall be submitted to the Council for a final approval resolution of the City Council. (D.) Introduction of an ordinance and related resolution to authorize and empower the City Attorney and Finance Director to establish a protocol and protective fund, including authority to seek declaratory and other court protections and relief, so that value achieved by resolution of these matters may be protected until such time as related litigation and other public options are achieved and considered. ********************** 3) Introduction of an ordinance for herbicides for an annual contract. Bids to be opened 2/23.

4) Introduction of an ordinance for operating supplies for the Electric Distribution department. Bids to be opened 2/23. 5) Introduction of an ordinance for external modular tactical vests & accessories for SRT for the Alexandria Police department. Bids to be opened 2/23. 6) Introduction of an ordinance amending 20092010 capital budget for Azalea Lane sewer extension project. 7) Introduction of an ordinance amending 20092010 capital budget for control panel upgrades project in the Wastewater department. 8) Introduction of an ordinance amending 20092010 capital budget for water well improvement project and City Park pump station project in the Water department. 9) Introduction of an ordinance amending 20092010 operating budget for repayment to the Federal Transit Administration for bus vehicles. 10) Introduction of an ordinance amending 20092010 operating budget for JAG grants in the Police department. 11) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to extend the Alexander Fulton Hotel Management Agreement with Noble Hospitality for an additional sixty days. 12) Introduction of an ordinance to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract on behalf of the City for the interim management of the Alexander Fulton Hotel and Convention Center

and related properties with Hospitality Initiative Partnership Management LLC (or a related company) and otherwise to provide with respect thereto. 13) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a written Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Central Louisiana Business League in support of an educational and training program for microenterprise businesses and business owners. 14) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Town of Boyce for the disposition of a 1991 Pierce Arrow Pumper Truck, which has already been declared surplus through Ordinance No. 299-2009, pursuant to the Intergovernmental Services Laws. 15) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreements with any LA political subdivision for the sale of surplus police vehicles for $500 each and to publicly auction all remaining police vehicles to the public through the Purchasing departments normal process. 16) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the American Red Cross for Continuous Chest Compression Training. 17) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to accept the quote received for police uniform accessories. 18) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to submit the Five-year Consolidated

Strategy and Plan for 2010-2015 to HUD and to execute any and all documents necessary for release of HUD’s letter of credit for CDBG and HOME Program funds. 19) RESOLUTION authorizing the reorganization of the Human Relations Commission Task Force as established by Council Resolution No. 67732000. (PERSONNEL/INSURANCE 2/9:DELAY & 2/23) 20) RESOLUTION confirming the appointment of individuals to serve on the Alexandria Human Relations Commission Task Force. (PERSONNEL/INSURANCE 2/9:DELAY & 2/23) 21) RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor to execute and file an application on behalf of the City to aid in the financial assistance for operating the van service for the night service operation of the Transit department. 22) RESOLUTION authorizing the Mayor to execute and file an application on behalf of the City to aid in the financial assistance for operating for the night service operations of the Transit department. 23) RESOLUTION authorizing advertisement for bids for ready mix concrete for a six month period. 24) RESOLUTION authorizing advertisement for bids for three phase padmount transformers for inventory stock. 25) RESOLUTION authorizing advertisement for bids for single phase padmount transformers.

26) RESOLUTION authorizing advertisement for bids for single phase polemount transformers. 27) RESOLUTION authorizing advertisement for bids for annual requirements contract for gas system repairs and maintenance.

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ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION SUBJECT TO PUBLIC HEARING 28) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to renew the existing Professional Services Agreement with Monique Metoyer for legal services. 29) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Hartford to insure the City’s Life insurance benefits effective May 1, 2010. 30) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to accept the United Health Care (UHC) 2010 renewal rates including an increase in Specific Reinsurance effective January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

FINANCE COMMITTEE 31) To consider final adoption of an ordinance amending 2009-2010 operating budget for positions in General Government and Finance Director’s department. (FINANCE 2/23) 32) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to amend the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Shepherd Center for the utility assistance program. (FINANCE

2/23) 33) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing implementation of the 2010 fiscal year COBRA and Premium Rate Projections and amendments necessary for compliance with Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act. (FINANCE 2/9 & 2/23)

34) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Wright and Percy Insurance Company and Medical Analysis. (FINANCE 2/23) 35) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with First Federal Bank of LA for fiscal agency and banking services. (FINANCE 2/9:DELAY & 2/23) G.PUBLIC HEARING – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 36) To continue public hearing on structure located at 2653/55 Mason, Ellis & Rhodes, LLC, owners. 37) To hold a public hearing for the emergency condemnation of one structure located at 3529 Royal Drive. H. COMMITTEES 38) 39) Lawson. 40) 41) To hear from Finance Committee: Mr. Hobbs. To hear from Public Works Committee: Mr. To hear from Utility Committee: Mr. Fowler. To hear from Community Development: Mr.

Larvadain. 42) To hear from Personnel/Insurance: Mr. Hobbs. 43) To hear from Public Safety/Transportation: Mr. Goins. 44) To hear from A & E Review: Mr. Fowler. 45) To hear from Economic Development: Mr. Silver. 46) ANY OTHER BUSINESS, WHICH BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 47) ADJOURNMENT.