ARTICLE III
PARISH COUNCIL


Sec.

2-030.00 Parish Council Salaries


    The monthly compensation to be received by all elected members of the St. Tammany Parish Council shall be as follows (effective January 1, 2008):

    A.     Fiscal Year 2008 - $2,000.00 per month.
    B.     Fiscal Year 2009 - $2,100.00 per month.
    C.     Fiscal Year 2010 - $2,200.00 per month.
    D.     Fiscal Year 2011 - $2,300.00 per month.
    E.     Monthly Compensation for subsequent years shall be $2,300.00
        unless amended by the Parish Council.

(Ord. No.02-0577, adopted 12/05/2002; amended by Ord. No. 06-1464, adopted 12/07/2006 and effective January 1, 2008.)

SEC.

2-031.00 St. Tammany Parish Council Rules And Procedures


    The following sections outline the St. Tammany Parish Council Rules and Procedures.

SEC.

2-031.01 Officers


    A.    A Chairman shall be elected yearly by a majority vote of the Council. He shall preside over all meetings and be an ex-officio member of all committees. The Chairman shall not be elected any earlier than the November Regular Monthly Meeting.

    B.    A Vice-Chairman shall be elected yearly by a majority vote of the Council. The Vice-Chairman shall serve in the absence of the Chairman. The Vice- Chairman shall not be elected any earlier than the November Regular Monthly Meeting.

    C.    There shall be a Sergeant-At-Arms appointed yearly by the Chairman, whose duty is to keep order in the meetings.

    E.    There shall be a Parliamentarian appointed yearly by the Chairman of the Council, whose job it is to keep a copy of Robert's Rules of Order and answer any procedure issues when called upon to do so. (Ord. No. 80-01, adopted 06/19/80; Ord. No. 80-43, adopted 9/11/80; Ord. No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 1/21/88; amended by Ord. No. 88-983, adopted 09/15/88; amended by Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 09/15/94)

SEC.

2-031.02 Meetings



    A.    The Police Jury shall meet at least once per month on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 P.M. The Meeting shall be held in the designated Administrative Complex located within St. Tammany Parish.

    B.    The Jury may meet at any other time or place by the call of the President or at the request of five (5) Police Jurors. Notice to Jurors shall be mailed to be received by them twenty-four (24) hours prior to meetings. Notice shall be posted at the Courthouse twenty-four (24) hours prior to any meeting.

    C.    The President shall call a Special Meeting upon written request of twelve (12) Registered Voters of the Parish.

    D.    The Special Meeting Notice shall be posted at the Courthouse to give twenty- four (24) hours notice to the public and shall be mailed to be received by Jurors twenty-four (24) hours prior to any Special Meeting.

    E.    The Meetings shall comply and be run according to Robert's Rules of Order, except as indicated by these Rules. (Ord. No. 80-01, adopted 06/19/80; Ord. No. 80-43, adopted 9/11/80; Ord. No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 1/21/88; and Ord. No. 88-983, adopted 09/15/88; amended by Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 09/15/94; amended by Resolution No. 96-7426, adopted 01/08/95)

SEC.

2-031.03 Council Committees


    A.    There shall be the following Standing Parish Council Committee:
        
        1.    Agenda Review Committee
            
            a.    The Committee will review the agenda for each Regular Council Meeting and make recommendations to the full Council on those agenda items it elects. The Committee may also hear any other matter placed on its agenda by a committee member.

            b.    The Committee will be comprised of seven (7) parish council members appointed annually by the Council Chairman.

            c.    The Council Vice-Chairman will serve as one of the seven Committee members and as the Committee's Chairman. In the event that the Vice-Chairman or other member of the Committee cannot attend a meeting, the Council Chairman or other council member not an appointed regular committee member may sit in his/her stead.
(amended by Ord. No. 06-1371, adopted 09/07/2006)
        
            d.    Committee meetings will be held prior to all Regular Council Meetings on the date, time and place determined by the Council Chairman.
        


            e.    Committee Meeting Notices will be posted at the Parish Government Administrative Complex and by other means as required by law.

    B.    In addition to the Standing Committee the Council Chairman, or the Council by resolution, may create Special Ad Hoc Committees and Advisory Workgroups.

        1.    Special Ad Hoc Committees may be created to address a particular issue and make recommendations on that issue to the full Council. They will be made up of no more than seven (7) council members. Meeting notices will not be required for Ad Hoc Committee meetings.

        2.    Advisory Workgroups may be created to make advisory recommendations to the Parish Council on any matter. They may be made up of no more than seven (7) council members and any number of parish staff and lay persons. Meeting notices will not be required for Advisory Workgroup meetings.

(Ord. No. 80-01, adopted 06/19/80; Ord. No. 80-43, adopted 9/11/80; Ord. No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; are repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 1/21/88; amended by Ord. No. 88-983, adopted 09/15/88; amended by Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 09/15/94; amended by Ord. No. 02-0457, adopted 03/07/2002; amended by Ord. No. 06-1256, adopted 03/02/2006; amended by Ord. No. 06-1371, adopted 09/07/2006)

SEC.

2-031.04 Agendas


    A.    Deadline - The Wednesday prior to the Regular Council Meeting, at 9:00 A.M. shall be established as the Regular Agenda Deadline. The Tuesday prior to committee meetings at 9:00 a.m. shall be established as the Committee Agenda Deadline.

    B.    Agenda of all Meetings shall be posted at the Government Complex to give twenty-four (24) hours notice to the public and shall be mailed to be received by Council members twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting.

    C.    Only those items on the meeting agenda can be voted on at that meeting.

    D.    Any item not on the a Regular Agenda can be considered with ten (10) [affirmative] votes of the Jury; any items not on a committee agenda can be considered with a majority vote of committee members present.

    E.    Any item on the Agenda may be moved up with ten (10) [affirmative] votes of the Jury; any item on the committee agendas can be moved up with a majority vote of committee members present. (Ord. No. 80-01, adopted 06/19/80; Ord. No. 80-43, adopted 9/11/80; Ord. No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; are repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 1/21/88; amended by Ord. No. 88-983, adopted 09/15/88; amended by Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 09/15/94)

SEC.

2-031.05 Agenda Format



    A.    Call to Order, Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, and Roll Call.

    B.    Consent Calendar:

        1. The Minutes of the previous month's Meetings.

            a.    Waiving of the reading of the minutes, adoption as presented and authorization to publish in the Official Journal.

        2. Ordinances for Introduction.

            a.    Ordinances for Introduction shall be introduced by title only, sponsored by a Juror, shall not require public reading, and presented in full written form when considered at Committee Meetings.

        3. Resolutions (except those of appointments).

            a.    Resolutions shall be sponsored by a Juror and shall not require public reading.

        4.    Licenses and Permit Applications.

            a.    Granting of licenses and permits subject to Sheriff's Office approval if applicable, and meeting all Parish requirements.

        5.    Any item may be removed from the Consent Calendar for individual consideration prior to the adoption of the Consent Calendar. All items shall be removed together by one motion. Any items not removed shall be adopted by one motion and vote.

    C.    The remaining Order of business shall be taken as follows:

        1. Appearers.

            A.     All meetings of the Parish Council are open to the general public. Any person wishing to speak relative to an item on the agenda shall be allowed to do so upon consideration of that matter. A two (2) minute time limitation is established for each person wishing to speak for/against an item on the agenda. (Ord. No. 00-0118, adopted 02/17/2000).

            B.     Appearers must be on the published Agenda which shall state the purpose for which they are appearing; said purpose shall not relate to an item previously listed on the Agenda. (Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 04/15/94).

            C.     Appearers wishing to discuss items not listed on a meeting agenda shall be considered upon receiving ten (10) affirmative votes of the Council. A three (3) minute time limitation is

established for items not on the agenda.(Ord. No. 00-0118, adopted02/17/2000)

            D.     Appearers involved in the appeal process shall be allowed five (5) minutes per side (for/against), with a three (3) minute rebuttal per side. Large groups shall be required to select one or more specific individuals to share the total time allocation. (Ord. No. 00-0118, adopted 02/17/2000)

            E.     The Council Chairman shall have the option of extending time limitations on issues when deemed necessary. (Ord. No. 00- 0118, adopted 02/17/2000)

    D.    Appeals of Decisions of the Planning/Zoning Commission.

    E.    Ordinances for Adoption and Public Hearing.

        1.    All Ordinances for adoption at the Meeting must be on the Agenda, unless suspended by ten (10) [affirmative] votes of the Jury.

            a.    The President shall read the Title of each Ordinance prior to consideration.
            b.    Ordinances adopted shall state the members vote, members absent, and the vote cast by each [member].
    
    F.    Resolution of Nominations/Appointments.

        1.    Parish wide nominations/appointments must lay over for a period of thirty (30) days, unless suspended by ten (10) votes of the Jury.

        2.    Individual District nominations/appointments shall not require a lay over period. (Paragraph (F), subparagraphs (1) and (2) amended by Ord. No. 88- 983, adopted 09/15/88; amended by Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 04/15/94)

    G.    Requests for proposals, authorization to bid, and award of bids.

    H.    Matters for Discussion.
    
    I.    Supplemental Agenda

        a.    Deadline - 10:00 a.m. on the Thursday of the Regular Police Jury meeting shall be established as the deadline for the Supplemental Agenda.

        b.    Format - The format established for the supplemental Agenda shall be the format used for the regular agenda.

    J.    Other Matters

        a.    Items received after agenda deadlines may be considered at the end of the meeting upon ten (10) votes of the Jury. (Ord. No. 80-01, adopted

06/19/80; Ord. No. 80-43, adopted 9/11/80; Ord. No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; are repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 1/21/88; amended by Ord. No. 88-983, adopted 09/15/88; amended by Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 09/15/94)

SEC.

2-031.06 Suspension Of Rules


    A.    Suspension of Police Jury Rules and Procedures shall require ten (10) [affirmative] votes of the Police Jury. (Ord. No. 80-01, adopted 06/19/80; Ord. No. 80-43, adopted 9/11/80; Ord. No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; are repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 1/21/88; amended by Ord. No. 88-983, adopted 09/15/88; Ord. No. 94-2066, adopted 09/15/94)

SEC.

2-032.00 Robert's Rules


    This Section Repealed by incorporation into Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 01/21/88 as Sec.
2-031.02 paragraph (F) supra.

SEC.

2-033.00 Recission of an Appointee for Failure to Timely Return Oath


EDITORIAL NOTE: This is a new section created by the authority of Ord. No. 96-2502, adopted 09/19/96.

    
1.    After sixty (60) days from the date of appointment by the Police Jury to the membership of a political subdivision, it shall be cause for the recission of the subject appointment, and said appointment shall be rescinded whenever the appointee fails to timely and properly execute and return to the Police Jury for processing his/her oath of office, all in a manner which is set forth or otherwise contemplated by the provisions of this ordinance.

    2.    Whenever an appointment to the membership of a board of a political subdivision is rescinded in a manner as set forth in Section 1 of this ordinance, the Police Jury may restore the appointment or effect a replacement appointment thereto, all in a manner set forth in Chapter 2 (Administration) of the Code of Ordinances of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

    3.    The Parish Manager is hereby authorized to effect any and all reasonable and practical procedures which may be necessary to implement the provisions set forth in this ordinance, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, using the mailing address for the appointee which is on file with the Registrar of Voters for St. Tammany Parish for the purposes of notification.

    4.    Term Defined: For the purposes set forth in Section 1 of this ordinance and at the sole discretion of the Police Jury, the term “After sixty (60) days from” may mean “If the Police Jury subsequent to”.
(Ord. No. 96-2502, adopted 09/19/96)

SEC.

2-034.00 Candidates for Elected or Appointed Positions


    The following shall apply to all potential, nominated and/or qualified candidates for local, state or federal elected and/or appointed positions:



    1.     Regular or special meetings of the Council shall not be used as a forum for candidates or individuals seeking an elected office or a politically appointed position.\

    2.     No individual shall be placed as an appearer on any Parish Council agenda for the purpose of announcing, promoting or campaigning for elected office or a political appointment.

    3.     No individual, in attendance at regular or special meetings, will be granted permission to publicly address the Council or the audience for purposes of announcing, promoting, or campaigning for an elected office or a political appointment.
(Ord. No. 00-0118, adopted 02/17/2000)