The monthly compensation to be received by all elected members of the St.
Tammany Parish Council shall be as follows (effective January 1, 2008):
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.)
The following sections outline the St. Tammany Parish Council Rules and
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
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 No. 81-252, adopted 8/20/81; repealed and replaced by Ord.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)
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.
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
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)
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:
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,
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
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)
This Section Repealed by incorporation into Ord. No. 88-905, adopted 01/21/88 as
2-031.02 paragraph (F) supra.
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
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)
The following shall apply to all potential, nominated and/or qualified candidates for local, state or federal elected and/or appointed positions: