AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
6:00 P.M.

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Present:

Call to order by Chairperson Ward

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

CITIZEN COMMENTS

At this time, the Chairperson opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Commission meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Chairperson reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearings are conducted to allow public comment on specific advertised issues such as rezoning, ordinances, policy development, operating budgets and other legislative actions to be considered by the City Commission.

1. Receive comments regarding a request for a variance to exceed the sixteen (16) square feet maximum freestanding sign area and six (6) feet maximum height requirement of the Griffin Sign Ordinance for Eighth Street Baptist Church. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

2. Receive comments regarding a request to rezone .22 +/- acres located at 1004 Experiment Street from Medium Density Residential (MDR) to Neighborhood Business District (NBD). Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

CONSENT AGENDA

3. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on September 28, 2010 and Minutes of the Workshop on September 28, 2010.

REGULAR AGENDA

The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.

4. Consider approval of a request for a variance to exceed the sixteen (16) square feet maximum freestanding sign area and six (6) feet maximum height requirement of the Griffin Sign Ordinance for Eighth Street Baptist Church. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

5. Consider approval of a request to rezone .22 +/- acres located at 1004 Experiment Street from Medium Density Residential (MDR) to Neighborhood Business District (NBD). Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

6. Consider approval of an agreement between the City of Griffin and Allen- Smith Consulting to perform grant administration services for the FY 2010 Community Development Block Grant award. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

7. Consider approval to declare surplus and post on GovDeals.com, four (4) units from the Solid Waste Division. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.

8. Consider approval to award bid to Consolidated Disposal Systems, Inc., the lowest and most responsive bidder, for the purchase of a rear load refuse truck, in the amount of $125,796.00 for the Solid Waste Division. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.

9. Consider approval to award bid to Nextran Truck Center, Inc., the most responsive bidder, for the purchase of a front load refuse truck, in the amount of $199,996.98 for the Solid Waste Division. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.

10. Consider approval to award bid to lowest and most responsive bidder, Moore Medical Company, for eight (8) Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's) in the amount of $18,240. Chief Tommy Jones will address.

11. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., for the Preliminary and Final Engineering, Right of Way and Construction for Project CSSTP-0008-00(237) & (238) Spalding County intersection and signal improvements. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

12. Consider approval of a Task Order Form to Paragon Consulting Group for the design and engineering of Phase III for the 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

13. Appoint one (1) member to the Griffin Housing Authority.

14. Commissioner Beyah will appoint one (1) member to the Planning and Zoning Board.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

The City Manager will update the Commission on pending items, upcoming workshops, meetings, conferences and other pertinent issues.

CITY COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

Commissioners will provide updates regarding issues of interest from their respective districts and/or committee reports.

ADJOURN