AGENDA 

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING 

CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 

W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL 

100 SOUTH HILL STREET 

6:00 P.M.

Present: 

Call to order by Chairperson Todd 

Invocation   

Pledge of Allegiance 

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS 

1. Recognize John Jefferson of the Central Services Department as September 2011 

“Strongest Link” award recipient.    Director of Central Services Phill Francis 

will address. 

2. Recognize Dave Moss upon his retirement with 32 years of service with the City 

of Griffin.  Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address. 

3. Review Financials for September 2011.   Director of Administrative Services 

Markus Schwab will address.

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.  

4. Receive comments regarding the City of Griffin-Spalding County Neighborhood 

Stabilization Program (NSP) Grant Award totaling $631,891.00 to purchase and 

rehabilitate foreclosed and abandoned homes owned by banks.    Director of 

Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.   

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CONSENT AGENDA 

5. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on October 25, 

2011, Minutes of the Workshop on October 25, 2011 and Minutes of the Joint 

Work Session on October 24, 2011.   

6. Consider Second and Final Reading of an ordinance amendment at Section 90-

61, Traffic and Vehicles, Article III, Speed Zones, of the City of Griffin Code of 

Ordinances, to lower the speed limit on Hillcrest Avenue from 35 mph to 25 

mph.   

REGULAR AGENDA 

The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and 

possibly take action. 

7. Consider acceptance of the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG).  The grant was 

awarded by the Department of Justice in the amount of $17,340.00 to the Griffin 

Police Department.   Chief Frank Strickland will address. 

8. Consider approval of the holiday schedule for calendar year 2012.  Director of 

Human Resources Miles Neville will address.

9. Consider approval of the Pension Committee Employee Representative and 

Retiree Representative, as required by the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit 

System (GMEBS) pension plan.  Director of Human Resources Miles Neville will 

address.  

10. Consider approval of an Agreement between the City of Griffin and Allen-Smith 

Consulting to perform preliminary grant administration services for the FY 2012 

Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $7,000.00.  Director of 

Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address. 

11. Consider a Task Order for 2012 CDBG Redevelopment Project – Zone 4 and 5 

for preliminary engineering, Right of Way and design to Paragon Consulting 

Group in the amount of $6,700.00.  Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. 

Brant Keller will address. 

12. Consider renewal of lease agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation for golf 

carts for the City Municipal Golf Course in the amount of $39,930.00.  Director 

of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address. 

13. Consider agreement between the City of Griffin and  ReservationFor, Inc. for 

online reservations and bill payment for City Park  and pavilions.  Director of 

Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address. 

14. Consider approval of agreement with sole source provider, United Forest 

Products, Inc. for timbering of Blanton Mill Land Application Site.  Director of 

Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.   

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15. Consider approval of a request from the Griffin-Spalding Hospital Authority for 

expenditure of funds from the Hospital Authority 2011 Emergency Grant funds 

in the amount of $4,471.00.  City Manager Kenny Smith will address. 

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