AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
6:00 P.M.

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Present:

Call to order by Chairperson Todd

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 an Ordinance establishing an Enterprise Zone within the City of Griffin to act as an incentive tool within the Medical Overlay District (MOD). Director of Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

2. Receive comments regarding an amendment to Section 517, Places of Assembly Overlay District of the City of Griffin Zoning Ordinance to allow for administrative approval of assembly uses in structures less than 3,000 square feet by the Zoning Administrator/Director of Planning and Development. Director of Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.



CONSENT AGENDA



3. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on February 22, 2011 and the Commission Goals Workshop on February 22, 2011.

4. Consider approval of Second and Final Reading to amend the Code of Griffin, Georgia, at Appendix 5, Sign Ordinance in Sections 70.3 Definitions, Section 70.5 Prohibited Signs and Section 70.15 Special Event Signs.

REGULAR AGENDA



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

5. Consider approval of an Ordinance establishing an Enterprise Zone within the City of Griffin to act as an incentive tool within the Medical Overlay District. Director of Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

6. Consider approval of an amendment to Section 517, Places of Assembly Overlay District of the City of Griffin Zoning Ordinance to allow for administrative approval of assembly uses in structures less than 3,000 square feet by the Zoning Administrator/Director of Planning and Development. Director of Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

7. Consider the submittal of a Revitalization Area Strategy (RAS) Application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which can provide up to 20 points on a grant application submitted to DCA on the Cityís behalf. Director of Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

8. Consider purchase of two 2011 Ford Explorer SUV 4x2 vehicles from Allan Vigil Ford Government Sales, in the total amount of $43,392.00, for use in the Criminal Investigations Division of the Police Department; and by Resolution amend the budget accordingly. Chief Frank Strickland will address.

9. Consider purchase of filter nozzles and sweep repair kits for Harry Simmons Water Treatment Plant from CMC, Inc., sole source provider, in the amount of $17,000.00 for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

10. Consider the one time waiver of late fees for utility customers with delinquent accounts who pay all past due amounts and bring their accounts current during the month of April. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.

11. Consider a Resolution authorizing the filing of condemnation petitions under the methods and procedures set forth in the O.C.G.A. 36-3-1, for the purpose of acquiring permanent easements for construction and maintenance of slopes for reconstruction of the Sixth Street Bridge over S.R. 155 and Central Georgia Railroad; authorizing the City Attorney to file condemnation proceedings; and authorizing payment of just compensation into the registry of Spalding Superior Court. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.

12. Consider approval for Chairperson Joanne Todd to attend the 2011 Electric Cities of Georgia Annual Conference on March 27-30, 2011, at Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga. City Manager Kenny Smith will address. CITY MANAGERíS 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