AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
6:00 P.M.

Call to order by Chairperson Todd

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

Review Financials for Month Ending May 31, 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.

1. Receive comments regarding an amendment to the Code of City of Griffin, Georgia at Article VI. Community Redevelopment Tax Incentive Ordinance, at Section 82-143, hereby increasing the participation rate from three (3) to seven (7) times present and future millage rates. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

2. Receive comments regarding a request for a variance from the City of Griffin Zoning Ordinance, Section 416, Accessory Structure Requirements under the Planned Commercial District (PCD) for the property located at 112 Oak Street effectively reducing the side yard setbacks from the minimum required 15 feet to 6 inches. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

CONSENT AGENDA

3. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on June 14, 2011 and Minutes of the Workshop on June 14, 2011.

REGULAR AGENDA

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

4. Consider an amendment to the Code of City of Griffin, Georgia at Article VI. Community Redevelopment Tax Incentive Ordinance, at Section 82- 143, hereby increasing the participation rate from three (3) to seven (7) times present and future millage rates. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

5. Consider a request for a variance from the City of Griffin Zoning Ordinance, Section 416, Accessory Structure Requirements under the Planned Commercial District (PCD) for the property located at 112 Oak Street effectively reducing the side yard setbacks from the minimum required 15 feet to 6 inches. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

6. Consider a 1-year agreement with Leads On Line in the amount of $5,890.00 for the purpose of identifying merchandise and persons suspected of crimes. Chief Frank Strickland will address.

7. Consider a request to declare surplus eleven (11) vehicles from the Police Department. Chief Frank Strickland will address.

8. Consider the purchase of 3,600 450 Series Neptune water meters for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) from Delta Municipal Supply. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

9. Award various chemical bids for Water and Wastewater Treatment chemicals. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

10. Consider the purchase of a 2011 Ford E350 Econoline Cargo Van from Allan Vigil Ford off State Contract in the amount of $22,144.00, for the Water/Wastewater Division. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

11. Consider approval of streets for Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG). Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

12. Consider approval by Resolutions and Budget Amendments for Fiscal year 2010-2011 and Fiscal Year 2011-2012 for the rollover of $660,465.00. Funds are for FY 2011 projects that will be complete in FY 2012. Director of Administrative Services Markus Schwab will address.

13. Consider approval of engagement letters for audit services with Mauldin & Jenkins, Certified Public Accountants. Director of Administrative Services Markus Schwab will address.

14. Consider approval of a Resolution authorizing the condemnation of 3.931 acres of property for the maintenance and improvement of a stormwater detention pond, owned by Glenn E. Daniels. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.

15. Consider approval of a Resolution authorizing the condemnation of property for acquiring permanent easements for Thomaston Mill Sewer Rehabilitation, 2009 CDBG Project. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.

16. Consider approval of a request from the University of Georgia Griffin Campus for $17,500.00 for support of the Continuing Education Program. 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