AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012

W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL

100 SOUTH HILL STREET

6:00 P.M.

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 from the City of Griffin

Unified Development Code (UDC), Article 708.C.7 Minimum Side Yard Setback

Requirements under Medium Density Residential (MDR) for the property located

at 130 West Cherry Street effectively reducing the rear yard setbacks from the

minimum required 25 feet to 10 feet. Director of Planning and Development

Services Taurus Freeman will address.

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CONSENT AGENDA

2. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on

August 14, 2012.

3. Consider Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code

of Griffin at Chapter 82, Taxation, Article III, Excise Tax on Hotels.

4. Consider Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code

of Griffin at Chapter 44, Media Productions.

5. Consider Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code

of Griffin at Chapter 44, Emergency Management.

REGULAR AGENDA

The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually

consider and possibly take action.

6. Consider a request for a variance from the City of Griffin Unified

Development Code (UDC), Article 708.C.7 Minimum Side Yard Setback

Requirements under Medium Density Residential (MDR) for the property

located at 130 West Cherry Street effectively reducing the rear yard

setbacks from the minimum required 25 feet to 10 feet. Director of

Planning and Development Services Taurus Freeman will address.

7. Consider purchase of eight (8) traffic counters from lowest and best bid,

Industrial Safety, LLC, in the amount of $21,725.00 for the Public Works

& Utilities Department. Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant

Keller will address.

8. Consider a Task Order Form in accordance with the Master Services

Agreement with Florence and Hutcheson for civil engineering design,

surveying and bid documents for the wing wall repair at Heads Creek

Reservoir in an amount not to exceed $16,700.00. Director of Public

Works & Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

9. Consider a General Agreement with Asplundh Tree Service for the tree

trimming services as an ECG approved provider. Director of Electric Bill

Bosch will address.

10. Consider a Lease Agreement between the City of Griffin and Tru-Check,

Inc. for office space at One Griffin Center. Director of Electric Bill Bosch

will address.

11. Consider the purchase of a Ford Transit Connect Van from Speedway

Ford (lowest quote) in the amount of $21,483.86 for the Information

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Technology Center, and amend the budget accordingly. Director of

Administrative Services Markus Schwab will address.

12. Consider a Resolution adopting the five-year update of the 2006 Griffin

Town Center Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study. Downtown

Development Authority Director Adam Causey will address.

13. Remove from the Table, and Consider a Resolution of the Board of

Commissioners of the City of Griffin, Georgia, specifying and adopting a

plan for the acquisition and construction of site acquisition and site, utility

and related improvements for tax allocation district #2; specifying the

estimated cost; authorizing the issuance of $866,397.00 principal amount

of tax allocation bonds; describing said bonds; providing for the

collection, handling and disposition of tax allocation proceeds;

authorizing and creating certain funds and accounts for the bonds;

authorizing the execution and delivery of a bond purchase agreement;

providing for an effective date of this resolution. City Attorney Drew

Whalen will address.

14. Consider approval for Commissioner Dick Morrow to attend the GMA

Fall Legislative Policy Council and Board of Directors Meeting in Pine

Mountain, Georgia on October 5 & 6, 2012. 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