AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING

CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 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 Ernest Cousson, Superintendent of Still Branch Water Treatment Plant, upon his retirement with 38 years of service to the City of Griffin. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

2. Recognize letter to the Southside Neighborhood Reunion, from the Mayor and on behalf of the Board of Commissioners. Chairperson Todd will address.

3. Review Financials for the month ending July 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.

4. Receive comments regarding a request for a Special Use Permit to allow for the utilization of an existing structure as a Places of Assembly for property located at 730 Pimento Avenue. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.
5. Receive comments regarding the expansion of the Southwest Griffin Urban Redevelopment Area and its adoption by resolution. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on August 23, 2011 and Minutes of the Workshop on August 23, 2011.

REGULAR AGENDA

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

7. Consider a request for a Special Use Permit to allow for utilization of an existing structure as a Places of Assembly for property located at 730 Pimento Avenue. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

8. Consider approval of the expansion of the Southwest Griffin Urban Redevelopment Area and its adoption by Resolution. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

9. Consider a contract between the City of Griffin and American Logistics International Inc. (ALH) for the asbestos testing as part of the City’s Substandard Abatement Program. Director of Planning and Development Services Frederick Gardiner will address.

10. Consider service agreements, right of way easement and contribution in aid of construction in the amount of $1,270.00 to Central Georgia EMC for installation of a utility pole and service to the Shoal Creek Landfill maintenance building. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.

11. Consider the purchase of a replacement engine for a roll-off truck in the Solid Waste Commercial Division, from the lowest bidder, Cummins South, in the amount of $22,389.50. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.

12. Consider purchase of (226) 96-gallon garbage carts for use in the Solid Waste Division from Consolidated Disposal Systems, the sole source provider for this cart, in the amount of $19,476.68. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.

13. Consider approval to purchase off State contract a 2012 Ford F-350 crew truck from Alan Vigil Ford in the amount of $34,045.00. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.

14. Consider approval to award to Terex Utilities a purchase order in the amount of $31,862.59 for the rebuild of Unit 736, a 2003 Terex Utilities 55-ft. bucket truck/material handler. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.

15. Consider an annual subscription for supplemental power purchases for the year 2012 via Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.

16. Consider a Task Order for Synagro to dewater and remove sludge for digester number one at Potato Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in the amount of $60,000.00. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.

17. Remove from the Table and consider a request of Spalding County Collaborative for Families and Children, Inc. for $10,000 matching funding for the Strengthening Communities Fund-Nonprofit Capacity Building Program grant. 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