AGENDA

REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 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
 
1. Recognize Derald Evans of the Electric Department for 30 years of service to the
City. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.
2. Presentation of members of the new City of Griffin CERT Team (Community
Emergency Response Team). Chief Tommy Jones 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.
3. Receive comments regarding a Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan
prepared by Pond & Company for the City of Griffin and the Griffin Housing Authority.
Director of Planning & Development Services Taurus Freeman will address.
4. Receive comments regarding First Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of
Griffin, Georgia at Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverages, Article II, Licenses, Section 6-42(c),
Location Restriction for Package Sales, by adding West McIntosh Road, east of U.S.
Highways 19/41 (North Expressway) to its intersection with Old Atlanta Road as a
corridor on which package sales of Distilled Spirits may be located. Director of Planning
& Development Services Taurus Freeman will address.
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CONSENT AGENDA
5. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on September
11, 2012.
 
REGULAR AGENDA
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and
possibly take action.
6. Consider approval of the Consolidated Housing and Community Development
Plan prepared by Pond & Company for the City of Griffin and the Griffin
Housing Authority. Director of Planning and Development Services Taurus
Francis will address.
7. Consider approval of First Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of
Griffin, Georgia at Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverages, Article II, Licenses, Section
6-42(c), Location Restriction for Package Sales, by adding West McIntosh Road,
east of U.S. Highways 19/41 (North Expressway) to its intersection with Old
Atlanta Road as a corridor on which package sales of Distilled Spirits may be
located. Director of Planning & Development Services Taurus Freeman will
address.
8. Consider approval to purchase one 2012 Ford F-150 pick-up truck from
Speedway Ford in the amount of $22,366.00 for the Solid Waste Director’s
Office, and declare surplus Unit #971, a 1999 Dodge pickup. Director of Central
Services Phill Francis will address.
9. Consider approval to award bid for a 2013 Ford F-350 Crew Cab truck with
service body to Allan Vigil Ford Fayetteville in the amount of $40,972.88; award
to Bass Station the purchase and installation of Grill Guard/Push Bar in the
amount of $590.00; award to Transcomm the purchase and installation of radio,
lights, and siren in the amount of $2,900.00 and award to Signcraft the lettering
and striping in the amount of $600.00; approve to amend the budget accordingly,
all toward the purchase of an airport quick response vehicle for the Fire
Department. Total cost acquisition cost of $45,062.88 will be paid from funds
set aside by GDOT for airport improvement projects. Chief Tommy Jones will
address.
10. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin’s Fiscal Year 2013 Operating and
Capital Budget for the use of unspent funds from the Fire Act Grant in the
amount of $10,060.00 to be rolled forward to FY 2013 from FY2012. Chief
Tommy Jones will address.
11. Consider a Task Order for 2012 CDBG Redevelopment Project – Zone 4
engineering and design to Paragon Consulting Group in the amount of
$72,433.00. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will
address.
12. Consider a Task Order in accordance with the Master Services Agreement with
Tetra Tech for Feasibility Study for dredging Heads Creek Reservoir in the
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amount of $65,000.00. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller
will address.
13. Consider the Expedited Enforcement Compliance Order from GaEPD for
unpermitted discharges from the City of Griffin’s NPDES Permit Nos.
GA0030791, GA0020214 and GA02-036, and enter into consent and pay
settlement amount of $3,500.00. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr.
Brant Keller will address.
14. Consider a Resolution authorizing the issuance of City of Griffin (Georgia)
Combined Public Utility Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2012 (the “Series
2012 bonds”), in a principal aggregate amount not to exceed $60,100,000, to
provide funds to finance, in whole or in part, (a) the cost of currently refunding
and defeasing the outstanding City of Griffin Combined Public Utility Revenue
Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2002, (b) the cost of fully funding the
debt service reserve requirement for the Series 2012 bonds [through the purchase
of a surety bond], and (c) the costs of issuance of the series 2012 bonds. This is a
“parameters” bond resolution, which establishes the upper limits of principal
aggregate amount, interest rate, and terms; it is anticipated the Commission will
be asked to adopt a Supplemental Bond Resolution, at its regular meeting to be
held October 23, 2012, fixing the exact principal amount, interest rate, and terms
[within the parameters of this resolution] once the issue has been rated, priced
and a Bond Purchase Agreement entered or in part, (a) the cost of currently
refunding and defeasing the outstanding City of Griffin Combined Public Utility
Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2002, (b) the cost of fully
funding the debt service reserve requirement for the Series 2012 bonds [through
the purchase of a surety bond], and (c) the costs of issuance of the series 2012
bonds. This is a “parameters” bond resolution, which establishes the upper limits
of principal aggregate amount, interest rate, and terms; it is anticipated the
Commission will be asked to adopt a Supplemental Bond Resolution, at its
regular meeting to be held October 23, 2012, fixing the exact principal amount,
interest rate, and terms [within the parameters of this resolution] once the issue
has been rated, priced and a Bond Purchase Agreement entered. City Attorney
Drew Whalen will address.
15. Consider approval to ratify the Chairperson’s execution of bond rating
agreements with Moody’s Investors and Standard & Poors, with fees associated
therewith to be paid from bond issuance. City Attorney Drew Whalen 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