AGENDA
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 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 the City of Griffin’s Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program for
receiving the Program of Excellence Award for 2012 by The Georgia
F.O.G. Alliance. Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant Keller
will address.
2. Recognize the City of Griffin’s Water Distribution System “Outstanding
Operation Award” for the Category of 10,000 to 50,000 customers
awarded by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals 2012.
Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.
3. Recognize the City of Griffin’s “Wastewater Collection System
Excellence Award” from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals
2012. Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant Keller 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.
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4. Receive comments regarding a request to rezone approximately .24 +/- acres
each, located at 726 & 732 Meriwether Street, from Planned Commercial District
(PCD) to Medium Density Residential (MDR). Director of Planning &
Development Services Taurus Freeman will address.
CONSENT AGENDA
5. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on
November 13, 2012.
REGULAR AGENDA
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually
consider and possibly take action.
6. Consider a request to rezone approximately .24 +/- acres each, located at
726 & 732 Meriwether Street, from Planned Commercial District (PCD)
to Medium Density Residential (MDR). Director of Planning &
Development Services Taurus Freeman will address.
7. Consider a Demolition Agreement between the City of Griffin, the
Housing Authority of the City of Griffin (GHA) and the Griffin/Spalding
County Land Bank Authority (GSCLCA) for the demolition of
substandard structures. Director of Planning & Development Services
Taurus Freeman will address.
8. Consider approval and award bid to Garland/DBS, Inc. for the repair of
the Harry Simmons Water Plant in the amount of $210,117.00 for the
Public Works & Utilities Department, and amend the budget accordingly.
Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.
9. Consider a Professional Services Agreement with H & H Resources, Inc.
for the Floodplain Model Updates and FEMA Map Revisions for the
Public Works & Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and
Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.
10. Consider purchase of an F350 one ton pickup truck from Speedway Ford
in the amount of $40,068.72 for the Water/ Wastewater Division; declare
surplus Unit #859 for advertisement on Gov.Deals; and amend the budget
accordingly. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will
address.
11. Consider purchase of F250 one ton pickup truck from Speedway Ford in
the amount of $36,282.72 for the Water/ Wastewater Division; and declare
Unit #878 as surplus and advertise on Gov.Deals. Director of Public
Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.
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12. Consider purchase of a used 2007 Sterling AT9523 Tractor from Peach
State Truck Center for $39,450.00 for use in the Solid Waste Division
Transfer Station. Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.
13. Consider a proposal from Net Planner Systems, Inc. in an amount not to
exceed $37,889.00 for fiber optic cable labeling, testing and certification.
Director of Administrative Services Markus Schwab will address.
14. Consider a one-year lease between the City of Griffin and Mercy Stephens
for Suite 524 in One Griffin Center for $7,890.00 per year ($657.50 per
month). DDA Director Adam Causey will address.
15. Consider a one-time waiver of late fees and reconnect fees for utility
customers with delinquent accounts, who pay all past due amounts and
bring their accounts current during the month of January, 2013. Director
of Electric Bill Bosch will address.
16. Consider approval of allocation of funds from Griffin-Spalding County
Hospital Authority to the Spalding County Board of Health for flu shots in
the amount of $14,000.00. 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