AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
December 9, 2014
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
6:00 PM

 

         
Present:
         
Call to order by Chairperson Mclemore
         
Pledge of Allegiance
         
Invocation
         
Approval of Agenda
         
 
         

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

 
         
  1. Recognize Daniel Cowles, Firefighter with the Fire Department, as the November 2014 "Strongest Link" award recipient. Fire Chief, Tommy Jones will address.   No action required  
  2. Recognize the 2014 Leadership Development Institute Graduates. Human Resources Director, Miles Neville and Fire Chief Tommy Jones will address.   No action required  
  3. Review Financials for October 2014.  Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.   No action required  
         
Citizen Comments
         

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 to amend  the Unified Development Code of Griffin at Article 2, Interpretations and Definitions, to enact a new Section 203, Reasonable Accommodations Policy establishing a process for persons with disabilities to request reasonable accommodation from land use, zoning, and development regulations in order to have an equal opportunity to enjoy housing.  Director of Planning & Development Services Toussaint Kirk will address.   No action required  
         
 
         

CONSENT AGENDA

 
         
  5. Consider approval of Minutes of Workshop on November 25, 2014 and Minutes of Regular Scheduled Meeting on November 25, 2014.   Approved  
         
 
         

REGULAR AGENDA

 
         
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
 
         
  6. Consider a request to amend  the Unified Development Code of Griffin at Article 2, Interpretations and Definitions, to enact a new Section 203, Reasonable Accommodations Policy establishing a process for persons with disabilities to request reasonable accommodation from land use, zoning, and development regulations in order to have an equal opportunity to enjoy housing.  Director of Planning & Development Services Toussaint Kirk will address.   Approved  
  7. Consider approval of a consolidated (bulk) buy for the purchase of fifty nine (59) PCs from the Dell Georgia State Contract. The IT equipment will be purchased under the City’s life cycle management program in the amount of $44,088.82. Chief Technology Officer Jack Poland will address.   Approved  
  8. Consider approval of a Lease with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., Commercial Customer Finance, for 55 new 2015 EFI Yamaha Golf Cars, Gas Drive, equipped as specified in the attached Proposal dated October 26, 2014, for use at the Griffin City Golf Course, including 2 free-use loaner cars. Pursuant to the Yamaha Trade-In program, all 55 2012 cars will be exchanged for these new cars. The Lease is designated as a "tax-exempt" issue for 2014; however, payments will be made in the years 2015 through 2018 in the total annual obligation of $39,930.00, plus reimbursement of ad valorem taxes. Dr. Brant Keller, Director of Public Works and Utilities, will address.   Approved  
  9. Consider approval of a telecommunication tower lease with Verizon of the East, LP, commencing January 1, 2015 for a telecommunication tower site on the premises of the Griffin Police Department, W. Poplar Street, with access easement, in substantially the form attached hereto. Director of Public Safety Frank Strickland will address.   Approved  
  10. Consider approval to enter into Executive Session Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 50-14-3(6) for the purpose of deliberating or discussing the evaluation of personnel.    Approved

 

 
         
 
         

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