AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
February 9, 2016
W. Elmer George Municipal Hall

6:00 PM

 

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

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

 
         
  1. Consider Proclamation declaring February 14, 2016 to be Rotary Has Heart Day in Griffin, Georgia.Several club members will be present to accept the Proclamation on behalf of Rotary.  
  2. Consider Proclamation declaring February 24, 2016 to be Arbor Day 2016 in the City of Griffin. City Arborist Kreg Jenkins will accept the proclamation on behalf of the City of Griffin.  
  3.

Recognize Serena Panter, with the Customer Service Department, as the January 2016 "Strongest Link" award recipient.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address. 

 
  4. Review Financial reports for December 2015.  Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.    
         
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.
 
         
  5.

Receive comments regarding a resolution to rename that portion of Pimento Avenue that begins at Meriwether Street and ends at Park Road to Park Road.  Director of Planning & Development Services Toussaint Kirk will address.

 
         
 
         

CONSENT AGENDA

 
         
  6. Consider approval of Minutes of the January 26, 2016 Workshop and the January 26, 2016 Regular Schedule Meeting.   
  7. Consider, on second reading, an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, GA a Chapter 78, STREETS, SIDEWALKS & OTHER PUBLIC PLACES by enacting a new Article IV, UTILITY ACCOMODATION POLICY AND ISSUANCE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY PERMITS. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  8. Consider, on second reading, an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin at Chapter 2, ADMINISTRATION, and the Unified Development Code at Article 4, PROCEDURES, by clearing stating the City's intention to not discriminate on any cognizable basis in its service delivery, including the approval of licenses, permits, and other regulatory approvals. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
         
 
         

REGULAR AGENDA

 
         
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
 
         
  9.

Consider a  resolution to rename that portion of Pimento Avenue that begins at Meriwether Street and ends at Park Road to Park Road.  Director of Planning & Development Services Toussaint Kirk will address.

 
  10.

Consider execution of agreement with Grant Specialist of Georgia Inc. to prepare the City of Griffin’s FY2016 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) Grant application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Planning and Development Services Director Toussaint Kirk will address.  

 
  11.

Request approval to purchase a canine from Detection Dogs of America LLC  and amend the budget accordingly.  Chief Michael Yates will address.

 
  12. Consider approval to allow MEAG Power to continue to make voluntary deposits into the City of Griffin Flexible Short Term Portfolio and the New Generation and Capacity Intermediate Portfolio and authorize Chairperson and  City Manager to complete the election form.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  
  13.

Consider approval of the upgrade and install of fiber by Four Seasons Cable to substation 8 across from The Lakes at Green Valley for the cost of $27,000.

Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.

 
  14. Appoint one (1) member to the Griffin Environmental Council to fill the unexpired three-year term of Alan Stanfield, set to expire 12/31/16.  
  15. Consider a Resolution approving the issuance of $8,930,000 General Obligation Sales Tax Bonds, Series 2016A, and $700,000 Taxable General Obligation Sales Tax Bonds, Series 2016B. City Attorney Drew Whalen, Bond Counsel Jon Pannell and Bill Camp, Raymond James, Underwriter, 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