AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
March 8, 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. Dennis Weems, City business owner, desires to address City Commissioners regarding the adverse impact on his business of recent construction along the Meriwether Corridor.    
  2.

Recognize Emily Blackmon , Police Officer with the Police Department, as the February 2016 "Strongest Link" award recipient. Police Chief Mike Yates will address.  

 
  3. Review Financial reports for January 2016.  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.
 
         
  4. Receive comments regarding the City of Griffin’s request to the Department of Community Affairs for an exception based upon the conflict of interest held by Commissioner Douglas S. Hollberg. Director of Planning and Development Toussaint Kirk will address.  
         
 
         

CONSENT AGENDA

 
         
  5. Approval of Minutes of February 23, 2016 Regular Commission Meeting and Workshop.  
         
 
         

REGULAR AGENDA

 
         
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
 
         
  6. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Operating and Capital Budget in the amount of $10,722,998.00 for the issuance of 2016 General Obligation Sales Tax (GOST) Bonds. Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.  
  7. Consider approval of a Resolution to submit the 2016 Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) application for $300,000 to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Director of Planning and Development Services Toussaint Kirk will address.    
  8. Consider the approval of the rebuild of a backhoe to Wade Tractor in the amount of $34,415.63 for the Stormwater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.  
  9. Consider approval of a Relocation Agreement with Georgia Power for the relocation of a utility pole on SPLOST Project Intersection #1, in the amount of $8,046.00 for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities  Brant D. Keller will address.  
  10. Consider the approval of Dan Thompson to be primary voting delegate for Electric Cities of Georgia.Electric Director Dan Thompson will address.  
  11. Appoint one (1) Citizen at Large representative on behalf of the City to the Board of Health for an unexpired term set to end 12/31/16.  
         
 
         

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