AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
April 22, 2014
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
6:00 PM

 

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

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

 
         
  1. Recognize Homer Daniel, Captain with the Police Department for 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin.  Recognize Marvin Clark, Firefighter, Mitchell Cardell, Fire Marshall and Todd Wheeler, Battalion Chief with the Fire Department for 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin.  Director of Human Resources Miles Neville will address.  No action required.  
         
  2.  Introduction of Steven Heaton as City of Griffin Chief of Police effective April 14, 2014.  Public Safety Director Frank Strickland 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.
 
         
 
         

CONSENT AGENDA

 
         
  3. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on April 8, 2014.  Approved.   
         
 
         

REGULAR AGENDA

 
         
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
 
         
  4. Consider Standard Office Lease between the City of Griffin and Tom Hamilton d/b/a Strategic Dimensions for suites 522 and 523 of One Griffin Center in the amount of $5,184 per year.  Development Authority Director Kenwin Hayes will address.  Approved.  
         
  5. Consider approval for acceptance, an FAA / GDOT Airport Improvement Program Grant, AP014-9021-30(255), in the amount of $65,079.00 for runway obstruction removal, phase II at the Griffin-Spalding County Airport.  Airport Director Robert Mohl will address.  Approved.  
         
  6. Consider for approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Operating and Capital Budget by reallocating $16,150.00 to Transfer Station from Residential Collection in Solid Waste Utility Fund.  Director of Central Services Phill Francis will address.  Approved.  
         
  7. Consider approval to award the contract to Allen-Smith Consulting to Administer the City of Griffin's 2014 Employment Incentive Program (EIP) grant for sewer improvements to serve 1888 Mills, LLC, if funded.  This selection is contingent upon review and approval of the City's Sole Source Request by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for the Public Works and Utilities Department.  Public Works and Utilities Department Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.    Approved.  
         
  8. Consider approval of an Agreement with the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority for the payment of 4.5 million dollars to the City of Griffin in return for 500,000mgd capacity in the Potato Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for the Public Works and Utilities Department.  Public Works and Utilities Department Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.  Approved.  
         
  9. Consider approval of the work contract and lowest and best bid from RDJE, Inc.  for the Community Development Block Grant - North Griffin Revitalization Area Zone 5 Project for water and wastewater construction in the amount of $730,211.00 for the Public Works and Utilities Department.  Public Works and Utilities Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.  Approved.  
         
  10. Consider approval to declare City of Griffin out of life cycle IT Equipment surplus and sell through GovDeals online auction service (See attachment 1).  Chief Technology Officer Jack Poland will address.  Approved.  
         
  11. Approve a resolution authorizing the City to apply for Hardship Exemption from the Electric Cities of Georgia Participant contract and cancel the City's subscribed services of Distribution Engineering, and Economic & Community Development.  All other services provided through ECG shall remain in effect.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  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