AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
April 28, 2015
W. Elmer George Municipal Hall

6:00 PM

 

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

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

 
         
  1. Recognize Captain Donald Britt with the Police Department, for 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin.  Public Safety Director Frank Strickland 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.
 
         
  2. Receive comments  for a request for variance from Section 708, Medium Density Residential (MDR), of the City of Griffin Unified Development Code to subdivide a lot creating two non-conforming lots, for property located at 728 E. Tinsley Street/228 Morris Street, submitted by Russell Johnson. Director of Planning and Development, Toussaint Kirk, will address.  
         
 
         

CONSENT AGENDA

 
         
  3. Consider approval of Regular Scheduled Commissioner Meeting of April 14, 2015.  
         
 
         

REGULAR AGENDA

 
         
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
 
         
  4. Consider a request for a variance from Section 708, Medium Density Residential (MDR), of the City of Griffin Unified Development Code to subdivide a lot creating two non-conforming lots, for property located at 728 E. Tinsley Street/228 Morris Street, submitted by Russell Johnson. Director of Planning and Development, Toussaint Kirk, will address.  
  5. Consider a request to amend the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Article 12, Section 1213B (9), Historic Character Signs. Toussaint Kirk, Director of Planning and Development to address.  
  6. Consider Standard Office Lease between the City of Griffin and Portal Labs, LLC for suite #403 of One Griffin Center in the amount of $4054.80 per year.  Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Kenwin Hayes will address.  
  7. Recognition of Still Branch Water Treatment Plant and Harry Simmons Water Treatment Plant Platinum Awards, and Shoal Creek Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Gold Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. Director Public Works and Utilities Director Brant D. Keller will present.  
  8. Recognition by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAPW), for "Plant of the Year Award," in the Category of Surface Water 9MGD - 14.99MGD to the Still Branch Water Treatment Plant. Dr. Brant Keller, Director of Public Works and Utilities, will address. President-Elect of GAWP, William Zieburtz, will present the award.  
  9. Consider Resolution in recognition of Water Professionals Appreciation Day on Monday, May 4, 2015. Brant Keller, Director of Public Works and Utilities, will address.  
  10. Consider Resolution amending the City of Griffin's Water / Wastewater Utility Fund Fiscal Year Operating and Capital Budget by appropriating $50,000.00 (expense) to equipment rental and $50,000.00 (revenue) to insurance claim (pending insurance reimbursement), in order to cover expenses resulting from a catastrophic pump motor failure.  Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab and Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant Keller, PhD, will address.  
  11. Consider the approval of a Task Order for the Bid Documents and Construction Management for PI No. 0008237 and PI No. 0008238 Intersections and Signalization, in the amount of $206,700.00, for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Public Works Director Brant D. Keller will address.  
  12. Consider the approval of a Timber Sales Agreement with Piedmont Forestry, LLC for the harvesting of timber at Still Branch Regional Reservoir for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Public Works Director Brant D. Keller will address.  
  13. Consider approval of Bid Award and Work Contract from Steele & Associates, Inc., for the Thomaston Mill Village (CDBG) Phase VI CDBG#14p-x-126-2-572 Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $572,859.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department.Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant Keller will address.  
  14. Consider approval to accept a grant from the Central Georgia EMC in the amount of $1,200.00 to fund a regional seminar on fireworks compliance and safety (the Enforcement Officials Fireworks Training Program).  Seminar to be taught by the American Pyrotechnics Association on Wednesday,13 May, 2015 at the University of Georgia, Griffin Campus. Fire Chief Tommy Jones will address.  
  15. Request approval for the acceptance of the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the Department of Justice in the amount of $15,876.00 for the purchase of in-car cameras for the Police Department.  Police Chief StevenHeaton will address.  
  16. Consider approval to execute a Non-Residential Gas Extension Contract between Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGL) and the City of Griffin for installation of natural gas at 1010 N. Hill Street, commonly referred to as the Thomas Property, to serve a generator.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  
  17. Determine voting delegate for GMA 2015 Annual Convention for Membership Business Meeting on Sunday, June 28, 2015.  
         
 
         

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