AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
May 26, 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 Vicki Coggins with the Human Resources Department, for 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin.  Human Resources Director Miles Neville 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 regarding the proposed budgets for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.  City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
         
 
         

CONSENT AGENDA

 
         
  3. Consider motion to deny claim against the City and Police Officer Tina M. Bean, by The Howard Law Firm, P.C., on behalf of Derrick Wynn for damages in the amount of $358,213.33, arising out of the arrest of Mr. Wynn on a State Warrant for Aggravated Battery. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  4. Consider approval of the Minutes of the May 12, 2015 Board of Commissioners' Regular Scheduled Meeting.  
         
 
         

REGULAR AGENDA

 
         
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
 
         
  5. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's General Fund Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operating and Capital Budget in the amount of $2,210.00 for fireworks compliance and safety (Enforcement Officials Fireworks Training Program) as previously approved on  April 28, 2015. Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.  
  6. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operating and Capital Budget in the amount of $16,000.00 (grant award) for the purchase of vehicle cameras as previously approved on  April 28, 2015; and approve the transfer of $124.00 to General Fund Operating Cash from Asset Forfeiture Cash. Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.  
  7. Consider on second reading an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, Chapter 90, Traffic and Vehicles, Article III, Speed Zones to update the speed zone schedule.  Chief Steven Heaton will address.  
  8. Consider Resolution and Letter of Support for The Griffin Housing Authority’s Redevelopment Initiatives regarding Meriwether Homes Redevelopment, Phase II.  Planning and Development Department Director Toussaint Kirk will address.   
  9.

Consider execution of agreement with Allen-Smith Consulting to prepare the City of Griffin’s FY2016 Community Development Block Grant application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in the amount of $8,000. Planning and Development Director Toussaint Kirk will address.  

 
  10. Consider approval of an F250 Pick Up Truck from Speedway Ford in the amount of $31,909.40 and surplus existing unit #863 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.  
  11. Consider the purchase of a Water Meter Test Bench Unit from Ferguson Waterworks in the amount of $33,582.93 and amending the FY 2014-2105 budget accordingly, for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.  
  12. Consider the purchase of Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for the High Service Pump #2 at Still Branch Water Treatment Plant from McNaughton-McKay in the amount of $178,894.45 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department and amend the budget accordingly.Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.  
  13. Consider award of lowest and best bid and construction contract to McCoy Grading, Inc., for the GDOT LMIG program year 2015 in the amount of $433,149.37 for the Public Works and Utilities Department and amend the budget accordingly. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.  
  14. Consider approval of a Task Order to Paragon Consulting Group for the construction management of the GDOT LMIG 2015 project in the amount of $20,870.00 for the Public Works and Utilities Department and amend the budget accordingly. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.  
  15. Consider a parking configuration to add on-street parking spaces to the east side of North 5th Street. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.    
  16. Consider changing the name of Thomas Packing Company Drive to Thomas Drive. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  17. Request to approve travel for Chairman Hollberg and Commissioners Todd and McCord to the MEAG Power Annual Conference, July 13-15, 2015.  City Manager Kenny Smith 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