AGENDA

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
May 27, 2014
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
6:00 PM

 

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

PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS

     
               
    1. Recognize Danny Pryor, Superintendent with the Water Distribution Department for 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin. Public Works and Utilities Director Dr. Brant Keller will address. No action required.      
               
    2. Recognize the graduates of the second Citizens Police Academy. Public Safety Director Frank Strickland will address. No action required.      
               
    3. Consider a Proclamation recognizing May 2014 as Lupus Awareness Month and May 10 as "World Lupus Day". 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.
     
               
    4. Receive comments regarding the proposed budgets for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. Administrative Services Director Markus Schwab will address.      
               
    5. Receive comments regarding an amendment to the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Article 7, Table 7.3, Zoning Districts, to allow for automobile and truck sales, service and repair in Planned Commercial Development. Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address.      
               
    6. Receive comments regarding an amendment to the City of Griffin Zoning Map to include designation of Special Housing Revitalization Overlay District (SHROD). Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address.      
               
    7. Receive comments regarding an amendment to the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Section 720.D. Physical Requirement of the Special Housing Revitalization Overlay District (SHROD) to reduce the minimum floor area per dwelling unit. Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address.      
               
    8. Receive comments regarding a request to rezone three contiguous parcels, located at 836, 834 & 0 N. Hill Street from High Density Residential “A” (HDR-A) to Neighborhood Business District (NBD), to Neighborhood Business District (NBD) to operate a neighborhood convenience store. Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address.      
               
       
               
 

CONSENT AGENDA

     
               
    9. Consider approval of Minutes of Regular Scheduled Meeting on May 13, 2014. Approved (with one correction).      
               
       
               
 

REGULAR AGENDA

     
               
 
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
     
               
    10. Consider a request to amend the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Article 7, Table 7.3, Zoning Districts, to allow for automobile and truck sales, service and repair in Planned Commercial Development. Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address. Approved.      
               
    11. Consider approval of a request to amend to the City of Griffin Zoning Map to include designation of Special Housing Revitalization Overlay District (SHROD). Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address. Approved.      
               
    12. Consider a request to amend the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Section 720.D. Physical Requirement of the Special Housing Revitalization Overlay District (SHROD) to reduce the minimum floor area per dwelling unit. Director of Planning and Development Taurus Freeman will address. Approved.      
               
    13. Consider a request to rezone three contiguous parcels, addressed as 836, 834 & 0 N. Hill Street, located at the northeast corner of N. Hill Street and Kentucky Avenue, from High Density Residential-A (HDR-A) to Neighborhood Business District (NBD) to operate a neighborhood convenience store. Planning and Development Director Taurus Freeman will address. Approved.      
               
    14. Consider a Letter of Support for the Griffin Spalding Re-entry Demonstration Project to the U.S. Department of Justice to recommend an award for a discretionary grant. City Manager Kenny Smith will address. Approved.      
               
    15. Consider approval to purchase two bicycles for Griffin Fire Rescue (Special Events Bike Patrol), to transfer $1,120.00 to General Fund Operating Cash from Fire Donations Cash account, appropriate $1,120.00 to Donations revenue and Operating Supplies expenditure, and amend budget accordingly. Fire Chief Tommy Jones will address. Approved.      
               
    16. Consider approval to declare seventeen self contained breathing apparatus (Scott 2.2 - 2216 wire frame harnesses) as surplus and offer for sale on GovDeals.com. These items are non-compliant with national standards. Fire Chief Tommy Jones will address. Approved.      
               
    17. Approve a resolution authorizing the execution of Amendments to (i) a certain Plant Vogtle Additional Units Non-PPA Power Sales Contract (the "Non-PPA Contract"), (ii) a certain Plant Vogtle Additional Units PPA Power Sales Contract (the "PPA Contract") and (iii) a certain Plant Vogtle Additional Units PPA-2 Power Sales Contract (the "PPA-2 Contract", and together with the Non-PPA Contract and the PPA Contract, the "Contracts"), each dated as of June 15, 2008, with MEAG Power. Electric Director Bill Bosch will address. Approved.      
               
    18. Consider approval of a Resolution authorizing a Loan Agreement and Promissory Note in the amount not to exceed $11,100,000 from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to replace the intake pumps at the Flint River Pumping Station, the installation of SCADA equipment, and move the Station above flood level; and to expand and upgrade the Potato Creek WWTP from 2.0 mgd to 3.0 mgd, and all related appurtenances. City Attorney Andrew J. Whalen, III will address. Approved.      
               
    19. Consider approval of the bid and work contract for Harry Simmons Water Treatment Plant drain valves to Allsouth Constructor, Inc. in the amount of $93,088.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Public Works and Utilities Department Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address. Approved.      
               
    20. Consider approval of Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance & Improvements Grant (LMIG) application for fiscal year 2014 for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Public Works and Utilities Department Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address. Approved.      
               
    21. Consider approval of Task Order Form for design update, permitting and construction management of the Potato Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to Paragon Consulting Group, Inc. in the amount of $1,021,790.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of Public Works and Utilities. Public Works and Utilities Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address. Approved.      
               
    22. Consider the approval of the bid and construction contract for Lift Station #8 Upgrade to RDJE, Inc. in the amount of $402,763.50 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Public Works and Utilities Department Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address. Approved.      
               
    23. Consider approval of bid and construction contract for the relocation of water lines on GDOT Project PROJECT NUMBER: NH000-0001-04(062), Spalding County, P.I. #332890 to Don Hall Construction, Inc. in the amount of $329,685.50, and amend the budget accordingly. Public Works and Utilities Department Director Dr. Brant D. Keller 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

     
 
Minutes have not been generated.