AGENDA 

Regular Scheduled Meeting
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
June 23, 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 the service and retirement of three dedicated electric employees.

1) Mike Blackmon, 33 years, Retiring

2) Derald Evans, 33 years, Retiring

3) Wayne Jones, 26 years, took position with ECG.

 

Electric Director, Bill Bosch 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 a request to amend the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Article 7, Table 7.3, Zoning Districts, to allow Consumer Fireworks Retail Sales Facilities, meeting the minimum standards of NFPA 1124 for new and existing buildings as a permitted use in the Planned Commercial District.” Toussaint Kirk, Director of Planning & Development will address.

     
               
       
               
 

CONSENT AGENDA

     
               
    3. Consider approving the minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for June 9, 2015.      
    4.

Consider approval, on second reading, of an ordinance amending the Code of Griffin at Chapter 18, AVIATION, by enacting a new Article V., SAFE, EFFICIENT USE AND PRESERVATION OF NAVIGABLE AIRSPACE. Griffin-Spalding County Airport Manager Robert Mohl and City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.

 

     
    5. Consider approval, on second reading, of Ordinance revising the Code of Griffin, Georgia at Chapter 82, TAXATION, Article III, EXCISE TAX ON HOTELS, by increasing the rate of tax to 8.0% in accordance with Act 288 (HB 644) of the 2015-2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly of Georgia; revising the name of the Article to reflect the current title used in state law; and for other purposes. If adopted, the increased rate will become effective August 1, 2015. City Attorney Andrew J. Whalen III will address.      
               
       
               
 

REGULAR AGENDA

     
               
 
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
     
               
    6.

Consider approval of a request to amend the Unified Development Code, of the City of Griffin, Article 7, Table 7.3, Zoning Districts, to allow Consumer Fireworks Retail Sales Facilities, meeting the minimum standards of NFPA 1124 for new and existing buildings as a permitted use in the Planned Commercial District.” Toussaint Kirk, Director of Planning & Development will address.

     
    7. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operating and Capital Budget in the amount of $7,200.00 for the purchase of bullet proof vests for the Police Department - Criminal Investigations (CID). Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.      
    8. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operating and Capital Budget in the amount of $2,300.00 for equipment purchased for Archives at the end of Fiscal Year 2014 subsequently charged to Fiscal Year 2015. Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.      
    9. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Capital budget for Facilities in the Electric Utility Fund for the purchase of a Bi-Directional Antenna (BDA) at Thomas Property location.  Electric Utility Director Bill Bosch will address.      
    10. Consider a Resolution in support of submitting an application for the Tourism Product Development Grant.    DDA Director Kenwin Hayes will address.        
    11. Consider Agreement between the City of Griffin and the Spalding County Board of Commissioners for two (2) Inmate Work Details for duties at the Shoal Creek Landfill and Oakhill Memorial Cemetery, in the amount equal to the salary and benefits of two (2) Correctional Officers. Central Services Director Phill Francis will address.      
    12. Consider approving Task Order for Utility Service Group for the maintenance of the City of Griffin's water tanks in the amount of $91,449.39 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    13. Consider the approval of a Task Order for an Inter-Basin Analysis to Paragon Consulting Group in the Amount of $192,310.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    14. Consider approval of a TOF for the Nitrification Analysis of Cabin Creek WWTP to Paragon Consulting Group in the amount of $21,905.00. for the Water and Waste Water Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department  Brant D. Keller will address.      
    15. Consider the approval of a Task Order for the Valve Location and Condition Assessment to Paragon Consulting Group in the amount of $293,330.00 for the Water and Waste Water Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    16. Consider approval of 2015-2016 agreement for the Sludge Management Program to Synagro for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    17. Consider the approval of an agreement with the United States Geological Survey Division of the United State Department of Interior for Flow Gauges in the amount of $58,105.00 for the Water and Wastewater Departments of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    18. Consider approval of the FY 2015 - 16 Mass Water Meter Purchase with Delta Municipal Supply Company in the amount of $793,800.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    19. Consider approval of FY 2015-16 Task Order with Premier Systems Design(PSD) for continuation of work order solution design in the amount of $20,000.00 for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    20. Consider the approval of Task Order with Hazen and Sawyer Environmental Engineers & Scientists for the Inundation Study of Heads Creek Reservoir in the amount of $18,000.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    21. Consider the approval of Task Order with Hazen and Sawyer Environmental Engineers & Scientists for the Inundation Study of Still Branch Reservoir in the amount of $18,900.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Work and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    22. Consider approval of an agreement with Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc., for the calculation and support for the City of Griffin's wholesale and retail water and sewer rates in the amount of $20,000.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department will address.      
    23. Consider the award of a contract, Section 319(h) FY14 Grant - Element 12 "A.Z. Kelsey Avenue Ecosystem Restoration Project" from the Georgia EPD Nonpoint Source Program in the amount of $817,000.00 for the Stormwater Utility Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Director Brant D. Keller will address.      
    24. Consider the approval of a Task Order to Tetra Tech for the Construction Management and Grant Administration for the AZ Kelsey Avenue Ecosystem Restoration Project in the amount of $55,000.00 for the Water-Wastewater and Stormwater Departments of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.      
    25. Consider Resolution for the Reorganization of the Water and Wastewater Department for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brank Keller will address.      
    26. Consider renewal of an annual Agreement with E. David Dickens for Foilage and Soils Environmental Services in the amount of $7,400.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.      
    27. Consider approval of a Resolution approving the borrowing of an amount not to exceed $12,700,000.00 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, administered by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), for upgrade and expansion of the Potato Creek Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Director of Utilities Brant Keller and City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.      
    28. Consider approval of a Resolution approving the borrowing of an amount not to exceed $6,275,000.00 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, administered by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), for upgrade and improvements to the Flint River Pumping Station. Director of Utiliites Brant Keller and City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.      
    29. Consider the approval of a Task Order for the Tracer Studies and Mixing Evaluations of Harry Simmons WTP and Still Branch WTP to Burns-McDonnell in the amount of $36,500.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.      
    30. Consider the approval of 2015-2016 Meter Reading Agreement TruCheck for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.      
    31. Consider the approval of a Task Order for the Cabin Creek Wastewater Basin to Burns-McDonnell for modeling wastewater flows and hydraulic design in the amount of $235,800.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller 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