AGENDA 
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING 
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013 
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL 
100 SOUTH HILL STREET 
6:00 P.M.
Present: 
Call to order by Chairperson Todd 
Invocation 
Pledge of Allegiance 
PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS 
1. Recognize Danny English of the Electric Department as the June, 2013 
“Strongest Link” award recipient. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will 
address.
2. Recognize the Griffin Power Rodeo Team for their participation in the 19th
Annual Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will 
address.
3. Review Financials for May 2013. Director of Administrative Services 
Markus Schwab will address.
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
4. Receive comments regarding a request to rezone approximately 0.18 +/- acres 
from Planned Commercial Development (PCD) to Medium Density Residential 
(MDR) for property located at 1701 Old Atlanta Road. Director of Planning & 
Development Services Taurus Freeman will address. 
5. Receive comments regarding a request for a variance from Article 5, Section 
504.C: Accessory Uses and Structure of the City of Griffin Unified Development 
Code, to eliminate need to match principal structure with comparable building 
material on accessory structure, as submitted by Spalding Regional Hospital. 
Director of Planning & Development Services Taurus Freeman will address. 
CONSENT AGENDA 
6. Consider approval of Minutes of the Joint Meeting on June 17, 2013 and 
Minutes of Regular Scheduled Meeting on June 11, 2013. 
REGULAR AGENDA 
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually 
consider and possibly take action. 
7. Consider a request to rezone approximately 0.18 +/- acres from Planned 
Commercial Development (PCD) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) 
for property located at 1701 Old Atlanta Road. Director of Planning & 
Development Services Taurus Freeman will address. 
8. Consider a request for a variance from Article 5, Section 504.C: 
Accessory Uses and Structures of the City of Griffin Unified Development 
Code, to eliminate need to match principal structure with comparable 
building material on accessory structure, as submitted by Spalding 
Regional Hospital. Director of Planning & Development Services Taurus 
Freeman will address. 
9. Consider approval to award the best value bid for audit services to 
Mauldin & Jenkins, Certified Public Accountants (independent auditors) 
and approval of the engagement letters for audit services with Mauldin 
and Jenkins. Director of Administrative Services Markus Schwab will 
address. 
10. Consider First Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, 
Georgia at Chapter 90, Traffic and Vehicles, by deleting Article XI, 
Motorized Carts, in its entirety and enacting a revised Article XI, to 
provide for motorized cart use on certain designated public roads, rightsof-way and other public property. Chief Frank Strickland will address. 
11. Consider a Renewal Proposal from TruCheck to supply the City of Griffin 
labor, material and equipment for meter reading services for the period of 3
7/1/13 through 6/30/14. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant
Keller will address. 
12. Consider a survey agreement with S.L. Colwell & Associates, Inc. for the 
survey of Cabin Creek stream restoration BMP project at A-Z Kelsey in 
the amount of $7,400.00. Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant 
Keller will address. 
13. Consider a USGS Joint Funding Agreement for seven stream flow and 
rainfall gauging stations for the period of 7/1/13 through 6/30/2014. 
Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address. 
14. Consider a request to make North Searcy Avenue “one way” from East 
Solomon Street to Broadway. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address. 
15. Consider Resolutions increasing compensation from $16,500 to $20,000 
each per calendar year for the Municipal Court Solicitor and the Municipal 
Court Judge, per the approved City of Griffin FY 2013-2014 budget. City 
Manager Kenny Smith will address. 
16. Consider amended lease between the City of Griffin and Life Radio 
Ministries, Inc. for 2001 square feet of space located on the First Floor of 
One Griffin Center, known as Suite 100. City Manager Kenny Smith will 
address. 
17. Appoint seven (7) members to the newly formed Environmental Council. 
18. Appoint one (1) member to the Griffin Main Street Program Advisory 
Board. 
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