AGENDA 
REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING 
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 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 Todd Pratt, of the Information Technology Department, as the 
July, 2013 “Strongest Link” award recipient. Director of ITC, Jack 
Poland, will address. 
2. Clyde Forbes will make a presentation to the Commission regarding the 
Hopeville Boys Center, Inc. Mentoring Program. Mr. Forbes will 
address. 
3. Commissioner Beyah will make a presentation to the Commission 
regarding his proposed “Making Griffin-Spalding Better Together 
Conference”. Commissioner Shaheer Beyah will address. 
4. Recognize the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial 
Reporting (CAFR), and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in 
Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR). Director of Administrative 
Services, Markus Schwab, will address. 
5. Review Financials for June 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 2
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. 
CONSENT AGENDA 
6. Consider approval of Minutes of Workshop on July 23, 2013 and Minutes 
of Regular Scheduled Meeting on July 23, 2013. 
REGULAR AGENDA 
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually 
consider and possibly take action. 
7. Consider execution of an agreement with Allen-Smith Consulting to 
prepare the City of Griffin’s FY 2014 Community Development Block 
Grant application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 
Director of Planning & Development Services, Taurus Freeman, will 
address. 
8. Consider approval, by Resolution, to amend the City of Griffin’s 
Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2012-13 in the amount of 
$10,563,060.00, and Fiscal Year 2013-14 in the amount of $10,951,842.00 
for the rollover of Fiscal Year 2013 projects that we will complete in FY 
2014. Director of Administrative Services, Markus Schwab, will address. 
9. Consider approval of a contract with TCA Electrical to dismantle the old 
and install the airport’s new beacon tower as part of the Airport 
Improvement Grant Project AP013-9019-29(255) hereafter referred to as 
AIP-29, for the purposes of improving the Griffin-Spalding County 
Airport Safety and Infrastructure. Airport Manager, Robert Mohl, will 
address. 
10. Consider approval of a Resolution to terminate the Airport Advisory 
Board. Airport Manager, Robert Mohl, will address. 
11. Consider approval of the timber contract between Spalding County, City 
of Griffin and Moore Crowell, Inc., recipient of bid from Joel Vinson and 
Associates. Chief Frank Strickland will address. 
12. Consider approval of a Supplemental Agreement with Paragon Consulting 
Group for Harry Simmons Water Treatment Plant for engineering, design 3
and construction management of 4 drain valves and actuators in the 
amount of $24,720.00. Public Works and Utilities Director, Dr. Brant 
Keller, will address. 
13. Consider approval for EDT WaterWorks to conduct a Value Analysis 
Review of the Potato Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in an amount not 
to exceed $5,500.00. Public Works and Utilities Director, Dr. Brant 
Keller, will address. 
14. Consider First Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, 
Georgia at Chapter 38, COURTS, by repealing Sec. 38-13, Technology 
Surcharge; and amend the City of Griffin’s Fiscal year 2013-14 Operating 
and Capital budget in the amount of $46,900.00 in connection with the 
new ordinance. City Attorney, Drew Whalen, will address. 
15. Consider approval to accept donation of land for expansion of Turner 
Street Park. M. Douglas Hollberg, Jr., owner of real property at 509 & 
523 N. 12th Street, has donated the lot, which abuts Turner Street Park 
(also previously donated to the City by Mr. Hollberg) for park expansion. 
City Attorney, Drew Whalen, will address. 
16. Consider approval for Chairperson Joanne Todd to attend the GMA Fall 
Training Program on September 17, 2013 at the Georgia Center in Athens, 
Georgia. City Manager, Kenny Smith, will address. 
17. Consider two Resolutions authorizing the Chairperson of the City of 
Griffin Board of Commissioners to execute amendments to the land lese 
options, lease agreements and communication tower agreements with SBA 
Properties for premises at 401 North Expressway and 869 S. 9th Street. 
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