REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
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Call to order by Chairperson Ward
Pledge of Allegiance
PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS
1. Recognize Kim Morton of the Electric Department as October 2010
Employee of the Month. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.
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 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 from interested parties and entities, particularly
members of racial or language minority groups, as to the standards and
procedures to be followed by the City for reapportioning election districts
following publication of the 2010 Decennial Census, pursuant to the
authority of O.C.G.A. §36-35-4.1. City Attorney Drew Whalen will
3. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on
November 9, 2010 and Minutes of the Workshop on November 9, 2010.
4. Consider approval of Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance to amend
the City’s Water Conservation and Drought Management Plans as
required by the SB370 passed by the Georgia State Legislature in 2010.
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and
possibly take action.
5. Consider approval to purchase a 2011 Ford Expedition (short-wheel base,
two-wheel drive) from Allen Vigil in the amount of $23,600.00 under
state contract; approve the transfer of scrap metal sales cash to electric
operating cash account in order to pay the purchase in cash; and amend the
budget accordingly. Director of Electric Bill Bosch will address.
6. Consider approval of a contract between the City of Griffin and
Southeastern Wood Pole Inspectors, Inc. for Pole Maintenance and Pad
Mount inspection, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00. Director of
Electric Bill Bosch will address.
7. Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Tatum Tree
Care for removal and pruning of city trees for Public Works and Utilities
Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will
8. Consider approval of an agreement between the City of Griffin and
Manley Acquisition Services, LLC to negotiate acquisition of easements
for the 2010 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) parcels.
Director of Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant Keller will address.
9. Consider approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City
of Griffin and Spalding County Government for Section 319(h) FY10
Grant – BMP Installation and Stream Restoration to address NPS and
Sediment TMDL in the Potato Creek Watershed. Director of Public
Works and Utilities Dr. Brant 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.