Regular Scheduled Meeting
October 25, 2016
W. Elmer George Municipal Hall

6:00 PM


Call to order by Chairperson Morrow
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda
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.
        Consent Agenda


  1. Consider approval of Minutes of the October 11, 2016 Board of Commissioners Workshop and the Regular Schedule Meeting.  
  2. Consider on second reading an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, Georgia at Chapter 6, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, by deleting the current Chapter and enacting in lieu thereof a comprehensive revision of the City's regulations pertaining to the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and possession of alcoholic beverages, including provisions for licensing; and other purposes. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  3. Consider, on second reading, with modification, an ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, GA at Chapter 58, OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, revising said article in its entirety. Staff Attorney Jessica O'Connor will address.  
  4. Consider the purchase of ISCO 2150 Flow Sensors from Teledyne ISCO, Kazimer & Associates in the amount of $36,317.00 for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.  
        Regular Agenda


The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
  5. Consider approval of the holiday schedule for calendar year 2017. Director of Human Resources, Miles Neville, will address.    
  6. Consider approval to amend the FY 16-17 Electric Department budget appropriating $24,250.00 toward Line Construction Tools and Small Equipment, to be transferred from Scrap Metal Sales cash account, to purchase mobile 800MHz radios and speakers for each bucket truck. Electric Director Dan Thompson will address.  
  7. Consider a motion denying liability and offer of compromise  contained in purported ante litem notice letter, dated September 26, 2016, from attorney Anitra R. Price on behalf of Tammy Jordan, et al., alleging Wrongful Death of former Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan, who was killed May 31, 2014. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  8. Consider a motion to deny liability based upon purported ante litem notice, dated October 12, 2016, from Charles D. Graham, The Graham Law Firm, on behalf of his client, Devin L. Favors, from an incident occurring September 28, 2016. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  9. Consider motion denying liabilty to Floyd Walker and Daffney McGlohan based upon purported ante litem notice from their attorney, Julie E. Monaghan, Morgan & Morgan, dated October 10, 2016. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  10. Consider cancellation of the December 27, 2016 Workshop and Regular Meeting.  
        City Manager 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.