Regular Scheduled Meeting
November 12, 2013

6:00 PM


Call to order by Chairperson Todd
Please Rise for the Invocation
Pledge of Allegiance


  1. Recognize Scott Collins, Lieutenant with Griffin Fire-Rescue as the October 2013 “Strongest Link” Award recipient.   Public Safety Director Chief Frank Strickland will address.   No action required  
  2. Recognize Chris Allen, Supervisor with the Street Department, Frank Carrington, Refuse Collector with the Solid Waste Department, Connie Hendrix, Administrative Secretary with the Motor Pool Department and Carl Kearney, Line Crew Supervisor with the Electric Department for 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin.  No action required  
  3. Consider a Proclamation for Brightmoor Hospice declaring November 2013 as National Hospice / Palliative Care Month.  No action required  
  4. Recognize the 2013 Leadership Development Institute Graduates.  No action required  
  5. Recognize the Griffin Police Department Explorers for their participation in the Metro Atlanta Championship Explorer competition. (M.A.C.E). Public Safety Director Chief Frank Strickland will address.   No action required  
  6. Present a check in the amount of $3,330.88 to the Salvation Army for Project Share, the program that assists persons in need with utility payments.Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  No action required  
  7. Presentation from the Code Enforcement Task Force, which operated from March to October 2013.  Captain Keith Daniel will address.   No action required  
  8. Review Financials for September 2013.  Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.    No action required  
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 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.


  9. Consider approval of Minutes of the Workshop on October 22, 2013, Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on October 22, 2013 and Minutes of the Hometown Connections Meeting on October 29, 2013.  Approved  


The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
  10. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2014 Operating and Capital Budget for the acceptance and use of a Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) award 2013-DJ-BX-0098 in the amount of $14,139.00; to purchase and install DVM-400 digital cameras in (5) police cars for a total cost of $15,125.00; and authorize the transfer of $986.00 to General Fund Operating cash account from Federal Asset Forfeiture cash account.  Purchase and installation will be through Digital-Ally (sole-source provider).  Public Safety Director Chief Frank Strickland will address.   Approved  
  11. Consider approval to award a purchase order to efacec/Advanced Control Systems in the amount not to exceed $51,450, for AutoCad mapping services for the Electric Department.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.   Approved  
  12. Consider the purchase of a 289 Caterpillar Compact Track Loader from Yancey Brothers Caterpillar off the NJPA purchasing agreement in the amount of $57,000.00 for use in the Stormwater Division. Public Works Director Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.   Approved  
  13. Consider First Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, Georgia, at Chapter 26, BUSINESSES, Article II, OCCUPATION TAXES & ADMINISTRATIVE FEES, by amending Sec. 26-43, CIVIL PENALTY & INTEREST, so as to reflect the City's sole remedy for a taxpayer's failure or refusal to pay occupation taxes is to issue execution for the sum due; and for other purposes.   City Attorney Andrew J. Whalen will address.   Approved  
  14. Consider approval to purchase upgraded Backup and Replication software in the amount of $22,541.69.  Chief Technology Officer Jack Poland will address.   Approved   
  15. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2014 Operating and Capital Budget for the use of Police Technology Funds in the amount of $7,200.00; to purchase and install AFIS Hardware Upgrade at the Police Department.  Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.  Approved  
  16. Consider approval of a Resolution accepting the official results of the November 5, 2013 Election for the City of Griffin Commision Districts 3, 5 and 6.   Approved  
  17. Consider approval of the holiday schedule for calendar year 2014.  Director of Human Resources, Miles Neville, will address.  Approved  
  18. Consider approval for Chairperson Todd to attend the 2013 MEAG Power Mayors Summit November 15 - 17.   Approved  
  19. Consider cancellation of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, due to the City of Griffin Holiday schedule.    Approved  


The City Manager will update the Commission on pending items, upcoming workshops, meetings, conferences and other pertinent issues.


Commissioners will provide updates regarding issues of interest from their respective districts and/or committee reports.