Regular Scheduled Meeting
November 25, 2014
6:00 PM


Call to order by Chairperson Mclemore
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 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.


  1. Consider Second and Final Reading of a revision to the Cross Connection Ordinance as a requirement of Operation Permits for Still Branch Water Treatment Plant and Harry Simmons Water Treatment Plant for the Water/Wastewater Division of Public Works & Utilities. Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.  Approved  
  2. Consider Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin, Georgia at Chapter 94, ENVIRONMENT, Art. IV, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, Div. 2, Post-Development Regulations, to comply with requirements in the City's 2012 General Phase II NPDES Permit for Small MS4s relating to permit design standards and performance criteria. Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.  Approved  
  3. Consider acknowledgment and denial of claim based upon purported ante litem notice, pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. 36--33-5, dated October 15, 2014, given by Foy & Associates, attorneys, on behalf of Davalee Hinson, arising from motor vehicle collision on the MLK Jr. Bypass (US 41/19/Ga 3) on April 15, 2014 with vehicle operated by Crystal Renee Cox. City Attorney Andrew J. Whalen, III will address.  Approved  
  4. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on November 11, 2014.   Approved  


The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
  5. Consider for approval to amend the City of Griffin's Electric Utility Fund Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Operating and Capital budget in the amount of $69,310.00 in order to cover Electric Department's overtime expenditures associated with new industrial customers.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.   Approved  
  6. Consider approval to hire low bidder Four Seasons Cable Construction to install road and creek bores in the Lakes of Green Valley Industrial Park in the amount of $63,178.80.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.   Approved  
  7. Consider for approval and recognize the Year End Settlement from Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) in the amount of $26,113.28; direct ECG to refund $20,000 by check and instruct ECG to apply the remaining $6,113.28 towards the City's subscription to ECG Education, Training & Development programs; and amend the budget accordingly. Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  Approved  

Consider approval to declare surplus one State Asset Forfeiture vehicle as listed below, request sale price set at $2,000; and approve Motor Pool to acquire said vehicle and issue $2,000 to State Asset Forfeiture Fund for  payment of surplus vehicle;  and amend the budget accordingly.  Public Safety Director Frank Strickland will address.   Approved



  9. Consider approval of lowest and most responsive bid from Mosley Tractor and Supply to refurbish the under carriage of the D155 Komatsu Dozier for the Shoal Creek Landfill in the amount of $27,142.52.  Central Services Director Phill Francis will address.   Approved  
  10. Consider the purchase of a F250 Pick Up Truck from Allan Vigil Ford in the amount of $32,284.00 from state contract and declare as surplus a 1996 Dodge 1500 for the Water /Wastewater Department.  Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.   Approved  
  11. Consider the purchase of a F150 Pickup Truck from Allen Vigil Ford in the amount of $22,057.00 from state contract for use at Harry Simmons Water Treatment Plant for Water /Wastewater Department, and declare existing unit #851 as surplus.   Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.   Approved  
  12. Consider purchase of a F150 pick up truck from Allen Vigil Ford in the amount of $ 19,548.00 from state contract, and declare as surplus existing unit #1814 for the Water/Wastewater Department.  Director of the Public Works and Utilities Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.   Approved  
  13. Consider the purchase of a John Deere XUV 855D from Mid-Georgia Tractor (lowest quote) in the amount of $15,298.00, and declare as surplus a 2010 Polaris Ranger for the Water and Wastewater Department. Director of the Public Works and Utilities  Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.  Approved  
  14. Consider approval of City of Griffin Municipal Golf Course Rates for 2015. Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.   Approved  
  15. Consider option #1 or option #2 and approve the concept for the LCI design as presented in the Georgia Department of Transportation letter dated September 25, 2014. for the Public Works and Utilities Department.   Dr. Brant D. Keller will address.  Tabled until future date  


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.