Regular Scheduled Meeting
February 10, 2015

6:00 PM


Call to order by Chairperson Hollberg
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of Agenda


  1. Consider a Joint Proclamation declaring the week of February 16-20, 2015 to be "Small Business Week."   
  2. Consider Proclamation declaring February 20, 2015 to be "Arbor Day 2015."  
  3. Recognize Frank Carrington, with the Solid Waste Department, as the January 2015 "Strongest Link" award recipient. Phill Francis, Director of Central Services will address.  
  4. Review Financials for December 2014.  Chief Financial Officer 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 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.
  5. Consider the reading of a conflict of interest statement regarding the City of Griffin’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2015 Public Facility Grant awards. Toussaint Kirk, Director of Planning and Development Services will address.  


  6. Consider approval of Minutes of the Regular Scheduled Meeting on January 27, 2015.  
  7. Consider approval of Minutes of the Workshop of January 27, 2015.  


The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
  8. Consider for approval to amend the City of Griffin's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 General Fund Operating and Capital Budget by appropriating  $1,581.00 to revenue under Contributions & Donations, and appropriating $700.00 to Advertising and $881.00 to Printing & Binding for Citizens Engagement activities promoting city outreach. Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab will address.  
  9. Consider for approval the purchase of 12 (twelve) four-yard commercial front- load, 12 (twelve) six-yard commercial front-load, 10 (ten) eight-yard commercial front-load , and 4 (four) thirty-yard open-top containers for use in the Commercial Collections Division of the Solid Waste Dept. from Wastequip Inc, the NJPA and State of GA. approved vendor for the total purchase price of $42,266.12. Central Services Director Phill Francis will address.  
  10.  Consider the approval of awarding the bid of $33,809.24 for the undercarriage overhaul of the D155 Komatsu Dozier operated at the Shoal Creek Landfill to Tractor & Equipment Company, the most responsive bidder. Central Services Director Phill Francis will address.  
  11. Consider approval of the purchase of one set of TNT Extrication Tools (Jaws of Life) in the amount of $22,872.00 from Ten-8, and amend the budget accordingly. Fire Chief Tommy Jones will address.  
  12. Consider approval of a Resolution approving the Bond Resolution of the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority authorizing the issuance of up to $7,000,000.00 in aggregate principal amount of Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority Revenue Bonds, Series 2015; authorizing execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement among Spalding County, City of Griffin, and the Authority; and authorizing the Chairperson and other officers of the City to take actions necessary for the Authority to issue and deliver its Revenue Bonds. City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.  
  13. Consider the approval of a Task Order Form to Paragon Consulting Group for the construction management of Intersection #1 (N. Hill St / N. 6th St.) of the 2008 SPLOST in the amount of $52,380.00 for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.  
  14. Consider the approval of a professional services agreement with Governmental Enterprises for the recovery of state sales tax for the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Brant D. Keller will address.  
  15. Appoint one (1) member to the Historic Preservation Commission.  The term of Matthew Rahn expired on 12/31/14.   
  16. Consider Resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly and our local delegation to strongly oppose any bill, provision or measure to reallocate local sales tax funding from local governments to the state of Georgia and to further urge they not approve any provision of a transportation bill that authorizes double taxation of municipal residents. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  17. Consider updated Resolution making appointment to the office of Municipal Court Clerk to make correction to approved compensation for said position. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  18. Consider approving Resolution to Appoint a Municipal Court Solicitor for the City of Griffin, revised to clarify compensation. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  19. Consider Resolution to appoint an Assistant Municipal Court Solicitor for the City of Griffin to serve in the absence of Municipal Court Solicitor.  City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  


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.