Regular Scheduled Meeting
March 10, 2015

6:00 PM


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


  1. Recognize Darrion Johnson, Equipment Operator III with the Solid Waste Department, as the February 2015 "Strongest Link" award recipient.  Central Services Director Phill Francis will address.      
  2. Recognize Tom Ridgway, Assistant Director for Griffin Power, who will leave the employment of the City on March 13, 2015, to become the Utility Director for the City of Fairburn.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  
  3. Recognize Calvin Vallee, Line Construction Foreman for Griffin Power, who will retire on March 13, 2015, after 29 years of dedicated service to the City of Griffin.  Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  
  4. Tim Jones would like to address the Commission to explain a program on which his group is working with the youth of the community.  
  5. Review Financials for January 2015.  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.


  6. Consider approval of Minutes of the 02-24-15 Regular Commission Meeting.    
  7. Consider denying liability to Charlis Bohannon for injuries allegedly sustained on August 12, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m. when she fell in the City parking lot behind 134 N. Hill Street.  City Attorney Drew Whalen will present.  
  8. Consider on second and final reading an ordinance requesting the deannexation of approximately 30 +/- acres located along Williamson Road just west of South Pine Hill Road to include property known as tax parcel numbers 054 Block 01 Lot 001 submitted by Bankston Properties LLC. Toussaint Kirk, Director of Planning & Development Services, will address.  


The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
  9. Consider approval of a contract with NetPlanner Systems, Inc., the sole source provider for the upgrade of the City's fiber communications network, in the amount of $17,645.89. Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  

Consider approval to nominate 5 megawatts of Project 1 resources to the MEAG Excess Power Pool for use by any MEAG Participant for a period of up to five (5) years. The allocation will be made to option three, 5 MW. 

 Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.


Approve the creation of three LED Street lighting rates as follows:

Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.

  12. Approve an amendment to the Intergovernmental Participant Contract with Electric Cities of Georgia, reallocating services between Distribution Engineering, Analytical and Energy Services, and reallocating the costs for these services. Electric Director Bill Bosch will address.  
  13. Consider submitting S. 8th Street from Poplar Street to S. 9th Street to the Georgia Department of Transportation's LMIG program for the City of Griffin. Director of Public Works and Utilities  Brant D. Keller will address.   
  14. Consider approval to reject all bids for construction of North Griffin Revitalization Area - Zone 6 Project, City of Griffin Community Development Block Grant and rebid project. Public Works and Utilities Director Brant D. Keller will address.  
  15. Consider approval to amend Clean Water State Revolving Loan package approved May 27, 2014 in the amount of 8.0 million dollars to 12.606 million dollars for Project Number CWSRF 14-013 from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority for the upgrade and expansion of the Potato Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for the Water and Wastewater Department of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of the Public Works and Utilities Department Brant D. Keller will address.  
  16. Consider approval of the Griffin Spalding County Hospital Authority's 2015 allocation of funding of $13,000, to the Spalding County Board of Health for flu shots. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  17. Consider a request by 1888 Mills to change the street name of "Nacom Way" to "Weaving a Better World Drive." City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  18. Consider Intergovernmental Agreement between City of Griffin and Spalding County to establish a basis for addressing the administrative, operational, and maintenance cost of the 800 MHz radio system. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  19. Consider entering Executive Session, pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 50-14-3(4), for the purpose of discussion and acting upon the acquisition of real estate.  


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.