REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING
CITY OF GRIFFIN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
W. ELMER GEORGE MUNICIPAL HALL
100 SOUTH HILL STREET
Call to order by Chairperson Todd
Pledge of Allegiance
PRESENTATIONS / DELEGATIONS
2. Consider a Proclamation in Recognition of PFC Bobby L. Byars, U.S.
Army, June 6, 1932 – December 12, 1950. Chairperson Todd will present
the Proclamation to Charles Byars, brother of PFC Bobby Byars.
3. Review Financials for January 2013. Director of Administrative Services
Markus Schwab will address.
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
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.
4. Receive comments regarding the City of Griffin’s request to the
Department of Community Affairs for an exception based upon the
conflict of interest held by Commissioner Douglas S. Hollberg. Director
of Planning & Development Services Taurus Freeman will address.
The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually
consider and possibly take action.
6. Consider approval to upgrade City of Griffin Windows Server to
Microsoft Datacenter Windows Server 2012 in the amount of $26,916.76.
Chief Information Officer Jack Poland will address.
7. Consider approval to amend the City of Griffin’s General Fund Operating
and Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 in the amount of $8,060.00
for rock removal, clearing and grading during the closing of the rock mine
located at N. 2nd. Street. Director of Public Works & Utilities Dr. Brant
Keller will address.
8. Consider a Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the City of
Griffin supporting bicycle and pedestrian travel as an alternative mode of
transportation. Griffin-Spalding Transportation Planner Anthony Dukes
9. Consider First Reading of an Ordinance amending the Code of Griffin,
Georgia at Chapter 54, HEALTH AND SANITATION, Article I, IN
GENERAL, Sec. 54-1, ADOPTION OF CERTAIN RULES AND
REGULATIONS, so as to adopt and enforce SPALDING COUNTY
BOARD OF HEALTH RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR BODY ART
STUDIOS AND BODY ARTISTS. City Attorney Drew Whalen will
10. Consider approval for Commissioner Dick Morrow to attend the GMA
Board of Directors Meeting in Eatonton, Georgia, April 18-19, 2013.
11. Consider cancellation of Regular Scheduled Meeting of the Board of
Commissioners on June 25, 2013, due to the Georgia Municipal 3
Association Annual Conference to be held in Savannah, Georgia June 22nd
CITY MANAGER’S 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.