Regular Scheduled Meeting
June 9, 2015
W. Elmer George Municipal Hall

6:00 PM


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


  1. Recognize Chris Sprayberry, Help Desk Administrator with the Information Technology Department, as the May 2015 "Strongest Link" award recipient. Chief Technology Officer Jack Poland will address.   
  2. Recognition of graduates from the first annual Citizens Fire Academy class.  Fire Chief Tommy Jones will address.  
  3. Review Financials for April 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.
  4. Receive comments regarding the proposed budgets for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.  City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  


  5. Consider approving the Minutes of the May 26, 2015 Workshop and Regular Scheduled meeting of the Board of Commissioners.  


The Regular Agenda includes items on which the Commission will individually consider and possibly take action.
  6. Consider approval of a Resolution adopting the annual Fiscal Year 2015–2016 Operating Budget appropriating expenditures and projected revenues for specified purposes, functions and activities by fund for the budget period and the Capital Improvement Program. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  

Spalding County Commissioner Flowers-Taylor requests to address the Commission regarding the extension of hours of local Parks and Recreation venues for the months of June and July 2015.  Spalding County Commissioner Gwen Flowers-Taylor will address.



Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Code of Griffin at Chapter 18, AVIATION, by enacting a new Article V., SAFE, EFFICIENT USE AND PRESERVATION OF NAVIGABLE AIRSPACE. Griffin-Spalding County Airport Manager Robert Mohl and City Attorney Drew Whalen will address.



Consider approval of:

1. A Job-Related Certification policy to encourage and reward employees for increasing their job-related knowledge and enhancing their value to their department and the City, and; 

2. A Sign-On, Recruitment & Retention Bonus policy to provide the City with the ability to find, hire and retain quality employees in hard to fill classes of jobs. 

Human Resource Director Miles Neville will address.

  10. Consider the approval of the 2015 Chemical Annual Bid in the amount of $544,485.93 to eleven (11) vendors 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.  
  11. Consider approval of an amendment to McNaughton McKay for the Variable Frequency Drive in the amount of $16,101.18 for Still Branch Water Treatment Plant of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Director of Public Works and Utilities Director Brant D. Keller will address.  
  12. Consider approval on first reading of Ordinance revising the Code of Griffin, Georgia at Chapter 82, TAXATION, Article III, EXCISE TAX ON HOTELS, by increasing the rate of tax to 8.0% in accordance with Act 288 (HB 644) of the 2015-2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly of Georgia; revising the name of the Article to reflect the current title used in state law; and for other purposes. If adopted, the increased rate will become effective August 1, 2015. City Attorney Andrew J. Whalen III will address.  
  13. Appoint two (2) members to the Griffin-Spalding 800 MHz Radio Users Group. City Manager Kenny Smith will address.  
  14. Consider amending current lease agreement with Law Offices of G. Alan Dodson, LLC for Suite 405 at One Griffin Center to adjust ending date of 36-month lease agreement correctly to December 31, 2016.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.