A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF NOVEMBER 6, 2006

 

 

           

            6:00 p.m. – Work Session

                             Discussion of agenda items

 

           

I.                   Call to Order – 7:00 p.m. – Mayor Corine Deyton

 

II.               Invocation

 

III.            Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV.             Roll Call

 

V.                Approval of Minutes  

 

1.      Work Session of Mayor and Council of October 16, 2006

2.      Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of October 16, 2006

3.      Work Session of Mayor and Council of October 23, 2006

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

1.      Recognition of employees – NIMS – Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents (IS300)

 

2.                     Tabled from October 16, 2006 Meeting

Consider Ordinance to amend Section 8-8-57(c) of the Forest Park Code of Ordinances so as to add distance requirements to the permitted uses allowed by Subsections (29), (30) and (34) thereof; and for other purposes

 

3.                  Tabled from October 16, 2006 Meeting

Consider an Ordinance to add a new section 8-8-15 to the Forest Park Code of Ordinances so as to provide a method of applying and measuring all distance requirements of the Zoning Ordinance; and for other purposes

 

4.            Tabled from October 16, 2006 Meeting

 Consider a Resolution by the City Council for the City of Forest Park to request on behalf of the City that the Georgia General Assembly adopt Local Legislation in the 2007 Session of the General Assembly to authorize the City to have and exercise all redevelopment and other powers granted to municipalities by Chapter 44 of Title 36 of the Official Code of Georgia, the “Redevelopment Powers Law”, as the same now exists or may be hereafter amended, said local legislation to be prepared and presented to the General Assembly by and on behalf of the Mayor and City Council for the City; to express the support of the City in favor of the said legislation; to repeal all resolutions and parts of resolutions in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

5.           T abled from October 16, 2006 Meeting

Appointments to Planning Task Force for Wards 1 and 2

 

6.      Consider an Ordinance by the City Council of the City of

Forest Park to authorize funds in the amount of one      

thousand dollars ($1,000) from the Ward 4 Project Account

to cover costs incurred in connection with the Airport Noise Meeting; and for other purposes

 

7.      Consider an Ordinance to extend a Moratorium for an

additional ninety days on the acceptance of applications for the permitting of, and on the permitting of “Places of Assembly”, as defined herein, within the “Downtown Forest Park Area”, as defined herein; to provide for the purposes of the Moratorium, to provide for findings of fact, to provide for the imposition of the Moratorium and for the duration of the Moratorium; to provide for an appeal process, to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict; and for other purposes   

 

8.      Consider an Ordinance by the City Council for the City of

Forest Park, Georgia to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $150,000.00 to cover added costs incurred in the City Attorney Fees Account; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Unbudgeted attorney fees have been incurred by the City for an urgent matter.  These additional fees are associated with the City’s continuing efforts to stop the decision of the Department of the Army to transfer part of the Fort Gillem property to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).  Due to the unbudgeted attorney fees, the budget needs to be amended to provide an additional $150,000 for attorney fees for the current fiscal year.

 

9.      Consider a Resolution requesting authorization for the Mayor to execute the Workforce Investment Act Contract with the Atlanta Regional Commission for National Emergency Grant Funds

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions affect five Georgia installations in a significant manner, touching military workers, civilians and surrounding businesses and workers.  Leading up to the BRAC recommendations and since the public announcements, the State began preparing for the resulting community impacts relevant to reemployment needs, secondary-affected business losses, local infrastructure needs and land reuse.  The Georgia Department of Labor received a $1,000,000 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) BRAC Dislocated Worker National Emergency Grant from the United Stated Department of Labor.  The National Emergency Grant (NEG) planning funds will assist local areas in developing a comprehensive plan for responding to the economic recovery and expansion needs as the result of the base closure.

 

The Department of Labor will sub-grant the funds to local workforce investment areas (the Atlanta Regional Commission) that will serve as project operators under the grant. 

 

Funds allocated to the City of Forest Park for Fort Gillem is $170,000 (no matching funds required).  The funds will be utilized for a Preliminary Employer Impact Study related to the closing of Fort Gillem and its affect on the surrounding community and on secondary employers and for an Entrepreneur Program.

 

This resolution requests authorization for the Mayor to execute the Workforce Investment Act contract with the Atlanta Regional Commission for an Employer Impact Study and Entrepreneur Program.

 

10. Consider A Resolution Opposing the Petition filed with the

Georgia Public Service Commission to require municipal franchise fees negotiated with Georgia Power Company (GPC) for GPC’s use of the city’s rights-of-way be billed only to municipal customers 

 

11. Consider an Ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances of

the City of Forest Park, Georgia, specifically to amend Title 3 Finance, Chapter 3, Occupation Profession and Business Taxes, Section 3-3-4, Administrative and Administrative and regulatory fee structure; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Administrative fees for processing Business License applications are charged to cover costs associated with the process. These fees have remained the same for at least twelve years. The fees are requested to be increased since costs to process licenses have increased over this period of time. A fee is also requested to be established for the process of replacement of a lost or destroyed business license.

 

VIII.   Legal Matters

 

IX.       Department Update – Mike Gippert, Public Works

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment