A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF FEBRUARY 20, 2006

 

 

 

           5:30 p.m. – Work Session

·        Discussion of Agenda items

·        Presentation by Clayton County Water Authority – Stormwater Utility 

 

 

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.     Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of February 6, 2006

 

          VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.           Agenda Items  

 

1.                Tabled from February 6, 2006 meeting

Consider renewal of a retail alcohol license for beer and wine from Ishwar Enterprises, Inc. D/B/A Shell Food Mart, 4209 Jonesboro Road, no exceptions noted

                  

2.                Tabled from February 6, 2006 meeting  

Consider an Ordinance to enter into Agreement for Computer

Consulting Services

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The City of Forest Park needs to update its current computer system.  Support and upgrades for the current system are becoming difficult to obtain, especially for the accounting system.  The Finance Director recommends that the City enter into an agreement with Simplified Technology Solutions for computer consulting services.  The firm would assess the City’s current hardware and software status, and make recommendations based on needs.  Then the firm would assist with vendor selection for the accounting system, including general ledger, payroll, property tax and business license areas.  The cost for the consulting services would be paid from the existing budget, and an appropriation of funds would not be requested. 

 

                                  Renewal of retail alcohol license for beer and wine

 

3.     Shehzaan Inc. D/B/A Happy Shop Texaco, 5604 Old Dixie       

      Hwy.

 

4.     Patriots, 132 Forest Parkway

                  

         Renewal of retail alcohol license for beer only

 

5.  El Relajo Restaurant & Sports Bar, L.L.C. D/B/A/ Ed Relajo,

     4462 Jonesboro Road

 

Renewal of On-Premises Consumption Alcohol License for Beer and Wine

 

6.     S & M Bowling, Inc. D/B/A Forest Park Fun Bowl, 4829

      Jonesboro Road      

 

7.     Tai Billards/Tai Restaurant, 4017 Jonesboro Road

 

8.     Golden Gate Restaurant, Inc. 4353 Jonesboro Road

 

9.     Forest Wing and Fish, 4430 Jonesboro Road

 

  Renewal of On-Premises Consumption Alcohol License (Liquor, Beer and Wine)

 

10.             Gu Enterprises, Inc. D/B/A Locura Café, 4013-A Jonesboro

 Road

 

11.            Islander Restaurant and Lounge, 5340 Old Dixie Highway

 

12.             Red Eyed, Inc. D/B/A Crazy Horse Saloon, 3950 Jonesboro   

       Rd.

 

13.             Restaurant Forest, 5025 Jonesboro Road

 

14.             Alondra’s Mexican Restaurant, Inc., 3920 Jonesboro Road

 

15.            El Mariachi, 4644 Jonesboro Road

 

16.             Consider an Ordinance by the City Council for the City of Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $8,100.00 to cover added costs incurred in connection with Election Expenses; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The budget amount was based on regular elections, and expenses for run-off elections were not anticipated. The requested appropriation in the amount of $8,100 would provide sufficient budget to cover all actual election expenses.  The run-off elections caused the total election expenses to exceed the budget amount.

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $13,000.00 to cover added costs incurred in the City’s Public Relations Account; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes    

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Additional funds will be needed for the Public Relations account.  The current year budget amount is less than the prior year budget amount  and this appropriation will provide for community needs and Fort Gillem Redevelopment expenses. 

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $25,000.00 to cover added costs incurred for payment of annual insurance premiums for various departments; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes         

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Actual premiums for property and liability insurance will exceed budget amounts.  The estimated premium amounts are not sufficient to cover actual premiums.  Additional funds in the amount of $25,000 are requested to be appropriated and allocated to various departments, for the remainder of the fiscal year.

 

19.             Consider a Resolution requesting authorization for the Acting City  Manager to sign a Final Plat as approval of the City Council    of Forest Park for the subdivision of a commercial lot into (2) two lots

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  A petition has been submitted by Navin Shah, President of Tarula Investments, Inc. owner of Kings Inn Motel and Restaurant (formerly Sherwoods Bar and Grill) to subdivide the motel and restaurant into two (2) parcels.  Upon approval of this subdivision, the motel and amenities will be located on a 2.66 acre tract, and the restaurant will be located on a 0.83 acre tract.  This subdivision is being accomplished so that the restaurant can be marketed by Tarula Investments, Inc.   This petition has been submitted under CFPCO Section 8-7-13(f) Short-Cut Method.  The Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved and signed the Final Plat on February 1, 2006.  

 

20.             Consider an Ordinance by the City Council for the City of Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $90,000 to cover increased fuel costs; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes 

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The average cost for fuel for the 2004-2005 budget year was $1.53 per gallon. The current budget year of 2005-2006 was figured on that average.

 

Due to the escalating prices of fuel since the early fall with relation to the hurricanes, these prices have continued to soar.  The current average for this budget year is $2.26 per gallon. We had several purchases as high as $2.59 per gallon.

 

The increased fuel costs has extended the cost of operation in the Fleet Services Division. The line item for Gas All Departments (600-27-4900-53-1270) will need to be supplemented by $90,000 from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund to get us through the remaining budget year. Prices of fuel have been relatively stable over the last month or so and as long as we do not have another natural disaster, this amount should get us to the new budget year.

 

 

21.            Consider a Resolution by the City Council of the City of

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute a License

Agreement with Forest Park Youth Football for the use of Kiwanis Stadium, Lopez Field, Burke Field, Stanford Field and Baker Field from May 2006 to December 2006 to conduct Football and Cheerleading Games and Practices in their Georgia Youth Football Program

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Forest Park Youth Football is requesting the use of Kiwanis Stadium and concession stand, Lopez Field, Stanford Field, Burke Field, Stanford  Field and Baker Field to conduct Youth Football and Cheerleading games and practices from May 2006 through December 2006.  The License Agreement is a revocable License Agreement and specifications for the use of City of Forest Park facilities and vending concessions and includes liability insurance, general release, indemnification and hold harmless provisions.

 

22.            Consider a Resolution by the City Council of the City of

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute a License Agreement with Forest Park Braves for the use of Lockhart Field from February 22, 2006 to November 30, 2006 to conduct Semi-Pro Baseball Games     

    

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Forest Park Braves are requesting the use of Lockhart Field and concession stand to conduct Semi-Pro Baseball Games from February 22, 2006 through November 30, 2006.  The License Agreement is a revocable License Agreement and specifications for the use of City of Forest Park facilities and vending concessions and includes liability insurance, general release, indemnification and hold harmless provisions.

 

23.                             Councilwoman Youmans presents:

Consider a Resolution by the City Council for the City of    

Forest Park to express the Support of the City in favor of the proposed Commuter Rail Project to run, in part, through the City of Forest Park; and to Support the passage of H.B. #1033 now pending in the Georgia General Assembly, which will require a Local Referendum to approve any Commuter Rail Project that will be funded by fees, taxes or assessments levied within the Local Jurisdiction to repeal all Resolutions and parts of Resolutions in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes    

 

VIII.         Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                Adjournment