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REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF FEBRUARY 6, 2006

 

 

 

            6:30 p.m.   Work Session

                             Financial Overview of first six months of Budget

                  

 

 

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 January 17, 2006

2.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of January 12. 2006

3.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of January 23, 2006

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

1.      Recognition of Forest Park Fire Department Personnel for

Hurricane Katrina Deployment

 

2.                 Tabled from January 17, 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

 

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

Forest Park, to amend Ordinance No. 05-24 Establishing a          

Planning  Local Redevelopment Authority so as to change

the Residency Requirements for Members of the Board of

Directors; to provide for severability; to repeal all ordinances

and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an

effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance changes the residency requirement for members of the Board of Directors, by amending “all eight members shall be residents of Clayton County “ and inserting “all eight members shall reside within twenty miles of the corporate limits of the City of Forest Park”.   

 

4.                      Councilman Judson presents:

Consider an Ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances,

Specifically to amend Title 8, Planning and Development,       

Chapter 4, Mobile Homes, Portable Structures and tents, Article B, use of Trailers and Semi-Trailers in residential Districts, Section 8-4-23,so as to add an additional Exceptions to the Prohibitions contained in Section 8-4-22 pertaining to the Operation, Use, Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles as defined in O.C.G.A. Section 40-1-1; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes  

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance adds a fourth exception to City Code Section 8-4-22, which prohibits the “operation, use, parking and storage” of trucks, buses, etc. in “residential districts” in the City.  This fourth exception is very narrowly defined, and would only apply to lots still zoned and used for residential purposes in areas that have had their residential character severely compromised by encroaching industrial development.

 

Specifically, the proposed new exception applies only to “any residential lot with at least 140 feet of frontage” on an “industrial” grade road that “has been designated as a truck route” by the City, if the land directly across the street and surrounding the block on at least two sides is “zoned and used for industrial purposes.”

                       

5.      Consider a Resolution by the City Council for the City of Forest Park, to authorize the Mayor to execute a Contract for Computer Consulting Services for a term of one year with Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc. under the terms and conditions provided in the contract attached hereto as Exhibit A; to provide for severability; to repeal all Resolutions and parts of Resolutions in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

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. 

 

6.      Consider an Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Forest Park, to provide a one time Waiver of the Procurement Requirements in Title 3, Chapter 1, Article A of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Forest Park, in order to take advantage of an Opportunity to purchase a Street Sweeper at a price obtained by the City of Atlanta through its Competitive Bidding Process; to repeal conflicting ordinances to the extent of such conflict; to provide for severability; and for other purposes  

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  On December 5, 2005, Council approved a capital purchase for a street sweeper for expenditure of no more than $125,000.  The City of Atlanta has made a recent purchase of the same equipment, which would allow us to piggyback their contracted price on the same piece of equipment.

 

The Ordinance is for the waiving of the formal bid process to allow for the purchase of a street sweeper at the same cost contracted through the City of Atlanta.

 

7.      Consider a Resolution by the City Council for the City of

Forest Park, Georgia, to appoint Three New Members to the Board of Directors for the Planning Local Redevelopment Authority for the City of Forest Park, Georgia; to provide for severability; to repeal all Resolutions and parts of Resolution in Conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes 

 

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

Forest Park, to provide for a temporary pay increase for   

Elaine Corley during the time she is serving as Interim City Manager for the City; to provide for severability; to repeal all Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

VIII.      Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment

 

 

NOTE:    The 1st Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of Monday, March 6, 2006 will be changed to Friday, March 3rd at 5:30 p.m.