AMENDED

 

A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF MARCH 19, 2007

 

 

                        6:00  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.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of March 5, 2007

2.      Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of March 5, 2007

3.      Work Session of Mayor and Council of March 10, 2007

 

VI.             Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Recess for Public Hearing

 

VIII.      Open Public Hearing to receive comments with regard to the proposed amendment to City Code Title 8, Chapter 8, that a new section be known as Section 8-8-15 and to be a part of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, be added to the Code of Ordinances, so as to provide a permanent method of applying and measuring all distance requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This ordinance provides for a permanent method of applying and measuring all distance requirements of the zoning ordinance.

 

IX.             Close Public Hearing and reconvene meeting

 

X.                 Agenda items

 

 

1.      Swearing in of Chief Municipal Court Judge (Steve Lister) and Asst. Municipal Court Judge (Herbert Adams, Jr.)

 

2.      Appointment to International Property Maintenance Code  Board of Appeals  - Craig Mimms

 

                 Tabled from March 5th , 2007 agenda

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

Forest Park, to accept the dedication and donation of certain real estate in the City from Dr. Alvin A. Shure; to authorize the City Attorney to record the deed to the property in the Clayton County Public Records; and to authorize the City Manager to pay ad valorem taxes past due on the property in an amount not to exceed $1500; to repeal all resolutions and parts of resolutions in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

                   Tabled from March 5th 2007 agenda      

4.  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 2007 to December 2007 to conduct football and cheerleading practices and games in their Georgia Youth Football program; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Forest Park Youth Football has requested the use of Kiwanis Stadium May 2007 through December 2007 to conduct football and cheerleading practices and games.  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.

 

                   Tabled from March 5th 2007 agenda

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute a License Agreement  with Rock of Ages Broadcasting Youth Outreach Ministries for the use of Kiwanis Stadium to conduct a music festival on August 4, 2007 3 pm – 8 pm at a rate of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for the stadium and fifty dollars ($50)  for use of Concession Stand; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Rock of Ages Broadcasting Youth Outreach Ministries has requested use of Kiwanis Stadium on Saturday, August 4, 2007.  This would be a Youth Gospel Extravaganza (Music Festival).  The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.  They would also have an hour before to set up and an hour after the event to have everything out. Admission to the event would be $10 before and $15 at the door. Dr. Lawanda Folami is the contact person. Funds raised after operational cost would stay in the community of Forest Park. The facility cost would be $150 for Stadium, $50 for Concession Stand, $100 clean up fee, $30 per hour for two staff (one from the Recreation Dept. and one from Public Works).  Also they must get with Police Services to provide security.

 

                  Tabled from March 5th 2007 agenda

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute a License Agreement with the Southern Football League for the use of Kiwanis Stadium to conduct a football game at a rate of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per game for the Stadium and fifty dollars ($50) per game for use of Concession Stand; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Southern Football League has requested use of Kiwanis Stadium and concession stand to conduct semi-pro football games on the following dates:  July 21, 2007, October 27, 2007 and November 17, 2007.  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.          

 

                 Tabled from March 5th 2007 agenda

                        7.   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 March 2007 to November 2007 to conduct Semi-Pro Baseball Games; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Forest Park Braves are requesting use of Lockhart Field and concession stand from March 2007 through November 2007 to conduct Semi-Pro Baseball Games.  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.           

 

            Renewal of on-premises consumption alcohol license           

            for liquor, beer and wine

 

  8.   Alondra’s Mexican Restaurant, 3920 Jonesboro Road, no

        exceptions noted

 

            Renewal of on-premises consumption alcohol license

for beer and wine

 

  9.  Tai Billiards/Tai Restaurant, 4017 Jonesboro Road, no

       exceptions noted

                       

 10.  Rio Grande Restaurant, LLC, Rio Grande Restaurant, 4609

      Jonesboro Road, no exceptions noted

 

            Renewal of on-premises consumption for beer only

 

11.  Night A.B.C. LLC D/B/A El Relajo Restaurant, 4462

       Jonesboro Road, no exceptions noted

 

12.                  New Adult Entertainment License

 

       Mia Luna, Inc. D/B/A Pink Pony South, 4730 South

       Frontage Road, no exceptions noted

 

13.       New On-Premises Consumption Alcohol License for liquor, beer and wine

 

       Mia Luna, Inc. D/B/A Pink Pony South, 4730 Frontage

       Road, no exceptions noted                

 

 

14.  Consider an Ordinance to add a new Section 8-8-15 to the

 Forest Park Code of Ordinances so as to provide a  

 permanent method of applying and measuring all distance  

 requirements of the Zoning Ordinance of the City; and for

 other purposes

 

15. Consider an Ordinance to amend the Code of Ordinances,

specifically Title 9, Chapter 8, Article A, Section 9-8-45, so as to clarify said Section and to prohibit the obstruction of public sidewalks and parking areas by the Display of Goods and Merchandise in any areas extending more than four (4) feet from the outside wall of the adjacent licensed premises; to state the Legislative intent that such uses of public sidewalks and parking areas shall not constitute a “Nonconforming Use” of property within the meaning of the City’s Zoning Ordinance; 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 prohibits the obstruction of public sidewalks and parking areas by the display of goods and merchandise in any areas extending more than four (4) feet from the outside wall of a licensed premises.

                       

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

 Forest  Park, Georgia, to amend the Code of Ordinances of                

 the City of Forest Park, Georgia, specifically Title 8, Chapter

 7, thereof, so as to adopt a new Article H providing for

 “Conservation Subdivisions”; to redesignate the existing

 Article H as Article I of Title 8, Chapter 7; 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 adds a new article to the Forest Park Subdivision regulation which provides for an option to allow a developer to develop a “Conservation Subdivision”. Essentially, what Conservation Subdivision does is allow for the clustering of homes and structures provided that a sufficient amount of the land being subdivided is permanently set aside for “undivided”, permanently protected “open space” i.e. forests, wetlands, wildlife preserves, etc.  This model ordinance was prepared by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District staff pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 12-5-582(a). It has been adopted by the District Board and incorporated into the District-Wide Water Shed Management Plan. This type of development can provide for the preservation of open space and green space for water shed protection and the non-structural management of storm water runoff.

 

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

Forest Park to amend the Code of Ordinances of the City of Forest Park, specifically Title 8, Chapter 6 thereof, so as to adopt a new Flood Plain Management Ordinance in accordance with laws and regulations of the State of Georgia; 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 model ordinance is designed to protect, maintain, and enhance the public health, safety environment and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in flood hazard areas. This ordinance also delegates the responsibility for the administration of all flood plain management and flood damage prevention to include plan review and permitting to Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) for all flood plain areas within the City of Forest Park.

 

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

  Forest Park to install a street light on Bartlett Drive; and for   

 other purposes   

        

    SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Bartlett Drive  

    homes extended by annexations to include two homes back in      

    1984 are in need of Street Lighting for safety purposes.   

  Georgia Power will install one cobra head street light for a

  total of $9.90 per month to be added to our street lighting

  bill.

 

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

Forest Park to install Street Lights in the Forest Hills Subdivision; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: The Forest Hills Subdivision located off Morrow Road is in need of street lighting for safety purposes.  Georgia Power will install the needed street lighting around Forest Hills Path to include ten lights for safety purposes at a monthly cost of $9.90 per light for a total cost of $99.90 per month added to the Street Lighting bill.        

 

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

Forest Park to authorize the Mayor to execute an Agreement Extension for Computer Consulting Services for a term of one year with Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc. under the terms and conditions provided in the Extension Agreement 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 Finance Director recommends that the City enter into an extension agreement with Simplified Technology Solutions for continued computer consulting services.  The cost for consulting services would be paid from the existing budget and an appropriation of funds would not be requested.

 

XI.             Legal Matters

 

XII.          Committee Reports

 

XIII.      Comments by Governing Body

 

XIV.       Adjournment