A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF MARCH 2, 2009

 

                        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.      Work Session of Mayor and Council of February 16, 2009

2.      Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of February 16, 2009

3.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of February 18, 2009

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

1.      Consider a Resolution requesting authorization to donate a

fluid concepts Cascade System to the Thurston Volunteer Fire Department

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The purpose of this Resolution is to donate a recently surplused breathing air system to Thurston Volunteer Fire Dept.(Upson Co.).This equipment was originally purchased in early 1980's and recently updated with a grant from Department of Homeland Security at no cost to the City. This transition will help to enhance Firefighter safety in the state.

 

 

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to amend Section 3-7-1 of the Code of Ordinances of the City, so as to establish the rate of the franchise fee applicable to state franchise holders under “The Consumer Choice for Television Act”; to provide for severability; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

                       

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $4,500 to cover added costs for training through the Support Services Department; 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 of $4,500 are requested from the Support Services Department for training of City personnel.  The training would be a Conflict Resolution course for Department Directors and other supervisors.

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to transfer certain funds from one set of line items to a different set of line items in the F.Y. 2008-2009 Budget, as provided for herein; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: The Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) activity should be reported as a separate Fund, for accounting purposes. The Ordinance allows the budget line items for the LRA to be moved from the General Fund to a separate LRA Fund.

 

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

Forest Park to redirect funds within the current Capital Replacement requests for the Department of Public Works in the F.Y. 2008-2009 operating budget so as to allow for the purchase of a replacement landscape vehicle for said department; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes    

 

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Public Works Department is in need of a Crew Cab Landscape Vehicle at a cost of approximately $40,000, to replace a vehicle that has been taken out of service due to mechanical and safety reasons. The vehicle can be purchased by redirecting funds within the current Capital Request Budget.  Public Works request for a Kobata Riding Mower and a Ford Ranger Pickup can be carried over to the next budget year to accommodate this purchase. This purchase is needed to help with transportation of the Clayton County inmate work force personnel.

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

of Forest Park, Georgia, to extend the temporary moratorium on acceptance of permits, or permitting of, “Sexually Oriented Businesses” as defined in the City Code of Ordinances, provided for in Ordinance No. 08-39 adopted on September 15, 2008; 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 extends the moratorium on acceptance of permits or permitting of “Sexually Oriented Businesses” through and including Friday, March 20, 2009.  

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to authorize the use of Asset Forfeiture Funds in the amount of $229,116.00 to be appropriated to the budget for purchase of computer software applications for the Police Department; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  In November 2008, the Council approved the Police Department to enter into a contract with SunGard to upgrade computer software applications.  An Ordinance to appropriate the funds for the upgrades is submitted for approval at this time.

 

VIII.      Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment