A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF MARCH 3, 2008

 

                        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 18, 2008

2.      Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of February 18, 2008

 

VI.             Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Recess for Public Hearing

 

VIII.      Open Public Hearing to receive comments in regard to a proposed Conditional Use permit, to operate a non-profit parochial school, known as Jackson-Wesley Christian Academy, within an ancillary building of the Second Baptist Church of Forest Park, 721 Morrow Road.

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Pastor Orlando Gibson of the Second Baptist Church of Forest Park, Inc., 721 Morrow Road, Forest Park, has filed a petition with the City for a Conditional Use Permit.

 

The Conditional Use Permit is being sought to allow Dorothy Carey, Principal of Jackson-Wesley Christian Academy to operate an accredited non-profit parochial school at that location.  The school would be accommodating K through 6th grade.

 

The Planning and Zoning Board held a Public Hearing on this issue on February 20th and unanimously voted to recommend approval for the Conditional Use.

 

IX.             Close Public Hearing and reconvene meeting   

 

X.                 Agenda Items

 

1.      Consider request for a Conditional Use Permit to operate a

non profit parochial school, known as Jackson-Wesley Christian Academy within a ancillary building of the Second Baptist Church of Forest Park, 721 Morrow Road

 

                        2.  Request to transfer funds - Police/Finance (Line Item 100-00-  

0000-35-1171 – Fines & Forfeitures/Probation Funds collected) $250,000.00 to

 Line Item 100-31-3210-52-3610 - $36,000

 Line Item 100-31-3210-52-3611 - $130,000

 Line Item 100-31-3210-52-3612 - $84,000

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This transfer will separate revenue and expenditures related to probation items. Until this time, revenue and expenditures have been reported net in the revenue account.

 

                   3.  Request to transfer funds Police/Finance (Line Item 100-00-

0000-35-1170 – Fines and Forfeitures – Court)   $750,000.00  to:                     Line Item 100-31-3210-52-3610 - $100,000

                  Line Item 100-31-3210-52-3611 - $400,000

Line Item 100-31-3210-52-3612 - $250,000.

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This transfer will separate revenue and expenditures related to police fines. Until this time, revenue and expenditures have been reported net in the revenue account. 

 

4.      The Police Department requests Council approval for the use of asset forfeiture funds in the amount of $28,453, for the purchase of a “back end solution” [1] for the retention of video data.  The department also requests an appropriation of funds in the amount of $80,000 for the purchase of 16 digital in-car video systems to replace the existing outdated video systems.

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The police department currently has twenty-three patrol cars equipped with VHS in-car camera systems that range in age from five to ten years old.  These systems are obsolete and frequently create costly maintenance issues and inoperable cameras in the patrol cars.  Over the last year, the fleet maintenance department has reported over $11,000 in repairs to the current video systems.  (The most current incidents, beginning October 2007 involved four VHS units being inoperable and caused four cars to be out of service for a combined total of fourteen months) [2]. 

 

After extensive product research and testing the department has chosen ICOP cameras and a Dell server, as the most viable companies to solve this situation.  ICOP’s product has GSA pricing.

 

[1] Two Dell servers to store video data, one as a primary, the other as a backup and a        

   DVD burner.

2 Two units were deadlined from October – February; two more units were deadlined             

   from November – February, giving a combined total of 14 months down time.

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia to authorize the Mayor to execute an exclusive negotiating agreement by and among the City, the Forest Park/fort Gillem Local Redevelopment Authority, and Forest Park Development Partners, LLC; to provide for severability; to repeal all Resolutions and parts of Resolutions in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes 

                       

XI.             Legal Matters

 

XII.          Committee Reports

 

XIII.      Comments by Governing Body

 

XIV.       Adjournment



[1] Two Dell servers to store video data, one as a primary, the other as a backup and a DVD burner.

[2] Two units were deadlined from October – February; two more units were deadlined from November – February, giving a combined total of 14 months down time.