A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF APRIL 17, 2006

 

 

 

           

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 April 3, 2006

 

VI.             Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Recess for a Public Hearing

 

VIII.      Open Public Hearing to receive comments on the request by Darrell Anderson to rezone a .157 acre parcel from Light Industrial (LI) to R-80 Single Family Residential – parcel located on Fourth Street, Forest Park (vacant lot)

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  A petition has been filed by Darrell Anderson, Diamond Real Estate to rezone a .157 acre tract of land, currently zoned Light Industrial (LI) to R-80 Single Family Residential. The tract is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Jones Road and Fourth Street in southwest Forest Park. The Planning and Zoning Board considered this petition on March 29th and unanimously recommended to approve the petition. Mr. Anderson plans to construct a two (2) story, 1,600 sq. ft. single family residence on the lot, similar to four (4) homes he currently has under construction in the area.

 

IX.             Close Public Hearing and reconvene meeting

 

X.                 Agenda Items  

 

1.                  Tabled from February 20th regular meeting

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.

 

                   2..  Request for a new On-Premises Consumption Alcohol

License for Liquor, Beer and Wine from la Esperanza    

Mexican Restaurant, 4510 Jonesboro Road, no exceptions noted by the Department of Police Services

 

3.      Consider request from Darrell Anderson to rezone a .157 acre

parcel from Light Industrial (LI) to R-80 Single Family Residential – parcel located on Fourth Street (vacant lot)

 

4.      Consider a Resolution to enter into a Contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for L.A.R.P. Streets and transfer Contract to Clayton County

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: The following streets have been approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation for resurfacing under the current year LARP Program: Gilbert Place, Greenhill Way, Hazel Street, Jefferson Street, Kennesaw Place, Lake Circle, Linda Way, Lookout Drive, Manse Drive, Marie Street, Melrose Drive and Mimosa Drive.    These streets are on the list for resurfacing under the current Clayton County SPLOST Program.  These contracts will require the Mayor’s signature as well as the authority to transfer these contracts to Clayton County for completion.  

 

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

Forest Park to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $33,185.00 to cover increased utilities costs; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:   Based on increases in natural gas and electric rates during the fiscal year, actual expenditures for utilities will exceed the budgeted amounts in several City departments.  Additional funds in the total amount of $33,185.00 are requested to be appropriated and allocated to the departments.

 

6.      Consider an Ordinance to transfer funds in the amount set

forth herein from Line Item 100-51-4221-53-1122 to Line Item 100-51-4210-53-1714 to pay for the cost of Equipment Repair; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Public Works Department has a 935 Caterpillar Track Loader that needs major repairs totaling $10,776.54.  The cost of repairs can be covered by an interdepartmental line item transfer within the existing budget. The transfer will be from Right-of-way Enhancements (Line Item 100-51-4221-53-1122) to Fleet Equipment Maintenance (Line Item 100-51-4210-53-1714).  The Ordinance will allow for the transfer of the line item funds.            

 

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

Forest Park declaring Certain City Property, listed on Exhibit A, to be surplus property and to provide for its proper disposal either by Auction or other methods pursuant to the City’s Contract with Nationwide Auctions Systems; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Office of the City Manager has prepared a list of items no longer beneficial to the City and is requesting that the items be declared surplus. The hard drives will be stored until the Archives Committee decides on the appropriate method to destroy them.            

 

8.      Consider an Ordinance to impose a Temporary Moratorium

 for up to ninety days on the Acceptance of Applications for

 the permitting of, and on the permitting of “Places of                  

 Assembly” as defined herein; to provide for the purposes of the moratorium; to provide for findings of fact, to provide for the imposition of the moratorium and for the duration of the moratorium for up to ninety (90) days; to provide for an appeal process; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date, to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith to the extent of such conflict; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: This Ordinance would provide for a temporary moratorium (for up to ninety days) on the receipt of applications and issuance of permits for “Places of Assembly” on Main Street in downtown Forest Park.     

 

9.      Ethics Board Appointment – Ward 1

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Ethics Board Appointment for Ward 1 expires on April 19th.  This is a two year term and will expire on April 19, 2008.  Councilwoman Sparkle Adams has requested James Sansbury  be designated as her Ward 1 member.   

 

XI.             Legal Matters

 

XII.          Committee Reports

 

XIII.      Comments by Governing Body

 

XIV.       Adjournment