A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF APRIL 3, 2006

 

           

I.                   Call to Order – 7:00 p.m. – Mayor Corine C. Deyton

 

II.               Invocation

 

III.            Pledge of Allegiance

 

IV.             Roll Call

 

V.                Approval of Minutes  

 

1.      Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of  March 20, 2006

2.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of March 18, 2006

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute a License Agreement with Robert T. Smith Elementary School for the use of Steve Lundquist Gold Medalist Pool the month of April, 2006 and May 2006 to conduct a Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Swim Program

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Roberta T. Smith Elementary School is requesting the use of the Indoor Pool to conduct a Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Swim Program.  This program will run April 2006 through May 2006.  This Intergovernmental/Public Entity Agreement is a revocable license agreement and specifications for the use of the City of Forest Park facilities and vending concessions and includes liability insurance, general release, indemnification and hold harmless provisions.

 

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

Forest Park authorizing the donation of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) to the Clayton County Aging Program for the Home Delivered Meals Program; to authorize the funds to be paid from Line Item 100-20-1110-52-1104; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  A request has been made from the Clayton County Aging Program for a donation for the Home Delivered Meals Program of Clayton County.  This program delivers noon meals to home bound senior citizens five days per week.  

 

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute an Agreement with the Clorox Company for a 2006 Clorox Company Foundation Community Grant, Award Year 2006 in the amount of two thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars to be added into the Budget of the Police Department; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Forest Park Police Department has been offered a community grant for award year 2006 from the Clorox Products and Manufacturing Company in the amount of two thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars.  The primary purpose of this grant is to help fund the Forest Park Police Cadets, which is a program designed to introduce teenagers between the ages of thirteen to seventeen to the law enforcement profession.

 

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute an agreement with the Sam’s Club for a 2006 Safe Neighborhood Hero’s Grant, Award Year 2006 in the amount of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars to be added into the budget of the Police Department; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Forest Park Police Department has been offered a community grant for award year 2006 from Sam’s Club in the amount of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. The primary purpose of this grant is to help fund security education initiatives; which includes but is not limited to neighborhood watch meetings and the dissemination of education materials.  

 

5.      Consider an Ordinance to amend the Code of the City of

Forest Park, Georgia, Title 5, Chapter 4 pertaining to Stormwater Management, and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This is the “Stormwater Utility Ordinance”, based on a uniform ordinance adopted or to be adopted in very similar form by Clayton County and the cities of Forest Park, Morrow, Jonesboro, Lake City, Jonesboro, Riverdale and Lovejoy “(the Ordinance”).  The Ordinance provides the consent of the City of Forest Park to the establishment of a “Stormwater Utility” to be operated by the Clayton County Water Authority, which will assume responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all stormwater facilities and systems throughout the county, including areas within the participating cities, as well as the planning and implementation of future stormwater systems, repairs of existing systems, and enforcement of stormwater laws and ordinances, and other stormwater management services, including plan approvals and construction inspections related to stormwater systems and facilities.  The Utility will also be authorized to adopt a uniform stormwater fee or service charge upon each user or customer of the stormwater system throughout the county in accordance with certain guidelines.  

 

6.      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 by City Auction; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The recent purchase of several smaller Ford Ranger pickup trucks for Public Works  and Planning, Building and Zoning departments had been needed for quite some time.  Several of the full size pickup trucks replaced by the Ford Rangers were shifted to other departments to replace even older units that were no longer economical to continue operating due to their age, parts availability and reliability.

 

We request that the attached list (Exhibit A) vehicles be considered surplus to allow for disposal by City Auction.   

 

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia to abandon a portion of the Municipal Street System of the City known as Ballard Road abutting a new proposed Industrial Development adjacent to Southpoint Industrial Park; to authorize the sale of the property at Fair Market Value to an Abutting Landowner as provided by Georgia Law; to authorize the Mayor to execute a Quitclaim Deed and other necessary documents to accomplish said purposes; 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:  This Resolution would provide for the abandonment of a portion of Ballard Road and the sale of the property at fair market value to the developer of an industrial project adjacent to the Southpoint Industrial Park.  The abandonment will facilitate the development and is consented to by all abutting landowners.

 

8.      Consider a Resolution to extend the Moratorium on the

Acceptance of applications for the permitting of certain types of signs for up to sixty days; to provide for the purposes of the moratorium, to provide for findings of fact, the imposition of the moratorium, and the duration of the moratorium; to provide for an appeal process; to provide for severability; to provide a penalty; to provide an effective date of this Resolution; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:   This Resolution would serve to extend the moratorium on sign permits for an additional period of time up to sixty days or the date of adoption of a new sign ordinance, whichever comes first.          

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to allow the issuance of a Sign Permit to Clear Channel Co. in order to allow Clear Channel to relocate a sign at the request of the City so as to permit the timely completion of a City Street Alignment Project; 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:  This Resolution would create a one time exception to the current sign moratorium so as to allow the issuance of a sign permit to Clear Channel so that it may relocate a sign that lies in the path of a City street realignment project.  The sign must be moved in order for the street realignment project to be completed.  If a sign permit is issued Clear Channel will relocate the sign and remove it from the path of the project at no cost to the City.    

 

10. Consider a Resolution to allow the Street Name Change of

Bridge Avenue between Lake Drive and Park Avenue to Hines Ward Pass and for other lawful purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The City of Forest Park is requesting approval to change the name of Bridge Avenue from Lake Drive to Park Avenue to Hines Ward Pass.  Hines Ward is a graduate of Forest Park High School and was named MVP (Most Valuable Player) in the Super Bowl.  The City of Forest Park would like to honor Hines for his accomplishments by renaming this section of Bridge Avenue.

 

11. Consider a Resolution of the City of Forest Park recognizing

Georgia Cities Week, April 23-30, 2006 and encouraging all Citizens to support the celebration and corresponding activities

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Georgia Municipal Association has set aside the week of April 23 – 30, 2006 as Georgia Cities Week.  Georgia Cities Week is an opportunity to recognize the important role played by city government in our lives.  In accordance, the City of Forest Park will recognize and celebrate Georgia Cities Week.

 

12. Consider an Ordinance by the Mayor and Council to

authorize the Fire Chief to apply for 2006 Assistance to

Firefighters Grant Program through the U. S. Department of

Homeland Security      

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Department of Fire and Emergency Services request authority to apply for a federal grant through the U. S. Department of Homeland Security-Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program in the amount of $275,000 maximum with a 10% match of $27,500.00 for fireground operation and safety equipment.  This grant will allow the department to continue providing the best technological equipment available to equip and protect our firefighters thus providing ultimate service to the community we protect.  

 

13. Consider a Resolution by the Mayor and Council of the City          

of  Forest Park, Georgia, for the Appointment of a City 

Manager/Public Safety Director and for other lawful    

purposes 

 

VIII.      Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment