A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF APRIL 6, 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  March 16, 2009

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

3.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of March 23, 2009

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

New Retail Alcohol License for Liquor, Beer and Wine

 

1.  Liberty Package – Forest Park LLC D/B/A Liberty Package,  

4568 Old Dixie Road, no exceptions noted

 

2.  Request from the Department of Planning, Building and

Zoning to transfer $1,904.00 from Line Item 100-55-7410-52-3921 (Inspection Expense) to Line Item 100-55-7410-52-3203 (Radios/Pagers Maintenance)  in the amount of $1,504.00 and Line Item 100-55-7410-52-3922 ((Re-Inspection Expenses) in the amount of $600.00   

 

 

 

3.      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 Ordinances; and for other purposes

 

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

Forest Park Authorizing the Mayor to execute a License Agreement with Forest Park Braves for the Use of Lockhart Field from April 7, 2009 through September 30, 2009 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 April 7, 2009 through September 30, 2009 to conduct Semi-Pro Baseball games and practice.  Practices are Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games are Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The License Agreement is 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.

 

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor to sign and accept a Community Economic Adjustment Planning Assistance Grant for Calendar Years 2008 and 2009 from the Department of Defense office of Economic Adjustment for the purpose of preparing an Outreach and Comprehensive Reuse Plan for Fort Gillem and to appropriate the matching funds from the transfer to LRA fund Line Item 100-22-1510-61-1006; to provide for severability; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date and for other purposes

 

6.      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 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 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.     

                       

7.      Consider a Resolution by the City Council for the City of Forest Park to authorize the Mayor to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with Clayton County for resurfacing of streets under the Georgia L.A.R.P. Program; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting resolutions; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Clayton County Transportation and Development has helped the City of Forest Park in the past by paving city streets under the Georgia Department of Transportation “LARP” Program.  An Intergovernmental Agreement is needed between the City and Clayton County to assure that future help with this program is continued and beneficial to both the City and the County.

 

8.      Consider an Ordinance by the City Council of the City of Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate funds in the amount of $150,000  from the unappropriated balance in the General fund in order to provide for the demolition of various structures on City owned properties located on Main Street and within the City’s Downtown Redevelopment Area; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting Ordinances; and for other purposes 

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Locations of city properties on Main Street and within our Redevelopment District are in need of demolition for safety reasons as well as Redevelopment purposes.  Two of the properties involve underground storage tank remediation through EPA and one with asbestos abatement.  Some others will be handled by City crews.  Disposal costs, equipment rentals or remediation and demolition contractors.  The requested $150,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund will be placed in the Redevelopment Line Item #100-51-7324-54-1100 for demolition of those properties. 

 

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

Georgia Cities Week, April 19-25, 2009 and encouraging all citizens to support the celebration and corresponding activities

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: The Georgia Municipal Association is sponsoring Georgia Cities Week April 19-25, 2009 to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide.  Georgia Cities Week is part of an on-going effort to raise public awareness about the services that cities perform and to educate the public on how city government works.

 

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

of Forest Park, Georgia, to adopt a Commitment Resolution in Connection with an application for a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Supplemental Study Program Grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC); provide for severability; to repeal all Resolutions and parts of Resolutions in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes          

 

VIII.      Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment