A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF MAY 15, 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  May 1, 2006

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

1.           New On-Premises Consumption Alcohol License for Beer Only  

Restaurante El Milagro, Inc. D/B/A El Milagro, 5592 Old Dixie Highway       

 

2.           New Retail Alcohol License for Liquor, Beer and Wine

Chamunda Corporation D/B/A Dixie Package, 5310 Old Dixie Highway                   

 

3.      Consider a Resolution requesting authorization for the City          

Manager to sign a Final Plat as approval of the City Council of Forest Park for the subdivision of a single family residential development

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  A petition has been submitted by Ben Harris, Realtor/Project Manager, Dream Maker Ventures, owner of 4661 Hendrix Drive an R-80 Single Family zoned 1.210 acre tract to subdivide into three (3) lots. Upon approval of the subdivision, the 1.210 acre tract will be split into.  Lot 1 which contains an existing house, which faces Hendrix Drive and is 0.042 acres.  Lot 2 which also faces Hendrix Drive and is a proposed site for a new single family house and is 0.308 acres;  Lot 3 which faces Puckett Street and is a proposed site for a new single family house and is 0.498 acres.  This petition has been submitted under CFPCO Section 8-7-13(f) Short-Cut Method.  The Planning and Zoning Board (Planning Commission) unanimously recommended approval and signed the Final Plat on May 3, 2006. 

 

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

Forest Park, to transfer funds in the amount of $26,000.00 from Line Item 100-22-1510-51-1101 to Line Item 100-22-1510-51-2402 to pay expected added costs incurred in the City’s Retirement Administration Fees Account; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Funds need to be transferred to the Retirement Administration Fees account from another line item. The current budget amount reflects anticipated reductions in Retirement Plan Administration Fees from restructuring of the Plans’ investment policies. The reduction in fees was expected to be realized in the current fiscal year (2005-2006). The restructuring includes changes to the fund managers for the City Retirement Plans that should result in reduced investment management fees. The expected effects of fees from the restructuring will not be realized until the next fiscal year (2006-2007).

 

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

Forest Park, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $7,300.00 to cover expected added costs incurred in the City’s Facility Improvements Account; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Funds are requested to be appropriated for costs associated with renovations to City Hall. These renovations to certain offices and the lobby area increase security for City Hall personnel. The total cost is expected to be $7,300.00, as estimated by Mike Gippert, Public Works Director.

 

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $37,137.00 to cover added costs incurred in the City Attorney Fees Account; to repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinance in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: Unbudgeted attorney fees have been incurred by the City for an urgent matter. These unexpected fees are associated with the City’s attempt to stop the decision of the Department of the Army to transfer part of the Fort Gillem property to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). At this time, as a result of efforts, the City has attained a six-month delay in any transfer to FEMA. Due to the unexpected attorney fees, the budget needs to be amended to provide an additional $37,137 for attorney fees for the current fiscal year.

   

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

Forest Park authorizing the Mayor execute License Agreement with Jonesboro Seminoles for the use of Kiwanis Stadium to conduct Football Games at a rate of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per game and fifty dollars ($50) per game for use of Concession Stand; to provide for severability; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes       

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  The Jonesboro Seminoles are requesting the use of Kiwanis Stadium and concession stand to conduct Semi-Pro Football Games July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2006, August 5, 12, 2006 5pm-9pm.  This 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.

 

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

Forest Park to approve the Revised Budget for the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Dual Tracking Grant and to appropriate additional funds in the amount of $17,900.00  from the General Fund Line Item #100-00-0000-11-1100; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance is requesting approval of the revised budget for the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Dual Tracking Grant for Fort Gillem and to appropriate additional matching funds in the amount of $17,900.

 

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 Georgia Department of Transportation City Street Improvement;  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 Georgia DOT street improvement project.  The sign must be moved in order for the street improvement 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 an Ordinance by the City Council for the City of

Forest Park, Georgia, to create the position of Executive Director for the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Planning Local Redevelopment Authority; to provide for severability; to repeal all ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:    This Ordinance creates the position of the LRA Executive Director and provides a salary range, so the Executive Director can be paid directly by the City Finance Director using OEA grant funds and 10% City matching funds.  

 

VIII.      Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment