A G E N D A

 

REGULAR MEETING OF MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF JANUARY 20, 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 January 5, 2009

2.      Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council of January 5, 2009

3.      Special Meeting of Mayor and Council of January 7, 2009

 

            VI.  Comment Period by Public

 

VII.         Agenda Items  

 

Renewal of retail alcohol license for beer and wine

 

1.      SeanKwik Way, Inc. D/B/A Shell Food Mart, 4806 Jonesboro

Road, no exceptions noted

 

                        2.  Alwani Group of Companies, Inc. D/b/A Shell Food Mart,           

     4926 Old Dixie Highway, no exceptions noted

 

                                    Renewal of retail alcohol license for beer only

 

3.  Carniceria El Progreso, El Progreso #4, 4095 Jonesboro Road,

no exceptions noted

 

 

4.      I-Jaaz, Inc. Best Food Mart, 4666 Jonesboro Road, no

exceptions noted

 

                                    Renewal of retail alcohol license for liquor, beer and wine

 

5.      TIKU, Inc. D/B/A Forest Park Bottle Shop, 4467 Jonesboro

 Road, no exceptions noted

 

Renewal of On-Premises Consumption Alcohol License for Beer only 

 

6.      Forest Wing & Fish, 4430 Jonesboro Road, no exceptions

noted

 

7.      Taqueria y Papuseria La Internacional, 4095 Jonesboro

Road, Suites J & K, no exceptions noted

 

8.      Los Amigos Billar y Restaurante, 4148 Jonesboro Road, no

exceptions noted

 

9.      Rio Grande Restaurant, LLC Rio Grande Restaurant, 4609

Jonesboro Road, no exceptions noted

 

Renewal of On-premises Consumption Alcohol License for liquor, beer and wine

 

10. Restaurant Forest, 5025 Jonesboro Road, no exceptions

noted

 

11. Consider an Ordinance by the Governing Body for the City

of Forest Park, Georgia, to appropriate funds for Wage and Salary Adjustments for employees of the City; to repeal Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance allows for a 3% cost of living raise for all employees, retroactive to January 1, 2009.

 

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

Forest Park authorizing the City to additional funds in the amount of nine thousand, two hundred dollars ($9,200.00) related to an existing Homeland Security Grant to be added into the Grants budget for the Fire Department; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Funds are requested to be appropriated for equipment for the Fire Department.  The funds for the equipment (evacuator communicators) in the amount of $9,200 are provided through a Homeland Security Grant.  The purpose of the equipment is to help the City prepare for and react to acts of terrorism.

 

13. Consider an Ordinance by the Governing Body for the City

of Forest Park, Georgia, to designate a name by which the Governing Body shall transact business as the City’s Redevelopment Agency pursuant to the Georgia “Redevelopment Powers law”, O.C.G.A. §§ 36-44-1 Et Seq., to Wit:  “The Development Authority of the City of Forest Park, Georgia”; to provide for severability; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes 

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance identifies a name for the governing body to act under when it is functioning as the redevelopment agency and transact business.   

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to transfer funds held under the name of the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Forest Park to an account in the name of “The Development Authority of the City of Forest Park, Georgia”; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance allows the Director of Finance to transfer funds from the Industrial Development Authority to the newly created “Development Authority of the City of Forest Park”.

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia, to transfer funds in the amount of $10,170.00 from the Unappropriated Balance of the General Fund to Line Item 580-20-7510-52-1101 and Line Item 580-20-7510-52-3701 to provide for estimated expenses in the Development Authority of Forest Park Fund; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

16. Consider an Ordinance by the Governing Body for the City of

Forest Park, Georgia, to repeal previously adopted Ordinances and Resolutions creating, activating, or providing for the City to be a part of: (1) the “Development Authority for the City of Forest Park, Georgia”, (2) the “Downtown Development Authority, City of Forest Park”, and (3) the “Redevelopment Authority of Clayton County”; to provide for severability; to repeal all Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict herewith; to provide an effective date; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Ordinance repeals all of the old authorities that are no longer functioning and allows the City Attorney to have them removed from the State Register.

   

                        17. Consider a Resolution requesting authorization to enter into  

a contract with Thomas R. Gissy, Real Estate Appraiser and Consultant to provide cost estimates for the Sidewalks to Schools, Phase III and Transit Oriented Pedestrian Improvements Projects

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This Resolution is requesting authorization for the Mayor to enter into a contract with Thomas R. Gissy, Real Estate Appraiser and Consultant, to provide cost estimates for the easements needed for sidewalk projects.   

 

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

Forest Park, Georgia to apply for HUD funding through the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) for Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks, and Storm Water Piping on various streets in the Sidewalks to Schools, Phase I and Phase II  projects and to accept the HUD funding through the CDBG program once it becomes available and for other lawful purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  This resolution is requesting authorization to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding for streetscape improvements on various streets in the Sidewalks to Schools, Phase I & II projects.

 

19.Consider an Ordinance to appropriate funds in the amount

not to exceed $30,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Fund, and to authorize the Execution of a Contract with United Consulting Group, Ltd. for the purpose of conducting a Phase I and Limited Phase II Environmental Assessment of City owned property located at 775 Main Street and 861 Main Street; to provide for severability; to repeal conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND: City owned property scheduled for demolition will need a Phase I and a limited Phase II Environmental Assessment completed.  775 and 861 Main Street needs these assessments to determine the required remediation extent for the underground storage tanks.  United Consulting has been utilized for these assessments in the past. The approximate cost should not exceed $30,000.

 

VIII.      Legal Matters

 

IX.             Committee Reports

 

X.                 Comments by Governing Body

 

XI.             Adjournment