MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 12, 2016

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 12, 2016, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia Honorable Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor and Evelyn Turner Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem presiding.
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PRESENT: Present other than Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh were Councilors R. Gary Allen, Mike Baker, Glenn Davis, Walker Garrett, Berry H. Henderson, Judy W. Thomas and Evelyn Woodson. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay, Assistant City Attorney Lucy Sheftall, Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington and Deputy Clerk of Council Lindsey Glisson were also present. Councilor Bruce Huff took his seat at 9:10 a.m. Councilor Jerry Barnes took his seat at 9:20 a.m.
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ABSENT: No one was absent.
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INVOCATION: Offered by Pastor Carlos D. Coleman, Pastor of New Birth Outreach Church.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by the Empowered Youth of Columbus.
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MAYOR’S AGENDA:

PROCLAMATIONS:

With Mr. Brookie Tate, Coordinator of Emergency Readiness, Columbus Water Works standing at the Council table, Councilor Gary Allen read Mayor Tomlinson’s proclamation, proclaiming July 12, 2016, as “Brookie Tate Day”, in Columbus, Georgia.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

AT THE REQUEST OF CITY MANAGER HUGLEY, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS, WHICH WERE LISTED ON THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA WERE CALLED UP AS THE NEXT ITEMS OF BUSINESS:_________________________________________

A Resolution (218-16) – Authorizing the appointment of Ms. Rosa Evans as Director of the Metra Department.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (219-16) – Authorizing the appointment of Mrs. Laura McCool Johnson as Director of the Community Reinvestment Department.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.
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Note: The City Manager’s Agenda is continued below.

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MAYOR’S AGENDA CONTINUED:

AIRPORT COMMISSION’S ANNUAL REPORT:

Mr. Richard Howell, Airport Director, representing the Columbus Airport Commission came forward
and presented the first annual report completed by the Airport Commission to the Mayor and Council
with the Airport Commission’s FY-2014 & FY-2015 Annual Report. He said the report was designed to
do a number of things that the Commission hadn’t done in the past. He said first and foremost, is
transparency to users, as well as transparency to you and the community, and our users/tenants out at the
Airport. He said they wanted to document the Commission’s activities in a fiscal year, as well as
document the Commission’s functions during a fiscal year. He said they also wanted to document the
fiscal performance of the Commission during a fiscal year; and said a lot of these things
just weren’t taking place in the past.

He said one of the biggest things from his standpoint, being an Airport Director and being an Airport
Director for a number of years, is that the Annual Report also becomes a historical document. He said we
do these every year; therefore, twenty years from now, we can have an idea of what this Commission was
thinking, as well as what the Commission was doing.

M. Howell then provided a few highlights from the report, pointing out in FY-15, the Commission created a whole new set of mission statements, vision, and value statements, which are included in the report. He said one of the other things that the annual report is doing for the community, as well as for the sake of transparency is presenting some of the challenges that the Commission has. He said right now one of the biggest challenges to the Commission, Airport, you and to all of us in the community, is recruiting air service. He said it is a very challenging time to bring air service into new
markets.

He also outlined some of the good things that has taken place during FY-15, and pointed out that the Commission received almost $2 million in grant funding from two Federal agencies and one State agency. He said the Commission also created a set of annual goals that it hopes to achieve every year and said every year, the annual report will report on how well the Commission did towards those goals and look ahead to the year ahead

Mr. Howell said, financially, the Commission has had a pretty good year in FY-15, and said they don’t know if FY-16 is going to be as positive as, and said for FY-17, they have a lot of challenges.

He thanked the Mayor and Council for allowing him to come and present this report to them and the public and look forward to coming back soon for the FY-16 report.
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CRIME PREVENTION GRANTS”

Mr. Seth Brown, Director of the Crime Prevention Department, came
forward to present the Mayor and Council with Grants for his department.
The following resolutions approving each of the grants were adopted as
listed below.

A Resolution (220-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Adult Drug Court for $10,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Adult Drug Court Program.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Garret being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (221-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Big Brothers Big Sisters for $20,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Garret being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (222-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Boys and Girls Club for $48,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Delinquency Prevention Initiative.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.


A Resolution (223-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Bridge of Columbus for $19,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the GED Preparation Program.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.
A Resolution (224-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Changing Faces Within for $4,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Changing Faces Within Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (225-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry, Inc. for $35,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the GED Preparation Program.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present. A Resolution (226-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Columbus Community Center for $20,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for a Student Mentoring Program.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (227-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Columbus Police Department for $40,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the DARE to be GREAT Program.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (228-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Family Center of Columbus for $73,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the F.A.S.T. Program.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.
A Resolution (229-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Georgia Appleseed, Inc. for $88,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Georgia Appleseed Program.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (230-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Girls, Inc. of Columbus for $27,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the College and Career Prep Program.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (231-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Hope Harbour for $25,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Community Outreach Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (232-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance for $8,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Juvenile and Adult Intervention Program.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Thomas being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (233-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office for $10,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Jr. Marshal’s Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Thomas being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (234-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Juvenile Drug Court for $24,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Juvenile Drug Court Program.

Councilor Huff moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Thomas being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (235-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with KBW Homes for $25,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the KBW Homes Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Thomas being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (236-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Literacy Alliance of Columbus for $66,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Literacy Alliance of Columbus Program.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Thomas being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (237-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth, Inc. for $56,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (238-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Office of Dispute Resolution for $10,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Legitimation Station Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (239-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Open Door Community House for $20,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Mathews Promise Academy.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (240-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Right from the Start for $25,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Right from the Start Program.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (241-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Springer Opera House for $40,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the PAIR Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Garrett and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

A Resolution (242-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with Teen Advisors, Inc. for $38,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Teen Advisors Program.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Council Garrett and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Allen being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (243-16) – Authorizing the execution of a one-year contract with the Urban League for $10,000 in Crime Prevention Grant funds for the Prison Re-entry Program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Allen being absent for the vote.
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MINUTES: Minutes of the May 24, June 7 & 14, 2016 Council Meetings and the May 31, 2016 Work Session of the Consolidated Government were submitted and approved upon the adoption of a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Allen being absent for the vote.
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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:

An Ordinance – Amending the Text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) of the Columbus Consolidated Government. Adding Section 2.5.23 River Road Overlay District. Purpose and intent of this overlay is to promote and enhance the aesthetic qualities of development within the arterial road corridor through the implementation of land use regulations, and within which amenity features are encouraged.
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An Ordinance – Rezoning of 0.16 acres located at 4827 11th Avenue (parcel #032-017-005). The current zoning is General Commercial (GC) zoning district. The proposed zoning is Single Family Residential 4 (SFR4) zoning district.
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An Ordinance – Amending Section 3-1 of the Columbus Code pertaining to alcoholic beverages by amending Sub-section 3-1 (hh) to allow growlers to be sold in brew pubs; and for other purposes.
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An Ordinance – Providing a 120-day moratorium on the issuance of permits under Article 8 of Chapter 8 of the Unified Development Ordinance for repair, installation and construction which involves small cell technology in city rights-of-way; providing that said moratorium shall expire at midnight on Wednesday, November 23, 2016; and for other purposes.
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PUBLIC AGENDA

MS. CAROL GERTJEGERDES, REPRESENTING THE COLUMBUS TIMES NEWSPAPER, RE: SUMMERFEST:______________________________________________________________

Ms. Carol Gertjegerdes, representing Columbus Times Newspaper, Re: Summerfest came forward and extended an invitation to the Mayor and Council to attend the Columbus Times’ upcoming Summerfest event.

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MS. AUDREY HOLSTON PALMORE, RE: CONCERN:

Ms. Audrey Holston Palmore came forward to address a concern that she says she has with an employee at Wells Fargo Bank that she has been trying to get in contact with.

Once again Mayor Tomlinson pointed out to Ms. Palmore that the City of Columbus cannot get involved with a matter between her and another business that she has an issue with.

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MS. THERESA EL-AMIN & MS. TONZA THOMAS, NAACP PRESIDENT, REPRESENTING SARN & NAACP, RE: CRIME PREVENTION:_________________________ ________

Ms. Theresa El-Amin & Ms. Tonza Thomas, NAACP President, representing SARN & NAACP, Re: Crime Prevention came forward to address the issues and concerns of recent events and activities that have occurred within our community, as well as around the nation, as it relates to the deaths of individuals and police officers.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA CONTINUED:

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND WAS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (244-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a revised Memorandum of Agreement, and execute a Promissory Note, with the Housing Authority of Columbus for the redevelopment of the Booker T. Washington apartments in the amount of $2.5 million.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (245-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with Beallwood Area Neighborhood Development (B.A.N.D.) to lease the building at 5001 12th Avenue for $12 per year for a period of five (5) years.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (246-16) – Authorizing the City Manager of Columbus, Georgia to execute a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation on behalf of the city for financial assistance to carry out the FY 2017 transportation Planning Activities of the Columbus-Phenix City Transportation study (C-PCTS).

Councilor Thomas moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (247-16) – Authorizing the approval to enter into an agreement for Indigent Defense Services between Circuit Public Defender Office of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and Muscogee County in the amount of $1,641,981 from July 2016 to June 2017 and authorize payment to the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (GPDSC) in the amount of $1,187,699 paid in monthly installments of $98,974.92 of which is included in the total amount.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Davis and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (248-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a written agreement with Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. to award Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds in the amount up to $140,000 to construct two duplexes (4 units) of affordable housing in Beallwood to rent to income eligible households.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (249-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a written agreement with Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. to award Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) CHDO set-aside funds in the amount of $121,000.00 to acquire and rehabilitate a housing unit for resale to an income eligible household.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (250-16) – Authorizing the use of Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST) Public Safety contingency in the FY17 budget for the Fire/EMS Department to provide for renovations at Fire Station #11 in excess of the insurance proceeds in the approximate amount of $261,000.
Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (251-16) – Authorizing the execution of an annual contract with Peachtree Recovery Services, Inc. (Suwanee, GA) for property damage recovery services on an as-needed basis.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (252-16) – Authorizing payment to DataWorks Plus, LLC, in the amount of $34,773.93 for the annual maintenance agreement for the Jail’s Photo Manager (Mugshot) system, Livescan fingerprint system, and Rapid ID scan devices. The maintenance period will be for one year, from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (253-16) – Authorizing payment to Tyler Technologies, Inc., (Dallas, TX) in the amount of $34,773.42 for the annual software support and license renewal for Eagle Imaging Software. This payment will cover the period from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. Approval is also requested to pay future annual renewal fees, of approximately $34,773.42, which will be budgeted in the appropriate fiscal years.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (254-16) – Authorizing payment to Tyler Technologies (Dallas, TX) in the amount of $66,091.79 for the annual software license maintenance renewal for the Energov Software Permitting System utilized by Inspections and Code; and the Energov Software Business License System utilized by the Finance Department’s Revenue Division. This payment will cover ongoing support for both systems from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Approval is also requested for future annual maintenance renewal fees, of approximately $66,091.79, which will be budgeted in the appropriate fiscal years.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (255-16) – Authorizing payment to Carahsoft (Reston, Virginia) in the amount of $30,829.36 for the annual VMware software license renewal, per Federal GSA contract #GS-35F-0119Y. This payment will cover the period from August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (256-16) – Authorizing the execution of Change Order 4 on the Forrest Road Bridges project, with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA), in the amount of $164,000.00, to expedite improvements for the bridge over Lindsey Creek.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA:

CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AS INFORMATION FOR THE MAYOR & COUNCIL: ________________________________

(1) Biographical sketch of John B. Dalelio, Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission’s recommendation for the seat of Sue Dalelio.

(2) Biographical sketch of Katie Franklin, Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission’s recommendation for the seat of Dr. Cleo Griswould.

(3) Biographical sketch of Koby Garick, who is interested in serving on the Columbus Aquatics Commission.

(4) Biographical sketch of Christine Pratt-Consoletti, Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission’s recommendation for the seat of Kim Bell.

(5) Biographical sketch of Bruce Samuels, Councilor Barnes’ nominee for the Civic Center Advisory Board.

(6) Biographical sketch of Brandon Wallis, Councilor Garrett’s nominee for the Columbus Aquatics Commission.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ALLEN, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE EIGHT MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT, WITH COUNCILORS BARNES AND WOODSON BEING ABSENT FOR THE VOTE: ___________________ _____________

A Resolution (257-16) – Excusing Councilor R. Gary Allen from the June 21, 2016 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (258-16) – Excusing Councilor Jerry Barnes from the June 21, 2016 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (259-16) – Excusing Councilor Evelyn Woodson from the June 21, 2016 Council Meeting.
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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted an email correspondence from Director Gloria Weston-Smart, requesting that the seat of Dale Williams be declared as vacant on the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission.

Councilor Henderson so moved. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.

Clerk of Council Washington also submitted a letter from Ms. Carol Ridley, resigning from her seat on the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion to accept the letter with regrets. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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TREE BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington also submitted a letter from Ms. Glenda B. Culpepper, resigning from her seat on the Tree Board.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion to accept the letter with regrets. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL:________ _____ Board of Tax Assessors, 21-16, 22-16 & 23-16. Recreation Advisory Board, June 29, 2016.

Councilor Allen made a motion that these minutes be received. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.

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BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

BOARD OF FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Ms. Toni Nelson Huff has resigned from her seat on the Board of Family and Children Services and that Council will need to nominate someone for this seat.
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CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Barnes has nominated Mr. Bruce Samuels to succeed Mr. Walter Lewis, Sr. and that he may now be confirmed. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh so moved. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.

She further pointed out that Councilor Woodson is working on a replacement for someone to succeed Mr. Jim Irwin for the District Seven seat.

Councilor Thomas then nominated Mr. John Boyd to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Richie Grantham for the Council District Nine seat. Councilor Henderson then made a motion that he be confirmed. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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COLUMBUS AQUATICS COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that there have been several individuals nominated to serve on the Columbus Aquatics Commission and that they may now be confirmed. She then pointed out that Mr. Brandon Wallis, Mr. Bryan Abeyta and Mr. Bobby Earl Ledford may now be confirmed. Councilor Huff so moved. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.

She also pointed out that we still need a representative for the Columbus Hurricanes, as well as the other three positions, but there were no nominations made.

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COLUMBUS GOLF COURSE AUTHORITY:

Due to Councilor Barnes and Woodson being absent at the current time, Clerk of Council Washington requested that this matter be delayed until our next regular meeting.
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COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CULTURAL LIAISON ENCOUNTERS (C.I.R.C.L.E.):_________ ____

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that we still need someone to fill the seat of Mr. Pedro Diaz-Agosto, whose seat was declared vacant a few months ago, but there were no nomination.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Davis is working on a replacement for someone to succeed Mr. Jack Hayes for his District 2 representative, who is not eligible to succeed himself.

Councilor Thomas nominated Mr. Michael Porter to succeed Mr. Colin Martin as her District 9 representative on the Community Development Advisory Council. Councilor Henderson moved he be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Ken Chung has resigned from his seat on the Hospital Authority of Columbus and that the Council will need to nominate three individuals from which the Authority can select someone.
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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington outlined the following nominations have been made and then pointed out that the Council can now make a motion to approve these nominations.

Mr. John Daelio, to succeed Ms. Sue Dalelio for an at large seat

Ms. Katie Franklin, to succeed Dr. Cleo Griswould for an at-large seat.

Ms. Charlotte Irvin reappointed for another term of office representing Council District One.

Ms. Karon Henderson, reappointed for another term of office for an at-large seat.

Ms. Christine Pratt-Consoletti, to succeed Ms. Kim Bell for an at-large seat.

Ms. Wanda Jenkins, reappointed for another term of office for an at-large seat.

Ms. Sandra Okomoto, reappointed for another term of office to an at-large seat.

Ms. Becca Covington, reappointed for another term of office to an at-large seat.
Councilor Huff then made a motion that these individuals be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.
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RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Woodson is nominating Ms. Kim Giles Jinks to succeed Ms. Tracy Belt, as her District 7 representative on the Recreation Advisory Board. Councilor Henderson then moved that she be confirmed. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.

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VALLEY PARTNERSHIP JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUT:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Tyler Townsend has resigned from the Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority to serve on another board and that the Council must nominate someone to fill this unexpired term of office.


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YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington outlined the following nominations that have been made for the 20-16-2017 school year for the Youth Advisory Council and then pointed out that these individuals may now be confirmed.

Miss Margi Desai (Columbus High School, 12th Grade)

Miss Erin Billiot (Richards Middle School, 6th Grade), District One

Miss Pooja Patel (Shaw High School, 12th Grade), District Two

Miss Caylin Carter (Hardaway High School, 10th Grade), District Three

Miss Imani Maxwell (Early College Academy, 12th Grade), District Four

Miss Taiylor Williams (Richards Middle School, 6th Grade), District Five

Miss Aubrie Carroll (Columbus High School, 11th Grade), District Eight

Mr. Jacob Landry (Pacelli High School, 11th Grade), District Nine
At-Large


Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then made a motion that these individuals be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote.

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that we still need nominees for
Council Districts 6, 7 and 10.
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With there being no other business to come before the Council, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion for adjournment. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Woodson being absent for the vote, with the time being 2:21 p.m.




Tiny B. Washington, MMC
Clerk of Council
The Council of Columbus, Georgia