MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 13, 2015

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia Honorable Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor, 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, Jerry Barnes, Tom B. Buck III, Glenn Davis, Berry H. Henderson, and Judy W. Thomas. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay, Assistant City Attorney Lucy Sheftall, Clerk of Council Tiny Washington and Deputy Clerk of Council Lindsey Glisson were also present. Councilor Bruce Huff took his seat at the Council table at 9:05 a.m. Councilor Jerry Barnes took his seat at the Council table at 9:10 a.m., and Councilor Davis took his seat at the Council table at 9:21 a.m.
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ABSENT: Councilor Evelyn Woodson was absent.

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INVOCATION: Offered by Reverend Cindy Garrard, Pastor - St. Luke United Methodist Church.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by students from Rigdon Road Elementary School.

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MAYOR’S AGENDA:

UPDATE, USA POOLS:

Mayor Tomlinson said that on next week, on our agenda, we have an update of the USA Pools audit that was part of our
contractual agreement with them and said that the Mayor Pro Tem and others have asked for a brief update on where we are with the
audit for USA Pools, so that we can be prepared for next week. She then asked Ms. Joan Perrin to come forward and give a brief
update so that we will know where we are for next week.

Ms. Joan Perin, Internal Forensic Auditor came forward and gave an update on the status of USA Pools, Inc. She said as you remember on November 18, 2014 she came before the Council and presented the presentation on the compliance audit for USA Pools
and said at that time, they had not spoken with USA Pools about the results. She said they met with Mr. John Williams and several of
his staff members on December 3, 2014. She said they had an extensive meeting going over the report and said at that time, he wanted
to reply to the audit, which he did on December 19, 2014. She said he also agreed that he would provide the additional supplemental
information that we had asked for, but said we have not received most of that information. She said she is in the process of drafting
another letter asking him again for the additional information and the information that he agreed to supply from that meeting.

Ms. Perin said she should have this letter out to him this week, and said we will give him about a week to finalize that information,
and then said in a couple of weeks, she will have our response prepared to his initial response letter to the audit, to present. She said at
that time, we hope to draw a conclusion to the audit proceedings.

In response to Mayor Tomlinson, Ms. Perin said she is hopeful that she can get the information back in time for the January 27th
Council meeting and she will be present to present that information, if he gets anything back to us, and we can do some work on what
they get back to us. Mayor Tomlinson asked if they are going to be present at the January 27th Council meeting. Ms. Perin said if the
Mayor & Council would like, they would invite USA Pools to be present also at that time. The Mayor said she thinks that the Council
would like for them to be hear and to hear from them.

Councilor Henderson said the more he hears in the community about the management practice of these individuals, the more he is
inclined to think that this delay was more of an effort to try to revisit other proposals that had been made; and then asked Ms. Perin,
are we doing that, as well.

Ms. Perin said we are not at that point, but said that certainly is an option once we come to a conclusion, and once the Council then
directs us as to what they would like to do.

Councilor Henderson said he don’t want to speak for his colleagues; but he would just assume that we go ahead and start going
down that road. He said let’s go ahead and start looking at some of the earlier proposals, and re-contact them. He said we are much
better served if we have a plan in place if we want to pull the trigger on this; and from all indicators that he is receiving, he thinks that
we are going to have to. He said his biggest concern was just bringing it back in-house. He said there is nothing against Parks &
Recreation, but as tight as our budget is; and if there is a way to continue to pass on the management duties, and hold somebody
responsible for it, he would much rather do that.

He said one of the things that he has heard an awful lot, is that there are employees who did not get paid that has gone to work for
the pools. He said most of these are college kids, and they are trying to earn some spending money when they go back to school. He
said this really concerns him that some of these people and lifeguards who have not been paid; and said some of them are owned a
couple of thousand dollars.

Councilor Henderson said he knows that is the responsibility of USA Pools and then asked, if that trickles up; and then asked City
Attorney Fay, if we have any responsibility or do we want to take some responsibility.

City Attorney Fay said technically that would be a contractor’s responsibility, not the City’s; but said it certainly adds to the
number of factors that we are considering.

Councilor Henderson said if we can place a value on what that is, particularly for the students who have been working at the pools.

Mr. Perin said it is very difficult for them to get any of that information because they are a contractor and it is almost not within the
parameters of what she can ask for. She said she can tell you, that as recent as after the meeting, about a month ago, there was again,
an issue with a lifeguard not being paid appropriately. She said she doesn’t know what the resolution of that matter is.

She said it is very difficult to get this kind of information, and when you approach them about it, they defer and deny, and are not
very forthcoming about their practices.

Councilor Henderson said in light of that, he really would urge the administration to go ahead and let’s have a plan in place. He said
let’s go ahead and revisit some of these, and let’s be ready to take action.


City Manager Hugley said that is the very reason we came forward with a plan. He said he want the record to reflect that as City
Manager, he is not interested in Parks & Recreation management of the pools, but said they wanted Parks & Recreation to have a plan
in hand and ready to go in 24-hours if something happened; and this is the why they came forward when the audit initially came forward
to share with you what we would do internally, if we were to step up and step in. He said if we can find a private provider, for the
management of the pools, which is their preference. He said they don’t want to manage it internally from Parks & Recreation.

City Attorney Fay said, just a reminder, that the 90-day notice provision is still in the contract, and said for convenience, to
terminate the contract, we will have to give them a 90-day notice.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh said as far as she is concerned, the 90-days needs to go ahead and start; because the longer we wait,
the longer we have to deal with improper management of the Natatorium. She then asked City Attorney Fay, is there a law that would
prohibit us from withholding, from our payment to them, the salaries of the employees over there.

City Attorney Fay said we need to look at the contract language. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then asked him to do so.

After members expressed their views regarding this matter, the discussion was then concluded.
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MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING: Minutes of the November 18, December 2 & 9, 2014 Council Meetings, January 6, 2014 Proclamation Session & Organizational Meeting, and the December 2, 2014 Executive Session of the Consolidated Government were submitted and approved by the Council pursuant to the adoption of a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by Councilor Buck, which carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Allen and Davis being absent for this vote and Councilor Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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THE DREAM LIVES EVENT:

Mayor Tomlinson said they will be having the “Dream Lives Event” MLK Celebration on this Saturday, January 17th, and said the procession will start at 12:00 noon, but they are asking everyone to be there a little earlier. She said Joy Reid will be the keynote speaker.
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CITY ATTORNEY'S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING THREE ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING AND A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD ON EACH:__ _____________ An Ordinance – Rezoning properties located at 920 9th Street and 800 9th Avenue from an LMI (Light Manufacturing / Industrial) zoning district to GC (General Commercial) zoning district. The proposed uses are warehousing and convenience store with gas sales.

PROPONENTS:

Mr. Ernest Smallman, the petitioner was present, but did not make a presentation; however, he did respond to a question of the Council.

Councilor Huff asked if this will match the warehousing that is in that area. Mr. Smallman said the warehouse will remain as it is, but said south of the warehouse, there is a strip of land that runs between 9th and 10th and said that is where the gas station will be.

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OPPONENTS:

No one came forward to oppose this proposed rezoning ordinance.

City Attorney Fay said we will vote on this ordinance in two weeks at the regular meeting of Council.

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An Ordinance – Amending the text to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to allow Restaurants (General) as a Special Exception Use in the HIST (Historic) zoning district.

PROPONENTS:

Mr. Earnest Smallman, the petitioner, said Café 222 and the Goetchius House have both operated as a restaurant in the past, in the Historic District, and said when the UDO changed, restaurants came out and now they cannot operate under the current zoning ordinance. He said they have a kitchen, table and chairs and have been a restaurant; and said they have never had a problem until they were removed from the UDO.

He said parking has been brought up, as an issue, but said that is a police issue to enforce. He said they have appropriate signs as to where people are to park. He said getting both of those buildings activated again, and getting people coming back into the Historic District and enjoying want they have in restaurants, is a benefit to their neighborhood.

Mr. Justin Krieg, of Historic Columbus Foundation, 1440 2nd Avenue also came forward and said their organization is in support of this proposed ordinance. He said they have provided a letter of support from their organization.

OPPONENTS:

The following individuals then came forward and expressed their opposition to having restaurants in the Historic District: Mr. Gary Curtin, 438 1st Avenue, Ms. Susan Wiegel, 215 7th Street, Mr. Sia Etemadi and Ms. Cathy Evers, 627 3rd Avenue.

Mr. Smallman said this is a request for a Special Exception and said anybody who wants to come and put a restaurant in, it has to come back to the Council. He said any new construction will require off-street parking, and said this is trying to clean up these two spots that have operated as a restaurant in the past. He said he don’t want to see things torn down and people putting in restaurants because he lives down there; however, he just want to see these two restaurants back on line.

After the conclusion of the comments made by the opponents, Director of the Planning Department, Rick Jones, then came forward and responded to questions of members of the Council regarding the UDO.

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An Ordinance – Rezoning properties located at 2104, 2112, and 2120 Floyd Road from an NC (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district to GC (General Commercial) zoning district. (District 4-Councilor Pugh) The proposed use is general retail.

PROPONENTS:

Mr. Richard Mobley, representing the petitioner, 3-D Investment came forward and said they are looking to build a bigger building for the Family Dollars Store.

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OPPONENTS:

No one appeared to speak against this proposed rezoning ordinance.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:___ _____________

A Resolution (8-15) – Requesting that the Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding and our local delegation to the
Georgia General Assembly strongly oppose any recommendation or measure to reduce allocation of sales tax funding to local
governments.

Councilor Thomas 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 Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

City Attorney Fay requested an executive session after the adjournment of the meeting to discuss a matter of litigation and property
acquisition.
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PUBLIC AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS APPEARED BEFORE THE COUNCIL ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT MATTERS AS LISTED BELOW:_____________________________
Ms. Linda Harris, representing Area Agency on Aging, came forward and provided several Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop.

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DR. WILLIAM FRY, REPRESENTING THE COLUMBUS COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA, RE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., TRIBUTE CONCERT:______

Dr. William Fry, representing Columbus Community Orchestra, came forward to invite the Mayor, Council and the community to attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert, which will be held on Monday night, January 19, 2015 at St. Mark Community Church, located on Whittlesely Boulevard.

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MR. MIKE TURNER, REPRESENTING GALA INVENTORS GROUP, RE: 2015 OVERVIEW:_______________________________________________________

Mr. Mike Turner, representing Gala Inventors Group, came forward and outlined the various events and activities that they have scheduled for the year 2015.

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MS. TERRY BUTLER, REPRESNETING GEORGIA NAVIGATORS, RE: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:______________________________________________
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CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING FIVE RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: _____________________________________________________________
A Resolution(9-15) – – Authorizing the authority to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Bright Meyers 2001, LLC for public transportation improvements along Victory Drive associated with retail development as outlined in the MOU/Development Agreement in accordance with Georgia Department of Transportation standards and permit for project.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent from this meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND A BRIEF UPDATE PROVIDED, AFTER WHICH THE RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: __________

A Resolution (10-15) – Authorizing the approval of a one-year renewal of the Health and Wellness Center contract with Transform HealthRx of Georgia beginning January 14, 2015 through January 13, 2016. Funds are budgeted each fiscal year in the Employee Health Insurance Fund.

Mrs. Reather Hollowell, HR Director came forward and gave a brief update on the Health and Wellness Center before Council took action on the resolution, as listed above.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent from this meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING TWO RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: ____________________________________________ _________________

A Resolution (11-15) – Authorizing the approval to grant The Bike Shop, 3554 Hilton Avenue, a 60 ft. easement to Columbus Fall Line Trace from their property. The Bike Shop will be responsible for installing and maintaining a landscaped area long the Trace in accordance with the Unified Development Ordinance as shown in the exhibit.

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

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A Resolution (12-15) – Authorizing the approval for the Department of Parks/Recreation to accept donations in the form of gift certificates, checks, and cash from sponsors and individuals for purchasing supplies before and during the Empty Bowl event as well as for tickets to the event, auction pieces, bowls and monetary donations. All funds (100%) will go to Feeding the Valley for the Kid's Cafe' program.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION: ___________________________________________

A Resolution (13-15) – Authorizing the approval to transfer $211,819 of the FY15 Public Safety Vacancy Reserve for the Sheriff to the Sheriff's Office General Fund Budget to fill 6 of the 7 vacant positions.

Councilor Thomas moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff.

After Director of Finance Hodge and City Manager; Hugley, responded to questions of members of the Council, the motion to adopt the resolution carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present at the time, with Councilor Barnes being absent for the vote and Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING TWO PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: ___________________________________________

A Resolution (14-15) – Authorizing the purchase of one (1) Commercial Logging Trash Loader (2016 Peterbilt Freightliner/20′ Dump Body/Lemco 8000 Knuckle Boom Crane), from Peach State Freightliner (Norcross, GA), in the amount of $182,000.00, via Georgia State Contract #99999-SPD-I0000039-0002.

The vehicle was approved in the FY15 Budget and will be used by the staff of the Urban Forestry and Beautification Division, of the Public Works Department, to pick up large tree limbs cut or blown down. It is a replacement vehicle.


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 at the time, with Councilor Barnes being absent for this vote and Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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A Resolution (15-15) – Authorizing payment to CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc., (Fairfax, VA), in the amount of $1,805,768.80, for a five-year annual software maintenance support agreement for the Advantage Financial (LGFS)/Advantage HR (GHRS) systems. Payments will be paid over the five-year period as follows: FY15 - $340,124.81, FY16 – $350,328.55, FY17 - $360,838.41, FY18 - $371,663.56 and FY19 - $382,813.47. The five year maintenance agreement was selected because it offers a discounted rate, saving a total of $110,128.

This maintenance provides the Departments of Information Technology, Finance, and Human Resources with software enhancements, documentation updates, User Group support, Hotline support and access to the CGI-Advantage sponsored ADVANTAGE Communications Forum.

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 at the time, with Councilor Barnes being absent for this vote and Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING TWO UPDATES WERE PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR & COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE ITEMS PRESENTED ON THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA: __ _________________

TAXICAB COMMISSION:

Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin came forward and recognized the presence of those Taxicab Commission members who were present in the audience, to include Ms. Amy Bryant and Mr. Richard Howell. She then gave an update on the Taxicab Commission and provided the following information as outlined below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

SOUTH COLUMBUS REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT: Mr. Logan Kip came forward and gave a detailed presentation of the Opportunity Zone, as outlined below. About the Program
Benefits


Designation by DCA
BUT AND
How DCA determines eligibility

Criteria for Block Groups

Criteria for Parcels
OR
Criteria for Businesses

Summary of DCA Meeting (October



Summary of Columbus Application


Land Use of Identified Parcels



He then showed the South Columbus General Area Map

Identified eligible parcels along:
He showed the areas on the map, which the Yellow represents– Enterprise Zone Boundary 2014

The Red represents – Proposed Opportunity Zone Boundary
The Orange represents– Identified Parcels

Why South Columbus? (Muscogee County average: $44,700) (Muscogee County average: 175k) (Muscogee County average: 86%)
Poverty
Logan showed several charts that included the statistics for the area to include the following:
Poverty and Income for this area,
Home Values (median) (in 2012 Dollars)
Crimes per 1000 (2012-2014)

Selected Photos:

He also showed some photos from the area, as well to show the condition of that area.


Benefits of a successful OZ program:
Opportunity Zone Program is a tool in the redevelopment toolbox

Redevelopment Toolbox
Other Consideration Kellogg Property


Next Steps:
After the conclusion of his presentation, Mr. Kip then responded to questions of the Mayor and Council.
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CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA:

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

1. Letter from Mr. Maury Klumok, suggesting an honor for Jack Key, Bill Godwin, former Mayor Bob Poydasheff and the late Councilor Charles “Red” McDaniel by placing a plaque along the jogging trail at Weracoba Park.

2. Application of Elizabeth Hurst to temporarily close 14th Street, from 1st Avenue to Broadway, and the 1300 block of Broadway, on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in connection with the “Uptown Super Bowl 5K/10K/1 mile”.

3. Biographical sketch of Ms. Becky Carter, Re: Animal Control Advisory Board.

4. Biographical sketch of Ms. Cathy Williams, Re: Historic & Architectural Review Board.

5. Biographical sketch of Mr. Bradford C. Dodds, authority nominee for the Land Bank Authority.

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THE FOLLOWING TWO RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:__ _

A Resolution (16-15) – Excusing Councilor Judy W. Thomas from the December 9, 2014 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (17-15) – Excusing Councilor R. Gary Allen from the January 6, 2015 Proclamation Session & Organization Meeting.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of these two resolutions. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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TAXICAB OWNER’S BUSINESS LICENSE:

Application of Bianca Barahona for a taxicab owner’s business license to operate Elite Cab Company, located at 1415 10th Avenue E-1, Columbus, Georgia 31901 was approved by the Council.

Councilor Henderson moved approval. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council
present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for this meeting.

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COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted a memorandum from Jennifer Davidson, requesting that the seats of Mr. Xavier McCaskey and Mr. Raphael Rose be declared vacant on the Cooperative Extension Advisory Board.

Councilor Thomas moved the request be approved as submitted. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for this meeting.

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ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted an email from Mr. Terry Gumbert, resigning from his position on the Animal Control
Advisory Board. Councilor Allen made a motion that the letter be received with regrets and thanks for his service. Seconded by
Councilor Thomas and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

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HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEWBOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted an email from Lynda Temples, regarding the resignation of Mr. Sia Etemadi, resigning from his position on the Historic & Architectural Review Board. Councilor Allen made a motion that the letter be received with regrets and thanks for his service. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

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VALLEY PARTNERSHIP JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted a letter from Ms. Jacki Lowe, resigning from her position on the Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion that letter be received with regrets and thanks for her service. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA:___________________________________

Board of Health, October 22, 2014.
Board of Tax Assessors, 41-14, 42-14 & 43-14.
Civic Center Advisory Board, December 18, 2014.
Columbus Ironworks Convention & Trade Center, October 23, 2014.
Employee Benefits Committee, June 25, 2014.
Family & Children Services, October 8, 2014.
Historic & Architectural Review Board, May 12, June 19, & July 14, 2014.
Historic & Architectural Review Board, August 11, & September 8, 2014.
Historic & Architectural Review Board, October 14 & November 10, 2014.
Housing Authority of Columbus, September 24 & November 20, 2014.

Councilor Allen made a motion that these be minutes be received. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

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BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that the term of office of Mr. David Mackie expired back in October and that he is not eligible to succeed himself for another term of office. She further pointed out that Ms. Gail Simpson has been nominated for this position. Councilor Davis indicated that he has a nominee and then nominated Mr. Matthew Butts.

She said she would bring this back at our next regular meeting for a roll call vote to determine who will be elected.

Clerk of Council Washington also pointed out that we are still waiting to hear back from the Veterinary Association regarding their representative for someone to succeed Dr. Carol Houston.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that the term of office of Mr. Chuck H. McDaniel, III on the Community Development Advisory Council has expired and that he is not eligible to succeed himself for another term of office. She further pointed out that Councilor Baker is still working on a replacement for this seat.

She also pointed out that Ms. Clementine Cochran, who serves as Council District 10 representative is not eligible to succeed herself for another term of office and that Councilor Henderson is also still working on a replacement for this seat.

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HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Sia Etemadi has resigned from this board, and that he represented the Historic Columbus Foundation, and that they are recommending Ms. Cathy Williams to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Etemadi; and advises that she may be confirmed. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh so moved. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

Clerk of Council Washington also pointed out that Mr. Matt McDaniel, who serves as the Historic District Resident member on the Historic & Architectural Review Board has resigned his seat, due to him no longer living in the district. She pointed out that Council must nominate someone to fill this unexpired term.

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HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that the terms of office of Mr. James Webster, Ms. Sarah Banks-Lang and Mr. Jim Laycock expired in November. She further pointed out that Mr. Webster and Ms. Banks-Lang have both been nominated to succeed themselves for another term of office; however, we still need one additional nominee for these three seats to forward to the authority for them to select someone to serve in these positions.

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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh has nominated Ms. Wanda Jenkins to succeed Dr. Billy Kendall who serves in an at-large position and that she may now be confirmed. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh so moved. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

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LAND BANK AUTHORITY:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that the seat of Ms. Tamara Mayer on the Land Bank Authority has been declared by the board and said we have received a memorandum from Chairman Justin Krieg, advising that they are recommending
Mr. Bradford C. Dodds to serve to fill the seat of Ms. Tamara Mayer on the Land Bank Authority. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved confirmation. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that we still have two seats that have not been filled yet and advised that she will be taking a roll call vote today for the seat of
Ms. Gladys Williams-Tillmon and Ms. Jennifer Melvin, who have both been nominated to succeed themselves for another term of office.

She said the two nominees for Ms. Williams-Tillmon’s seat are Ms. Williams-Tillmon and Ms. Jaimie Briggs DeLoach. She then proceeded to take a roll call vote for this position, after which Ms. Williams-Tillmon was elected. Voting for Ms. Williams-Tillmon was Councilors Allen, Barnes, Buck, Huff, Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh. Voting for Ms. DeLoach was Councilors Baker, Davis and Henderson.
Councilor Allen then made a motion that Ms. Williams-Tillmon be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

A roll call vote was then taken for Ms. Jennifer Melvin’s seat. The nominees are Ms. Jennifer Melvin and Ms. Darlene Porter Small. Voting for Ms. Melvin was Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh. Voting for Ms. Small was Councilors Allen, Baker, Barnes, Buck, Davis, Henderson, Huff and Thomas.

Councilor Henderson then made a motion that Ms. Porter-Small be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for the meeting.

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PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Ms. Valerie A. Thompson, who represents Council District Four, term of office expired back on October 31, 2014, and that she is not eligible to succeed herself, and Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh is working on a replacement for her seat.

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TAXICAB COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Ms. Jodi Sears’ seat has been declared vacant and that the Council will need to nominate someone else to fill this unexpired term of office.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Regarding an earlier request of City Attorney Fay to go into an executive session, Mayor Tomlinson then entertained a motion to go into an executive session to discuss a litigation and property acquisition matter. Councilor Thomas made the motion to allow the Council to go into an executive session to discuss a litigation and property acquisition matter. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present for the meeting, with Councilor Woodson being absent.

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At 12:06 p.m., the Council adjourned its meeting to go into executive session.

At 12:49 p.m., the meeting was reconvened and Mayor Tomlinson announced that the Council did meet in executive session to discuss a litigation matter, as well as a property acquisition matter, but no votes were taken.
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THE FOLLOWING ADD-ON RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:______ _____________________ __________ ______

A Resolution (18-15) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Justice regarding the monitoring of the Jail.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion to approve the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Buck and Davis being absent for this vote, and Councilor Woodson absent for this meeting.

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With there being no other business to come before the Council, Councilor Henderson then made a motion for adjournment. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Buck and Davis being absent for this vote and Councilor Woodson being absent for this meeting; and the time of adjournment being 12:50 p.m.



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