MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 23, 2016

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 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 were Councilors, Mike Baker, Jerry Barnes, Glenn Davis, Walker Garrett, Berry H. Henderson, Bruce Huff, Judy W. Thomas and Evelyn Woodson. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay, Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington and Deputy Clerk of Council Lindsey Glisson were also present. Councilors Allen and Barnes took their seats at 5:32 p.m. Evelyn Woodson took her seat at 9:13 a.m. Councilor Davis took his seat at 5:33 p.m. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh took her seat at the Council table at 5:49 p.m.
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ABSENT: No one was absent.

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INVOCATION: Offered by Reverend Jesse Reese, Pastor - Macedonia Baptist Church
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by students from Rigdon Road Elementary School.
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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND DELAYED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution – Authorizing and directing the Internal Auditor of the Consolidated Government to conduct a special audit of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office in order to assure that the financial interests of the CCG are protected.

City Attorney Fay said it is his understanding that we may have a motion to table this matter.

Councilor Allen said some of the Council members were talking about trying to get a price on Albright Fortenberry, which is the organization that Sheriff Darr agreed to have come into the department, just to see what the balance would be as far as the cost associated with that; therefore,, we were thinking about tabling this matter tonight and allow the City Attorney or Ms. Hodge get that number for us; whomever deem appropriate.

Councilor Allen then made a motion that this matter be delayed. Seconded by Councilor Woodson.

Mayor Tomlinson then asked City Attorney Fay if they withdrew their consent for Albright Fortenberry. City Attorney Fay said no, as far as we know. He said the attorney just stated that the Sheriff wanted to approve whoever was selected. He said orally at the July 26th Council meeting, the Sheriff said that Albright Fortenberry was certainly fine with him.

Councilor Baker said that’s fine, whatever the wishes of the Council are, that’s fine with him. He said our Internal Audit staff has never done anything but exemplary work since we reinstated them. He said they have helped numerous department heads understand their situations and efficiencies, as well as helped us to
understand in many situations, operational efficiencies. He said they have never done anything except in a professional and unbiased manner and said he is very comfortable with them instead of incurring additional costs, regardless of what it is.

He said whether it’s business or government, and no offense to anybody, but you don’t get to pick your auditor. He said it doesn’t work that way and said your auditor is picked by a particular level of authority and they are assigned to the task. He said if it’s the wishes of the Council to delay this matter, that’s fine; however, he is going to support our internal staff as he think they have the capability to do it. .

The question was then called on Councilor Allen’s motion to delay this matter, which carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present at the time, with Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh being absent for the vote.

Mayor Tomlinson said this matter is then tabled until we get a bid from Albright & Fortenberry.
ORDINANCE AMENDMENT:

Councilor Garrett said he wanted to inform the other Council members that he is working on a matter with the City Attorney. He said he believes that the Mayor was copied on an email from a Ms. Pitts regarding the City’s permit issue.

He said right now, we currently have an ordinance written where you get your rabies vaccine from your veterinarian and then within fifteen (15) days you have the opportunity to get your City permit. He said some veterinarians issue it and some veterinarians do not. He said after a survey was done, it was determined that in this lady’s entire neighborhood, no one did not have the City permit. He said he checked with his veterinarian and has had dogs for over three years, and they never mentioned a City permit to him. He said after Ms. Pitts mentioned it to him, he then went out that day and got his City permit.

Councilor Garrett said we are talking about $15 an animal if they are neutered and $40.00 if they are unneutered. He said we are going to work on it and if it is tied to the rabies vaccination, then we are going to present a consolidated ordinance with one tag;
therefore, when they get their rabies vaccination the City gets the revenue, and the veterinarian gets their $5.00 for issuing the permit and then we won’t run into folks who don’t know about this ordinance and then they get called into the Court like his constituent did.

He said he believes this could be a great boom in revenue to
the City, and also to help people who don’t know about the ordinance. He said he just wanted the other Council members to know that we are working on that and if anyone has any objections, to please contact him about it.

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AUDIT OF THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT:

City Manager Hugley said regarding the request for an audit of the Sheriff’s Department and tabling the matter, asked if the Council would like for them to bring in and present to you, a scope of work because the price from an external auditor will depend on the scope of work. He said certainly we don’t want to go and provide a scope of work and then there is something missing that you wanted, or something there that you did not want that we would be paying for. His question is, would you like to see a scope of work.

Councilor Thomas said her initial reaction to that question is no and said she thinks what Councilor Allen’s motion said, is that we authorize the City Attorney, working with whomever he needs to, if that’s the Deputy City Manager, or the Internal Auditor, to get a price from Albright and Fortenberry. She said she would like to see that brought back to the Council at our next meeting so that this is not a prolonged process and that we go ahead and do what’s necessary. She said between the Finance Department, the Deputy City Manager, the Internal Auditor and the City Attorney, they can put together that scope of work for us.

City Manager Hugley said that’s fine, and said he just wanted to make sure that we don’t employ them and you say that we should have asked them to do certain things that you think we should have done and we didn’t do. He said when we come back, we just want you to know, that it’s what the staff thought you were looking for and something could be missing.

Councilor Henderson said his recollection of the discussion when we talked about the opportunity for an audit; was that we was going to use our Internal Auditor and follow the procedures that we always follow; which is what Councilor Thomas reminded him of. He said once the audit is completed, it is actually conveyed to the Department Head of the area which was audited so that they can prepare responses, because it’s very much a collaborative effort, and he do recall the Sheriff indicating that he would prefer our contract auditor, and he thinks that it was made very clear to him at the time, that based on our current financial situation, it may
not be possible.

He said that’s why he don’t mind us delaying it because if there is some way that we can tag on to an existing current contract and do it in a very cost effective way, he is okay with that; but at the end of the day, we need to get the audit done. He said if it is cost prohibitive based on our current financial status; then we will move ahead with this. He said he don’t mind going through the process just so that everyone is keenly aware that we want to make sure this is a collaborative effort.

City Attorney Fay then said we will bring something back in conjunction with the City Manager and Deputy City Manager Hodge.

Councilor Davis said he knows that there has been a name given on the possibility of a request of using an auditor, the one that we already engaged and this group is already services for hire and then asked City Attorney Fay if there is any essence of a conflict of interest here from that standpoint.

City Attorney Fay said, no sir. He said the external auditor looks at all of your departments and if you simply request more information about one particular department, that’s perfectly within the scope of the work they are carrying out. He said there is no conflict; you are the employer, and they are the contract employee.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND WAS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:__________________ _

A Resolution (298-16) - Authorizing the appointment of
Ms. Holli Browder as Director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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

Members of the Council congratulated Ms. Browder on her appointment.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh said she has been asked, if we could look at the possibility of the Super Centers or the Recreation Centers having an Advisory Board from the community surrounding it. She said she knows that we have a Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, but said this is just for the Super Centers. She said her constituents are telling her that they are out there every day and they see things that needs to be done and they would like to have an Advisory Committee.

City Manager Hugley said we will consult with Ms. Browder and said he likes the idea. Mayor Tomlinson asked Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh to give her the names of those who are interested on serving.
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NOTE: The City Manager’s Agenda is continued below.
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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:___ _____

MR. REGINALD RADNEY, RE: COMMUNITY JUSTICE:____________________________________________ Mr. Reginald Radney, came forward and gave his address as 334 27th Street, which he says is the address of his uncle, which is where he now lives. He said this is a very distressed area and everyone knows about the things that goes on around there. He said it is a high volume of crime area and danger. He said somebody had to come in and do something to regulate it or it would continue to be destruction.

He said we talked in the past about some of the things that was going on there, which included, but are not limited to, false information being called in to the 911 Dispatch Center, Police and Fire alarms that were false alarms, homes being burned down and arson, people shooting people, people raping women and numerous other things that he took the opportunity to do something about.
He said the streets are terrible and he would like to request that the Council consider coming up with something that he calls a Crime Debris Ordinance. He said people that commit crimes tend to bring trash with them, and they leave trash behind. He said if the law enforcement officer see people congregating near debris and litter, which detetorate the value of a City, they should be able to enforce an action and that would help break up some of these clusters that people use to go about their crime activity.

Mr. Radney said he has been here before the Council on three different occasions and said this is number four. He said he has been through some things that has given him the indication that nobody here is concerned about what he brought before the Council because no member of the Council has taken any action
or provided anything in documentation to acknowledge the issues that he has brought before you.

He then went into some details in outlining what those issues were that he has gone through. He said he would like to have some assistance regarding this matter.

After Mr. Radney concluded his statement, he then responded to questions of the Mayor Tomlinson.

Mayor Tomlinson said those things has been referred to the Professional Standards of the Columbus Police Department and she believes that they have communicated with you regarding this matter.

Major J. D. Hawk of the Columbus Police Department then came forward and said we have been here on this same issue before, but said there are some things that he hasn’t heard. He said this stems out of an arrest that took place in 2014 and then went into some details in outlining the nature of the arrest. He said he posted and forfeited a bond and did not appear in court, but then came to the Council and said at that time, he was told that he could come to the Police Department and file a police report and said that we can investigate that.

He said when the Clerk called the other day and said Mr. Radney wanted to come back to the Council, he said that is the first contact that he has attempted with them.

He said they have discussed with him on the phone yesterday and today and told him that he had a chance to go to court, but didn’t. He said he has no knowledge of the other things he made reference to other than the arrest.

After more than fifteen minutes of discussion on this matter, Major Hawk told him if he could to their office, they could investigate this matter.

Major Hawk then responded to questions of Mayor Tomlinson.
She said any material related to a prior complaint, you can send us an email and tell us that you would like to request documentation and we could get it to you.

Mr. Radney said this matter needs to pursued further.

*** *** *** MS. BEATRICE BLUE & MS. ELICA OJEDA, RE: TRI- CITY LATINO FESTIVAL:__________ ___________ Ms. Beatrice Blue & Ms. Elica Ojeda, came forward and invited the Mayor & Council, as well as the community to attend the Tri-City Latino Festival, which will be held on September 17, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and they are encouraging everyone to come out again this year.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA CONTINUED:
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITYMANAGER HUGLEY AND AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION BY THE COUNCIL WAS DELAYED UNTIL THE NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING: ___________________________________________

A Resolution – Confirming rate changes for Health Insurance for Active employees and Pre-65 Retirees, modifications to the plan benefits, and approving a Wellness Incentive Option.

Several members of the Council requested that this resolution be delayed in order for

Councilor Garrett made a motion to table this matter until our next regular Council meeting. Seconded by Councilor Barnes.

Several members of the Council made comments regarding the Health Insurance proposal and pointed out that we would like to look into some additional information that might be helpful to them in making the best decisions for our Healthcare insurance for our employees.

City Manager Hugley and Director of Human Resources Reather Hollowell then responded to questions of members of the Council.

After more than forty-five minutes or more discussion on this matter, the question was then called on the motion to delay the resolution, which carried unanimously by those ten members of Council.

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

A Resolution (299-16) – Authorizing payment of a total of $240,000 to Paul and Catrina Zimmerman for damages to their real property, in exchange for a full release.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.
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A Resolution (300-16) – Authorizing the city to submit an application for, and if awarded, accept a grant from the Corporation for National & Community Service in the amount of $3,500 for the RSVP Grant.

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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THE FOLLOWING PURCHASING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND DELAYED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY: ____

A Resolution – Authorizing the execution of a letter of intent with Enerdyne Power Systems, Inc. (Charlotte, NC), and if the both parties are in agreement to proceed with the project, it is further requested that Council authorize the execution of the subsequent contract with Enerdyne Power Systems, Inc. for a landfill gas development project.
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THE FOLLOWING SIX PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEM TURNER PUGH AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR WOODSON, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE EIGHT MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT AT THE TIME, WITH COUNCILORS AALEN AND GARRETT ABSENT FOR THIS VOTE: _________________________________________
A Resolution (301-16) – Authorizing authorize the execution of an annual contract for the purchase of various sizes of youth & adult basketball and boxing uniforms from Ad-Wear & Specialty of Texas (Houston, TX), on an "as needed basis," for the estimated annual contract value of $6,000.00. Based on average league participation, the Parks and Recreation Department estimates spending approximately $6,000.00 for uniforms.
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A Resolution (302-16) – Authorizing the purchase of the retrofit/upgrade of the closed circuit camera truck from Adams Equipment Inc., (Austell, GA) in the amount of $68,873.00, which is utilized by the Engineering Department to inspect pipes and sewer lines, as well as, underground infrastructure assets.
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A Resolution (303-16) – Authorizing the purchase of one (1) Hydraulic Mini Excavator (Caterpillar Model 303.5E2 0A or equivalent) from Yancey Brothers Company (Austell, GA), in the amount of $40,812.00, via Georgia State Contract #99999-001-SPD0000102-0025.
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A Resolution (304-16) – Authorizing the purchase of paper products and related supplies from COPACO (Columbus, GA) for the estimated annual contract value of $23,081.79.
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A Resolution (305-16) – Authorizing the purchase of one (1) Eductor Truck (Combination Jet/Vacuum Sewer Cleaner with all standard equipment V312E/1000) from Atlantic Machinery, Inc. (Silver Spring, MD) in the amount of $342,510.00, by cooperative purchase via National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract #022014-AMI.
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A Resolution (306-16) – Authorizing the execution of a contract with Top Quality Straw, Inc. (Phenix City, AL) to provide landscape materials for the estimated annual contract value of $53,500. Top Quality Straw, Inc. (Phenix City, AL) will provide various landscape materials to Columbus Consolidated Government on an “as needed” to be used by Park Services, Public Works and Cooperative Extension Departments.

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

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THE FOLLOWING EIGHT PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE ALSO SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION ON A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEM TURNER PUGH AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR WOODSON, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE TEN MEMBERS OF COUNCIL NOW PRESENT AT THE COUNCIL TABLE AND VOTING: _______________________________________
A Resolution (307-16) – Authorizing the purchase of twenty-nine (29) refuse truck chassis from National Auto Fleet Group (Watsonville, CA) at a unit price of $157,511.00, and a total price of $4,567,819.00, by cooperative purchase via National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract #102811-NAF.
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A Resolution(308-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Supplement Lease under the GMA Direct Lease Program for the purchase of the twenty-nine (29) refuse truck chassis at a unit price of $157,511.00, and a total price of $4,567,819.00 as cited in Item Number H-2, as listed on the City Manager’s Agenda.
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A Resolution (309-16) – Authorizing the purchase of twenty-nine (29) refuse truck bodies from Carolina Environmental Systems, Inc. (Austell, GA) at a unit price of $88,424.00, and a total price of $2,829,568.00, by cooperative purchase via National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Contract #112014-THC.
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A Resolution (310-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Supplement Lease under the GMA Direct Lease Program for the purchase of the twenty-nine (29) refuse truck bodies at a unit price of $88,424.00, and a total price of $2,829,568.00 as cited in Item Number I-2, as listed on the City Manager’s Agenda.
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A Resolution (311-16) – Authorizing the purchase of two (2) grab-all trucks (2017 Freightliner M2 106 18' Petersen Trash Loader TL3) from Peach State Freightliner, (Norcross, GA) at a unit price of $124,649.00, for a total price of $249,298.00, via Georgia Statewide Contract #99999-SPD-SPD-0000039-0002.
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A Resolution (312-16) – Authorizing the purchase of two (2) grab-all trucks (2017 Freightliner M2 106 18' Petersen Trash Loader TL3) from Peach State Freightliner, (Norcross, GA) at a unit price of $124,649.00, for a total price of $249,298.00, via Georgia Statewide Contract #99999-SPD-SPD-0000039-0002.
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A Resolution (313-16) – Authorizing the purchase of one (1) D6 waste handler (bull dozer) from Yancey Bros. Company, (Fortson, GA) in the amount of $411,562.00, by cooperative purchase via Georgia Statewide Contract #99999-001-SPD0000102-0025.
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A Resolution (314-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Supplement Lease under the GMA Direct Lease Program for the purchase of the one (1) D6 waste handler at a unit price of $411,562.00 as cited in Item Number K-2, as listed on the City Manager’s Agenda.
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THE FOLLOWING UPDATES WERE PROVIDED ON
THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:_____________________

Mr. Ron Smith came forward and presented the following information and update on the Once Per Week Garbage Collection Update.

Once Per Week Garbage Collection Update

Results Have Been Excellent
Citizen satisfaction is generally high



Status of Collection One Year After

Implementation Issues

Corrective Actions Taken


Columbus’ Recycling Facts

Tons Recycled FY16 = 16,173 T


Percent Recycled FY16 = 7.24%


Columbus’ Recycling Facts Regarding Revenue

Gross Revenue

Avg. Income/Ton

Great News for the Landfill


Cost Avoidance Realized


Cost Avoidance Closure / Post Closure
Holiday Schedule Update


Explanation of Two Holidays in One Week

After Mr. Smith concluded his presentation, he then responded to questions of members of the Council.

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PAY ADJUSTMENT/LONGEVITY PAY PRESENTAITON:_____________________________________

Ms. Reather Hollowell, Human Resources Director came forward and presented the following information, as outlined below, as it relates to Pay Adjustment/Longevity Pay Presentation,

UGA Pay Plan Update

UGA Pay Plan



FY2007 – FY2009
UGA Pay Plan Implementation

FY2007 Pay Plan Implemented at 92% of Market
Longevity Increases1-3 Years of Service
1 Step
4-6 Years of Service
2 Steps
7+ Years of Service
3 Steps

FY2008 Pay Plan Implemented at 98% of Market
Longevity Increases2-9 Years of Service
1 Step
10+ Years of Service
2 Steps

FY2009 Pay Plan Implemented at 100% of Market

2008 Economic Downturn


FY2010 – FY2017
UGA Pay Plan Implementation
FY20172%COLA – Health Insurance Offset
FY2016.5%COLA
FY2015.5%COLA
FY2014.5%COLA
FY20142%COLA - Pension Adjustment
FY2013.5%COLA
FY20132%COLA - Pension Adjustment
FY2012.5%COLA
FY20110%No COLA
FY20100%No COLA

Current Pay Plan - Advancement Opportunities Limited

Long Term Strategy Needed- Pay Plan Maintenance

UGA Pay Plan

GradeABCDE……….R
6$22,748.60$23,317.30$23,900.24$24,497.76$25,110.20$34,614.69
7$23,900.24$24,497.76$25,110.20$25,737.95$26,381.40$36,367.06
8$25,110.20$25,737.95$26,381.40$27,040.95$27,716.97$38,208.14
9$26,381.40$27,040.94$27,716.96$28,409.89$29,120.13$40,142.42


Pay Plan Maintenance

Pay Plan - Maintenance Options
Pay Plan - Maintenance Options
Pay Plan Maintenance Options
1.25% Pay Increase
FY2018$1,189,531
FY2019$402,466
FY2020$344,399
FY2021$334,485
FY2022$349,245






Pay Plan Maintenance Options

3 to7 Yrs - 1.25% / 10 to 30 Yrs – 2.5%
FY2018$1,968,510.00
FY2019$579,574.76
FY2020$522,808.75
FY2021$504,190.36
FY2022$583,078.59


Pay Plan Maintenance Options

1.25% $112,881 2.5% $225,763



UGA Pay Plan
GradeABCDE……….R
6$22,748.60$23,317.30$23,900.24$24,497.76$25,110.20$34,614.69
7$23,900.24$24,497.76$25,110.20$25,737.95$26,381.40$36,367.06
8$25,110.20$25,737.95$26,381.40$27,040.95$27,716.97$38,208.14
9$26,381.40$27,040.94$27,716.96$28,409.89$29,120.13$40,142.42
10$27,716.96$28,409.89$29,120.13$29,848.13$30,594.33$42,174.62
11$29,120.13$29,848.13$30,594.33$31,359.20$32,143.17$44,309.72


Pay Plan Maintenance Options

After the conclusion of her presentation, Ms. Hollowell then responded to questions of the Mayor & members of the 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) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Employees Benefits Committee.

(2) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Historic & Architectural Review Board.

(3) Biographical sketch of Ms. Cara Ibrahim, Councilor Garrett’s nominee for the Columbus Aquatics Commission.

(4) Biographical sketch of Ms. Sarah C. Rowe, Councilor Barnes’ nominee for the Animal Control Advisory Board.

(5) Biographical sketch of Ms. Angela Wagenti, Councilor Davis’ nominee for the Community Development Advisory Council.

(6) Application of Curtis Marshall to temporarily close 49th Street & 50th Street, from 11th Avenue to 12th Avenue, on Saturday, September 3, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., in connection with a neighborhood reunion.

(7) Application of Timothy Frost to temporarily close 1st Avenue, from 14th Street to 15th Street, on Saturday, October 15, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in connection with the 2016 Down Syndrome Buddy Walk.

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UPTOWN FAÇADE BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted an email correspondence
from Will Johnson, informing the Council of the resignation of Mr.
Matthew Murawski from the uptown Façade Board.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the letter be received with regrets and thanks for his service. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present for this meeting.

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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL:_______ _ _____ Councilor Allen made a motion that these minutes be received. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present.

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NOMINATIONS AND/OR CONFIRMATION OF BOARD MEMBERS WERE MADE TO THE FOLLOWING BOARDS BY THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA:__ _

BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD:


Sarah Rowe (Councilor Barnes’ nominee)
(Gail Simpson) SD-15
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*NOT interested in serving another term.




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(Carla M. Anthony) SD-29
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.


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(Dr. Keri L. Riddick)
Veterinary Association
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.
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BOARD OF HONOR:


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(Judge Bobby Peters) SD-15
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.


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(Billy Watson) SD-15
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Not interested in serving another term.


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(Bob Poydasheff) SD-29
Eligible to succeed himself.
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.
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BUILDING AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:


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(Paula Johnson) SD-29
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.
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CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD:


_______________________
(Jim Irwin) SD-15
District 7
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)

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COLUMBUS AQUATICS COMMISSION:



________________________
(New Position)
Columbus Hurricanes Representative
(Council’s Apptmt.)


Cara Ibrahim (Councilor Garrett’s nominee)
(New Position)
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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COLUMBUS IRONWORKS CONVENTION & TRADE CENTER AUTHORITY:


________________________
(Councilor R. Walker Garrett) SD-15
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)


_________________________
(Katonga Wright) SD-15
Eligible to succeed herself
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.


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(Deborah Lane) SD-29
Eligible to succeed herself
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)
*Contact is being made.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:


Angela Wagenti (Councilor Davis’ nominee)
(Jack Hayes) SD-29
District 2
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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EMPLOYEES’ BENEFITS COMMITTEE: *Please see item #1 on the Clerk’s Agenda for memorandum.


Drale Short (General Government Employees’ nominee)
(Drale Short)
Eligible to succeed herself
Selected by General Government Employees
(Council’s Apptmt.)


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(Michael Burgess)
Eligible to succeed himself
General Government Employee Rep.
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Not interested in serving another term.
Council may choose from: Jan Vardeman, Kalvin Maurice, Linda Lunsford or Jennifer McDonald.


_________________________
(Lionel Hayes)
No longer employed with CCG
General Government Employee Rep.
(Council’s Apptmt.)
Council may choose from: Jan Vardeman, Kalvin Maurice, Linda Lunsford or Jennifer McDonald.



Laura Johnson (Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh’s nominee)
(Saundra Hunter)
Retired
Department Director or Assistant Director
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD:


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(Ed James) SD-15
Resigned
Columbus Homebuilders Association
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:


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(Ken Chung) SD-15
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)

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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION:


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(S. Carol Ridley) SD-29
District 6
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL:


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(Agnes Evans) SD-15
District 1
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)


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(Laverne Brown) SD-15
District 3
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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(Paul Vorhees) SD-29
District 5
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Contact is being made.


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(Rev. Willie Phillips) SD-15
District 7
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.


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(Dan Scoggins) SD-15
District 9
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Contact is being made.


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(Willie Belfield, Jr.) SD-15
District 10
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)


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TREE BOARD:


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(Glenda Culpepper) SD-29
At-Large
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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UPTOWN FAÇADE BOARD:


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(Matthew A. Murawski) SD-15
Uptown Columbus
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)

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(Judson Richardson) SD-15
Historic Columbus Foundation
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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VALLEY PARTNERSHIP JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:


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(Tyler Townsend) SD-29
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:



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District Ten
At-Large
(Council’s Apptmt.)

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With there being no other business to come before the Council, Councilor Allen made a motion for adjournment. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those ten
members of Council present, with time being 9:03 p.m.



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