MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 9, 2016

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 9, 2016, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia Honorable Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor and Honorable Evelyn Turner Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem presiding.
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PRESENT: Present other than Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh were Councilors R. Gary Allen, Mike Baker, Tom B. Buck III, Berry H. Henderson, Judy W. Thomas and Evelyn Woodson. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, 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 9:04 a.m. Councilor Glenn Davis took his seat at 9:08 a.m.
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ABSENT: Councilor Jerry Barnes and City Attorney Clifton Fay were absent.
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INVOCATION: Lead by Pastor L. Darnell Skinner, Jr. of the Bread of Life Christian Center.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by the Students of Gentian
Elementary School.
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BIRTHDAY WISHES:

Mayor Tomlinson said she today is a very special day and said she just learned that today was Councilor Henderson’s birthday and then offered birthday wishes to him.
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PRESENTATION:

THE FOLL0WING UPDATES AND PRESENTATIONS WERE
PROVIDED ON THE MAYOR’S AGENDA:_ _______

Mr. Larry Young, Partner with the Auditing Firm of Albright, Fortenberry & Ninas, LLP came forward and said they conducted their annual audit of the FY15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in
accordance with Governmental Auditing standards and the requirements of O & B Circular A-1-33 for major programs. He said they issued three reports, one on the Financial Statement itself, and said they have an
unmodified opinion which means a clean opinion. He said they had an opinion on internal controls and compliance in accordance with governmental auditing standards and said it is a clean opinion with no findings. He said
there was no problems with internal controls, and said they also issued an opinion on the compliance with O & B Circular A-1-33 and said it is also a clean opinion with no findings or internal controls issue.

Mr. Young said he also wanted to point out that it looks like the general fund did better than it did last year, with an excess of revenues over expenditures and other financial resources of a little over $2 million.

Mayor Tomlinson asked Mr. Young, how is it that our general fund did better than it did last year, and yet we fell below 60 days.

Mr. Young said he did want to point out that this year, it looks like the General Fund did better than it did last year, with an excess of revenues over Expenditures and other financial resources, of a little over
$2 million.

Mayor Tomlinson asked, how does that work? How is it that our general fund did better than last year, and yet, we fell below 60 days. She said this may be a question that Deputy City Manager Hodge may need to
answer.

Mr. Young said in looking at the previous two years, you had lost, you had an excess expenditures over revenues of $4 and $5 million dollars in the previous two years and said in 2012, you had revenues in excess of
approximately $2 million dollars. He said this can also be a component that the budget is increasing, as a percentage or number of days, of a larger number, said that relates to a percentage difference.

Mayor Tomlinson then said could you extrapolate that our management of our budget seems to be working, as it relates to the general fund, to which Mr. Young stated that it did better this year than it did last year.

Deputy City Manager Hodge said part of what they look at for fund balance is just the unassigned fund balance. She said if there were additional reserves that we had to make, that would impact what we talk
about as the unassigned fund balance of the 56 days. She said if we were setting aside more funds to cover those funds that require support from the general fund, than that takes away from the unassigned or claims and
judgements also takes away from the unassigned. She said even though revenues over expenditures might have been better than previous years, those requirements for reserves were also higher than previous years.

Deputy City Manager Hodge also pointed out that she has distributed the Management Letter that we have received to members of the Council, as well as her responses to the Management Letter. She said there were
four comments on the Management Letter, with one having to do with our Loan Program from Community Development Block Grant and the Home Program, and how we were recording the loan schedule. She said we
have a new Community Reinvestment Manager and that has been resolved. She said she has implemented quite a few new internal controls in the CDBG and Home Program; so, those spreadsheets have been created and
are being maintained appropriately.

She said the second item is a reporting issue on the Pension Investments; however, there is no impact to the Pension fund or how it was invested, but said it was how we reported accured interest.

Deputy City Manager Hodge said we had a new Financial Advisor during this fiscal year and said the reports were different from the previous fiscal year so there was some accured interest that was not reported
correctly, which has since been corrected, and we have made that adjustment.

Ms. Hodge said the next item is two-part, which has to do with monitoring grants and project compliance. She said this has to do with our GADOT Grants. She said the first item required us to have a site visit
from Historic Preservation when we were fifty percent complete. She said the Project Manager made numerous phone calls and emails to the person to come in to and make that site visit; however, they could never get a
response.

She said these particular projects did not have any historic signification, therefore, the Project Manager proceeded forward with the project until later on we realized that the person that was our contact was no longer with
the organization. She said none of the emails or phone calls were rejected and said there was just a mis-communication with Historic Preservation. She said they did come in at the end of the project and said there was no
issues.

Deputy City Manager Hodge said we tried to get them to come in at the 50% completion, but said we just couldn’t get in touch with them, but said that has been corrected.

She said the last item regarding an annual project letter, said that was a mis-communication with the auditors. She said we did have that letter and said the person that the auditor spoke with referred them to someone else
and somehow that was a mis-communication; however, that letter has been provided to the auditors as of last month and said that is no longer an issue.

Deputy City Manager Hodge then asked if there were any questions of the Council members, but there were none.

Mr. Larry Young said he would like to point out that this is the largest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that they have ever assisted in producing and said it has 184 pages. He said there is a lot of information
included, which also includes a management discussion and analysis that the Deputy City Manager provides with a lot of good information, as well as a lot of good statistical information included in the back of it.

Deputy City Manager Hodge said she would like to recognize Jodi Davis, our Accounting Manager who works really hard producing this document and managing the Accounting Division for the Finance
Department. She said she is going through some medical issues and has been out for a while, and asked that we keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

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REGIONAL PROSPERITY INITIATIVE:

Mr. Brian Anderson, President/CEO and Mr.Bill Murphy, Executive Vice President of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce came forward with an update on the Regional Prosperity Initiative.

Mr. Brian Anderson first came forward and stated that we are about three-fourths of the way complete with the prosperity initiative and said he would hope that you can benefit from the information that Mr. Murphy will share with you on this morning.

Mr. Bill Murphy then came forward and provided the following information, as outlined below in a power-point presentation. He said that the Greater Columbus Georgia Region has served as a model for public-private partnerships and regional economic and workforce development for more than 20 years.

The future ain’t what it used to be.
Yogi Berra


Why Now? – We’ve Changed as a Region.
Rather than a world in which places compete for business (and people follow), we will increasingly live in a world where places compete for talent (and businesses follow).”
The Young & Restless in a Knowledge Economy
CEOs for Cities Report

So “place” matters…

Theory of Change

Vibrancy Quality of Place Attraction & Retention of Talent

Economic Development


Mr. Murphy showed a chart outlining the population growth index from 1970 – 2013 (1970 =100). He also showed a chart of the population growth compared to other southeast without direct mainline interstate access.
He showed another chart of non-farm employment index January 2000 – February 2015 (Jan. 2000 = 100) He said over the last fifteen years, we have just recently, as of the end of last year reached the number of jobs we had in this community in 2000.

Mr. Murphy said we need to keep in mind that we went through two recessions, one the worst since the Great Recession , where we lost a lot of jobs; however, we were able to backfield many of those jobs. He said had it not been for some of the activity of our efforts to recruit new companies, we would be in a lot worst shape than we are today. He said that speaks to the kind of community we have been over the last 40 years.

Educational attainment by age Cohort 2013

Mr. Murphy said we also looked at things like education. He said while we are doing a very good job here in Muscogee County, and have seen an increase in our graduation rate; however, we are still challenged by the number of students graduating from college. He said we have a lot of people going to college, but we are not seeing them translate those into degrees.

After providing the information, as outlined above, Mr. Murphy then said, why are we undertaking this initiative and how do we structure this regional prosperity initiative. He then commended several organizations, who he said stepped up to help make this possible to include the Development Authority of Columbus, through the City of Columbus, the Chamber of Commerce, The Community Foundation, W. C. Bradley, Georgia Power and TSYS.

Mr. Murphy said this is a process and said he wants to make sure that everyone is clear about this. He said to be successful this is not just a start and end process, but it is something that is an ongoing process for our community. He said it is designed to create a sustainable prosperity for not just individuals, but our business community as well. He said it is really designed to realign and refocus our collective community and economic development efforts in the community, in a way that would make us more effective than we would be, if we were acting alone.

He then continued in his presentation and provided the following information, as outlined below.

What is the Regional Prosperity Plan? Mr. Murphy then went into some details in outlining the four stages of the process, which are outlined below.

Nine Key Takeaways
1. Population Trends: Slow Growth and Limited In-Migration
2. A Critical Need for Top Talent
Select Implications from the Research
Areas of Economic Activity
Finance & Insurance
Manufacturing
Business Support Services
Travel & Tourism
Fort Benning

Target Business Sectors
Insurance & Financial
Aeorspace
Call Centers
Financial Technology & Information Security
Automobile Parts
Shared Services

Mr. Murphy said their guiding principles in this entire effort was really about providing for prosperity for our communities and reducing poverty and improving the overall quality of life. He said under those,


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PUBLIC AGENDA

Mr. Robert Aron & Ms. Elica Ojeda, representing Tri-City Latino Festival, Re: Home for Good Donation was called up as the next order of business at the request of Mayor Tomlinson and then came forward and made a presentation of a donation to the Home for Good.
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PRESENTATIONS CONTINUED:

Ms. Marquetee McKnight came forward and said as you have heard from Mr. Bill Murphy of the Chamber, but said tis introduced Ms. Grace Perdomo, Zyscovich Architects came forward with a
presentation on the City Village Master Plan.

CITY VILLAGE Objectives & Process

In 2014, the City entered into this planning process from a position of advantage, largely the result of over 5 years of planning, coordinating and implementing strategies for Uptown and based upon the most recent Master Plan. THE WORK IN UPTOWN IS NOT FINISHED. UPTOWN CONTINUES TO EVOLVE.

Yet - there is an opportunity to leverage the successes in Uptown with a redevelopment strategy that allows the City’s planning and economic development efforts to continue upstream and complete the Riverwalk with the revitalization of City Village into a Riverfront in town community.

CITY VILLAGE Planning Goals & Objectives

1. Create a Vision that is unique to the City Village neighborhood and will serve as a road map for its revitalization.
2. Develop an Economic Development Plan that strikes a balance between future development expectations, City Village’s history and serves as a catalyst for on-going investment and revitalization within the broader Columbus area.
3. Create a Transportation & Multi-Modal Connectivity Plan that provides a hierarchical framework physical and visual connectivity to the River, Uptown, and surrounding areas
4. Provide for Design Standards that guide new development and redevelopment
5. Create a Framework for Conserving, Restoring and Preserving the natural, cultural, historic and architectural assets of the City Village community

CITY VILLAGE Work Plan

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

CITY VILLAGE Community Engagement Steering Committee & Community Stakeholders

Ms. Grace Perdomo, provided a list of the steering committee members that have been engaged in this process, as well as a listing of the community stakeholders.

She also provided photos from the various group and individual stakeholders meetings that were held on February 4 & 5, 2015, as well as the roundtable discussions and community meetings held on April 2 – 30, and June 29 and September 22, 2015. Included in those meetings were social service agencies, churches, neighborhood residents, universities, colleges, schools, Health/Hospitals, Developers, Real Estate, Investors, Non-profits, Community organizations, Arts-related or other groups, Govenrmental, Utility Providers, Corporations/Local Businesses/Area Employers/Chamber

VISION for City Village.... Perdomo,

City Village will leverage its locational attributes and natural character to foster economic development, cultivate an inclusive and diverse environment that attracts public and private investment, and lead as a model for successful urban redevelopment.

CCG and Historic Columbus Foundation aspire to the following by way of this Plan, listed in no particular order, all of equal importance:
• Create, Redevelop, Revitalize an IN-TOWN RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY that encourages mixeduse, mixed-income development, supports an inclusive and diverse community, and attracts participants in the creative (arts? tech?) industry • Redevelop the 2nd Avenue corridor as a gateway into Columbus • Leverage Uptown successes to engage educational institutions like CSU, Mercer, Columbus Technical College as well as area hospitals, foundations, corporations and other strategic partners in the redevelopment of the community • Attract talent to Columbus • Create jobs • Provide equitable opportunities for all Columbusians • Encourage targeted economic development to redevelop neighborhoods • Ensure environment where diverse group of residents and entrepreneurs can thrive • Be a national model for urban economic development


LONG TERM VISION for City Village....
VISION 2040: City Village is Columbus’ CREATIVE INTOWN DISTRICT The long term vision will be to create an urban mixed-use RIVERFRONT district featuring vibrant community uses and residential development in close proximity to Uptown Columbus. The district will also be a tourist destination for visitors throughout Columbus and the region related to whitewater rafting activities and other events including the ARTS.... Development will need to be jump-started by public investment and private developers’ interests and will occur incrementally....
Where is the Heart of the New City Village District? The “creative center” will be the redeveloped CITY MILL - or the redeveloped Chase Homes site. Over the long term, the area will become a destination with live/work places, residential of varying scale, and neighborhood-serving amenities.

Based on MARKET OPPORTUNITIES Key Findings

1. Housing Market: In City Village, there are two notable rental developments: Chase Homes represents a 108-unit housing development that is owned and operated by HACG; and, Johnston Mills 334 unit loft complex represents the complete redevelopment of a mill facility that was subsidized by Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) in 2002. Given site location, proximity to waterfront and widely available vacant land, opportunity to support +/- 150 new units of market rate multifamily housing units in the next 5 year period.
2. Mixed-Income Housing: One of the strongest opportunities to build on the housing market opportunity, realize volume of investment, and address the high concentration of poverty in City Village is to insure the development of mixed income housing which includes both market rate and affordable units. Opportunity to leverage the demand for 150 market rate units into total development of upwards of an additional 100 tax credit/affordable units as part of the same project.
3. Retail Market: Two key challenges affecting the viability of a commercial/retail development along the corridor from a market perspective, including: income levels within City Village and the broader surrounding retail trade area is quite modest and, therefore, provides limited support for retail of critical mass; and, 2nd Avenue is a primary artery serving Uptown from the north and, outside of peak traffic periods, it is regarded as more of an expressway than a local road. As a result, the opportunity for retail will likely be a mid- to longer term prospect, as new housing is added (or redeveloped) and the employment base increases.

Based on MARKET OPPORTUNITIES Key Findings

4. Office Market: The level of demand for office is encouraging, yet it encompasses the entire region and, given its composition of land to support professional office space, City Village is at a competitive disadvantage for private sector professional office space compared to Uptown, Mid-town, and many other areas throughout suburban Columbus. This is not to say, however, that small, professional office uses should not be evaluated for some of the commercial redevelopment proposed for 2nd Avenue. Institutional uses such as government and/or educational may very well also be an option for City Village.
5. Hotel / Hospitality Market: According to Smith Travel Research (STR)1, there are more than 5,000 hotel rooms within a 5+ mile radius of the Uptown Columbus area – including Phenix City. The hotel market is primarily driven by the military, business/event, and recreation/sports segments. Given its proximity to Uptown, and the fact that it serves as a strategic drop off point for Whitewater, the opportunity for a hotel (or some type lodging facility) is a natural consideration for City Village. However, the ability to encourage hotel development will require significant improvements (such as the relocation of the Georgia Power station) be made within the surrounding area to ensure it is compatible with this type of use.
Nonetheless the opportunity for a boutique hotel should be considered as part of the redevelopment options.

Ms. Grace Perdomo then identified STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES for investment and connectivity.

CITY VILLAGE Plan Strategies

Ms. Perdomo also went into some details in outlining the following four strategies as listed below, with regards to the strategies planned for City Village.

STRATEGY 1: Filling the Uptown to Bibb Village Gap - Weaving Together a Healthy Riverfront Community

STRATEGY 2: Embracing the Collaborative Economy - Cultivating Human and Social Capital

STRATEGY 3: Leveraging the Brand - Marketing Columbus and City Village

STRATEGY 4: Quality of Life - Highlighting Unique Character through Branding and Placemaking Opportunities CITY VILLAGE Plan Strategies

She also showed photos of what the area could possibly like look after it has been reformed and revitalized.

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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:

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

A Resolution (24-16) Establishing qualifying fees for county offices of the Consolidated Government to be filled in the 2016 elections.

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

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A Resolution (25-16) Of the Council giving preliminary authorization to pursue the issuance of Columbus, Georgia, Water and Sewerage Revenue Bonds, Series 2016, in accordance with the request of the Columbus, Georgia Board of Water Commissioners.

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

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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Mayor Tomlinson entertained a motion to go into executive session to discuss a Litigation matter. Councilor Huff made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a Litigation matter. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.

At 11:11 a.m., the Council adjourned its meeting to go into executive session. At 11:39 a.m., the meeting was reconvened.
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ADD-ON

THE FOLLOWING ADD-ON RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:__

A Resolution (26-16) – Approving a damage settlement in the amount of $262,500.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Buck being absent for the vote and Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

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

A Resolution (27-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to update the Memorandum of Understanding for the Fort Benning Road Transportation Enhancement Grant.

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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (28-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Water Works for needed utility relocation for the construction of the Follow Me Trail Bridge across Victory Drive.

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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (29-16) – Authorizing the Mayor to execute a five (5) year property lease renewal with Tower Development Corporation for the purpose of leasing space at the entrance of Shirley Winston Park to operate and maintain an existing telecommunications tower.

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 Barnes being absent from the meeting.

A Resolution (30-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a five (5) year property lease renewal with T-Mobile USA for the purpose of leasing space at 8889 River Road to operate and maintain an existing telecommunications tower.

Councilor Allen 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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (31-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a new Lease Agreement with the Columbus Sports Council for five additional years for use of office space at Golden Park.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (32-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to sign a lease renewal with Columbus Bank and Trust (CB&T) for the police precinct located at 4505 Buena Vista Road for $1 per year for a period of five (5) years.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (33-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to declare vacant property at 3645 St. Marys Road a/k/a 065 029 021, as surplus and authorize the sale of .27 acres +/- in accordance with 7-501 of the Columbus Charter.

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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (34-16) – Authorizing the acceptance of that portion of Pine Ridge Drive located in Section Seven, Turtle Creek on behalf of Columbus, Georgia.

Councilor Allen 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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (35-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to accept, on behalf of the District Attorney, a Grant of $5,000 from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, in cooperation with the Office For Victims of Crime, allocated in the FY17 Budget, to provide funding for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week events in the year 2016, and amend the Multi-Governmental by like amount.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (36-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to submit and accept, if awarded, a grant application, to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division, in the amount of up to $20,000 for the development of new design guidelines for the Uptown Columbus Area, Also known as the Uptown Fašade Board District, with a 40% cash match to be provided in total by the Historic Columbus Foundation, Inc. and to amend the multi-governmental fund by the amount of the award.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING SIX PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: ____ _____________

A Resolution (37-16) – Authorizing the execution of a Change Order 3 with McMath-Turner Construction Company (Columbus, GA) in the amount of $59,463.69 for the JR Allen off-ramp widening project.

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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (38-16) – Authorizing the purchase of the RouteMatch Mobile Data Management Module from RouteMatch Software, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) in the amount of $44,125.00.

Councilor Huff 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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (39-16) – Amending Resolution #440-13 (approved December 10, 2013) to change the name of one of the awarded vendors, Unisource Worldwide, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL) to Veritiv Operating Company (Jacksonville, FL), to continue providing custodial supplies.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (40-16) – Authorizing the declaration of one (1) Dodge Ram 150 Pickup Truck (Vehicle #521) as surplus, in accordance with Section 7-501
of the Charter of the Columbus Consolidated Government; and authorize the
donation of the surplus vehicle to the City of Woodland, Georgia.

Councilor Allen 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 from the meeting.
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A Resolution (41-16)– Authorizing the purchase of stream mitigation credits from Upatoi Creek Mitigation Bank, LLC in the amount of $10,351.00; and the Kolomoki Plantation/Kolomoki Farms, LLC in the amount of $10,351.00, to mitigate the impacts associated with the development of the South Lumpkin Multi-Use Trail (Follow M Trail).
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 Barnes being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (42-16)– Authorizing Change Order 1 with Aqua Design Systems (Fayetteville, GA) in the amount of $67,853.52 for outdoor pool repairs.

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 from the meeting.
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THE FOLL0WING UPDATES WERE PROVIDED ON THE CITY
MANAGER’S AGENDA:_________ ___________________

Ms. Pat Biegler, Director of Public Works came forward with an update regarding Facilities Maintenance.


INTEGRATED WASTE FUND – FLEET REPLACEMENT OPTIONS

FLEET REPLACEMENT

LEASE/PURCHASE PROGRAM

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8



Funding Needed Trucks/Equipment
$1,344,000 35-40
$2,295,000 21-29
$2,295,000
$2,295,000
$2,295,000
$2,295,000
$2,295,000
$2,295,000


FLEET REPLACEMENT

OPTION #1

OPTION #2

OPTION #3


ADDITONAL CONSIDERATIONS


CLOSURE AND POST CLOSURE
(Note: Not included in liability)

CLOSURE AND POST CLOSURE

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS – NOT FUNDED
Design and Construction of Phases 5-6 = $10 million (begins FY24)


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FINANCE/PAYROLL/BUDGET/HUMAN RESOURCES SYSTEM UPGRADE:___________________________________________________

Ms. Pam Hodge, Deputy City Manager, came forward and gave an update on the Technology and Finance, HR & Payroll system, and is outlined below.

CURRENT SYSTEM

CRITICAL ISSUE

OPTION 1

OPTION 2


OPTION 3

RECOMMENDATION


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Ms. Pam Hodge, Deputy City Manager came forward with an update on the Capital Projects.

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Ms. Pam Hodge, Deputy City Manager and Ms. Pat Biegler, Public Works Director came forward with an update on Integrated Waste Options.

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Dr. James Worsley, Director of Parks and Recreation came forward with an update on the Aquatic Center.
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THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION WAS DELAYED ON THE
CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:_________ __________ __

Insurance Service Organization (ISO)/Building Code Grading Effectiveness Schedule, Pam Hodge, Deputy City Manager and John Hudgison, Interim Inspections & Codes Director
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CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA:

DUE TO THERE NO LONGER BEING A QUORUM PRESENT, THOSE ITEMS LISTED ON THE CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA WAS DELAYED UNTIL THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING:____ __________

Due to the lack of a quorum, Mayor Tomlinson declared the meeting adjourned, with the time being 2:31 p.m., with Councilor Barnes being absent from the meeting and Councilors Allen, Buck Henderson and Huff having already left the meeting.



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