MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR SESSION
APRIL 22, 2014

The regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 5:35 P.M., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia. Honorable Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor, and Honorable Evelyn Turner Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem presiding.

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PRESENT: Present other than Mayor Tomlinson and Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh were Councilors, R. Gary Allen, Mike Baker, Jerry Barnes, Glenn Davis, Berry Henderson, Bruce Huff, Charles E. McDaniel, Jr., Judy W. Thomas, and Evelyn Woodson. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, Assistant City Attorney Clifton Fay, Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington, Deputy Clerk of Council Sandra Davis and Administrative Secretary Lindsey Glisson were also present.

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ABSENT: No one was absent.
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INVOCATION: Led by Pastor Marty Wynn, Pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church.
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PLEDGE: Led by the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus.
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CITY ATTORNEY'S AGENDA:

WITH THE COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY LADY COUGARS BASKETBALL TEAM STANDING AT THE COUNCIL TABLE, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND READ IN ITS ENTIRETY BY COUNCILOR THOMAS AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:___ ______________ ________

A Resolution (140-14) - Commending and congratulating the Columbus State University Lady Cougars basketball team upon recently winning the Peach Belt Conference tournament crown.

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


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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND WAS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (141-14) - Approving an Order from the Superior Court Judges of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit appointing the new Juvenile Court Judge and setting compensation for the three Juvenile Court Judges of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit.

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 for this meeting.


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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND WAS APPROVED ON SECOND READING:

An Ordinance (14-14) - Rezoning property located at the north portion of 918 15th Street (1415 10th Avenue), is proposed for rezoning from LMI (Light Manufacturing Industrial) to GC (General Commercial) Zoning District. The purpose of the rezoning is for business/professional office (tax and accounting) and auto/truck wash and detailing facility.


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

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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COLUMBUS CODE OF ORDINANCES WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND WAS APPROVED ON SECOND READING: ___

An Ordinance (14-15)- Amending Chapter 3 of the Columbus Code by revising provisions concerning locations of off-premises establishments, including retail near college or university campuses; by revising provisions related to on-premises alcohol sales at certain locations, including Sunday on-premises sales; and for other purposes.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present at the time.

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PUBLIC HEARINGS:

THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND WAS DELAYED ON FIRST READING:

An ordinance - Amending the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for Columbus, Georgia so as to establish an overlay district for Manchester Expressway. Recommended for approval by both the Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department.

Councilor Allen said he spoke with several individuals who are involved in this matter and the joint agreement is to delay this ordinance and allow the Planning Department to bring it back at a later date.

At this time, Councilor Allen made a motion to delay the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present at the time, with Councilor Barnes being absent for this vote.

City Attorney Clifton Fay said this item would be advertised again at a later date for a public hearing.

City Manager Hugley said he requested that staff delay this item in order to have an opportunity to bring it back to Council with a power point presentation.

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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND WAS INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:

An ordinance - Amending Chapter 2 of the Columbus Code so as to increase the number of directors of the Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia from seven to nine; and for other purposes.

Councilor Allen asked if the state law prohibits designating seats. City Attorney Fay said yes the state law preempts that and says you could appoint up to nine members at-large.

Councilor Allen asked does the state law address conflicts of interest for those board members who would have information where their main job would be in conflict.

City Attorney Fay said it’s addressed by the state ethics law to a certain degree, and it is also addressed by the Charter. He said this ordinance would not be effective until two weeks from now when the votes are taken.

Councilor Henderson said he would like to know what the Chamber’s opinion on expanding the board. He said they are the ones that focus the most on economic development.

City Attorney Fay said the Development Authority is not opposed to the change but we have not heard from the Chamber.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

City Attorney Fay said he would like to have an executive session at the end of tonight’s meeting to discuss some litigation matters.
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PUBLIC AGENDA:

MR. JACKSON TURNER, RE: POLICE OFFICERS’ PAY, POLITICS AND THE ADVERSE IMPACT IT HAS ON PUBLIC SAFETY: _________

Mr. Jackson Turner did not respond when called upon to address the Council.
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MR. RICHARD JESSIE, REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF INCARCERATION, RE: TRIAL PROCESSES, PRISON JOBS AND PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF UPCOMING TRIALS._ _______ _

Mr. Richard Jessie did not respond when called upon to address the Council. (See below for his late arrival)
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MR. NATHANIEL SANDERSON, RE: THE CLAFLIN BUILDING._ _
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MS. WALEISAH WILSON, REPRESENTING NEWLIFE-SECOND CHANCE OUTREACH, INC., RE: INFORMATION ON THIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION._______ __ __________________________

Ms. Waleisah Wilson came forward to provide the Mayor and Council with information regarding Newlife-Second Change Outreach, Inc. She said the mission of this organization is to keep the community safe by enhancing public safety and increasing the productivity of ex-offenders through work force development in an effort to reduce their chance of re-offending thereby reducing crime and recidivism. She said although crime rate has gone down in Columbus, it is still a problem. She said she feels that if you supply ex-offenders with productive things like education and jobs they tend to steer away from crime.

After several questions and comments from the Council, Ms. Wilson advised that there would be a Meet and Greet at the Library in the CB&T room, side B on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
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MS. ZERESH GOSHA, REPRESENTING ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, EPSILON ETA ZETA CHAPTER, RE: FINER WOMANHOOD SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON.__ _ __ ___________

Ms. Zeresh Gosha came forward to inform the Council of the Finer Womanhood Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Columbus Country Club. She advised that the guest speaker would be Ms. Marcetta Lee Esquire, Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. She said the purpose of the luncheon is to raise money to present scholarships to our local senior high school students.

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MR. RICHARD JESSIE, REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF INCARCERATION, RE: TRIAL PROCESSES, PRISON JOBS AND PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF UPCOMING TRIALS._ _____ ___________

Mr. Richard Jessie came forward and said he had come before the Council a little over 90 days ago in regards to the possibility of transitioning some of the prison jobs to paying jobs. He said he would like for the Council to consider some ways that this could be done. He said we have individuals that are incarcerated for an extended time without getting a trial date or docket call. He said some of these non-violent offenders cannot make their bond. He said there was a process that was developed back in November that would help individuals that have been locked up for that extended amount of time. He said he would like to see if a time frame could be set for this process to happen. He also said that there are individuals awaiting a court date but was never notified of the court date. He then requested that it be mandatory for court clerks to notify individuals of upcoming court dates.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh responded to the requests of Mr. Jessie in saying the Council has no authority over the court system.

City Attorney Clifton Fay also responded in saying the Council has no jurisdiction over the court system. He said this is all handled through the judicial process.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh advised Mr. Jessie to speak with Chief Judge McBride.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, HAVING BEEN INCLUDED WITH THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (142-14) - Endorsing the application of the Housing Authority of Columbus/Columbia Residential Partnership to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for Low-Income Tax Credits to construct Phase 2 - a multi-family community on the north side of current Booker T. Washington site (500 5th Avenue).

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 at the time, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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

A Resolution (143-14) - Authorizing to submit an application and, if approved, accept a GOHS grant for up to $8,000 (with no local match) from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety for the acquisition of one Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument for the Muscogee County Jail.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present at the time, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, HAVING BEEN INCLUDED WITH THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE
COUNCIL: A Resolution (144-14) - Authorizing a request to submit an application and, if approved, accept $26,043 in grant funds from the Corporation for National and Community Services to operate the RSVP Program for 2014-2015. Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present at the time, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.
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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AS DELAYED FROM THE MARCH 11, 2014 MEETING AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY_RESULTING IN AN INCONCLUSIVE VOTE: A Resolution – Authorizing a request to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to accept a High Priority Project (HPP) grant for $195,088.80 with a 20% local match of $48,772.80 for total grant amount of $243,861.60 for construction of restrooms on the River Walk under the Martin Memorial Bridge.

Councilor Henderson moved to adopt the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh.

Councilor Huff said he went down to take a look at the project and was a little disappointed at the work that had been done already. He said there are lights that have been installed and wiring put in place and Council has not yet voted on this project. He said he has been receiving a lot of phone calls because the money is not necessarily being matched for the restrooms as much as it is because it’s coming from the paving fund. He then said after we spend this money on this restroom facility, where will we replenish it from for the list of streets that we have to be repaved.

City Manager Hugley said we have money allocated for potholes and this money is not the money that is allocated for that purpose. He said we have money allocated through Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) and otherwise for resurfacing. He stated that this money is not impacting the resurfacing effort that we have going on.

Planning Director Rick Jones came forward to respond to some of the concerns of Councilor Huff. He said what you are seeing is the completion of the work on the actual bridge itself where the river walk will come underneath. He said we have not done anything or spent anything in the way of working on those restrooms. He said until we get direction from Council, we will not move any further. He said as to the wiring on the inside of the restroom, he is not sure of what is going on with that.

Councilor Huff said there is wiring in the restroom and he is just wondering what the wiring is leading to.

Councilor Thomas said several weeks ago there was quite a bit of rain and parts of the river walk flooded. She then asked did the area where the restrooms are to be constructed have any flooding.

Planning Director Jones said he could not answer that question, but he was told that this area would be beyond the flood plain itself. Deputy City Manager David Arrington indicated that this area did not flood.

Councilor Thomas said as she understands it, the maintenance of the restroom would fall under Parks and Recreation. City Manager Hugley said that would be correct because the rental of the bridge is going to fall under Parks and Recreation.

Councilor Thomas asked will the restrooms only be open during the rental of the bridge.

City Manger Hugley said he does not know the answer to that question, but he thinks it will be open just as the other restrooms. He said the restroom is primarily needed for the usage of the bridge itself. He said there are events that are taking place down there, and there is no restroom. He said the restroom would also be there to service those who are using the river walk as well.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh said there seems to be a number of streets where potholes are popping up, and she is aware that the rain has a lot to do with it. She said at one time, there was something that came out that was supposed to be a new way of filling potholes and the rain would not have that much of an impact on them.

City Manager Hugley responded by saying there is something that’s on the market but that is something that Donna Newman would have to respond to. He said obviously when you have a lot of rain, it has an impact on the roads and it creates more potholes. He said some potholes have been called in and some have not.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh said she recalls that several years ago the garbage truck drivers were supplied with radios and they were supposed to call in potholes.

City Manager Hugley said that is true and any vehicle that we have with radios, including public safety, should be calling them in.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh said we need to send out a memo to all employees, especially those with city vehicles, that they have a responsibility to call in once they see a pothole.

Mayor Tomlinson called attention to the motion that was previously made by Councilor Henderson to adopt the resolution, which was second by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and was an inconclusive vote for action with Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and Councilors Baker, Davis, Henderson and Woodson voting yes and Councilors Allen, Barnes, Huff and Thomas voting no, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

City Manager Hugley advised that this item would be brought back once ten Councilors are present.
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THE FOLLOWING THREE 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 BARNES, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE NINE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT FOR THIS MEETING, WITH COUNCILOR MCDANIEL BEING ABSENT FOR THIS VOTE: ____ _________ A Resolution (145-14) – Authorizing payment to Brasfield and Gorrie in the amount of $48,212.00 for the rehabilitation of the Ma Rainey House Balcony.

A Resolution (146-14) – Authorizing payment to Columbus Communications, in the amount of $31,944.00, for the annual maintenance agreement for the Police Department/E-911 Center’s Global Positioning System. The maintenance agreement will cover the period of May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.

A Resolution (147-14) – Authorizing the purchase of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) Equipment, supplies, related items/services from Fastenal via The Cooperative Purchasing Network, TCPN Contract #R4952. The items will be purchased by Public Works Department, Columbus Parks and Recreation Department and other departments, on an “as needed basis”. The term of the contract effective date is April 13, 2008 through March 31, 2015.

Councilor Woodson requested that Director Rick Jones make sure that North Lumpkin Road is on the list of areas on the plan for beautification.

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FINANCE REPORT:

Finance Director Pam Hodge came forward and presented the following:
(March 2014 Revenue Report)

She said for the other LOST we have collected $22.6 million in both the Public Safety and the infrastructure portions, 15.8 million on the Public Safety portion and 6.7 million on the infrastructure portion.

Operating funds of the General Fund: - 77.5% of the budget, up .97% after the same period of time last year.
Other LOST – up 1.69% compared to last year TSPLOST for the month of February – the collection for discretionary at $203,000. She said she has also included from the beginning of time for TSPLOST so the history would remain available. Collection for the first year on discretionary $2,422,000 and the collections for January and February are at $384,000 for TSPLOST. At this point there has been one project brought to Council for approval and that is the Boxwood Blvd. Bridge replacement at $680,000.

Councilor Huff said there have been many complaints that residents of District 3 have still yet to receive the large recycling carts though they were to be part of the test areas.

City Manager Hugley said we will take this as a referral and have Public Works Director Pat Beigler respond to this issue.
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CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE SUBMITTED AS INFORMATION TO THE MAYOR & COUNCIL BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON:________ __ ______________________________________

(1) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Board of Honor Recommendations.

(2) Letter from Ms. Elizabeth White, Re: The traffic at the school entrances and exits on Veterans Parkway.

(3) Resignation letter from Ms. Susan Lathan from her seat on the Pension Fund Employees Board of Trustees.

(4) Biographical Sketch of Mr. Zaki (Zak) Shahid, Councilor McDaniel’s nominee for the Community Development Advisory Council.

(5) Biographical Sketch of Mr. Russ Carreker, Councilor Henderson’s nominee for the Development Authority of Columbus.

(6) Biographical Sketch of Ms. Barbara Fortson, Councilor Davis’ nominee for the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL:_______________ ________________ Councilor Henderson made a motion that these minutes be received. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present at the time, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.
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BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Barbara Fortson was nominated to succeed Mr. William Hart on the Board of Zoning Appeals and she may now be confirmed.

Councilor Davis then made a motion that Ms. Barbara Fortson be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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BUILDING AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:

Clerk of Council Washington advised that Mr. Kel Jackson and Ms. Paula Johnson have been nominated to succeed themselves on the Building Authority of Columbus and they may now be confirmed.

Councilor Allen then made a motion that Mr. Kel Jackson and Ms. Paula Johnson be confirmed. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington advised that Councilor Baker is working on a replacement to fill the seat of Mr. Chuck H. McDaniel III. She pointed out that Ms. Gloria Enfinger is eligible to succeed herself. She advised that Ms. Andrea Franklin is not eligible to succeed herself; therefore a nominee is needed to fill her seat.

She then advised that Councilor McDaniel has nominated Mr. Zaki “Zak” Shahid to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Sally Haskins and he may now be confirmed.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then made a motion that Mr. Zaki “Zak” Shahid be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present for this meeting, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

Clerk of Council Washington advised that Ms. Claudya Muller had resigned her position on the Community Development Advisory Board; therefore a nominee is needed to fill her unexpired term. She then pointed out that Ms. Clementine Cochran is not eligible to succeed herself; therefore a nominee is need to fill her seat.


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THE FOLLOWING ADD-ON RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (148-14) - Appointing Mr. Daniel Hill to the Muscogee County Board of Tax Assessors.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution confirming Mr. Daniel Hill to the Muscogee County Board of Tax Assessors. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present at the time, with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.
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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:

Clerk of Council Washington advised that there are two nominees for the seat of Mr. Allen Taber: Mr. Russ Carreker and Mr. Karl Douglass. She advised that Ms. Becca Hardin has been nominated to replace Mr. Dick Ellis and at this time Councilor Davis also nominated Ms. Jackie Love to replace Mr. Ellis. Clerk of Council Washington said this item will be brought back at the next regular meeting.

Clerk of Council Washington pointed that Mr. James Yancey has been nominated to succeed himself and he can be confirmed.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then made a motion that Mr. James Yancey be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Clerk of Council Washington advised that the term of Ms. Saundra Green has expired and she is eligible to succeed herself on the Historic and Architectural Review Board.
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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington advised that Mr. John Loomis has resigned his position on the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission; therefore, a nominee is needed to fill his unexpired term.

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PENSION FUND, EMPLOYEE’S BOARD OF TRUSTEE:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Ms. Iris Jesse was nominated to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Susan Lathan on the Pension Fund, Employees Board of Trustee, and she may now be confirmed.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then made a motion that Ms. Iris Jesse be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Travis Chambers has been nominated to succeed himself on the Planning Advisory Commission and he may now be confirmed.

Councilor Henderson then made a motion that Mr. Travis Chambers be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Thomas and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.

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PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Willie Belfield, Jr. has been nominated to succeed himself on the Planning Advisory Commission and he may now be confirmed.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then made a motion that Mr. Willie Belfield, Jr. be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.
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THE MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AUTHORITY:

Clerk of Council Washington advised that Dr. Ronald Hudson has resigned his position on The Medical Center Hospital Authority; therefore a nominee is needed to fill his unexpired term. There were no nominations.
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TAXICAB COMMISSION

Clerk of Council Washington advised that Councilor Thomas has nominated Mr. Cola Ogookoya to fill the unexpired term of Mr. K. Matthew Probst. She said this item will be brought back during the next regular council meeting.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION:


Regarding an earlier request by City Attorney Clifton Fay, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion to allow the Council to go into an executive session to discuss litigation and lease of real estate and property disposal. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote.


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At 7:20 p.m. the regular session was adjourned to allow the Council to go into an executive session.

At 8:23 p.m. the meeting was called back to order, at which time, Mayor Tomlinson pointed out that the Council met in an executive session to discuss litigation, lease of real estate and property disposal, but no votes were taken.

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With there being no other business to come before the Council, Mayor Tomlinson then entertained a motion for adjournment. Councilor Allen so moved. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote, with the time of adjournment being 8:24 p.m.

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