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

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 9, 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 and Judy W. Thomas. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay, Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington and Deputy Clerk of Council Lindsey Glisson were also present. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh took her seat at 9:05 a.m. Councilor Bruce Huff took his seat at 9:11 a.m. Councilor Evelyn Woodson took her seat at 9:13 a.m. Councilor R. Gary Allen took his seat at 9:18 a.m.
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ABSENT: Councilor Berry H. Henderson and Assistant City Attorney Lucy Sheftall were absent.
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INVOCATION: Offered by Pastor Curtis Crocker of Metropolitan Baptist Church.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by the students from Rigdon Road Elementary School.
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MAYOR’S AGENDA:

PROCLAMATIONS:

With employees of Valley Healthcare System standing at the Council table, Mayor Tomlinson read a proclamation, proclaiming August 7-13, 2016, as “Community Health Center Week”, in Columbus, Georgia.
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PRESENTATIONS:

Ms. Rebecca Myers, Forensic Auditor came forward to present the
Mayor and Council with the Transition Audit Report for the Inspections and
Codes Department.

Audit Request & Authorization

BACKGROUND & HISTORY
Audit Scope
A transition audit is used to assess the state of the department, and includes
the following: A transition audit is NOT an audit of the new Director, John Hudgison.

Audit Process
Management supervision
Audit Findings

Recommendations
Recommendations
Personnel
Recommendations
Print shop
Recommendations
Management response
After the conclusion of her presentation, Ms. Myers then responded to questions of the Council.

Councilor Thomas asked, is there oversite by the Finance Department when vendors are paid.

Ms. Myers stated that it was one item on a renewal of a membership and it is very common for memberships to try and include PACT contributions.

Councilor Thomas stated that Inspections and Code have drivers that have to take training, but wants to know if that policy is being passed on to all of the departments.

City Manager Hugley stated that the training usually happens around the driver’s anniversary.

Councilor Thomas also asked was the mandatory vacation leave a city wide policy.

Ms. Myers stated that yes, this is a City policy and that the drivers have to take a week off so that someone else can do their job, because this is when fraud is caught.
Councilor Davis stated that when we talk about vehicle maintenance and vehicle logs, will we have someone send out a city-wide email so that we can make sure that everyone is up on the policies.

City Manager Hugley stated that he will make sure that it is done.
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TRANSITIATIONAL AUDIT REQUEST:

Mr. John Redmond, Internal Auditor came forward to request authorization for transition audits for METRA and the Parks & Recreation Department.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion to approve the request. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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MINUTES: Minutes of the April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 21 & July 12, 2016 Executive Sessions of the Consolidated Government were submitted and approved upon the adoption of a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL ON SECOND READING:

An Ordinance (16-33) – Amending the Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 so as to appropriate and account for the payment of legal fees and expenses provided to the Muscogee County Sheriff in the case of Darr v. Columbus; and for other purposes.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (281-16) – Expressing appreciation to the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and the citizens of Adams County, Colorado upon their generosity for funding and voting equipment to the Office of Elections and Registration.

Nancy Boren, Elections Superintendent stated that in September the State Election Board in Atlanta passed a resolution stating that you would get equipment from jurisdiction from out of that state of Georgia if the uniform voting system is the same.

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 Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ADD-ON RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: ______________________________________________

A Resolution (282-16) – Approving a partial refund to the Medical Center Hospital Authority in the amount of $1,388,710.86.

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 Henderson being absent from the meeting.

Councilor Woodson stated that she would like to have a work session to discuss the amount of signs that convenient stores are putting up.
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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. CHRISTOPHER S. REYES, RE: FLOODING ISSUE:

Mr. Christopher S. Reyes, 7200 Springbrook Drive came forward and
stated that from the development of the neighborhoods up stream he is losing an average of 1.5 feet of land from erosion. He said he would like for the Council to ask the developer to build him a 400x14 foot sea wall. Mayor Tomlinson stated that prior to any development the City has many analysis that are done prior to and would make sure that none of the existing homeowner are to be effected. Councilor Allen asked the City Attorney if Council has leverage to make the developer build a retention pond. City Attorney Fay stated no, unless the developer was applying for a zoning variance that the Council could condition. Mr. Reyes stated that he would like Council to assist him with applying for a FEMA mitigation grant so that he could get the sea wall built.
Councilor Allen stated that Council, as a body, does not have the education to make that call right now, but would get with Engineering and get further information. Councilor Woodson stated that if you got cited for the water affecting your neighbor’s property, why wouldn’t the developer get cited also. Engineering Director Donna Newman stated that the difference is Mr. Reyes redirected the water to his neighbor’s property, and with the developer that is the waters natural run-off path. Councilor Woodson asked, who owns the water flow that goes through his property.

Director Newman stated that no one owns the water, but they own the property. Councilor Huff asked that if once this is all said and done and the developer leaves and Mr. Reyes was in fact correct, does the city take any blame on this. Director Newman responded that Mr. Reyes can take action against the developer for a civil lawsuit at any time. *** *** *** DR. RAHEEM ALI GARDNER, REPRESENTING COLUMBUS KARATE ACADEMY, RE: THE ACADEMY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:________________________________________ Dr. Raheem Ali Gardner, representing Columbus Karate Academy, came forward and provided the Mayor and Council with some photos of The Academy’s Accomplishments. He also gave some background information on himself and his Karate Academy. He stated that his team is on the US National Team. He said he just wanted to come down and share this information with the Council so that they can see what the Karate Academy is doing, not only in Columbus, but also International, as well.

Mayor Tomlinson said we could have Dr. Gardner to come back on the 1st Tuesday of next month to the Proclamation Session so that we can honor them with a proclamation.

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MR. BERT COKER, RE: TAX FREEZE AND GARBAGE COLLECTION FEES:_________________________________________

Mr. Bert Coker, came forward to speak to the subject of the Tax Freeze and Garbage Collection Fees. He stated that when he spoke to Pat Beigler he was told that there would not be an increase in the garbage fee.
Mr. Coker also made some comments regarding the Tax Freeze and the attempts that are being made to Thaw the Freeze. City Manager Hugley invited Mr. Coker to come back to the August 23rd meeting when they would be discussing the garbage pickup and he could have all his questions answered at that time.
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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 (283-16)- Authorizing the City Manager to proceed with executing and funding the pre-construction requirements for road improvement, safety, and alternative transportation projects totaling $16,525,000 funded through the Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST), Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) discretionary funds, or State of Georgia, Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants (LMIG) and m230, and paving fund to include right of way acquisition, permanent and temporary construction easements, utility relocation, environmental mitigation and other necessary agreements to prepare the projects for construction.

Councilor Thomas asked, does the funding for these projects fall over multiple years.

City Manager Hugley stated, yes the funding does go over more than one year.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Allen being absent for the vote and Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (284-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to acquire the properties located at 2100, 2102, 2200, and 2210 Cusseta Road and 2111 N. Andrews Circle in the amount of $365,800 for the continued redevelopment of the Enterprise Zone.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution(285-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a lease agreement with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia to lease the building at 1807 17th Street for $1 per year for a period of twenty (20) years.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (286-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to quit claim the properties located at 601, 605, 607, 609, 611 Veterans Parkway and 309 and 315 6th Street to Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. per Resolution 38-14 for the administration of an owner-occupied rehabilitation program.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (287-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an amended Memorandum of Understanding with Historic Westville, Inc., to extend the time frame to begin normal operations of the living history museum by an additional one (1) year, and to revise language within the MOA which will allow Historic Westville, Inc. to relocate as planned and be successful in completing the requirements of the MOA.

City Manager Hugley stated that in the original agreement Westville was not allowed to use the property as collateral, but now in the revised agreement they are allowed to use Tract A as collateral.

Councilor Davis said he wants to know if there is a clause in the contract stating that the City can use a developer to open an RV park.

City Attorney Fay stated that we could tweak the contract to say that, that is something that could be put into the contract.

Community Reinvestment Director Laura Johnson stated that is something that could be done, and said they could add a deadline into the clause so if they are not done that could happen.

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 Henderson 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 PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR WOODSON AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ALLEN, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE NINE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT, WITH COUNCILOR HENDERSON BEING ABSENT FROM THE MEETING: _

A Resolution (288-16) – Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Alexander Contracting Company, Inc. (Fortson, GA) for the Forrest Road Improvements project in the amount of $6,545,521.32. The scope of work includes widening 2.21 miles of Forrest Road, from Floyd Road to Schatulga Road.

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A Resolution (289-16) – Authorizing the purchase of protective fire clothing from NAFECO (Decatur, GA) for the estimated annual contract value of $50,252.70. The protective fire clothing, which includes protective coats, protective pants, suspenders, hood and gloves will be ordered on an “as needed basis” and utilized by Fire/EMS.
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A Resolution (290-16) – Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA) for Phase II of the South Lumpkin Trail in the amount of $2,183,888.25.

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A Resolution (291-16) – Authorizing payment to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, in the amount of $31,292.04, for annual assessment dues.

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A Resolution (292-16) – Authorizing the purchase of additional voice over IP licensing from CPAK Technology (Lagrange, GA) in the amount of $46,875.00, by cooperative purchase via Georgia Statewide Contract, #99999-SPD-T20120501-0006.
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A Resolution (293-16)– Authorizing payment to IBM Corporation for the software lease for the Mainframe Operating System, at approximately $121,000.00 per year, which equates to a total cost of approximately $605,000.00 over the next five years. Payments will be made quarterly beginning July 1, 2016 through July 31, 2021.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION ON A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR WOODSON AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ALLEN, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE NINE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT WITH COUNCILOR HENDERSON BEING ABSENT FROM THE MEETING: _

A Resolution (294-16) – Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Scott Bridge Company, Inc. (Opelika, AL) for the Bibb Mill Riverwalk.

Councilor Davis said since we are using the Contractor At Risk project, does that mean that we will stay within the budget that we approve today.

City Manager Hugley stated that we believe that we can work within the money that we have, and if an issue does arise the Deputy City Manager has already identified some paving funds to cover that.
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A Resolution (295-16) – Authorizing the execution of a construction contract, using the Construction Management/General Contractor At Risk project delivery method, with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA) for the City Mill Riverwalk.
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THE FOLLOWING PURCHASING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:____________________________

A Resolution (296-16) – Authorizing the execution of Change Order 2 for the Veterans Parkway and Double Churches Road Intersection Improvements project with C. W. Matthews Contracting Company, Inc. (Marietta, GA) in the amount of $182,429.03.

Council Davis stated that he had been getting emails from citizens stating that they wanted to know why the lanes were being blocked off, but they were not in use.

Director Hudginson stated that those lanes are blocked off and not in use because they do not have a turn signal in them.
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THE FOLLOWING UPDATES WERE PROVIDED ON THE CITY
MANAGER’S AGENDA:_________ ___________________

Ms. Laura Johnson, Community Reinvestment Director came forward and presented a brief power-point presentation and gave an update on the Westville project.

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BREATHE COLUMBUS:

Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin came forward and provided the Mayor and Council with information regarding Breathe Easy Columbus.

Ms. Goodwin stated that the Georgia Smoke Free Act first came into play
in 2005. She pointed out that CCG employees have to go off the campus to smoke. She said they are not allowed to smoke in the parking garage nor in their vehicles either.

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FY-16 BUDGET OVERAGES:

Deputy City Manager Pam Hodge came forward to provide the Mayor and Council with a follow-up on the FY16 Budget Overages.

She stated that the Sheriff’s office has overages, Trinity Food services and Outside medical also has been calling looking for payment from May and June services.

City Manager Hugley stated that when the amended budget comes back in October all of the overages will be added into that amount.

Councilor Thomas then asked, if we have received an invoice from CHC
from the third or fourth quarter of FY15

Deputy City Manager Hodge stated that no, we have not received an invoice yet and that was a concern that was brought up in the letter that was sent to them by Assistant City Attorney Sheftall.

Councilor Thomas said she would like some type of clause in the contract stating that if we do not receive an invoice in a certain amount of time that their payment would be cut.

Councilor Allen stated that he would like the Finance Department to look into the Insurance reimbursement rates and make sure that it’s being done on the Medicaid rates.

Councilor Thomas also asked, how much was the overage in the Marshal’s Office.

Deputy City Manager Hodge stated that the Marshal’s Office was over budget $9,156.78, but with the Municipal Court Judge and Municipal Clerk both being under budget, we could use the money from the Municipal Clerk to cover the overages as one option.

Councilor Davis stated that the Council has requested to have the Internal Auditor come into these departments to see what is going on, since they are stating that they are being under funded, but if we are not allowed to audit them to see what is going on; then our hands are tied.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that the Council has the ability to remove/defund a Deputy position that has been in question, but the Deputy City Manager will let us know about that.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh stated that when the OLOST was done, the Marshal’s Office was promised a certain number of deputies, and she would like to know how many he had before the OLOST was put into place.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that the third party vendors would be paid.

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HEALTHCARE UPDATE:

Ms. Reather Hollowell, Human Resources Director came forward with an update on Healthcare and provided the following information, as outlined below.
2017 Action Plan







Columbus Consolidated Government
Health Insurance Premium Rates – Effective January 1, 2017
Active Employee Contributions at 30%
2% COLA Increase Effective January 1, 2017
2016 Current
HWC Biweekly
2016 Current POS/PPO Biweekly
2016 Current
HMO Biweekly
2017 Proposed
Silver Plan Biweekly
Employee
$59.65
$65.69
$71.02
$73.03
Employee +Spouse
$112.14
$123.49
$133.51
$137.29
Employee + Child(ren)
$104.39
$114.85
$124.28
$127.82
Employee + Family
$165.23
$181.95
$196.72
$202.31
2016 Current
HWC Biweekly
2016 Current POS/PPO Biweekly
2016 Current
HMO
Biweekly
2017 Proposed
Gold Plan Biweekly
Employee
$59.65
$65.69
$71.02
$104.65
Employee +Spouse
$112.14
$123.49
$133.51
$196.74
Employee + Child(ren)
$104.39
$114.85
$124.28
$183.16
Employee + Family
$165.23
$181.95
$196.72
$289.90

Columbus Consolidated Government
Health Insurance Premium Rates – Effective January 1, 2017
Pre-65 Retiree Contributions at 50% Retiree, 20% Dependents
2016 Current
HWC Monthly
2016 Current POS/PPO Monthly
2016 Current
HMO Monthly
2017 Proposed
Silver Plan Monthly
Employee
$215.40
$228.49
$240.04
$263.72
Employee +Spouse
$566.94
$591.52
$613.24
$793.26
Employee + Child(ren)
$527.74
$550.63
$570.85
$738.53
Employee + Family
$838.34
$871.57
$903.56
$1,168.90
.25% COLA Increase Effective January 1, 2017

2016 Current
HWC Monthly
2016 Current POS/PPO Monthly
2016 Current
HMO Monthly
2017 Proposed
Gold Plan Monthly
Employee
$215.40
$228.49
$240.04
$332.23
Employee +Spouse
$566.94
$591.52
$613.24
$922.06
Employee + Child(ren)
$527.74
$550.63
$570.85
$858.42
Employee + Family
$838.34
$871.57
$903.56
$1,358.67

Plan Provisions
2016 HWC (Health & Wellness Center)
2016 HMO
2016 POS/PPO
2017 SILVER
2017 GOLD
Coverage Tier
Emp Only $59.65
Emp/Spouse $112.14
Emp/Children $104.39
Family $165.23
Emp Only $71.02
Emp/Spouse $133.51
Emp/Children $124.28
Family $196.72
Emp Only $65.69
Emp/Spouse $123.49
Emp/Children $114.95
Family $181.95
Emp Only $73.03
Emp/Spouse $137.29
Emp/Children $127.82
Family $202.31
Emp Only $104.65
Emp/Spouse $196.74
Emp/Children $183.16
Family $289.90
Lifetime Maximum
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Deductible (individual/family)
$500/$1000
$1000/$2000
$1000/$2000
$2000/$4000
$1000/$2000
Annual Out of Pocket Maximum
$1000/$2000
$6350/$12,700
$6350/$12,700
$6350/$12,700
$6350/$12,700
Coinsurance
90%
90%
80%
80%
90%
Immunizations
100% (no copay)
100% (no copay)
100% (no copay)
100% (no copay)
100% (no copay)
Primary Care
$50 (free at HWC)
$20
$30
$30
$20
Specialist
$20 (with HWC referral; $50 with no HWC referral
$30
$40
$40
$30
Pediatrician Office Visit
$20
$20
$20
$30
$20
Hospital/Inpatient Services
10% after deductible
10% after deductible
20% after deductible
20% after deductible
10% after deductible
Emergency Room (waived if admitted)
$150 copay
$150 copay
$150 copay
$200 copay
$150 copay
Urgent Care
$20
$30
$30
$40
$40
Travel & Out of the Area Benefits
Nationwide, no referral needed
Emergency care only
outside of GA
Nationwide, no referral needed
Nationwide, no referral needed
Nationwide, no referral needed
Chiropractic Services
20% Coinsurance
Not covered
20% Coinsurance
20% Coinsurance
10% Coinsurance
Plan Provisions
      2016 HWC (Health & Wellness Center)
2016 HMO2016 POS/PPO2017 SILVER2017 GOLD
Rehabilitation Services20% Coinsurance$20 Copay/Visit20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Skilled Nursing Care20% CoinsuranceNo Charge20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Medical Expenses outside of plan network40% CoinsuranceNot covered40% Coinsurance40% Coinsurance30% Coinsurance
Mental/Behavioral Health Outpatient Services20% CoinsuranceNo Charge20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Mental/Behavioral Health Inpatient Services20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Substance Abuse Disorder Outpatient Services20% CoinsuranceNo Charge20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Substance Abuse Disorder Inpatient Services20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Prenatal and postnatal care$100 Copay/ applies to first visit only$30 Copay/ applies to first visit only$100 Copay/ applies to first visit only$100 Copay/ applies to first visit only$100 Copay/ applies to first visit only
Home Health Care$30/Copay/VisitNo Charge$30/Copay/Visit$30/Copay/Visit$30/Copay/Visit
Durable Medical Equipment20% CoinsuranceNo Charge20% Coinsurance20% Coinsurance10% Coinsurance
Prescription Drugs (30 day supply)Free at HWC, $20 Generic, $40 Brand, $60 Non-formulary$20 Generic, $40 Brand, $60 Non-formulary$20 Generic, $40 Brand, $60 Non-formularyFree at HWC, $20 Generic, $40 Brand, $60 Non-formularyFree at HWC, $20 Generic, $40 Brand, $60 Non-formulary
Prescription Mail Order (90 day supply)$40 Generic, $80 Brand, $120 Non-Formulary$40 Generic, $80 Brand, $120 Non-Formulary$40 Generic, $80 Brand, $120 Non-Formulary$40 Generic, $80 Brand, $120 Non-Formulary$40 Generic, $80 Brand, $120 Non-Formulary
MEDICAL PLANS COMPARISON
Wellness Incentive
Incentive Option Recommendation:
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Credits for compliance (or HRA Dollars)
Receive $500 HRA credit for compliance
$100 for Health Risk Assessment
$200 for Biometric Screening
$200 for Coaching if High Risk, Automatically Received if not High Risk
Used to offset deductible
Compliance
Complete biometric screening
Complete Health Risk Assessment
If deemed high risk, must see health coach until released
For 2017 will only apply to employees, not spouses

Applies to both Silver and Gold Plans

After the conclusion of her presentation, Ms. Hollowell then responded to several questions of the Mayor & 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: Animal Control Advisory Board.

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

(3) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Columbus Ironworks Convention & Trade Center Authority.

(4) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Public Safety Advisory Council.

(5) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Uptown Fašade Board.

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PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted an email correspondence from Ms. Debbie Gasaway advising that Ms. Agnes Evans and Ms. Lavern Brown has resigned their seats on the Public Safety Advisory Commission.

Councilor Allen moved the resignations be received with regrets and thanks for their service. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL:________ _____ Board of Tax Assessors, 26-16 & 27-16.
Housing Authority of Columbus, June 15, 2016.
Land Bank Authority, June 1, 2016.
Recreation Advisory Board, July 27, 2016.

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

BOARD OF FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Barnes has nominated Ms. Judith Lopez to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Toni Nelson Huff who has resigned from the board and advised that she may now be confirmed. Councilor Barnes so moved. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.
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CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Woodson is still working on a replacement for someone to fill the expired term of Mr. Jim Irwin on the Civic Center Advisory Board.

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COLUMBUS AQUATICS COMMISSION:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that we are still waiting to hear back from the Columbus Hurricanes regarding their representative on this new Commission.

She also pointed out that Mr. Rick Cravens and Coach Bobby Howard have been nominated for the two new positions on the Columbus Aquatics Commission and that they may now be confirmed. Councilor Allen so moved. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.

Clerk of Council Washington further pointed out that Councilor Garrett is nominating Ms. Cara Ibrahim for the other new position on this Commission and that she will bring it back at the next meeting for confirmation.
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COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CULTURAL LIAISON ENCOUNTERS (C.I.R.C.L.E.):_____________

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Woodson has
nominated Ms. Alia Azhar Teetshorn to fill the seat of Mr. Pedro Diaz-Agosto, whose seat was declared vacant and that she may now be confirmed.

Councilor Allen moved confirmation. Seconded by Councilor Thomas and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Jack Hayes, who represents Council District 2 on the Community Development Advisory Commission is not eligible to succeed himself and that Councilor Davis is working on a replacement for this seat.
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HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:

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

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Henry Dixon has been nominated by Councilor Henderson to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Dale Williams on the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission and that he may now be confirmed. Councilor Baker so moved. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent.

She further pointed out that Councilor Allen is working on a replacement for someone to fill the unexpired term of Ms. S. Carol Ridley, who has resigned from her seat on the board.
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TREE BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Glenda Culpepper has resigned from her seat on the Tree Board and that the Council needs to nominate someone for this seat.
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VALLEY PARTNERSHIP JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:________________________________________________

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mr. Tyler Townsend has resigned from his seat on the Valley Partnership Joint Development Authority and that Council will need to nominate someone else for this positon.
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YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that we still need the nominee for Council District Ten for the Youth Advisory Commission.

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

A Resolution (297-16) – Excusing Councilor Berry H. Henderson from the August 9, 2016 Council Meeting.

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

Mayor Tomlinson entertained a motion to go into an executive session to discuss a litigation and personnel matter. Councilor Allen made a motion to go into executive session to discuss a litigation and personnel matter. Seconded by Councilor Thomas and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting.

At 1:33 p.m., the Council adjourned its meeting to go into executive session. At 2:46 p .m. the meeting was reconvened with Mayor Tomlinson pointing out that the Council met in an executive session to discuss a litigation and personnel matter, but there were no votes taken.
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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 nine members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent from the meeting, with the time being 2:47 p.m.



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