REFERRALS FROM MAYOR & COUNCIL

COUNCIL MEETING OF OCTOBER 14, 2014

TO THE CITY MANAGER:

BLACKMON ROAD REZONING:

Have the staff to make sure that this rezoning ordinance is flagged so that if the owner of the property attempts to develop the property behind 7260, 7300, and 7400 Blackmon Road in the future, Council will be aware of the intentions of that property with this Ordinance. (Request of Councilor Henderson)
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REZONING NOTIFICATIONS:

During the discussions of the proposed rezoning of property located on Anglin Road, Valley Drive, and Claymore Road, it was brought to the attention of the Mayor and Council that residents of a group of condominiums in the area was not notified of the public hearing for this proposed rezoning. A request was then made for the Planning Department Director, Rick Jones, to look into this matter. (Request of Councilor Baker)

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After the notification issue was addressed, a request was made for this process to be investigated to find a better procedure to ensure that all property owners within 300 feet of a proposed rezoning of a property be notified accordingly. (Request of Mayor Tomlinson)
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FERAL CAT PROGRAM:

Ms. Sarah Rowe spoke to the Mayor and Council on the Public Agenda concerning the feral cat program the City of Columbus has in place and addressed her concerns surrounding this program; after which, a request was made to hold a Work Session in order for the Council to allow discussion whereas Council can hear from Ms. Rowe, as well as Public Works Director Pat Biegler on this issue. (Request of Councilor Allen)
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ABA’S NATIONAL PRO BONO WEEK:

Ms. Rhundine Nelson, of the Georgia Legal Services Program, presented information on the ABA’s National Pro Bono Week Celebration on the Public Agenda. A request for this information to be aired on CCG-TV was made. (Request of Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh)
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PROCLAMATION REQUEST:

During the discussion surrounding the ABA’s National Pro Bono Week Celebration on the Public Agenda, a request was made for a Proclamation expressing appreciation to the organization for their services to the community. (Request of Councilor Woodson)
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CHARGING STATION:

During the discussion regarding the approval of the grant application for funds from the Georgia Environmental Financial Association for the installation of a charging station located at 11th Street and Broadway., it was brought to the attention of Council that there will not be a fee charged for the utilization of this charging station. A request was then made for Deputy City Manager David Arrington to evaluate the possibility of charging a fee for this service seeing that the city will be responsible for the cost associated with it. (Request of Councilor Woodson)
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When the charging station is installed, a request was made to the staff that signage be included at the location notifying citizens that this service will be provided free of charge for the time being, but there may be a charge for the utilization in the future. (Request of Councilor Woodson)
Have the staff to do some research to determine if the Federal funded program is still in place to assist the city in the cost of the charging station. (Request of Councilor Davis)

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PUBLIC WORKS RECYCLING PROGRAM:

Public Works Director Pat Biegler gave an update on the city’s recycling program to the Mayor and Council, after which a request was made for Director Biegler to get in contact with Crime Prevention Director, Seth Brown, to get the information on the option of cart purchases out to neighborhood associations. (Request of Mayor Tomlinson)
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Have the staff to provide him with another recycling bin. (Request of Councilor Allen)

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BLACKMON ROAD TRAFFIC:

With the Council having received several concerns from the citizens concerning the traffic on Blackmon Road during the rezoning process; let’s have the staff to look at a traffic study to be conducted on this area to determine if Blackmon Road should be widened. (Request of Councilor Allen)

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TO THE CLERK OF COUNCIL:
NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE:

Have the Clerk of Council to send a list of possible dates for Council meetings to be held in the month of November due to the second Tuesday of the month being a holiday. (Request of Mayor Tomlinson)

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PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD:

As it relates to the open positions on the Personnel Review Board that were presented on the Clerk of Council’s Agenda, have the staff to provide information on whether or not nominees for this board must have a background in Human Resources. (Request of Councilor Thomas)

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Copies were submitted to the following on October 15, 2014:

Mayor Tomlinson
City Manager Hugley
City Attorney Fay



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