MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY23, 2016

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, February 23, 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, Jerry Barnes, Tom B. Buck III, Glenn Davis, Berry H. Henderson, Bruce Huff, and Judy W. Thomas. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay and Assistant City Attorney Lucy Sheftall, Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington and Deputy Clerk of Council Lindsey Glisson were also present. Councilor Evelyn Woodson took her seat at 5:38 P.m.
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ABSENT: No one was absent.
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INVOCATION: Lead by Pastor Lowell Cliatt of the Tree of Life Center.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Students of Reese Road
Leadership Academy.
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REQUEST:

Mr. John Redmond, Internal Auditor came forward and made a request to conduct a special audit of the sanitation vehicles in the Public Works Department.

Councilor Davis made a motion to approve Mr. Redmond’s request for a special audit of sanitation vehicles. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present, with Councilor Woodson being absent for the vote.
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INTRODUCTION:

Mr. John Redmond, Internal Auditor took the time to introduce to the Mayor and Council, the new Forensic Auditor, Ms. Rebecca Myers.
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PRESENTATION:

Mr. John Redmond, Internal Auditor also provided the Mayor and Council with an audit report on the Columbus Hospital Authority. The audit included the following information, as outlined below.

Limited Scope Audit Of Columbus Hospital Authority

Audit Request & Authorization
Request for audit was made by Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
Authorized by the Columbus Hospital Authority Board on July 28, 2015.
Approved by City Council on July 28, 2015.

BACKGROUND & HISTORY
The Columbus Hospital Authority (the “Authority”) was created by the Columbus City Council in 1968.
The Authority is a component of the City.
The Authority currently operates:
Muscogee Manor and Rehabilitation Center (a 170-bed long-term care facility)
Orchard View Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center (a 200-bed long-term care facility)
Azalea Trace Nursing Center (a 110-bed long-term care facility)
Cobis Personal Care Home (a 100-bed assisted living facility)
Muscogee Home Health (a home health agency)
Prior to the acquisitions of Azalea Trace and Hamilton House the Authority held Certificate of Need (CON) for 242 long-term care beds. The acquisition provide an additional 238 long-term care beds for a total of 480, approximately doubling the size of their enterprise.
In May 2015, Hamilton House was closed and its bed allocations were relocated with the opening of Orchard view.
Two parcels of land were purchased as potential sites for replacement facilities.
The Authority’s 2014 Financial Statements were submitted late due to unforeseen circumstances and opportunities.
As a composite unit of the City the Authority’s financial statements are required to be combined with those of the City for reporting purposes.
The State of Georgia requires that the City’s financial statements be submitted to the State within 6 months of fiscal year ends.

Audit Scope
The audit was limited to two specific areas of concern:
The timely reporting of the Authority’s financial statements to the City.
The Authority’s ability to service their bond obligation.
Audit Process
Developed a tailored audit program.
Reviewed prior years financial statements.
Held entrance conference with key executives of the Authority, discussing the concerns and how those concerns could be remedied for 2015 reporting.
Established a due date for the financial statements that would allow the City to consolidate reporting and satisfy State requirements.
Reviewed current year financial statements and performed ratio analysis to ensure adequacy of funding to service the bond obligation.
Conducted an exit conference with the Authority’s executives to review audit findings and obtain their input.

Audit Findings
The Authority’s audited financial statements were received on November 30, 2015 allowing adequate time for statement consolidation and state reporting.
The review of the Authority’s financial statements indicated more that adequate financial solvency and liquidity to meet its bond obligations.
The Orchard View facility is a state-of-the-art and efficient nursing facility that is competitive with long-term care facilities in the area.

After the conclusion of the presentation Mr. Redmond responded to questions from the Council

-----------------------------------*** *** ***-----------------------------------MINUTES: Minutes of the January 26, 2016 Council Meeting of the Council of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia was submitted and approved upon the adoption of a motion made by Councilor Allen. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those ten members of Council present for this meeting.
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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 (43-16) – Requesting that the local delegation to the Georgia General Assembly introduce the attached local legislation to eliminate the Columbus, Georgia Assessment Freeze for all homestead property acquisitions after January 1, 2017. Let a copy of this resolution be forwarded by the Clerk of Council to each member of the local delegation to the Georgia General Assembly.

City Attorney Clifton Fay introduced Mr. Chuck Palmer from the law firm Troutman Sanders.

Councilor Woodson stated that she wanted to make sure that the present property freeze that we have in place will not be removed correct? And once this goes to the ballot the citizen will vote on the new process, but it will not take away the old correct?

Mayor Tomlinson stated that is correct, so if you have the freeze you would keep it, but as of January 1 2017 new purchases will then go on a fair market value system. So in essence the freeze would be retired and no new purchases could get in.

Clifton Fay also stated that is correct. Any person who buys a homestead house after January 1, 2017 would not under the freeze system, but will be eligible for the same $13,500 exemption that they would have to apply for, but they would be assessed at fair market value.

Councilor Allen asked Mr. Palmer is the freeze either lifted or stays? Is that correct?

Mr. Palmer stated that yes, that is correct. The questions that will be presented to voters if this is to move forward will be whether to sunset or phase out purchases after 2017 would be subject to fair market value when calculating property taxes. But everyone who has their house would remain in the freeze.

Councilor Allen asked how this language assures homeowner that if this is to pass that they will not have their home tax increased.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that the Legislative Council recommend that we not go with the language of repeal and replace. But continue on with sun setting it for future purchases.

Councilor Allen stated that initially that the public would be given a $6500 increase in their homestead value exemption. So if this passes I’m guessing that there will be some type of education process for the public on this process.

Mr. Palmer stated that is correct. Legislative Council said that, that was too many question to have to present to the voters.

Councilor Allen asked Mr. Palmer was the $6500 question put in the first draft?

City Attorney Clifton Fay said no, it came here for approval first, then it went straight up to the Legislative Delegation, they took it and discussed it with Legislative Council then they said they had concerns about it.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that the Legislative Council is the attorneys for the Legislative Council so they do not answer questions or give advice or opinions to people who are not members of the delegation.

Council Davis asked when is the last day for a bill to be signed.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley stated that you have 30 days, but local Legislation can still have things sent up after that.

Councilor Davis asked Mayor Tomlinson, from this point what can the citizens except regarding information with the freeze from now till November.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that they will have continued education.


After much discussion Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried by a vote of nine to one with Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and Councilors Allen, Baker, Barnes, Buck, Davis, Henderson, Thomas and Woodson voting yes and Councilor Huff voting no.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:_ ___

An Ordinance (16-3) – Rezoning property located at 8692 Veterans Parkway from SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1) zoning district to NC (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district. (Owner: Linda E. Cooke) The proposed use is commercial retail stores and coffee shop. The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommended approval.

Councilor Allen asked , with having this rezoned will that affect the future widening of Veterans Parkway?

Rick Jones stated that as of right now there have been no plans drawn up and it could possibly take two years, but there is still not guarantee.

Councilor Allen ask City Attorney whether or not if the State decided to widen the road would the City be responsible. And whether or not we need to have him sign a waiver so that we are not responsible in the future?

Clifton Faye stated that since the applicant is in agreement that we should get this amended to push this back 40 feet.



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An Ordinance (16-4) – Requesting to amend the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) by changing sections 3.2.72.K.1 (B) and adding Sections 3.2.72.O as well as Section 3.2.72.O.B. These changes will allow for concealed support structures designed for small cell technology to be placed within the public roads and /or right-of-way. The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommended approval
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PUBLIC AGENDA

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS APPEARED ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA AND SPOKE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER AS OUTLINED BELOW:__________________________________________
Linda Pierce wanted to let the citizens of Muscogee County know that they have the administrative right to appeal property assessments on their property.

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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION, AS LISTED ON THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA WAS CALLED UP AS THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS: _______________________________________________

PRESENTATION – ACQUATIC CENTER TASK FORCE:

Mr. Brian Abeyta, Co-Chair of the Columbus Aquatic Center Task Force came forward and presented an update on the Aquatic Center Task Force.

Mr. Abeyta stated that the Aquatic Center has a program called learn to swim for the schools in the Midtown area.
Task Force Members

} Brian Abeyta – Co-Chair - Corporate
} Rebecca Langford – Co-Chair – Muscogee Sports Special Olympics
} James Albright - Treasurer
} Jason Ball – Chattahoochee Triathlon Club
} Peter Bowden – Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau
} Sally Bradley – High School Coach
} Janet Bussey, PhD. - Senior Citizen and Community Rep
} Rad Mitchell – High School Coach
} Irene Pate – Recreation Advisory Board Chairperson
} Tom Queen – Public Sector
} Merri Sherman – Sports Council
} Jay Sparks – Brookstone School
} Steven Swinehart – Columbus Hurricanes
} Karen Waters – High School Coach
Mayor Tomlinson asked is it typical for a private company to do that kind of intensive programming or in other communities are they relying on their Parks and Recreation to take care of that.

Mr. Abeyta stated that he would suspect that the other cities would have a full time marketing person to take a look at these things. He also stated that if you have a third party run the facility that they should still have to work in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department, and also they need to have a Task Force member that would be working in conjunction with them as well.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley stated in regards to the vendor, they have had many RFP meetings, but at this point the vendor has been vetted through the identification committee, and are waiting for your approval.

Councilor Allen asked City Attorney what would have to happen if the Council wanted to form some type of authority.

Clifton Fay stated that all you have to do is set up a Board or Authority give it certain powers, then pass an ordinance.

Councilor Allen made a referral about having a Board or authority set up.

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The following presentation submitted by Deputy City Manager Pam Hodge
COLUMBUS AQUATIC CENTER –
RFP PROCESS


RFP issued - February 18, 2015
RFP proposals received - March 20, 2015
Committee Evaluation Meetings – April-July 2015
Vendor Presentations – August 2015
Committee voted to recommend highest ranked vendor – September 2015
Options submitted by highest ranked vendor – October 2015
Council presentations – November 2015 – present

City Manager Isaiah Hugley stated that the Trade Center also gets a beer tax which equals about $730,000 to $750,000 that is not shown.

Councilor Thomas stated now, do we cut the Civic 2% or do we cut them ¼%. These are the discussions that we need to have, but we also need to figure out if we cut these percentages what will be the affect later on.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley stated that the Civic Center is already being subsidized $300,000 in addition to the Hotel/ Motel tax from the general fund.

Councilor Allen and the entire body made a motion to come back and discuss option one with further information and the impact.

Councilor Davis asked what was the cost to run the pool for the last two months.

City Manager Isaiah Hugley stated that we do not have those documents with us tonight but we can get you an answer.

Councilor Davis said that maybe we should consider not putting the RFP out and look at some of the options on the table, and maybe budget and put our requirements out there and maybe someone will come and meet what we have established.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that the RFP had additional revenue that was stated in the PowerPoint presentation.

Councilor Davis stated that he is not convinced that we need all the personal cost around the pool, and he recommend that we not approve the proposal that is on the table, that we put out an RFP of what our specific expectations are and maybe we can do it for our budget.
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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: _

A Resolution (44-16) – Authorizing approval to grant an easement for use, access and construction to Neighborworks Columbus, located at 18 11th Street, onto the property located at 16 11th Street, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.

Councilor Huff asked what changes were being made, because he thought that they were going to be selling the property in the future.

City Manager Hugley stated that when Mabella’s opened they put in a freezer and it created an issue for Neighborworks from a safety issue, so they need an easement so they can put in a deck at the back door to solve this.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Buck being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (45-16) – Authorizing the acceptance of Mockernut Way located in Section Two, Hickory Grove on behalf of Columbus, Georgia.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes and Buck being absent for the vote.


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A Resolution (46-16) – Authorizing the Solicitor General to accept a VOCA Grant Award of $21,149 and approve funding of $5,287 from the Crime Victim Assistance surcharge fund to operate the Solicitor General's Victim Assistance Program for October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. Amend the Multi-Governmental Fund (216) to reflect these revenues and expenses.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

A Resolution (47-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to apply, accept, and approve a local match up to $500, if need, and amend the Multi-Governmental fund by the amount awarded up to $2,173 from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia Civic Affairs Foundation to fund a 2016 Summer Intern for the Community Reinvestment Division for ten weeks.

Councilor Thomas asked with the hiring of an intern is that in the Community Reinvestment office and not the Clerk’s office right.

City Manager Hugley stated, yes that would be in Community Reinvestment.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (48-16) – Authorizing the use of Salary Savings in the FY16 Fire/EMS Department budget to provide for furnishings and equipment at Fire Station #9 in the amount of $48,743.93.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

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

A Resolution (49-16) Authorizing the purchase of two (2) Peterbilt 337 cab & chassis for 7 yd dump trucks from Peterbilt of Albany (Albany, GA), at a unit price of $76,087.00, for a total price of $152,174.00; and the purchase of two (2) Godwin 300T truck bodies for 7 yd dump trucks from Transport Equipment Co. (Albany, GA), at a unit price of $14,577.00, for a total price of $29,154.00. The grand total for two (2) complete units is $181,328.00.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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THE FOLLOWING SIX PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEM TURNER PUGH AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR WOODSON, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE SEVEN MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT, WITH COUNCILORS BARNES, BUCK AND DAVIS BEING ABSENT FOR THE VOTE:__________ ______

A Resolution (50-16) – Approving the extension of the annual contract with The Overby Company (Columbus, GA) for the lease of color photocopiers at a reduced cost-per-copy rate of .006 for each black and white copy and .0609 for each color copy.

The adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by the Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (51-16) – Authorizing a contract amendment with Mullin & Lonergan Associates (Pittsburgh, PA) in the amount of $17,990.00 for an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

The adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by the Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (52-16) – Authorizing the purchase of new routers and switches from CPAK Technology Solutions (Lagrange, GA) in the amount of $30,736.40. The purchase will be made, by cooperative purchase, via Georgia Statewide Contract #99999-SPD-T20120501-0006, awarded to Cisco, for whom CPAK is an authorized partner.
The adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by the Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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A Resolution (53-16) – Authorizing the annual contract for the purchase of computer equipment and accessories, on an as needed basis, from Virtucom, Inc. (Norcross, GA). The purchase will be accomplished via Cooperative Purchase utilizing RFP No. 13-015, issued and awarded by the Muscogee County School District. The contract term will begin on the date of contract execution through June 30, 2019, with two optional one year extensions. The amount of the intended purchases shall not exceed the amount budgeted for various departments for computer equipment.

The adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by the Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

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A Resolution (54-16) – Authorizing the purchase of an E-One 1500 GPM Side Mount Rescue Pumper and loose equipment from Fireline, Inc. (Winder, GA), in the amount of $534,189.00.

The adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by the Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those seven members of council present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

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A Resolution (55-16) – Authorizing a five-month contract with Raymond James & Associates, Inc., a U.S. Securities & Exchange (SEC), Registered Investment Adviser, to provide Consulting Services for the Deferred Compensation Plan, in an amount not to exceed $5,000.

The adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by the Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those seven members of council present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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THE FOLLOWING UPDATES WERE PROVIDED ON THE CITY
MANAGER’S AGENDA:_________ ___________________

Deputy City Manager Pam Hodge came forward and provided the Mayor and Council with various Aquatic Center Options.

Councilor Huff made a motion to have all other presentation on the City Managers agenda be postponed to a later date. The vote was carried unanimously by those seven members of Council that were present, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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THE FOLL0WING UPDATES WERE DELAYED ON THE CITY
MANAGER’S AGENDA:_________ ___________________

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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: Development Authority of Columbus.

(2) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Employee Benefits Committee.

(3) Biographical sketch of Ms. SarahAnn Arcila, Councilor Allen’s nominee for Post 12 on the Commission on International Relations and Cultural Liaison Encounters (C.I.R.C.L.E.).

(4) Biographical sketch of Ms. Josina Pittman Greene, Uptown’s nominee for the seat of Mr. Fred Greene on the Uptown Façade Board.

(5) Biographical sketch of Mr. Brad Huff, the Tree Board’s recommendation for the seat of Chris Coakley.

(6) Biographical sketch of Ms. Cassie Renfrow, the Tree Board’s recommendation for the seat of Steve Smith.

(7) Biographical sketch of Mr. Heath Schondelmayer, Councilor Thomas’ nominee for the Development Authority of Columbus.

(8) Application from Rebecca Zajac to temporarily close 900 block of Broadway, northbound lane only, every Saturday from March 5 to December 31, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in connection with “Uptown Market Days on Broadway”.
(9) Application from Rebecca Zajac to temporarily close the Dillingham Street Bridge and Bay Avenue, from 10th Street to 11th Street, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in connection with “Uptown Color Me Rad”.

(10) Application from Rebecca Zajac to temporarily close the 1000 block of Broadway, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., in connection with “Uptown Urban Mountain Bike Race”.

(11) Application from Rebecca Zajac to temporarily close the northbound lane of the 1000 block of Broadway and 11th Street, from 1st Avenue to Broadway, on
(12) Application from Rebecca Zajac to temporarily close the Dillingham Street
Bridge, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in
connection with “Uptown Spring Food Truck Festival”.
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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:______ __ _____
A Resolution (56-16) – Excusing Councilor Barnes from the February 9, 2016
Council Meeting.
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Historic & Architectural Review Board

Clerk of Council Washington submitted a correspondence from Ms. Rebecca
Antrobius, resigning from her position on the Historic & Architectural Review Board.


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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL: _______ _____
Councilor Allen made a motion that these minutes be received. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.


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BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WERE APPOINTED AND/OR CONFIRMED TO THE FOLLOWING AUTHORITIES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AS OUTLINED BELOW:


BUILDING AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:


Kel Jackson (Councilor Allen’s nominee)
(Kel Jackson) SD-29
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.



Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD:


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(Walter Lewis, Sr.) SD-15
District 1
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)


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(James Wilkoff) SD-29
District 2
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.


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



Olivia Penning ton _______
(Olivia Pennington) SD-15
District 8
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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COLUMBUS BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS:


Ann H. Davis (Councilor Allen’s nominee)
(Ann H. Davis) SD-15
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CULTURAL LIAISON ENCOUNTERS (C.I.R.C.L.E.):


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(Jong Yoon) SD-29
Post 9
Seat declared vacant.
(Council’s Apptmt.)


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(Pedro Diaz-Agosto) SD-15
Post 11
Seat declared vacant.
(Council’s Apptmt.)



SaraAnn Arcila (Councilor Allen’s nominee)
(Mary Renteria) SD-15
Post 12
Seat declared vacant.
(Council’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:


Walter Lewis_____________
(Carla Thomas) SD-15
District 1
Not eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

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(Jack Hayes) SD-29
District 2
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
Olive Vidal-Kendall_______
(Olive Vidal-Kendall) SD-15
District 3
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Huff made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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(Gladys Ford) SD-15
District 4
Not eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)



Joseph “Tripp Blankenship
(Joseph “Tripp”Blankenship) SD-15
District 5
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

Don Cook________________
(Don Cook) SD-29
District 6
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

Teddy Reese______________
(Teddy Reese) SD-15
District 7
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.


________________________
(Zaki Shahid) SD-15
District 8
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Not interested in serving another term.




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(Colin Martin) SD-29
District 9
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Not interested in serving another term.


Gregory Smith (Councilor Allen’s nominee)
(Gregory Smith) SD-15
District 10
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.


Rev. Joseph Baker________
(Adrian Chester) SD-29
Eligible to succeed himself
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)
*Not interested in serving another term.

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.


Christy Lemieux__________
(Christy Lemieux) SD-15
Eligible to succeed herself
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.


Jane Seckinger____________
(Kim Jenkins) SD-29
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.
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CRIME PREVENTION BOARD:


Winston Bailey (Councilor Barnes’ nominee)
(Winston Bailey) SD-15
Eligible to succeed himself
At-Large
(Council’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.


Gregory Wagner (Councilor Allen’s nominee)
(Gregory Wagner) SD-29
Eligible to succeed himself
At-Large
(Council’s Apptmt.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

COL. Kevin Clarke__________
(Sharon Cox Belvy) SD-15
Not eligible to succeed herself
Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

Fort Benning Liaison
(Mayor’s Apptmt.)


James Wilkoff (Councilor Davis’ nominee)
(Nancy Rinn) SD-29
Not eligible to succeed herself
At-Large
(Council’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote.

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PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD:


________________________
(Ron Mahoney) SD-15
Regular Member
Deceased
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION:


Frank Etheridge (Councilor Henderson’s nominee)
(Frank Etheridge) SD-15
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck being absent for the vote.


Edward Kinner (Councilor Henderson’s nominee)
(Edward Kinner) SD-29
Eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck being absent for the vote.



Kathleen Mason (Councilor Henderson’s nominee)
(Kathleen Mason) SD-29
Eligible to succeed herself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
*Interested in serving another term.

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck being absent for the vote.
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RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD:


________________________
(Tracy Belt) SD-15
District 7
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)


________________________
(Jennifer Collins) SD-15
District 8
Resigned
(Council’s Apptmt.)


Jeff W. Battles____________
(Todd Stanfill) SD-29
MCSD Representative
Vacant Seat
(Council’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Allen made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck being absent for the vote.
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TAXICAB COMMISSION:


___________________________
(Billy Craft) SD-29
Deceased
Taxicab Driver Representative
(Council’s Apptmt.)
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TREE BOARD:


_________________________
(Chris Coakley) SD-15
At-Large
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)


_________________________
(Steve Smith) SD-29
At-Large
Not eligible to succeed himself
(Council’s Apptmt.)
UPTOWN FAÇADE BOARD:


Josina Pittman Greene_____
(Fred Greene) SD-15
Not eligible to succeed himself
Uptown Columbus
(Council’s Apptmt.)

Councilor Woodson made a motion . Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilors Barnes, Buck being absent for the vote.


___________________________
(Scott Allen) SD-15
Vacant
Uptown Columbus
(Council’s Apptmt.)


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With there being no other business to come before the Council, Councilor Allen made a motion for adjournment. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present at the time, with Councilor Barnes, Buck and Davis being absent for the vote, with the time being 10:30 p.m.

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