REFERRALS FROM MAYOR & COUNCIL

COUNCIL MEETING OF AUGUST 12, 2014


TO THE CITY ATTORNEY:


WORKING SPOUSE ELIGIBILITY:

During the discussion on Working Spouse eligibility for healthcare coverage with CCG, it was brought to the attention of Council that Pre-65 Retirees’ spouses are not able to join the CCG plan after they have opted out for any reason. A request was made for the Human Resources staff to look into changing this policy and bring forward for the Council to discuss. (Request of Councilor Woodson) Let’s have staff determine why it was put in place in the beginning to make sure there would be no negative impact. (Request of Mayor Tomlinson)

There was an Ordinance passed in 2001 that gave specifics on Retirees and the policies for their spouses concerning healthcare coverage. This Ordinance was requested to be included in the future discussion on these matters. (Request of Councilor Baker)


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WORKING SPOUSE ELIGIBILITY:

In addition to the referral made by Councilor Woodson, a request for the Retirees’ Pension Plan to be looked into also. ( Request of Councilor Thomas)

During the research done by Human Resources’ staff on the possibility of changing the policy for Retirees’ spouse healthcare coverage, a request was made for information on the Industry Standards concerning this issue. (Request of Mayor Pro-Tem Turner Pugh)

Have the Human Resources’ staff to provide frequently asked questions and answers on the CCG website concerning healthcare. (Request of Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh)

Major Randy Robertson, President of the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police), spoke on the 1st Reading of the Working Spouse Eligibility Ordinance. He presented Mayor and Council with many questions that were asked by FOP members. A request was made for Human Resources to email the answers to these questions to Major Robertson. (Request of Councilor Thomas)


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I-185 BEAUTIFICATION:

During the expansion of I-185 between St. Mary’s Road and Victory Drive, there was an area close to a plaza that citizens feel should have been included as part of the beautification. (Request of Councilor Huff)


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CITY VILLAGE MASTER PLAN:

During the City Manager’s Agenda, the RFP purchase for the City Village Master Plan. Let’s have staff to check to determine if the LOST Infrastructure Fund could be used for planning. (Request of Mayor Tomlinson) Also identify where the funds were to be reallocated into the LOST Infrastructure Fund for this project was specifically originated from. (Request of Councilor Thomas)

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There was mention of additional costs to this project, which may end up costing more than the original contract bid. Have staff determine what these costs may be and the reason they would not be included in the original plan. (Request of Councilor Davis)
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A request was made to Deputy City Manager David Arrington to provide an update to Council on all projects in the plans for the future. (Request of Councilor Thomas)

OLD CUSSETA ROAD & ALLIED DRIVE:

A request was made for the Public Works Department to check the intersection of Old Cusseta Road and Allied Drive to have trees and shrubbery cut back for drivers to be able to see while entering that intersection. (Request of Councilor Huff)


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CRIME IN DISTRICT THREE:
Have staff to schedule a meeting with Councilor Huff, Mayor Tomlinson, City Manager Hugley, and Police Chief Boren on the crime that is occurring in his district. (Request of Councilor Huff)
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BUENA VISTA ROAD IMPROVEMENTS:

Let’s make sure staff schedule a meeting with Wynnton Hill Baptist Church representatives as it relates to acquiring right-of-way for the plans of a roundabout at the intersection of Lawyers Lane / Baldwin Street and Buena Vista Road. (Request of Mayor Tomlinson)


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Copies were submitted to the following on August 20, 2014:

Mayor Tomlinson

City Manager Hugley

City Attorney Fay

Sandra T. Davis

Deputy Clerk of Council

The Council of Columbus, Georgia