MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 12, 2016

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 9:01 A.M., Tuesday, April 12, 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 were Councilors Gary R. Allen, Tom B. Buck III, Berry H. Henderson, Bruce Huff, Judy W. Thomas and Evelyn Woodson. 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 Glenn Davis took his seat at the Council table at 9:05 a.m. Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh and Councilor Jerry Barnes took their seat at the Council table at 9:15 a.m.
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ABSENT: Councilors Mike Baker was absent, but was excused upon the adoption of Resolution Number 114-16.
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INVOCATION: Led by Reverend Adrian Chester – Pastor of Greater Beallwood Baptist Church.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Puddle Jumpers Daycare Center.
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MAYOR’S AGENDA

AUDIT REPORT ON INTEGRATED WASTE VEHICLES:

Mr. John Redmond, Internal Auditor came forward and said they are
back today after seven weeks when the Council asked them to take a
look at garbage trucks and then pointed out that Ms. Rebecca Meyers would
be coming before the Council this morning to give her audit report on the
Integrated Waste Vehicles that was recently performed.

Ms. Rebecca Meyers then came forward and presented the following
presentation, as outlined below before the Mayor and Council.
Ms. Rebecca stated that of all the truck that Integrated Waste has 56 of them
Are past their normal life span.

CCG’S CURRENT FLEET

Ms. Meyers showed a graph which outlined the Age of the Fleet, which
includes the garbage, recycling and grab-all trucks

COST OF REPAIRS FOR AN AGING FLEET

Ms. Meyers also showed a graph that outlines the cost of repairs for the trucks. She outlined the


After Ms. Meyers concluded her report, Mr. Redmond then came forth and provided
the Council with several recommendations, which have been.


Down time

Fuel efficiency

ENGINE TYPE

Garbage Trucks by Body

Number of Trucks for each body:
15 – New Way
13 – Leach
24 – Dempster


Recycle Trucks by Body

Number of Trucks for each body:
8 – New Way
9 – Curbsorter


Miles Driven per Year


Grab-All Trucks

LANDFILL – BULLDOZERS
CCG fleet consists of 5 bulldozers.



LANDFILL – COMPACTORS
CCG fleet consists of 2 compactors.


LANDFILL – OFF-ROAD TRUCKS
CCG fleet consists of 2 off-road trucks.


New Way – Refuse

Ms. Meyers showed pictures of the New Way Refuse trucks and said that they are between 1 to 9 years old and the Average age is 6 years old.
Dempster - Refuse

Pictures of Dempster – Refuse trucks was also shown and pointed out that they are between 13 to 19 years old and the average age is 15 years old


Leach - Refuse

The Leach- Refuse trucks are between 10 to 12 years old and their average age is 11 years old.

Curbsorter - Recycle

The Curbsorter – Recycle trucks are between 7 to 16 years old and their average age is 10 years old.

New Way - Recycle

New Way – Recycle trucks are 2 years old.

Common mechanical problems

Shaft Leaks Corrosion Floor/hopper replacement cab Major body repair Age / rust / cracking


REPLACEMENT TRUCKS

How many trucks are needed now:


2016 Crane Carrier LET2 and 25 Cubic Yard Heil Dura Pack 5000 Rear Loader


WASTE COLLECTION FEES

Truck Repair & Maintenance

Ms. Meyers stated that our trucks are so old that the factories will not send part for trucks that are as old as ours, so the repair department is having to make these parts.

Waste Collection Costs per Household

Ms. Meyers stated that in 2016 it will cost the City over $20 per household per month to pick up their garbage.

Integrated Waste Expenditure by Type

Ms. Meyers stated that even though we have reduced in one area it did not get rid of even half of the cost.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Ms. Meyers stated that we need to be saving and preparing for the years to come with the cost of the landfill with expansion and constructions. so that we will be prepared in the future


Finding

Mr. Redmond stated that the repair cost have risen from $500,000 to $2,000,000 since 2007. Also stated that when the landfill are full we will have to be looking for places outside of the county, which will be very expensive.

Mr. Redmond recommend that we lease 50 garbage/recycling truck, also the forklift, skid steer and landfill equipment can all be leased as well. Once the landfill are closed we also have to look at the spending that will have to be done with post closure testing.

Councilor Woodson asked Mr. Redmond what are the advantages of renting or leasing this equipment.

Mr. Redmond stated that whereas renting would be very expensive, while leasing payments would be a fraction on the cost because we could lease 11 million dollars worth of trucks for about 1 million dollars a year.

Councilor Thomas asked Mr. Redmond if he would be able to explain the loss of money in the projected and when they were calculated.

Mr. Redmond stated that our financial are presented on a cash basis, so what you are looking at is cash expenses, and any time you buy equipment or look at the post closure cost it will put you into the negative.

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AT THE REQUEST OF CITY MANAGER HUGLEY, THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION & UPDATE ON THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER WAS THEN CALLED UP AS THE NEXT ITEM OF DISCUSSION:___________

Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Reather Hollowell came former and introduced those representatives from Shaw Hawkins Group to give a presentation and update on the Columbus Consolidated Government’s Health and Wellness Center.
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MINUTES: Minutes of the February 9 & 23, 2016 Council Meeting and the March 8 & 22, 2016 Council meeting also Executive Session and March 15, 2016 Work Session 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 Baker 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 – (16-7) Regulating vehicular traffic in Columbus, Georgia by establishing ranked parking, ranked handicap parking, and no parking zones along the south curb of 12th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue; authorizing the installation of official traffic control signs indicating the ranked parking, handicap parking, and no parking zones; repealing conflict ordinances 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 Councilors Baker being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING THREE ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY ON FIRST READING:___________________________________________________

An Ordinance – Amending Chapter 4 of the Columbus Code by adding a new article creating the Columbus Aquatics Commission; and for other purposes.

Councilor Thomas asked City Attorney if in the Code Section two it should say that they will review financial statements on a monthly basis, should we say in there review monthly statements as they pertain to the Aquatics Center.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that there is already a Parks and Recreation Board and I do think that is a good thing to have them specify that it has to do with the Aquatics Center.

City Attorney Fay stated that item F already has a clause so we can use the same one for item D.

Councilor Barnes made a motion, which was seconded by Councilor Thomas to amend items (D) &(F) to specify that it has to do with the Aquatics Center, which carried unanimously by those nine members of Council present for this meeting, with Councilor Baker being absent.

Councilor Henderson also made a motion to amend the ordinance by removing the leisure pools from the oversight of the commission. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by a vote of 6 to 2, with Councilors Allen, Buck, Henderson, Thomas and Woodson voting yes and Councilors Barnes and Davis voting no, with Councilor Baker being absent and Mayor Pro Tem being absent from the vote.

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An Ordinance – Amending the budget for the Fiscal Year 2016 beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, appropriating amounts shown in each fund for various activities, and for other purposes.
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An Ordinance – Amending Article 6 of Chapter 8 of the Columbus Code to allow liens to attach for costs of repairing and boarding of property; and for other purposes.
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An Ordinance – Providing for the demolition of various structures located at:
in the total amount of $116,045.13 for demolition services.


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

A Resolution (86-16) – Of the Council of Columbus, Georgia (The “Council”) authorizing the issuance of $57,855,000 Columbus, Georgia, Water and Sewerage Revenue Bonds, Series 2016; To authorize the Mayor and other officials of Columbus to take such further actions as are necessary to provide for the sale, issuance and delivery of such bonds for the purpose of refunding certain Series 2009 Bonds as defined herein and for financing certain additions, extensions and improvements to the system as defined herein; to ratify the execution and delivery of a bond purchase agreement relating to the sale of such bonds, and for other purposes.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Davis & Huff absent for the vote and Councilor Baker Davis being absent from the meeting.
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PUBLIC AGENDA

MS. JANIE FLIS, REPRESENTING CRISIS CENTER OF RUSSELL COUNTY, RE: PURPLE RIBBON POKER RUN:__ ______

Ms. Janie Flis, who was representing Crisis Center of Russell County, requested to be listed on the agenda to address the Council regarding the Purple Ribbon Poker Run did not respond when give the opportunity to address the Council.

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MR. TOM BRYAN & MR. MARTY FLOURNOY, RE: THUNDER IN THE VALLEY AIRSHOW:__ _______ ______

Mr. Marty Flournoy came forward and extended an invitation to the Mayor & Council, as well as the community to attend the Thunder in the Valley Airshow that will be held on tomorrow, Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th.

Councilor Barnes said it is a phenomenal event and said that we appreciate you and everyone else that is involved in it. He said it is a real treat to the community for the families to come out and he looks forward to it each year.

Councilor Thomas said she understands that this year, there will be the 911 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and said she understands it is something that shouldn’t be missed. She said she has not seen it, and then asked Mr. Flournoy if he could provide some additional details regarding this exhibit.

Mr. Flournoy said they have a series of mobile exhibits in trailers that are linked together and have individual firefighters and first responders that participated in the 911 event in New York and said they can tell first hand stories of what happened there. He said he thinks this added a lot to the living history of what the event was about and the commarrdio that the community brought together. He said it is very moving.

Councilor Thomas said she understands that the organizations that our first responders belong to, i.e., FOP Association, Columbus Firefighter’s Association, was very instrumental in helping put that exhibit together, to staff it and to help get that here.

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MR. ANTONIO D. CARTER, RE: THE NATIONAL JOSHUA GENERATION:______________________________________________

Mr. Antonio D. Carter, who requested to be listed on today’s agenda to speak to the subject of The National Joshua Generation, did not respond when given the opportunity to address the Council.

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MS. DANA HENDRIX, RE: TAX PENALTIES AND FEES:

Ms. Dana Hendrix, who requested to be listed on today’s agenda to speak to the Council regarding a matter with some tax penalties and fees, cancelled her scheduled appearance before the Council this morning.

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MR. PHILLIP TROCQUET, REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, RE: KNIGHT CITIES CHALLENGE GRANT RECEIPIENTS:________ _______________________________

Mr. Phillip Trocquet, who was representing The Community Foundation, requested to be listed on today’s agenda to speak about the Knight Cities Challenge Grant Recipients, cancelled his scheduled appearance before the Council this morning.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:
THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE ALSO SUBMITTED AND
EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:______ _______ ____________________
A Resolution (87-16) – Authorizing the City Manager of Columbus Georgia to execute a quit claim deed to James and Peggy Salie for the ten (10) foot drainage and utility easement located on the rear portion and the entire storm sewer easement running along the eastern property line of Lot 45, Block "A", also known as 7891 Big Creek Drive, located in Section Two, Big Creek Subdivision lying in land lots 60 & 61, 8th District.

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 Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (88-16) Authorizing the acceptance of that portion of Double Pine Drive located in first addition to section eleven - Garrett Pines on behalf of Columbus, Georgia.

Mayor Pro Tem moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (89-16) – Authorizing the City Manager or his designee to apply for and accept, if awarded, Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) funds administered through the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) for supplemental assistance for response and recovery costs in a presidentially declared disaster, and to amend the budget for the receipt of these funds, which will reimburse the city for damages resulting from heavy rains and flooding between December 22, 2015 and January 13, 2016.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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A Resolution (90-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant of $154,545 or as otherwise awarded, from the 2016 Homeland Security grant program and if needed, amend the multi-governmental fund by like amount. These funds will be utilized for the maintenance of hazardous materials response equipment. This equipment was received to improve hazardous materials response to the citizens of Columbus and surrounding counties in the event of a terrorist event, industrial accident, or any other chemical, biological or radiation accident.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (91-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to accept a grant of $117,320.00 or as otherwise awarded, from the 2016 Homeland Security grant program and if needed, amend the multi-governmental fund by like amount. These funds will be utilized for maintenance of equipment received as part of the West Central Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) team. This team was formed to improve responses to heavy rescue emergencies to the
Citizens of Columbus and surrounding counties. Heavy search-and-rescue involves the location, rescue (extrication), and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces. Structural collapse is most often the cause of victims being trapped, but victims may also be trapped in transportation accidents, mines and collapsed trenches.

Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

A Resolution (92-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for a grant to fund the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and if awarded, amended the multi-governmental fund by the amount of the grant award and enter into a memorandum of understanding with Evidence Based Associates, LLC. There is no local match requirement and the grant period is from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Councilor Allen moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

A Resolution (93-16) – Authorizing the City to submit an application for, and if awarded, accept a grant from the serve your City grant through Coca-Cola Bottling Company to fund a “Little Free Library”.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker, being absent from the meeting.

A Resolution (94-16) – Authorizing the City to submit an application for, and if awarded, accept a grant from Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) to fund a “Little Free Library”.

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 Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilors Baker, being absent from the meeting.

A Resolution (95-16) – Authorizing the City Manager or their designee to apply for and accept, if awarded, a grant from the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley in the amount of $229,950.00 or as otherwise awarded, with no local match required, but implementation will be by the CCG Information Technology staff, for the purpose of public Wi-Fi at city owned venues, and to amend the multi-governmental fund (or applicable fund) by the amount of the award.

Councilor Buck moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING FIVE PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL: ____ ___

A Resolution (96-16) – Authorizing the purchase of four (4) Odyssey Electronic Validating Fare boxes from GFI Genfare (Elk Grove Village, Il), in the amount of $53,806.00 ($13,339.00 each, plus $450.00 freight), to be installed on Metra hybrid buses.

Councilor Buck moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (97-16) – Authorizing the purchase of one (1) 2016 Braun/Dodge Entervan/Grand Caravan SE from National bus Sales & Leasing (Marietta, GA), at a unit price of $37,225.00.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker
being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (98-16) – Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Earth-Scapes, Inc. (Phenix City, AL) in the amount of $88,859.00 for striping at Front Avenue from 13th Street to 14th Street.

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 Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (99-16) – Authorizing payment to Mainline Information Systems (Tallahassee, FL), in the amount of $51,312.89, for the IBM SmartCloud notes subscription and support annual license renewal; and approve payment for future annual license renewals.

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 Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (100-16) – Authorizing the expenditure of appropriated funds to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for the provision of printing, postage and mail processing services of motor vehicle registration renewal notices for the Tax Commissioner. The Tax Commissioner estimates approximately $45,000 will be expended annually for these services.

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 Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (101-16) – Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Crawford Grading and Pipeline, Inc. (Luthersville, GA) in the amount of $629.934.06 for the construction of pump station #1 at Pine Grove landfill.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker
being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (102-16) – Authorizing the execution of an annual contract with Huckaby Brothers Floor Covering (Phenix City, AL) for carpet. The facilities maintenance division has budgeted $55,000.00 for carpet.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (103-16) – Authorizing the purchase of fifty (50) Tasers, plus related supplies, to include: holsters, battery packs, and Taser cartridges, from Taser International (Scottsdale, Arizona), in the amount of $53,192.75.

Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker
being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (104-16) – Authorizing the purchase of two (2) mobile/automatic license plate readers, from Madden and Associates (Braselton, GA), in the amount of $40,960.00. The purchase will be accomplished by cooperative purchasing via GSA federal contract, schedule 84, and contract #gs-07f-0004.

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 Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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A Resolution (105-16) – Authorizing the purchase of fifty ms surface pro tablets and accessories, from CDW-G (Vernon Hills, IL) in the amount of $51,495.50. The purchase will be accomplished, by cooperative purchase, via National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), contract #100614-cdw-g.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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A Resolution (106-16) – Authorizing the execution of an annual contract with Yates Insurance Agency, Inc. d/b/a Yates, Woolfolk & Turner Insurance (Columbus, GA) for consulting and insurance brokerage services to represent Columbus Consolidated Government in various insurance markets.
Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Davis and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Mayor Tomlinson said we have someone who is scheduled to be a part of our executive session who will have to soon leave and then asked that we go ahead and get into our executive session which was requested earlier by the City Attorney. She said she would entertain a motion to go into executive session to discuss a litigation and personnel matter, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh made a motion to go into an executive session. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present at the time, with Councilor Huff being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

The regular meeting was called back to order at 12:55 p.m. at which time Mayor Tomlinson pointed out that the Council met in an executive session and discussed a litigation and personnel matter but there were no votes taken.

After the adjournment of the executive session, City Manager Hugley asked that we proceed to the Clerk of Council’s Agenda prior to returning back to his agenda so that she can go ahead and do the board appointments due to a Council member having to leave in a little bit.
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CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA

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

1) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Board of Family and Children Services.

(2) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Columbus Golf Course Authority.

(3) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Deferred Compensation Board.

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

(5) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission.

(6) Memorandum from Clerk of Council Washington, Re: Pension Fund, Employees’ Board of Trustees.

(7) Biographical sketch of Judge John Allen, Councilor Huff’s nominee for the Columbus Golf Course Authority.

(8) Biographical sketch of Mr. Hayden Barnes, Councilor Buck’s nominee for the Recreation Advisory Board as the District 8 Representative.

(9) Biographical sketch of Mr. Jason Cuevas, Councilor Henderson’s nominee for the Development Authority of Columbus.

(10) Biographical sketch of Dr. Michael Forte, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh’s nominee for the Personnel Review Board.

(11) Biographical sketch of Mr. Cody Gillies, who is interested in serving on the Community Development Advisory Council.

(12) Biographical sketch of Mr. Richard L. Wright, who is interested in serving on the Columbus Golf Course Authority.

(13) Application of Andrew Chalmers to temporarily close the Dillingham Street Bridge, on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in connection with the Revival on the River.

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THE FOLLOWING SEVEN RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR ALLEN AND SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO TEM TURNER PUGH AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE SEVEN MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT AT THE TIME, WITH COUNCILORS BUCK AND HUFF BEING ABSENT FOR THE VOTE AND COUNCILOR BAKER BEING ABSENT FROM THE MEETING:______ ___

A Resolution (107-16) – Excusing Councilor Allen from the March 22, 2016 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (108-16) – Excusing Councilor Baker from the March 22, 2016 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (109-16) – Excusing Councilor Woodson from the March 22, 2016 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (110-16) – Excusing Councilor Allen from the March 29, 2016 Council Work Session.

A Resolution (111-16) – Excusing Councilor Buck from the March 29, 2016 Council Work Session.

A Resolution (112-16) – Excusing Councilor Huff from the March 29, 2016 Council Work Session.

A Resolution (113-16) – Excusing Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh from the March 29, 2016 Council Work Session.

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted a letter from Mr. Carmen J. Cavezza, resigning from his seat on the Development Authority of Columbus.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the letter be received with regrets and thank him for his service. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck ,Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES:

Clerk of Council Washington submitted a letter from Mrs. Mattie K. Wright, resigning from her seat on the Family & Children Services Board.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck ,Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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

A Resolution (114-16) – Excusing Councilor Baker from the April 12, 2016 Council Session.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck, Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY THE CLERK OF COUNCIL WASHINGTON AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL:________________________ ________

Councilor Allen made a motion that the minutes be received. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck, Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that the terms of office of Mr. Walter Lewis, Sr., Mr. James Wilkoff and Mr. Jim Irwin on the Civic Center Advisory Board expired on March 1, 2016. She further pointed out that Mr. Lewis and Mr. Irwin are not eligible to succeed themselves for another term of office, and that the District Council must nominate someone else for these two positions.

Councilor Thomas said that she had received an email from Mr. Richie Grantham resigning his seat on the Civic Center Advisory Board and asked what is the status of that.

Clerk of Council Washington also pointed out that Mr. Alton Russell has been nominated to succeed Mr. James Wilkoff and that he may now be
confirmed.

Councilor Henderson made a motion that Mr. Alton Russell be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those
six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck, Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Councilor Woodson is working on a replacement for Mr. Jim Irwin.

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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 we still need a replacement for someone to fill the seats of Mr. Jong Yoon and Mr. Pedro Diaz-Agosto, whose seats were declared vacant a few months ago.

There were no nominations made.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that the term of office of Mr. Jack Hayes, who represents Council District 2 is not eligible to succeed himself and that Councilor Davis is working on a replacement for this seat.

She also pointed out that Ms. Valerie Thompson has been nominated to succeed Ms. Gladys Ford for Council District 4 and that she may now be confirmed. Councilor Henderson so moved. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck, Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

Clerk of Council Washington also pointed out that the term of office of Mr. Zaki Shahid, who represents Council District 8and Mr. Colin Martin, who represents Council District 9 has also expired and they are eligible to succeed themselves for another term of office; however, they are no longer interested in serving on the board. There were no nominations made for these two seats.

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:


Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that there are two nominees for the position to succeed Mr. William Taylor, Mr. Jason Cuevas and Mr. Karl Douglass. There was a roll call vote taken, which resulted in an inconclusive vote. Voting for Mr. Cuevas were Councilors Allen, Barnes, Davis, Henderson and Thomas. Voting for Mr. Douoglass was Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh. Councilors Baker, Buck, Huff and Woodson were absent at the time this vote was taken; therefore, this matter will be brought back at the next regular Council meeting.

Clerk of Council Washington also pointed out that Mr. Alfred Blackmar has been nominated to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Carmen Cavezza and may now be confirmed. Councilor Henderson then made a motion for confirmation. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Buck, Huff and Woodson being absent for the vote and Councilor Baker being absent from the meeting.

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HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Ms. Rebecca Antrobius has resigned from her seat on the Historic & Architectural Review Board, as the Historic District Resident member and that Council will need to nominate someone to fill this unexpired term. There were no nominations.

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PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh is nominating Dr. Michael Forte to succeed Mr. Ron Mahoney on the Personnel Review Board and that we will bring it back at our next meeting for confirmation.

RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD:

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that Ms. Tracy Belt has resigned from her seat on the Recreation Advisory Board and that Councilor Woodson is working on a replacement for this District 7 representative.

She also pointed out that Councilor Buck has nominated Mr. Hayden Barnes to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Jennifer Collins as his District 8 representative and that he may now be confirmed.

Councilor Henderson so moved. Seconded by Councilor Thomas.

Clerk of Council Washington pointed out that we no longer have a quorum due to Councilor Allen having to step away from the Council table for a conference call. She said we will bring this back, as well as the other two appointments on the Tree Board.

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TREE BOARD:

With there no longer being a quorum, Clerk of Council Washington pointed out we will have to bring these two appointments for confirmation back at our next regular meeting. Mr. Brad Huff and Ms. Cassie Renfrow.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

IAS WORLD UPDATE:

Mr. John Williams came forward and gave an update on the IAS World project that is being done in the Tax Assessors Office.

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With there being no other business to come before Council, Mayor Tomlinson declared the meeting was adjourned at 1:16 p.m.



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