MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 26, 2014

The regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 5:34 P.M., Tuesday, August 26, 2014, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia Honorable Evelyn Turner Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem, presiding.
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PRESENT: Present other than Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh were Councilors Mike Baker, Jerry Barnes, Glenn Davis, Bruce Huff, Berry Henderson and Judy W. Thomas. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, Assistant City Attorney Lucy Sheftall, Deputy Clerk of Council Sandra Davis and Administrative Secretary Lindsey Glisson were also present. Councilor Evelyn Woodson took her seat at 5:37 p.m.
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ABSENT: Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, Councilors R. Gary Allen and Charles E. McDaniel, Jr., were absent. City Attorney Clifton Fay and Clerk of Council Tiny Washington were also absent.
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INVOCATION: Led by Rev. Curtis Crocker – Metropolitan Baptist Church.
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by the Parks and Recreation After-school Program.

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STOP THE VIOLENCE MEMORIAL SERVICE:

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh announced that Mayor Tomlinson is inviting the public to a “Stop the Violence Memorial Service”, on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at the Columbus Civic Center to remember the lives lost and pray for peace.

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MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS: Minutes of the August 12, 2014 Council Meeting and the July 22, 2014 Executive Session of the Council of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia were submitted and approved upon the adoption of a motion made by Councilor Davis and seconded by Councilor Woodson, which carried unanimously by those eight members of Council being present for this meeting, with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING TWO ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND THEIR CAPTIONS READ BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND WERE ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL ON SECOND READING: _
An Ordinance (14-41) - Renewing the Columbus, Georgia Business Improvement Districts for a period of ten years; and for other purposes. Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

An Ordinance (14-42) - Amending the length of terms of members of Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia and the Downtown Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia to four years so as to be consistent with Georgia statutes; and for other purposes. Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Thomas and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO ORDINANCES TO AMEND THE ZONING ATLAS OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA WERE SUBMITTED AND THEIR CAPTIONS READ BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND WERE ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL ON SECOND READING:
An Ordinance (14-43) - Rezoning properties located at 2126, 2200, 2206, 2210 and 2214 Buena Vista Road are proposed for rezoning from NC (Neighborhood Commercial) to GC (General Commercial) Zoning District. The purpose of the rezoning is for general retail (Family Dollar Store). Councilor Huff moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Thomas and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

An Ordinance (14-44) - Rezoning property located at 1300 5th Avenue, is proposed for rezoning from UPT (Uptown) to GC (General Commercial) Zoning District. The purpose of the rezoning is for auto/truck major repair and auto/truck sales (Conforming Uses). Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AMENDING THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND WAS INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:

An Ordinance (14-45) - Amending the text to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) amending the setback requirement for monopole tower structures in relation to residential structures. Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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AT THE REQUEST OF ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS CALLED UP AS THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS AS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND WAS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (269-14) - Authorizing a Special Exception Use for a Wireless Telecommunication Facility (95’ Monopine) at 6507 Moon Road. Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL WITH AN INCONCLUSIVE VOTE FOR ACTION BY THE COUNCIL ON SECOND READING:_ __

An Ordinance - Authorizing “working spouse” eligibility for coverage in the Columbus Consolidated Government Employee/Retiree Self Funded Medical Benefit Plan conditioned upon payment of a monthly surcharge of $371.45; and for other purposes.

Councilor Henderson made a motion to allow individuals to be heard on second reading. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

Councilor Davis shared some of the discussion offered during meetings held with employees. Mr. Michael Burgess- Chairperson of the General Government Employees’ Association, came forward to announce that the members now support the ordinance as presented. Also, the recommendation from the employees in attendance was that the $1.18 million deficit be spread among all spouses and not just the working spouses.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh called attention to the recommendation of the GGEAC members to spread the cost among all spouses. Human Resources Director Reather Hollowell, approached the rostrum and immediately called upon Ms. Kathy Showers representing North Western Benefits, Inc. Ms. Showers shared that the cost for all spousal coverage would be $109.08 per month, which is based on the current number of spouses enrolled on the city’s plan of 1042.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh requested that some further information be brought to Council as it relates to the cost of $109.08 for all spouses.

After there were no further comments from the audience, Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Thomas that resulted in an inconclusive vote for action. Councilors Baker, Barnes, Davis, Henderson, and Thomas voted yes; Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and Councilors Huff and Woodson voted no with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO ORDINANCES REGULATING VEHICULAR TRAFFIC WERE SUBMITTED AND THEIR CAPTIONS READ BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND WERE APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

An Ordinance (14-46) - Regulating vehicular traffic in Columbus, Georgia by establishing a loading zone along the north curb of 10th Street between Front Avenue and Bay Avenue; is authorizing the installation of official traffic control signs indicating a loading zone; repealing conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

An Ordinance (14-47) - Regulating vehicular traffic in Columbus, Georgia by establishing ranked parking along the north and south curbs of 11th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue and a loading zone along the south curb of the same block; authorizing the installation of official traffic control signs indicating the ranked parking and loading zones; repealing conflicting ordinances; and for other purposes. Councilor Woodson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND WAS INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING :

An Ordinance - Amending Ordinances 98-30, 00-106 and 01-29 for the expansion of the existing Enterprise Zone, known also as the Columbus Business Development Center.

Planning Department Director Rick Jones, came forward to make comments regarding the expansion of the existing Enterprise Zone and displayed an outline of the eligible areas that would be included. He then briefly explained the tax abatement process.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND ITS CAPTION READ BY ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY SHEFTALL AND WAS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (270-14) - Authorizing a Special Exception Use to operate a place of worship, 250 or more seats located at 6804, 6720 and 6714 Forrest Road; 6759 Mitchell Drive.

The applicant, Mr. Eddie Eubank- the engineering firm representing the church approached the rostrum. He then introduced Deacon Jones from Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Eubank explained that the purpose for the Special Exception Use is to build a proposed fellowship hall and new worship center in the rear of the property; once that is completed, the existing church would be removed.

Councilor Huff moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson.

When Councilor Henderson asked about the possibility of a daycare center or school at this location. Planning Department Director Jones pointed out this is a Special Exception Use for the sanctuary and if the church was interested in operating a daycare center, they would have to come back to the Planning Department to request it to ensure they meet all of the criteria under the UDO.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh called attention to the motion to approve, which carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Assistant City Attorney Sheftall requested an executive session to discuss personnel.
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PUBLIC AGENDA:

MR. REGINALD RADNEY, RE: COMMUNITY JUSTICE ISSUES:

Mr. Reginald Radney, approached the rostrum to make comments as he had on a previous appearance before the members of Council. He announced that he has prepared a formal incident report and complaint on the police officers involved with the encounter he experienced. He shared the efforts he has contributed to the community where his uncle resides. He then asked that a member of the Administration contact him with regards to this matter.
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MS. KATHERINE CUNNINGHAM, RE: POLICE RESPONSE:
Ms. Katherine Cunningham, cancelled her appearance before the members of Council.
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MR. RICKET CARTER, RE: CCG ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE COLUMBUS POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Mr. Ricket Carter, appeared before the members of Council to present a packet of information that contains governmental documents on the conduct of a police officer.

Councilor Woodson requested that the Administration ensure that a Department Representative be present if there is a citizen scheduled to speak before Council concerning complaints made against a particular CCG Department.
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Ms. Brenda Steele, did not respond when given the opportunity to address the members of Council. (Assistant City Attorney Sheftall had also called forward Ms. Steele during the City Attorney’s Agenda when the spousal subsidy was being discussed, and Ms. Steele did not respond during that time as well.)
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MS. ALYSSA WILLIAMS, REPRESENTING WOMEN OF VISION, RE: THE STOP THE VIOLENCE UNITY MARCH AND RALLY: _____

Ms. Alyssa Williams, did not respond when given the opportunity to address the members of Council.
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MS. SHAVON TOLBERT, REPRESENTING MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, RE: REQUEST FOR AN HONORARY NAMING: _ _

Ms. Shavon Tolbert, representing My Brother’s Keeper, came forward on behalf of her brother, late Mr. David Scott and close friend late Ms. Marilyn Bailey. She then requested that the park on Ewart Avenue be named in honor of these two peaceful individuals, who lost their lives to gun violence. She suggested the park be named the “Scott and Bailey Peace Park”. She also made reference to a petition with over 500 signatures. (A copy of the petition was not filed for the record.)

Councilor Woodson explained the process of requesting an honorary designation. City Manager Hugley offered some additional comments and procedures for bringing this matter forward. He also suggested that Ms. Tolbert work with Midtown, Inc. with regards to the improvements that are being made to that park.

Councilor Barnes recognized the presence of Ms. Wanda Earley, who is a dynamic community activist.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

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

A Resolution (271-14) - Authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the redevelopment and redesign of the Buena Vista Road Spiderweb. Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes.

Planning Department Director Jones responded to questions from Councilor Thomas as it relates to potential flooding with a tunnel and the provisions that would be put in place. He explained that staff is not at that point in terms of dealing with the actual engineering; however, flooding would be a chief concern that would need to be addressed when moving forward with this project.

After some additional comments related to the cost, the motion carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS ALSO SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND WAS ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:
A Resolution (272-14) - Authorizing the City Manager to accept a donation from Midtown, Inc., for installation of a nine-hole disc golf course in Dinglewood Park.

Councilor Huff moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

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

A Resolution (273-14) - Authorizing the City Manager to approve and accept a donation from the Rotary Clubs of Columbus, Georgia for enhancement of Rotary Park.

At this time, Councilor Woodson expressed some concern that these enhancements would conflict with future plans for this area. After conferring with staff, City Manager Hugley assured that there would be no conflict with the rowing facility locating there.

Councilor Thomas recognized the presence of Mr. Ryan Clemmons- President of the Downtown Rotary Club of Columbus and Mr. Mack Cantrell- Assistant District Governor for the Rotary Club. One of the gentlemen did come forward to make some comments; however, the individual did not identify himself.

For future instances such as this, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh requested that when enhancements are to be made to an area, that the Councilor for that District be notified.

Councilor Thomas moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

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THE FOLLOWING 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 DAVIS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HUFF AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE EIGHT MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT WITH
COUNCILORS ALLEN AND MCDANIEL BEING ABSENT FROM THIS MEETING:

A Resolution (274-14) - Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application and if approved accept a donation of a defibrillator valued at approximately $1,255.00 given by Hopey’s Heart Foundation.

A Resolution (275-14) - Authorizing the acceptance of a deed to that portion of Wellington Trace located in phase three, Wellington Pointe on behalf of Columbus, Georgia.

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THE FOLLOWING FIVE PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO A SINGLE
MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR WOODSON AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR HUFF AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE EIGHT MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT AT THE TIME, WITH COUNCILORS ALLEN AND MCDANIEL BEING ABSENT FROM THE MEETING:

A Resolution (276-14) - Authorizing the execution of an annual contract with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, Ga) for the installation or replacement of brick pavers throughout Columbus-Muscogee County on an as-needed basis.

A Resolution (277-14) - Authorizing the purchase of traffic sign materials from Vulcan, Inc., (d/b/a Vulcan Signs) (Foley, Al) for the estimated annual contract value of $147,390.00.

A Resolution (278-14) - Authorizing the execution of a contract for pest control services with SWGA Quick Pest Control (Leesburg, Ga) for the estimated annual contract value of $18,000.00.

A Resolution (279-14) - Authorizing the execution of a contract with Absolute Quality Landscaping (Columbus, Ga) as an additional contractor to provide lot clearing services, on an “as needed basis,” for the estimated annual contract amount of $85,332.00.

A Resolution (280-14) - Authorizing the use of the Trade Center fund balance to cover the cost to repair the balcony, at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, in the amount of $23,600.00.

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UPDATES:

-- Finance Monthly Report

City Manager Hugley advised that there would not be a finance monthly update today. He explained that we are going through the end of the year audit.


-- Water Tower Update

Deputy City Manager David Arrington recalled that the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau approached staff with regards to an idea of placing advertising on the water tower located at the intersection of 12th Street and Bay Avenue. He then displayed a visual concept of what the water tower would look like with the image being that of the Whitewater event; this concept would have to be presented before the Board of Historic & Architectural Review. He also recognized the presence of Mr. Peter Bowden- Executive Director of the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

When members of Council did not express any opposition, City Manager Hugley said with there being no objections, staff would move forward with this concept.

-- Forrest Road Bridge

Deputy City Manager David Arrington also provided an update on the Forrest Road Bridge. He explained the conflict with the sanitary sewer line with the differences in elevation from the design to what was actually on site. He spoke of the best approach to resolve the matter and has taken approximately two months. He said the hope is that the contractor would be able to proceed with the work within the next week.

-- Pre/Post 65 Retiree Insurance

Human Resources Director Reather Hollowell, came forward to explain the ordinance adopted in July of 2001 and clarified in this year’s budget session. She then made reference to a handout regarding Pre and Post 65 Retirees. She also called attention to the last page, which is a read of that ordinance that includes some bullet point of what would happen if this ordinance is amended to allow pre and post 65 retirees and dependents to leave the plan and allowed to return at a later date.

Human Resources Director Hollowell outlined the power point slide to explain the two primary components of Ordinance 01-49:

She outlined the exceptions provided as it relates to dependents when the retiree decides to remain on the city’s plan. As a result of this short presentation, the following referrals were made by the members of Council and are provided below:

Councilor Woodson requested staff add an appendix to simplify the ordinance to help employees better understand the legal language that is listed concerning employees’ insurance coverage.

Human Resources Director Hollowell clarified a statement made by Councilor Woodson in that the suggestion is to review another exception under new dependents by adding loss of coverage. After conferring with Ms. Showers and Finance Director Pam Hodge, Human Resources Director Hollowell pointed out that if the exception is added for loss of coverage and allow that spouse to come back to the plan, they would come back at 100% of the cost of coverage.

Councilor Woodson then called for an amendment to the 2001 ordinance to include this exception. City Manager Hugley maintained that an ordinance could be drafted for the September 9, 2014 Council Meeting.
Councilor Thomas requested to have the Human Resources Department make sure employees who are retiring before the age of 65, be informed of the 30 day exceptions policy to make additions to their healthcare plan.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh requested that staff schedule a Council Work Session for Council to further discuss the possible options available for Pre/Post 65 Retirees exceptions. City Manager Hugley advised that a work session has been scheduled for the third Tuesday in September. He added that the ordinance of 2001 was brought forth to reduce the cost of healthcare to the government; thereby, at a time while the Administration is making effort to reduce costs to the government, staff is now being asked to bring some cost back in this discussion.

City Manager Hugley recapped that staff would not be bringing forth an amendment to the ordinance on first reading next Tuesday, but we could bring it back for discussion at a work session on the third Tuesday. However, this means there would not be a decision for October.
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CITY VILLAGE TOUR:

City Manager Hugley announced that Mr. Phil Tomlinson is inviting the Council to a tour of City Village, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. for a customized briefing at Comer Auditorium and from there the tour would begin.

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BUNKER HILL AREA:

Councilor Huff spoke of a conversation with a concerned citizen, who made reference to snakes and deer coming in close proximity to her home as a result of a ditch that needs to be cleaned located near her property. He requested the staff to check into this matter.
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RAILROAD TRACKS:

Councilor Huff recalled that there was an article published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Sunday, August 24, 2014, concerning the condition of the Holly Hills railroad crossings in South Columbus and the damage that it is causing to citizens’ tires. Let’s have staff check into the condition of the railroad crossings.
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BOJANGLES OPENING:

Councilor Woodson announced that Bojangles is opening in South Columbus on Victory Drive, on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. She added the public is invited to the ribbon cutting on August 30, 2014; the location is 3264 Victory Drive. She advised that the owner is 3HS Operations.
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DEMOLITION SCHEDULE:

Councilor Barnes requested staff provide an update on the progress of the demolition of a home on the 4900 block of Gardiner Drive, which caught fire and was condemned fours ago.
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311 CALL:

Councilor Thomas commended Ms. Elizabeth Turner- Executive Assistant to the City Manager and Public Works Director Pat Biegler for the quick response to a visibility complaint on Bradley Park Drive with the overgrowth of kudzu covering a sign.
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BOXWOOD RECREATION CENTER:

Councilor Barnes announced that on Thursday, August 28, 2014, there would be a Spaghetti Lunch for the seniors, at noon, at the Boxwood Recreation Center.
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ISO RATING:

Councilor Davis requested staff provide some information on possible actions that the City could take to get the ISO rating changed. With the access road that was just put in and the River Road Fire Station being utilized, have staff to determine if the process could be expedited to have the ISO Rating changed.
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311 CALL:

Councilor Woodson commended Ms. Debra Clifton in the Citizen Service Center, who checked into a call regarding a ditch on Bland Street.

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CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA:

DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCIL DAVIS SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING ITEM AS INFORMATION FOR THE MAYOR & COUNCIL: ____________________ ____________________________

(1) Application from Elizabeth Hurst to temporarily close TSYS Way at 2nd Avenue, and 14th Street at 1st Avenue, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in connection with the “Uptown Run for the Valley”.

(2) Application of Carson Bayer to temporarily close Builders Way from Williams Road to Tower Road, on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., in connection with the “Georgia State HOG Rally”.

(3) Application of Elizabeth Hurst to temporarily close the southbound lanes only on the 1000 block of 1st Avenue, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in connection with the “Uptown Foodie Festival”.

(4) Application of Kathy Hollon to temporarily close Leonard Street from Wildwood Avenue to Forest Avenue, on Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in connection with the “Fall Festival” for St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCIL DAVIS AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR BAKER AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR THOMAS AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE EIGHT MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT AT THE TIME, WITH COUNCILORS ALLEN AND MCDANIEL BEING ABSENT FROM THIS MEETING:

A Resolution (281-14) - Excusing Councilor R. Gary Allen from the August 12, 2014 Council Meeting.

A Resolution (282-14) - Excusing Councilor Berry Henderson from the August 12, 2014 Council Meeting.

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DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCIL DAVIS SUBMITTED MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS, WHICH WERE OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL: _ ____________ _
Councilor Baker moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present at the time, with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting.

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BOARD APPOINTMENTS:


CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that Ms. Laura A. Mann has resigned; this is the Council District Eight appointment.
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COLUMBUS GOLF AUTHORITY:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis also advised that Mr. Aubry Burt is not eligible to serve another term of office and we have three nominees. Councilor Davis has nominated Dr. William Roundtree; Councilor McDaniel has nominated Mr. B. Dayton Preston and Councilor Henderson has nominated Ms. Stephanie Callahan. She advised that this vote would be deferred until the next Council Meeting.
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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that we still need nominees for Mr. Chuck H. McDaniel, III- Council District Five, Ms. Gloria Enfinger- Council District Six and Ms. Clementine Cochran- Council District Ten. There were no nominations.
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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that there are two nominees for the seat of Dick Ellis, who is not eligible to succeed himself on the Development Authority of Columbus: Councilor Davis has nominated Ms. Jacki Lowe and Councilor Woodson has nominated Ms. Becca Hardin. She further advised that this matter would be deferred and brought back at the next meeting.
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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis pointed out that Vanessa Lewis is not eligible to serve another term of Office; this is the Council District One seat. Ms. Rebecca Basset does not desire reappointment and Dr. Billy Kendall is not eligible to serve another term of office with both seats being At-Large. There were no nominations.
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PENSION FUND, EMPLOYEES’ BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that City Manager Hugley is nominating Ms. Drale Short to serve as the City Employee Representative on the Pension Fund, Employee’s Board of Trustees. Councilor Henderson moved confirmation. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from the meeting.
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RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that Mr. Lyndon Burch has resigned from his seat on the Recreation Advisory Board; this is Councilor Huff’s nominee. There were no nominations.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh called attention to the earlier request for an executive session to discuss personnel. Councilor Thomas so moved. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from the meeting.
At 8:11 p.m. the regular session was adjourned to allow the Council to go into an executive session.

At 8:28 p.m., the meeting was called back to order, at which time, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh announced that the Council met in an executive session to discuss personnel, but no action was taken.
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With there being no other business to come before the Council, Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then entertained a motion for adjournment. Councilor Thomas so moved. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Allen and McDaniel being absent from this meeting, with the time of adjournment being 8:29 p.m.



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Sandra T. Davis, DCMC
Deputy Clerk of Council

The Council of Columbus, Georgia