MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR SESSION
JUNE 10, 2014

The meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 9:03 A.M., Tuesday, June 10, 2014, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia. Honorable Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor, presiding.
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PRESENT: Present other than Mayor Tomlinson and Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh were Councilors R. Gary Allen, Mike Baker, Glenn Davis, Judy W. Thomas, and Evelyn Woodson. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay, and Deputy Clerk of Council Sandra T. Davis were also present. Councilor Evelyn Woodson took her seat at the Council table at 9:06 a.m.
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ABSENT: Councilors Jerry Barnes and Bruce Huff were absent. Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington was also absent. Councilor Barnes was officially excused upon the adoption of Resolution Number 195-14.
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INVOCATION: Reverend Adrian Chester of Greater Beallwood Baptist Church.
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PLEDGE: Led by the children of the Columbus Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Program.


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MAYOR’S AGENDA:

TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS PUBLIC HEARING:

9:00 a.m. The budget tentatively adopted by the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate. Therefore, before the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, may finalize the tentative budget and set a final millage rate, Georgia Law requires that three public hearings be held to allow the public an opportunity to express their opinions on this increase.

Two additional Public Hearings are planned as follows: June 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and June 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at the City Services Center, 2nd Floor.
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Finance Director Pam Hodge approached the rostrum to give the annual report on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The City is required by State Law to produce a notice of property tax increase if the total amount of taxes that is collected this year is more than the total amount collected the previous year. For the fiscal year 2014, $77 million was collected due to the increase in the digest. Also, this particular ad only related to the maintenance and operations; it excludes the debt service. There was a 0.09 mill in debt service that shifted to Economic Development. This added a slight increase to the total of maintenance and operations. The amount collected went from $77 million to $78 million for this fiscal year. In total it is a property tax increase, but individually their millage rate remains the same. As long as there is no property tax freeze and no change in their assessment, property taxes will remain the same.

Mayor Tomlinson had a question from a citizen on the specifics of the ad that was submitted, if your home is worth $125,000, your property tax will increase by X amount of dollars, she asks Director Hodge to explain. Director Hodge explains that this verbiage is required by State Law, it gets into a Rollback Rate, which the City is required to calculate, it is the tax millage rate required to produce the same amount of total dollars as was collected last year. In order to reach the $77 million, the millage rate across the board would be reduced. For our area, the millage rate is not changing.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Billy Watson, 5552 Perry Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31909

Mr. Watson, President of the Retiree City Employee Association, tells Mayor and Council that letters are sent out every year to disabled retirees that might not be able to attend meetings. These letters include information on concerns the association may have, meeting schedules and board member contact information. Until last year, the City was paying the expense of sending these letters. The money for this expense was included in the City Manager’s Budget. When the departmental budget had to be reduced, the City Manager cut this expense.

Mr. Watson explains that he came before Council and requested that some of this money be replenished within the City Manager’s Yearly Budget. Mr. Watson was told by some members of Council that this issue would be brought forth for a vote. This never happened. It was explained that a few reasons were given by Councilors on why this issue was never voted on.

One being, the Retiree City Employee Association is an outside organization. The members of this organization are also members of the Columbus Georgia Pensions Plan, a plan in which 5 members of Public Safety developed and had passed in 1981. It was the money of the retirees that kept this plan going until the City stopped contributing enough money into this plan. This original plan is still in affect, though it has been amended several times. He adds, the Retiree Insurance Plan with United Health states “drawn up for Columbus Consolidated Government”. He does not understand how anyone can call them an outside organization.

The second being, what is referred to as other groups that cannot be considered? The only groups that fall under this category are the Fraternal Order of Police and the Firefighters Association. Mr. Watson says he has never known of these organizations coming to Council requesting fund to help them operate.

The third reason being, private companies are not known to pay postage for their retirees. He explains that more than 30% of their retirees are retired Public Safety that had put their lives on the line for more than 30 years.

The fourth reason given was that the City did not have the $900 that was previously allotted for the postage of these letters for the Retirees. But, 6 weeks after Mr. Watson was told this reason, the City’s Internal Auditor John Redmond came before Council requesting an Assistant Auditor. The reasons the Auditor Redmond gave was that he wanted someone to collect forensic evidence and to take his place. When Auditor Redmond made this request and gave his reasoning behind it, he did not say when he was planning on retiring. Mr. Watson pointed out that most positions that someone retires from requires them to give a two weeks notice and then the hiring of a replacement is done. The salary cost for the Internal Auditor is around $75,000 a year. Some Councilors were concerned about this expense when the position was created but were told that the money this person would save the City would compensate for the expense of the salary. Mr. Watson asks Council, since the budget process is done, how much money has Auditor Redmond saved the City.

Mr. Watson closes by saying that he is not before Council to make a request, but merely to suggest that the members of Council look to see if the Retirees have been treated fairly. If they feel as though they have not, then they should possibly think about reallocating the funds for the postage of the letters to the Retirees.
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Alexander Martin

Mr. Martin says he was under the impression that the City was raising the property taxes. He says on the millage rate, that it is known that the Medical Center Authority and Columbus Regional, a private corporation, is assigned 3 mills. Even though they are in competition with other hospitals and medical groups. In fiscal year 2013 they were paid $13,275,000 for the Indigent Care Contract. The City sent the Medical Center a check for $962,000 for Prisoner Medical Care, even though there are 2 other contracts the City has for their healthcare.

Mr. Martin says he would like to hear a discussion on the relation of all 3 contracts for Prisoner Medical Care. He said he did not understand how the Sheriff could come before Council and claim that his department did not have enough money available in his budget for Prisoner Medical Care, when there are 3 different contracts for this purpose.

With no one else coming forward to speak, City Attorney Fay announces that there will be additional Public Hearings on the same Millage Rate and the Taxpayer Bill of Rights ad that evening, June 10, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, at the Citizens Service Center.

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REQUEST FOR AUDITS:

Internal Auditor John Redmond notifies Mayor and Council, he has received two requests for audits.

One request is a Transition Audit requested by Mr. Larry Love. There is a woman in the Adult Probation Office that will be retiring from her position as the Office Manager soon. She has been employed with them for many years and the transition audit is requested due to the position handling fees that come into the office.

The second request came from a Whistle Blower Complaint that came into the Mayor’s Office, in reference to USA Pools, who is contracted to manage the natatorium for the City. It was told to the Mayor’s Office that there were some unfavorable publications in other cities concerning the manner in which USA Pools pays their employees.

Internal Auditor Redmond requests the authorization to perform those audits listed. Councilor Allen made a motion to authorize these audits. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Barnes and Huff being absent for this meeting.
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MINUTES: Minutes of the April 8, 22 and 29, 2014 Meetings and the April 22, 2014 Executive Session Meeting of the Council of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia were submitted and approved upon the adoption of a single motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and seconded by Councilor Allen, which carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Barnes and Huff being absent for this meeting.
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CITY ATTORNEY'S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET WAS CALLED ON AS THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS AS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:
City Attorney Fay begins by saying Finance Director Pam Hodge has requested that number 3 on his agenda amending the FY14 Budget be presented to Mayor and Council first.

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An Ordinance – Amending the budgets for the Fiscal Year 2014 beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014, for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, appropriating amounts shown in each fund for various activities; and for other purposes.

Finance Director Hodge explains to Mayor and Council that she requested that the amendment to the FY14 Budget be considered first, reason being there were items that were approved that some of which were requested. Specifically, the Marshal’s Department and the Clerk of Superior Court. Some Departments that are asking for amendments to be made for their FY14 Budgets will have reductions to their FY15 budget to cover these adjustments.

Elections and Registration:

There are other departments that need to be considered for adjustments to their FY14 Budgets. Elections and Registration is one. Director Nancy Boren was unable to come before Council to make this request due to being out of town. Director Hodge spoke on her behalf. The election held May 20th was included in her budget for FY14. Director Boren’s request is to add to the FY14 Budget and make that exact reduction from her FY15 Budget to cover the cost. She has done implemented a few ideas to reduce cost related to the Elections. The original projection for the May 20th Election was $40,000, it is anticipated to be much less at $15,000 to $20,000.
There was a motion made by Mayor Pro-Tem Turner Pugh for the amendment to be made to the Elections and Registration Office Budget. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Barnes and Huff being absent for this meeting.
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Homeland Security:

Finance Director Hodge explains to Mayor and Council that Homeland Security is also over budget. As of the end of May, they were over budget by $6,654. The total budget consists of vehicle fuel, auto parts & supplies, and utilities related to the old Fire Station No. 2, the total being $29,058 for the year. The line items they are currently over budget in are fuel and auto parts & supplies.

Mayor Tomlinson asks Lieutenant Brad Hicks to come forward to explain to Council why the department would be over budget for vehicle fuel.

Lieutenant Hicks came forward and explains that the original request in 2012 was for $50,000 in fuel for the eight Response Vehicles that are operated on a daily basis. The persons operating these vehicles are not using these vehicles for just Homeland Security but also for the Departments they are assigned to. For the fiscal year 2012 when the request was made, the department was only approved $30,500 for fuel. The cost has been at a consistent $20,000 to $22,000 a year. This past year with the reductions in departmental budgets, the Homeland Security Budget went from $30,500 to $15,500.

Mayor Tomlinson asks for more explanation on these vehicles being assigned to other departments and whether or not the fuel being used for those departments are coming out of their budgets. Lieutenant Hicks explains that all the fuel cost associated with these particular vehicles comes out of Homeland Security’s Budget regardless of whether they are being used for other department’s use. He has asked the Director of Finance for other options for consideration.

There was further discussion on not allowing Homeland Security to take home these vehicles to help reduce fuel cost. This would affect the response time in an emergency. This decision would have to be up to Council. There was also discussion on the Homeland Security responding to neighboring counties and receiving compensation for this.

Mayor Tomlinson makes a referral to Lieutenant Hicks, requesting that he provide a list of steps that he is taking to reduce fuel intake considering his Department is over budget on fuel costs.

Councilor Thomas asks what is the total amount that is being requested to be added to the Homeland Security’s FY14 Budget. Lt. Hicks spoke with Director Hodge and they had spoken of $10,300 to get the Department through the rest of the year. Director Hodge clarifies that the amount requested would also cover the overage in the departmental budget as well.

Councilor Thomas asks Finance Director Hodge if Council was inclined to approve this request, does she have a suggestion as to where this money should come from. Director Hodge points out that this problem would be the same as the Marshal’s Office and the Superior Court Clerk. There is no way to know at this particular time if any Departments are going to come in under budget to allow them to cover other Departments that are experiencing overages. The other options that was discussed between Director Hodge and Lt. Hicks was if a vehicle is assigned to a particular department or an employee that works in that department, that department should be responsible for the costs related to that vehicle.

There was further discussion on Councilor Thomas’ concern of the possibility of shifting this fuel cost deficit from one department to another.

Councilor Thomas then made a motion to approve this request and take the money to do so from the Reserve Fund. The motion failed due to lack of a second.

Councilor Henderson certainly agrees with Councilor Thomas on the concern of shifting a deficit to another department. But at the same time, it is a little more feasible to absorb that type of overage by splitting it into two departments, both of which has $25 to $30 million budgets, versus Homeland Security’s $29,000 budget. He spoke on the possibility of charging a fee to these other counties that our Homeland Security Unit gets deployed to for the cost of fuel associated with these trips outside the county.

Councilor Henderson makes a motion to approve the request for the adjustment made to the Homeland Security’s FY14 Budget, but for that amount to be reduced from their FY15 budget. With the full disclosure and understanding that Council will have to come back and reevaluate the Homeland Security Budget and these cost-sharing options on fuel will be revisited. Also, for the chance to see what other departments that may come in under budget for FY14 that could possibly cover the cost.
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A referral was made by Councilor Baker for Homeland Security to keep a tracking log of all the out-of-county emergency response calls that our Homeland Security responds to.
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The motion on the table was then passed by a vote of seven to one with Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and Councilors Henderson, Baker, Allen, Woodson, Davis and McDaniel in favor; Councilor Thomas being opposed and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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Coroner’s Office:

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan approached the rostrum to address Mayor and Council on making adjustments to his FY14 Budget. The amount being requested is $2,500. Currently his budget is over by $736 due to the purchase of two phones, postage, copies, supplies and fuel.

This time last year Mayor Tomlinson asked that all Elected Official and Department Heads reduce their budgets by 1.5%. The Coroner’s Office reduced theirs by 2.8%.

The reason the department is over budget for fuel is due to having to transport for the surrounding counties. This practice has been done by the City of Columbus for many years. Coroner Bryan asked last year if the fees that are charged to these counties could be increased to help offset the cost. This request was tabled and never brought back before Council. These counties reimburse the City, but instead of it going to the Coroner’s Office, it goes into the General Fund.

There was discussion on the money that has been saved by the City for pauper burials and cremations.

Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh moves to approve the FY14 Budget Adjustment in the amount of $2,500, with the money to come out of the Coroner’s Budget for FY15, seconded by Councilor Woodson.
Councilor McDaniel states that in his opinion the Coroner’s Office has always been under funded.

Councilor Allen asked of the 98 pauper cases that the Coroner handled, 86 were cremated when the City budgeted for $600 and it only cost $300, asks who’s benefiting from this savings. Coroner Bryan responds, Public Works is the Department that pays for the expense therefore they would reap the benefits from the savings on cremations.

The motion on the table was then carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Barnes and Huff being absent for this meeting.

City Attorney Fay proceeds by stating the amendments for these budget adjustments will be brought back to Council the following week.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE FOR THE OPERATING BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2015 WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:
An Ordinance - Adopting an operating budget for the Fiscal Year 2015 beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, and appropriating the amounts shown in each budget.

Councilor Allen asks for Council’s consideration to revisit the fees that was suggested by the Parks and Recreation Department in regards to the Youth Sports Programs. The concern he has is this would affect each team by $100 a year and in the operation of Little League, no child is turned away regardless of whether or not their families are able to pay registration. Point being, to assume the $100 per team would be spread evenly among the parents of that team, would be wrong.

Parks and Recreation has not justified the $100 fee, it is just an arbitrary number picked. He believes the City would be better off allowing the Youth Sports Organizations to visit with the Crime Prevention Board to see if there is some sort of support that the City can provide. This was taken as a referral.
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Councilor Allen then made a motion to delete the $100 Youth Sports Fee suggested by Parks and Recreation.

There was discussion by Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh. It was pointed out that $7,900 of the $64,000 would come from the Adult Soccer Program.

Mayor Tomlinson then made a referral to get information on the last time there was an increase of fees for the Youth Sports. She stated that when there was contact made in reference to these particular fees, there was not any negative feedback from the organizations, they said they understood that the fees had not be raised in quite some time.

Councilor Allen and the former Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation had met with the Soccer Association as well as Little League Presidents, it was said by these individuals that this type of fee would have a severely negative impact on their operations.

Director of Parks and Recreation, Dr. James Worsley explains there was some opposition but that there was some support in the matter. He says that audits should be done for organizations such as little league to ensure that the money is being allocated properly. Just as there is transparency for the City, there should be transparency for the leagues that the City supports as well.

Councilor Allen then amended his motion, to remove the new fees to the Youth Sports Programs and limit the fee increase amounts to $56,200. Seconded by Councilor Davis.

Councilor Henderson clarifies with Director Hodge that this would drop CCG’s Fund Balance by 0.15 days. She stated this is correct. Director Hodge explains that as the budget sits right now we will be at 60.37 days in Fund Balance. This would take the Fund Balance to 60.25 days, which equals to about $100,000.

Councilor Henderson reminds Council that there are other items that they have asked to revisit and a $54,000 reduction takes away a lot of wiggle room as far as the Fund Balance.

The motion on the table was then carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Barnes and Huff being absent for this meeting.
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Spousal Healthcare Exclusion:

There was discussion between Councilor Davis and Director Hodge on the amendment for the Working Spouse- Spousal Exclusion, which is for those employees and retirees whose working spouses have access to healthcare coverage provided by their employer, who of which would not be eligible to participate in the City’s healthcare plan.

Human Resources Director Reather Hollowell shares the proposed healthcare plan for FY15. There was a list of options presented to Council to save the City money and to balance out healthcare plan by $4.5 million. The Working Spouse Exclusion was one of these options, which was suggested by the Employees’ Benefit Committee and would save the City $1.1 million. There are about 306 employees that this would apply to and their spouse. If Council wishes to still offer these employees’ spouses the opportunity to be carried on the CCG healthcare plan and still be able to save the estimated amount, the surcharge for these spouses would be $371.45 plus their premium per month.

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Working Spouse

The $1,180,000 in net savings excludes Working Spouse based on the 306 CCG Working Spouses with coverage available to them through their own employers.
Cost Savings = $1,180,000
[Achieved with reduction in claims and reduction in premium/surcharge revenue]

Example: Monthly Rate (as of Jan. 1, 2015)
HMO POS/PPO HWC
Emp/Souse $274.26 $253.67 $230.36
Spouse Surcharge $371.45 $371.45 $371.45
Total Premium $645.71 $625.12 $601.81


Example: Monthly Rate (as of Jan. 1, 2015)
HMO POS/PPO HWC
Emp/Family $404.09 $373.76 $339.41
Spouse Surcharge $371.45 $371.45 $371.45
Total Premium $775.54 $745.21 $710.86


Spread $1,1800,000 among ALL CCG SPOUSES, 1,042: add $94.40 per spouse per month.

If the $1,180,000 was split among all CCG spouses it will undo the logic of paying 30% of the HWC plan cost and then buying up to the other plans because EE/SP and EE/FAM will now cost significantly more due to their assuming the estimated claims risks of the spouses with other employer coverage.


Effective January 1, 2015, all plan costs would increase by the following percentages:
HMO – 62% and 74%
POS – 48% and 57%
HWC – 56% and 96%


Spread $1,180,000 among ALL CCG EMPLOYEES who cover dependents, 1,368: add $71.90 to each non-single rate.

The Working Spouse exclusion impacts 306 employees. Increasing the employee contributions to cover the Working Spouse’ costs impacts 1,042 or 1,368 employees.

Councilor Davis stated that he does not believe this is a better option. The City needs to create a fair and equitable structure for all employees. This option would be singling out 306 employees without understanding their claim experience. In essence, you could be eliminating a group that could be contributing to the plan.

Mayor Tomlinson says that Spousal Exclusions are standard in the business industry and in the United States to save money.

Councilor Davis makes the suggestion that the cost associated with providing the healthcare coverage to all employee spouses be shared amongst all employees that carry their spouse on their plan.

Mayor Tomlinson clarifies that Council could approve the budget with the $4.5 million reduction in the Healthcare Fund and it not impact the budget for Council to make a decision later as to how that decrease is distributed or impacted.

Finance Director Hodge states the budget was submitted with the Working Spousal Exclusion that would take effect January 1, 2015. She believes the suggestion Councilor Davis is making is for these expenses to be spread among the 1,042 employees who have spouses covered on their plan. This would impact each of those employees by $94.40 per month. At this point it is not included in the budget but Council has the option to do a Budget Ordinance to amend the Budget to make that adjustment at a later date.

Councilor Davis says he is fine with whatever is Council’s preference on this matter.

Mayor Tomlinson made a referral for the City’s Benefit Manager to come before Council with a presentation on the cost saving options available that would enable the City to save the same amount of money in the Healthcare Fund.

Councilor Thomas made a request to Mayor Tomlinson’s referral asking that the presentation be scheduled fairly soon so that the employees would be able to have the information to make their decision by Open Enrollment that will be held in October.

Mayor Tomlinson said there was a Councilor who wanted to delay the Overlay Ordinance then Council could return back to the discussion on the FY15 Budget.

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AT THE REQUEST OF COUNCILOR ALLEN, THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS CALLED UPON AS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND DELAYED BY THE COUNCIL ON FIRST READING:

An Ordinance – (REZN-2-14-0238) Text Amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) providing for the Manchester Expressway Overlay District. The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommend approval. (Delayed from the May 27, 2014 meeting) (Planning Department)

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PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED:

An Ordinance – Adopting non-operating budgets for the Fiscal Year 2015 beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, and appropriating the amounts shown in each budget.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved to have the first item from the Add/Delete List brought to the table for discussion by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh was the discussion on adding funding in the amount of $24,396 back to the Tax Commissioner’s Operating Budget. Seconded by Councilor Woodson.

Mayor Tomlinson asks Finance Director Hodge where this adjustment would put the Reserve Fund. Director Hodge responds that this adjustment would cost the Reserve Fund 0.06 days, which would leave the balance at 60.19 days.

There was discussion by Councilor Davis on the importance of supplying the Tax Commissioner’s Office with these funds so that they may continue to collect property taxes for the City.

Mayor Tomlinson reminds Council that if the Reserve Fund goes below 60 days, Columbus will no longer be considered a Best Practices City.

The motion for the Tax Commissioner’s Budget was tabled while waiting for her response.

Councilor Henderson made a motion to amend the FY15 Budget by reducing the following FY15 Departmental Budgets by the amounts that their department’s FY14 Budget was adjusted. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those eight members of Council present with Councilors Barnes and Huff being absent for this meeting.

$13,500 Marshall’s Department
$19,800 Clerk of Superior Court
$20,000 Elections and Registration
$10,300 Homeland Security
$2,500 Coroner
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE FOR THE NON-OPERATING BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2015 WAS EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING :

An Ordinance – Adopting non-operating budgets for the Fiscal Year 2015 beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, and appropriating the amounts shown in each budget.

With no discussion on this matter, it will be brought back on First Reading, June 17, 2014 for a vote.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ATLAS OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD AS ADVERTISED:

An Ordinance – Property located at 4400 South Stadium Drive, is proposed for rezoning from NC (Neighborhood Commercial) to RO (Residential Office) Zoning District. (Edgar Hughston, owner) (REZN-4-14-0686) The purpose of the rezoning is for Multifamily Apartments. The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommend conditional approval.

PROPONENTS:

Petitioner- Mr. Edgar Houston is asking the City to rezone his land on South Stadium Drive in order to build apartment homes on this land. This request is to include a 27-foot rear setback variance in order to achieve more parking.
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OPPONENTS:

Mr. Eric Cook- 7942 Prestwick Court, expressed his concern for this rezoning by addressing the traffic problem that happens on Schomburg Road during the beginning and end of school days. He believes adding more residents to South Stadium Drive will add to this problem.

Councilor Henderson made a referral to the Planning Department to see if there was a Traffic Study or any information on this roadway while school was in session.

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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE WAS ALSO SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD AS ADVERTISED:

An Ordinance – (REZN-4-14-0734) Text Amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) so as to remove condo dwellings as a permitted use in the HIST (Historic) Zoning District. The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommend approval.

PROPONENTS:

Mr. Ernie Smallman, 6 West 7th Street, came before Council on behalf of Attorney Richard Hagler. He explained to Council that when the UDO was changed, townhouses and multi-family was removed from the Historic Zoning Area. Condos were left, which was a way to create more multi-family. With this you are able to put 18 units on 1 acre of land at 40 feet high. The Historic District Preservation Society has agreed to support this ordinance.

Councilor McDaniel asks what the objection is to the condos considering a lot of citizens are not able to afford the bigger homes in that area. Mr. Smallman responds that the main objection is the density of the lots in the area.

Councilor Woodson speaks on the history and historical preservation that has taken place in this area. She expresses that the apartment buildings in the middle of these historical homes takes away from the area that is in her district. She asks Council, as the district representative, to support this ordinance to help preserve the integrity of this area.

Planning Department Director Jones states that this area is actually zoned as a Historic Preservation Area.

OPPONENTS:

Mr. Paul Olson, 1380 Upatoi Lane, shares with the Council that although he does not live in the Historic District, he understands the concerns of Mr. Smallman. He stated that one-acre is 200X220 feet. If a developer was to put 18 units on one acre, this would only allow 10 feet per unit.

Dr. Phillip Schley, came before the Council and spoke on the history of the Historic District and his efforts to help preserve this area in 1979 by restoring homes and building townhomes. He stated he would not oppose anything that would not strengthen the Historic District and has proven this by his efforts in preserve the integrity of the area. The Historic District already has restrictions in place through the Historic and Architectural Review Board that does not allow anything that is inappropriate for that area to be developed.

Mr. Frank Comer, 431 Broadway, said that he is representing 4 lots in the Historic District and 5 vacant lots that overlook the river. He advised that he and his wife own multiple businesses and rental properties that generate millions of dollars in tax revenue. He spoke on the budget troubles the City is facing and our need for citizens like him to generate revenue. More restrictions and overlays will reduce the number of options for development and the number of investors.
City Attorney Fay reminds Mayor and Council that the applicant of this ordinance is Attorney Richard Hagler, who had to leave.
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Proponent: Mr. Mike Milligan, 612 Broadway, has heard from an overwhelming number of neighbors in this area that are in support of this ordinance. The citizens need Council’s support in preserving the integrity of the Historic District.
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THE FOLLOWING FIVE ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:

An Ordinance - Adopting changes to the Columbus Consolidated Government Classification and Pay Plan by defining two experience-based step classifications within Pay Grade 21 for Official Superior Court Reporters on the effective date of this ordinance; authorizing up to $10,000.00 in transcript page charges per fiscal year when authorizing by a Superior Court Judge; adopting Policies and Procedures for Court Reporters; and for other purposes.

There was no discussion by Council on this item.

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An Ordinance - Amending Article VII of Chapter 13 of the Columbus Code Solid Waste Collection and Disposal by increasing the monthly residential garbage fee; updating the guidelines for an offset to the residential rate for low-income households; and for other purposes.

Mr. Paul Olson, 1380 Upatoi Lane, spoke on the waste to energy programs that are being implemented over the United States. He was against the construction of the new Recycling Center when the City already had a facility on Victory Drive that was bringing in revenue. With the construction of the new facility, the City is now losing money. He believes the garbage fees will continue to increase.
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An Ordinance - Amending Sections 5-9 (G) and (H) of the Columbus Code so as to increase registration costs for all domestic dogs and cats in Muscogee County; to allow for an increase in the handling cost licensed veterinarians can charge for the handling of these registrations; to establish a fee for euthanasia services provided for county or municipal agencies from outside of Muscogee County; providing an effective date of July 1, 2014; and for other purposes.

There was no discussion by Council on this item.

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An Ordinance - Amending Article XI of Chapter 2 of the Columbus Code so as to redefine the position of executive director of the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission so as to make it a position of Division Chief in the Department of Public Works; and for other purposes.

Councilor Thomas clarifies that this would be a new position to Public Works and when it was discussed during the Budget Hearing, it was denied. She also said that when it was originally presented to Council, the cost was $49,623. The information that was before Council now is $94,843. She asks for an explanation.

Finance Director Hodge says there are 2 components to Keep Columbus Beautiful. What was originally on the add/delete list was a PR Receptionist position that has been replaced with a reorganization of Keep Columbus Beautiful. In addition to that amount of money, there is also a General Fund Agency Appropriation in the amount of $49,854 that would be combined with that original request for the PR Receptionist for a total of $94,843. This would be to reorganize Keep Columbus Beautiful under Public Works to serve that function as well the Keep Columbus Beautiful function.

Councilor Thomas clarifies that if this was to not be approved and Keep Columbus Beautiful was to stay where it is, the cost would be $49,854. She says she has a problem with creating a new position at this time with the difficult financial decisions that are being made.

There was a discussion between Mayor Tomlinson and Finance Director Hodge on the reorganization of Keep Columbus Beautiful being budget neutral and saving the City money on facility and utility costs.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh asks the question to Public Works Director Biegler regarding the past discussions of Keep Columbus Beautiful taking care of the educational aspect of the Recycling Center.

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NOTE: Councilor McDaniel left the meeting at 12:05 p.m.

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An Ordinance - Abolishing the position of Chief Deputy Clerk/Bookkeeper in Muscogee County Probate Court; authorizing the creation of the Chief Clerk/License Supervisor in the Muscogee County Probate Court at Pay Grade 16; and authorizing the creation of an additional Deputy Clerk for the Muscogee County Probate Court at a Pay Grade 12; and for other purposes.

There was no discussion by Council on this issue.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COLUMBUS CODE OF ORDINANCES THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY DELAYED BY COUNCIL WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND INTRODUCED ON FIRST READING:

An Ordinance – Amending Chapter 13 so as to amend regulations pertaining to solid waste; prohibiting plastic bags for disposal of yard waste; providing container specifications; and for other purposes. (Delayed from the May 27, 2014 meeting)
Councilor Davis says that there are still many citizens that are not aware this Ordinance is being suggested. He believes a lot of community discussions need to be held.
Councilor Allen made a referral for Council to hold a Work Session to invite citizens and business owners that this ordinance would affect to come and participate in a discussion on the issue.
Councilor Allen then made a motion to postpone this First Reading for a later date. Seconded by Councilor Davis.
Mr. Paul Olson approached the rostrum and gives Council suggestions on advertising to inform the citizens of Columbus on the regulations of this ordinance.
With a motion on the table to postpone the First Reading of this ordinance moved by Councilor Allen and seconded by Councilor Davis, it was then carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel absent for this vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS ALSO SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND DELAYED BY THE COUNCIL ON SECOND READING:

An Ordinance – As to amend Chapter 2 of the Columbus Code so as to increase the number of directors of the Development Authority of Columbus, Georgia from seven to nine; and for other purposes.

After City Attorney Fay advised that this ordinance was added on his agenda, he recalled that the last vote on this item was inconclusive and he indicated that a vote today would not carry as well. Mayor Pro Tem moved to delay. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel absent for this vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING THREE RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (180-14) - Authorizing the Mayor to execute the First Amendment To Contract For The Provision of Hospital Care to Indigent Persons Residing in Columbus, Georgia and Prisoners, to be effective July 1, 2014.

Mayor Pro-Tem Turner Pugh made a motion for Mr. Paul Olson to be heard by Council. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

Mr. Paul Olson expressed his concerns that the City is financially painting itself into a corner. He refers to Resolution No. 343-09 on the Muscogee County Prison and the fact that the prison population will continue to increase, which will continue to put Sheriff Darr in a difficult situation with his department’s budget. He also spoke on multiple different contracts the City holds.

Councilor Thomas then made a motion for adoption. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Davis and McDaniel absent for this vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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A Resolution (181-14) - Authorizing 911 charges of $1.50 per billable telephone per month, E911 charges of $1.00 per month and prepaid wireless 911 charges of $0.75 per month, all as authorized by O.C.G.A. Sections 46-5-133 through 46-5-134.2. Mayor Pro-Tem Turner Pugh made a motion for adoption. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

A Resolution (182-14) - Amending Resolution No. 364-04 and authorizing execution of a Corrective Quit Claim Deed by the City Manager for an abandoned portion of Blackmon Road right-of-way. Councilor Woodson moved for its adoption. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present with Councilor McDaniel being absent for this vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

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PUBLIC AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS CAME FORWARD TO BE HEARD ON THE PUBLIC AGENDA AND A SUMMARIZATION OF THEIR COMMENTS ARE LISTED AS FOLLOWS:

1) Ms. Sarah C. Rowe, Re: Legislative Procedures and City Programs.

Ms. Rowe spoke on legislation that has been passed that she believes does not protect or promote the health and wellbeing of citizens. She also gave information on the Ferrell Cat Program TENVAC.

After Ms. Sarah Rowe spoke on the Public Agenda about the Ferrell Cat Programs, Councilor Woodson made a referral to the City Manager’s Office to get in touch with PAWS to get a report on programs or efforts that have been implemented by the City concerning these animals in our community.
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2) Mr. Jeremy S. Hobbs, representing CVBWF, Inc., Colgay Pride, Re: Information on an upcoming event.

Mr. Hobbs gave Mayor and Council information on HIV Awareness Programs and the Columbus Gay Pride Event to be held in Uptown Columbus, on June 21, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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3) Mr. Ricket Carter, Re: City and Public Safety race relations.

Mr. Carter spoke on the Columbus Police Department, the CCG Administration, and a personal incident he had with Law Enforcement.

There was further discussion between Mr. Carter, Mayor Tomlinson and City Attorney Fay on Mr. Carter’s lawsuit against the City that was dismissed in court.
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4) Mr. Paul Olson, Re: Medical Center contract and Spring Harbor Retirement and delinquent property taxes.

Mr. Olson came forward to speak on the uncollected taxes as it relates to Spring Harbor. He also spoke of the number of healthcare facilities that have been obtained by Medical Center, Inc., as well as, the contract between the city and the Medical Center.

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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION AND THE FINANCE UPDATE BY FINANCE DIRECTOR PAM HODGE WAS DELAYED UNTIL THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING:

A Resolution - Authorizing to enter into an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to accept a High Priority Project (HPP) grant for $195,088.80 with a 20% local match of $48,772.80 for total grant amount of $243,861.60. Authorizing to accept a $10,000 grant from Uptown Columbus for this project, which will leave a remaining balance of $38,772.20 for construction of restrooms on the RiverWalk under the Martin Memorial Bridge. (Delayed from the March 11, 2014 meeting)
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THE FOLLOWING TWO RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY COUNCIL:

A Resolution (183-14) - Authorizing the execution of a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for Financial Assistance to carry out the FY 2015 Transportation Planning Work Activities of the Columbus-Phenix City Transportation Study for $250,882.19 plus 20% match of $62,720.55 for a total amount of $313,602.74.

Councilor Allen moved to adopt this resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

A Resolution (184-14) - Authorizing the submission of an application, and, if approved, accept a grant for $45,000, or as otherwise awarded, from the Georgia Department of Human Services to continue Columbus, Georgia as a Family Connection community.

Councilor Woodson moved to adopt this resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING SEVEN RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY COUNCIL UPON A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY MAYOR PRO TEM TURNER PUGH AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR WOODSON, WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE SIX MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT WITH COUNCILORS HENDERSON AND MCDANIEL ABSENT FOR THIS VOTE AND COUNCILORS BARNES AND HUFF ABSENT FOR THIS MEETING:

A Resolution (185-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 13, 5759 Forrest Road for the Forrest Road Improvement Project totaling 0.01 acres +/- of right-of-way, plus a Temporary Construction Easement of 1.04 for County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes and authorizing filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representative for acquisition of said property.

A Resolution (186-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 14, 2807 Doyle Avenue, for the Forrest Road Improvement Project totaling 0.02 acres +/- of Temporary Construction Easement for County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes and authorizing filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representative for the acquisition of said land.

A Resolution (187-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 17, 5783 Forrest Road, for the Forrest Road Improvement Project totaling 0.01 acres +/- of right-of-way, plus a Temporary Construction Easement totaling 0.013 acres +/- for a County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes and authorizing the filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representatives for the acquisition of said land.

A Resolution (188-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 33, 2905 Lansing Avenue, for the Forrest Road Improvement Project totaling 0.01 acres +/- of a Temporary Construction Easement, plus a Drive Way Easement for County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes and authorizing the filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representatives for the acquisition of said land.

A Resolution (189-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 43, 2019 Arrow Point Lane, for the Forrest Road Improvement Project, Muscogee County totaling 0.004 acres +/- of Temporary Construction Easement for County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes, and authorizing the filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representatives for the acquisition of said land under the authority of the official code of Georgia annotated, Section 32-3-1 et.seq for the referenced project.
A Resolution (190-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 53, 6527 Forrest Road for the Forrest Road Improvement Project totaling 0.01 acres +/- of Right-of-Way, plus a Drive Way Easement for County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes and authorizing the filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representatives for the acquisition of said land.

A Resolution (191-14) - Authorizing the acquisition of Parcel 66, 6785 Forrest Road, for the Forrest Road Improvement Project totaling 0.01 acres +/- of Right-of-Way, plus a Temporary Construction Easement of 0.003 acres +/-, plus a Driveway Easement for County Road and/or Municipal Street purposes and authorizing the filing of a Declaration of Taking by the City Attorney or his representatives for acquisition of said land.
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THE FOLLOWING THREE PURCHASING RESOLUTIONS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED BY COUNCIL UPON A SINGLE MOTION TO APPROVE BY COUNCILOR DAVIS AND SECONDED BY COUNCILOR ALLEN AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE SIX MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT WITH COUNCILORS HENDERSON AND MCDANIEL ABSENT FOR THIS VOTE AND COUNCILORS BARNES AND HUFF ABSENT FOR THIS MEETING:
A Resolution (192-14) - Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Principle Construction West Georgia, LLC (LaGrange, GA) in the amount of $49,672.00 for the South Commons Park Memorial Wall Project.

A Resolution (193-14) - Authorizing the City Manager to sign an agreement with QPUBLIC, LLC to provide Web Hosting Services for The Board of Tax Assessors’ Data Information Website. Compensation to QPUBLIC for hosting an Internet Module will be provided by a subscription fee paid by the user for detailed information. Revenue generated, from the subscription fees, in excess of $8,500, in any 12-month period, will be split 50/50 with QPUBLIC and the City.

A Resolution (194-14) - Authorizing the execution of a construction contract with Landmark Grading Company, Inc. (Ft. Mitchell, AL) in the amount of $479,996.01 for the St. Mary’s Road and Northstar Drive Roundabout Project.
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CITY INSPECTORS:

Councilor Allen stated that a memo was given to Council after he had made a referral in regard to the certifications of Inspectors that work for the City. In this letter it was noted that Inspectors are given two years to acquire their respected certifications. He made a referral requesting that this issue be brought back to Council for further discussion so that they may have a better understanding of the process and the pay scales of these employees.
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TAX COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE:

Councilor Davis asks that Council revisit the pending motion regarding the Tax Commissioner’s Office. Mayor Tomlinson notifies Council that Tax Commissioner Lula Huff is not present and did not feel as if there was anyone to speak on her behalf. This issue will be brought back to Council as soon as possible.

CLERK OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA:

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Councilor Allen made a motion for his nominee to represent District Six, Lilly Trawick, on the Youth Advisory Council be confirmed. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE SUBMITTED AS INFORMATION FOR THE MAYOR & COUNCIL BY DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCIL DAVIS:
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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCIL DAVIS AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL:

A Resolution (195-14) – Excusing Councilor Jerry Barnes from the Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Council Meeting.

Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh made a motion that the Resolution be approved. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

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MINUTES OF THE FOLLOWING BOARDS WERE SUBMITTED BY DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCIL DAVIS AND OFFICIALLY RECEIVED BY THE COUNCIL:

Board of Elections and Registration, March 6, April 3 and May 20, 2014.
Board of Health, April 23, 2014.
Board of Tax Assessors, 15-14, 16-14, and 17-14.
Board of Water Commissioners, April 14, 2014.
Columbus Golf Course Authority, April 22 and May 27, 2014.
Convention & Visitors Board, April 16, 2014.
Cooperative Extension Advisory Board, May 5, 2014.
Family & Children Services, March 12 & April 9, 2014.
Housing Authority of Columbus, April 16, 2014.
Planning Advisory Commission, April 16 & May 21, 2014.
Public Safety Advisory Board, January 23, 2014.
Recreation Advisory Board, May 28, 2014.
Taxicab Commission, May 28, 2014.

Councilor Allen made a motion that these minutes are received. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING BOARD APPOINTMENTS WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY DEPUTY CLERK OF COUNCILDAVIS:

ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. Phillip Brewer has resigned from his seat as the PAWS Columbus, Inc. Representative on the Animal Control Advisory Board. Mr. John Barwick has been nominated and can be confirmed by Council.

Councilor Allen made a motion to confirm the appointment of Mr. John Barwick to fill the unexpired seat of Dr. Phillip Brewer on the Animal Control Advisory Board. Seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

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DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised Council that there are two nominees for the seat of Dick Ellis who is not eligible to succeed himself on the Development Authority of Columbus. Due to there not being enough Councilors to take a vote on this, it will be brought back at the next Council Meeting.

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HISTORIC & ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

The Board of Realtors nominated Ms. Saundra Green to succeed herself and serve as their Representative on the Historic & Architectural Review Board.

Councilor Allen moved the reappointment of Saundra Green to be the Board of Realtors Representative on the Historic & Architectural Review Board. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

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KEEP COLUMBUS BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advises that Mr. Herman Lewis, Jr. has been nominated by Mayor Pro-Tem to fill the unexpired seat of Mr. John Loomis on the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission.

Councilor Allen moved the appointment of Herman Lewis, Jr. to fill the seat of John Loomis on the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

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TAXICAB COMMISSION:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that Mr. John Adams has been nominated by Councilor Henderson to fill the unexpired seat of Mr. K. Matthew Probst as the Taxicab Owner Representative on the Taxicab Commission.

Councilor Woodson moved the appointment of John Adams to the Taxicab Commission. Seconded by Councilor Allen and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Deputy Clerk of Council Davis advised that the following district representative nominees were ready for confirmation. The motions and votes are as follows:

Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh moved the appointment of the nominees of District 4 & 7 on the Youth Advisory Council. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

Councilor Davis moved the appointment of the nominee for District 2 on the Youth Advisory Council. Seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Turner-Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.


Councilor Allen moved the appointment of the nominee for District 5 on the Youth Advisory Council. Seconded by Councilor Baker and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.

Councilor Allen moved the appointment of the Mayor’s nominee for the Youth Advisory Council. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting.
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With there being no further business to come before the Council, Mayor Tomlinson then entertained a motion for adjournment. Councilor Allen so moved. Seconded by Councilor Woodson and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present with Councilors Henderson and McDaniel absent for the vote and Councilors Barnes and Huff absent for this meeting with the time of adjournment being 1:46 p.m.





Sandra T. Davis, CDMC
Deputy Clerk of Council
The Council of Columbus, Georgia