MINUTES
COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 22, 2016

The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia was called to order at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, March 22, 2016, on the 2nd Floor of the Citizens Service Center, located at 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, Georgia Honorable Teresa Tomlinson, Mayor and Honorable Evelyn Turner Pugh, Mayor Pro Tem presiding.
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PRESENT: Present other than Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Mayor Pro Tem Evelyn Turner Pugh were Councilors Jerry Barnes, Tom B. Buck III, Glenn Davis, Berry H. Henderson, Bruce Huff and Judy W. Thomas. City Manager Isaiah Hugley, City Attorney Clifton Fay and Assistant City Attorney Lucy Sheftall, Clerk of Council Tiny B. Washington and Deputy Clerk of Council Lindsey Glisson were also present.
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ABSENT: Councilors R. Gary Allen, Mike Baker and Evelyn Woodson were absent.
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INVOCATION: Led by Rev. David Stallion of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Parks and Recreation.
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CITY ATTORNEY’S AGENDA:

THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES WERE SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL ON SECOND READING:__ ________

An Ordinance (16-4) – Rezoning property located at 6053 & 6073 Veterans Parkway from RO (Residential Office) zoning district to GC (General Commercial) zoning district. (Owner: Cottle Properties, LLC) (District 2-Councilor Davis) The proposed use is retail, office and restaurant. The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommended approval.

Councilor Thomas moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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An Ordinance (16-5) – Rezoning property located at 3603 Weems Road from SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1) zoning district to RO (Residential Office) zoning district. (Owner: Columbus Botanical Gardens, INC) (District 2-Councilor Davis) The proposed use is cultural facility.
Councilor Henderson moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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An Ordinance (16-6) – Rezoning property located at 3508 Oberlin Drive is proposed for rezoning from SFR1 (Single Family Residential 1) zoning district to RO (Residential Office) zoning district. (Owner: Columbus Consolidated Government) (District 2-Councilor Davis) The proposed use is cultural facility.

Councilor Davis moved the adoption of the ordinance. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE WAS SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY ON FIRST READING:____

An Ordinance – Regulating vehicular traffic in Columbus, Georgia by establishing ranked parking, ranked handicap parking , and no parking zones along the south curb of 12th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue; authorizing the installation of official traffic control signs indicating the ranked parking, handicap parking, and no parking zones; repealing conflicting ordinances and for other purposes.

Councilor Thomas said as she understands this, the reason that we have been asked to do this, …and said this will eliminate the parking directly in front of the post office/ Federal Court building, and said that because of some security reasons. She then asked has any thought be given at all to changing the parking that is half way down the block that is now two or three hour parking to fifteen minute parking for those who will briefing run in the post office.

Director of Engineering Donna Newman said currently it is 2-hour parking, but said they could consider it. Councilor Thomas said there are a lot of people who do just run in the post office for a short period of time, and the other parking along there is at least two hour parking and sometimes it’s a little difficult to find a place on 12th Street and said it’s something to consider.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh then asked how long is the parking on the 2nd Avenue side of the post office between 12th & 11th Street, the side where they have the drive through to drop your mail off. Director of Engineering Donna Newman said she doesn’t recall, but thinks it may be the same; however, said that wasn’t an issue because the drive through is there, it gave them that 50 feet separation. Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh said we could possibly use that for the fifteen minute run-in.

Director Newman said that might be a possibility, but said that they would look at the parking in that area, to see if they could pick up some fifteen minute parking.

City Attorney Fay said that they will bring this ordinance back in three weeks at the next regular Council meeting for the Council’s vote.

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

A Resolution (73-16) – Providing for the levy and collection of an annual Ad Valorem Tax to provide funds for the payment of the principal and interest on the $20,000,000 in principal amount of Muscogee County School District (Georgia) general obligation Sales Tax Bonds, Series 2016.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Henderson and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present, with Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING TWO RESOLUTIONS WERE ALSO SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY ATTORNEY FAY AND ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF A SINGLE MOTION MADE BY COUNCILOR HENDERSON AND SECONDED BY MAYOR PRO TEM TURNER PUGH WHICH CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY BY THOSE SEVEN MEMBERS OF COUNCIL PRESENT, WITH COUNCILORS ALLEN, BAKER AND WOODSON BEING ABSENT FROM THE MEETING:_____ ___
A Resolution (74-16) – Approving an amended and restated Columbus Consolidated Government Employees’ 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, establishing a Deferred Compensation Board, and authorizing various CCG officials to execute necessary agreements and documents.

A Resolution (75-16) – Designating authorized signatories for a custodial agreement to be entered into as a part of the administration of the Columbus Consolidated Government Employees’ 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

Ms. Reather Hollowell said the plan has not been fully restated since 1996 and said with the changes that we have been making moving toward a sole vendor for our 457 Plan, we felt it is appropriate with the changes that we have made to restate the entire document and said that is what we are doing here, so that we can provide the best plan that we can for our employees and their dependents. She said moving to a sole vendor will allow them to negotiate lower fees for those employees who participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan, provide more educational opportunities as employees look towards retirement and to better plan for that.

She said they will be rolling this out to the employees somewhere around
May 13th. She said they are very excited about the opportunity that the employees will have to participate with a sole vendor.

Ms. Hollowell said if employees are currently participating in the plan and wants to stay with their current vendor, they can do that or they can move to the new vendor, where they expect the fees will be much lower and better educational opportunities for employees.

City Attorney Fay then asked if there were any questions of the Council, but there were none.

Councilor Henderson then made a motion to adopt the two resolutions, as listed above, which was seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those seven members of Council present for this meeting, with Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent.
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EXECUTIVE SESSION:

City Attorney Fay requested an executive session after the adjournment of tonight’s meeting, to discuss a litigation matter.
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PUBLIC AGENDA

MR. MARK H. HOLLOWAY, REPRESENING WEST GEORGIA EYE CARE CENTER, RE: ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Mr. Mark H. Holloway, Administrator, representing West Georgia Eye Care Center, 2616 Warm Springs Road came forward and said their request before the Council tonight has to do with their development, which is located at 6600 Whittlesey Boulevard. He said he is here to discuss an issue as it relates to the Ordinance requirements and their plans to build another facility located on Whittlesey Boulevard.
Using a power-point presentation, Mr. Holloway went into much details in explaining their request and concerns as it relates to the



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MR. LOUIE ABNEY, RE: PAY RAISES:

Mr. Louie Abney, Deputy Sheriff with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department, with approximately 10 to 12 other officers of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department standing with him made several comments as it relates to a proposed pay increase for the Columbus Police Department. He outlined several concerns that he and his fellow colleagues has witrh one branch of the Public Safety be give n a pay increase when other Publci Safety Departments not being included in the proposal.

After Mr. Abney concluded his presentation, Mayor Tomlinson then responded and addressed those concerns expressed by Mr. Abney, pointing out that he needs to take his concerns to Sheriff Darr, as the Director over that Department, who could propose a similar plan that has been done for the Columbus Police Department.

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MR. BRANDON WALLIS, AQUATIC CENTER:

Mr. Brandon Wallis came forward and made comments as it relates to the operation of the Columbus Aquatic Center. He also commented on the education and experience of the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department, Dr. James Worsley.

Mr. Wallis also challenged much of the information that was submitted by Dr. Worsely on last week regarding the proposal for the operation of the Columbus Aquatic Center.

During his presentation, Mr. Wallis did a recap of the presentation that was submitted by Dr. Worsley on last week and submitted his version of what he felt those numbers should have been.

After the conclusion of his presentation, Mr. Wallis then responded to question


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MR. PAUL HERNANDEZ, RE: WALMART OPENING:

Mr. Paul Hernandez, the General Manager of the new Walmart Store located on Buena Vista Road came forward and stated that he is a graduate of New Mexico State University and has worked for the Walmart Corporation for about six years. He said that he worked his way up through the corporation from a cashier to his current position, that of the store manager of the new Walmart here in Columbus. He said that he has moved to various locations to work within the corporation and when he was asked to come here, he said yes.

He then made several comments pointing out that 75% of the employees that will be working for him are from the community on Buena Vista Road; and said they either walk to work or ride a bike to work; however, there are some who do drive as well. He said as a Walmart Corporation, he wanted to make sure that we don’t forget about the people of that community. He said they have 30 full-time, 70 part-time employees and almost six to seven of their Associates that goes to Columbus State and said they are also hiring 10 Veterans. He said he had over 1,000 interviews and he picked the best 100 employees.



Mr. Hernandez said there are a few things that he wants this Council to know about their neighborhood market. He said it is accessible for seniors and they have added additional sidewalks. He said they have added extra lighting in the parking lot, as well as added a turning lane from Buena Vista to Floyd Road because they know how busy that road is.

He also went into some details regarding what they are doing as far as it relates to community partnership. He said he is committed to doing 100 backpacks for Lonnie Jackson Elementary. He said they will be donating $5,000 to feed 100 children every weekend until the end of the school year.
He said he is also trying to get Peach Little League $1000 - $2,000 to help donate to their programs. He said at Walmart they have a lot of doors that are open for them and said that he has gotten with Coca Cola, who will help them with the Backpacks program, as well as Morningside Baptist Church.

After Mr. Hernandez said he is here to help and to be a part of the community, he said he is not just any other Walmart, but said he is going to be the Walmart. He said they will strive for excellence in his store and said quality will be no issue. He said he would like to thank you for welcoming him to Columbus.

After Mr. Hernandez concluded his presentation, Councilor Barnes made some comments regarding the great things that Mr. Hernandez has already setup.

Mr. Hernandez said their VIP/Family night will be April 11th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. He said the Grand Opening will be on April 13th at 7:30 a.m. in the morning.
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CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:

AT THE REQUEST OF CITY MANAGER HUGLEY, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS TABLED ON THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA:_______________________________________

A Resolution – Authorizing the City Manager to declare 110 4th Street a/k/a 002 017 001 (Golden Park), as surplus and to advertise, and sell in accordance with Section 7-501 of the Columbus Charter.

City Manager Hugley said he would like to table this matter at this time. He said our Laura McCool, Community Reinvestment Manager has done a lot of work in pulling all of this together related to Golden Park. He said she procured a preliminary title report from our real estate attorney, but said that report only examined deeds dating back to 1928 and then they went to look a bit further, back to 1925 and said that is when they found that the Georgia General Assembly restricted that part of the South Commons known as Golden Park to park and playground purposes. He said there was a 1925 Act that they found, and said that Act restricted conveyance of the property unless a referendum is held approving a sale.




He said our real estate attorney will be issuing an amended Title Report
reflecting that 1925 restriction. He said only the Georgia General Assemble can amend the Act so as to remove the restrictions as to park purposes and said this can be accomplished only through local legislation that goes to the Georgia General Assembly and said the first opportunity will be in January 2017.

City Attorney Fay said we did go back to the 1925 Act of the Georgia General Assembly

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THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS WERE ALSO SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY AND ADOPTED
BY THE COUNCIL:______ ___________________________
A Resolution (76-16)– Authorizing the adoption of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Policies and Procedures for the Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program, Section 3 policy, and Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy in compliance with the Federal and State requirements of the 2014 Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program funded by the State Home Investment Partnership Program.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Barnes and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (77-16) – Authorizing the City Manager to submit an application to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for a grant to fund the Muscogee County Juvenile Court and if awarded, amended the Multi-Governmental fund by the amount of the grant award. There is a 10% local match requirement and the grant period is from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Buck and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (78-16) – Authorizing the City Manager of Columbus, Georgia to submit an application for, and if awarded, accept a grant in the amount of $119,898, or otherwise awarded, from the Department of Transportation, United States of America, and Georgia Department of Transportation, under Title 49 U.S.C., Section 5303.

Councilor Huff moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution (79-16)– Authorizing the Mayor or City Manager of Columbus, Georgia to submit an application for, and if awarded, accept a grant in the amount of $1,573,136 or otherwise awarded, from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in the amount of $196,641 for FY2017 capital and planning assistance under Title 49 U.S.C., Section 5307 and to contract with FTA and GDOT on behalf of the City should the application receive approval.

Councilor Huff moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution – Whereas, the State of Georgia and the City of Columbus are vulnerable to a wide range of natural and man-made disasters and The Georgia Emergency Management Act, as amended, gives the local governments of the State the authority to make agreements for mutual assistance in emergencies.

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

A Resolution Authorizing the annual contract for the purchase of employee service award pins from J. Brandt Recognition (Fort Worth, TX) for the estimated annual contract amount of $6,631.91.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution – Authorizing the purchase of one (1) Ford S12 Transit Wagon 12/15 Passenger Van, from Wade Ford (Smyrna, GA), in the amount of $30,243.00, via Georgia State Contract # SPD 99999-SPD00000115.

Councilor Thomas moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution – Authorizing the purchase of replacement playground equipment from Miracle Recreation Company d/b/a Hasley Recreation, Inc., (Flowery Branch, GA), in the amount of $299,904.93. The purchase will be accomplished by Cooperative Purchase, via National Joint Powers Alliance, NJPA, Contract #022113-LTS.

Councilor Barnes moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution – Amending Resolution #247-11 (approved July 12, 2011) to change the name of one of the awarded contractors, Arid Consulting Corporation (Byron, GA) to Edifice Consulting, Inc. (Byron, GA), to continue providing roofing consulting services.

Councilor Buck moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Councilor Huff and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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A Resolution – Authorizing the purchase of the CGI Advantage 360 (SaaS Solution – Software as a Service) upgrade of the Finance/Payroll/Budget and Human Resources System from CGI (Fairfax, VA). The cost includes: an Annual SaaS Subscription fee in the amount of $459,126 for 10 years (which replaces the current annual maintenance fee paid by Information Technology), and implementation cost paid as follows: FY16-$60,000, FY17-$764,067, FY18-$764,067 and FY19-$764,067.

Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh moved the adoption of the resolution. Seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Turner Pugh and carried unanimously by those six members of Council present, with Councilor Henderson being absent for the vote and Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting.
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THE FOLLOWING PURCHASING RESOLUTION WAS ALSO
SUBMITTED AND EXPLAINED BY CITY MANAGER HUGLEY
AND DELAYED BY THE COUNCIL:_________________________ __

A Resolution – Authorizing the execution of an annual contract with American Pool Service of Georgia (Alpharetta, GA) for facility management of the Columbus Aquatic Center. The services will include staffing, water maintenance, supervision and programming, and management of the Pro Shop and Concessions. Initial negotiations have indicated 45 hours of operations per week. Every effort will be made to increase weekly hours to more than 45 hours per week. However, this could result in adjustments in other categories of services. A follow up report will be made to City Council regarding final negotiations.
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THE FOLLOWING UPDATES WERE PROVIDED ON THE CITY
MANAGER’S AGENDA:_________ ___________________

Parks and Recreation Director Dr. Worsley and John Hudginson, Interim Inspections and Codes Director came forward to provide the Mayor and Council with an update on the Aquatic Center’s Lightning Protection.

Columbus aquatic center grounding & lightning protection

Agenda



Grounding Overview


Lightning protection overview

National Lightning Safety Institute Recommendations for Lightning Safety at Indoor Pools__________________________________________
2. Identify in advance SAFE and NOT SAFE places: 3. Take action to suspend activities. 4. Determine when activities should be resumed.

Georgia Department of Public Health's Pool Rules and Regulations, Chapter 511.3.5.18, Article 10, Warning/Safety for Swimming Pools


STATEMENT OF DPH position

Dr. Chris Rustin, MS, REHS, Director, Environmental Health Section Georgia Department of Health



STATEMENT OF DPH position

Dr. Chris Rustin, MS, REHS Director, Environmental Health Section Georgia Department of Health
STATEMENT OF DPH position
Dr. Chris Rustin, MS, REHS, Director, Environmental Health Section
Georgia Department of Health


Legal considerations


Options



Can lightning protection be added?



Cost of lightning protection System


CITY MANAGER’s conclusions/recommendations

Mr. John Hudgison and Deputy City Manager Hodge, as well as City Attorney then responded to questions and concerns of Mayor Tomlinson and members of the Council.

Mayor Tomlinson asked Pam Hodge when she talk to the lady who was the president of the organization to ask her did they have a policy that would allow their swimmers to swim in pools during a rain storm and could we see that policy. Her email response was, that she had not policy and that they left it up to the pool.

Councilor Thomas ask who is the person who makes the decision to flip the switch and clear the pool.

Dr. Worsley stated that is usually up to the manager on duty. Also the pool has multiple lighting detectors , we also keep up with our local new for weather updates.

Councilor Davis read a policy from the Georgia Tech Manual.

Mayor Tomlinson stated that now where in that policy that you just read, does it say that they let people swim while its storming, but it does say that they all get together and discuss what they think should be done. What is exactly what we do as stated by Dr. Worsley.

Councilor Huff asked if we are not going to leave the swimmers in the pool then why would we spend the extra cost.

Councilor Huff asked the gentleman from the Health Department to check with Georgia Tech to see how many swim meets they have had since 1996 and when they had a problem with lighting.

Councilor Thomas stated that she does not consider this a human life problem, and that through all of the information that she has read and from the CDC this has never occurred.

Councilor Davis asked City Attorney Clifton Fay if when we have these swim meets would we be able to have the teams sign a waiver, regarding when a storm comes in it is up to them if they decide to continue to swim or not.

Clifton Fay stated that he does not recommended that because there is still a state regulation .


CCG Stormwater Update
Recent Ordinance Revisions

Revisions

Vehicle Washing – Auto Dealers, Repair Facilities, Auto Rental Agencies, Companies with Fleets of Vehicles

Abide by the same set of rules that Auto Detailers/Car Washes have complied with since 2003

Industrial Stormwater Dischargers

Provide CCG with an Annual Compliance Report

Stormwater Management Facility Owners

Provide CCG with an Annual Maintenance Report

Vehicle Washing

Approximately 200 affected Facilities

Fixed Location Auto Detailer and Car Wash Requirements

Wastewater Collection (dedicated wash area)

Wastewater Disposal to Sanitary Sewer System

Prevention of Stormwater from entering Sanitary Sewer System

Mobile Auto Detailing Requirements

Wastewater Collection (mat, berm, vacuum system, etc.)

Wastewater Containment (waste tank approximate in size to fresh water tank)

Wastewater Transport

Wastewater Disposal (designated location)

Same Wastewater, Same Standards

Industrial Stormwater Dischargers

Facilities that have coverage under the State of Georgia’s Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit, approximately 75 affected facilities

Kellogg’s, Pratt-Whitney, Heat Craft, CCG’s Pine Grove Landfill, etc.

New Requirement - Provide CCG with updated contact information annually

New Requirement - Provide CCG with copies of reports already required under the permit

Non-Stormwater Discharge Annual certification

Quarterly “First Flush” Visual Examination Reports

Annual Laboratory Analysis Reports (as necessary)

Employee Training Documentation

Due by January 31 each year, information provided will be for the previous calendar year

To satisfy CCG’s regulatory obligation to implement a “monitoring” program for Industrial Dischargers (EPA Audit finding, Dec 2014)

Failure to provide this report is a violation of the Ordinance

Private Stormwater Management Facilities (PSWMFs)

Purpose of PSWMFs

#1 - Mimic Pre-development Runoff Peak Discharges

Forest/Pasture vs. Parking Lot

Detention Ponds, Underground Vault Systems

#2 – Improve water quality of runoff before it enters the watershed

Water Quality BMPs remove sediment, oil, litter, etc. from discharges

80% TSS removal from first flush

Water Quality BMPs collect sediment, oil, litter, etc. from discharges

Collected pollutants to be regularly monitored and removed as necessary

Informational Gap

Engineer designs – Contractor builds – Owner/Operator ???

Perpetual Maintenance Obligation

Ordinance Revisions

Informational Form, to keep CCG’s records updated for approximately 700 facilities

Proof of Maintenance is easy

Photographs

Receipts/Invoices/Manifests

Failure to provide a report is a violation of the Ordinance

Inspections by CCG staff - approximately 125/year

Maintenance Standards

Every BMP is different

Default Standard - Georgia Stormwater Management Manual

www.georgiastormwater.com

Maintenance at least once per year

Clean out vaults (trash rack, oil reservoir, built-up sediment/sludge)

Cut/remove grass, sediment from ponds, swales

Re-establish dead/missing vegetation, prevent/repair erosion

Replace filter systems (Drain-Pac, Fossil Filter, etc.)

Others as required

Reporting

Reports will be emailed to:

stormwater@columbusga.org

Scans of forms, photos, invoices, etc.

Do-it-Yourself Program

Questions?


Councilor Davis asked, when a resident ask me about these standards are they local standards.

Donna Newman stated that these standards are State Local and Federal clean water standards.



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POLICE PAY REFORM:

This matter was delayed until the next regular Council Meeting.

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Due to their no longer being a quorum present, the Clerk of Council’s Agenda was postponed until the next regularly scheduled meeting.

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Due to the lack of a quorum, Mayor Tomlinson declared the meeting adjourned, with the time being 9:51 p.m., with Councilors Allen, Baker and Woodson being absent from the meeting and Councilors Buck and Henderson having already left the meeting.



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