Minutes of the July 21, 2016 Council Meeting
by City Council at the August 25, 2016 Meeting
The council meeting
was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Rev. Sam Martin of Gateway Community
Church giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick,
Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and City
Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Grizzard made
a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the June 16th council meeting. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it
passed without opposition. Councilman Myrick
made a motion to approve the agenda of the July 21, 2016 council meeting with
the addition of Item #11 Consider proposal from Tim Baumgartner,
P.E. for Consultant Services for Engineering. Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it
passed without opposition.
AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Grizzard reminded everyone of the National Senior Citizen
luncheon on Monday, August 22 at noon and requested that those planning to
attend the luncheon to please bring a can good to help stock the Food Pantry.
Myrick thanked everyone for supporting the Patriotic
Celebration which was a huge success and everyone is looking forward to next
- Mayor Rozier
opened the Public Hearing to receive citizen input on a request submitted
by Shailesh Patel for a variance to the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to
allow the sale of alcoholic beverages within 200 yards of a Church or
Daycare for a proposed convenience store development on the north side of
Highway 80 just east of the Dollar General.
were received from:
Raj Patel who stated
that a liquor and beer/wine license was applied and denied and was advised by
the attorney that liquor sales are not allowed in the city. He further questioned any other applicants
that were denied and was informed that the only application that was denied was
for Randy Woods restaurant for on-site consumption
which was closer to a church and was denied.
being no further comments Mayor Rozier closed the Public Hearing.
Rozier opened the Public Hearing
to receive citizen input on a rezoning request submitted by Corde Wilson of
Beacon Builders to
rezone property consisting of 44.15 acres from C-1/RA to C-1/PUD for a proposed
Multi-Family, Single Family and Commercial Development to be known as The
Meadows of Bloomingdale.
Rozier informed the public that a request was submitted by Mr. Wilson to
withdraw the rezoning request.
was no public comments therefore Mayor Rozier closed the public hearing.
- Zoning Map
Amendment request from RA-1 to I-2 submitted by petitioners on Cheyenne
A) James and Truelove McCoy – 35
B) Susan and Charles Rogers – 53 Cheyenne
C) Michael Wedincamp – 90 Cheyenne
and Mrs. Rogers were informed by Mayor Rozier that since the last meeting the
city has begun looking into several amendments to the zoning ordinance and the truck
fuel stops would be considered during the amendment process. With that information the petitioners
withdrew their request.
- Consider a
Variance Request to the Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance submitted by Shailesh
Patel to allow the sales of Alcoholic Beverages within 200 yards of a
church or daycare for a proposed convenience store to be located on the
North side of Highway 80 just east of Dollar General. Councilman Myrick
made a motion to approve the variance as stated. Councilman Grizzard seconded the
motion. The motion passed with
affirmative votes from Councilmembers Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick and
Otto. Councilwoman Griffin opposed
- Consider a
rezoning request submitted by Corde Wilson of Beacon Builders who is
petitioning to rezone 44.15 acres on Highway 80 from C-1/RA to C-1/PUD for
The Meadows of Bloomingdale. Mayor
Rozier stated this request was withdrawn by Beacon Builders.
- Consider PUD Plot
Plan submitted by Maupin Engineering on behalf of Beacon Builders for the
development of the Meadows of Bloomingdale on Highway 80. Mayor Rozier
stated this request was withdrawn by Beacon Builders.
- Consider setting
the Millage Rate at 10.00 mils and roll it back to 0.00 mils. Councilman Otto
made a motion to set the millage rate at 10.00 mils and roll back to 0.00
mils. Councilman Myrick seconded
the motion and it passed without opposition.
- Consider DOT LMIG
Grant project selection. (Stagecoach Road and Sidewalks) City Administrator
Akridge stated that the recommended project selection this year is to
clean, tack and overlay 5,907 sq. yds. on the
northbound lane of Stagecoach Road with the project being advertise for
bids if approved, some of the funds will be used to repair the sidewalks
to meet the ADA standards as requested by DOT. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve
the LMIG as stated. Councilman
Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed with affirmative votes from
Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Key, Myrick and Otto. Councilman Kerby abstained.
- Consider 10%
allocation of monthly SPLOST Proceeds. (Roadway Improvements) City Administrator
Akridge stated that at the Budget/Finance committee meeting it was
recommended that since the breathing apparatus for the fire department has
been paid off to allocate that 10% of the SPLOST proceeds to the Roadway
Improvements Fund. Councilman
Myrick made a motion to allocate the 10% from the breathing apparatus be
moved to the Roadway Improvement fund.
Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without
- Consider Site Plan
submitted by Gateway Community Church for property located on Pine Barren
Holland with Lavender & Association introduced himself and stated he
is working for the church with design and construction. City Administrator Akridge reported that
Planning Commission met last week and recommended approval of the site
plan but the closing on the sale of the city property would need to be
resolved. After discussion,
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the site plan with the
stipulation that no land disturbing activity should take place on the 1.2
acre city portion of the property.
Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without
- Consider Conceptual
Site Plan submitted by Duke Realty for the construction of a 620 x 2317.5 (1,436,850
Square Feet) distribution facility for property located on S.H. Morgan
Reeves with Duke Realty stated they are requesting conceptual site plan
approval for the 1.4 million sq.ft.
building and further advised that the engineers
are working on the design.
Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the conceptual site
plan contingent on a water/sewer agreement. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and
it passed without opposition.
- Consider Rural
Fire Defense Cooperative Lease Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) with the Georgia Forestry Commission. Councilman Kerby
made a motion to execute the Rural Fire Defense Cooperative Lease
Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgia Forestry
Commission. Councilman Myrick
seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
- Consider purchase
of Radar Equipment for the Police Department. City Administrator
Akridge stated the amount is $8440 and the expenditure would come from Tech
Fees. Councilman Kerby made a
motion to approve the purchase of the radar equipment and the expenditure
coming from Tech Fees. Councilwoman
Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
- Consider a proposal
from Tim Baumgartner, P.E. for Consultant Service for Engineering. Councilman Kerby
made a motion to approve the agreement with Tim Baumgartner with the
contingency that Mr. Baumgartner obtain a business license as an
Independent Contractor. Councilman
Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Mayor Rozier reported that this
items presented for consideration for
inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, July 13,
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman
Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilwoman Key seconded the motion
and it passed without opposition.
Prior to adjourning Mr. Wedincamp and Mrs. Rogers
questioned the time frame of the zoning amendments and Attorney Dickey
explained that the process would be to draft the ordinance changes, present the
zoning ordinance changes during a public
hearing, then council would review and make a decision. If the amendments are approved then citizens
are free to apply for rezoning consideration.
There being no further business, Councilman Myrick
made a motion to adjourn at 7:31pm.
Councilman Kerby seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Diane Proudfoot, City Clerk
Note: Section § 50-14-1 of the Official Code of the
State of Georgia Annotated requires that the minutes shall, as a minimum,
include a description of each motion or other proposal made, and a record of
all votes. These minutes meet the
minimum requirements. However, in an
attempt to provide as much information as possible to the citizens, the
recording clerk has included additional background data and discussion on the
subjects presented to council. The
statements of individuals are not verbatim and may be summary in nature.