Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Columbus Council meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in council chambers on the second floor of City Services Center, 3111 Citizens Way. For information, call 706-653-4013.
CITY ATTORNEY'S AGENDA
A resolution requesting a Special Exception Use for a restaurant at 222 Seventh Street. The current zoning for the property is HIST (Historic) zoning district. (District 7 -- Councilor Evelyn "Mimi" Woodson) (Applicant Mike Milligan) The Planning Advisory Commission and the Planning Department recommend approval.
A resolution concerning the issuance of revenue bonds by the Housing Authority of Columbus to issue bonds to finance three projects located in Columbus, Ga., for the benefit of HACG RAD I, LP. (Request of Housing Authority of Columbus)
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A resolution concerning the issuance of revenue bonds by the Columbus Georgia Development Authority to issue bonds to finance a project located in Columbus for the benefit of Columbus ALF, LLC. (Request of Columbus Georgia Development Authority)
Robert Lackey, representing the North Wynnton Village Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood Problem.
Dan Houston, representing the Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants: Insurance Broker Services.
CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA
LEGAL SERVICES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT: Authorization is requested for the risk manager and finance director to make payment for attorney fees to Todd Handelman, Gardner Willis Sweat & Handelman and Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele which may be incurred for legal services rendered regarding worker's compensation issues during fiscal 2016. Funds are available in the FY16 Budget - Risk Management Worker's Compensation Contractual Services.
COLUMBUS FIRE AND EMS STRATEGIC PLAN/STANDARDS OF COVER UPDATE: Authorization is requested for approval of the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Strategic Plan/Standards of Cover that is updated annually. The updated Strategic Plan will be forwarded to the mayor, city council and city manager's office.
Columbus Fire and EMS initially published its first strategic plan in 2002 and standards of cover in 2012. The Strategic Plan was presented to City Council and adopted March 12, 2002 by Resolution 114-02. The Standards of Cover was adopted by council on Dec. 4, 2012 by Resolution 350-12.
FY16 PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT: Authorization is requested to enter into an agreement for Indigent Defense Services between Circuit Public Defender Office of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and Muscogee County in the amount of $1,599,347 from July 2015 to June 2016 and authorize payment to Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (GPDSC) for $1,030,020 and for $51,501, 5 percent administrative fee (GPDSC payment is included in the total amount of $1,599,347); authorize the mayor and/or city manager to have signature authority.
MENTAL HEALTH COURT GRANT: Authorization is requested to accept a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council's Grant award of $10,857 for the purpose of providing supplemental funding for the Muscogee County Mental Health Court, and to amend the Multi-governmental Fund by the amount of the award. This additional sub-grant is earmarked to provide funds for transportation for the program during the next 12 months from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The additional supplemental grant amount is $10,875 with no match required.
SUPPORT RESOLUTION FOR BLIGHT ELIMINATION PROGRAM: Authorization is requested to allow the Department of Community Affairs to submit a request to the Treasury Department to release the Hardest Hit Fund that will be used for a Georgia Blight Elimination Program and to establish program criteria that will allow for successful use of these funds.
BUS SHELTERS (ANNUAL CONTRACT): It is requested that council authorize the purchase of bus shelters from Brasco International Inc. (Madison Heights, Mich.). Metra has budgeted $50,000 for the purchase of bus shelters per year. Metra anticipates purchasing 10 each and five bus shelters per year.
Metra will utilize the bus shelters to replace missing and/or damaged shelters along the city bus routes.
SECURE SHREDDING SERVICES: It is requested that council authorize the execution of an annual contract with River Mill Data Management, LLC (Columbus) for secure shredding services, on an as needed basis.
River Mill Data Management, LLC will provide "Secure Shredding Services" for the collection and shredding of paper and other media containing confidential or personal information. The initial term of the contract shall be for two years, with the option to renew for three additional 12-month periods. The contract renewal will be contingent upon the mutual agreement of the City and the Contractor.
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN (ANNUAL CONTRACT): It is requested that council approve the negotiation of a contract with ShawHankins, LLC to provide consulting services for employee benefit plan. ShawHankins, LLC will strategically plan, broker, implement and support CCG employee benefits programs.
ANNUAL MAINTENANCE FOR MUG SHOT SYSTEM: It is requested that council authorize the payment to DataWorks Plus, LLC, in the amount of $37,697.35 for the annual maintenance agreement for the Jail's Photo Manager (Mugshot) system, Livescan fingerprint system, and Rapid ID scan devices.
VSE UPGRADE OF IBM MAINFRAME SOFTWARE: It is requested that council approve the purchase of an upgrade to the Mainframe IBM software from Mainline Information Systems (Tallahasse, Fla.), for the total amount of $76,200; and authorize the city manager to enter into all agreements pertaining to this purchase and the maintenance/support.
CISCO VOICE (VOIP) PHONE SYSTEM AND CORE SYSTEM SWITCH EQUIPMENT UPGRADE: It is requested that council approve the purchase/financing/payment of the upgrade of the Cisco Voice (VOIP) Phone System and the Core System Switch Equipment, as well as, Installation and License/Maintenance from Cisco Systems Capital, partnering with CPAK, for the total amount of $1,031,271.25. The purchase will be financed over a five-year period through Banc of America Public Capital Corporation (BAPCC) with annual payments made in the amount of $206,254.25; the first payment is due on Oct. 20, 2015. CPAK, a partner of Cisco, will provide the equipment, as well as, perform the installation and Maintenance.
BURN BUILDING AND BURN PROPS FOR FIRE/EMS: It is requested that council approve the purchase of a Burn Building for Fire/EMS from WHP Training Towers (Oakland Park, KS) in the amount of $821,254.20; and also approve the purchase of Burn Props for the Burn Building from Global Enterprise Inc., (South Riding, VA) in the amount of $310,703.
PRESENTATIONS AND UPDATES:
Kendall Creek Tract Project
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Garbage Collection Update
Pat Biegler, Director of Public Works
Swimming Pool Update
James Worsley, Director of Parks and Recreation
Bid Advertisements (Schedule opening bid dates)
July 15, Pool Chemicals (Annual Contract): Provide water treatment chemicals to be used in the city's swimming pools for Park & Recreation on an "as needed basis". The contract period will be for two years with the option to renew for three additional twelve-month periods.
July 22: Playground Mulch (Annual Contract) - Provide playground mulch to the Columbus Parks and Recreation Services on an "as needed" basis. The contract period will be for two years with the option to renew for three additional 12-month periods.
July 29: Electrical Fixtures, Parts and Supplies (Annual Contract) - Provide various electrical fixtures, parts and supplies to Columbus Consolidated Government on an "as needed basis". The contract period will be for two years with the option to renew for three additional 12-month periods.
CLERK OF COUNCIL'S AGENDA
Application of Melissa Suggs to temporarily close Walter Loop, from 6001 to 6021 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4, in connection with the National Night Out.
Application of Rebecca Zajac to temporarily close the 1000 block of Broadway from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 7, in connection with the Uptown First Friday Art Walk and Concert.
Letter from Bill Cliatt, requesting an honorary sign be placed on or near Torch Hill Road in honor of Dr. Francis Orray Ticknor.