Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Columbus Council meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the plaza level of the Government Center. Call 706-653-4013.
TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS PUBLIC HEARING: 9 a.m. The budget tentatively adopted by the Consolidated Government of Columbus requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate. Therefore, before the Consolidated Government of Columbus 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.
BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING: First Reading of an ordinance to adopt the fiscal 2013 budget of the Columbus Consolidated Government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
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CITY ATTORNEY'S AGENDA
First readings: An ordinance adopting an operating budget for the fiscal Year 2013 beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013, for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, and appropriating the amounts shown in each budget; and for other purposes. (Budget Review Committee)
An ordinance adopting non-operating budgets for the fiscal year 2013 beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013, for certain funds of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, and appropriating the amounts shown in each budget; and for other purposes. (Budget Review Committee)
An ordinance amending Article VII of Chapter 13 of the Columbus Code Solid Waste Collection and Disposal by adjusting the offset to the residential rate for low-income households based on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. (Budget Review Committee)
An ordinance providing for the demolition of various structures located at: 20 Esquiline Drive (Bank of America, owner)
3000 Third Ave. (Billy D. Barron, owner)
1716 Nina St. (Enoch Collins, owner)
2420 Eight St. (Community Bank & Trust, owner)
2320 Sixth Ave. (Community Bank & Trust, owner)
4707 River Road (Marie & Wilburn C. Cureton, owners)
2733 Norris Road (Gordie W. English Jr., owner)
1420 50th St. (Rebecca, Al C., & Deborah V. Hubbard, owners)
1505 26th St. (JER Property Investments, LLC, owner)
4239 3rd Ave. (Robin Latawiec, owner)
166 Torch Hill Road (John J Law Investment Co., owners)
4910 A, B, C 13th Ave. (Mid South Rentals, LLC, owner)
4920 A, B 13th Ave. (Mid South Rentals, LLC, owner)
2420 A 18th Ave. (Safe Port, LLC, owners)
3102 Clover Lane (William Simpson Shelling, owner)
4421 Forest Road (Shirlean Marble & Jerome Patrick, owners)
5783 Forest Road (Crawford B. Smith, owner)
830 Fletcher Ave. (Crawford B. Smith, owner)
2012 Fort Benning Road (S. So Young, owner)
2124 George St. (Mattie B. Spearman & Leroy Burkes, owners)
2729 Schaul St. (Beverly Teel, owner)
4743 13th Ave. (Zemry & Mattie Thompson, owners
2923 5th Ave. (Percy Tindall, owner)
28 Patton Drive (Percy Tindall, owner)
17 Meloy Drive (Steven Vollentine, owner)
918 42nd St. (Rodney E. Weatherholtz, owner)
8737 Warm Springs Road (Bessie K. Whitton, owner)in the total amount of $263,698.25 for demolition services. (Councilor C.E. "Red" McDaniel)
Authorizing 911 charges of $1.50 per billable telephone per month, E911 charges of $1 per month and prepaid wireless 911 charges of 75 cents per month, all as authorized by OCGA. Sections 46-5-133 through 46-5-134.2 (Budget Review Committee)
A resolution granting a hardship variance request to waive the minimum street frontage requirement in order to relieve landlocked lots at 9772 Fortson Road. (Councilor McDaniel)
Billy Watson: Tribute to a friend.
Melody Moran, representing Ronald McDonald House: Round-up.
Terrance Coley, representing ABA Basketball Association: ABA Basketball activities.
Jeff Johnston: Columbus, Georgia Taxicab Issues.
Lorenza Wilder: The Columbus Police Department and speeding.
George A. Wade: Windsor Park Lake Cross removal.
Tollie Strode: Property Tax Plan.
Jim Rhodes, representing Moon Road: Status of Moon Road; Oversized trucks traveling on Moon Road.
CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA
BUCKET TRUCK WITH 100+ FOOT VERTICAL REACH: It is requested that council approve the purchase of one bucket truck with 100-plus foot vertical reach (Terex Utilities Hi-Ranger TCX65/100) from Terex Utilities, Inc. (Watertown, SD)/Genie Industries, Inc., in the amount of $298,773, via National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).
THERMAL IMAGERS (ANNUAL CONTRACT): It is requested that council approve an annual contract for Thermal Imagers from NAFECO, Inc., (Decatur, Ala.) for the estimated contract amount of $156,080..
ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES (ANNUAL CONTRACT): It is requested that council approve the execution of an annual contract with Mowrey Elevator Co. of Florida Inc., (Marianna, FL) to provide elevator maintenance services for the estimated annual contract value of $49,500.
RIGHT OF WAY ACQUISITION SERVICES (ANNUAL CONTRACT): It is requested that council approve the annual contract for the provision of Right of Way Acquisition Services with Moreland Altobelli Associates (Norcross, Ga.), THC, Inc., (Lawrenceville, GA), LAI Engineering (Marietta, Ga.), Smith Real Estate Services (Atlanta, GA), Crutchfield Land Acquisition, LLC (Thomaston, GA), and Terrell, Hundley & Carroll (Lawrenceville, GA).
UPGRADE OF CCG VIRTUAL DATA STRUCTURE ENVIRONMENT: It is requested that council approve the purchase of blade servers and VMware software, for the upgrade of the CCG Virtual data structure environment, from IBM/CPAK (Atlanta, Georgia) in the amount of $32,635.44, via Georgia statewide contract.
REPLACEMENT COMPUTER EQUIPMENT: It is requested that council approve the purchase of replacement computer equipment from CDW (Vernon Hill, IL) in the amount of $28,603.59, via National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).
INMATE VANS (COMMERCIAL CUTAWAY): It is requested that council authorize the purchase of six Inmate Vans (Commercial Cutaway), from Rivertown Ford, (Columbus, Ga.) in the amount of $208,440.
MULTI-STOP STEP VAN: It is requested that council authorize the purchase of one 20-foot Multi-Stop Step Van (2013 Ford/Utilimaster Van), from Rountree Moore Chevrolet Nissan, (Lake City, Fla.) in the amount of $46,141. The vehicle will be used by the Columbus Office of Homeland Security, Hazardous Devices Response Team, as a response vehicle to transport robots and post blast investigation equipment. This unit is a new vehicle.
June 13: 18th Avenue and Garrard Street Roundabout -- The work shall consist of constructing the 18th Avenue and Garrard Street Roundabout, all in accordance with the designated plans and specifications. The contractor shall be required to maintain public access to all residences located within the project area and maintain normal traffic.
June 15: Lease of Natatorium Pro Shop (Annual Contract) -- The Columbus Consolidated Government seeks qualified firms or individuals to operate the Pro Shop located in the Natatorium. Operation is scheduled to begin June 2013.
June 27: Landfill Compactor -- Provide one Landfill Compactor to be used by the Landfill Division. The specifications listed for this equipment will serve as a guide and is not directed toward any one particular brand, manufacturer, or vendor. Bid will be measured on its own merit.
CLERK OF COUNCIL'S AGENDA
Recorder's Court questionnaire submitted by Julius H. Hunter Jr., for consideration for the Recorder's Court Pro Tem position.
Application of Richard Bishop to temporarily close Broadway from 10th Street to 11th Street, on Fridays, June 1, 15, 22, & 29, 2012, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., in connection with "Uptown Concert Series". (The police chief has approved the application.)
Application of Joanna Cogle to temporarily close the following streets on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., in connection with "Sprint Triathlon": outer, eastbound lane of Lumpkin Boulevard to Victory Drive; outer southbound lane Victory Drive to South Lumpkin Road; outer southbound lane South Lumpkin Road to Water Works Road; Riverwalk to Bay Avenue; Bay Ave north to 12th Street; 12th Street to Front Avenue; southbound lanes of Front Avenue from 14th Street to 5th Street; Fifth Street to Broad; Broad to Fourth Street; northbound Broad to 10th Street. (The police chief has approved the application).
Letter from Beverly Hinton Hugle, requesting to name the park at Buena Vista & Brennan Road in honor of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Hinton.