The Griffin City Commissioners met Tuesday night at 6 pm in the meeting room at 100 south hill street.
With only eight items on the agenda it was a short meeting at the Griffin City Commissioners Tuesday July 22nd
The Commissioners approved a joint proclamation recognizing the life and accomplishments of the late Griffin Police Officer Kevin “Shogun” Dorain Jordan. The proclamation was read to all present and was then presented to Officer Jordan’s mother and other family members.
Approved: a resolution in support of submitting an application for the Tourism Product Development Grant. The Grant is being offered by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The program is designed to financially support sustainable tourism development activities at the local level that: maintain and/or create jobs, attract tourists (visitors from outside of the community), and enhance the tourist’s experience. Staff will use the funds to purchase and install additional way finding signs in Downtown Griffin.
The maximum grant amount is $20,000 which must be matched 100% by applicant or may contain up to 40% in-kind services or materials. The FY15 budget already includes the purchase of six (6) way finding signs in Downtown. By applying and receiving this grant, staff estimates they will be able to purchase six (6) additional signs which were proposed to be purchased within the next three years as part of the on-going branding implementation.
Approved: a Resolution, Letter of Support and approval of the Department of Natural Resources Historic Preservation Division application for the Georgia Heritage Grant Program. The project is to assist mitigation of the water damage to the “old” City Hall. The roof is leaking and allows water into the structure each time it rains. If awarded the grant, the funds will help provide a transitional measure to protect the structure from further water damage. The grant amount requested is $9,996.00, and the City portion will be $6,664.
Approved: the purchase of one (1) 22-cubic yard automated refuse collection body from Carolina Environmental Systems, Inc. mounted on a 2015 Freightliner chassis, in the amount of $197,783.80, for use in the Residential Collection Division, and declare as surplus for listing on GovDeals.com a 1993 Peterbilt Model 352.
Approved: the purchase of one (1) 18-cubic yard rear load refuse collection body from Carolina Environmental Systems, Inc., mounted on a 2015 Mack GU-532 chassis for use in the Residential Collection Division of the Solid Waste Department for $144,838.68, and declare as surplus for listing on GovDeals.com a 1993 Peterbilt Model 352.
Approved: a track improvement agreement on West Broad Street with Norfolk Southern Corporation in an amount not to exceed $72,765.00. The improvement to the grade crossing is part of the SPLOST Project 237-238 at West Broad Street – 9th Street – Experiment Street intersection improvement.
Approved: an Intergovernmental Contract between Spalding County, the City of Griffin, the City of Orchard Hill and the City of Sunnyside, for Spalding County to call for a referendum for a one cent sales and use tax, and for the projects as outlined in the IGA and for authorization for the City of Griffin to issue general obligation bonds in connection with approved projects not to exceed $12,500,000. A renewal of the 1 cent SPLOST is estimated to raise $50,400,000 over 24 calendar quarters commencing no later than April 1, 2015.