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Franklin City Council Minutes (04/06/17)

FRANKLIN

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING

April 6, 2017

Meeting

The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, April 10, 2017 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.  All council members were in attendance except Councilwoman Bradfield.

Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance and gave the invocation.  Councilman Almond lead the pledge to the flag.

MINUTES OF March 2, 2017:

Councilman Jiles made a motion, seconded by Councilman Hayes to approve the minutes. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA:

Mayor Rogers requested to amend the order of the agenda by striking the Mobile Park Update and the New Use Proposal topics from the agenda.  Councilman Hayes made a motion, seconded by Councilman Jiles to approve the changes to the order of the agenda.  The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

FinanceFinance Officer, Karen Boyd, was not in attendance.  Mayor Rogers stated that all accounts have been reconciled to the bank and that he was proud of the city finances being $28,000 more than this time last year.

Police DepartmentChief Hannah had nothing to report.

Street DepartmentStreet Supervisor, Alan Holcomb, was not in attendance and there was nothing to report.

City AttorneyDavid Mecklin, called an Executive Session for potential litigation because of attorney client privilege.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • Riverside & Mary Johnson PavingMayor Rogers updated the council that the original pavers will come back and fix the roads this month in order to be paid for their work.  No action was taken due to a contract already in place.

  • JAC Products GateThe council discussed problems with the current situation and solutions that could remedy them and that a final solution would need to be reached in the next 90 days.
  • Adopt FEMA MapsCouncilman Jiles made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Putzek to approve the updated FEMA maps. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.
  • Approve Admin and Engineer for CDBGCouncilman Almond made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Putzek, to hire Carter and Sloope as engineer, and that based upon a review of the proposals received, the scoring of the six criteria on the scoring worksheet, and following discussion of the proposals, the City of Franklin hire Bob Roberson and Associates, Inc., as administrative consultants, if awarded the CDBG grant.  The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.
  • Adopt GA Record Retention ScheduleCouncilman Hayes made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Putzek to adopt the GA Record Retention Schedule. The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Produce StandThe council discussed the need for revisions to the Peddlers Permit ordinance regarding recurrent problems and the current produce stand.  

  • Plans and More LLC PresentationSharon Armstrong proposed that her firm, Plans and More LLC, already hired by Heard County and Centralhatchee for FEMA floodplain management and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Strategies, could do the same for the City of Franklin at the cost of $12,000 funded by SPLOST.  Councilwoman Putzek made a motion, seconded by Councilman Jiles to hire Plans and More LLC on the condition that the contract is approved upon examination by City Attorney Mecklin.  The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:

  • Carolyn Bell requested the city make an updated map of the City Cemetery for historical reference perhaps using ground penetrating radar technology.  The council took this information under consideration.

  • Ralph Caldwell requested the council approve his building plans for 160 Davis Street including roof extensions over the front doorways similar to City Hall, one of which would extend off his property onto the sidewalk.  City Attorney Mecklin requested that the surveyor verify the land was the Citys’ to give at completion of the survey.  The council was in favor of giving the city sidewalk land in question for the use of improvement of a city building-front.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Councilman Jiles made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Putzek to enter an executive session pertaining to litigation.  The vote to approve the motion was unanimous.

MAYOR COMMENTS:  Mayor Rogers updated the council that the City was switching to Bank of the Ozarks to save money on banking fees.

ADJOURN:  There was no further business to conduct and Councilman Almond made a motion, seconded by Councilman Hayes, to adjourn.  The vote was unanimous.

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