City of Kingsland, Georgia

City Council

Minutes ● July 10, 2017

              Regular Meeting              City Council Chamber              6:00 PM

                            107 South Lee Street - City Hall, Kingsland, GA 31548

             

I.

Call to Order and Welcome Guests

Mayor Smith called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM.

             

II.

Invocation and Pledge to the Flag

Councilman Ham gave the Invocation and led the audience in the Pledge to the Flag.

             

III.

Roll Call

 

 

              Kenneth E Smith Sr              Mayor              

              Charles Grayson Day Jr.              Mayor Pro Tem             

              James Ham              City Councilman             

              Jim McClain              City Councilman              (Absent)

              Richard A. Winters              City Councilman             

 

             

IV.

Consent Docket

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

SECONDER:              James Ham, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

A.              Approve the Council Minutes of the last regular Council Meeting             

1.              City Council - Regular Meeting - Jun 12, 2017 6:00 PM -

B.              Approve the Agenda as Presented             

C.              Approve the Payments of Accounts Payable as Due and Funds Available             

             

V.

Recognition

1.              Distinguished Budget Award -

For the 18th consecutive year the City of Kingsland's Finance Department has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget from the Government Finance Officers Association.

Mayor Smith recognized Ms. Filiz Morrow, Finance Director.

             

VI.

Presentation

1.              Mr. Joel Hanner, Chamber of Commerce -

Mr. Joel Hanner introduced the new Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Terry Landreth and the new President, Ms. Alison Shores.

 

Mr. Landreth presented a Merit for Continuous Service award from the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Kingsland for their cooperation, collaboration and sharing.

             

VII.

Granting Audience to the Public

No one came forward to speak.

             

VIII.

Old Business

None

             

IX.

Planning and Zoning

1.              APPLICATION FOR ANNEXATION – Mark F. Mullis and John S. Rodgers -

     Mark F. Mullis and John S. Rodgers, request annexation of 0.78 acres (tax parcel 108 002C) on Boone St.  Zoning in the County is C-G.  Zoning in the City will be C-2.  Planning Commission recommends approval.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

2.              1898 : Ordinance to Annex Map and Parcel 108 002C, 1528 Boone Street -

Planning Commission recommends approval.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

3.              Ordinance to Accept Deannexation of Woodgate Forest -

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              James Ham, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

4.              Acceptance of Quit Claim on Tractor Supply Subdivision Roads -

F&C Aiken, LLC, the developer of the Tractor Supply Subdivision desires to quit claim the roads and rights of way shown on their subdivision plat.  Staff recommends approval.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

             

X.

New Business

1.              Bid Award: Purchase and Replace AC Units -

Replace 5-ton unit at North Center, 2-ton unit at North Center, and 5-ton unit at Welcome Center.  Staff recommends low bid, Sam Pickren.

Councilman Day made a motion to approve the low bid, Sam Pickren.  Councilman Winters seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

2.              Bid Award:  Audit Services for 5 Year Contract -

Staff recommends Mauldin & Jenkins based on total value received through combination of firm experience in governmental accounting, the number of hours provided during the audit and outside the audit, additional continuing education for finance staff, and overall cost.

Councilman Day made a motion to approve Mauldin & Jenkins.  Councilman Winters seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

3.              Engagement Agreement: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company -

By and among the City of Kingsland, Georgia and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company for discussions relating to potential Municipal Securities Transactions.  Staff recommends approval.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              James Ham, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

4.              Revenue Bonds for Royal Point Apartments -

Allow the Mayor to sign approval of Southeast Georgia Consolidated Housing Authority Multifamily Housing Revenue Bond agreement for the issuance of up to $10,000,000 for the purchase and renovation of Royal Point Apartments.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              James Ham, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

5.              Approval Of:  Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Renewal -

Monthly rates have dropped from $144.00 to $130.00.  Staff recommends approval.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              James Ham, City Councilman

SECONDER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

6.              Approval Of:  Resolution #2017-08 Establishing Qualifying Dates and Times for Certain City Offices in the City of Kingsland - City Clerk Linda M Oshaughnessy

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              James Ham, City Councilman

SECONDER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

7.              Declaration of Surplus Items -

Staff recommends approval.

Councilman Winters asked about the ambulance box. 

Mr. Lee Spell, City Manager stated that it is just the chasis that requires a title,  no title is needed for the box and it can be put on the Government Bid Website or can be offered to Charlton County.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

8.              Mayor and City Council Appointment to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) -

Mr. Paul Chamberlin to replace Ms. Paula Chamberlin, term will expire on 12/31/2018.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              James Ham, City Councilman

SECONDER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

9.              Mayor and City Council Appointments to the Kingsland Development Authority Board of Directors -

Mr. C. B. Yadav, term will expire on 01/31/2020

Mr. Steven Sainz, term will expire on 02/19/2019

Mr. Trevor W. Readdick, term will expire on 01/31/2018

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Richard A. Winters, City Councilman

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

10.              Mayor and City Council Appointment to the CID Board -

Ms. Tonya Harvey to replace Mr. Darren Harper

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              James Ham, City Councilman

SECONDER:              Charles Grayson Day Jr., Mayor Pro Tem

AYES:              Day Jr., Ham, Winters

ABSENT:              McClain

             

XI.

Mayor and Council Announcement

Councilman Ham stated that Camden Missions hosted a Crisis Intervention Training workshop and they had a full house.  He thanked the Police, and Fire Department for attending.

 

Councilman Day stated he had an opportunity to observe the Kingsland Police Department in their training; and he was and is continously impressed by the excellent job and leadership of Chief Griffis and our Police Department.

             

XII.

Adjourned

Councilman Winters made a motion for adjournment.  Councilman Day seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:21 PM.

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth E. Smith, Sr., Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Linda M. O'Shaughnessy, City Clerk