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July 5, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers

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CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

July 5, 2017 - 5:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1.Call to order by Mayor Andrews.

2.Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

3.Recognitions: None

4.Approval of Minutes:  June 5, 2017 regular meeting and June 19, 2017 working session. (Attachment A)

5.Public Hearing:

Zone Change Application #2017-02: A Zone Change Application request from Marguerite Bryant to change the zoning at 412 West Floyd Street from R-3 to C-1. (Attachment B)

6.Motion to approve or deny Zone Change Application #2017-02: A Zone Change Application request from Marguerite Bryant to change the zoning at 412 West Floyd Street from R-3 to C-1. (Attachment B)

7.Motion to authorize the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding for the renewal of Washington County Archway Partnership. (Attachment C)

8.Motion to approve the “Paint the Town” concert and events on the square on September 2, 2017 and to allow open containers in the permitted area.

9.Other Business.

10.Motion to enter into an executive session to discuss personnel, legal or property matters.

11.Motion to Adjourn.

 

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
July 5, 2017 – 5:20 P.M.
City Council Chambers

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                     Judy McCorkle, City Administrator

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Henry Watts                                     Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                    Dave Larson, Building Official

Robert Wynne, City Attorney                                     Karrie Brown, City Clerk                              

                       

Mayor Andrews called the July 5, 2017 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:20 p.m.

 

Council Member Watts gave the invocation and Council Member Dennis led the pledge to the American flag.

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2017 regular meeting and the June 19, 2017 called meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Watts seconded the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

Recognitions:

Mayor Andrews stated that Congressman Jody Hice held a Grants and Small Business Workshop at Oconee Fall Line Technical College last week. He asked Finance Officer Brianna Wiley to attend in his place and give a presentation on the Brownfield Grant. Mayor Andrews reported he received a letter from Congressman Hice today thanking Ms. Wiley for doing a great job.

 

Public Hearing:

Mayor Andrews opened a Public Hearing on Zone Change Application #2017-02: A Zone Change Application request from Marguerite Bryant to change the zoning at 412 West Floyd Street from R-3 to C-1. (Attachment B)

 

Marguerite Bryant spoke in favor of the request. She stated she would like to open a take-out restaurant. She noted that the Planning and Zoning Board approved the request. Also, her husband has spoken with several of the neighbors and he received no negative feedback.

 

No one spoke against the request.

 

Charley Hilson Dixon stated she did not object but would like clarity on the request because she thought the property was already zoned commercial. City Attorney Wynne and Building Official Larson explained the property was zoned with a non-conforming use and after 1 year of not being used for that non-conforming use, the property reverts to the surrounding zoning.

 

The Mayor and Council then discussed other possible solutions to allow Ms. Bryant to open the take-out restaurant without an actual zone change. This could possibly require a change to the City’s Ordinance. The consensus of the Council is to table the request to see if they can change the ordinance to allow them to grant a Special Use Permit.

 

MOTION TO TABLE ZONE CHANGE APPLICATION #2017-02: A ZONE CHANGE APPLICATION REQUEST AT 412 W FLOYD ST

Council Member Davis made a motion to table Zone Change Application #2017-02: A Zone Change Application request from Marguerite Bryant to change the zoning at 412 West Floyd Street from R-3 to C-1. Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

The Council Members then discussed renewing the Archway Partnership and the amount of funding the City would contribute.

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE MOU FOR ARCHWAY PARTINERSHIP AND TO APPROVE FUNDING

Council Member Dennis made a motion to authorize the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding for the renewal of Washington County Archway Partnership and to change the City’s contribution amount to $8,000.00. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

Katie Moncus with the Chamber of Commerce explained the Paint the Town events that will start with a glow disc golf tournament, include a 5K color run for the Empty Stocking group, and end with a concert downtown on Saturday evening. The Council Members then discussed the need for downtown events and the possibility of hiring someone to plan and coordinate events.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE EVENTS ON THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve the “Paint the Town” concert and events on the square on September 2, 2017 and to allow open containers in the permitted area. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to enter into an Executive Session to discuss personnel and legal matters.  Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously with favorable votes from Mayor Pro Tem Smith, Council Member Dennis, Council Member Watts, Council Member Brown, and Council Member Davis.

 

The regular meeting of the Sandersville City Council reconvened at 6:30 p.m.

 

MOTION TO HIRE A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER

Council Member Dennis made a motion to hire a Volunteer Firefighter. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business, Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Council Member Watts seconded and the meeting was unanimously adjourned.

 


Posted by: Karrie Brown on Jun 30, 2017
Last Modified by: Karrie Brown on Jul 21, 2017

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