Agendas and Minutes

City Council Meetings

Jun 17, 2019

City Council Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

June 17, 2019 - 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: May 20, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)
  5. Motion to award a bid to Wallace & Son for the Gravely Pro-Turn 472 mower in the amount of $10,763. (Attachment B)
  6. Motion to award #2019-12: A Resolution to adopt the third budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for each fund of the City of Sandersville, Georiga, appropriating the amounts shown in each budget as expenditures / expenses, adopting the several items of revenue anticipations, and prohibiting expenditures or expenses from exceeding the actual funding appropriated. (Attachment C)
  7. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-13: A Resolution authorizing the City Administrator and Finance Officer to open a checking account for the Confiscated Assets Forfeitures for the Police Department. (Attachment D)
  8. Motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute and Agreement for Pipeline Occupation of Sandersville Railroad Company Property on Ridge Road. (Attachment E)
  9. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-14:  A Resolution amending the City of Sandersville Authorized Personnel and Job Position Classification and Compensation plan to provide for an economic development position in the Community Development Department. (Attachment F)
  10. Motion to award a bid to Sowega Chlorinator Company for a Chlorinator Switchover System in the amount of $5,860. (Attachment G)
  11. Motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Right of Way Maintenance Agreement as required for the TAP grant application.
  12. Other Business.
  13. Motion to enter into an executive session to discuss personnel, legal or property matters.
  14. Motion to Adjourn.

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May 20, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

May 20, 2019 - 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: May 3, 2019 called meeting and May 6, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-10: A Resolution of the City of Sandersville, Georgia authorizing signatures on all City of Sandersville bank accounts. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to adopt Resolution 2019-11: A Resolution for Recertification as a Certified City of Ethics Under the GMA Program. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Georgia Research Foundation Inc. and payment in the amount of $8,950 to review and update the City’s 2014 classification and compensation plan. (Attachment D)

  8. Motion to authorize an agreement with Wood Partners to prepare an application for the GA DOT TAP Grant for downtown street improvements.

  9. Motion to appoint Martha Taylor to serve on the Washington County Board of Health

  10. Other Business.

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

  12. Motion to Adjourn.

     

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2019 – 5:00 P.M.

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Kandice Hartley, City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator  

 

 

Mayor Andrews called the March 20, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:04 p.m.

 

Council Member Watts gave the invocation and Mayor Pro Tem Smith 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 May 3, 2019 called meeting of the City Council and the May 6, 2019 regular meeting as presented. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-10: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF SANDERSVILLE, GEORGIA AUTHORIZING SIGNATURES ON ALL CITY OF SANDERSVILLE BANK ACCOUNTS.

Council Member Brown made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-10: A Resolution to authorizing signatures on all City of Sandersville bank accounts. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-11: A RESOLUTION FOR RECERTIFICATION AS A CERTIFIED CITY OF ETHICS UNDER THE GMA PROGRAM.

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-11: A Resolution for recertification as a Certified City of Ethics under the GMA program.  Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. AND PAYMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $8,950 TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE CITY’S 2014 CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PLAN.

Council Member Dennis made a motion to execute a memorandum of agreement with the University of Georgia Foundation Inc. and payment in the amount of $8,950 to review and update the City’s 2014 classification and compensation plan. (Attachment D)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH WOOD PARTERS TO PREPARE AN APPLICATION FOR THE GA DOT TAP GRANT FOR DOWNTOWN STREET IMPROVEMENTS.

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize an agreement with Wood Partners to prepare an application for the GA DOT TAP Grant for downtown street improvements. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION TO APPOINT MARTHA TAYLOR TO SERVE ON THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH.

Council Member Brown made a motion to APPOINT Martha Taylor to serve on the Washington County Board of Health. Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

Other Business:

Administrator McCorkle explained that the TAP grant was due June 15th and asked the council to proceed with a downtown master plan. Administrator McCorkle stated that she would like to have council approval on moving forward with Wood Partners on the downtown master plan. Administrator McCorkle passed out some pictures of projects that Wood Partners had done along with a list of other cities that had used Wood Partners. Administrator McCorkle explained that the DDA and other merchants would be brought in and have input on the Master plan.

 

MOTION TO PROCEED WITH WOOD PARTERS FOR A DOWNTOWN MASTERPLAN

Council Member Brown made a motion to proceed with Wood Partners for a downtown master plan. Mayor Pro Tem 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 property matters. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously with favorable votes from Mayor Tem Smith, Council Member Watts, Council Member Brown, and Council Member Davis.

 

Other Business:

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES FOR A NEW INDUSTRY

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize the City Administrator to enter into an agreement for recruitment incentives for a new industry. Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

 

                                                                                   

                        

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May 20, 2019

City Council Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

May 20, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

           

2. Recognitions: None

 

3. Department Reports:

            Victor Cuyler, Police Chief

            Russell Riner, Fire Chief

            Wayne Poole, Electric Director

            Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

            Dave Larson, Building Official
           
            Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

           Kandice Hartley, City Clerk

 

4. City Administrator Report

           

5. City Attorney Report

 

6. Council Reports:

             Mayor Andrews

            Mayor Pro Tem Smith

            Council Member Dennis

            Council Member Watts

            Council Member Brown

            Council Member Davis

 

7. Other Reports

 

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May 6, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

May 6, 2019 - 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: Conni Burley, Archway Professional

  4. Approval of Minutes: April 15, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-09: A Resolution to authorize additional loan funding from USDA Rural Development, to authorize an increase in water and sewer rates, and to approve bid awards for sewerage system improvements, water system improvements, south water treatment plant improvements, and water pollution control plant improvements. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute and Agreement for Pipeline Occupation of Sandersville Railroad Company Property on Sunhill Road. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to award a bid to the only responsive bidder, L&L Utilities, in the amount of $32,000.00 for the Sunhill Road Water Line Project. (Attachment D)

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

  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
May 6, 2019 – 5:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Dave Larson, Building Official

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                           Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Absent: Council Member Mayme Dennis

 

Mayor Andrews called the May 6, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:00 p.m. He stated that he, along with the Council Members and City Staff, got a chance to tour the newly renovated Boys and Girls Club today at 4:00 p.m. in lieu of the working session. He added that Council Member Dennis is out of town at her son’s college graduation and she will be absent today.

 

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

 

Recognitions:

Conni Burley, Archway Professional, passed out a report of complete Archway projects. She noted that there are currently 14 projects in the works including developing a website for the Sandersville Downtown Development Authority and also the Sandersville Walks project. Mrs. Burley showed the Mayor and Council a rendering of the Sandersville Walks map. The Mayor and Council Members stated that Mrs. Burley is doing a great job.

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Council Member Watts made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 15, 2019 regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

David Tyre with Turnipseed Engineers briefly went over the USDA projects list. He stated that this USDA loan process started in 2015. Since then, there have been price increases as well as the scope of the projects has been changed somewhat. The resolution that is on the agenda for approval will request additional funding for the projects, approve the bids awards for the proposed projects, and authorize a rate increase on the water and sewer rates by the completion of the projects. Mr. Tyre explained the rate increase is based on a preliminary analysis and would increase water and sewer rates by $.90 per thousand gallons; however the base rate would not change. He added the average household usage is 4,500 gallons per month, so that would be about a $4.50 monthly increase for both water and sewer.

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-09: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL USDA FUNDING, AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE IN WATER & SEWER RATES, AND TO APPROVE BIDS FOR WATER AND SEWER PROJECTS

Council Member Davis made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-09: A Resolution to authorize additional loan funding from USDA Rural Development, to authorize an increase in water and sewer rates, and to approve bid awards for sewerage system improvements, water system improvements, south water treatment plant improvements, and water pollution control plant improvements. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

Public Works Director Eubanks explained that there is a section on Sunhill Road near the railroad bed where the water line broke. The water line has been temporary repaired, but will need to be permanently repaired which will include running a casing under the railroad line. Public Works Director stated that there are a lot of rules when you work in the railroad’s right of way. The next item on the agenda is an agreement with the Sandersville Railroad for the City to occupy that space in the railroad’s right of way. City Attorney Howard noted there are a couple corrections to the agreement including a typo and a change to the provisions on page 2 section 4 subsection C concerning insurance requirements during the construction. City Attorney Howard stated the contractor has to submit a contractor’s liability certificate prior to the start of the project.

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT FOR PIPELINE OCCUPATION ON SUNHILL ROAD WITH CHANGES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute and Agreement for Pipeline Occupation of Sandersville Railroad Company Property on Sunhill Road with the changes per City Attorney Howard. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated there was only one bid submitted for the Sunhill Road Water Line Project. This bid is in line with his cost estimate.

 

MOTION TO AWARD A BID FOR THE SUNHILL ROAD WATER LINE PROJECT WITH AN ADDED STIPULATION

Council Member Davis made a motion to award a bid to the only responsive bidder, L&L Utilities, in the amount of $32,000.00 for the Sunhill Road Water Line Project with the added stipulation that they have the required railroad liability certificate to cover the project. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment D)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A MOU FOR THE WASHINGTON COUNTY ARCHWAY PARTNERSHIP

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding for the renewal of the Washington County Archway Partnership. Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment E)

 

Other Business:

Mayor Andrews reported a pile of limbs on a vacant lot on Floyd Street at the intersection of Post Office Street and asked Public Works Director Eubanks and Building Official Larson to look into this.

 

City Administrator McCorkle explained the EDGE program through Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). City staff, elected officials, and community partners all participated in the EDGE program. City staff, including herself, Public Works Director Eubanks, Electric Director Poole, and Building Official Larson attended (8) 1 day training sessions in Forsyth. The Mayor and Council Members attended (2) 2 day sessions. Then the City staff, Mayor & Council Members, along with community leaders participated in a community retreat to decide what direction the City should go in for the future. The Mayor and Council Members then further discussed the EDGE program and economic development. As a result of this training and planning, the City received the EDGE Development Designation Award form Electric Cities of Georgia.

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated the disk golf tournament was held this past weekend and went well. The tournament was sanctioned through the Professional Disk Golf Association (PDGA) and 13 professional players played in the tournament.

 

Mayor Andrews stated the Downtown Café site has been cleaned off and thanked Building Official Larson and Public Works Director Eubanks and his crews for their work on this.

 

Mrs. Herbert Johnson, 316 Hines Street, had some questions about her utility bill. Mayor Andrews advised Mrs. Johnson to talk with City Clerk Brown.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

 

The regular meeting reconvened at 6:00 p.m.

 

MOTION TO HIRE A HIGH SCHOOL INTERN DURING THE SUMMER

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to hire a high school intern during the summer. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION TO ADVERTISE FOR A POSITION IN THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT

Council Member Davis made a motion to advertise for a position in the Electric Department. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION TO APPOINT KANDICE HARTLEY AS THE CITY CLERK

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to appoint Kandice Hartley as the City Clerk effective May 17, 2019. 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 Davis seconded and the meeting was unanimously adjourned.

 

 

 

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Apr 15, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
April 15, 2019 - 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: Lineman Appreciation

  4. Approval of Minutes: April 1, 2019 joint meeting with the Planning & Zoning Board and the regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt on second reading Ordinance #2019-01: An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of Sandersville, Georgia, for the purpose of amending and readopting the zoning ordinance of the City of Sandersville; providing the standards for the exercise of the zoning power; providing the policies and procedures for calling and conducting public hearings on zoning decisions; amending regulations pertaining to manufactured homes; amending regulations pertaining to sign structures; amending and readopting the official zoning map; repealing conflicting provisions; and for other purposes. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Contract for Services between the City of Sandersville and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for assistance and services provided for the annual Kaolin Festival. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to approve Change Order Number 1 to MMI Construction & Engineering, Inc for the Boys and Girls Club renovation project with an increase of $237,585.00 for additional work to be included within the grant funding limits. (Attachment D)

  8. Motion to award a bid to Blanchard Equipment in the amount of $27,100.00 for a utility tractor with a rotary deck mower for the water department. (Attachment E)

  9. Motion to reappoint John Harden, Susan Lewis, Chris Kevern, and Al Woods to the Sandersville Downtown Development Authority for a 4 year term starting March 31, 2019 and ending March 31, 2023.

  10. Other Business.

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

  12. Motion to Adjourn.

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
April 15, 2019 – 5:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                          

 

Mayor Andrews called the April 15, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Smith gave the invocation and Council Member Dennis led the pledge to the American flag

 

Council Member Watts joined the meeting at 5:05 p.m.

 

Recognitions:

Mayor Andrews recognized the lineman and thanked them for their hard work.

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 1, 2019 joint meeting with the Planning & Zoning Board and the regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT ON SECOND READING ORDNANCE #2019-01: AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCES WITH TWO CHANGES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to adopt on second reading Ordinance #2019-01: An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of Sandersville, Georgia, for the purpose of amending and readopting the zoning ordinance of the City of Sandersville; providing the standards for the exercise of the zoning power; providing the policies and procedures for calling and conducting public hearings on zoning decisions; amending regulations pertaining to manufactured homes; amending regulations pertaining to sign structures; amending and readopting the official zoning map; repealing conflicting provisions; and for other purposes with two changes; for R-4 zones only, the square foot requirement will be 1,000 and the roof pitch requirement will be 3/12.  Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated the next item on the agenda is the contract with the Chamber of Commerce for the City services during the Kaolin Festival.

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE A CONTRACT FOR SERVICES WITH THE WASH CO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR THE KAOLIN FESTIVAL

Council Member Watts made a motion to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a Contract for Services between the City of Sandersville and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for assistance and services provided for the annual Kaolin Festival. Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated the Boys and Girls Club project came in under the grant amount. Therefore, they are able to add several additional upgrades to the project and still remain under budget. The change order is to approve the additional upgrades.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE A CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 1 FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB RENOVATION

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve Change Order Number 1 to MMI Construction & Engineering, Inc for the Boys and Girls Club renovation project with an increase of $237,585.00 for additional work to be included within the grant funding limits. Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment D)

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated the next item on the agenda is a bid award for a utility tractor and deck mower. He is recommends to award the bid to Blanchard Equipment, who bid a John Deere tractor that can be serviced locally. Also the John Deer tractor is in stock. He noted the low bid was for a Case Tractor and there is nowhere local to have it serviced. Also the delivery time for the low bid Case tractor is December 31.

 

MOTION TO AWARD A BID FOR A UTILITY TRACTOR & ROTARY DECK MOWER FOR THE WATER DEPARTMENT

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to award a bid to Blanchard Equipment in the amount of $27,100.00 for a utility tractor with a rotary deck mower for the water department.  Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment E)

 

MOTION TO REAPPOINT SANDERSVILLE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEMBERS

Council Member Davis made a motion to reappoint John Harden, Susan Lewis, Chris Kevern, and Al Woods to the Sandersville Downtown Development Authority for a 4 year term starting March 31, 2019 and ending March 31, 2023. Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Other Business:

Electric Director Poole stated that Electric Cities of Georgia bids out the tree trimming contracts annually. The low bidder, Trees Unlimited, will not be able to send a crew to Sandersville. He noted that the City used Asplundh for the City’s tree trimming last year and he would like to use them again this year. Electric Director Poole noted that $50,000 is budgeted annually for tree trimming on the electric line right of ways.

 

MOTION TO AWARD A BID FOR ANNUAL TREE TRIMMING

Council Member Davis made a motion to award a bid to Asplundh for the annual tree trimming in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Electric Director Poole reported that Lineman Adrian Johnson has submitted his resignation and his last day will be this Friday.

 

Council Member Dennis asked about the temporary speed bumps on Pine Forest Drive. She stated that she is still receiving complaints about people speeding. Public Works Director Eubanks stated that someone tore up the speed bumps after they was installed. They are looking to install cameras before they replace the speed bumps. City Attorney Howard added that destruction of government property is a felony and the offender could also be made to pay restitution.

 

Police Captain Kelly Collins reminded everyone about the Use of Force training this Tuesday and Thursday.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

 

Council Member Brown joined the meeting during the Executive Session.

 

The regular meeting reconvened at 5:40 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Apr 1, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

April 1, 2019 - 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: March 18, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt on first reading Ordinance #2019-01: An Ordinance amendment and re-adoption of the City’s zoning ordinance, the policies and procedures for the exercise of the zoning power, the standards for the exercise of the zoning power, regulation of signs, manufactured housing, development standards, minimum unit width and size requirements, relocation of manufactured homes, replacement/reconstruction of nonconforming structures, vacant and foreclosed properties, and the table of permitted uses in the zoning ordinance of mobile home ordinance revision. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-08: A Resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Sandersville, Georgia, the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the City of Tennille providing for Animal Control Services. (Attachment C)

  7. Other Business.

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

  9. Motion to Adjourn.

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
April 1, 2019 – 5:05 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                          

 

Mayor Andrews called the April 1, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:05 p.m.

 

Council Member Watts gave the invocation and City Attorney Howard 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 March 18, 2019 regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

Mayor Andrews stated the next item on the agenda is the first reading of the proposed amendment to the zoning ordinances, as discussed in the previous meeting. He noted there will be a public hearing on April 15th at 4:00 p.m. Then, the Council will have their regular meeting at 5:00 p.m., at which time they will have the second reading and vote on the proposed amendments.

 

Building Official/Zoning Administrator Dave Larson then briefly went over the proposed zoning ordinance amendment including the changes to the table of permitted uses and updates to the sign ordinance.

 

MOTION TO ADOPT ON FIRST READING ORDNANCE #2019-01: AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCES WITH TWO CHANGES

Council Member Dennis made a motion to adopt on first reading Ordinance #2019-01: An Ordinance amendment and re-adoption of the City’s zoning ordinance, the policies and procedures for the exercise of the zoning power, the standards for the exercise of the zoning power, regulation of signs, manufactured housing, development standards, minimum unit width and size requirements, relocation of manufactured homes, replacement/reconstruction of nonconforming structures, vacant and foreclosed properties, and the table of permitted uses in the zoning ordinance of mobile home ordinance revision with the changes; the roof pitch requirement changed to a 4/12 pitch and the minimum size of all residential structures to 1,200 square feet. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated the next item on the agenda is a resolution to adopt the animal control agreement with the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the City of Tennille. The funding amount will change if the agreement is approved to; the City’s portion will be 33%, the County will be 57%, and the City of Tennille will be 10%. City Administrator McCorkle noted the County has already approved this agreement but the City of Tennille will need to approve the agreement.

 

City Attorney Howard stated that in section 2(b), the wording will need to be changed to lease hold interest, or rental agreement in case the person requesting service is not the property owner.

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-08: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN IGA WITH THE WASH CO BOC AND CITY OF TENNILLE FOR ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-08: A Resolution approving an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Sandersville, Georgia, the Washington County Board of Commissioners and the City of Tennille providing for Animal Control Services with the changes to section 2(b) to include…show proof of ownership, lease hold interest, or rental agreement. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

Other Business: None

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Council Member Dennis made a motion to enter into an Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. Council Member Watts 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 reconvened at 5:35 p.m.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE TWO NEW HIRE POSITIONS FOR CITY HALL

Council Member Watts made a motion to approve two new hires for City Hall, 1 full time and 1 part time customer service representative, pending the passage of a pre-employment physical and drug screen and to allow an existing employee to fill a part time as needed (floating) position at City Hall. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Mar 18, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

March 18, 2019 - 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: Allison Wilkinson – Earths Eco Mrs. USA 2019

  4. Approval of Minutes: March 4, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-06: A Resolution of The City of Sandersville authoring the FY 2019 Application for the Community Development Block Grant. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-07: A Resolution to adopt the second budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for each fund of the City of Sandersville, Georgia, appropriating the amounts shown in each budget as expenditures/expenses, adopting the several items of revenue anticipations, and prohibiting expenditures or expenses from exceeding the actual funding appropriated. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to award a bid to the lowest responsive bidder, Smith Farm, in the amount of $19, 300.00 for the Turner Site and $9,100.00 for the Helton Site for annual land application fertilizer. (Attachment D)

  8. Motion to award a bid to the only responsive bidder, Vallen, in the amount of $6,396.25 for a Variable Speed Drive. (Attachment E)

  9. Motion to authorize payment of an invoice in the amount of $5,958.38 to Altec for repairs to a bucket truck in the Electric Department. (Attachment F)

  10. Motion to authorize temporary speed bumps on Pine Forest Drive.

  11. Motion to approve sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce’s Business after Hours on April 18, 2019 in the Thiele Park and to allow open containers in the permitted area.

  12. Motion to approve an event on the square to support the PDGA tournament on May 4, 2019 and to allow open containers in the permitted area.

  13. Other Business.

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

  15. Motion to Adjourn.

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2019 – 5:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Dave Larson, Building Official

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                           Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Absent: Council Member Jason Davis

 

Mayor Andrews called the March 18, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

Council Member Watts gave the invocation and Police Chief Cuyler led the pledge to the American flag

 

Recognitions: Mayor Andrews then recognized Mrs. Allison Wilkinson as Earths Eco Mrs. USA 2019 and presented her with a resolution honoring this title.

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2019 regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-07: A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE 2ND BUDGETMENT AMENDMENT FOR FY 2018 BUDGET

Council Member Watts made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-07: A Resolution to adopt the second budget amendment for Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for each fund of the City of Sandersville, Georgia, appropriating the amounts shown in each budget as expenditures/expenses, adopting the several items of revenue anticipations, and prohibiting expenditures or expenses from exceeding the actual funding appropriated. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

MOTION TO AWARD A BID FOR LAND APPLICATION FERTILIZER

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to award a bid to the lowest responsive bidder, Smith Farm, in the amount of $19,300.00 for the Turner Site and $9,100.00 for the Helton Site for annual land application fertilizer. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment D)

 

Mayor Andrews noted that he skipped item #5 on the agenda.

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-06: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FY 2019 CDBG APPLICATION

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-06: A Resolution of the City of Sandersville authorizing the FY 2019 Application for the Community Development Block Grant. Council Member Dennis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

MOTION TO AWARD A BID FOR A VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to award a bid to the only responsive bidder, Vallen, in the amount of $6,396.25 for a Variable Speed Drive. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment E)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT TO ALTEC FOR BUCKET TRUCK REPAIRS

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize payment of an invoice in the amount of $5,958.38 to Altec for repairs to a bucket truck in the Electric Department. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment F)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE TEMPORARY SPEED BUMPS ON PINE FOREST DR

Council Member Dennis made a motion to authorize temporary speed bumps on Pine Forest Drive. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IN THIELE PARK & PERMIT OPEN CONTAINERS

Council Member Brown made a motion to approve sponsorship of the Chamber of Commerce’s Business after Hours on April 18, 2019 in Thiele Park and to allow open containers in the permitted area. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed 3 to 1 with favorable votes from Mayor Pro Tem Smith, Council Member Watts, and Council Member Brown. Council Member Dennis voted against the motion.

 

MOTION TO APPROVE AN EVENT ON MAY 4, 2019 & PERMIT OPEN CONTAINERS

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve an event on the square to support the PDGA tournament on May 4, 2019 and to allow open containers in the permitted area. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed 3 to 1 with favorable votes from Mayor Pro Tem Smith, Council Member Watts, and Council Member Brown. Council Member Dennis voted against the motion.

 

Other Business: None

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Mar 18, 2019

City Council Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

March 18, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Recognitions: Betty Pinkston

           

3. Department Reports:

            Victor Cuyler, Police Chief

            Russell Riner, Fire Chief

            Wayne Poole, Electric Director

            Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

            Dave Larson, Building Official
            
            Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

            Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

4. City Administrator Report

           

5. City Attorney Report

 

6. Council Reports:

            Mayor Andrews

            Mayor Pro Tem Smith

            Council Member Dennis

            Council Member Watts

            Council Member Brown

            Council Member Davis

 

7. Other Reports

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Sandersville City Council

Working Session Minutes

March 18, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Dave Larson, Building Official

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                           Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Absent: Council Member Jason Davis

 

Mayor Andrews called the working session to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

Recognitions:

Ms. Betty Pinkston, 507 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, stated there are several houses in her neighborhood that need to be torn down. Also, there are tree limbs on the electric line and her neighbor has a tree limb hanging over her trailer. Mayor Andrews replied that he will have the electric department check on the tree limbs that are growing on the power lines. He noted that her neighbors’ tree hanging over her property is a civil matter. Mayor Pro Tem Smith suggested that she contact her insurance company about the limb hanging over her trailer and they may be able to provide her with advice or may even help notify the neighbor.

 

Ms. Pinkston then stated the storm drain in her front yard needs to be cleaned out because water is settling in her yard when it rains. Mayor Andrews asked Public Works Director Eubanks to check on this.

 

Department Reports:

Police Chief Cuyler went over the 2018 Vehicle Pursuit Analysis report. He noted that any time an officer conducts a vehicle pursuit, that it will be reviewed for policy compliance. Factors included in deciding to make a vehicle pursuit include the seriousness of the event, the time of day, the location, and the amount of traffic. In 2018, there were 6 pursuit events in which there were no injuries or damages.

 

Mayor Andrews asked Chief Cuyler to contact Bobby Jackson about closing a section of Hines Street on March 30th for a food giveaway.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated he has been working on the striping grant application that is due to the DOT by April 1st. Also, there is resolution on the regular agenda to authorize an application for the CDBG which will include improvements to areas of PL Braswell Way, Spring Street, Green Street, MLK Jr. Ave, and Newman-Turner Street. Public Works Director Eubanks reported that he is working on an update to the solid waste ordinance and hopes he has the proposed revision on the next agenda for review.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated he is working with Attorney Howard on an agreement with the railroad for the water line work on Sunhill Road. Also, he is working on setting up an area for camping during the disc golf tournament.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated there is bid award on the regular agenda for land application fertilizer for both the Helton and Turner sites. Smith Farm is the low bid for both sites. The City Administrator and Council Members then discussed the land application bids.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated there is also a bid award on the regular agenda for a variable speed drive for the Beck Boulevard lift station. There was only one bidder.

 

Electric Director Poole stated the invoice from Altec for repairs to one of the bucket trucks in on the agenda for approval. Mayor Andrews asked Electric Director Poole to checks for limbs on the power lines near Ms. Pinkston’s house on MLK Jr. Ave.

 

Building Official Larson stated the Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed mobile home ordinance on March 25th. Then, the City Council will hold the first reading on April 1st and then a public hearing and 2nd reading on April 15th.

 

Finance Director Wiley stated the 2nd budget amendment for FY 2018 is on the regular agenda for approval. She will begin working on the audit soon, and this should clean up all of the expenses.

 

City Clerk Brown stated that the City will host a Business after Hours event on April 18th at Thiele Park in conjunction with Georgia Cities Week. Also, the City will host a street dance on May 4th to provide entertainment during the disc golf tournament. Both of these events are on the regular agenda for approval which include allowing open containers.

 

Council Reports:

City Administrator McCorkle stated the final EDGE session is scheduled for March 28th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Fire Department Training Room. She added that ECG will recognize the City of Sandersville on April 29th during a conference at Jekyll Island, as being the first City to complete the EDGE program.

 

City Attorney Report:

City Attorney Howard stated he is working with Turnipseed Engineers on updating easements for the USDA projects.

 

Council Member Dennis joined the meeting at 4:30 p.m.

 

City Administrator Report:

Mayor Andrews stated he has seen a lot of people using Thiele Park and taking pictures for events. He noted there was a wedding in the park this past Saturday.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated there have already been 3 wedding booked this year, a concert scheduled, and also the Business after Hours planned for Thiele Park. He noted he has seen a lot of people taking pictures and even some playing chess. He is glad the disc golf tournament is sold out in advance. Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated he is excited to the see the fruits of our labor with these City projects.

 

Council Member Dennis stated she has received complaints about the gravel patch on Sunhill Road and asked when it will be fixed permanently. Public Works Director and City Attorney Howard replied they are working on agreements with the Sandersville Railroad that have to be in place prior to the work being done because they will be working in the railroad’s right of way. City Attorney Howard added we have to meet very specific guidelines when working in the railroad’s right of way.

 

Council Member Dennis stated that traffic has been flying down East Church Street, near Morningside Drive. Chief Cuyler will look into this.

 

Council Member Brown stated he has also seen several families in Thiele Park.

 

Other Reports:

Conni Burley, Archway Professional, stated she will be attending the EDGE session on March 28th. Some of the current Archway projects include working on a website for the DDA and completing the maps for the Sandersville Walks project.

 

Mayor Andrews adjourned the Working Session at 4:45 p.m.

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Mar 4, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

March 4, 2019 - 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: February 18, 2019 regular meeting and February 22, 2019 called working session. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-05: A Resolution by the City Council of The City of Sandersville, Georgia approving Amendment Number 3 to the Intergovernmental Participant Contract among all participants respecting participation in Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc.; and for other purposes. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to authorize the Mayor, Police Chief, City Clerk, and City Attorney to execute a Mutual Aid Agreement between the City of Sandersville, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to authorize all non-essential departments to close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 for the annual employee picnic.

  8. Other Business.

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

  10. Motion to Adjourn.

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
March 4, 2019 – 5:05 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                   Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                              Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                  Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                  Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                          

 

Mayor Andrews called the March 4, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:05 p.m.

 

Willie Ann Montford led the pledge to the American flag and Council Member Watts gave the invocation.

 

Recognitions: None

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Council Member Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 18, 2019 regular meeting and February 22, 2019 called working session of the City Council as presented. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated the next item on the agenda is an amendment to the Intergovernmental Participant Contract with Electric Cities of Georgia. This amendment changes the pole attachment allocation which should cut the City’s costs.

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-05: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENT NUMBER 3 TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PARTICIPANT CONTRACT WITH ECG

Council Member Dennis made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-05: A Resolution by the City Council of The City of Sandersville, Georgia approving Amendment Number 3 to the Intergovernmental Participant Contract among all participants respecting participation in Electric Cities of Georgia, Inc.; and for other purposes. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH THE WASH CO BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND WASH CO SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Council Member Dennis made a motion to authorize the Mayor, Police Chief, City Clerk, and City Attorney to execute a Mutual Aid Agreement between the City of Sandersville, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE DEPARTMENTS TO CLOSE FOR FAMILY DAY

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize all non-essential departments to close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 for the annual employee picnic. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Other Business:

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE GA DOT LMIG GRANT APPLICATION AND MATCHING FUNDS REQUIREMENT

Council Member Davis made a motion to authorize a GA DOT LMIG Grant application for striping and signage in the amount of $50,000 and to authorize the 10% matching fund requirement of $5,000. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Mayor Andrews asked if anyone else had any other business to bring before the Council.

 

Joseph and Shalanda Dixon, 222 Pine Forest Drive, requested speed bumps be placed on Pine Forest Drive. They presented a petition form signed by the residents of Pine Forest Drive. Mrs. Dixon stated that all residents had signed the petition except two, that she was not able to make contact with. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon both stated that cars race in this area. Mrs. Dixon added that her daughter was hit by a speeding car.  The Council then briefly discussed the request and noted that Pine Forest was not a thoroughfare; therefore it would be a candidate for speed bumps.

 

Council Member Davis made a motion to place temporary speed bumps on Pine Forest Drive. Council Member Dennis seconded the motion. Mayor Andrews then called for any discussion on the motion. Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated that although he is in favor of granting the request, he would prefer for the request to be made at a meeting and then the vote be taken at the next meeting. Council Member Davis withdrew his motion. The Council Members advised Mr. and Mrs. Dixon that their request will be on the next meeting agenda which will be Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to enter into an Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. Council Member Watts 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 reconvened at 5:40 p.m.

 

MOTION TO ADVERTISE FOR VACANT POSITION

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize the City Clerk to advertise for a vacant position in the Water Department. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

MOTION TO HIRE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve a new hire for an Animal Control Officer position pending the passage of a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Mar 4, 2019

City Council Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

March 4, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Recognitions: None

           

3. Department Reports:

            Victor Cuyler, Police Chief

            Russell Riner, Fire Chief

            Wayne Poole, Electric Director

            Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

            Dave Larson, Building Official
            
            Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

            Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

4. City Administrator Report

           

5. City Attorney Report

 

6. Council Reports:

            Mayor Andrews

            Mayor Pro Tem Smith

            Council Member Dennis

            Council Member Watts

            Council Member Brown

            Council Member Davis

 

7. Other Reports

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Sandersville City Council

Working Session Minutes

March 4, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                               Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                   Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                 Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                   Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                          

 

Mayor Andrews called the working session to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

Department Reports:

Police Chief Cuyler presented the Mayor and Council Members with a copy of the Police Department’s 2018 Annual Report. Chief Cuyler went over highlights from the report. The Council Members discussed the process of monitoring locations where an increase in crime activity has occurred. Chief Cuyler stated that patrol has increased in areas where crime has increased. Also, the Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) can set up special details in affected areas. Chief Cuyler thanked Certification Manager Lieutenant Wanda Peacock for organizing and keeping up with the records for the Police Department.

 

Fire Chief Riner stated there was a severe weather event yesterday near the City of Oconee and also on the south side of Washington County. He reminded everyone to register for the Code Red Weather Warning system. Chief Riner added the Georgia Fire Academy will hold a training class in Sandersville this Wednesday. He noted they has started to do more training out in the field, recognizing that volunteers can’t always travel to Forsyth for training.

 

Council Member Dennis asked if the Fire Department offered CPR training to the public. Fire Chief Riner replied they do not offer training to the public but Oconee Fall Line Technical College does offer CPR classes to the public.

 

Electric Director Poole stated that we are fortunate that Sandersville did not have bad weather yesterday like some other areas in Washington County. He noted that there were no power outages in the City.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks thanked the Mayor and Council Members for allowing him and Finance Officer Wiley to complete the LEP Certification classes and said they should get their test results soon. Public Works Director Eubanks stated there are grant funds available from the GA DOT through the LMIG program. The City can apply for up to $50,000 for striping and signage. The grant would require a 5% match of $5,000 that can be paid with TSPLOST funds and the deadline for the grant application is April 1st. Public Works Director Eubanks asked if this could be added to the regular agenda for approval. Mayor Andrews stated that Smith Street, East Church Street, and Kaolin Road all need striping. Mayor Pro Tem Smith added that East Haynes Street, and the area of Linton Road in front of the middle school also need striping. 

 

Council Member Watts discussed placing a red light at the intersection of Hospital Road and Sunhill Road. Public Works Director stated that GA DOT conducted a traffic study a few years ago and they indicated that a red light was not warranted. Council Member Watts asked about making this intersection a four way stop. Public Works Director Eubanks will check into this.

 

Building Official Larson gave an update on the Downtown Café project. He noted that as soon as it dries out, the contractor should be able to finish the project. Also, the work at the Boys and Girls Club is still underway.

 

Council Member Dennis asked about the mobile home ordinance draft and Building Official Larson stated that he hoped to have it soon. He noted the moratorium on mobile homes is still currently in place.

 

City Clerk Brown reminded everyone that City property taxes are due March 31st, 2019. City Clerk Brown stated that on the regular agenda is a motion to approve all non-essential City Departments to close at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 24th, 2019 for the annual employee’s picnic and family day.

 

City Attorney Report:

City Attorney Howard stated the mutual aid agreement with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that is on the regular agenda for approval, is similar to the one that the City already has in place with the City of Tennille. The Council Members and Police Chief Cuyler discussed the proposed mutual aid agreement in more detail and specifically discussed who would be designated to make decisions about an officer leaving the jurisdiction.

 

Council Reports:

Council Member Dennis stated that she has received a lot of positive feedback on the Black History Month banners.

 

City Administrator Report:

City Administrator McCorkle stated the disc golf tournament in May already has 66 players registered. City Administrator McCorkle stated the Animal Control Agreement with the County is not on the regular agenda. The previous consensus of the Council Members is for the County to pay 60% of the costs. The County has since offered to pay 57% of the costs. After the Council discussed the agreement, the consensus was to accept the County’s offer of 57% for now. They will revisit this while working on the service delivery strategy.  

 

Mayor Andrews adjourned the Working Session at 5:05 p.m.

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Feb 22, 2019

Called Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

February 22, 2019 - 10:00 A.M.

Fire Department Training Room

 

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Discussion of Mobile Home Ordinance

           

3 Other Business

 

4. Adjourn

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Sandersville City Council

Working Session Minutes

February 22, 2019 – 10:00 A.M.

Fire Department Training Room

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Judy McCorkle, City Administrator

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                

                                   

 

Absent: Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith and Council Member Danny Brown

 

Mayor Andrews called the working session to order at 10:00 a.m. He noted that both Mayor Pro Tem Smith and Council Member Brown will be absent today.

 

Mayor Andrews stated that Attorney Brandon Bowen is here today to discuss updating the City’s ordinances on mobile homes.

 

Mayor Andrews then turned the meeting over to Building Official Larson and Attorney Brandon Bowen.

 

After a detailed discussion, the consensus of the Mayor and Council Members was for Mr. Bowen to draft an ordinance that included the following:

 

  • Mobile homes allowed in R-4 Zones with certain criteria
  • Mobile homes allowed in other zones by special use permits with certain criteria
  • Existing mobile homes grandfathered
  • Temporary mobile homes allowed during construction
  • Vacant mobile homes after 6 months considered abandoned, no longer permitted use
  • Also look at adding the vacant property ordinance as allowed by state law

 

Mr. Bowen will draft the changes to the ordinances and send back to the Mayor and Council for review. A public hearing will then be held before the Council votes on the changes.

           

With no further business or discussion, Mayor Andrews adjourned the Working Session at 11:15 a.m.

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Feb 18, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

February 18, 2019 - 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: February 4, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-04: A Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sandersville, Georgia, the Washington County Board of Commissioners providing for Fire Protection Services. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to approve a proposal by Goodwyn, Mills and Caywood (GMC) to prepare the NPDES Wastewater Permit renewal package in the amount of $6,000.00. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to approve a permit to serve beer and wine in the Paul F. Thiele Park during a private event on April 27, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

  8. Discussion of proposed changes to the Sandersville Police Department Standard Operating Procedures manual concerning facial hair for officers.

  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
February 18, 2019 – 5:05 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Dave Larson, Building Official

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                           Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Absent: Council Member Mayme Dennis

 

Mayor Andrews called the February 18, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

Council Member Watts gave the invocation and City Attorney Howard led the pledge to the American flag.

 

Recognitions: None

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Council Member Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2019 regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-04: A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN IGA FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-04: A Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Sandersville, Georgia and the Washington County Board of Commissioners providing for Fire Protection Services. Council Member Brown seconded the motion. City Attorney Howard noted a typo on page 5 that will be corrected. Council Member Davis discussed tabling the motion until all of the Council Members were present and also discussed the County’s source of funding. The Mayor then called for a vote and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

MOTION TO APPROVE A PROPOSAL TO PREPARE THE NPDES WASTEWATER PERMIT RENEWAL PACKAGE

Council Member Watts made a motion to approve a proposal by Goodwyn, Mills and Caywood (GMC) to prepare the NPDES Wastewater Permit renewal package in the amount of $6,000.00. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

MOTION TO APPROVE A PERMIT TO SERVE BEER & WINE FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to approve a permit to serve beer and wine in Paul F. Thiele Park during a private event on April 27, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Mayor Andrews then opened a discussion of proposed changes to the Sandersville Police Department Standard Operating Procedures manual concerning facial hair for police officers. Council Members discussed having the Chief of Police issue an order to allow facial hair within certain guidelines for a 12 month trial period. After the trial period, an actual policy change could be revisited.

 

Council Member Davis made a motion to table any changes to the facial hair policy. Council Member Watts seconded the motion. Council Member Davis and Council Member Watts voted for the motion. Mayor Pro Tem Smith and Council Member Brown voted against the motion. Since the vote was 2 to 2, Mayor Andrews acted as the tie breaker and voted against the motion. The motion failed 2 to 3.

 

MOTION TO ALLOW AN ORDER TO ALLOW FACIAL HAIR

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to allow the Chief of Police to execute an order to allow facial hair, within certain guidelines, during a 12 month trial period. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed 3 to 1 with favorable votes from Mayor Pro Tem Smith, Council Member Brown, and Council Member Davis. Council Member Watts voted against the motion.

 

Other Business: Willie Ann Montford discussed the need for directional signs at the Dollar General on East McCarty Street, on the M. Friedman Drive entrance side. She fears that a wreck is imminent.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

 

The regular meeting reconvened at 5:45 p.m.

 

MOTION TO ADVERTISE FOR VACANT POSITIONS

Council Member Brown made a motion to authorize to advertise 3 Police Officers positions and 1 Senior Customer Service position at City Hall. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Feb 18, 2019

City Council Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

February 18, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Recognitions: None

           

3. Department Reports:

            Victor Cuyler, Police Chief

            Russell Riner, Fire Chief

            Wayne Poole, Electric Director

            Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

            Dave Larson, Building Official
           
            Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

            Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

4. City Administrator Report

           

5. City Attorney Report

 

6. Council Reports:

            Mayor Andrews

            Mayor Pro Tem Smith

            Council Member Dennis

            Council Member Watts

            Council Member Brown

            Council Member Davis

 

7. Other Reports

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Sandersville City Council

Working Session Minutes

February 18, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Dave Larson, Building Official

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                           Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Absent: Council Member Mayme Dennis

 

Mayor Andrews called the working session to order at 4:00 p.m. He noted that Council Member Dennis will be absent today. Also, he will follow the Working Session Agenda in reverse order because there will be a presentation from the Police Department at the end of the meeting.

 

Council Reports:

Mayor Andrews stated he has received feedback from residents on Wedgewood Drive and they are glad the speed bumps have been installed. Also, Kaolin Road from Thiele to Saffold Road, needs to be striped. Mayor Andrews stated that he appreciates Electric Director Poole putting up the Black History Month banners.

 

Council Member Watts noted the entrance into the hospital near the walking trail has a lot of potholes. Public Works Director Eubanks will look into this.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated that Avant Alley, which runs from East Church Street to the Baptist Church, has potholes that need to be addressed. Public Works Director Eubanks will look into this.

 

Council Member Davis stated that the section of Sunhill Road, from Franklin Haynes Drive to Ridge Road, needs a litter and debris pick up. Public Works Director Eubanks stated his crews have recently done a cleanup in this area, but that he will follow up on it. Council Member Davis noted the banners look good.

 

City Attorney Report:

City Attorney Howard stated there were a lot of ordinance violation cases in City court today. He asked the Mayor and Council Members to start thinking about how they want to address these cases going forward. City Attorney Howard added that in several of the cases, the property is heir property and the heirs may not have the funds to make repairs. City Administrator McCorkle stated the City may be able to apply for a Transformation Grant and we are working to set up a Land Bank Authority.

 

Mayor Andrews added that he would like to see something done with the Byrne property on South Harris Street that is located just before you get to Wal-Mart. He noted that this property is not in the City.

 

City Administrator Report:

City Administrator McCorkle stated that the fire service agreement with the County is on the agenda for approval. The Animal Control agreement with the County is not on the agenda because the County had initially agreed to pay 60% and are now asking to lower their percentage to 55%. City Administrator McCorkle noted that the 60% was derived from the number of calls, the population, and road miles. The Mayor and Council Members discussed the agreements in detail. The consensus of the Council was to only move forward with an agreement with the County if they are willing to agree to the 60%.

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated there will be a final session of the EDGE training and the tentative date will be March 28th in the Fire Department Training Room.

 

Department Reports:

City Clerk Brown stated there is a permit on the regular agenda for Council approval to allow beer and wine to be served in Thiele Park for a private wedding event.

 

Building Official Larson stated the underground tanks have been removed from the Downtown Café property and the soil samples have been sent to the EPA for testing. Once it dries out, they can begin to compact the dirt.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks stated that he and Finance Director Wiley attended the LEP training last week and will attend another two day session next week. Also, on the agenda is an approval for Goodwyn, Mills, and Caywood (GMC) to complete the NPEDS Wastewater Permit which is due in 2020.

 

Electric Director Poole stated one of the bucket trucks is currently undergoing some repairs that may exceed the $5,000 limit. He will bring the invoice back for approval once the repairs are completed.

 

Fire Chief Riner reported that representatives from the Georgia Fire Academy inspected the burn building training facility and they stated that Sandersville has one of the best facilities in the state. Also, the inspection for the new Ace Hardware has been completed and should open in the next week or two.


Fire Chief Riner thanked everyone for their support for Volunteer Firefighter Justin Whiddon while he is undergoing cancer treatment. Also Chief Riner stated there will be a blood drive in Sandersville this Wednesday and that there is an urgent need.

 

Police Chief Cuyler stated that LGRMS will hold training on Use of Force on April 16th and 18th at the Fire Department Training Room. He invited Mayor and Council Members to attend.

 

Police Chief Cuyler added there is a discussion item on the regular agenda on proposed changes to the policy to allow police officers to have facial hair. The Mayor and Council Members discussed the requested policy change in detail. They also discussed allowing Chief Cuyler to issue a general order to allow facial hair during a 12 month trial period instead of making a policy change.

 

CID Captain Ken Parker then made a presentation on gang motivated crimes and statistics. He noted that the Sandersville Police Department is working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to share information and help solve these crimes.

 

Captain Parker added that the City needs to recruit and retain good police officers.

 

Mayor Andrews adjourned the Working Session at 5:05 p.m.

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Feb 4, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

February 4, 2019 - 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: January 22, 2019 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-03: A Resolution by the City Council of the City of Sandersville, Georgia accepting Wedgwood Drive and Wedgewood Court roads and right-of-ways to be owned and maintained by the City of Sandersville, Georgia. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to authorize the Mayor, City Clerk, and City Attorney to execute a Legal Services Agreement with Gray, Pannell & Woodward LLP for Bond Counsel for the City’s USDA loan. (Attachment C)

  7. Other Business.

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

  9. Motion to Adjourn.

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Sandersville City Council
Meeting Minutes
February 4, 2019 – 5:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Kennan Howard, City Attorney                                 Kandice Hartley, Assistant City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator              

 

Council Member Dennis and Public Works Director Eubanks were absent from the meeting.

 

Mayor Andrews called the February 4, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Recognitions: None

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Council Member Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 22, 2019 regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-03: A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTING WEDGEWOOD DRIVE AND WEDGEWOOD COURT ROADS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS TO BE OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY THE CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

Council Member Brown made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-03: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Sandersville, Georgia accepting Wedgewood Drive and Wedgewood Court roads and right-of-ways to be owned and maintained by the City of Sandersville, Georgia. Council Member Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR, CITY CLERK, AND CITY ATTORNEY TO EXECUTE A LEGAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH GRAY, PANNELL & WOODWARD LLP FOR BOND COUNSEL FOR THE CITY’S USDA LOAN

Council Member Watts made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-02: A Resolution adopting the Washington County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official plan of the City of Sandersville. Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO NEGOTIATE AN IPT AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to continue to negotiate an IPT agreement with the City of LaFayette. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously

 

Other Business:

Frank Simmons approached the Council on behalf of the contractor Willie Jackson stating that he had tried to get in touch with engineer Billy Wiggins to get a letter but was unable to get in touch with him. He also stated that he just did not understand if the home owner was fine with it why an engineer had to look at it. Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated that is was documentation the City had to have on file and he needed to get the letter that was needed and get back with Building Official Larson.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Council Member Watts, made a motion to enter into an Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. Mayor Pro Tem Smith seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

The regular meeting reconvened at 5:45 p.m.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to fill one position at the Sandersville Police Department, two positions at the Public Works Department and promote the part-time employee at City Hall to full time and hire a part time employee at City Hall. Council Member Brown seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

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Feb 4, 2019

City Council Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

February 4, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Recognitions: None

           

3. Department Reports:

            Victor Cuyler, Police Chief

            Russell Riner, Fire Chief

            Wayne Poole, Electric Director

            Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

            Dave Larson, Building Official
           
            Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

            Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

4. City Administrator Report

           

5. City Attorney Report

 

6. Council Reports:

           Mayor Andrews

           Mayor Pro Tem Smith

           Council Member Dennis

            Council Member Watts

            Council Member Brown

            Council Member Davis

 

7. Other Reports

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Sandersville City Council

Working Session Minutes

February 04, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Kennan Howard, City Attorney                                 Kandice Hartley, Assistant City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator              

 

Council Member Dennis and Public Works Director Eubanks were absent from the meeting.

 

Mayor Andrews called the working session to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

Recognitions: None

 

Department Reports:

Chief Victor Cuyler read the activity report from January for the Police Department and Animal Control. Mayor Andrews questioned if there were any leads on the vehicle break in’s over the weekend, Chief Cuyler stated that they were interviewing and investigating.

 

Fire Chief Riner asked Council for prayers and support for volunteer Justin Whiddon as he has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be having surgery. The Fire Department will be selling raffle tickets to help raise funds for his surgery. Chief Riner went on to read statistics from 2018 and remind everyone that it was Severe Weather Awareness Week was this week and encouraged everyone to make sure they were signed up with CODE RED alerts. Mayor Pro Tem Smith updated Chief Riner on the negotiation with the county funding their part for the use of our Fire Department and stated they did agree to pay some but still not what they should be paying. Attorney Howard commented that a fire fee tax was becoming a big thing with other cities. Council had brief discussion on this matter.

 

Electric Director Poole reported that the tree trimming bid was awarded to Trees Unlimited so they would have three men and three trucks around the city doing tree trimming.

 

Building Official Larson stated that they had come up with two different dates for the mobile home ordinance February 22nd & February 28th both at the Fire Department at 10 a.m. Council had discussion on the dates and hoped that it could be done in one meeting on the February 22nd if not they would have the second meeting.

 

Finance Director Wiley state there would be a meeting at the fire house on Feb 6th at 9:15 on procurement cards and explained how these cards would be used now and for what kind of purchases.

 

City Attorney Howard informed the Council that they are continuing cases on nuisances but eventually they would need to come up with a plan for these code enforcement cases.

 

City Administrator Report:

City Administrator McCorkle stated there was a resolution on the regular agenda for the City to accept and maintain Wedgewood Drive and Wedgewood Court as city streets. They were deeded to the city several years back but were never voted on and accepted by the City. These streets would also be added to the list of resurfacing projects to be looked at in the future. City Administrator McCorkle also stated there was a motion on the Agenda to update and execute an a Legal Services Agreement with Gray, Pannell & Woodward LLP for Bond Counsel for the City’s USDA loan, this would need to be updated to add Attorney Howard as the City of Sandersville’s attorney to the agreement.  City Administrator McCorkle stated that the City of Layfette wanted to purchase power and Council would need to authorize her to further the negotiating process with the City of LaFayette. After negotiating they would then draft a contract that she would then bring before Council in more detail for approval.   

 

Council Reports:

Council Member Danny Brown said he had a great training class at Mayors Day and got some very useful information from his training. He also stated that the process of changing over trash companies has been a nightmare and he has had lots of complaints, but hopefully everyone would adjust to the change soon.

 

Other Reports:

Susan Lewis stated that the black history month banners would be placed around the downtown area in the next week. 

 

John Willie Jackson came before council stating that he poured concrete for a bathroom addition at a residence on Hines St. and that everything was done to code, but he did not call for an inspection. Building Official Larson informed him he was required to get a letter from a structural engineer stating that everything was done to code. Building Official Larson stated that he had already completed the job and did not call for an inspection and it is required that when the Building Official does not inspect the job there has to be a letter from an engineer stating that everything was done correctly so the city is not liable. Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated that he would need to get the letter that was required and get back with Building Official Larson.

 

Mayor Andrews adjourned the Working Session at 5:00 p.m.

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Jan 22, 2019

City Counil Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

January 22, 2019 - 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: John & Bethany Tanner

  4. Approval of Minutes: December 17, 2018 regular meeting. (Attachment A)

  5. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-01: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Sandersville, Georgia for the purpose of enacting a temporary emergency moratorium on the acceptance of applications for permits or any other approvals, or the processing of or issuance of decisions on any such applications, for the propose of siting manufactured homes within the City. (Attachment B)

  6. Motion to adopt Resolution #2019-02: A Resolution adopting the Washington County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official plan of the City of Sandersville. (Attachment C)

  7. Motion to authorize the payment of an invoice to Rush Truck Center of Georgia in the amount of $5,642.73 for repairs to Fire Engine 2. (Attachment D)

  8. Review and discussion of the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement for Animal Control Services. (Attachment E)

  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
January 22, 2019 – 5:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                            Judy McCorkle, City Administrator

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                 Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                             Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                  Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                  Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Mayor Andrews called the January 22, 2019 meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Recognitions:

Bethany Tanner brought a signed petition in favor of placing speed bumps on Wedgewood Drive and Wedgewood Court. She noted that she, along with her husband and neighbors have a concern for safety in their neighborhood. The Mayor and Council Members further discussed the request with Mrs. Tanner. Mayor Andrews recommended placing temporary speed bumps on Wedgewood Drive and Wedgewood Court as requested.

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE TEMPORARY SPEED BUMPS ON WEDGEWOOD DRIVE AND WEDGEWOOD COURT

Council Member Brown made a motion to authorize 2 temporary speed bumps with proper signage on Wedgewood Drive and Wedgewood Court. Council Member Davis seconded the motion. Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated that Mrs. Tanner has done this correctly by having her neighbors input and a signed a petition. Also, he added this road is not a main thoroughfare, Mayor Pro Tem Smith stated that speed bumps may not be appropriate for all roads. The vote was then taken and the motion passed unanimously.

 

APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Council Member Watts made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2018 regular meeting of the City Council as presented. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment A)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-01: A RESOLUTION TO ENACT A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON MANUFACTURED HOMES

Council Member Dennis made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-01: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Sandersville, Georgia for the purpose of enacting a temporary emergency moratorium on the acceptance of applications for permits or any other approvals, or the processing of or issuance of decisions on any such applications, for the propose of siting manufactured homes within the City. Council Member Davis seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment B)

 

MOTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION #2019-02: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE WASH CO PRE-DISASTER HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Council Member Brown made a motion to adopt Resolution #2019-02: A Resolution adopting the Washington County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan as the official plan of the City of Sandersville. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment C)

 

MOTION TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF AN INVOICE FOR REPAIRS TO FIRE ENGINE 2

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to authorize the payment of an invoice to Rush Truck Center of Georgia in the amount of $5,642.73 for repairs to Fire Engine 2. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (Attachment D)

 

The Mayor and Council Members then reviewed and discussed the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement for Animal Control Services. (Attachment E) The consensus of the Mayor and Council Members is to keep the Animal Control under the City and for the County to increase their funding from 50% to 60%. City Administrator McCorkle noted the Service Delivery Agreement will need to be amended once the City and County are in agreement.

 

The Mayor and Council Members also discussed the funding from the County for the Fire Department. The City is currently receiving a flat amount from the County and the proposed agreement would add a percentage of the total calls. The consensus of the City Council Members was that they would like to see the percentage to increase annually until it reflects the percentage of calls that are responded to outside of the City.

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated she will meet with the County and bring back proposed agreements for both the Animal Control and Fire Department. Also, she will be working to negotiate the SPLOST appropriations and will ask that an expansion to the Animal Control be added as a Level 1 project.

 

Other Business: None

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to enter into an Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. Council Member Watts 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 reconvened at 5:45 p.m.

 

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.

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Jan 22, 2019

City Council Working Session

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

WORKING SESSION AGENDA

January 22, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Recognitions:

             2018 milestone anniversaries

             Ross Smith, GWES

           

3. Department Reports:

            Victor Cuyler, Police Chief

            Russell Riner, Fire Chief

            Wayne Poole, Electric Director

            Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

            Dave Larson, Building Official
          
            Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

             Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

4. City Administrator Report

           

5. City Attorney Report

 

6. Council Reports:

             Mayor Andrews

            Mayor Pro Tem Smith

            Council Member Dennis

            Council Member Watts

            Council Member Brown

            Council Member Davis

 

7. Other Reports

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Sandersville City Council

Working Session Minutes

January 22, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                           Judy McCorkle, City Administrator

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                 Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                             Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                  Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                  Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, Assistant City Attorney                 Karrie Brown, City Clerk

 

Mayor Andrews called the working session to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

Recognitions:

Mayor Andrews and City Clerk Brown recognized employees with 5, 10, 15, and 30 year milestone anniversaries in 2018 and presented commemorative key chains to those employees.

 

Ross Smith, Project Engineer with GWES, LLC stated his firm has locations in Macon, Perry, and Brunswick and would like to be considered for future projects with the City of Sandersville. Mr. Smith noted that he is from Tennille. He passed out a brochure that included his firm’s project experience.

 

Department Reports:

Building Official Larson stated there is a resolution on the regular agenda to put a moratorium in place for mobile homes until the ordinances can be updated. This moratorium would be temporary for 90 days and would include all zones except R-4. Council Member Dennis asked if this includes modular homes and Building Official Larson responded that it includes all manufactured houses. Council Member Dennis expressed concerns with legal issues. Council Member Davis suggested holding a working session as well as a public hearing during the moratorium. City Attorney Howard noted he would research any legal issues to discuss at the working session.

 

Mayor Andrews noted that Police Chief Cuyler was attending a funeral and will join the meeting shortly and that Fire Chief Riner is attending training today.

 

Electric Director Poole reported that AT&T has removed their phone cables off of the poles on East Haynes Street. Electric Director Poole stated that he ordered a small bucket truck in June, 2018 and the ordered somehow got mixed up. The company that the City ordered from has offered to  provide a 2019 model at no extra charge that will include the same equipment. The truck should be ready by April.

 

Council Member Dennis asked about broadband internet service in Sandersville, City Administrator McCorkle responded that she has a meeting tomorrow to discuss upgrades to the City’s fiber network. The City currently provides fiber service to commercial locations, but can look at adding residential service.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Smith joined the meeting at 4:30 p.m.

 

Mayor Andrews asked Public Works Director Eubanks to report on the USDA projects. Public Works Director Eubanks stated the projects are divided into 4 division: Division 1 is the water projects including Ridge Road, Anderson Drive, and East McCarty Street, Division 2 is the sewer projects including the same area as well as the Davisboro pump station and Cook Street, Division 3 is the South Water Plant, and Division 4 is the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Public Works Director added the bids have been let out for all 4 divisions and the bid opening date will be February 21, 2019.

 

Public Works Director Eubanks added that he and Finance Director Wiley are in the process of attending the TAP training and once the training is completed, he will be able to resubmit an application for grant funding.

 

Mayor Andrews stated that he was out and about and noticed a lot of tires on the right-of-ways. He asked Public Works to notify the property owners that tire disposal requires a separate fee. Council Member Watts added that he has seen a lot of grocery store buggies in his neighborhood. Mayor Pro Tem Smith asked if the newspaper would help the City get information out to the public about the tire disposal program as well as asking residents to take their carts off of the right-of-ways after pickup.

 

Mayor Andrew then asked the Council Members if they have given any thought to the downtown flower planters as discussed in the last meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Smith suggested asking the businesses near the planters if they would like to use them and if not, for the City to pick the planters up.

 

City Clerk Brown reported the 2018 property tax bills have been mailed and are due March 31, 2019. Tax payers can make installment payments as long as they are paid in full by the due date.

 

City Administrator Report:

City Administrator McCorkle stated there is a new grant that the City can apply for that would help take down dilapidated structures. The City would need to set up a land-bank authority. City Administrator McCorkle will meet with Linda Grijalva from the CSRA Regional Commission on February 4th to discuss the grant application and requirements.

 

City Administrator McCorkle stated the downtown café has been taken down. Once the debris is removed, the construction on the project design, as approve by Council in 2018, can begin. For funding purposes, the bathrooms will not be constructed until 2020. Council Member Dennis asked that there is adequate lighting.

 

Council Reports:

Mayor Andrews stated that CID Captain Ken Parker’s father passed away. He asked everyone to keep Captain Parker’s family in their thoughts and prayers.

 

Police Chief Cuyler joined the meeting at 4:50 p.m.

 

Other Reports:

Willie Ann Montford stated she is working with the DDA on the Black History month banners to be placed in the downtown area.

 

Mayor Andrews adjourned the Working Session at 5:00 p.m.

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City Council Meetings Called

May 3, 2019

Called City Council Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

May 3, 2019 - 10:30 A.M.

City Hall Conference Room

 

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Discussion of USDA Water and Sewer projects

           

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

 

4. Other Business

 

5. Adjourn

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Apr 1, 2019

Joint Called Meeting with Planning & Zoning Board

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

JOINT CALLED MEETING OF THE

SANDERSVILLE CITY COUNCIL AND THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD

CALLED MEETING AGENDA

April 1, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

 

 

  1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

  1. Discussion of the proposed mobile home ordinance revisions by the Mayor and Council Members and the Planning and Zoning Board members.  

 

  1. Other Reports

 

  1. Adjourn

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Joint Called Meeting of the Sandersville City Council
and the Planning & Zoning Board
Meeting Minutes
City of Sandersville Council Chambers
April 1, 2019 – 4:00 P.M.

 

City Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Dave Larson, Building Official

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                          

 

Planning & Zoning Board Members present:

Robert James, Vic-Chairman                                      Mike Wiggins

Carolyn Bloodsaw                                                      Ben Salter

Rita Hunt

 

Mayor Andrews called the April 1, 2019 joint called meeting of the Sandersville City Council and the Planning and Zoning Board to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Andrews stated there would be no working session today. He noted this is a joint working session with the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Board to discuss proposed changes to the mobile home and other zoning ordinances. Mayor Andrews stated this meeting is not a public hearing. He stated the City Council will hold a public hearing on April 15th at 4:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Andrews then asked the Planning & Zoning Board members to introduce themselves. Board Members Mike Wiggins, Ben Salter, and Rita Hunt were present at this time. Mayor Andrews stated there is not a quorum of P&Z Board members present at the time. Mayor Andrews stated he would like to start the discussion. Board Members Robert James and Carolyn Bloodsaw both joined the meeting after the discussion started.

 

P&Z Board Member Mike Wiggins started the discussion by stating that in the proposed ordinance changes, the minimum square feet allowed in an R-4 zone is 1200. He would like to see this changed to 900 square feet because 1200 square feet may not be affordable for some people. He also noted that R-3 zones only have a 900 square feet requirement. Building Official Larson noted the current ordinance refers to a required size by width and length in the R-4 zone and not the square feet.

 

Mr. Wiggins also discussed the proposed change to the required roof pitch, which is currently 3/12 and is proposed to change to 5/12.  

 

P & Z Board Member Carolyn Bloodsaw stated that people build homes and then when someone places a mobile home in that same neighborhood, it depreciates the value of the homes. Board Member Rita Hunt stated she agrees with Ms. Bloodsaw.

 

The Mayor and Council Members and the Planning and Zoning Board further discussed the proposed ordinance changes including the minimum square feet requirement and the roof pitch requirement. They also discussed allowing special exceptions instead of rezoning areas of the City that have a majority of mobile homes.

 

The Mayor and Council Members asked the Planning and Zoning Board Members for a recommendation on the proposed zoning ordinance revisions.

 

With a quorum present, Building and Zoning Board Vice-Chair Robert James officially called the Planning and Zoning Board meeting to order.

 

MOTION TO RECOMMEND THE PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE REVISIONS WITH TWO CHANGES

Board Member Rita Hunt made a motion to recommend the proposed zoning ordinance revisions be passed by the Sandersville City Council with two changes: 1. the roof pitch requirement be a minimum of 4/12 in all zones and 2. The square foot requirement for all residential structures in all zones be a minimum of 1,200. Board Member Carolyn Bloodsaw seconded the motion. The vote was taken and the motion passed 3 to 1 with favorable votes from Board Members Rita Hunt, Carolyn Bloodsaw, and Ben Salter. Board Member Mike Wiggins voted against the motion.

 

PLANNING & ZONING BOARD ADJOURNMENT

With no further business, Board Member Salter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Board Member Bloodsaw seconded and the meeting was unanimously adjourned.

 

Mayor Andrews asked if anyone in the audience would like to address the Council at the time. No one came forward. Mayor Andrews adjourned the called joint meeting at 5:00 p.m. and noted there would be a short break before the Council meeting starts.

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Committee Meeting

May 3, 2019

Public Safety Committee Meeting

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

May 3, 2019 - 9:30 A.M.

City Hall Conference Room

 

 

 

1. Call to order by Chairman Danny Brown

 

2. Discussion of Joint Gang Task Force and Criminal Activity

 

3. Other Business

 

4. Adjourn

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Public Hearing

Apr 15, 2019

Public Hearing

CITY OF SANDERSVILLE

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

April 15, 2019 - 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

 

 

1. Call to order by Mayor Andrews

 

2. Open Public Hearing by Mayor Andrews:

A Public Hearing on the proposed Ordinance #2019-01: An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of Sandersville, Georgia, for the purpose of amending and readopting the zoning ordinance of the City of Sandersville; providing the standards for the exercise of the zoning power; providing the policies and procedures for calling and conducting public hearings on zoning decisions; amending regulations pertaining to manufactured homes; amending regulations pertaining to sign structures; amending and readopting the official zoning map; repealing conflicting provisions; and for other purposes.

 

3. Close Public Hearing by Mayor Andrews

           

4. Other Business.

 

5. Adjourn

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Sandersville City Council

Public Hearing Minutes

April 15 2019 – 4:05 P.M.

 

Council Members and City Employees present:

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Robert Eubanks, Public Works Director

Council Member Jason Davis                                     Dave Larson, Building Official

Keenan Howard, City Attorney                                 Brianna Wiley, Finance Director

Judy McCorkle, City Administrator                           Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

 

Absent: Council Member Watts and Council Member Danny Brown

 

Mayor Andrews called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. He noted that Council Member Watts and Council Member Brown will be joining the meeting a little later.

 

Mayor Andrews then introduced Attorney Brandon Bowen, who helped the City draft the revised Zoning Ordinance that is being proposed. Mayor Andrews explained that the proposed ordinance revisions will only affect properties inside the City of Sandersville. He also noted that ordinances are supposed to maintain the quality of life as well as protect neighborhoods.

 

Mayor Andrews asked Attorney Brandon Bowen to give a brief summary of the ordinance revisions before he opens the public hearing.

 

Attorney Bowen stated that he has been working with Building Official Larson as well as the Mayor and Council Members to draft the proposed zoning ordinance revision. Mr. Bowen then explained the following proposed revisions to the zoning ordinance:

  • Mobile homes will be allowed in R-4 zones by right with certain requirements

  • Mobile homes will be allowed in all other zones by special exception with criteria determined to be consistent with the existing neighborhood

  • All single family structures require a minimum of a 5/12 roof pitch

  • All single family structures require a minimum of 1,200 square feet

  • A permitting process will be updated for used mobile homes to determine what shape they are in prior to being brought in to the City

  • The sign ordinance will be updated to current language and will allow regulations to be suitable for the location

  • The zoning power exercise for rezoning or special use considerations will be updated to comply with the zoning procedures law

  • The official zoning map will be required to be signed and dated by the Mayor as it is periodically updated


    Attorney Bowen added that if the zoning ordinance amendment is passed, the moratorium on mobile homes will be repealed. Mr. Bowen then asked if there were any questions.

     

    Mayor Andrews asked about the requirements for replacing existing mobile homes. Mr. Bowen explained that if the mobile home is being replaced due to an accident or damage, the property owner will have six months to replace it with a similar mobile home. If the replacement is not accident or damage related, or if the six months has passed, the property owner will have to comply with the new ordinance revisions.

     

    Mayor Andrews then opened up the public hearing. He asked if anyone was here to speak in favor of the proposed zoning ordinance revision.

     

    Ms. Priscilla Hilson, 302 Carver Street, had questions about how the new ordinance would affect her placing a single wide mobile home on a lot for her elderly mother. Council Member Dennis explained the square feet requirements of the new ordinance. Mayor Pro Tem Smith added that she would have to apply for a special exception and advised Ms. Hilson not to make a purchase until she received approval.

     

    No one else spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance revision. Mayor Andrews then asked if anyone was here to speak in opposition of the proposed zoning ordinance revision

     

    Mark Hodges, 937 West Church Street, stated he manages the trailer park. Although he is in favor of the ordinance revision, he has some objections to the requirements for the R-4 zone. Mr. Hodges passed out a map of the trailer park and noted that some of the lot sizes would not accommodate the new square feet requirement. The Council discussed whether a variance could be issued if the required square feet requirement was greater that the size of the lot.

     

    Jay Hamilton with the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association stated they cater to low income people for affordable housing. He gave the national averages for the cost of manufactured housing versus the cost of a stick built home.

     

    Natalie Wiley, owner of Wiley Home Center, stated that the square feet requirement and the roof pitch could be an affordability issue for people. Ms. Wiley also discussed the underpinning requirements that could affect the costs of purchasing a mobile home.

     

    Council Member Dennis then discussed the national averages for mobile homes versus the costs of building a home with Mr. Jay Hamilton with the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association.

     

    David Tapley, 236 N Linton Forest Dr, stated the imposed square feet requirement for mobile homes may price people out of the rental business because they won’t be able to charge affordable rent prices.

     

    David Tapley Jr., stated he owns land in the City on Jordan Mill Road. He had plans to develop this property into a mobile home park. Mr. Tapley added that he may have to contest the ordinance.

     

    With no one else requesting to speak, Mayor Andrews adjourned the Public Hearing at 4:55 p.m.

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