Valdosta Daily Times

May 5, 2008

Valdosta City Council meeting agenda for May 8, 2008


AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING OF THE VALDOSTA CITY COUNCIL

5:30 P.M. THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2008

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL



1. Opening Ceremonies



a) Call to Order

b) Invocation

c) Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag



2. Awards and Presentations



a) Consideration of the May, 2008 Employee of the Month Award (Matthew Davis and Jeffrey Thibodeau, Fire Department).



3. Consideration of the approval of the minutes of the April 24, 2008 regular meeting of the Valdosta City Council.



4. Citizens to be Heard



5. Public Hearings



a) Consideration of a request to close the 1000 block of East Rogers Street.



b) Consideration of a request to change the name of Azalea East Parkway to Steeda Way.



c) Consideration of an ordinance to rezone .13 acres from Multi-Family Residential (R-6) to Neighborhood-Commercial (C-N) as requested by Ronnie Grant (File No. VA-2008-17). The property is located at 608 South Fry Street. The Planning Commission reviewed this at their April regular meeting and recommended tabling the request for one month to allow the applicant to gather support letters from the neighborhood (7-1 vote).



d) Consideration of an ordinance to annex and rezone 1.0 acre from Single-Family Residential (R-1) County to Single-Family Residential (R-15) City as requested by Shawn Moore (File No. VA-2008-18). The property is located on the south side of Knights Academy Road across from Branch Point Subdivision. The Planning Commission reviewed this at the April regular meeting, found the request consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and recommended approval with the option of the applicant requesting to table the request at the May 8, 2008 City Council meeting if he is not prepared by then (8-0 vote).



e) Consideration of an ordinance to rezone .36 acres from Single-Family Residential (R-10) to Multi-Family Residential (R-6) and for a Special Exception to establish a manufactured home as requested by Raymond Davis (File No. VA-2008-19). The property is located at 308 Seymour Street. The Planning Commission reviewed this at the April regular meeting, found the request consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and recommended approval (8-0 vote).



f) Consideration of an ordinance to rezone 1.07 acres from Manufacturing (M-1) and Multi-Family Residential (R-6) to Community-Commercial (C-C) as requested by James D. Cone (File No. VA-2008-20). The property is located at the corner of Leon Street and Rogers Street. The Planning Commission reviewed this request at the April regular meeting, found the request consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and recommended approval (8-0 vote).



6. Ordinances and Resolutions



a) Consideration of an amendment to the City’s retirement and benefits program. (First Reading)



7. Bids, Contracts, Agreements, and Expenditures



a) Consideration of a request to purchase hardware for the New World System ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software package.



b) Consideration of a request to approve bids for reconstruction of Huntley Drive in Highlands Subdivision.



c) Consideration of a request to approve bids for Phase 2 of the Norman Drive sewer extension project.



d) Consideration of a request to approve a contract modification for the Municipal Court Parking Lot Project.



e) Consideration of a Lease Agreement with the Central Avenue Church of Christ for parking.



f) Consideration of a request from the Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority to pre-approve and accept a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for Taxiway A rehabilitation, grooving of Runway 35, and associated work and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.



8. Local Funding and Requests



a) Consideration of a request to apply for grant funds for the Safety Traffic Enforcement Network (TEN) program from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.



b) Consideration of a request for contingency funds in the amount of $300 for Councilman Willie Head to travel as a Guardian with Honor Flight III.



9. Boards, Commissions, and Authorities



a) Consideration of appointments to the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority.





10. City Manager’s Report



11. Council Comments



12. Adjournment