REGULAR MEETING OF THE VALDOSTA CITY COUNCIL
5:30 P.M. THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2008
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
1. Opening Ceremonies
a) Call to Order
c) Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag
2. Awards and Presentations
a) Consideration of the July, 2008 Employee of the Month Award (Sergeant Deanna Rowan and Firefighter Edward Coppage, Fire Department).
3. Consideration of the approval of the minutes of the June 19, 2008 regular meeting of the Valdosta City Council.
4. Citizens to be Heard
5. Public Hearings
a) Consideration of a request to change the name of River Lane.
b) Consideration of an ordinance for a Special Exception for the establishment of a beauty salon in an Office-Professional (O-P) zoning district as requested by David Willis (File No. VA-2008-25). The property is located at 1811 Green Circle. The Planning Commission reviewed this at their June regular meeting and recommended approval (6-0).
c) Consideration of an ordinance for a Special Exception for the establishment of a Montessori School in a Residential-Professional (R-P) zoning district as requested by Michelle Gardner (File No. VA-2008-26). The property is located at 1701 North Patterson Street. The Planning Commission reviewed this at their May regular meeting and recommended approval (6-0).
d) Consideration of an ordinance for a Text Amendment to the City of Valdosta Zoning Ordinance for animal foster care provider provisions as requested by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Humane Society and the City of Valdosta. The Text Amendment would permit animal foster care providers to house six animals following permitting by the City.
6. Ordinances and Resolutions
a) Consideration of Panhandling/Solicitation Ordinance. (First Reading)
b) Consideration of an amendment to the Alcohol Ordinance.
c) Consideration of an amendment to the Interfering with Officers and Employees Ordinance.
d) Consideration of a request to approve a resolution for Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund (DDRLF) for 101-103 South Patterson Street (Randall Crews, Crews Engineering, Inc.).
7. Bids, Contracts, Agreements, and Expenditures
a) Consideration of bids for plumbing services for the City of Valdosta.
b) Consideration of bids for upgrading the North Lee Street detention facility.
c) Consideration of a contract with Metcalf and Eddy for rehabilitation/replacement of a sewer line.
d) Consideration of a contract with Camp, Dresser, and McKee, Inc. for construction of a potable water transmission line
e) Consideration of a contract with Metcalf and Eddy for engineering and management services to replace equipment at the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant.
8. Local Funding and Requests
a) Consideration of a request to revise the City of Valdosta’s Personnel Policies & Procedures. (Second Reading)
b) Consideration of a request to approve a Hospitality District within the corporate limits of the City of Valdosta.
c) Consideration of naming the Community Center located on Gornto Road.
9. Boards, Commissions, and Authorities
a) Consideration of a recommended policy for appointments to Boards, Commissions, Authorities, and Advisory Committees.
10. City Manager’s Report
11. Council Comments