CITY OF DOUGLASVILLE
CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3,2008
7:30 P.M.

1.0  Call to Order

1.1 Mayor Mickey Thompson
2.0 Invocation
2.1 Pastor Mark Twyman with Power of the Harvest Church

3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
3.1 Mayor Pro Tern Roy Mims

4.0 Minutes
4.1 Minutes of the regular meeting of October 20, 2008, the executive session of October 20,2008, and the legislative work session of October 16, 2008.

5.0 Consent Agenda

5.1 Information Technology Committee / Chairman LaShun B. Danley Item 25-08-17 -Authorize staff to prepare and then to submit to the Atlanta Regional Commission an application for the City of Douglasville’s CITI TV to receive one of ARC’s 2008 Local Government Innovations awards.

5.2 Personnel & Organization Committee / Chairman Roy Mims Item 28-08-17 -Adopt a resolution concerning the City of Douglasville’s health insurance program for current and former City employees and elected officials in calendar 2009.

5.3 Other Business
Item to change the date and time of the City Council’s legislative work session from 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 1,2009, to 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2009, and change the date and time of the City Council’s regular meeting from 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 5, 2009, to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009, due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

5.4 Other Business

Item to change the date and time of the City Council’s regular meeting from 7:30
p.m. Monday, January 19,2009, to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009, due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

6.0 Public Safety Committee / Chairman Dennis McLain

6.1 Item 20-08-52 -Adopt a resolution setting forth a time line for pre-construction activities for the City of Douglasville’s planned Public Safety and Municipal Court Building, including the composition of an ad hoc committee composed of several of the City government’s elected officials and staff members.

7.0  Community & Economic Development Committee / Chairman John Schildroth

8.0 Planning & Zoning Committee / Chairman Dennis McLain

8.1 Tabled from October 20,2008: Item 22-08-62 -A request for a change in zoning from R-3 (single family detached residential district) to R-3 (single family detached residential district) with a special land use permit for a Family Day Care Home (l to 6) located at 8224 Connally Drive on approximately 1,200 square feet in Land Lot 831, District 18, Section 2, Parcel 29. Application submitted by Valeria Buchanan.
New wording:
Item 22-08-62 -A request for a change in zoning from R-3 (single family detached residential district) to R-3 (single family detached residential district) with a special land use permit for a Family Day Care Home (1 to 6) located at 8224 Connally Drive on approximately .17 +/-acre in Land Lot 831, District 18, Section 2, Parcel 29. Application submitted by Valeria Buchanan.

8.2 Item 22-08-63 -A request to amend the Tributary at New Manchester DCD (Design Concept Development district) concept plan and development standards text including the following: (a) adoption of a revised concept plan changing the base zone for approximately 404 acres located east of Sweetwater Creek and along Riverside Parkway from a base zone of R-6 (Multi-family Residential district) to IL (Light Industrial district) with additional permitted uses of CG (General Commercial district), OD (Office Distribution district) and 01 (Office Institutional district); (b) revisions to the development standards text for properties in the IL base zones, regarding the following: (1) minimum site percentage for undisturbed areas, (2) minimum building separation, (3) requirements for a landscaped entrance and boulevard, (4) general requirements for landscaping, tree replacement, vegetated areas, exterior finish of buildings, parking and loading requirements, and (5) general limits on types of industrial, office and commercial uses; and (c) revisions to the development standards text to include amenities to approximately 118 acres of the R-6 base zone in the eastern portion of the DCD (Design Concept Development district).  Located in Land Lots 164, 165, 166, 167, 171, 172, 173, 176, 177 and 179, District 1, Section 5, Parcels 1,4,5, 7, 6, 9, 11, and 244 on 522 +/-total acres.  Application submitted by Douglasville Development, LLC.

9.0 Parks & Recreation Committee / Chairman Roy Mims

10.0 Finance Committee / Chairman Roy Mims

11.0 Information Technology Committee / Chairman LaShun B. Danley

12.0 Maintenance & Sanitation Committee / Chairman Callye B. Holmes

13.0 Transportation Committee / Chairman Charles Banks

13.1 Item 27-08-54 -Approve receipt of the sealed bids on the Chapel Hill Road improvement project between Interstate 20 to south of Stewart Mill Road, including the intersection with Douglas Boulevard and Timber Ridge Drive, which were opened by the City of Douglasville on October 23; and authorize the submittal of information on these bids to the Georgia Department of Transportation for review.

13.2 Item 27-08-55 -Authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. concerning the 2008 holiday season timings for traffic signals on City of Douglasville streets in the area of Arbor Place Mall.

13.3 Item 27-08-56 -Authorize the Mayor to sign an amendment to the City of Douglasville’s agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for assistance with the City’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan and its linkage to the countywide plan being prepared by the Douglas County Transportation Department.

14.0 Personnel & Organization Committee / Chairman Roy Mims

15.0 Ordinances & Intergovernmental Committee / Chairman John Schildroth

16.0 Education & Training Committee / Chairman Terry Miller

17.0 Announcements/Presentations

18.0  Other Business

19.0 City Attorney / Joel Dodson

20.0 Chief Assistant City Attorney / Suzan Littlefield

21.0 City Manager / Bill Osborne

22.0 Comments from Citizens and Delegates

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