FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

RECESS MEETING

September 16, 2020

10:00 AM

 

Fulton County Government Center

TELECONFERENCE

141 Pryor Street SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

A G E N D A

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Robert L. Pitts

 

ROLL CALL: Tonya R. Grier, Interim Clerk to the Commission

 

Robert L. Pitts, Chairman (At-Large)

Liz Hausmann, Commissioner (District 1)

Bob Ellis, Commissioner (District 2)

Lee Morris, Commissioner (District 3)

Natalie Hall, Commissioner (District 4)

Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., Vice-Chairman (District 5)

Joe Carn, Commissioner (District 6)

 

INVOCATION: Reverend Clifton Dawkins, Jr., County Chaplain

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Recite in unison

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PLEASE SWITCH ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES (CELL PHONES, PAGERS, PDAs, ETC.) TO THE SILENT POSITION DURING THIS MEETING TO AVOID INTERRUPTIONS.

 

EVERY LOBBYIST, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 2-67 OF THE FULTON COUNTY CODE OF LAWS, WHO IS REQUIRED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE MUST ALSO REGISTER WITH FULTON COUNTY FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (404) 612-8200 OR GO TO THIS WEB ADDRESS: http://fultoncountyga.gov/images/stories/Lobbyist_Instructions.pdf

 

IF YOU NEED REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS IN AN ALTERNATE FORMAT PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK TO THE COMMISSION.  FOR TDD/TTY OR GEORGIA RELAY SERVICE ACCESS DIAL 711. 

 


CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

Board of Commissioners

 

20-0628

Board of Commissioners

 

Adoption of the Consent Agenda - All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine by the County Commission and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion will take place on these items. If discussion of any Consent Agenda item is desired, the item will be moved to the Recess Meeting Agenda for separate consideration.

 

 

Commissioners' District Board Appointments

 

20-0629

Board of Commissioners

 

FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ ELECTIONS TASK FORCE

 

Commissioner Morris has nominated Michelle Presley.

 

 

Justice and Safety

 

20-0630

Superior Court Administration

 

Request approval to renew a Memorandum of Agreement with Applied Research Services, Inc. (“ARS”), effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $30,000. ARS will support the Fulton County Peer Recovery Support Services Project by providing program evaluation, research, data collection and analysis. This request represents the second of four one-year renewal terms, coinciding with and contingent upon continued grant funding through SAMHSA and the approval of the Board of Commissioners.

 

 

20-0631

Superior Court Administration

 

Request approval to renew a Memorandum of Agreement with Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (“GCSA”), effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $73,800. GCSA will support the Fulton County Peer Recovery Support Services Project by implementing the NIATx Process Improvement Model and by providing staff certification, training and ongoing support. This request represents the second of four one-year renewal terms, coinciding with and contingent upon continued grant funding through SAMHSA and the approval of the Board of Commissioners.

20-0632

Superior Court Administration

 

Request approval to renew a Memorandum of Agreement as amended with Goodwill of North Georgia (“GNG”), effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in in an amount not to exceed $78,354. GNG will support the grant funded Fulton County Peer Recovery Support Services Project by providing job assessment, training, certification, and job placement services. This request represents the second of four one-year renewal terms, coinciding with and contingent upon continued grant funding through SAMHSA and the approval of the Board of Commissioners.

 

 

20-0633

Juvenile Court

 

Request approval of a recommended proposal - Fulton County Juvenile Court, RFP #20RFP125479A-CJC, Accountability Courts Treatment Modalities with DIVAS, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) in the amount of $46,465.50 to provide Accountability Courts Treatment Modalities upon execution of contract through June 30, 2021, with two (2) renewal options. This spending request is completely grant funded.

 

 

Infrastructure and Economic Development

 

20-0634

Public Works

 

Request approval of a Department of Public Works Drinking Water Laboratory and Related Services account agreement letter in the annual amount of $17,600.00 with the State of Georgia / DNR - Environmental Protection Division (EPD) (Atlanta, GA), to provide drinking water laboratory and related services for the contract period effective from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. This letter contract is effective upon BOC approval.

 

 

Open and Responsible Government

 

20-0635

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval of a Resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding between Fulton County, Georgia and the Atlanta Development Authority D/B/A Invest Atlanta, by and through its designated special agent, Atlanta Beltline, Inc., for the payment of compensation for the removal of trees at the Government Center; authorizing the Chairman to execute the Memorandum of Understanding; authorizing the County Attorney to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as to form and to make modifications thereof to protect the County’s interest. Funding is in the amount of $27,600.00.

 

 

 

20-0636

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval to renew an existing contract - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, Bid #19ITB118788C-GS, Uninterrupted Power Supply System Maintenance Service in the amount of $92,500 with Eola Power, LLC. (formerly South Florida Critical Power, LLC) (Miami, FL), to provide on-site uninterrupted power supply maintenance service for Fulton County. This action excises the first of two renewal options. One renewal options remains. Effective dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

 

 

20-0637

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval to extend existing contract - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, RFP#18RFP100118K-MH, Fulton County Government Center Building Automation System Upgrade and Terminal Unit Replacement at no additional cost with Johnson Controls, Inc. (Roswell, GA), to continue to provide replacement and upgrade to the existing Building Automation System (BAS), and all VAV/FPU Terminal Units in the Fulton County Government Center Complex for an additional 75 calendar days, through September 30, 2020.  Effective upon BOC approval.

 

 

20-0653

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval of a Resolution by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approving the First Amendment to the Technical Assistance Panel Agreement with the Urban Land Institute Atlanta for the purpose of helping to identify redevelopment opportunities in support of the Airport Master Plan for the Fulton County Executive Airport – Charlie Brown Field; authorizing the Chairman or the County Manager to execute the First Amendment to the Technical Assistance Panel Agreement; and for other purposes.

 

 

20-0638

Finance

 

Ratification of the August 2020 Grants Activity Report

 

 

20-0639

Finance

 

No action is requested.  This reporting is being provided to meet the quarterly reporting requirement for monetary transfers among budget funds per Board Resolution #09-1262.

 

 

 

 

 

RECESS MEETING AGENDA

 

Board of Commissioners

 

20-0640

Board of Commissioners

 

Adoption of the Recess Meeting Agenda.

 

 

20-0641

Clerk to the Commission

 

Ratification of Minutes.

 

Recess Meeting Minutes, August 19, 2020

Special Called Meeting Post Agenda Minutes, August 28, 2020

Regular Meeting Post Agenda Minutes, September 2, 2020

 

 

20-0642

Board of Commissioners

 

Presentation of Proclamations and Certificates

 

Proclamation recognizing "Minority Business Opportunity Week.  (BOC)

 

Proclamation recognizing "Elizabeth Strong Appreciation Day.  (Pitts)

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

 

Board of Commissioners

 

20-0643

Board of Commissioners

 

Public Comment - Citizens are allowed to voice County-related opinions, concerns, requests, etc. during the Public Comment portion of the Commission meeting. Speakers will be granted up to two minutes each. Members of the public will not be allowed to yield or donate time to other speakers. The Public Comment portion of the meeting will not exceed 30 minutes at the Regular Meeting, nor will this portion exceed thirty minutes at the Recess Meeting.  Those who could not speak during Public Comment will be allowed to speak first at a subsequent Board meeting. For more information or to arrange a speaking date, contact the Clerk’s Office.

 

 

 

 

COUNTY MANAGER'S ITEMS

 

 

Open and Responsible Government

 

20-0654

County Manager

 

Presentation of COVID-19 Operational Response Update.

 

 

20-0655

County Manager

 

Request ratification of emergency procurement – County Manager, Countywide COVID-19 Emergency Procurements in order to respond to COVID-19 Outbreak.

 

 

20-0644

Finance

 

Presentation, review and approval of the September 16, 2020 Budget Soundings.

 

 

20-0645

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval to renew an existing contract - The Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, RFP#18RFP113772C-BKJ, in the amount of $644,548.00 with MTI Limousine and Shuttle Services (College Park, GA), to provide bus and shuttle services for Fulton County employees and jurors.  This action exercises the second of two renewal options. No renewal options remain. Effective dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

 

 

20-0646

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval to renew an existing contract - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, RFP#18RFP113472C-BKJ, Landfill Post Closure Services with Atlantic Coast Consulting, Inc. (Roswell, GA) in the amount of $496,700.00, to provide post closure care services at two (2) municipal solid waste landfills and the Merk/Miles Citizen Convenience Center. This action exercises the second of two renewal options. No renewal options remain. Effective dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-0647

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval to increase spending authority - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, Bid #17ITB108350C-GS, Standby Fencing Installation and Repair in the amount of $72,135 with Allied Fence Company, Inc. (Mableton, GA), to provide additional standby fencing installation and repair services for the four (4) Fulton County Neighborhood Senior Centers in support of the Senior Surge Projects Phase II.  Effective upon BOC approval.

 

 

20-0648

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval to renew existing contracts - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, Bid# 19ITB120358C-GS, Fire Sprinkler Protection System Maintenance Services in the total amount of $160,000 with: (A) VSC Fire & Security, Inc., Inc. (Norcross, GA) in the amount of $80,000, and (B) Central Fire Protection, Inc. (Conyers, GA) in the amount of $80,000, to provide fire sprinkler protection system maintenance services for County facilities. This action exercises the first of two renewal options. One renewal option remains.  Effective dates: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

 

 

Justice and Safety

 

20-0649

Sheriff

 

Request approval to renew an existing contract - Sheriff’s Office 18ITB060118B-BR Prisoner Transportation Services with U.S. Corrections, LLC (Whites Creek, TN) in the amount of $254,730.00 to provide national prisoner transportation services.  This action exercises the second of two renewal options.  No renewal options remain.  Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

 

 

Arts and Libraries

 

20-0564

Arts and Culture

 

Request approval of a Resolution establishing the Fulton County Poet Laureate and naming the inaugural Fulton County Poet Laureate, Dr. Karen J. Head.  (HELD ON 8/19/20) (MOTION TO APPROVE FAILED ON 9/2/20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Leadership

 

20-0650

Community Development

 

Request approval of a statewide contract - SWC 99999-SPD-0000136-0008 Corporate Temps, Inc. Professional Temporary Staffing - Clerical & Project Management in an amount not to exceed $503,717 with Corporate Temps, Inc. (Norcross, GA), to provide temporary staffing services for the Department of Community Development for approximately 8 positions, effective upon contract execution for a period of one (1) year. This is a one-time procurement.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS' ACTION ITEMS

 

Board of Commissioners

 

20-0622

Board of Commissioners (Pitts)  

 

Request approval of a Resolution in support of the continuing transition of the Fulton County Board of Health; and for other purposes.

(HELD ON 9/2/20)

 

 

COMMISSIONERS' PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Board of Commissioners

 

20-0651

Board of Commissioners (Morris)

 

Discussion:  Invest Atlanta Board of Directors August 20, 2020 Meeting Summary

 

20-0652

Board of Commissioners (Pitts)

 

Discussion:  Sound Diplomacy Study  

 

 

EXECUTIVE (CLOSED) SESSION

 

Board of Commissioners

 

20-0656

Board of Commissioners

 

Executive (CLOSED) Sessions regarding litigation (County Attorney), real estate (County Manager), and personnel (Pitts).

 

ADJOURNMENT