FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

RECESS MEETING

May 16, 2018

10:00 AM

 

Fulton County Government Center

Assembly Hall

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, Vice-Chairman (District 2)

Lee Morris, Commissioner (District 3)

Natalie Hall, Commissioner (District 4)

Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., Commissioner (District 5)

Emma I. Darnell, 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

 

18-0321

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. (ADOPTED AS AMENDED)

 

18-0322

Board of Commissioners

 

Proclamations for Spreading on the Minutes.  (SPREAD ON THE MINUTES UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

Proclamation recognizing "Black Experience & Expo Appreciation Day."  (Pitts)

April 28, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing “The Plus Strut™ 5K Day.”  (Morris)

May 5, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "Dr. Gregory L. Pollard Appreciation Day."  (Darnell)

May 6, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "Terrie Ajile Axam Appreciation Day."  (Darnell)

May 6, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "National Skilled Nursing Care Week."  (Arrington)

May 13-19, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing “Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day.”  (Pitts)

May 16, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "Pastor Jonas Ferguson Appreciation Day."  (Pitts)

May 20, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "Eagle Scout Grant Garris Appreciation Day."  (Hausmann)

May 21, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "Eagle Scout Rohan Vuppala Appreciation Day."  (Hausmann)

May 21, 2018

 

Proclamation recognizing "Eagle Scout Venkata Shiva Puttagunta Appreciation Day."  (Hausmann)

May 21, 2018

 

All People are safe

 

18-0323

Sheriff

 

Request approval of an exception to the Transfer of Leave Policy 337-16-16 to allow the incumbent (only) in position #27478 in the Sheriff's Office to receive additional donated hours of leave time from employees due to an extended illness. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

All People are self-sufficient

 

18-0324

Diversity and Civil Rights Compliance

 

Request approval of an exception to the Transfer of Leave Donations Policy (#337-16).  (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

18-0325

Senior Services

 

Request approval of a Resolution and Memorandum of Understanding for use with Friends of Senior Multipurpose Facilities, non-profit organizations which support multipurpose and adult day programming through fundraising efforts; authorize the Chairman or any other duly authorized official to execute the standard memorandum of understanding; and authorize the County Attorney to approve the standard form agreement as to form and substance and make necessary modifications thereof prior to execution.  (APPROVED)

 

All People trust government is efficient, effective, and fiscally sound

 

18-0326

Finance

 

Approval of the April 2018 Refund Report.  (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

18-0327

Finance

 

Approval of the April 2018 Payment Voucher Expenditure Report.  (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

18-0328

Finance

 

Ratification of the April 2018 Grants Activity Report.  (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

18-0329

Board of Registration and Elections

 

Request approval of the Intergovernmental Agreement to conduct the City of Fairburn Special Election on May 22, 2018 and Runoff Election on July  24, 2018.  (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

18-0330

Real Estate and Asset Management

 

Request approval of an Application For Membership between Fulton County, a political subdivision of the State of Georgia and the Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation, for the purpose of continuing Fulton County’s eligibility for electrical services.  (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)

 

RECESS MEETING AGENDA

 

Board of Commissioners

 

18-0331

 

 

Adoption of the Recess Meeting Agenda. (ADOPTED AS AMENDED)

 

18-0332

Board of Commissioners

 

Ratification of Minutes.  (RATIFIED)

 

Recess Meeting Minutes, April 18, 2018

Regular Meeting Post Agenda Minutes, May 2, 2018

 

18-0333

Board of Commissioners

 

Presentation of Proclamations and Certificates.  (PRESENTED)

 

Proclamation recognizing "Senator Brandon Beach Appreciation Day"  (Hausmann)

 

Proclamation recognizing “Summer Reading Program Kick off.”  (BOC)

 

Proclamation recognizing “Fulton County Parks & Recreation Appreciation Day.”  (BOC)

 

Proclamation recognizing "Economic Development Week"  (BOC)

 

Proclamation recognizing “International Public Management Association For Human Resources Appreciation Day.”  (BOC)

 

Proclamation recognizing "Todd Long Appreciation Day."  (BOC)

 

Proclamation recognizing “Stepping Up Day of Action 2018.”  (Morris)

 

Proclamation recognizing “Grady High School Robotics Appreciation Day.”  (Hall)

 

Proclamation recognizing "National Foster Care Month."  (Arrington)

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Board of Commissioners

 

18-0334

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. At the Regular Meeting, speakers will be heard prior to the zoning portion of the agenda; at the Recess Meeting, prior to the County Manager’s Unfinished Business. Before speaking, each participant must fill out a speaker card, located at the entry way, the podium, and the media and court reporter tables. Speaker cards must be submitted to the Clerk’s staff, who will accept them on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once Public Comment begins, speaker cards will no longer be accepted. 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.  (CONDUCTED)

 

COUNTY MANAGER'S ITEMS

 

All people have economic opportunities

 

18-0335

Strategy and Performance Management

 

Presentation: All People have Economic Opportunities Performance Management Report  (PRESENTED)

 

18-0336

Economic Development

 

Presentation:  Update from Select Fulton as it relates to the following items 1. Marketing Efforts, 2. Workforce Development Integration, and 3. the Development Authority of Fulton County.  (PRESENTED)

 

18-0337

County Manager

 

Presentation: TSPLOST Update  (PRESENTED)

 

All people are healthy

 

18-0338

Public Works

 

Presentation of the Planned Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility Expansion through Phase 1A - Conceptual Design.   (PRESENTED)

 

18-0339

County Attorney

 

Request approval of the First Adoption of a Resolution pursuant to the Home Rule provision of the Georgia Constitution amending Local Acts Sections 22-2 Rat Control And Eradication; 22-36 System of Rules to be Adopted; and 22-39 Responsibility for Enforcement of Article formerly adopted by the Georgia General Assembly; and for other purposes.  (FIRST READ APPROVED)

 

18-0340

County Attorney

 

Request approval of an Ordinance to standardize the name of the Fulton County Board of Health throughout the Fulton County Code of Ordinances and Resolutions; to update the Ordinances to remove references to repealed State Laws; to repeal the provision of the code providing for appeal from a final decision of the Fulton County Board Of Health to be had through the Fulton County Government; and for other purposes. (APPROVED)

 

All People are safe

 

18-0341

Police

 

Request approval of  a revenue generating contract – Police Department, Bid #18ITB111488B-BR, Wrecker Towing Services for The Police Department, S & W Services of Atlanta, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) a revenue generating contract to provide wrecker towing services for the Fulton County Police Department upon execution of contract through December 31, 2018, with two (2) renewal options.  (APPROVED)

 

18-0342

Police

 

Request approval of the lowest responsible bidder – Police Department, Bid #18ITB110265B-BR, Automobile Repair Services in the amount of $75,000.00 with Moon’s Service Center (Mableton, GA) to provide automobile repair services for the police fleet. Effective upon execution of contract through December 31, 2018, with two renewal options.  (APPROVED)

 

All People are culturally and recreationally enriched

 

18-0343

Library

 

Presentation of Central Library renovation plans.  (PRESENTED)

 

All People trust government is efficient, effective, and fiscally sound

 

18-0344

County Manager

 

Cityhood Transition Report  (PRESENTED)

 

18-0345

Finance

 

Presentation, review and approval of May 16, 2018 Budget Soundings  (PRESENTED/APPROVED)

 

18-0346

Public Works

 

Request approval of a recommended proposal - Department of Public Works, RFP #18RFP111317K-DB, TSPLOST Construction Engineering and Inspection Services in the total amount of $450,000.00 with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (Atlanta, GA), to provide construction engineering and inspection services in the City of South Fulton as part of the City of South Fulton’s TSPLOST Program. Effective upon Notice to Proceed date and will remain effective for three (3) years or until contract completion as determined by the County.  (APPROVED)

 

18-0347

Public Works

 

Request approval of a statewide contract - Department of Public Works, GDOT TSEF Warehouse Contract# 48400-197-DOT0000640-009; #48400-197-DOT0000640-006 and #48400-197-DOT0000640-007 in the total amount of $200,000.00 with: (A) Utilicom Supply Associates, LLC  (Norcross, GA) in the amount of $60,000.00; (B) Control Technologies, Inc. (Sanford, FL) in the amount of $80,000.00 and (C) 360 Network Solutions, LLC (Marietta, GA) in the amount of $60,000.00 for the purchase of traffic signal maintenance supplies. This is a one-time procurement.  (APPROVED)

 

18-0283

County Attorney

 

Request approval of an Ordinance to amend Part II, Chapter 2, Article II, Division 2, Section 2-66 et seq. of the Fulton County Code of Ordinances (The Code of Ethics), as recommended by the Fulton County Board of Ethics, so as to clarify certain provisions; and for other purposes.  (HELD ON 4/18/18) (MOVED TO THE MAY 16TH RECEE MEETING ON 5/2/18) (HELD)

 

COMMISSIONERS' ITEMS - UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Commissioners' Action Items

 

18-0319

Board of Commissioners

 

Request approval of an Ordinance to amend Sections 46-136 and 46-144 of Chapter 46 (Offenses), Article III (Offenses involving Public Peace and Order), of the Fulton County Code of Ordinances, so as to prescribe the maximum penalty to be imposed for a violation stemming from possession of less than one ounce of marijuana; to provide that a violation of these Sections shall not be punishable by any term of imprisonment; and for other purposes.  (MOTION FAILED ON 5/2/18) (Arrington/Pitts/Hall) (HELD)

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

 

Commissioners' Full Board Appointments

 

18-0286

Board of Commissioners

 

FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF TAX ASSESSORS (HELD ON 4/18/18 AND 5/2/18)  (APPROVED)

 

The Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors shall be a five-member board, whose members shall be appointed by the full Board of Commissioners of Fulton County upon nomination by any member of the board of commissioners. Of the five members, at least one shall be a resident of the City of Atlanta, at least one shall be a resident of that portion of Fulton County that lies north of the municipal limits of the City of Atlanta, and at least one shall be a resident of that portion of Fulton County that lies south of the municipal limits of the City of Atlanta.

 

Term = 4 years.

            

Terms below expire:  6/30/2018

Mr. R. J. Morris (Post 5) (BOC-North Fulton/Garner)

Ms. Brandi Alexis Hunter (Post 2) (BOC-South Fulton/Eaves)

 

Commissioner Morris has nominated Ms. Lisa Aman to replace Mr. R.J. Morris, (Post 5) upon the completion of his term ending June 30, 2018, for a full Board appointment to a term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.

 

18-0290

Board of Commissioners

 

FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF TAX ASSESSORS  (HELD ON 4/18/18 AND 5/2/18) (FILED/DENIED)

 

The Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors shall be a five-member Board, whose members shall be appointed by the full Board of Commissioners of Fulton County upon nomination by any member of the Board of Commissioners. Of the five members, at least one shall be a resident of the City of Atlanta, at least one shall be a resident of that portion of Fulton County that lies north of the municipal limits of the City of Atlanta, and at least one shall be a resident of that portion of Fulton County that lies south of the municipal limits of the City of Atlanta.

 

Term = 4 years.

           

Terms below expire:  6/30/2018

Mr. R. J. Morris (Post 5) (BOC-North Fulton/Garner)

Ms. Brandi Alexis Hunter (Post 2) (BOC-South Fulton/Eaves)

 

Commissioner Hall has nominated Mr. Dewayne E. Heard to replace Mr. R. J. Morris, (Post 5) upon the completion of his term ending June 30, 2018, for a full Board appointment to a term beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2022.

 

COMMISSIONERS' ITEMS - NEW BUSINESS

 

Commissioners' Discussion Items

 

18-0348

Board of Commissioners

 

Report of Board representative to the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors.  (Darnell) (PRESENTED)

 

18-0349

Board of Commissioners

 

Discussion: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. May CEO Report.  (Morris)  (PRESENTED)

 

18-0350

Board of Commissioners

 

Discussion: South Fulton Values Recession Impact.  (Darnell) (HELD)

 

EXECUTIVE (CLOSED) SESSION

 

Board of Commissioners

 

18-0351

Board of Commissioners

 

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

 

ADDED TO THE MEETING

 

Items added to the Agenda.

 

18-0352

Arts and Culture

 

COUNTY MANAGER’S ITEM - Request approval of contract for services between Fulton County, Georgia and Core2Globe, a non-profit organization authorized to transact business in the State of Georgia, in the amount of Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00), to provide GeoAg training and demonstration and to install 3 gravel gardening beds at 3 Fulton County designated locations in District 5. The County Attorney is authorized to approved the contract for services as to form and substance and to make necessary modifications thereof prior to execution by the Chairman. (HELD)

 

18-0353

Board of Commissioners

 

FULTON COUNTY HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, CARE, AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE  (APPROVED)

 

The Advisory Committee shall have the following members: Each Commissioner shall appoint two members.  Such appointees shall be residents of, or work in Fulton County, and shall have experience or expertise in public health, HIV prevention and/or care, or be otherwise deemed qualified to serve as an advisory committee member. The Advisory Committee has the discretion to create subcommittees to assist it with the assigned tasks.   The members of these subcommittees do not have to fulfill the residency restrictions imposed on the appointed members of the Advisory Committee.  Appointees to the Advisory Committee shall serve three year terms at the discretion of the appointing Commissioner, and members may continue to serve beyond his/her term until a successor is appointed. 

 

Terms = 3 Years

 

Terms below expire: June 7, 2020

Ms. Shyronn Jones (Ellis)

Mr. Matt Pieper (Ellis)

Mr. Bob Gibeling (Morris)

Mr. John Warchol (Morris)

Mr. Reese Adams McCranie (Hall)

Mr. Joshua H. McNair (Hall)

Vacant (Arrington)

Vacant (Arrington)

Vacant (Darnell)

Vacant (Darnell)

Vacant (Chairman Pitts)

Vacant (Chairman Pitts)

Vacant (Hausmann)

Vacant (Hausmann)

 

Chairman Pitts has nominated Mr. Jeff Graham and Dr. Melanie Thompson for District appointments to terms ending June 7, 2020.

 

18-0354

Board of Commissioners

 

COMMISSIONERS’ ITEM - Discussion:  Monthly Activity Status Report County Auditor update.  (Darnell) (DISCUSSED/REPORT ACCEPTED)

 

ADJOURNMENT