Council Action Summary, November 6 Meeting

November 7th, 2017 by Pam Davis

The following actions were taken by the City Council at the November 6 meeting:  

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE to amend the City Charter Part 1, Art. I “Charter, City Limits, and Corporate Powers,” Art. II “City Government,” Sec. 2.08 “Vacancy in office of Mayor and Council” in accordance with Sec. 2.14 “Suspension and Removal of Officers;” Art. III “Organization and Personnel,” Sec. 3.05 “Political Activity Prohibited;” Art. IV “Fiscal Administration,” Secs. 4.07, 4.09, 4.11, 4.12, 4.15; Art. V “Elections,” Secs. 5.06, 5.08, 5.09; Art. VI “Municipal Court,” Secs. 6.01, 6.05, 6.06, 6.07.  No action until November 20, 2017

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE to amend Ch. 2 “Administration,” Art. II “Mayor and Council,” Sec. 2-26 “Regular Meeting Place and Time,” Art. IV “Boards, Authorities and Commissions,” Div. 4 “Board of Ethics,” Sec. 2-102 “Procedures for filing a Complaint,” and Sec. 2-103 “Reimbursements of Legal Expenses.”  No action until November 20, 2017

Adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2016-62, 2017 authorizing condemnation of property required for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Cherokee Street project.  Approved unanimously, 5-0.

Adopt RESOLUTION NO. 2017-63, 2017 authorizing condemnation of property required for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Old Highway 41 project.  Approved unanimously, 5-0.

Request Council waive fees regarding the use of the Historic Depot by the Kennesaw Historical Society during regular open museum hours on March 3, 2018; June 16, 2018; August 11, 2018; September 15, 2018; and October 13, 2018.  The total cost for renting the facility during these dates equals $550.  Motion failed 1-3-1 (Councilmembers Daniel, Patel and Dickens opposed.  Councilmember Sebastian abstained.)

Consent Agenda, approved engross 3-2 (Councilmembers Sebastian and Daniel opposed)  Motion carried.

Authorization to use prior year funds ($28,830) to pay for Active Shooter Kits which were ordered prior to the end of FY 2017. 

Authorization to surplus or scrap one outdated/broken “Live-Scan” finger printing machine.  This unit is no longer covered under manufactures warranty and does not have a working hard drive.  Authorization to surplus or scrap one steam table, one broken television and VCR.

Approve RESOLUTION NO. 2017-55, 2017 authorizing a Governmental Lease Agreement for Lighting Services with Georgia Power for Dallas St., Watts Dr. and Lewis St. 

Approve RESOLUTION NO. 2017-56, 2017 accepting Croy Engineering, LLC proposal for civil engineering and survey services for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 2011 Depot Park Improvements. 

Approval of RESOLUTION NO. 2017-57, 2017 authorizing a proposal and agreement for Croy Engineering to provide engineering, architectural and program management services for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) approved and funded Smith-Gilbert Gardens Visitor Center. 

Approval of a RESOLUTION NO. 2017-58, 2017 to adopt the Depot Park Implementation Plan. 

Approved revised final plat request submitted by Fuqua BCDC Barrett Parkway Project, Owner LLC, for property along Cobb Parkway and Barrett Parkway consisting of 52+/- acres.  Property is located within the Planned Village Community (PVC) zoning district and applicant is seeking a revision to the final plat combining out parcel 12 & 13 (1.614+/- acres).

Approval of a RESOLUTION NO. 2017-59, 2017 authorizing a contract renewal with the City Manager. 

Approval of RESOLUTION NO. 2017-60, 2017 authorizing contract renewal for City Clerk.  

Approval of RESOLUTION NO. 2017-61, 2017 to authorize Mayor to execute contract for Audit Services with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2017.