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					MAYOR
   ROBERT E. SMITH, SR                                                                            SECRETARY-TREASURER
                                                                                                     TERRI MCLAIN
CITY COUNCIL
                                                                                                  POLICE CHIEF
   GENE A. TAYLOR
   DOUGLAS K. MACKAY                                                                                 JOSEPH B. ST. JOHN
                                                POST OFFICE BOX 1408
   WILLIAM E. COLEMAN                                                                             FIRE CHIEF
   FRED E. STEWART
   J.D. JORDAN, III
                                    COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI 39703                                      THOMAS K. MOORE

   JERRY U. KENDALL                                                                               DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS
                                                                                                     GEORGE IRBY
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
                                                                                                  HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR
    DAVID ARMSTRONG
                                                                                                    PATRICIA MITCHELL



                                   MEETING OF
                           THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
                              CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

                                       OCTOBER 16, 2007

        I.        CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION

        R. Smith           A.   Public Forum on the Proposed Smoking Ordinance

        II.       APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 27,
                  OCTOBER 1 & 2, 2007

        III.      APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR OCTOBER 16, 2007

        IV.       CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

        V.        CONSENT AGENDA:

        J. St. John        A.   Approve request for a Lieutenant to attend a “Taser Use of Force, Risk
                                Management and Legal Strategies Seminar” to be held in Lawrenceville,
                                Georgia, and approve payment lodging and meals.

        J. St. John        B.   Approve request for four Police Department employees to attend the
                                “Notarizing Made Simple” course that will be held in Columbus,
                                Mississippi, and approve payment of course fees

        J. St. John        C.   Accept resignation of Police Department Investigator, effective
                                October 4, 2007

        J. St. John        D.   Approve request for a Lieutenant to attend a “Field Training School” to be
                                held in Myrtle Beach, and approve payment of course fee, lodging and
                                meals

        J. St. John        E.   Approve request to change a Police Officer’s position to Property and
                                Evidence Technician, with the starting salary being at a Police Officer’s
                                pay
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City of Columbus, MS
October 16, 2007
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J. St. John    F.     Approve request to use use the expertise of Mrs. Jaemye Brandon, a
                      Polygraph Examiner.

K. Moore       G.     Approve request for the Secretary-Treasurer to issue a check to the
                      International Code Council (ICC) to pay the fee for three Fire Engineers to
                      be certified as ICC Fire Inspectors

K. Moore       H.     Approve request for a Fire Captain to attend “Fire Investigator 1033”
                      course to be held at the Mississippi Fire Academy, and approve payment
                      of course fee and meals

K. Moore       I.     Approve request for two Firefighters to attend the “Smoke Diver” course
                      that will be held at the Mississippi Fire Academy, and approve payment of
                      course fee and meals

K. Moore       J.     Approve request for a Firefighter to attend the “Rope Rescue Technician
                      I” course to be held at the Mississippi Fire Academy, and approve
                      payment of course fee and meals

B. Gross       K.     Approve request to accept letter of resignation from a Public Works
                      Department Laborer, and allow Human Resources Director to start
                      normal recruitment process

B. Gross       L.     Approve request to accept letter of retirement from a Public Works
                      Department Truck Driver, and allow Human Resources Director to start
                      normal recruitment process

B. Gross       M.     Approve request to hire a Truck Driver and a Laborer for the Public Works
                      Department

B. Gross       N.     Approve request to hire a Laborer for the Public Works Department,
                      contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment medical
                      examination and drug screen

F. Goodman O.         Approve request to hire a part-time temporary employee immediately as a
                      Night and Weekend Relief Manager for the Trotter Convention Center

C. Austin      P.     Approve request for three Court Clerks to attend the “Notary Training
                      Seminar” that will be held in Columbus, Mississippi, and approve registration
                      cost

P. Mitchell   Q.      Approve request for the Human Resources Director to attend the “Notary
                      Seminar” that will be held in Columbus, Mississippi, and approve payment of
                      course fee

R. Smith       R.     Approve request for the Secretary to the Mayor and Chief Operations Officer
                      to attend the “Notary Seminar” course that will be held in Columbus,
                      Mississippi, and approve payment of course fee
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The Mayor and City Council
City of Columbus, MS
October 16, 2007
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J. St. John    S.     Approve request to hold the Columbus High School parade on October 26,
                      2007 with the route of the location beginning at 2nd Avenue North (Farmers
                      Market) to 5th Street North, left on Main Street and ending at the Columbus
                      Municipal Complex

J. St. John    R.     Approve request to hold a Veteran’s Day Parade beginning at the Columbus
                      Municipal Complex and ending at the Lowndes County Courthouse

VI.    REPORTS, PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AGENDA:

R. Smith       A.     General Comments from the Mayor and Council Members

J. St. John    B.     Monthly Report from the Columbus Police Department for September
                      2007

K. Moore       C.     Monthly Report from the Columbus Fire Department for September 2007

B. Gross       D.     Monthly Report from the Public Works Department for September 2007

C. Austin      E.     Monthly Report from the Municipal Court Division for September 2007

T. McLain      F.     Monthly Financial Report

D. ArmstrongG.        Board Vacancies:

                      Historic Preservation Commission

                                   1 Vacancy due to resignation of Ms. Tracy Budgins
                                   Term expires 05-16-08
                                   Appointment can be made 10-16-07


                      Received 1 Application

                                   Nancy Luke Carpenter

                      Tree Board

                                   6 Vacancies due on 11-20-2007
                                   Term expires on 12-05-2007
                                   Appointments can be made on 11-20-2007
                                   C.F. Harris, Jr., Gary Atkins, Linda Dustin, Mike Doughty,
                                    Kerry Pittman and Laura Quinn’s terms will expire on
                                    12-05-2007

VII.   CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA: (Please limit to 2-5 minutes)

               A.     Darnell Court – Regarding New Business Ordinance
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October 16, 2007
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VIII. POLICY AGENDA:

G. Irby        A.     Consider/Approve recommendation from Columbus Planning
                      Commission’s meeting of October 8, 2007

G. Irby        B.     Discuss declaring City property as surplus and seek sealed bids for
                      sale of property at 607 17th Street North

J. Turnage     C.     Discuss Sale of Property at the Airport

J. Turnage     D.     Discuss/Approve Alcohol Beverages Ordinance

D. Armstrong/E.       Franklin Collection Proposal
J. Turnage

D. Armstrong/F.       Discuss Electronic Bid Proposal
J. Turnage

J. Turnage     G.     Amendment to Section 3.10.1 (Banners) of the Sign Ordinance

J. Turnage     H.     Approve Amendment to Portable Sign Section of the Sign Ordinance

K. Stafford    I.     Permission to declare and vacate City Property at 6th Avenue North and
                      transfer it to the adjacent property


IX.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

               A.     Litigation
Meeting of
The Mayor and City Council
City of Columbus, MS
October 16, 2007
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