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					                         CITY OF EAST POINT COUNCIL AGENDA
                               Jefferson Recreational Center
                                 1431 Norman Berry Drive
                                   East Point, GA 30344
                                       May 21, 2012
                                         6:30 P.M.

                   Mission and Vision Statement for the City of East Point

To provide exceptional city services in the most professional, courteous and effective manner to
enhance the quality of life in the City of East Point. East Point is a City of excellence in
providing housing and business development opportunities, public safety, recreational and
cultural activities.

                          The Honorable Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman

WARD A                                             WARD C
The Honorable Sharonda D. Hubbard, At Large        The Honorable Marcel L. Reed, At Large
The Honorable Alexander Gothard                    The Honorable Myron B. Cook

WARD B                                             WARD D
The Honorable Patricia Langford, At Large          The Honorable J. Slaughter-Gibbons, At Large
The Honorable Lance Rhodes                         The Honorable LaTonya Martin

Interim City Manager:                              Nina Hickson

Deputy City Manager:                               Angela D. Montgomery

Interim City Attorney:                             O.V. Brantley

City Clerk:                                        Agnes B. Goodwine


I.     MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

II.    ROLL CALL:

III.   INVOCATION: Reverend Beth Sanders, College Park First United Methodist Church

IV.    PLEDGE TO THE FLAG:

V.     ANNOUNCEMENT OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:

VI.    PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
      a. Joyce M. Sheperd, Councilmember District 12 - Review of Fort McPherson Land
         Redevelopment Authority

VII. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

VIII. ADOPTION OF THE COUNCIL AGENDA:

IX.   APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES of May 7, 2012 and May 14, 2012

X.    PUBLIC HEARINGS:

      1. Ordinance to adopt the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for the City of East Point (City
         Manager’s Office/Finance department)

                       a.    First Reading

      2. Public Hearing on approval of a New Alcohol License for Spiral Bar and Grill located
         at 3183 Main Street (Police Department)

      3. Public Hearing on approval of a New Alcohol License for Holiday Inn located at 1380
         Virginia Avenue (Police Department)

      4. Public Hearing and Acceptance of the 2013 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice
         Assistance Grant Program (Police Department)

      5. Public Hearing on Approval of a Resolution Granting New Beginnings Family Praise
         Center International a Special Use Permit to Operate a Church at 2473 Delowe Drive in
         a Commercial Retail Plaza (Planning and Zoning Department)

      6. An Ordinance to Amend the Official Zoning Map of the City of East Point for 1304
         Willingham Drive (Planning and Zoning Department)

                       a.    Waive First Reading
                       b.    Adoption of Ordinance


XI.   PUBLIC COMMENTS: Chapter 2 – Section 1 – Rule 28 - The public may speak during
      the Public Comment section of the agenda. Speakers must complete a comment form prior
      to the start of the meeting. Subject may include any subject of choice. There will be a (3)
      three minute time limit for each speaker. Speakers that have signed up to speak may give
      all or part of their time up to (3) three minutes to another speaker for a total of (6) six
      minutes of speaking time. Speakers must identify themselves and their address prior to
      speaking. Questions from the speakers may not be addressed during the public speaking
    section of the agenda. East Point residents will have priority over other speakers. There
    will be a total of not more than 60 minutes for the Pubic speaking section of the agenda.
    Speakers may only address the Presiding Officer. Speakers shall observe all rules of
    decorum. No debate, disrespect or obscenities shall be tolerated. The Presiding Officer
    shall rule any such individual out of order that fails to comply with the forgoing.

XII. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:

    7. Payment for Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) Phase I – Metals & Materials
       Engineers (MME) Invoice #47A (Public Works/CIP)

    8. Payment Invoice No. 1 for CIP On-Call Construction Work Order No. 5 to Ruby
       Collins, Inc. (Public Works/CIP)

    9. Payment for Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) Phase I – Metals & Materials
       Engineers (MME) Invoice #47 (Public Works/CIP)

    10. Payment to CDM Smith, Inc. (CDM) for Invoice #67 (Public Works/CIP)

    11. Payment to Engineering Strategies, Inc. for Invoice #15-2 & 4 in Water Main Rehab
        Design Contract #2 (Water and Sewer Department/CIP)

    12. Payment to Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc. for Invoice #2 – Land Acquisition
        Consulting Services (Water and Sewer Department/CIP)

    13. Payment for 2 & 4-inch Water Main Replacement Construction Phase I to RDJE, Inc.
        (Ronny D. Jones) Invoice 3 (Water and Sewer Department/CIP)

    14. Hunton & Williams (City Attorney’s Office)

    15. Fincher Denmark & Williams(City Attorney’s Office)

    16. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP (City Attorney’s Office)

    17. Holland & Knight ,LLP (City Attorney’s Office)

    18. Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP (City Attorney’s Office)

    19. Freeman Mathis & Gary , LLP(City Attorney’s Office)

    20. Troutman Sanders, LLP (City Attorney’s Office)

XIII. AGENDA ITEMS:
21. Septic Tank Project Payment Plan Guidelines (Customer Care)

22. Presentation and Recommendation for Council to Authorize an Agreement with East
    Point Main Street Association for Special Event Services (EPMSA/City Manager)

23. Authorization to Apply for a Farmer’s Market Promotion Program Grant. No Match
    Required (Economic Development)

24. Approve the Purchase of Exhaust System Installation and Repair (Fire Department)

25. Adoption of Atlanta Fulton County Hazard Mitigation Plan (Fire Department)

26. Approve the Concrete Vaults for Martin-Brower Project (East Point Power)

27. Approve the Labor Bids for Southmeadow East/Martin-Brower Project (East Point
    Power)

28. Approve a Joint ECG Pole Agreement (East Point Power)

29. Approve the Preliminary Plat Amendment for Camp Creek Business Center North
    Commerce Drive Road Extension (Planning and Zoning Department)

30. Approve to Purchase Hardware for the SunGard OSSI system (Finance/IT
    Department)

31. Request to Waive Fees for Urban Sports Initiative Organization at the John D. Milner
    Sports Complex for Rental of Two Baseball Fields (Parks and Recreation
    Department)

32. Request for Funding to Install Shade Structures and Patron Seating at John D. Milner
    Sports Complex (Parks and Recreation Department)

33. Request Authorization of City Council for Public Works Department, Roads &
    Drainage Division to Perform a Budget Transfer of Funds from FY12 Budget for the
    Purchase of a New Asphalt Roller (Public Works Department)

34. Approval to Issue a RFP for FOG Recycling/Revenue Program (Water and Sewer
    Department

35. Approval to Issue RFP for Construction of Hammarskjold Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation
    Project (Water and Sewer Department)

36. Contract Extension for Land Acquisition Services with Moreland Altobelli Associates,
    Inc. Contract # 2010-1358 for the Semmes Streetscape Project (Public Works
         Department)

      37. Concrete Bid for Martin-Brower Project (East Point Power)

      38. Discussion on Employees Use of Jefferson Recreational Center (Council Member
          Reed)

      39. Resolution Supporting the Cultural Enrichment Commission’s Art Festival (Council
          Member Gothard)

      40. Discussion to Approve Meeting Space for a Legislative Town Hall Meeting (Council
          Member Slaughter-Gibbons)

      41. An Ordinance to Amend Section 11-1151 Concerning Temporary Permits For Special
          events and Other Purposes (Legal Department/Council Member Martin)

                       a.   Waive First Reading
                       b.   Adoption of Ordinance

XIV. COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL:

XV.   ADJOURN COUNCIL MEETING:


  WHEN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION IS REQUIRED, ONE WILL BE CALLED FOR
  THE FOLLOWING ISSUES: 1) PERSONNEL, 2) LITIGATION OR 3) REAL
  ESTATE
                                                                             May16, 2012

              May, 2012 Budget Committee Summary Report to Council

Submitted By:
Council Member Myron B. Cook Committee Chair

The ability of any municipality to respond to changes in its economic climate is directly
proportionate to the quality, and timeliness of it’s reporting data. I have repeatedly
mentioned how staff has stretched their resources to delivery information that helps the
city monitor our budgetary direction. In the past monthly financial data has been as much
as sixty days retro when the Budget progress is being reviewed. For the May Budget
Committee meeting we were able to review the month of April’s data with in 8 days from
the closing of the month.

In addition to improving timeliness Council on May 14,2012 approved the purchase of
needed upgrades to the SunGard Processing system which will make overall reporting of
the City’s financials more efficient.

Budget summary Highlights
The entire budget document package is available from the Finance division here are a few
points worth mentioning.

General Fund
Although the General Fund budget was amended from $32.3 million down to $31.8
million our projected year-end revenue projection may still be at the $32.1 million level.
This is good news for now since the total tax category of revenue is $2.2 million behind
this time last year with 82% of billed amounts collected. The success of the Hotel-Motel
tax collection and the collection of most of our commercial franchise fees are helping.
The weakest of special revenue funds continues to be the E-911 fund, which may still
require a small subsidy from the General fund to meet expenses. Over all we are still
optimistic of ending the year with a small surplus of $263 K if we can maintain control
over expenses.

Enterprise Funds
Water and Sewer
Revenues are strong because revenues year to date are 85.4% collected exceeding even
our amended budget amount. While expenditures are holding at 62% of scheduled
payments we still have $3.2 million of wastewater expenses to pay Atlanta. The realize
savings in personnel expenses is a tremendous help as we approach year-end.

Electric Utilities

Although the original budget was amended the projected revenues may match the new
amended budget amount before MCT subsidy funds are realize. And with actual revenues
ahead of last year’s collections by $1.4 million, we have already 85% of what we
anticipate collecting.
Here again the reduction in personnel cost is helping but we must continue to monitor
expenses because they are running at this point $3.1 million ahead of revenue. If there are
no emergency expenses we should end the year on a positive note when we add in the
MCT subsidy.

Storm water may require a small subsidy but Solid waste is projecting a small surplus.
The one variable that could change the picture is that the Sanitary Landfill disposal cost
have exceeded the Budgeted year to date cost. Our current margin for this line item is
$49K but we know we have another $81K payment to make to Atlanta. We are still
optimistic in that personnel expenses are only 72% year to date and with only 60 days
remaining in the year this savings could make the difference.

It will be close but we remain optimistic we will end the year in the Black.



                     This report is submitted for information only.
                         CITY OF EAST POINT COUNCIL MINUTES
                                 Jefferson Station Building
                                 1526 East Forrest Avenue
                                         Suite 400
                                   East Point, GA 30344
                                        May 7, 2012
                                         6:30 P.M.

                   Mission and Vision Statement for the City of East Point

To provide exceptional city services in the most professional, courteous and effective manner to
enhance the quality of life in the City of East Point. East Point is a City of excellence in
providing housing and business development opportunities, public safety, recreational and
cultural activities.

                          The Honorable Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman

WARD A                                             WARD C
The Honorable Sharonda D. Hubbard, At Large        The Honorable Marcel L. Reed, At Large
The Honorable Alexander Gothard                    The Honorable Myron B. Cook

WARD B                                             WARD D
The Honorable Patricia Langford, At Large          The Honorable J. Slaughter-Gibbons, At Large
The Honorable Lance Rhodes                         The Honorable LaTonya Martin

Interim City Manager:                              Nina Hickson

Deputy City Manager:                               Angela D. Montgomery

Interim City Attorney:                             O.V. Brantley

City Clerk:                                        Agnes B. Goodwine


I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: Honorable Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman

II.    ROLL CALL: all members were present which constituted a quorum

III.   INVOCATION: was provided by, Rev. Dr. Robert Lee Crawford, Sr., Redemption
       Community UMC

IV.    PLEDGE TO THE FLAG: was recited in unison


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V.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS:

      Sergeant At Arms for the meeting was Major Judith Canup.

VI.   PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

      a. Update on 50 worst properties (Council Member Gothard)

         Fire Chief Rosemary Cloud provided Mayor and Council with an update on the 50
         Worst Properties. All properties have been removed from the list. There are 5
         properties scheduled to be demolished. She invited everyone out on Saturday, May
         19, 2012 to witness the demolition of the properties and stated a press release will be
         released to the public.

         Council Member Gothard thanked the Fire Chief Rosemary Cloud for the ride along.

      b. East Point Cultural Enrichment Commission’s Cultural Arts Festival (Council
         Member Gothard)

         Ms. Tara Lake, Vice Chairperson of the Cultural Enrichment Commission spoke on
         an effort to bring a Cultural Arts Festival to the City of East Point on Saturday, June
         23,2012. The Commission thanked Mayor & Council, Seigfried Jones, James
         Hammond, Tiffany Holland and Jonathan Penn for their support. Ms. Lake also stated
         that Beverly “Guitar” Watson, blues musician will perform. The cost for the event is
         4,500.

         Catherine Maddox, Fulton County School Board Member, stated Principal Dan Sims
         of Tri-Cities High School was presented with Principal of the Year award. She invited
         Mayor & Council to the GICC on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 9am-10am to celebrate
         with Mr. Sims. She also reminded parents about graduation season. She urged parents
         to have a discussion with their children about drinking and driving. She also
         announced a meeting with Dr. Murray, State Board of Education will be the guest
         speaker at the next meeting to be held on May 14, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Paul D. West
         State Board of Education, Dr. Murray. Please bring your questions and concerns.

             Mayor & Council presented East Point Firefighter, Rosa Tulis with a
             proclamation recognizing her for her heroic efforts on April 29, 2012.

             WHEREAS, Firefighter Rosa Tullis joined the City of East Point Fire Department
             as a Firefighter in 2005; she has faithfully served the Department for seven years;
             and

             WHEREAS, Firefighter Rosa Tullis’ decision to enter the Fire Service was born

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out of a desire to serve and give back to the community, aside from her dedication
to the Department, she is also an entrepreneur; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Rosa Tullis is a fitness trainer, CPR and First Aid
Instructor; and recently became the owner of a Fire Truck, which she purchased to
launch her new business Hotlanta Fire Truck Adventure; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Rosa Tullis is a close confinement rescuer , she exhibits
great strength and courage by achieving confined space rescues; Firefighter Tullis
performs bravely in areas that are too narrow for her other team members to enter;
and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Rosa Tullis on three separate occasions of close
confinement rescues, has proven her strength as an outstanding Firefighter and
invaluable asset to the City of East Point Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Rosa Tullis is a single mother of two young men, ages
twenty one and fourteen; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Earnestine D. Pittman, Mayor of East Point, Georgia,
do hereby recognize and commend Firefighter Rosa Tullis for her dedication to
the City of East Point Fire Department. I encourage all to follow Ms. Tullis
extraordinary lead as we all strive to be role models for others in our lives.
 _________________________________________________________________

Mayor & Council presented the East Point Firerighters with a proclamation
recognizing City of East Point First Responders.

WHEREAS, the governing body of The City of East Point, Georgia, expresses
its support of the City of East Point Fire Department. On Sunday, April 29, 2012,
at 7:37 p.m., East Point Fire Units responded to 2517 Bryant Drive between
Woodhill Circle and Greenwood Circle on a call for a one year old child falling
down a storm drain ; and

WHEREAS, Rescue 4 was first on the scene, followed By Engine 4, Engine 2,
Tower 3 along with Command Car 902; and

WHEREAS, Upon arriving on the scene, Engine 4 grabbed a hand lantern,
sledge hammer and salvage cover, Lt. Harvey who was on Engine 4 kneeled, and
was able to see underneath the concrete hole where the child had fallen, while the
child was not within sight, cries were heard; and

WHEREAS, Immediately those on the scene rolled salvage cover around two

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pikes poles, and placed it over the hole to protect the child from any falling
debris as crews used a sledgehammer to loosen the concrete cover over the storm
drain to remove it and lowered a ladder into the hole; and

WHEREAS, Upon discovering that the ladder and firefighter would not fit Fire
Crews swiftly rigged Firefighter Tullis with a harness and began lowering her
into the hole wearing no gear , which enabled her to fit , and allowed her access;
and

WHEREAS, Upon the first attempt, Firefighter Tullis could not reach the child,
and was hoisted out to be refitted; she was then lowered a second time and was
able to maneuver down farther to reach the level where the child had landed; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Tullis immediately grabbed the child as the boy reached
toward her, and she hoisted the child above her head; she then climbed to the
level where the child was and Firefighters hoisted both of them out of the hole to
safety; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the governing body of The City
of East Point:

(1) Recognizes the dedication of the City of East Point Fire Department for their
heroic efforts on April 29, 2012; Rescue 4: Firefighter Rosa Tullis, Firefighter
Gerrell Lilly; Engine 4: Lieutenant Lawrence Harvey, FAO Mark Warren,
Firefighter Josh Garrison, Firefighter Elisa Gurerro; Engine 2: Lieutenant Tim
Evans, FAO Quintavius Hill, Firefighter Jay Duhon, Firefighter Lenorris Storey,
Tower 3: Lieutenant Doug Stanley, FAO Scott Zoebisch, & Firefighter Carl
Blake ; Incident Command Car 902: Battalion Chief Michael Webb; and

(2) Honors the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of first responders who
bravely risk their lives to serve the City of East Point and its residents; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that I, Earnestine D. Pittman do hereby
recognize, commend, and honor the City of East Point Fire Department on this
7th day of May 2012, for their dedication and exemplary service to the Fire
Department.
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Mayor & Council also read a proclamation recognizing Public Servants Week and
presented it to Interim City Manager Nina Hickson.

WHEREAS, Americans are served every single day by public servants at the
federal, state, county, and city levels. These unsung heroes do the work that keeps

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our nation working; and

WHEREAS, Public employees take not only jobs but oaths; and

WHEREAS, Many public servants, including military personnel, police officers,
firefighters, border patrol officers, embassy employees, health care professionals
and others, risk their lives each day in service to the people of the United States
and around the world; and

WHEREAS, Public servants include teachers, doctors, scientist, train conductors,
astronauts, nurses, safety inspectors… laborers, computer technicians and social
workers… and countless other occupations. Day in and day out they provide the
diverse services demanded by the American people of their government with
efficiency and integrity; and

WHEREAS, Without these public servants at every level, continuity would be
impossible in a democracy that regularly changes its leader and elected officials.;
hand

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Earnestine D. Pittman, of East Point, Georgia do
hereby announce and proclaim to all citizens and set hereto, that May 6-12, 2012
is Public Service Recognition Week. All citizens are encouraged to recognize the
accomplishments and contributions of government employees at all levels federal,
state, county and city.

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City Clerk, Agnes B. Goodwine thanked Interim City Manager, Nina Hickson
for her leadership through the past few months as Interim City Manager.

Deputy City Manager, Angela Montgomery also thanked Interim City Manager,
Nina Hickson for her leadership and dedication

Council Member Langford spoke on the upcoming “Planning and Zoning 101”
session. She announced the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at Fire
Station #3 located at North Commerce Blvd from 6pm-8pm. The second meeting
will be held on Thursday, May 24th at Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
from 6-8 and on May, Wednesday, May 31st at the HJC Bowden Center from 6-
8pm.

Mayor Pittman appointed Willie Jackson to the Downtown Overlay Architectural
Review Board.


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                Council Member Martin thanked everyone involved with the Taste of East Point
                and everyone that made it a big success.

                Council Member Hubbard thanked the East Point Main Street Association for a
                Great Taste of East Point event. She also thanked Black Tie Catering for an
                excellent Cinco de Mayo event.

                Council Member Rhodes made a motion to appoint Willie Jackson to the
                Downtown Overlay Architectural Review Board with Council Member Reed
                providing the second. The motion carried.

                Council Member Rhodes thanked the East Point Main Street Association for a
                great job and stated he is looking forward to the July 4th event.

VII. COMMITTEE REPORTS: None to report.

VIII. ADOPTION OF THE COUNCIL AGENDA:

         Council Member Cook made a motion to adopt the Council Agenda with addendum item
         #15 with Council Member Gothard providing the second. The motion carried.

IX.     APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES of April 16, 2012

         Council Member Martin made a motion to approve the City Council Minutes of April 16,
         2012 with Council Member Rhodes providing the second. The motion carried.

X.      PUBLIC COMMENTS:
        Chapter 2 – Section 1 – Rule 28 - The public may speak during the Public Comment section
        of the agenda. Speakers must complete a comment form prior to the start of the meeting.
        Subject may include any subject of choice. There will be a (3) three minute time limit for
        each speaker. Speakers that have signed up to speak may give all or part of their time up to
        (3) three minutes to another speaker for a total of (6) six minutes of speaking time.
        Speakers must identify themselves and their address prior to speaking. Questions from the
        speakers may not be addressed during the public speaking section of the agenda. East
        Point residents will have priority over other speakers. There will be a total of not more
        than 60 minutes for the Pubic speaking section of the agenda. Speakers may only address
        the Presiding Officer. Speakers shall observe all rules of decorum. No debate, disrespect or
        obscenities shall be tolerated. The Presiding Officer shall rule any such individual out of
        order that fails to comply with the forgoing.

      1. Dr. Robert Lee Crawford, 965 Winburn Drive spoke on the Redemption Community
         UME Summer Camp program. The program is geared towards math, music and dance.
         We do not turn any children down. A unique feature of the program ensures that all kids

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     attending receives 3 meals per day.
  2. Catherine Maddox, 2565 Semmes Street, did not speak.
  3. Audrey Harrelson, 2727 East Point Street, 27 year veteran with the police department
     spoke on the proposed budget that includes cuts, layoffs and bringing business to the city.
     Requested for Council to look into bringing business to the City as bring chaos to the City
     will not solve problems.
  4. Debbie Korizon, 1253 Jefferson Avenue, spoke against salary reduction in the police
      department.
  5. Brian Fry, 2520 Constance Street, spoke on EPMSA. He thanked everyone for coming to
     the Taste of East Point. He said this was the most successful Taste of East Point thus far.
     He thanked KISS104.1fm, Coca Cola, CBS outdoor and all others. He also thanked over
     30 volunteers that volunteered their time to make the event a success.
  6. Charlie Pritchard, Po Box 91305, a 21 year veteran with the Police Department spoke
     against stream lining police and fire. He stated he took an oath to serve and protect the
     citizens and ask the council to uphold their oath with pride, integrity and honor.
  7. Constanze Exstein, 2007 Neely Avenue, spoke on recycling. She said the program is a
     success.
  8. Francine Sims, 200 Peyton Place, Atlanta Georgia, spoke on behalf of the Redemption
     CommunityUME Summer Camp program. Registration for the summer camp is every
     Tuesday and Thurday form 4pm to 5:30pm.
  9. Deb Aziz, 1361 Walker Avenue, presented Mayor & Council with a petition with over
     470 signatures of citizens against reducing public safety services.
10. Dustin Drabot, 2267 Newnan Street, spoke on the city’s budget and the 19%
     increase in home prices in the city.
11. Colbert Lovett, 3081 Meadow Lark Ln, spoke on the budget and stream lining.
12. Cynthia Roseberry, 2478 Batavia Street, addressed her concerns with the city’s budget.
     She requested that police and fire not be reduced.
13. Fitzgerald Smith Jr., spoke on the EPMSA and thanked everyone who came out to the
     Taste of East Point.
14. Beverlyn W. Grant, 2311 Delowe Drive, addressed her concerns with the proposed
     budget cuts and abandoned property on Delowe Drive. She said the city needs fire and
     police.
15. JoAnn Champtal, 2545 S. Bryan Circle, gave her time to Beverlyn Grant who spoke on
     the proposed budget cuts.
16. Jean Wilson, 2440 Woodhill Lane, spoke on cutting managers. She said the city has
     too many supervisors and managers.
17. Lillie Hubbard, 2585 Woodhill Circle, gave her time to Jean Wilson who spoke on the
     city’s pension plan debt and the proposed cuts in the fire and police departments.
18. Sharon Shropshire, 2281 Delowe Drive, stated she is against streamlining and spoke
     against cutting Fire and Police and stated cutting the many the managers in Customer Care
     Dept. She also spoke on the need to pave DeLowe Drive.
19. Rev. Randall Johnson, 2381 Semmes Street, addressed his concerns with reduction in
     police staff and the budget.

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XI.   CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: None

XII. AGENDA ITEMS:

         1. Approval of FY13 Renewal of Health and Dental Insurance Benefit Options
            (Human Resources Department)

            Council Member Rhodes made a motion to open the floor for discussion with
            Council Member Langford providing the second. The motion carried.

            Council Member Hubbard made a motion to Approve Aetna Health Insurance
            Benefit 3-Tier Health Option to include the Dental Plan with Council Member
            Slaughter-Gibbons providing the second. The motion carried.

         2. Request for Approval to Seek Funding for Fire Prevention and Safety from the
            Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (Fire Department)

            Council Member Gothard made a motion to have a discussion on the Approval to
            Seek Funding for Fire Prevention and Safety from the Assistance to Firefighters
            Grant Program in the amount of $50,000 with Council Member Langford
            providing the second. The motion carried.

            Council Member Reed made a motion to Ratify the application for Firefighters
            Grant Program in the amount of $500,000 with a 10% match with Council
            Member Gothard providing the second. The motion carried.

         3. Ratification of Emergency Procurement and Budget Transfer for the Repair of the
            Fleet Maintenance Building (Public Works Department)

            Council Member Langford made a motion to discuss the ratification the
            Emergency Procurement and Budget Transfer for the Repair of the Fleet
            Maintenance Building with Council Member Rhodes providing the second. The
            motion carried.

            Council Member Langford made a motion to ratify the Emergency Procurement
            and Budget Transfer for the Repair of the Fleet Maintenance Building to All Roof
            Solutions in an amount not to exceed 98,000 with Council Member Slaughter-
            Gibbons providing the second. The motion carried.

         4. An Ordinance to Correct a Scrivener’s Error made in Ordinance 006-08A
            amending the Official Zoning Map for Application Number 2007Z-016-10 and
            Concurrent Variance 2007V-019-10 (Planning and Zoning Department)

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   Council Member Rhodes made a motion to waive the first reading on the
   Ordinance to Correct a Scrivener’s Error made in Ordinance 006-08Aamending
   the Official Zoning Map for Application Number 2007Z-016-10 and Concurrent
   Variance 2007V-019-10 with Council Member Langford providing the second.
   The motion carried.

   Council Member Rhodes made a motion to adopt the Ordinance to Correct a
   Scrivener’s Error made in Ordinance 006-08Aamending the Official Zoning Map
   for Application Number 2007Z-016-10 and Concurrent Variance 2007V-019-10
   with Council Member Langford providing the second. The motion carried.

5. Installation of Two Portable Water Horizontal Split Case Centrifugal Pumps
   (Water and Sewer Department)

   Council Member Martin made a motion to have a discussion on the installation of
   Two Portable Water Horizontal Split Case Centrifugal Pumps with Council
   Member Rhodes providing the second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Cook made a motion to authorize the installation of Two
   Portable Water Horizontal Split Case Centrifugal Pumps in an estimated amount
   of $110,000 from the CIP account with Council Member Reed providing the
   second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Cook made a motion to direct staff to come back with the cost
   of the remaining pumps with Council Member Reed providing the second. The
   motion carried.

6. Identify the Funding Account for 2011 MEAG Year-End Settlement (City
   Manager’s Office/Finance Department)

   Council Member Langford made a motion to have a discussion on Identifying the
   Funding Account for 2011 MEAG Year End Settlement with Council Member
   Martin providing the second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Cook made a motion to have the year end settlement in the
   amount of $938,459 applied to the MEAG power monthly bill for the FY13
   budget year with Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons providing the second. The
   motion carried.

7. Request for Approval to Issue an RFP to Retain Project Management Services to
   Assist with the Redevelopment of the Commons Area (Economic Development)


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   Council Member Gothard motion to open the floor for discussion to Retain
   Project Management Services with Council Member Hubbard providing the
   second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Hubbard motion to approve the issuance an RFP to retain
   project management to assist with the redevelopment of the Commons Area with
   Council Member Reed providing the second. The motion carried.

8. Approval of Proposed Budget Calendar (City Manager)

   Council Member Hubbard made a motion to approve the proposed budget
   calendar with Council Member Reed providing the second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Rhodes requested a friendly amendment to search for an
   alternative meeting for the public meetings.

   Council Member Hubbard accepted the friendly amended and seconded by
   Councilmember Reed. The motion carried.

9. Approval of Priorities Identified during Council Retreat (City Manager’s Office)

   Council Member Cook motion to combine #9 with item #14 with Council
   Member Reed providing the second. Council Members Slaughter-Gibbons,
   Gothard, Rhodes, Langford voting “No” and Council Members Martin, Reed,
   Cook, Hubbard voting “Yes”. Mayor Pittman broke the tie by voting “Yes”. The
   motion carried.

10. Selection of a Firm to Conduct a Performance Management Audit of the City of
    East Point Current Organization (City Manager’s Office)

   Council Member Gothard motion to have discussion on the selection of a firm to
   conduct a performance management audit of the city’s current organizatio with
   Council Member Cook providing the second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Rhodes made a motion to post poned the item until the City
   Manager submits information back to council and for each Council Member to
   receive a copy of the PAR report with Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons
   providng the second. Council Members Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford, Hubbard
   voting “Yes” and Council Members Martin, Gothard, Reed, Cook voting “No”.
   Mayor Pittman broke the tie by voting “No”. The motion failed.

   Council Member Cook made a motion to select Vorhees Associates to conduct a
   Performance Management Audit of the City of East Point Current Organization in

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   the amout of $28,900 with Council Member Reed providing the second. The
   motion carried with Council Member Rhodes voting “No”.

11. Discussion on Forensic Audit (Council Member Reed)

   Council Member Reed made a motion to have discussion on Forensic Audit with
   Council Member Gothard providing the second. The motion carried.

   Council Member Reed made a motion to have a forensic audit on the Finance
   department, CIP and Contracts and Procurement with Council Member Cook
   providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and Council Members voting No
   were Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard. Council Member
   voting “Yes” was Martin, Gothard, Reed and Cook. There was a tie vote. Mayor
   Pittman broke the tie by voting “Yes”. The motion carried.

   Council Member Langford made a substitute motion to have the Audior, Michael
   Forsythe with Bank Finley White to come and bring back the regular audit to a
   Work Shop meeting and that each council member receives a copy with Council
   Member Hubbard providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and Members
   voting “Yes” were Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard voting
   “Yes” and Council Members Martin, Gothard, Reed and Cook voting “No” The
   motion failed with Mayor Pittman voting “No” to break the tie.

12. Discussion in Regards to Airport Noise (Council Member Martin)

   Council Member Martin made a motion to have discussion in regards to the
   meeting concerning the Airport Noise with Council Member providing the
   second. The motion carried.

13. Discussion on the End of School Event at the Soccer Field off of Welcome All
    Road. (Council Member Martin)

   Council Member Martin made a motion to have discussion on the End of School
   Event Ben Hill Reunion Day at the Soccer off of Welcome All Road with Council
   Member providing the second. The motion carried.

14. Budget Committee Special Workshop Proposed Recommendations (Council
    Member Cook Budget Committee Chair)

   Council Member Martin made a motion to have discussion on the Budget
   Committee Special Workshop Proposed Recommendations with Council Member
   Gothard providing the second. The motion carried.


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Council Member Cook made a motion to select Option #3 to be approved for the
indirect cost allocations for the FY13 in the amount of 1,281,826 council Member
Reed providing the second.

Council Member Rhodes made a substitute motion to accept the City Manager’s
budget and lower the millage rate at 13.00mil and reduce expenses by 3% across
the board. The motion died for lack of second.

Council Member Langford made a substitute motion to select Option #1 be
approved for the indirect cost allocations for the FY13 in the amount of 3,789,603
from the (3) utilities with Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons providing the
second. A roll call vote was taken and Council Members voting “Yes” were
Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard. Council Members voting
“No” were Gothard, Martin, Reed and Cook. The Mayor broke the tie vote by
voting “No”. The motion failed.

A vote was taken on the original motion by Council Member Cook to select
Option #3 to be approved for the indirect cost allocations for the FY13 in the
amount of 1,281,826 council Member Reed providing the second. A roll call vote
was taken and Council Members voting “Yes” were Gothard, Martin, Reed and
Cook. Council Members voting “No” were Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford
and Hubbard. There was a tie vote. The Mayor broke the tie by voting “Yes”. The
motion carried.

Council Member Langford made a motion to have discussion on #4) Solid
Waste/Sanitation on providing a leaf vacuum pick up program with Council
Member Gothard providing the second. The motion carried.

After much discussion, Council Member Cook requested for Public Works
Director to provide both prices for outsoursing and inhouse and turn those
numbers in to the City Manager along with other items discussed tonight to add to
the budget and see what other adjustments need to be made.

Council Member Cook made a motion to accept the suggested street for
resurfacing to include Washington Road from Main Street to Camp Creek
Parkway, Ben Hill Road from Sommerled Trail to Southern City Limits, Centre
Parkway in Duke’s Office Park, Arrowood Drive from Dodson Drive to Atlanta
City Limits, and Young Drive off Ale Road and with the cost submitted by the
Budget Committee with Council Member Martin providing the second. A roll call
vote was taken and Council Members voting “Yes” were Reed, Cook, Martin and
Gothard. Council Members voting “No” were Rhodes, Langford, Hubbard and
Slaughter-Gibbons. The Mayor broke the tie vote by voting “Yes”. The motion
carried.

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         Council Member Cook made a motion to accept the suggested sidewalks
         installation and repair with the pricing information provided to staff with with
         Council Member Martin providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and
         Council Members voting “Yes” were Slaughter-Gibbons, Martin, Gothard, Reed,
         Cook and Council Members voting “No” were Council Members Rhodes,
         Langford, and Hubbard. The Motion Carried.

         Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons made a motion to use the hotel/motel tax for
         #2) Auditorium/Government center in conjuction with one of the three current
         RFP’s with no mil. The motion failed for the lack of a second.

         Council Member Cook made a motion approve the use of the hotel/motel tax to
         fund both building construction/renovation, and Parks & Recreation construction
         in the future. The motion died for a lack of second.

         Council Member Reed made a substitute motion to recess at 12:07am and
         reconvene on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm to complete the agenda and to
         discuss addendum item #15 prior to the Work Session with Council Member
         Martin providing the second. The motion carried.

XIII. COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL: None

XIV. ADJOURN COUNCIL MEETING:

         Council Member Cook made a motion to adjourn the Council Meeting with
         Council Member Hubbard providing the second. The motion carried. The
         meeting adjourned at 12:15p.m.




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                         CITY OF EAST POINT COUNCIL MINUTES
                                 Jefferson Station Building
                                 1526 East Forrest Avenue
                                         Suite 400
                                   East Point, GA 30344
                                        May 14, 2012
                                         6:30 P.M.
                                  Work Session to follow

                     Mission and Vision Statement for the City of East Point

To provide exceptional city services in the most professional, courteous and effective manner to
enhance the quality of life in the City of East Point. East Point is a City of excellence in
providing housing and business development opportunities, public safety, recreational and
cultural activities.

                           The Honorable Mayor Earnestine D. Pittman

WARD A                                              WARD C
The Honorable Sharonda D. Hubbard, At Large         The Honorable Marcel L. Reed, At Large
The Honorable Alexander Gothard                     The Honorable Myron B. Cook

WARD B                                              WARD D
The Honorable Patricia Langford, At Large           The Honorable J. Slaughter-Gibbons, At Large
The Honorable Lance Rhodes                          The Honorable LaTonya Martin

Interim City Manager:                               Nina Hickson

Deputy City Manager:                                Angela D. Montgomery

Interim City Attorney:                              O.V. Brantley

City Clerk:                                         Agnes B. Goodwine


I.    CONTINUATION OF MEETING: Mayor Earnestine Pittman called the meeting to
         order at 6:30p.m.

II.   ESTABLISHEMNT OF QUORUM: All members were present which constituted a
         quorum.

              Council Member Rhodes made a motion to reconvene back to regular session with
              Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons providing the second. The motion carried.

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      Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons made a motion to reconsider her vote on street
      resurfacing with Council Member Rhodes providing the second. The motion carried.

      Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons made a motion to rescind the previous action
      with Council Member Rhodes providing the second. The motion carried.

      Council Member Slaughter-Gibbon made a motion to have staff use the streets
      approved in 2010 recommended by staff.

14. Budget Committee Special Workshop Proposed Recommendations (Council Member
    Cook Budget Committee Chair)

   Council Member Cook made a motion to adopt #2 to use hotel/motel tax to look at
   renovation or new construction; and to include Parks & Recreation and remove the (1)
   mil with Council Member Reed providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and
   Council Members voting “Yes” was Slaughter-Gibbons, Martin, Gothard, Reed, Cook
   and Langford. Council Member Rhodes voted “No”. The motion carried.

   Council Member Hubbard requested to remove one (1) mil, delay stream lining of staff
   until performance evaluation is received. Council Member Cook declined the friendly
   amendment.

   Council Member Slaughter-Gibbon requested to use hotel/motel tax to look at renovation
   or new construction; and to include Parks & Recreation and remove the (1) mil.

   Council Member Rhodes made a substitute motion to direct the Interim City Manager to
   seek out and bring back to council recommendation on financing the auditorium and
   government center with one of the current RFP’s with Council Member Slaughter-
   Gibbons providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and Council Members voting
   “Yes” were Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard. Council Member voting
   “No” was Martin, Gothard, Reed and Cook. There was a tie vote. Mayor Pittman broke
   the tie by voting “No”. The motion failed.

   Council Member Reed made a motion to we have a Special Called Workshop Meeting to
   meet with the three (3) respondents. The motion died for lack of a second.

   Council Member Reed made a motion to select options #4, #5 & #6 with Council
   Member Cook providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and Council Members
   voting “Yes” was Martin, Reed, and Cook. Council Members voting “No” was
   Slaughter-Gibbons, Gothard, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard. The motion failed.

   Council Member Cook made a motion to adopt the constant dollar in the amount of

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1,283,948 and to exclude the (1) mil with Council Member Martin providing the second.
A roll call vote was taken and Council Members voting “Yes” was Martin, Gothard, Reed
and Cook. Council Members Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard voting
“No”. There was a tie vote. Mayor Pittman broke the tie vote by voting “Yes”. The
motion carried.

Council Member Cook made a motion for the Interim City Manager to consider items #1-
#5 as revenue generators with Council Member Reed providing the second.

Council Member Gothard made a substitute motion to halt streamlining in every
department and reduce salaries of all employees under items 1 and 2 and to individually
review 3, 4 and 5 with Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons providing the second. A roll
call vote was taken and Council Members voting “Yes” were Slaughter-Gibbons,,
Gothard, Langford and Hubbard. Council Members Martin, Reed, Cook and Rhodes
voting “No”. There was a tie vote. Mayor Pittman broke the tie by voting “No”. The
motion failed.

Council Member Martin made a motion to exempt police, fire, public works and
sanitation departments with Council Member Hubbard providing the second.

Council Member Rhodes made a substitute to the substitute motion to halt 1,2,3 and 4
until the council receive the performance management report with Council Member
Slaughter-Gibbons providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and Council
Members voting “Yes” were Slaughter-Gibbons, Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard.
Council Members voting “No” was Martin, Gothard, Reed and Cook. There was a tie
vote. Mayor Pittman broke the tie by voting “No”. The motion failed.

Council Member Cook made a motion to rescind his previous motion to include all five
options with Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons providing the second. The motion
carried.

Council Member Cook made a motion to withdraw his motion with Council Member
Slaughter-Gibbons. The motion carried.

Council Member Cook made a motion to direct the City Manager to use her discretion to
balance the budget with Council Member Reed providing the second. The motion carried.
Council Member Rhodes and Hubbard voting “No”.

Council Member Martin made a motion to direct the City Manager not to fill any
authorized positions or salary increases without the vote of council with Council Member
Cook providing the second. A roll call vote was taken and Council Members voting
“Yes” were Martin, Reed and Cook. Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons Gothard,
Rhodes, Langford and Hubbard voting “No”. The motion failed.

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       15. Approval to Upgrade the Current SunGard HTE System to the SunGard ONE Solution
           System (Finance/IT Department)

          Council Member Langford made a motion to have a discussion the Upgrade the Current
          SunGard HTE System to the SunGard ONE Solution System with Council Member
          Rhodes providing the second. The motion carried.

          Council Member Cook made a motion to approve the Upgrade the Current SunGard HTE
          System to the SunGard ONE Solution System with Council Member Langford providing
          the second. The motion carried.

          Council Member Hubbard made a motion to have her vote reconsidered on item (b)
          Hotel/Motel Tax with Council Member Rhodes providing the second. The motion
          carried.

III.      COUNCIL COMMENTS:

          Council Member Hubbard made a motion to rescind the vote with Council Member
          Rhodes providing the second. The motion carried. Slaughter-Gibbon, Gothard, Rhodes,
          Langford and Hubbard voting “Yes” . Council Members Reed, Cook and Martin voting
          “no”

          Council Member Cook made a motion to approve the items on page 2 item (b) with one
          of the current RFP’s without the (1) mil with Council Member Langford providing the
          second. A roll call vote was taken Council Members voting “Yes” were Langford, Reed,
          Cook, Martin and Gothard. Council Member Hubbard and Rhodes voting “No”. The
          motion carried

          Council Member Reed spoke on his concerns with the budget and working together for a
          better East Point.

          Council Member Martin invited everyone to come out to the Commons for Friday Night
          Flicks.

          Council Member Gothard had no comment

          Council Member Langford thanked the Interim City Manager for a great job with the
          budget.

          Council Member Cook stated having a balance budget will never solve the problems we
          have to look further down the road. The budget committee goal is to have the enterprise
          fund to stand on its own.

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      Council Member Slaughter-Gibbons addressed her concerns with the proposed cuts to
      public safety.

      Council Member Rhodes had no comments.

      Mayor Pittman spoke on the proposed cuts.

IV.   ADJOURN:

      Council Member Cook made a motion to adjourn with Council Member Langford
      providing the second. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

      _______________________________________
      Agnes B. Goodwine, City Clerk

      _______________________________________
      Stephanie S. Tigner, Recording Clerk




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STATE OF GEORGIA                                           ORDINANCE NO.__________
COUNTY OF FULTON



                                            AN ORDINANCE
AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST POINT, GEORGIA, TO
ADOPT A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, ENDING JUNE 30, 2 0 1 3 ; T O P R O V I D E F O R
A N E F F E C T I V E D A T E ; A N D F O R O T H E R PURPOSES; BE IT ORDAINED BY THE
MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST POINT AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY
THE AUTHORITY OF SAME THAT:

        Section 1.     The annual budget for the operations, capital projects, grant programs and debt service
for the City for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2013, is $121,662,873. The budget includes all revenues and
expenditures for governmental and enterprise purposes as detailed in the accompanying budget documents herein
incorporated is hereby adopted in accordance with Georgia law. The Fund Summaries are as follows:

  General Fund                       $36,298,824
  Confiscated Assets                 $ 230,000
  E911                                $1,043,268
  Restricted Grant Funds              $5,857,234
  General Grant Funds                   $202,183
  Camp Creek TAD A District           $1,755,600
  Corridors TAD B District              $611,800
  Hotel/Motel Tax                     $2,800,000
  Capital Improvements                $3,276,189
  Water & Sewer Utility             $21,539,207
  Electric Utility                   $41,244,139
  Storm Water Utility                 $2,140,769
  Solid Waste                         $4,663,660


         Section 2.     This ordinance shall become effective immediate and the budget shall be implemented
for the Fiscal Year of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
        Section 3.    Repealer - All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby
repealed;
         Section 4.    Severability - In the event any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this
ordinance shall be declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall in no matter
affect the other sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrase s of this ordinance, which shall remain in
full force and effect as if the section, subsections, sentence, clause or phrase so declared to be adjudged
invalid or unconstitutional were not a part here of. The Council hereby declares that it would not have
passed the remaining parts of this ordinance if it had known that such part or parts hereof would be declared or
adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

First Reading - June , 2012
Second Reading - June , 2012
This Ordinance having been duly advertised and public hearing thereon held, the same adopted and approved
by the Mayor and Council of the City of East Point, this day of June , 2012.



                                                   ______________________________
                                                   Earnestine Pittman, Mayor


ATTEST:                                            APPROVED AS TO FORM:

__________________________                         ____________________________
Agnes Beltran, City Clerk                          O.V. Brantley, Interim City Attorney
                                            CITY OF EAST POINT
                                        CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM




SUBJECT: Ordinance to Amend Section 11-1151 Concerning Temporary Permits for Sepcial Events and
Other Purposes (Council Member Martin)

( x ) RECOMMENDATION             ( ) DISCUSSION            (   ) STATUS REPORT
( ) ORDINANCE                    ( ) RESOLUTION            (   ) PRESENTATION


Date Submitted:    Work Session: 5/14/2012    Council Meeting: 5/21/12



PURPOSE: Council Member LaTonya Martin would like to bring forward an Ordinance to Amend Section
11-1151 Concerning Temporary Permits for Sepcial Events and Other Purposes.


DEPARTMENT: Council Member LaTonya Martin
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                                              ORDINANCE NO. ___________
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     AN ORDINANCE to AMEND SECTION 11-1151 of the CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
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          CITY OF EAST POINT, GEORGIA, CONCERNING TEMPORARY PERMITS FOR
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                             SPECIAL EVENTS AND FOR OTHER PURPUSOES
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             WHEREAS, the City Council of East Point adopted Ordinance 031-08 on November 18, 2008.,
     requiring that organizers of special events within the City of East Point apply with the police chief for a
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 9   permit to conduct such events; and
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11           WHEREAS, the City Council of East Point finds that increasing demands are placed on City
12   resources and infrastructure by special events with larger numbers of attendees and require greater use

13   of City resources such as City public safety and sanitation personnel; and

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             WHEREAS, the City Council of East Point finds that there is a need to protect its personnel, its
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     residents, its parks, streets, and infrastructure;
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             WHEREAS, the City Council of East Point finds that a higher degree of regulation is reasonable
     for special events where anticipated attendees exceed two thousand (2000); and
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20           WHEREAS, the City Council of East Point is authorized to adopt ordinances that protect and
21   preserve the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the City of East Point; and
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23           WHEREAS, the City Council of East Point seeks to regulate indoor and outdoor special events,
     whether on public or private property in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the City
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     of East Point and its citizens;
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             NOW BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF EAST POINT, GEORGIA AS FOLLOWS:
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 1   Section 1.       Division II, Part 11, Chapter 1, Article G, Section 11-1151 of the East Point, Georgia,
 2   Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to add the following as Section 11-1151(a)(8):
 3           “(8) Any applicant for a special event wherein the anticipated number of persons attending the
 4   event is expected to be greater than two thousand (2000) persons must secure the approval of the City

 5   Council for the event before a permit is issued pursuant to this Section. Approval of the event will not be
     unreasonably withheld by the City Council. The City Council in reviewing the application for a special
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     event permit shall consider the following factors in determining whether to approve the permit:
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             (a)      Any anticipated adverse impact of the special event on City infrastructure, parks,
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                      sanitation, security or personnel;
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             (b)      Any anticipated adverse impact of the special event on citizens or property within the
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                      immediate vicinity of the location proposed for the event;
11           (c)      Any anticipated adverse impact on traffic flow on adjoining streets and pedestrians;
12           (d)      The ability to minimize any of the anticipated adverse impacts of the special event;
13           (e)      The provisions made by the event organizer for security, disposal of waste, noise
14                    reduction, signage, traffic, parking, lighting, insurance for property damage and personal

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                      injury.
             (f)      The hours of operation; the location of the event; the dates of the event.
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             The City Council may impose conditions on approval of the event permit in order to protect the
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     public health, safety and welfare, public or private property and the attendees of the event.
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     Section 2.    This ORDINANCE shall be codified in a manner consistent with the laws of the State of
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     Georgia and the City of East Point.
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22   Section 3. (a) It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Mayor and Council that all Sections,
23   paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this ORDINANCE are or were, their enactment, believed
24   by the Mayor and Council to be fully valid, enforceable and constitutional.

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             (b) It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Mayor and council that, to the greatest extent
     allowed by law, each and every section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ORDINANCE, is
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     severable from every other section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of the ORDINANCE. It is
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     hereby further declared to be the intention of the Mayor and Council that, to the greatest extent allowed
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 1   by law, no section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ORDINANCE is mutually dependent
 2   upon any other section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ORDINANCE.
 3           (c) In the event that any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this ORDINANCE
 4   shall, for any reason whatsoever, be declared invalid, unconstitutional or otherwise unenforceable by the

 5   valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, it is the express intent of the Mayor and
     Council that such invalidity, unconstitutionally or unenforceability shall, to the greatest extent allowed by
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     law, not render invalid, unconstitutional or otherwise unenforceable any of the remaining phrases,
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     clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of the ORDINANCE and that, to the greatest extent allowed
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     by law, all remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of the ORDINANCE shall
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     remain valid, constitutional, enforceable, and of full force and effect.
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11   Section 4. ALL ORDINANCES and parts of ORDINANCES in conflict herewith are hereby expressly
12   repealed.
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14   Section 5.    Penalties in effect for violations of Part 1 of the Code of Ordinances, City of East Point,

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     Georgia at the time of the effective date of this ORDINANCE shall be and are hereby made applicable to
     this ORDINANCE and shall remain in full force and effect.
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     Section 6. The effective date of this ORDINANCE shall be the date of adoption unless otherwise
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     specified herein.
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21                             First Reading:            ___________________________________
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23   APPROVED this _________ day of _______________ 2012.
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                                                                   Earnestine Pittman, Mayor

     APPROVED AS TO FORM:                                          ATTEST:
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     O.V. Brantley, Interim City Attorney                          Agnes Beltran Goodwine, City Clerk

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