MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

APRIL 18, 2017

 

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION          

II.              APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF APRIL 4, 2017.

 

III.             APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR APRIL 18, 2017.

IV.            CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

V.             CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M. Andrews   A.        Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Engineer to attend the “SAR TECH II Evaluations” to be held in Meridian, MS, and approve payment of travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews   B.        Approve request for the Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief to attend “CPM Training” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    C.        Approve request for two (2) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend “SAR TECH Evaluations” to be held in Meridian, MS, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    D.        Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Engineer to attend “Site Protection/Observational Techniques (Train the Trainer)” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

M. Andrews    E.         Approve request for four (4) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend “MSFA 1001-I-II Graduation” to be held in Pearl, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

M. Andrews    F.         Ratify request for the Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief to attend a meeting with the Greenwood Fire Department, Sunbelt Fire and Globe, to be held in Greenwood, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

 

M. Andrews    G.        Ratify request for the Fire & Rescue Administrative Assistant to attend the “ESAP Committee Meeting” to be held in Carthage, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

M. Andrews    H.        Approve request for the one (1) Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief and two (2) Fire & Rescue Personnel to attend the “Task Force Swift Water Class” to be held in Picayune, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         I.          Approve request for one (1) CPD Investigator to attend the “Investigating Social Networking Sites Techniques” to be held in Byram, MS, and approve payment for lodging, travel, and meal expenses.

 

 

O. Lewis         J.         Approve request for two (2) CPD Officers to attend the “Criminal Investigation Techniques” to be held in Tupelo, MS, and approve payment for registration, travel, and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         K.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Officer to attend the “Basic Gang Training” to be held in Tupelo, MS, and approve payment for travel, and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         L.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Investigator to attend the “Interview and Interrogation Training” to be held in Brandon, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel, and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         M.        Approve request for one (1) CPD Corporal to attend the “Command Leadership Training” to be held in Southaven, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel, and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         N.        Approve request for the CPD Chief to attend the “2017 Summer Educational Conference” to be held in Biloxi, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel, and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         O.        Approve permit request submitted by Sheniynah Richardson to host the “Bike the Block (Celebrate National Fitness through Biking, Walking/Running”” to be held on May 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p. m., and approve to block off College Street at South MLK Drive, Bell Avenue & 15th Street South.

 

 

VI.              REPORTS, PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AGENDA:

 

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

·        Proclamation – Honoring Mr. Al Hatcher

 

O. Lewis         B.         Swearing in of six (6) CPD Officers

·        Haley Lucas

·        Emily Konoir

·        Judias Neal

·        Alvin Ellis

·        Eugene D. Betts

·        Aaron D. Conley

 

M. Andrews    C.        Monthly Report from the Columbus Fire & Rescue Department for             March 2017

 

G. Irby             D.        Monthly Report from the City Planning and Community Development Department for March 2017

 

W. Blunt         E.         Monthly Report from the Municipal Court Division for March 2017

 

C. Bush          F.         Monthly Report from the Public Works Department for March 2017

 

T. Jones         G.        Monthly Report from the Code Enforcement Division for March 2017

 

O. Lewis         H.        Monthly Report from the Columbus Police Department for March 2017

 

K. Wiegel        I.          Monthly Report from the Building Inspection Department for March 2017

 

M. Rawle         J.         Monthly Financial Report

 

D.                    K.         Board Vacancies

Armstrong     

                                    Civil Service Commission

·        1 Vacancy due to resignation of Al Hatcher

·        Unexpired 4-Year Term ending 8/5/2018

·        Appointment can be made May 2, 2017.

 

                                    Applicants

·        Rita Felton

·        Michael Sykes, Jr.

 

 

VII.              CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

·        Mark Jackson – Columbus Fairgrounds

·        Lillian Murray – Columbus Beautification Program

·        Frederick Tate - Sandfield Community Park

 

 

VIII.           POLICY AGENDA:

 

D. Armstrong A.         Discuss/Approve Final Adoption of New Wrecker Ordinance.

 

R. Eastman    B.         Discuss/Approve College and 6th Street South Parking Lot Change Order.

                       

O. Lewis         C.        Discuss/Approve to hire one (1) Certified CPD Officer and two (2) Entry Level Officers, contingent upon a successful pre-medical examination and drug screen.

 

O. Lewis         D.        Discuss/Approve promoting a Lieutenant to Captain in the CPD Patrol Division.

 

K. Stafford      E.         Discuss/Approve Acceptance of Hospital Drive Extended (by Longhorn’s) as a City Street.

 

                                   

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION: