MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

 

 

I.             CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION         

II.          APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETINGS OF FEBRUARY 6 & 8, 2018.

 

III.          APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR FEBRUARY 20, 2018.

IV.         CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

V.          CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M. Anderson  A.         Approve request to refund two (2) citizens for Trotter Convention Center fees.

 

D. Armstrong  B.         Approve request for the COO to attend the “MS Airports Association 2018 Annual Conference” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews   C.        Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Administrative Assistant to attend the “ESAP Meeting” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    D.         Approve request for three (3) Fire and Rescue Firefighters to attend the “Mississippi Fire Investigators Association 2018 Spring Seminar” to be held in Oxford, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    E.         Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Chief to attend a “MS Department of Health Meeting” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    F.         Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Marshal to attend “Water Based Fire Protection System Plans Review (N0137)” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    G.        Approve request for two (2) Fire and Rescue Firefighters to attend ‘CPAT’ to be held in Jackson, MS and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

G. Irby             H.        Approve request for the Mayor and City Planner to attend the “2018 Affordable Housing Program Workshop:  Opening Doors” to be held in New Orleans, LA, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

F. Shelton       I.         Approve request to send one (1) CPD Officer and the CPD Training Officer to attend the “Criminal Justice Student Association Career Fair” to be held in Memphis, TN, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses

 

F. Shelton       J.         Ratify request for payment of lodging in the amount of $450.00 for instructors conducting “Motorcycle Training” scheduled for February 19-23, 2018 in Columbus, MS.

 

F. Shelton      K.         Ratify request for one (1) CPD Officer to attend the “Active Shooter – Train the Trainer Training” to be held in Pearl, MS, at no cost to City

 

F.  Shelton     L.         Approve request for the Chief of Police and the CPD Training Officer to attend the “Recruit Officers Graduation” to be held NMLETA in Tupelo, MS, at no cost to City

 

 

 

VI.           REPORTS, PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AGENDA:

 

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

 

F. Shelton       B.        Promotion of two (2) CPD Corporals to Sergeant

·         Timothy Jenkins

·         Christopher Smith

 

M. Andrews   C.       Monthly Report from the Columbus Fire & Rescue Department for January 2018

 

W. Blunt         D.       Monthly Report from the Municipal Court Division for January 2018

 

C. Bush          E.        Monthly Report from the Public Works Department for January 2018

 

G. Irby            F.        Monthly Report from the City Planning and Community Development Department for January 2018

 

T. Jones         G.       Monthly Report from the Code Enforcement Division for January 2018

 

G. Lewis         H.       Monthly Report from the Columbus Recreation Department for January 2018

 

F. Shelton       I.        Monthly Report from the Columbus Police Department for January 2018

 

K. Wiegel        J.        Monthly Report from the Building Inspection Department for January 2018

 

M. Rawle        K.        Monthly Financial Report

 

D. Armstrong  L.        Board Vacancies

 

                                    Historic Preservation Commission

·         1 Vacancy to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Jim Borsig who resigned

      January 31, 2018.

·         3-Year Term will expire 05/19/2019.

·         Appointment can be made immediately.

·         No applicants at this time

 

 

                                    Columbus Municipal School District (2 Vacancies)

·         1 Vacancy to fill Angela Verdell’s 5-Year Term which will expire

            03/02/2018.

·         Appointment will be made February 20, 2018.

·         1 Vacancy to fill the unexpired 5-Year term of Currie Fisher who

            resigned 02/09/2018.

·         Currie Fisher’s 5-Year Term expires 03/03/2020.

·         Appointment to fill the unexpired term will be made 03/20/2018.

 

                                    Applicants (Angela Verdell’s Position)

·         Yvonne Cox

·         James E. Samuel

·         June Leigh

 

                                    Applicants (Currie Fisher’s Position)

·         Willie J. Petty, Sr.

·         Cedric Vance

 

 

                                    Board of Adjustment & Appeals of Development Codes

·         1 Vacancy

·         1-Year Term for Kevin Stafford will expire 03/15/2018.

·         Appointment will be made March 06, 2018.

 

                                    Applicant

·         Kevin Stafford

 

 

 

VII.          CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

 

 

VIII.        POLICY AGENDA:

 

R. Smith         A.         Discuss/Approve donation of $750.00 to the Lowndes County Chapter of the MUW Alumni Association’s Welcome Home Reception

 

R. Smith         B.         Discuss/Approve Resolution of Support for Additional Funds from the Legislature for the Terry Brown Amphitheater.

 

G. Lewis         C.        Discuss/Approve hiring of Facility Supervisor for Columbus Recreation Department, contingent upon a successful drug screen and pre-employment medical exam.

 

 

 

IX.            EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

Personnel Matter (1)