MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

MARCH 21, 2017

 

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION          

II.              APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF MARCH 7, 2017.

 

III.             APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR MARCH 21, 2017.

IV.            CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

V.             CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M. Andrews   A.        Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal to attend the “SC Rope Rescue Technician-I” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration, travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews   B.        Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Chief to attend “Structural Collapse Class” to be held in Olive Branch MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

W. Blunt         C.        Approve request for Notary Bond Renewal for one (1) Municipal Court Clerk.

 

W. Blunt         D.        Approve request for the Municipal Court Administrator to attend the “2017Municipal Court Administrators Spring Conference” to be held in Biloxi, MS, at no cost to City.

 

C. Bush          E.       Approve request for the Public Works Director and the Landfill Supervisor to attend the “Mississippi Class I Rubbish Site Operator Certification Training” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

D. Givens       F.         Approve request for the Victims Advocate Coordinator to attend the “Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training” to be held in Southaven, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

G. Irby             G.        Ratify request for the Interim City Planner to attend the “CDBG Workshop” that was held in Flowood, MS, on March 9, 2014, and approve payment for lodging and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         H.        Approve permit request from Councilman Stephen Jones on behalf of Hayden Allen to host the “Hayden Allen Benefit” from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on March 26, 2017.  He is requesting to block off 2nd Avenue North (Elbow Room) between 4th Street North and 5th Street North (Zachary’s).

 

O. Lewis         I.          Approve permit request submitted by Kerry Blanton on behalf of the Animal Clinic to host the “Four (4) Paws for Cause 5K Fun Run and One (1) Mile Walk Fundraiser”  to be held at the Riverwalk from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on April 8, 2017.

 

O. Lewis         J.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Captain to attend the “Cell Phone Mapping & Analysis Training” to be held in Corinth, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

O. Lewis         K.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Captain to attend the “Social Media & Technical Skills Training” to be held in Corinth, MS, and approve payment for travel expense.

 

O. Lewis         L.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Investigator to attend the “Leadership Skills Training” to be held in Birmingham, AL, and approve payment for registration, lodging and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         M.        Approve request for one (1) CPD Investigator  to attend the “Electronic Device Crime Scene Search and Evidence Recovery Training” to be held in Gonzales, LA, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         N.        Approve request for one (1) CPD Investigator to attend the “Decision Making Skills for the Supervisors Training” to be held in Birmingham, AL, and approve payment for registration, lodging and meal expenses.

 

 

O. Lewis         O.        Approve request for one (1) CPD Officer to attend the “Field Training Officer II Training” to be held in Corinth, MS, and approve payment for registration and   meal expenses.

 

 

 

 

VI.              REPORTS, PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AGENDA:

 

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

·        American Red Cross Proclamation

 

 

M. Andrews    B          Swearing in of two (2) Fire and Rescue Personnel

·        Jaquay Sherrod

·        Wesley Gates

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

M. Rawle         J.         Monthly Financial Report

 

D.                    K.         Board Vacancies

Armstrong     

 

                                    Tree Board

·        1 Vacancy

·        3-Year Term

·        Term expired for Christina Berry on 12/5/2016.

·        Appointment can be made immediately.

·        No applicants at this time

 

 

 

 

VII.              CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

·        Mark Jackson – Columbus Fairgrounds

 

·        Sharon Lewis - Potholes

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.           POLICY AGENDA:

 

C. Bush          A.         Discuss/Approve request to hire one (1) Laborer for the Public Works Department, contingent upon a successful pre-employment medical examination and drug screen

 

C. Bush          B.         Discuss/Approve request to hire one (1) Equipment Operator for the Rubbish Pit Landfill, contingent upon a successful pre-employment medical examination and drug screen

 

G. Irby             C.        Discuss/Approve request for the City Engineer to determine ADA Compliance of Existing Elevator in City Hall.

 

G. Irby             D.        Discuss/Approve request to apply for the CDBG Public Facilities Grant.

 

J. Turnage/     E.         Discuss/Approve Proposed Changes to Wrecker Ordinance Rates and

D. Armstrong             Charges.

 

K. Wiegel      F.         Discuss/Approve recommendations from the Planning Commission Meeting of March 21, 2017.

 

 

 

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION: