MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

 

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION          

 

II.               APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETINGS OF NOVEMBER 5 & 7, 2017.

 

III.             APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR NOVEMBER 21, 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 “Patriot South Planning Meeting” to be held in Gulfport, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    B.         Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Engineer to instruct the “ADSAR” to be held in Meridian, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses. Instruction will be held on two (2) separate dates.

 

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

 

M. Andrews    D.       Approve request for four (4) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend the “SARTEC II Training” to be held in Meridian, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    E.         Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Chief of Training to attend the “Accreditation Site Visit” to be held in Schaumburg, IL, at no cost to City.

 

M. Andrews    F.         Approve request for Columbus Fire and Rescue to surplus one (1) Centurion Generator and one (1) 2002 Dodge Caravan.

 

C. Bush          G.        Approve request for the Public Works Department to surplus equipment listed on the attached list.

 

G. Irby             H.        Approve request for the Planning and Community Development Administrative Assistant to attend the “Skillpath Administrative Assistants Conference” to be held in Columbus, MS, and approve payment for registration expenses.

 

O. Lewis         I.         Ratify permit request submitted by Jaymie McFarland on behalf of Love the Block/Vibrant Church & Columbus Housing Authority to host a “Thanksgiving Luncheon” that was held on November 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Columbus Housing Authority.  She also requested to block off a portion of the street in front of the Coleman Annex/Voting Precinct.

 

 

O. Lewis         J.         Approve permit request submitted by Prakash Patel to host a wedding on November 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Trotter Convention Center and to block off the street at 2nd Avenue North and 5th Street North to 6th Street North.

 

O. Lewis         K.         Approve permit request submitted by Colin Krieger to host the “Neighborhood Christmas Party” to be held on December 9, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. He is also requesting approval to block off the 500 block of 8th Street North.

 

O. Lewis         L.         Approve permit request submitted by Katie Fenstermacher on behalf of Annunciation Catholic School to host the “In Our Nation Day Parade” to be held on January 30, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  The parade route will begin at the Annunciation School’s parking lot, turn right onto Browder Street, right onto Hwy 82 East, right onto Gardner Blvd, right on to Maxwell Lane and return to the school’s parking lot.

 

O. Lewis         M.        Approve request to declare the attached list of CPD vehicles as surplus property.

 

 

 

VI.              REPORTS, PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AGENDA:

 

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

 

M. Andrews    B          Monthly Report from the Columbus Fire & Rescue Department for October 2017

 

W. Blunt         C.        Monthly Report from the Municipal Court Division for October 2017

 

C. Bush          D.        Monthly Report from the Public Works Department for October 2017

 

G. Irby             E.         Monthly Report from the City Planning and Community Development Department for October 2017

 

T. Jones         F.         Monthly Report from the Code Enforcement Division for October 2017

 

O. Lewis         G.        Monthly Report from the Columbus Police Department for October 2017

 

K. Wiegel        H.        Monthly Report from the Building Inspection Department for October 2017

 

M. Rawle         I.          Monthly Financial Report

 

D. Armstrong J.         Board Vacancies

 

Board of Adjustments & Appeals of Development Codes

·        1 Vacancy

·        1-Year Term for Mike Gibson expired 9/20/2017.

·        Appointment will be made December 19, 2017.

 

                                    Applicant

·        Mike Gibson

 

                                    Golden Triangle Regional Waste Management Authority

·        1 Vacancy

·        4-Year Term for Robert E. Smith, Sr. will end 12/31/2017.

·        Appointment will be made December 19, 2017.

                                   

                                    Applicant

·        Robert E. Smith, Sr.

 

 

 

VII.              CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.           POLICY AGENDA:

 

K. Wiegel        A.         Discuss/Approve Recommendations from the November 13, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting.

 

M. Andrews    B.         Discuss/Approve hiring of one (1) Entry Level Firefighter, contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen.

 

O. Lewis/        C.        Discuss/Approve hiring of two (2) Forensic Scientist Trainees (Chemist and

P. Mitchell                  (Criminalist), contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen.

 

K. Stafford      D.        Discuss/Approve request to advertise for bids for the Columbus-Lowndes County Airport’s Maintenance Hangar Rehabilitation Project

 

 

 

 

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

Personnel Matters:  (2)