MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

JULY 18, 2017

 

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION          

II.              APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF JULY 6, 2017.

 

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

IV.            CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

V.             CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M. Andrews    A.       Approve request to pay $350.00 to the MS Department of Health for EMT-Basic registration.

 

M. Andrews   B.        Ratify request for six (6) Fire and Rescue Personnel to travel to Philadelphia, MS for an “OSAR- Mutual Aid Response (Overland Search and Rescue)”, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    C.        Approve request for three (3) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend the “EC Driver/Operator NFPA 1002: Pumper Apparatus Training” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration, travel and meal expenses.

 

M.  Andrews   D.        Ratify request for two (2) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend a meeting at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS to obtain permission for “Internal Certification of Emergency Medical Technicians”, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

D. Armstrong E.         Ratify Mayor Robert E. Smith as Voting Delegate and Vice-Mayor Bill Gavin as Alternate Voting Delegate for MML President Election.

 

W. Blunt         F.         Approve request for five (5) Municipal Deputy Clerks and one (1) Collection Clerk to attend the “Municipal Court Clerks Association Annual Summer Seminar” to be held in Biloxi, MS, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         G.        Approve request for the Chief of Police, Director of Training, and two (2) CPD Officers to attend the “Law Enforcement Graduation” to be held at Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorehead, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

O. Lewis         H.        Approve permit request submitted by Tietti Chandler to host a “50th Birthday Party” on January 20, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. at the Trotter Convention Center, and to block off at the corner of 5th Street North to 2nd Ave. North (all the way past the parking lot before the Hitching Lot).

 

O. Lewis         I.          Accept letter of resignation from one (1) CPD Officer, effective July 7, 2017.

 

R. Smith         J.         Approve request for the Mayor, Council, COO, CFO, and Interim City Planner to attend the “Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Conference” to be held in Point Clear, AL, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses

 

 

 

VI.              REPORTS, PROCLAMATIONS, RECOGNITIONS AGENDA:

 

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

 

O. Lewis         B.         Swearing in of five (5) CPD Officers

·        Jervarcus Gooch

·        James Powell

·        Eric Romans

·        Richard Weeks

·        Samuel Werner

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

M. Rawle         J.         Monthly Financial Report

 

D. Armstrong K.         Board Vacancies

                                    Historic Preservation Commission

·        1 Vacancy

·        4-Year Term for Fred McCaleb ended 5/16/2017.

·        Appointment can be made immediately.

·        No applicants at this time

 

                                    Municipal Election Commission

·        2 Vacancies

·        4-Year Terms for Leon Speck, Josie S. Shumake ended

            6/30/2017.

·        Appointments can be made immediately.

 

                                    Applicants

·        Josie S. Shumake

·        Willie Harris

·        Tommy Jackson

·        Berry Hinds

·        Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

                                    City Planning Commission

·        1 Vacancy to fill the unexpired 3-Year Term ending 12/1/2018

·        William Bluitt resigned 6/19/2017.

·        Appointment can be made immediately.

·        No applicants at this time

 

 

 

VII.              CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

·                  Edwina Williams – Appeal of granting a setback variance by Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals

 

 

 

VIII.           POLICY AGENDA:

 

S. Fairbanks   A.         Discuss/Approve Debt Restructure Resolution.

 

C. Bush          B.         Discuss/Approve request to hire an applicant to fill the vacant position of Laborer for the Public Works Department, contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen

 

C. Bush          C.        Discuss/Approve request to hire an applicant to fill the vacant position of Truck Driver for the Public Works Department, contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen

 

G. Irby             D.        Discuss/Approve Mississippi Home Corporation Blight Grant Program.

 

O. Lewis         E          Discuss/Approve to hire two (2) Certified Police Officers and two (2) Entry-Level Police Officers, contingent upon a successful pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.

 

K. Wiegel        F.         Approve/Discuss recommendation from the July 10, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.

 

K. Stafford      G.        Discuss/Approve acceptance of MDOT’s Multimodal Grant offer for the Maintenance Hangar Rehabilitation Project for CLCA

 

K. Stafford      H.        Discuss/Approve the Engineering Contract for the Maintenance Hangar Rehabilitation Project for CLCA.

 

 

 

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

Personnel Matters (3)