MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

May 16, 2017

 

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION          

II.              APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF MAY 2, 2017.

 

III.             APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR MAY 16, 2017.

IV.            CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

V.             CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M. Andrews    A.     Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend “Firefighter Intervention Rescue Survival Techniques” 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 Deputy Fire Marshall to attend the “NFPA Fire Officer 1-21-III-IV and Mississippi Fire Officer Program” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews    C.        Approve request for six (6) Fire and Rescue Personnel to attend “MS OHS Trench Rescue Refresher Training” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for travel and meal expenses.

 

C. Bush          D.        Accept letter of retirement from a Public Works Foreman, effective May 18, 2017

 

O. Lewis         E.         Approve request for the CPD to fundraise for an Officer who is battling cancer.

 

O. Lewis         F.         Approve permit request submitted by Eddie C. Newman to host the “Neighborhood Unity & Reunion Picnic” to be held on May 27, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and to block off 4th Avenue North between 15th Street North and 16th Street North.

 

O. Lewis         G.        Approve permit request submitted by Timothy Bailey on behalf of Prepared Table Ministry to host a “Church Picnic/Fun Day” to be held on May 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and approve request to block off the street directly in front of the church, which is 1201 College Street, to the parking lot of the church.

 

O. Lewis         H.        Approve permit request submitted by Colin Krieger to host the “Northside Charity Crawfish Boil” to be held on May 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and to block off the 500 block of 8th Street North.

 

O. Lewis         I.          Ratify permit request submitted by Johnathan West to host the “Neighborhood/Community Fellowship & Feeding”” that was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with 14th Street North between 6th Avenue North and 7th Avenue North blocked off.

 

O. Lewis         J.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Corporal to attend the “Cell Phone Mapping/Social Media Analysis Class” to be held in Tunica, MS, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

O. Lewis         K.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Captain to attend the “Building Better Police Reports Training” to be held in Starkville, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

O. Lewis         L.         Approve request for one (1) CPD Investigator to attend the “Certified Voice Stress Analysis Examiner Course” to be held in Nashville, TN, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

R. Smith         M.        Approve request for the Mayor, City Council, COO, CFO, HR Director and Department Heads to attend the “86th Annual MML 2017 Summer Conference” to be held in Biloxi, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

R. Smith         N.        Approve request for the Advisor and Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council to attend the “MML 2017 Youth Track Conference” to be held in Biloxi, MS, 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

·        Proclamation –National Click It Or Ticket

 

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

 

G. Irby             C.        Monthly Report from the City Planning and Community Development Department for April 2017

 

W. Blunt         D.        Monthly Report from the Municipal Court Division for April 2017

 

C. Bush          E.         Monthly Report from the Public Works Department for April 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

M. Rawle         I.          Monthly Financial Report

 

D.                    J.         Board Vacancies

Armstrong     

                                    Historic Preservation Commission

·        2 Vacancies 

·        4-Year Terms for Fred McCaleb and Keith Gaskin will end

            5/16/2017.

·        Appointment can be made May 16, 2017.

 

                                    Applicant

·        Bryan Brown

 

                                    Golden Triangle Regional Airport Board

·        1 Vacancy

·        5-Year Term for Johnny Fisher will end 6/19/2017.

·        Appointment can be made June 13, 2017.

·        No applicants at this time

 

                                    City Utilities Commission

·        1 Vacancy

·        5-Year Term for James Graham will end 6/30/2017.

·        Appointment can be made June 20, 2017.

·        No applicants at this time

 

                                    Municipal Election Commission

·        5 Vacancies

·        4-Year Terms for Penesha McDowell Harrison, Leon Speck, Diane

            Sloan, Roy Milton Hicks and Josie S. Shumake will end 6/30/2017.

·        Appointments can be made June 20, 2017.

·        No applicants at this time

 

                                    Columbus Housing Authority

·        1 Vacancy

·        5-Year Term for Willie Byrd will end 7/13/2017.

·        Appointment can be made June 20, 2017.

·        No applicants at this time

 

 

VII.              CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

·        Monte’ Ewing Johnson – CHS Beta Club

 

 

 

 

VIII.          POLICY AGENDA:

 

C. Bush/         A.         Discuss/Approve request to hire one (1) Laborer for the Public Works

P. Mitchell                  Department, contingent upon a successful pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.

 

M. Rawle         B.         Discuss/Approve Resolution to approve the 2017 COLA Payment.

 

K. Wiegel        C.        Discuss/Approve recommendations from the May 8, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting.

 

T. Jones         E.         Discuss/Approve Derelict Property Docket.

 

 

 

IX.            EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

 

Personnel Matter (1)