MEETING OF

THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

 

 

I.                 CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION          

II.              APPROVE MINUTES FOR THE MEETING OF AUGUST 9 and SEPTEMBER 5, 2017.

 

III.             APPROVE DOCKET OF CLAIMS FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2017.

IV.            CONFIRMATION OF/OR AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA

V.             CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M. Andrews    A.         Approve request for three (3) Fire and Rescue Firefighters to attend the “CPAT” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

M. Andrews   B.        Approve request for one (1) Fire and Rescue Firefighter to attend “Vehicle Extrication & Rescue Levels I-II” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration, travel and meal expenses.

 

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

 

C. Bush          D.        Approve request for the Public Works Director to attend the “Mississippi Public Works Association Fall Conference” to be held in Biloxi, MS, and approve payment for lodging, travel and meal expenses

 

O. Lewis         E.         Approve permit request submitted by Colin Krieger to host the “Burger Bash” as a fundraiser for Columbus Main Street to be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and approve to block off the 500 block of 8th Street North.

 

O. Lewis         F.         Approve permit request submitted by Chief Doran Johnson and Jessica James to host the “Columbus High School Homecoming Parade” to be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.  Please see the attached route map.

 

O. Lewis         G.        Approve permit request submitted by Rep. Kabir Kareem on behalf of the 7th Avenue Heritage Festival to host the “2017 7th Avenue Heritage Festival to be held from 12:00 p.m. on October 6, 2017 until midnight October 7, 2017.

 

O. Lewis         H.        Approve permit request submitted by Rep. Kabir Kareem on behalf of the 7th Avenue Heritage Festival to host the “2017 7th Avenue Heritage Festival Parade to be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on October 6, 2017.  The parade will begin at Catfish Alley and end at 7th Avenue North.

 

O. Lewis         I.          Approve permit request submitted by Saum Chiropractic to host a “Trunk or Treat” to be held on October 28, 2017 at the Columbus Police Department Parking Lot from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

 

O. Lewis         J.         Approve permit request submitted by Lynn Davis on behalf of First United Methodist Church, Annunciation Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church on Main to host a “Fall Festival Community Block Party” to be held on October 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. She also asks to approve request to block off streets at St. Paul’s on College Street (S. 3rd Street) ending at the Annunciation Catholic Church’s Activities Building (S. 9th Street), and 6th St. South between First Methodist Church and the Post Office.  

 

O. Lewis         K.         Approve request for the CID Secretary to attend the “Intermediate and Advanced Courses in Excel” to be held in Jackson, MS, and approve payment for registration fee, lodging, travel and meal expenses.

 

R. Smith         L.         Approve request for the Mayor to attend the “Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy Hometown Awards Program Lunch & Learn for Mississippi Mayors” to be held in Tupelo, MS, and approve travel expenses

 

R. Smith         M.        Approve request for the Vice-Mayor to attend the “North Mississippi Mayors Association Meeting” to be held in Tupelo, MS, and approve payment for travel expenses.

 

 

 

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 August 2017

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

M. Rawle         I.         Monthly Financial Report

 

D. Armstrong J.         Board Vacancies

 

                                    Columbus-Lowndes Library Board

·        1 Vacancy

·        5-Year Term for Eulalie Hazard Davis will end 9/30/2017.

·        Appointment can be made 9/19/2017.

                                   

                                    Applicant

·        Clyde Hollis

 

                                    Golden Triangle Airport Board

·        1 Vacancy due to the passing of Mr. Johnny W. Fisher

·        5-Year Unexpired Term will end 6/20/2022.

·        Appointment can be made 10/3/2017.

 

                                    Applicant

·        Steven L. James, Sr.

·        Colin Krieger

 

 

 

VII.              CITIZENS INPUT AGENDA

 

 

Attorney Mark Jackson – Princess Theater Proposal

 

 

 

VIII.           POLICY AGENDA:

 

 

T. Hairston     A.         Discuss/Approve Urban Renewal Bonds (Burns Bottom Project) Resolution.

 

P. Mitchell      B.         Discuss/Approve City’s Health Insurance Renewal and Agents of Record.

 

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

 

K. Wiegel        D.        Discuss/Approve Recommendations from the September 11, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting

 

 

 

IX.               EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

Personnel Matters (2)