City Council Meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Legion Field
Mill Street, Covington, Ga.
3173 Mill Street
Covington, Georgia

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   ***WORK SESSION @ 5:30 PM***

 

AGENDA

CITY OF COVINGTON

COUNCIL MEETING

LEGION FIELD

3173 MILL STREET

OCTOBER 21, 2019

6:30 PM

 

 

Mayor Ronnie Johnston, Mayor Pro-tem Kenneth Morgan, Council members: Hawnethia Williams, Michael Whatley, Josh McKelvey, Anthony Henderson, and Susie Keck, City Manager Leigh Anne Knight, City Clerk Audra M. Gutierrez, and City Attorney Frank Turner, Jr.

 

  1. Call to order, invocation, and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

-Air Quality update

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2.         Discussion of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held on October 7, 2019.

 

3.         Discussion of the final reading of an ordinance for the City of Covington:

 

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF COVINGTON, GEORGIA, TO AMEND THE COVINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, ENACTED AND ADOPTED ON THE 16TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2001, AS AMENDED BY PREVIOUS AMENDMENTS, TO ALTER CERTAIN PROVISION OF TITLE 13 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING SECTION 13.08.380 (RIDERS AND ADJUSTMENTS) OF CHAPTER 13.08 (ELECTRIC SYSTEM) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

       

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

4.         Discussion of changes to the agenda.

 

5.         Public comments for any item not on the agenda.

           

            CONSENT AGENDA

 

6a.       Approval of an application to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption only for:

 

                        Bench Warmers Sports Grill                                      10205 Access Road

                        El Charro Mexican Restaurant #1                             3165 Elm Street NE

                        El Charro Mexican Restaurant #5                             9148 Dr. ML King Ave

                        Longhorn Steakhouse #5244                                     6112 Pavilion Way NW

                                   

6b.       Approval of an application to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption only for:

 

                        Alcovy Road Chevron                                                10176 Alcovy Road

                        Beverage Mall                                                            7254 Washington Street SW

                        Don’s Supperette                                                       3251 Highway 278

                        Pace Street BP                                                            2106 Pace Street

                        Quicktrip #821                                                           11124 Highway 142

                        Quicktrip #798                                                           3214 Highway 278 NW

 

6c.       Approval of an application to obtain a license for a Beer and/or Wine Retail Amenity only for:

 

                        Southern Heartland Gallery & Frames                      1132 Monticello Street

 

6d.       Approval of revised request for filming in the downtown area November 4-6, 2019.

 

6e.       Approval of request for road closure in the downtown area on November 11, 2019, for Veteran’s Day program. 

 

6f.        Approval of request for filming on Carroll St. on October 23-24, 2019.

 

6g.       Approval of request for closure of Stone Mountain from Spring Street to West on November 9, 2019.

 

7.         Discussion of public hearing concerning the first reading of an ordinance for the City of Covington:

 

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF COVINGTON, GEORGIA, TO AMEND THE COVINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, ENACTED AND ADOPTED ON THE 16TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2001, AS AMENDED BY PREVIOUS AMENDMENTS, TO ALTER CERTAIN PROVISION OF TITLE 16 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING SECTION 16.08.010 (DEFINITIONS) OF CHAPTER 16.08 (INTEPRETATIONS AND DEFINITIONS) AND AMENDING SECTION 16.20.290 (EXTENDED-STAY MOTEL/HOTELS) OF CHAPTER 16.20 (SUPPLEMENTAL USE PROVISIONS) THEREOF TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

8.         Discussion of purchase order for ITRON meters.

 

9.         Discussion of pay request to American Railroad Industries, Inc. for the US Corrugated Rail Spur.

 

10.       Discussion of public hearing concerning the first reading of an ordinance for the City of Covington:

 

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF COVINGTON, GEORGIA, TO AMEND THE COVINGTON MUNICIPAL CODE, ENACTED AND ADOPTED ON THE 16TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2001, AS AMENDED BY PREVIOUS AMENDMENTS, TO ALTER CERTAIN PROVISION OF TITLE 8 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING CHAPTER 8.04 (GARBAGE, YARD TRIMMING AND WEEDS) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

11.       Discussion of bids for Gravity Sewer Upgrade and Improvement Projects.

 

12.       Discussion of moving December’s Council Meeting to the 9th

 

13.       Public comments.

 

14.       Comments from the City Manager.

 

15.       Comments from the Mayor and Council.

 

16.       Adjourn.

 

 

 

Arbor Day in Covington

Every year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday in February and Covington hosts a grand celebration of their own. Complete with guest speakers, refreshments and a poetry and art contest Arbor Day in Covington is a day to celebreate. Those in attendance even get to leave with a complimentary tree to plant.