City Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Council Room
formerly City of Covington Planning & Zoning Building
2116 Stallings Street
Covington, Georgia

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   ***WORK SESSION @ 5:30 PM***

 

AGENDA

CITY OF COVINGTON

COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 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.

Mayor Johnston to administer the Oath of Office to new Covington Police Officers Michael Wyatt and Kinsley Nichols.

-Presentation of Eagle Scout project

-Recognition of FFA for donation of flags to City used for Veteran’s Day

-Presentation of certificates to the graduating class of the Citizen’s Police Academy

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2.         Discussion of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held on October 21, 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 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.”

4.            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 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.”

 

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:

 

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar          5176 Hwy 278

Bradley’s Bar-B-Que                                      1160 Church Street

The Depot Sports Bar & Grill                         4122 Emory Street

Five O’Clock Sports Bar & Grill                      7191 Turner Lake Road

Jim Stalvey’s Restaurant & Lounge              3132 Hwy 278 NE

Johnny’s New York Style Pizza                      10176 Carlin Drive

Mystic Grill                                                     1116 Clark Street

Osake Hibachi Grill                                         2123 Usher Street

Pockets Billiards LLC                                      6259 Hwy 278 NE

Pockets Billiards LLC                                      6185 Hwy 278 NE

RL’s Off the Square                                        1113 Floyd Street

Tello’s Mexican Grill                                      4139 Hwy 278 NW

Village Grill                                                     10400 Covington Bypass

 

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

Bonds BP                                                        8145 Washington Street

Covington Package Store                              6138 Jackson Hwy

Covington Raceway                                       5148 Hwy 278 NW

CVS Pharmacy # 4695                                    4183 Hwy 278 NE

Dollar General Store # 11417                        10734 Hwy 36

Dollar General Store # 85                              6185 Hwy 278

Dollar General Store # 7057                          7118 Hwy 278

Food Depot # 44                                             6169 Hwy 278

Food Mart                                                      6155 Hwy 36

Hazel Brand Store LLC                                   9225 Hwy 142 N

Hester Package Store                                    5148 Washington Street

Ingles Markets # 439                                      9176 Hwy 278 NE

Newton Package Shop                                  9197 Hwy 278

Nitro 2 Go Beverages LLC                              9135 Dr. M L King Jr Ave

Turner Lake Chevron                                     6206 Turner Lake Road

21 Package Store                                           6147 Hwy 278 NW

Walgreens # 3760                                           3188 Hwy 278

 

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

 

Town Square Olive Oil, LLC                           1130 Church Street

 

6d.       Approval of an application for Personal Service beer and/or wine license only for:

 

Beauty Restoration Med Spa/Beauty Bar    1109 Floyd Street

 

6e.       Approval of request for filming in the downtown area November 18-20, 2019.

 

6f.           Approval of request for road closure in the downtown area December 13, 2019 for a Christmas Carnival.

 

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

 

 

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

8.         Discussion of Covington Municipal Airport FY 2021 CIP.

9.         Discussion of bids to purchase pad and pole mounted single phase transformers.

10.       Discussion of MEAG MCT election for Off-System Sales & Voluntary Deposits.                   

11.       Discussion of bids to purchase new switches and Wireless Access Points for new CPD Headquarters on Harland Drive.

12.       Discussion of a resolution for DNR Trail Grant.

13.       Discussion of Pace Street Change Order.

14.          Discussion of 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.”

 

15.       Discussion of a resolution for a budget amendment for Sanitation job relocations. 

16.       Discussion of agreement for Pratt Single Stream (everything mixed together) Recyclable Material.

17.       Discussion of Defined Contribution Plan rewrite.

18.       Discussion of proposed 2020 Council meeting calendar.

19.          Discussion of 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 5 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING SECTION 5.12.040 (HOURS OF OPERATION) OF CHAPTER 5.12 (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

20.       Public comments.

21.       Comments from the City Manager.

22.       Comments from the Mayor and Council.

23.       Enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing land opportunities and personnel matters.

24.       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.