City Council Meeting

Monday, December 9, 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***

   *Electric Review Committee update

AGENDA

CITY OF COVINGTON

COUNCIL MEETING

DECEMBER 9, 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.

-Honorable Judge Horace Johnson, Jr. to administer the Oath of Office to the newly elected and re-elected officials.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2.         Discussion of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held on November 12, 2019 and the minutes from the Called Meeting on November 20, 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 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.”

 

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 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.”

 

5.         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 5 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING SECTION 5.12.260 (COVINGTON HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT) OF CHAPTER 5.12 (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

6.         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 5 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING SECTION 5.12.270 (LEGION FIELD ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT) OF CHAPTER 5.12 (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

NEW BUSINESS

7.         Discussion of changes to the agenda.

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

CONSENT AGENDA

9a.       Approval of applications to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption only for:

            Amici Italian Café                               1116 College Ave SE

            Bangkok Grill Thai Cuisine                 5135 Hwy 278 NW

            Bread & Butter Bakery                       1122 Monticello Street

            Chili’s Grill & Bar                                14480 Paras Drive

            City Pharmacy                                    1105 Church Street

            Pizza Hut #36042                               4168 Hwy 278 NE

            Your Pie                                        1115 Washington Street SW 

 

9b.       Approval of applications to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption only for:

            Alcovy Liquor                                      10117 Alcovy Road   

            Aldi #48                                               11152 Hwy 142 N

            Exxon Food Mart                                 9123 Hwy 278

            EZ Trip                                                10125 Alcovy Road

            Food To Go                                         6229 Turner Lake Road

            Ingles Markets #452                            7173 Turner Lake Road

            Kroger #214                                         3139 Hwy 278 NE

            La Tampiquena                                     7134 Hwy 278 NE

            Shell Food Mart                                    8109 Washington Street

                                     

9c.       Approval of an application for an Art Shop to allow patrons to bring and consume Beer and/or Wine in limited quantities:

Wildart LLC                                                1105 Washington Street

 

9d.       Approval of an application for Personal Service beer and/or wine license only for:

Anthology Hair and Body                  1123 Church Street Suite 102

 

9e.       Approval of an application to obtain a license for a Beer and/or Wine Retail Amenity only for:

            Revolution Casual Living                1114 Monticello Street

 

9f.        Approval of renewal of PRO-VISION Securamax Contract for the Covington Police Department.

9g.       Approval of MEAG Power Sale of Excess Reserve Capacity to the City on behalf of the City of LaGrange.

9h.       Approval of invoice to purchase materials for I20 bore.

 

10.       Discussion of Financial Advisor for the City’s Defined Benefit Plan.

11.       Discussion of Defined Benefit Portal and Administrative Services.

12.       Discussion of amendment to Defined Benefit Plan.

13.       Discussion of invoice to purchase materials for Stanton Springs Parkway.

14.       Discussion of 2020 LMIG.

15.       Acknowledge receipt of the City Manager’s Annual Appointments.

16.       Public comments.

17.       Comments from the City Manager.

18.       Comments from the Mayor and Council.

19.       Enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation and land opportunities.

20.       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.