City Council Meeting

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  JOINT WORK SESSION WITH THE

NEWTON COUNTY BOC

5:00 PM

     ED, Main Street, and Tourism

 

    ***WORK SESSION to follow if time permits***

Boarded up homes

Sustainability/Earth Day

 

AGENDA

CITY OF COVINGTON

COUNCIL MEETING

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

6:30 PM

 

 

Mayor Steve Horton, Mayor Pro-tem Susie Keck, Council members: Hawnethia Williams, Kenneth Morgan, Fleeta Baggett, Anthony Henderson, and Don T. Floyd, City Manager Scott Andrews, 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.

 

-Arbor Day Proclamation

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2.         Discussion of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held on February 3, 2020.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

3.         Discussion of changes to the agenda.

 

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

           

            CONSENT AGENDA

 

5a.       Approval of an application to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption only for:

 

            Elea J’s Southern Table                                 6265 Highway 278 NE

 

5b.       Approval of an application to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption only for:

 

            Walmart Stores East, LP                                10300 Industrial Blvd NE

 

5c.       Approval of an application to obtain a license to sell alcoholic beverages for Beer and/or Wine Retail Amenity only for:

 

Woven LLC                                                     1134 Church Street

 

5d.       Approval of request for filming in the downtown area on February 18, 2020.

 

5e.       Approval of request for an Event Permit on May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2020 for the Spring Lunchtime Concert Series. 

 

5f.           Approval of request for closures on May 9, 2020 for the Born to Run 5k.

 

5g.       Approval of request for an Event Permit on May 16, 2020 for the Fort Valley State University on the Square at Covington event.

 

6.         Discussion of contract for moving the Office of Economic Development (ED) to the Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

 

7.         Discussion of Economic Development (ED).

 

8.         Discussion of Main Street Covington.

 

9.         Discussion of Tourism.

 

10.       Discussion of a resolution of the City of Covington affirming its commitment to the prohibition of discrimination.

 

11.       Discussion of public hearing on the proposed Text Amendment to Sec. 16.20.235 for Dwellings, Single-Family Detached:

 

“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 PROVISIONS OF TITLE 16 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING SECTION 16.16.020 (PERMITTED USES) OF CHAPTER 16.16 (STANDARD ZONING DISTRICTS) AND TO ADOPT SECTION 16.20.235 (DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED) OF CHAPTER 16.20 (SUPPLEMENTAL USE PROVISIONS) AND TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

12.       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 13 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING SECTION 13.08.290 (INDUSTRIAL SERVICE) AND SECTION 13.08.300 (LARGE INDUSTRIAL SERVICE) OF CHAPTER 13.08 (ELECTRIC SYSTEM) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

13.       Discussion of Easement and MOU for Storm water Maintenance of property adjacent to Pace and Elm Streets.

 

14.       Discussion of an affidavit stating the City’s plan to protect the confidentiality of the location and address of family violence shelters in the state of Georgia.

 

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

                       

16.       Discussion of bids for a server room AC upgrade at City Hall.

 

17.       Discussion of emergency repairs to Access Road due to water main rupture.

 

18.       Discussion of bids for grinding services of yard debris.

 

19.       Public comments.

 

20.       Comments from the City Manager.

 

21.       Comments from the Mayor and Council.

 

22.       Enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing land opportunity, personnel matters, and litigation.

 

23.       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 proclamation, Arbor Day in Covington is a day to celebrate. Those in attendance even get to leave with a complimentary tree to plant.