City Council Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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AGENDA

CITY OF COVINGTON

COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 2, 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.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

2.         Discussion of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held on February 17, 2020 and Called Meeting minutes from February 19, 2020.

 

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 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.”

 

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 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.”

 

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 8 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING CHAPTER 8.26 (BOARDED UP STRUCTURES) THERETO, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

6.         Discussion of changes to the agenda.

 

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

           

            CONSENT AGENDA

 

8a.       Approval of request for road closure in the downtown area April 19, 2020 for the Riding for a Cure event.

 

8b.       Approval of request for road closure in the downtown area May 16, 2020 for the Covington Fireman’s Memorial Trust.

 

8c.       Approval of request for an event permit in the downtown area June 12th, August 14th, September 11th, and October 16th for the Arts Association’s Downtown Sounds Concert Series.

 

9.         Discussion of upcoming Census Kick-off.

 

10.       Discussion of Covington Square rehab support.

                       

11.       Discussion of sole source bid to purchase a cardiac monitor for the Covington Fire Department.

 

12.       Discussion of MOU of Interim Service Plan for new Eastside High School.

 

13.       Discussion of Glover Street drainage project.

 

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 Amendment One to the City of Covington Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.

 

16.       Discussion of revised Downtown Covington map.

 

17.       Discussion of the Downtown Development Authority and the Covington Development Authority.

 

18.       Public comments.

 

19.       Comments from the City Manager.

 

20.       Comments from the Mayor and Council.

 

21.       Enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation and investigative purposes

 

22.       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.