City Council Meeting

Monday, September 21, 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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***WORK SESSION @ 5:30 PM***

 

AGENDA

CITY OF COVINGTON

      COUNCIL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

6:30 PM

 

Due to circumstances necessitated by emergency conditions involving public safety and preservation of public services, public access to this meeting is limited to teleconference.

THE PUBLIC MAY ACCESS THIS MEETING BY CALLING

+1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 741-740-8400


Or online:


https://zoom.us/j/7417408400

 

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 Called Meeting held on August 27, 2020.

 

3.         Discussion of the minutes from the Regular Council Meeting held on September 9, 2020.

 

4.         Discussion of the minutes from the Called Meeting held on September 11, 2020.

 

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 PROVISIONS OF TITLE 16 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING SECTION 16.20.440 (LIVESTOCK, QUARTERS AND ENCLOSURES (INCLUDES POULTRY)); 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 12 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AMENDING SECTION 12.04.020 (OBSTRUCTION OF STREETS AND SIDEWALKS PROHIBITED) 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.

           

9.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

            No items to consider

 

10.       Discussion of public hearing for a special use permit for a personal care home to be located at 5128 N. Emory Street.

 

11.       Discussion of Dr. M L King Jr. Avenue round-a-bout.

 

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 13.24.020 (GENERAL SEWER USE REQUIREMENTS) OF CHAPTER 13.24 (INDUSTRIAL WASTE CONTROL) THEREOF, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

13.       Discussion of bids to purchase MSA-SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) for the Fire Department.

                       

14.       Discussion of sole source bid to purchase an AirVac 911 System for the Fire Department.

 

15.       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 PROVISIONS OF TITLE 2 OF THE SAID CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING SECTION 2.60.040 (CEMETERY REGULATIONS) OF CHAPTER 2.60 (CEMETERIES) THEREOF AS, TO REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”

 

16.       Discussion of resolution changing the Council Meeting time from 6:30 PM to 6 PM.

 

17.          Discussion of proposed City Fee Schedule.

 

18.       Discussion of the first reading of an ordinance for the addition of a Large Industrial Rate Schedule for the City of Covington.

 

19.       Discussion of a request for road closure on College Avenue between Church and Elm Streets on September 28th from 7:30 AM – 2 PM, to allow the use of a crane to load the top of the Lula Building with roofing supplies and materials for roof replacement. 

 

20.       Discussion of bids to install a digital voting system for the council room.

 

21.       Discussion of Façade Grant Program.

 

22.       Discussion of resolution approving a special event with outside alcohol consumption in the Covington Historic Downtown Entertainment District on October 17, 2020.

 

23.       Discussion of a work session for the purpose of reviewing townhome development guidelines and other housing and land use information as recently provided by The Georgia Conversancy.

 

24.       Public comments.

 

25.       Comments from the City Manager.

 

26.       Comments from the Mayor and Council.

 

27.       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.