CITY OF JONESBORO
COUNCIL MEETING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
 

The City of Jonesboro Mayor and Council held their regular monthly meeting on September 12, 2005 at 170 South Main Street, Jonesboro, GA  30236 at 7:00pm.  The following were in attendance: 

                        Members present:         Council member Yvette McDonald

                                                            Council member Wallace Norrington

                                                            Council member Rick Yonce

                                                            Council member Linda Wenz

                                                            Mayor Joy B. Day 

                        Staff present:                Sam Durrance, Public Works Director

Stacey Inglis, Finance Officer

                                                            Kathryn Lookofsky, DDA

                                                            Jim Roberts, Interim Police Chief

Jon Walker, City Manager 

Minutes Approved:  Councilwoman McDonald made a motion to approve the August 8, 2005 minutes with spelling correction (registrars).  Councilwoman Wenz seconded. The motion carried unanimously. 

Councilman Norrington made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2005 Called Meeting as presented.  Councilwoman McDonald seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Agenda Amendment:  Mayor Day requested to amend the agenda to include an “Item G: Consider Water Fountain Quotes” and “Item H: Consider a Request for Proposals for city electrician”.  Councilwoman McDonald made a motion to amend the agenda to include “Items G & H”.  Councilman Yonce seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Home Occupation:   Angela Adasme requested a Home Occupational Certificate to operate a publishing company from her home located at 129 South Avenue.  Councilwoman Wenz made a motion to approve her Home Occupation request.  Councilman Yonce seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Solid Waste Management Plan:  Councilman Norrington made a motion to adopt the Solid Waste Management Plan as presented.  Councilwoman McDonald seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Streetscape Project Update:  City Manager Jon Walker, gave a brief history of the Streetscape Project and updated the council on the current status. He explained the financing and informed the council that the city has submitted a grant to the Atlanta Regional Commission for additional funding. Options were reviewed as to the extent of the project. 

Resignation of Councilman Sewell:  Councilwoman McDonald made a motion to accept the resignation of Council Clifford “Rip” Sewell, effective September 1, 2005.  Councilman Norrington seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Call for Special Election:  Joan Jones, Election Superintendent called for a Special Election to be held in conjunction with the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 with qualifying held Wednesday, September 14, 2005 thru Friday, September 16, 2005.  Councilman Yonce made a motion to accept this call for a Special Election.  Councilman Norrington seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Executive Session:  Councilman Norrington made a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation, personnel matters and possible land acquisition.  Councilwoman McDonald seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.   

Regular Session:  Councilman Norrington made a motion to resume Regular Session.  Councilwoman McDonald seconded.  The motion carried and Regular Session resumed. 

Water Fountain for Massengale Park:  Three bids were reviewed for installation of a water fountain at Massengale Park.  Markstaar Company was awarded the contract for $1.192.55 with Clayton County Water Authority installing the actual water meter and tie in.  The total cost including incidental materials will be $2,892.55.  Councilwoman Wenz made a motion to accept this total bid package of $2,892.55 for installation of a water fountain at Massengale Park.  Councilman Norrington seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously. 

RFP for City Electrician:  Councilman Norrington made a motion to issue a Request for Proposal for a City Electrician.  Councilman Yonce seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

OTHER BUSINESS

R. Hepler asked council about the Spring Street/Fayetteville Road drainage problem.  Mayor Day outlined plans underway to correct drainage problems throughout the city.  Director K. Lookofksy updated everyone of Amnesty Day on October 15th for a city wide cleanup. 

There being no further business, Councilman Norrington made a motion to adjourn.  Councilwoman Wenz seconded.  The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned. 

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Joy Day, Mayor                                                           Joan Jones, City Clerk