Augusta Georgia Agenda

Commission Meeting Agenda

Commission Chamber
12/18/2012
5:00 PM

INVOCATION:
Reverend Michael McCoy, Assistant to the Pastor, Beulah Grove Baptist Church. 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
PRESENTATION(S)
A.
Presentations honoring out-going members of the Augusta Commission, the Honorables Mayor Pro Tem Joe BowlesMatt Aitken, Jerry Brigham and J.R.Hatney.


B.
Retired Military Police Association presentation of an appreciation award to the Honorable Ronnie Strength, Sheriff, Richmond County Sheriff's Department.


RECOGNITION(S)
2012 Augusta-Richmond County United Way
C.
Acknowledgement and presentation to high achieving ARC departments for their 2012 United Way participation and constributions; and thanks to all departments for their hard work.


Augusta Christian's Football Team
D.
Recognize the Augusta Christian's football team for their state championship.  (Requested by Commissioner Jerry Brigham)


United States 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
E.
Mr. Lantz Lamback. (Requested by Mayor Pro Tem Joe Bowles)


Five (5) minute time limit per delegation
DELEGATIONS
F.
Mr. Brad Owens regarding opposition to the Business Improvement District (BID) as the Property Manager for the Dorris Building LLC, 930 Broad Street, Suite 2006.


G.
Mr. Doug Frohman regarding a petition associated with the realignment of Berckmans Road.


H.
Ms. Elizabeth Nash, Hillcreek HOA regarding the rezoning of the Mays property.


I.
MACH Academy, Inc.  RE: Consideration for inclusion in the Augusta-Richmond County Athletic budget.


J.
Ms. Robin Schweitzer regarding BID/CADI.


CONSENT AGENDA

(Items 1-31)

PLANNING
1.
Z-12-69- A request for concurrence with the Augusta Georgia Planning Commission to approve a petition by Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care, on behalf of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related, requesting a Special Exception to establish an Adult Day Care Center per Section 26-1(e) of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance affecting property containing approximately .23 acres and is known as 1899 Central Avenue (Tax Map 045-3-031-00-0) DISTRICT 1


2.
Z-12-71 - A request for concurrence with the Augusta Georgia Planning Commission to approve a petition by Shon Sherman McKinnon requesting a change of zoning from Zone LI (Light Industry) to Zone A (Agriculture) and Zone R-1 (One-family Residential) affecting property containing two tracts:   Tract A - contains approximately 7.5 acres and is known as 3964 Peach Orchard Road. (Part of Tax Map 195-0-023-01-0) DISTRICT 8   Tract B - contains approximately 6.9 acres and is known as 3964 Peach Orchard Road (Part of Tax Map 195-0-023-01-0) DISTRICT 8


3.
Z-12-72 - A request for concurrence with the Augusta Georgia Planning Commission to approve with the following conditions 1) that the only use of the property be a transportation service as described by the petitioner in his testimony before the Planning Commission or those uses allowed in an R-1C (One-family Residential) Zone for properties located at 1102 Pine Street and 1108 Hopkins Street and P-1 (Professional) Zone for properties located at 1101 Eleventh Street and 2) the existing chain link fence be fitted with dark colored translucent material known commercially as windscreen or privacy screen; a petition by Troy A. Booker, on behalf of Troy A. Booker et.al., requesting a change of zoning from Zone R-1C (One-family Residential) and Zone P-1 (Professional) to Zone B-2 (General Business) affecting property containing three tax parcels totaling .31 acres which are known as 1101 Eleventh Street, 1108 Hopkins Street and 1102 Pine Street. (Tax Map 046-4-599-00-0, 046-4-600-00-0 and 046-4-579-00-0) DISTRICT 1


PUBLIC SERVICES
4.
Motion to approve the Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Employment Agreement as approved by the Augusta Aviation Commission at their September 29, 2012 meeting. (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


5.
Motion to approve a request by Krista S. Wight for an extension of time to purchase the Alcohol Beverage License for Southeastern Foodservice and Event Consulting, LLC located at 1204 Broad St. District 1. Super District 9.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


6.
Motion to approve New Ownership Application: A. N 12 - 50:  request by Stuart J. Mohr for an on premise consumption Liquor, Beer & Wine license to be used in connection with The Rub It In Lounge located at 2706 Gordon Hwy. There will be Dance. District 4. Super District 9.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


7.
Motion to approve New Application: A. N. 12 - 51:  request by Deborah Caron for an on premise consumption Liquor, Beer & Wine license to be used in connection with EROS Bistro, LLC located at 1002 Broad St. District 1. Super District 9.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


8.
Motion to approve New Application: A. N. 12 - 52:  request by James K. Stiff for an on premise consumption Liquor, Beer & Wine license to be used in connection with Edgar's Grill and Conference Center located at 3165 Washington Rd. There will be Dance. There will be Sunday Sales. District 7. Super District 10.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


9.
Motion to approve Amendment #1 to Cooperative Agreement FY2013 for nutrition program for Senior Services with CSRA Regional Commission.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


10.
Motion to approve the Mayor's signature on the letter to the Department of the Air Force requesting the loan of an F-15 Eagle for Static Display at the airport.  This item was approved by the Augusta Aviation at their October 25, 2012 meeting.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


11.
Motion to approve a Georgia Power Encroachment Agreement for Easement for the Butler Creek Park Project.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


12.
Motion to approve with a decision on the signage to be made on Tuesday and pending the addition of some language that any future advertising revenues would come to the city; expenditure of SPLOST funds dedicated to the New TEE Center, in the amount of $991,561.00, for design, fabrication, installation and startup of all scope associated with the new Pedestrian Bridge  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


13.
Motion to approve Reeves Construction Contract Modification #7 for the Airport Front Door Parking Improvements as approved by the Augusta Aviation Commission at their November 29th meeting.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


14.
Motion to direct the Department of Recreation, Parks and Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with Virginia Beach Golf Management to operate the Augusta Municipal Golf Course with the contract being brought back to the committee for approval.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)


PUBLIC SAFETY
15.
Motion to approve moving forward with the naming of the new Sheriff's Office Administration Building for Sheriff Ronnie Strength.  (Approved by Public Safety Committee December 10,2012)


FINANCE
16.
Motion to provide funding to the Richmond County Development Authority to support retail development in the amount of $200,000. (Approved by Finance Committee December 10, 2012)


ENGINEERING SERVICES
17.
Motion to approve award of the Alexander Drive Overhead Signage Installation CPB 323-041110-296823215 to B & E Electrical in the amount of $35,275.00. Award will be contingent upon receipt of signed contracts and proper bonds as requested by AED.  (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


18.
Motion to authorize and approve Change Number Three and Supplemental Agreement Number Eight for the Augusta Levee Certification Project (CPB 324-041110-209824001) in the amount of $69,140.00 for Cranston Engineering Group, P. C as requested by AED. Funding is available through SPLOST IV Fund Recapture. (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


19.
Motion to approve Augusta Utilities and Tag Office Peach Orchard Road Lease Proposal and Design Build RFQ. (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)  


20.
Motion to approve the deeds of dedication, maintenance agreements, and road resolution submitted by the Engineering Department for Alexander Drive. Also approve Augusta Utilities Department easement deeds and maintenance agreements for Village at Riverwatch and Costco as requested by Augusta Engineering. (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


21.
Motion to approve funding source to construct the Frontage Road Extension Project. Funds are available in SPLOST Phase III and SPLOST Phase IV Fund Balance as requested by AED.  (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


22.
Motion to approve application from Georgia DOT for fiscal year 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant to be used for resurfacing roads as requested by AED/TE.  (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


23.
Motion to approve change in the Maintenance Highway Agreement between Augusta, Georgia and Georgia Department of Transportation to allow GDOT to maintain Guardrails along State Routes in the Old City as requested by AED. (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


24.
Motion to approve award of the Milledgeville Road at Barton Chapel Road Signal Installation to B & E Electrical in the amount of $128,715.46. Award will be contingent upon receipt of signed contracts and proper bonds as requested by AED.   (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


25.
Motion to approve the notification of payment in the amount of $185,596.52 to Utility Service Co. for executing maintenance to 13 water tanks in 2012 utilizing the Water Tank Maintenance Contract.  (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


26.
Motion to approve a one year extension for On-Call Construction Management, Construction Inspection, and Field Engineering Services Agreement with EMC Engineering, Moreland Altobelli, and LPA Group., as requested by AED.  Also, approve CPB Change Number Five in the amount of $300,000 to continue to fund the On-Call Construction Services. Funding is available in SPLOST Ph VI in the On Call Emergency Construction Services account.  (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


27.
Motion to approve a two year extension and $72,000 to continue funding the current On-Call Tree Removal Services with Big Dog Tree and Stump, Arbor Equity, and Southern Arbor Tree Care. Funding is available in the engineering operational account as requested by AED. (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012) 


28.
Motion to approve an Option for the purposes of acquiring a Right-of-Way between Wayne J. Guilfoyle and Anita Guilfoyle, as owner(s), and Augusta, Georgia, as optionee, in connection with the Windsor Spring Road Phase V Project (STP00-1105-00(004)), (N/A sq. ft.) in fee and (0.003 sq. ft.) of permanent construction and maintenance easement and one temporary driveway easement from the property located at 4940 Windsor Spring Rd., Hephzibah, GA 30815, private, at the purchase price of $500.00.   (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


29.
Motion to award Design Consultant Services Agreement to Kimley-Horne and Associates in the amount of $290,685 for the initial phases of the Roundabout Evaluation and Design Services Project to be funded from for the Capital Project Budget/SPLOST Phase VI as requested by AED.  (Approved by Engineering Services Committee December 10, 2012)


PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
30.
Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of the Commission held December 5 and Special Called Meeting held December 10, 2012.


31.
Motion to approve the rescheduling of the regular scheduled Tuesday, January 1, 2013 meeting to Wednesday, January 2, 2013.


****END CONSENT AGENDA****
AUGUSTA COMMISSION
12/18/2012



AUGUSTA COMMISSION
REGULAR AGENDA
12/18/2012

(Items 32-37)

PLANNING
32.
Motion to rescind the decision of the Augusta Commission on June 19, 2012, to deny a petition by James B. Trotter on behalf of L.P. Mays Family Partnership requesting a change of zoning from Zone A (Agriculture) and Zone B-1 (Neighborhood Business) to Zone R-3B (Multiple-family Residential) and to take such other action as deemed appropriate on the applicant’s original petition .


33.
Z-12-73 – A request for concurrence with the Augusta Georgia Planning Commission to approve with the following condition 1) the only use of the property shall be a congregate personal care home or those uses allowed in an R-1A (One-family Residential) Zone; a petition by Wesley Fludd, on behalf of Charles Brazil, requesting a change of zoning from Zone R-1A (One-family Residential) to Zone R-3C (Multiple-family Residential) affecting property containing approximately .70 acres and known as 2506 Pineview Drive. (Tax Map 096-4-041-00-0) DISTRICT 6


PUBLIC SERVICES
34.
Motion to approve Change Order #1 for an additional $473,858.00 in fees to Virgo Gambill Architects on the Augusta, Georgia Municipal Building Renovations and Modernization due to an increase in their scope of work.  (No recommendation from Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)  


FINANCE
35.
Motion to adopt authorizing resolution consenting and approving the Industrial Development Corporation (IDS) Conveyance to the Development Authority.  (No recommendation from Finance Committee December 10, 2012)


36.
Motion for the continuation of Downtown Augusta Business Improvement District by Director of Downtown Development Augusta.  (No recommendation from Finance Committee December 10, 2012)


LEGAL MEETING
A. Pending and Potential Litigation.

B. Real Estate.

C. Personnel.

37.
Motion to authorize execution by the Mayor of the affidavit of compliance with Georgia's Open Meeting Act.


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