City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda


Rescheduled Regular Meeting and Work Session

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Regular Meeting


  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Awards, Recognitions, & Donations
  5. Additional Agenda Items
  6. Approval of the Agenda
  7. Approval of Minutes- March 4, 2013 Regular Meeting Minutes and March 12, 2013 Called Meeting Minutes
  8. Public Hearing - 2013 Budget
  9. Resolution Guiding Relationship between City Council and City Attorney
  10.  Member Comments
  • City Clerk Update- Megan Reid
    • Fi Fa
    • Update on Municode
    • Website update
    • Truck Rentals at 52 South Broad St
    • Fire Chief- Ron Savage
    • Police Chief- Geoff Jacobs
    • Mayor Arline Chapman
    • Post 1- Anita Rainey
    • Post 2- Linda Finger
    • Post 3- Tim Savage
    • Post 4- Mike Harper
    • Post 5- Lowell Chambers
  1. Public Comments not on the Agenda- Limit 5 Minutes
  2. Executive Session
  3. Adjournment

Work Session:


1. Mr. Garbutt will go over the final phase of the gymnasium renovation

2. Contracts for Appointed Officials and Department Heads

3. Decision on July 4th

4. Golf Cart Sign Warnings- Mike Harper

5. Bob Thomson Update

  • Gymnasium progress-- resuming construction date, expected completion date, full scope of project upon completion
  • Working with Georgia Department of Corrections for jobs related to the gymnasium we may not be able to fit into the current budget
  • Meeting with Newton Federal about homeownership assistance possibilities
  • Explanation of Porterdale's selection for a downtown fellowship through the Georgia Municipal Association and the Carl Vinson Institute of government
  • Brief update on the land and water conservation grant, the kayak launch/recreational trails program, the TE grant (depot interior and trail), USDA sewer project, 2013 $500,000 CDBG application
  • Our options for establishing and implementing design guidelines for a local historic district in light of our disappointing grant denial by the state historic preservation division-- potential use of Nina Kelly from NEGRC
  • Budget questions and answers
  • RFPs for health insurance for this year,  audit services in 2014
  • Upcoming training-- historic preservation commission members in Milledgeville, 04/26-27, city manager in Eatonton 05/02/03
  • Performance of Handel's Water Music suites this October