City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

Minutes of the Meeting

Rescheduled from TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 to February 21, 2013

Presiding over the meeting was Mayor Arline Chapman.  In attendance were Council Members Anita Rainey - Post 1, Linda Finger - Post 2, Tim Savage - Post 3, and Lowell Chambers- Post 5.  Council Member Mike Harper was absent. Also in attendance were the City Manager, Bob Thomson, City Clerk, Megan Reid, and City Attorney, Tim Chambers.
Mayor Chapman called the meeting to order.

1. Property Maintenance Code

a.  City Attorney Discussed proposed changes for 1st and 2nd reading. 1st and 2nd reading may be ready on February 28, 2013

2. C.A.R.E.- Linda Finger

a. Linda Finger asked to put notices in water bills for numbering of houses sponsored by C.A.R.E. and the Council came to a consensus to move forward with that.

3. Candace Hassen

a. Would like to start a newsletter and the council agreed it is a great idea.

4. Mayor's meeting with location scout

a. Mayor Discussed meeting with location scouts.

5. DDA appointments

a. The Council did not have any recommendations at this time.

6. Rockdale Kennel Club offer-spay and neuter services

a. Mayor and City Staff will work out details in reaching out to agencies to handle this project.

7. Police Car Purchase

a. Read Resolution no need to discuss.

8. Opportunity Zone update

a. City Manager, Bob Thomson and Mayor Chapman met with DCA regarding the Opportunity Zone and expansion seems promising.

9. Gym update

a. City Manager, Bob Thomson explained to the council that the project was about 3 weeks behind due to bad weather.

10. "Prisoners" filming update

a. Mayor went over this discussion in Agenda Item # 4.

11. Tree planting, Poplar Street

a. City Manager, Bob Thomson went into detail about the planting of dogwoods with the Tree Board.

12. DOT  LMIG money arrived-street signs, culvert repairs

a. City Manager, Bob Thomson updated the Council that the bids were out for new street signs.

13. Request HPC meet and recommend a local historic district

a. Council made a recommendation for the Historical Preservation Committee to begin this process.

14. Posters from UGA design charette

a. City Manager, Bob Thomson discussed the next steps after we received our posters.

15. Ethics Commission

a. City Clerk, Megan Reid updated Council on the proposed changes in HB 125.

16. Update- City Clerk training, court clerk training (Zoning Commission)- Megan Reid

a. City Clerk updated Council on the new Georgia Open Records Laws that she learned about at training.

17. Budget meeting Wednesday 02/20/2013, 6:30 PM, City Hall

a. Announcement was made to Council of Budget Committee's progress.

18. Other topics that may arise

19. 2050 Plan Zoning

a. The Mayor would like this to be discussed further.

20. Larry James

a. Mayor would like to ask him to be on the Tree Board.

21. Hunter Hall 2/25/13 @ 9am for Business Development Class

a. Mayor made announcement

22. Mike Harper would like to see that the Judge be able to ban persons for the City Limits.

23. Report From Lowell Chambers

a. Council member Lowell Chambers reported back from the Water Authority

24. Adjournment-

a. Motion 1- was made by Council Member Harper to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

b. Motion carried unanimously.

Read and adopted in the regular meeting of the City Council held on this ___ day of March, 2013.