City of Porterdale

Minutes and Agenda

CITY OF PORTERDALE

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES

July 3, 2017

6:30PM

 

Presiding over the meeting was Mayor Arline Chapman. In attendance were Council Members, Terry Gray- Post 1, Linda Finger – Post 2, Timothy Savage – Post 3, Mike Harper – Post 4 and Lowell Chambers – Post 5. Also in attendance were Bob Thomson- City Manager, Tim Chambers – City Attorney and Megan Reid – City Clerk.

Agenda Item 1. Call to order
Mayor Arline Chapman called the meeting to order

 

Agenda Item 2. Invocation
The invocation was led by Mayor Arline Chapman


Agenda Item 3. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Chapman led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

Agenda Item 4. Awards, Recognitions, & Donations

 

None

 

 

Agenda Item 5. Additional Agenda Items

None


Agenda Item 6. Approval of the Agenda Items


Motion 1 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the agenda and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 7. Budget Adjustments

 

None.

 

Agenda Item 8.  Comprehensive Plan Update

None.

 

Agenda Item 9. Approval of Minutes

 

 

Motion 2 - was made by Council Member Mike Harper to approve the minutes of June 5, 2017 and was seconded by Council member Lowell Chambers.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Motion 3 - was made by Council Member Mike Harper to approve the minutes of June 22, 2017 and was seconded by Council member Lowell Chambers.


Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 10. Speed Limit Resolution

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

Motion 4 – was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the resolution for the support of Speed Reduction on Washington Street and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Council Member Chambers discussed the timeline of events once the resolution was sent to the Department of Transportation.

 

Motion Passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 11. Historic Preservation Ordinance Amendment- Section 107-27 Of Article II, Chapter 107 Of The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Porterdale, Entitled “Historic Preservation Commission”, To Provide For The Number Of Members Appointed To The Porterdale Historic Preservation Commission

 

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

 

Motion 5 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the 3rd reading and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 12. Historic Preservation Ordinance Amendment - Chapter 107 Of The Code Of Ordinances Of The City Of Porterdale, Georgia, Entitled "Historic Preservation", By Amending Section 107-90 To Provide For The Exemptions To The Requirement Of Obtaining Certificates Of Appropriateness For Department of Transportation Funded Work And For Local Governments As Provided By State Law

 

Motion 6 - was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the 3rd reading and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

 

Agenda Item 13. Alcohol Ordinance Amendment Section 4-59 Thereof, Entitled "Hours of Operation", To Provide That Establishments Holding A License For The Sale Of Alcoholic Beverages For Consumption On The Premises Where Sold Must Remove All Alcoholic Beverages Served to Customers From Tables, Bars, Or Other Areas Of Service, No Later Than Thirty (30) Minutes After The Cessation Of Sale Hours.

 

Motion 7- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the 3rd reading and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 14. Appointment to Newton County Water Sewer Authority- Council member Lowell Chambers

 

Motion 8 – was made by Council member Mike Harper to reappoint Council Member Lowell Chambers to the Newton County Water and Sewer Authority Board and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 15. Historic Preservation Commission Appointments

Iva Dinkins

Jeanne Rue

 

Motion 9  – was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers to appoint Iva Dinkins to the Historical Preservation Commission and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Motion 10  – was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers to Jeanne Rue to the Historical Preservation Commission and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Agenda Item 16. Planning and Zoning Board Appointments

                                    Rick Vaida

                                    Dustin Ketchum

 

Motion 11  – was made by Council Member Linda Finger to appoint Rick Vaida to the Planning and Zoning Commission and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

Motion 12  – was made by Council Member Linda Finger to appoint Dustin Ketchum to the Planning and Zoning Commission and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion passed unanimously

 

 

 

 

Agenda Item 17. Public Hearing for Annexation by HCH 1000, LLC, and Rio Land & Investment Company, for four tracts of property

 

Motion 13- was made by Council member Tim Savage to open the Public Hearing and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

There were no public comments.

 

Motion 14-  was made by Council member Linda Finger to close the public hearing and was seconded by Council Member Mike Harper.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

Agenda 18.  3rd Reading of Ordinance for Annexation by HCH 1000, LLC, and Rio Land & Investment Company, for four tracts of property located as follows:

 

Tract A: A 0.68 acre tract more or less located at 10152 Washington Street, Newton County, Georgia, owned by Rio Land & Investment Company (Newton County Tax Parcel Id. No. 0063000000014000);

Tract B: A 3.2 acre tract more or less located at 10159 Washington Street, Newton County, Georgia, owned by HCH 1000, LLC (Newton County Tax Parcel Id. No. 0063000000016000);

Tract C: A 0.88 acre tract more or less located at 10129 Washington Street, Newton County, Georgia, owned by HCH 1000, LLC (Newton County Tax Parcel Id. No. 006300000002100);

Tract D: A 2.26 acre tract more or less located at 10145 Washington Street, Newton County, Georgia, owned by HCH 1000, LLC (Newton County Tax Parcel Id. No. 0063000000015000)

The present zoning classification of each of the properties made the subject of the applications are Newton County CG (General Commercial).  The proposed zoning classification of each of the properties made the subject of the applications are City of Porterdale C-G (General Commercial).

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

Motion 15– was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the 3rd reading of the annexation and was seconded by Council member Tim Savage.

Motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item 19. Decision for Zoning of four tracts by HCH 1000, LLC, and Rio Land & Investment Company

Motion 16 – was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers to approve the zoning to G-C with the condition that the properties by brought into compliance with the Sign Ordinance as of November 2, 2017 and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

Motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item 20. Public Hearing for Annexation by Newton County Water Authority, for two tracts

Motion 17- was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers to open the Public Hearing and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

City Attorney Tim Chambers read the description of the proposed properties to be annexed.

 

There were no public comments.

 

Motion 18- was made by Council Member Linda Finger to close the public hearing and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

 

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Agenda Item 21. 3rd Reading of Ordinance for Annexation by Newton County Water Authority, for two tracts

Tract A: 11.79-acre tract:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Cedar Shoals District, 10th District, Newton County, Georgia containing 12 acres more or less and being more particularly described as follows:

BEGINNING at a point on the East side of Yellow River at a concrete marker; thence running South 58 Degrees and 28 Minutes East along other property of Grantor, 625 Feet to an iron pin corner; thence running South 19 Degrees and 40 Minutes West along other property of Grantor, 850 Feet to an iron pin corner, thence running North 58 Degrees and 28 Minutes West along property of Bibb, 625 Feet to the East side of Yellow River; thence meandering Northerly along the East side of Yellow River 850 Feet to point of beginning.  A more complete description of said tract of land by which reference is hereto made, is plat of same dated February 3, 1971, and recorded in plat book 8, page 124 of Clerk's Office, Newton Superior Court.

Tract B: 30.79-acre tract:

All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 97 of the 10th District of Newton County, Georgia, and being designated as Tract 25-C containing 30.81 acres as shown on that survey for William C. Glawson, Jr., prepared by James M. Paul, GA RLS #1530, which plat is recorded in Deed Book 665, Page 213, which plat by reference hereto is incorporated herein for a more particular and accurate description of said property.

Tract 25-C is a portion of Tract 22-C containing 64.86 acres and 22-B containing 7.78 acres for a combined total of 72.73 acres as shown on that plat of survey recorded in Plat Book 20, Page 72, Newton County Records. The above two tracts have now been divided into Tract 23-C, 24-C, and 25-C,

The present zoning classification of each of the properties made the subject of the applications are Newton County A-R (Agricultural/Public Utility).  The proposed zoning classification of each of the properties made the subject of the applications are City of Porterdale AG-G Agricultural/ Public Utility.

Read aloud by City Attorney Tim Chambers.

Motion 19 – was made by Council Member Linda Finger to approve the 3rd reading of the annexation and was seconded by Council Member Lowell Chambers.

Motion passed unanimously

Agenda Item 22. Decision for Zoning of two tracts by Newton County Water Authority

Motion 20 – was made by Council Member Lowell Chambers to approve the zoning to A-G and was seconded by Council Member Linda Finger.

Motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Item 23. Member Comments


City Clerk Update- Megan Reid

  • Updated Council on Alcohol License for Shell Gas Station. New owners have applied for license
  • Will be on vacation July 13-19
  • Training for election on July 10-12

 

Downtown Director-

  • Thanked everyone for their help on making the July 1 event a successful one. It was a great turn out and the fireworks lasted for 20 minutes.


Police Chief- Jason Cripps

  • Absent
  • Mayor Chapman gave kudos to the Police Department for the good publicity on Facebook and their good deeds in the community
    • A comment on Facebook       expressed their thanks to the officer that stopped traffic so that they       could take a picture
    • Another comment thanked the       Police Department for supplying a special needs child with ear muffs so       they could enjoy the fireworks
    • The Police Department also       held a birthday party for a 4 year old at City Hall
           
           

City Manager- Bob Thomson

  • Advised the Council that there was some interest for the sale of the 4 basement lots off of Crowell Road
  • Waffle House is clear to build
  • Will be out of the Office July 6 and July 7


Mayor Arline Chapman

  • Kudos to the Public Works Department for their hard work on making the Independence Day Celebration a success and for everyone involved.

Post 1- Terry Gray

  • Thanked Josephine for organizing the Independence Day Event.

Post 2- Linda Finger

  • Nothing to report

Post 3- Tim Savage

  • Kudos to the Public Works and Police Department and Josephine Kelly for their hard work on making the Independence Day Celebration a success and for everyone involved.

Post 4- Mike Harper

  • Enjoyed the Fireworks show and thanked the police department

Post 5- Lowell Chambers

    • 4th of July was       marvelous
    • Community Garden looks       beautiful
    • Would like to the green Ash       Tree behind the Church needs to be pruned

 

Agenda Item 20. Public Comments not on the Agenda
Rick Vaida- Jackson Rd- would like to be able to see the Fireworks at Burger King

 

Agenda Item 21. Executive Session

 

None.

 

Agenda Item 22. Adjournment

 

Motion 21 - was made by Council Linda Finger to adjourn and was seconded by Council Member Tim Savage.

 

Motion passed unanimously.