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Sneak Peek: Aug. 20 City Council Agenda

Smyrna City Council will vote to approve a bid for a long-awaited SPLOST project and more at it's meeting Monday.

1. INVOCATION - Associate Pastor Barbara Hatchell of Smyrna 1st United Methodist

2. AGENDA CHANGES:

3. MAYOR'S REPORT:

4. LAND ISSUES/ZONINGS/ANNEXATIONS: Please limit speaking time for citizens’ input related to the following land issues/zonings/annexations to five minutes.

5. PRIVILEGE LICENSES:

6. FORMAL BUSINESS:

(A) Public Hearing- Approval of a Resolution 2012-07 of the Mayor and Council of the City of Smyrna, Georgia, consenting to the submittal of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan 5-Year Update to the Atlanta
Regional Commission and to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (AB)

(B) Approval of Ordinance 2012-05 adding Article VIII, Sections 22-315-330, a Filming Ordinance to Chapter 22 of the City's Code of Ordinances (AB) Tabled from April 2, 2012, May 7, June 4, July 2 meetings to August 20, 2012 meeting

(C) Approval of Ordinance 2012-19 suspending all sections mandating use of electronic records of Article III,Chapter 22, Pawnbrokers, City of Smyrna Code of Ordinances (RF)

(D) Approval to initiate process and authorize a Resolution and Declaration of Taking, acquiring portions of the following properties for public transportation purposes (CW): 3295 South Cobb Drive 852, 888, 1166, 1295, 1270, 1338 at Concord Road 3006 Atlanta Road

(E) Appointments to Tree Board - Ward 4 (CW) and Ward 6 (WL)

7. COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS:

8. CONSENT AGENDA:

(A) Approval of August 6, 2012 Mayor and Council Minutes

(B) Award RFP 13 - 002 Belmont Hills Connector to the lowest qualified bidder, Baldwin Paving for $1,468,259.04 and authorize the Mayor to execute any associated documents.

(C) Award Bid RFP 13-003 Concord Road Improvments to the lowest bidder C.W. Matthews Contracting Company for $6,890,536.83 w/all 3 alternates and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents

(D) Approval for Campbell High School to conduct CHS Spartan Sprint 5K Run and Kids Fun Run on November 17, 2012 - Assembling at 7:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 9:30 a.m.

(E) Ratification of partial road closure for east end of Anderson Circle from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on August 11, 2012 for Williams Park Neighbors annual social event

(F) Approval to use Council Chambers on August 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. for Williams Park Neighbors in conjunction with Smyrna Historical Society Meeting

(G) Approval of 2012 Performance Partnership Agreement with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency between GEMA and City of Smyrna and authorize Mayor to sign and execute document

9. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

10. SHOW CAUSE HEARINGS:

(A) Hearing for Appeal of Alcohol Server Permit Denied by License and Variance Board - Marla LaFountain

11. CITIZEN INPUT: Please limit speaking time for public comment to three minutes.

12. ADJOURNMENT

MS August 18, 2012 at 01:12 PM
From www.smyrnasplost.com: Concord Road Improvements (2011) “Construction of a landscaped median and multi-use trail from South Cobb Drive to Atlanta Road. Design and Right-of-way acquisition will be completed during the 2005 SPLOST, while construction will be completed during the 2011 SPLOST.” There’s been no discussion of the SLOST check register, purchases of property, or condition of Concord Rd. during the seven years since the 2005 SPLOST. The city has said the 2005 SPLOST wasn't for construction. If true what was the city going to do if the 2011 SPLOST hadn’t passed. The 2005 SPLOST was for $9.2 million to be used for Concord Rd. improvements. That $9.2 million was for that project from start to finish. When the project was presented to voters it was an $8.2 million dollar project from start to finish. In 2007 Croy Engineering held several meetings with a project timeline of two to three years. The project changed when the city saw it could use all of the 2005 SPLOST to get rid of the businesses along Concord Rd. then insert the same project into the 2011 SPLOST for $11 million more. Less expensive yet important visual projects could’ve begun on Smyrna's roadways immediately all over the city to address the city’s image and make Smyrna more attractive and inviting to new businesses.

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