What's on the Agenda: Nov. 5 Smyrna City Council

The City Council will be discussing the approval of two city ordinances and reappointment to the Civil Service Board.

1. INVOCATION - Father Paul Rainview, Saint Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church



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

(A) Public Hearing- Approval of Ordinance 2012-14, Amending Section 703 of the Zoning Ordinance related to roadway access for day nurseries - City of Smyrna (AB)



(A)Approval of Ordinance 2012-21 suspending all sections mandating use of electronic records of Article III, Chapter 22, Pawnbrokers, City of Smyrna Code of Ordinances to May 6, 2013 (RF)

(B)Approval of Ordinance 2012-22 repealing the entire Section 46-1, Noise Regulation of Chapter 46, Environment, City of Smyrna Code of Ordinances (RF)

(C)Reappointment to Civil Service Board tabled from October 15, 2012 meeting



(A)Approval of October 15, 2012 Mayor and Council meeting minutes

(B)Approval of 2013 Smyrna Community Event Dates

(C)Approval to use Council Chambers on November 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., for Oak Ridge Estates Annual HOA Meeting

(D)Award RFQ 13-012 Cisco Phone Server Upgrade to the lowest bidder meeting specifications, Digitel Corporation for $26,285.74 and authorize the Mayor to sign and execute any related documents

(E)Approval of the purchase one (1) Ford Sedan Interceptor vehicle, two (2) Ford Taurus SE vehicles, five (5) Ford Explorer Interceptor vehicles, and one (1) Ford Explorer Interceptor vehicle (City Court Marshal) in the amount of $224,676.00 dollars, and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents

(F)Approval of RFQ 13-011 to lowest responsible bidder, Ten-8 Fire & Safety for protective gear for firefighting (40 sets at price of $1,776 per set)

(G)Approval of the temporary road closure of Ward Street to through traffic between Windy Hill Road and Powder Springs Street from November 19, 2012 through January 7, 2013

(H)Award RFQ13-007-B to Boutte Tree, Inc., sole bidder, for arborist and landscape plan review services and authorize the Mayor to sign documents related to this service



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


MS November 05, 2012 at 02:28 PM
What's not on the agenda tonight. On Atlanta Rd. in front of The Village Green 124 lights have been installed for $758K. That's not including the sod. 64 pedestrian lights (straight pole w/ bubble light) 60 streetlights (straight pole w/ curved arm) 39 bollards (short sidewalk barricades) You read that right. 124 lights + 39 bollards in a 2-3 block area. Street & pedestrian lights aren't to be planted like jonquils. These lights are to serve a purpose which is to provide safety for pedestrians and drivers not enrich the bank accounts of Croy Engineering and other contractors.
MS November 05, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Melleny Pritchett, Mayor Pro-tem / Ward 1 Councilmember and Chair of the Vision Committee. http://www.smyrnacity.com/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2303 ?
Jennifer November 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I agree....way too many light posts, and light pollution (yes, there is such a thing!). Also, why isn't Smyrna installing solar-powered lights? Smyrna taxpayers will have to pay the huge electric bill! The new traffic signal posts at major intersections of Smyrna look great and are a good investment. However, these excessive light posts on a not-so-important street are a silly waste of money in these tough economic times!
Smyrnan November 05, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Ms. Pritchett what has happened to "the Granicus suite of expansive citizen participation, agenda workflow and government transparency solutions"? I was really hoping you'd prove us all wrong and actually be telling the truth for once.
Smyrnan November 05, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Thanks for deleting my comment! I still say they light up city hall like a circus tent. Don't hold it against me if the council can act like clowns.


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