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Council Minutes Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MINUTES
CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday February 7, 2017
Officials Present
Vice-Mayor: Dean Moore
Council: Mario Williams, Ahmed Hassan, Awet Eyasu, Beverly Burks, Jamie Carroll
City Manager: Keith Barker 
City Clerk: Tracy Ashby 
City Attorney: Stephen Quinn
 
Vice Mayor Dean Moore called the meeting to order at 7:55pm.
 
Roll Call: Mario Williams, Awet Eyasu, Ahmed Hassan, Beverly Burks, Dean Moore,
Absent: Mayor Terry
 
Pledge of Allegiance
 
C.  ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS/ PRESENTATION
C1)  Swear in New Council Member Jamie Carroll
Judge David Will swore in Jamie Carroll as Council Member.
 
C2)  Approve Minutes for 1-3-2017 Council Meeting
Mario Williams made a motion to approve the amended January 3 Council Meeting minutes with the change that he voted to approve the variances. Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0). 
 
C3) Proclamation- Clarkston Loves Refugees 
Vice-Mayor Dean Moore read the proclamation declaring February 14th as Clarkston Loves Refugees day. 
 
D. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Representative from Titlemax addressed concerns stemming from the recently adopted Pawnbroker Ordinance 399.  She stated that the ordinance does not provide a grandfather provision and the four main points they offer is that 1) It violates due process of law under the US and Georgia Constitutions 2) It has retroactive effect 3) the ordinance is an unlawful taking 4) because of the zoning ordinance in effect they should be grandfathered. Vice Mayor Moore requested she submit a legal complaint to the City Attorney and copy all members of the Council and the City Manager. 
Joseph Arnold discussed his thoughts to partner with the City to hold a Classic Car Show.  Discussion with possible date of May 20th to hold the event.
Anthony Hall spoke on concerns with securing access to the Lake.  His son recently drowned in the lake. Mario Williams offered his condolences in his loss and asked that he contact the City Manager to discuss his concerns.
 
E. OLD BUSINESS
None
 
F.NEW BUSINESS
F1) Approve Alcohol License Application – Jocelyn USA Inc (Citgo) 1307 Brockett Rd
Awet Eyasu made a motion to approve the  alcohol license for Jocelyn USA Inc (Citgo) 1307 Brockett Rd. Jamie Carroll seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 1- Ahmed Hassan opposed). 
 
F2)  Approve Alcohol License Application – Adishu LLC (Texaco) 3906 EPDL
Mario Williams made a motion to approve the alcohol license for Adishu LLC (Texaco) 3906 EPDL. Beverly Burks seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 1- Ahmed Hassan opposed).
 
F3) A Resolution of the City of Clarkston, Georgia Authorizing, Inter Alia, the Execution of an Agreement of Sale Relating to the Issuance of Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Clarkston Revenue Bond (City of Clarkston, Georgia Projects), Series 2017
Awet Eyasu made a motion to approve the Resolution of the City of Clarkston, Georgia Authorizing, Inter Alia, the Execution of an Agreement of Sale Relating to the Issuance of Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Clarkston Revenue Bond (City of Clarkston, Georgia Projects), Series 2017. Mario Williams seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
F4)  Authorize the Mayor to sign a loan application to the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB), by and through the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA)
Mario Williams made a motion to approve the authorize the Mayor to sign a loan application to the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB), by and through the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA).  Beverly Burks seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
F5)  Amend the Adoption Agreement for the City of Clarkston’s Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System Defined Benefit Retirement Plan and the Employee Handbook
Awet Eyasu made a motion to approve the amend the Adoption Agreement for the City of Clarkston’s Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System Defined Benefit Retirement Plan and the Employee Handbook. Beverly Burks seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
F6)  Approve Construction Agreement between City of Clarkston and Southern Care Lawn and Landscape Services, Inc.
Ahmed Hassan made a motion to approve the Construction Agreement between City of Clarkston and Southern Care Lawn and Landscape Services, Inc.  Beverly Burks seconded the motion.  Discussion. The City manager confirmed to Councilman Williams that the applicant will sign an affidavit consistent with the language in the ordinance to place in the file. A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
F7)  Adopt Resolution to Execute a Lease Supplement under the GMA Direct Leasing Program for the Lease/Purchase of Public Safety and Public Works Equipment
Ahmed Hassan made a motion to adopt Resolution to Execute a Lease Supplement under the GMA Direct Leasing Program for the Lease/Purchase of Public Safety and Public Works Equipment.  Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  Discussion. The City Manager provided additional specifics to Councilman Eyasu on the type of body cameras the police officers will be equipped with. A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0). 
 
F8) Adopt DeKalb Regional Land Bank Authority IGA
Jamie Carroll made a motion to adopt DeKalb Regional Land Bank Authority IGA with the condition the language that the Mayor is authorized to sign the IGA after the City Attorney and City Manager amend the language to be consistent with the IGA.  Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0). 
 
F9) Approve Standing Advisory Committee Members
Mario Williams made a motion to approve Standing Advisory Committee Members .Beverly Burks seconded the motion.  Discussion on the resident members.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
F10) Vote to reconsider veto of the City of Clarkston Charter Amendments
Vice Mayor Moore detailed the process leading to the adoption and Mayors veto of the Charter Amendment. Mario Williams override the Mayors veto of the City of Clarkston Charter Amendments.  Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 1- Jamie Carroll abstained as he was not a Council member during the adoption of the Charter Amendment).
 
F11)  Resolution to refer Study of the Creation of a Charter Review Committee to the Public Safety and Legal Committee
Awet Eyasu made a motion to approve the Resolution to refer Study of the Creation of a Charter Review Committee to the Public Safety and Legal Committee. Ahmed Hassan seconded the motion.   A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
F12) Approve a Resolution to requesting the Georgia State Legislature create the Clarkston Downtown Development Authority
Awet Eyasu made a motion to table the Resolution to requesting the Georgia State Legislature create the Clarkston Downtown Development Authority until a special called meeting or the next regular meeting.  Beverly Burks seconded the motion.   A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
G.  REPORTS:  
1)  Planning & Zoning Report 
Shawanna Qawiy –No report 
 
2) City Manager’s Report
The City Manager advised it is too early for a monthly report but the Finance Department is reconciling the end of the year reporting and next month will include a full report for January. Mr. Barker advised that the City has started Phase III of the Sidewalk project. 
 
3)  City Attorney’s Report
Stephen Quinn – No Report
 
4)  Council Remarks
Awet Eyasu welcomed Jamie Carroll to the Council.
Jamie Carroll stated he is honored to serve on the Council.
Beverly Burks welcomed Jamie Carroll to the Council.
 
5)  Mayor’s Report
No Report
 
Beverly Burks made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jamie Carroll seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5, 0).
 
Meeting adjourned.
  
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