Council Meeting Minutes February 5, 2019

MINUTES

CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Officials Present

Vice-Mayor:                Awet Eyasu
Council:                      
YT Bell, Jamie Carroll, Ahmed Hassan, Mario Williams
City Manager:             Robin I. Gomez
City Clerk:                  Tracy Ashby
City Attorney:             Stephen Quinn

 

Vice-Mayor Awet Eyasu called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

Roll Call: YT Bell, Awet Eyasu, Ahmed Hassan, Jamie Carroll, Mario Williams

Absent:  Mayor Ted Terry, Andrea Cervone
Jamie Carrol arrive 7:09pm

Pledge of Allegiance

C.  ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS/ PRESENTATION

C1) Approve Minutes: 1-3-2019 Council Meeting
Ahmed Hassan made a motion to approve the minutes for the 1-3-2019 Council Meeting. YT Bell seconded the motion. A vote was called and the motion carried (3, 0).


D.  PUBLIC COMMENTS
The Waste Management’s new municipal manager, Allen Owens the, wanted to introduce himself to the community.

NAMB Representative David Melbourne spoke on their request for deferral of their project.

Tracy Bishop addressed concerns with the stormwater ordinance and the 2018 International Property maintenance ordinance.

Debbie Gathman addressed concerns with traffic/difficulty turning left, at the Highway 78 and Brockett road exit.

Amina Osman spoke on an issue with the lighting at Rogers Street.

John Beck discussed the proposed zoning changes and encouraged the council to move with caution and to follow the spirit of the law and not the letter.

Laura Hopkins welcomed the new City Manager and she spoke on her concerns regarding the NAMB project.

Dean Moore addressed concerns with proposed zoning changes.

Vice-Mayor Eyasu closed public comments.

E. REPORTS: 
1) Planning & Zoning Report
Shawanna Qawiy stated the NAMB PUD has requested to defer until the February 26 work session and March 5 Council Meeting.  The microbrewery ordinance has been deferred until the February 19 Planning and Zoning Meeting. She advised copies of the documents are available for review at the City Hall Annex during normal business hours. An annexation and rezoning request on East Avenue for a proposed development of 44 cottage homes.  The applicant is holding a community open house meeting on February 7, 6:30-8pm at the Women’s Club.

2)  City Manager’s Report
Mr. Robin Gomez thanked the Vice Mayor and Council and he stated this was his first council meeting as City Manager.  He expressed appreciation for the many engaged residents who were in attendance. He is a current resident of Clarkston and he thanked the staff for their welcoming him to the position.

He reported on the current expenditures for SPLOST and the projects that are ongoing. He provided a current financial report Year End 2018.
He confirmed that with his 16 year background in auditing that proper policy and controls will be implemented on any financial responsibilities.

3)  City Attorney’s Report
Stephen Quinn No Report

 

4)  Council Remarks
YT Bell discussed her visit with the Monroe Mayor and their Young Game Changers program.  She is working with Clarkston property managers on litter issues.

Awet Eyasu attended the opening of the International Trade Mall on Memorial Drive and he encouraged everyone visit.

5)  Mayor’s Report
Mayor absent, No Report

G. OLD BUSINESS
F1) Amend Chapter 3 of the Code regarding Alcohol to Allow “Late Night Sales” for Consumption on Premises
Council discussed the proposed ordinance to allow late night sales at boni-fide restaurant.

Jamie Carroll made a motion to approve amending Chapter 3 of the Code regarding Alcohol to Allow “Late Night Sales” for Consumption on Premises. Ahmed Hassan seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

 

H. NEW BUSINESS
G1) PUBLIC HEARING: Myrick Gurosky and Associates for North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Incorporated with Clarkston International Bible Church is submitting a site development plan for a proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) consisting of nine (9) parcels  located at  3895 Church Street-Parcel 18 096 16 003, 3865 Church Street, 18 096 06 006, 3871 Church Street, 18 096 16 005, 993 Rowland Street-18 096 15 005, 1011 Rowland Street-18 096 15 004, 1001 Rowland Street-18 096 15 006, 966 Rowland Street-18 096 16 008, 954 Rowland Street-18 096 16 010, 960 Rowland Street-18 096 16 009 Clarkston, GA 30021. If approved the PUD will include multifamily housing, new parking areas, and an activity center. ITEM DEFERRED


 

G2) PUBLIC HEARING: Rezoning request from Christopher Malone to rezone the property located at 3723 Debelle Street-Clarkston, GA  30021, parcel 18 067 03 001 from NR-1 Low Density Neighborhood Residential to NR-2 Medium Density Residential. If approved the applicant will subdivide the property into two (2) lots to construct a new 1484 SF single family home on the vacant lot.
Shawanna Qawiy detailed the application and request.

 

Public Hearing: Vice Mayor opened the public hearing:

Beverly Burks spoke in support of the request.

No speakers in opposition of the request.  

 

Vice Mayor closed the public hearing.

Jamie Carrol made a motion to approve the rezoning request from Christopher Malone to rezone the property located at 3723 Debelle Street-Clarkston, GA  30021, parcel 18 067 03 001 from NR-1 Low Density Neighborhood Residential to NR-2 Medium Density Residential. If approved the applicant will subdivide the property into two (2) lots to construct a new 1484 SF single family home on the vacant lot.
Ahmed Hassan seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

 

 

G3) PUBLIC HEARING: Variance request from Christopher Malone to vary from Section 702 NR-2 Medium Density Neighborhood Residential (f) Bulk and area regulations of minimum lot size of 7500 sq. ft. to allow the minimum lot size to be 7202 sq. ft. per lot.
Shawanna Qawiy detailed the application and request.

 

Public Hearing: Vice Mayor opened the public hearing:
 

No speakers in support of the request.

No speakers in opposition of the request.  

 

Vice Mayor closed the public hearing.

 

YT Bell made a motion to approve the variance request from Christopher Malone to vary from Section 702 NR-2 Medium Density Neighborhood Residential (f) Bulk and area regulations of minimum lot size of 7500 sq. ft. to allow the minimum lot size to be 7202 sq. ft. per lot. Jamie Carroll seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

 

G4)  Adopt Required Stormwater Ordinances and Regulations: Georgia Erosion & Sedimentation Act, Enforcement Response Plan and   Green Infrastructure / Low Impact Development Program.

City Manager Robin Gomez detailed the necessity to adopt the presented stormwater ordinance, regulations and codes to be in compliance with requirements.

 

Council discussion on the requirement and previous components on the inspection process.

 

Ahmed Hassan made a motion to adopt Required Stormwater Ordinances and Regulations: Georgia Erosion & Sedimentation Act, Enforcement Response Plan and   Green Infrastructure / Low Impact Development Program.  Jamie Carrol made a motion to second.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

 

G5) Adopt the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
The City Attorney detailed the purpose to adopt the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code.  The City had previously adopted the 2015 IPMC and a new edition of the code is circulated every 3 years.

 

Jamie Carrol made a motion to adopt the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code. Mario Williams seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

 

G6) Approve  Membership to National League of Cities
YT Bell made a motion to approve  Membership to National League of Cities. Ahmed Hassan seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ahmed Hassan made a motion to adjourn the Council Meeting. YT Bell seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4, 0).

Meeting adjourned 8:44pm.

ATTEST:

Tracy Ashby
City Clerk, City of Clarkston
Approved: 3-5-19