Council Meeting Minutes April 3, 2018

 MINUTES
CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Officials Present
Mayor:                 Ted Terry
Council:               Andrea Cervone, Jamie Carroll, Ahmed Hassan, Awet Eyasu, YT Bell, Mario Williams, 
City Manager:                  Keith Barker 
City Clerk:                       Tracy Ashby 
City Attorney:                Stephen Quinn 

Mayor Terry called the meeting to order at 7:30pm.

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

Pledge of Allegiance

ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS/ PRESENTATION

C1) Approve Minutes 3/6/18 Council Meeting
Awet Eyasu made a motion to approve the minutes for the 3-6-18 Council Meeting. Ahmed Hassan   seconded the motion. A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

C2) Adopt Georgia Cities Week Resolution
Mr. Barker read the Georgia Cities Week Resolution.
YT Bell made a motion to adopt the resolution for Georgia Cities Week.  Jamie Carroll seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

Jamie Carroll made a motion to amend the agenda for Item F3 to read Code of Ordinances and remove ‘Charter.”  Andrea Cervone second the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Dean Moore thanked Detective Elliott’s for his efforts to assist with a missing girl found in Florida.

Amina Osman thank Mr. Barker for assisting with late filers for business license.

Chris Busing discussed issues with code enforcement.

Tracy Bishop expressed concerns with the proposed townhome development.

Mayor Terry closed Public comments.

OLD BUSINESS

E1) Second Read Adopt Ordinance by the City of Clarkston to Amend the City Charter

Awet Eyasu made a motion to amend the City Charter. Andrea Cervone seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

F.NEW BUSINESS
F1) Approve Rezoning request for the property located at 3449 Church Street & 801 Glendale Road from I- Light Industrial to NR-3 High Density Neighborhood Residential
Jamie Carroll made a motion to approve the rezoning requests and to amend the zoning map to reflect the final approval of the rezoning of the properties located at 3449 Church Street, Clarkston and 801 Glendale Road, from I-light Industrial to NR-3 High Density Neighborhood Residential with conditions.  Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

F2)  Approve Variance request for the property located at 3449 Church Street
Public Hearing:  Mayor Terry asked that those in favor of the variance come to the microphone.
Amy Medford spoke in support of the variance.

Mr. Buckler spoke in support of the variance.
Gentlemen spoke in support of the variance.

The Mayor asked that those who oppose the variance:

Warren Hadlock expressed concern for the number of proposed units.

Dean Moore stated he was not in support of the variance.

Mayor Terry closed the Public Hearing

Jamie Carroll made a motion to approve the application for the variance with the three conditions the development of the subject property is strictly limited to a maximum of 60 townhome units, minimum lot size for the property shall be 1,800 SF, not the 1,600 SF that was requested, and development of the property shall comply with zoning ordinance section 703(b) (3)(e) by providing one acre of greenspace. Andrea Cervone seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (4 Yes: Bell, Carroll, Cervone, Ahmed, 1-No: Williams, 1-Abstain: Eyasu).

F3)  Adopt Ordinance to Amend Code of Ordinances to Set Time/Date for Regular Meetings
Mayor Terry stated that the Council would consider amending the ordinances move the work session to the last Tuesday of each month and the Council Meeting would remain the first Tuesday of each month.  The start time for both meetings would be 7:00pm. There would be a refreshment break prior to the work session for the public to further discuss items with the council.

YT Bell made a motion to approve amending the ordinance for the work session to be held the last Tuesday of each month and Council meetings to be held the first Tuesday of each month, with the starting time for meetings to be 7:00pm. Andrea Cervone seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

F4)  Adopt ordinance to Amend the Alcohol Ordinance

Jamie Carroll stated that the proposed ordinance would permit a qualified convenience store, as defined in the ordinance that obtained a land disturbance permit on or before 12-6-2016 and has operated as a convenience store continually since 9-21-17 to apply for a license to sell beer/wine/malt beverages.  He reported the ordinance would also extend the period during which grandfathered packaged alcohol licenses may be transferred to a new qualified licensee to 1-01-2027.

Jamie Carroll made a motion to adopt the ordinance to amend the alcohol ordinance. Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5-Yes- Bell, Hassan, Eyasu, Carroll, Cervone, 1 No- Williams).

F5)  Approve Consultant Agreement Affordable Housing Policy Development
Mario Williams gave an overview of the agreement that Mr. Cardinale would develop Affordable Housing legislation and policies to include; Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, Affordable Housing Impact Statement Ordinance, develop and conduct community engagement meetings, create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund and administrative procedures/eligibility guidelines. Additionally, consultant will develop an Affordable Housing Inventory Ordinance as well as conduct an initial Affordable Housing Stock Inventory for the City of Clarkston. This was a budgeted item for $10,000. 

Andrea Cervone made a motion to approve the Consultant Agreement Affordable Housing Policy Development and authorize the City Attorney and City manager to finalize the agreement.  Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

F6)  Approve Wildflower Planting Proposal -Railroad Corridor

Andrea Cervone reported this is an effort to beautify the railroad ROW. The City Attorney advised the proposal includes an optional alternate for fixing the erosion that the Council will need to determine how they want to proceed.  Councilman Eyasu questioned if there was a need to address the budget specific to this item and Mr. Barker reported the budget would need to be adjusted and advised on the three future options. Andrea Cervone made a motion to approve the Wildflower Planting Proposal to include Phase II scope of work and to authorize the City Manager and City Attorney to finalize the agreement. Jamie Carroll seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (5 Yes – Bell, Williams, Eyasu, Carroll, Cervone, 1-No Hassan).

F7)  Adopt Ordinance to Amend the Clean Indoor Air Ordinance

Mayor Terry stated there was lengthy discussion in the work session.

Jamie Carroll made a motion to approve the Clean Indoor Air Ordinance as drafted with one amendment to add the requirement that qualified restaurants apply for a hookah license no later than July 2, 2018.       Awet Eyasu seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (  5 Yes – Bell, Hassan, Eyasu, Carroll, Cervone, 0 No, 1Abstain -Williams).

REPORTS: 

1)  Planning & Zoning Report
No Report

2) City Manager’s Report
No Report

3)  City Attorney’s Report
Stephen Quinn advised he will provide his report on the legislative session at the May 1, regular meeting.

4)  Council Remarks
Awet Eyasu March 9 attended Know your Rights Conference with the Mayor and Councilman Hassan.

5)  Mayor’s Report
Mayor Terry reminded there is still an opening for the Planning & Zoning Board and they are still accepting applications for the Clarkston Senior Residents Advisory Committee.

ADJOURNMENT:

 Awet Eyasu made a motion to adjourn the Council Meeting. Jamie  Carroll seconded the motion.  A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).

Meeting adjourned.