by Robin Kemp
Tuesday evening’s Board of Commissioners meeting looks to be a long one, with numerous items of interest on the agenda, not the least of which is adopting the new fiscal year budget.
Here’s a quick preview of some of the highlights:
A proclamation honoring Juneteenth and a resolution supporting bipartisan legislation to address police brutality will come before the board.
A big item is the proposed ordinance that will amend how the Civil Service Board reviews disciplinary actions and handles conflicts of interest, following complaints from Clayton County Sheriff’s Office employees.
Another item to watch will be a resolution accepting $1.47 million in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus finds and $780,931 in Emergency Solution Grant funds, which will go to “various non-profits and municipalities to address the adverse effects in the communities of COVID-19.” The list of entities receiving those funds was not posted as of 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.
The BOC will consider a proposed pay structure for law clerks of Superior and State Court that will take into account a new hire’s education, experience, and Georgia Bar Membership when setting the person’s salary.
Florida Rock Industries (the old Vulcan quarry) wants to expand its existing operations at 5698 Highway 85 and along Lee’s Mill Road next to I-75 South in Commissioner Gail Hambrick’s District 2.
At least two potential warehouse sites are seeking zoning variances, including several properties belonging to DSP Acquisitions LL, which is planning a 180,000 square-foot distribution facility at 526 Rock Hill Road at Highway 85, also in District 2. The Zoning Advistory Group has recommended approval and approval with conditions on separate parts of the project.
Capetown Partners, LLC, on behalf of Forest Bulldog, LLC, is asking to replace an existing wooden billboard on Old Dixie Highway near where Highway 41 and Tara Boulevard meet. This is within the Old Dixie Hotel District and Old Dixie Highway Overlay District.
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office wants $143,922.50 to update its operations software. The new system, Central Square Public Safety Suite Enterprise, promises to “accelerate response with shared information across jurisdictions,” “cut reporting time in half and engage more with the community,” and “automate every step of bookings, from intake to release.” Screenshots show charts and graphs for correctional facility data and emphasize the ability to generate information about inmate classification, warrants, arrests, prior incidents, and NCIC- and state-mandated reports.
Video services totalling $267,180.34 are set to be awarded to Summit Solutionz, Inc. of Buford, for the District 4 Recreational Center ($67,262.83), Northwest Precinct ($10,798), Northeast Senior Center ($94,978), and Flint River Community Center ($98,300.34).
The county is set to authorize a second amended lease agreement with Brothers Properties Phoenix LLC for the Clayton County Board of Health’s space at 1985 Phoenix Blvd.