by Robin Kemp

The April 6 Board of Commissioners meeting will see a lot of money and power changing hands. Commissioners will consider awarding some big contracts for roadwork, computer services, police cars, and prison renovations, as well as possible raises for Solicitor General Charles Brooks’ office and Sheriff Victor Hill. Among the many items the county is poised to spend money on is a Weight Watchers program for 100 county employees.

In addition, the BOC will consider an intergovernmental agreement allowing the Clayton County tax commissioner to collect “certain ad valorem taxes” for the City of Morrow.

The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at 112 Smith Street in Jonesboro. Masks and social distancing are required.

Here are some of the major items on tonight’s consent agenda:

  • $5,425,115.26 to Baldwin Paving Company of Marietta for road milling and resurfacing work in Districts 1 and 2 (Gregory and Hambrick), using 2015 SPLOST and LMIG funds
  • $5,040,527.77 to C.W. Matthews of Marietta for road milling and resurfacing work in Districts 3 and 4 (Franklin and Davis), using 2015 SPLOST and LMIG funds
  • $503,993 to Scott Contracting LLC of Suwanee for renovations to “the correctional facility,” using 2009 SPLOST funds
  • $395,000 to Atlanta-based Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench, and Jarbeau P.C. for building maintenance at the International Park VIP Amphitheater, using SPLOST 2021 funds
  • annual contract with Gresham Smith of Atlanta for on-call right-of-way acquisitions services, using 2015 SPLOST funds
  • “special purchase” contract with Tyler Technologies of Plano, TX for a service and maintenance agreement for electronic court filings, at no cost to the county because filers will pay all fees, at the request of the State Court Clerk’s Office
  • $109,867 to Zencity Technologies US, Inc. of Tel Aviv-Yano, Israel for “the platform currently utilized for ongoing measurements and surveys”
  • $180,000 over 3 years to Patricia A. Buttaro, P.C. of Peachtree City, GA for legal services, using Juvenile Court Services indigent fees
  • $220,380 to Stryker Sales Corp. of Redmond, WA, sole source, for a Stryker LifePak 15V4 for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services
  • $603,000 to Akins Ford of Winder, through the statewide contract, for 23 2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicles for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, using SPLOST 2015 and General Funds
  • $167,927.76 over 3 years to Carahsoft Technology Corporation by way of Thundercat Technologies of Reston, VA for unspecified information technology services, using 2015 SPLOST and purchased through a GSA contract
  • FY2021 budget amendment of $58,619 for prison uniforms, supplies, repairs, rental expenses, and additional overtime
  • FY2021 budget amendment of $234,643 in “revenue of wellness savings” for the Self-Funded Medical Fund
  • $2,000,000 from the State Narcotics Fund “for the purchase of additional police vehicles”
  • an unspecified amount to fund Veterans Treatment Court

Other consent agenda items up for consideration include:

  • a facilities use agreement between the county and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlanta “to set forth the parameters of funding and outline the plan of action for establishing programmatic activities at the Southwest Intergenerational Center”
  • regulating rentals and leases in new single-family subdivisions
  • assigning developer rights and obligations to 8255 Clubhouse Way, LLC, after the county acquired the property following the dissolution of The Spivey Club, LLC. Three Lake Spivey homeowners took a previous BOC to court in 2008 over that project, saying the developer was building on a conservation easement and that the county had not followed proper public notification and hearing procedures beforehand. 8255 Clubhouse Way LLC is organized by Eric Robison and shares the same address as Robison Venture Group.
  • Resolution 2021-80 would strike a deal with WeightWatchers North America Holdings LLC to provide 100 county employees with a WeightWatchers program
  • Resolution 2021-82 would amend the existing contract between Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services and the Clayton County Board of Education to “authorize the provision of medical oversight of vaccination operations” at the school system
  • a memorandum of understanding between the county and the Tuskeegee Airmen and their STREAM training program would give local youth the opportunity to learn about aviation and flight training (the program is scheduled to resume this summer, according to its website)

Commissioners are set to appoint candidates to numerous board positions tonight, including the new MARTA Citizens Advisory Board.

You can watch the meeting’s livestream at http://claytoncountyga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=1298 or on CCTV23/99 (Ch. 23 on Xfinity, Ch. 99 on AT&T/Uverse).

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