by Robin Kemp
8/23 4:30 p.m.: ADDS Morrow agenda items
8/23 5:25 p.m.: ADDS CCGARP meeting
We’ve got a first look at Forest Park’s proposed new Main Street look and pedestrian bridge over Forest Parkway, plus the Clayton County Youth Commission will host a candidate forum. Here’s your Monday Roundup:
Monday, Aug. 23
- 6 p.m.: The Riverdale City Council meets at City Hall Council Chambers, 7200 Church Street. On the agenda, which essentially takes up business from the cancelled July 26 meeting:
- a possible contract with Corbett Group for sidewalks on SR-138
- a public hearing on a Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) for AA&A Auto Sales. Neither the Georgia Secretary of State’s online business filings nor the Clayton County Tax Assessor’s online records return a listing for “AA&A Auto Sales.” The published agenda did not include a copy of the zoning request paperwork, nor did it state the address where the SLUP is being sought. According to the public notice, the request is for a used car dealership at 640 Valley Hill Road. The property owner is Kimco Properties, Inc. The ad also noted a second SLUP request would come before council tonight for a church at 374 Valley Hill Road, but that item was not on the published agenda as of press time. The co-owners, according to tax records, are The Redeemed Christian Church of God and the International Center for Christ Parish.
- A consent agenda vote on approving Resolution 41 for Saturday and Sunday voting.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
5:30 p.m.: The Clayton County Board of Commissioners holds its work session. On the agenda:
- Create a New Zoning Classification (RMTSF) and Rezone impacted Subdivisions
- Mandatory Trash Collection – Survey Results
- Presentation of survey results from Zencity.
- Rivers Edge Community Trail System – Survey Results
Presentation of survey results, presented by Director Troy Hodges.
- Todd Ford Retirement Insurance
- Office of Communications: Clayton County Brand Overview & Updates
- FY23 Capital Outlay – Riverdale
6 p.m.: The Clayton County Youth Commissioners will hold a conversation with District 1 Commissioner candidates at the Sonna Singleton Gregory Senior Center, 3215 Anvil Block Road, Ellenwood. To attend in person, register in advance at tinyurl.com/YC-District-1 . To attend virtually, register at tinyurl.com/claytond1forum . The moderators are Madame Chair Tyse Whittaker and Madame Vice Chair Shelby Mullin. For more information, contact Ciarra Dunn at email@example.com or call (770) 477-3349.
6:30 p.m.: The Morrow City Council holds its work session, followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Longtime City Manager Sylvia Redic has accepted a job offer for the same position in her hometown of Palmetto. The council will vote on appointing Jeff Moss as interim city manager. Mayor John Lampl did not respond to requests for comment as to Redic’s departure. However, the city has seen heavy department head turnover under Lampl’s administration. The council is set to confirm Kyle Guess as the new Public Works director after Billy Warren resigned (he had been appointed in June). A deputy police chief also will be named soon, as the council is set to vote on creating the position. New business on the regular meeting agenda includes:
- $19,250 from SPLOST 2020 for BDJ Consulting’s kitchen design at the Welcome Center (a single-source proposal)
- $30,670 from SPLOST 2020 for Advance Design Solutions for a structural scope of work at the Napier House (the house with large white columns) at Olde Towne Morrow/The District
- approval of a contract with BS&A for financial software “and subsequent agreement with a dedicated project manager and to [sic] implementation up to but not exceeding the amount for FY22 budget for SPLOST 14 projects”
- approve a job description for the new position of “Lieutenant for Community Engagement” established by Resolution 2021-10
- $13,421 for Everseal to fix the annex roof next to the fire station
- approve an MOU with the Board of Regents, Clayton State, and Morrow Fire for qualified personnel to give COVID-19 shots at on-campus events for $35/hour pay
- $10,200 from SPLOST 2020 to PFAU Engineering “for the structural engineer service at Old Town Morrow”
- $the 26,175 from SPLOST 2020 for Designed Installation Construction for the Morrow Pavilion at City Hall
- An additional $2,700 (total $13,200) from SPLOST 2008 for All His Enterprise, LLC for renovating the boardwalk restrooms at Olde Towne Morrow/The District
- 2021-11: Creating the position of Deputy Police Chief and approval of Job Description (including pay grade classification)
- 2021-14: Resignation and Terms for City Manager Sylvia Redic
- 2021-15: Approval of and terms for Jeff Moss as the Interim City Manager
Wednesday, Aug. 25
9 a.m.: The Clayton County Board of Assessors holds its work session at the Tax Assessors Office in Annex 2, 2nd Floor Conference Room A, 121 South McDonough St., Jonesboro. The regular meeting follows the work session. Both meetings are open to the public.
5:30 p.m.: The Forest Park Development Authority meets. Join via Zoom at http://tiny.cc/sa8iuz or call (929) 205-6099 with meeting ID 881-1786-9003 and passcode 787175. On the agenda:
- introducing the board’s new attorney, Kirby Glaze, who has worked closely with the city of Jonesboro on its downtown redevelopment and who was approved at the last special called meeting Aug. 17
- a request for proposals to develop four Main Street properties the DA owns as part of the Livable Cities Initiative (LCI)
- a discussion about demolishing unspecified Main Street properties
- discussion of a board retreat
The agenda packet also gives a first look at a proposed pedestrian bridge over Forest Parkway, as well as proposed sketches for Main Street’s new look.
Thursday, Aug. 26
- 5:30 p.m. The Forest Park Downtown Development Authority is normally scheduled to meet but no agenda was available as of press time.
- 6:00 p.m.: The Forest Park Urban Redevelopment Authority is normally scheduled to meet but no agenda was available as of press time.
- 7 p.m.: The Clayton County Zoning Advisory Group will hold a public hearing via Zoom. To join, register in advance at https://bit.ly/3j9SP8g for the meeting link.
- 7 p.m.: The Clayton County Georgia Republican Party (CCGARP) meets at the Jonesboro VFW, 732 Veterans Pkwy. at Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro. Amanda McGee, who dropped out of the Atlanta City Council District 9 race to take a job as a regional engagement coordinator for the Republican National Committee, will speak. The group will discuss how the local and national parties can help each other out before the 2022 race, as well as “attending and publicly commenting at local board meetings, especially the Commissioners and School Boards.” For more information, call (470) 440-0811.
Friday, Aug. 27
No events as of press time.
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