UPDATE 2/15: ADDS CCDP monthly meeting Thu 2/17 at 6:30p

by Robin Kemp

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Monday, Feb. 14

  • 6 p.m.: The Riverdale City Council has cancelled its business session due to a lack of a quorum, according to a notice published on the city’s website.
  • 6 p.m.: The Jonesboro City Council holds its regular meeting at 170 S. Main Street, 2nd floor courtroom. On the agenda (full agenda packet here):
    • a presentation on the city’s unaudited revenue and expense report ending December 31, 2021
    • Public hearings on six zoning matters that will be voted on tonight, including various code changes we reported on previously–including one that would allow an office park at 145 N. Main Street to be turned into single-family homes
    • proposed changes to the Adoption Agreement and General Addendum for the City of Jonesboro’s Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System (“GMEBS”) Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
    • a proposed expansion of the Community Room in the new City Center
    • amending Section K (Workers Compensation) of the City of Jonesboro Personnel Policies and Procedures
    • Fiscal Year 2021 budget amendments
    • a services order agreement between the City of Jonesboro and Comcast Business for 2GBps Ethernet Dedicated Internet services (EDI)
    • approval of a quote for a curb cut at 212 Mill Street, provided by C&C Lovejoy, a company owned by Lovejoy Mayor Bobby Cartwright
    • approval of a quote to replace the Police Department’s lower HVAC unit
    • approval of a Services Agreement with NetPlanner System Inc. for technology services
    • approval of a contract agreement with Atlanta Recycling Solutions “for the purpose of properly disposing several [pieces of] decommissioned technology equipment”
    • Consideration of a letter supporting the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance’s LCI grant application “for necessary improvements on Tara Blvd.”
    • The council also will consider naming Dave Dixon to the Historic Preservation Commission
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Lake City City Council holds its work session at City Hall, 5455 Jonesboro Road, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The agenda had not been posted as of press time.
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Clayton County Ethics Board meets at 112 Smith Street, Conference Room 2, Jonesboro.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

  • 9:30 a.m.: The Georgia Public Service Commission meets.
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Board of Commissioners meets. On the agenda:
    • change orders
    • Probate Court request to delete three part-time positions and add one full-time position at a savings of $26,748
    • adopt Robert’s Rules of Order for parliamentary procedures and abolish the BOC Finance Committee
    • funding for Building and Maintenance for countywide repairs for the rest of the fiscal year
    • amend the Planned Unit Development (PUD) District and “clarify the permitted uses and development standards allowed in conjunction with the same”
    • an ordinance clarifying who can enforce certain parking infractions
    • an application for $705,927.06 in grant funds (with no match needed) from the National Center of State Courts Eviction Diversion Initiative Grant Program “for the purposes of providing funding, resources, and technical assistance to support eviction diversion programs, as well as [to] reform current eviction court practices”
    • a resolution authorizing Clayton County Senior Services and the Alzheimer’s Association Service Center “to create a framework of cooperation between agencies for mutually beneficial programs”
    • a memorandum of understanding with the University of Maryland iSchool “to evaluate a series of assessment tools developed to measure the success of Computational Thinking Program(s)” for Clayton County students ages 11 through 18
    • authorization for a Memorandum of Agreement between CCDOT and GDOT for a bridge project at Upper Riverdale Road and the Flint River
    • authorizing a countywide Trash Amnesty Day that would allow residents to drop off household trash at specific locations or drop off trash at the county dump without paying tipping fees
    • change county code for small business owners by “revis[ing] specific definitions, increas[ing] the certification area, owner’s net worth, and certification period and other minor revisions”
    • entering a strategic alliance with the U.S. Small Business Administration “to strengthen and expand small business development in Clayton County”
    • appointments to the Water Authority, Library, Veterans Advisory, Ethics, and Behavioral Health Boards
    • seven zoning matters, including:
      • a 128-unit attached townhome community at 8040 Highway 85 and Webb Road, Riverdale
      • a related Future Land Use Map amendment
      • a conditional use permit request by JPG Trans Capital for a tractor-trailer fleet vehicle repair and service facility at 3861 Grant Road (intersection of Williamson Road), Ellenwood (both Planning and Zoning and the Zoning Advisory Group have recommended denial)
      • a Future Land Use Map request to change 2915 McDonough Road, Hampton, from Transportation and Utilities Designation to Medium Density Residential (MDR) to allow a 301 single-family home planned unit development (Avery Landing). The site is near Freeman Road.
      • a related request to rezone the approximately 75.38-acre site from Agricultural District to Planned Unit Development
      • a related request for preliminary plat approval
      • a request from Phuong Thao Lam for a new Place of Worship at 6396 Highway 42, Rex, near the Creekwood Shopping Center. The site is about 6.63 acres within the Highway 42 Overlay District, zoned Agriculture District.
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Morrow Planning and Zoning Board meets. No agenda was available as of press time.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

  • TBA

Thursday, Feb. 17

  • 6:30 p.m.: The Democratic Party of Clayton County holds its monthly meeting via Zoom. Speakers include John Eaves, who’s running for Georgia secretary of state; Janice Laws Robinson, who’s running for state insurance commissioner; and State Rep. Erick Allen, who’s running for lieutenant governor. The meeting link is https://bit.ly/3oSKSXo. The CCDP meets every third Thursday of the month.

Friday, Feb. 18

  • TBA

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Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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