City of Rossville Georgia / Council Agenda
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December 8th 2014, 7 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Joyce Wall

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, November 10th, 2014.

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #482 Pill Mills - Second Reading
An ordinance prohibiting pill mills in the city limits of Rossville.

III. New Business

1. Approval of Street Department Employee
Recommendation by Street Supervisor Mark Harris to re-hire Jerry Brooks.

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


November 10th 2014, 7 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Cindy Bradshaw

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, September 8th, 2014.

II. Old Business
No old Business

III. New Business

1, Ordinance #481 Abortion Services - First Reading
An ordinance regulating abortion services in the city limits of Rossville.

2. Ordinance #482 Pill Mills - First Reading
An ordinance prohibiting pill mills in the city limits of Rossville.

3. Proclamation designating Rossville, Georgia as a Purple Heart City

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


September 8th 2014, 7 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Vice Mayor Rick Buff

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, August 11th, 2014.

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #479 Second Reading 2014-2015 Seizure Budget
Second reading of the 2014-2015 Seizure Budget.

III. New Business

1. Ordinance # 480 Georgia Municipal Employee Benefit system (GMEBS) Revised Participation Agreement for
Compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

2. Resolution #628 Better Housing Appointments
A resolution to re-appoint and appoint new members to the Better Housing Committee for the term beginning
September 8th, 2014 and ending December 31, 2016 as follows:
Ruth Miller, Kay Gaither, Erica Harris, Dana Pace, Charlotte Morton, Michael Hicks, Roberta Ashbridge, Cindy
Harris, Kim Mooneyham, Lillian Cook, Dee Quinton, Wilma Dunn, Matt Young.

3.Resolution # 629 Downtown Development Authority Appointments
A resolution to appoint William Larry Rose, Keith Barclift, J. Paul Connell, and re-appoint Betty Geary as
directors to the DDA.

4 Approval of Police Officer
Public Safety Director Sid Adams has recommended Shawn Carter of the full time position vacated by Josh
Garrison. Mr Carter currently works as a part-time officer for the city.

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. DDA report from Council Member Gray

VII. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VIII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

IX. Adjournment


August 11th 2014, 7 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: City Clerk Sherry Foster

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Special Council Meeting, July 28th, 2014.

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #477 Second Reading of 2014 Millage Rate
Second Reading of ordinance #477 to set the 2014 - 2015 Millage Rate in the amount of 9.035

2. Ordinance #478 Second Reading of 2014 - 2015 General Fund Budget
Second Reading of Ordinance #478 to set the 2014 - 2015 General Operating budget

3. Amendment to Ordinance #470 Second Reading
An additional paragraph has been added to Section III by Council Member Wall and Public Works Director Mark
Harris.

III. New Business

1. Ordinance #479 First Reading 2014-2015 Seizure Budget
First reading of the 2014-2015 Seizure Budget.

2. Resolution #625 2013 - 2014 Budget Amendment
A resolution to amend the 2013 - 2014 General Fund Operating Budget.
Additional Revenues received from FEMA / GEMA and the LMIG 2014 grant

3. Resolution #626 Mayor Pro - Tem
A resolution to appoint Richard A Buff as Mayor Pro - Tem for the City of Rossville, GA

4. Resolution #627 Check Signatures
A resolution authorizing the proper officials to affix their signatures on all drafts, checks, etc. drawn against any
bank accounts in the name of the City of Rossville, Georgia and to affix their signatures to any and all
investments in the name of the City of Rossville, Georgia. These shall include the Mayor, Mayor Pro - Tem and
the City Clerk.


IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


July 28th 2014, 5 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Hal Gray

I. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Council Meeting, July 14th, 2014

II. Old Business

III. New Business

1. Ordinance #477 First Reading of 2014 Millage Rate
First Reading of ordinance #477 to set the 2014 - 2015 Millage Rate in the amount of 9.035

2. Ordinance #478 First Reading of 2014 - 2015 General Fund Budget
First Reading of Ordinance #478 to set the 2014 - 2015 General Operating budget.

3. Ordinance #479 First Reading of 2014 - 2015 Seizure Budget
First reading of the 2014 - 2015 seizure budget.

IV. Adjournment


July 14th 2014, 7 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Cindy Bradshaw

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, June 9th, 2014.

II. Old Business

III. New Business

1. Resolution # 623 RDDA Appointments
A resolution to appoint Larry Rose Jr, Keith Barclift and Jason Cox as Directors of the Rossville Downtown
Development Authority.

2. Resolution # 624 Comcast Franchise Fee
A resolution to re-establish our Franchise Fee with Comcast at 5%

3. Ordinance - Amendment to Ordinance # 470 First Reading
An additional paragraph has been added to Section III by Council Member Wall and Public Works Director Mark
Harris.

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


June 9th 2014, 7:00 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call To Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Rick Buff

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, May 12th, 2014.

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #475 Beer &Wine Pouring - Second Reading
An ordinance to regulate the sale of malt beverages and wine by the drink for consumption only on the premises.

2. Ordinance #476 Seizure Budget 2013-2014 - Second Reading
An ordinance to set the budget of the 2013-2014 Seizure Fund.

III. New Business

1. Resolution # 618 Retail Consumption License Fee
A resolution to establish fees: Malt Beverages and Wine Consumption License.

2. Resolution # 619 Re-establish Alcohol Beverage Board
A resolution to re-establish the Alcohol Beverage Board.

3. Resolution # 620 Alcohol Beverage Board
A resolution to appoint an Alcohol Beverage Board for the remainder of 2014 and with a three year term ending
December 31st, 2017.
1. Charles Dunn
2. Michael Hicks
3. Hazel Bell
4. Gary Anderson
5. Jason Cox

4. Resolution # 621 Intergovernmental Agreement Authorization
A Resolution to give the Mayor of the City of Rossville authorization to sign the IGA with the County for SPLOST
funds.

5. Resolution # 622 Telecommunications Management Service Agreement
A resolution to authorize the Mayor of the City of Rossville , Georgia to execute a Telecommunications
Management Services Agreement

6. Library Board Appointment
Cherokee Regional Library Board would like to recommend Barbara Moore be re-appointed to the Rossville
Library Board. The terms for Mrs. Moore would be from July 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2017. Mrs Moore has
agreed to serve if appointed.

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


May 12th 2014, 7:00 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call To Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Cindy Bradshaw

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1.Council Meeting, March 2014. No quorum, so meeting was canceled.
Special Council Meeting, March 13, 2014

II. Old Business
No Old Business

III. New Business

1. Ordinance #475 Beer &Wine Pouring - First Reading
An ordinance to regulate the sale of malt beverages and wine by the drink for consumption only on the premises.

2. Ordinance #476 Seizure Budget 2013-2014 - First Reading
An ordinance to set the budget of the 2013-2014 Seizure Fund.

3. Variance Request - 1108 Indian Avenue
A request to install a carport that does not meet the setbacks.

4. Approval of Employee
Approval of Officer Scott Forrest to fill a vacancy in the Police Department

5. Nulla Bona's
A request to Nulla Bona (write-off) the following personal property tax bills per O.C.G.A. 48-3-23. These
businesses no longer exist in the city.
Parcel #P14053 Corky's Muffler Shop
Parcel #P12964 American Car Wash Fund
Parcel #P15099 Turtle Pond Pets & Supplies
Parcel #P12989 Smith Brothers Buildings & Carports

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


No Meeting : No Immediate Business for Agenda
April 14th 2014, 7:00 PM Rossville Courtroom

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

II. Old Business

III. New Business

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements for the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


Special Council Meeting
March 13th 2014, 4:00 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call To Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Rick Buff

AGENDA

I. New Business

1. Resolution #616 Marketplace Fairness Act
Passage of this resolution is requested by the Georgia Municipal Association. The Marketplace Fairness Act
grants states the authority to compel online and catalog retailers ("remote sellers"), no matter where they are
located, to collect sales tax at the time of a transaction - exactly like local retailers are already required to do.

2. Resolution #617 CDBG 2014
Application for Community Block Development Grant (sewers)

3, Approval of Officer Mike Philpott to fill a vacancy in the Police Department.

II. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

III. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

IV. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VI. Adjournment


No Meeting Lack of Quorum
March 10th 2014, 7:00 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call To Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Rick Buff

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:
1. Regular Council Meeting, January 13th, 2014

II. Old Business
No old business

III. New Business

1. Rex Evitt
Request to extend
(enlarge cul de sac for turnaround) South Mission Ridge Drive.

2. Resolution #616 Marketplace Fairness Act
Passage of this resolution is requested by the Georgia Municipal Association. The Marketplace Fairness Act
grants states the authority to compel online and catalog retailers ("remote sellers"), no matter where they are
located, to collect sales tax at the time of a transaction - exactly like local retailers are already required to do.

3. Resolution #617 CDBG 2014
Application for Community Block Development Grant (sewers)

4, Approval of Officer Mike Philpott to fill a vacancy in the Police Department.

IV. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VI Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


January 13th 2014, 7:00 PM Rossville Courtroom

Call To Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Joyce Wall

AGENDA

I. Swearing in of Council Members
Council Members Rick Buff and Joyce Wall

II. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, November 11th, 2013

III. Old Business

No Old Business

IV. New Business

1. Library Board Appointments
Cherokee Regional Library Board would like to recommend Lillian Ann Cook be appointed to the Rossville
Library Board to fill the vacancy of Julie Novak. The term for Ms. Cook would be from January 13th, 2014
through June 30th, 2015. They also recommend Betty Geary be appointed to fill the vacancy of Janis Rodgers.
Mrs. Geary's term would be from January 13th, 2014 through June 30th, 2016. Both have agreed to serve.

2. Resolution #615 - Walker County Development Authority Appointment
A resolution to reappoint Pete Moore to the Walker County Development Authority for a two year term beginning
April 1, 2014 and ending March 31, 2016. Mr. Moore has agreed to continue to serve on the Board if
re-appointed.

V. Comments / Reports / Announcements from department heads

VI. Comments / Reports / Announcements from Council Members

VII. Comments from the audience pertaining to the agenda

VIII. Comments / Reports / Announcements from the Mayor

IX. Adjournment