City of Rossville Georgia / Council Agenda
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July 10th 2017 Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Mayor Pro-Tem Rick Buff

I. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Council Meeting, June 12th 2017

II. Old Business


1. Ordinance # 470 Second and Final Reading
Second Reading of an amendment to include Section III Punishment for Violation

Any person that has violated or continues to violate this ordinance shall be liable to the fullest extent of the law,
and shall be subject to a penalty. Each and every violation is considered a separate citable offense, each and
every day until violation is remedied.  
(1) First violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $150
(2) Second violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $300
(3) Third violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $600
(4)  Fourth violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $1000
(5)  All violations after the Fourth violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $1000
The authorized enforcement of this ordinance may recover all attorney’s fees, court costs and other expenses
associated with enforcement of this ordinance, including sampling and monitoring expenses.

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 from the Mayor

VIII. Adjournment


June 12th 2017 7PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Micheal Hicks


I. Approval of Minutes

1. Special Called Council Meeting, May 5th 2017

2. Regular Council Meeting May 8th, 2017

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance # 498 Alcohol Ordinance - Second & Final Reading
Second & Final Reading of an Ordinance to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages within
the city limits of Rossville and to repeal conflicting ordinances; to provide for the adoption and effective dates;
and for other purposes allowed by law.

III. New Business

1. USDA  - Loan Resolution Security Agreement
Approval of USDA Loans for Squad Truck and 2 Patrol Vehicles

2. Executive Session to Discuss Personnel

3. Approval of Public Works Employee
Public Works Director Mark Harris has recommended the hiring of Travis Hass to fill the position of Jerry Brooks.
Jerry Brooks will be moving to the Fire Department to fill the position of Carlton Palmer who is retiring at the end
of June.

4. Resolution # 653 Boundaries of Redevelopment Areas
A resolution to state the need for redevelopment of areas within the City of Rossville; to describe the boundaries
of redevelopment areas; and other purposes.

5. Resolution # 654 Library Board Members
A resolution to re-appoint Lillian Cook, Barbara Moore and Annabel Harr to the Rossville Library Board. All have
agreed to continue to serve. The terms for he three will be July 1st, 2017 through June 30th 2020.


6. Resolution # 655 Appropriation of Funds
A resolution to appropriate funds from city reserves of up to $150,000 for the demolition and clean-up of 303
Chickamauga Avenue.

7 Resolution # 656 Veterans Day Holiday
A resolution to add Veterans Day as a Holiday for the employees of the City of Rossville

8. Ordinance # 470 Amendment First Reading
First reading of an amendment to include Section III Punishment for Violation

Any person that has violated or continues to violate this ordinance shall be liable to the fullest extent of the law,
and shall be subject to a penalty. Each and every violation is considered a separate citable offense, each and
every day until violation is remedied.  
(1)  First violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $150
(2)  Second violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $300
(3)  Third violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $600
(4)  Fourth violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $1000
(5)  All violations after the Fourth violation in a 12 month period is subject to a penalty of $1000
The authorized enforcement of this ordinance may recover all attorney’s fees, court costs and other expenses
associated with enforcement of this ordinance, including sampling and monitoring expenses.

9. Approval of John Ross Commons Master Plan
Approval of the John Ross Commons Master Plan as presented by UGA. This plan will be implemented by the
Thrive 2055 Rossville Committee and the Rossville Redevelopment Workshop.


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 8th, 2017 7PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Brad Buff

AGENDA

Vote to amend agenda to add as first order of action under new business to enter into executive session
concerning Real Estate.

I. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Council Meeting, April 10th 2017

II. Old Business.

III. New Business

1. Executive Session - Real Estate -

2. Ordinance #498 Alcohol Ordinance - First Reading
First Reading of a consolidated Alcohol Ordinance to regulate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages
within the city limits of Rossville and to repeal conflicting ordinances to provide for adoption and effective dates;
and for other purposes allowed by law.

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 5th 2017 Special Called Council Meeting
4pm Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Michael Hicks

1. Executive Session - Real Estate -

Adjournment


April 10th, 2017 7PM Rossville Courtroom

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

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Council Meeting, March 13th 2017

II. Old Business

III. New Business

1. New Hire - Police Department
Public Safety Director Sid Adams requests approval of Officer Andy Huggins to fill the position vacated by Isaac
Morris.

2. Ordinance #496 - Sunday Sales
First Reading of an Ordinance to allow Sunday Sales for beer and wine in the city limits of Rossville, Georgia.

3. Ordinance #497 Liquor By The Drink
First Reading of an Ordinance to allow Liquor by the Drink in the city limits of Rossville Georgia.

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


March 13th, 2017 7PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Mayor Pro-Tem  Rick Buff

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, February 13th 2017

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #495 Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control 2nd and Final Reading
Second and Final Reading on an Ordinance to amend the Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control
Ordinance as required by law.

III. New Business

1. Resolution # 652 Rossville ReDevelopment
A Resolution granting the RevDev the authority to conduct a review process and submit recommendations for
final approval to the Rossville City Council.

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


February 13th, 2017 7PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: Mayor Harris
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Michael Hicks

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, January 9th 2017

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #493 - Length of Validity to Building Permit 2nd & Final Reading
Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance to replace the time limits for building permits.

2. Ordinance #494 - Used Car Lot Requirements 2nd and Final Reading
Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance to established requirements for Used Car lots

III. New Business

1. Ordinance #495 Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control
First Reading on an Ordinance to amend the Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Ordinance as
required by law.

2. Resolution #649 Gas & Oil Extraction
A Resolution requesting strict regulation of extreme methods of oil and gas extraction within the State of Georgia.

3. Resolution #650 Comprehensive Plan
A Resolution to adopt the Walker County Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2017- 2021

4. Resolution#651 Walker County Development Authority Appointment
A Resolution to re-appoint Jim Cole to the Walker County Development Authority

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 9th, 2017 7PM Rossville Courtroom

Call to Order: City Clerk Sherry Foster
Invocation: Mayor Harris
Pledge: Council Member Joyce Wall

AGENDA

I. Approval of Minutes:

1. Regular Council Meeting, November 14th 2016

II. Old Business

1. Ordinance #492 Sewer Taps - Second Reading
An Ordinance to authorize the Waster Water Utility Division within the Public Works Department to make road
cuts and sewer connections within the city streets and to require a permit.

III. New Business

1. Ordinance #493 - Length of Validity to Building Permit
First Reading of an Ordinance to replace the time limits for building permits.

2. Ordinance #494 - Used Car Lot Requirements
First Reading of an Ordinance to established requirements for Used Car lots.

3. Resolution #646 - Occupation Tax Application Fee
A resolution to establish an application fee for occupation tax license ( business license) in the amount of
$25.00.

4. Resolution #647 - Closure of a Portion of Sousa Drive
A resolution to close a portion of Sousa Drive.

5. Resolution #648 - Judges Term
A resolution to set terms for city judges. These terms will run from January 1st through December 31st each
year.

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