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Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:00 PM

Board of Commissioners - Regular Meeting/Public Hearings

Location

Administration Building
110 E Main Street
Cumming, GA 30040

Documents

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Meeting/Public Hearings on Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 in the Forsyth County Administration Building located @ 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040. 

 

All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

 

Forsyth County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language may contact the Title VI Coordinator at 770-781-2101 a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting date/time. The Title VI Coordinator is located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 255, Cumming, Georgia between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact us using the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135, and asking to connect to 770-781-2101. 

 

 

Doug Derrer

County Manager

01/09/17

 

 

Revised 01/17/17

AGENDA

FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017 @ 5:00 P.M.

FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

110 EAST MAIN STREET - SUITE 220

CUMMING, GEORGIA 30040

 

I.          Call Meeting to Order

 

II.         Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

 

III.        Adoption of Agenda

 

IV.       Announcements and Reports:

 

(1)        Presentation of a Law Enforcement Commendation Medal to Lt. Donnie Daves

by the Robert Forsyth Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution – Chairman Levent

 

V.        Public Comments

 

VI.       Adoption of Minutes:

 

(1)        Regular Meeting/Public Hearings of January 5, 2017

 

(2)        Work Session and Executive Session of January 10, 2017

 

VII.      Consent Agenda:

 

(1)          Adoption of Resolution authorizing an Affidavit concerning the Executive Session of January 10, 2017

 

(2)          Acceptance of Right of Way as County maintained with a speed limit of 25 MPH on Bellhaven Point, Harcombe Way, Stonekirk Court, Norwood Lane and all other dedicated property and property rights as shown on subdivision plat for Bridgehampton, Phase 3 recorded in Plat Book 163, Pages 81-93, Forsyth County, Georgia Records – District #3 – Director of Engineering

 

(3)          Acceptance of Right of Way as County maintained with a speed limit of 25 MPH on Yellow Birch Street, Sweet Cherry Lane, Carolina Poplar Drive and all other dedicated property and property rights as shown on subdivision plat for Westlake, Phase 2 recorded in Plat Book 163, Pages 94-109, Forsyth County, Georgia Records – District #3 – Director of Engineering    

 

(4)          Acceptance of Right of Way as County maintained with a speed limit of 25 MPH on Westhaven Drive, Townley Drive, Bridges Court, Hazel Avenue and all other dedicated property and property rights as shown on subdivision plat for Westhaven, Phase 1 recorded in Plat Book 163, Pages 48-60, Forsyth County, Georgia Records – District #1 – Director of Engineering

 

(5)          Board ratification of the following Sewer Reservation Agreements:  (Director of Water & Sewer)

 

(A)       Fowler WRF

 

            (i)         2009 Finance, LLC – 23,220 gpd

            (ii)        Lennar Georgia, Inc. – 15,660 gpd

            (iii)       Dimple Mahajan – 131 gpd

            (iv)       DR Horton, Inc. – 270 gpd

 

(B)       James Creek WRF

 

            (i)         Prasad Valiveti & Madhusudhana Shastrula – 810 gpd

            (ii)        2009 Finance, LLC – 5,940 gpd

 

(C)       Shakerag WRF

 

            (i)         OHJC Old Atlanta, LLC – 270 gpd

 

(D)       Dick Creek WRF

 

            (i)         JKN Ventures, LLC – 100 gpd

 

(E)       Fulton/Big Creek WRF

 

            (i)         Native Tree, LLC – 68 gpd

 

(F)       Fulton/Johns Creek WRF

 

            (i)         United Development Services – 879 gpd

 

(G)       City of Cumming

 

            (i)         Racks SBG, LLC d/b/a Orion Construction Group – 335 gpd

 

(6)          Board ratification of the following items that were discussed and voted on at a Work Session held on January 10, 2017 (to the extent that a Board member(s) was not present to vote on some of the items presented below at the January 10, 2017 Work Session, the absent Board member has indicated having no objection to placement of the items on the consent agenda – at the request of county staff – as anticipated by Board rule 1.07.01):

 

(A)       Board authorization for the Procurement Department to issue an RFP regarding a proposed Bike Share Program concept for the Big Creek Greenway – Director of Parks & Recreation

 

(B)       Board approval to award Bid 16-159-3150 for hot asphaltic concrete to C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc., Blount Construction Co. Inc. and Baldwin Paving Co. Inc. – Procurement Director

 

(C)       Board approval of a Task Order with Constantine Engineering for engineering services for utility relocation on Browns Bridge at GA400 – Procurement Director

 

(D)       Board approval to award RFP 16-96-3340 for construction of the expansion of the Fowler Wastewater Reclamation Facility to Archer Western Construction, LLC in the amount of $63,833,354.00 – Procurement Director

 

(E)       Board approval to utilize Interior Design Services for the Forsyth County Administration Building – second floor common area and the Administration Suite Reception area in a not to exceed amount of $7,700.00 – Procurement Director

 

(F)       Board approval to withdraw from the Agenda the proposed amendment to Chapter 78 of the Code of Ordinances (Traffic and Vehicles) to provide for personal transportation vehicle use on designated public roads and other public property – County Attorney

 

(G)       Board approval of Resolution authorizing the Director of Water & Sewer to accept water and sewer easements on behalf of Forsyth County – County Attorney

 

(H)       Board approval to record no objection to the City of Cumming’s application to annex property located at 880 Buford Highway, Cumming, Georgia, also known as Forsyth County Tax Parcel 173-002 – County Attorney

 

(I)         Board approval of a Consent Order resolving the Windsor v. Forsyth County litigation – County Attorney

 

(J)        Board approval of the following Board/Committee Appointments: (County Manager)

 

·         911 Center Advisory Board –  Commissioner Swope

 

·         D.A.T.E. Fund Advisory Committee – Commissioner Mills

 

·         GMRC Council – Chairman Levent

 

·         Lanier Joint Development Authority – Commissioner Semanson

 

·         Social Services Committee – Commissioner Mills and Commissioner Swope

 

·         Finance Committee – Commissioner Mills, Chairman Levent, Commissioner Semanson, County Manager - Doug Derrer and Chief Financial Officer - David Gruen

 

·         Water & Sewer Committee – Commissioner Amos, Commissioner Semanson, Deputy County Manager - Tim Merritt,  Director of Water & Sewer – Tim Perkins and Commissioner Swope

 

·         Transportation Committee – Director of Engineering – John Cunard, Chairman Levent, Commissioner Mills, Commissioner Swope, Commissioner Amos and Deputy County Manager – Tim Merritt

 

·         Parks & Recreation Committee – Chairman Levent, Deputy County Manger - Tim Merritt, Commissioner Mills, Director of Parks & Recreation – Jim Pryor and Commissioner Semanson

 

(K)       Board approval to postpone discussion of request for local legislation to create the Forsyth County Marshal Service to the January 24, 2017 Work Session - Levent/Swope

 

(L)        Board approval to advertise for a Public Hearing to revert to the prior version of the Tree Ordinance, and to also add an additional tree per residential lot, and other possible miscellaneous revisions – Semanson/Swope

 

(M)       Board approval to move the April 6, 2017 regular Board of Commissioners meeting to April 13, 2017 and to also cancel the April 11, 2017 Board of Commissioners Work Session – Semanson/Levent

 

(N)       Board authorization to the County Attorney to draft a Resolution to be sent to the local delegation regarding Judicial Salaries and possible request for local legislation – County Attorney

 

(7)          Resolution to local delegation expressing support for legislation separating Superior Court judicial salaries from State Court judicial salaries and Solicitor’s salary – County Attorney

 

(8)          Resolution establishing a 5% merit increase in compensation for the Forsyth County Manager, and contract modification (if warranted) – Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                                    

VIII.    Public Hearing:

 

(1)          Public Hearing and consideration of possible extension, until March 20, 2017, of the temporary moratorium adopted December 20, 2016 on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for commercial uses on property located in the Coal Mountain area of the County – County Attorney

 

IX.     Public Comments

 

X.      Old Business:

 

(1)          Comprehensive Plan discussion – continued from December 19, 2016 meeting to consider transmittal of draft plan for state review – Jacobs

 

(2)          Board consideration of Alternate Design Approval for Diamond Outdoor, Inc. – District #5 – Director of Planning & Community Development

(Public Hearing was held 12/15/16)

 

(3)          Board consideration of request by Emory Lipscomb on behalf of 58NW, LLC to amend zoning conditions placed on ZA3285 (Eubanks & Gibson Investments, LLC) – AZ150037 – District #4 – Director of Planning & Community Development

(A Public Hearing was held 11/03/16 - Decision was postponed from 11/17/16 and 12/15/16 Agendas).

           

(4)          Board consideration of request by Josh Scoggins on behalf of Beazer Homes, LLC to amend zoning conditions placed on ZA3270 (Ruby Forrest, Inc.) – AZ160023 – District #3 – Director of Planning & Community Development

(Public Hearing was held 01/05/17.  Decision was postponed to 01/19/17).

 

(5)        Board consideration of a Settlement Agreement between Forsyth County and Gresham, Smith & Partners regarding contractual dispute over Old Atlanta Road Phases 4 & 5 and McFarland/Shiloh Road Sidewalk Project – County Attorney

(Postponed from 12/15/16 and 01/05/17 Agendas).

 

(6)        Board consideration of a proposed amendment to Chapter 21 of the Unified Development Code, the proposed South Forsyth Lifestyle Center Overlay District, in light of the November 3, 2016 vote ending with a tie.  The vote on November 3, 2016 was a vote to deny the Overlay, which resulted in a tie.  The votes of those Board members that voted on November 3, 2016 – who continue to serve on the Board – will remain as cast; with new Board members now casting their votes – County Attorney

 

(7)        Board consideration of vested rights determination related to a Sewer Reservation Agreement with REO Funding solutions, II, LLC for the Lakes at Franklin Goldmine, Phase 2 for 111 lots (29,970 gpd) – County Attorney

            (Postponed from 12/15/16 and 01/05/17 Agendas).

 

(8)        Board consideration of County initiated zoning condition amendment concerning ZA3768, a zoning approved on December 15, 2016 to Planners and Engineers Collaborative, Inc., rezoning property zoned CBD and A1 to MPD, with conditions – Levent/Swope

 

 

XI.     New Business:

 

(1)        Request approval of an accessory use for Creekside United Methodist Church – District #2 - Director of Planning & Community Development

 

(2)          Board authorization for the County Attorney to retain Alston & Bird law firm for that firm to undertake a specialized review and revision of the County’s Health plan, to include associated benefit plan material – County Attorney

 

XIl.    Recess Regular Meeting

 

XIII.    Executive Session (if needed)

 

XIV.   Adjournment

 

 

 

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