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Forsyth Board of Commissioners Meets Thursday for Regular Business, Public Hearings

The board meets at the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 E. Main St., Suite 220, in Cumming.

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners meets tonight at 5 for a business session and public hearings at the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 E. Main St., Suite 220, in Cumming.

Here's the agenda:

I. Call Meeting to Order

II. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

III. Adoption of Agenda

IV. Announcements and Reports

V. Public Comments

VI. Adoption of Minutes:

(1) Regular Meeting and Executive Session of November 21, 2013

(2) Work Session of November 26, 2013

VII. Consent Agenda:

(1) Adoption of Resolution authorizing an Affidavit concerning an Executive Session of November 21, 2013.

(2) Ratification and approval of the following items that were discussed and voted upon at a Work Session held on November 26, 2013 (to the extent that a Board member(s) was not present to vote on any of the items presented below at the November 26, 2013 Work Session, the absent Board member(s) has/have indicated having no objection to placement of the item on the Consent Agenda – at the request of county staff – as anticipated by Board rule 1.07.01):

(A) Board approval of amended DFCS Social Services Committee FY2014 Social Services Grant Award Agreement with authorization for the Chairman to execute revised funding agreement – Grants Manager/County Attorney.

(B) Board approval to renew RFP 08-62-1512 with Pinkerton for employment background screening for Personnel Services – Procurement Director.

(C) Board approval to renew maintenance and support Agreement with Tyler Technologies for the Tax Assessors Software – Procurement Director.

(D) Board approval to award Bid C13-80-3150 to Martin Contracting, Inc. for the installation of a culvert on Parks Road at Six Mile Creek – Procurement Director.

(E) Board Approval of Change Order with Engineered Restorations, Inc. for repair work at Buford Dam Crossing in the amount of $19,964.00 – Procurement Director.

(F) Board approval to renew RFP 11-111-3150 with CH2M Hill for environmental monitoring for the Engineering Department – Procurement Director.

(G) Board approval to renew RFP 09-71-3150 with Moreland Altobelli as Task Order #5 for Program Management for the Engineering Department – Procurement Director.

(H) Board approval to accept Contract Amendment 31 to Task Order 13 with CH2M Hill for Watershed Support Services for 2014 in the not to exceed amount of $255,729.00 for the Engineering Department – Procurement Director.

(I) Board approval to renew RFP 10-63-2210 with CorrectHealth in the not to exceed amount of $405,800.00 for Inmate Medical Care – Procurement Director.

(J) Board approval to renew RFP 11-104-2210 with ABL Management, Inc. at a cost of $1.0312 per meal in the not to exceed amount of $309,100.00 for Inmate Food Service – Procurement Director.

(K) Board approval to renew RFP 09-53-1500 with More Business Solutions in an anticipated cost not to exceed $388,300.00 for multi-function machines and mail room services – Procurement Director.

(L) Board approval to renew RFP 09-44-1512 with Mauldin & Jenkins Certified Public Accountants, LLC in the amount of $87,000.00 for Financial Audit Services for budget year 2013 – Procurement Director.

(M) Board approval to renew pricing agreements for calendar year 2014 as follows: (Procurement Director)

  • Loudoun Communications, Inc. 
  • Bluegrass Materials Company, LLC
  • Blount Construction Co., Inc.
  • Chatfield Contracting, Inc.
  • Martin Contracting, Inc.
  • Reid & Reid Contractors
  • Summit Construction & Development, LLC
  • Martin-Robbins Fence Co.
  • TMI Services, Inc.
  • Greg Malcolm & Associates, Inc. 
  • J & T Smith, Inc. 
  • Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc.
  • Re Appraisal Group, Inc.
  • Real Estate Acquisition Consultants, Inc.
  • Ronald S. Foster & Co., Inc.
  • Steven Piefke & Associates, Inc.
  • Pendley & Pendley Appraisers
  • Parker Traffic Markings, Inc.
  • North Cherokee Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  • Northeast Lubricants, Ltd.
  • Triscapes, Inc.
  • Triscapes, Inc.
  • Aspire Landscaping, Inc.
  • Scoreboard Services
  • Georgia Cabling & Electric
  • Simplex Grinnell
  • Southeastern Road Treatment
  • Building Maintenance Services, Inc.
  • Advanced Disposal Service Atlanta, LLC
  • Penn Credit 
  • Gainesville Waste & Recycling
  • Allsouth Environmental
  • Townley Construction Company, Inc.
  • Delta Municipal
  • Office Depot
  • Crowder Gulf
  • Ceres Environmental
  • West Georgia Lighting Design

(N) Board approval of Agreement (as presented) with Triple Crown Sports, Inc. for Forsyth County to host TC/USA Girls Fast Pitch Nationals and TC Girls Fast Pitch East Coast Nationals. A final agreement will be brought back to the Board for approval – Director of Parks & Recreation.

(O) Board approval to move the zip line from Sawnee Mountain Phase III to Sawnee Mountain Phase II (this will locate the zip line behind Sawnee Mountain Visitor’s Center) – Director of Parks & Recreation.

(P) Board approval to close the Recreation Centers in 2014 due to County Holidays – Director of Parks & Recreation.

(Q) Board preliminary approval for the City of Milton Parks & Recreation to use Forsyth County fields for five (5) – eight (8) year olds for summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 with Board directive to staff to prepare an agreement for final approval – Director of Parks & Recreation.

(R) Board approval of operational hours at Fowler Park Tennis Center with all courts to be open for free play on Friday – Director of Parks & Recreation.

(S) Board approval of Utility Easement with Sawnee Electric for a Wastewater Pump Station at Chattahoochee Pointe Park a.k.a. Bridleton Pump Station – Deputy County Manager.

(T) Board approval to proceed with a Public Hearing on December 19th regarding a revision of Forsyth County Addendum to the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual to further clarify and affirm that storm water facilities maintenance obligations apply to new as well as existing subdivision property owners associations – County Attorney.

(U) Board approval of certiorari bond and payment of costs related to Windsor petition for certiorari with authorization for the Chairman to execute all related documents – County Attorney.


VIII. Public Hearings:

(1) Request approval of Alcohol Licenses as follows: (Director of Planning & Community Development)

(A) Masuma Investment, Inc. d/b/a Save Food Mart, Named Licensee is Masuma Khatun, application to sell Malt Beverages (Beer) and Wine by the Package – AL140619 – District #1.

(B) Perros Viejos, LLC d/b/a Sip Restaurant, Named Licensee is John Foster Smith, application to sell Distilled Spirits, Malt Beverages (Beer) and Wine for Consumption on the Premises – AL130620 – District #2.

(2) Second Public Hearing to consider an amendment to the Forsyth County Animal Control Ordinance (Ordinance No.11) to modify the composition and method of selection of the Animal Control Board – County Attorney.
(First Public Hearing was held 10/03/13).

(3) Second Public Hearing concerning a Resolution and Ordinance establishing regulations regarding dealers in precious metals and gems – County Attorney.
(First Public Hearing was held 11/07/13).

(4) Second Public Hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Forsyth County Alcohol Ordinance (Ordinance No.68) regarding Employee Permit Annual Renewal – County Attorney.
(First Public Hearing was held 11/21/13).

IX. Old Business:

(1) Rezoning request: (Director of Planning & Community Development)

(A) Tariq Kahn, ZA3629, R1 to CBD with a variance to eliminate the required percentage of architectural building materials in the Atlanta Highway – McFarland Parkway – Mullinax Road Overlay District (UDC, Chapter 21-6.5(C)) – District #3.
(Postponed from 11/21/13 Agenda).

X. New Business:

None.

XI. Administrative Hearings:

(1) Administrative Hearings in reference to violations of the Forsyth County Alcohol Ordinance (Ordinance No.68) as follows: (Director of Planning & Community Development)

(A) Clipper Petroleum, Inc. d/b/a Circle M. Food Shop #39 located @ 4740 Jot’em Down Road – Named Licensee is Charles Steven Hall – District 
#4.

(B) VL Business, Inc. d/b/a Alpha Food Mart located @ 6700 Atlanta Highway – Named Licensee is Vasudev Patel – District #3.

(C) Rio Balsas, Inc. located @ 1495 Dahlonega Highway – Named Licensee is Eddie Avellaneda – District #1.

(D) Kaishaly, LLC d/b/a Hop In 16 Shell located @ 2310 Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Suite B – Named Licensee is Akbar Bhamani – District #3.

(E) KC Mellow, LLC d/b/a Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers located @ 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 200 – Named Licensee is Kelly Anne Wilson – District #2.

(F) Dow Petroleum Corp. d/b/a Cumming Texaco located @ 720 Atlanta Highway – Named Licensee is John H. Dow – District #1.

XII. Recess Regular Meeting

XIII. Executive Session if Needed

XIV. Adjournment

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