On July 17, 2018, Mayor and Council approved a contract allowing the Main Street Board to work with Dashboard, Inc. to manage the process of transforming the pedestrian bridge in downtown Hapeville into a work of public art. This phase of the project is being undertaken with the financial assistance of Fulton County Arts and Culture. The deadline for artists to submit their proposals to Dashboard was Friday, August 17, 2018. Beth Malone from Dashboard will provide an update on the project and present an overview of the proposals that were received. The next step in the process will be for the Mayor and Council to choose five finalists from the proposals that were received, with a target date for the final decision being the September 18th Work Session unless otherwise determined.
Mami's La Cubana has completed all necessary steps in the alcohol license application process, and therefore, they are requesting approval from Mayor and Council. All departmental reports have been received and advertising has been completed. City Manager and Staff recommends approval for indoor dining and rear dining but not front outdoor seating.Applicant: Orquidea Meulener
The 2018 Fulton County property tax digest has not yet been approved by the State due to various, well documented issues. The County Tax Commissioner’s office, on behalf of the county and municipal taxing districts, petitioned the court to grant a Temporary Collection Order (TCO) to collect real and personal property taxes for 2018. On Tuesday August 14th, the court granted the TCO allowing tax billing on the 2018 property values.Included in the packet and for discussion is a timeline for advertising our millage and the billing of taxes. Included also is a copy of the 2018 preliminary digest, and the 2016 and 2017 digests. The current City millage rate is 16.44 mills. Public Hearings will be held on September 18th and on October 2nd, with Council vote on October 2nd. Tax bills will mail no later than October 5th with due dates of 45 days after billing.
The Public Safety departments currently use Motorola’s XTS5000 radio. These radios were originally purchased in 2006 and Motorola discontinued them by October of 2013. Motorola continues to make parts available until December 2018. Replacement cost is estimated to be approximately $414K. We have included the equipment listing and lease/purchase options for 4 and 7 years. Staff is advising council we will bring a recommendation for consideration and action at the next council session for financing the investment should council give the go ahead.
Councilman Adams is recommending to have the town hall meeting on September 24, 2018 at 7PM at the Hoyt Smith Center.
At this time, the Mayor opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Mayor and Council meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Mayor reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.