In 2016, the Hapeville Development Authority sold the property located at 917 Virginia Avenue to Mr. Raj Patel for development of a mixed use project. The property was separated from two additional lots included in the real estate transaction by a 10’ east-west alleyway. This alleyway has been used historically by the city for trash removal. The use had been abandoned for a significant amount of time, including a 10’ north-south alleyway running into the property and perpendicular to Virginia Avenue. When the Development Authority sold the property, the alleyway remained on the final plat. As the City no longer has use for this alleyway, staff is requesting to abandon the alleyway to complete the final platting process.
Consideration On Section 93-5-5 (Unit Size) To Amend And Update The Unit Size Requirements In The R-AD Zone - 1st Reading Background: Consideration of a text amendment to amend Chapter 93 (Zoning), Article 5 (R-AD Zone), Section 93-5-5 (Unit Size) for the purpose of updating the unit size requirements in the R-AD, Residential-Architectural Design Zone.
Consideration to amend Chapter 93 (Zoning) for the purpose of updating the definitions for veterinarian, animal hospital and kennel in Section 93-1-2 of the Zoning Code. The Planning Commission considered this item and recommended the Mayor and Council approve the text amendment as submitted. Staff supported their recommendation.
It has been recent custom for the City to distribute a one-time payment over and above regular wages and salary in excess of regular wages to our employees. We recognize the value of our employees and without their dedication, selfless effort, and attention to details, Hapeville could not be the great and growing city that it is. The City staff recommends a 2% one-time payment to employees with a minimum of $500 for full-time and $250 for part-time.
Total anticipated cost is $124,967.76. The source of the funds are combined from 2019 tax digest increase from the original budget and departmental savings from unfilled staff positions.
National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Art Works grant supports artistically excellent projects that celebrate creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Pending additional documents, NEA granted Hapeville $10,000 to fund a mural for a location to be determined. This is a 1:1 match. Muralist will be Yehimi Cambron whose work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Atlanta Magazine, CNN, and others. This project will serve as a colorful monument that celebrates the experiences of people in the Atlanta Airport District.
Staff respectfully request Mayor and Council's approval of the 1:1 match pending legal documents which will be presented later.
The Fire Department desires to purchase two staff vehicles that have been previously approved for purchase in the FY2019 – 2020. After researching multiple vendors from the State of Georgia bid list, the Fire Department staff respectfully requests Council’s approval to purchase (1) 2020 Ford F-250 and (1) 2020 Ford Explorer. Wade Ford was the only vendor on the State list that could provide turnkey service for the vehicles and the additional public safety equipment. These two vehicles will be replacing a late 80’s Ford LTD and a 1994 Crown Victoria. The proposals for the two cars are valid until the end of 2019. Total cost for both vehicles, including all added public safety features will be $85,922.42.
The Police Department is requesting the purchase of three fully equipped 2020 Dodge Chargers to assign to the newly formed Traffic Unit. The addition of the police vehicles will provide the department with a much-needed upgrade to our fleet and give the officers the tools they need to perform their duties. Each vehicle, fully outfitted is $51,693.72. Expected delivery would be 4th Quarter of our fiscal year. The vehicles are a budgeted as a financed purchase. The City will bid the financing once the vehicle orders are placed.
Attached for consideration and action is an ordinance amendment revising Chapter 60 (solid waste), Article 2 (solid waste collection and disposal) of the code of ordinances. Revised sections include: section 60-2-1 (definitions), section 60-2-2 (carts; curbside service), section 60-2-3 (storing of refuse), section 60-2-4 (disposal of rubbish), section 60-2-5 (collection of rubbish; disposal of building material), section 60-2-6 (personnel not to enter buildings; tipping prohibited), section 60-2-7 (multifamily dwellings), section 6-2-8 (littering and offensive accumulations), section 60-2-9 (use of city receptacles), section 60-2-10 (transporting of garbage, etc), section 60-2-11 (types of garbage prohibited), section 60-2-12 (sanitary fees), and section 60-2-13 (commercial containers) of the code of ordinances.
A first reading of the attached ordinance amendment was held on November 5, 2019.
Attached for consideration is the 2020 meeting schedule ordinance.
With substantial completion of the Fiscal 2018-19 audit, City Management and Finance have identified several additional lines in the 2018-19 budget that need amending to satisfy State compliance requirements.
The proposed budget amendment calls for $0.00 changes in overall General Fund revenues and expenses, and no adjustments to the budgeted Fund Balance but reflect necessary line item adjustments. All increases are offset by a reapportionment of budgeted expense lines detailed in the packet.
Additionally, there are proposed budget increases in new E-911 Fund and new Vehicle Excise Fund in the total net amount of $154K. Increases in these two funds are due to higher than projected actual collected revenues. Expenditures for these items are a direct function of receipts. These two funds were once included in the Special Revenue Fund and now separated for better reporting purpose.
Proposed budget amendment also calls for an increase in the Solid Waste/Recycling Fund in the total amount of $46K. This increase is due to higher than projected expenditures.
For purposes of reporting to the auditors, staff requests Mayor and Council approve these amendments. Upon audit completion there may be subsequent adjustments needed but at this time the City does not expect any material impact to our year end estimate.