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What was approved at Monday's City Council meeting

The Milton City Council held another virtual meeting on Monday, April 27, during which members unanimously approved every item considered.

Most of the items were on the City Council’s Consent Agenda, which typically includes matters that are of a routine nature and expected to receive unanimous approval. Usually, these items are not discussed one-by-one at the Council meeting and are considered on a single yes-or-no vote. That's what occurred on Monday.

There were also two additional matters on the  agenda -- one listed in Reports and Presentations and the others in New Business. These were able to be discussed because of what happened at the Council’s April 24 Special Called Meeting, when an amendment to the City’s Emergency Ordinance was approved to allow consideration of certain items not related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is a list of items on the Council’s April 27 agenda, coupled with summaries of each. All were approved:

 

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approval of the March 16, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting Minutes.

This is to approve the "minutes" – or official written record – from the March 16 City Council meeting, formally acknowledging them as accurate.      

 

  1. Approval of the Financial Statements and Investment Report for the Period Ending February 2020.

This is to approve the financial statements and investment report regarding the City of Milton's financial activity for the month of February.

 

  1. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Milton and Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh and Associates (TSW) to Conduct Planning Services and Complete Milton’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

This is a proposed agreement with TSW (also known as Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh and Associates) for "planning services" related to Milton’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan – a document that puts together the city’s vision for the next several years and determines the community’s goals and aspirations. The Comprehensive Plan regulates public policies on land use, housing, economic development, transportation, and other issues in accordance with the rules of Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). Milton’s next Comprehensive Plan is due to the state DCA in the fall of 2021.  The City of Milton, since its incorporation, has completed two Comprehensive Plans, the first in 2011 and the second in 2016.

 

  1. Approval of a Construction Services Agreement with Pavement Technology Inc. for the Application of Pavement Preservation Treatments of Various Locations Around the City.

This is a proposed agreement between the City of Milton and Pavement Technology to apply “pavement preservation treatments” to extend the lifetime of pavement at roads around the city.

 

  1. Approval of a Construction Services Agreement with Blount Construction Co. Inc. for the Excavation and Repair of a Sinkhole Located in the Right- of-Way at 511 Harmony Court in the Avensong Subdivision.

This is a proposed agreement between the City of Milton and Blount Construction to address a sinkhole and make related road repairs in the Avensong subdivision, which is located off Deerfield Parkway.

 

  1. Approval of a Facility Use Agreement between the City of Milton and Mill Springs Academy to Provide Gymnasium Access to Support the City of Milton Basketball Program.

If approved, this agreement would allow the City of Milton’s basketball program to take part in Mill Springs Academy’s gymnasium.

 

  1. Approval of a Facility Use Agreement between the City of Milton and Mill Springs Academy to Provide School Access to Support the City of Milton Camp Joyful Soles Summer Camp.

This is a proposed agreement between the City of Milton and Mills Springs Academy for the Joyful Soles Summer Camp – a City-run camp for those between ages 13 and 22 with special needs -- to take place at the school.

 

  1. Approval of a Behavioral Services Contract between the City of Milton and Comprehensive Behavior Change, LLC to Provide Training Services for the Counselors at Camp Joyful Soles.

This refers to a contract between the City of Milton and Comprehensive Behavior Change, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and those who support them. If approved, Comprehensive Behavior Change staff would train counselors from Camp Joyful Soles on how to address in appropriate or aggressive behavior by special needs campers.

 

FIRST PRESENTATION

Consideration of the Adoption of the Proposed Changes to Chapter 32 and Chapter 34 of the Milton City Code.

The Council will consider changes to policies in City of Milton parks – specifically, those pertaining to vaping. If approved, vaping would not be allowed at City parks, much like smoking is prohibited. This redefines our anti-smoking ordinance and adds definitions that would prohibit any form or vaping and smoked or smokeless tobacco consumption at any City facility. It also would eliminate duplicate special events regulation.  

 

NEW BUSINESS

Consideration for Approval of a Project Agreement between the City of Milton and the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the Construction of a Fishing Pier at the Pavilion at Providence Park.

This refers to the possible construction of a fishing pier by Providence Park’s pavilion. The proposed agreement is between the City of Milton – which owns and operates Providence Park – and the State’s Department of Natural Resources.  The cost would be split in half, with  $100,000 paid by the State and $100,000 by the City.