RUNDOWN: Statesboro City Council Meeting – 12/5/23

View the agenda packet with supporting documents here.

Call to Order by Mayor Jonathan McCollar
Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance by Councilmember Venus Mack – Mack was not present
Recognitions/Public Presentations – Presentation of a Proclamation Commemorating the first introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Public Comments (Agenda Item): No one was present to speak on any agenda items
Consideration of a Motion to approve the Consent Agenda
A) Approval of Minutes 
a) 11-21-2023 Work Session Minutes 
b) 11-21-2023 Council Minutes 
B) Consideration of a motion to approve surplus and disposition of vehicles in the Public Utilities Department

Public Hearing for the City of Statesboro Comprehensive Plan Update

A meetings is scheduled for Wednesday, 12/6/23 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. 2 additional hearings are scheduled for January and February.

Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance 2023-20: An Ordinance amending Chapter 10, Article I of the Statesboro Code of Ordinances. 

This is a complete revision of the chapter, which is animal control. The city partnered with the county for Aniaml Control and entered into an Integovernmental Agreement (IGA), which required the city and county ordinances be similar for the purposes of enforcement. 

No one was present to speak in favor or against the matter.

Motion by Barr, second by Chavers. Approved 1st reading unanimously. 

Public Hearing and Consideration of a motion to approve application for an alcohol license in accordance with the City of Statesboro alcohol ordinance Sec. 6-13 (a): 

Parkers #111
2216 Northside Drive East
Statesboro, Ga 30458
License Type: Package Sales – Beer and Wine only

No one was present to speak in favor or against the matter.
Approved unanimously.

Second Reading and Consideration of a motion to approve Ordinance 2023-19: An Ordinance amending Chapter 66, Article V Collection Practices of the Statesboro Code of Ordinances in order to amend the text in Section 66-91 (c)(1).

City Manager Charles Penny deferred to City Attorney Cain Smith. This addresses the roll out cart ordinances which addresses:

  • Fines and fees on the schedule for the city
  • Complaints can be brought by citizens and city employees 
Consideration of a motion to approve Resolution 2023-50: A Resolution to adopt the Fourth Amendment to the City of Statesboro Schedule of Fees, Rates, and Fines for Fiscal Year 2024.

This is the fees and charges schedule

  1. Mobile vending (ice cream truck) – so this establishes a fee of $150
  2. Polycart (roll out cart) – repeals $10 fee and institutes a fee $25/violation

Penny said the intent is not to collect these fees, but to encourage people to return their carts to their ‘home’ instead of in the street.
Approved unanimously

Consideration of a motion to approve the amendment to the contract for Tyler Technologies Software in regards to iCloud storage. 

Removed from agenda for today.

Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of a 2023 Ford Maverick from Woody Folsom Ford in the amount of $33,420.00 for the Statesboro Fire Department. This purchase will be paid utilizing 2019 SPLOST funds. 

Approved unanimously

Consideration of a motion to recess the regular meeting and enter into work session. 

City Manager Charles Penny asked for a 5-minute recess and employee Layne Phillips ended the live feed. You can watch what is available from the stream here.

https://fb.watch/oKXa9y4mxo/

Topics for the work session included: Presentation and discussion of the City of Statesboro Employee
Compensation Plan.

Other Business from City Council
City Managers Comments
Public Comments (General)
Consideration of a Motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss “Personnel Matters” “Real Estate” and/or “Potential Litigation” in accordance with O.C.G.A 50-14-3(b)
Consideration of a Motion to Adjourn

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