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    City of Ocean Springs

    Agenda - March 6, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

    March 6, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

    1)      CALL TO ORDER

    2)      ROLL CALL

    3)      PRESENTATION

     

    • a)     NextSite Connection Retail Opportunities, a Mississippi Power Initiative – Chuck Branch
    • b)    An overview of the State Revolving Loan Fund Program and the projects in the Water and Wastewater Facilities Plan – Compton Engineering

     

     4)      PROCLAMATION 

    a)      American Red Cross Month  – March, 2018 (Exhibit 4-a)    

     5)      OLD BUSINESS

             a)     Discuss getting beyond the divisiveness over the state flag – Mark Isaacs (Exhibit 5-a) 

    6)      NEW BUSINESS

            a)     Discuss speeders on Groveland Road (East and West bound) – Ronald Obranovich (Exhibit 6-a)

            b)     Discuss Cspire bringing fiber-optic internet to Ocean Springs – Terrell Knight

            c)     Discuss property insurance renewal – Scott Lemon & Charles Rivers

            d)     Discuss changing the speed limit on General Pershing from 30mph to 25mph – Alderman Authement

            e)     Discuss relocating an existing sign and adding a sign at the corner of General Pershing and Porter Avenue – Alderman  Authement

    7)      CONSENT AGENDA*

    *Consent Agenda – All matters under Item 7, Consent Agenda, are considered to be routine by the Board of Aldermen and will be enacted by one motion.  There will not be separate discussions of these items.  If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

    Mayor:

    City Clerk:

    a)       Approve Minutes:  Regular Meeting February 6, 2018 (Exhibit 7-a)

    b)      Approve Minutes:  Special Call Meeting February 14, 2018 (Exhibit 7-b)

    c)       Ratify payment to the Mississippi Recreation & Park Association in the amount of $90.00 for Edward Ward, Kody Evans, and Chance Payton to attend a Field Maintenance Workshop in Pascagoula, MS on February 22, 2018 (Exhibit 7-c)

    d)      Approve a Run/Walk Permit Application for a Miles & Mandi Awareness 5K Walk/Run event sponsored by Someone’s Child on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. using the Front Beach pathway starting at the Yacht Club to the Harbor; no costs incurred by the City (Exhibit 7-d)

    e)       Ratify check for per diem to Firefighter Kenneth Lee to attend a Rope Rescue Course at the State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS on March 5-8, 2018 (Exhibit 7-e)

    f)       Approve a Run/Walk Permit Application for a 5K Run/Walk across the bridge sponsored by Oak Park Elemenary Technology Committee on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. using the Front Beach pathway starting and ending at Fort Maurepas; no costs incurred by the City (Exhibit 7-f)

    Police Department:

    g)       Accept check from JPI, Inc. in the amount of $2,294.00 as proceeds from the disposition of evidence as released by Municipal Judge Mestayer (Exhibit 7-g)

    h)      Approve to declare the attached list of vehicles as surplus, (of no value to the Police Department) send to auction, and remove the vehicles from the City inventory; approve to transfer a 2009 Chevy Impala, VIN #2G1WB57K491228182, to Supervision and Finance Department and a 2009 Chevy Impala, VIN #2G1WB57K891226077 to Public Works (Exhibit 7-h)

    Fire Department:

    i)        Authorize to declare scrap metal as surplus (of no use or value to the City) and allow to dispose of and remit the proceeds to the City (Exhibit 7-i)

    j)        Authorize to declare the attached list of items as surplus (of no use or value to the City), dispose of, and remove from city assets (Exhibit 7-j)

    k)      Authorize to name Lieutenant Bruce Cox as the Fire Department Training Officer at the rank of Lieutenant with an annual salary of $46,000.00, rotating his work schedule to 2080 hours; effective April 9, 2018; six month probationary period; authorize to begin the process of filling the Lieutenant and Firefighter vacancy (Exhibit 7-k)

    Human Resources/Risk Management:

    l)        Authorize the Mayor to execute the appropriate documents to participate as a worksite in the CORE program at no cost to the City (Exhibit 7-l)

    City Engineer:

    Public Works:

    m)    Authorize to transfer Brett Spicer from the Drainage Department Laborer Class B to the Maintenance Department Laborer Class A position effective March 7, 2018; pending successful completion of his one year probationary period increase hourly rate to $14.50 and begin an additional six month probationary period effective April 5, 2018; authorize to begin the process of filling the vacant position in the Drainage Department Laborer Class B (Exhibit 7-m)                 

    Community Development & Planning:

    n)      Authorize the Mayor to execute Supplemental Agreement #1 with Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. to continue supervision and oversight of the MDOT Surface Transportation Program (STP) Government Street Improvement Project pending concurrence from MDOT (Exhibit 7-n)

    o)      Authorize out-of-state travel for Wade Morgan and Carolyn Martin to attend the American Planning Association Conference in New Orleans, LA on April 21-24, 2018; the Planning Department will pay in full for attendance and hotel expenses for Wade Morgan (Exhibit 7-o)

    Planning Commission:

    p)      Approve the Application for a Residential Short Term Rental Permit located at 100 Blue Heron, PID # 60127080.000, as recommended by the Planning Commission – Larry & Janice Pitchford / Finish Well, LLC (Exhibit 7-p)

    Historic Preservation Commission:

    q)      Ratify the modifications to the memo for a Certificate of Appropriateness for 1406 Bowen Avenue, PID #60137132.000, as recommended by the Historic Preservation Commission - James Waddell (Exhibit 7-q)

    Building Department:

    r)        Accept Code Enforcement Report through March 2, 2018 (Exhibit 7-r)

    s)       Accept the Tree Protection Committee Meeting Minutes from February 27, 2018 (Exhibit 7-s)

    Parks & Recreation:

    t)        Authorize to hire Kellie Fellows, Custodian, effective March 7, 2018; $11.00 hourly rate; one year probationary period; pending successful completion of all pre-employment requirements (Exhibit 7-t)

    u)      Authorize to add a custodial position at a rate of $11.00 per hour (Exhibit 7-u)

    v)      Accept the Parks Advisory Board Meeting Minutes from January 10, 2018 (Exhibit 7-v)

    w)     Authorize to approve the Facility Use Agreement for Gulf Coast Ultimate Frisbee to use Freedom Field on Tuesday and Thursday nights from March 6, 2018 through May 1, 2018 (Exhibit 7-w)

    x)      Authorize to approve the Instructors Contract with Jim Jones to manage the Ocean Springs Halstead Tennis Courts for a period of three (3) months as recommended by the Parks Advisory Board (Exhibit 7-x)

    City Attorney:

           H.R. Committee:

    Finance Committee:

     

    8)      DEPARTMENT REPORTS:       

    Mayor:

    City Clerk:

    a)      Approve payment:  Docket of Claims and spread Summary upon the  Minutes (Exhibit 8-a)

    Police Department:

    Fire Department:

    Human Resources/Risk Management:

    City Engineer:

    Public Works:                   

    Community Development & Planning:

    b)      Living shoreline update

    Building Department:

    Parks & Recreation:

    c)  Discuss replacing light poles and lights at Alice Street ballfields (Exhibit 8-c)

    City Attorney:

           H.R. Committee:

    Finance Committee:

     

    9)      PUBLIC COMMENT:  The public is invited to address the Board for up to 3 minutes.  The Board will take all comments under advisement for potential action at a later date if warranted.

     

    10)  ALDERMEN’S FORUM            

     

    11)  EXECUTIVE SESSION  

                                                            

     

     

    RECESS until 6:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018