Regular Meeting              Minutes                March 6, 2017

 

City of Norcross

 

 

65 Lawrenceville Street

Norcross, GA 30071

Meeting Minutes

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

 

6:30 PM

 

 

Council Chambers

Mayor and Council

Mayor Bucky Johnson

Mayor Pro Tem Josh Bare

Councilman Craig Newton

Councilman David McLeroy

Councilman Andrew Hixson

Councilman Pierre Levy

 


A.    Call to Order by Mayor Bucky Johnson

Regular Meeting was called to order at 6:34 PM by Mayor Bucky Johnson

B.              Prayer

C.              Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

D.              Roll Call (recorded)

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Bucky Johnson

Mayor

Present

 

Josh Bare

Mayor Pro Tem

Present

 

Craig Newton

Councilman

Present

 

David McLeroy

Councilman

Absent

 

Andrew Hixson

Councilman

Present

 

Pierre Levy

Councilman

Present

 

 

E.              Presentation of previous meetings minutes for acceptance and acceptance of the agenda as presented for scheduled meeting.

a.             

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion

A motion to Approve the February 6th Regular Council Meeting Minutes and Executive Session, the February 20th Policy Work Session and Executive Session.

b.             

Mayor and Council - Regular Meeting - Feb 6, 2017 6:30 PM

 

c.             

Policy Work Session - Regular Meeting - Feb 20, 2017 6:30 PM

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Craig Newton, Councilman

SECONDER:              Andrew Hixson, Councilman

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

d.             

Acceptance of the Agenda

Motion

A motion to Accept the Agenda as Presented with the following items being moved to discussion:

17-4529 Pinnacle Park

16-4514 Proposal to Provide for Four Year Terms of Office for Mayor and Council

16-4477 Holcomb Bridge RR Crossing IGA

17-4555 Contract for Demo and Removal of Building  of 5735 Buford Highway

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Andrew Hixson, Councilman

SECONDER:              Craig Newton, Councilman

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

F.              Ceremonial Presentations, Recognitions, and Swearing in Ceremonies

a.             

Swearing in of Officer Benny Pena

RESULT:              SWORN IN BY MAYOR JOHNSON

b.             

Recognition of Arbor Day in the City of Norcross

RESULT:              ACKNOWLEDGED AND READ BY MAYOR JOHNSON

G.              Floor Open to Citizens Desiring to Address the Governing Authority

a.              The Floor is open to citizens desiring to address the governing authority

b.              Comments by Council

PH.              Public Hearings

PH.              16-4486

REZ2016-0007: Rezoning from M-1 to RM10 Kelley Street, Norcross, GA 30071

Motion

A motion to Deny the rezoning request from M-1 to RM10.

RESULT:              FAILED DUE TO LACK OF SECOND [1 TO 3]

MOVER:              Josh Bare, Mayor Pro Tem

AYES:              Josh Bare

NAYS:              Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

PH.              16-4486

REZ2016-0007: Rezoning from M-1 to RM10 Kelley Street, Norcross, GA 30071

Motion

A motion to approve the requested rezoning with the following conditions:

1.    Approve alternate plan dated 01/19/17.

2.    Single Family Lot to be developed in conformance with R65 regulations.

3.    Approve a buffer variance between the RM10 zoning and R75 zoning allowing the

use of screened planting in the 20’ building setbacks as shown in selected

alternate plan dated 01/19/17.

4.    The community shall be accessed through the lot on West Peachtree Street

addressed at tax parcel R6244 054.The use of this lot will be restricted to access

drive, overflow parking, and community Dog Park.

 

RESULT:              APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS [3 TO 1]

MOVER:              Craig Newton, Councilman

SECONDER:              Andrew Hixson, Councilman

AYES:              Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

NAYS:              Josh Bare

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

PH.              16-4511

COA2016-0053: Fence in front yard

Motion B

A motion to Deny the requested variance and require the applicant to comply with City Code Section 115-115.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Josh Bare, Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Pierre Levy, Councilman

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

I.              Reports of the Mayor and Council Members

a.              General Announcements

J.              Board Appointments

K.              Consent Agenda

RESULT:              ADOPTED ON CONSENT AGENDA [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Craig Newton, Councilman

SECONDER:              Josh Bare, Mayor Pro Tem

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

1.

Surplus of 4 NPD Vehicles and Radio Equipment

2.

Price Place Traffic Calming Speed Table

3.

ARC 2017 Call for Applications for LCI Studies

4.

2017 CDBG Subrecipient Agreement

L.              Items for Discussion

A.             

Pinnacle Park

Motion

A motion to Authorize a Request for Proposal for Pinnacle Park with B+C retained as Project Manager including the optional green infrastructure as presented.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Andrew Hixson, Councilman

SECONDER:              Pierre Levy, Councilman

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

B.             

Proposal to Provide for Four Year Terms of Office for Mayor and Council

Motion

A motion to keep 2 year terms for the office of the Mayor and Council.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Josh Bare, Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Craig Newton, Councilman

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

C.             

Proposal to Provide for Four Year Terms of Office for Mayor and Council

Supplemental Motion

A motion to Approve a change in the Charter to allow for non-binding referendums.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Josh Bare, Mayor Pro Tem

SECONDER:              Andrew Hixson, Councilman

AYES:              Josh Bare, Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

D.             

Holcomb Bridge RR Crossing IGA

RESULT:              WITHDRAWN (NO VOTE)

E.             

Contract for Demo and Removal of Building  of 5735 Buford Highway

Motion

A motion to approve demolition as presented, requesting $32,000 from the contingency fund and $30,000 from prior year.

RESULT:              APPROVED [3 TO 1]

MOVER:              Craig Newton, Councilman

SECONDER:              Pierre Levy, Councilman

AYES:              Craig Newton, Andrew Hixson, Pierre Levy

NAYS:              Josh Bare

ABSENT:              David McLeroy

M.              Adjourn in memory of

The meeting was closed at 8:29 PM

N.              Adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel, Real Estate or Legal

 

Signed by                            Mayor, Bucky Johnson

Attest                            Monique Lang, City Clerk

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