April 26, 2007 Council Work Session

Ball Ground City Council Work Session
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Ball Ground Community Building
7:00 PM

1.    Meeting Called to Order by Mayor Roberts

Council Members Present:  John Byrd, Ashley Holcomb, Frank Homiller, Lee Prettyman & Andrenia Stoner

Staff Present:  Eric Wilmarth, Dana Davis, Darrell Caudill and Karen Jordan

2.    Recognition of Guest and Visitors

3.    Informational Items/Reminders

4.    Pre-Report:  Staff request direction and guidance from Council prior to preparing analysis and reports.

A.    Comprehensive Plan Update – Jeff Watkins
No discussion.

B.    Short Term Work Plan – Mayor Roberts
No discussion.

C.    TND Ordinance Update – City Adm. Wilmarth
Mayor and Council participated in discussion of proposed ordinance.
Comments are to be sent to City Manager Wilmarth on or before May 3, 2007.  Action may be taken on this proposed ordinance at the May 10, 2007 Council Meeting.

D.    FY 2008 Budget – Randy Westbrook
Finance Director Randy Westbrook presented a draft of the proposed FY 2008 Budget.    Propose first reading at the May 10, 2007 Council Meeting

E.    Proposed Historic Downtown District – Council Member Stoner
Council Member Stoner commented on the information given to her by Mayor Roberts at the April Council Meeting.

Mayor Roberts asked that a Historic Preservation Ordinance be adopted by September 30, 2007.

F.    Lew Oliver, Inc. Whole Town Solutions and (Consultants”)
Mr. Oliver gave a presentation of an agreement outlining a proposed 4-day Charrette.

Action may be taken on this item of business at the May 10, 2007 Council Meeting

G.    Andy Kencheloe – Roberts/Thomason/Blue Mule Zoning Application
John Lowery representing Walden Development Group outlined the zoning request submitted for 48 acres located on Ball Ground Road.  The applicant requests the current zoning of R-40 and Agricultural rezoned to Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND). Action may be taken on this zoning case at the May 10, 2007 Council Meeting

5.    Briefing on major issues, upcoming opportunities and operational matters.
A.    Streetscape Project Update – Easement Acquisition:  City Adm. Wilmarth
A number of the required easements have been signed.   One property owner has been unwilling to sign and attempts to reach her attorney have been unsuccessful.  Notice has been sent to the attorney of the property owner stating if he has not contacted the City on or before May 3, 2007 condemnation may be considered.

B.    City Hall Project – Mayor Roberts
W. H. Bass Construction Company is scheduled to begin site preparation May 7, 2007.

6.  Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM.

The minutes of this April 26th Ball Ground City Council Work Session approved this 10th Day of May, 2007.

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Mayor A. R. Roberts, III                Council Member Homiller

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Council Member Byrd                    Council Member Holcomb

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Council Member Prettyman                Council Member Stoner

Attest __________________________
City Clerk Karen L. Jordan

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