City of Roswell Meeting Minutes Mayor and Council Regular Meeting. Monday, May 24, :00 PM City Hall - Council Chambers

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Mayor and Council Regular Meeting

Mayor Lori Henry Councilmember Christine Hall

Councilmember Matt Judy Councilmember Mike Palermo Councilmember Matthew Tyser

Councilmember Marie Willsey Councilmember Marcelo Zapata

Monday, May 24, 2021 7:00 PM City Hall - Council Chambers Welcome

Mayor Lori Henry: Present, Councilmember Christine Hall: Present, Councilmember Matt Judy: Present, Councilmember Mike Palermo: Present, Councilmember Matthew Tyser: Present, Councilmember Marie Willsey: Present, Councilmember Marcelo Zapata: Present.

Pledge of Allegiance - Jeffrey Leatherman Consent Agenda

RESULT: APPROVED-#4 REMOVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

SECONDER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata

1. Approval of the May 10, 2021 Mayor and Council Meeting Minutes. Administration

2. Approval of a Resolution Updating Certain Solid Waste Fees for the City of Roswell.

Finance

Resolution No. 2021-05-25

These adjustments to certain solid waste fees shall become effective as of July 1, 2021. 3. Approval of a Resolution to submit an Application for the FY2021

Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant in the amount of $19,350. Police

Resolution No. 2021-05-26

This grant money would be used to partially fund the purchase of ballistic vests for law enforcement officers to increase officer safety.

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4. Approval for the Mayor and/or City Administrator to sign a revised Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Roswell and the Friends of Mimosa Hall & Gardens.

Recreation and Parks

*Pulled off the Consent Agenda*

This item was discussed and voted on separate: The MOU was approved with 2 changes:

 1.7. Any and all loan agreements for on-site exhibits or installations, must be approved and or signed by City as property owner.

 2.10. FOMHG will establish an event calendar of Activities based on the preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of the Site and values of FOMHG as agreed upon at the sole discretion of the city. by the City during planning,

2.10.1. FOMHG may request events up to twenty-four months in advance. The City makes no calendar reservation guarantee of requests under eighteen months. The City makes no guarantee of Activities approval without minimal scheduled planning of at least six months.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Marcelo Zapata, Councilmember SECONDER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata

Regular Agenda Mayor's Report

1. Approval of a Design Review Board re-appointment - Eric Henderson. RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Matt Judy, Councilmember SECONDER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata

2. Approval of a Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals appointment - John Harpring.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

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3. Recognition of American Public Works Association (APWA) Re-Accreditation to the City of Roswell Department of Transportation.

The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry. RDOT is one of only five APWA accredited agencies in the state of Georgia. RESULT: RECOGNIZED

4. Reading of Proclamation for Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Parks & Facilities Staff Week 2021.

Mayor Henry read a proclamation for Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Parks & Facilities Week which is May 24-30, 2021. The week is a celebration of the employees of the Parks & Facilities maintenance staff.

RESULT: PROCLAMATION READ

5. Approval of the FY 2022 Budget for the City of Roswell, Georgia in the

amount of $150,086,435. (Second Reading)

***The Approval of the Second Reading of the FY2022 Budget was voted on after the Voting on the Add/Deletes.**

***EACH ADD/DELETE WAS A SEPARATE VOTE*** Operating Additions

1. Add (1) Full-Time Office of Innovation Position at 100% Funding in the amount of $167,106.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

2. Add (1) Full Grant Specialist at 75% Funding in the amount of $33,313. Motion: Defer to fund in the FY 2021 Year End Budget Amendment. RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [5 TO 1]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey OPPOSED: Marcelo Zapata

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3. Add Special Events Funding in the amount of $14,100. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [5 TO 1]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey OPPOSED: Marcelo Zapata

4. Add (1) Full-Time Budget Analyst Position at 75% Funding in the amount of $64,600.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

5. Add 3 Full-Time Station Captain Position at 50% Funding in the amount of $154,641.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

6. Add Funding for Crowd Control Protective Equipment in the amount of $63,320.

RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [5 TO 1] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey OPPOSED: Marcelo Zapata

7. Increase Funding for Holiday Lighting and Tree Replacement for Historic Roswell Town Square in the amount of $23,000.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

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8. Add (2) Natural Resource and Trail Maintenance Crew Worker Positions at 100% Funding in the amount of $112,430.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

9. Add (2) Natural Resource and Trail Maintenance Crew Worker Positions at 92.8% Funding in the amount of $104,387.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

10. Add (1) Natural Resource and Trail Maintenance Crew Supervisor at 100% Funding including F550 and Work Utility Vehicle (Operating) in the amount of $96,197.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

11. Add Funding for Roswell Arts Fund in the amount of $7,000. It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

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Operating Deletes

12. Delete Employee Salary Increase (Average of 3%) Starting January 1, 2021 in the amount of $643,431.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

13. Delete (1) new Leased Vehicle for Engineering Division (unless Zero Based Budget for all cars is performed) in the amount of $8,089.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

14. Reduce City Administrator Expense in the amount of $108,833. It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

15. Reduce Travel Expenses (excluding public safety) in the amount of $80,000. It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion.

RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

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16. Reduce Education Expenses (excluding public safety) in the amount of $113,000.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

17. Reduce Supplies in the amount of $35,000.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

18. Remove National League of Cities Membership Dues in the amount of $7,000. It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion.

RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

Maintenance Capital Additions

19. Add to the Tactical Vest and Helmet Replacement Program in the amount of 30,000.

RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [5 TO 1] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey OPPOSED: Marcelo Zapata

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20. Add to the Recreation and Parks Maintenance Program in the amount of $310,000.

It was discussed to look at using future Federal Stimulus funds for this item. It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion.

RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [4 TO 3] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

21. Add to the Athletic Field Improvements - Light Pole Replacement in the amount of $52,600.

RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [4 TO 3] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

One-Time Capital Additions

22. Add a 3D Scanner for Investigations in the amount of $70,000. It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

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23. Add (1) Natural Resource and Trails Maintenance Crew Supervisor at 100% Funding including F550 and Work Utility Vehicle (Operating and One Time Capital) in the amount of $87,000.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

24. Add a One-time Debt Service Fund excess Transfer in the amount of $800,000. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 2]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Matt Judy, Mike Palermo, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Marcelo Zapata

25. Add a Transfer from TSPLOST Index #3 SR-140 Median Islands in the amount of $540,000.

Motion: Defer to fund in the FY 2021 Year End Budget Amendment. RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata

26. Add to Sidewalk gaps from list where short piece is required to finish that don't rank high enough in list in the amount of $260,000.

Motion: Defer to fund in the FY 2021 Year End Budget Amendment. RESULT: MOTION TO DEFER [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

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One-Time Capital Deletes

27. Delete Formal Recodification of the Unified Development Code in the amount of $290,000.

Motion: To Deny the Delete but to place the project on hold until it comes back to Council after it has been clarified.

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: MOTION TO DENY [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

*******Approval of the FY 2022 Budget for the City of Roswell, Georgia in the amount of $150,086,435. (Second Reading)

Ordinance No. 2021-05-09

It was a 3:3 tie and the Mayor broke the tie in favor of the motion. RESULT: APPROVED ON SECOND READING [4 TO 3]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

Administration and Finance Department - Councilmember Marie Willsey

6. Approval of a Road Closure of Canton Street from Magnolia to Norcross Street for Alive After 5:15 (Private Organizer) on June 17, 2021.

This was approved to close Canton Street from Magnolia to Norcross Street from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to then be assessed by the Roswell Police Department. RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matt Judy, Councilmember

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7. Approval of an Ordinance to Authorize Fulton County to Conduct an Election on November 2, 2021 and Runoff, if Necessary on November 30, 2021 in an Amount Not to Exceed $373,617 and Budget Amendment 10013300-05-24-21 in the amount of $37,005. (First Reading)

RESULT: APPROVED ON FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS] Next: 6/14/2021 7:00 PM

MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember SECONDER: Matthew Tyser, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata

8. Approval of the FY 2021 Year End Budget Amendment.

Motion to approve the FY 2021 Year End Budget Amendment with the following additions to be funded out of the remaining balance:

1) $33,310 - Grant Consulting

2) $540,000 - SR-140 Median Islands 3) $260,000 - Sidewalk Gaps

4) $15,000 - Crosswalk at Crabapple

RESULT: APPROVED WITH CHANGES [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember

SECONDER: Matthew Tyser, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata

Public Safety Department - Councilmember Matt Judy

9. Approval of a Text Amendment to Chapter 8, Health and Public Safety, Article 8.7 Air Pollution Control, Section 8.7.4 Prohibit Acts, by Deleting Section 8.7.3 Open Burning and Creating a New Section 8.3.19 Open Burning of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Roswell. (First Reading) RESULT: APPROVED ON FIRST READING [4 TO 3]

Next: 6/14/2021 7:00 PM MOVER: Matt Judy, Councilmember SECONDER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

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City Attorney's Report

10. Approval of an Agreement to acquire necessary right-of-way for completion of the Oxbo Road Realignment project.

RESULT: APPROVED [4 TO 3] MOVER: Matt Judy, Councilmember SECONDER: Matthew Tyser, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Lori Henry, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey OPPOSED: Christine Hall, Mike Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

11. Recommendation for Closure to Discuss Personnel, Litigation and Real Estate.

RESULT: APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] MOVER: Matt Judy, Councilmember SECONDER: Marie Willsey, Councilmember

IN FAVOR: Hall, Judy, Palermo, Tyser, Willsey, Zapata Adjournment

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