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Watkinsville city council agenda for Dec. 20 meeting

The City of Watkinsville will hold its regularly scheduled monthly Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20, The meeting agenda is available here. The Mayor, City Council, Attorney, staff, and those making appearances, media, and citizens will meet in person at City Hall, 191 VFW Drive.

Access to the simultaneous broadcast of the meeting and agenda materials will be available online via this link and also available on the city’s website under the Government tab at www.cityofwatkinsville.com.

Additionally, information about the meeting and how to connect is posted at City Hall.

Anyone wishing to provide public comment who is unable to attend should submit their comments to the City Clerk via email (jklein@cityofwatkinsville.com) or standard mail (P.O. Box 27, Watkinsville, GA  30677) by no later than noon Dec. 20.These public comments will be read aloud during the public comment portion of the agenda and entered into the meeting minutes. The meeting will be recorded, and the recording will be posted to the city’s website (www.cityofwatkinsville.com) after the meeting.

The meeting agenda:

WELCOME

CALL TO ORDER

QUORUM CHECK

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE MAYOR - POINT OF PRIVILEGE

• Recognize Marvin Nunnally – 2023 Parade Grand Marshal

• Recognize Sew Sew Studios – Artist of 2023 Commemorative Ornament

• Recognize Mellony Adkins, Volunteer Coordinator for Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Festivities and members of the Planning Committee

• Recognize Sponsors and Parade Judges

• Present 2023 Watkinsville Christmas Parade Awards

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1. November 15, 2023 Regular Meeting

APPROVAL OF AGENDA ADMINISTRATION

Members of the public wishing to address Mayor and Council may do so at the noted times on the agenda or on request and at discretion of Council.

2. Financial Reports – General, Fund Reserve, SPLOST II and III, TSPLOST, and ARPA funds

3. Economic Development Reports – Business Licenses, Building Permits

4. Downtown Development Authority Update

5. Police Department Report

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve Appointee to Oconee County Library Board

7. Approve Reprogramming of $75,000 in SPLOST III Fund: Roads/Streets/Bridges from GDOT

TAP Grant Match to Simonton Bridge Road/Mulberry Sidewalk Survey & Engineering

8. Approve Reprogramming of $500,000 in SPLOST III Fund: Recreational, Park, and Greenspace

from GOSP Grant Match to Harris Shoals Park Master Plan: Phase II Implementation

9. Approve Reprogramming of $800,000 in TSPLOST Fund: Sidewalk construction and repairs,

Multi-Use Trails, Side Paths, Greenways, High Visibility Crossings from GDOT TAP Grant

Match to Simonton Bridge Road/Mulberry Sidewalk Construction

10. Approve Budget Amendment for Tourism Art Sponsorships

PUBLIC HEARING

10-minutes/side per Zoning Procedures Law. Sec. 2-26(d): Comments shall be only directly relating to

agenda items. Speak from the podium. Four minutes per person. Refrain from debate, argument, personal attacks, or irrelevant discussion. Address only the merits of the pending matter, and address remarks directly to council. Council can't speak to potential litigation, attorney client, or personnel matters.

11. VARIANCE: 51 and 55 Simonton Bridge Road/Parcel #W 06 021 (J.W. York Properties, LLC)

12. VARIANCE: 1181 Jacob Drive/Parcel #B 06L 002D (Raleigh Garrett)

APPEARANCES

Please note 10-minute time limit for appearances, per guideline of State Zoning Procedures Law.

13. 1080 Experiment Station Road/Tax Parcel #W 03 001 (A&B Holdco, LLC) Urban Forest Plan,

Wastewater Capacity Allocation Request

14. 1260 Greensboro Highway/Tax Parcel #C 04 002JC (George R. Bishop) Site Development Plan

15. Consideration of Pouring - Beer/Wine and Distilled Spirits License Application for Wing House

Grill, LLC (Jack Land)

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

16. Approve submittal of Fiscal Year 2024 Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Local

Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) Application

17. Oconee County Library – Watkinsville Branch Update

18. Annual Stormwater Update

19. Consider Year-End Bonuses for City Employees

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Sec. 2-26(d): Comments shall be only directly relating to agenda items. Speak from the podium. Four minutes per person. Refrain from debate, argument, personal attacks, or irrelevant discussion.

Address only the merits of the pending matter, and address remarks directly to council. Council can't speak topotential litigation, attorney client, or personnel matters.

MAYOR’S REPORT

COUNCIL REPORTS

Chuck Garrett - Post 1

Connie Massey – Post 2

Brett Thomas – Post 3

Christine Tucker – Post 4

Jeff Campbell – Post 5

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. Personnel / 2. Real Estate / 3. Threatened Litigation

Adjourn


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