Dothan City Commission Agenda for May 16, 2017
Dothan City Commission Agenda for May 16, 2017.
The Dothan City Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the Dothan Opera House.
Establishing the hours for which the polls will be open for voting in the Municipal Election to be held on Aug. 1, and the Run-Off Election, if necessary, to be held on Sept. 12.
Entering into a Ground Lease Agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of the Wiregrass for lease of property at 402 Sonesta Street (Young Junior Park).
2-1, Depositories for City funds designated; treasurer required to deposit all City funds therein, of the City of Dothan Code of Ordinances by adding Ameris Bank, Dothan, Alabama as a depository.
Amending Chapter 94, Taxation, Division 4, Sales and Use Tax Exemption, Sec.
82, Exempted from paying city sales and use tax of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Dothan (changing date for back-to-school purchases to period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday in July of each year and ending at twelve midnight the following Sunday).
Declaring certain properties which are overgrown with weeds, scrub, wild bushes, grass and other vegetable growth as injurious to the health, safety and welfare of the community as nuisances and calling for a public hearing to be held on the matter during the regularly scheduled commission meeting on June 20.
Awarding the bid, entering into a contract, and issuing a Notice to Proceed, and other related documents to Construction Labor Services, Inc. for Selective Weed Control for Sewer and Electric Utility Lines Maintenance-of-Way for the sum of $38,116.60.
Acceptance of a temporary construction easement from Sharon Ann Watford Baxter for replacing sewer main and sewer lines on South Oates Street (Highway 231 South).
City Council votes 5-2 to keep ordinance, continuing ban of motor boats on Teal Lake
City Council votes 5-2 to keep ordinance, continuing ban of motor boats on Teal Lake.
NEGAUNEE — The public came out in droves Thursday night to voice their opinions on what the City of Negaunee should do regarding motorized boats on Teal Lake.
The Negaunee City Council meeting was filled to the brim as locals gathered for agenda item seven; a public hearing to repeal a city ordinance that bans the use of motorized boats on Teal Lake.
Thursday night was the second reading and residents had mixed comments about the issue.
“That’s one boat every 4.8 minutes and that’s just putting them in the water.
We might as well latch them altogether and just walk from one to the next.
Or, better yet, pave the whole thing.
Not to mention there are only like six parking spots and maybe two vacant lots for sale.” “We allow snowmobiles, ice fishermen, four-wheelers, not to mention garbage that is left from those ice fishermen,” said Rhonda Gravedoni, a citizen for repealing the ordinance.
“I’ve witnessed, I have pictures of the garbage that melts on the ice and sinks to the bottom.
After two and half hours of public comment and an hour discussion between council members, the council voted 5-2 to keep the ordinance in place, continuing the ban of motor boats on Teal Lake.
Budget on tap Monday night for Town Council
The Stratford Town Council is expected to vote on Monday night for a proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
How much it may change from the current $220.3-million proposal presented by Mayor John Harkins, however, is still unclear.
The council’s Ordinance Committee, comprised of all 10 Town Council members, will host a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall to review the proposed $220.3-million spending plan as well as the proposed tax rate of 39.93 mills.
The Council will then meet at 8 p.m. A vote on the proposed budget is on the agenda.
Several people, including MOVEStratford leader Henry Bruce, say the school district should not receive any increase from the $106.8-million outlay it received for the current fiscal year.
The Board of Ed has hired an attorney to select an auditor who will find an auditing firm to review the past three Board of Ed budgets.
School district supporters, including teachers, students and building principals, have backed Council Chairman Beth Daponte’s recommendation of a 2.75% schools budget increase.
That proposal would give the Board of Ed a $2.93 million hike.
In a letter to fellow Council members sent two weeks ago, Daponte says a 2.65% increase is needed to “keep the status quo” with the Board of Ed, while a .1% increase would allow the district to maintain compliance with mandates regarding the English Language Learners program.
Unlike in previous years, the Town Council did not host budget workshops before last week’s Ordinance Committee budget hearings.
Heavy support for Board of Ed funding hike
Fears that school programs and teachers might be cut, speakers at the town’s first budget hearing urged Town Council members to support an increase in Board of Education funding.
Dozens of speakers approached council members at Monday night’s public hearing to advocate for a 2.75% increase in the Board of Education’s budget for the 2017-18 budget.
Many of the speakers were teachers and students in Stratford’s public schools.
Parents also made their way to the podium.
Many in the audience at Stratford High School’s auditorium held up green “support 2.75%” signs, echoing Council Chairman Beth Daponte’s recommendation for a spending increase.
Daponte’s proposal would increase the schools budget by about $2.93 million.
“Please remember that behind the numbers are the hearts and minds of our children, their futures and their future contributions to society,” she added.
Feehan said there had been only 131 signatures on the petition out of a town of more than 52,000 residents, suggesting that calls to freeze a spending increase were not overwhelming.
Former Board of Ed chairman Andrea Veilleux, who has been critical of the Board of Ed’s spending, said she’s looked at the Board of Ed’s proposed budget and found “a consistent pattern of behavior of providing incorrect or incorrect financials and performance data” in the schools.
His idea is to fund the proposed schools increase and use about $500,000 for mill rate relief.
On the Agenda: Aiken County Council
– Proposed ordinance to develop a jointly owned and operated industrial park in conjunction with Edgefield County, pursuant to Sec.
4-1-170 of the Code Of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended; to provide for a written agreement to provide for the expenses of the park, the percentage of revenue allocations, and the distribution of fees in lieu of ad valorem taxation; and to provide for other matters related thereto (Aiken County/Edgefield County Park-BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P./Project Apollo).
(To allow BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. to use land in Aiken and Edgefield for business purposes that will have a positive economic impact for the County – Project Apollo) – Proposed ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a fee agreement by and between Aiken County, South Carolina and BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P., formerly known as Project Apollo, providing for a payment of a fee in lieu of taxes and other matters related thereto.
4-1-170 of the Code Of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended; to provide for a written agreement to provide for the expenses of the park, the percentage of revenue allocations, and the distribution of fees in lieu of ad valorem taxation; and to provide for other matters related thereto (Aiken County/Edgefield County Park-BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P./Project Apollo) (Third Reading) (To allow BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. to use land in Aiken and Edgefield for business purposes that will have a positive economic impact for the County – Project Apollo) – Proposed ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a fee agreement by and between Aiken County, South Carolina and BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P., formerly known as Project Apollo, providing for a payment of a fee in lieu of taxes and other matters related thereto (Third Reading) – An ordinance amending the fifth supplemental ordinance titled "A fifth supplemental ordinance making provision for the terms and conditions of a sewer system revenue borrowing of Aiken County, South Carolina, authorized by Ordinance No.
90-6-32 of Aiken County adopted June 19, 1990 ("bond ordinance"); approving the financing of sewer system improvements in Aiken County, South Carolina, through the borrowing of not exceeding $50,000,000 plus capitalized interest, if any, from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund, by agreement with the South Carolina Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority pursuant to Title 48, Chapter 5, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended; providing for the agreement to make and to accept a loan, the execution and delivery of a loan agreement between Aiken County and the South Carolina Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority, the execution and delivery of a promissory note from Aiken County to the South Carolina Water Quality Revolving Fund Authority; amending the bond ordinance; and other matters relating thereto" (the "fifth supplemental ordinance"); and other matters relating thereto (Third Reading) (Amending Sewer System Revenue Ordinance to extend the time under which Aiken County can borrow the money.)
as sponsor affiliates under the fee agreement between Aiken County, South Carolina, and ESA Solar SC, LLC., as sponsor dated as of February 7, 2017; and other related matters.
(Clay Killian, county administrator) – Proposed ordinance to establish operating, capital and debt service budgets for Aiken County, South Carolina for the fiscal year July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018; to provide for the levy revenues and for the appropriation thereof; and to provide for other matters related thereto.
(County Council) (First Reading) (To adopt the County operating budget for the next fiscal year)
– Fiscal Year 2017 Aiken County Contingency Report as of April 19, 2017.
Such motions also may be made at other times during the meeting.)
Water .pdf – Water Pollution Control Ordinance, Cap. 358…
Water .pdf – Water Pollution Control Ordinance, Cap.
358 Water Pollution Control Ord.
“wastewater means water that is directly / indirectly used in / generated by human activity & then discarded but does not include unpolluted water.” WPCO was enacted in 1980 To control the Pollution of the waters of Hong Kong Water Pollution Control (WPCO) Provide the main statutory framework for the declaration of water control zones (“WCZ”) Total : 10 WCZ and 4 supplementary WCZ Water Pollution Control Ordinance (WPCO) – declared Water Control Zones 10 Water Control Zones (WCZ) 1.
North Western Supplementary WCZ Water Control Zone (WCZ) Within each water control zone, ALL discharges or deposits are controlled Exception : Discharge of domestic sewage into communal sewers and unpolluted water into stormwater drains, river courses and water bodies Definitions “Domestic Sewage” means waste of a kind and quantity that is generated by the domestic use of a toilet, water closet, bath, shower, sink, basin other sanitary fitment by a person residing in a household / while at a place of work But does not include (a) solid residue, (b) effluent from wastewater treatment facility; or (c) food business waste.
“Communal Sewer” – a sewer that is not used exclusively by one discharger… “Foul Sewer” – a sewer built for the carriage of foul / waste water or so designated by the Authority “Communal Drain” – means a drain that is not used exclusively by one discharger “Storm Water Drain” – a man made conduit built for natural surface drainage or so designated by the Authority Typical sanitary installation and drainage for small building BUILDING (STANDARDS OF SANITARY FITMENTS, PLUMBING, DRAINAGE WORKS AND LATRINES) REGULATIONS – R.2 Interpretation "foul water" (髒水) means any water contaminated by soil, waste or trade effluent; "surface water" (地面水) means rain water from any part of a building including any paved area or ground, whether paved or not, appurtenant to any building; "waste" (廢水) means used water from a waste fitment or similar fitment; "waste fitment" (廢水設備) means a bath, lavatory basin or sink, other than a slop sink; “soil" (便溺污水) means the discharge from a soil fitment; “soil fitment" (便溺污水設備) means a watercloset fitment, trough watercloset, urinal, slop sink, bidet or any similar fitment; "private sewer" (私家污水渠) means a sewer which is not a public sewer; "public sewer" (公共污水渠) means a sewer vested in and maintained by the Government; "rain water pipe" (雨水管) means a pipe used or constructed to be used for carrying off surface water directly from roof surfaces, verandahs and balconies; "soil pipe" (便溺污水管) means a pipe used or constructed to be used for carrying off soil; "waste pipe" (廢水管) means a pipe used or constructed to be used for carrying off waste; Combined System Combined Drainage System 14 Derek Osbourn, Mitchell’s Introduction to Building (Mitchells Building Series) Underwater Drainage-Combined System All the drains discharge into a common or combined sewer.
WPCO Licence No Licence A discharger may be prosecuted under s.8 or s.9, where appropriate, if its discharge has exceeded any of the TM standards set for 4 discharge systems in each WCZ 4 systems – foul sewers, storm water drains, inland waters & coastal waters Enforcement of WPCO, Cap 358 s.8 – discharge polluted water into inland water, i.e. river, or waters of H.K., i.e. sea s.9 – discharge polluted water into communal sewers & communal drains r.17B (Regs) – discharge not in accordance with the licence limits Is the discharge causing pollution?
(quality/quantity) TM WPCO s.8 s.8(1)(a) : offence to discharge any waste or polluting matter into waters of HK s.8(1)(b) : offence to discharge any matter into inland waters which tends to impede the proper flow of the water in a manner leading or likely to lead to a substantial aggravation of pollution WPCO s.8 “Waters of Hong Kong” means all inland waters, territorial waters and tidal waters of H.K.
Consent given in relation to harbour works … A discharge of unpolluted water (a) ( (b) (c) ( (d) ( 1985 ) ( 466 ) (e) 42 2 67 ( 22 1995 ) 18 ─ (i) (ii) ( (f) 9(3) ( 1985 ) 63 (iii) ( ( 21 1985 127 63 ) 7 8 1998 29 21 ) ( 1990 72 67 Exception/Defence ) 4 ) 34 ) WPCO s.9 Offence to discharge any matter into a communal sewer / drain in a WCZ other thans.9(1)(a) & (1)(b) a discharge of domestic sewage into a communal sewer / drain ….for the carriage of foul water, s.9(1)(b) a discharge of unpolluted water into a communal sewer / drain for the carriage of surface drainage water.
Discharge (2) s.2(3), discharging / making a discharge of matters into waters of HK / inland water / communal sewer / drain in the WCZ include causing / permitting matter to be deposited in any place (whether in that zone or elsewhere) in circumstances where the matter, or any component of it, is likely to enter the waters of HK/ inland waters /communal sewer or drain within a reasonably foreseeable time by falling, descending, percolating or being carried by wind or water.
89 Building (Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works and Latrines) Regulations Under R.40 of Building (Standards of Sanitary Fitments, Plumbing, Drainage Works and Latrines) Regulations, the Building Authority is empowered to request the drainage / private sewer owners to connect to the appropriate public sewers :(1) Drains and private sewers, provided for the carriage of foul water, shall, where there is a public sewer provided for the carriage of foul water at a suitable level and position within 30 m of the boundary of the lot on which the building, for which such drains or private sewers are provided, is erected, be connected to such public sewer.