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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/7/2024 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Assembly Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available Meeting Extra1: Agenda Packet Agenda Packet Meeting Extra2: Post Agenda Post Agenda  
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24-0072 1  Commissioners Action ItemAdoption of the Consent Agenda. All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine by the County Commission and will be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion will take place on these items. If discussion of any Consent Agenda item is desired, the item will be moved to the Regular Meeting Agenda for separate consideration. (ADOPTED AS AMENDED)adopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
24-0073 1  Consent - Board of CommissionersProclamations for Spreading on the Minutes. (SPREAD ON THE MINUTES UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA) Proclamation recognizing “Atlanta Business League Appreciation Day.” (Hall) January 30, 2024 Proclamation recognizing “Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eta Lambda Chapter Appreciation Day.” (Arrington) February 2, 2024 Proclamation recognizing “Gloria Elizabeth Freeman Appreciation Day.” (Abdur-Rahman) February 2, 2024 Proclamation recognizing “Jancy Thorne Reavis Remembrance Day.” (Ellis) February 3, 2024   Action details Not available
24-0074 1  Commissioners Action ItemANIMAL WELFARE HEARING BOARD (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA) The Animal Welfare Hearing Board shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Each Commissioner shall appoint one member to serve for two years. Thereafter, all members may be appointed for an additional term of three years and until their successors are appointed. Term = 2 Years/3 Years Term below expired: 12/31/2023 Karen E. Levy (Pitts) Chairman Pitts nominated Karen E. Levy for a District reappointment to a term ending December 31, 2026.   Action details Not available
24-0075 1  Commissioners Action ItemFULTON-DEKALB HOSPITAL AUTHORITY D/B/A GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA) Consists of ten (10) trustees (members). The Board of Commissioners of Fulton County appoints seven (7) trustees (members) and the Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County appoints three (3). (See Fulton County Code § 13-2-11). The Fulton County Code does not prescribe the method of appointment; however, historically, each Commissioner has appointed one person to serve. Term = 4 years Term below expired: 12/31/2023 Alicia M. Ivey (Arrington) Commissioner Arrington nominated Alicia Ivey for a District reappointment to a term ending December 31, 2027.   Action details Not available
24-0076 1  Commissioners Action ItemDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF FULTON COUNTY (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA) At the Special Call Meeting, May 30, 1973, the Board of Commissioners appointed seven (7) members to serve on this Authority. In 1992, two more members were added to this board bringing the total to nine (9) members appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County. Historically, each Commissioner has appointed one person to serve on this board. In addition, two persons are appointed and confirmed by the full Board of Commissioners. Term = 4 years staggered Term below expires: 5/31/2025 Vacant (Arrington) Commissioner Arrington nominated Alvin Kendall to a District appointment to an unexpired term ending May 31, 2025.   Action details Not available
24-0077 1  Commissioners Action ItemFULTON COUNTY VETERANS’ EMPOWERMENT COMMISSION, INC. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA) Each Commissioner shall appoint two (2) members. Term = 3 Years Term below expires: 12/31/2024 Mike E. Mizell (District 1) Commissioner Thorne nominated John Walsh to replace Mike E. Mizell for a District appointment to an unexpired term ending December 31, 2024.   Action details Not available
24-0078 1  Consent - Health and Human ServicesRequest approval of a change order less than 10% - Public Works, 17RFP031617K-DJ Progressive Design/Build Services for Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Expansion Project Phase 2B in an amount not to exceed of $759,719.88 with Archer Western-Brown and Caldwell Joint Venture (Atlanta, GA) to cover costs associated with previously approved inclement weather days which will extend the project end date to August 7, 2024 and for additional scope of work changes needed for the safe and efficient operation of the future treatment plant. Effective upon BOC approval. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)   Action details Not available
24-0079 1  Consent - Infrastructure and Economic DevelopmentRequest approval of an Amended and Restated Economic Development Services Agreement between Fulton County, Georgia and the Development Authority of Fulton County (DAFC) to ensure efficiency of service delivery and coordination of the County’s economic development efforts. Effective upon execution for an initial term of five (5) years and then an automatic renewal period of five (5) additional years. (APPROVED AMENDED) ITEM REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION AS REQUESTED BY CHAIRMAN PITTSapprove as amendedPass Action details Video Video
24-0080 1  Consent - Justice and SafetyRequest approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement for Animal Control Services between Fulton County, Georgia and City of Alpharetta for a period of time that shall terminate at 2400 hours on December 31, 2028. The purpose of this Intergovernmental Agreement is to provide vital and necessary animal control services for the County’s homeless pets while enforcing the animal control laws of Fulton County in a manner that reflects quality and professionalism. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)   Action details Not available
24-0081 1  Consent - Justice and SafetyRequest approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement for Animal Control Services between Fulton County, Georgia and Union City for a period of time that shall terminate at 2400 hours on December 31, 2028. The purpose of this Intergovernmental Agreement is to provide vital and necessary animal control services for the County’s homeless pets while enforcing the animal control laws of Fulton County in a manner that reflects quality and professionalism. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)   Action details Not available
24-0082 1  Consent - Justice and SafetyRequest approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement for Animal Control Services between Fulton County, Georgia and City of South Fulton for a period of time that shall terminate at 2400 hours on December 31, 2028. The purpose of this Intergovernmental Agreement is to provide vital and necessary animal control services for the County’s homeless pets while enforcing the animal control laws of Fulton County in a manner that reflects quality and professionalism. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)   Action details Not available
24-0083 1  Consent - Justice and SafetyRequest approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement for Animal Control Services between Fulton County, Georgia and City of Palmetto for a period of time that shall terminate at 2400 hours on December 31, 2028. The purpose of this Intergovernmental Agreement is to provide vital and necessary animal control services for the County’s homeless pets while enforcing the animal control laws of Fulton County in a manner that reflects quality and professionalism. (APPROVED UPON ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT AGENDA)   Action details Not available
24-0084 1  Commissioners Action ItemAdoption of the Regular Meeting Agenda. (ADOPTED AS AMENDED)adopt as amendedPass Action details Video Video
24-0085 1  Commissioners Action ItemRatification of Minutes. (RATIFIED) Regular Meeting Minutes, January 10, 2024 Recess Meeting Post Agenda Minutes, January 24, 2024ratifyPass Action details Video Video
24-0086 1  Commissioners Presentation/DiscussionPresentation of Proclamations and Certificates. Proclamation recognizing “Dementia Awareness Day.” (Ellis) (PRESENTED)   Action details Video Video
24-0087 1  Commissioners Action ItemPublic Comment - Citizens are allowed to voice County related opinions, concerns, requests, etc. during the Public Comment portion of the Commission meeting. Priority for public comment will be given to Fulton County citizens and those individuals representing businesses or organizations located within Fulton County, including their employees, whether such persons are commenting in-person, via emails or via Zoom or other electronic media (i.e., phone call). Non-Fulton County citizens will only be heard after all in-person Fulton County citizens, representatives of business and organizations located within Fulton County, including their employees, have been heard and the time allotted for public comment has not expired, except as otherwise provided in this code section. County staff shall verify the residency of each public speaker prior to such person being heard by the board. Speakers will be granted up to two minutes each. Members of the public will not be allowed to yield or donate time to other speakers. The Public Comment portion of the meeting will not exceed sixty (60) minutes   Action details Video Video
24-0088 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentDiscussion: County Manager Update (DISCUSSED)   Action details Video Video
24-0055 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentRequest approval to award a contract without competition - Department of Information Technology, 19RFP3152019K-DJ, Agenda Management System with Carahsoft Technology Corporation (Reston, VA) in an amount not to exceed $267,200.35 to provide licenses and professional services required to upgrade the existing agenda management system. Effective upon BOC approval until final acceptance of project deliverables and milestones. (HELD ON 1/24/24 AND 2/7/24) (APPROVED)holdPass Action details Video Video
24-0089 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentRequest approval of a recommended proposal - Fulton County Information Technology Department, 23RFP139160B-EC, Digital Multi-functional Devices and Support Services in an amount not to exceed $724,581.72 with Standard Office Systems of Atlanta, Inc. (Duluth, GA) to provide maintenance, supplies, support services, and software and associated hardware for all multi-function devices countywide. Effective upon BOC approval through December 31, 2024, with four renewal options. (APPROVED)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0060 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentRequest approval of a statewide contract - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, SWC 99999-001-SPD0000183-0006, Police Pursuit and Special Services Vehicles in an amount not to exceed $611,020.00 with Wade Ford, Inc. (Smyrna, GA), to purchase and deliver sixteen (16) law enforcement/administrative vehicles for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. This is a one-time procurement. (HELD ON 1/24/24 AND 2/7/24) (APPROVED)approve  Action details Video Video
24-0060 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentRequest approval of a statewide contract - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, SWC 99999-001-SPD0000183-0006, Police Pursuit and Special Services Vehicles in an amount not to exceed $611,020.00 with Wade Ford, Inc. (Smyrna, GA), to purchase and deliver sixteen (16) law enforcement/administrative vehicles for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. This is a one-time procurement. (HELD ON 1/24/24 AND 2/7/24) (APPROVED)holdPass Action details Video Video
24-0090 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentRequest approval of recommended proposals - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, 23RFP138765K-CRB, Standby Professional Services for Environmental Engineering and Testing Services in the total amount not to exceed $150,000.00 with (A) Atlas Technical Consultants, LLC (Duluth, GA) in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00; (B) Nova Engineering & Environmental, LLC (Kennesaw, GA) in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00, and (C) Oasis Consulting Services (Roswell, GA) in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00, to provide standby professional services for environmental engineering and testing services. Effective upon BOC approval through December 31, 2024, with two renewal options. (APPROVED)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0091 1  CM Action Item - Open & Responsible GovernmentRequest approval to renew an existing contract - Department of Real Estate and Asset Management, 21RFP127274K-BKJ, Comprehensive Operations and Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Services for the Fulton County Jail and the Jail South Annex in an amount not to exceed $5,383,820.00 with Johnson Controls, Inc., (Atlanta, GA), to provide comprehensive operations, preventive, and corrective maintenance services. This action exercises the third of four renewal options. One renewal option remains. Effective Dates: January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024. (APPROVED)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0092 1  CM Action Item - Arts and LibrariesRequest approval to increase the spending authority, Fulton County Library System, 21RFP0210B-EC, Shelf-Ready Books for Adults, Teens and Children and Lease Books for Adults in the amount not to exceed $263,888.96 with Baker and Taylor, Inc. to replace damaged books at the Cleveland Avenue Branch Library. Effective upon BOC approval. (APPROVED)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0064 1  Commissioners Action ItemRequest approval of a Resolution by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners directing an external review of the actions and procedures of the Board of Ethics over the past 5 years; and for other purposes. (Arrington) (MOTION TO APPROVE FAILED ON 1/24/24) (MOTION FAILED)approve  Action details Video Video
24-0065 1  Commissioners Action ItemRequest approval of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 2 (Administration), Article II (Officers and Employees), Division 2 (Code of Ethics) of the Fulton County Code of Ordinances to create a new Code Section 2-80.1 requiring the appointment of an Interim Ethics Hearing Officer where there exists a conflict of interest between the Board of Ethics and any party filing a complaint or any party accused of violating the Code of Ethics; and for other purposes. (Arrington) (MOTION TO APPROVE FAILED ON 1/24/24)(FILED)approve  Action details Video Video
24-0065 1  Commissioners Action ItemRequest approval of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 2 (Administration), Article II (Officers and Employees), Division 2 (Code of Ethics) of the Fulton County Code of Ordinances to create a new Code Section 2-80.1 requiring the appointment of an Interim Ethics Hearing Officer where there exists a conflict of interest between the Board of Ethics and any party filing a complaint or any party accused of violating the Code of Ethics; and for other purposes. (Arrington) (MOTION TO APPROVE FAILED ON 1/24/24)(FILED)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0093 1  Commissioners Action ItemRequest approval of a Resolution by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners urging the Georgia General Assembly to support legislation sponsored by the State Senator Donzella James to amend the Official Code of Georgia to lift the ban relating to restrictions on rent regulations by local governments and allow Counties and Municipalities the ability to regulate the rent to be charged for privately owned single-family or multiple-unit residential properties for those residing within the state of Georgia; and for other purposes. (Hall) (HELD ON 2/7/24) (HELD)   Action details Video Video
24-0094 1  Commissioners Action ItemRequest approval of a Resolution to amend the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget; to amend the Fulton County Code of Laws related to budgetary controls over expenses of Commissioners; and for other purposes. (Abdur-Rahman) (MOTION TO APPROVE FAILED ON 2/7/24)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0094 1  Commissioners Action ItemRequest approval of a Resolution to amend the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget; to amend the Fulton County Code of Laws related to budgetary controls over expenses of Commissioners; and for other purposes. (Abdur-Rahman) (MOTION TO APPROVE FAILED ON 2/7/24)call the questionPass Action details Video Video
24-0095 1  Commissioners Action ItemBOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FULTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (APPROVED) Trustee position #1 is the Chairman or designee. Trustee positions #2 and #3, members of the Fulton County Commission, shall be designated or elected at a regular January meeting for one (1) year or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. Trustee Positions #4 and #5 are members of the Board of Trustees by virtue of their County position; hence their terms expire when their positions with the County terminate. Trustee Positions #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12 are held for four (4) years, after serving the initial staggered terms prescribed in the enabling Resolution. Term = 1 Year Term below expired: 12/31/2023 Vice Chair Khadijah Abdur-Rahman (Position #2/BOC) Chairman Pitts nominated Vice Chair Abdur-Rahman for a Full Board reappointment to a term ending December 31, 2024.approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0096 1  Commissioners Action ItemBOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FULTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (APPROVED) Trustee position #1 is the Chairman or designee. Trustee positions #2 and #3, members of the Fulton County Commission, shall be designated or elected at a regular January meeting for one (1) year or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. Trustee Positions #4 and #5 are members of the Board of Trustees by virtue of their County position; hence their terms expire when their positions with the County terminate. Trustee Positions #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12 are held for four (4) years, after serving the initial staggered terms prescribed in the enabling Resolution. Term = 4 years Term = 1 Year Terms below expired: 12/31/2023 Commissioner Dana Barrett (Position #1 - Chair/Designee) Commissioner Bob Ellis (Position #3/BOC) Chairman Pitts nominated Commissioner Barrett for Full Board reappointment to a term ending December 31, 2024.approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0097 1  Commissioners Action ItemBOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FULTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (APPROVED) Trustee position #1 is the Chairman or designee. Trustee positions #2 and #3, members of the Fulton County Commission, shall be designated or elected at a regular January meeting for one (1) year or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. Trustee Positions #4 and #5 are members of the Board of Trustees by virtue of their County position; hence their terms expire when their positions with the County terminate. Trustee Positions #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12 are held for four (4) years, after serving the initial staggered terms prescribed in the enabling Resolution. Term = 4 years Term = 1 Year Terms below expired: 12/31/2023 Commissioner Dana Barrett (Position #1 - Chair/Designee) Commissioner Bob Ellis (Position #3/BOC) Chairman Pitts nominated Commissioner Ellis for Full Board reappointment to a term ending December 31, 2024.approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0098 1  Commissioners Action ItemADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE FULTON COUNTY DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN (APPROVED) Members of the Administrative Committee shall hold office for a term of four (4) years or until their successors have been duly qualified and appointed. Positions 2 & 3 shall be appointed by the BOC at its regular January meeting or as soon as practical. Such members shall hold office for a term of one year. Term = 4 Years Term = 1 Year (Positions 2 & 3) Term below expired: 12/31/2023 Vice Chair Khadijah Abdur-Rahman (Chair/Designee/BOC) Chairman Pitts nominated Vice Chair Abdur-Rahman for a Full Board reappointment to a term ending December 31, 2024.approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0099 1  CM Presentation - Open & Responsible GovernmentPresentation of 2024 State Legislative Session Update. (PRESENTED)   Action details Video Video
24-0100 1  CM Presentation - Infrastructure and Economic DevelopmentPresentation: Development Authority of Fulton County Governmental Accounting Standards Board, GASB 77. (PRESENTED)   Action details Video Video
24-0101 1  Executive SessionExecutive (CLOSED) Sessions regarding litigation (County Attorney), real estate (County Manager), and personnel (Pitts). (APPROVED) PRESENT IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING LITIGATION, REAL ESTATE AND PERSONNEL: Chairman Pitts, Vice Chair Abdur-Rahman, Commissioners: Thorne, Ellis, Barrett, Arrington, and; County Manager Dick Anderson; County Attorney Y. Soo Jo; Alston & Bird, BJay Pak; and Clerk to the Commission Tonya R. Grier. Commissioner Hall was absent.enter into executive sessionPass Action details Video Video
24-0101 1  Executive SessionExecutive (CLOSED) Sessions regarding litigation (County Attorney), real estate (County Manager), and personnel (Pitts). (APPROVED) PRESENT IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING LITIGATION, REAL ESTATE AND PERSONNEL: Chairman Pitts, Vice Chair Abdur-Rahman, Commissioners: Thorne, Ellis, Barrett, Arrington, and; County Manager Dick Anderson; County Attorney Y. Soo Jo; Alston & Bird, BJay Pak; and Clerk to the Commission Tonya R. Grier. Commissioner Hall was absent.approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0101 1  Executive SessionExecutive (CLOSED) Sessions regarding litigation (County Attorney), real estate (County Manager), and personnel (Pitts). (APPROVED) PRESENT IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING LITIGATION, REAL ESTATE AND PERSONNEL: Chairman Pitts, Vice Chair Abdur-Rahman, Commissioners: Thorne, Ellis, Barrett, Arrington, and; County Manager Dick Anderson; County Attorney Y. Soo Jo; Alston & Bird, BJay Pak; and Clerk to the Commission Tonya R. Grier. Commissioner Hall was absent.approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0102 1  Consent - Board of CommissionersRequest approval for the procurement of supplies and equipment required for individuals housed in the County’s Jail facilities in a total amount not to exceed $2,910,764.79 with various vendors identified in Exhibit 1 attached to this package and incorporated hereto. Funding is provided in the inmate services unit in non-agency. Effective upon BOC approval through December 31, 2024. (APPROVED)approvePass Action details Video Video
24-0102 1  Consent - Board of CommissionersRequest approval for the procurement of supplies and equipment required for individuals housed in the County’s Jail facilities in a total amount not to exceed $2,910,764.79 with various vendors identified in Exhibit 1 attached to this package and incorporated hereto. Funding is provided in the inmate services unit in non-agency. Effective upon BOC approval through December 31, 2024. (APPROVED)approvePass Action details Video Video