Curfew resolution second reading @ VCC 2016-10-05

The big item is the controversial teen curfew, first discussed in August, twice, and negotiated in September between the police chief and the city manager, according to WALB.

VPD Chief Brian K. Childress

According to WCTV, it was Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress who originally proposed this curfew, but apparently the city manager had more draconian ideas.

Here’s the agenda.

5:30 PM Thursday, October 5, 2017

  1. Opening Ceremonies
    1. Call to Order
    2. Invocation
    3. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag
  2. Awards and Presentations
    1. Special Presentation of the CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation Award.
    2. Special Presentation by Georgia Power.
    3. Special Presentation by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Georgia Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association.
    4. Consideration of the October, 2017 Employee of the Month Award (Operation Battalion Chief Frank McMillan, Valdosta Fire Department).
  3. Minutes Approval
    1. Valdosta City Council – Regular Meeting – Sep 21, 2017 5:30 PM
  4. Public Hearings
    1. Consideration of an Ordinance to amend the Future Development Map of the Greater Lowndes Comprehensive Plan by changing the Character Area designation of 12 parcels totaling approximately 134 acres as
      requested by the City of Valdosta (File No. VA-2017-14). The properties are located in an area south of Tucker Road between Madison Highway and South Patterson Street. The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission reviewed this at their September Regular Meeting and recommended approval (8-0 Vote).
  5. Ordinances and Resolutions
    1. Consideration of a request to amend the Loitering Ordinance and add parental supervision requirements. (Second Reading)
    2. Consideration of an Amendment to the Ordinance for Establishing Promotional Procedures for the Valdosta Fire Department.
    3. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the filing of an Application with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Community Housing Investment Program (CHIP) Grant to fund a Program to assist with the assessment and planning for housing needs in neighborhoods within the Designated Revitalization Area (DRA) of the City of Valdosta.
    4. Consideration of a Resolution to approve an Amendment to the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System (GMEBS) Master Defined Benefit Retirement Plan.
    5. Consideration of a Resolution to approve a second modification to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) loan for Water and Sewer Infrastructure Projects.
  6. Bids, Contracts, Agreements and Expenditures
    1. Consideration of a bid for replacement of the chilling tower for the air conditioning system at City Hall Annex Building.
  7. Citizens to be Heard
  8. City Manager’s Report
  9. Council Comments
  10. Adjournment

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