CITY COUNCIL

Douglasville City Council action from Monday, April 1:

• Item 21-13-16 — Authorized the Mayor to sign a contract with Start Smart Cycling, LLC, for the purposes of hosting the 2013 West Georgia Quad Event on Oct. 19.

• Item 21-13-17 — Appointed T. Dennis Connally to the City of Douglasville Historic Preservation Commission for a three-year term extending through Jan. 31, 2016.

• Item 23-13-05 — Authorized the purchase of a 2013 Scag Cheetah 61” Z mower from the low bidder, Vansant’s Lawnmower Sales and Service, Inc., in the amount of $8,465.00, for the West Pines Golf Club in the City of Douglasville’s Parks and Recreation Department.

• Item 24-13-13 — Accepted the City of Douglasville Financial Report by the audit firm of Crace Galvis McGrath, LLC, for Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012, ending June 30, 2012.

• Item 26-13-04 — Authorized the purchase of commercial grade welder equipment, including a Bobcat 250 diesel, from Nexair, LLC, at a total cost not to exceed $11,120.90, with funds from the City of Douglasville Sanitation Fund.

• Item 27-13-04 — Authorized the Mayor to sign change order #1 with Tople Construction and Engineering, Inc., on the Bowden Street Sidewalk project for costs associated with drainage remediation in an amount not to exceed $4,995.00.

• Item 20-13-16 — Approved a request for alcoholic beverage license for the on-premises sale and consumption of wine and malt beverages at the following establishment: Licensee: DLZ Management, Inc. DBA: New China Restaurant Location: 622 Thornton Road Proposed Agent Outlet Manager: David Tam. The required investigation has been conducted and the required fees have been paid into the City Finance Department.

• Item 20-13-17 — Appointed Julie Hudson and Councilwoman LaShun Burr Danley to be the City of Douglasville representatives on the Douglas County Animal Control Advisory Board, serving two-year terms.

• Item 21-13-18 — Tabled an item to adopt a resolution regarding the 2013 Annual Juneteenth celebration in downtown Douglasville on June 14-15, and authorizing the Mayor to sign an agreement with Black Education Historical Exhibit, Inc., (BEHE) for the purpose of hosting said event.

• Item 21-13-19 — Appointed Jeffrey Camp and Jennifer Perkins to the City of Douglasville Development Authority, respectively to the Post 2 and Post 4 positions, to complete unexpired terms which extend through July 23, 2014.

• Item 24-13-13 — Heard presentation of the annual City of Douglasville Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2011-2012, which ended June 30, 2012, by Tammy A. Galvis, Partner, with the audit firm of Crace Galvis McGrath, LLC.

• Item 28-13-05 — Adopted an ordinance to amend various sections of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Ordinance to require employee reimbursement to the City for costs of certain training whenever an employee resigns or is terminated soon after completion of that training, and to provide for expiration of leave on a first-in-first-out basis whenever an employee has reached the maximum accumulated cap.

• Item 28-13-06 — Adopted a resolution providing for salary increases for four full-time City government employees whose work assignment is the Douglasville Conference Center.

• Item 28-13-07 — Adopted a resolution providing for the establishment in the City of Douglasville Police Department of four Corporal job slots in the Patrol Division and the deletion of four Police Officer job slots in this division, the establishment of one Sergeant job slot in the Field Training Program and the deletion of one Police Officer job slot in this division, the establishment of one Lieutenant job slot in the Motors Division and the deletion of one Sergeant job slot in this division, specific salary adjustments for the six employees to be placed in these new job slots, and appropriate revisions to the job descriptions for the positions of Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Corporal.

• Recognized former Douglas County Superior Court Clerk Rhonda Payne.

RECENT ARRESTS

• Arnethia Latiece Calhoun, 29, of Douglasville was charged with first-degree arson. Bond was set at $3,000.

• Sheletia Rondrea McDaniel, 17, of Douglasville was charged with disruption of public school and simple battery. Bond was set at $1,000 each.

• Ebony Denee Webster, 17, of Douglasville was charged with disruption of public school and simple battery. Bond was set at $1,000 each.

• Christopher Shane Buckner, 38, of Douglasville was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act. Bond was set at $1,000.

• Michael James Delong, 18, of Powder Springs was charged with burglary. Bond was set at $2,500.

• Kevin Shane Pope, 47, was charged with driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $2,500.

• Gabriel Vashone Knight was charged with aggravated assault. Bond was denied.

• Lindsey Cherise Rayburn, 29, of Hiram was charged with unauthorized distribution of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $2,500.

• Shatesha Dashawn Mathis, 21, of Douglasville was charged with crossing the guard line, DUI, failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions and driving without a license. Bond was set at $500 each.

• Michael John Nesmith, 22, of Lithia Springs was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act. Bond was set at $1,000.

• Jeremy Jammell Rush, 23, of Lithia Springs was charged with simple battery under the Family Violence Act and possession of marijuana less than an ounce. Bond was set at $1,000 each.

• Joseph Mace, 17, of Douglasville was charged with obstruction and possession of marijuana less than an ounce. Bond was set at $1,500 and $1,00 respectively.

• Joshua Emmanuel Love, 30, of Atlanta was charged with entering auto, fleeing or eluding, theft by receiving and possession of tools during the commission of a crime. Bond was denied.

• Charles Dewayne Crowder, 24, of Carrollton was charged with theft by taking. Bond was set at $2,500.

• Devion Jurrez Byrd, 17, of Jonesboro was charged with eight counts of aggravated assault, gang participation and gang encouragement or coercion. Bond was denied.

• Endia Lynn Tompkins, 49, of Austell was charged with unlawful conduct during a 911 call. Bond was set at $2,000.

• Justin Thomas Mezick, 23, of Douglasville was charged with theft by taking. Bond was set at $4,000.

• Cary West, 52, of Chicago was charged with theft by taking. Bond was set at $2,500.

• Margaret Yvonne Olympio, 32, of Austell was charged with fleeing, hit and run, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, and an open container violation. Bond was set at $2,000 for hit and run, $1,000 for driving on the wrong side of the road, $500 for the open container and $2,500 each for fleeing and reckless driving.

• Mark Donte Campbell, 36, of Douglasville was charged with driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $3,500.

• Anthony Edwards, 39, of Douglasville was charged with driving without a license and improper backing. Bond was set at $3,500 and $500 respectively.

• Eric Kofi Oppong, 35, of Austell was charged with obstruction, DUI, failure to obey a traffic device and failure to report an accident. Bond was set at $4,000 for obstruction, $1,000 for DUI and $500 each for the remaining charges.

• Loren Lee Patterson, 42, of Lithia Springs was charged with driving on a suspended license, a no insurance violation, reckless driving and altering of a license plate. Bond was set at $2,500, $500, $1,000 and $3,000 respectively.

Appeared in court for violation of probation:

• Sonja L. Daniel, 41, of Douglasville was charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of drug-related objects. Bond was set at $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

• James Curtis Murphy, 21, of Brunswich was charged with theft by taking. Bond was set at $3,000.

• David Harding, 31, of Lawrenceville was charged with first-degree forgery and theft by deception. Bond was set at $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.

• Michael Edward Williams, 22, of Douglasville was charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce, driving while unlicensed and following too closely. Bond was denied.

• Johusa Tequonne Johnson, 31, of Lithia Springs was charged with driving on a suspended license and a tag light violation. Bond was preset.

• Solomon Murray, 37, waived extradition to South Carolina for failing to pay child support.

• Letica Michelle Cantu, 22, of Marietta; Stephanie Renee Cofer, 52, of Atlanta; Gabriel Eichelberger, 32, of Douglasville; Larry Hill, 51, of Norcross; Korry Dejuan Reed, 28, of Mableton; Steven Allen White, 25, of Austell; and Marcus Antwon Jamison, 27, of Douglasville; Jquan M. Roberts, 18, of Walthourville; Calvin Metell Ross, 37, of Thomasville; William Carter Gron, 42, of Douglasville; Louie Dodd Newton, 43, of Doraville; Demetrice Frederick, 30, of East Point and Shanard Quantevius Collins, 20, of Lithia Springs appeared in court for violation of probation.

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