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Brookhaven commission to choose temporary city hall soon
by LaTria Garnigan
November 19, 2012 04:44 PM | 1484 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With two weeks left before the Dec. 4 runoff election, the Governor’s Commission for the city of Brookhaven continues its work of gathering the necessary information needed for the newly-elected city officials.

One of the final steps for the commission is finding temporary and possible permanent locations for city offices. During last week’s meeting, Commissioner Jed Beardsley, co-chair of the office and facilities committee, said they have sent out letters to several landlords asking for term sheets on possible lease terms. The letters were mainly concentrating on temporary office space.

“We have about four to five options there,” said Beardsley. “Those that are furnished are preeminent because that can get us in faster. Three of the furnished options are in the central perimeter market.”

Beardsley added those three options are all different pertaining to parking, distance and price. One choice, he said, by virtue of price stands to be more attractive.

For police facilities, Beardsley said he is still waiting to hear back about a few viable options and the data on the permanent locations will be coming soon — those are a bit more remote than the temporary locations and are broad and very different.

Regarding finance, Commissioner Todd Lantier said the committee has not heard anything back on the proposal sent out regarding the Tax Allocation Note, which would be a source of cash flow for Brookhaven.

“There are some local and big box banks that would like to bid on that,” he said. “We’re looking for someone who will do good will and be a good citizen.”

On the budget, Lantier added the committee was hoping to modify it as the proposals came in and if they have the opportunity before they deadline they will do that and if not they will rely on the Carl Vinson Institute study and turn in the budget as it stands now.

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Commissioner J.D. Clockadale mentioned his contracting and proposals committee sent out the requests for proposals for executive search, solely pertaining to the city manager position, Nov. 14. They have contacted the Georgia Municipal Association and the proposal is on the commission’s website —www.brookhavencommission. com.

Questions regarding the proposals for the executive search pertaining to the city manger position are due by Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. Proposals for this position will be accepted no later than Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.

Clockadale reiterated the proposals released a few weeks ago regarding services are due Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. All proposals are due in to the law office of Riley McLendon, 315 Washington Ave. in Marietta.

Lantier, co-chair of the executive search committee, said they have received interest for temporary city managers, which is something the committee is considering.

“These are people who are competent who can do that job, who are retired and it might make sense,” he said. “I’m confident we will have an interim person if we don’t have someone in place.”

What's next
There will not be a meeting Nov. 22. The next meeting will be Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal School.

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