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 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Glynn County Board of Commissioners

4:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Third Floor Conference Room

W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex

Brunswick, Georgia

 

Present:

                        Committee Members:   C. Johnson, U., Keller, T. Thaw

Other Commissioners: 

Staff:  P. Christian, J. Durden, P. McNicoll, B. Rowell, A. Sapp, C. Stewart, W. Worley

Press:   K. Laing, M. Permar

Others:  Charlie Creveling, Taylor Hanson, Jerry Jones

 

 

1.      Recommend approval of the consent agenda.

 

a)      Approve the May 23, 2006 Finance Committee Budget Minutes.

 

b)      Approve the June 13, 2006 Finance Committee Minutes.

 

c)      Approve the real property corrections for the tax years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Digests and the personal property corrections for the tax years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Digests, as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or the Chief Appraiser at their Wednesday, June 28, 2006 meeting. 

 

d)      Authorize bidding of those materials, goods, projects, or services whose funding has been approved in the FY 2006/2007 budget.

 

The following motion made by Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed unanimously. 

                                                         

Recommend approval of the consent agenda items b, c, and d.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

The following motion made by Commissioner Thaw and seconded by Commissioner Johnson passed with Commissioner Keller abstaining.

 

Approve the May 23, 2006 Finance Committee Budget Minutes.  (Vote:  2-0-1)

 

2.      Consider increasing the FY06 County Coroner’s funding for post mortem medical fees by $9,000. 

 

Mr. Jimmy Durden, County Coroner, requested that his FY06 budget for post mortem medical fees be increased.  He stated that he is sending more cases to Savannah and that he asks them to tak.  Commissioner Keller questioned whether there is a set criteria for autopsy and Mr. Durden stated that if the individual is not under the care of a physician and dies at a location other than a medical facility and if the cause is not readily identifiable, he orders an autopsy.  The following motion made by Commissioner and seconded by Commissioner passed unanimously. 

                                                         

Recommend increasing the FY06 County Coroner’s funding for post mortem medical fees by $9,000 with funding to be provided by the General Fund fund balance.  (Vote: 3-0-0)      

 

3.      Consider awarding a contract to Southeast Pipe Survey, Inc. in the amount of $288,276.00 to perform all work associated with the cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation for the East Beach Utilities Upgrade with funding to be provided by SPLOST #4. 

 

The following motion made by Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed unanimously. 

                                                         

Recommend awarding a contract to Southeast Pipe Survey, Inc. in the amount of $288,276.00 to perform all work associated with the cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation for the East Beach Utilities Upgrade with funding to be provided by SPLOST #4.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

4.      Consider executing the transfer agreement and approve transferring the Local Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $155,500 to the Land Trust in exchange for an additional 20.6% interest in the Harrington School Greenspace property on St. Simons Island. 

 

Mr. Will Worley, Assistant County Attorney, stated that the County entered into an agreement with DCA in December, 2005 for a Local Assistance Grant to provide park and renovation funding on St. Simons Island.  The County’s intent was for the funds to be forwarded to the St. Simons Land Trust for the Harrington School Greenspace property and he asked for authorization to transfer the funds.  Mr. Charley Stewart questioned whether the County’s cost-sharing will go up in the future since we will have a larger share of the Harrington School property.  Mr. Worley stated that it would not. The following motion made by Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed unanimously. 

                                                         

Recommend executing the transfer agreement and approve transferring the Local Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $155,500 to the Land Trust in exchange for an additional 20.6% interest in the Harrington School Greenspace property on St. Simons Island.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

5.      Consider a request from Southland Waste Systems authorizing a fuel surcharge for the Residential Solid Waste Collection in the amount of $.62 per customer per month effective July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  

 

Mr. Charlie Creveling, Southland Waste Services, stated that the $.62 increase requested was to cover the monthly cost of the fuel increases.  A discussion followed regarding the process used to request and increase and the subsequent letter to the Board of Commissioners which cancelled the contract.  Commissioner Thaw stated that he agreed with the need for the fuel increase but did not agree with Southland’s method of dealing with it.  He stated that Southland had improved their operation which has resulted in fewer calls from citizens to the Commissioners.  The following motion made by Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed unanimously. 

                                                         

Recommend approving a request from Southland Waste Systems authorizing a fuel surcharge for the Residential Solid Waste Collection in the amount of $.62 per customer per month effective July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 contingent upon Southland Waste Systems extending, in writing, their termination of services date to December 31, 2006.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

6.      Request that Chairman Johnson identify the Finance Committee items which should be included as consent items in the Commission’s Meeting Agenda.

 

Commissioner Johnson identified all items as Consent Agenda Items.