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 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Glynn County Board of Commissioners

4:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 18, 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, D. Chunn, W. Davis, P. McNicoll, G. Moore, O. Reed, B. Rowell, J. Sanders, A. Sapp, C. Stewart,

Press:  

Others:  Fred McGinty

 

1)            Consider approval al of the Consent Agenda.

 

a)      Approve the April 4, 2006 Finance Committee Minutes. 

b)      Deny a request from Mr. Michael W. Paul that $83.89 paid in penalties and interest on his 2005 property taxes be refunded. 

c)      Approve a request from Ms. Barbara R. Pearson that $594.24 paid in penalties and interest on her 2005 property taxes be refunded. 

d)      Deny a request from Ms. Sandra Steckel that $65.10 paid in penalties and interest on her 2005 property taxes be refunded. 

e)      Deny a request from Ms. Susan Tuttle that $249.03 paid in penalties and interest on her 2005 property taxes be refunded. 

f)        Approve the Resolution to amend the FY 05/06 Budget. 

 

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

 

Recommend approval of the Consent Agenda which includes revised minutes.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

2)            Consider authorizing the Recreation Director to purchase and install six (6) ADA compliant beach access mats for placement at three (3) beach access locations at a cost not to exceed the amount of $30,000, with funding to be determined. 

 

Mr. Wesley Davis presented this item and provided pictures of the beach access mats at Tybee Island Beach.  He stated that the mats requested are light weight and can be picked up to shake the sand off.  Commissioner Keller commented that there is no handicapped access to the southern portion of the beach and that Myrtle Street is a logical location to place the mats since there is handicapped parking at that location.  Commissioner Johnson asked how many accesses the County is required to make handicap accessible.  Mr. Gary Moore, County Attorney, stated that the County must  make reasonable accommodations for the handicapped.  Commissioner Thaw proposed that the County purchase two mats to try them out.  The following motion made by Commissioner Thaw and seconded by Commissioner Keller passed unanimously. 

 

Recommend authorizing the Recreation Director to purchase and install five (5) ADA compliant beach access mats for placement at three (3) beach access locations with funding to be determined by staff.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

Mr. Paul Christian arrived at the meeting after this item had been discussed and voted on and requested that they revisit the item.   The Chairman agreed and allowed Mr. Christian to address the issue.  Mr. Christian stated that he had measured the beach accesses and that lengths of the mats are required as follows:

 

·                     Massengale                 225 feet           3 mats

·                     Coast Guard               150 feet           2 mats

·                     Myrtle                             90 feet           1 mat

 

Mr. Charley Stewart, County Administrator, informed the Committee that DNR must approve the placement of the mat at the Myrtle access.  Commissioner Thaw amended his motion as follows and Commissioner Keller seconded the amended motion which passed unanimously.

 

Recommend authorizing the Recreation Director to purchase and install six (6) ADA compliant beach access mats for placement at three (3) beach access locations at a cost not to exceed the amount of $30,000, with funding to be determined by staff.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

 

3)            Consider awarding the County’s property insurance to McGinty-Gordon and Associates for the period April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007 with one option year.

 

Mr. Fred McGinty, McGinty-Gordon and Associates, presented a summary of the Property Insurance quotes that he had obtained.  The total quote for property insurance amounted to premiums of $726,040.  Mr. McGinty stated that one option would be to only purchase the 1st layer of property insurance at premium costs of $413,000.  He recommended that the County purchase federal flood insurance at a cost of $57,197.  The following motion made by Commissioner Keller and seconded by Commissioner Thaw passed unanimously. 

 

Recommend awarding the bid for the 1st Layer of Property Insurance to Continental Casualty Company in the amount of $413,000 and Flood Insurance to Traveler’s Insurance (FEMA Flood) in the amount of $57,197 for the policy year from April 24, 2006 through April 23, 2007.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

4)            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 except Item # 3 which will be forwarded to the April 20, 2006 Board meeting.