MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

701 “G” STREET, 2ND FLOOR, COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING CHAMBERS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Tom Sublett, Chairman, District 2

                                    Amy Callaway, Vice Chairman, District 1

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

                                    Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

                                   

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

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INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Wayne Hutcheson shared his concerns about the job market and the closures of businesses in Glynn County and asked the Board to provide the leadership necessary to help create more jobs. To accomplish this, he suggested creating a committee to research and provide recommendations and offered to work with the Board in this endeavor.

 

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Recognized outgoing and former Pension Committee members Michael Donner of the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office and Robyn Hummel of Community Development who both served two terms. (O. Reed)

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Friendly Quick Stop, 6131 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick, Georgia. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a convenience store; no Sunday sales. This is an owner change of a previously licensed establishment. Ajaykumar Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Ajaykumar Patel, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Police Chief Matt Doering said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license.

This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Friendly Quick Stop. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Ray's Corner, 4341 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick, Georgia. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a convenience store; no Sunday sales. This is an owner change of a previously licensed establishment. Vipulkumar Ray, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Chief Doering reported Mr. Vipulkumar Ray, licensee, had called the office earlier in the day and notified staff he did not wish to obtain the license.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to defer indefinitely the issuance of the 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Ray’s Corner. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting held Tuesday, January 18, 2011, and regular meeting held January 20, 2011, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

5.         Adopted a resolution supporting the installation of sound barriers by the Georgia Department of Transportation along two sections of I-95 that run next to residential areas of Blythe Island.  (A. Callaway) Resolution #R-02-11  Link

 

6.         WSV2151 Clayton Lands – Approved  application WSV2151 for a water and sewer variance under §606.1 of the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations for a three-lot expedited subdivision necessitated by lack of available public sewer and water. The project (XS2146) consists of 17.844 acres located on the south side of SR 99, approximately 600 feet west of its intersection with Godley Road. The closest public water and sewer are approximately two miles away. Parcel ID 03-07221. James Clayton, owner, is the applicant. Note: The Finance Committee recommended approval of this application at its February 2, 2011, meeting.  (Y. Phillips)  Link

 

7.         Authorized use of the remaining SPLOST 3 funds for the following projects with any additional funds allocated to Road Resurfacing:                      Link

Spur 25 Design and Right-of-Way Acquisition                        $ 200,000

Chapel Crossing & Perry Lane Rd. Design                              $ 121,000

Road Resurfacing (approx. 1.08 miles)                                  $ 125,000

Note: The Finance Committee recommended approval of this item at its February 2, 2011, meeting.  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve all items on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

8.         Consider appointing the following citizens to serve on the Islands Planning Commission as nominated by the respective County Commissioners.

Nominee                     District                                    Nominating Commissioner                            

John Dow                     District 3                     Commissioner Richard Strickland                 

Stanley Humphries      District 4                     Commissioner Mary Hunt                             

Paul Sanders               At-Large Post 1           Commissioner Clyde Taylor                           

The terms begin immediately and expire December 31, 2014.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to affirm the appointments as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Point of privilege

 

County Administrator Alan Ours presented the Board with a list of tasks for the jail project as follows:

-          Advertise Public Notice in local newspapers, County website and Facebook page seeking public comments on the two site locations as recommended by the Jail Advisory Committee.

-          Engage architect to overlay schematic design on each site to determine the amount of land needed for initial construction and future expansion.

-          Engage property owners, surveyors, environmental firms and appraisers to determine rights of entry, actual property boundaries, environmental issues and property valuation of each site.

-          Finalize available funding in SPLOST 5 for the design and construction of a new jail.

-          Enter into an agreement to purchase a site for the jail project.

-          Adopt a resolution regarding the location of the detention center.

-          Enter into contract with an architect to design the facility.

-          Solicit competitive bids/proposals for the construction of the facility and accept bid in accordance with the law. Enter into contract with successful bidder/proposer.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss pending and potential litigation.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Back in Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adjourn Executive Session and enter into regular session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2011, Executive Session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:38 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Tom Sublett, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk