MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 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

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Steven Benzanson spoke regarding the applicant’s withdrawal of the application ZM1968 (I) Red Barn Development. He said the Board gave into intimidation from the neighborhood and the applicant knew he did not have the support of the Board. The Board prevented jobs from coming into the area. He was of the opinion the County Commission was focused only on the jail project when there were other issues in the community that need to be addressed. He announced he would run for county commissioner for district 2 in 2012.

 

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Received the Year-to-Date (YTD) Financial Report (P. McNicoll)  Link

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

2.         ZM1968 (I) Red Barn Development - Consider a request to amend a PD (Planned Development) for a property consisting of 14.62 acres located on the southeast corner of Frederica Road and South Harrington Road. The property has 656 feet of frontage on Frederica and 632 feet of frontage on South Harrington. The purpose of the request is to allow a combination of LC (Local Commercial) and mixed-residential uses. Parcel ID 04-05348, 04-09952, 04-05347, 04-05399, 04-05411. Ussery/Rule Architects, agent for Don Gentile, owner. The Islands Planning Commission has recommended denial of the application.  (Y. Phillips)  Link  Link  Link  Link  Link  Link  Link

             

Chairman Sublett announced that earlier in the day he received a letter from the applicant withdrawing the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to acknowledge and accept the withdrawal application ZM1968. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held Thursday, February 3, 2011, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Accepted the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) grant offer for project no. AP011-9016-44(127) for the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport in the amount of $330,350 and authorized the County Chairman to sign the necessary documentation with the requirement that the Airport Commission will fulfill the grant obligations for Glynn County, with no financial assistance from Glynn County. (S. Brian)  Link

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

5.         Adopted a resolution to amend the FY10/11 Budget.  (FC Vote: 3-0) Resolution #R-04-11  Link

 

6.         Approved a request from Ms. Tina Lowry that $207.53 paid for ad valorem taxes on a 2011 Camry be refunded.  (FC Vote:  3-0)   Link

 

7.         Denied a request from Mr. Robert Shumer that $840.75 paid in penalties and interest for parcel #02-02335 for tax years 2006 and 2008 be refunded.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link

 

8.         Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their December 7, 2010, meeting.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

9.         Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their December 21, 2010, meeting.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link

 

10.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their January 4, 2011, meeting.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

11.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their January 18, 2011, meeting.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link

 

12.       Approved exercising the 2nd option year for Police Department uniform requirements with the companies offering the lowest price per item with funding to be provided by the departmental operating budget.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link

 

13.       Pursuant to Section II.B of the County Grants Policy, authorized the County Administrator to approve the filing of grant applications for County projects during Calendar Year 2011.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

14.       WSV2143 Crum Lands – Approved application for a water and sewer variance under §606.1 of the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations for a two-lot expedited subdivision necessitated by lack of available public sewer and water. The project consists of 5.4757 acres located on the east side of Oyster Lane, approximately 2,600 feet north of its intersection with Fish Hall Road. The closest public water is approximately 3,200 feet away and the closest public sewer is approximately 9,000 feet away. Parcel ID 02-00462 (portion). Lloyd and Frances Crum, owners/applicants.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Resolution #R-05-11  Link

 

15.       Adopted a resolution authorizing the Glynn County Administrator to file an application with the Georgia Department of Transportation, to aid in the financing of a technical study grant to implement specific items of the FY2012 Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) Unified Planning Work Program.  (FC Vote: 3-0) Resolution #R-06-11  Link

 

16.       Approved a refund to Brunswick Landing, LLC, in the total amount of $933.74 for a partial refund of 2008 taxes paid and a full refund of 2009 taxes paid on tax parcels 01-02924 and 01-02938 and authorized the placement of these two parcels on the exempt 2009 and 2010 tax digests and the cancellation of the 2010 ad valorem tax bills for same, including penalties and interest.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

17.       Approved the Community Service Agency Agreement with Sentinel Offender Services for use of their Community Service Worker’s Program with agreement to be provided at no cost to Glynn County.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

18.       Approved the contract for advertising with Southeast Publications USA, Inc. for the production of the Blythe Island Regional Park campsite map at no cost to Glynn County.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

19.       Authorized issuing an Invitation for Bid for the construction of ninety-seven 10’ X 20’ X 4” concrete slabs at the Blythe Island Regional Park Campground with funding to come from SPLOST 4.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

20.       Authorized staff to go out for bid for a vacuum truck, street sweeper, fuel truck, lowboy tractor, and sidewalk sweeper with funding from SPLOST 5.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

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

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

21.       Consider the appointment of two (2) applicants to serve on the Glynn County Zoning Appeals Board. Applications were received from Matt Permar, Jay Kaufman, Linda Ferrill, Paul Fisher, Peter Schoenauer. (C. Overstreet)

Seat A (currently held by Matt Permar) begins April 1, 2011, and ends March 31, 2015.  Seat B (formerly held by the late Bob Fell) begins immediately and ends March 31, 2015

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to appoint Peter Schoenauer to Seat A and Paul Fisher to Seat B on the Glynn County Zoning Appeals Board. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Clark opposed. Commissioner Clark had requested Matt Permar be appointed to Seat A.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

22.       Consider authorizing staff to proceed with Phase 1 of the SPLOST 5 Network Communications project at an estimated cost of $100,000, with funding to be provided by General Fund fund balance, to be repaid by SPLOST 5, with interest, when funds become available.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to authorize staff to proceed with Phase 1 of the SPLOST 5 Network Communications project at an estimated cost of $100,000, with funding to be provided by the General Fund fund balance, to be repaid by SPLOST 5, with interest, when funds become available. The motion carried unanimously.

 

23.       Consider awarding the contract for the Fairway Oaks Drainage Improvements project to Palm Coast Utilities, LLC Allenhurst, Georgia, in the amount of $338,472.00 with funding provided from SPLOST 4 (Program 4526 Obj. 54375).  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Clark to award the contract for the Fairway Oaks Drainage Improvements project to Palm Coast Utilities, LLC in the amount of $338,472, with funding provided from SPLOST 4. The motion carried unanimously.

 

24.       Consider awarding the contract for the Belle Point Drainage Improvements Phase II project to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Woodard Construction Company of Waycross, Georgia, in the amount of $522,477 with funding provided from Public Works budget (Program 4511) in the amount of $349,973 with the remaining $172,504 from SPLOST 5.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to award the contract for the Belle Point Drainage Improvements Phase II project to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Woodard Construction Company, in the amount of $522,477 with funding provided from Public Works budget in the amount of $349,973 with the remaining $172,504 from SPLOST 5. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board of Commissioners did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:37 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Tom Sublett, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk