MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

701 “G” STREET, 1ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 AT 9:30 AM

 

 

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

           

                       

1.         Receive comments from Michael Johnson regarding beach renourishment

 

Mr. Johnson serves as CEO of the King & Prince Resort and as a Board Member of the Golden Isles Visitors Bureau. He provided photographs showing the beach erosion through the years. He also provided articles and survey responses from visitors to the island expressing their disappointment with the beach. He said it had been ten (10) years since the County last explored beach renourishment and asked that it be reviewed again.

Chairman Sublett said there may be grant money available to study the feasibility of renourishing the beach. Bob Drury, former president of “Save the Beach,” a citizen group active in 1992 when beach renourishment was last studied, was opposed to the project. Mary Meeks, Stan Humphries, and another citizen who did not give her name were also opposed to the beach renourishment project.

 

2.         Receive a request from Cooperative Extension Service  Link

 

Betty Ann Lewis and Robi Gray, with the Cooperative Extension Service, asked the Board to provide funding for an Agriculture & Natural Resources County Agent in the FY 12 budget. The funding needed would be $14,000 annually.


 

3.         Discuss the concept of a new county brand   Link

 

Public Information Officer Candice Temple presented a proposed logo to replace the treasure chest with flags. The proposed logo had “Glynn” in a unique font with “County Georgia” underneath. The “l” in “Glynn” was made of cattails.  The colors were blue and green. The Police and Fire Departments would not change their badges. 

 

4.         Receive an overview of US Highway 82 drainage project by Thomas and Hutton Engineers

 

Ray Pittman and Bill Foster, with Thomas & Hutton Engineering, reported on the Hwy 82 drainage project. They recommended splitting the flow and running the ditches from The Lakes Subdivision south to the Little Satilla River. This would require more right-of-way acquisition than running the ditches north, but would be less expensive especially if County forces were used.

This project could be funded in SPLOST 6. Staff will place this item on the Board’s next Finance Committee meeting.

 

5.         Discuss the proposed SPLOST 6 list – Review of departmental and agency priorities

Airport  Community Development   Fire   IT   Jekyll   JPSCD   JWSC   Police   Public Works   Recreation   Sheriff

 

County Administrator Alan Ours provided the Board with a revised SPLOST 6 list based on the Board’s request for the departments and agencies to prioritize the lists submitted at the Board’s February 15, 2011, special called meeting.

                       

The revised list totals $78,505,800 consisting of:

            Glynn County Airport Commission                                                  $4,700,000

Project 1:         Replace General Aviation Terminal at McKinnon      $3.7 million

Project 2:         Building Renovation & Expansion at both airports    $500,000

Project 3:         Roads & Utility Repair & Expansion at both airports $500,000

 

Jekyll Island Authority                                                                      $3,000,000

Project 1:         Road Resurfacing                                                        $740,000

Project 2:         Fishing Pier                                                                 $1,120,000

Project 3:         Bike Trails                                                                   $1,140,000

 

Joint Public Safety Communications Department (JPSCD)           $4,334,500

Project 1:         911 Call Handling System                                           $600,000

Project 2:         Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) & Records System  $1,400,000

Project 3:         700 MHz Radio Upgrade                                            $2,334,500


Joint Water & Sewer Commission (JWSC)                                       $27,777,614

Project 1:         Water Rehabilitation                                                  $3,500,070

Project 2:         Water Expansion                                                         $3,965,625

Project 3:         Sewer Rehabilitation                                                  $9,061,750

Project 4:         Sewer Expansion                                                         $11,250,169

 

Community Development/Engineering                                          $15,300,000

Project 1:         Drainage Outfalls on US 17                                        $800,000

Project 2:         Road resurfacing                                                        $11,500,000

Project 3:         Glynco Parkway                                                          $3,000,000

 

Fire Department                                                                                $7,250,000

Project 1:         Fire & EMS Equipment                                               $3,000,000

Project 2:         Replacement of Fire Station 1                                    $2,500,000

Project 3:         Replacement of Fire Station 4                                    $1,750,000

 

Information Technology                                                                   $1,400,000

Project 1:         Network & Communications Infrastructure               $500,000

Project 2:         LiDAR & Aerial Imagery                                             $600,000

Project 3:         Emergency Operations Center Communications       $300,000

 

Police Department                                                                            $3,159,186

Project 1:         88 vehicles over 5-year period (FY12 -FY16)              $3,159,186

 

Public Works Department                                                                $9,470,000

Project 1:         Hwy 82 Drainage Improvements                                $5,000,000

Project 2:         Public Works Complex Improvements                       $3,000,000

Project 3:         Drainage & Roads Equipment                                    $1,470,000

 

Recreation & Parks Department                                                      $2,935,000

Project 1:         Multi-Purpose Center at Selden Park                         $2,500,000

Project 2:         Replacement of Boat Launch at Blythe Island Reg    $350,000

Project 3:         Multi-use Tractor at North Glynn Sports Complex     $85,000

 

St. Simons Parking                                                                            $2,844,000

Project 1:         Coast Guard Beach Parking                                        $1,296,500

Project 2:         Massengale Beach Parking                                        $1,547,500

 

Sheriff’s Office                                                                                   $670,000

Project 1:         26 vehicles over 5-year period (FY12 to FY 16)          $670,000

           

Commissioner Callaway asked staff to include list bike paths, sidewalks, and other such projects in the SPLOST 6 in an effort to beautify the corridors into Glynn County.

 

The Board met for discussion purposes only; no action was taken.

 

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 11:35 a.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Tom Sublett, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk