MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011 AT 6:00 PM

 

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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

 

ABSENT:                      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                

Stan Humphries addressed the Commission regarding the St. Simons Library League and its former affiliation with the St. Simons Library and the Library Board of Trustees.

On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees, Matthew Permar thanked the Commission for replacing the chiller at the Brunswick Library.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         A proclamation designating the months of April and May 2011 as The Great American Cleanup and Jazz-Up Brunswick & The Golden Isles Campaign.  (T. Sublett)  Link

PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE APRIL AND MAY 2011 AS THE "GREAT AMERICAN

CLEANUP™" AND THE “JAZZ-UP BRUNSWICK & THE GOLDEN ISLES CAMPAIGN"

WHEREAS, Keep America Beautiful, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals improve their community environment, and has established the Great American Cleanup™ as its signature national effort for involving American citizens in environmental stewardship;

WHEREAS, the City of Brunswick, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, and Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful are proud of their natural resources and their neighborhoods and seek to protect and improve our community through the action of citizens, schools, government and businesses working together;

 

NOW THEREFORE, We hereby proclaim this April and May 2011 as Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup™ and as the "Jazz=Up Brunswick & The Golden Isles Campaign," and call upon our citizens to join in activities that promote responsible environmental stewardship to help us renew our commitment to building a better world today and for future generations.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the proclamation. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

2.         A proclamation recognizing April 30, 2011, as Helping Hands and Linking Arms Day in

Glynn County. (T. Sublett) Link

PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING HELPING HANDS AND LINKING ARMS DAY

WHEREAS, volunteer action is a powerful force for solving problems both large and small. The banding together, in the spirit of giving, of a few dedicated individuals can transform lives and entire communities; and,

WHEREAS, Glynn County esteems service to be an integral part of exceptional community living and highly values the linking arms of community organizations in service; and,

WHEREAS, Glynn County citizens recognize that unselfish service provides benefits to both the giver and the receiver; and,

WHEREAS, unselfish service unites citizens while assuaging the distress of community members and brings hope to all.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, that April 30, 2011, be recognized as Helping Hands and Linking Arms Day in Glynn County and encourages our citizens and community organizations, agencies, businesses and churches to share in the helping hands efforts. In Glynn County, we specifically encourage participation in a countywide service project benefiting America's Second Harvest Food Bank, which includes collecting food from April 9 until May 14 and giving a Day of Service at the food bank on April 30th.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I set my hand this 7th day of April, 2011.               

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve the proclamation. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonment of Right-of-Way

 

3.         Consider the application for abandonment of a portion of the right-of-way on Bluff Drive adjacent to Lot 20 and a portion of Lot 19 in the Fancy Bluff Subdivision. Lauruby Herndon Benz, applicant. (P. Andrews) Link The applicant withdrew the request for abandonment prior to the meeting; therefore, this item was not considered by the Board of Commissioners.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

4.         ZM2176 Zoning Map Correction #5 - Consider a request to correct the Glynn County Zoning Map, as provided in Article XI, Section 1110. The corrections include:

a.   Change from PC (Planned Commercial) to FA (Forest Agricultural) property consisting of .32 acres located on the south side of Demere Road approximately 300 feet west of its intersection with Brockinton Drive. The property was changed on the Zoning Map following approval of case GC-26-92 but was not a part of that rezoning request. Parcel ID: 04-07894. Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

b.   Change from M-12 (One Family Residential) to HC (Highway Commercial) property consisting of a portion of parcel 03-07435, also known as lot 16A in Phase I of Woodman Park.  Case GC-33-78 should have rezoned to M-12 only the southwest corner of the lot described as follows: “The southwest corner of Parcel “A” in Woodman Park Subdivision, located 124’ from the intersection of Highway 341 and Brian Drive with 56 ft. frontage on Brian Drive and being approximately 100 ft. in depth.” Parcel ID 03-07435 (portion).  Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant. (Y. Phillips)  Link

 

­Planning and Zoning Manager York Phillips reported that these two zoning cases were incorrectly identified on the Zoning Map. The intent of this correction is not to modify the zoning, but to correct the map so that it properly reflects the original action of the Board of Commissioners.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve application ZM2176 to correct the Zoning Map as presented. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent. Resolution #R-14-11

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Establishment or Increase of Fees

 

5.         Consider request to raise fees at the Blythe Island Regional Park Campground effective July 1, 2011, as follows: Monthly Rates – Full hook-up (30 AMP & 50 AMP) from $425 to $430; Nightly Rates – Full hook-up sites (30 AMP & 50 AMP ) from $32.50 to $33; Weekly Rates – Full hook-up sites (30 AMP & 50 AMP) from $195 to $198; and, Group Area – From $32.50 to $33.  (W. Davis)  Link

 

Assistant Recreation Director George Grovner reported this increase was necessitated by the electrical upgrades at the campground sites and an increase in cable television charges from Comcast. The increase in campground fees would become effective July 1, 2011.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Clark and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the increase in fees at the Blythe Island Regional Park. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.  Resolution #R-15-11

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

6.         Approved the minutes of the March 15, 2011, special called meeting and the regular meeting of March 17, 2011, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

7.         Approve naming field 1 at the North Glynn Baseball Complex after Mr. Bill Dart, a longtime supporter of the Glynn County Recreation Department’s sports programs. (T. Sublett)  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt.

 

8.         Approved a low-level sign in the median of Mallery Street as requested by the St. Simons Village Merchants Association, subject to the Association obtaining a sign permit. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

9.         Approved a resolution of support for the Coastal Georgia Greenway, Inc., and acknowledge Chatham County as the Lead Applicant for submittal of the project to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to determine eligibility for funding under the provisions of HB 277. (D. Hainley)  Resolution #R-16-11  Link

 

10.       PV2186 Frederica Township, V-B - Approved the vacation of a subdivision plat consisting of 39.623 acres. The property is recorded as Frederica Township Phase V-B. The property is zoned PD (Planned Development). Parcel ID: 04-13728, 04-13744, 04-14097, 04-14104, 04-14105. Mike Shalley, agent for Frederica Development Group, owner. (E. Landon)   Link

 

11.       Authorized the Recreation Department to have the planted pines at the North Glynn Sports Complex thinned as recommended by the Georgia Forestry Commission, at no cost to Glynn County. (W. Davis) Link

 

12.       Rescind approval for the design portion of Change Order #4 from Thomas & Hutton but to retain approval for the $15,000 portion of Change Order #4 intended to cover the increased printing costs for this project with funds to be provided from SPLOST 3 Spur 25. (P. Andrews)  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.

 

13.       Approved, and authorized the Chairman to sign, a license agreement with Gateway EDI, LLC to allow electronic filing of insurance payments for the Glynn County Fire Department’s ambulance services utilizing the EDI software. (A. Thomas)  Link

 

14.       Approved a request from the Marshes of Glynn Chapter of the Sons of the America Revolution to temporarily close a portion of Beachview Drive from the museum and Mallery Street at its intersection with Beachview Drive to the area in front of the Brogan’s restaurant to conduct the patriot parade on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (M. Doering)  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the consent agenda with the exception of items 7 and 12, which were pulled for discussion. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

7.         Approve naming field 1 at the North Glynn Baseball Complex after Mr. Bill Dart, a longtime supporter of the Glynn County Recreation Department’s sports programs. (T. Sublett)  Link  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt.

 

                            The Board recognized the Dart Family in attendance at the meeting.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve this item. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

12.       Rescind approval for the design portion of Change Order #4 from Thomas & Hutton but to retain approval for the $15,000 portion of Change Order #4 intended to cover the increased printing costs for this project with funds to be provided from SPLOST 3 Spur 25. (P. Andrews)  Link  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.

 

Interim County Engineer Paul Andrews reported that on March 17, 2011, the Board of Commissioners approved Change Order 4 to design a roundabout at the Spur 25 Extension and Highway 99 intersection. (The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) suggests roundabouts be considered as an alternative for all intersections being reconstructed.) This $94,400 Change Order included $15,000 for printing of the plans. Since that approval, Mr. Andrews learned from GDOT that a roundabout at this intersection would not be considered. As a result of this, the Change Order in the full amount of $94,400 was not needed. Mr. Andrews recommended the Board rescind approval of Change Order 4 and instead approve Change Order 5, which would only cover the $15,000 in printing costs.          

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to cancel Change Order #4 from Thomas & Hutton and approve Change Order #5 with funds to be provided from SPLOST 3 Spur 25. The motion carried 5-1 with Commissioner Hunt opposed and Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

None.

 

County Administrator Alan Ours provided an update on the detention center project. He said staff had been working to identify environmental firms to evaluate site conditions and appraisal firms to determine the value of the two proposed locations the Jail Advisory Committee had identified.  

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation and property acquisition.  The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

Back in Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adjourn executive session and enter into regular session. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding pending litigation. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Coleman absent.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Tom Sublett, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk