MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 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

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

 

ABSENT:                      Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

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

No requests to speak were received during the sign up period.  Therefore, no public comments were received by the Board of Commissioners during the scheduled Public Comment Period

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Presentation of a proclamation designating May 9 through May 15, 2011, as Police Week and May 15, 2011, as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in Glynn County. (T. Sublett) Link

PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MAY 9-15, 2011, AS POLICE WEEK

AND MAY 15, 2011, AS PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY

WHEREAS, Congress and The President of the United States have designated May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week; and,     

WHEREAS, the officers of the Glynn County Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Glynn County, Georgia; and,

WHEREAS, it is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement officers. It is equally important that the members of our law enforcement recognize their duty to serve the people by safeguarding life and property, protecting against violence and disorder, protecting the innocent against deception, and protecting the weak against oppression; and,

WHEREAS, the men and women of the Glynn County Police Department unceasingly provide a vital public service;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, that the week of May 9-15, 2011, be recognized as Police Week in Glynn County and May 15, 2011, be observed as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who, through courageous deeds, have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community or have become disabled in the performance of their duty, and let us recognize and pay respect to the survivors of our fallen heroes.  

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I set my hand and cause the seal of Glynn County to be affixed this 5th day of May in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven.                 

                                                                                                                                                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 5-0 with Commissioner Coleman and Commissioner Clark absent. 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license to Lotus Brunswick, LLC, 4965 Altama Avenue, 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 2010 establishment known as Oasis.  Kiritkumar Patel, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

The licensee was not present at the meeting, which is a requirement of the ordinance.  Police Chief Matt Doering recommended deferring action to the next regular meeting.  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to defer this item to the Board’s May 19, 2011, meeting. The motion carried 5-0.

           

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license to Sparker #6, 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 2010 establishment known as Shell Food Mart.  Sam Patel, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  Link

 

Sam 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 Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Sparker #6. The motion carried 5-0.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license to Sparker #7, 2743 US Hwy 17 S., 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 2010 establishment known as One Stop 85.  Sam Patel, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Sam 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 Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Sparker #7. The motion carried 5-0.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Establishment or Increase in Fees

 

5.         Consider increasing the rental fees at Postell Park.  Link

 

Recreation Director Wesley Davis reported the current rental fee for Postell Park is $300 per full day and $200 per half day; however, once the park is renovated and 10’x10’ booths are installed an additional booth fee would be added. The fee would be $20 per booth per day for all vendors, with no discounts offered to non-profits for the booth rentals.

This item was opened for public comment and Debra Wright, with the Glynn Art Association, spoke in opposition of the booth rental fee and asked that they be postponed for one year.

Mr. Davis said the fee would be charged to the person renting the park but that person could pass on the fee to the booth renters if they chose to do so.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to authorize the increase of rental fees for Postell Park as stated above to include a $20 per day fee for the use of a 10’x10” booth. The motion carried 5-0.  Resolution #R-17-11

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

6.         Approve the minutes of the special called meeting of April 19, 2011, and the regular meeting of April 21, 2011, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

7.         Approve the Concession License Agreement with Joseph Kyser d/b/a Holy Smoke Cuisine in the amount of $1,000 for site 2 at Massengale Park. (W. Davis)  Link

 

8.         Approve the adoption of a resolution supporting the Coastal Georgia Rail-Trail project.  (A. Callaway) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve all items on the consent agenda except item 8, which was removed for discussion.  The motion carried 5-0.


 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

8.         Approve the adoption of a resolution supporting the Coastal Georgia Rail-Trail project.  (A. Callaway)  Link

 

Commissioner Strickland said the Altamaha Regional Park Advisory Board had expressed concerns about the trail and the potential impact it would have on the Park.  Commissioner Strickland said he had spoken with Fred Freyer, Chairman of the Rails to Trails Committee, who said the Altamaha Park Advisory Board was welcome to meet with the Committee to resolve any issues.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to adopt the resolution. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-18-11

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

9.         Consider an amendment to Section 2-2-1.b.7 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances to revise the manner in which items are submitted to the Clerk for placement on the meeting agendas. (T. Sublett)  Link

 

Chairman Sublett explained this amendment eliminated the requirement to submit fourteen copies of support documentation when placing an item on the Board’s agenda.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the amendment to Section 2-2-1.b.7 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances. The motion carried 5-0.  Ordinance #O-2011-07

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board did not hold an Executive Session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Tom Sublett, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk