MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 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

 

Discussion and consideration of the following:

 

1.         Public Transit (CRC/Alice Richardt)

 

                        The Coastal Regional Commission did not attend the meeting. However, Ms. Richardt did attend the meeting. She asked the Board to consider providing public transportation.

            Steve Benzanson recommended a one cent sales tax to fully fund a transportation system.

           

2.         Comprehensive Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (D. Hainley)

 

                        This item was discussed with item 3.

 

3.         Flood Mitigation Plan (D. Hainley)

 

David Hainley, Community Development Director, stated this plan comes around every 5 years.  He said this would be the last time the County will conduct the Flood Mitigation part separately, in the future it will be done in collaboration with the City of Brunswick.  This Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is for the City, County and Jekyll Island. He said this plan was set forth by the state. Staff has worked with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in creating this plan. 

The Board will be asked to adopt the multi-hazard mitigation plan and flood mitigation plan at a future meeting.  The City of Brunswick will also be asked to adopt these plans as well.    

 

4.         Redistricting Update (C. Johnson)

           

Cindy Johnson, Board of Elections Director, provided handouts and displayed a power point presentation specifying the proposed redistricting.

The principles of redistricting are based on an equal population rule: one person, one vote. Local districts cannot exceed a 10% deviation range from smallest to largest (plus or minus 5%). Also the plans must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice for preclearance under requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The district requirements should be compact and contiguous (separated by water or wetlands is permissible), have clearly observable boundaries, such as highways, streets, rivers, railroad tracks, etc., and should keep communities of interest together as much as possible.

 

A timeline was established as follows:

·         County Board of Commissioners determines which map to adopt.

·         County Attorney draws up local legislation that specifies census blocks for each district.

·         County redistricting plan is introduced as local legislation in General Assembly.

·         County Board of Elections draws new precinct lines and coordinates survey of new polling locations for ADA compliance.

·         When plan is enacted, County Attorney submits district plan and new precinct boundaries and polling locations to Department of Justice.

Ms. Johnson stated she would post the presentation on the County website.

 

5.         Discussion of possible ordinance amendment to address noise and parking concerns in residential neighborhoods. (A. Mumford)

 

                        County Attorney Aaron Mumford said the idea of amending the ordinance derived from the livability and safety in residential neighborhoods where short term residential rentals occur.  Glynn County often receives complaints from permanent residents regarding noise, parking/traffic problems, disturbances, and disruptions associated with the short term rental of residential dwellings.

Commissioner Taylor suggested that the County solicit public comments on this issue.  By a consensus of the Board, if was agreed that Mr. Mumford would draft up an ordinance to address the noise and parking concerns.

 

6.         Receive information regarding a new county brand and logo (C. Temple)

 

The Broadus Advertising and Public Relations firm was asked to tweak one of the designs presented and bring it before the Commissioners at the regular meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2011.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board did not meet in Executive Session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

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Tom Sublett, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk