MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

Clyde Taylor, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 1

                                    Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

Tom Sublett, Commissioner, District 2

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

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.         Recognized outgoing Pension Committee member W. Neal Mann who served two terms. (O. Reed)

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

2.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held January 19, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

3.         Approved forwarding the following nominees to the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority. The Authority will appoint one person to serve the seat currently held by Mike Hodges. The four-year term expires March 1, 2016. Nominees are Mike Hodges, Ian Caauwe, and George Pugh.  

 

4.         Approve granting an easement to Corey Bessent to allow for a water line to remain under County right-of-way known as Drury Road. (A. Mumford)  This item was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

 

5.         Approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Job Corps that will permit Job Corps students to work with county crews on county projects.  (D. Hainley)  Link

 

6.         Approved the Encroachment Agreement for Landscape Improvements with Rule 62 Enterprises LLC dba Mike Murphy Kia for improvements to be installed on the Altama and Chapel Crossing Roads county rights of way. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

7.         Approved the Temporary Encroachment Agreement with Rule 62 Enterprises LLC dba Mike Murphy Kia to allow improvements installed on a portion of the county alley east of parcel 03-00954 to remain for a period of six months. Mike Murphy Kia is located at 6850 Altama Avenue. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

8.         Approved an encroachment agreement to permit parking in the right-of-way of Ocean Boulevard on St. Simons Island adjacent to and for the benefit of the residents/owner of 355 First Street, St. Simons Island. (P. Andrews)  Link

 

9.         Approved and authorized the Chairman to sign the agreement between Glynn County and the Coastal Georgia Historical Society regarding Keeper’s Dwelling Restoration TE Project No. 0010587. (W. Worley)  Link

 

10.       Approved the following agreements and authorized the Chairman to execute the agreements subject to review by the County Attorney:  CIGNA Group Insurance, Met Life Auto & Home Agreement, Stop Loss Application & Agreement – Excess Reinsurance Underwriters Agency, Inc., CIGNA Hold Harmless ASO. (O. Reed)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to approve all items on the consent agenda, with the exception of item 4 which was removed prior to the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

11.       Consider designating four (4) spaces in the St. Simons Island Village for use by tour operators. (B. Coleman)  Link

 

Chief Doering presented a photograph of three spaces in the village that could be used for trolley parking. He showed another space in the Fun Zone parking lot that could also be used. The spaces in the village were located by the pier, by the trees where the trolleys have parked for many years, and at the loading zone between the parking lot islands, which is commonly used as a cut through for vehicles.

Chief Doering reported the St. Simons Parking Restrictions Ordinance prohibits vehicles longer than 21 feet and capable of carrying 10 or more passengers from parking in the village. The ordinance allows such vehicles to stand for no more than 15 minutes for loading and unloading passengers so long as the vehicle does not obstruct the flow of traffic or block parking spaces. Chief Doering said current trolleys on St. Simons are longer than 21 feet and park for more than 15 minutes; therefore, the ordinance may need to be amended.

Chief Doering recommended not using the loading and unloading zone in the village parking lot because it is not wide enough.

Commissioner Sublett said the trolley cars provide a service to the tourists and are supported by the village merchants. He agreed the cut through loading and unloading zone would not be feasible for trolley parking. He suggested staff mark three spots for the trolleys to take turns using. The three parking spots would be 1) at the pier, 2) at the police parking spot near the playground, and, 3) in the Fun Zone parking lot. He recommended the ordinance be amended, if needed, to accommodate the trolleys.

Chairman Strickland said he was not inclined to change the ordinance.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to mark the three (3) spaces for loading and unloading. The three spaces will be located at the pier, by the playground and trees, and in the Fun Zone parking lot. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk