MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 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 were received during the sign up period.  Therefore, no public comments were heard by the Board of Commissioners during the scheduled Public Comment Period.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to add item 15 to the published agenda to consider approving a change order for $4,142 with Certified Electric, Inc. to reroute eight low voltage lines for the installation of the two playgrounds at North Glynn Park. The motion carried unanimously.

 

1.         ZM2316 (M) – Consider a request to rezone from R-9 (Single Family Residential) and HC (Highway Commercial) to HC (Highway Commercial) 4.54 acres located at 4269 Norwich Street Extension, adjacent to Christian Renewal Church. The purpose of the rezoning is to combine parcels into one zoning category that will be consistent with potential future church facility expansion. Parcel IDs: 03-09181 and 03-09194.  William Ligon Jr., of Ligon, Lindberg and Lanier, agent for Rees Sumerford, Chairman of College of Coastal Georgia Foundation, Inc., owner. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

The College of Coastal Georgia Foundation, Inc. is the owner of the property. The Foundation received it as a gift from Ms. Audrey Young’s estate. Ms. Young wanted proceeds from the sale to be used to establish a scholarship for college nursing students.

Christian Renewal owns the property next door and has contracted to purchase this property contingent upon approval of the rezoning from HC and R-9 to HC.

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the rezoning subject to the applicant resolving right-of-way and pavement width issues on Jenkins Lane and Roadway Street prior to site plan submission.

This item was opened for public comment, and Foster Lindberg, of Ligon, Lindberg, and Lanier, spoke in favor of the rezoning. He agreed that the issues regarding Jenkins Lane would be resolved during the site plan submittal.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve application ZM2316 (M), subject to the applicant resolving right-of-way and pavement width issues on Jenkins Lane and Roadway Street prior to site plan submission. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-10-12

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Increase in Fees

 

2.         Consider increasing swim lesson fees at the Fun Zone pool at Neptune Park and the pool at the Selden Park effective March 2, 2012. If approved, the group swim lessons will increase from $30 per 8-day session to $45 and the 30-minute private swim lessons will increase from$15 to $30.  (W. Davis)  Link

 

Recreation and Parks Director Wesley Davis asked the Board to consider increasing the swim lesson fees. He said the fees had not been increased in ten years. The proposed fees are more in line with what other facilities in the region charge for swim lessons.  

The County charges $15 for private swim lessons. The County advertises the lessons and handles the registration. The instructor receives 60% ($9) of the fee and the County receives 40% ($6). In July of last year, the American Red Cross began charging a $5 administrative fee. This $5 will come from the $15 fee, which reduces the amount the instructor and County receives to $6 and $4 respectively.  

Mr. Davis said there were 141 participants last year for the private swim lessons and 254 in the group swimming lessons.

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

Several Commissioners spoke in opposition to increasing the fees.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to deny the request to increase the swim lesson fees at the Neptune Park Fun Zone pool and at the Selden Park pool. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Sublett opposed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting (retreat) held February 8 and 9, 2012, and the regular meeting held February 16, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Approved the renewal of the Annual Support Agreement with EMS Consultants for technical support and software upgrades for the ambulance billing software. (A. Thomas) Link

 

5.         Approved the First Amendment to the County Administrator’s Employment Agreement to provide for the contribution of retirement funds to be made directly to the employee in lieu of a contribution to the ACCG GebCorp Retirement Fund. The amount of the contribution does not change from the original employment agreement. (R. Strickland)  Link

 

6.         Adopted a resolution amending the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan for Senior Management and approved amendment one to the ACCG 401 (a) Defined Contribution Plan to allow the contribution of retirement funds to be made directly to the employee rather than to the ACCG GebCorp Retirement Fund. (R. Strickland) Resolution #R-11-12 Link

 

7.         Approved the nominations of Tess Cobb, Robert Bowen, and Keith Crusan for consideration to serve on the Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA). The term begins immediately and ends September 14, 2014. (C. Overstreet)  Link

 

8.         Appointed Walter Rafolski and Matt Permar to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals. The terms begin March 1, 2012 and ends February 29, 2016. (C. Overstreet)  Link

 

9.         Authorized the Chairman to sign the Service Delivery Strategy Act Certification as a part of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant application. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

10.       Approved a request to allow subdivision entry columns to be constructed in the right-of-way of Crossbrook Drive access to Belle Point Subdivision, subject to the contractor obtaining a right-of-way permit. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

11.       Approved the final plat for the Cottages at Musgrove, a 6.31 acre property located on Ramsey Lane. The project was formerly called “Ramsey Estates.” The final plat consists of a 22-lot subdivision accessed via a forty-foot wide private access easement and having private streets. Public water and sewer utilities are to be used. The property is zoned R-6, Single Family Residential.  Parcel ID: 04-05276 Wayne Johnson, President of the Coastal Bank of Georgia, owner (D. Hainley) Link

 

12.       Approved a request from the University of North Florida’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology to conduct an archeological dig at Neptune Park, subject to certain conditions, and direct staff to locate the utilities in the area of the proposed dig. (C. Overstreet)  Link

 

13.       Approved ratifying the Metropolitan Planning Assistance Contract between Glynn County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) FY 12 Section 5303 (Transit Planning Assistance Grant) in the amount of $30,000 federal funds, $3,750 state funds and $3,750 local funds. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve all items on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENT

 

14.       Consider the appointment of two (2) applicants to serve on the Glynn County Library Board. The terms begin immediately and end June 30, 2013. (C. Overstreet)  Link

Applications received from:

Rawson Gordon

Dennis Burgess

Joan Campbell

Sonja Olsen

Deborah Taylor

Gloria Burns

Lacie Summerour

Theresa Stehle

 

The Board appointed Dennis Burgess and Gloria Burns to the Glynn County Library Board.

 

15.       Consider approval of a change order in the amount of $4,142 with Certified Electric, Inc. to reroute eight low voltage lines for the installation of the two playgrounds at the North Glynn Park. Funding provided by SPLOST 4, North Glynn Park. (W. Davis) Link

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to approve the change order. The motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

None.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Back in Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to approve the minutes of the February 16, 2012, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to accept the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk