MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 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.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Chairman Strickland recognized members of Boy Scouts Troop 1 in attendance at the meeting.

 

Chairman Strickland announced item 6 had been removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Clark and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to add item 6.1 to the published consent agenda to approve sending a letter to the Georgia Department of Transportation asking that the I-95 – Hwy 99 (Exit 42) interchange access rights from the property owners be reduced from 1000 feet to 500 feet in all four quadrants of the interchange. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to add item 12 to the published agenda to consider the Environmental Protection Division’s Corrective Action Plan for the 4th Street Landfill. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Courtyard by Marriott, 580 Millennium Boulevard, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a hotel/motel restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. This is a new license for 2012. Edward Denton, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Edward Denton, 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 Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Courtyard by Marriott. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

2.         ZM 2317 (I) St. Williams Catholic Church - Consider a request to rezone from R-9 (Single Family Residential) to PD (Planned Development) a 7.88 acre property located at 2300 Frederica Road on St. Simons Island. The purpose of the rezoning is to make the church a permitted use, rather than a special use and to list and define permitted and accessory uses.  Parcel Numbers: 04-02422 and 04-09717.  Robert Ussery, of Ussery-Rule Architects, agent for the Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, owner.   (D. Hainley)  Link

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the Islands Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of this rezoning request.

This item was opened for public comment, and Robert Ussery was available to answer questions.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve ZM2317 with an amendment to the Planned Development Text to state that a free standing Columbarium shall not exceed a height of 15 feet all inclusive, and shall have a minimum setback of 35 feet from the adjacent property. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-12-12

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting held February 21, 2012 and regular meeting held March 1, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Authorized the extension of the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) until December 31, 2017, and authorized staff to seek applications to fill any vacant positions. (D. Hainley) Link

 

5.         Authorized Glynn County to enter into a contract for the Blythe Island Regional Park Night Ranger. (W. Davis)  Link

 

6.         Authorize Glynn County to enter into an agreement with Prospect Park Entertainment and Universal Cable Productions, producers of “Royal Pains,” a USA Network television series, to allow filming on St. Simons in the Neptune Park area for an upcoming episode. (A. Ours)  This item was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

 

6.1.      Authorized the Chairman to send a letter to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) regarding decreasing the limit of access from 1000 feet to 500 feet on all quadrants of the SR Hwy 99 and I-95 Exit 42 Interchange reconstruction. (D. Hainley)  This item was added to the agenda at the meeting. Link

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

7.         Receive the monthly Workers Compensation Report.  (R. Coolidge) This item was removed from the consent agenda by Commissioner Hunt.  LINK

 

8.         Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Tuesday, February 7, 2012 and February 21, 2012 meetings with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (FC Vote: 3-0)  LINK   LINK

 

9.         Approved the third year extension option with Karp Ronning & Tindol, CPAs, Savannah, GA, to conduct the annual County audit at a cost of $63,540 with funding to be provided in the FY 12-13 budgets of funds receiving audit services.  (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

10.       Exercised the first year extension option for Grounds Maintenance Services for County parks with Creative Landscapes, Inc. in the amount of $40,800 with funding to be provided by the operating budget of the Recreation Department.  (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

11.       Award the County’s banking services to BB&T for a base period of one-year with three, one-year extension options and with an effective date of April 1, 2012.  (FC Vote: 2-0-1) This item was removed from the consent agenda by Commissioner Coleman. LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve all items on the consent agenda, with the exception of item 6, which was removed before the meeting, and items 7 and 11, which were pulled for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

7.         Receive the monthly Workers Compensation Report.  (R. Coolidge) This item was removed from the consent agenda by Commissioner Hunt.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to receive the report as submitted. The motion carried unanimously.

 

11.       Award the County’s banking services to BB&T for a base period of one-year with three, one-year extension options and with an effective date of April 1, 2012.  (FC Vote: 2-0-1) This item was removed from the consent agenda by Commissioner Coleman.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman to authorize staff to renegotiate the interest rate with United Community Bank and if it comes in at the same or greater then we go from there. The motion failed for lack of a second.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to award the bid to BB&T. The motion carried 5-1-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed and Commissioner Sublett abstaining.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

12.       Consider authorizing staff to comply with the Administrative Order issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and to have the environmental consulting firm, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, proceed with the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Addendum with Glynn County paying 25% of the estimated $141,240 cost to complete the CAP Addendum. This item was added to the agenda at the meeting.   Link 1  Link 2  Link 3

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve this item. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Point of Privilege

 

Commissioner Callaway announced she would not run for reelection. She said she had enjoyed serving the citizens of Glynn County, but looked forward to spending more time with her family.

 

Commissioner Sublett also announced that he would not be seeking reelection. He said it had been an honor to serve.

 

Commissioner Clark said he would not seek reelection. He has served as a county commissioner for 16 years, 4-terms. He said he planned to continue to be active in the community.

 

Commissioner Coleman announced he would be running for reelection.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adjourn to executive session to discuss potential litigation and property acquisition.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Back in Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adjourn executive session and enter regular session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Clark to accept the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Clark to accept the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding property acquisition. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Callaway and Commissioner Hunt opposed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the minutes of the March 1, 2012, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk