MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2000 AT 6:00 PM





PRESENT: Thomas B. "Tommy" Clark Chairperson

Jerome Clark, Vice Chairperson

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David L. Dowdy, Commissioner

Geraldine "Gerry" Robertson, Commissioner

Fred E. Tullos, Commissioner

ABSENT: Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Police Chief



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, January 6, 2000



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced minutes. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Corporal Mark McMullin, Glynn County Sheriff's Office.



3. PROCLAMATIONS



(A) A Resolution of Commendation for the following Firefighters: (C. Johnson)



1. Firefighter Craig Renshaw



A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced proclamation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



Acting Lieutenant James Williams



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced proclamation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



A Proclamation honoring Roy Green upon his retirement. (T. Clark)

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced proclamation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



PUBLIC HEARINGS - Zoning



GC-35-99



Consider request to re-zone from R-12 One-Family Residential to R-9 One-Family Residential Lots 2, 3, & 4 Black Banks Subdivision, consisting of 2.722 acres fronting 420.20 feet on the east side of Frederica Road, beginning 166.53 feet north of Plantation Way. HILL-LEW, Property Owners. (C. Taylor) (This item was deferred from the Board's January 6, 2000 meeting)

The Board heard from the following person(s)

Tom Lee, Representing the property owners

Robert Killian, Representing the Black Banks Homeowners Association.

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced rezoning application with the following condition. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent. Approved as resolution #R-04-00 per #R-06-98



This re-zoning is conditioned upon the closing of this property within thirty (30) days. It the closing does not take place as specified the property will revert to its original R-12 One-Family Residential zoning classification.







5. CONSENT AGENDA - General Business

(A) Approve a resolution to authorize International City Managers Association (ICMA) to handle pension of Mark Eckert. (R. Rowell)



At the request of the County Attorney this item is pulled from the agenda until further notice and requires no Board action at this time.



Approve a request from the Propeller Club of the United States to erect a historical monument on the grounds of the old U.S. Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island commemorating the Esso Baton Rouge and the Oklahoma and authorize Chairman to execute any necessary agreements, subject to approval by the County Attorney. (F. Tullos)



Approve Gulfstream Aerospace Company Hangar lease renewal and expansion at Glynco Jetport - Glynn County Airport Commission and Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, subject to approval by the County Attorney. (P. Overton)



At the request of the Development Authority this item has been postponed until further notice and requires no Board action at this time.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve consent agenda item 5 (B) only. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



GENERAL BUSINESS



6. Letter of Credit - Bonds



Letter of Credit - Royal Oaks Subdivision, Phase II; LOC Amount $5,650.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve extension of the above referenced letter of credit for a period of six (6) months with new expiration date of August 12, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



Delegation to discuss Septic Tank Regulations. (J. Chapman)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Robertson that this item be placed on the Board's next work session. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



Consider acceptance of additional Right-of-Way Dedication: Needwood Road. (C. Olness)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to accept the additional right-of-way dedication. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



Consider acceptance of a deed for sidewalk at Sea Island Causeway and Frederica Road. (G. Moore)

A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to accept the deed for sidewalk at Sea Island Causeway and Frederica Road. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



10. Authorize staff to file a $22,000.00 Governor's Discretionary Fund application to finance the installation of a 2" water line to serve the homes along Ash and Magnolia Streets subject to a letter from Mr. Bill Powell, City of Brunswick, validating the cost. (Vote: 3-0-0)



This item was deferred from the Board's January 6, 2000 Consent Agenda Finance Committee.



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to authorize staff to file the above referenced application. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 Commissioner Woodman absent.



11. Consider awarding the bid for an unbudgeted fire truck utilized in Glynn County with the bid results presented directly to the Board at its January 20, 2000 meeting. This action is requested to comply with the County Purchasing Ordinance and avoid a significant price increase of $15,000.00 if the process is initiated after January, 2000. Funding for this acquisition will be from the Fire Fund. (F. Tullos/C. Johnson)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to award the bid to the low bidder, Firefighting Suppliers of Tifton, GA, in the amount of $208,849.00 for the above referenced fire truck. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.

12. Consider approval of a Resolution establishing the qualifying fees of certain County offices for 2000 primary and general elections per O.C.G.A. 21-2-131. (T. Clark)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced resolution establishing 2000 primary and general election qualifying fees. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent. Approved as resolution #R-05-00 per #R-06-98





Consider administrative review and suspension of abandonment application process for a period of 30 days. (M. Eckert)



At the request of the Administrator this item is pulled from the agenda until further notice and requires no Board action at this time.



14. Discussion regarding weekly "Lunch Work Sessions" among commission members. (D. Dowdy)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to establish, with proper notification to the media and public, weekly Lunch Work Sessions each Wednesday at 12:00 noon for one (1) hour, in the 3rd floor conference room, W. Harold Pate Building. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark opposed and Commissioner Woodman absent. Approved as resolution #O-2000-00 per #R-06-98



15. Discussion regarding proposal for a second Planning Commission Board for District #2. (G. Robertson/D. Dowdy/F. Tullos)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to send a proposal for a second Planning Commission for District #2 to the Planning Commission for their input and public hearings and return it to the Board of Commissioners for public hearings and discussion in March. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



16. Reminder of joint meeting City/County meeting, Tuesday, January 25, 2000, 5:00 PM at City Hall. (T. Clark)



Informational purposes only. No Board action required nor taken at this time. Any items for inclusion on the agenda are to be forwarded to the Clerk by Friday, January 21, 2000.

Discussion regarding Superior Court Clerk office. (T. Clark)



Informational purposes only. No Board action required nor taken at this time.



This item is to be placed on the Board's February 20, 2000 meeting agenda for further discussion.





EXECUTIVE SESSION



No Executive Session meeting was held by the Board.







Meeting Adjourned.



Attest: Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia



_____________________________ ____________________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk Tommy Clark, Chairman