MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2000 AT 6:00 PM







PRESENT: Thomas B. "Tommy" Clark Chairperson

Jerome Clark, Vice Chairperson

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

Geraldine "Gerry" Robertson, Commissioner

Fred E. Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ABSENT: David L. Dowdy, Commissioner



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Police Department

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, February 3, 2000



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced minutes with any necessary corrections. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Captain Ray Marat, Glynn County Fire Department.



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



3. PROCLAMATIONS



A Proclamation designating Friday, February 18, 2000 as "Arbor Day" in Glynn County. (G. Robertson)



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

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to Dicks Wings, 1192 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Occupational Tax)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Rev. Alex Seckledge, area resident - opposed

Cindy Young, Brunswick Christian Academy employee

Tom Lee, representing applicant



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Vote: 3-1-2 with Commissioner Woodman, Commissioner Tullos, and Commissioner Jerome Clark infavor, Commissioner Chapman opposed and Chairman Tommy Clark and Commissioner Robertson abstaining. Commissioner Dowdy absent. Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority vote.



This item is to be placed on the Board's March 3, 2000 agenda for consideration.



(B) Abandonments



1. Consider application for abandonment of a portion of Maple Street, Glynn Haven, St. Simons Island. John Leotis, applicant. (J. Bruner)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Jim Gilbert, representing John Leotis.

Bob Bennett, area resident - opposed

Sue Nelson, area resident - opposed

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced abandonment application. Motion carries with a vote of 4-2 with Commissioner Robertson, Commissioner Woodman, Commissioner



Jerome Clark and Chairman Tommy Clark infavor and Commissioner Tullos and Commissioner Chapman opposed. Commissioner Dowdy absent. Approved as resolution #R-11-00 with original filed per #R-06-98.



2. Consider application for abandonment of a portion of the alley between 15th and 16th Street, Block 29, East Beach Subdivision, St. Simons Island. Jeff Hamilton, applicant. (J. Bruner)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Jeff Hamilton, applicant

Tom Lee, representing Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Smith, area residents. - opposed.

Martha Black, area resident

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to deny the above referenced abandonment application. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



5. Appointments



Consider appointments to the Census 2000 "Complete Count Committee".

No action required by the Board at this time.



CONSENT AGENDA - General Business

Approve a request from Personnel Director Rebecca Rowell to award the contract for stop-loss coverage for health claims to HCC in the amount $257,942.00. (Vote: 3-0)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to award the contract for stop-loss coverage for health claims to HCC in the amount $257,942.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



GENERAL BUSINESS



7. Letters of Credit - Bonds



Letter of Credit - Culligans Landing, Phase II. LOC #15540 in the amount of $2,000.00 (C. Taylor)







A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to release the above referenced letter of credit in the amount of $2,000.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



Letter of Credit - Willow Creek Subdivision, Phase II. LOC #2213 in the amount of $4,100.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to release the above referenced letter of credit in the amount of $4,100.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE ADDRESSED AND CONSIDERED IN THIS ORDER:



9. Consider Final Plat approval for Morgan's Mill Subdivision - A 57 lot Residential Subdivision consisting of 35.496 acres. (C. Taylor)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced final plat subject to the developer providing a letter of credit in the amount of $6,500.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



10. Consider request from Island Rock Café, 303 Mallory Street, St. Simons Island for a variance from Section 816.5 of the Zoning Ordinance regarding signs. (C. Taylor)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced variance request. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



8. Consider acceptance of the deeds of gift to Glynn County for a portion of the Golden Isles Gateway Tract for the Public Safety Complex. (G. Moore)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to accept the right of way deed of gift. Vote: 3-3 with Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tullos in-favor and Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner Robertson and Commissioner Woodman opposed. Commissioner Dowdy absent. Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority vote.







Consider acceptance of additional right-of-way dedication: Glynn Avenue East and Howard Road. (C.Olness)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to accept the dedication of five (5) feet of additional right-of-way adjacent to Glynn Avenue East and Howard Road from Mr, Nolen, as shown on the minor subdivision plat entitled "A portion of Tract 325, Thalman Farms Subdivision 3.639 Acres, subject to the County Attorney's review of the deed. 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



Consider the request from the Sandalwood Homeowners Association to participate in the County's street lighting program. (G. Robertson)



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



Recommend approval of a budget correction of $42,900.00 for the Tax Commissioner's office. (R. Rowell)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced budget correction in the amount of $42,900.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



Consider approval of SPLOST III Priority 4 list relative to the paving of dirt road. (J. Bruner)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve for paving SPLOST III paving Priorities 4-A, 4-B, and 4-C list, dated February 1, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



15. Consider contract between the Glynn County Board of Commissioners and James A. Yancey, Jr., Attorney at Law for the final disposition of 50 outstanding indigent defense conflict cases. (R. Guarracino)









After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos that Mr. Yancey be paid a firm fixed fee of $20,320.36 to dispose

the 50 outstanding conflict cases. This fee be dispensed on a equal monthly bases of $1,693.36 per month. That, $3,952.20 be provided from the general fund balance to cover January through June of this year with the remaining $10,160.16 to be budgeted in the FY 00/01 budget. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent

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16. Consider authorizing the Purchasing Agent to issue purchase orders with a total expenditure of $30,625.40 for Baseball/Softball uniforms and equipment. (W. Davis)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Tullos directing the Purchasing Agent be directed to issue purchase orders to the following vendors and amounts: Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



Anaconda Sports: $21,635.35 T & T Sport: 6,201.50

C & C Sports: 825.00 BSN Sports: 812.12

Bill Fritz: 587.50 J. P. Sports: 430.08

A. D. Starr: 287.40 Sports Habitat: 186.45



17. Discussion by the Historic Courthouse Committee regarding the funding of the Historic Courthouse restoration. (T. Clark)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the funding of the re-finishing of the oak wood located in the Historic Courthouse, former Superior Court Courtroom, in the amount of $40,000.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent. (Funding Source: Interest money generated from SPLOST III monies designated for this project.)



18. Discussion regarding possible fee increases from Environmental Health. (H. Woodman)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced fee increases as presented. 5-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed. Commissioner Dowdy absent.



Discussion and responses regarding HB 1427. (G. Moore)









After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to authorize the following commissioners and staff to travel to Atlanta, GA to meet with the local legislative delegation and present to them a position letter regarding the above referenced House Bill. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



The Commissioners are as follows:



Chairman Tommy Clark, Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Commissioner Jerome Clark Gary Moore, County Attorney

Commissioner Tullos



Discussion regarding the UGA Extension Contract.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to authorize the execution of the UGA Extension Contract. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0 with Commissioner Chapman out of the room. Commissioner Dowdy absent.



21. COMMISSIONERS REPORT ON MEETINGS & LETTERS



22. EXECUTIVE SESSION



A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items relative to pending/potential litigation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0



BACK IN REGULAR SESSION



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the minutes of the Executive Session held Thursday, February 3, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the recommendations made by the County Attorney. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.











There being no further business, meeting adjourned.,







Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia





Attest: _________________________________

Tommy Clark, Chairman



_____________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk