MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2000 AT 6:00 PM







PRESENT: Thomas B. "Tommy" Clark Chairperson

Jerome Clark, Vice Chairperson

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David L. Dowdy, Commissioner

Fred E. Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ABSENT: Geraldine "Gerry" Robertson, 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, April 6, 2000



A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Chairman Tommy Clark to approve the above referenced subject to any necessary corrections. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.

2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Teresa Shorb, Accounting Clerk III, Glynn County Fire Department.



3. PROCLAMATION



A Proclamation honoring Renaldo Tate for his service as a member of the Glynn County Zoning Appeals Board. (J. Clark)





A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced proclamation. A motion was made by 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



4. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Alcoholic Beverage Licenses



1. Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to Blanche's Courtyard, 440 Kings Way, St. Simons Island GA. LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Occupational Tax)



There being no opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining. Commissioner Robertson absent.



2. Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to Friendly Express #76, 2201 Demere Road, St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES ONLY NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. NO SUNDAY SALES. (Occupational Tax)



There being no opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining. Commissioner Robertson absent.



3. Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to Whistle Stop, 3900 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA. LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES ONLY NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. NO SUNDAY SALES. (Occupational Tax)



There being no opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining. Commissioner Robertson absent.



(B) Abandonment



Consider application for abandonment of an unopened road in Marsh Oak Subdivision, Brunswick, GA. William B. Woodard applicant. (J. Bruner)



There being no opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced abandonment. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent. Approved as resolution #R-21-00 with original filed per #R-06-98.



5. CONSENT AGENDA



(A) Information Technology



Approve a request from the Information Technology Department for installation of an additional 4000 feet of fiber optic cable to the Main Campus. Funding source to be $19,600.00 from General Fund Balance and $12,000.00 from IT payroll savings. (Vote: 3-0-0)



2. Approve a request from the Public Works Department to purchase 3 computers. Funding source $4,000.00 from Public Works Operating Budget, transferred to capital. (Vote: 3-0-0)



3. Approve a request from the Information Technology Department for the County to enter into a lease agreement with Nextel for a 100' x 100' area within the Exit 6 Water and Sewer Facility. Lease for $750/month, subject to the terms of the agreement and subject to the approval of the County Attorney. (Vote: 3-0-0)



(B) Consent Agenda - General Business



1. Approve the recommendation of the County Engineer to downgrade a Supervisor I position to Crew Leader position with an appropriate 5% reduction in pay. (J. Bruner)



2. Authorize Community Development Director to execute and file an application with the Georgia DOT for the purpose of securing planning funds to support the BATS Unified Planning Work Program. (E. Halbig) Approved as resolution #R-22-00 per #R-06-98







A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced Consent Agenda items Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



Point of Privilege by Commissioner Dowdy in honor of Chairman Tommy Clark birthday.



GENERAL BUSINESS



6. Delegations



Mr. Greg Christianson to discuss project for Eagle Scouts. (G. Robertson)



A presentation was made by Mr. Greg Christian, Boy Scout troop leader.



After brief discussion motion was made by seconded by to approve a request to erect a kiosk in the Pier/Neptune Park area. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



7. Letter of Credit - Bonds



Letter of Credit #454- Hampton Plantation, Phase VI, St. Simons Island; LOC Amount $1,000.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to release the Letter of Credit for Hampton Plantation Phase VI in the amount of $1,000.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



Letter of Credit #2221- Palm Lake Subdivision, Brunswick, GA; LOC Amount $8,650.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Chapman to extend the Letter of Credit for Palm Lake Subdivision in the amount of $8,650.00 for sixty (60) days. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.







Letter of Credit #458- Skylane Court at McKinnon Airport, St. Simons Island; LOC Amount $1,000.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Chapman to release the Letter of Credit for Skylane Court in the amount of $1,000.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



Letter of Credit #15540 - St. Simons Island Coast Cottages, St. Simon Island; LOC Amount $1,600.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to release the Letter of Credit for St. Simons Coast Cottages in the amount of $1,600.00. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



8. Consider approval of the Final Plat for the Millennium Complex Sawyer & Associates, Inc., applicant. (D. Scott)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the Final Plat entitled "Final Plat of the Millennium Complex, 114.613 Acres", subject to the County Attorney's approval of the deed and the posting of a $80,500.00 dollar bond or Letter of Credit for a period one year. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



*Consider approval of the Final Plat Application for Shadowlake, Phase One. Altamaha Partners, LLC, applicant. (D. Scott)



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the Final Plat entitled "Final Plat for Shawdowlake Subdivision, Phase One, subject to the County Attorney's approval of the deed. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



*Consider approval of the Final Plat for Oak Grove Island Plantation, Phase Three-B. Oak Grove Island Limited, L.P., applicant. (D. Scott)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the Final Plat application for Oak Grove Island Plantation, Phase Three-B (3-B), subject to the County Attorney's approval of the deed and securing a $1,000.00 bond or letter of credit for a period of one year. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



11. Consider application to move a house from 664 Scranton Road to Darien, Georgia. (E. Carter)

A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced application to move a house and the grant a width waver as presented. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



12. Consider application for revocable permit for proposed stabilization project at 5th Street & Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. (E. Carter) This item was deferred from the Board 040600 meeting General Business



At the request of the applicant this item was pulled from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



13. Consider acceptance of additional Right-of-Way Dedication: Ryals Road and acceptance of a Drainage/Maintenance Easement: Cowpens Road. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to accept the right of way of Ryals Road at its present width and accept the dedication of a thirty (30') foot drainage/maintenance easement that transverses Mr. Webster's property and crosses Cowpen Road as shown on the minor subdivision plat entitled "Minor Subdivision of a 2.968 Acre Tract Showing Division Into Tract "A" and "B" 1356th G. M. D., for Allen D. Webster. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



14. Consider acceptance of a drainage easement adjacent to Hardee Drive offered by Ms. Pamela Lynn Barwick. (J. Bruner)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to accept the drainage easement adjacent to Hardee Drive offered by Ms. Pamela Lynn Barwick. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



Consider request to install four (4) "Caution Children at Play" signs on roads in camping area at Blythe Island Regional Park. (W. Davis)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy authorizing the Recreation Director to install four (4) "Caution Children at Play" signs on roads in camping area at Blythe Island Regional Park. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



Consider request from the Recreation Director to work with the County Attorney to establish a County ordinance for the purpose for charging a $2.00 usage fee that will include a $50.00 fine for all non-county vehicles that park at Massengale and Coast Guard Parks without paying the $2.00 fee and present the proposed ordinance directly to the commission no later than May 18, 2000. This item was deferred from the Board's 040600 meeting Consent Finance Committee agenda.



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Tullos to deny the above referenced request to establish a $2.00 usage fee. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Woodman opposed. Commissioner Robertson absent.



Consider approval of proposed Grants Policy for Glynn County. (C. Taylor)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the proposed Grants Policy. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



Consider acceptance of Scrap Tire/Solid Waste Ordinance proposal. (G. Evanson)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy that all provisions of the Scrap Tire and Solid Waste Ordinance and the amending of the Clean Community Penalty Provision, as submitted, be in full force from and after the 20th day of April, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent. Approved as ordinance amendment #0-2000-08 per #R-06-98



Consider supporting a letter of concurrence for the Picerne Development Corporations's application to Georgia DCA for loan assistance for the development of Somerset Point Apartments, an affordable housing development . (F. Tullos)

The Board heard from the following person(s)



Christopher L. New, Asst. Vice President, Picerne Development Corp.

After brief discussion a motion was made Commissioner Tullos by seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing that a Standard Letter of Concurrence be prepared and forwarded to Georgia DCA relative to this project. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Woodman opposed. Commissioner Robertson absent.











Consider supporting a letter of concurrence for the Youth Initiative Project, Inc., application to Georgia DCA for loan assistance for the development of an apartment complex on a 9.9 acre tract near Cypress Mill Road and Sweet Gum Street. (D. Newbern)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



In Favor



George Skarpolasos (sp) representing the developer.

Opposed



Virginia Ramsey, resident of the proposed development area.



After brief discussion a motion was made Commissioner Tullos by seconded by Chairman Tommy Clark authorizing that a Standard Letter of Concurrence be prepared relative to this project. In addition to the standard letter of concurrence, a letter and/or petition from the adjacent neighborhood be forwarded to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs stating the objections and concerns of the neighbors. Motion carries with a vote of 4-2 with Commissioner Woodman and Commissioner Dowdy opposed.



Consider authorizing the Commission Chairman to execute Access Permit and License documents provided by The Branigar Organization, Inc., that would allow County personnel access to the proposed Public Safety site. (M. Eckert)



After brief discussion A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Tullos to authorize the Chairperson to sign the Permit and License document provided by the Branigar Organization, Inc. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Robertson absent.



Consider amending administrative contract with Coastal Georgia RDC for the EDA funded PAWS project. (D. Newbern)



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

Discussion regarding the County Noise Ordinance relative to "barking dogs". (J. Chapman)



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



ANNOUNCEMENTS



Joint meeting between the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, City of Brunswick and the Jekyll Island Authority, Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at 5:00 PM, New Glynn County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room.



EXECUTIVE SESSION



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



Back in Regular Session



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



There being no further business, meeting adjourned.





Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia





Attest: ______________________________

Tommy Clark, Chairman



______________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk