MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2000 AT 5:00 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

Henri Woodman, Commissioner

 

ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Police Department



5:00 PM WORK SESSION



Discussion regarding proposed action to address funding shortfall of SPLOST III projects.



After brief discussion Chairman Tommy Clark passes the gavel to Commissioner Jerome Clark and makes a motion which was seconded by Commissioner Dowdy directing that staff pursue the plan as presented and direct that staff find $200,000 to fund Blythe Island pedestrian/bike paths improvements under SPLOST III projects

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to defer action on this item to the June 15, 2000 meeting . Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark opposed.



Discussion regarding FY 00/01 Budget

Presentation was made by Mr. Eckert, County Administrator.



Informational purposes only. No Board action required nor taken at this time. It was the conscience of the Board to hold a work session, Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 5:00 PM in the 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room.








6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING


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

Henri Woodman, 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, May 4, 2000.



A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced minutes, subject to any necessary corrections. Unanimously approved.



2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Robin Harn, Evidence Technician, Glynn County Police Department.




3. PROCLAMATIONS



A Memorial Day Proclamation honoring those men and women who served in our country's Armed Forces. (T. Clark)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the above referenced proclamation. Unanimously approved.



Proclamation honoring Glynn County's "Best & Brightest". (R. Rowell)



A motion was made by Chairman Tommy Clark seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced proclamation. Unanimously approved.



*A Proclamation honoring the Glynn Academy 2000 Golf Team. (D. Dowdy)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the above referenced proclamation. Unanimously approved.



PRESENTATION



Presentation by Mr. Ed Abel, EMA Director regarding Policies and Procedures during an emergency.

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



PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Zoning



SUP-5-00



Request for a Special Use Permit for the location of a Telecommunication Tower in Forest Agricultural and Highway Commercial, 27.307 acres fronting 644.93 feet on the south side of Highway 99, beginning 1,848.46 feet east of Highway 341. Micro Technology Southeast, applicant. (C. Taylor)




The Board heard from the following person(s)

In Favor



Eugene Caldwell, representing Micro Technology

Dave Harrell, representing Micro Technology



Opposed



Stephen Green, adjacent property owner

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced Special Use Permit application. Motion fails to receive a majority vote. Vote: 3-2-2 with Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy in favor, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Robertson opposed and Commissioner Tullos and Commissioner Woodman abstaining.



(B) Alcoholic Beverage Licenses



Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to Mo-Joes, 3900 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES ONLY FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED (Occupational Tax)



There being no citizen response a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining.



(C) Abandonment



Consider application for abandonment of Betty Court, an unopened street in Ocean Vue Gardens Subdivision, St. Simons Island, G. Gordon C. Clarke. Glenda J. Clarke, and James H. Alexander, applicants. (J. Bruner)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Cindee Waters, citizen



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced abandonment application subject to the following conditions. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1-1 with Commissioner Dowdy opposed and Commissioner Chapman abstaining. Approved as resolution #R-34-00 with original filed per #R-06-98.



6. CONSENT AGENDA



Consent Agenda - General Business



No items for consideration

POINT OF PRIVILEGE



Request from Commissioner Jerome Clark to discuss public invitation to the public regarding retirement activities for William, "Buck" Crosby.



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the addition of the following announcement to the agenda. Unanimously approved.



At this time Commissioner Jerome Clark gave an invitation to the public to attend the retirement activities of Mr. William "Buck" Crosby to be held Thursday, June 1, 2000 at the Glynn Academy Campus from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.



GENERAL BUSINESS



7. Letter of Credit - Bonds



Letter of Credit - Ridgewood Plantation Phase II-A; LOC Amount $2,000.00. (C. Taylor)



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by to Commissioner Tullos extend the Letter of Credit for Ridgewood Plantation II-A for a period of six (6) months in the amount of $2,000.00. Unanimously approved.



Letter of Credit - Shore Rush Circle, Lot 12, Block O, Sea Palms. LOC Amount $10,000.00 (C. Taylor)




The Board heard from the following person(s)

Alan Tucker, representing Ed Mecchela

Ed Mecchela, subject property owner

Alan Welch, adjacent property owner



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to call the Letter of Credit for Lot 12, Block O, Sea Palm Subdivision in the amount of $10,000.00. If the amount to complete the drainage improvements is less than $10,000.00 then any remaining balance from the $10,000.00 Letter of Credit is to be refunded to the developer. Motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Chairman Tommy Clark and Commissioner Chapman opposed.



Consider revocable permit application to install fence and landscape in alley at 600 Sheraton Place, St. Simons Island, GA. (E. Carter) *



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced revocable permit application. Unanimously approved.



Consider revocable permit application to install fence within drainage easement at 110 Kala Court, Brunswick, GA. (E. Carter) *



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos to deny the above referenced revocable permit application. Unanimously approved.



Consider request from Ed Mecchella to open 11th Street. (D. Scott)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced request to open 11th Street, St. Simons Island for the location of a driveway in the County's unopened right-of-way, subject to the following condition. Unanimously approved.



Variances are obtained from the Planning Commission to construct a 10 foot gravel driveway.


Consider acceptance of Additional Right-of-Way Dedication: Hautala Drive. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to defer action on this item until such time the County Attorney can create an ordinance amendment regarding Right of Way dedication. Unanimously approved.



Consider acceptance of Additional Right-of-Way Dedication: Terry Drive. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to defer action on this item until such time the County Attorney can create an ordinance amendment regarding Right of Way dedication. Unanimously approved.

Consider acceptance of Additional Right-of-Way Dedication: Demere Road. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to defer action on this item until such time the County Attorney can create an ordinance amendment regarding Right of Way dedication. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Robertson opposed

.

Consider special conditions of the approval of the PD Text Amendment for The Golden Isles Gateway Tract. (D. Scott)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the provision of a 100-foot tree buffer along Georgia Highway 99 subject to the following condition. Unanimously approved.



Any decrease in the buffer width will require review by the Board of Commissioners 15 Discussion regarding the proposed closing of Grants Ferry Road off Georgia Highway 99. (T. Clark)

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



Discussion regarding operation of Internal Affairs investigations. (D. Dowdy)



Discussion only. No Board action required nor taken at this time. Chief Alexander directed to prepare a report addressing issues and concerns raised by Commissioner Dowdy.



Study the feasibility of pumping sewer from St. Simons Island to the City's Academy Creek Treatment Facility. (J. Chapman)



Discussion only. No Board action required nor taken at this time. This item to be placed on a work session at a later date.



Discussion regarding amending the Scrap Tire Ordinance in regards to debris burning.

(G. Moore)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced ordinance amendment. Unanimously approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-11 per #R-06-98

Discussion regarding the acquisition of six (6) GPS Receivers/Navigational Beacons and Related Kits from Project Impact. (M. Eckert) *



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Woodman directing the County Administrator to have five (5) GSP receivers acquired through Project Impact funding and direct staff to pursue acquisition of the sixth receiver from the same funding source. Unanimously approved.

POINT OF PRIVILEGE



A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Robertson declaring June 1, 2000 as William "Buck" Crosby day in Glynn County and directed that a proclamation be prepared in recognition of this day for the June 1, 2000 Board meeting. Unanimously approved.



EXECUTIVE SESSION



A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to adjourn to Executive Session for the discussion of Pending/Potential Litigation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.



Back in Regular Session

Approve the Minutes of the Execution Session held April 20, 2000.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced Executive Session Minutes. Unanimously approved.



Approve the Minutes of the Executive Session held May 4, 2000.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced Executive Session Minutes. Unanimously approved.



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded Commissioner Jerome Clark by to approve the recommendation made by the County Attorney. Unanimously approved.



There being no further business, meeting adjourned.





Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia





Attest: ______________________________

Tommy Clark, Chairman



____________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk