MINUTES

WORK SESSION

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000 AT 5:00 PM







PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Commissioner Jerome Clark

Commissioner Jeff Chapman

Commissioner David Dowdy

Commissioner Gerry Robertson

Commissioner Fred Tullos

Commissioner Henri Woodman



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Glynn County Police Dept.

ABSENT Gary Moore, County Attorney



5:00 PM WORK SESSION

  • Discussion regarding FY 00/01 Budget



The following items were discussed, however no Board action was taken at this time.



Budget Issues Follow-up



    • Sanitation Collection Rate for FY 2001



Residential Refuse Collection - The annual Residential Refuse Collection fee will increase by $16.89 per household per year from $76.48 to $93.37. The balance of $5.63 per household will be provided by the County (insurance premium tax). It is the intent that this will be the last increment of County support.

    • Personnel





C. Reducing Fire Fund Millage

Fire Fund - The budget team recommends the transfer of $275,000.00 from the



Insurance Premium Tax Fund, and an increase in property tax by approximately $100,000.00 and the use of the Fire Fund balance by approximately $100,000.00 (projected FY 00 unreserved fund balance is $300,000.00)



    • Enterprise Funds



    • Reduce number of Water/Sewer Funds from four to one



It is the recommendation to combine current four separate water & sewer funds into one fund. Some may argue that the mainland fund still owes the St. Simons fund; however the staff submits the County owns and operates only one system. Further, of the current SPLOST 3 funding, $4,884,765.00 or 89% of total water & sewer project cost is programmed for St. Simons Island. Much more will be required in the coming years.



    • Insurance Premium Tax



(Handout) - The handout shows the break out of the insurance premium tax. Please note the comment on the Jekyll Island contribution.



New Material Budget FY 2001



    • Capital Programs



Capital Projects - The hand out provided you lists proposed capital projects.



Set Budget Hearing Schedule



Set budget hearing schedule in order to have balanced budget approved on or before 6/30/00.



It was the consensus of the Board to schedule three additional Work Sessions regarding the FY 00-01 Fiscal Year Budget in the 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room of the New Glynn County Courthouse. The work session will be held as follows:



Tuesday, June 20, 2000 @ 5:00 PM

Wednesday, June 21, 2000 @ 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 22, 2000 @ 5:00 PM















Set date for Public Hearing on Budget 2001



It was the consensus of the Board to hold a Public Hearing with possible adoption of the FY 00-01 Budget in the 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room of the New Glynn County Courthouse on the following date and time:



Thursday, June 29, 2000 @ 5:00 PM



Set date for BOC Work Session



Set date for BOC Work Session on EPD Proposed Consent Order (SSI Waste Water Treatment Facility)



B. June 19 at 5:00 PM

      • June 28 at 5:00 PM



It was the consensus of the Board to hold a Work Session on the above referenced EPD consent order at the 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room of the New Glynn County Courthouse on the following date and time:



Tuesday, June 20, 2000 @ 5:00 PM



There being no further business, meeting adjourned until 6:00 PM

























































PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Commissioner Jerome Clark

Commissioner Jeff Chapman

Commissioner David Dowdy

Commissioner Gerry Robertson

8Commissioner Fred Tullos

Commissioner Henri Woodman



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander



6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



      • Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, June 1, 2000



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



      • Approve Minutes of the Work Session held Wednesday, May 31, 2000.



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced minutes, subject to any necessary corrections. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Woodman abstaining.







2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Clarence Hilburn, Construction Engineer, Public Works Department.



3. PROCLAMATIONS



A Proclamation honoring Cindy Olness, Planning Official, Department of Community Development. (D. Dowdy)



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



4. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Alcoholic Beverage License



1. Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to Torpedos II, 6110 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA. LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED (Occupational Tax)



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



2. Consider issuance of a 2000 alcoholic beverage license to J Mac's Restaurant, 407 Mallory Street, 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 citizen response a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining.









(B) Abandonment





1. Consider application for abandonment of a drainage easement at the intersection of Habersham Street and Community Road.. Jack Hardman/Ron Sawyer, applicants (J. Bruner)



There being no citizen response a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced abandonment application subject to the following conditions. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-36-00 per #R-06-98 .



* Applicant will provide a new drainage easement to the east of the property.

2. Consider application for abandonment of a portion of Retreat Avenue a/k/a Avenue of Oaks, St. Simons Island, GA. Sea Island Company, applicant. (J. Bruner)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



In Favor

Jim Gilbert, representing Sea Island Company.

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced abandonment application subject to the following conditions. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-37-00 per #R-06-98 .



* Applicant shall dedicate a new easement to replace the abandonment portion.



* Applicant shall pave and maintain the Retreat Avenue a/k/a Avenue of Oaks and care for the trees adjacent to it.

















5. APPOINTMENTS



(A) Glynn County Forestry Board - One (1) position available - Five (5) Year Term

1. Roy Boyd (currently serving)

2. *Michael E. Edgy



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to appoint Michael E. Edgy a term as a member of the Georgia Forestry Board. Unanimously approved.



(B) Local Sea Coast Workforce Investment Board - Three (3) Positions (Private Sector)

1. *Lynn B. Chapman

2. *Harvey Richardson



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to appoint Lynn B. Chapman and Harvey Richardson to serve on the Local sea Coast Workforce Investment Board. Unanimously approved.



(C) Selden Park Advisory Board - District #4 and District #5 Positions - Four (4) Year Term



1. *William Green (District #4 - currently serving)

2. *Lillian Frazier (District #5 - currently serving)

3. Audrey Gibbons

A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to reappoint William Green to another term as a member of the Selden Park Advisory Board. Unanimously approved.



A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to reappoint Lillian Frazier to another term as a member of the Selden Park Advisory Board. Unanimously approved.













6. CONSENT AGENDA



(A) General Business



Consider acceptance of the following drainage easements. (J. Bruner)



    • Easterly 5.0 feet of lots 5 and 16 and the westerly 5.0 feet of lots 4 and 17 in Block 38, Glynn Haven Estates Subdivision.
    • The northerly 10.0 feet of Lot 6 in Huntington Lake Subdivision.
    • FINANCE COMMITTEE



        • Consider approving the Resolution to amend the FY 1999-2000 Budget.



        • Consider approving the purchase of a Porta Count Respirator Fit Tester from Craft Associates for the amount of $7,000 plus shipping by transferring $1,100 from EMS Operating Budget to EMS Capital and $5,950 from the Fire Operating Budget to Fire Capital.



        • Consider entering into a contract with Carter & Slope Engineering for the design of a new water storage facility and associated modification at the SSI airport well site in an amount not to exceed $43,782.



        • Consider accepting the low bid of $52,950.00 from J. S. Morgan Construction Company of Jesup. GA for the Rosewood Drive Water System improvement and that the Purchasing Agent prepare the contract documents for execution by the contractor and the Chairman, Glynn County Board of Commissioner with funding to be provided by SPLOST #3.



        • Consider exercising the 1st year extension option with National Linen Services for uniform services at a FY 00/01 cost estimated to be $41,033.20 with funding for this program to come from applicable Department's operating budget.



        • Consider the following items concerning the VOCA Grant.
    • Consider accepting the $34,193 Domestic Violence Grant Award from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to help finance the position for the Domestic Violence Liaison for the Magistrate Court of Glynn County.



    • Consider authorizing the Chairman to execute appropriate contract documents subject to the County Attorney's approval.



    • Consider approving the required cash match of $6,000 and the in-kind match of $2,548 that has already be recommended FY 00/01 under program 0471 VOCA Grant.



    • Consider authorizing the County Administrator to expend funds subsequent to the execution of the grant agreement and appropriation of funds.
    • Consider the following items concerning the Juvenile Court Grant.
    • Consider accepting the $46,987 Grant Award from the Governor's Children and Youth Coordinating Council.



    • Consider authorizing the Chairman to execute appropriate contract documents subject to County Attorney's approval.



    • Consider approving the required match of $5,711 with funding to be provided in the FY 2001 Budget



    • Consider authorizing the County Administrator to expend funds subsequent to the execution of the grant agreement and appropriation of funds.



8. Consider approval of amending the 1999-2000 capital improvement budget to allow the purchase of a ArcInfo software licenses for the Transportation Planning Office for $7,250 with funding to be provided by the General Fund Budget, Program 0622, Transportation Planning.



9. Consider approval of the following items regarding the Scarlet Plantation Development Water Supply:



    • Consider accepting Mr. Bowen's offer of land for a well and storage tank.



    • Consider authorizing a drill test well to the Miocene Aquifer.





    • Consider authorizing construction of a well and treatment storage tank, if water is available and acceptable.



    • Consider authorizing construction of a 12-inch water line to connect well to existing County water system and designate the proposed lift station as a regional liftstation.



    • Consider approving funding for the entire project at an estimated cost of $946,400 with at least $535,000 coming from SPLOST monies and the remaining $411,400 to be funded from a GEFA loan.



10. Consider accepting the low bid of $27,738.45 from Anixter International for fiber optic material with funding to come from Information Technology's Capital Improvement Budget.

(C) *INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE



*1. *Approve a request from Solicitor to purchase a network laser printer. Available funds $1,400.00.



*2. Approve a request from the Information Technology Department to purchase a network router and two nodes to improve the wide area network speed to 100 megabits. Available funds $20,000.00.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced Consent Agenda Items with the exception of items 6-B (1-10) Finance Committee which were pulled for discussion. Unanimously approved.



ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION.

    • FINANCE COMMITTEE



        • Consider approving the Resolution to amend the FY 1999-2000 Budget.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced resolution. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-38-00 per #R-06-98





        • Consider approving the purchase of a Porta Count Respirator Fit Tester from Craft Associates for the amount of $7,000 plus shipping by transferring $1,100 from EMS Operating Budget to EMS Capital and $5,950 from the Fire Operating Budget to Fire Capital.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced purchase. Unanimously approved.



        • Consider entering into a contract with Carter & Slope Engineering for the design of a new water storage facility and associated modification at the SSI airport well site in an amount not to exceed $43,782.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to enter into a contract with Carter & Slope Engineering for the design of the new water storage facility in an amount not to exceed $43,782.00. Unanimously approved.



        • Consider accepting the low bid of $52,950.00 from J. S. Morgan Construction Company of Jesup. GA for the Rosewood Drive Water System improvement and that the Purchasing Agent prepare the contract documents for execution by the contractor and the Chairman, Glynn County Board of Commissioner with funding to be provided by SPLOST #3.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to acceptthe low bid form J. S. Morgan Construction Company of Jesup GA in the amount of $52,950.00 for the Rosewood Drive Water System improvements and that the Purchasing Agent prepare the standard County contract documents for execution by the contractor and Chairman. Funding provided by SPLOST 3. Unanimously approved.



        • Consider exercising the 1st year extension option with National Linen Services for uniform services at a FY 00/01 cost estimated to be $41,033.20 with funding for this program to come from applicable Department's operating budget.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve exercising the 1st year extension option with National Linen Services for uniform services at a FY 00/01 cost estimated to be $41,033.20. Funding to come from applicable Departments operating budget. Unanimously approved.



        • Consider the following items concerning the VOCA Grant.
    • Consider accepting the $34,193 Domestic Violence Grant Award from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to help finance the position for the Domestic Violence Liaison for the Magistrate Court of Glynn County.



    • Consider authorizing the Chairman to execute appropriate contract documents subject to the County Attorney's approval.



    • Consider approving the required cash match of $6,000 and the in-kind match of $2,548 that has already be recommended FY 00/01 under program 0471 VOCA Grant.



    • Consider authorizing the County Administrator to expend funds subsequent to the execution of the grant agreement and appropriation of funds.

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to accept the Domestic Violence Grant Award in the amount of $34,193.00 and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate contract documents, subject to County Attorney approval, and approve the required cash match of $6,000.00 and the in-kind match of $2,548.00 that has already been recommended in FY 00-01 under program 0471 VOCA Grant and authorize the County Administrator to expend funds subsequent to the execution of the grant agreement and appropriation of funds. Unanimously approved.



    • Consider the following items concerning the Juvenile Court Grant.
    • Consider accepting the $46,897 Grant Award from the Governor's Children and Youth Coordinating Council.



    • Consider authorizing the Chairman to execute appropriate contract documents subject to County Attorney's approval.



    • Consider approving the required match of $5,711 with funding to be provided in the FY 2001 Budget



    • Consider authorizing the County Administrator to expend funds subsequent to the execution of the grant agreement and appropriation of funds.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to accept the Governor's Children and Youth Coordinating Council grant award in the amount of $46.897.00 and authorize the Chairman to execute appropriate contract documents, subject to County Attorney approval and approve the required match of $5,711.00 with funding provided in the FY 2001 budget and authorize the County Administrator to expend funds subsequent to the execution of the grant agreement and appropriation of funds. Unanimously approved.



8. Consider approval of amending the 1999-2000 capital improvement budget to allow the purchase of a ArcInfo software licenses for the Transportation Planning Office for $7,250 with funding to be provided by the General Fund Budget, Program 0622, Transportation Planning.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve amending the 1999-2000 capital improvement budget to allow the purchase of a ArcInfo software licenses with funding in the amount of $7,250 provided by the General Fund Budget, program 0622. Unanimously approved.



9. Consider approval of the following items regarding the Scarlet Plantation Development Water Supply:



    • Consider accepting Mr. Bowen's offer of land for a well and storage tank.



    • Consider authorizing a drill test well to the Miocene Aquifer.



    • Consider authorizing construction of a well and treatment storage tank, if water is available and acceptable.



    • Consider authorizing construction of a 12-inch water line to connect well to existing County water system and designate the proposed lift station as a regional liftstation.



    • Consider approving funding for the entire project at an estimated cost of $946,400 with at least $535,000 coming from SPLOST monies and the remaining $411,400 to be funded from a GEFA loan.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy to table the above referenced item. Motion dies for lack of receiving a proper second.



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the following conditions, subject to approval by the County Attorney relative to Scarlett Plantation water supply,. Unanimously approved.



    • Accept Mr. Bowen's offer of land for a well and storage tank.



    • Authorizing a drill test well to the Miocene Aquifer.



    • Authorize construction of a well and treatment storage tank, if water is available and acceptable.



    • Authorize construction of a 12-inch water line to connect well to existing County water system with the County paying for an upgrade over what the developers minimum requirements which will enable the County benefit and serve other areas to and designate the proposed lift station as a regional lift station.



    • Approve funding for the entire project at an estimated cost of $946,400 with at least $535,000 coming from SPLOST monies and the remaining $411,400 to be funded from a GEFA loan.



10. Consider accepting the low bid of $27,738.45 from Anixter International for fiber optic material with funding to come from Information Technology's Capital Improvement Budget.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to accept the low bid of $27,738.45 from Anixter International for fiber optic material with funding to come from IT's Capital improvement budget. Unanimously approved.



GENERAL BUSINESS



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



In the interest of time the following items were moved from their original position on the agenda and heard by the Board at this time.



23. Discussion regarding Grand Condominiums.



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Kevin Keller, Chairman, Glynn County Board of Tax Assessors

Joe Williams, Chief Appraiser, Board of Tax Assessors

Hugh Paladino, member, Board of Tax Assessors



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to rescind the Board's June 1, 2000 action regarding corrections to the tax digest for the year of 1999.



After further discussion Commissioner Dowdy withdraws his motion with Commissioner Chapman withdrawing his second.



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to reconsider the Board's June 1, 2000 action regarding corrections to the tax digest for the year of 1999. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman out of the room

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy not to amend the Tax Digest relative to 1999 and St. Simons Grand Condominiums. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman out of the room.



24. Discussion regarding incomplete information regarding the mailing of tax notices. (T. Clark)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Kevin Keller, Chairman, Board of Tax Assessors

Joe Williams, Chief Appraiser

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





25. Discussion regarding revaluation process. (T. Clark)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Kevin Keller, Chairman, Glynn County Board of Tax Assessors

Joe Williams, Chief Appraiser, Board of Tax Assessors

Hugh Paladino, member Board of Tax Assessors



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to terminate the entire Board of Tax Assessors with the exception of Mr. Martin McCormick.



An additional motion was made by Commissioner Chapman to suspend Mr. Williams and direct the Chief of Police to get his keys and have IT lock him out of the computer system until such time a board of tax assessors can be appointed that want s to fire him or whatever we can do to terminate him, Motion fails for lack of receiving a proper second.



After further discussion Commissioner Chapman amends his motion with Commissioner Dowdy amending his second directing the County Attorney to prepare notices to the current Board of Tax Assessors members, with the exception of Martin McCormick, which would detail various allegations against them relative to violations of law, the Board will hold a hearing at its next meeting to consider whether or not those assessors would be terminated from their positions. Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority vote. Vote 3-4 with Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner Dowdy and Chairman Tommy Clark in favor and Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Tullos, Commissioner Woodman and Commissioner Robertson opposed.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to appoint Mr. James Johnson to fill the third appointment position to the Workforce Investment Board. Unanimously approved.



8.. Letter of Credit - Bonds



    • Letter of Credit #ATL P600768 - Kings Point Subdivision, Sea Island, Georgia. LOC Amount $727,000.00. (C. Taylor)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to reduce the amount of Letter of Credit #ATL P600768 for Kings Point Subdivision, Sea Island, GA from $727,000.00 to $52,250.00 and extend said letter of credit for six (6) months. Unanimously approved.



    • Letter of Credit #2251 - Palm Lake Subdivision. LOC Amount $8,650.00 (C. Taylor)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Robertson to release Letter of Credit #2251 for Palm Lake Subdivision in the amount of $8,650.00. Unanimously approved.



    • Consider approval of the final plat for The Commons at Frederica, Phase V. Straw Hat, Inc., applicant. (C. Taylor)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the final plat application for The Commons at Frederica, Phase V, subject to the County Attorney's approval of the deed and subject to the developer providing an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $1,750.00. Unanimously approved.



    • Consider acceptance of additional right-of-way dedication: Hautala Drive. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to defer action on this item at this time. Unanimously approved.



11 Consider adoption of a resolution to authorize continuing FY 99-00 allocations for personnel and service and supply contracts/agreements/authorizations until either the FY 00-01 budget is adopted or August 31, 2000, which ever comes first. (P. McNicoll)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to adopt a resolution to authorize continuing the FY 99-00 allocations for personnel and service and supply contracts/agreements/authorizations until either the FY 00-01 budget is adopted or August 31-2000 which ever comes first. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-39-00 per #R-06-98



12 Consider awarding the bid of 4.8% for $4,000,000.00 in Tax Anticipation Notes (TANS) to Knox Wall Division of Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., to adopt a resolution to regulate and provide for the issuance of said notes, and authorize the Chairman to sign all legal documents concerning TANS.



A reluctant motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy with a reluctant seconded made by Commissioner Tullos to award the bid of 4.8% for $4,000,000.00 in TANS to Knox Wall Division of Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., to adopt a resolution to regulate and provide for the issuance of said notes, and to authorize the Chairman to sign all legal documents concerning the TANS as required. Motion carries with a vote of







    • Authorize Chairman to execute GA/DOT Certificate of Ownership Agreement for additional roads to be resurfaced under LARP, subject to review by the County Attorney. (J. Bruner)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to authorize the Chairman to execute GA/DOT Certificate of Ownership Agreement for the following roads to be resurfaced under LARP, subject to review by the County Attorney. Motion carries with a vote of



* Demere Road From Frederica Road to Ocean Blvd. SSI



* Wood Avenue From dead end, north to 1st Street, SSI





* Portion of Sidney Lanier Drive From Ethridge Road to Glynco Pkwy. A portion 110 feet. A portion 100 feet and a portion variable.



    • Review upcoming schedule for considering a Greenspace program. (G. Robertson)





After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos directing staff to initiate the Greenspace Planning process and to schedule the public meeting in accordance with the Greenspace Program rules. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.



    • Consider funding for the Blythe Island Pedestrian/Bike Paths in the amount of $250,000.00. Funding source: SPLOST III transfer from Dirt Road Paving to Blythe Island bike path project. (SPLOST III Team)

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



    • Consider a resolution that would allow the Glynn County Fire Department to join the Georgia Mutual Aid Group and approve the annual fee of $500.00. (C. Johnson)



At the request of Chief Carl Johnson this item is removed from the Agenda and requires no Board action at this time.







    • Consider approval of a resolution concerning water and sewer taps in the vicinity of the EDA-funded PAWS utility project. (D. Newbern)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Robertson to adopt the resolution concerning water/sewer taps in EDA PAWS service area, authorize the Chairman to execute said resolution and forward a copy to EDA fo fulfill the funding requirement. Unanimously approved.



    • Discussion regarding the Adelphia Cable franchise and the technology implications. (J. Pereles)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Woodman to enter into negotiations with Adelphia Cable regarding fiber optic connections for County buildings. Unanimously approved.



    • Consider approval of a resolution supporting the County's application for second year funding from the EPD Scrap Tire Enforcement and Education Grant Program. (D. Newbern)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to adopt the resolution supporting Year 2 for the Scrap Tire Enforcement and Education Grant and authorize the Chairman to execute said resolution, and direct staff to send the necessary copy of the resolution to Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Unanimously approved.



    • Consider appointment of an Elected Official to serve on the Coastal Georgia Greenway Steering Committee, obligate funding and other purposes. (C. Olness)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Jo Hickson, Coastal Georgia Greenway Steering Committee project manager.



After brief discussion a motion was made by seconded by to reaffirm Commissioner Gerry Robertson's appointment to the Coastal Georgia Greenway Steering Committee (CGGSC) and the Board not sign the two resolutions regarding the execution of agreements pertaining to the formation of the CGGSC and funding commitment of $24,840.00. No funding will be appropriated to the CGGSC at this time.Unanimously approved.



    • Discussion regarding July 4th, 2000 celebration activities on St. Simons Island. (C. Alexander)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the closing of Mallory Street from its intersection with Beachview, south to the pier at 2:00 AM on July 4th and close the pier at 1:00 PM or when the fireworks vendor needs it closed. Motion carries with a vote of



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Chapman to allow the Police, if necessary, to limit vehicular traffic in Massengale Park. Unanimously approved.



    • Consider installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Ratcliffe Road and Emanual Church Road. (J. Chapman)



A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to authorize the installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Ratcliffe Road and Emanual Church Road. Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority vote. Vote: 2-5 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy in favor and Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark Commissioner Woodman, Commissioner Tullos and Commissioner Robertson opposed.



    • Discussion regarding Grand Condominiums. (T. Clark)
    • Discussion regarding incomplete information regarding the mailing of tax notices. (T. Clark)



    • Discussion regarding revaluation process. (T. Clark)



* General Business Items 23, 24 and 25 were discussed and acted upon earlier in the meeting.



    • Consider renegotiations of the Bed Tax appropriation percentages. (J. Chapman)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



Bill Tipton, Executive Director, Golden Isles Visitors Bureau



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



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to place an item on the Board's agenda for discussion and possible action. Unanimously approved.





Issue regarding the Animal Control Building.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing the Chairman to execute any lease documents necessary to consummate this deal, subject to approval by the County Attorney, and authorize staff to expend up to $8,000.00 to close this lease, to procure the title policy and professional services in a most expedient manner. Unanimously approved.



    • EXECUTIVE SESSION



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Woodman to adjourn to Executive Session for discussion of items relative to Personnel and Pending/Potential Litigation.



Back in Regular Session.



    • A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to authorize a 4% salary increase to Mr. Mark Eckert, County Administrator effective July 1, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



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



    • A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the Executive Session Minutes for June 1, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Woodman absent.



There being no further business, meeting adjourned.



Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia



Attest:

____________________________________

Tommy Clark, Chairman



_____________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk