MINUTES

WORK SESSION/REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 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

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Chief Carl Alexander, Glynn County Police Dept

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk



5:00 PM WORK SESSION

Discussion regarding manpower of the Glynn County Police Department. (D. Dowdy)

  • •Video presentation of Massengale Park situation - (Massengale Park, Memorial Day, 2000) (C. Alexander)



  • •Overview of current staffing and assignments. (C. Alexander)



  • •Shift Schedule. (C. Alexander)



  • •Discussion regarding the desire for more officers or different deployment of existing officers



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to wait until information from both the Personnel Compensation Study and the Service Delivery Strategy Study is received before making a decision regarding increased manpower of the Police Department. 6-1 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



There being no further business, meeting adjourned.











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

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Chief Carl Alexander, Glynn County Police Dept

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk





6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



    • Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, August 3, 2000



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

    • Approve Minutes of the Work Session held Monday, August 14, 2000.



A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark 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 Ralph Conner, Firefighter/EMT, Glynn County Fire Department, Employee of the Month for July, 2000.



Informational purposes only. No Board action required nor taken.



    • Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to George Mader, Deputy Sheriff II, Glynn County Sheriff's Office, Employee of the Month for August, 2000.



Informational purposes only. No Board action required nor taken.



3. PROCLAMATIONS



A Proclamation honoring Shaw McVeigh as the recipient of the Emory Dawson Humanitarian Award . (F. Tullos)



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

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Abandonment

Consider application for abandonment of a portion of Everett Street Extension, Henry Merchant Subdivision, St. Simons Island, GA. James M. Robertson, applicant. (J. Bruner)



At the request of the applicant this item was deferred to the September 21, 2000 meeting. No Board action was taken at this time.



5. APPOINTMENTS



Glynn County Board of Tax Assessors - One (1) position available - Four (4) Year Term



(A) Bill Moore

      • Peggy Strickland
      • Tommye Cashin

(D) Kevin Keller

Per Chairman Tommy Clark this item was pulled from the consideration and required no Board action at this time.



GENERAL BUSINESS



  • Consider the issuance of a revocable permit to allow a fence on a Glynn County Drainage Easement at 103 Bel Air Circle, Brunswick., GA, Neil S. Thomas, applicant. (E. Carter)



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



  • Consider the issuance of a revocable permit for a rock revetment improvements on Beachview Drive right-of-way at 706 Oglethorpe Street, St. Simons Island. Oglethorpe Condominiums & Dr. Osta, applicants. (E. Carter) This item was deferred from the Board's July 6, 2000 meeting.

At the request of Ellis Carter, Building Official this item was pulled from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



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



At the request of John Peterman Community Development Director this item was pulled from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE

Per Chairman Tommy Clark the following item was addressed at this point during the meeting.



*16. Consider a resolution approving the issuance of Revenue Obligations by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority for the benefit of the Fowler Center for Wildlife Education, Inc. (R. Sumerford)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Tullos authorizing the Chairman to execute the resolution approving the issuance of Revenue Obligations by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority for the benefit of the Fowler Center for Wildlife Education, Inc. Unanimously approved.









  • Consider approval of final plat for Picket Landing Subdivision, Phase I. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the final plat entitled " Final Plat of Phase I Picket Landing Subdivision" subject to the developer providing an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $2,000.00 and including acceleration/deceleration lanes at Picket Landing Drive and Blythe Island Highway prior to submitting Phase II for final plat approval. Unanimously approved.

  • Consider approval of the FY 2000/2001 contract with Keep Brunswick Golden Isles Beautiful, Inc. (D. Newbern) This item was deferred from the Board's August 3, 2000 meeting.

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the contract between Glynn County and Keep Brunswick Golden Isles Beautiful, Inc., for the FY 2000/2001 fiscal year, subject to the County Attorney's approval, and authorize the Chairman to execute the contract on behalf of the Board of Commissioners. Unanimously approved.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



Chairman Tommy Clark recognizes newly elected Commissioners Mark Bedner, District 2 and "Capt." Fendig, At-Large Post 2.



  • Consider authorizing the City of Brunswick to install fencing and gates across the unopened portion of Carteret Road just south of South Palm Drive. (J. Bruner)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Tullos to authorize the City of Brunswick to install fencing and gates across the unopened portion of Carteret Road just south of South Palm Drive. Keys to the gate will be provided to all authorized users of this road. Unanimously approved.



  • Consider the acceptance of a joint venture proposal between EPD, USGS and Glynn County to drill a well into the lower Floridian aquifer on St. Simons Island. (U. Keller)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Woodman to accept the offer from DNR and USGS and enter into a joint venture to drill into the lower Floridian aquifer pending approval of the Glynn County/Sea Island land swap. Unanimously approved.



  • Consider a request to rescind the Board of Commissioners July 20, 2000 action regarding the contract award to DMG Maximus for compensation classification position study and award the contract to the (Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). (R.. Rowell)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Robertson to rescind the Board's action of July 20, 2000 regarding the contract award to DMG Maximus. Unanimously approved.



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to award the contract for the compensation classification position study to the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). Unanimously approved.



  • Consider an amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinance regarding Non-Refundable Liquor License application fees. (D. Dowdy)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the above referenced amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinance section 2-3-20 to disallow any full or partial refunds for alcoholic beverages licenses after their issuance. Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority vote. Vote: 3-3-1 with Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Woodman in favor, Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tullos opposed and Commissioner Robertson abstaining.



For further clarification the Chairman calls for the vote again. Motion carries with a vote of 4 to 3 with Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tullos opposed. Approved as ordinance amendment number #O-2000-16 per #R-06-98

  • Consider designation of investment options for the Animal Control Facility escrow fund and authorize chairman to execute investment direction letter. (M. Eckert)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing the Chairman to notify LaSalle Bank and the escrow agent to invest the funds in Direct Obligations of the United States of America (Treasury Notes). Unanimously approved.

  • Consider a resolution approving the issuance of Revenue Obligations by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority for the benefit of the Fowler Center for Wildlife Education, Inc. (R. Sumerford) This item was addressed at an earlier portion of the meeting . (See *)
  • Consider resolution supporting a request that the Georgia Department of Transportation conduct a traffic study for St. Simons Island. (J. Bruner)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Dowdy authorizing the Chairman to execute the resolution supporting a request that the Georgia Department of Transportation conduct a traffic study for St. Simons Island. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-51-00 per #R-06-98 .



  • Receive a report from County Attorney on Tax Assessment Notices. (G. Moore)



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



  • Discussion regarding a project status report on St. Simons Island beach area sand placement. (M. Eckert)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the letter from Glynn County to the U. S. Corps of Engineers and to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between the Glynn County Board of Commissioners and the Department of the Army and the Scope of Work, with the latter subject to review by the County Attorney. Unanimously approved.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Chapman to place an item on the agenda for consideration. Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority. Vote: 2-5 with Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Chapman in favor and Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Tullos, Commissioner Woodman and Commissioner Robertson opposed.



A motion was made by Chairman Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Robertson to place the following on the agenda for discussion. Motion carries with a vote of 4-2-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark, Commissioner Robertson, Commissioner Dowdy, and Commissioner Chapman in favor, Commissioner Woodman and Commissioner Tullos opposed and Commissioner Jerome Clark abstaining.



Consider reducing the speed limit on Ratcliffe Road from 45 mph to 25 mph.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Chairman Tommy Clark seconded by Commissioner Tullos to reduce the speed limit on both sides of Ratcliffe Road from 45 mph to 25 mph. With Vice Chairman Jerome Clark conducting the remaining portion of the motion, the motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Woodman opposed. Approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-20 per #R-06-98





  • 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. Unanimously approved.



Back in Regular Session



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the minutes of the Executive Session held July 20, 2000. Unanimously approved.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to accept the County Attorney's recommendation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.



A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to rescind the Board's action regarding General Business item number 15 and authorize the Chairman to notify LaSalle Bank and the escrow agent to invest the funds in Certificates of Deposits (CD's) of LaSalle National Corporation. Unanimously approved.





There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.





Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia



Attest:

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Tommy Clark, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk