MINUTES

WORK SESSION/REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2000 AT 5:00 PM



PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Jerome Clark, Vice Chairman (5:10 PM)

Gerry Robertson, Commissioner

Fred Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ABSENT: Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David Dowdy, Commissioner

Gary Moore, County Attorney



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Keith Taylor, Asst. County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Police Chief



5:00 PM WORK SESSION



Discussion regarding project identification and prioritization for

potential SPLOST 4 referendum.



It was the consensus of the Board that each Commissioner would prioritize each item on the proposed SPLOST 4 project list using a rating numeration from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. The list will be turned in to Mr. Eckert by Thursday, September 28, 2000. Mr Eckert will then take the scores and placed them on a matrix which will give a preliminary priority list of all proposed SPLOST 4 projects. Jekyll Island Authority agreed to follow the same process and deadline.



Setting of a tentative Referendum Date



It was suggested by Commissioner Woodman that March, 2001 be set as the tentative date for the proposed SPLOST 4 referendum.







There being no further business, Work Session adjourned.



















PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Jerome Clark, Vice Chairman

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David Dowdy, Commissioner (6:10 PM)

Gerry Robertson, Commissioner

Fred Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ABSENT: Gary Moore, County Attorney



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Keith Taylor, Asst. County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Police Chief



6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, September 7, 2000



A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the above referenced minutes subject to any necessary corrections. 6-0 with Commissioner Dowdy absent.



  • EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Jean Breland, Technician II, GIS Department.



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





3. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Zoning



      • GC-21-00



Consider a request rezone from Conservation Preservation to R-6 One-Family Residential, an irregular shaped 11,813.47 sq. ft. parcel of land located northeast of Lot 7 of Thompson Cove Subdivision. Subject property further described as being located immediately south of South Point Subdivision and east of the Hendrix Tract (fronting on Demere Road, approximately 1,000 ft. south of the East Beach Causeway.) Property owned by Ronald & Deborah Bell. (E. Halbig). This item was deferred from the Board's September 7, 2000 meeting.



At the Direction of Chairman Tommy Clark this item was removed from the meeting agenda and requires no Board action at this time.

POINT OF PRIVILEGE



The following item was moved from its original position on the agenda and addressed at this time.



18. *Consider the installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Ratcliffe Road and Emanuel Church Road. (D. Dowdy)

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Woodman to defer any further action and discussion on this issue until the 2nd meeting in January, 2001. During the interim period staff, police, traffic engineer and any others that would be involved will study this item and report back to the Board at that time. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed. Commissioner Dowdy was absent.



Commissioner Tullos further moved to call the question with Commissioner Jerome Clark seconding Commissioner Tullos' motion.. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed. Commissioner Dowdy was absent.



Regular order of the Agenda resumes.



B. 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)



This item was referred from the Board's August 17, 2000 meeting.



The Board heard from the following person(s)



In Favor



William Ligon, Attorney for the applicant

Andrew Taylor, adjacent property owner

Ernest Williams

James Robertson, applicant

Valora Latta - adjacent property owner, as long as she has access to her property nor affect the drainage situation of her property she has no objection.



Opposed



Billy Baker, St. Simons Island resident (clarification only)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced application for abandonment, subject to the following conditions. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Robertson opposed. Approved as resolution #R-56-00 per #R-06-98



        • County retains access to the 40 foot drainage easement



4. APPOINTMENTS

(A) Glynn County Board of Health - Physician Position (County) - Unexpired Term

1. Dr. James W. Greene

2. Dr. Frances L. Owens

3 Dr. Philip R. Saleeby



Upon receiving a majority vote from the Board of Commissioners the following person was appointed to fill the unexpired County Physician Position on the Glynn County Board of Health.

Dr. Frances L. Owens











    • Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center - Non-Public Minority Representative - 2 - Year Term.



1. Patricia Cooper - Mincey (currently serving)

2. Charles Wilson



Upon receiving a majority vote from the Board of Commissioners the following person was designated as Glynn County's nominee to serve as a member of the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center - Non-Public Minority Representative

Charles Wilson



5. CONSENT AGENDA



General Business

  • Acceptance of drainage easements offered by Mr. William Dominey, Mr. Buford Green and Mrs. Dorothy Green, Mr. Otis Watson and Mrs. Betty Watson, and Coastal Hardware and Building Supply, Inc., (J. Bruner)



  • Recognition of Sublease Agreement between Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and H & P Investment Partners, Inc. (S. Brian)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced Consent Agenda. Unanimously approved.



GENERAL BUSINESS



6 Letter of Credit - Bonds



Letter of Credit No. STB-639- Laurel Grove Plantation, Phase IV (FP00-04). LOC Amount $35,000.00. (L. Sutton)



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to extend the above referenced Letter of Credit No. STB-639- Laurel Grove Plantation, Phase IV (FP00-04). LOC Amount $35,000.00 with an expiration date of April 4, 2001. Unanimously approved.







  • Consider approval of Final Plat for Toluca Landing (FP00-08). (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the Final Plat entitled "Final Plat for Toluca Landing, 2.569 Acres", subject to the County Attorney's approve of the deed. Unanimously approved.



  • Consider approval of Final Plat for Millcrest Creek Subdivision. (L. Sutton)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the Final Plat entitled "Final for Millcrest Subdivision", subject to the County Attorney's approval of the deed and to the developer providing an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $1,000.00. Unanimously approved.



9. Presentation from Ms. Nina O'Quinn regarding proper and legal easements for Drury Road. (T. Clark)



At the direction of Chairman Tommy Clark this item was pulled from the meeting agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



  • Consider acceptance of the following Federal Airport Improvement Grants. (S. Brian)



  • Federal Airport Improvement Grant in the amount of $1,748,160.00 for Malcolm B. McKinnon Airport - Runway 4/22 Rehabilitation including new T-hangar Taxilanes & Vault and PAPI Improvements (Construction Phase Only) and Approach Obstruction Clearing (Runway 4 & 22).



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the Federal Airport Improvement Grant in the amount of $1,748,160.00 for Malcolm B. McKinnon Airport - Runway 4/22 Rehabilitation including new T-hangar Taxilanes & Vault and PAPI Improvements (Construction Phase Only) and Approach Obstruction Clearing (Runway 4 & 22). Unanimously approved.



  • Federal Airport Improvement Grant in the amount of $314,196.00 for Construction of an ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting) Maintenance Facility at the Glynco Jetport.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Robertson to approve the Federal Airport Improvement Grant in the amount of $314,196.00 for Construction of an ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting) Maintenance Facility at the Glynco Jetport.. Unanimously approved.



  • Consider request authorizing Mr. Chris Hutcheson, at his expense, to open and pave Cornwall Street from Buckingham Place to and extending across an unnamed twenty foot (20') right of way and twenty foot (20') drainage easement on the south side of Beverly Shores Subdivision, Phase Two, provided he secures any necessary easements. Paving to be in location and quality as required by the County Engineer. (J. Bruner)





After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above request authorizing Mr. Chris Hutcheson,, to open and pave, at his expense Cornwall Street from Buckingham Place to and extending across an unnamed twenty foot (20') right of way and twenty foot (20') drainage easement on the south side of Beverly Shores Subdivision, Phase Two, provided he secures any necessary easements. Paving to be in location and quality as required by the County Engineer. Unanimously approved.



12. Approve the land swap of two parcels of County-owned land located adjacent to the St. Simons Island Wastewater Treatment Facility for land owned by Sea Island Company land located adjacent to the new fire station on Lawrence Road. (U. Keller)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos authorizing the County to make a land exchange of 1.992 acres on Lawrence Road held by Sea Island Company and that the Board accept the property appraisal as submitted by Sea Island Company and approved by the County Attorney. The County will provide 2.754 acres adjoined to the St. Simons Waste Water Treatment Facility. Motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy opposed .



13. Consider submitting a formal request to the Project Impact Steering Committee to purchase storm shutters for the Office Park Building and the W. Harold Pate Building. The total cost is $46,952.00 to be funded with FEMA Project Impact funds. (U. Keller)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Robertson authorizing Glynn County to proceed to purchase storm shutters for the Office Park and W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex buildings in the amount of $46,952.00 by submitting a contract request and necessary documentation to the Tri-County FEMA Project Impact Partnership Committee for their consideration and approval. Upon the Project Impact Partnership Committee's approval, Glynn County will then proceed with the purchase of the storm shutters. Unanimously approved.



14. Consider submitting an application to the U. S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance for $78,710.00 in federal dollars for the purchase of capital items for the Police Department. (C. Alexander)





After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing the County to apply to the U. S. Department of Justice for $78,710.00 from the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, with the matching dollars in the amount of $8,746.00 to be provided from seized funds. Once the application is approved, the County is authorized to execute the necessary grant contract documentation subject to the County Attorney's approval. Unanimously approved.



15. Consider an amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2-17, Article II, Wrecker Service, Section 2-17-54. (C. Alexander)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2-17, Article II, Wrecker Service, Section 2-17-54 to provide for procedures for failure to respond to a call for service from the Glynn County Police Department and to provide for Penalties and an appeal process. Unanimously approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-18 per #R-06-98.



16. Consider an amendment to the Emergency Ordinance that would authorized the Chief of Police to swear in police officers during a declared State of Emergency. (C. Alexander)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to amend the Emergency Ordinance to authorized the Chief of Police to swear in police officers during a declared State of Emergency. Unanimously approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-19 per #R-06-98 .



17. Consider the retirement from police service of Canine Dixie and Canine Ringo and giving them to their respective last handler. (C. Alexander)



After brief discussion a motion was made by seconded by authorizing the retirement of Canine Dixie and Canine Ringo by declaring them surplus, then return them to their last handler for a nominal fee of $1.00 and have the handlers sign an agreement, prepared by the County Attorney, that would hold Glynn County harmless from any liability. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Dowdy opposed

18. Consider the installation of a 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Ratcliffe Road and Emanuel Church Road. (D. Dowdy)



This item was addressed at an earlier portion of the meeting. (See *)



19. Consider reducing the speed limit on Demere Road from its intersection with Frederica Road to its intersection with Ocean Blvd to 25 mph. (G. Robertson)







After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos to reduce the speed limit on Demere Road from its intersection with Frederica Road to its intersection with Ocean Blvd to 25 mph. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Dowdy abstaining. Approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-20 per #R-06-98



20. Consider an amendment to Section 2-2-24 (e) of the Emergency Management Ordinance to establish Succession of Authority. (R. Rowell)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the amendment to Section 2-2-24 (e) of the Emergency Management Ordinance to include a succession of authority which would change each year. The newly appointed Chairman would designate which Commissioners, by district, would follow the Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The Chairman would make this designation at the time committee appointments are made. Unanimously approved.



21. Receive the Hearing Officer's report in the dismissal of Police Second Lieutenant Mickey Milton. (R. Rowell)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Robertson to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss an item regarding Personnel. Unanimously approved.



Back in Regular Session



After brief discussion a motion was made by seconded by to accept the following recommendations from the Personnel Director regarding the disciplinary action of Lt. Mitchell "Mickey" Milton. Motion carries with a vote of



    • Lt. Milton be demoted to the rank of Corporal. His salary will be reduced to the maximum for the rank of Corporal, $33,965.73, a reduction in pay of $4,627.633.



    • Lt. Milton will be suspended without pay for a period of 15 working days. Time served off the payroll may be counted toward the suspension.



    • Lt. Milton will be placed on disciplinary probation for a period of 6 months. Under a disciplinary probation, Lt. Milton may be dismissed without an appeal for any infraction.



    • Lt. Milton's arrest powers will be suspended until such time as the criminal charges pending against him are resolved. If the charges are resolved in Lt. Milton's favor, Police Chief Carl Alexander will have the authority to reinstate arrest powers. If Lt. Milton is convicted of a felony, Chief Alexander must discharge him from the employ of Glynn County.



    • Lt. Milton will supervise no other employees and will not carry a weapon until the criminal charges are resolved.



  • EXECUTIVE SESSION



No additional Executive Session Meeting was held.



There be no further business, meeting adjourned.





Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia





Attest: ___________________________________

Tommy Clark, Chairman



____________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk