MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2000 AT 6:00 PM



PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Jerome Clark, Vice Chairman

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David Dowdy, Commissioner

Gerry Robertson, Commissioner

Fred Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Police Chief



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



POINT OF PRIVILEGE - Chairman Tommy Clark



The agenda items listed below were addressed by the Board in the following order.



*6. PUBLIC HEARING

(B) Abandonment

Reconsider an application for abandonment of a portion of Ocean Street, between Lots 8, 9, and 10 Block A and Lots 8, 9, and 10 Block B in Arnold Subdivision, St. Simons Island, GA. E. M. Culver, William Downey and Brent & Dolly Thomas, applicants. (J. Bruner) This item was referred from the Board's September 7, 2000 meeting.



A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to defer the consideration of the above referenced abandonment to the November 16, 2000 meeting to allow an appraisal of the impact of the October 13, 2000 letter from Dr. Stuart Stevens to Mr. Zetterower so that the status of this abandonment application is clear and to reaffirm the rescission initial denial of the application on June 1, 2000 and confirm that the abandonment is currently before the Board and awaiting a decision and will come before the Board on November 16, 2000 for consideration. Unanimously approved.



  • Swearing of New Police Officers



Swearing of the following as new Glynn County Police Officers. (C. Alexander)



Officer Don Evors Officer Kenneth Wilson Officer Julie Eason

Officer Sonya Whalley Officer Tisha Chancey Officer Mike Owens

Officer Raymond Rogers Officer Byron Gamble Officer Stephen Patton

Officer Edward Hardman Officer Craig Cupp Officer Phillip Browning



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to appoint the above referenced officers as officers of the Glynn County Police Department. Unanimously approved.



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, October 5, 2000.



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



At this time the Board continues with regular order of the agenda.



3. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Fran Carlino, Employee Programs Administrator, Glynn County Personnel Department.



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



4. PROCLAMATIONS



(A) A proclamation declaring October 15th thru October 21s t , 2000 as YWCA Week Without Violence" in Glynn County. (T. Clark)



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







(B) A proclamation declaring Sunday, November 12, 2000 as Retired Educators Day in Glynn County (J. Clark)



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



5. DEPARTMENTAL RECOGNITION



Recognition of the Glynn County Finance Department as the recipient of the "Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting" for fiscal year 1999. Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States.. (T. Clark)



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



6. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Zoning



SUP-15-00



Consider a request for a Special Use Permit in a Highway Commercial Zoning District for the location of a Telecommunications Tower having a maximum height of 250 ft. above ground; Address known as 3283, Highway 82, Brunswick, Georgia. James C. Souter, III property owner, Coastal Tower, Inc., agent. (E. Halbig)



The Board heard from the following person(s)



In Favor



Jack McGee, representing applicants



Opposed



Rick Elmore, representing Crown Castle International



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Robertson to deny the above referenced Special Use Permit.





After further discussion Commissioner Chapman with draws his motion with Commissioner Robertson withdrawing her second.



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Robertson to table this issue to the November 2, 2000 meeting to determine whether a previously approved tower application facility will actually be built and demonstrate its incompatibility to accommodate the above referenced applicants signal. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1-1 with Commissioner Tullos opposed and Commissioner Woodman abstaining.



(B) Abandonment

Reconsider an application for abandonment of a portion of Ocean Street, between Lots 8, 9, and 10 Block A and Lots 8, 9, and 10 Block B in Arnold Subdivision, St. Simons Island, GA. E. M. Culver, William Downey and Brent & Dolly Thomas, applicants. (J. Bruner) This item was referred from the Board's September 7, 2000 meeting.



This item was addressed by the Board earlier in the meeting. See*



(C) Alcoholic Beverage Licenses



      • Consider the issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Flash Foods #243, 160 Millenium Blvd., Brunswick, Georgia. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. NO SUNDAY SALES. (C. Alexander)



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



      • Consider the issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Beachcomber Inc., 1228 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES ONLY FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (C. Alexander)







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



      • Consider the issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Blackwater Grill, Inc., 260 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (C. Alexander)



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



7. CONSENT AGENDA - General Business

  • Acceptance of drainage easements offered by Mr. Leonard J. Cahoon, Jr., Ms. Nancy H. Cahoon, Mr. Stewart E. Sadler and Ms. Kelly D. Sadler. (J. Bruner)



  • Authorize Chairman to execute the "Coastal Workforce Services SDR XII Consortium" agreement in order to administer the provision of Public Law 105-220 the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). (M. Eckert)



  • Recognition of Sublease Agreement between Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and Earl D. Buckner. (S. Brian)



  • Recognition of Sublease Agreement between Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and EOP Motorsports, LLC. (S. Brian)



  • Authorize the closing of a portion of McKinnon Airport Road on Friday, October 27, 2000 between the hours of 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. (C. Alexander)



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







GENERAL BUSINESS



  • Consider approval of the Final Plat for Oak Grove Island Phase 3-C. (L. Sutton)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the Final Plat entitled "Final Plat for Oak Grove Island Plantation Phase Three C", subject to the developer providing an irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $10,000.00. Unanimously approved.



9. Consider proceeding with the continued development of a County Greenspace Plan. (D. Newbern)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos directing staff to continue with the development of the Community Greenspace Program. Unanimously approved.



10. Authorize Community Development Director to execute and file an application with the Georgia DOT for the purpose of securing transit planning funds to support the BATS Unified Planning Work Program, pending review by the Office of the County Attorney. (E. Halbig)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Tullos to accept the grant award and authorize the Community Development Director to execute the contract with the Georgia DOT for the purpose of securing transit planning funds to support the BATS Unified Planning Work Program, pending review by the office of the County Attorney. Unanimously approved.



11. Approve the Sponsorship Agreement with the State of Georgia for a Federal grant for the Rehabilitation of Airport Beacon Tower, Obstruction Towers and Planning and Design of Taxiway Rehabilitation, and authorize Chairman to execute. (S. Brian)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced sponsorship agreement and authorize the Chairman to execute all necessary documents. Unanimously approved.



12. Consider amending the FY 2001 Revenue Budget. (P. McNicoll)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the amendment to the FY 00/01 General Fund and Sanitation Fund Revenue Budgets to provide for an increase in ad valorem tax revenue in the amounts of $338,940.00 and $47,717.00, respectively. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-61-00 per #R-06-98 .



13. Consider reducing the monthly campground rental rate 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 adopt the following reduced rate plan for monthly campground rentals at Blythe Island Regional Park. Unanimously approved.



  • Forty (40) camp sites available for use as long-term camp sites up to ninety (90) days at a fee of $350.00 per month.



  • After ninety (90) days renter would be eligible for one (1) additional ninety (90) day extension upon approval by Park Superintendent and Recreation Director.



  • The new $350.00 monthly campground rate will be implemented to new campers beginning on October 20, 2000.



  • The Park Superintendent will provide continuous tracking of cost efforts for BIRP operation during FY 2001 through use of quarterly reports.



14. Consider Ordinance amendments for Sections 2-16-75 (g) and 2-2-12 (c) to increase from $20,000.00 to $50,000.00 the bid requirement amount on agreements with developers to enlarge water and sanitary sewer lines and to exempt such agreements from the bid requirements of the Purchasing Ordinance. (U. Keller)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above referenced ordinance amendment. Unanimously approved. Approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-21 per #R-06-98.



15. Consider the installation of the following street signs on Loperosa Street. (F. Tullos)



  • Slow Children Playing
  • Dead End



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to installation the above referenced street signs on Coperosa Street. Unanimously approved.





POINT OF PRIVILEGE - Commissioner Tullos



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to place the following item on the agenda for discussion and consideration by the Board. Unanimously approved.



Consider approval of 70/30 agreement relative to tapping fees between Glynn County and 17/I-95 Trust (Southport Development Group) (F. Tullos)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the customary 70/30 agreement subject to approval and acceptance of the plans by Environmental Engineering and appropriate County and State departments and also subordinate to the interest of the original 17/I95 Trust and or their successors or assigns. Unanimously approved..



16. EXECUTIVE SESSION



A motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items of pending/potential litigation. Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.



Back in Regular Session



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the recommendations made by the County Attorney. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy out of the room.



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the minutes of the Executive Sessions meeting held Thursday, October 5, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy out of the room.



There being no further business, meeting adjourned.



Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia



Attest:

______________________________

_____________________________ Tommy Clark, Chairman

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk