MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2000 AT 5:00 PM







5:00 Meeting - Employee Recognition



PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David Dowdy, Commissioner

Gerry Robertson, Commissioner

Fred Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ABSENT: Jerome Clark, Vice Chairman



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Police Chief

Recognition of employees who have completed Five (5) years of Service with Glynn County.



6:00 PM Regular Meeting



PRESENT: Chairman Tommy Clark

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

David Dowdy, Commissioner

Gerry Robertson, Commissioner

Fred Tullos, Commissioner

Henri Woodman, Commissioner



ABSENT: Jerome Clark, Vice Chairman



ALSO PRESENT: Mark Eckert, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Police Chief



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE









1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



(A) Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, October 19, 2000



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced Minutes, with the following corrections. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



Currently reads:



"6. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(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 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 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 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."



Should Read:



"6. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(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.



2. 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.





3. 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."



  • Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting held Wednesday, October 25, 2000.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Robertson approve the above referenced Minutes with the following corrections. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



Currently reads:



"1. Adoption of the FY 00-01 Millage Rate for the Glynn County Board of Commissioners and Glynn County Board of Education. (Budget Team)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Robertson to accept the resolution adopting the FY 00-01 Millage Rate for the Glynn County Board of Commissioners as follows: Motion carries with a vote of 4-2 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent. Approved as resolution #R-63-00 per #R-06-98 ."



Should read:



"1. Adoption of the FY 00-01 Millage Rate for the Glynn County Board of Commissioners and Glynn County Board of Education. (Budget Team)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Robertson to accept the resolution adopting the FY 00-01 Millage Rate for the Glynn County Board of Commissioners as follows: Motion carries with a vote of 4-2 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Dowdy opposed. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent. Approved as resolution #R-63-00 per #R-06-98 ."

Currently reads



"2. Discussion regarding Solid Waste Services delivery options. (M. Eckert)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Woodman directing staff to begin development of a RFP as follows and to place this item on the November 2, 2000 meeting agenda for discussion: Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Commissioner Chapman abstaining.



  • Provide all designated solid waste services through a single provider with the County receiving a franchise fee:



  • Invite the City of Brunswick and the Jekyll Island Authority to participate in the RFP.



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson directing that public hearings be held to discuss and receive public input regarding solid waste services plan. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Robertson opposed."



Should read:



"2. Discussion regarding Solid Waste Services delivery options. (M. Eckert)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Woodman directing staff to begin development of a RFP and invite the City of Brunswick and the Jekyll Island Authority to participate in the RFP. This item is to be placed on the November 2, 2000 meeting agenda for discussion: Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Commissioner Chapman abstaining.



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson directing that public hearings be held to discuss and receive public input regarding solid waste services plan. Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Robertson opposed."







2. PROCLAMATION



A Proclamation honoring America's War Veterans, Saturday, November 11, 2000. (T. Clark)



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



3. PUBLIC HEARINGS



(A) Zoning



      • GC-28-00



Consider a request rezone from Single Family residential, MH Mobile Home and HC Highway Commercial to PD-G Planned Development-General, a 10.043 acre tract having 846 ft. of frontage on U. S. Highway 17 and 652 ft. of frontage on Emanuel Farm Road. Property owned by Philadelphia, The Overcomers Church of Deliverance, property owners, Steve Bryant, agent. (L. Sutton)



There being no citizen opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced rezoning application subject to the following conditions. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent. Approved as resolution #R-64-00 per #R-06-98

* Change 723.2C elderly and/or low rent housing to "multi-family housing in accordance with Medium Residential Zoning District from the Glynn County Code of Ordinances".



* Change 123.2C so that it describes, in two parts, those uses that are allowed on the northern portion of the property, and the use allowed on the southern portion of the property.



* Change master plan to define the two areas listed in condition #2 using survey descriptions. Show setback on western side of property to scale. Either attach the legal description as an appendix to the PD text or copy it verbatim into the PD text.





2. GC-29-00



Consider a request to rezone from Planned Development-Medical to R-9 single Family Residential, a 1.005 acre tract of land having 199 ft. of frontage on Toledo Street, described as Lot 15 of L. M. Kinstle Studivision. LTA Properties of GA, property owners, John Kaufman & Don Lilly, agents. (L. Sutton)



There being no citizen opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced rezoning application. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Commissioner Tullos abstaining. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent. Approved as resolution #R-65-00 per #R-06-98.



3. 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. (L. Sutton) This item was deferred from the Board's October 19, 2000 meeting.



The Board heard from the following person(s)



In Favor



Gene Caldwell, representing Coastal Towers, Inc.

Jack McGee, agent for Coastal Towers Inc.

Don Woodward, president of Coastal Towers, Inc.

Opposed

Rick Elmore, agent for Crown Castle International



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the issuance of the above referenced Special Use Permit. Motion carries with a vote of 4-1-1 with Commissioner Robertson opposed, Commissioner Woodman abstaining. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent. Approved as resolution #R-66-00 per #R-06-98





(B) ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES



1. Consider the issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Loco's of St. Simons, 2463 Demere Road, Suite 100, St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (C. Alexander/Occupational Tax)



There being no citizen opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the issuance of the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



          • Consider the issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Parker's Village, 109 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL , MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES. NO SUNDAY SALES. (C. Alexander/Occupational Tax)



There being no citizen opposition a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the issuance of the above referenced alcoholic beverage license. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Chairman Tommy Clark abstaining. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



4. APPOINTMENTS

(A) Glynn County Board of Tax Assessors - Unexpired Term - One Position



1. La Vertia K. Johnson

2. Kevin S. Keller

3. Tommye Cashin

A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by to Commissioner Dowdy to appoint La Vertia K. Johnson to fill the unexpired term as a member of the Board of Tax Assessors. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.





5. CONSENT AGENDA



(A) Finance Committee



1. Deny the request by Mr. Harry Russell that $15.89 paid in penalties on tag registrations be refunded. (Vote: 2-0-0)



              • Deny the request by Ms. Sheena Walker and Mr. Fletcher Norris that $15.00 paid in penalties on tag registrations be refunded. (Vote: 2-0-0)



              • Approve the Resolution to amend the FY 00/01 Budget. (Vote: 2-0-0)

4. Approve the attached list of FY00 encumbrances be carried forward to FY01. (Vote: 2-0-0)

5. Approve the attached list of the FY00 budgeted items be carried forward to FY01. (Vote: 2-0-0)

6. Award the bid for the purchase of an Emergency Squad to the lowest responsive bidder, TRANSMED Industries, Inc., McDonough, GA, in the amount of $75,206 with funding to be provided by the General Fund. (Vote: 2-0-0)



          • Award the bid for the purchase of two (2) pesticide generators to the sole responsive bidder, ADAPCO, Inc., Sanford, FL, in the amount of $22,600 with funding to be provided by the Mosquito Control Capital Budget. (Vote: 2-0-0)
          • Approve Wal-Mart Super Store as a sole source vendor and recommend providing all County employees with a Wal-Mart $15.00 gift card to be used by the employees at their own discretion with funding to be provided by the Administrative Services Fund. (Vote: 2-0-0)
          • Accept the Block Grant for $78,710 from the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant program and authorize the expenditure of $8,746 in local money to be provided from the Police Seizure Fund with the requirement that the Board of Commissioners approve the list of proposed grant expenditures. (Vote: 2-0-0)





          • Authorize staff to enter an agreement with Mr. Robert Jenkins, to upgrade Raymond's Grant sewer system to County specifications. The difference in cost will be paid by the St. Simons Island Water & Sewer Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $31,900.00. (Vote: 2-0-0)



11. Authorize staff to go to bid for two full size trucks and one cargo van for the Public Works Department with funding to be provided by the revenue generated from the sale of surplus equipment, as approved by the Board of Commissioners on August 3, 2000, and that the remainder of the sale proceeds be applied toward the purchase of a pot hole patcher. (Vote: 2-0-0)



(B) Consent Agenda - General Business



Accept the drainage easements offered by Mr. Robert E. Hudley and Mr. Thomas Dawson to allow the construction of drainage structures for the Altama Connector extension project. (J. Bruner)



A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced Consent Agenda with the exception of item 5-A (11) which was pulled for discussion. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



ITEM PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION



11. Authorize staff to go to bid for two full size trucks and one cargo van for the Public Works Department with funding to be provided by the revenue generated from the sale of surplus equipment, as approved by the Board of Commissioners on August 3, 2000, and that the remainder of the sale proceeds be applied toward the purchase of a pot hole patcher. (Vote: 2-0-0)



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to authorize staff to go to bid for two full size trucks and one cargo van for the Public Works Department with funding to be provided by the revenue generated from the sale of surplus equipment. The remainder of the sale proceeds be applied toward the purchase of a pot hole patcher. Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-1 with Commissioner Chapman abstaining. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.







6. ITEMS REFERRED FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE



Recommend approving a change order be issued to HSMM Engineering in the amount of $23,000.00 for the Public Safety Complex Design. (Vote: 2-0-0)



After brief discussion a motion was made by seconded by to approve the above referenced change order in the amount of $23,000.00 to be issued to HSMM for the Public Safety Complex Design and to formally accept the 30 acres. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



GENERAL BUSINESS



7. Consider approval of Final Plat for Golden Isles Place. (L. Sutton)

At the request of Mr. John Peterson, Community Development Director the above referenced item was pulled from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



          • Consider approval of Final Plat for Lexington Place Phase I. (L. Sutton)



At the request of Mr. John Peterson, Community Development Director the above referenced item was pulled from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



          • Consider the issuance of a revocable permit for rock revetment improvements on Beachview Drive right-of-way, 706 Oglethorpe Street, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Oglethrope & Dr. Osta, applicants. (E. Carter



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the issuance of a revocable permit to allow the installation by Dr. Salim Osta and the Oglethorpe Condominium Association, of additional rocks to the existing Johnson Rock revetment on the Beachview Drive right-of-way. Motion carries with a vote of 4-2 with Commissioner Robertson and Commissioner Woodman opposed. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.

          • Consider the issuance of a revocable permit to construct an accessory building on Beachview Drive right-of-way, 640 Beacchview Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Carl & Mary Baumgardner, applicants. (Note: This item was denied on July 6, 2000, by the Board. Mr. Jim Bruner is requesting reconsideration on behalf of the Baumgardners.) (E. Carter)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to deny the above request for a revocable permit.



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



After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the issuance of the above mentioned revocable permit to construct an accessory building on Beachview Drive right-of-way, 640 Beacchview Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



          • Consider the issuance of a revocable permit to construct a masonry wall on 34th Street right-of-way, Cottage 505, Sea Island, Georgia. Thomas Gossage, applicant. (E. Carter)



This item was pulled from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time.



          • Consider the issuance of a revocable permit for placement of a power pole and anchors on Satilla Drive right-of-way. Darrell Hicks for Georgia Power, applicant. (E. Carter)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the issuance a revocable permit to install transmission pole with guy wires on Satilla Drive right-of-way. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



          • Consider an amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinances: Article II Building Code, Article III Electrical Code, Article IV Mechanical Code and Article VI Gas Code. (E. Carter)



After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to delete the 1988 ordinance references and amend them to include the 1994 ordinances as recommended by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent. Approved as ordinance amendment #O-2000-22 per #R-06-98



14. Consider an amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinances, Section 2-2, which would incorporate numerous procedural changes for meetings of and hearings before the Board of Commissioners. (H. Woodman)



Informational purposes only. No Board action required nor taken at this time. Information to be reviewed by the Board with comments provided at a later date.













15. EXECUTIVE SESSION



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss issues relative to Pending/Potential Litigation and Real Estate. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0. Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



Back in Regular Session



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the minutes of the Executive Session held October 19, 2000. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Tullos to accept the recommendations from the County Attorney. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent



A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to accept the recommendation from the County Administrator. Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent



There being no further business, meeting adjourned.







Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia



Attest:

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Tommy Clark, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk