MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1999 AT 5:00 PM

                                                                             

PRESENT:            Geraldine AGerry@ Robertson Chairperson

David L. Dowdy, Vice Chairperson

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

Jerome Clark, Commissioner

Thomas B. ATommy@ Clark, Commissioner

Fred E. Tullos, Commissioner 

Henri Woodman, Commissioner

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Police Department

 

      5:00 PM  - PUBLIC HEARING

 

                                  Meter changes for Airrigation only@ meters in Glynn County.

 

The Board heard from the following person(s):

 

Mr. Jack Kite

Mr. Bill Turbiville (sp)

Mr. S. C. Anderson, Jr.

Mr. Tillman Blakely

Mr. Bob Risenbark (sp)

Mr. Richard Rogers

Mr. Ken Longley

Mr. Barney Fletcher

Mr.  Robert Phelps

Mr. Pat Donahue

Mr. Sid Roth

Ms. Zo Whorton

Mr. Milton Peterman

Mr. George Green

 

Public Hearing adjourned at approximately 5:47 pm.

 


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1999 AT 6:00 PM

 

 

PRESENT:            Geraldine AGerry@ Robertson Chairperson

David L. Dowdy, Vice Chairperson

Jeff Chapman, Commissioner

Jerome Clark, Commissioner

Thomas B. ATommy@ Clark, Commissioner

Fred E. Tullos, Commissioner 

Henri Woodman, Commissioner

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Police Department

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, February 4, 1999.

 

Motion to approve, subject to any necessary corrections, by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark.  Unanimously approved. 

 

2.      EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Andrew Carnes, Communications Officer, Glynn County Sheriff=s Office.

 

3.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Alcoholic Beverage License

 


 

Consider issuance of 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License to Courtney=s, 600 Sea Island Road, #19, St. Simons Island, GA.  LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES WITH SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED.  (Occupational Tax)

 

There being no input from the public, motion to approve by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

4.                  APPOINTMENT

 

Tree Advisory Board - At Large Post 1 appointment.

 

Dianne Ruffel - (Currently Serving)

 

No action taken by the Board at this time.

 

5.      DELEGATION

 

(A)      Hospital Investigation Report.  (D. Dowdy)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Ms. Patti Marat

Ms. Mary Payne

Dr. Jackie Gibbons

Dr. Carl Gruber

Dr. Bill Nelson

Mr. Ron Adams

 

Informational purposes only.  No action taken by the Board at this time.         

 

(B)    Blythe Island Regional Park Advisory Board.

 

(1)     Request authorization to spend $1,000.00 from Timber Revenue Account to purchase sand to replenish sand lost by erosion of 3 years. 

 

After brief discussion, motion to approve by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark.  Unanimously approved.


 

(2)     Request authorization to solicit bids for timber sales relative to Tracts A, consisting of 17.73 acres and Tract B, consisting of 40.68 acres

 

After brief discussion, motion to approve by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos.  Unanimously approved.

 

(C)    Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force

 

Recommend the Board of Commissioners prepare a resolution in support of locating a Probation Detention Center to house male and female probation violators in this area.

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to prepare a resolution in support of locating a Probation Detention Center in the Glynn/Camden County.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-05-99 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

After further discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to hold a public hearing to receive public input relative to the location of a PDC in Glynn/Camden County area with the hearing date left open.  Unanimously approved.

 

6.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

General

 

(A)      Approve Final Plat for Culligan=s Landing - Phase II - a twenty-one (21) lot residential subdivision consisting of 4.177 acres located at Hornet Drive and Hornet Way.  (C. Taylor)

 

(B)     Approve issuance of a revocable permit for signs to Gateway Community Service Board.  (L Gilmour)

 

(C)      Approve recognition of sublease agreement between Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and Glynco-Manning Aviation, Inc.  (L. Gilmour)

 

(D)     Authorize position downgrade from Deputy Clerk II to Deputy Clerk I in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court.  (L. Ellison)

 


(E)     Authorize municipal lighting agreement with Linkside Village at Sea Palms.  (L. Gilmour)

 

(F)      Approve resolution endorsing the formation of a coalition relative to the four-laning of U. S. Highway 32 and 82.  (G. Robertson)

 

(G)     Authorize Commissioner attendance to AWhen Red Clay Meets Blue Waters@, A Workshop on Erosion and Sedimentation Control, March 29 - 30, 1999, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  (L. Gilmour)

 

Motion to approve Consent Agenda items by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark, with the exception of items 6 (A), 6 (C), and 6 (G) which were pulled for discussion.  Unanimously approved.

 

ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

6.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

General

 

(A)      Approve Final Plat for Culligan=s Landing - Phase II - a twenty-one (21) lot residential subdivision consisting of 4.177 acres located at Hornet Drive and Hornet Way.  (C. Taylor)

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark with the addition of the franchise statement.  Unanimously approved.

 

(C)      Approve recognition of sublease agreement between Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and Glynco-Manning Aviation, Inc.  (L. Gilmour)

 

Motion to approve sublease agreement with date changes of March 1, 1999 to February 28, 2014, with other dates changed accordingly, by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman.  Unanimously approved.

 

(G)     Authorize Commissioner attendance to AWhen Red Clay Meets Blue Waters@, A Workshop on Erosion and Sedimentation Control, March 29 - 30, 1999, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  (L. Gilmour)

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Unanimously approved.


 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

7.      Consider user fee proposal for the new pavilion located at Selden Park.  (W. Davis)

 

Motion to approve proposed user fee of $46.00 by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos.  Unanimously approved.

 

8.                Consider authorizing minor changes to the County=s alcoholic beverage ordinance.  (L. Gilmour)

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to authorize the minor changes listed below to the County=s alcoholic beverage ordinance.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.

 

C           Institutions currently authorized to have Sunday sales of liquor, beer and wine be authorized to commence sales at 12:30 p.m. instead of the present 1:00 p.m.

 

C           The sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday be expanded to include establishments that receive at least 50% of its gross income from rental of rooms for overnight lodging.

 

9.                Recommend deferring to the full Board of Commissioners for a possible way to fund the budget shortfall to construct the proposed Public Safety Complex with options outlined by the County Administrator.  (Vote: 3-0-0) (This item deferred from the Board=s 2/4/99 meeting.)

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Chairperson Robertson directing the Police Chief to go to the architect with an established SPLOST III dollar figure of $5,000,000.00 and develop an expandable floor plan that can be developed as funding becomes available.  Unanimously approved.

 

10.              Recommend authorizing approximately $4,500 for the partial funding to repair the roof at the EMA Building with funding to come from the Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) Fund.    (Vote: 3-0-0)   (This item deferred from the Board=s 2/4/99 meeting.)

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to defer action on this item until the Board=s March 18, 1999 meeting.  Unanimously approved.

 

11.           Discussion of SPLOST III process.  (K. Flanagan)

 

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


 

 

POINT OF PRIVILEGE

 

After consideration, motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark to rescind his motion, with Commissioner Jerome Clark rescinding his second, relative to General Business item #10, roof repair to the EMA building, and substitute the new date deferring action on this item to the Board=s 1st meeting in April.  Unanimously approved.  

 

12.           Consider adjustments to citizens advisory board appointments.  (L. Gilmour)

 

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

 

13.           Discussion regarding right-of-way correction on DePratter Lane.  (T. Clark)

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to correct right-of-way paving on DePratter Lane and authorize issuance of a change order in the amount of $11,000.00 for this project.  Unanimously approved.

 

14.           Mr. Jullian Smith to discuss Litter Ordinance.  (D. Dowdy)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s):

 

Mr. Jullian Smith

Mr. Tom Sanborn

 

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

 

COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

Commissioner Tullos

 

1.      Request letter supporting HB 149 and SB 48 relative to prohibiting the injection of water into the Floridan Aquifer. 

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to send a letter support for HB 149 and SB 48 relative to prohibiting the reinfection of water into the Florida Aquifer.  Unanimously approved.

 

 


 

 

2.                Clarification of Comp Time guidelines.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to send to the issue to the personnel committee to review the guidelines for using comp time and to whom it applies and recommend changes, if necessary, through the proper procedures.  Unanimously approved.

 

Commissioner Woodman

 

Consider a resolution to solicit funding assistance from the Georgia State Legislative Assistance Fund for funding assistance for new Animal Control facility and authorize Chairman to sign an endorsement letter(s) to local legislative delegation.

 

After brief discussion motion to approve was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-04-99 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

Commissioner Tommy Clark

 

Board of Commissioners January 21, 1999 action regarding banning of tractor trail trucks on South Port Roadway.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to rescind the Board=s January 21, 1999 action regarding the banning of tractor trail trucks on South Port Road.  Unanimously approved.

 

Commissioner Jerome Clark

 

Status report regarding installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Crispen Blvd, Old Jesup and Cate Road.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing Keith Flanagan to contact Representative Jack Kingston and request his assistance for signalizing the intersection (at railroad crossing) of Cate Road, Old Jesup Road and Crispen Blvd.  Unanimously approved.

 

Commissioner Chapman

 

Live television airing of Commission Meetings by Century Communications.

 


After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to authorizing the live airing of commission meetings on local television at no additional costs.  Unanimously approved.

 

Commissioner Dowdy

 

1.                Personnel issue for discussion in Executive Session.

 

2.                Consideration of an morning and evening commission meeting.  (Informational purposes only.  No Board action taken at this time.)

 

Chairperson Robertson

 

Presentation of proposed Master Plan for Massengale Park.

 

After brief discussion motion to approve was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman.  Unanimously approved. 

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

 

1.                Presentation of schematic showing combined City/County police departments.  (Informational purposes only.  No Board action taken at this time.)

 

2.                Report regarding unlocking of car doors and answering of alarm calls by police officers.  (Informational purposes only.  No Board action taken at this time.)  

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

 

Item of pending/potential litigation for discussion in Executive Session.

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS

 

1.                  Authorize repairs to fence at Sterling Park with funding to come from the Park Development Fund.

 

Motion to approve Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                  Authorize tree replacement at the New Courthouse grounds.

 

Motion to approve Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark.  Unanimously approved.

 


3.                  Status report regarding HB 44, County Police forces.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to send a strong letter to entire legislature, especially those delegates representing Glynn County, stating the County=s opposition to this bill as drafted.  Unanimously approved.

 

4.                Issue relative to right of way acquisition and personnel for discussion in Executive Session.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing, pending potential litigation, right of way acquisition and personnel issues.  Unanimously approved.

 

 

Back in Regular Session

 

1.                Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing the transfer of the financial operation currently in the Department of Environmental Quality for Water & Sewer over to the Finance Department effective immediately.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to communicate to GA/DOT that Glynn County is interested in pursuing their request.  Unanimously approved.  

 

3.                Motion by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the January 21, 1999 Executive Session Minutes.  Unanimously approved.

 

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

Board of Commissioners

 

 

 

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Attest:                                                                         Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

 


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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk


 

 

 

 

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