MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 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 Meeting held Thursday, February 18, 1999.

 

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

 

Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve corrections relative to the February 4, 1999 Board of Commissioners Minutes item 3-A (2 & 3) Public Hearing,  Zoning items GC-2-99 A and GC-2-99 B.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                  DELEGATIONS

 

(A)       Mr. Dale Broussard of Century Communications to discuss live broadcasting of County Commission Meetings.  (J. Chapman)

 


Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.  Live broadcast of commission meeting to begin April 1, 1999.

 

(B)     Mr. J. J. Johnson to discuss utilizing apprenticeship program on County building projects.  (T. Clark)

 

At the request of Commissioner Tommy Clark this item is deferred to the Board=s March 18, 1999 meeting.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

(C)      Mr. Leo Francendese, OSC, US EPA, Region IV to present brief overview relative to Terry Creek project.  (G. Robertson)

 

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

 

3.      PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.                Zoning

 

(1)     GC-3-99

 

Request to Rezone from Resort Residential & R-6 One-Family Residential to General Commercial 18,173 square feet known as Lots 25 and 26 Kaufman Tract, portion of Lot 285 St. Simons Beach Subdivision and additional land; subject property located on the northeast corner of Ocean Boulevard and 12th Street, and further described as lying immediately west of 11th Street (unopen right-of-way, Oleander Drive) and north of St. Simons United Methodist Church; former site of NationsBank (previously known as First Federal), 621

Ocean Boulevard; property located within the St. Simons Village Preservation District.  NationsBank N.A. property owners.  (C. Taylor)

County Administration recommends deferring to the March 18, 1999 BOC meeting due to possible land use conflicts.

 

This item is deferred to the Board=s April 1, 1999 meeting.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

(2)      GC-7-99 

 

Request to Rezone from Conservation Preservation to R-20 One-Family Residential an island consisting of 2.938 (2.887 acres upland & 0.051 acres wetlands) lying adjacent to Dunbar Creek and being located 292.25 feet north of the easterly portion of Hawkins Island, located off Sea Island Road.  Sea Island Company, property owners.  (C. Taylor)


 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

In favor                                                Opposed

Jim Gilbert                                            Ralph Jensen (RUPA)

Walter Bordon (Audubon Society)

Claudia Schlottman

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by  Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the re-zoning application with the condition that as part of the rezoning the use of the

lot is restricted to one (1) family residence and the lot cannot be subdivided and that the rights relative to said restriction be conveyed to Glynn County in the form of a deed restriction to insure compliance.  Motion carries with a vote of 4-3 with Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Woodman, Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Tommy Clark in favor and Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Tullos and Commissioner Dowdy opposed.  Approved as resolution #R-06-99 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

(3)     GC-2-98 N

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance to create new section - Section 405. Glynn County Planning Districts, which will include the adoption of a Glynn County Planning District Map and description; subject map proposed to consist of thirteen (13) districts.  (C. Taylor)

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above ordinance amendment with the following planning staff recommendations.  Unanimously approved. Approved as ordinance #0-1999-03 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

1.                  That there only be four (4) Planning Districts, as follows -

 

C           Planning District #1  - Mainland

C           Planning District #2  - St. Simons Island

C           Planning District #3  - City of Brunswick

C           Planning District #4  - Jekyll Island

 

2.                  The boundary on the proposed Planning District map be moved from Back River to the centerline of Frederica River.

 

3.                  Include the AIntent of the Planning Districts@


 

AWith the adoption of this Ordinance the Glynn County Board of Commissioners adopts certain Planning Districts which are shown on a separate map entitled AGlynn County Planning Districts@.  The Planning Districts are established to provide a clearly defined sub-area that will authorize certain land conditions promoting multi-land use compatibility and stabilize property values.  These districts are intended to be used to write and enforce Ordinances that may differ from one district to the next@.

 

(4)     GC-2-99 D

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance Section 619. Site Plan Approval, 705.4 Resort Residential, 706.4 General Residential, 707.4 Medium Residential, 710.4 Office Commercial, 711.4 Local Commercial, 712.4 General Commercial, 713.4 Highway Commercial and 715.4 General Commercial - Core.  (C. Taylor)

 

After brief discussion motion to approve the above amendment by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark as presented with the following changes as recommended by the County Attorney.  Unanimously approved.  Approved as ordinance #0-1999-04 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

ASection 619.5 Conditions, Restrictions and Exceptions

 

In as much as St. Simons or Sea Island are designated as areas of scenic beauty and historic interest, all multi family uses located on said Islands require site plan approval by the Planning Commission as outlined in Section 619.1.  This minor development requirement does not apply to St. Simons and Sea Island.                                   

 

Section 705.4 RR Resort Residential District

 

705.4 Other Requirements

 

(4)        In as much as St. Simons Island and Sea Island are designated as areas of scenic beauty and historic interest, all row houses, multi-family and commercial uses shall require site plan approval.  All conditional uses shall also require site plan approval.@


 

(5)     GC-2-99 E

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance Section 803.5.3 Fluttering Ribbons and Banners and Section 813. Areas of Scenic Beauty and Historic Interest.  (C. Taylor)

 

Motion to defer to the Board=s March 18, 1999 meeting by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark.  Unanimously approved. 

 

(6)     SR-8-98

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations deleting Article VII in its entirety and replacing it with a new Article VII - Process for Subdivision Plat Approval.  (C. Taylor)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

S. C. Andersen

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced subdivision regulation amendment as recommended and with the following changes.  Unanimously approved.  Approved as ordinance #0-1999-05 with original documents filed per #R-06-98. 

 

ASection 706. Construction Plan Requirements

 

8. (b)    A Hydrology Report, as required by the County Engineer; prepared by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Georgia.

 

8. (j)     The size and type or class of drainage pipe to be installed in conjunction with the project.@

 

A.                 Renaming of County Road

 

Consider request to change the name of Ridge Road to Edgewater Drive.  (J. Bruner)

 

the Board heard from the following person(s)

 


In favor                                                                        Opposed

 

Christina Turner

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to change the name of Ridge Road, South Oak Ridge Subdivision, Marshes of MacKay  to Stillwater Drive.  Unanimously approved.

 

C.        Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

 

Consider issuance of 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License to:

 

C           Friendly Express #71, 4341 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick

C           Friendly Express #72, 1699 Frederica Rd., SSI

C           Friendly Express #73, 2253 Demere Rd., SSI

 

LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES - NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES - NO SUNDAY SALE.  (Occupational Tax)

 

There being public comments, motion to approve was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

3.      APPOINTMENTS

 

(A)    Animal Control Advisory Board - 1 Position (Fill Unexpired Term) Position vacated due to the election of Ms. Henri Woodman

 

Rose Marie Curran

Jo S. Bennett

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to appoint Ms. Rose Curran to fill the above referenced appointment.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to defer this appointment to the March 18, 1999 meeting.  Unanimously approved.

 

(B)    Building Code of Appeal Board - 2 Positions (4 Year Term)


 

1.                Tom Rule (Currently Serving)

2.                Bill Smith (Currently Serving)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to reappoint Tom Rule and Bill Smith to another term on the above referenced advisory board.  Unanimously approved.

 

(C)    Zoning Appeals Board - 1 Position (4 Year Term)

 

1.                Panke Knox Daley (Currently Serving)

2.                  Robert A. Fell

 

Robert A. Fell was selected to fill the above referenced position by majority vote.

 

(D)    Casino Advisory Board - District #3 & District #4 Appointments (4 Year Term)

 

1.                  Jane Segerberg - District #3 (Currently Serving)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to reappoint Jane Segerberg to the above referenced advisory board position.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                Don Hogan - District #4 (Currently Serving)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to reappoint Don Hogan to the above referenced advisory board position.  Unanimously approved.

 

(E)    Tree Advisory Board - District #4, District #5 and At Large Post 1 Appointments (4 Year Term)

 

1.                Bob O=Reilly - District #4 (Currently Serving)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to reappoint Bob O=Reilly to the above referenced advisory board position.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                  Alfred Noble - District #5 (Currently Serving)

 


A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to reappoint Alfred Noble to the above referenced advisory board position.  Unanimously approved.

 

3.                Dianne Ruffel - At Large Post 1 (Currently Serving)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to reappoint Dianne Ruffel to the above referenced advisory board position.  Unanimously approved.                  

 

 

(F)    Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center Authority - 3 Positions (4 Year Term) *Currently Serving

 


Ronald Adams *

Wes Jones *

 William Roach, Sr. *

Milton J. Arras, M.D.

Abram F. Brown, Sr.

Pat Browning

Jeffrey Oliver Capes

Tim Chandler

Jeri Clark

William E Dismer

Dennis J. Donnelly

Patrick Joseph Fetter

Mary King Flowers

Jacquelyn Gibbons, M.D.

Edward D. Gornto

Karl Gruber,MD

Johnny Harrison

Michael D. Hodges

Jack Hopper

James T. Johnson

Andrew H. Lakin

David L. Lawson

Vishnu Maharaj

D. Hubert Manning, M.D.

Patti Marat

Ray Marat

Phillip McAllister, M.D

                Dennie McCrary

.               Arlie Maxton McNeill

Carol A. Mulligan M.D.

William H. Nelson, M.D.

Mary Payne

Sheila D. Pittman

J. W. Reeves

H. Hal Sigman

David T. Smith, Jr. Thomas H. Smoot, II

Robert E. Strange

Fred E. Wages

Spencer L. Wiley


The following persons were selected by majority vote as Glynn County=s nominees for the above referenced Hospital Authority vacancies:

 

Appointment #1                        Appointment #2                        Appointment #3           

 

Ron Adams                              Denny McCrary                       Tim Chandler

Fred Wages                             Wes Jones                                Mike Hodges

Robert Strange*                       E. D. Gornto*                          Andrew Lakin

 

*A motion was made by  Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to designing Robert Strange as the third nominee for Appointment #1.    Unanimously approved.

 

* A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark designating E. D. Gornto as the third nominee for Appointment #2.  Unanimously approved.

 

5.      CONSENT AGENDA


 

(A)    Finance Committee

 

1.      Recommend denial of a request by Mr. C. R. Hope that his business telephone number at his residence be exempt from the monthly $1.50 E-911 charge for past billings (a total of $67.03) and authorize the Finance Director to handle all future E-911 exemption requests.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

2.        Recommend denial of a request by Mr. Kerry Parffrey that $11.00 paid in

interest and penalties on his tag registration be refunded.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

3.        Recommend authorizing a title research on the properties occupied by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museum of Coastal History and if County owned, consider whether the County should lease or title the property to the Society.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

4.      Recommend awarding the bid for modifications to the Historical Courthouse      to the low bidder, Keystone Restoration, Inc., Palm Beach, FL, in the amount of $1,213,750.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

5.      Recommend awarding the bid for Drainage, Base, Grading & Paving of 5.04 miles of 33 Glynn County Roads to the low bidder, Littlefield Construction, Waycross, GA, in the amount of $759,114.20.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

6.        Recommend awarding the bid for Tree Removal/ Maintenance Services to the low bidder, Golden Isles Tree Service, Brunswick, GA, at the following rates: (Vote: 3-0-0) Subsequent review by administration indicates this proposal should be re-bid.

      

            1)  Tree Removal, Trimming                  $80.00

2)  Palm Tree Trimming                          15.00

3)  Stump Grinding                                   1.25  @ inch

4)  Crane & Operator            110.00 B 170.00  Varies with size.

 

7.      Recommend adopting a CPC (Cost per Copy) Program for all departments/agencies (with the exception of the Minolta EP-600 at the Police Department, the coin copier at the Clerk of Superior Court=s Office, and the digital copier at the District Attorney=s office) and award the bid to the low bidder, Ron Herrin Copiers, Brunswick, GA @ $0.0171 per copy and to accept the $19,000.00 in credits.  (Vote 3-0-0)

 

8.        Recommend rejecting all bids for the Light Wrecker Towing Services for the     County and authorizing staff to re-bid.  (Vote: 3-0-0)


 

9.        Recommend approving the Personal Property corrections / NODs (Not on the Digest) to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser on February 3, 1999.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

 

10.     Recommend approving the Real Property corrections  (Not on the Digest) to     the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser on February 3, 1999.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

11.     Recommend approving the Personal Property corrections / NODs to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser ranging from August 3, 1998 to January 29, 1999.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

12.     Recommend approving the Real Property corrections to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser ranging from August 3, 1998 to January 29, 1999.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

13.     Recommend authorizing going to bid for rerouting of the existing six-inch sewer main at Air National Guard Lift Station.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

14.     Recommend authorizing three change orders in the amount of $21,905, for        Demere Airport Road Water Line Replacement Project.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

15.     Recommend approving the schematic plan for the proposed construction of the New Animal Control Center and direct staff to go directly to the full Board of Commissioners with a total cost estimate including all utilities.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

16.     Recommend approving the midyear budget resolution on the FY98-99 Budgets.  (Vote: 3-0-0) Approved as resolution #R-07-99 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

(B)    General

 

1.      Authorize issuance of a revocable Use of Right-of-Way permit in order to maintain a eight (8) foot high wood fence - Lots 20, 21, 22 and one half of Lot 23, Block 12, Glynn Haven Subdivision, St. Simons Island.  Bob Wooldridge, agent for Helen Cahill Ruffner, applicant.  (E. Carter)

 

2.      Acceptance of easements for traffic signal facilities at intersection of Demere Road and Brockington Drive.  (L. Gilmour)

 


4.                  Concurance of a position downgrade from Assistant Finance Director to Accountant II.  (L. Gilmour)

 

5.                Approve change order #2 for Golden Isles Water Treatment facility.  (L. Gilmour)

 

5.        Authorize commissioner participation in the AWashington Fly In@ April 27-29, 1999. (G. Robertson)

 

(C)    Grant Application Status

 

1.                Approval of grant submission for EDA Funding of PAWS project.  (Vernon Martin)

 

2.                Authorize the submittal of a $16,600.00 grant application to the Governor=s Children and Youth Coordinating Council to establish an outpatient drug/alcohol counseling program for juveniles.  Juvenile Court will sponsor the program with no County match required.  (D. Newbern)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of item(s) 5-A (3), 5-A (7), 5-A (9), 5-A (16), and 5-B (5).  Unanimously approved.

 

ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

5.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

(A)    Finance Committee

 

3.        Recommend authorizing a title research on the properties occupied by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Museum of Coastal History and if County owned, consider whether the County should lease or title the property to the Society.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark authorizing a survey for the property.  Unanimously approved.             

 


7.        Recommend adopting a CPC (Cost per Copy) Program for all departments/agencies (with the exception of the Minolta EP-600 at the Police Department, the coin copier at the Clerk of Superior Court=s Office, and the digital copier at the District Attorney=s office) and award the bid to the low bidder, Ron Herrin Copiers, Brunswick, GA @ $0.0171 per copy and to accept the $19,000.00 in credits.  (Vote 3-0-0)

 

After brief discussion motion to approve was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Woodman opposed.

 

9.        Recommend approving the Personal Property corrections / NODs (Not on the Digest) to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser on February 3, 1999.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

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

 

16.     Recommend approving the midyear budget resolution on the FY 98-99 Budgets.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the mid-year budget resolution including the request from Larry Ellison, Superior Court Clerk, for a mid-year adjustment of $9,300.00 added to his budget for the implementation of his office=s micro-film imaging system.  Unanimously approved.

 

(B)    General

 

5.        Authorize commissioner participation in the AWashington Fly In@ April 27-29, 1999. (G. Robertson)                  

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, that the travel authorization for Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Woodman regarding the above referenced trip remain the same. 

 

After further discussion Commissioner Dowdy withdraws his motion with

 


After further discussion Chairperson Robertson passes the gavel to Commissioner Dowdy, Vice Chairman and makes a motion, with Commissioner Jerome Clark seconding, that the travel authorization for Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Woodman regarding the AWashington Fly In@ remain the same.  Motion carries with a vote of 4-3 with Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Woodman and Commissioner Chapman in favor and Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Tullos and Commissioner Tommy Clark opposed.  

 

6.      ITEMS DEFERRED FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

(A)    Defer to the Full Board of Commissioners a request by Ms. Florence Dees, Tax Commissioner, to replace the Kardex Kardveyer 380 filing system and provide funding and authorize Mr. Ralph Guarracino, Purchasing Agent, to determine if there are other manufacturers of power filing systems.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to proceed with obtaining the of a kardveyer power filing system from Georgia Pacific, with a cost of $1,570.00 related to moving the machine from Georgia Pacific to Glynn County Tax Office and a $663.00/year maintenance cost.  Unanimously approved.

 

(B)     Direct staff to contact Jordan, Jones, & Goulding to determine how much of the change orders in question are before the consent agreement concerning the extension and how much is after.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

Motion to defer Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark.  Unanimously approved.

 

7.      ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PENSION ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

 

Approve a request from the Pension Administration Committee to exercise the first year contract extension with Buck Consultants for actuarial services.  (Vote: 8-0)

 

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

 

8.                  LEGISLATIVE MATTERS

 

Issue letter of support for Senate Bill 170.  (L. Gilmour)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to issue letter for support of SB 170.  Unanimously approved.       

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

9.                Adopt a policy relative to irrigation only meters.  (L. Gilmour)

 


After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to adopt the following as Board policy relative to irrigation only meters.  Unanimously approved.

 

1.                  Effective May 1, 1999 the County will no longer authorize, bill or support

irrigation only meters due to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Environmental Protection Division water resources management strategies.

 

2.         Persons, businesses, and associations currently possessing an irrigation only meter have the following options:

 

a.         Effective May 1, 1999 the meter will be billed as a standard household water/sewer meter including minimum charges for water/sewer service provision.

 

b.                  The customer can contract with a qualified plumber/irrigation system installer, at the customer=s expense, to tie the irrigation system into the customer=s standard line after the meter.  Should this option be chosen the customer must advise the County to stop the billing, then the County pulls the meter and refund, if applicable, the deposit.  No credit or payment will be provided to the customer. The customer requests the irrigation only meter be pulled.  This will initiate the cancellation of the billing, pulling of the meter and refund, if applicable, a deposit.

 

c.                   The customer installs and provides documented proof of the installation of a separate water source for irrigation.  In this case, the County will cease the billing, pull the meter, refund the deposit, if applicable, and pay the customer $525.00 from the appropriate Water/Sewer Capital Improvement District account for directly reducing demand.

 

3.         Customers who purchased an irrigation only meter within the last five years shall be refunded on a prorated basis for each year per the below schedule.

 

     3/4"                   1"

6/98 - 5/97                   $525.00                       $937.00                      

6/97 - 5/96                     437.00                         748.00

6/96 - 5/95                     350.00                         561.00

6/95 - 5/94                     262.00                         374.00

6/94 - 5/93                     105.00                         187.00

 

4.         Additional sewage capital tap and operational tap fees shall be waived for customers converting irrigation only meters to standard meter billing or tying into an existing standard meter.


 

5.         Customers may select options b. thru d. in item 2 at any time.

 

2.                  Additional income resulting from this policy shall be restricted to water/sewer operations only.

 

10.              Discussion relative to mobile homes/recreation vehicles.  (C. Taylor)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by

Commissioner Tommy Clark to proceed with the enforcement of mobile homes in recreational parks and impose a moratorium for 120 days relative to enforcement of recreational vehicles in mobile home parks until some suggested information or clarification can be provided to the Board of Commissioners for it to take some action.  Motion carries with a vote of 4-2-1 with Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Jerome Clark in favor, Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Woodman opposed and Commissioner Tullos abstaining.

 

11.              Consider an ordinance to amend the liquor, malt beverage and wine ordinance to provide for a change in the time for the sale of alcoholic beverages and expand establishments authorized to participate in Sunday sales.  (G. Moore)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced ordinance amendment.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.  Approved as ordinance #O-1999-06 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

           

12.              Consider time use alternative for Altama Connector West opening.  (H. Woodman)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by  Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to request GA/DOT lift the restriction of the permit and to move forward with an amendment in the PD text to take out the language about no opening the road.  Unanimously approved.  Unanimously approved. 

 

13.           Consideration of local road paving projects using GA/DOT funds.  (K. Flanagan)

 

Motion by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the proposed road paving list as presented and authorize sending it to GA/DOT for their consideration.  Unanimously approved.

 

COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

Commissioner Jerome Clark


Comments relative to Exit-8 lighting improvements.

 

Commissioner Chapman

 

Concerns relative to Highland Park recreation building damage.  (Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.)

 

Commissioner Dowdy

 

1.                  Statement regarding Hospital Authority appointment newspaper article.

 

2.                An item for discussion in Executive Session regarding Personnel.

 

Commissioner Tullos  - None

 

Commissioner Woodman  - None

 

Commissioner Tommy Clark

 

Concerns regarding recreation equipment in Thalman Community.  Staff directed to research a funding source and report back to the Board regarding available options.

 

Chairperson Robertson

 

1.                  Legislative update regarding SB 48.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark that the Board send a strong letter to Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor stating the County=s support of this proposed senate legislation.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                  EPD Funding appropriation relative to long term water resource plans.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark that the Board write a letter to the local legislative delegation and to Harold Reheis, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, requesting that Glynn County be included in GA/EPD=s budget appropriation plan for assistance relative to the preparation of long term water resource plans.  Unanimously approved.

 


3.                  Report from Mr. Gary Priester with GA/DOT regarding the DOT road paving activities in Glynn County.  Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken.

 

4.                  Brief report regarding NACo conference.

 

5.                  Announcement of Joint City/County Meeting, Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall and Youth In Government Day, Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 8:30.

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

 

1.                  Status report relative to Public Safety Complex.  Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

2.                  Concerns relative to speed limits along Highways 303, 17 and 82.  Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

3.                  Status report regarding unlocking of car door by patrolmen.  Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

4.                  Public Safety Audit.  Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

 

An item for discussion in Executive Session regarding Personnel.

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS

 

1.                  Status report by Keith Flanagan regarding various GA/DOT projects.

 

2.                  State Court renovation project.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to put State Court renovations on hold until such time the issue is decided by the Superior Court Judge.  Unanimously approved.

 


3.                  Request from Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful for County cost participation in the amount of $539.94 relative to a recycling survey.

 

After brief discussion a motion to approve as an appropriation was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark.  Unanimously approved.

 

4.                  Consider awarding to the low bidder, Lane Atlantic, the bid for maintenance work to the Mallory Well in the amount of $11,300.00. 

 

After brief discussion motion to approve Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Chapman abstaining.

 

5.                  Authorize the budgeted purchase of OEM (sole source vendor) operating software for Y2K upgrades in the amount of $15,978.00.

 

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

 

6.                  Authorize release of grassing bond for Summit Building.

 

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

 

Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items regarding personnel.

 

Meeting adjourned.

 

Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:

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Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk