MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 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

 

Request For Proposal (RFP) regarding the Glynn County Water & Sewer Department.

 

The Board heard from the following person(s):

 


Ralph Haugen

Jane Johnson

Milton Peterman

 

 


Tommy Walker

Dr. Phillip Saleeby

S. C. Anderson


After brief discussion a motion was made by Chairperson Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to hire an independent engineer, familiar with water & sewer operation, to examine and provide an evaluation of the RFP=s.

 

After further discussion Chairperson Robertson amended her motion with Commissioner Tullos amending his second to establish a monetary cap of $2,000.00 relative to engineering fees with any overages to come before the Board of Commissioners for approval.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.

 

There being no further business the Public Hearing was adjourned.

 


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 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

                                  

      6:00 PM Regular Meeting

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Approve Minutes of Board of Commissioners meeting held Thursday, April 15, 1999.

 

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

 

2.                  PROCLAMATION

 

(A)       A Proclamation designating the week of May 6 - 12, 1999 as A Nurses Week@ in Glynn County.  (H. Woodman)

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman.  Unanimously approved.

 


(B)    A Proclamation honoring Ms. Brittany Fike and Certificates of Appreciation to the following Glynn County Recreation Department employees:  (J. Clark)

 

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

 

C        Mr. George Grovner, Program Director

C           Dot Harrison, Program Manager

C           David Cutia, Program Coordinator

C        Michelle Hollaway, Lead Counselor

 

(C)    A Proclamation honoring Ms. Sherry Waters.  (T. Clark) 

 

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

 

(D)    A Proclamation designating 1999 as the AYear of the Bible@.  (F. Tullos)

 

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

 

POINT OF PRIVILEGE

 

(E)     A proclamation declaring May, 1999 as AMultiple Sclerosis Awareness Month@.  (D. Dowdy)

 

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

 

3.      PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.                Zoning

 

(1)     GC-10-99

 

Request to Amend the Planned Development Zoning Text and Master Plan (21-82, 9-88 and 21-95) for the Regional Mall Area, to eliminate and/or revise conditions, as outlined in 21-95, involving the opening of the road from F-009 Spur/Spur 25 to Cypress Mill Road, known as Altama Connector Extension.  Initiated and owned by Glynn County.  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no response from the public for or against a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve opening the road as presented,  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-16-99  with original filed per #R-06-98.

 

(2)     GC-11-99


Request to Rezone from Local Commercial to General Residential, 5.04 acres located on the southeast corner of Altama Avenue (664.19 feet of frontage) and Baybridge Drive (339.21 feet of frontage).  Property owned by Altman, Fendig, Downey & Whelchel.  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no response from the public for or against and after brief discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the above referenced re-zoning application subjec to the retention of a twenty foot (20=) wide undisturbed buffer and the installation of an opaque fence adjacent to the single family subdivision. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-17-99  with original filed per #R-06-98.

 

(3)     SUP-1-99

 

Request for a Special Use Permit to allow a private child care center within an R-9 One-Family Residential Zoning District.  Subject property being Lot 1 of Parade Rest Subdivision, consisting of 1.205 acres, located on the northeast corner of Blythe Island Highway (formerly known as Highway 303) and Ellis Point way; address known as 124 Ellis Point Way.  Property owned by Celeste Rowland.  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no response from the public for or against a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman  seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark  to approve the above special use permit, subject to a maximum capacity of eighteen (18) children.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-18-99  with original filed per #R-06-98.

 

(4)     SUP-2-99

 

Request for a Special Use Permit for the location of a restaurant in the General Commercial - Core Zoning District and St. Simons Village Preservation District.  Subject property being Unit 1 of Island Shoppe Condominium, former site of Sugar Babies; address known as 315 Mallory Street.  Property owned by Shirley J. Ralston.  (C. Taylor)

 

Motion to defer to the Board=s May 20, 1999 meeting by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Unanimously approved. 

 

(5)     GC-2-99 H

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance Section 723.

Planned Development, 723.3 Procedure for Creating and Maintaining a PD District, add #5) regarding signage.  (C. Taylor)

 


After brief discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark seconded by Commissioner Chapman to deny the above zoning ordinance amendment.  Motion fails with a vote of 3 - 4 with Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Jerome Clark in favor of denying said motion and Chairman Robertson, Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Tullos, Commissioner Woodman opposed to denying said motion.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above ordinance amendment.  Motion fails with a vote of 3 - 4 with Commissioner Tullos, Chairman Robertson and Commissioner Woodman in favor of approving said motion and Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tommy Clark opposed to said motion.

 

(6)     SR-2-99

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations Section 501. Definitions; Section 602.2 General Provisions; and Appendix C Subdivision Review Process Flow Chart, for conformity with Section VII. Subdivision Plats.  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no response from the public for or against a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark  to approve the above referenced subdivision regulation amendment.  Unanimously approved as ordinance #0-1999-08  with original filed per #R-06-98.

 

B.                 Abandonment

 

Consider application for abandonment of a portion of an unopened 30' easement between Ponderosa Drive and MacKay Street of Northend Subdivision, Brunswick, GA.  Craig E. Walker, applicant.  (J. Bruner)

 

There being no response from the public for or against a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman  seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark  to approve the above referenced abandonment.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-19-99  with original filed per #R-06-98.

 

C.        Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

 

(1)      Consider issuance of 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License to Maingate Liquors, 1194 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick, GA.  LICENSE TO SELL

 


DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES.  NO SUNDAY SALES.  (Occupational Tax)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Mr. William Dismer - In favor

Rev. Alex Seckinger (sp) - Opposed

Mr. Bill Caulson - opposed

Mr. Bruce Johnson - opposed

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to deny the above referenced alcoholic beverage license.  Motion carries unanimously.

 

(2)      Consider issuance of 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License to The 4th North Cafe! & Deli, 3600 Frederica Road, Unit 16, St. Simons Island, GA.  LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES.  SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED.    (Occupational Tax)

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-1-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed and Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

(3)      Consider amendment to the current 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License of the 4th of May Cafe! & Deli, 444 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA.  TO ADD WINE TO CURRENT LICENSE OF MALT BEVERAGES FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES OF RESTAURANT. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED.    (Occupational Tax)

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1with Commissioner Chapman opposed and Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

4.                APPOINTMENTS

 

POINT OF PRIVILEGE

 

(1)      Appointment to the Glynn County Planning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Jeff Schell vacated due to resignation.  (T. Clark)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to appoint Perry Fields to the Glynn County Planning Commission to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Jeff Schell.  Unanimously approved.

 

(2)     Animal Control Advisory Board - 2 Positions (4 year term)

 

(A)    Sheri Fahl - (Currently Serving)


(B)    Daniel Lewis - (Currently Serving)

(C)      Jo S. Bennett

 

Having received majority votes from the Board, the following persons were reappointed to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board.

 

Sheri Fahl

Daniel Lewis

 

5.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

(A)    Finance Committee

 

1.                  Approve denial of a request from Mr. John Rodman that $78.84 paid in penalties and interest on 1995 property taxes be refunded.  Vote: 2-0-0 

2.        Approve denial of a request from Mr. Patrick Martin that $376.43 paid in penalties and interest on 1997 and 1998 property taxes be refunded.  Vote: 2-0-0

3.                  Approve awarding the bids to purchase the following items/services which are budgeted, from vendors whose bid was within budget, complied with all specifications and was low bid amount:

(A)      Lighting for North Glynn Sports Complex to the low bidder Southern Outdoor Lighting, Conyers, GA, in the amount of $189,150.00.  Vote: 2-0-0

(B)     Laser Grading, Sod, and Sprigging for the Soccer Fields at the North Glynn Sports Complex to the low bidder, Benson Construction Company, Tifton, GA, in the amount of $118,803.40.  Vote: 2-0-0

(C)      Body Armor (100 sets) for Police Department to the lowest bidder that met the required specifications, Southeastern Public Safety, Norcross, GA, in the amount of $40,812.80.  Vote: 2-0-0

4.                  Authorize exercising the 1st option year extension for Bulk Oil and Measured Lubricant Product Services with Bryan Oil Company, Pembroke, GA., at an estimated annual cost of $18,662.00.   Vote: 2-0-0

5.                  Approve the corrections to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser at their March 17, 1999 and April 7, 1999 meetings.  Vote: 2-0-0

 


6.                  Approve awarding the bid for Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements for the Environmental Quality Department, Water & Sewer Division for Task 1 & 2 to the highest scorer, Thomas & Hutton, Savannah, GA, in the amount of $98,000.00.  Award of Task 3 for a not-to-exceed amount of $100,000.00 to be determined at the conclusion of Task 2.  Vote: 2-0-0

7.                  Approve awarding the bid for Termite Control Services for selected County owned buildings to the low bidder, Sunbelt Termite & Pest Control, Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $71,918.90, with funding to be provided in the FY 99/2000 Budget.          Vote: 2-0-0

8.                  Authorize staff to close out the Library Construction Fund, send monies remaining from the Library Construction Bond proceeds to the library with the requirement that they only be used for renovations or construction of the new library.      Vote: 2-0-0

9.                  Authorize changing the rental rate for the tenants in the Winchester Building to a square footage proportion.  Vote: 2-0-0

10.              Authorize staff to go to bid for Natural Gas Service for Glynn County facilities.  Vote: 2-0-0

11.              Authorize staff to solicit canoe concessionaires for the Blythe Island Regional Park Canoe Trails with a revenue split between the Concessionaire and the County, for one year with two option years.  Vote: 2-0-0

(B)    Personnel Committee

1.                Approve a request from Clerk of State Court Bill Killian to place employees of the Clerk=s office under the market pay plan effective July 1, 1999 with a one-time salary adjustment of $747.00 to be effective January 1, 2000.  (Vote: 2-0)

2.                Approve conducting criminal background and motor vehicle record checks on all cashier clerks hired after November 1, 1997 in conformance with the previous practice.  (Vote: 2-0)

3.      Approve awarding the educational incentive bonus twelve months after the degree is conferred with no pay back provision to employees earning a degree after April 1, 1999.  (Vote: 2-0)

3.                Approve a request from Personnel Director Rebecca Rowell to adopt a county-wide Safety Policy.  (Vote: 2-0)

5.      Authorize staff to contract with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to provide employee benefit statements to all regular employees.  (Vote: 2-0)

(C)    Information Technology Committee

Authorize purchase of NT server from IBM rebate.  (J. Pereles)           


(D)    General

1.                  Approve Final Plat for Palm Lake Subdivision - A sixty-five (65) lot residential subdivision located on the West side of U.S. Highway 17 approximately 378 feet North of the intersection with Cypress Mill Road.  Palm Lake Development Inc., owners.  (C. Taylor)

2.        Concurrence of the following Position Downgrades:

A.                 Downgrade of an Administrative Supervisor II to Accountant II in the Water/Sewer department.  (L. Gilmour)

B.                 Downgrade of an Appraisal Clerk III to an Appraisal Clerk II in the Tax Assessors= office.  (L. Gilmour)

(E)    Grant Application Authorization

Authorize submitting a Recreation Assistance Fund grant application in the amount of $10,000.00 to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for Massengale Park improvements.  (D. Newbern)

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the Consent Agenda, with the exception of item 5-C  which was pulled for discussion.  Unanimously approved.

ITEM(S) PULLED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

5.      CONSENT AGENDA

(C)    Information Technology Committee

Authorize purchase of NT server from IBM rebate.  (J. Pereles)           

After brief discussion, a motion was made by  Commissioner Dowdy , seconded by Commissioner Tullos authorizing the purchase of an NT server from IBM rebate. Unanimously approved. 

6.      ITEMS DEFERRED FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE

(A)      Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of awarding the bid for two 8@ Irrigation Wells for North Glynn Sports Complex to the sole bidder, Woodrow Sapp Water Well Contractor, Inc., Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $53,000.00.  Vote: 1-0-1

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to award the bid to Woodrow Sapp Water Well Contractors Inc., in the amount of $53,000.00.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Chapman abstaining,


(B)     Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of exercising the 2nd and last option year extension for Commercial Solid Waste Collection (Dumpster) Services with Southland Environmental Services of GA, Inc., Brunswick, GA., at an estimated annual cost of $25,857.00.  Vote: 1-0-1

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark  to exercise the 2nd and last option year extension for Commercial Solid Waste Collection service to Southland Environmental Services of G, Inc., in the amount of $25,857.00.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Chapman abstaining,

(C)      Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of awarding the bid for the Telecommunications PBX System for the Pate Courthouse Annex Building, Glynn County Courthouse, Detention Center, Historical Courthouse, and the Office Park Building to the low bidder, Integrated Network Solutions (INS), Savannah, GA, in the amount of $190,976.56 and fund the $40,977 budget shortfall in the FY 99/2000 Budget.  Vote: 2-0-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to award the bid for the Telecommunications PBX System for the Pate Courthouse Annex Building, Glynn County Courthouse, Detention Center, Historical Courthouse, and the Office Park Building to the low bidder, Integrated Network Solutions (INS), Savannah, GA, in the amount of $190,976.56 and fund the $40,977 budget shortfall in the FY 99/2000 Budget.  Unanimously approved.                   

(D)     Recommend staff be authorized to go directly to the Board of Commissioners on May 6, 1999 for the award of the bid for the purchase of irrigation materials for the North Glynn Sports Complex.  Vote: 2-0-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to award the bid for the purchase of irrigation materials for the North Glynn Sports Complex to Florida Irrigation Supply, Savannah, GA in the amount of $24,278.81.  Unanimously approved.

 

(E)     Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of authorizing the Recreation Department to obtain a used vehicle from the Fleet for use by the Program Coordinator.  Vote: 2-0-0


This item was removed from the agenda and requires no Board action at this time,

(F)      Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of authorizing a Process for budgeting SPLOST #3 contract overruns.  Vote: 2-0-0

After brief discussion a motion was made by  Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the following process for budgeting SPLOST #3 contract overruns.  Unanimously approved.

1.                  Cost estimates are to be prepared for every SPLOST #3 funded project.

2.                  If actual cost exceed the amount allocated in the SPLOST #3 contract then the Board will either:

a)                  Delay the project.

b)                  Obtain amount difference from an alternate funding source.

c)                  Use available balance, if known, within SPLOST category.

3.                  Once adequate funding is determined the project will go to bid.

(G)    Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of funding for the Construction of the New Animal Control Center.  Vote: 2-0-0

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy, to authorize going out to bid with contractor listing out construction and labor cost to get an actual cost projection for the project.  Unanimously approved.

(H)     Recommend authorizing the County Attorney in conjunction with the County Engineer, to pursue collection of liquidated damages from R. B. Baker Construction, Inc., the contractor for the closure of the Cate Road Landfill.  Vote: 2-0-0

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy authorizing the County Attorney in conjunction with the County Engineer, to pursue collection of liquidated damages in the amount of approximately $85,000.00 plus, from R. B. Baker Construction, Inc., relative to the closure of the Cate Road Landfill.  Unanimously approved. 

 

 


(I)       Defer to the full Board of Commissioners consideration of project alternatives for the Proposal for Sewer Lift Station No.1.  Vote: 2-0-0

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to implement proposed project alternative #1 as outlined for Sewer Lift Station No.1.   Unanimously approved.

Locate new lift station on county owned property at the end of Lord Avenue.  Lord Avenue, a 50' county right of way, terminates at Georgia Street, a 50' right of way currently closed .  A portion of this right of way is shown to be abandoned by county tax maps and has reverted to private property.  A 50' wide portion remains county property and connects to the Ocean Boulevard right of way.  A new 12" diameter gravity sewer will be constructed from the new lift station east along Lord Avenue to Mallory Street. From here a branch of the new sewer will turn north along Mallory to intercept the existing influent sewer to old Lift Station #1 in front of the Island Rock Cafe.  Another section will continue across Mallory Street to intercept the other influent sewer to old Lift Station #1 in front of REMAX Realty.  The total estimated length of the new sewer is approximately 1,000 feet.  The sewer should be laid at a minimum grade of 0.22%.  A new sewer service to Frannie=s Place restaurant will also be required.  The existing sewer line along Lord Avenue will be removed and the existing services connected to the new gravity sewer.  The existing 8" gravity sewer from Butler Avenue will also have to be connected to the new 12" gravity sewer.  Conflicts with storm sewers and other utilities are anticipated.  The new 10"PVC  force mail will run north from the lift station along the existing 50' right of way to Ocean Boulevard, east along Ocean Boulevard to Mallory Street, north along Mallory to Proctor Lane, east on Proctor to Demere Road, and then north on Demere to the intersection of the East Beach Causeway.  The total distance is approximately 9,000 feet.  Here it will terminate in a new manhole located on the existing 30" gravity sewer tributary to Lift Station #3.  The new receiving manhole will be lined for corrosion protection similar to the new wetwell.   

GENERAL BUSINESS

7.                  RELEASING/SETTING OF FINANCIAL SECURITIES

A.                 Letter of Credit - Orange Hall, Phase I, in the amount of $7,500.00.  Mr. Norman Reu, Developer.  (C. Taylor)

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the release of the above referenced Letter of Credit.  Unanimously approved.

 

B.                 Consider release of Letter of Credit No. 147 for Golden Isles Marina LOC in the amount of $25,000.00.  (L. Gilmour)


After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy , seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark  to approve the release of the above referenced Letter of Credit.  Unanimously approved

C.                 Authorization to call Letter of Credit for Lot 12, Block AO@, Sea Palms known as 111 Shore Rush Circle, St. Simons Island.  (L. Gilmour)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to call the above referenced Letter of Credit.  Unanimously approved.

8.        Item(s) from the Department of Environmental Quality requiring Board action.

A.                 Consider amending of insurance policy for mosquito control helicopter. (K. Flanagan)

After brief discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve amending the insurance coverage for mosquito control helicopter with insurance coverage awarded to U.S. Specialty in the premium amount of $11,563.00.  Unanimously Approved.

B.                 Authorize preparation of environmental documents for Spur 25 extension as required by GA/DOT.  (K. Flanagan)

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

9.      Consider improvements to Kings Park and St. Simons Park, St. Simons Island, GA.  (G. Robertson)

This item has been pulled from the and requires no Board action at this time.

10.    Discussion regarding acquisition of a county park in Beverly Shores Subdivision.  (H. Woodman)

The Board heard from the following person(s)

Rev. Carl Brown

David Whitfield

Mr. Nick Germany

George Connel

 


After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to accept the property swap for $1.00 between the City of Brunswick and Glynn County with the County receiving property in the Beverly Shores area for a proposed neighborhood park and the City receiving property off of Old Jesup Road in the Glyndale Elementary School area for a proposed water storage tank facility, with the condition of the water storage property area reverting back to the County should the City of Brunswick discontinue water service delivery in that area.  Unanimously approved.

11.    Consider Site Development Plan for Barnes Center.  (C. Taylor)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve subject to the provision of the twenty-five foot (25 ft.) easement and installation of cement bike paths.  Unanimously approved.

12.    Consider Final Plat for St. Simons Coast Cottages, Phase III Subdivision - A nine (9) lot rowhouse residential subdivision located on the East side of Wood Avenue just South of the Old Coast Guard Station.  The Hamby Corporation, owners.  (C. Taylor)

After brief discussion motion to approve by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Unanimously approved.

13.    Consider Final Plat for Sea Palms North Cottages - A twenty-three (23) lot residential subdivision located on the East side of Frederica Road approximately 100 feet North of the intersection with Musgrove Place.  Singleton Properties, Inc., owners.  (C. Taylor)

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

14.     Consider request from Mr. Robert Candler for a variance to move an auxiliary building.  (G. Robertson)

After a brief presentation by Mr. Candler, a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve.  Unanimously approved.

15.    Consider request from Mr. John P. Shackleford, Jr., regarding the paving of 34th Street, Sea Island.  (G. Robertson)

At the request of Mr. John Shackleford, Jr., this item has been pulled from the and requires no Board action at this time.

16.     Consider request from Altamaha Parkway Advisory Board in reference to Mr. W. P. Rouse=s walkway.  (L. Gilmour)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy directing the County Attorney and Police Chief to expeditiously look into the removal of the RV and the Boat trailer.  Unanimously approved.


17.    Consider adoption of Altamaha Regional Park Master Plan.  (L. Gilmour)

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

18.    Concurrence and layoff of Animal Control Officer Ms. R. Howell due to lack of funds. (L. Gilmour)

Motion to approve by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Woodman.   Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Dowdy abstaining.

19.     Consider the following amendments to the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County.   (C. Taylor)

(A)    An amendment to Article VIII - Signs to state a purposes for such article, define terms, amend time period and types of signs allowed, content and size, provide for denial of sign applications in St. Simons Village Preservation District, procedures for enforcement and removal of signs in violation of ordinance.

This item deferred to the Board=s June 3, 1999 Meeting.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

(B)     An amendment to Sections 302, 709.10, 709.12 and 1005.3 to provide for variance requests from the regulations of article VIII - signs to be heard by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners.

This item deferred to the Board=s June 3, 1999 Meeting.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

20.     Discussion regarding Sales Ratio Report.  (J. Chapman)

This item is deferred to the Board=s May 20, 1999 meeting.

21.              Discussion regarding Glynn County Fund Balance. (J. Chapman)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman authorizing Commissioner Chapman, Mr. Gilmour and any other interested commissioner to go to Charleston, SC to get information regarding the establishment of Emergency Fund for catastrophic emergencies.  Unanimously approved.

 

22.              Discussion regarding Glynn County Surplus Property.  (J. Chapman)

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


23.              Hearing Officer=s Report on Robert Wasdin, Jr. adverse action.  (R. Rowell)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to suspend an additional 30 days and six (6) months probation with any infraction during the six (6) month probation grounds for dismissal.  Motion fails with a vote of 2-5 with Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Chapman in favor and Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Tullos and Commissioner Woodman opposed.

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to uphold the hearing officers report.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Tullos, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Woodman in favor and Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Chapman opposed.  

COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

Commissioner Tullos -  None

Commissioner Woodman

Request to police chief and public works direct to look into large trucks and trailers going into Waverly Pines.

Commissioner Tommy Clark  -   None

Commissioner Jerome Clark   -   None

Commissioner Chapman

Concerns relative to Tax Assessors Executive Session meeting accommodations.

Commissioner Dowdy

1.                  Item regarding Personnel issue for discussion in Executive Session.

2.        Request for HB 489 study information.

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman that the County Administrator prepare a study showing the amount of additional money the County would receive if LOST and SPLOST were allocated by population and if services paid for jointly with the City were allocated by population.  Unanimously approved 

Chairman Robertson

1.                  Thank you note from Senator Coverdale regarding the Board=s support of SB25.


2.                  Letter from Chamber of Commerce regarding the recent improvements to Frederica Road.

3.                  Comments regarding the opening ceremony comments regarding the ACCG Annual Meeting.

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

1.                  Request to close one lane along a portion of Demere Road, from the East Beach Causeway to the intersection of Airport Road, June 12, 1999 from 8:45 to 9:30 pm for ARoad Race@ fund raiser.

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

2.                  Request from St. Simons Village Merchants to close Mallory Street from its intersection with Beachview Drive to the Pier making this area a Apedestrian mall@on July 3rd at midnight, for annual 4th of July activities. 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner Tullos authorizing the Police Chief to make the necessary arrangements to follow this procedure as outlined above for July 4th activities each year without bringing it before the full Board.  Unanimously approved  

FIRE CHIEF ITEMS

Request of the Glynn County Fire Department for standby services for private fireworks displays.

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Chapman that Glynn County (Glynn County Fire Department) not participate in request for private fireworks displays.  Unanimously approved 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

Items regarding pending/potential litigation for discussion in Executive Session.

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS

1.                  Set FY 2000 Budget Public Hearing date for June 3, 1999.

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


2.                  Consider sale of property in I-95/Old Jesup Road area to City of Brunswick for water storage tank.  This issue was addressed in General Business item #10 and requires no further action by the Board.

3.                  Reconsider Altamaha Regional Park hiking trails grant.

No action taken by the Board at this time regarding the matter.

4.                  Authorize purchase of pumps at water/sewer.  (K. Flanagan)

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos , seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark authorizing the purchase of pumps in the amount of $24,852.20.  Unanimously approved.

5.                  Authorize temporary hook-up for manufactured home on Millers Way.

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by  Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve temporary hook-up for manufactured home upon receipt of a request to re-zone.  Unanimously approved.

6.                  An item relative to real estate acquisition for discussion in Executive Session.

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos, to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items regarding personnel, land acquisition and pending/potential litigation.  Unanimously approved

Back in Regular Session

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, the Commission approve the recommendations from the County Attorney concerning pending/potential litigation.  Unanimously approved

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the April 15, 1999 Executive Session Minutes.  Unanimously approved

Meeting adjourned.

 

Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:                                                                         ______________________________

Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk