MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 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

 

(A)    Rate Study for Water & Sewer Service in Glynn County

 

Mr.  Ben Williams of Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc., made a presentation regarding the rate study,

 

The Board heard comments from the following person(s):

 

Mr. S. C. Anderson

 

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

 

(B)    FY 99-00 Operating Budget for the Glynn County Board of Commissioners

                                            

There being no comments from the public regarding this hearing.  Informational purposes only.  No Board action required nor taken at this time.

 

 

 


MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 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 Meeting held Thursday, May 20, 1999.

 

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

 

2.      PUBLIC HEARING

 

1.                Zoning

 

(1)     GC-12-99

 

Request to Rezone R-9 One-Family Residential to M-20 One-Family Residential Manufactured Home, two parcels of land having a total square footage of 57,119 square feet, located on the north side of Glyndale Drive,

 


having access via a private access easement known as Thistle Lane P.E., as follows: (C. Taylor)

 

C                                                                     Tract - 1           21,773 square foot lot known as Parcel AC@ on the J. P. Strickland Minor Plat; subject lot lying immediately west of the Souther Railroad, having south property line beginning point approximately 120 feet north of Glyndale Drive.

 

C                                                                     Tract - 2           35,346 square foot lot known as Parcel AD@ on the J. P. Strickland Minor Plat, located north and west of Parcel C (referenced above).

 

The Board heard from the following person(s):

 

Mr. J. P. Strickland

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to defer the above referenced re-zoning application.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to rescind the above motion

 

Additionally, the Board heard from the following persons, in favor of the above re-zoning:

 

Ms. Margaret Carter.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to defer until completion of proper re-advertising is completed.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the above re-zoning application subject to the removal of the existing mobile home.  Unanimously approved.  approved as resolution #R-20-99 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

 

 

 


(2)     SUP-3-99

 

Consider amending Special Use Permit for ARafters@, 315 2 Mallory Street, St. Simons Island relative to the following: Jeffrey Irwin, business owner.  (C. Taylor)

 

*          Consider change in Hours of Operation

*          Consider a 760 square foot expansion.

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

In favor                                                     Opposed

 

     Mr. Jeff Erwin                                             Ms. Joan Hetzler

     Ms. Mary Garrison                          Mr. Edward Revell

     Mr. Michael Schaffer

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to deny the special use permit application regarding the change in hours of operation and the 760 square foot expansion.  Motion carries unanimously.

 

POINT OF PRIVILEGE

 

Proclamation Honoring Michael Payne Glynn County Star Student.  (J. Clark)  

 

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

 

B.       Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

 

Consider owner change of 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License to Don Matthews for the Country Place, 5446 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, GA..  LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES.  NO SUNDAY SALES.  (Occupational Tax)

 

There being no citizen comment in favor or opposed a motion was made by  Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced alcoholic beverage license.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

 

 


3.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

(A)    Finance Committee

 

1.                  Approve the corrections to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser at their April 28, 1999 meeting.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

 

2.                   Authorize awarding the bid for Historical Casino Improvements to the lowest responsive bidder, Owen & Prigden, Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $322,000.00.  (Vote 3-0-0)

 

3.                   Authorize awarding the bid for the construction of Fire Station #7 to the lowest bidder, Wood & Company, Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $556,037.00, with the overage amount of $214,337.00 to be funded from the Fire Fund.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

4.                   Authorize awarding the bid for the Gisco Sewer Rehabilitation to the lowest bidder, Southeast Pipe Survey, Patterson, GA, in the amount of $82,200.00.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

5.                  Authorize staff to combine the SPLOST #3 funds for the Gisco Sewer and Youngwood Sewer Rehabilitation and fund any overage on the two projects from the St. Simons Capital Projects Funds.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

6.                  Authorize awarding the bid for well monitoring services for the Cate Road Landfill to the lowest bidder, Advanced Environmental Management, Inc., Norcross GA, in the amount of $12,370.00, with funding from the Solid Waste Disposal Fund.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

7.                  Authorize exercising the 1st option year for Car Wash Services with Kwick Kleen Car Wash, Inc., Brunswick, GA.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

8.                  Deny a request from a developer to fund the total cost of a sewer lift station at the Satilla Marsh Elementary School area and recommend proposing that the developer construct the lift station and be refunded 100% of construction costs as capital tap fees are collected by the County.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

9.                  Authorize replacement of Water Service Saddles in Ridgewood Subdivision with funding from the Water & Sewer Revenue Fund Capital Budget.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 


10.              Authorize a contract for professional services with Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc., for the design and engineering of the replacement of Lift Station #1 in an amount not to exceed $56,850.00.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

11.              Authorize rejecting all bids for the St. Simons Island Pier re-roofing project.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

12.              Authorize Change Order #4 and Change Order #5 for the Airport and Demere Road Water and Sewer Main Project, increase the St. Simons Island Capital Improve Fund Budget by $23,000.00 and recommend authorizing the County Attorney to pursue collection of liquidated damages for construction delays.  (Vote:  3-0-0)            

 

(B)    Grant Application Status

 

1.                Authorize acceptance of a $5,000.00 grant from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service=s APartners for Fish and Wildlife@ program to help with construction of the Altamaha Park Fishing Pier.  No cash match required.  (D. Newbern)

 

2.                Acceptance of $10,000.00 grant for Highland Park Community building.  (D. Newbern)

 

(C)    Releasing/Setting of Financial Securities

 

Authorize release of Performance Bond for Oak Grove Island Road Construction Phase IV and V. in the amount of $3,500.00.  Oak Grove Island Limited, L. P., Mr. Bud Myrick, Developer.  (C. Taylor)

 

(D)    General

 

1.                Recognition of sublease agreement between Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club, Inc.  (S. Brian)

 

2.                Concur with downgrade of position from a Non-Certified Firefighter/Paramedic position to a Non-Certified Firefighter/EMT position.  (C. Johnson)

 

3.                Authorize the issuance of a revocable Right-of-Way Permit to Pier Pointe Condominiums - 100 Floyd Street, St. Simons Island, to place landscape as well as decorative fencing for the containment of refuse containers on county right-of-way.  (E. Carter)

 


A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of items 3-A (8), 3-A (12) and 3-D (3) which were pulled for discussion.  Unanimously approved.

 

ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

3.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

(A)    Finance Committee

 

8.      Deny a request from a developer to fund the total cost of a sewer lift station at the Satilla Marsh Elementary School area and recommend proposing that the developer construct the lift station and be refunded 100% of construction costs as capital tap fees are collected by the County.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

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

 

12.    Authorize Change Order #4 and Change Order #5 for the Airport and Demere Road Water and Sewer Main Project, increase the St. Simons Island Capital Improve Fund Budget by $23,000.00 and recommend authorizing the County Attorney to pursue collection of liquidated damages for construction delays.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to offer the amount of $26,414 to settle all claims for the entire contract and any additional work including both change orders number 4 & 5.  Unanimously approved. 

 

(D)    General

 

3.      Authorize the issuance of a revocable Right-of-Way Permit to Pier Pointe Condominiums - 100 Floyd Street, St. Simons Island, to place landscape as well as decorative fencing for the containment of refuse containers on county right-of-way.  (E. Carter)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to deny authorization of the above revocable permit request.   Motion unanimously.

 

4.      ITEMS DEFERRED FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE


 

(A)    Consider awarding the bid for the design and build of the Casino pool to the lowest bidder, Aquamarine Pools, Clearwater, FL, in the amount of $358,037.00.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Chairperson Robertson, for discussion, to approve awarding the bid for the design and build of the Casino pool to the lowest bidder, Aquamarine Pools, Clearwater, FL, in the amount of $358,037.00 with work to begin asap.  Motion fails with a vote of 2-4-1 with Commissioner Dowdy and Chairperson Robertson in favor, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Woodman opposed and Commissioner Tullos abstaining.  

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by  Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to award the bid for the design and build of the Casino pool to the lowest bidder, Aquamarine Pools, Clearwater, FL, in the amount of $358,037.00 with the excess to be funded from County interest earned from SPLOST III monies, subject to review by the County Attorney.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark opposed.

 

(B)    Consider request from the Building Official to purchase a computer station for $1,400.00 from Budget Bonus monies previously appropriated for the purpose of a phone system and authorize the County Attorney to purchase a replacement computer with previously appropriated Budget Bonus monies.  (Vote: 2-0-1)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Chairperson Robertson to approve the above request subject to the submission of specifications by the Information Technology department.

 

After further discussion Commissioner Dowdy withdraws his motion with Chairperson Robertson withdrawing her second.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark,

seconded by Chairperson Robertson to authorize the County Attorney to

purchase a replacement computer with previously appropriated Budget

Bonus monies.  Motion carries with a vote of 4-3 with Chairperson Robertson,

Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark and

Commissioner Tullos in favor and Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner

Dowdy and Commissioner Woodman opposed.                  

 

 

 


(C)    Consider change order request from HSMM, Inc., relative to the 800 MHz system, Law Enforcement Complex and Cate Road Fire Station architectural and engineering service, with options to be provided by the County Administrator, the County Attorney, and the 800 MHz Information Technology Committee.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to defer the above change order request. 

After further discussion Commissioner Tommy Clark withdraws his motion with Commissioner Woodman withdrawing her second.

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to defer this request.  Unanimously approved.

 

(D)    Consider prioritized request for furniture and equipment with essential items identified for the Community Development Department.  (Vote:  3-0-0)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Chairperson Robertson to equip the Community Development department with new furniture at a cost of $23,900.00.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Commissioner Dowdy, Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Tullos, Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tommy Clark in favor and Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Woodman opposed.

                  

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

5.        Authorize combining two (2) temporary position for one (1) entry level full-time position for Blythe Island Regional Park.  (W. Davis)

 

After brief discussion Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Commissioner Chapman opposed.

 

6.        Determine process for private probation service contract.  (L. Gilmour)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to send this back to the probation service contract review committee appointed by the Inter-Agency Criminal Justice task force, for review before coming back to the Board of Commissioners for determination.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tullos abstaining.

 

7.                  Consider approval of joint Public Safety Communication Agreement.

 


Motion to approve by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy with the inclusion of the execution of a joint resolution relative to the agreement and the designating of term dates to contort with dates of the City of Brunswick as recommended by the County Attorney.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-21-99 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.

 

8.                  Status report regarding the installation of traffic lights at the following intersections.  (J. Bruner)

 

C                     Cate Road/Crispen Blvd/Old Jesup Highway

C                     Old Jesup Highway/Scranton Road

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy to begin condemnation proceedings regarding easements necessary for intersection signalization at Old Jesup Highway/Scranton Road.  The motion fails for lack of second.

 

This item was provided for informational purposes only.  No Board action was taken nor required at this time.  This is to be placed on the Board=s June 17, 1999 meeting.

 

COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

Commissioner Jerome Clark - None

 

Commissioner Chapman - None

 

Commissioner Dowdy - None

 

Commissioner Tullos - None

 

Commissioner Woodman - None

 

Commissioner Tommy Clark - None

 

Chairperson Robertson

 

Request from East Beach Association to place benches beside bike trial along Ocean Road. 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced request.  Unanimously approved.

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

 


Concerns regarding E-911 calls by way of Cellular phones.  This item is to be addressed at the Board=s June 17, 1999 meeting.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

 

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

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS

 

1.                  Lifeguard staffing update.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to place 4 lifeguards at Coast Guard Station and place signs at Massengale Park ANo Lifeguard on Duty, Swim at your own risk@ until more staff is hired and shut down lifeguard services and both Coast Guard Station and Massengale on Monday and Tuesday.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-1 with Chairperson Robertson opposed.

 

2.                  Award sole source bid of $28,320.00 to Peck Traffic per budget.

 

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

 

3.                Resignation of County Administrator, Lee Gilmour.

 

Motion to accept the resignation Mr. Lee Gilmour, with the agreement by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-2 with Commissioner Woodman, Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Chapman and Chairperson Robertson in favor and Commissioner Tommy Clark and Commissioner Tullos abstaining.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items regarding pending/potential litigation.  Unanimously approved

 

Meeting adjourned.

Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:                                                                         ______________________________

Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk