MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JULY 1, 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:         Rebecca Rowell, Acting County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Chief Carl Alexander, Police Department

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

1.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

(A)    Approve Minutes of Meeting held Thursday, June 10, 1999.

(B)     Approve Minutes of Meeting held Tuesday, June 15, 1999.

(C)    Approve Minutes of Meeting held Wednesday, June 16, 1999.

(D)     Approve Minutes of the Special Meeting held Thursday, June 24, 1999.

 

Motion to approve the above referenced meeting minutes by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos.  Unanimously approved however, Commissioner Tommy Clark abstained on item 1-C.

 

2.      PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.                Zoning

 

(1)     GC-13-99

 

Request to Rezone from R-9 One-Family Residential to Highway Commercial 6.439 acres (having an average depth of 400 feet and width of 627 feet), beginning approximately 140 feet west of Highway 341, 161 feet south of Austin Street and 100 feet north of Fader Lane; former lands of Frankie May.  Richard McKinna, property owner. (C. Taylor)


The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

In Favor

 

Richard McKinna

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced zoning application as recommended by the Planning Commission, subject to the following conditions.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-0-2 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Tullos abstaining.  Approved as resolution #R-28-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

1.         Department of Transportation approval.

2.         Site Plan approval by the Planning and Zoning Staff.

3.         Twenty (20) foot buffer and solid wood fence six (6) feet in height.           

(2)               GC-14-99

 

Request to Rezone from R-9 One-Family Residential to M-20 One Family Residential Manufactured Home 1.83 acres (1.07 acres developable area) having access on a private access easement known as Miller Way, P. E., located at the end of Fraser Street.  John Miller, applicant.  (C. Taylor)

 

The Board Heard from the following person(s)

 

In Favor

 

Mr. Elwood Forrey (sp)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced zoning application as recommended.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-29-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98. .

 

(2)               GC-15-99

 

Request to Rezone from R-9 One-Family Residential to Highway Commercial 17,645 square feet located on the east side of F-009 Spur/Spur 25 (75 feet of frontage) and beginning approximately 450 feet south of Canal

Road.  Race Trac Petroleum, Inc., applicant.  (C. Taylor)

 

 

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)


 

In Favor

 

Mr. Paul Bland

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the above referenced rezoning application subject to the following.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Chairperson Robertson abstaining.  Approved as resolution #R-30-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

1.         Shared access required for parcel 37, 35, 36 and 40.

2.         Eastside of property to be fenced.

3.         South end of property to have a fifteen (15) foot landscape buffer.

(4)     GC-16-99

 

Request to Rezone R-12 One-Family Residential to M-20 One-Family Residential Manufactured Home 43,545 square foot located on the northeast corner of Old Jesup Road and Cypress Mill Road; subject property easterly property line beginning 97.30 feet west of Colonial Way (Helveston Oaks).  Souththrust Bank of Georgia, Inc., property owner.  (C. Taylor)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

In Favor

 

Bob Kaufman

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the above rezoning application.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tullos abstaining.  Approved as resolution #R-31-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

(5)               SUP 2-97

 

Request for a two (2) year renewal for Special Use Permit 2-97 - Medical Hardship mobile home in an R-12 One-Family Residential Zoning District; subject property known as 809 Canal Street, and further described as 1.73 acres (Lots 52A & 52B Section AD@ Addition 2, Glyndale Subdivision), having frontage on and located between Canal Street and Glyndale Circle, lying east of I-95 (permit granted on August 21, 1997).  Amanda Dickerson, applicant.  (C. Taylor)

 


The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

In Favor

 

Mandy Dickerson

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the above Special Use Permit renewal.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-32-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

(6)               SUP 3-97

 

Request to amend Special Use Permit 3-97 - AHole in One Bagels@ Restaurant, to allow expansion of patron area/seating and on-site parking revisions; subject property located at 511 Ocean Boulevard.  Jamie Kendall, applicant.  (C. Taylor)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

In Favor

 

Bill Hooker

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced special use permit.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-33-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

3.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

(A)    Finance Committee

 

1.                  Recommend exercising an option year with Harrison Uniform, Jacksonville, FL, in an amount not to exceed $15,168.00 to purchase uniforms for the Sheriff=s Office.  Vote: 3-0-0

 

2.      Recommend approving the corrections to the 1998 digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser at their May 19, 1999 and June 15, 1999 meetings.      Vote: 3-0-0

 


3.                  Recommend awarding the bid to provide Natural Gas Services for all applicable County facilities to the low bidder, Peachtree Natural Gas, Brunswick, GA, at a charge of $0.3175 per therm.  Vote: 3-0-0

 

4.                  Recommend rescinding the Glynn County Board of Commissioners previous award of the RFP (Request for Proposal) for Credit Card Acceptance.  Vote: 3-0-0

 

 

5.         Recommend rejecting all bids received, change the specifications, and re-bid the IFB (Invitation to Bid) for the sale of Timber.  Vote: 3-0-0

 

6.                  Recommend approval of the Budget Resolution to revise the FY 98-99 Budget.  Vote: 3-0-0   Approved as resolution #R-34-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.            

 

(B)              Personnel Committee      

 

Approve the request from Information Technology Director Joe Pereles to change the salary range for the position of Analyst/Programmer and reclassify the position of Account Clerk II to Administrative Secretary II.  (Vote: 3-0) 

 

(C)    Grant Application Status

 

1.                Authorize acceptance of State Contract for Airport Project No. AP00-9100-21 (127), in the amount of $147,689.00 and authorize Chairman to execute the State Contract for a crack sealing and marking airfield project at McKinnon Airport.  (S. Brian)

 

2.      Authorize executing the contract agreement and resolution with Georgia DOT for the Coastal Georgia Historical Society=s signage and exhibit project.  (D. Newbern)

 

(D)    General

 

1.                  Approve Final Plat for Thompson Cove - Located on the East side of Demere Road just south of the intersection with East Beach Causeway on St. Simons Island.  (C. Taylor)

 

2.                  Approve Final Plat for Kings Point Subdivision - Located on the southwest side of Kings Way just northwest of the intersection with Retreat Avenue on St. Simons Island.  (C. Taylor)

 

2.                  Approve Final Plat for Oak Grove Island Subdivision, Phase III-A Located on 341 North on Oak Grove Island Drive, Brunswick, GA.  (C. Taylor)


 

4.        Authorize transfer of Water & Sewer Engineering Division to Public Works  Department effective 7/1/99.  (R. Rowell) 

 

5.        Authorize transfer of Public Works Training Manager to the Water & Sewer Department to assist with Code Enforcement effective 7/1/99.  (R. Rowell)

 

6.                  Approve request from the City of Brunswick to use the State Court courtroom to conduct Recorder Court during the renovation of their facilities at Old City Hall.  (H. Woodman)

 

7.        Authorize execution of the FY 2000 PL Contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Brunswick Area Transportation Study.  (C. Olness)

 

8.                  Authorize Commission attendance to the ACCG 1999 Fall Policy Conference, September 28 - 30, 1999, Atlanta, GA.  (G. Robertson)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the Consent agenda with the exception of items 3-D (3), (4),(5), (6) and (7).  Items 3-C (1) and 3-C (2) are approved subject to approval by the County Attorney as to form.  Unanimously approved.

 

ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

3.        Approve Final Plat for Oak Grove Island Subdivision, Phase III-A Located on 341 North on Oak Grove Island Drive, Brunswick, GA.  (C. Taylor)

 

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

 

4.        Authorize transfer of Water & Sewer Engineering Division to Public Works  Department effective 7/1/99.  (R. Rowell) 

 

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

 

5.        Authorize transfer of Public Works Training Manager to the Water & Sewer Department to assist with Code Enforcement effective 7/1/99.  (R. Rowell)

 

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


6.                  Approve request from the City of Brunswick to use the State Court courtroom to conduct Recorder Court during the renovation of their facilities at Old City Hall.  (H. Woodman)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to allow the City Recorders court to use the Jury Assembly Room for their Court until such time as their renovations are completed.  This is to be scheduled with the help of the Sheriff and Superior Court.  Unanimously approved.

 

7.        Authorize execution of the FY 2000 PL Contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Brunswick Area Transportation Study.  (C. Olness)

 

After brief discussion motion to approve by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-39-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98. .

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

4.                  Consider request from Clerk of Superior Court to award a stipend of $150.00 each to the foreman and secretary of the Grand Jury for their extra work in preparing Grand Jury Presentments.  (L. Ellison)

 

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

 

After further discussion,  a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Chapman, to table this item.  Motion carries with a vote of 4-3 with Chairman Robertson, Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Chapman, and Commissioner Woodman in favor of tabling this item and Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Tommy Clark and Commissioner Tullos opposed. 

 

5.        Consider recommendation from the BATS Policy Committee request the Georgia Department of Transportation perform a traffic safety study of the following intersections;  (K. Flanagan)

 

 

$                   Demere Road/Airport Road at both ends of Airport Road on St. Simons Island.

$                   Demere Road/Frederica Road on St. Simons Island.

 

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


 


6.                  Consider request from Hathaway Development Company relative to the financing of capital tapping fees for Walden Shores Apartments.  Deferred from the Board=s 06/17/99 meeting (D. Dowdy)   Capital tapping fees have been paid by developer, therefore this items does not require Board action at this time.

 

7.                Request for water & sewer improvements at Exit-6 relative to the installation of a sewer lift station at the Satilla Marsh Elementary School area.   (J. Clark)  This item was deferred from the Board=s June 3, 1999 meeting.

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Mr. Ronnie Perry

Mr. Ken Tollison

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the installation of a permanent lift station with a reimbursement agreement between the developer and Glynn County.  Motion fails for lack of receiving a majority vote with a vote of 2-4-1 with Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Woodman in favor, Chairperson Robertson, Commissioner Tullos, Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Tommy Clark opposed and Commissioner Jerome Clark abstaining.

 

7.                Discuss funding for roof repair at the EMA Building.  (E. Abel)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve moving forward with the roof repair with the following sources and are to remain at their current location.  Unanimously approved.

 

C          $5,000.00 from Hercules

C          $700.00 from LEPC

C          $1,500.00 from other sources

 

9.      Consider options relative to publication of County Administrator position candidates.  (R. Rowell)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to keep the identity of the candidates confidential with the names

 of the finalist, (last 3) published.  4-2-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

10.    Consider appointment of an individual to prepare summary of commission meeting.  (G. Moore)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to appoint the County Clerk as the individual to prepare the summary of the commission meetings to be made available by the Monday immediately following a meeting.  Unanimously approved.

 


11.           Consider reducing the speed limit on Parland Road, Blythe Island from 35 mph to 25 mph and erect a ASlow Children Playing@ sign in the area.  (D. Dowdy)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve reducing the speed limit on Parland Road.  Unanimously approved.

 

POINT OF PRIVILEGE

 

Commissioner Dowdy recognizes Commissioner Tommy Clark.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to hear the item to be introduced by Commissioner Tommy Clark as an AItem necessary to be discussed during this meeting@.  Motion fail for lack of receiving a majority vote.  Vote 3-0-3 with Commissioner Chapman, Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Tommy Clark in favor,  and Commissioner Tullos Chairman Robertson, and Commissioner Jerome Clark abstaining.  Commissioner Woodman did not participate in the vote related to this issue.

 

12.           Report regarding E-911 calls by way of Cellular phones.  (G. Moore)  This item was deferred from the Board=s June 17, 1999 meeting.     

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to follow the County Attorney=s recommendations of not adopting an ordinance, however the County through either the Administrator=s office the Police Chief=s office, send a letter to Power Tel instructing them to get a T-1 Line into a dedicated truck line that would send the cellular call into the County=s emergency 911 dispatch center. Unanimously approved.

 

 

COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

Consider letter of support nominating the Risley High School and Colored Memorial School to the National Register of Historic Places.  (J. Clark)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos authorizing the execution of a letter of support nominating the Risley High School and Colored Memorial to the National Register of Historic Places.  Unanimously approved.

 

Update regarding State Park grant for Massengale Park. (G. Robertson)

 

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

 


CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS

 

Response to Request for Proposals for technical review of the Water & Sewer RFP=s.  (R. Guarracino)*

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to deny the proposal.

 

After further discussion a a motion was made by was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to defer action on the above motion until the Board meets on July 14, 1999 at which time Mr. Uli Keller can make a presentation to the Board.  Unanimously approved.       

 

 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:

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Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk