MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 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 the June 17, 1999 Regular Meeting 

(B)           Approve Minutes of the June 28, 1999 Budget Hearing

(C)            Approve Minutes of the June 30, 1999 Budget Hearing

(D)           Approve Minutes of the July 1, 1999 Regular Meeting

(E)               Approve Minutes of the July 6, 1999 Joint Meeting

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the above referenced minutes with the following corrections.  Unanimously approved.

 

Corrections:

 

(A)              Minutes of the June 17, 1999 Regular Meeting - Currently reads:  

 

ABack in Regular Session

 

1.                   A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to give the Police Chief a two percent (2%) raise for the upcoming fiscal year, and review his merit performance again next year.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Tommy Clark absent.@

 

 


Should read:

 

ABack in Regular Session

 

1.                   A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to give the Police Chief a two percent (2%) raise for the upcoming fiscal year, and review his merit performance again next year.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Tommy Clark absent.@

 

(A)              Approve Minutes of the July 1, 1999 Regular Meeting - Currently reads:

 

AGENERAL BUSINESS

 

(8)     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.  Unanimously approved.

 

C          $5,000.00 from Hercules

C          $700.00 from LEPC

C          $1,500.00 from other sources@

 

Should read:

 

AGENERAL BUSINESS

 

(1)            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@

 

 

 


 

(A)              Approve Minutes of the July 1, 1999 Regular Meeting Currently reads:

 

ACOMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

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

 

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

 

Should read:

 

ACOMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

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

 

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

 

2.       EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Jo Ann Simpson, Jury Manager, Clerk of Superior Court Office.

 

3.       APPOINTMENTS

 

(A)    Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA) - 1 Position - 3 year term.  (Must submit three (3) names for consideration)

 

(2)            Ray Acosta (Currently Serving)

(3)            J. W. Royal

(A)            Darren Harper

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to submit the three (3) names indicated above to Coastal Area District Development Authority as Glynn County=s nominee.  Unanimously approved.

 

4.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.      Grant Application Status

 

Authorize applying for $34,193.00 from the Governor=s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to help finance the third year of the Domestic Violence Liaison position in Magistrate Court.  (D. Newbern)

 


 

B.      General

 

Approve purchase of pipe for Deer Circle drainage project in the amount of $17,329.20.  (J. Bruner)

 

The above Consent Agenda items were pulled for discussion.

 

ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

4.       CONSENT AGENDA

 

A.      Grant Application Status

 

Authorize applying for $34,193.00 from the Governor=s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to help finance the third year of the Domestic Violence Liaison position in Magistrate Court.  (D. Newbern)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos authorizing the application of the above referenced grant application in the amount of $34,193.00 with the $6,500.00 cash match by Glynn County.  Unanimously approved.

 

B.      General

 

Approve purchase of pipe for Deer Circle drainage project in the amount of $17,329.20.  (J. Bruner)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the purchase of pipe for the above referenced drainage project in the amount of $17,329.20.  Unanimously approved.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

5.        Authorize the issuance of a revocable permit to Sonia Hipkins, 123 Shadowood Bend, St.

Simons Island, GA to erect a fence on County easement.  (F. Tullos) Deferred from the Board June 17, 1999 meeting.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to rescind the Board=s previous action relative to 123 Shadowood Bend.  Unanimously approved.

 


After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to authorize the issuance of a revocable permit to Sonia Hipkins at 123 Shadowood Bend to erect a fence on County easement.  Unanimously approved.

 

1.                   Consider acceptance of a quit claim deed between Floyd Faircloth, Agrantor@ and Glynn County Board of Commissioners Agrantee@ for Godley Road within Glynn County, Georgia.  (C. Taylor)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to accept the quit claim deed for Godley Road.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Woodman abstaining.

 

2.                   Consider waiving charges to the City of Savannah relative to their use of the County=s large VAC truck during recent flood clean up efforts.  (R. Rowell)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve waiving the above referenced charges to the City of Savannah.  Unanimously approved.

 

3.                   Consider implementing a  25 mph speed limit on Postal Way, and erect a ASlow Children Playing@ sign in the area.  (T. Clark)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve implementation of a 25 mph speed limit and erect a ASlow Children Playing@ sign in the area.  Unanimously approved. 

 

1.                   Mr. Joe Williams, Chief Tax Appraiser, to discuss Tax Commissioner ( T C ) letters.  (J. Chapman)  

 

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

 

2.                   Consider request from Information Technology Director to add $27,200.00 to the County=s PBX System in FY 99/00 .  (J. Pereles)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the request from Information Technology to add $27,200 to PBX system with funding made part of the FY 99/00 budget process.  Unanimously approved.       

 

3.                   Receive report regarding water rate study.  (K. Flanagan)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 


Mr. Ben Williams of Jordan, Jones and Goulding

 

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

 

4.                 Presentation regarding Glynn County Water & Sewer operations.  (U. Keller)

 

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

 

5.                 Authorize the hiring of an engineer to conduct a technical study and provide a report on the Water & Sewer Department.  (G. Robertson)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to award the bid for the technical study on the Water & Sewer Department to Hartman & Associates Inc., (HAI), Jacksonville, FL in the amount of $6,727.00 with funding to come from the St Simons Island Water & Sewer Fund with the report to be made at the second meeting in August.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-1 with Commissioner Woodman opposed.  Commissioner Jerome Clark was absent.

 

6.                   Discussion regarding drug problem in the Townsend Street, Arco area.  (J. Chapman)

 

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

 

7.                   Discussion regarding the inclusion of the Board of Commissioners meeting agenda on the County=s web page.  (J. Chapman/J. Pereles)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to put the Glynn County Board of Commissioners meeting Agenda and Minutes on the County=s web site.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.

 

COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS

 

1.       Consider At-Large Post II appointment to the Selden Park Advisory Board to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Gerald Atkinson.  (D. Dowdy)

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to appoint James Howard to Selden Park Advisory Board to fill the unexpired term of Gerald Atkinson.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.

 

2.        Proclamations honoring Ben Slade, Walter McNeely and Bill Hannon for their outstanding services to Glynn County by serving on the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority Board of Directors for past years.  (G. Robertson)

 


After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced proclamations.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

 

Report regarding the status of the Glynn County Police Departments Bike Patrol.

 

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

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

 

Two (2) items of pending/potential litigation for discussion in Executive Session.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items of pending/potential litigation.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark absent.

 

Back in Regular Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Chapman to accept the recommendations made by the County Attorney.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-0 with Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tullos absent.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy seconded by Commissioner Chapman to approve the Executive Session Minutes for June 17, 1999.  Motion carries with a vote of 4-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining and Commissioner Jerome Clark and Commissioner Tullos absent.

 

Meeting Adjourned.

 

Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:

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Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk