MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 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

 

Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting held Thursday, November 18, 1999.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve, subject to any necessary corrections.  Unanimously approved.

 

2.                  PROCLAMATION

 

A Proclamation honoring Ms. Charlie Atkinson upon her retirement from the Department of Family and Children Services.  (G. Robertson)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above referenced proclamation.  Unanimously approved.

 

3.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITION

 

(A)    Recognition of Debra Thomas and Tommy Dixon for their years of service as members of the Glynn County Pension Administration Committee.  (R. Rowell)

 

No Board action required nor taken.


 

 

(B)     Thanks and appreciation by Mr. Kenny Beach to the following persons:  (G. Robertson)

 

Glynn County Fire Department      United States Coast Guard

 

Firefighter Craig Reinshaw                                    Petty Officer Bob Dracos

Firefighter/EMT James Williams                            FN Fernando Lopez

Firefighter/Paramedic Rene Dove

Firefighter/EMT Ernest G. Holmes

 

                                                                Georgia DNR

 

                                                                    Sgt. Rod Ellis

No Board action required nor taken.

 

4.      PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

(1)               Zoning

 

1.        GC-22-99

 

Request to Rezone from Planned Development - General to R-12 One-Family Residential, 158.64 acres, being a portion of West Point Plantation; subject property fronting approximately 2,000 feet on the east side of West Point Drive and 668.74 feet on the east side of Flanders Landing; subject property located north of Oglethorpe Landing and Sea Island Company property and west and south of Sea Island Company property.  Mr. Robert M. Torras, Sr., property owners.  (C. Taylor)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Caroll Palamatary, representing Mr. Torras

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above rezoning application subject to the following conditions.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-62-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

Special Conditions:    Provision of a fifty foot (50=) landscaped buffer along West Point Drive

 

Limit the number of curb cuts on West Point Drive to two (2).


 

1.                  GC-26-99

 

Request to Rezone 2.469 acres to General Residential, subject property=s southerly beginning point being the northwest corner of Ledbetter Avenue and Frederica Road; subject property described as :

 

Area 1  -  From R-6 One-Family Residential to General Residential, Lots 1-9 of Central Park Subdivision consisting of 47,334 square feet having 100.11 feet of frontage on the west side of Frederica Road and 477.70 feet of frontage on Ledbetter Avenue;

 

Area 2  - From Planned Commercial to General Residential, 31958 square feet (former site of the Whitfield School) having 130.31 feet of frontage on the west side of Frederica Road, and lying immediately north of Area 1; and

 

Area 3  - From Planned Development (34-80) to General Residential, 28,275 square feet, subject property lying immediately west of Area 2 and north of Area 1.  Coastal Health Management Associates, Inc., & Stroud Family Limited Partnership, property owners.  (C. Taylor)  

Per Chairperson Robertson this item was deferred to the Board=s January 6, 2000 meeting.  No action required nor taken at this time.

 

2.                  GC-27-99

 

Request to Rezone from General Residential to Planned Development - 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).  McGarvey Properties, Inc., property owners.  (C. Taylor)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

David Newton, Architect for the project.

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above rezoning request.  Unanimously approved as resolution #R-63-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 

 

 


 

3.                  GC-32-99

 

Request to Rezone from Forest Agricultural to Highway Commercial, 1.25 acre tract located on the northwest corner of Highway 99 and Chris Road; subject property having 156.5 feet of frontage on Highway 99 and 200 feet of frontage on Chris Road.  Bobby Lee Cargile, II, property owner.  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no citizen response in favor or opposed a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above rezoning request.

 

After further discussion Commissioner Tommy Clark amends his motion with Commissioner Woodman amending her second to include the following conditions. 

 

Special Conditions:          Curb cuts/access from Highway 99 and not Chris Road, subject to GA/DOT approval.

 

A 10 foot privacy fence buffering all residential area on the north side and west side from the commercial development.

 

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

 

After further discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark seconded by Commissioner Woodman to defer this item to the Board=s December 16, 1999 meeting.  Unanimously approved.

 

4.                  GC-33-99

 

Request to Rezone from R-9 One-Family Residential to Local Commercial, 21.344 square feet located on the southeast corner of Community Road (frontage 157.85) and Old Jesup Road (frontage 89.62 feet) John D. and Sandra J. Whittingslow, property owners.  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no citizen response in favor or opposed and after brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman,, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above rezoning request.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Dowdy abstaining.  Approved as resolution #R-64-99 with the original filed per #R-06-98.

 


5.                  GC-2-99 G

 

Consider amending the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance.  Subject amendment involves the process for variances for signs within the St. Simons Village Preservation District and for other purposes - Section 302. Definitions, Variance; Section 709. St. Simons Village Preservation District, Subsections 709.10 Signs and 709.12 Variances; Article X Appeals, How Taken, Section 1005. Powers and Duties, Subsection 1005.3;  (C. Taylor)

 

There being no citizen response in favor or opposed and after brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above zoning ordinance amendment with the following recommendation made by the Planning Commission.  Unanimously approved as Ordinance Amendment #0-1999-16 with the original filed per #R-06-98. 

 

Section 709.12            Variances

 

1.                  Change the wording in this section to read as follows:

 

AHowever, any variance request from the regulations set forth in Article VIII-Signs of this Ordinance shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission with their recommendation being forwarded to the Glynn County Board of Commissioners for final consideration and decision.@

 

(2)               Alcoholic Beverages Licenses

 

1.                  Consider issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Pilot Travel Center #379, Brunswick, GA 31520.  LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES.  NO SUNDAY SALES.  (Occupational Tax)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Chuck King, General Manager of Pilot Travel Center

 

 

 


There being no citizen response in favor or opposed and after brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve the above alcoholic beverage license renewal application.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-1-1 with Commissioner Dowdy opposed and Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining. 

 

2.                  Consider issuance of a 2000 Alcoholic Beverage License to Harris Teeter, 600 Sea Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA.  LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE PACKAGE SALES NOT FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES.  NO SUNDAY SALES.  (Occupational Tax)

 

There being no citizen response in favor or opposed and after brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Woodman to approve the above alcoholic beverage license renewal application.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

3.                  Consider renewal of 2000 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses. (Occupational Tax)  See attached listing located in Agenda Briefing Book.

 

There being no citizen response in favor or opposed and after brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the renewal of the listed applicants for alcoholic beverage license renewal.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

 

4.                  Consider revocation 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License for the packaged sale of Beer & Wine issued to I-95 Exxon, 5055 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, GA.  Revocation due to violation of section 2-3-11 of the Glynn County Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance.  (Occupational Tax)

 

There being no citizen response in favor or opposed and after brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to revoke the above alcoholic license.  Unanimously approved.

 

5.      Consider revocation 1999 Alcoholic Beverage License for the packaged sale of Beer & Wine issued to Fast Fuel #23, 2002 Commercial Drive, Brunswick, GA.  Revocation due to violation of section 2-3-11 of the Glynn County Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance.  (Occupational Tax)

 


After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to deny revocation of the above alcoholic  license.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Commissioner Tommy Clark and Commissioner Dowdy opposed.

 

6.                 Consider renewal of 2000 Alcoholic Beverage Licenses to Rafters, 315 2 Mallory Street, St. Simons Island.  LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE ON PREMISES.  NO SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Occupational Tax) This item was deferred from the Board=s November 18, 1999 meeting.

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Cindy Olness, Planning Official, Community Development

Tom Wallace, Code Enforcement office, Occupational Tax office

 

In Favor

 

Garyson Lane, representing Jeff Irwin

 

After brief discussion a motion was made by Commissioner Chapman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to defer this item to the Board=s December 16, 1999 meeting with the provision that a full restaurant be operational in that period.  Unanimously approved.

 

5.      APPOINTMENTS

 

Glynn County Tree Advisory Board - 3 positions remaining- 4 year term

 

(1)            David P. Grumme

(2)               Sara Lanier

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to appoint Sara Lanier to the District #3 appointment on the Tree Board.  Unanimously approved.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to appoint William Green to fill the District #5 position on the Tree Board.  Unanimously approved.

 

 

6.                CONSENT AGENDA


 

(1)               Finance Committee

 

1.                  Approve corrections to the 1997, 1998, and 1999 digests as recommended by the Board of Assessors and/or Chief Appraiser at their October 20, 1999, and November 3, 1999 meetings.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

2.                  Approve exercising the 2nd option period for Detention Center Food Services Contract with ABL Management, Inc. at an estimated annual cost of $370,986.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

3.           Approve an amendment of the Drug Court lease agreement with SunTrust Bank which would increase the monthly rent by $637.00 to $1,809.00, retroactive to August 15, 1999, with funding from the General Fund fund balance.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

4.                  Authorize awarding the bid for Auction Services to the sole bidder, Rowell Realty & Auction Company, Moultrie, GA, with a 10% buyers premium, establishing the auction date for Saturday, January 29, 2000, authorizing overtime for Public Works Department in an amount not to exceed $1,600.00 which is currently budgeted in the Finance Department's budget.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

5.                  Approve an expenditure of $6,000.00 from the Blythe Island Regional Park Timber Revenue Account for concrete pad upgrades at BIRP.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

6.                  Approve an expenditure not to exceed $1,000.00 for the removal of dead and damaged trees at Selden Park with funding from the Public Works budget.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

7.                  Approve moving and storage expenditures of $42,024.00 for FY1999 and FY2000 with funding from the General Fund fund balance.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

(2)             CONSENT AGENDA - GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Authorize sunset of the following Advisory Boards;  (G. Robertson)

 

$                   Zoning Ordinance Review Committee 

$                   St. Simons Ordinance Review Committee

$                   Water & Sewer Citizens Advisory Committee

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced items on the Consent Agenda.  Unanimously approved.


 

7.                ITEMS DEFERRED FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Recommend approving an expenditure not to exceed $3,000.00 for repair to the Selden Park Headmasters House with funding from the General Fund fund balance.  (Vote: 3-0-0)

 

The Board heard from the following person(s)

 

Marie Brogsdale, Vice Chairman, Selden Park Advisory Board

 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the above referenced expenditure, not to exceed $3,000.00 for roof repairs to the Selden Park Headmasters House.  Unanimously approved.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

8.                  RELEASING/SETTING OF FINANCIAL SECURITIES

 

Letter of Credit - Orange Hall Subdivision, St. Simons Island, GA.  LOC #2206 in the amount of $10,000.00  (C. Taylor)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to release the above referenced Letter of Credit as recommended by Community Development Director.  Unanimously approved.

 

9.                  Consider Commissioner attendance to the 2000 ACCG Legislative Conference to be held February 15 - 16, 2000 in Atlanta, GA.  (G. Robertson)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Chairperson Robertson authorizing the attendance of any Commissioner who wishes to attend the 2000 ACCG Legislative Conference.  Motion carries with a vote of 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tullos abstaining.

 

 

 

10.              Consider approval of Final Plat revision for Skylane Court.  Property located at Malcolm McKinnon Airport, St. Simons Island.  Glynn County Airport Commission, applicant.  (C. Olness)


 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to approve the above referenced Final Plat.  Unanimously approved.

 

9.                  Consider approval of Final Plat for Airport Industrial Drive.  Formerly known as Connole Street Extension.  Right-of-way located between Glynco Parkway and Indigo Drive.  Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, applicant.  (C. Olness)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve the above referenced Final Plat.  Unanimously approved.

 

10.              Consider request from Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful  County Staff and equipment to assist with the chipping up trees at the Winn Dixie on St. Simons Island as part of KBGIB=s Christmas Tree Recycling Program.  (R. Rowell)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above request.  Unanimously approved.

 

11.             Consider request from Joe Williams, Chief Appraiser to appoint Real Property Supervisor and Real Property Mobile Home Appraiser positions as authorized agents under O. C. G. A. 15-11-9 (11) to issue citations to owners failing to properly display mobile home decals.  (J. Williams) (This item was deferred from the Board=s November 18, 1999 meeting.)

 

At the request of Commissioner Chapman this item is deferred to the Board=s December 16, 1999 meeting and requires no Board action at this time.

 

12.              Discussion regarding the Tax Assessors Office ability to perform its duties under the ATax Payers Bill of Rights@ legislation and other functions directly associated with Tax Assessor office.  (J. Chapman)  (This item was deferred from the Board=s November 18, 1999 meeting.)

 

At the request of Commissioner Chapman this item is deferred to the Board=s December 16, 1999 meeting and requires no Board action at this time.

 

13.              Consider Change Order for Youngwood/Santa Maria Sewer Project.  (F. Tullos)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the above referenced change order not to exceed $20,000.00.  Motion carries with a vote of 5-2 with Commissioner Chapman and Commissioner Woodman opposed.

 

 

 


14.           Consider request from MedTran EMS to be part of the 911 EMS service.  (D. Dowdy)  (This item was deferred from the Board=s November 18, 1999 meeting.)

 

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

 

15.              Report and discussion regarding Oak Grove Island Causeway.  (T. Clark)

 

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

 

COMMISSIONER REPORT ON MEETINGS & LETTERS -  None

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS  - None

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

 

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

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS  - None

 

POINT OF PRIVILEGE

 

Special recognition by the Board of Commissioners of Thanks and Appreciation to Ms. Rebecca Rowell for her hard work and dedication as Acting Administrator, June 8, 1999 thru December 6, 1999.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss two (2) items relative to Pending/Potential Litigation.  Unanimously approved.

 

Back in Regular Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Woodman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to accept the two (2) recommendations made by the County Attorney.  Unanimously approved.

 

 

 

 

 


There be no further business, meeting adjourned.

 

 

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

 

Attest:                                                                   _______________________________

Geraldine Robertson, Chairman

 

______________________________

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk