MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1998 AT 6:00 PM









PRESENT: Fred E. Tullos, Chairperson

Geraldine "Gerry" Robertson, Vice Chairperson

Jerome Clark, Commissioner

Thomas B. "Tommy" Clark, Commissioner

David L. Dowdy, Commissioner

Jack Hardman, Commissioner

Robert E. Strickland, Commissioner



ALSO PRESENT: Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Keith Taylor, Asst. County Attorney

Carl Alexander, Chief of Police

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday, April 2, 1998.



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



2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Patricia Jordan, Glynn County Tax Assessor's Office.



3. PROCLAMATION



A. Adoption of Proclamation designating the week of April 18 - 25, 1998 as "Jazz-Up Brunswick and the Golden Isles" Clean-Up Week. (F. Tullos)



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



B. Adoption of a Proclamation honoring Commander F. D. "Buddy" Andrews upon his retirement. (T. Clark)



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



C. Adoption of a Proclamation designating April 19 - 25, 1998 as "National Victims Rights" Week. (J. Clark)



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



D. Adoption of a Proclamation honoring the 1998 participants of "Youth-In-Government". (F. Tullos)



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



4. PUBLIC HEARINGS

(A) Alcoholic Beverage License



(1) Consider issuance of 1998 Alcoholic Beverage License to Pub Package Store, 1627 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL DISTILLED SPIRITS, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR LICENSE FOR PACKAGE SALE. NO SUNDAY SALES. (Occupation Tax)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson. Vote 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.



(2) Consider issuance of 1998 Alcoholic Beverage License to Daddyo's, 1627 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES WITH SUNDAY SALES. (Occupation Tax)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Vote 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.

(B) Land Use



Site Plan Approval - Island Carwash and Laundry - Site Plan - 1.2 acre site - Located on Demere Road on St. Simons Island across from Brockinton Drive - Consider approval of Planning Commission recommendation for site plan approval with conditions. (D. Newbern)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Developer shall not be required to make any payment or perform any undertaking in violation of the State Developmental Impact Fee Act. Unanimously approved with the following recommendations from the Planning Commission.

1. The applicant agrees to a monetary pro rata share of lane or traffic improvements along Demere Road that is attributable to their development. Such pro rata share will be determined by the County upon consultation with the applicant.



2. Water & Sewer - When the properties to the west and south of the Island Car Wash site are developed, the privately-owned lift station and 2-inch force main across Demere Road may have to be upgraded to accommodate the projected flows from these areas. Also, at that time, the permission of the owners (presently GSS Development, Inc.) of the downstream sewer system will have to be obtained.



3. Engineering - the west fifteen-inch (15") driveway pipe at the water tower site must be replaced since this pipe caries all the site stormwater and it is sloped the wrong way.



5. APPOINTMENTS

Tree Advisory Board - District 4 Appointment - (This appointment deferred from the April 2, 1998 meeting.) Item deferred to May 7, 1998 meeting.

GENERAL BUSINESS



6. Report on sanitation billing proposal. (K. Flanagan)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland to prepare amendment to existing contract with Southland Waste Disposal, subject to County Attorney approval, regarding quarterly billing of sanitation collection fees. Vote 6-0-1 with Commissioner Robertson abstaining.



7. Staff report regarding the relocation of the Norfolk Southern rail line crossing at SR 303 (Community Road) and U.S. 341. (K. Flanagan)



Informational purposes only.



8. Report from Employee Hearings regarding bi-weekly pay period. (R. Rowell)



Motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to follow personnel director recommendation that the employee pay period should remain on a weekly basis. Unanimously approved.



9. Consider approval of Final Plat for Ridgewood Subdivision. (R. Strickland) - (This item deferred from the April 2, 1998 BOC Meeting.)



Motion to approve bond in the amount of $14,145.00 by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark. Unanimously approved.



10. Discussion of difficulties regarding water & sewer sign up. (J. Hardman)



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Strickland directing staff to develop GIS maps showing service area of County water use customers to be used by the Finance Department, the Department of Community Development and Environmental Control and conduct training among the departments in a effort to increase customer service to water service users. Unanimously approved.



11. Discussion of Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Authority. (D. Dowdy)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland to send a letter to Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center requesting an answer to the following questions. Vote 6-0-1 with Commissioner Jerome Clark abstaining:



1. Is Quorum Health Resources Inc., operating the Glynn Brunswick Memorial Hospital effectively and economically with the $380,000.00 difference as discussed.



2. How does the cost of patient care at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center compare to the cost of similar services throughout Georgia and the Region?



3. How does the quality of patient care at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center compare with patient care at other hospitals in Georgia and nationally?



4. Do your satellite facilities (those located outside Glynn County) pay their own expenses through revenues generated at their locations? Are these satellite facilities subsidized in some way by the patients at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick?



5. Do future plans take in the possibility of another hospital locating inside Glynn County. If it does will our hospital (that we the people of Glynn County are responsible for paying the bonds on) become just like University Hospital in Jacksonville Florida?



12. Consideration of tower ordinance. (G.Moore)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to send issue of a proposed telecommunication facilities ordinance to Planning Commission. Unanimously approved.



13. Mr. Dale Brousard to discuss Cable Franchise Agreement. (L. Gilmour)



This item was pulled. No Board action taken or required.



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Commissioner Strickland - None



Commissioner Hardman



Request from City of Brunswick to participate in cemetery clean up April 23rd and April 30th.



Commissioner Robertson



1. Report regarding Georgia Leadership on Water Summit. Informational purposes only.



2. East Beach Causeway intersection.



After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Robertson to install 4 way stop signs at East Beach Causeway/Bruce Street/Wood Avenue/ Coast Guard Station parking lot intersection.



Seconded by Commissioner Dowdy for discussion.



After brief discussion Commissioner Robertson amended her motion to include Commissioner Dowdy's recommendation that the traffic safety engineer study traffic safety at the intersection regarding the need for the for a four way stop and if one is necessary proceed with its installation. Unanimously approved.



Commissioner Jerome Clark



Commission on Children and Youth Breakfast, Wednesday, April 29, 1998 8:00 am - 10:00 am at the King & Prince. Commissioners wishing to attend are to contact County Clerk's office for reservations.



Commissioner Tommy Clark - None



Commissioner Dowdy



Review personnel policy change regarding payment of witness fees for County Employees.



After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland directing Personnel Director and County Attorney to bring the resolution back to the Personnel Committee with clarification to correct it. Unanimously approved.



Chairman Tullos



Commend UPIU Local 400 on the success of their picnic.

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS - None



COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS



Items of pending and potential litigation to discuss in Executive Session.



ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS



1. Recommend appointment of Mr. Charles Taylor to the position of Director of Community Development.



After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson concurring with the appointment of Mr. Charles Taylor to the position of Director of Community Development. Unanimously approved

2. Recommend rescinding bid awarded for two (2) four wheel drive pick up truck due to vendors inability to deliver vehicles.



After brief discussion Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to rescind previous bid. Unanimously approved.



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



3. Report on RFP regarding water & sewer on St. Simons Island. (For informational purposes only.)



4. Recommended use of drop off service at either the receptionist position in the Office of Building Inspection or the secretarial position in the office of Community Development enabling developers to drop off their plans and documents at the office of Building Inspection. Notices are to be posted stating the availability of this service.



There was agreement by the Board members to this procedural change. No vote was taken.



5. Recommended using the consulting services of Mr. Bron Cleveland to obtain grant money to do planning work at Altamaha Park. Staff to present report regarding type and availability of funds.



There was agreement by the Board members to contact Mr. Cleveland regarding his services. No vote was taken.



6. Recommended the County, through Mr. Keith Flanagan, contact GA/DOT regarding public transportation study. This would not commit the County to any type of public transit planning. The Development Authority, provided they receive a copy of the completed study, is interested in paying the local match.

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



7. Recommend discontinuing vendor program at the beaches.



After brief discussion, motion by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to discontinue vendor program at the beaches. Unanimously approved





PRESS INQUIRES



Motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to adjourn to Executive Session regarding issues of pending or potential litigation. Unanimously approved



Back in Regular Session



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Hardman to approve Executive Session minutes for Thursday, March 19, 1998 and April 2, 1998. Unanimously approved



Meeting adjourned.

















Board of Commissioners

Glynn County Georgia







______________________________

Fred Tullos, Chairman



Attest:







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Vanessa D. Mincey, Clerk