MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE 2ND FLOOR JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1998 AT 5:00 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

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Chief of Police



5:00 PM PUBLIC HEARING



Proposed ordinance amendment relative to protective barriers around swimming pools.

The Board heard comments from the following persons:



Pricillia Stowe

Lynn Chambliss

Joy Youngner

Carolyn Byers

Rich Elliott

Joel Foster

Jane Fraser

Carol Highsmith

Ben Mills

Carl Mescheski

Leo Hopkins

Jameson Gregg

Randy Rozier

Lawrence W. Rogers

Robert Harper

John Ferrell

John Couch

Norman McDonald

Woody Woodside

Jim Straten

Steve Kendall

Dr. Saleeby

Roman Tarver

Jody Mitchell

Sharon Olsen

Ed Chasher

After brief discussion, motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to deny the proposed ordinance amendment as presently written. Unanimously approved.



















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

Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk

Carl Alexander, Chief of Police



6:00 PM REGULAR MEETING



MOMENT OF SILENCE IN HONOR OF "POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY"



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. PROCLAMATION



Designation of Friday, September 18, 1998 as "POW/MIA Recognition Day". (F. Tullos)



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



2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held September 3, 1998.



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



3. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Amy Potter, Public Works Department.

POINT OF PRIVILEGE



Announcement of Hospital Open House, Thursday, October 1, 1998 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Zoning



GC-18-98



Consider request to re zone from Forest Agricultural & R-12 One-Family

Residential to Planned Development - General 3,643 acres being located north of Frederica Road and Lawrence Road intersection; having 19,800 feet of frontage on Lawrence Road and 1,200 feet of frontage on Frederica Road; for further description, the survey plat for Sea Island Company, dated April 15, 1998, to be referenced. (C. Taylor)



The Board heard from the following persons:



Jim Gilbert

Truitt Rabun,

Bill Foster

Meredith Trawick



Ben Inewpia (sic)

Nancy Hancock

Paul Sanders

Mildred Huey After brief discussion and comment from the public, motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark with the provisions and exclusions proposed by Mr. Gilbert including the maps, development standards, impact fee adjustments as recommended by he and Mr. Foster. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-54-98 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.





B. Alcoholic Beverage License



(1) Consider issuance of 1998 Alcoholic Beverage License to Johnson's Amoco, 5020 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, GA. LICENSE TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES ONLY PACKAGE SALES. SUNDAY SALES PROHIBITED. (Occupation Tax)

Motion to approve by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by



Commissioner Jerome Clark. Vote: 6-0-1 with Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.



(2) Consider issuance of 1998 Alcoholic Beverage License to Spanky's Mallside, 704 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick, GA. LICENSE TO SELL LIQUOR, MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES WITH SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Occupation Tax)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Vote: 5-0-1 with Chairperson Tullos and Commissioner Tommy Clark abstaining.



5. APPOINTMENTS



Glynn County Zoning Appeals Board - To fill unexpired term

(1 Positions)



(1) David R. Amazon

(2) Richard J. Borsh

(3) Charles NeSmith



Motion by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to appoint Charles NeSmith to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Panky Daley. Unanimously approved.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



Nomination of Don Hogan for appointment to the Community Service Board.



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











6. CONSENT AGENDA



General

A. Consider approval of Final Plat for Center Drive extension (FR-98-11), a private road serving commercial properties located west of Scranton Road next to Ryan's Restaurant off Spur 25 - Center Square Ltd., applicant. (C. Taylor)



B. Consider approval of Final Plat for Hawkins Island Subdivision, Phase II, (FP-98-12), a fifteen (15) lot development located on Hawkins Island, on the north side of Sea Island Road just west of Dunbar Creek - Sea Island Company, applicant. (C. Taylor)



C. Recommend acceptance of an easement from Floyd & Debbie Faircloth for

the purpose of maintaining a major outfall ditch located off of Godley Road. (J. Bruner)

D. Authorize County Administrator to attend GCCMA Fall Meeting. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve all consent agenda items. Unanimously approved.

GENERAL BUSINESS



7. Consider adopting the 1998 Tax Millage Rates for the Glynn County Board of Commissioners and for the Glynn County Board of Education. (C. Lewis)



After brief discussion and presentation by the County Administrator, motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the County portion of 1998 Millage Rate as outlined including the 6.3 Maintenance &Operation millage rate for Jekyll Island. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-55-98 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.



General Fund Millage decreased to 7.22 mills

Sanitation Collection millage decreased to .49 mills

Sea Island Special Police District decreased to .56 mills

Fire Protection millage remain the same at 1.51 mills



After brief discussion, motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to deny the Board of Education portion of the millage.



After further discussion Commissioner Dowdy withdrew the above stated motion with Commissioner Tommy Clark withdrawing his seconded.

Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to take no action regarding the School Board millage rate and request a meeting with the School board to address questions regarding their budget needs. Vote: 6-0-1 with Commissioner Jerome Clark abstaining. Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 5:00 pm, New Courthouse 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room.



8. Mr. Kerry D. Janes to discuss use of a small tractor to pull sailboats and equipment on and off the beach. (F. Tullos)



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy approving the recommendation as stated by the County Attorney changing the wording in 2-11-16 (a) of the Code of Ordinance from "Department of Community Affairs" to "Community Development" and Mr. Janes go through the process of applying to that department for a permit. Unanimously approved.



9. Consider Irrevocable Letter of Credit #97-8 for Cypress Run Phase III, Brunswick, GA. LOC Amount - $2,500.00. (C. Taylor)



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark to extend LOC in the amount of $2,500.00. Unanimously approved. (for a period of one 1 year.)



10. Update on changes to the Plan Submittal and Approval process. (C. Taylor)



It was the consciences of the Board to approve the proposed changes as recommended by Mr. Taylor. No Board action necessary.



11. Explanation of proposed change to the travel/training budget for Code Enforcement Personnel. (C. Taylor)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson giving department heads authorization to change training locations without changes to their department training budgets. Unanimously approved.



12. Consider disposition of historic newspapers located in the basement area of Historic Courthouse. (V. Mincey)



After brief discussion motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve recommendation of Ms. Mincey regarding the disposition of the newspaper with the right reserved the to have the newspapers returned to the County custody and or purchasing of the microfilmed reels. Unanimously approved.

13. Status report regarding traffic signal at the intersection of Scranton Road and Old Jesup Road. (J. Bruner)



After brief discussion, motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner

Strickland to proceed with project using steel strain poles rather than timber poles at

a cost $15,000.00 to $20,000.00 above the initial estimated cost of $71,000.00. Vote: 2-4 with Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Strickland infavor. Chairman Tullos,

Commissioner Robertson, Commissioner Jerome Clark, and Commissioner Hardman opposed. Commissioner Tommy Clark did not vote. Motion failed.



After further discussion, motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland to proceed with project using timber poles with guide wires instead of steel poles at a cost of $71,000.00. Unanimously approved.



POINT OF PRIVILEGE



Railway crossing improvement and paving on Wages Road.



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to erect a sign disseminating the response from the Norfolk railway company regarding improvements to the crossing at this location with Commissioner Hardman paying up to $50.00 to cover the cost. Unanimously approved.



14. Consider request for a County contract from GA/DOT to construct new alignment of the intersection of Spur 25 and Cate Road for the new public safety complex building. (K. Flanagan)



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



15. Consider six-month extension of Cable TV Franchise Agreement to Century Cable. (G. Moore)



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



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Commissioner Strickland



1. Installation of a buffer located at Minx Road between Home Depot site.

Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy authorizing the installation of a privacy fences to act as a buffer between the residential and the commercial areas to be completed before the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy to Home Depot. Unanimously approved.



2. Report regarding the opening of a roadway near the Home Depot development site to Old Cypress Mill Road and Habersham Ext.

Informational purposes only. No Board action required at this time.



Commissioner Hardman - None



Commissioner Robertson



Announcement that the Massengale Park Advisory Committee is now classified as a "Non-Profit" group. For informational purposes only. No Board action required at this time.



Commissioner Jerome Clark - None



Commissioner Tommy Clark



Weight limit concerns of small bridge located on Perry Lane Road. For informational purposes only. No Board action required at this time.



Commissioner Dowdy



1. Erection of guardrails at Highway 17 & Highway 303.



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark directing staff to contact GA/DOT again and call to their attention the need for safety barriers at these railroad crossings. Unanimously approved.



2. Temporary relocation of the County Attorney offices. Informational purposes only. No Board action required at this time.



Chairman Tullos - None



CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS



Consider approval of a 3 year DUI Task Force grant in the amount of $213,700.00 with a cash match from Glynn County in the amount of $64,110.00 to be paid with seized funds.

After brief discussion, motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner

Strickland to approve with the provision that the officers hired as part of this grant

funding be responsible for all aspects of patrol duties and not limited to DUI only. Unanimously approved.



COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS



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



ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS



1. Consider issuance of a revocable permit to St. Simons Methodist Church to sell pumpkins during their annual fund raiser. This action now known as the "Great Pumpkin Motion."



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



2. Recommend beginning the process to sell surplus County property located at the intersection of "L" & Stonewall Street.



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



3. Recommend hiring the engineering firm of Thomas & Hutton to provide engineering work relative to the Sea Island/Frederica Road 3 lane project.



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



4. Recommend active water restriction imposed in June, 1998 be continued until further notice.



Motion to approve Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Strickland. Vote: 6-0-1 with Commissioner Hardman abstaining.



5. Items regarding personnel, real estate and pending/potential litigation for discussion in Executive Session.

Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items regarding personnel and pending/potential litigation. Unanimously approved.



Back in Regular Session

Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy to approve the 4 recommendations presented by the County Attorney. Unanimously approved.



Recommend the establishment of a Grant Coordinator position with no negative budget impact.



Motion to approve Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Unanimously approved as resolution #R-58-98 with original documents filed per #R-06-98.



Meeting adjourned.











Board of Commissioners

Glynn County Georgia

Attest:





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Vanessa D. Mincey, County Clerk Fred Tullos, Chairman