MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE NEW COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1997 AT 10:00 AM





PRESENT: Fred E. Tullos, Chairperson

Geraldine "Gerry" Robertson, Vice Chairperson

A. Jerome Clark, Commissioner

Thomas B. "Tommy" Clark, Commissioner

David L. Dowdy, Commissioner

Jack Hardman, Commissioner

Robert E. Strickland, Commissioner



ALSO PRESENT: Milton D. Lynn, Former Commissioner

Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Cynthia J. McKinley, County Clerk













INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. SWEARING IN OF NEW COMMISSIONERS



A. A. Jerome Clark/Judge Orion Douglass

B. Thomas B. Clark/Judge James R. Tuten, Jr.

C. David L. Dowdy/Judge A. ' Blenn Taylor, Jr.

D. Geraldine Robertson/Judge Amanda F. Williams



2. ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON



Commissioner Strickland nominated Commissioner Hardman.

Commissioner Tommy Clark nominated Commissioner Tullos.



Motion by Commissioner Robertson to close nominations. Unanimously approved.



Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Strickland, and Commissioner Hardman voted for Commissioner Hardman. Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Jerome Clark, Commissioner Robertson, and Commissioner Tullos voted for Commissioner Tullos.



3. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRPERSON



Commissioner Tommy Clark nominated Commissioner Robertson.



Motion by Commissioner Hardman to close nominations. Unanimously approved.



RECEPTION BREAK



4. CHAIRPERSON'S COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS



A. Personnel Committee (3 appointments)



Commissioner Tommy Clark, Chairperson

Commissioner Jerome Clark

Commissioner Hardman



B. Finance Committee (3 appointments)



Commissioner Robertson, Chairperson

Commissioner Dowdy

Chairperson Tullos



C. Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force (3 appointments)



Commissioner Hardman, Chairperson

Commissioner Dowdy

Commissioner Strickland



D. Pension Committee (2 appointments)



Commissioner Tommy Clark, Chairperson

Commissioner Robertson



E. Board of Health (1 appointment)



Commissioner Dowdy



F. Tourism Bureau (1 appointment)



Commissioner Robertson



G. LEPC (1 appointment)



Commissioner Strickland



H. RDC (2 appointments)



Commissioner Jerome Clark

Chairperson Tullos



I. Ambassador of Good Will to Appear at Official Functions (1 appointment)



5. DELEGATIONS



Mr. Richard L. Parker, Jr., Brunswick Memorial Park and Funeral Home, to present a donation to the Glynn County Fire Preservation Fund/Glynn County Fire Department. (J. Hardman)



Mr. Richard L. Parker, Jr. presented the Commission with a check in the amount of $500.



6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday December 19, 1996.



Motion to approve by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, subject to corrections. Unanimously approved.



7. PUBLIC HEARINGS



Business Licenses



Consider issuance of 1997 Alcoholic Beverage License for M & T Liquors, Perry Lane Road, Brunswick Georgia. LICENSE FOR PACKAGE SALES OF LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE. SUNDAY SALES PROHIBITED. (Business Licenses)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Strickland. Motion passed 6-0-1, Commissioner Tommy Clark abstained.

8. GENERAL BUSINESS



A. Selection of proposal for moving of County Attorney's office building. (L. Gilmour)



Motion to approve recommendation accepting proposal from Mr. James Clements in the amount of $500 by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Unanimously approved.

B. Assign Clerk of Superior Court responsibility for Clerk of Magistrate Court and Child Support Receiver duties. (L. Gilmour)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Robertson. Motion passed 6-0-1, Commissioner Robertson abstained.



C. Consider appropriating funds for capital improvements for Clerk of State Court. (L. Gilmour)



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



D. Authorize Commissioners to attend ACCG 1997 Legislative Conference in Atlanta, February 12 and 13, 1997. (L. Gilmour)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland. Motion passed 6-1, Chairperson Tullos opposed.



E. Confirmation of location for future Commission Meetings. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark, to meet in the downstairs Commission Meeting Room on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse, unless circumstances require a larger meeting room, at which time the meeting place would be changed to the Jury Assembly Room on the second floor of the New Courthouse. Unanimously approved.



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Commissioner Strickland



1. Would like to discontinue the Southland Environmental Complaint Log.



2. Would like to discontinue the Department Head's Log of Commissioner Visits.



Motion to approve by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Motion passed 4-3. Commissioner Strickland, Commissioner Dowdy, Commissioner Robertson voted in favor of motion. Chairperson Tullos, Commissioner Tommy Clark, Commissioner Hardman opposed.



3. Would like to have St. Simons Island Causeway Stickers provided for Commissioners.



This item was referred to Finance Committee.



Commissioner Jerome Clark



1. Commissioner Jerome Clark submitted his resignation to the Planning and Zoning Commission, and will appoint his replacement at the next meeting.



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



Commissioner Robertson



1. Would like to have a Commission Office at the Demere Annex.



Motion by Commissioner Robertson, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to have office space where available in any County owned facility. Unanimously approved.



Commissioner Hardman



None.



Commissioner Tommy Clark



None.



Commissioner Dowdy



1. Would like to nominate Mr. James T. Lewis to be appointed to Altamaha Regional Park Advisory Board.



Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy. Unanimously approved.

2. Would like Commission Office at Historic Courthouse made more attractive and accommodating.



Commissioner Tommy Clark



Motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark to nominate Mr. Harold Moore to Altamaha Regional Park Advisory Board. Unanimously approved.



Commissioner Strickland



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to nominate Mr. J. L. Johns to Altamaha Regional Park Advisory Board. Unanimously approved.



Commissioner Hardman



Motion by Commissioner Hardman to nominate Mr. Vernon Lewis Altamaha Regional Park Advisory Board. Unanimously approved.



Chairperson Tullos



1. Would like to see "Commissioner Urgent and Emergency Items" kept to urgent and emergency items.



CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS



None.



COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS



1. Would like to be approved to accept service of lawsuits for Commissioners.



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



2. Items of potential litigation for Executive Session.



ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS



1. Georgia Pacific would like the support of the Board of Commissioners on a 2 minute video discouraging dumping on their land.



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



2. Personnel items for Executive Session.



PRESS INQUIRES



Terry Dixon



Expressed interest in keeping the Commissioner Contact Logs available for the Press to review.



Rob Norman



Inquired about appointment of Ambassador of Goodwill. Chairperson Tullos responded that this was not an official appointment and needed to be removed from the list.



EXECUTIVE SESSION



Motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Robertson, to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss items of potential litigation and personnel.



BACK IN REGULAR SESSION



Motion by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark, to have Mr. Gilmour named as the Hearing Officer for Major Adverse Action Appeals. Unanimously approved.



MEETING ADJOURNED







Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia





_______________________________

Fred Tullos, Chairman



Attest:





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Cynthia J. McKinley, Clerk