MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1997 AT 6:00 PM







PRESENT: Fred E. Tullos, Chairperson

A. Jerome Clark, Commissioner

Thomas B. "Tommy" Clark, Commissioner

David L. Dowdy, Commissioner

Jack Hardman, Commissioner

Robert E. Strickland, Commissioner



ABSENT: Geraldine "Gerry" Robertson, Vice Chairperson



ALSO PRESENT: Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Cynthia J. McKinley, County Clerk





INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



FY '98 OPERATING BUDGET DISCUSSION CONTINUED



1. Motion to approve two additional vehicles for Sheriff by Commissioner Strickland. Motion died for lack of second.



2. Motion to approve changing full-time Planner position in Community Development to part-time Tech position by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Dowdy out of room.



3. Motion to approve video taping Planning Commission meetings for $3,000 by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimously approved.



4. Motion to approve $600 for St. Simons Library by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Dowdy out of room.



5. Motion to approve reducing Safe Harbor to schedule in the amount of $1,600 by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Hardman out of room.



6. Motion to approve lease of 3 pick-ups for Tax Administration by Commissioner Jerome Clark, seconded by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Hardman out of room.



7. Motion to deny lease/purchase of mosquito ditching machine for Public Works by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Hardman out of room.



8. Motion to approve UV disinfectant equipment at Mainland South for Water & Sewer by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Hardman out of room.



9. Motion to approve change of Operator III position to Operator II for Water and Sewer by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Hardman out of room.



Called meeting was set for Thursday, July 31, 1997, at 5:00 pm to adopt budget.



Sheriff's vehicles were revisited since Commissioner Dowdy and Commissioner Hardman had arrived.



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



Discussion ensued.



Motion by Commissioner Tommy Clark, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to table until July 31, 1997 until further information could be obtained. Unanimously approved.



REGULAR MEETING



INVOCATION AND PLEDGE



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



A. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday, July 1, 1997.



B. Approve Minutes of Called Meeting held Tuesday, July 8, 1997.



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



2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH



Presentation of Plaque and $50 check to Kay Young, Water & Sewer Operations Coordinator, Water & Sewer Department.



3. CITIZEN COMMITTEE REPORTS



Selden Park



Request authorization for a ceremony on August 14, 1997 to name pool complex and ballfield. (W. Davis)



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



4. PUBLIC HEARINGS



Abandonment



Consider request to abandon an unopened portion of Twitty Drive, North Palm Avenue and Dogwood Street, Country Club Heights Subdivision, Brunswick. Ms. Nancy Hart applicant. (R. Richard)



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to approve and to adopt Resolution No. R-36-97, which is on file and made a part of the permanent records in the Clerk's Office. Unanimously approved.



5. CONSENT AGENDA



General



A. Request authorization to waive fees for the #1 Area at BIRP on Saturday, September 27, 1997, for Brunswick Housing Authority Employee Appreciation Day picnic. (L. Gilmour)



B. Request authorization to waive fee for Youth Initiative Project dance at Selden Park, Friday, July 18, 1997. (F. Tullos)



C. Request approval of Minor Subdivision Plat - Subdividing Tracts A and B Solwest Tract. Lots fronting on exiting road, WOW Camp Road. Property owner dedicating 10 feet of additional right of way. Harold A. and Virginia Sams property owners. (K. Flanagan)



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



GENERAL BUSINESS



6. Request authorization to waive abandonment application fee of $500 for Mr. C. S. Tait for a 20 foot easement on his property located off of Stutts Road. (T. Clark)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Tommy Clark.



Motion died for lack of second.



7. Request authorization for Salvation Army to place trailer at recycling center on St. Simons Island. (G. Robertson)



Item withdrawn.



8. Request authorization to sell on Courthouse steps County owned surplus property now being used by Mr. Virgil Hinson. (R. Strickland)



Motion to defer until August 7th meeting by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy, and to ask County Attorney to look into possible solutions to the present use of the property. Unanimously approved.



9. Request authorization to bid out garbage rebate from landfill closure until July 1, 1998. (R. Strickland)



Item withdrawn.



10. Consider request from Nottinghill Property Owners' Association for assistance with street lighting. (R. Strickland)



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to assist with the two lights on Glynco Parkway, which are the only two that meet the County's stipulations. Unanimously approved.

11. Consider adoption of Ordinances:



A. Public Decency Ordinance. (F. Tullos)



B. Changes to Zoning Ordinance. (F. Tullos)



Motion by Chairperson Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to approve the Public Decency Ordinance, Ordinance #O-1997-17, which is on file and made a part of the permanent records in the Clerk's Office; and to send to the Planning Commission the changes to the Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance #O-1997-18, which is also on file and made a part of the permanent records in the Clerk's Office. Unanimously approved.



12. Discuss proposed extension of Scranton Connector. (K. Flanagan)



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to do traffic study as soon as possible, and for the County to pay 60% and the developer to pay 40%. Unanimously approved.



13. Consider request to remove the US Citizen requirement for Alcoholic Beverage Licenses. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to adopt Ordinance No. O-1997-16, which is on file and made a part of the permanent records in the Clerk's Office, to change requirement to include resident alien. Motion passed 5-1, Commissioner Tommy Clark opposed.



14. Request authorization of Phase II of Contract with Smith-Dalia Architects to complete Historic Courthouse Restoration. (L. Gilmour)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Hardman out of room.



15. Update on Water Resource Management funding. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to approve proceeding with project and to send letter of thanks to Sea Island Company, Hercules, Inc. and Georgia Pacific Corporation, for their written intent to share in cost. Unanimously approved. Commissioner Hardman out of room.



16. Consider if County will continue to invest in the Georgia Fund I, and authorize the Chairman to sign Resolution to Authorize Investment, if approved. (L. Gilmour) (Deferred from 7/8/97 Meeting.)



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark to approve going out to bid, and for Chairman to sign Resolution of Georgia Fund is low bidder. Unanimously approved.



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Commissioner Strickland



One item regarding personnel for Executive Session.



Commissioner Jerome Clark



One item regarding personnel for Executive Session.



Commissioner Tommy Clark



1. Request authorization to change Big Buck Trail off of Buck Swamp Road from Private Access Easement to Private Road.



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



2. Problem at Exit 6 with truckers and citizen traffic.



Chairperson Tullos appointed Committee of Commissioner Tommy Clark, Chief Carl Alexander, and County Attorney to study situation and make recommendations.



Commissioner Dowdy



1. Request Public Hearing first meeting in August at New Courthouse at 5:00 pm to consider Public Smoking Ordinance.



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



2. Request authorization to implement a Crime Incentive Plan, under the supervision of Chief Alexander, for felony arrests.



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Hardman, to support plan. Unanimously approved.



3. Request authorization for Chief Alexander to sell fire arms back to the officers for $212, plus tax.



Motion to approve by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Hardman. Motion passed 5-1, Commissioner Tommy Clark opposed.



Chairperson Tullos



1. Chairperson Tullos stated he had appointed Commissioner Robertson and Commissioner Dowdy to a short-term committee to work with Neptune Park, the Casino and the Chamber to come up with a solution for the restroom problem over there.



2. Request authorization to remove a fallen tree on Garden Club property at Gascoigne Bluff.



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy, to remove the portion of the tree on County property only. Motion passed 5-0-1, Chairperson Tullos abstained.



CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS



None.



COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS



1. Request authorization to sign IRS documents for property donated by Union Camp.



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



2. Request authorization to adopt Resolution condemning property necessary for Altama Connector.



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dowdy, to adopt Resolution #R-38-97, which is on file and made a part of the permanent records in the Clerk's Office. Unanimously approved.



3. Items of pending and potential litigation for executive session.



ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS



1. Request authorization to adopt Resolution declaring EMS Squad surplus property.



Motion by Commissioner Dowdy, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to adopt Resolution #R-35-97, which is on file and made a part of the permanent records in the Clerk's Office. Unanimously approved.



2. Request authorization to notify ACCG and local legislature that we support them going in with the Sheriffs' Association to request an increase in the amount of reimbursement private contractors receive for the housing of state prisoners.



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

EXECUTIVE SESSION



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Tommy Clark, to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss matters of personnel, and pending and potential litigation. Unanimously approved.



BACK IN OPEN SESSION



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Jerome Clark, to approve the Executive Session Minutes of July 1, 1997. Unanimously approved.



Motion by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to increase the salary of the County Attorney by 5%, effective July 1, 1997. Unanimously approved.



MEETING ADJOURNED



Attest: Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia



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Cynthia J. McKinley, Clerk Fred Tullos, Chairman