AGENDA and MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY

APRIL 6, 1995, AT 6:00 P.M.



PRESENT: Jack Hardman, Chairman

Vice Chairman, Milton Lynn

Commissioner, Virginia Gunn Commissioner, Gladys Martin-Lyde

Commissioner, James E. "Sonny" Miller

Commissioner, Robert E. Strickland

Commissioner, Fred Tullos



ALSO PRESENT: Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Pamela J. Barton, County Clerk



STAFF PRESENT: Chief Carl Johnson

Keith Flanagan

Dan Reuter

Ray Richard

Charles Lewis

Becky Rowell

Cynthia Williams

Chief Carl Alexander

Dave Bandy

Robert Benson

INVOCATION

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG





INSERT



Cynthia Williams presented the matter of a donation in the amount of $50,000 for playground equipment to be placed in Neptune Park on St. Simons Island by an anonymous donor. She stated that it was top quality timber equipment. She stated that the donor would also pay for installation of the equipment. She presented the design and asked for the Board's approval. Chairman Hardman stated that the donor's name would be announced next week.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Miller. Unanimous.





APPROVAL OF MINUTES



Corrections in the minutes were noted.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 16, 1995 subject to any revisions and approval of revisions to the minutes of the March 2nd meeting, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



PROCLAMATIONS



Commissioner Gunn read a proclamation naming April as as Solid Waste Awareness Month in Glynn County as follows:



"WHEREAS, each citizen of Glynn County generates approximately 1.13 tons of garbage per year;



WHEREAS, the availability of convenient, environmentally safe landfill space is rapidly diminishing in the Coastal Georgia area;



WHEREAS, disposal costs for solid waste are increasing tremendously;



WHEREAS, illegal dumping and litter greatly harm the beauty and health of our fragile coastal environment and cost a significant amount of tax dollars;



WHEREAS, Keep America Beautiful Month and Earth Day are celebrated nationally during the month of April as a reminder of our responsibilities to protect the environment; and



NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, THAT:



All citizens, businesses and government organizations are urged to: Reflect on how they can reduce the amount of garbage they generate; Participate in existing waste reduction and recycling programs and look for opportunities to help establish new programs; Be wise consumers and buy products with minimal packaging and in recyclable packaging; and Learn more about local solid wasted issues and how they can participate in solving solid waste management problems.









IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE set our hand this 16th day of March, 1995.



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Motion by Commissioner Gunn to approve, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Commissioner Miller then presented Tammy Hamilton who spoke regarding National Health Week being designated as April 3 through April 9. Commissioner Miller then asked Ms. Hamilton to tell the assembly about the new immunization center located in Glynn Place Mall. She also set forth that the space had been donated by the mall for this purpose and it had been fixed up with items donated. The theme is dinosaurs with the mascot being "Hot Shot" the dinosaur. The proclamation reads as follows:



"WHEREAS, Public Health Services benefit the entire population of Glynn County, Georgia; and



WHEREAS, greater public knowledge and awareness of healthful behavior are cost-effective and contribute significantly to the health of Glynn County citizens; and



WHEREAS, PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK also recognizes the coalition of public and private health agencies, foundations, academia, and health-related enterprises that are working to promote healthy behaviors; and



WHEREAS, at least 30 states, including Georgia will celebrate public health week in 1995;



NOW THEREFORE, we the Glynn County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim the week of April 03--April 09, 1995 as Public Health Week in Glynn County, Georgia and urge all citizens to join in this important observance.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE set our hand this 6th day of April, 1995.



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Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Mr. Scott Newbern appeared on behalf of Confederate Heritage Month. He stated that the country was populated by a diversity of people. He stated that there were many different groups in the country that shared the same history.



Commissioner Miller read the proclamation as follows:



"WHEREAS, April is the month in which the Confederate States of American began and ended a four-year struggle for State's rights, individual freedom, and local government control; and



WHEREAS, Confederate Memorial Day on April 26 is a time when Georgians honor the brave men and women who served the Confederate States of America; and



WHEREAS, Georgia has long cherished her Confederate history and the great leaders who made sacrifices on behalf of the Confederate Cause; and



WHEREAS, it is vital that all Georgians reflect upon our State's past and honor and respect the devotion of her Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens to the cause of Southern Independence; now



NOW THEREFORE, we the Glynn County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim the month of April 1995 as "CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND HERITAGE MONTH" in Georgia and encourage our citizens to become more knowledgeable of the role the Confederate States of America played in the history of our country.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE set our hand this 6th day of April, 1995.



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Chairman Hardman stated that Mr. Cowman was ill and would not be able to attend the meeting. He stated that this item would be handled at the next meeting.



Chairman Hardman presented Ms. Charlotte Summers who requested that the Board name the week of April 23-April 29 as Volunteer Week. Chairman Hardman stated that the County could not exist without the services of volunteers and that he was privileged to offer the following proclamation:



"WHEREAS, The President of the United States has proclaimed the week of April 23-April 29, 1995 as "National Volunteer Week"; and



WHEREAS, Glynn County is served by over Three thousand

volunteers through over fifty agencies, and



WHEREAS, volunteers add to the comfort and care of the people of Glynn County through their time and talent; and



WHEREAS, in this age of materialism it is heartwarming to witness the generosity of these volunteers



NOW THEREFORE, we the Glynn County Commissioners, do hereby proclaim the week of April 23-April 29, 1995 as Volunteer Week in Glynn County and we do urge you, our fellow citizens, to join with us in giving special recognition to all volunteers.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF WE set our hand this 6th day of April, 1995.



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Chairman Hardman stepped aside to make a Motion to approve this proclamation, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous.





CONSENT AGENDA



Chairman Hardman presented the following items for consideration:



Authorize down grade of vacant position in Public Defender's Office from Secretary II to Secretary I.





Finance Committee Recommendations



a. Deny request of late fee reimbursements on personal property taxes for:



1. Ms. Bessie P. Jones

2. Mr. L. P. Chun

3. Mr. James B. Knight

4. Mr. Richard Bonclurant

5. Mr. Lindsey and Ms. Carmon N. Beaver



b. Deny request for FY 95 funding for CASA program.



c. Award bids as follows:



1. Boat hoist of Blythe Island Regional Park to

Epperson & Co. for $17,266.00 (budgeted Blythe Island Capitol Improvement Account).

2. Gas chlorine cylinders at 150 pounds to Allied Universal Corp. for $11,880.00 and 1 ton to P.B. & S. Chemicals, for $11,255.00 (budgeted Water & Sewer).

3. Out front 60" mower for Parks Maintenance to Mershon Tractor for $8.812.00 (budgeted general fund).

4. 60 HP tractor with P90 driver mower for ROW Maintenance to Ford New Holland ($16,870.00) and Mershon Tractor for $1,480.00 (budgeted General Fund).

5. Coler Plotter for GIS system to Georgia Blue for $7,699.00 (budgeted General Fund).



d. Authorize engaging Lex, Jolley & Associates to process FY 95 Tax Anticipation notes (budgeted General Fund).



Personnel Committee Recommendations



a. Recommend obtaining RFP's for third party Health insurance administrator.



b. Recommend retirees be given a certificate for service by the Board of Commissioners close to the day of retirement.



c. Recommend County to not provide loan executives to United Way due to legal issues.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.





GENERAL BUSINESS



Alarm Ordinance



Chairman Hardman presented the matter of the Glynn County Alarm Ordinance for consideration and stated that this was Commissioner Gunn's item. Commissioner Gunn then stated that Bob Williams had been a committee of one on this matter but that Mr. Moore would be providing some information regarding the ordinance.



Mr. Moore then stated that Mr. Williams' draft of the Alarm Ordinance had undergone some revisions and he presented the changes: 2-7-30 is a new provision (Standards of Conduct), no person shall make calls resulting in a false alarm; a person is in violation if the alarm is not terminated within 15 minutes; no direct phone connects; if an individual wants to test the system they must notify authorities 30 minutes prior to testing; definitions were more thoroughly defined (a penalty does not apply to a person calling, it only applies to a mechanical or electronic device; "false alarm" is now more thoroughly defined as follows: "False alarm shall mean an alarm signal which is responded to by the Police or Fire Departments of Glynn County and which is caused by other than an emergency situation, or which is not caused by the activation of either an alarm system or audible alarm, is something responded to by the Glynn County Fire or Police Department and which is caused by other than an emergency situation, or which is not caused by the activation of either an alarm system or audible alarm as the result of fire or smoke, a burglary, robbery, assault, forced entry or attempted forced entry into the premises protected by such alarm or any other criminal act on the premises. An alarm will be deemed to be a false alarm when there is not substantial physical evidence which would clearly indicate that smoke, fire, or a criminal act was the sole reason for activation of the alarm signal or when the alarm system was intentionally activated by an individual under circumstances where there was no reasonable basis to believe that a fire, crime or other emergency, warranting immediate response by the appropriate authorities, had occurred or was occurring. A false alarm shall not be deemed to have occurred when the responding agency is notified that no response is necessary before any act of response is made. Only those false alarms occurring in the unincorporated portion of Glynn County excluding Jekyll Island and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center are punishable by this Ordinance; the fines have been set under provision number 2-7-32, First and Second Alarms - no penalty, Third Alarm, $25.00; Fourth Alarm $50.00; Fifth Alarm $100.00; and Sixth and later Alarms $500.00. Mr. Moore stated that on the sixth and later alarms there would be no response. Mr. Moore did not agree that we should not respond after the sixth call. He stated that there could be an emergency situation that would not be addressed. Mr. Moore also stated that the alarm contractors are required to give the customer a copy of the ordinance and an acknowledgement from the customer saying that they have received the ordinance. This must be retained in the contractor's file on each client as long as service is retained. Mr. Moore stated that after the 10th violation in a year these contractors would incur a $250.00 fine.



Chief Johnson stated that there was a dedicated number for these devices and that would have to be an exception to 2-7-30 (c).



Motion by Commissioner Gunn to adopt, with the exception that the dedicated number specified for these devices would be an exception to section 2-7-30 (c) of the ordinance, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



Planning Commission Ordinance Changes



Mr. Moore stated that the Board had asked him to prepare an ordinance calling for the selection of subcommittee members outside of the Planning Commission being approved by the Planning Commission rather than the Chairman of the Planning Commission.



Mr. Moore stated that the Board could vote in this meeting to send this to the Planning Commission for review.



Mr. Moore stated that the only way to deal with the current subcommittee appointments would be to abolish all of the subcommittees.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to send this matter to the Planning Commission for their comments, second by Commissioner Lynn. (Not voted on at this time)



Commissioner Lynn then asked if the Board planned to take this action with respect to all subcommittees?



The response by Mr. Miller stated that this was limited to the Planning Commission because the Chairman of that commission had made the choices.



Mr. Stewart stated that this ordinance should be sent to the Planning Commission for review.



Commissioner Gunn stated that the reason this was being discussed was that many of the people who had responded to the ads had not been placed subcommittees.



Mr. Gilmour confirmed that the Planning Commission appointments would be handled in the same way that the Board handles their appointments.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to send this matter to the Planning Commission for their comments, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Mr. Wellman to Address the Board regarding fee being waived for use of Selden Park



He stated that he represented the interdenominational Sunday School Council representing 15 different churches. He stated that the annual picnic was held in Selden Park each year. He set forth that they had requested the park for a Saturday in June. He wanted to know why there was a separate user's fee for the gym. He stated that public interest groups and charitable organizations did not have to pay a users fee. Mr. Wellman wanted to know why a church group would have to pay a user's fee. Mr. Wellman felt that church groups should also be exempt.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde to approve for non-profit organizations, second by Commissioner Lynn. (Not voted on at this time).



Commissioner Miller then asked if this had been taken before the appropriate boards for approval.



Ms. Williams stated that this had not come before the Selden Park Board or any other board for approval. She stated that the information had been relayed to her by the Clerk.



Mr. Moore recommended that it be made free of charge to non-profit organizations.



Mr. Miller stated that this would result in staff people having to be at the facility on other than a work day and that it would be additional expense to the County.



Ms. Williams confirmed that extra staff people would have to be present to open the gym.



Chairman Hardman referenced the landfill as an example for charitable organizations being charged a percentage of the fee. A charitable group was allowed to use the landfill at a half price rate, but not totally free of charge.



Commissioner Lyde stated that the Board could possibly let this group use the facility at the reduced fee.



Ms. Williams stated that a specific group reserving the facility would result in payment of a fee due to the fact that the group would have exclusive use.



Commissioner Miller asked the date of the reservation. Mr. Wellman replied that it was June 10th and Commissioner Miller suggested going through the appropriate channels.



Mr. Moore stated that it appeared every group had been exempted from the user's fee except for religious groups.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde to send this matter back to the Selden Park Advisory Board, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Appointment Process for Sub-Committees to update The Glynn County Comprehensive Plan



Mr. Stewart thanked Mr. Parker for his attendance at the 3/16/95 meeting.



Mr. Stewart referenced the fact that his actions as Chairman of the Planning Commission had been referred to as a boondoggle. He then stated that Webster's definition of boondoggle was "a handcrafted article made of leather or wicker". He then stated that the second definition listed in the dictionary was "a useless activity". Mr. Stewart stated that he did not send out invitations to his friends, but did sign a letter on behalf of the Planning Commission. He did state that he had contacted 7 people who were then added to the list, 6 of which were members of the Black community and one was requested by Glenda Jones, a member of the planning committee. He stated that the ads appeared in The Islander and The Brunswick News. He stated that his group did their best job to review the names submitted. He stated that the original draft contained the names of 12 people for each subcommittee. The staff had compiled this list after reviewing the resumes that had been submitted. Mr. Stewart stated that this process had begun a year and one-half ago. He stated that the original concept was to keep 7 persons on each committee with a later change in that number to 9 after review of the resumes submitted. He then set forth that the following information was reviewed for each person: practical experience, educational background and field of expertise, committees or advisory boards previously served on or currently serving on, length of time lived in the community and area of the county in which that persons resides in and works in. Mr. Stewart stated that he had made the final decision with respect to the appointments. Mr. Stewart referred to the bylaws of the Planning Commission which stated that the Chairman did have the power to appoint special committees. He stated that the word "shall" was the key word and that was why he had appointed these committees. Mr. Stewart asked the Board to review the qualifications of the persons that had been chosen. He stated that 17 persons on the committees were from St. Simons, none from District 1, District 3 - 2, District 4 - 7 and District 5 - 9. Mr. Stewart stated that he told Commissioner Lynn that people in his District had not responded. Four or five people in that District had been contacted.



Chairman Hardman stated that District 1 had 1, District 2 had 16, District 3 had 3, District 4 had 6 and District 5 had 10 representatives on the subcommittees.



Mr. Stewart stated that there were some inequities, but he asked that the Board look at the quality of people represented. Mr. Stewart stated that 6 people from the Black community had been added to the subcommittees.



Mr. Stewart stated that Mr. Noel of the Planning Commission had been the person who objected to the persons chosen for the various committees. Mr. Noel had stated that the committees were loaded with developers, bankers and so forth. Mr. Stewart stated that there were only a couple bankers and a couple of developers.



Mr. Stewart stated that Mr. Fell now had a problem with these appointments, but that he was not aware of that problem at the time.



Mr. Stewart stated that 5 or 6 members of the committees were RUPA members.



Mr. Stewart stated that in order to work together the number of people on committees had to be limited. He stated that in order to get things done qualified people were placed on these committees.



Commissioner Miller asked if the persons appointed to the committees would have to be residents of Glynn County.



Mr. Stewart stated that Mr. Bland was contacted and he recommended a Mr. David Johns for the Land Use Subcommittee. He stated that they felt they had talked to people who could do the job.



Commissioner Miller stated that the inequity that he had seen was the Chairman making the decisions. He stated that each member of the Planning Commission should be able to choose one member.

Chairman Hardman stated that the scenario of the Planning Commission giving the Chairman authority to appoint was not that unusual.



Commissioner Gunn asked what the point of advertising was if Mr. Stewart was going to prepare his own list. Commissioner Gunn stated that she had seen a rough draft of the people who had submitted resumes. Commissioner Gunn stated that the people who were contacted by letter had the same opportunity to respond to the newspaper advertisement as those persons who had been contacted by letter. She felt that those people who submitted resumes should be considered first. Commissioner Gunn stated that everything was political and that the people on the committees were those who would like to develop St. Simons Island. Commissioner Gunn stated that she would tell the man from Atlanta that she felt these boards were stacked. Commissioner Gunn stated that The Brunswick News had written an article stating that some of the subcommittees had met and elected a chairman and the article stated that one subcommittee did not have a quorum and she wondered what the problem was with having over 9 members. She stated that those persons who submitted a resume should be chosen over those persons who had not submitted a resume. She felt no one should have this type of power, she also felt these committees were stacked with developers. She asked that the persons who submitted resumes be invited to serve on the subcommittees.



Mr. Stewart then responded that he had simply signed these letters as Chairman of the Planning Commission. He stated that staff and committee members did have input. Mr. Stewart stated that he did not specify all of the names. Mr. Stewart stated that if the applicants who sent in resumes were all accepted 90% would have been from St. Simons and that would not be fair. Mr. Stewart stated that people in the area who

had been involved in planning had done such a bad job that people were moving in here everyday.



Commissioner Gunn then reiterated that a large number of people were also moving out.



Mr. Stewart stated that Glynn County had a good workable county. He stated that the Planning Commission had done a good job. Mr. Stewart stated that if the Board did not like what had been done they should change it. Mr. Stewart stated that a past Chairman stated that they would not like to serve because of the treatment received in the past. Mr. Stewart stated that Board members (Hardman and Lynn) had encouraged him to do his job and to keep on working.



Commissioner Gunn stated that she wanted to know why those people who had submitted resumes had been taken off of the list.



Mr. Stewart responded that it was because of the number of people designated for each committee. Mr. Stewart stated that some names had been deleted to make room for Black representatives placed on the Board.



Commissioner Gunn agreed that Black representatives be placed on the committees. Commissioner Gunn stated that she would be at the public hearing and would once again state that she thought this process was not fair.



Commissioner Tullos asked if there would be public hearings held to receive public input.



Mr. Stewart replied that they would.



Commissioner Tullos stated that the Board had voted last week on something that they had no authority voting on. He stated that most bylaws set forth that the Chairman had the authority to appoint committees with the final decision being made by the Board.



Commissioner Strickland stated that he felt there was a good cross section of people, no pressure groups were listed in his opinion. He stated that St. Simons was well represented and that no one in District 3 had phoned him regarding these subcommittees. He told Mr. Stewart to proceed. Commissioner Strickland stated that he had been on the Board when those bylaws were implemented and he was proud of it. Commissioner Strickland stated that he thought nothing should be changed with respect to the Planning Commission.



Commissioner Lyde stated that she had not given Mr. Stewart all nine names that were appointed to the subcommittees from her District.



Mr. Stewart confirmed that this was correct.



Mr. Lee Noel addressed the assembly as a member of the Planning Commission. He stated that he wanted to relay how the process had actually taken place. Mr. Noel stated that he had made his thoughts known in the midst of his peers and did not speak to the press outside of the meeting. Mr. Noel stated that the people who had been appointed were very good people. Mr. Noel stated that he took exception to the process and to the way some applicants were left off, but also made it known that he supported these subcommittees. Mr. Noel stated that this was a lesson in misopportunity. He stated that there were 52 letters and resumes. Seven more were sought from the Black community. Mr. Noel stated that the Planning Commission had an opportunity for inclusive representation but instead resorted to the exclusive approach by leaving people out who would have been able to make a contribution to the subcommittees.

Mr. Noel stated that the size of the subcommittees was determined by Mr. Stewart exclusively. He stated that Mr. Stewart had decided on 7 or possibly 9 members. Mr. Noel stated that at the work session on February 23rd the staff presented a draft list of persons they thought would be good. Mr. Noel stated that he had recommended a fifth committee for water. He stated that Mr. Stewart stated that water would be addressed under the facilities committee. Mr. Noel said there was a 15 minute discussion regarding having 11, 12 or 13 people on each committee to accommodate everyone. There had been discussion regarding having more Black representatives, representatives from District 1 and a recommendation from Glenda Jones to have someone from Georgia Power; the commission agreed. Mr. Noel stated they left the meeting thinking the discussion would be renewed. On March 7th Mr. Stewart excused himself from the meeting and came in with a handwritten list setting forth the 9 members chosen for each subcommittee. Mr. Noel voiced that he did not like this method because he had spent several hours reviewing the resumes. Mr. Noel stated that if he was chairing the committee he would want consensus among the members as to the appointments. Mr. Noel stated that 11 of the people had no resume and 3 of the people had a very short resume. Mr. Noel had a list of 10 people who wanted to serve and would add balance. He stated that he felt there were too many people with developer related backgrounds. He stated that 24 people were heavily influenced by business. Mr. Noel felt that an inclusive process would have been more beneficial than an exclusive process.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn that the people who submitted resumes be added to the subcommittees, second by Commissioner Miller. (Not acted on at this time)



Chairman Hardman stated that Mr. Stewart had a tough job and he was thrilled that there were so many applicants. He stated that using 36 out of 56 applicants was approximately 65% and was very good. He applauded Mr. Stewart for trying to find representation from all groups. Chairman Hardman stated that you could not please everyone all of the time.



Commissioner Lyde asked about the committee that did not have a quorum.



Mr. Stewart stated that there was a quorum at each of the meetings, he said that the press had not gotten this correct.



Mr. Stewart stated that a water committee had been formed with respect to the Comprehensive Plan.



Commissioner Gunn stated that it was a committee of industry men. She stated that she did not feel there would be more than 15 people on the committee if they added the people who had submitted a resume.



Commissioner Miller asked if Mr. Stewart would add all of the people to subcommittees.



Mr. Stewart stated that he would not.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the Board had concurred with his decision to form a water committee as required by the EPD. He stated that the members were from the large water users as required. Mr. Gilmour stated that there were assumptions or predisposed thoughts that citizens had with respect to water. Mr. Gilmour gave people thinking that saltwater comes into the system from the ocean. Mr. Gilmour stated that the purpose of this committee was to offer viable alternatives to the current requirements, which the general public could not provide.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn that the people who submitted resumes be added to the subcommittees, second by Commissioner Miller. Commissioners Gunn, Lyde and Miller for, Commissioners Hardman, Lynn, Strickland and Tullos against. Motion denied.



DELEGATIONS





Mr. Ronnie Perry, Lighting at Selden Park



Mr. Ronnie Perry stated that corporate sponsors had provided funds for lighting the ball fields at Selden Park. He stated that the amount and the corporate sponsors would be announced at the Chamber Meeting on Wednesday.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, second by Commissioner Miller to accept. (Not acted on at this time)



Mr. Ronnie Perry asked that the Board send a letter thanking the corporate sponsors.



Commissioner Miller stated that it would be good to have these sponsors present at the opening ceremony.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde to accept, second by Commissioner Miller. Unanimous.



Mr. Tom Brissey regarding Gopeds on St. Simons Island



Mr. Brissey spoke regarding the matter of gopeds on the bike paths on St. Simons Island. He stated that Georgia law prohibited motorized vehicles on bike paths. He stated that gopeds were designed to ride on a paved surface.



Commissioner Miller asked that Chief Alexander provide his thoughts on this matter.



Chief Alexander stated that Mr. Brissey was right that the children did not have a place to ride the gopeds. Chief Alexander stated that his main concern was liability. Chief Alexander said that this would generate alot of complaints. He stated that he had no recommendation.



Mr. Richard stated that people use the term bike paths and sidewalks interchangeably, but true bike paths are to be used only for bikes. Mr. Richard stated that he did not feel the sidewalks were the place for the gopeds.



Chairman Hardman asked if Commissioner Gunn had a suggestion.



Mr. Moore stated that St. Simons had sidewalks, but stated that bikes are on the sidewalks also.



Mr. Brissey stated that roller blades, skateboards and bicycles are all on the sidewalks, these would present a hazard also. He stated that people could hear a goped on the path.



Mr. Jeff Berry stated that he had three children and was a resident of Glynn County. Mr. Berry stated that there were so many rules on the Island that it had become silly. He stated that the maximum speed for these vehicles was around 15 miles per hour. He stated that he did not see any more liability for a goped verses a bicycle. He stated that there were too many rules and regulations for the children these days. He stated that any improvements on the Island take away from the children. He stated that one good thing about the Island was that it was a good place to raise children. He stated that all these restrictions drove children into the alleys.



Commissioner Strickland asked if a goped had a steering device?



The response was that it was a skateboard with a scooter handle and a weedeater engine.



Commissioner Gunn stated that we have so many rules; she said we should allow for gopeds and if there was a problem this matter could be reviewed again.



Commissioner Lynn stated that someone wanted to take golfcarts on the sidewalks. Commissioner Lynn stated that the rule was no motorized vehicles on the sidewalk.



Mr. Moore asked for time to review this. He stated that the Board would also need time to advertise.



Commissioner Miller asked if it was a sidewalk or bike path?



Mr. Moore stated that it was a sidewalk that is also used as a bicycle path.



Mr. Berry stated that the CC's did not exceed the State limit.



Commissioner Miller asked if there should be an age limit? insurance? helmets? He asked that this things be addressed in the report.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn to defer this matter to staff to research and report back, second by Commissioner Miller. Unanimous.



Bob Williams to Speak on Committees



Bob Williams addressed the Board regarding committees. He stated that Glynn County had an excess of committees. He referred to the County organization chart. He stated that there were at least 50 different entities reporting to a part-time Board. He stated that anyone who was gainfully employed could not perform that job and also serve as a County Commissioner and do both jobs. He stated that the current structure of these committees does not produce a usable product. He stated that hundreds of people gave their time to make the county a better place to live. He stated that he was not criticizing these efforts. He stated that he would be relaying comments to the Board. He stated that he thought all committees not statutorily required should be abolished within thirty days. He stated that the Board should name the ones they wanted to keep and say the rest are abolished. He stated that these should be replaced with task forces because they have a beginning, a mission statement, they write a report and then have a set ending date. He stated that he felt whatever committees remained should be limited to 5 or 7 members. He stated that there was no way that 14 people could agree on this. He stated that the members should be appointed by the Board as a whole. He stated that citizen input would still exist. Any group of people could form their committee and function as they choose, some of those existing in the community are RUPA and Audubon Society. He felt the important aspect of the committees was that they not become an arm of government.



LIQUOR LICENSES



Ruby Tuesday Restaurant



Consider transfer of 1995 Alcoholic Beverage license for Ruby Tuesday Restaurant, 100 Mall Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31525, license for consumption of liquor, beer and wine on premises, Sunday sales permitted.



Chief Alexander stated that this was a license transfer and that he recommended approval.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Commissioner Lynn opposed. Approved.



Ocean Forest Golf Club Snack Bar

Consider issuance of 1995 Alcoholic Beverage license for Ocean Forest Golf Club Snack Bar, 200 Ocean Road, Sea Island, GA 31561, license for consumption of beer only on the premises, Sunday sales permitted.



Chief Alexander stated that this was a new license and that he recommended approval.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde to approve, second by Commissioner Miller. Commissioner Lynn opposed. Approved.



LAND USE



Mr. Reuter presented this matter for approval. He stated that the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to conditions as follows:



1. Provide side elevations of the building detailing the construction material and architectural design to evaluate the structures compliance with the Retreat Village Planned Development. Depict all signage on the building.



2. Provide area, height, and location of all proposed signage on the site.



3. Provide a landscape plan.



4. Provide a lighting plan depicting the height and direction of all proposed lighting.



5. Provide amended (most recent) area calculations for landscaping and impervious areas in Retreat Village on the site plan.



6. Approval of Water and Sewer engineering plans.



Mr. Reuter recommended approval pending approval of water and sewer.



Commissioner Gunn asked why this had been approved if the engineering plans for water and sewer were not approved.



Mr. Reuter confirmed that this did not have to be approved in connection with site plan approval.



Mr. Caldwell spoke regarding lighting for the Burger King, he commented that McDonald's had lighting adequate for a night football game. He asked that the lighting be somewhat lessened for Burger King.



Mr. Bruce stated that the lighting had been cut in half in comparison to the existing lighting for McDonald's.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Tullos. Chairman Hardman opposed, Commissioner Lyde abstained. Approved.



Subdivision Regulations



Mr. Reuter stated that there had been a meeting in which numerous parties were involved including builders, developers and staff. He stated that there had not been opposition to the revisions.



Mr. Richard stated that he felt that there were many aspects of the regulations that needed to be revised. Those revisions as explained by Mr. Richard are attached as Exhibit "A" hereto.



Mr. Richard stated that the only item he had any disagreement on when making the revisions was the qualifications needed to prepare hydrology and hydraulic calculations. Mr. Richard felt this should be done by a licensed engineer. He did not feel that surveyors were qualified to prepare these types of studies. He stated that State law stated that surveyors could lay out and plat subdivisions.



Mr. Pearson stated that his interpretation of State Law did not require that the hydrology portion of the design process did not require preparation by a professional engineer. He also stated that State law required that the procedure also be in compliance with local ordinance also. He stated that the surveyor would have to have this approved by an engineer prior to submitting this to the County Engineer. He stated that he did not feel this was required by State Law.



Commissioner Strickland asked how many surveyors in Glynn County were not engineers?



Mr. Pearson stated that he had no idea.



Commissioner Strickland stated that this should be addressed in a common sense way.



Mr. Pearson stated that counties should not be allowed to stick something in to revert back to the old law.



Mr. Moore stated that the planning and layout of storm drainage may be performed by surveyors. Mr. Moore stated that the disagreement comes in the fact that the calculations for this, the hydrology work and design of the system should be governed by local law. Mr. Moore also stated that SCS should be written Soil Conservation Service method.



Mr. Richard stated that the only person he knew in Glynn County that was a licensed engineer and surveyor was Mr. Purcell.



Mr. Purcell spoke regarding this matter and stated that he felt surveyors were not trained in hydrology. He felt that surveyors and engineers were two totally different disciplines. He stated that the law change did not provide for surveyors to perform hydrology work.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Chairman Hardman and Commissioner

Strickland opposed. Approved.



Plat Approval for Middleton Home Place



Mr. Reuter stated that his department had received final approval from water and sewer and that this had been signed off on by the County engineer. Mr. Reuter stated that the County engineer required a $200.00 grass bond. He recommended that the final plat be approved.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Public Hearing to Authorize transfer of funds from the Reserve Fund to the General Fund



Chairman Hardman stated that this action was to consider authorizing a transfer of funds from the Reserve Fund to the General Fund for the following: $30,000 for Environmental Monitoring by the Glynn County Board of Health; $50,000 for Roof Repairs to the Office Park Building; and Health Insurance Claims filed under the County's group insurance plan.

Commissioner Lyde brought up the fact that in the work session on Tuesday the Board had discussed the Hospital Authority's providing funds for the environmental monitoring.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde that the matter regarding health be deferred until such time as this matter could be looked into, second by Commissioner Lynn. (Not voted on at this time)



Commissioner Gunn asked that Mr. Moore provide the information that he had provided to the Board so that they could see where the information came from.



Commissioner Miller said the Hospital Authority had just met and that the Board had approved the $30,000; he stated that this affected the health and welfare of the community.



Mr. Moore stated that if the public hearing was not held and the Board deferred the matter, then another meeting would have to be noticed. He suggested that the Board hold the public hearing.



Commissioner Lynn suggested that the $30,000 not be taken out of the reserve fund because the funds were available from the general fund.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the funds were available for all of the services requested. Mr. Gilmour stated that the hearing was to notify the public what is being done with these monies. He stated that it was not necessary to use the reserve fund at this time.



Chairman Hardman stated that there were no objections by any staff people regarding using monies from the General Fund. Chairman Hardman stated that the public hearing would be continued and asked if anyone present was for or against approving these funds for use.



No one spoke regarding the use of this money.



Commissioner Lyde stated that the Hospital Authority would not do anything if the County funded the money.



Mr. Gilmour stated that Dr. Taylor said the money would be needed over a 15 month period. Mr. Gilmour suggested that the process be started.



Commissioner Lyde then requested that the motion made earlier be removed.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos that the public hearing be closed, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Plants to the Rescue



Chris Daughtry and Bill Hooker presented this program. He stated that their group would be going to sites scheduled for development and rescue the plants and return them to a nursery site near the airport for use on public property. Mr. Hooker stated that they would like to assist the county in implementing a xeriscaping plan.



Insert (Water and Sewer)



Recommendations regarding the Water and Sewer operations were deferred at this time.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn to defer, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Amendments to Recreation Advisory Board



Commissioner Tullos presented this matter for consideration. He stated that the comments from the work session led him to believe that choice A on the handout distributed would not be the choice of the Board. That option called for a 9 member board plus one ex-officio (non-voting representative from the Board of Education) with representatives from the following: Selden Park, 1; Casino Board, 1; Blythe Island Park, 1; Ballard Athletic Association, 1; St. Simons Athletic Assn, 1; and County Commission, 4. Each commission appointment would be by a majority vote of the commissioners after appropriate advertising and submission of resumes detailing qualifications were submitted and reviewed.



Commissioner Tullos then added that he felt the B. option was more acceptable to the Board. This option included nine members plus one ex-officio (non voting representative from the Board of Education) with representation as follows: Ballard Athletic Assn., 1; St. Simons Athletic Assn, 1; and County Commission, 7.

Commission appointments would be handled as they are currently.



Commissioner Tullos stated that there had been some comment by Commissioners Miller and Gunn to add representatives from Casino, Blythe Island and Selden Park which would make it twelve members plus the non voting member from the School Board. Commissioner Tullos felt that this should be voted on by the Board.



Commissioner Lynn felt that citizens should be able to speak to their Commissioner about these matters without having to go through a board.



Commissioner Miller stated that planning and zoning had to be consented when a matter was being considered. He stated that these boards would simply make recommendations. He felt some people were more comfortable going to a committee meeting verses the Board.



Commissioner Tullos recommended that these boards handle recreation matters. He stated that if the Board was going to handle everything there was no need for the different advisory boards. Commissioner Tullos felt the Board was there to run the day to day business of the County. Commissioner Tullos stated that he received calls everyday regarding the Board trying to interfere with department heads and employees of the County.



Commissioner Lynn stated that he was not trying to handle everything.



Commissioner Lyde stated that she felt it should be left as it is with the Board making the appointments, but she did not have a problem with only the Recreation Board reporting to the Board.



Commissioner Gunn stated that she would like to see Casino, Blythe and Selden added.

Motion by Commissioner Gunn to follow Plan B and to add Casino Advisory Board, Blythe Island Advisory Board and Selden Park Advisory Board, plus a voting member from the School Board. (not voted on at this time)



Commissioner Gunn felt that representatives were needed from these other boards.



Commissioner Tullos felt this would meet the objectives. He stated that one complaint of the constituents was that St. Simons was not appropriately represented.



Commissioner Strickland felt that 7 appointments to the board would be adequate.



Commissioner Miller stated that last year he had made a motion that Commissioners not bother Department Heads and that motion was defeated. He stated that all of his complaints were voiced to the Administrator.



Mr. Moore asked how the appointment process would take place and suggested that the full Board approve the appointments.



Chairman Hardman stated that he thought it should be a little smaller. He agreed with the school board being represented.



Commissioner Miller suggested that the Board to do away with the existing boards and start all over.



Commissioner Tullos stated that Don Skeins would be their representative.



Commissioner Miller asked if it was going to be done by District.



Chairman Hardman stated that he would not want to be limited to his District.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn that the four existing members remain, three new members be appointed, Ballard, St. Simons, Selden, Casino, Blythe Island and the School Board be added for a total of 13 voting members. Commissioners Hardman, Strickland and Lynn opposed. Commissioners Tullos, Miller, Gunn and Lyde for. Approved.



Contract with respect to LCP



Mr. Moore presented this matter and stated that he was negotiating the contract where the County not be liable for expenses and outside counsel would accept the services of his office is lieu of any payment unless the funds were available. He also requested that the matter be deferred pending some additional changes to the contract.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to defer, second by Commissioner Miller. Unanimous.



Hearings with Hospital Authority



Commissioner Tullos stated that he was receiving calls regarding the Hospital Authority. He requested that the Board hold two public hearings and invite the Hospital Authority to answer questions.



Chairman Hardman asked if it was the intent to hold one on the Island and one on the mainland. The reponse was yes.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Animal Control Facility Possible Name Change



Mr. Gilmour stated that the name of the animal facility had been changed to Glynn County Animal Care and Control Facility. He stated that there was a veterinary clinic in Brunswick by the name of Animal Care something. The veterinary firm was receiving calls regarding coming to pick up animals. The doctor had spoken to Mr. Gilmour and the City and he wanted the name changed. Mr. Rice of the Animal Advisory Board stated that they did not want the name changed. He also stated that signs had been made with the new name. Mr. Gilmour stated that the name had not been consummated with the Secretary of State.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to leave name as is, second by Commissioner Strickland, Commissioner Tullos opposed. Approved.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the Industrial Authority had contacted him regarding 4 x 8 signs at the Industrial Park which gave directions to the facility. He stated that the signs did not reference Glynn County.



Chief Alexander stated that the signs were now gone.



Mr. Bledsoe stated that the signs met the county ordinance but not the Development Authority ordinance. Mr. Bledsoe stated that the Development Authority would be supplying new signs.





Personnel Committee Recommendations



Commissioner Strickland presented the following:



Labor Grade Changes



Recommend change of labor grades effective 07/01/95 for GIS Coordinator, Post Building Inspector, and Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment and Collections.



Commissioner Lynn asked where the money was coming from?



Mr. Gilmour responded that it was in the budget.



Commissioner Gunn stated that the new hires had already started working before the Board actually approved the salaries. What would happen if this did not pass?



Mr. Gilmour stated that these people had come in at a higher step because the positions had been vacant for so long. Mr. Gilmour stated that the people came in at Step C or D because of the market conditions. We have to pay these salaries to get people to take the job.



Commissioner Lynn stated that police officers put their life on the line everyday and were not compensated for it.



Mr. Gilmour stated that he appreciated this. He gave the landfill manager as an example. He stated that certain qualifications were required and the county could not fill the position even after a couple grade changes. He stated that these adjustments had to be made in accordance with what the market demands.



Chairman Hardman stated that the ball had been dropped with respect to the policy for increases that had been implemented in 1986 or 1987. Chairman Hardman stated that it was a really good document, but the cost of living increases had not been followed under the policy which caused problems later. Mr. Hardman stated that past Boards had not done their job; if they had salaries would be approximately 10-12% better than they now are.



Commissioner Miller stated that the County would have to pay for educated and experienced people. He said salaries can't keep going up without taxes being raised.



Commissioner Lynn stated that these persons were just hired in and now they were getting a raise? Commissioner Lynn added that not everyone can start at the top.



Mr. Bandy stated that these numbers represented the offer made by the Administrator and they would be adjusted to that grade effective the 1st of July.



Commissioner Gunn asked if they came to work for the County with the understanding that this would be approved? Or did they come with the understanding that this may not change?



Mr. Gilmour stated that the amount they came to work for is set. He felt the County should be proactive not reactive; he felt it was better to address what the market demands up front. He stated that the appropriate adjustments have not been made in the system to keep up. Mr. Gilmour staed that people with good skills will go some place else.



Commissioner Gunn asked that figures be supplied from counties of Glynn's size so comparisons can be made in the future.



Commissioner Tullos asked if they were hired at a higher grade?



Mr. Bandy responded that they were hired at a higher grade.



Chairman Hardman stated that if the County agreed to hire these people at that salary it would have to be done.



Mr. Bandy then told the Board that they would have to decide where the County wanted to be with respect to salaries. He stated that in many positions the County was below average.



Commissioner Miller stated that people have to be compensated for experience and education.



Commissioner Lynn stated that there should not be any surprises with respect to salaries in the future.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Commissioners Gunn and Lynn opposed.

Approved.







Early Retirement Package



Commissioner Strickland presented this matter and stated that this would be effective to age 65 rather than through age 65.



Chairman Hardman asked for an addition - County coverage would terminate as soon as employee is eligible for health coverage under a new employer's health plan whether free or at a cost to him.



Commissioner Tullos referenced no. 4 regarding COBRA benefits at age 65.



Chairman Hardman confirmed that this could not be done and that coverage would have to be dropped.



Commissioner Miller stated that number 5 should be cleaned up to be legally right.



Commissioner Tullos said he was still not clear on no. 4. He stated that a preexisting condition would not be covered.



Chairman Hardman stated that he thought they would not bicker over the preexisting condition they would either give that person coverage or not.



Chairman Hardman gave an example: if Milton Lynn got another job and was eligible in 90 days for insurance benefits, he would be off the County insurance.



Commissioner Tullos stated that a person with a preexisting condition could, pursuant to COBRA, keep the coverage as a back up.



Mr. Moore stated that we could not alter COBRA laws.



Mr. Gilmour stated that item no. 2 had been revised to read "by fiscal year 1996".



Commissioner Strickland asked if 2.c. was correct? The response was that the Board agreed to leave this open ended for those persons who had retired January 1, 1995 or after.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve as amended to add "County coverage would terminate as soon as employee is eligible for health coverage under a new employer's health plan whether free or at a cost to him, second by Commissionre Lyde. Unanimous.



Recommend No Bonuses



Recommend no bonuses or pay changes be paid from the management bonus incentive program.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous. (Commissioner Lynn not present)



Recommend Hiring of Temporary Employees



Recommend temporary employees be hired for drainage work, equipment rented, seek bids for culvert installations.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous. (Commissioner Lynn not present)



Over-time for Police Officers



Recommend over-time for police officers begin at 160 hours rather than 170 hours in a 28 day cycle.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous. (Commissioner Lynn not present)



Establishment of Positions



Recommend establishing Precinct Commander position and delete the Asst. Chief and Major Positions; promote two (2) Lieutenant positions to Captain at no pay increase and adjust Director of Communications to same pay grade as Captain effective immediately in the Police Department.



Commissioner Strickland stated that there had been a change since the committee meeting. He stated that some new hirees would qualify for food stamps. He set forth that he had reviewed the plan. He stated that Chief Alexander was updating the plan due to existing discrepancies.



Commissioner Lyde asked what kind of discrepancies?



Commissioner Strickland stated that the new hires were passing the next grade. This would not be fair to those persons who had been with the department for a year or two.



Commissioner Lyde stated that the County would have to pay for top notch people. She said that they people put their life on the line. She stated that you have to pay for good people.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve the deletion of the Asst. Chief and major positions and to establish the Precinct Commander position, and to defer the second portion regarding the pay plan for police officers, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Consideration of Credit for Service



Recommend employees who resign with good standing be credited for prior service after completion of probation period, no credit given if the absent period is greater than 36 months and prior time served will not count towards seniority if a layoff is required.



Commissioner Strickland asked if this item could be deferred for further review in committee.



Commissioner Miller felt that this being passed would cause morale problems later.



Commissioner Gunn asked that the staff check with other communities to see if they follow this practice.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Lyde to approve, Commissioners Gunn, Hardman, Lyde and Miller for, Commissioners Lynn, Strickland and Tullos opposed. Approved.



Attorney Pay Raise



Recommend County Attorney be given a pay raise of $5,000 equal to the amount paid to the police chief effective 7/1/95.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, second by Commissioner Miller. (not voted on at this time)



Commissioner Lynn stated that this would be a $20,000 raise for this department.



Mr. Moore stated that Ms. Watson had received a $9,000 raise together with the cost of living raises. He stated that he had been with the County for 4 and one-half years with no raise and under the standard step increase system he would have received 20%.



Commissioner Lynn stated that he still wanted to verify the raise given Desiree Watson. Commissioner Lynn stated that Mr. Moore could have gotten part of her raise. Commissioner Lynn stated that police officers get $17,000 or $18,000 a year to put their life on the line.



Mr. Moore stated that he would be receiving 7%. Mr. Moore stated that everyone was on the pay plan and would receive raises. He stated that he was currently making $71,000.00.



Commissioner Gunn stated that he would receive a comparable salary to Marsha Clark. Commissioner Gunn requested that this matter be discussed in executive session.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to defer the action on the motion, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to defer to executive session, second by Commissioner Lynn. Commissioners Gunn, Lyde, Lynn and Tullos for. Commissioner Hardman, Miller and Strickland against. Deferral approved.



Addition of Head Lifeguard Position



Recommend adding the position of head lifeguard at Blythe Island Regional Park funded from current budget.



Commissioner Gunn stated that last year there was no head lifeguard.



Ms. Williams stated that a larger area was being covered and that there were duties that would have to be coordinated.



Commissioner Lynn asked where the funds were coming from.



Ms. Williams confirmed that it was a budgeted seasonal position that would end when the pools and beach areas closed.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve, second by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



Payment of Expenses with respect to Technical and Professional Positions



Recommend authorizing reimbursement of reasonable documented expenses for recruiting of professional and technical positions when outside fifty (50) mile radius.



Mr. Bandy explained that it was often necessary to find qualified persons by going outside the local area. He stated that candidates often ask if the County would help defray the cost of travel but the County does not currently have a policy on this. Mr. Bandy stated that this policy is practiced by many employers and in counties the size of Glynn.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the person who has been contacted by telephone and then was invited by the County to come physically for an interview should be reimbursed because this person would be a top candidate.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to pay the expenses for those persons who physically come to Glynn County for an interview initiated by the County after previously having a telephone interview, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Recommendations from Finance Committee



These matters were presented for consideration by Vice Chairman Milton Lynn as follows:



Recommend amending the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance to require a one (1) year waiting period after application is rejected by the Board.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Tullos. Unanimous.



Chairman Hardman asked staff to limit the number of licenses for consumption and package sales as issued in Glynn County. He recommended that owners be able to transfer a license in order to keep a package store from going in on every corner.



Commissioner Miller suggested that each person giving up a license should have to return it to the County.



Chairman Hardman felt this would initiate care on the part of owners regarding sales to minors.



Commissioner Miller felt that business owners should also have some input.



Commissioner Strickland stated that people would be lining up to purchase licenses when they found out this was being implemented.





Recommend Processing of County Property



Recommend proceeding with the sale of surplus County property listed below per state statutes:



a. Parcel at the corner of L Street and Stonewall;

size 10,500 square feet/estimated value $21,000.

b. Parcel at the corner of L Street and Stonewall;

size 3,000 square feet/estimated value $3,750.00.

c. Parcel between Half Moon Road and Fancy Bluff Road;

size 5.58 acres/estimated value $55,500.00.

d. Parcel located on either side of the overpass on Cypress/Community Road; size .31 acres/estimated value $2,500.00.

e. Parcel located between Whitlock Street and Norwich Street; size 3.80 acres/estimated value $35,000.00.

f. Parcel at Habersham and Community/Cypress Mill Road; size .257 acres/estimated value $10,230.00.



Commissioner Gunn read a letter from a constituent asking that the property be advertised and go to the highest bidder not insiders. She stated that maybe Fancy Bluff would like to keep the property for a park.



Mr. Long stated that the Habersham parcel should be $12,900.00. Mr. Long stated that for the size of this parcel it was the appropriate amount.



Commissioner Miller inquired about the Fancy Bluff property.



Commissioner Lynn stated that an effort had been made but no one wanted to keep up the property.



Mr. Flanagan suggested that parcels a. and b. remain in the County's possession. He stated that if the County had to buy them back if the "L" Street Project went through the County would end up paying more for them.

Mr. Flanagan stated that Mr. Long could look at it and possibly the County would keep what's needed.



Commissioner Lyde stated that the building on that property is run down and just sits there.



Mr. Moore stated that the County had title to parcels c, d, e and f. He said they the County had not yet retained the title to parcels a and b. Mr. Moore also stated that previous owners or their successors in interest would have to be given the opportunity to buy this property back.



Commissioner Strickland stated that the gentleman on both sides of the property described in F. was paid the equivalent of $91,000 an acre for some property. Commissioner Strickland asked that the property described in F should be kept for now and this parcel further reviewed in committee.



Mr. Moore stated that the Board should reserve the right to reject any bids under a certain amount of money in the sealed bid process. Mr. Moore also said the property could be knocked off on the courthouse steps as a fair means of sale.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to proceed with the sale of the property with the exception of a.,b and f., second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Keystone Fireworks



Award bid to Keystone Fireworks and specialty sale for $9,000 for Sunshine Festival fireworks.



Mr. Gilmour stated that there had been some question regarding budgetary process and combination excise tax. He recommended deferral to the second meeting in April.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to defer, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Commissioner Lyde not present)



Neptune Park Miniature Golf



Reject all RFP's for the Neptune Park Miniature Golf Course and readvertise including rental of bicycles.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to reject RFP's, second by Commissioner Gunn. (Motion not acted on at this time)



Commissioner Gunn stated that either Elise or Matt Permar had written an article stating that the leasing of bikes should not be allowed in this area due to the fact that it was County property.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to reject RFP's, as amended to exclude bicycles, second by Commissioner Gunn (not voted on at this time)



Mr. Force spoke on behalf of his wife Maggie Force, one of the two persons who submitted a timely RFP with respect to the Neptune Park Golf Course. Her husband asked that the bids not be thrown out due to the fact that the summer would soon be here. He stated that his wife was a model for the small business person, she would be accessible to Neptune Park in order to oversee the operation of the miniature golf. He stated that no one had had an opportunity to negotiate this matter. He stated that the terms were negotiable that an RFP was simply a proposal. He asked that the RFP's not be thrown out but instead discussed. He set forth that the bicycles were surely negotiable together with improvements. He stated that she would advertise and work with the Chamber to promote the golf course. She would coordinate fund raisers and provide a service to Glynn County residents. He stated that a lasting County tenant relationship would be the best in the long run. He asked in closing that the RFP's be considered as negotiated.



Commissioner Lynn stated that the Board was trying to get the best deal for the County. Commissioner Lynn felt that Mr. Hill's proposal was better.



Commissioner Gunn stated that the people who had placed the RFP's were willing to negotiate. She asked when that part of the process would begin? She also wanted to know if Mr. Cofer would be allowed to be part of the process.



Mr. Hill stated that he agreed there should be no bicycles. He felt that these could greatly increase liability to the County. Mr. Hill it would not be fair just to consider one RFP.



Chairman Hardman stated that he did not know if there was time to go back out for proposals at this late date. He asked Mr. Cofer if his RFP had been submitted late. His response was yes. Chairman Hardman asked staff to research this and to present it to the Board at the next meeting.



Commissioner Gunn stated that she did not understand why the terms had not been discussed at this point.



Commissioner Strickland stated that he felt Mr. Cofer's RFP should be considered. Mr. Cofer stated that the purchasing agent said his RFP would be accepted. Mr. Guarracino told him if there was a problem with the other two bids his bid would be accepted.



Mr. Moore stated that both of the accepted proposals were very different from what the County had originally proposed. Mr. Moore stated that Mr. Hill's proposal would be best for the County. Mr. Moore felt these should be negotiated with those persons who had submitted the RFP's. Mr. Moore stated that he would be happy to work with Ms. Williams.



Commissioner Strickland suggested that all three bids be considered.



Mr. Moore stated that the Board could cut off acceptance of RFP's with the bids that had been submitted.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to accept the RFPs submitted by Force, Hill and Cofer for negotiation, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Miller that Mr. Moore and Mr. Gilmour negotiate the golf course contract, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Approval of Engineering Services



Recommend approval of engineering services with Jordan, Jones, and Goulding for cost element 1 of Landfill closure plan of $13,200.00.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Fence for Project Play



Recommend approval of bid to Posey Fence of $1,979.00 for fencing of playground at Mallory Park (Funding from Project Play at $1,200.00 and park development $779.00).



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by

Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Piping Petition Ordinance



Recommend awarding piping petition ordinance to allow installment payment in the same manner as paving assessment.



Mr. Gilmour stated that currently it was a 70, 30 split between the property owner and County. This would allow for a property owner to pay for this in installments rather than all at once.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous.



Improvements at County Park



Recommend improvements to County park at Peachtree Beach, and College totalling $1,000.00 and authorize adopt-a-park agreement for maintenance.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Resolution to amend FY 95 Budget



Recommend resolution to amend FY 95 budget to provide for adjustments.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Authorization of Overtime



Recommend authorizing payment of overtime from sanitation collection fund to load data for user fee billing.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Consider Continuation of Membership

Recommend authorizing County continuing its membership in the Golden Isles Parkway Association.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Commissioner Gunn opposed. Approved. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Authorizing Pilot Group to Install Recreation Equipment



Recommend authorizing Pilot Group to install recreation equipment at Blythe Island Regional Park subject to standard conditions and not to provide matching funds.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous. (Chairman Hardman not present)



Authorization for Abandonment of a portion of Oglethorpe on St. Simons



Recommend authorizing abandonment process for a certain portion of Oglethorpe on St. Simons Island.



Mr. Moore stated that the developer needed some additional property for their development and they would provide us with a quitclaim deed on an encroachment that the County has. Mr. Moore conveyed to them that all abandonment procedures must be complied with.



Chairman Hardman asked whose property the County was encroaching on. It was one time the Bessie Leggett property. Chairman Hardman felt the public had a right to this as the road had been there before he was a boy.



Commissioner Tullos stated that they were trying to get the County to sign off on this.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve that the abandonment process commence, second by Commissioner Gunn. Chairman Hardman opposed, Commissioner Gunn abstained. Approved.



APPOINTMENT



Chairman Hardman presented the appointment to the Building Advisory and Appeal Board.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to appoint Tom Rule, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous. (Commissioner Lyde not present)



COMMISSIONER ITEMS



Commissioner Miller asked if there had been any response from the City on LOST or SPLOST.



The Administrator responded that there had not been a response. He suggested that the two county members of the SPLOST team set a date for a meeting and go forward.



Motion by Commissioner Miller that staff endeavor to expedite the LOST process, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Commissioner Gunn presented the resignation letter with respect to the resignation of Shelby Childers from the ERC, that letter is attached as Exhibit "B" hereto. Commissioner Gunn asked that Mr. Childers be sent a letter of thanks.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to accept resignation with whining, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.

Commissioner Miller then read a letter of resignation from Betsey Elizey from the ERC, that letter is attached as Exhibit "C" hereto.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to accept resignation and to send a letter of thanks, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Commissioner Strickland set forth that he would be meeting in Washington with the Director of Superfund.



He also asked that staff prepare a letter to Allied Chemical asking them to help with the health concerns of employees of LCP.



Motion by Commissionr Strickland to send letter to Allied Chemical, second by Commissioner Lynn. Unanimous.



Police Chief Items



Chief Alexander stated that he had implemented a program for the Farmer's Market on St. Simons. He stated that it would be a lottery system for assignment of the spaces.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn to approve, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



He stated that he had received a complaint from Village Music regarding parking facilities. The owner has requested that a sign stating 30 minute parking to be posted with respect from the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.



Mr. Moore stated that this would have to be advertised followed by the signs being installed as appropriate.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Tullos. Unanimous.



Chief Alexander spoke regarding the Wrecker Ordinance.

A public hearing was held, Commissioner Strickland was in attendance together with wrecker operators. Each business would be charged a $25.00 inspection fee per wrecker. When his name comes up on the rotation that person will be called.



County Attorney Items



Mr. Moore mentioned Ms. Hillary's memo regarding the increase by Century Cable. Mr. Moore stated that he said Mr. Moore said everything was alright, Mr. Moore had not told him everything was alright, Mr. Moore felt the Board would tell him that. Mr. Moore stated that currently a consultant was reviewing the paper work.



Administrator Items



Mr. Gilmour stated that another State Mandate pushed through by the DNR would become effective as of April 1st setting forth that the County cannot buy or sell bait unless the County had a person on the payroll to perform that task. Mr. Gilmour suggested that Mr. Roland Savage of Satilla Seafood provide us seafood daily, he is renting the Jekyll Island facility which makes him a licensed dealer; the park receiving 60% and 40% to Mr. Savage. He recommended a new proposal be prepared and go out to bid. Mr. Gilmour stated that the current vendor had been advised that the relationship has been severed.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Tullos. Unanimous.



Mr. Gilmour has been advised by Ms. Williams that the Department of Natural Resources has some money available for recreation.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to apply for funds, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the City had voted to add a 10% fee onto their fines to pay for the housing of their prisoners. Mr. Gilmour recommended the Board accept this as a proposal with the Sheriff's concurrence and once their system has been implemented. He asked that the Board rescind its action regarding taking the City prisoners be rescinded.



Commissioner Miller stated that he did not want to back down on this issue. He felt the City could give someone a fine or 10 days in jail. Commissioner Miller stated that we need the fine money, not a person in our jail for ten days.



Mr. Gilmour stated that he received a request from a Boy Scout Troop enabling them to take some items from the Recycling Center that were not currently being recycled by the County (three ring binder covers) to allow them to dispose of them.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland to approve, second by Commissioner Miller. Unanimous.



Mr. Gilmour stated that there was a citizen harrassing County employees and causing trouble at work sites. He recommended that the Board proceed with legal action.



Mr. Moore stated that legal course was a very broad term, he suggested a warrant.



Commissioner Gunn asked that the Board wait to see what happened.



Chairman Hardman stated that this citizen had been given every opportunity.



Commissioner Miller added that if the person would have been a male these actions would have terminated long ago.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to proceed, second by Commissioner Strickland. Commissioner Lyde abstained. Approved.



Public Works Director



Mr. Flanagan presented the matter once again regarding sewer lines being placed under the pavement. He stated that there had been a joint meeting. The City stated that their lines were always installed under the pavement. Mr. Flanagan and Mr. Richard did not agree. They have spoken with the developer. Mr. Flanagan stated that if the lines were placed under the pavement the following would have to be done: require compaction testing; a bond for 25% of the paving cost be granted to the County; 12 month warranty on the work; and each access would consist of a 4 X 4 concrete pad.



Commissioner Strickland stated that the developer had been held up for a while and we needed to expedite what was going to be done in order to quit holding the developer up. He stated that the lines would be accepted by the City and would become them.



Mr. Flanagan responded that the City would not be responsible for the pavement, but only for the actual lines.



Commissioner Lyde stated that she did not understand why the City was involved.



Chairman Hardman stated that the developer was in a predicament. He stated that the City was dictating to the County with an expired Franchise Agreement. Chairman Hardman asked that staff review these Franchise Agreements and report back to the Board.



Commissioner Strickland stated that the developer had gone to the City originally and received approval; then the City changed their mind requiring he put the lines under that road verses the side.



Mr. Moore stated that the Franchise Agreements had expired. He stated that the County was extending their area allowing them to serve another area with no conditions; there was no time limit and doesn't specify say what will happen with the pipes. He stated that the big issue was, who was going to operate the system out there.



Mr. Gilmour recommended that the County take the pipeline and maintain it and the City tie in where the City water main is. He stated that maintenance was the issue. If it was turned over to them to maintain we may have to pay them for it later.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn that the County provide sewer service, get paid for it, dispose of it in the City trump line and that it would be our service, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Mr. Flanagan stated that the County had been asked to install a storm drain under 95 and he felt this was necessary.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn to approve, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Mr. Flanagan stated that ACCG had hired someone to provide the low country boil in addition to Grandy's who Mr. Flanagan hired. Mr. Flanagan asked to cancel the contract with Grandy's if necessary.



Mr. Flanagan stated that he has always been responsible for this.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve Mr. Flanagan to act in the best interest of the County, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Water and Sewer



Mr. Benson spoke regarding the expiration of the ground water permit on St. Simons Island. He stated that he had received correspondence on March 31, 1995 from the DNR regarding the permit. He stated that the ground water permit was due to expire; the letter conveyed that the authorities had not estimated properly and the permit would be issued with an updated expiration to November 30, 1995 at which time it would be reevaluated.



Mr. Benson also stated that the Waste water treatment plant had been updated and he had no spills to report. He also stated that Mr. Turnipseed had provided a proposal for pumps. He stated that more information would be provided at the next meeting.



Mr. Benson stated they would be going out for bids on the Kings Way water pipe, Oak Street, Santa Maria Circle, Peachtree Street, an aration device for Hamilton Landing lift station and a sketch for the abandonment of right of way next to the Frederica Road tank in order to install a well.



Commissioner Gunn stated that a letter had been submitted "With no prewarning on March the 6th and 7th our water was turned off for several hours. We were using the washing machine on Monday March the 6th and it was quite an inconvenience. Why could you not have put out some notice? One month earlier this year we got no bill at all. What is going on in the Glynn County Water and Sewer Department?" She then asked Mr. Benson he responded to Ms. Permar regarding her water looking like urinalysis?



Mr. Benson stated that he had spoken with her and she was satisfied with his answer.



Work Session Matters



Chairman Hardman presented the following for approval with respect to the Union Camp Realty Corporation site:



1. Enter into professional services agreement with Ben Turnipseed for engineering services on the water main extension.



2. Enter into professional services agreement with Ben Turnipseed for engineering services on the wastewater line extension to serve the welcome center.



3. Authorize Mr. Keith Flanagan to obtain Georgia Department of Transportation participation on the extension of Jetport Road.



Commissioner Gunn stated that she did not believe that items 1. and 2. were not discussed in the work session.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the road had been discussed. He stated that 1. and 2. had already been discussed and approved.



Commissioner Gunn asked why Turnipseed?



Mr. Gilmour stated that he was the person authorized and approved to do the work.



Commissioner Gunn asked if work was automatically given to this guy?



Mr. Gilmour responded that he was the person previously designated for the project. He stated that Turnipseed would be handling one portion and Freeman and Vaughn would be handling the new portion.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos that these matters be approved, second by Commissioner Miller. Unanimous.



Festival License Tax



Chairman Hardman presented this matter for approval.



Mr. Moore stated that the Board had received a copy of the ordinance on Tuesday. He stated that it set up a limited license for festivals where a single license is taken out for the festival at a different rate and it is on a per exhibitor or service provider basis. He stated that the fees were $100.00 for up to 50 exhibitors, $250.00 up to 100 exhibitors and with over 100 exhibitors the fee was $400.00.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to approve, second by Commissioner Strickland. Unanimous.



Commissioner Miller stated that the Board should nominate someone for CADA. He stated that he would like to nominate Ed Pinckney.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to nominate Ed Pinckney and to begin the advertising process, second by Commissioner Lynn. Commissioner Gunn opposed. Approved.



Mr. Gilmour stated that the CADA up until 6 months previously had space with the RDC, they currently rent the space that they are currently.



Executive Session



Return from Executive Session



Recommend County Attorney be given a $5,000.00 raise equal to the amount paid to the police chief effective 7/1/95.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland that the County Attorney be given a $5,000 pay increase effective 7/1/95, second by Commissioner Lyde. Commissioner Lynn opposed. Approved.



Motion by Commissioner Miller that the license for sale of beer and wine be given to Smile Gas on Frederica Road to include Mr. Moore's pursuing a settlement that all other claims be dropped with respect to the proceeding. Commissioners Gunn, Strickland and Lynn opposed. Commissioners Hardman, Lyde, Miller and Tullos for.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde that the meeting be adjourned, second by Commissioner Tullos. Unanimous.



Meeting Adjourned