AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1995, AT 6:00 P.M



PRESENT: Jack Hardman, Chairman

Milton Lynn, Vice Chairman

Commissioner, Virginia Gunn

Commissioner Gladys Martin-Lyde

Commisdsioner James E. "Sonny" Miller

Commissioner Robert E. Strickland

Commissioner Fred Tullos



ALSO PRESENT: Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Cynthia J. McKinley, County Clerk



STAFF PRESENT: Chief Carl Alexander

Ray Richard

Chief Carl Johnson





INVOCATION by Commissioner Lynn



PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG



APPROVAL OF MINUTES



12. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday, July 6, 1995.

13. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Tuesday, July 18, 1995.



14. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday, July 20, 1995.

15. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Wednesday, July 26, 1995.

16. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Tuesday, August 1, 1995.



17. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday, August 3, 1995.

18. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Monday, August 14, 1995.

19. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Tuesday, August 15, 1995.



20. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held Thursday, August 17, 1995.



Motion by Commissoner Gunn, second by Commissioner Lyde , to approve item number 12. Items 13 thru 20 deferred to next Commission meeting . Unanimous



POINT OF PRIVILEDGE



Jim Gilbert Jr., Esq. presented a check from Allied Chemicals to the Glynn County Health Department in the amount of $30,000 to be used in the testing of former LCP employees.



FINANCE COMMITTEE



Consider selecting the bidder to provide Legal representation for indigent defendants. Defer to full Commission and have staff report on the amount of funds available in the FY95-96 for these legal services. (VOTE 2-0-0)



Mr. Alexander made a presentation to the Commissoners.



Chairman asked that the Commission go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussion.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Strickland, to move into Executive Session. Unanimous.



Back in Regular Session



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, second Commissoner Miller, to award the bid for Indigent Defense to Mr. James Yancey. Unanimous



GENERAL BUSINESS



The Board of Commissioners presented a Proclamation to FLETC for their 25th aniversary and their relocation to Glynn County. Peggy Dixon received the proclamation on behalf of FLETC.



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



Frederica Road Harrison Pointe Subdivision





Ray Richard made a presentation to the Board regarding center turn lane on Frederica Road in Harrison Pointe Subdivision. The Developer has submitted a preliminary plat for the final phase of the development which involves the cutting of some trees.



Commissioner Gunn recommended deferring this matter to the Tree Board.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, second by Commissioner Gunn, to defer the matter to the Tree Board for review. Unanimous.



Spanish Oaks Subdivision



Mr. Richard made a presentation to the Board regarding a decel lane for Spanish Oaks Subdivision. Mr. Richard stated this project does not require the removal any trees. The main concern is the decel lane. There is a 30 to 36 inch Sweet Gum tree on the edge of the right of way. The developer wants to put a concrete curb around the tree.



Chairman Hardman suggested this item be deferred to the Tree Board.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, second by Commissioner Miller, to defer this item to the Tree Board. Unanimous.

DELEGATIONS

David Antic, president of the American Heart Association and chairman of the Heartwalk,

discussed the planned route for the annual Heart Walk to be held November 4, 1995 on St. Simons Island.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, second by Commissioner Gunn, to approve route. Unanimous.

CRDC Technical Assistance Books



Commissioner Tullos presented, to the Board, the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Technical Assistance books. The book contains information on projects performed from 1977 to 1994 by the CRDC in Glynn County.



Heritage Estates Subdivision



Mrs. Kim Mistishen presented a petition asking that the speed limit be lowered from 25 mhp to 15 mhp or that Slow Children at Play signs be placed in the subdivision.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Strickland, to put up Slow Children at Play signs. Unanimous.



Tax Assessors Office



Dr. Joe Iannicelli to discuss the Tax Assessors office and the billing process in general.

At the request of Dr. Iannicelli, this item was removed from the agenda.



Delegation Scheduling



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Lyde, to move the presentation time for Delegations from "shortly after 7:30" to "as soon as possible". Unanimous.



POLICE CHIEF ITEMS



Alarm Ordinance



Chief Alexander discussed some changes to the Alarm Ordinance. Revisions include changes in the amount of fines, penality provisions, defenses to violations, and warnings.

Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Gunn, to adopt the changes. Unanimous.



COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS



Links Golf Course (Deferred from Tuesday Meeting)



Mr. Moore stated the area leased to the Links, where the coke machines are located, is owned by the County. But, the coke machines are not owned by the County. They are owned by the Coca Cola Company. The Links are authorized to sell soft drinks and are selling them. There shouldn't be a problem with a vending machine.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissoner Strickland, that the Links Golf Course be allowed to install a vending Machine. Unanimous.



Nancy Thomason stated that during a Casino Advisory Board meeting, it was discussed that any vending machines be limited to one wall.



Mr. Moore said that the vending machines could be located anywhere within the leased premises.



Tax Digest



Mr. Moore read a prepared letter addressed to the Georgia General Assembly regarding State mandated Property Re-evaluations.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissoner Strickand, to approve of letter. Unanimous.



COMMISSIONER EMERGENCY ITEMS



Commissioner Gunn asked Dan Reuter to check into the placement of a sign in Oak Forest on County right-of-way.



Mr. Reuter stated he would have the building official office send a letter.



Commissioner Gunn also wanted information on the the company's building permit.



COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS



Surplus Police Car



Mr. Gilmour received a request from the Board of Education to obtain a surplus police car to be used for patrol of school facilities.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, second by Comissioner Tullos, approving transfer of a surplus police car to the Board of Education.



Debris Pickup



Mr. Gilmour stated he had received several calls about road side pick up of debris after storms. He recommended that the Board authorize Public Works go through and pick up debris and would like to come back with an amendment to the debris ordinance so that this problem could be addressed without having to bring it before the Board.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, second by Commissioner Gunn, authorizing pick up of storm debris by Public Works Department. Unanimous.





St. Simons Island Waste Water



Mr. Gilmour stated there was an emergency situation at the St. Simons Island Waste Water facility about replacing pumps damaged due to storms and failure. Cost of replacement is $20,077.50.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, second by Commissioner Strickland, to replace pumps. Unanimous.



Christmas Trees



The St. Simons Island Optimist Club would like to sell Christmas Trees at Demere Annex.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, second by Commissioner Gunn, authorizing sale of trees.



Helicopter Golf Ball Drop



Mr. Gilmour received a request from a charitable group asking the County to provide a helicopters to drop golf balls. Mr. Gilmour recommends that the group appear before the Board personaly and make the request.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Strickland, to deny the request. Unanimous.



Bidding for Budget Approved Items



Mr. Gilmour recommended the Board authorize the going to bid of all items that were in the approved budget. This would be for capital items only.



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



Sheriff's Department



Mr. Gilmour received a request from the Sheriff's Department regarding the General Health Services Bid. The Sheriff is requesting 2 (two) things:



1. Authorization to go out to bid for the mental health service.



2. That the new contract, with concurrance of the Board, be signed by the Sheriff.



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



Georgia Pacific



Mr. Gilmour received a recommendation from an employee that the County enter into a contract with Georgia Pacific Corporation to take trees that are cut to Georgia Pacific and they in turn would pay the County for the trees. The money would then go back into the Tree Maintainence Fund.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Miller, to defer to Finance. Unanimous.



School Bus.



The Board of Education donated a school bus to EMA. EMA is requesting authorization to dispose of the bus seats by way of auction.



The Board decides to dispose of the seats at the County Surplus Auction.



COMMISSIONER EMERGENCY ITEMS (CON'T)



Commissioner Miller read into the minutes a letter from Frank Quimby, P.E., Vice President Ruper regarding water & sewer in Glynn Haven Subdivision.



Commissioner Miller recommends support of the School Board Bond Referendum.

Motion by Commissioner Miller, second by Commissioner Strickland, to support Referendum. Vote 5 to 2 with Commissioners Lynn and Gunn abstaining.



Commissioner Lynn stated he had received several phone call regarding the Public Hearings held for police department pay grades.



Chairman Hardman recommended that Dave Bandy get information received from the Public Hearings to the Commissioners and bring matter back for discussion if possible.

Commissioner Strickland asked about the traffic problem at Glynn Marsh.



PUBLIC HEARINGS



Application No. GC-23-95

Request to Rezone from Resort Residential to Planned Development-General (Commercial), 16.82 acres fronting 933.80 feet on the south side of Sea Island Causeway, beginning approx. 1,109 feet west of the Frederica Road and Sea Island Causeway, lying immediately north of Harrison Pointe Subdivision and west of Sea Island Retail Center-East. Property owned by Sea Island Company. (Reuter)



Mr. Reuter made a presentation to the Board.



Jim Gilbert spoke in favor of the project.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, second by Commissioner, to approve zoning request. Unanimous.



Application No. GC-10-95



Request to Rezone from Medium Residential to Planned Development to Allow a Private Care Home on approximately 9 acres (involving vacant property and Lot 7 of Glynn Marsh Subdivision.) having frontage on Village Circle, South Palm Drive, Glynnmarsh Circle and Glynnmarsh Court, and lying immediately east of Heritage Apartments, south of Glynn Marsh Subdivision, west of Glynn Marsh Village and north of Beverly Shores Subdivision. Property owned by Holiday Enterprises , Inc. (Reuter)



Mr. Reuter made a presentation to the Board.



Tom Lee spoke in favor of request.



The Board heard from the following individuals opposing the request.



Eric Lyons, representing Glynn Marsh Concerned Citizens, voiced strong opposition to the entrance through Lot 7.



John Williams expressed concern for the traffic situation.



Barbara Holland presented the Board with pictures of debris left in the area and expressed concerns for the traffic situation..



Barbara Harper Shaver expressed concern for the driveway placement and traffic problem.



Mr. Lee presented rebuttal to citizens concerns.



Commissioner Tullos asked what happened to the discussion of closing a portion of the road in consideration of the project.



Comissioner Strickland stated he has monitored the traffic flow through the area and it is heavyly traveled. However, he is opposed to closing South Palm Drive.



Commissioner Lynn stated there are two different problems. Development and Traffic. They should be addressed seperately.



Commissioner Lyde asked if the entrance can be placed in an area other than Lot 7.



Commissioner Gunn asked to hear the opinions of the Fire and Police Chief's about closing off a portion of the road.



Chief Johnson stated he has been through the area several times. The only problem may be EMS and fire service to the area. At this time he really doesn't have a recommendation..



Chief Alexander stated that in 2 (two) months, his department has written a total of 140 tickets due to excessive speeding . The other problem is drug activity in the area of Heritage Apartment. He doesn't favor closing the road.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, second by Commissioner Lyde, to accept Staff and Planning Commission recommendation not allowing access through lot 7. Unanimous



Mr. Lee asked the Board if the Developers could work with the County Engineer and come back with a suitable proposal.



Chairman Hardman is not in favor of Developer using residential lot for entrance to development.



Application No. SUP-4-91



Request for an Additional 2 Year Extension of a Special Use Permit in an R-20 One-Family Residential Zoning District, on 0.36 acres, known as Lot 74 of The Village Subdivision on Blythe Island, fronting 90.59 feet on the west side of Highway 303 beginning 73.60 feet north of Crossway Road (unopened portion). Property owned by John F. and Leona R. Cowan. (Reuter)



Mr. Reuter makes presentation to the Board.



Mr. James Cowan spoke in favor of the request.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, second by Commisisoner Tullos to, approve additional 2 year extension of Special Use Permit. Unanimous.



To consider application of Charles R. Gibbs, for a 1995 license for consumption on premises of liquor, beer & wine at Mudcat Charlie's Restaurant, 1400 Darien Hwy., Brunswick Georgia. (Business License)



Chief Alexander stated applicantant has met all requirements. Approval recommended.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, second by Commissioner Lyde, to approve application. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Lynn opposed.



Application No. GC-20-95

Request to Rezone from Highway Commercial, Mobile Home Park and R-9 One-Family Residential to R-6 One-Family Residential, 27.79 Acres (23.78 access highland and 4.01 acres marshland), fronting 880 feet on the west side of U. S. Highway 17, having an average depth of 1,017 feet, lying north of Sherwood Subdivision, with access off Cypress Mill Road from an existing fifty foot (50') right-of-way located within the subdivision, and lying east of Twin Lakes Subdivision. Property owned by Townhouses, Inc. (Reuter)



Mr. Reuter make presentation to the Board.



No one present to speak in favor of the application.



Alan Tucker spoke on behalf of the Hutchinson family concerning the roadway.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, second by Commissioner Strickland, to approve zoning request subject to prohibited use of existing fifty foot (50') right-of-way. Unanimous.



PRESS INQUIRES



None.



EXECUTIVE SESSION



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Strickland to adjourn to Executive Session. Unanimous.



Back in Regular Session,



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, second by Commissioner Strickland, to accept the recommendation of the Administrator regarding assigning the duties of the Public Works Director to the County Engineer. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Lyde opposed.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, second by Commissioner Strickland to adjourn. Unanimous.



Meeting adjourned.





























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