AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HELD AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1995, AT 6:00 P.M.





PRESENT: Jack Hardman, Chairman



Commissioner, Virginia Gunn

Commissioner, Gladys Martin-Lyde

Commissioner, James E. "Sonny" Miller

Commissioner, Robert E. Strickland

Commissioner, Fred Tullos



ABSENT: Milton Lynn, Vice Chairman



ALSO PRESENT: Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Cynthia J. McKinley, County Clerk



STAFF PRESENT: Chief Carl Alexander Dan Reuter

Capt. Jack Hopper Dave Bandy Keith Flanagan Florence Dees



INVOCATION by Gary Moore



PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG



GENERAL BUSINESS



Casino Advisory Board



Mr. Taylor Adams, introduced Robert Ussery and Harry Aiken, who stated that they had had a number of requests to use the Casino for wedding receptions, anniversaries etc, where alcoholic beverages could be served. An outline of what they are proposing is attached.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to go to public hearings on this matter.



Commissioner Lyde stated that she would like to see Seldon Park included in this plan, because they have had a number similar requests.



Gerald Atkins from Selden Park stated they were very much in favor of this.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to go to public hearings on this matter. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to have two public hearings, one at the Casino and one at Selden Park. Unanimous.



Freeport Exemption



County Attorney to discuss Glynn County's Freeport Exemption vs. State of Georgia Freeport Exemption.



Gary Moore described the difference between the local Freeport and State Freeport. We are currently operating under a local Freeport, which puts Glynn County at a disadvantage in attracting business to our area. In order to correct this situation as soon as possible, a referendum would have to be called. A special referendum would cost $10,000. In order to call a special election at the earliest possible date, November 7, 1995, we would have to file tomorrow.



Commissioner Gunn asked why the Chamber of Commerce couldn't pay for this. Mr. Jack Hartman, representing the Chamber, said they don't have that kind of money.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Tullos, to hold the referendum on March 5, 1996.

Discussion ensued with talk of the City, County and Chamber splitting the cost of a November 7, 1995 referendum.



Motion and second withdrawn.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Miller, that the County commit either 1/3 or 1/2 the cost of a Special Election on November 7, 1995, provided the other parties commit to their share by noon, October 6, 1995. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to adopt resolution calling for special election. Unanimous.



A copy of the Resolution is attached and made a part of these minutes.



Items for Public Auction



Consider list of surplus items to be sold at Public Auction. Mr. Gilmour passed out a list of items to be auctioned (copy attached).



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve list. Unanimous.







PUBLIC HEARINGS - LAND USE (As soon after 6:00 p.m. as possible)



Road Name Change



Discuss proposed road name change from Oak Street to Pine Street, Glynn Haven Subdivision, St. Simons Island. Mr. Reuter said there were several Oak Streets on the Island, some with very sporadic and sometimes duplicate house numbers. This particular name change would help eliminate some of the problems.



Patty Cundiff who lives on Oak Street in the Village, urged the Commission to make this change, as she is always getting other people's mail.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to approve. Unanimous.





ZONING REQUESTS



Manufactured Home, a parcel of land containing 30,372 square feet located on the northeast corner of Hautala Drive (frontage of 285.82 feet) and Cate Road (frontage of 176.73 feet). Property owned by Lewis and Robin Manning; GC-22-95.



Ms. Manning was present. No one was present to speak against.



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



Request to Rezone from Freeway Commercial to R-6 One-Family Residential, a 0.99 acre strip of land, having an average width of 55 feet and being 748 feet in length, beginning approximately 1,179 feet east of Perry Lane Road and Cate Road intersection and then approximately 375 feet south of Perry Lane Road; subject property to be included as a part of a residential subdivision to be know as Cate's Bounty. Property owned by Don T. O'Quinn; GC-24-95.



No one was present to speak for or against this request.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to approve. Unanimous.



Consider Amending the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, Article IX. Enforcement, Permits, Penalties and Fees, Section 901. Zoning Enforcement Officer, to provide for investigation of complaints of violations from the general public when in writing, to provide for the investigation of complaints of violations without complaints from general public and for other purposes; GC-2-95 B.



No one was present to speak for or against this request.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to approve. Unanimous.



Gateway Center Boulevard, Final Subdivision Plat. Located Spur 25/F-009, Glynco Parkway and Canal Road. Zoned Planned Development - General. 19.933 Acres. U.C. Realty Corporation, Property Owner/Developer.



Bobby Shupe was here to speak in favor of the application. No one to speak against.



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



Oak Forest Subdivision, Phase I. Final Plat approved by the County Commission on April 20, 1995, with Letter of Credit/Bond which expires on October 17, 1995. Letter of Credit/Bond needs to be extended, reduced or released. Driggers Construction Company, Property Owner/Developer.



Commissioner Gunn asked about the columns for the sign in the right of way.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to approve. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to revoke permit allowing the columns in the right of way.



Motion withdrawn until a later date.



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Commissioner Miller said that he understood that the Planning and Zoning Commission members received causeway decals at no charge. Commissioner Miller said that if one group got this privilege, then they all should.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to have Administrator take a look at who has the decals and insure conformity. Unanimous.



Commissioner Tullos read a "thank you" from Kim Mistissen from Heritage Estates thanking the Commissioners for the "Children at Play" signs.



Commissioner Tullos also mentioned a letter of commendation for Ray Richard.



Chief of Police Items



Chief Alexander stated that he had a request from a group of policemen wanted to request a Police Truck for a barbecue to raise money for a ex-police officer's daughter, who is having brain surgery. The barbecue is in Pembroke, Georgia.



Gary Moore stated if one group used the truck, then all groups would have to have the same use of the vehicle.



Chairman Hardman said that this was not a public function and, therefore, he couldn't go along with the request.



County Attorney Items



Gary Moore said that Stewart Petroleum Company wants to sell their terminals to S.T. Services, the County has to approve because of a sublease involved. Fred Johnson, President of S. T. Services, explained they are buying the assets of Stewart Petroleum and would continue on with business as usual.



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



Gary Moore said he was reading about some legislation from Senator Dole regarding frivolous lawsuits by inmates and he would like the Board permission to write a letter to our legislature requesting that County Governments be protected as well.



Administrator Items



Regarding Phase II of MLK, Mr. Gilmour would like to approve the hiring of Jordon, Jones and Goulding, for an amount not to exceed $15,000, for engineering services.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to approve. Unanimous.



Mr. Gilmour stated there is another cave-in in the Sea Palms area, and needs permission for emergency repairs to be made, same circumstances as before.



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



Mr. Gilmour would like to recommend to the Board that they grant authority for up to $20,000 in emergency repairs for the Water and Sewer Department, with the provision they report back to the Board after the fact.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Tullos, to approve. Unanimous.



Keith Flanagan brought up the renewal of a lease agreement for the Public Defender's Office, deferred from Tuesday. They are looking at the building used by Georgia Legal Services.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to adjourn. Unanimous.