AGENDA and MINUTES SUMMARY

REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HELD AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1995, AT 6:00 P.M.

PRESENT: Jack Hardman, Chairman

Milton Lynn, Vice Chairman

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

Cynthia J. McKinley, County Clerk



INTRODUCTION



18. Mr. E. Berton Whitaker, President and CEO of Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center, would like to meet and greet the Commissioners. (J. Hardman)



No action required, none taken.



GENERAL BUSINESS



19. Pension Administration Committee Reports recommendation. (F. Tullos)



a. Recommend for approval of the Board of Commissioners an amendment to the Pension Plan to provide that the position of the State Court Judge of Glynn County is eligible for participation in the Glynn County, Georgia Employees Defined Benefit Pension Plan, effective September 7, 1995, given the fact that the Court imposes a $2 fine per transaction, which is earmarked for this purpose.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to approve, subject to the County Attorney's review and approval, seconded by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



b. Recommend for approval of the Board of Commissioners an amendment to the Pension Plan to provide for credit of prior broken service with the County for each year the employee has worked at least 1000 hours and did not receive a lump sum distribution of vested pension benefits.



Motion by Commissioner Tullos to approve, subject to the County Attorney's review and approval, seconded by Commissioner Miller . Unanimous.



c. Recommend for approval of the Board of Commissioners to correct the title of the Emergency Management Agency in Amendment No. 5.



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



d. Recommend for approval of the Board of Commissioners a slight schedule change for an RFP to obtain investment management and trustee services related to the Pension Plan.



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



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



Rezoning



20. Request to Rezone from R-12 One-Family Residential to PD-S Planned Development - Shopping, 3.1765 Acres located 589.01 feet west of F-009 Spur/Spur and 838.03 east of Lynch Road, to be incorporated into the existing PD-S 9-88 and the existing 21-82 Planned Development Zoning Text for the Regional Shopping Mall and Related Commercial Development. Property owned by Scott Hudgens Companies/Partridge Green, Inc., GC-21-95.



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



Abandonments



21. Application of Abandonment of a portion of Second Avenue, between Maple Street and Holly Street, Glynn Haven Estates Subdivision, St. Simons Island, Georgia. (R. Richard)



Motion by Commissioner Gunn to deny, seconded by Commissioner Lyde. Motion passed 6-1, Commissioner Strickland opposed.



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



22. Consider application of Deborah J. Britt, for a transfer of licensee for 1996 renewal license for Sea Palms Golf Resort and the 19th Hole Snack Bar, 515 Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. LICENSE FOR CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Business Licenses)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller. Motion passed 6/1, Commissioner Lynn opposed.



23. Renewal of 1996 Alcohol Beverage Licenses per attached exhibit. (Business License)



Motion to approve by Commissioner Gunn, including Albos Sports Bar & Grill and Pizza Inn; also including Baggett's Chevron, if $250 late fee is paid prior to current license expiring. Motion seconded by Commissioner Lyde. Motion passed 6/1, Commissioner Lynn opposed.



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Chairman Hardman



Chairman Hardman read letters of resignation from Hugh Leggett and Leland Moore from the Tax Assessors Office.



Motion by Commissioner Miller to accept with regret, seconded by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



Commissioner Tullos



Motion to approve the Minutes Summary of the November 14, 1995 Meeting, subject to corrections and revisions by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Lyde. Unanimous.



Commissioner Strickland



Motion by Commissioner Strickland that this Commission begin proceedings to remove from office the remaining members of the Board of Tax Assessors, namely Mary Cashin, Gene Leggett and Margie Jaudon, for their failure to comply with the June 1, 1995 deadline for their completion of the revision and assessment of the returns of taxpayers in Glynn County. This duty is imposed upon them by state law. Their failure to meet the deadline has caused much of the distress our taxpayers suffer relating to the 1995 revaluation and it is left almost no options for dealing with that distress. Motion seconded by Commissioner Tullos. Motion passed 4/3, with Commissioner's Lyde, Commissioner Gunn, and Commissioner Miller opposed.



Commissioner Miller



Motion to eliminate the December 21, 1995 and January 2, 1996 meetings by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn. Unanimous.



Adjourn



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