AGENDA AND MINUTES SUMMARY

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

HELD AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1995 AT 6:00 PM



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



INVOCATION by Commissioner Lynn



PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG



PUBLIC HEARINGS



1. Consider the use of FY 96 monies for market pay adjustments. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, all raises become effective July 1, 1995 for market pay adjustments study, to include the Communication Officers, 17 to 20 people not included in the initial study who have been employed with Glynn County 2 years or longer, and every one in the county. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Tullos opposed.



APPROVAL OF MINUTES



2. a. Approve Minutes Summary of Regular Meeting held Thursday, December 7, 1995.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Lyde to approve Minutes Summary of Regular Meeting held Thursday, December 7, 1995, subject to any corrections. Unanimous.



b. Approve Minutes Summary of Called Meeting held Thursday, December 14, 1995.

Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve Minutes Summary of Called Meeting held Thursday, December 14, 1995, subject to any corrections. Unanimous.

CITIZEN COMMITTEE REPORTS



3. a) Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force - No Report

b) Airport Commission - Gary Moore - No Board action necessary.

c) Blythe Island Regional Park Advisory Board - Stanley Santee - No Board action necessary.

d) Casino Advisory Board - No Report

e) Selden Park Advisory Committee - No Report

f) Solid Waste Advisory Committee - No Report

g) Tree Advisory Board - Ray Richard - Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to have Sea Island transplant a live Christmas Tree from its present location on Hickory Street to a location at the New Courthouse at no cost to the County. Unanimous.

h) Planning Commission - Dan Reuter - No Board action necessary.

i) Animal Advisory Board - No Report



CONSENT AGENDA



Personnel Committee



4. a. Recommend adding two local firms, Southeastern Educational Services and Camlife Behavioral Health Services, Inc., to the list of service providers under the Employee Assistance Program, subject to obtaining certificates of insurance coverage, professional credentials and occupation tax license. (Vote: 3-0-0)



b. Recommend adjusting monthly COBRA rates to reflect costs for continued coverage under the group health plan effective January 1, 1996 as follows (Vote: 3-0-0):



Employee Only: $179.79

Dependents only: $217.43

Family: $391.10

c. Recommend the following dates for County holidays during 1996 (Vote: 3-0-0):

New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 1996

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Monday, January 15, 1996

President's Day Monday, February 19, 1996

Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 1996

Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 1996

Labor Day Monday, September 2, 1996

Veteran's Day Monday, November 11, 1996

Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28, 1996

Day After Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 29, 1996

Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 1996



d. Recommend that ball fields be maintained by the landscapers and employees in the Public Works and Recreation Department at the present time, subject to further evaluation of this arrangement by the Recreation Director that is to be hired. (Vote: 3-0-0)



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, seconded by Commissioner Tullos to approve items a), b), and c). Unanimous. Item d) pulled for discussion at Commissioner Miller's request.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to address item d) in Executive Session under Personnel. Motion failed. Vote 3 to 4 with Commissioners Hardman, Lynn, Strickland and Tullos opposed.



Motion by Chairman Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to reconsider discussing item d) in Executive Session. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to move to Executive Session after the meeting. Unanimous.



ITEMS REFERRED FROM PERSONNEL COMMITTEE



5. a. Recommend reclassifying the position of Occupation Tax Inspector to Constable and Senior Constable for purposes of cross-training between Finance, Planning & Zoning and Solid Waste Code Enforcement activities. (Vote: 3-0-0)

Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to approve reclassifying the position of Occupation Tax Inspector to Constable and Senior Constable for purposes of cross-training. Unanimous.



b. Recommend an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 2; Article II of the Code of Ordinances to provide for market bracketing of job classifications, annual pay plan amendments, performance reviews and funding thereof and an appeal process. (Vote: 3-0-0)

Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to hold 2 (two) employee hearings regarding the proposed amendments. Unanimous.



c. Recommend adding proposed pay adjustments for those employees who were hired at a salary rate below that proposed for their positions as a result of the market study. (Vote: 2-0, Commissioner Lyde out of the room.)



No action taken by the Board.



GENERAL BUSINESS



6. Request approval of a Mutual Aid Agreement between Glynn County Fire Department and the Waynesville Volunteer Fire Department. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Tullos, to defer this item. Unanimous.



7. Request acceptance of a 15' Water easement to serve a proposed Minor Subdivision of the western half of Lot 15 Harrington Subdivision (located on the north side of South Harrington). (D. Reuter)



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to approve acceptance of 15' Water easement. Unanimous.



8. Request approval of Piping Petition for Jess and Gail Baker. (R. Richard)



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, seconded by Commissioner Lynn, to approve Piping Petition for Jess and Gail Baker. Unanimous.



9. Confirmation of approval for immediate purchase of a heat pump/air conditioning unit at Selden Park. (L. Gilmour)



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to approve the immediate purchase of a heat pump\air conditioning unit at Selden Park. Unanimous.



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



Abandonment



10. Request approval of Application of Abandonment of a Portion of Scouten Lane in Sherwood Subdivision, Section Plat 3. (R. Richard)



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to approve abandonment of Portion of Scouten Lane, provided a 30' foot drainage and utility easement are provided. Unanimous.



Business Licenses



11. Consider application of Dale M. Provenzano for change of Licensee for 1995 and 1996 Alcoholic Beverage Renewal for the Dockside Grill, 125 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, Georgia. LICENSE FOR CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Business Licenses)



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to approve issuance of a provisional license. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Lynn opposed.



12. Consider application of Richard D. Adlington for change of Licensee for 1995 and 1996 Alcoholic Beverage Renewal for the Embassy Suites Hotel, 500 Mall Boulevard, Brunswick, Georgia. LICENSE FOR CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Business Licenses)



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to approve issuance of a provisional license. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Lynn opposed.





13. Consider application for John A. Tuten for change of Licensee for 1996 Alcoholic Beverage Renewal for The Captain's Table Restaurant, 3848 Darien Highway, Brunswick, Georgia. LICENSE FOR CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE ON PREMISES. SUNDAY SALES PERMITTED. (Business Licenses)



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to approve issuance of a provisional license. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Lynn opposed.



14. Consider approval of 1996 delinquent alcoholic beverage renewals per attached list. (Business Licenses)



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Tullos, to approve delinquent alcoholic beverage renewals with the late fee being charged. Vote 6 to 1 with Commissioner Lynn opposed.



15. Consider appointments for vacancies on the Board of Tax Assessors. (Deferred from December 14, 1995 Meeting)



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to defer this matter to the January 4, 1996 regular Commission meeting. Unanimous.





SELECTION OF 1996 CHAIRPERSONS



16. Consider selection for 1996 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. (J. Hardman)



Motion by Commissioner Tullos, to nominate Commissioner Milton Lynn Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for 1996.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, to nominate Commissioner Virginia Gunn Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for 1996.



Commissioner Milton Lynn named Chairman of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners for 1996. Vote 4 to 3.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, to nominate Commissioner Fred Tullos Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for 1996.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, to nominate Commissioner Gladys Martin-Lyde Vice-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for 1996.



Commissioner Fred E. Tullos named Vice-Chairman of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners for 1996. Vote 5 to 2.



COMMISSIONER URGENT AND EMERGENCY ITEMS



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to approve the purchase lights for Christmas tree on St. Simons not to exceed $500 from the Discretionary Fund. Unanimous.



CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to approve payment of $34,350.00 for emergency sewer repairs in Island Club Subdivision. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Lyde, to install vending machines at the Landfill subject to the standard provisions of the County. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, seconded by Commissioner Gunn, to approve the exterior covering of the Courthouse Annex as recommended by the Finishing Committee. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Strickland, seconded by Commissioner Lynn, to approve list of roads for paving. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to re-bid computer equipment. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Miller, to approve temporary liquor license for Sunset Cafe. 5 to 2 with Commissioners Hardman and Lynn opposed.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Tullos, to award bid of Life Insurance coverage to Met Life. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Lynn, seconded by Commissioner Miller to approve Insurance Committees' recommendation regarding RFP for administration and insurance coverage for the Employee's Benefits Program, subject to approval by the County Attorney. Vote 5 to 2 with Commissioners Tullos and Strickland opposed.



Motion by Commissioner Lyde, seconded by Commissioner Strickland, to approve vacation time for Mr. Gilmour beginning December 26th thru December 29th. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Lynn, to approve vacation time for Gary Moore beginning December 26th thru December 29th. Unanimous.



Motion by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Lynn, to adjourn to Executive Session. Unanimous.



PRESS INQUIRES

EXECUTIVE SESSION