Regular Meeting, Board of Commissioners Glynn County, Georgia

        Held Thursday, January 20, 1994, at 6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

PRESENT:                 Chairman James E. Miller

Vice Chairman Virginia Gunn

Commissioner Robert H. Boyne

Commissioner Jack Hardman

Commissioner Gladys‑Martin Lyde

Commissioner Milton Lynn

Commissioner W. Harold Pate

 

ALSO PRESENT:     Administrator Lee Gilmour

County Attorney Gary Moore

 

                                                                                               

Opening Ceremony

 

Commissioner Lynn introduced Reverend Mike Landrum, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, for the invocation.  Commissioner Lynn then led the pledge of allegiance to the flag.

 

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

 

Minutes Approved.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn to approve minutes  of the regular meeting held January 6, 1994, subject to any corrections that might be needed.  Unanimously adopted.

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

Miniature Golf Course.

                        Chairman Miller announced that discussion of the Miniature Golf Course at Neptune Park would be not take place at this meeting and that it would be placed on the February 3rd agenda.

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

"L" Street Project.

Chairman Miller welcomed numerous local citizens and public officials for discussion of the proposed "L" Street project which the Commission recently voted to discontinue.

Public Works Director Keith Flanagan related that three public information hearings had been conducted by the City and County Commissions in the earlier stages of the project.  He added that the design concept would have to be completed in order to hold public hearings required to make this a federal project eligible for state funding.

Continuation of the project was supported by City Commissioner Doris Davis, Representative E. C. Tillman, Big Baby's Barbecue owner James Meyers, Payne's Chapel Paster Rev. Ulysses Barber, Brunswick‑Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Director Woody Woodside, and former City Manager Ed Hulse.

Several citizens opposed the project including Kathy McClusky who felt it might lead to a future toll, Bob Drury who felt that disturbance of the area around Hercules could lead to environmental problems, as well as Clifford Bogus and Zack Lyde.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn that the County and City Commissions conduct a series of public hearings on the proposed project.

Aye:  Commissioners Lyde and Gunn.               Nay:  Commissioners Hardman, Pate and Chairman Miller

Abstaining:  Commissioners Boyne and Lynn.

Motion failed.

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A motion was made by Chairman Miller and seconded by Commissioner Pate to reconsider the "L" Street Project.

Aye:  Chairman Miller, Commissioners Pate, Hardman and Lynn.

Nay:  Commissioner Lyde.

Abstaining:  Commissioner Gunn.

Motion adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn to reinstate this project.

Aye:  Commissioners Hardman, Lynn, Pate and Chairman Miller.

Nay:  Commissioners Gunn and Lyde.

Abstaining:  Commissioner Boyne.

Motion adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn that public hearings be held on the "L" Street Project.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commission Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde that the DOT and FHWA be asked to guarantee in writing that there will never be a toll imposed in connection with the "L" Street Project.

Aye:  Commissioners Gunn and Lyde.

Nay:  Commissioners Boyne, Hardman, Lynn, Pate and Chairman Miller.

Motion failed.

 

                                                                                               

 

 

Committee Reports.

Inter‑Agency Criminal Justice Task Force

Commissioner Hardman reported that the Inter‑Agency Criminal Justice Task Force last met on January 18, 1994, when they received a report from Jail Administrator Ron Corbett that the average jail population had decreased by 33 inmates per day during the past year, and another report from Building Official Vernon Lewis that the Public Defender should be relocated within the next month.  He said the Task Force was in the process of investigating proposed curfews for juvenile offenders, as well as the feasibility of designating Business License Enforcement Officers as Constables and authorizing them to enforce state licensing law for plumbers and electricians.

Recreation Board

Recreation Director Cynthia Williams reported that the Recreation Board last met on Monday, January 10, 1994 for discussion of SPLOST, request that only drinks in aluminum cans be sold in concession stands, and that a scholarship program be initiated for youth who could not afford to participate otherwise.  She said their next meeting would be held Monday, February 14, 1994 at the new Recreation Administration Office at 4121 Community Road.

Blythe Island Regional Park Advisory Committee

Recreation Director Cynthia Williams advised that the Blythe Island Park Advisory Committee last met on January 11, 1994 to discuss the list of SPLOST items for the Park, the bait shrimp bid, the possibility of adding canoe/biking trails in the Park, and upcoming activities.  She said the next meeting would take place on February 15, 1994.

Selden Park Advisory Committee

Recreation Director Cynthia Williams reported that the Selden Park Advisory Committee last met on December 22, 1993 for discussion of SPLOST items for Selden Park, and donors to the new pool project were invited for a party.  She said their next meeting would take place at the Park on January 18, 1994.

Casino Advisory Committee

Recreation Director Cynthia Williams reported that the Casino Advisory Committee last met on December 23, 1993 when SPLOST was discussed; and the St. Simons Rotary Club asked permission to landscape the bandstand area.  She said the next meeting would take place on January 26, 1994.          

Physician Study Committee

Commissioner Hardman advised that the Physician Study Committee had determined that the County was not likely to realize any significant cost savings in creating a position of County Staff position, and they felt their committee should sunset.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman that the Physician Study Committee be sunset.

Unanimously adopted.

Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee

Commissioner Hardman reported that the Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee recently held their organization meeting and elected him to serve as Chairman, and their next meeting would take place on Wednesday, February 2, 1994, at 4:00 p.m.

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

Tim Chandler reported on activities of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and advised that going with a regional landfill was high on their list.

Wetlands Task Force

Chairman Miller reported that Ronnie Perry, Chairman of the Wetlands Task Force, had advised that the Federal Government had placed all potential legislation regarding Wetlands on hold until after the November election so there would be little activity in that regard until the end of the year, and the Committee planned to meet again within the next month.

Animal Control Advisory Board

Lee Bledsoe reported on activities of the Animal Control Advisory Board, and advised that the County was likely to lose access to the Animal Control Shelter which was located at the Glynco Industrial Park.

Commissioner Gunn suggested that construction of a new Shelter be added to the list of projects to be considered under a new SPLOST Program.

Airport Commission

Airport Commission member Ray Snow, accompanied by Airport Manager Gary Moore, reported on Airport Commission activities.  They said the Airports were operating in the black and things were looking up.

Water & Sewer Commission

Howard Taylor reported on activities of the Water & Sewer Commission.  He stressed the existence of problems and substandard conditions with the Island System, and cautioned the Board of Commissioners against getting GEFA loans because there could be problems paying them back.  He said an additional allocation above the $250,000 already granted would be needed to extend services to Royal Oaks at Exit 6.

Chairman Boyne asked Staff to place the Water & Sewer Commission first on the February 15th work session.

 


                                                                                               

Beer & Wine License Granted at Del Taco.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on application of Jim Bonds for a license to sell Beer and Wine for consumption on premises, including Sunday Sales, at Del Taco Restaurant located at 2209 Demere Road, St. Simons Island.

Police Chief Carl Alexander presented Staff recommendation for approval of this request based on compliance with requirements of the Liquor License Ordinance.  He said there could be a problem because young people patronized this business, however, activity there was minimal.

Mr. Bonds said he wanted to supplement his menu and enhance his evening business by offering beer and wine to his customers.

Several citizens including a group of teenagers opposed issuance of this license.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Chairman Miller to approve this application.

Aye:  Commissioners Hardman, Pate and Chairman Miller.

Nay:  Commissioners Lynn, Boyne and Gunn.

Abstaining:  Commissioner Lyde.

Motion failed.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Chairman Miller that Mr. Bonds be granted a license to sell Beer and Wine at this location as allowed by the Liquor License Ordinance, minus Sunday Sales.  Aye:  Commissioners Boyne, Hardman, Pate and Chairman Miller.  Nay:  Commissioner Lynn.  Abstaining:  Commissioners Gunn and Lyde.  Motion adopted.

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Liquor, Beer & Wine License Granted at Drive In Liquors.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on application of Thomas J. Griffin for license to sell Liquor, Beer and Wine in packages at Drive In Liquors located at 2029 Fourth Street, Brunswick, GA.

Police Chief Carl Alexander presented Staff recommendation for approval of this application based on compliance with requirements of the Liquor License Ordinance.

The applicant was present on his own behalf.

There being no opposition, a motion for approval was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Pate.

Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioner Lynn was not present for this vote)

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Beer License Granted at Chef Wu's Chinese Restaurant.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on application of Chen Chun‑Mei for license to sell Beer for consumption on premises, including Sunday Sales, at Chef Wu's Chinese Restaurant located at 6110 Altama Avenue, Brunswick.  Police Chief Carl Alexander presented Staff recommendation for approval of this application based on compliance with requirements of the Liquor License Ordinance.

The applicant was present on his own behalf.

There being no opposition, a motion for approval was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Pate.

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Boyne abstaining.  (Commissioner Lynn was not present for this vote)

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Local Assuror.

Former Brunswick City Manager Ed Hulse urged the Commission to take no negative action relative to Local Assuror for Corps of Engineers harbor dredging activities.

Commissioner Boyne said assurance had been received from Georgia Ports Authority representatives that they had no immediate concerns regarding this topic.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman that the three member subcommittee chaired by Commissioner Boyne which was recently appointed to handle negotiations relating to the Local Assuror question be dissolved until such time as it might be needed again.

Unanimously adopted.

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Petition for Paving Petersville Road.

In response to a petition presented by Francis Jones for paving of Petersville Road, Public Works Director Keith Flanagan advised that this road was included and ranked high on the priority list of remaining dirt roads which would be considered as part of the new SPLOST referendum.

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Personnel Committee Actions.

Salary Administration.  On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by  Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate adopting the following guidelines for salary administration.

                                                            SALARY ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES

 

PROMOTION

 

An employee is to receive an increase of five percent (5%) of their current base salary for promotion to a position having a higher salary grade.  An increase in salary of more than five percent (5%) is authorized only in situations where the employee would not receive the minimum pay for the position to which he/she is being promoted.  Employees are to be paid at least the minimum pay established for the position to which they are promoted.

 

DEMOTION

 


An employee is to receive a decrease of five percent (5%) of their current base salary for demotion to a position having a lower salary grade.  A decrease in salary of more than five percent (5%) is authorized only in situations where the employee being demoted would be paid more than the maximum of the lower classification.  In this situation the employee is to be paid at the top of the grade to which the demotion occurs (L3).

 

LATERAL TRANSFER

 

No salary adjustment is involved in a transfer from one classification to another having the same salary grade.

 

RECLASSIFICATION

 

Same as for PROMOTION/DEMOTION.

 

CHANGES IN REVIEW DATES

 

The effective date of a salary adjustment is the new date for subsequent scheduled reviews and step increases.

 

NON‑SALARY PLAN CLASSIFICATIONS

 

All positions governed by the Personnel Ordinance are to be classified in a grade and step of the County's pay plan.  Any adjustments are to be reviewed with the County Administrator for disposition.

 

Adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Hardman abstaining.

 

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Reclassifications in Sheriff's Department.  On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne, seconded by Commissioner Hardman and unanimously adopted approving the following job reclassifications in the Sheriff's Department with the cost of approximately $6,400 for the remainder of the current fiscal year to be taken from the $50,000 pool set aside for such purposes County‑wide.

 

                                                 SHERIFF'S OFFICE PERSONNEL RECLASSIFICATION

 

From                Length of          To

Position                        Grade               Service             Grade   Position

 

Sergeant                       14                    12 years           16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Sergeant                       14                    8 years             16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Sergeant                       14                    7 years             16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Sergeant                       14                    10 years           16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Sergeant                       14                    17 years           16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Corporal                      12                    5 years             14        Deputy Sheriff III

Corporal                      12                    4 years             14        Deputy Sheriff III

Corporal                      12                    8 years             16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Corporal                      12                    14 years           16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Corporal                      12                    5 years             14        Deputy Sheriff III

Dep. Sheriff                  10                    5 years             14        Deputy Sheriff III

Dep. Sheriff                  10                    10 years           16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Dep. Sheriff                  10                    3 years             12        Deputy Sheriff II

Dep. Sheriff                  10                    4 years             14        Deputy Sheriff III

Dep. Sheriff                  10                    9 years             16        Deputy Sheriff IV

Dep. Sheriff                  10                    1 year               10        Deputy Sheriff I

Chief Of. Dep.  11                    14 years           12        Bookkeeper/Of/Man.

Records Clerk              9                      5 years             8          Data Entry/R.Clerk

Clerk Typist     4                      3 years             7          Data Entry Clerk

Clerk Typist     4                      4 years             7          Data Entry Clerk

Receptionist      4                      3 years             6          Data Entry/Recept.

Records Clerk              6                      2.5 years          8          Data Entry Clerk

Laundry Sup.   8                      6 years             10        Detention Of. 1

 

Unanimously adopted

 

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            Pension Administration Committee  On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde appointing Tim Hutchins of Public Works and Ron Mikell of the Police Department to serve on the Pension Administration Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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Tuition Reimbursement.  On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate authorizing exception to the tuition reimbursement policy to allow two employees in Probate Court to continue to receive reimbursement for paralegal courses at Brunswick College for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Unanimously adopted.

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Health Claim Payment.  On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate authorizing payment of $385.00 to the estate of Mrs. Louise Hawkins for unpaid health claims.

Unanimously adopted.

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Recreation Positions.  On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde authorizing change of two Recreation Department positions from full‑time to part‑time.

Unanimously adopted.

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Public Works Job Titles.  A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde authorizing the following change of job titles in Department of Public Works (no budget impact), as requested by Public Works Director Keith Flanagan.

Park M. S. Supt. to Right‑of‑Way Maint. Mgr.

Executive Assistant to Solid Waste S. Mgr.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Finance Committee Actions.

Tax Charges & Interest.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Hardman that no refund of tax charges or interest be granted to:

     Jim C. Conine

     M. Alanson Johnson

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Insurance Consulting Services.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn, seconded by Commissioner Hardman and unanimously adopted authorizing the Chairman to sign agreement with McGinty Consultants, Inc. to provide professional insurance consulting services.

 

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Central Telephone Answering Location.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing establishment of a central telephone answering location for after‑hours problems.

Unanimously adopted.

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Dry Hydrants.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving agreement form for use by the Fire Department in locating dry hydrants.

Unanimously adopted.

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Maintenance Agreement.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing three (3) year continuation of Anderson Chemical Company HVAC System Maintenance Agreement at the Jail.

Unanimously adopted.

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Bait Supply.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on Blythe Island Park Bait Supply to Richard Drury.

Unanimously adopted.

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Pickup Truck Purchase.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on 1 Pickup Truck for Blythe Island Regional Park to King Colonial Ford in the amount of $10,627.88.

Unanimously adopted.

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Demere Annex Custodial Services.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on Demere Annex Custodial Services to Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $8,340.00, with a proviso that the contract for this service contain a 30‑day cancellation clause.

Unanimously adopted.

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Pursuit Vehicles.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on 16 Pursuit Vehicles, 11 Police Department, 5 Sheriff; to King Colonial Ford in the amount of $211,664.20.

Unanimously adopted.

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Jail Inmate Uniforms & Linen Supplies.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on Jail Inmate Uniforms and Linen Supplies, as follows:

 

 

 


Robinson Textiles                                  $5,147.00

Bob Barker Co., Inc.                               1,329.30

American Institutional Supply       1,176.33

Walter F. Stephens                                     268.18

 

TOTAL                                     $7,920.81

Unanimously adopted.

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Police/Firemen Uniforms.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on Police/Firemen Uniforms to Harrison Uniform Company in the amount of $27,783.40.

Unanimously adopted.

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Lighting Frederica/Demere.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on installation of Twin Nest Lighting at Frederica/Demere Road Intersection to James D. Hinson in the amount of $26,500.

Unanimously adopted.

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Commercial Garbage Collection Fee.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman to provide 25% reduction, $2.75 to $2.06 per cubic yard, for on‑site additional commercial garbage pickups.

Unanimously adopted.

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Commercial Garbage Collection Fee.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman amending the Commercial Garbage Collection fee structure, effective Calendar Year 95, to provide for a ten percent (10%) discount if pay full year in advance for back‑door pickup of solid waste; and since there was some dissension relative to making this change effective calendar vs. fiscal year, Chairman Miller sent this portion of the proposal back to the Finance Committee for further discussion.

Unanimously adopted.

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Budget Amendment.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman amending the budget and authorizing bid, if needed, to accomplish the following projects:

  1)       Harrington road/boat ramp improvements ‑ $35,000 SPLOST and Park Improvement Fund.

 

  2)       Replace funding for lighting of Perry Lane/Cate Road ‑ $11,000, Discretionary Fund.

 

  3)       Selden Park ballfield improvements ‑ $10,000 Park Improvement Fund.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Community Garden Site.  A proposal to authorize Chairman to execute five (5) year lease of community garden site from Airport Commission was pulled from the agenda when Administrator Gilmour announced that such action was unnecessary because the County had total ownership and control of this tract.

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Demere Annex.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing provision of space in Demere Annex to Golden Isles VFW Post 4092 at a rate of $10.00 per year, and Chairman to sign any documents that might be needed relative to this transaction.

Unanimously adopted.

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Employee's Award Program.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman confirming Employee's Award Program to be two percent (2%) of savings, not less than $50.00 nor more than $1,000.00.

Unanimously adopted.

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Bids Authorized.  On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing Staff to bid the following items.

  1)       Purchase of fence materials and installation at Cate Road Landfill.

 

  2)       Scales for the Cate Road Landfill.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Ditch to be Piped in River Ridge Subdivision.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing the Public Works Department to pipe a ditch in River Ridge Subdivision where the ditch had grown larger than the County's easement, and allocating $1,701.00 from the Discretionary Fund for this purpose.  Unanimously adopted.

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Appointment to Board of Health.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate appointing Dr. Lana Skelton to serve a third term on the Board of Health.

Unanimously adopted.

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Appointment to Building Code Appeals Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving appointment of Howard Lynn and Ronald Sawyer to the Building Code Appeals Board.

Unanimously adopted.

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Appointment to Plumbing Advisory Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman appointing Steve Dotson to the Plumbing Advisory Board.

Unanimously adopted.

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Chairman's Appointments.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving the following appointments made by the Chairman for 1994.

Board of Health  ‑ Chairman Miller

 

Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Board of Directors                                Commissioner Lyde

Commissioner Pate

 

Brunswick‑Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Commissioner Boyne

 

Visitors Bureau

Chairman Miller

 

Coastal Georgia Community Action Authority, Inc.

Commissioner Pate

 

Brunswick Job Corps Community Advisory Board

Commissioner Hardman

 

Inter‑Agency Criminal Justice Task Force

Commissioner Hardman‑Chairman

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Planning Commission.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn authorizing County Attorney Gary Moore to prepare a proposed amendment to the Planning Commission Ordinance which would allow a member of the Board of Commissioners to serve on that Commission, and forward it to the Planning Commission for their review and comment so that it could be voted on by the Board of Commissioners.

Adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Hardman voting nay.

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Final Plat of Nottinghill Subdivision.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving Final Plat of Nottinghill Subdivision West located off the Golden Isles Parkway, as recommended by Staff.

Unanimously adopted.

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Tidal Guage Equipment on St. Simons Pier.

A motion was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Chairman Miller to execute a license agreement allowing the Corps of Engineers to install tidal gauge equipment on the St. Simons Pier, upon approval of the document by County Attorney.

Unanimously adopted.

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Hurricane Conference.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Administrator Gilmour, Emergency Management Director Ed Abel, Police Chief Carl Alexander and any interested

 

 


Commissioner to attend the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans, March 9‑11, 1994.

Unanimously adopted.

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Meeting with DOT Commissioner.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing Chairman Miller to sign a letter to DOT Commissioner Wayne Shackleford authorizing Public Works Director Keith Flanagan to meet with Shackleford in Atlanta on January 25, 1994, to discuss financing for road projects in Glynn County.                   Unanimously adopted.

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Qualifying Fees.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne setting the following qualifying fees for 1994 candidates as follows.

County Commissioner   $144.00

Board of Education           $108.00

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Mission Statement.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde approving the following Glynn County Mission Statement.

"It is the mission of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners to provide and enhance, within its statutory parameters, an environment supporting economic stability and diversity; protecting public safety and health; and preserving the community's natural and human resources."

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Well at New Georgia Forestry Headquarters Site.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing a change order of $537.50 to contract with Woodrow Sapp for upgrade of well material at Georgia Forestry Commission site.

Unanimously adopted.

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SPLOST Road Improvements.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving the following options to previously authorized SPLOST road improvements.

Frazier Road option:  Paving portion of Gaye Street to complete paving loop; and

 

Glynn Haven Subdivision roads options:  Paving a portion of 5th Avenue and a portion of Pine Street.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Qualification for Magistrate Court Judge.


A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to change Provision No. 4 on proposed recommended qualifications for Magistrate Court Judge from six year's experience as state legislator or county commissioner to six year's experience as state legislature and four year's experience as a county commissioner.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to approve the full list of proposed qualifications for Magistrate Judge.

Motion died for lack of further support.

Chairman Miller announced that the Board of Commissioners would not recommend any legislative change to the qualification for this position.

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Village Deli.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman to defer action on request presented by Malcolm Golden that he be allowed to conduct business at the Village Deli located at 321 Mallery Street on St. Simons Island under the same conditions as the previous business operated at this location, pending hearing on his application for such permit by the Board of Commissioners at the second meeting in February.

The motion failed for lack of support.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman that Mr. Golden be allowed to do business at this location as per conditions allowed under the current zoning, until such time as his rezoning application could be heard by the Board of Commissioners, probably at the second meeting in February.

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Boyne abstaining.

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Survey of Smith Road.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman allocating sufficient funds up to $8,000 from the Discretionary Fund to pay for a survey to establish the existing right‑of‑way of Smith Road.

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Lynn abstaining.

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Commissioner Boyne moved to approve the concept of sharing the cost of paving Smith Road with the adjoining property owners on a 50‑50 basis.  Motion died for lack of a second.

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Internal Auditor.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Gunn that a full time position of Internal Auditor be included in the next fiscal year budget; and that the individual filling this position be answerable only to the Commission.

Unanimously adopted.

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New SPLOST.

Chairman Miller directed Staff to place the topic of promoting a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax on the agenda of the next work session.


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Pension Plan.

Chairman Miller directed the Personnel Committee to discuss proposal regarding a new pension plan at their next meeting.

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Invocation.

Chairman Miller asked Commissioner Boyne to find a minister to give the invocation at the next regular meeting.

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Joint City/County Meeting.

Upon report from Administrator Gilmour that he had received no response from the City Commission relative to the County's request for a Joint City/County meeting, Chairman Miller directed Gilmour to set up a meeting of the two of them with the Mayor and the City Manager.

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Environmental Polluters.

Commissioner Gunn said she would like to discuss the topic of environmental polluters at the next work session.

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Adjustments to the 1993 Tax Digest.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde approving adjustments to the 1993 Tax Digest, as recommended by the Board of Tax Assessors; and directing Staff to make this topic a standing item on future agendas for the purpose of accommodating on‑going appeals.

Unanimously adopted.

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Executive Meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing pending and potential litigation and personnel matters.

Unanimously adopted.

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A short time later the regular meeting reconvened.

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Employment Status of Charles Wright.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Gunn that the Commission uphold Personnel Director Dave Bandy's findings relative to recent dismissal of Sanitation employee Charles Wright, and authorize reinstatement of Mr. Wright on administrative leave retroactive to December 16, 1993, because he was not given proper notice of his suspension.

Unanimously adopted.

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              BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

              GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

 

              James E. Miller

              Chairman

ATTEST:

 

 

Martha Dominey

Clerk