REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, GLYNN

 

        COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1994,

 

        AT 6:00 P.M.

 

 

 

PRESENT:                             Chairman J. E. Miller

Vice Chair Virginia Gunn

Commissioner Gladys‑Martin Lyde

Commissioner Milton Lynn

 

ABSENT:                               Commissioner Robert H. Boyne

Commissioner Jack Hardman

Commissioner W. Harold Pate

 

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Administrator Lee Gilmour

County Attorney Gary Moore

 

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Opening Ceremony.

Chairman Miller opened the meeting by calling on Commissioner Lynn for the invocation and by pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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"Alpha Kappa Alpha Day".

Chairman Miller called on Commissioner Lyde to read the following resolution and present a framed copy to Cheryl Capers and other members of the Zeta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

                                                                   A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING

                                                                           FEBRUARY 24, 1994 AS

                                                                     "ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA DAY"

                                                                              IN GLYNN COUNTY

 

 

WHEREAS, members of Zeta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated are celebrating their fortieth year of service to the community; and

 

WHEREAS, this dedicated group of citizens has founded and developed programs and initiatives with objectives of cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards, promoting unity and friendship among college women, alleviating problems concerning girls and women, maintaining a progressive interest in college life, and being of service to all mankind; and

 

WHEREAS, locally Zeta Iota Omega Chapter has provided and supported services to youth, the homeless, and the elderly through scholarships, tutoring, health screenings, community education programs, and monetary donations; and

 

WHEREAS, this outstanding organization has helped to improve the quality of life for many of our citizens, and they have helped to make The Golden Isles a better place in which to live.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, in official meeting this 17th day of February, 1994, that we commend the dedicated members of this organization for the efforts they have made to improve our community by designating February 24, 1994, as "ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA DAY" IN Glynn County.

 

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Tree City USA.


Georgia Forestry Representative Frank Sorrells presented several items relative to Glynn County's continued designation as a "TREE CITY USA", including a sticker to be applied to the plaque already in the County's possession, a flag to be flown at the County's discretion, and information on the history of Tree City USA.  With the County's approval, Mr. Sorrells said he would pursue getting signs placed on major roads coming into the County indicating the County's title as a TREE CITY USA.

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Minutes Approved.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde approving minutes of regular meeting held February 3, 1994, subject to any corrections that might be needed.

Unanimously adopted.

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GC‑4‑94; Rezoning Application of Investments 84, Inc.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on application of Investments 84, Inc. to rezone from Freeway Commercial to Medium Residential the following described property:

A 6.845 acre tract fronting 460 feet on the east side of Picric Street beginning 250 feet south of Scarlett Street and lying immediately north of the Georgia Power easement, and west of Southern Railroad.

 

Larry Taylor, Acting Director of the Department of Community Development, presented recommendation from both the Planning Commission and Staff for approval of this application.

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

Unanimously adopted.

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SUP‑3‑94; Application of Angela Waanounou; Malcolm Goldin, Agent.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on subject application for a Special Use Permit to allow a Restaurant in the General Commercial ‑ Core Zoning District, St. Simons Village Area, and conformance with the Village Preservation Ordinance at 321 Mallery Street, former site of Vic's Corner Grocery & Deli.  Larry Taylor, Acting Director of the Department of Community Development, presented recommendation from both the Planning Commission and Staff for approval of this application subject to the following conditions.

1.         No outside sound system or music;

 

2.         Since parking is mostly on County right‑of‑way, parking spaces must always remain public with no controlling of use, such as limiting parking to customers, employees or applicant only, which consist of twelve (12) parking spaces;

 

3.         The owner being required to put in curbing and sidewalk along Ocean Boulevard, to limit access to the street at any point.  The paved parking area to be extended into the 20 foot alley along the property, crating a paved ingress and egress with arrows to indicate the traffic flow.  Also, a planter area to be provided between the access points and the parking area (see sketch done by staff).  All traffic improvements would be subject to approval by the Traffic Safety Engineer and County Engineer;

 

4.         Outside seating be limited only to the area that is presently under covered area, which would accommodate approximately twenty‑four (24) seats;

 

5.         Dumpsters or parking shall not, at any time, limit or block access to the 20 foot public alley along the property.  Dumpsters will be required to be covered at all times and no outside storage; and

 

6.         Signage must conform to the St. Simons Village Preservation requirements.

 

Mr. Goldin was present to answer questions concerning this application.

There being no opposition, a motion approving this application subject to the conditions set out above was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn.

Unanimously adopted.


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River Corridors Protection Plan.

Larry Taylor, Acting Director of the Department of Community Development, presented a report on the Mountain and River Corridor Protection Act adopted by the Georgia General Assembly in 1991 which requires local governments that have a portion of a "protected river" corridor within their jurisdiction to address model protection criteria in their comprehensive plan.  He said the only river corridor in Glynn County that meets "protected river" criteria is the south side of the Altamaha River from Highway 17 North Bridge to the Wayne County line.  He said the Glynn County strategies and short‑term work program are as follows:

1)         Work to protect the Altamaha River by adoption of modified Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control ordinance.

 

2)         Long‑term monitoring of forestry practice.

 

3)         Support the regional effort to develop a Regional River Access Plan.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving incorporation of the Regional River Corridor Protection Plan as a part of the Glynn County Comprehensive Plan.

Unanimously adopted.

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Abandonment of Portion of Creek Road.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on request of Richard D. Griffis, Jr., Melinda W. Griffis, Donald T. Minix, Jr., Debra L. Minix, Richard J. Muir and Vincenta Muir for abandonment of an unopened and unused portion of Creek Road between Seminole Road and Comanche Road, Heritage Estates Subdivision, Brunswick, Georgia.

A report was received from County Engineer Ray Richard indicating that this was an easement type road which had never been developed or improved and it did not appear to have any potential use in the future to the public.

There being no opposition, a motion approving this application was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn.

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Liquor, Beer & Wine License Application for Applebee's.

Although public hearing had been advertised for this meeting on application of Stephen B. Forest, Jr., for license to sell Liquor, Beer and Wine for consumption on premises at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar located at 177 Altama Connector, Brunswick, GA., Chairman Miller deferred consideration to the March 3rd meeting because only four Commissioners were present, and one of the four, Commission Lynn, always voted against liquor licenses as a matter of personal principle.

The applicant was present and agreed with the deferral.

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Liquor, Beer & Wine License Application for Northend Restaurant.

Although public hearing had been advertised for this meeting on application of J. Nelson Ryan for license to sell Liquor, Beer and Wine for consumption on premises at The Northend Restaurant located at 5500 Frederica Road (formerly Monsoon's), Chairman Miller deferred consideration to the March 3rd meeting because only four Commissioners were present, and one of the four, Commissioner Lynn, always voted against liquor licenses as a matter of personal principle.


The application was present and agreed with the deferral.

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Environmental Review Committee

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn approving nominations of respective Commissioners and appointing the following members to the newly formed Environmental Review Committee, with the remaining Commissioners to make their appointments at the next meeting and Administrator present a mission statement at that time.

District Five               Earlene Lyde

Bob Drury

District One                Dan Parshley

Randy Dobson

District Two                Shelby Childers

Charles Maley

At Large District        Wayne Quinn

Post Two         Betsy Ellzey

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Appointments to Citizens Solid Waste Disposal Advisory Committee.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving nominations of the respective Commissioners and appointing the following members to the Citizens Solid Waste Disposal Advisory Committee, with the remaining appointments to be made at the next regular meeting.

District Two                Claudia Taylor

District Five               James Moran

At Large District,

    Post Two                 Ben Fendig

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Appointments to Animal Control Advisory Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn appointing David Rice to serve a second term of two years on the Animal Control Advisory Board.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn appointing Dr. Jan Rossiter to serve another two‑year term on the Animal Control Advisory Board.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Chairman Miller and seconded by Commissioner Lynn appointing current member Lee Bledsoe to serve another term, of two years, on the Animal Control Advisory Board.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn appointing Bobby Haven to serve a second term of two years on the Animal Control Advisory Board.


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A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde appointing Crista Weber to serve another two‑year term on the Animal Control Advisory Board representing the Humane Society.

Unanimously adopted.

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Chairman Miller directed County Attorney Gary Moore to prepare a proposed amendment to the bylaws of the Animal Control Advisory Board to provide for district appointments by each Commissioner.

Commissioner Gunn asked Staff to retain the resume submitted by Robert Sizemore for future consideration by the Commission when other vacancies occurred on the Animal Control Advisory Board.

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Appointment to Casino Advisory Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn accepting recommendation from the St. Simons Island Chamber of Commerce and appointing Taylor Adams to serve on the Casino Advisory Board in lieu of Sam Cofer who recently resigned.

Unanimously adopted.

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ACCG Annual Meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde authorizing Commissioners and Administrative Staff to attend the ACCG Annual Meeting in Savannah April 16‑20.

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Budget Preparation Schedule.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde approving the budget preparation schedule presented by Administrator Gilmour (attached at the end of this set of minutes), with the target date for budget adoption being mid May or June.

Unanimously adopted.

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Fill Dirt at Head Start.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing the Department of Public Works to provide and spread necessary fill dirt for the new Head Start facility off Fourth Street.

Unanimously adopted.

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Community Garden Site on St. Simons Island.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn authorizing removal of supervisory responsibility for the St. Simons Island Garden Site from the GA Extension Service and authorize own board to establish rules, operations, etc. with liaison being the Department of Public Works.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded Gunn that the existing well near the Community Garden Site be used rather than drilling a new one.

Abstaining:  Commissioner Lynn.

Nay:  Commissioner Gunn, Lyde and Chairman Miller.

Motion failed.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn authorizing Staff to go to bid on drilling a new well up to 700 feet for the Community garden and casing to 600 feet, and to honor purchase of pump and related materials from Bobby Sapp in the amount of $l,600, with pump to be used on site or for other public works' purposes.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn that the approximate $3,500 cost of drilling the new well for the Community Garden be taken from the Discretionary Fund.

Unanimously adopted.

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Resolution Continuing Commitment to Regional Solid Waste Study.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Chairman Miller adopting the following resolution for the purpose of authorizing continued commitment from Glynn County towards the regional solid waste study.

                                 

                                                                   A RESOLUTION COMMITTING

                                                                    THE GLYNN COUNTY BOARD

                                                                        OF COMMISSIONERS TO

                                                                    PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS

                                                                 FOR A REGIONAL SOLID WASTE

                                                                             FEASIBILITY STUDY

 

 

WHEREAS, the Board has previously agreed to participate in a regional solid waste disposal feasibility study involving Brantley, Camden, Charlton and Glynn counties; and

 

WHEREAS, the County's financial commitment was $7,300.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the GEFA grant has been reduced from $50,000 to $20,000; and

 

WHEREAS, the County will still receive pertinent information concerning transfer station construction costs, transportation expenses and environmental data;

 

RESOLVED that the Glynn County Board of Commissioners state that the County will continue its $7,300 commitment to the regional solid waste disposal feasibility study.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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LARP Contract Approved.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Chairman Miller to execute contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation, Project LAR23‑54‑l(l27), covering resurfacing on 6.06 miles of County roads on St. Simons Island.

Unanimously adopted.


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Amendment to Minutes.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing amendment to wording of minutes of Regular Meeting held January 20, 1994, relating to the employment status of Charles Wright, to read as follows, as recommended by County Attorney Gary Moore.

"Employment Status of Charles Wright.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Gunn that the hearing process with the Personnel Director be held in abeyance pending the outcome of a hearing for Mr. Wright with the Public Works Director and that Mr. Wright be reinstated on administrative leave retroactive to December 16, 1993, because he was not given proper notice of his suspension.

 

Unanimously adopted."

 

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Historic Preservation Grant.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn authorizing Glynn County to apply for a grant from the State Office of Historic Preservation to do a survey of historic resources in Glynn County.

Unanimously adopted.

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Tipping Fees for Brunswick Community Clean‑Up Day.

A motion was made by Chairman Miller and seconded by Commissioner Lyde authorizing Glynn County to pay the tipping fees for solid waste collected in the City of Brunswick's community clean‑up day.

Unanimously adopted.

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LCP Corporation.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Tax Commissioner, Chief Appraiser and anyone else who was needed to attend LCP bankruptcy proceedings as needed with costs paid from the Discretionary Fund Account.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing a letter to Governor Zell Miller, EPA, EPD and any other government agency involved in cleanup of hazardous waste sites, to proceed with cleanup of LCP as soon as possible using local LCP employees; and requesting that funds, possibly including lottery, be made available for technical schools and retraining of the displaced workers.

Unanimously adopted.

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Chairman Miller approved request made by Commissioner Gunn and Betsy Ellzey that Administrator Gilmour contact David Word and ask that action be taken, if needed, to cap an open well at LCP that tapped into the Florida Aquifer.

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Superfund Act.


A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde authorizing County Attorney Gary Moore to send a letter to the local Congressman on behalf of Glynn County supporting proposal of the National Commission on Superfund for amendment to the Superfund Act which would limit local government liability in any cleanup to be from zero to ten percent of the cost of the existing liability.

Unanimously adopted.

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Signs to Protect Sea Oats and Sand Dunes.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Commissioner Gunn to negotiate with the responsible agency(ies) relative to signs protecting sea oats and sand dunes at the Coast Guard Station and Gould's Inlet on St. Simons Island.

Unanimously adopted.

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Boat Ramp Fee at Blytje Island Regional Park.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn deferring to the next regular meeting discussion of the $2.00 boat ramp fee charged at Blythe Island Regional Park.

Unanimously adopted.

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"L" Street Project.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde authorizing Staff to solicit requests for proposals on environmental and historic impact assessments for the "L" Street Project.

Unanimously adopted.

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Boy Scout Hut on St. Simons Island.

Commissioner Gunn asked Deputy Police Chief Jim Nazzrie to put out a press release advising the public that persons (juveniles) responsible for vandalizing the Boy Scout Hut on St. Simons Island had been apprehended.

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Theft of Runway Lights at McKinnon Airport.

Lt. Jack Hopper advised that juveniles had been apprehended for theft of runway lights at McKinnon Airport and cases were pending in Juvenile Court.

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Turn Out Gear for Fire Department.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde to reject all bids received on turn out gear for the Fire Department and authorize Staff to rebid same, as recommended by Administrator Gilmour.

Unanimously adopted.

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Fence at Gascoigne Park.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn allocating up to $600.00 from the Discretionary Fund to extend the rail fence to protect the wild flower garden at Gascoigne Park.


Unanimously adopted.

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Joint City/County Meeting.

Monday, February 28, 1994, at 5:00 p.m. was accepted as the date and time of a Joint City/County Meeting, with the City Commission to select the location.

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Amendments to Tax Digest.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn approving adjustments to the Tax Digest as recommended by the Board of Tax Assessors.  (List of adjustments to be attached to the permanent record of these minutes)

Unanimously adopted.

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Executive Session.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing pending and potential litigation and personnel matters, and then to adjourn the executive and the regular meeting.

Unanimously adopted.

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              BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

              GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

 

              James E. Miller

              Chairman

ATTEST:

 

 

Martha Dominey

Clerk