REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, GLYNN

                                            COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1994,

                                                                                     AT 6:00 P.M.

 

PRESENT:                             Chairman J. E. Miller

Vice Chair Virginia Gunn

Commissioner Robert H. Boyne

Commissioner Gladys‑Martin Lyde

Commissioner Jack Hardman

Commissioner Milton Lynn

                                                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 Lyde to introduce Father Bob Wright of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church for the invocation, which was followed by pledge of allegiance to the flag.

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Minutes Approved.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving minutes of the regular meeting held February 17, 1994, subject to any corrections that might be needed.

Unanimously adopted.

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Committee Reports.

Inter‑Agency Criminal Justice Task Force.

 

Commissioner Hardman reported that the Inter‑Agency Criminal Justice Task Force had not met since the last Commission meeting so there was no new information to report.  He commented that House Bill 1531, which would allow arrest of juveniles who were loitering, had passed in the Senate and was anticipated to pass in the House of Representatives, and this measure should provide some relief.

 

Recreation BoardBlythe Island Regional Park

Advisory BoardCasino Advisory BoardSelden Park Advisory Committee. 

 

Recreation Director Cynthia Williams reported that the Recreation Board:

 

a)         Wanted to discuss matters relating to golf courses with the Commission during a work session in April;

 

b)         Wanted to discuss possible lease of the Miniature Golf Course on St. Simons  Island with the Commission;

 

c)         Were interested in developing canoeing and bike trails at Blythe Island Regional Park and were working with the Soil Conservation Service in this regard;

 

d)         Were developing an application for local development fund grant to finance  construction of a large pavilion at Blythe Island Regional Park;

 

e)         Were working on a timber management plan for Blythe Island Regional Park;

 

f)          Wanted authorization from the Commission to sell firewood for private use from the burn pile at Blythe Island Regional Park for $15‑20 per load; and

 

g)         Wanted authorization from the Commission to allow electric trolling motors in the fishing lake at Blythe Island Regional Park.

 

Chairman Miller advised that this matters would be discussed with the Recreation Board in a work session.

Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee. 

 


Commissioner Hardman reported that the Hotel/Motel Tax Study Committee adopted a motion recommended against increasing the Hotel/Motel Tax and they felt the Committee should be sunset.

 

On behalf of the Commission, Commissioner Miller received this report as information.

 

Commissioner opposed sunsetting this committee because the one member who did not support the majority opinion, Charlie Crumbliss, wanted to bring his information before the Commission for further consideration.

 

Chairman Miller designated this topic for discussion in a work session.

 

Solid Waste Advisory Committee. 

 

Tim Chandler asked that the Commission finish making pending appointments to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

 

Animal Control Advisory Board. 

 

Lee Bledsoe said the Animal Control Advisory Board had not met since the last Commission meeting and their next meeting would take place on Tuesday, March 8, 1994, at 8:00 p.m.

 

Airport Commission. 

 

Administrator Gilmour announced that he had a written report on Airport Commission activities which he would proved to each Commissioner later.

 

Water & Sewer Commission. 

 

Howard Taylor reported that four members of the Water & Sewer Commission had resigned.  He said the St. Simons system was in bad shape because available funds had been kept in the bank rather than being spent on upkeep, and the Mainland system was bankrupt.  He said more coordination was needed among the County Commission, Water & Sewer Commission, Development Authority and Planning Commission.

 

Commissioner Hardman suggested that former Water/Sewer Director Jim Todd be hired to work with the Water & Sewer Commission on a consulting basis until a new director could be found.  Mr. Taylor was not receptive to this suggestion.

 

Chairman Miller announced that the Water & Sewer Commission would like the County Commission and local media to tour the St. Simons system to view the lack of maintenance over the past three years, and he suggested that Commissioner Hardman bring Mr. Todd along for this tour.         ______________

Liquor License Granted for Applebee's.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held 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.

Police Chief Carl Alexander reported that this application met all requirements of the Liquor License Ordinance and Staff recommended approval.

Mr. Forest was present on behalf of his application.

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

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with one nay cast by Commissioner Lynn.

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Liquor License Granted for Northend Restaurant.

Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held 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).

Police Chief Carl Alexander reported that this application met all requirements of the Liquor License Ordinance and Staff recommended approval.  Mr. Ryan was present on behalf of his application.


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

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with one nay cast by Commissioner Lynn.

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Suggestions for Alleviating Tag Sale Congestion.

Mrs. Fran Browning made the following recommendations for alleviating congestion with annual auto tag sales.

1)         Mail tag applications in late October or early November, or

 

2)         Begin annual tag sales in March and move the deadline back to April 30 for everyone, and

 

3)         Open a branch office on St. Simons Island and perhaps North Glynn County.

 

Commissioner Hardman related that House Bill 1558, which was pending before the State Legislature, provided for earlier mailing of tag applications and extending the deadline for purchasing tags.  He suggested that the Commission obtain a copy of this bill and write letters in support of it.

Chairman Miller stated that the Commission could ask Tax Commissioner Florence Dees to include branch offices in her budget request.

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Regional Trail System.

Theresa Clemmons, Project Manager for Coastal Georgia Land Trust, accompanied by Phylis Bowen, outlined their plans to develop a master plan for a regional trails system.  She said application had been made to the Georgia Department of Transportation for $125,000 in ISTEA Enhancement Funds to complete the master plan for an alternative transportation system.  She said local matching funds of $31,250 would be required and asked that Glynn Commission participate with other regional counties and provide $7,562.00 per the following proposed funding schedule:

COUNTY               PARTICIPATION

 

Bryan                                       $1,625.00

Camden                                   $1,937.00

Chatham                                 $16,657.00

Glynn                                       $7,562.00

Liberty                                     $2,812.00

McIntosh                                    $657.00

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn referring this request to the Finance Committee for review and recommendation.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Chairman Miller to present a request to the Golden Isles Visitor's Bureau that they participate on an economic basis from Hotel/Motel Tax monies to help support this project.

Unanimously adopted.

Chairman Miller informed Ms. Clemmons that she could present her request to the County Finance Committee and the Golden Isles Visitors Bureau.

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Finance Committee Items.


Refund of Interest on Tax Bills. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing refund of $60.11 interest to Nelle D. Walker, Roy Walker and Larry Doyle on 1992 tax bills.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Refund of Late Vehicle Registration Penalties. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing refund of $30.00 in late vehicle registration penalties to Derst Baking Company and denying request on 14 others.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Purchase of Voter Machines. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee,motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing purchase of 50 Voter Machines for the Board of Elections at a total cost of $16,250 ($325 each) with disbursement from the Discretionary Fund.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Bait Contract. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn awarding bid on Bait Contract for Blythe Island Regional Park to the second low bidder, Daryl Wheat, due to failure to perform by the low bidder, Michael Drury.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Purchase of P.A.S.S Devices. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne awarding bid for purchase of P.A.S.S. Devices for Fire Department to Safety Equipment Company of Jacksonville, FLA in the amount of $14,391.25 (pay from Fire Fund).

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Bids on Excavator Rejected. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn rejecting all bids received on an Excavator for Roads and Bridges and authorizing Staff to rebid.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Fence for Emanuel Church Road. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn awarding bid to The Fence Company of Brunswick, GA in the amount of $12,439 on purchase of a fence in conjunction with the Emanuel Church Road (SPLOST).

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Fence for Selden Park. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on purchase of Fence at Selden Park to Posey Awning and Fence Company, Inc. of Brunswick, GA in the amount of $14,152.71 (grant funding to replenish General Fund).

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Fill Dirt for Landfill. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman awarding bid on purchase of fill dirt for the Cate Road Landfill to E. W. Merritt of Brunswick, GA in the amount of $42.60 per load with an estimated four (4) month cost of $22,705.80.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Night Vision Equipment. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing purchase of Night Vision Equipment for the Police Department from Star‑Tron Technology Corporation of Pittsburgh, PA in the amount of $4,475 from seized funds.


Unanimously adopted.

 

Purchasing Policy Amendment. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn adopting the following amendment to the Purchasing Policy so as to increase the minimum bid amount from $75.00 to $200 was adopted.

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2‑2‑l2 SECTIONS (b) and (c) TO PROVIDE FOR PURCHASING PROCEDURE CHANGES.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 3rd day of March, l994, that the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be and it is hereby amended to make changes to section 2‑2‑l2, sub‑sections (b) and (c), of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia.  The new sub‑sections of 2‑2‑l2, will read as follows:

 

2‑2‑l2  Purchasing Policies

 

(b)        Authorization

 

All purchases must be processed as follows:

 

l.          Any item or group of items whose total cost including fees, charges, taxes, etc. equals $200.00 or less will require a public voucher approved by the department head or his/her designee.

 

2.         Any item or group of items whose total cost including fees, charges, taxes, etc. equals a value greater than $200.00 but less than $l,500.0l require telephone quotes obtained by the Purchasing Agent or his/her designee.  A purchase order is required.

 

3.         Any item or group of items whose total cost including fees, charges, taxes, etc. equals more than $l,500.00 but less than $5,000.00 require written quotes obtained by the Purchasing Agent or his/her designee.  A purchase order is required.

 

4.         Any item or group of items whose total cost including fees, charge, taxes, etc. equals more than $5,000.00 shall require formal bidding by the Purchasing Agent and award by the Board of Commissioners.

 

(c)        ExceptionsAll purchases for the Board shall follow the process outlined in paragraph (b) except in the following cases:

 

l.          Pre‑authorized vendor payments are exempt from the purchasing process and purchase order requirements.

 

2.         Budgeted commodity purchases whose unit price has been bid as certified by the Purchasing Agent shall be exempt from further rebidding for life of the bid.  This period cannot exceed twelve (l2) consecutive months without formal approval from the Board.

 

3.         Budgeted services or materials from a sole source vendor as certified by the Purchasing Agent.

 

4.         Budgeted vehicle or equipment parts or maintenance/repair vendor services up to $20,000.00 shall follow the requirements of paragraph (b) 2.

 

5.         An emergency need outside of normal business hours requiring the immediate purchase of materials or services can be approved by a department head in an amount not to exceed $2,500.00.

 

6.         In the event of a declared state of emergency, the Commission or County Administrator may suspend all or part of the purchasing policies and procedures.

 

This Amendment shall be effective upon passage this 3rd day of March, 1994.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Financial Operation Procedures.

 

On behalf of the FinanceCommittee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving the following Financial Operation Procedures for the purpose of improving paying invoices.

 

                                                                         FINANCIAL OPERATION

                                                                                   PROCEDURES

 

l.          The County shall use a signature plate, under the control of the Finance Director, for the signing of all payment checks.  The signatures shall be the:

 


County Administrator

            Director of Finance

 

2.         Based on the approved budget, a series of pre‑approved vendors shall be prepared.  Initially authorized by the appropriate department head and approved by the administrator, these vendors shall not require a purchase order (sole source) and shall be processed on a regular basis by the payables section of the Department of Finance.

 

3.         Public vouchers obtained from the Department of Finance shall be used for all purchases whose total is $200.00 or less.  All public vouchers must be approved by the department head or his/her designee.

 

4.         All invoices exceeding $2,500.00 and all capital improvements invoices must be co‑approved by the administrator except heavy equipment and fire equipment whose limit shall be $20,000.00.

 

5.         All requisitions must be approved as follows:

 

a)         $200.01 ‑ $l,500.00: approval of program head or division manager;

 

b)         $l,500.0l‑$5,000.00: approval of division manager/department head;

 

c)         $5,000.0l ‑ >: aprroval of department head

 

Unanimously adopted

 

Exchange of Capital Budgeted Items. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving exchange of budgeted capital items for other capital items as listed below and authorizing Staff to bid same.

 

1)         Remove one swa‑car ($3,500) from the Sanitation Collection Budget and add radio equipment at the same cost.

 

2)         Delete two Automatic Loading Garbage Trucks ($220,000) and add one Rear Loading Garbage Truck for $85,000.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Ordinance on False Alarms. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing County Attorney Gary Moore to write an ordinance to impose a $250 fine if in a six (6) month period there are more than three (3) false fire alarms or five (5) false police alarms; with discussion of same to be advertised and take place in a work session; and to discuss alternatives about imposing fines at that time.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

St. Simons resident Bob Williams suggested that anyone with an alarm system be given two free false alarms per year, and that they be charged $25.00 for the third one, $50.00 for the second one, $100.00 for the third one, and no response thereafter.

 

 

Replacement of Eyeglasses. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing replacement of Firefighter Oscar Hudson's personal eyeglasses which were broken during a training exercise.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

 

Budget Amendment. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman adopting the following resolution for the purpose of amending the FY 93‑94 Budget.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Harrington Boat Ramp. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner authorizing Staff to proceed with the Harrington Boat Ramp Project.


Unanimously adopted.

 

Discount for Back Door Garbage Collection. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman establishing an effective date of July 1, 1994, for ten percent (10%) discount for prepayment of Back Door Garbage Collection Fees.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Bike Path Project. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Staff to proceed with Phase II of the St. Simons Island Bike Path Project.

 

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Hardman voting nay.

 

Recreation Impact Fees. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman adopting the following Resolution for the purpose of defining use of Recreation Set‑Aside Contributions received prior to March 1, 1990.

 

                                                                  A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING

                                                            GENERAL NEIGHBORHOODS WITHIN

                                                               TAX DISTRICTS AND ALLOCATING

                                                                 PRE‑MARCH, 1990 RECREATION

                                                                      IMPACT FEE COLLECTIONS

 

 

WHEREAS, the County prior to March, l990 collected recreation impact fees; and

 

WHEREAS, the code provided those monies must be spent within the tax district and general neighborhood where collected; and

 

WHEREAS, the code did not define general neighborhoods;

 

RESOLVED that the Glynn County Board of Commissioners state that the general neighborhoods shall be defined as those neighborhood planning districts adopted by the Board at its l0/2l/93 meeting and that all pre‑March, l990 recreation impact fees allocated shall be spent only within the general neighborhood and tax district where collected.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies shall be allocated based on the above paragraph as follows:

 

Tax District #3

 

Fancy Bluff                     $l,92l.57

Brookman                           l,4ll.66

Thalman                            379.96

Altamaha                          370.26

Sterling                          38,84l.33

Ballard                                  2l,7l3.84

 

Tax District #4

 

Frederica                     $9,049.34

St. Simons Village                4l,2l8.04

 

TOTAL           $ll4,906.00

 

 

Any interest accrued shall be pro‑rated based on balances at time of interest reporting.

 

This 4th day of March, 1994.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Amendment to Business License Ordinance. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn adopting the following amendment to the Business License Ordinance for the purpose of giving Business License Officers the authority to issue citations and warnings for any violation of the Business License Ordinance.

 


AN AMENDMENT TO ADD A SUBSECTION TO ' 2‑6‑34, ARTICLE IX, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE BUSINESS LICENSE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE CITATIONS AND WARNINGS FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THE BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 3rd day of March, 1994, that the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be and it is hereby amended to make changes to ' 2‑6‑34, of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia.  The new subsection of ' 2‑6‑34, will read as follows:

 

' 2‑6‑34(d)  Enforcement Officers.

 

All County officials having duties to perform with reference herein to inspections, shall have the authority to issue citations and written warnings for any violation of the business license ordinance, as follows:         

 

(1)        A written warning or a citation may be issued for any unintentional violation of this ordinance, as determined by the enforcement officer;

 

(2)        After one written warning has been issued, and the violator has had a reasonable opportunity to correct the violation, as determined by the enforcement officer, a citation shall be issued;

 

(3)        A citation shall be issued for any intentional violation of this ordinance, as determined by the enforcement officer.

 

This Ordinance shall be effective upon passage this 3rd day of March, 1994.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Police Travel. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing cost for Police personnel travel to Waterloo, NY to collect capital murder felony case materials be charged to that program.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Payroll Deduction. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded Hardman authorizing establishment of payroll deduction for Public Safety Benevolent Fund.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Health Aid Station. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving recommendation of Personnel Director Dave Bandy for expenditure of $7,500 budgeted funds to convert a conference room in the Office Park Building for use as a Health Aid Station which would be supported by a nurse from the Health Department two days a week for examinations, tests, referrals.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Radios for Police Department. 

 

On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing purchase of six portable radios and three mobile radios from East Georgia Communications for the Police Department, with the cost to come from seized funds.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

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Board of Education Refinances General Obligation School Bonds.

Upon request presented by Attorney James A. Bishop on behalf of the Glynn County Board of Education, a motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lyde adopting the following resolution approving action of the Board of Education to refinance existing General Obligation School Bonds at a more advantageous interest rate.


A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN ANNUAL TAX TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON $4,065,000 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION OF GLYNN COUNTY (GEORGIA) GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 1994

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Glynn County, Georgia (the "Board of Education"), a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision is charged with the duty of managing the educational affairs of Glynn County, on February 23, 1994, authorized an issue of Board of Education of Glynn County (Georgia) General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 1994 in the aggregate principal amount of $4,065,000 (the "Bonds"), for the purpose of refunding the Refunded Bonds (hereinafter defined); and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has heretofore issued $4,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Board of Education of Glynn County (Georgia) General Obligation School Bonds, dated January 1, 1986 (the "Series 1986 Bonds"), of which $3,800,000 in aggregate principal amount maturing on January 1, 1995 through January 1, 2010 are bring refunded (the "Refunded Bonds"); and

 

WHEREAS, the refunding of the Refunded Bonds will result in substantial savings of principal and interest which would have been paid on the Refunded Bonds and the Board of Education wishes to avail itself and the taxpayers of Glynn County of those savings; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined that it is in order to issue the Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $4,065,000 and proper certificates and recommendations have been made by the Board of Education to the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, setting forth the amounts necessary to pay the bonds for the years hereinafter stated and recommending that a direct annual tax be levied for such purpose and in such years and amounts; and

 

WHEREAS, as required by the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia, it is necessary at this time that a tax be levied annually in amounts sufficient to pay the principal of, and the interest on, the Bonds as the same become due, which tax must be levied in the year preceding the year in which the payments are required to be made so that said payments may be made in a timely fashion;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, in meeting duly assembled, and IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by authority of the same, that there be and is hereby levied a direct annual tax for the years 1994 and 2010 upon all the territory comprising Glynn County, Georgia, which tax shall be sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds as more fully set forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto, which Exhibit, by this reference thereto, is incorporated herein.  The sums hereby levied are hereby irrevocably pledged and appropriated to the payment of the principal of, and interest on, the Bonds as the same become due and payable.

 

The said several sums shall be collected by the Tax Commissioner of Glynn County, Georgia, in each of said years, and shall be annually paid into a Sinking Fund to be maintained for and applied to the payment of the principal of, and interest on, the Bonds as the same become due and payable, and provisions to meet the requirements of this resolution shall be made annually hereafter.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the authority aforesaid that all actions and resolutions in conflict with the resolution this day passed, if any, be and the same are hereby repealed; provided, however, the prior resolution of this Board levying taxes to pay the Refunded Bonds shall not be repealed until the actual delivery of the Bonds by the Board of Education to the purchasers thereof, at which time its repeal shall become effective with respect to the Refunded Bonds.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

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Commissioner Boyne asked Attorney Bishop to provide information concerning tax relief available for citizens attending private education institutions, and he suggested that a joint meeting of the Board of Commissioners and Board of Education be scheduled to discuss this topic and other items.

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Environmental Review Committee.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Lynn adopting the following mission statement for the Environmental Review Committee.

                                                                                               

                                                                           MISSION STATEMENT

 

It is the mission of the Glynn County Environmental Review Committee to assimilate various forms of information relating to land, water and air environmental issues, to provide a forum for public education and discussion; and to recommend to the Glynn County Board of Commissioners environmental policy alternatives that assist the Board of Commissioners in fulfilling its obligations.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn appointing Commissioner Gunn to coordinate the organizational meeting of the Environmental Review Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

Commissioner Gunn named Wednesday, March 9, at 4:00 p.m. as the date and time for this meeting.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn appointing Thomas Lindsey and Kevin Boyne to serve as the At Large, Post One representatives on the Environmental Review Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn appointing Scott Holland and Steve Royer to serve as the District Three representatives on the Environmental Review Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Lyde appointing David Spraley and Henry Harvey to serve as the District Four representatives on the Environmental Review Committee.

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Boat Ramp Fee at Blythe Island Regional Park.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to 1) reconsider action taken in meeting of October 21, 1993 establishing a $2.00 fee for launching boats at public ramp at Blythe Island Regional Park, and 2) make use of the boat ramp free.

Aye:  Commissioners Hardman, Boyne, Gunn, Lynn and Pate.

Nay:  Commissioner Lyde and Chairman Miller.

Motion adopted.

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Petitions for Piping Drainage Ditches.

Pursuant to recommendation of approval by County Engineer Ray Richard and verification by Public Works Director Keith Flanagan that all criteria established by the County had been met, a motion was adopted approving petitions presented by Dan and Carol Hill for piping and filling a ditch along Sandcastle Lane on St. Simons Island.

Unanimously adopted.

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Agreement with Brunswick Job Corps Center.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing the Chairman to sign Cooperative Agreement with Brunswick Job Corps Center for provision of off‑center work experience for Job Corps students.

Unanimously adopted.

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Appointments to Solid Waste Advisory Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman appointing Joe Iannacelli to serve as the At Large, Post One representative on the Citizens Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Pate appointing Tim Chandler to serve as the District Four representative on the Citizens Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne appointing Lee Noel to serve as the District One representative on the Citizens Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Boyne appointing Lee Bledsoe to serve as the District Four representative on the Citizens Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Unanimously adopted.

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Appointment to Recreation Board.

A motion was made by Commissioner Miller and seconded by Commissioner Boyne appointing Mike Haugen to serve as the At Large, District Two representative on the Recreation Board.

Unanimously adopted.

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Nomination for Hospital Authority.

A motion was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving Dr. Eric Segerberg as one of the three nominees to be submitted to the Hospital Authority for their consideration in filling vacancy on the Hospital Authority created by expiration of Dr. Segerberg's Joint/City County position.

Unanimously adopted.

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Adjustments to 1992 and 1993 Tax Digest.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lyde approving a list of adjustments to the 1992 and 1993 Tax Digest, as recommended by the Board of Tax Assessors.

Unanimously adopted.

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Ordinance on Dumping of Roadside Trash.


Chairman Miller approved Commissioner Hardman's suggestion that County Attorney be authorized to prepare an ordinance relative to enforcement of measures to prevent dumping of roadside trash; and that Attorney bring this ordinance to a work session that has been advertised for public input.

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Radio Communication Frequency.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing County Administrator to apply to the FCC to secure proper frequency in the 800 MHz range to secure radio communication frequency for future use.

Unanimously adopted.

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Private Road Easements.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Public Works Director Keith Flanagan and County Engineer Ray Richard to determine what would be required to bring private easements off Baumgardner Road and Bell Cut‑Off Road up to standard for acceptance into the County Road System for maintenance.

Unanimously adopted.

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Fence Relocation.

Commissioner Boyne suggested that the Commission allocate $5,000 for removal and reinstallation of a fence between FLETC and Deerfield Station because it was creating a drainage problem.

Chairman Miller referred this proposal to the Finance Committee for review and recommendation.

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Employee Suggestion.

Commissioner Boyne related that a Public Works employee had made suggestions about implementing some type of tool bin in conjunction with purchasing, and he suggested that this topic be discussed at an upcoming work session or during the budget process.

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Blue Ribbon Committee on SPLOST Renewal.

A process recommended by Administrator Gilmour for establishing a blue ribbon committee to make recommendation to the Commission on SPLOST renewal was discussed.

Chairman Miller said the City Commission would be asked to appoint five members, and he asked Commissioner to be prepared to name two appointees each at the next meeting.  He also asked Administrator Gilmour to have a mission statement for this committee ready at the next meeting.

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Neptune Park Revitalization.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving initiation of project to revitalize Neptune Park, as follows:

1)         Authorizing acceptance of $3,000 from the St. Simons Island Chamber of Commerce to help defray the cost of the project.


2)         Allocating $17,000 from the Recreation Set Aside Fund to fund the remaining costs.

 

3)         Authorizing Staff to proceed with the bid process.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Lighting for Selden Park Ballfield.

Chairman Miller directed Building Official Vernon Lewis to develop a cost estimate for lighting the Selden Park Ballfield.

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Office Park Building.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde that the Office Park Building be removed from the market since it appeared the County would continue to need it.

Unanimously adopted.

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Life Insurance Program.

At Administrator Gilmour's recommendation, Chairman Miller referred discussion relating to employee life insurance coverage to the Finance Committee for consideration.

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Security for County Buildings.

Following discussion of recent attempted burglary in the Tax Commissioners Office, Chairman Miller directed Police Chief Carl Alexander to develop a plan for providing security to major County buildings for consideration by the Finance Committee and for budget discussion.

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Intersection Lighting at Exit 8.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing Public Works Director Keith Flanagan to contact DOT to determine the likelihood of finding ISTEA funds for Intersection Lighting on the west side of I‑95 at Exit 8.

Unanimously adopted.

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Brown Bag Ordinance.

Chairman Miller approved Commissioner Boyne's suggestion that Attorney Moore and Chief Alexander investigate the feasibility of developing ordinance changes to deal with establishments that allow patrons to brown bag alcohol.

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Island Players Lease.


Chairman Miller directed Attorney Moore to inform the Island Players that their request for renewal of lease on the Little Theater in the Old Casino Building should go through the Casino Advisory Board and Recreation Board before coming to the Commission for consideration.

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Lifeguards on St. Simons Beaches.


Administrator Gilmour advised that the Commission needed to make a decision whether or not to place lifeguards on the St. Simons during the coming summer season.  He said funds were not included in the budget for this purpose.  Recreation Director Cynthia Williams related that the County's liability seemed to be greater with lifeguards than without.  She said their main function was dispensing first aid, and any problems occurring on the beach usually took place during unmanned hours.  County Attorney Gary recommended that their County put up signs advising that no lifeguards were present, provide lifeguards, or do both.  Police Chief Carl Alexander urged the Commission to continue the lifeguards because his beach patrol officers, who were not qualified for this purpose, would try to respond to lifeguard needs.

A motion was made by Chairman Miller and seconded by Commissioner Boyne allocating $30,000 from the Discretionary Fund to provide lifeguards on St. Simons beaches for the upcoming summer season.

Aye:  Chairman Miller, Commissioners Boyne, Gunn, Hardman and Lyde.

Nay:  Commissioners Lynn and Pate.

Motion adopted.

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Juvenile Court Application for Grant.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn approving Juvenile Court's application for a $1,000 grant, and authorizing Chairman Miller to execute any needed paperwork.

Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioners Gunn and Lyde were not present for this vote)

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Request for County Contracts.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn authorizing execution of Request for County Contract, Certificate of Ownership, Maintenance Agreement, and Resolution covering acquisition and clearance of rights of way with control of future encroachments and regulation of vehicular traffic on highway construction projects, on the following projects as required by DOT in developing paving contracts.

Young Lane

Chanslor Road

Honeygall Road

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Turtle Protection Ordinance.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Gunn authorizing Staff to forward request to the Planning Commission to begin amendment process on the Turtle Protection Ordinance relative to the time frame granted to property owners to correct violations of the Ordinance.

Motion adopted by affirmative majority vote with Commissioner Hardman abstaining.

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Acceptance of Wayne County Solid Waste.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Pate approving agreement with Wayne County to accept their solid waste into the Cate Road Landfill for a period of time no longer than six months, subject to the following conditions.

 

 l.         The authorization period will be April, l994 ‑ October, l994 only.

 

 2.        The period will end immediately when the authority's solid waste facility is eligible to be opened.

 

 3.        The authority will pay the County's standard tipping fee schedule;

 

 4.        The authority will pay any other normally required charges such as permit decals, etc.

 


 5.        Only municipal solid waste as defined by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ‑ Environmental Protection Division (GA ‑ EPD) will be accepted.

 

 6.        The authority accepts responsibility for its haulers that they comply with the County's hauling requirements.

 

 7.        The County will accept only up to an average of 420 tons per week of solid waste.

 

 8.        The authority is responsible for adhering to its own solid waste management plan relative to reduction, recycling, etc.

 

 9.        The authority agrees to pick‑up, remove and properly dispose of solid waste determined to be unacceptable to the County.

 

l0.        The authority is liable for its solid waste until it is accepted by the County for disposal.

 

ll.         The GA‑EPD, if required, approves of this temporary process and any costs involved will be borne by the authority.

 

l2.        There must be a written agreement prior to any activity.

 

l3.        The County understands this agreement will be only an offer to provide services and does not obligate the authority to provide the solid waste to the County.

 

Unanimously adopted.

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Planning Commission Work Session.

Planning Commission Chairman Wayne Stewart invited the Board of Commissioners to attend Planning Commission work session to discuss rezoning of a large tract owned by Union Camp Corporation located in the north end of Glynn County, on March 16 at 6:00 p.m.

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Executive Session.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing the following topics, and then to return to regular session.

Litigation

Personnel Matters

Real Estate

 

Unanimously adopted.                                 ______________

Employment of Larry Waters Terminated.

With regard to disciplinary action pending against Data Processing Manager Larry Waters for a charge of sexual harassment of a fellow County employee, Attorney Tom Lee urged the Commission to restore Mr. Waters to his job because there was no evidence that Mr. Waters was guilty of sexual harassment.

Chairman Miller made a motion that Mr. Waters be terminated from his position with Glynn County, and Commissioner Boyne seconded the motion.

Aye:  Chairman Miller, Commissioners Boyne, Gunn, Lyde and  Lynn.

Nay:  Commissioners Hardman and Pate.

Motion adopted.

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Employment of Charles Wright Terminated.


A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing termination of Charles Wright's employment by Glynn County for violation of the Personnel Ordinance in the form of repeated racist remarks directed toward other employees and customers, as recommended by Mr. Wright's Supervisor, Department Head, and the Personnel Director.

Unanimously adopted.

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 Finance Director.

Chairman Miller made a motion that Finance Director Charles Lewis be terminated from his position as Finance Director for insubordination to the Chairman of the County Commission for failure to provide timely documentation of water and sewer expenditures since 1986.  Chairman Miller subsequently restated his motion to authorize County Administrator Lee Gilmour look into Chairman Miller's allegation of insubordination by Mr. Charles Lewis and then terminate him.  Commissioner Boyne seconded the motion.

Aye:  Chairman Miller and Commissioner Boyne.

Nay:  Commissioners Hardman, Lyde, Lynn and Pate.

Abstaining:  Commissioner Gunn.

Motion failed.

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Salary Increase for Administrator.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn authorizing a five percent salary increase for Administrator Gilmour upon the date of six months employ with Glynn County.

Unanimously adopted.

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Meeting Adjourned.

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde to adjourn the meeting.

Unanimously adopted.

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              BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

              GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

 

              James E. Miller

              Chairman

ATTEST:

 

 

Martha Dominey

Clerk