AGENDA

                AND

                MINUTES

 

                REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

                GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY

                AUGUST 25, 1994 AT 6:00 P.M.

 

PRESENT:                   James E. Miller, Chairman

Virginia Gunn, Vice Chair

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

Acting Clerk Carol Summerour

 

STAFF PRESENT:      Chief Alexander                        Vernon Lewis

Chief Johnson               Ray Richard

Cynthia Williams                       Jack Hopper

Becky Rowell               Don Long

Dan Reuter                               Charles Lewis

Dave Bandy

 

INVOCATION           Reverend David Stokes, Norwich Baptist Church

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

1.         Approval of Minutes

 

Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting held on Thursday, August 11, 1994.

 

Commissioner Hardman pointed out that on Page 21 about halfway down the page it reads, "A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman to".  He asked that the Clerk check this and delete if it is a typo.

 

Commissioner Gunn asked that the "Press Inquiries" segment of the meeting be included in the minutes during which Matt Permar of The Islander questioned the four Commissioners who voted in favor of the Castellio rezoning.

 

A motion for approval subject to necessary corrections was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

DELEGATIONS

 

2.         Cindy Mealling, Heart Association, requests permission to conduct Heart Walk on St. Simon s Island on October 1, 1994.   (Sponsored by Commissioner Gunn)

 

Ms. Mealling distributed a map of the route for the heart walk to take place on October 1, 1994 at 9:00 a. m. from the Casino to Massengale Park and back.  She asked for support from the Board and a police car for the protection of the walkers.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

3.         Bill Taylor, member of the SPLOST Recommendation Committee, will speak on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.        (Sponsored by Commissioner Lyde)

 

Mr. Taylor stated several reasons why he felt the SPLOST Committee was not a success and why the public would not vote for the SPLOST in November.

 

COMMISSION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

4.         Receive recommendation from SPLOST Recommendation Committee Chairman, Joe Hammill.

 


Mr. Hammill begun by expressing his appreciation for being appointed to the Committee,  and he stated that he was proud to work with everyone involved.  He especially thanked Ms. Cynthia McKinley who served as secretary for the Committee for her efforts to keep things in order in spite of some difficult personal matters.  Mr. Hammill also singled out Mr. Lee Noel for his hard work and extra effort on this Committee.  He said that most of the people, with a couple of exceptions, were very positive, hardworking individuals.

 

Along with the recommendations list provided in the Commissioners packets, Mr. Hammill distributed a written summary of the Committee's work since its inception and some comments regarding  projects unfunded by their recommendations.  He said the Committee began with an agenda to hear all the presentations, and then the Committee came up with a list of criteria to be used to rank them.  Once they were all ranked, Mr. Hammill said the amount of funding necessary for each was determined.

 

Mr. Hammill closed by saying he felt appointing this committee was an excellent idea, and he enjoyed working with everyone involved.

 

(Committee members in audience were asked to stand and receive a round of applause.

 

5.         Receive report from Chairman of the Glynn County Planning Commission or staff if chairman unavailable.

 

Proposed New Signage

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter made a presentation, per Commissioner Gunn's request, on proposed new signage for zoning public hearings.  Mr. Reuter proposed one large sign measuring 2 feet x 3 feet announcing both the Planning Commission hearing and the Board of Commissioners hearing, rather than two small ones.

 

Commissioner Hardman questions whether or not this would meet the criteria set out in the Glynn County Sign Ordinance, and Building Official Vernon Lewis stated that all governmental agencies are exempt from the Sign Ordinance.

 

A motion for approval of the one large sign in lieu of two small signs was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore stated that this would constitute an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and would need to be presented to the Planning Commission for their comment.  Planning Official Dan Reuter disagreed with Mr. Moore stating that he felt this was a Board of Commissioners decision.

 

Commissioner Hardman said he would like to go ahead and vote on the motion and then send it to the Planning Commission out of consideration.  Mr. Reuter stated that the next Planning Commission meeting would be on September 13.

 

A vote was taken on the motion and unanimously adopted.

 

Increased Cost of Advertising

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter requested Board approval for extra funding required to run ads in both the Brunswick News and The Islander on requests to rezone property on St. Simons Island.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Boyne.

 

Following further discussion, Commissioner Gunn and Boyne withdrew the motion and second respectively, and Chairman Miller deferred this item to the Finance Committee.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

ZONING & LAND USE ITEMS

 

6.         GC-16-94  Carl L. Gregory - Request to rezone from R-6 One Family Residential to HC Highway Commercial, Lot 13 in Block W of Coastal Homes Subdivision, consisting of 8,053.40 square fee, fronting 61 feet on the south side of Townsend Street.  Address known as 2600 Townsend Street, beginning 60 feet West of Altama Avenue.  (Carl L. Gregory, Property Owner)

 

Planning Commission unanimously recommends approval.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear form those in favor and those opposed.

 

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

 

Unanimously adopted.


7.         GC-17-94 Carl L. Gregory -  Request to rezone from R-6 One-Family Residential to Highway Commercial, 1.788 acres located west of Altama Avenue, (frontage of 229.15 feet), (address known as 3619 Altama Avenue), including a portion of Lot 100, Brunswick Farms Subdivision.

 

Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions:

 

a)         An unbroken planted buffer strip meeting the requirements of the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance to be provided and maintained along all property lines abutting residential districts;

 

b)         Access to Altama Avenue to be approved by The county Engineer and the Traffic Safety Engineers; and

 

c)         Approval of a site plan showing proposed structures, internal circulation, access to Altama Avenue, fencing, landscaping and buffering.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that the applicant has chosen to replace the unbroken planted buffer strip referred to in a) above with a six-foot high fence which will provide a visual block along all property lines abutting residential districts.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.

 

Mr. Robert Cunningham, agent for Carl L. Gregory, spoke in favor of the rezoning and said he was available to answer questions.

 

There being no opposition, a motion for approval including the amendment to condition a) as stated by Mr. Reuter was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Pate.

 

Mr. Donald Sadowski, resident of Benedict Road, questioned the location of this rezoning.

 

Commissioner Hardman replied that this is the Carl Gregory location across from Brunswick  College.

 

Mrs. Sadowski spoke up to say that the Agenda refers to Lot 100, Brunswick Farms Subdivision which is Benedict Road.  Mr. Cunningham stated that this reference to Lot 100, Brunswick Farms Subdivision is from an old subdivision description in that area, and this property being discussed is in the 3600 block of Altama Avenue across from Brunswick College.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sadowski stated that they were satisfied with the answer.

 

A vote was taken on the motion and unanimously adopted.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

8.         GC-18-94 Morrison Waye - Request to rezone from FA Forest Agricultural to Highway Commercial, 8.097 acres located south of U.S. Highway 82 west, (frontage of 616.18 feet) beginning approximately 1,000 feet west of Myers Hill Road, Lots 7, 8, 49 and 104 (address known as 367,369,371, and 375 U.S. Highway 82).

 

Planning Commission recommends approval by majority vote of 4-2-0.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.  There were no public comments.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that staff recommends the Mr. Waye be required to provide suitable plans for the remaining six of the eight acres available since he is only planning to use two right now.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Commissioner Boyne raised the objection that Planning Commission recommends approval even though the report from staff included in the briefing packet recommends denial.  He said this area is zoned residential and this will change it commercial.

 

Commissioner Hardman said he feels the zoning for this area is out of date.  He added that the Master Plan did not know that this would be a four-lane highway.

 

Commissioner Lyde said there is already commercial zoning in this area anyway.

 

Commissioner Boyne replied that he feels the Master Plan is flawed, and Commissioner Hardman stated that he did not feel the Master Plan is flawed, it just cannot anticipate everything that is going to happen in the future.

 

Administrator Gilmour stated that Glynn County is required by law to update its Comprehensive Plan this year and it is in the budget to do so.

 


A vote was then taken on the motion and it was adopted by majority vote of 5-1-1 (Commissioner Gunn voting nay.  Commissioner Boyne abstaining)

 

9.         SUP-4-94  Jim Hargraves -  Request for a restaurant establishment at 204 Mallory Street, St. Simons Island.  Business known as Island Depot.

 

The Planning Commission unanimously recommends denial of this request and operation to cease until all requirements are met.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter asked that this item be deferred to the September 15, 1994 meeting.

 

A motion for deferral was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Gunn.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

10.       Site Plan Approval - Charles D. & Janice Taylor.

 

St. Simons Paint and Wall covering, located off Demere Road, zoned PC Planned Commercial, 12,775 square feet.

 

The Planning Commission unanimously recommends approval of this request.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.

 

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

 

Motion adopted by majority vote 6-1-0  (Commissioner Lyde voting nay).

 

11.       Final Plat Approval - The Hamby Corporation.

 

St. Simons Coast Cottages, 24 lots off Wood Avenue, SSI.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that the applicant requests this item be deferred until September 15, 1994 while they continue to seek approval from the Water & Sewer Department.

 

A motion to defer to September 15, 1994 was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted.  (commissioner Boyne out of the room).

 

12.       Final Plat Approval - Doris Thomas.

 

Heidi Subdivision, 10 lots of Green Swamp Road.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that the Planning Commission and staff recommend approval of this final plat.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.

 

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

 

Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioner Boyne out of the room).

 

13.       Final Plat Approval - Palmetto Point, Inc.

 

Cameron Place Subdivision, Phase I, 80 lots off Blythe Island Drive.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that the Planning Commission and staff recommend approval of this request.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear form those in favor and those opposed.

 

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

 

Unanimously adopted  (Commissioner Boyne out of the room).

 

14.       Final Plat Approval - Sea Side Construction, Inc.

 


Hickory Hill Subdivision (revision), 10 lots off River Ridge Drive.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that the applicant is requesting that a previously approved plat be vacated and is seeking approval of a revised plat which was done in order to preserve some trees and an existing house in the area.

 

A motion for approval of the revised plat was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.

 

There being no response, the motion was unanimously adopted  (Commissioner Boyne out of the room).

 

15.       Final Plat Approval  - Oak Grove Island Plantation, Phase III.

 

Planning Official Dan Reuter stated that the Planning Commission and staff recommend approval of this final plat.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Chairman Miller asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.

 

There being no response, the motion was adopted by majority vote 6-0-1  (Commissioner Boyne abstaining).

 

16.       Adoption of FY 95 Proposed Budget.

 

County Administrator Lee Gilmour announced that as required by state law, time has been allotted to receive public comments on the proposed FY 95 budget.  He sate that in summary, the budget addresses expenditure needs mandated by the state for the upcoming fiscal year.  He said it calls for several fee increases, but there is no property tax increase.

 

Chairman Miller asked for public comments.

 

Lee Noel, resident of st. Simons Island.  Mr. Noel asked for a description of the fee increases and the projected revenue for each.

 

Mr. Gilmour stated that in the General Fund there are several area where the revenues decreased, most of which are state and federal areas, for a total decrease of $301,000.  He added that the proposed increases in fees in the General Fund are as follows;

 

Fee Description                                                Projected Revenue

 

1.         Administrative Business License                                                $90,300

Fee of $30.00 a year to pay for

the operation of the business

license office.

 

2.         Right of Way Abandonment                                                      $ 3,000

Application Fee from $100 to

$500.

 

3.         Engineer's Subdivision Review                                      $ 7,000

Fee; $20.00 per parcel for each

subdivision of land if there's

more than one new parcel with a

cap of $800 per application.

 

4.         Tax Appraisers Information Fee                                                $ 5,000

to charge users to participate

in the Assessor's on-line

information system.  This will

be an access fee.

 

5.         After-School Program registration                                             $ 21,200

fee, which is self-supporting.

 

6.         Camp Challenge registration fee,                                               $ 3,400

which is a self-supporting.

 

7.         Pre-School registration fee, which                                             $ 24,700


is self-supporting.

 

8.         Accommodation Excise Tax from                                              $ 416,500

3% to 5%.

 

In the 911 Fund:

 

9.         Increase in surcharge from .94 to                                              $158,000

to $1.50 to pay for the E-911

operation.

 

In the Solid Waste Collection Fund:

 

10.       User fee on trash trailers from $25                                            $ 10,000

to $50 for overnight and from $35        

to $65 for weekends.

 

11.       Annual sanitation collection fee of                                              $ 776,300

$40.00 to residential users to pay                                  ($250,000 to pay for new

for State mandated yard and trash                                 service;  balance goes to

pick up.                                                                        residential collection)

 

Commissioner Hardman asked about the cost-of-living increase for employees and Mr. Gilmour said it is included in this proposed budget to be effective January 1, 1995.

 

A motion for approval of the proposed FY 95 budget was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.    

                                   

Commissioner Gunn read some statistics regarding salaries of Department Heads and reported that 1/4 of Glynn County employees are making less that the average salary per capita for the state.  She added that she feels that the salary history on each employee making over $35,000 a year needs to be examined and in the meantime she said she feel s raises need to be given at the bottom where they are needed.

 

A vote was taken on the motion and unanimously adopted.

 

17.       Consider Increase of E-911 Surcharge.

 

Administrator Gilmour stated that this is the second portion that ties back into the budget though legally it is separate, and that is the proposal to increase the E-911 surcharge from .94 to $1.50, which is the maximum allowed, and it will never go any higher.  He added that the purpose of this money will be to pay for five (5)  new Communication Officer positions, and any money remaining will be used to help offset expenses from the General Fund.  Mr. Gilmour said that this does not apply to residents on Jekyll Island nor the City of Brunswick.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioner Lynn out of the room)

 

Mr. Gilmour then announced that this new charge will not take effect until January 1, 1995.

 

INSERT

 

1.         Approval of Tourism Budget for Accommodation Excise Tax

 

Administrator Gilmour announced that related to the adoption of the budget is the Board's approval of the proposed uses for the Accommodation Excise Tax.  Mr. Gilmour distributed a written proposal and reviewed the breakdown of the monies.  He added that both tourism agency budgets for spending the money are within the allotted funding, and he would recommend approval. 

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Commissioner Lyde asked how often the contract with the tourism agencies is negotiated, and Mr. Gilmour replied annually.

 

Lee Davenport, Executive Director of the St. Simons Island Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that both Chambers negotiated down from what was originally proposed and that their original budget was considerably higher.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore brought to the Board's attention that the contracts will deal with percentage amounts rather than dollars since the amount of money collected varies.


A vote was taken on the motion and unanimously adopted.

 

2.         Adoption of Amendment to the Code to Increase Accommodation Excise Tax from 3% to 5%

 

Administrator Gilmour stated that the Board has just approved the budget allocation for the Accommodation Excise Tax, and not the Board needs to officially increase the tax from 3% to 5% by adopting an amendment to the Code to do so.  He added that the effective date on the amendment will be October 1, 1994.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn.

 

Motion adopted by majority vote 5-2-0  (Commissioners Hardman and Pate voting nay.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Ordinances and Resolutions

 

18.       Ordinance to amend Section 2-11-11 of the Code of Ordinances to change the hours of operation for certain parks.

 

Administrator Gilmour reported that based on a request from residents in the neighborhood of Epworth Park, he is recommending that the Code be amended to change the hours of operation for Epworth Park from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to sunrise to sunset.  Mr. Gilmour added that the corresponding agencies involved as well as the Island Commissioner have no problem with making this change.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Pate.

 

In the discussion which followed, it was determined that the hours of operation for all County parks need to be examined.

 

The motion and seconded by Commissioners Gunn and Pate respectively were withdrawn, and the Chairman referred this item to the Recreation Board.

 

19.       Ordinance to amend Section 2-6-15 of the Code of Ordinances to remove items 1. Penal History, and 2. General Personal History, from General Standards to be Applied.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore presented this amendment per earlier direction from the Board.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Gunn.   

 

Commissioner Hardman asked whether or not Glynn County has the right to ask if someone is a convicted felon, and Mr. Moore replied yes, but he added that some companies have failed to come to Glynn County because they feel this type questioning invades their privacy.  Commissioner Hardman stated that he is concerned that a child molester may be licensed to open a children's clothing store.  He suggested that the Business License Office advise the Police Department of every application and the pertinent facts thereof and that way the police could advise them if there is a problem.

 

20.       Adoption of Brown Bag Ordinance pertaining to liquor sales.

 

Attorney Moore stated that this Ordinance requires any organization that sells alcohol and allows consumption of that alcohol on their premises to obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License.  He added that this was requested by the Police Department, and the objective here is to regulate brown bag establishments and make them subject to the same regulations and restrictions that are any alcoholic beverage vendors.

 

Police Chief Carl Alexander recommended approval of this Ordinance.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

21.       Ordinance to amend laws governing the operation of the Farmers' Market on St. Simons Island.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore stated that this amendment to the Code is pursuant to a request from the vendors at the Farmers' Market on St. Simons Island.  Mr. Moore said it basically states that alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited, that until December 31, 1994 vendors shall be allowed to leave tents and tables standing overnight, and that persons spending the night on site is prohibited.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted.


22.       Ratify changes to St. Simons Island Parking Ordinance regarding 11th Street and Dixon Lane.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore stated that this subject was discussed at the last meeting of the Board, and the results of that discussion were to ratify the parking restriction on 11th Street to specify east of Bruce Drive.  Also the Police Chief asked for restricted parking on Dixon Lane.

 

Police Chief Carl Alexander explained that the problems in this area are that parking blocks the entrances to some of the homes there and it also prevents emergency vehicles from entering when necessary.  He added that prohibiting parking g as specified in the ordinance amendment is what he feels is needed.

 

Chairman Miller questioned whether or not any County property has been taken over by private individuals.  He said he has received call complaining that beach access is be prohibited by residents in the area.

 

County Engineer Ray Richard said that there may be a few bushes and shrubs belonging to residents on County property, but he did not feel the offense was serious enough to warrant an investigation.  Chief Alexander stated that even if the right of way is identified as the County's he still does not feel there is enough room for parking.

 

Commissioner Gunn stated that she agrees with the Police Chief

 

A motion for approval of the Ordinance amendment was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

23.       Discuss ownership of park located at northeast corner of Chapel Crossing Road and Altama Avenue and use of park for parking.

 

Police Chief Carl Alexander reported that in the past there have been complaints received on Brunswick Nissan employees being allowed to park in the corner lot at Chapel Crossing (formerly 303) and Altama Avenue.  He said there were also some complaints on trailers being parked there overnight. Chief Alexander stated that there is plenty of room for parking there, and the person complaining is no longer in the area, and he recommends the Board approve parking in this corner lot.

 

Mr. William Miles spoke in favor of allowing the parking stating that he has been parking his trailer there overnight for the past seven years.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted. 

 

24.       House Move Approval for Mr. mark Johnson.

 

Building Official Vernon Lewis reported that Mr. Mark Johnson is request to move a house from 1186 Cate Road to Royal Oaks Subdivision.  Mr. Lewis added that according to the Zoning Ordinance, the house will need improvements totaling $23,170 in order to equal eight percent of the value of residences in the vicinity.  Mr. Lewis said the owner has a set of plans and an appraisal for the proposed remodeling and improvements, and once these are complete the value of the moved and remodeled house will be approximately $142,000.

 

Mr. Lewis recommended approval of this house move subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         owner post a performance bond, letter of credit, or cash bond in favor of Glynn County in the amount of $24,000;

 

2.         owner show proof that house moved will comply with existing subdivision covenants or restrictions (Glynn County Zoning Ordinance Section 621B).

 

Mr. Mark Johnson spoke in favor of the move and stated that he has acquired a letter of credit in the amount of $23,000 since the total amount of the improvements was $23, 170.  building Official Vernon Lewis said that he would amend his recommendation to require a performance bond, letter of credit or cash bond in favor of Glynn County in the amount of Glynn County in the amount of $23,000.

 

Wayne Hutcheson spoke stating that he did not understand the letter of credit since they were about to spend approximately $100,000 and should have the house ready in about twelve (12) weeks or so.  Building Official Vernon Lewis sated that the Zoning Ordinance calls for the Letter of Credit, but included in his recommendation is the provision that as soon as the house is up to standard the Letter of Credit be released.

 

A motion for approval of house move based on the recommendation by the Building  Official and release of Letter of Credit subject to the approval of the Building Official was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.


Unanimously adopted.

 

25.       Receive Attendance Count for ACCG Fall Policy Conference, October 12-14, 1994.

 

Chairman Miller asked for a head count on those Commissioners wishing to attend the ACCG Fall Policy Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Commissioners Lyde, Lynn and Gunn indicated there would be attending.  Chairman Miller said he would attend also.

 

County Administrator Lee Gilmour asked about staff attending, and Chairman Miller said that staff could be included in the motion.

 

A motion to authorize the above-mentioned four (4) commissioners and three (3) staff to be determined by the County Administrator to attend the ACCG Fall Policy Conference in Atlanta October 12-14, 1994 was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Pate.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

26.       Consider application of Wynan & Glenda Whorton, John Gregory, Jimmy & Frances Sapp and Julia & Albert Gaubas for abandonment of a portion of Creek Road between Seminole Road and Navajo Road.

 

County Engineer Ray Richard stated that staff has reviewed this request, and since it meets all the requirements, staff recommends approval.

 

The Chairman asked to hear from those in favor and those opposed.

 

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

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

27. Approve Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority sublease to Mr. John E. Darby, Jr.  

 

The Chairman asked if items #27, 28 and 29 could all be approved in one motion, and the County Attorney replied that they can be.

 

Lee Noel, resident of St. Simons, asked about the County being held harmless on these subleases, and Commissioner Hardman showed him the paragraph in the sublease which states that all insurance shall be provided by the subleasee.

 

A motion to approve Item #27, amendment to sublease on Mr. John E. Darby, Jr., Item #28, amendment to sublease on B & M Auto Care, inc., and Item #29, new sublease on Hartwell Recreation Consultants, Inc. was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

28.       Approve Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority sublease agreement to B & M. Auto Care, Inc.

 

Approved in motion under Item #27.

 

29.       Approve Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority sublease agreement to Hartwell Recreation Consultants, Inc. for therapeutic recreation which includes a ropes course.

 

Approved in motion under Item #27.

 

30.       Approve grant application to GEFA in the amount of $10,000 for recycling containers.

 

Solid Waste Services Division Manager Becky Rowell reported that this grant must be matched with another $10,000, and there is $20,000 included in the budget that was just approved to by more igloo containers like the ones being used on St. Simons Island.  Ms. Rowell recommended applying for the grant.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Gunn and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Commissioner Gunn reported that she is receiving complaints on the smell coming from the containers in Neptune Park.  Recreation Director Cynthia Williams stated that the problem is caused by crab shells, chicken bones and thing of this nature, and she is currently working very closely on the problem with Chapman Waste Disposal.

 


31.       Authorize going out for bid for paving of various dirt streets and road.

 

County Engineer Ray Richard stated that the Commission has previously approved paving fifteen (15) dirt roads.  This is a request for authorization to go out for bid on same.  The fifteen roads. are:  LaCosta Lane, Ledbetter St., Magnolia St., Oleander St., Palm St., Redfern Drive, Santa Maria Circle, Sylvan Drive, Second Ave., Third Ave., Fourth Ave., Fifth Ave., Sixth Ave., Honeygall road and Chanslor Road.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore spoke on a personal basis stating that he lives on Ledbetter Street, and he said he does not want the road paved.  He added that he does not want anyone to say the road was being paved because of his position with Glynn County.

 

Commissioner Lynn stated that he lives on Honeygall Road but Honeygall was placed on the paving list by the previous Commissioner for District 1.

 

A motion for approval of going out for bid on the fifteen stated roads was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Gunn./

 

Motion adopted by majority vote of 6-0-1  (Commissioner Lynn abstaining).

 

32.       Authorize auction for surplus equipment on 10/1/94.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Chairman Miller asked whether or not the city of Brunswick was included in this auction, and Administrator Gilmour replied that last year they were invited to participate and they declined.  Chairman Miller asked that they be invited again this year.

 

Police Chief Carl Alexander asked if the amendment passed last year that County employees may bid on the items was still in effect, and the Chairman replied that it is. 

 

Motion unanimously adopted.

 

 

33.       Adopt latest amendments to Tax Digest over $20,000.

 

None presented.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

34.       Appointment to Blythe Island Regional Park by Commissioner Hardman            .

 

Commissioner Hardman made a motion to appoint Ms. Debbie Youngner to the Blythe Island Regional Park Advisory Board.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

INSERT

 

Commissioner Lynn announced the resignation of Ms. Georgia DeSain from the Planning Commission.

 

Commissioner Lynn then made a motion to appoint Mr. Wayne Stewart to replace Ms. DeSain and complete her term on the Planning Commission.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

 

Commissioner Hardman

 

1.         Commissioner Hardman stated that he had an item of pending litigation for Executive Session.

 

2.         Commissioner Hardman announced a meeting on Incineration of Waste on Tuesday, August 30, 1994 at 8:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn.  He added that breakfast will be provided.  He asked that staff get the specifics on this to see about a representative of Glynn County attending.

 

Commissioner Lynn

 

1.         Commissioner Lynn asked when discussion would be held regarding the Sterling ballpark, and Administrator Gilmour replied that it would be at the next meeting.


Chairman Miller

 

1.         Chairman Miller announced that there would be no Work Session on Tuesday, August 30, 1994.

 

Commissioner Gunn

 

Commissioner Gunn asked that the Tree Board be asked to give a report at the next meeting.  She stated that she is getting calls that the leaves on the trees in Neptune Park are turning brown.

 

Commissioner Lyde

 

1.         A motion was made by Commissioner Lyde and seconded by Commissioner Lynn that all meetings for the remainder of the year beginning in October be held at night.

 

Motion adopted by majority vote 6-1-0            (Commissioner Hardman voting nay).

 

MATTER REFERRED FROM WORK SESSION

 

None

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS

 

None

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS

 

County Attorney Gary Moore stated that he has some items of pending and potential litigation for Executive Session.

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS

 

1.         Issues Raised by District Attorney

 

Administrator Gilmour asked that the Board direct Administration to come up with a proposal to deal with the issues that were raised by the District Attorney at the August 23, 1994 Work Session relative to the compensation for Assistant District Attorneys', and get that to the various committees as soon as they meet.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

2.         Extension on Contract with Wayne County

 

Administrator Gilmour announced that the contract with Wayne County o solid waste disposal will expire the end of October, and they have requested a thirty-day extension.  Mr. Gilmour said that since this service to Wayne County has not caused Glynn County any problems and has brought in additional money, he would recommend authorizing the thirty-day extension.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lyde.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

3.         Proposal for Video Taping Commission Meetings.

 

Administrator Gilmour requested authorization to put out request for proposals on video taping the Commission meetings in order to see what is on the market.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

4.         Resolution to Return Prayer to Public Schools

 

Administrator Gilmour presented a proposed resolution to be sent to Washington stating the Board's support of returning prayer to public schools.

 

A motion for approval was made by Commissioner Lynn and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

 

Unanimously adopted. 

 


5.         Georgia Academy on Economic Development

 

Administrator Gilmour reported that he has received a request from the Georgia Academy on Economic Development to have a representative of Glynn County attend their meetings on Sunday and Monday, September 11 and 12; October 9 and 10, November 13 and 14 and December 11 and 12.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate to authorize a staff person to attend these meetings

 

Commissioner Hardman made recommendation that the Administrator attend the meetings.

 

Motion unanimously adopted.

 

6.         Telephone reimbursement to Judge Amanda Williams.

 

Administrator Gilmour reported that Judge Williams has requested authorization on

immediate reimbursement for replacing her cellular telephone.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters and items of pending litigation.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

INSERT

 

Attorney Gary Moore stated that the Board's meetings being scheduled at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. is state law and he will have to prepare an amendment which will need to be read two times in order to change all meetings for the remainder of this year to 6:00 p.m.  Mr. Moore added that he would have the amendment prepared for the first reading at next week's meeting.

 

RETURN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Upon returning to Regular Session, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Lynn to approve the Executive Session Minutes from August 11, 1994.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Meeting adjourned.