AGENDA

        and

        MINUTES

 

        REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

        GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY

        NOVEMBER 3, 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:        Lee Gilmour, County Administrator

Gary Moore, County Attorney

Betty Johnson Hillery, Acting Clerk

 

STAFF PRESENT:       Chief Carl Alexander

Keith Flanagan

Lt. Jack Hopper

Chief Carl Johnson

Charles Lewis

Don Long

Dan Reuter

Becky Rowell

 

 

INVOCATION ‑ Bishop George Robinson, Drug or Jesus Outreach

   Ministry, Inc.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

 

 

INSERTS

 

      Tax Commissioner Florence Dees discussed LCP Chemicals' bankruptcy proceeding and settlement thereof of which Glynn County received $136,000.  Ms. Dees thanked Chairman Miller and Commissioner Hardman for organizing trip to Atlanta to meet with EPD and the Governor; Ms. Dees also expressed thanks to other County staff for their assistance in these bankruptcy proceeding.

 


Chairman Miller motioned to request Finance Director Charles Lewis put the $136,000 go into the Reserve Fund.  Commissioner Hardman seconded motion to include the  deduction of legal fees.  Commissioner Hardman suggested the County work with School Board to pay their share of legal fees.  Unanimously adopted.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore stated he has had productive conversations with the School Board's attorney and hoped to get a favorable ruling.

 

 

      Commissioner Lyde discussed Letter of Agreement between the Brunswick Job Corps Center and Glynn County, then introduced Job Corps representative Glosper Bowman, Manager of Safety and Security.

 

County Attorney explained this agreement basically sets up a cooperation between the County and Job Corps and does not change any legal relationships.

 

Commissioner Lyde motioned to authorize Chief of Police to execute this Acknowledgement of Understanding, seconded by Commissioner Hardman.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

 1.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Motion to approve minutes of regular meeting held October 20, 1994 subject to changes and corrections by Commissioner Boyne, second by Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

 2.     CITIZENS COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

a)      Inter‑Agency Criminal Justice Task Force ‑ Commissioner Hardman reported the Task Force had a called meeting to address the bonding issue.  Clerk of State is not fully computerized and disposition of cases is five months behind and this affects bonding capacity of bonding companies.

 

Task Force appointed a group, including the new Data Processing Manager, to look into monetary capacity of bonding companies, which records are kept on computer.

 


Commissioner Hardman on behalf of Criminal Justice Task Force has asked the Board to approve an additional position in the State Court Clerk's Office to eliminate and keep up with backlog regarding bonding issue.

 

Chairman Miller requested this item be put on next Finance and Personnel Committee agenda.

 

b)      Recreation Board ‑ Chairman Roy Garren waived discussion of miniature golf course to Chairman of Casino Advisory Board, Taylor Adams to discuss.  Mr. Adams discussed leasing miniature golf to private enterprise to recoup this substantial investment of taxpayers money in Neptune Park.

 

Mr. Adams passed out Position Statement of St. Simons Island Chamber of Commerce urging Board to sublease miniature golf course to private enterprise.

 

Mr. Garren stated this recommendation from the Casino Advisory Board is a follow‑through from Recreation Board's same recommendation which is to lease golf course to private enterprise.

 

Chairman Miller stated this was a one‑half million dollar piece of property and the Board needed more information before turning this over to any group.

 

Commissioner Gunn agreed with Chairman that property was expensive and did not like the idea of giving such a valuable piece of property a lease for so long unless there's a way to break lease if Board did not approve of golf course.

 

James Tabor, a citizen with landscaping experience, said golf course was not run properly and the County was trying to stop this problem by getting rid of it instead of facing the problem.

 

Commissioner Boyne motioned to put miniature golf course item on next agenda.  Chairman Miller requested amending motion to put on first meeting in December because he will be out of town.  Chairman suggested that golf course item be added along with Airport Commission at November 29th Work Session for public hearing and a final decision made on miniature golf course at December 1st meeting.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Gunn.  Unanimously adopted.

 


f)      Environmental Review Committee ‑ Chairman Shelby Childers reported ERC's last meeting failed to have a quorum, however they did have 55 minute discussion about what to do for the remainder of the year and hope to have final report in January.

 

Commissioner Lyde said she was present and remembered discussion held on members being absent and questioned whether By‑laws are clear on such absences.

Chairman Miller asked the County Attorney if there were any set rules as to participation and attendance of meetings of Glynn County boards, committees, authorities, etc.; and if there is not a clear set of rules, the Board needs to adopt one.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore advised Chairman Shelby Childers that the Environmental Review Committee by‑laws should be approved by the Board of Commissioners.

 

Chairman Miller requested Emergency Management Director Ed Abel and Chairman Childers get an exact report of the incident which resulted in a fatality at Georgia Pacific on 10‑25‑94.

 

h)      Tree Advisory Board ‑ Commissioner Gunn made motion to replace her District 2 former appointment Dave Newton with Randy Dobson; seconded by Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

Motion by Commissioner Boyne to authorize appointment of a representative from Georgia Forestry Commission staff to the Tree Board to act as sub‑committee on handling review of tree issues; second Commissioner Gunn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

i)       Animal Control Advisory Board ‑ Lee Bledsoe reported that so far this year 1,694 animals have been euthanized.  Animal Control is working to reduce these numbers but not much can be done without owners taking personal responsibility.

 

Mr. Bledsoe discussed vehicles used by Animal Control having high mileage.  Police Chief Carl Alexander said vehicle matter had been discussed with Corporal Todd and replacement vehicles would be requested in next budget year.

 


j)       Airport Commission ‑ Ray Snow, Chairman was present.  Chairman Miller discussed setting time for public hearing regarding appointments for November 29, 1994 at approximately 6:00 p.m.

 

Commissioner Hardman stated that amending Airport Commission ordinance is a big political decision and motioned to table until first of the year any discussion or hearing to change Airport Commission Ordinance.

Commissioner Lynn seconded motion and discussed that candidates running for office wished to be a part of major decisions involving Glynn County.  3 to Table; 4 opposed (Commissioners Boyne, Gunn, Lyde, Miller)  Motion failed.

 

Chairman Miller read letter from Attorney Albert Fendig concerning Airport Commission.

 

Chairman made motion requesting Airport Commission members to meet with Board of Commissioners on November 29th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss future of airport commission.  Seconded by Commissioner Gunn.

4 For‑ 2 opposed (Hardman, Pate) ‑1 Abstention (Lynn)

 

k)      Water and Sewer ‑ Robert Benson, Director, announced due to elections on November 8th, Water & Sewer moved regular meeting day to Thursday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m.

 

 

DELEGATIONS

 

 3.     Ms. Hayden Yow discussed recycling.

 

Chairman Miller requested Becky Rowell, Solid Waste Division Manager, to meet with Chris Rhodes at City of Brunswick and get written response on future of recycling.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

3a.     Application of John H. Carmichael and Gordon E. Carmichael for abandonment of portion of Magnolia Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets, Kaufman Subdivision, St. Simons Island.

 

Administrator Gilmour stated staff recommended approval of abandonment.

 

Mr. John Carmichael, applicant, was present to speak "for" this abandonment application.

 

Motion to approve abandonment application by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Gunn.  Unanimously adopted.

 


 4.     An amendment to change Section 907, Penalties, of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia to provide for a penalty for violations of the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, and for other purposes.  Chairman Miller invited comments from audience.

 

Motion to approve amendment by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

 5.     Consider application of Mary A. Mobley for 1995 license for package sales of beer and wine with Sunday sales prohibited at County Village Lounge, 7270 Blythe Island Highway, Brunswick, Georgia.

 

Mr. Les Mobley stated application was for conception of beer and wine on premises, not for package sales as stated on Agenda.

 

Police Chief Carl Alexander stated paper work was in order, just information on Agenda was incorrect.

 

Motion to approve application for conception on premises as advertised by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  (6 For‑1 Opposed)

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

 6.     b)      Award bid for detacher/imprinter/decollator.

 

Staff recommends to go with low bidder Moore Business Forms & Systems of Savannah for $9,995.00.

 

Motion to authorize bid by Commissioner Lynn, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimous.

 

c)      Authorize amendments to the Tax Digest in excess of $20,000.00.

 

Chief Tax Assessor, Don Long, stated at this time there are no adjustments to Tax Digest.  Mr. Long said he and Tax Commissioner Florence Dees went to Atlanta to present 1994 Tax Digest and it was approved by the Revenue Commissioner.  Next Mr. Long introduced new personal property auditor Michael V. Hietter.

 

 

INSERT

 


      Police Chief Alexander recommended approval of 73 renewals for liquor licenses that have been checked by staff and have no violations.

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Boyne, second by Commissioner Lyde.  (6 For ‑ 1 Opposed)

 

 7.     RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

a)      Authorize refund of interest and penalties to Mr. Robert Chapman totaling $153.46 due to inadvertent error in Tax Commissioner's Office.

 

Motion to authorize refund by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 


b)      Authorize waiving of sanitation collection interest and penalty charges of $916.32 for Sembler Company due to corporate changes.

 

Motion to approve authorization of waiver by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

c)      Authorize County participation in mobile Fire Safety House Project with funded as listed:

 

 1. Private/non‑profit sector         $15,000.00

 2. Fire Protection Fund                5,000.00

 3. General Fund (Discretionary Acct)  10,000.00

                          TOTAL  $30,000.00

 

This item tabled until such time representatives of Commission, Commissioners Hardman, Lyde and Lynn meet with School Board to request funds for fire house project.

 

 

d)      Authorize Christmas gift certificates valued at $15.00 for employees funded by Administrative Services Fund.

 

Motion to approve gift certificates valued at $15.00 by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

e)      Exercise first year option with Wal‑Mart Pharmacy for prescription drug contract.

 

Motion to approve first year extension option with Wal‑Mart by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

f)      Authorize award of the following bids/requests for proposals:

1.      Copy machine for Probate Court (General Fund) Mita DC‑3785 (State Contract) $5,340.00

 

Motion authorizing staff to purchase copy machine under State Contract by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

2.      Basketball uniforms for Recreation Department (General Fund)

               Janquil Sports      $6,020.89

               BSN Sports             657.91


                          TOTAL    $6,678.80

 

Motion approving bid award to Janquil and BSN Sports by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

3.      Dental services for County inmates‑Sheriff's Department (General Fund) to Dr. David A. Hewett, Jr. DMD, Waycross, GA in amount of $15,600.00.

 

Motion to approve awarding contract for $15,600 by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

4.      Towing Service for County Police (General Fund)

 

a)    Light vehicles ‑ defer to full Board for recommendation from Police Chief.

 

Motion to approve with wenching justified with distance greater than 40 feet by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

b)    Heavy vehicles ‑ Merrit & Son Construction

   Brunswick    $ 85.00

   St. Simons    100.00

   Dollie        No Charge

   Wenching      Fair Price

 

Motion to approve awarding contract with provisions that wenching under 40 feet will be no additional charge, to Merrit & Son by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

5.      Auto Parts for Fleet/Public Works (General Fund and Vehicle Maintenance Fund)

  Wilbur Jones            ‑Belts/Filters

  Batteries Distributors  ‑Batteries

  Langford Auto Parts     ‑Brake Parts

  United Auto Electric    ‑Starters/Alternators

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 


6.      Selden Park  H.V.A.C. (General Fund)

  Hall Heating & Air, Inc.   $6,816.00

 

Motion to approve bid to Hall Heating & Air by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

7.      Award bid for Office Park roof repairs based on staff report at 11‑3‑94 meeting.

 

Motion to approve awarding bid to Wells Roofing of Brunswick for $109,735.00 by Commissioner Hardman, second by Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

g)      Defer to full Board award of Honeygall/Chansler Roads (SPLOST #2) to Seaboard Construction for $683,056.80.  (No action by Finance due to abstention.)

 

Public Works Director Keith Flanagan recommended various transfers totalling $148,000 to this project.

 

Motion to approve award of bid to Seaboard Construction by Commissioner Gunn, second Commissioner Hardman.  (6 For; 1 Abstention (Commissioner Lynn lives on Honeygall Road)

 

 

h)      Authorize advances up to $300.00 for medical payments for employees enrolled in pre‑tax County Flex plan for medical expenses.

 

Commissioner Lyde discussed why employees cannot be allowed to receive as much money as employees contribute for that year.

 

Administrator Gilmour said staff is recommending in the first phase to have only up to $300 to see how it goes.

Motion to authorize advances up to $300 specifically for eyeglasses under Flex Plan by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

i)       Authorize bidding for following materials/services:

 

1)      Grass cutting services for certain County facilities (County work force bid as well).


Motion to approve seeking bids for grass cutting services from public and County work‑force by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

2)      After hours answering services (County work force bid as well).

 

Motion to approve seeking bids for after hours answering services from public and County departments by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

j)       Authorize payment up to $320.00 to Glynn County Board of Education to assist in meals/education project of Hands of Hope.

 

Commissioner Lyde suggested County departments might collect canned goods to donate also.

 

Motion to authorize payment up to $320.00 to Board of Education by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

k)      Authorize preparation of local legislation by County Attorney to allow Board to allocate public monies for welfare items.

 

Chairman Miller requested Administrator Gilmour contact newly elected officials, and legislators before they go to Atlanta to set up special meeting to discuss issues.

 

Motion to authorize preparation of local legislation to allow allocation of public monies by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

l)       Authorize waiver of penalties and interest totaling $1,768.00 on alcoholic drink taxes due from Brogen's due to negotiated settlement.

 

Commissioner Hardman said these penalties were due from a previous, they were not incurred by Mr. Brogen.

 

Motion to approve waiver of penalties and interest by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioner Lyde out of room)

 

 

INSERT


      Considering amending the Business License Ordinance to comply with State Statutes becoming effective January 1, 1995.

 

County Attorney will come back with recommendation for Ordinance provisions that will comply with new laws.

 

No action taken.

 

 

INSERTS

 

      Authorize Mr. James Taber to recycle old furniture and toys from landfill per contractual agreement.

 

Commissioner Hardman motioned to authorize Mr. Taber to recycle old furniture and toys per contractual agreement drawn up by County Attorney, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Ed Abel requested Board to formally approve use of the building on Hercules property for GEMA and LEPC operations.

 

Motion authorizing lease agreement drawn up by Attorney for Hercules Corporation along with County Attorney for provision of operations center building for use by GEMA and the LEPC by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn. Unanimously adopted.

 

 

 8.     RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

 

a)      Authorize Personnel Director to analyze various vision care benefit plans and to make a proposal to the Personnel Committee.

Motion authorizing Personnel Director to analyze various benefit plans by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

b)      Authorize deletion of Deputy‑Zoning job classification and establish job classification of Planner III per Personnel Exhibit A.

 

Motion authorizing deletion by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 


c)      Authorize staff develop, in accordance with County ordinance and personnel policy, testing requirement for drug or alcohol use following on‑the‑job accident of injury.

 

County Attorney stated in memo coming to Board research indicates County cannot test at random without cause all employees; some can be tested and some cannot.

 

Chairman Miller asked who can be tested for drugs under hiring rules.

 

County Attorney said that would be public safety employees and he would be looking into lifeguards, etc. by next year.

 

Motion authorizing staff develop policy by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

d)      Establish job classifications in Personnel Exhibit B as exempt categories relative to FLSA requirements.

 

Motion to approve establishing job classifications as exempt by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

e)      Defer to full commission authorization to extend COBRA coverage to Ms. Eleanor Cristobol retiree, for an additional eleven (11) months.

 

Motion was proposed to authorize plan be amended to deal with particular set of circumstances.

 

Motion to approve 30 months continued coverage by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  (4 For ‑ 2 Opposed ‑ 1 Abstention)

 

f)      Authorize payment of final healthcare bills, not to exceed $500.00, for the late Police Sergeant McQuaig to his widow.

 

Motion authorizing payment by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

g)      Authorize amendment to pension plan changing the qualifying period from a calendar year to County's fiscal year.

 


Commissioner Boyne withdrew motion to approve and deferred to staff for review and to make recommendation to Personnel Committee for further recommendation to Commission, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

h)      Authorize use of temporary help not to exceed 80 hours for preparation of bid specifications for obtaining excess insurance coverage.

 

Motion to approve authorization by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

i)       Authorize implementation of career track for attorneys in the District Attorney's office with implementation effective 9/94 per Personnel Exhibit C.

 

Motion to approve authorization by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

COMMISSIONERS ITEMS

 

Commissioner Boyne:

 

      Commissioner Boyne discussed the possibility of providing living accommodations at new forestry location for Chief Ranger.

 

Motion to authorize requesting Georgia Forestry Commission coordinate and assist in providing ranger living accommodations by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Commissioner Boyne discussed addressing federal mandate problems and sponsored Mr. David Little to discuss federal mandates.

Mr. Little discussed federally unfunded mandates addressed in Constitution under Article 10.

 

Chairman Miller requested County Attorney to meet with Mr. Little to obtain information to review and report back to Board.

 

County Attorney read letter which was sent to ACCG, Georgia Municipal Association, and NACo regarding coordination in stopping unfunded federal mandates.

 

Commissioner Boyne requested this letter go out with Chairman's signature specifically to legislative delegation for their information.

 


Commissioner Hardman:

 

      Commissioner Hardman discussed problem with County's overtime system and an employee injured on job.

 

Motion to change overtime policy to pay overtime irrespective of work hours loss to Workers Compensation injury by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

Commissioner Gunn:

 

      Commissioner Gunn requested Administrator Gilmour bring up beach access matter referred from Work Session.

 

Motion authorizing Public Works provide replacement path to beach on Ninth Street, East Beach by Commissioner Gunn, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioner Hardman out of room)

 

 

Commissioner Miller:

 

      Chairman Miller discussed the Optimist and Shrine Club's sponsoring "Mule and Wagon Day".

 

Motion to authorize issuing one day license permit for one day, November 19th, by Commissioner Miller, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

MATTERS REFERRED FROM WORK SESSION:

 

      Administrator Gilmour discussed notice from County to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding applications 940013810 ‑ Sea Island Company and 940011040 ‑ Sea Island Company relative to :

 

a.      No provision of local public monies for construction or maintenance of the projects.

 

b.      Ensure review of proposed project includes assurances said projects will not impact accretion and erosion patterns south of project impact area.

 

Commissioner Gunn requested that something be put in letter that some type of trigger mechanism be in place.


Mr. Graham of Sea Island Company stated there was a trigger mechanism built in.

 

Commissioner Hardman stated he understood Commissioner Gunn's concern but this was not a County project, it's a private project and no County is involved.  Commissioner Hardman said he did not understand why County is addressing this matter.

 

Commissioner Gunn felt County is responsible for beaches and houses on St. Simons, and if extension of groin has adverse effects there should be agreement that modifications be made.

 

Motion to authorize notice regarding application by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Gunn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

CHIEF OF POLICE ITEMS:

 

 

      Chief Alexander discussed purchase of new police cars.  Chief said the project 15 cars usually purchased was cut back to 11 and he is concerned that long range a situation will develop where rotation of vehicles is not done on timely basis.

 

Motion to authorize providing additional funds to purchase vehicles by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Chief Alexander discussed community oriented police program, and (COPS) ‑ an opportunity to apply for grant to hire three police officers based on population.  Chief explained this grant will pay 75% of officers salary for three years and a Letter of Intent with Chairman's signature needed to be filed with federal government.

Motion by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Police Chief to pursue this grant and look into further grants from federal government, second Commissioner Lyde.  (6 For ‑ 1 Opposed, Commissioner Lynn)

 

 

      Chief Alexander explained his department was in process of going into community policing concept and part of that concept would be moving Assistant Chief Nazzrie to Demere Annex on St. Simons.  Assistant Chief will be responsible for all precinct activity on St. Simons.

 

Chief Alexander announced the police will establish three precincts; Assistant Chief Nazzrie on St. Simon, Major Johnson at North end of Altama and Major Andrews at Sterling in an effort to have staff located for community access.

 


Motion by Commissioner Gunn to approve relocating Assistant Chief Nazzrie to Commissioner Gunn's office in Demere Annex, second Commissioner Boyne.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Regarding accredidation process relevant to job task analysis and promotion exam, Chief Alexander requested authorization, if necessary, for Personnel Director Dave Bandy to go to San Francisco to assist in process.

 

Motion by Commissioner Pate to approve Personnel Director's travel, second Commissioner Boyne.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY ITEMS:

 

      County Attorney requested authorization for lobbyist registrations to be signed for Keith Flanagan, Gary Moore, Carl Alexander and Lee Gilmour.

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

      County Attorney has pending litigation item for Executive Session.

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR ITEMS:

 

      Request from ACCG that Counties contact State issuing letter of support for State to increase reimbursement for vaccine inoculations.

Motion authorizing letter of support be sent by Commissioner Hardman, second Commissioner Lyde.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Request from various departments for County to purchase microwaves, assuming department has funds in budget, to be installed at various worksites.  Administrator recommend each case be looked at individually.

 

Motion to approve Landfill purchase of microwave by Commissioner Pate, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimous adopted.

 

 

      Discussion of cancelling contract with scrap metal vendor Kumbaa for not providing Certificate of Insurance, and recommend to Board to authorize going with local firm Glynn Iron Steel of Brunswick.


Motion to approve by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Hardman.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Regarding $300 grassing bond for Heidi Subdivision which is coming up for consideration.  Engineering and Planning have review plans, and ordinance requires Board authorize and release.

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Lynn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Regarding establishment of LEPC ‑ Hercules has donated site to be used and also $10,000.  Administrator recommends that Board authorize establishment of special revenue fund with County structure to account for donations.

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Lyde, second Commissioner Boyne.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Administrator submitted list of 1995 holidays for Board approval.

 

Motion to approve by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Gunn.  6 For ‑ 1 Opposed (Commissioner Hardman)

 

FIRE CHIEF ITEMS:

 

      Chief requested that Fire Department be exempt from requirement for Board approval of appliances as long as its a replacement item.

 

Motion by Commissioner Boyne to approve for all county agencies as long as its replacement, second Commissioner Gunn.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ITEMS:

 

      Keith Flanagan explained problems getting people to move obstructions off county right‑of‑ways.

 

Chairman Miller instructed Mr. Flanagan to have uniformed Police Officer accompany staff.

 

 


      Regarding Air National Guard's request for use of County property for an antenna site near Altamaha Canal.  Public Works Director and Engineer have reviewed drawings and recommend staff be allowed to work with Air Guard to establish antenna site.

 

Motion to authorize, after County's terms in writing to finalize, by Commissioner Boyne, second Commissioner Hardman.  Unanimously adopted.

 

 

      Mr. Flanagan announced that he, Police Chief, Fire Chief and Personnel Director are serving on committee for Employee Cookout, and are hoping to have picnic on Blythe Island, Sunday, December 4, 1994 from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Motion by Commissioner Lyde to go into Executive Session for litigation and personnel matters, second Commissioner Boyne.  Unanimous.