THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1991 AT 5:00 P.M.



PRESENT:                      Chairman Joe Smith

                                    Vice Chairman Karen Moore

                                    Commissioner Robert H. “Bob” Boyne

                                    Commissioner William E. Dismer

                                    Commissioner Jack Hardman

Commissioner E. C. Tillman



ABSENT:                        Commissioner W. Harold Pate



ALSO PRESENT:             Administrator Charles T. Stewart

                                    Attorney Gary Moore



Special Meeting Called Into Session.


Chairman Smith called a special meeting into session for the purpose of considering award of bid on materials to repair floating docks at Blythe Island Regional Park, and other purposes.


Purchase of Materials to Repair Floating Docks at Blythe Island Regional Park.


            County Attorney Gary Moore advised that action relating to purchase of materials for repair of floating docks at Blythe Island Regional Park had been held up because of questions concerning performance of the low bidder, Custom Dock Manufacturing, Inc., relative to problems that had occurred with a dock sold and installed by them for the St. Simons Boating & Fishing Club at St. Simons Marina.  He said Custom Dock representatives, Billy and Jerry Edwards, had made a good faith offer to resolve this problem by promising to apply a corrective coating on the St. Simons Dock.  He explained that Glynn County was pursuing resolution of this problem, and the Boating & Fishing Club was willing to sign an agreement conveying this particular dock to the County so the County could pursue the warranty claim.

            Billy Edwards advised the Commission that the coating substance used on the float material was relatively new technology and, although it carried no warranty, the life expectancy of the product was in excess of ten years.

            Commission Hardman said his personal inspection of the Boating and Fishing Club’s dock showed the cracks to be minuscule, and he could see no reason why Custom Dock Manufacturing’s low bid material for the Blythe Island docks should not be accepted.  Chairman Smith said he appreciated business people who were doing business with the County coming before the Commission to stand behind their product as the

Edwards were doing.  Commissioner Moore commented that the Commission had responded in a strong way to complaints from the Boating and Fishing Club concerning the condition of the dock they purchased from Custom Dock Manufacturing.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Chairman Smith to accept the low bid of Custom Dock Manufacturing, Inc., in the total amount of $15,433.74, on Materials for Repair of Floating Docks at Blythe Island Regional Park.

            Unanimously adopted.


Amendment to Blythe Island Regional Park Budget.


A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Tillman to amend the Blythe Island Regional Park Budget, as follows:


            $30,000           -           Decrease by eliminating billboard

            $15,659           -           Increase Maintenance and Repairs Budget to allow

                                                purchase of materials needed to repair floating docks

            $  7,500           -           Increase Personnel Services Budget

            $  6,841           -           Balance to become part of BIRP Fund Balance


            Unanimously adopted.


Award of Bid on Well and Irrigation System for Community Garden on St. Simons Island.


            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Tillman to accept the low bid of South Georgia Pump in the amount of $3,325.00 for installation of a four-inch well and irrigation system for the community garden on St. Simons Island; with said funds to be taken from the Discretionary Fund and replaced from the coming year’s garden rental receipts.

            Unanimously adopted.


Increase of Cruise Ship Dockage Fees at St. Simons Pier Rescinded.


            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Dismer to rescind action taken in the last Regular Meeting on February 7, 1991, increasing cruise ship dockage fees at the St. Simons Pier from $1.00 to $1.75 per linear foot; with the idea of looking at proposed changes again when the on-going structural analysis of the Pier was completed.

            Unanimously adopted.


Replacement of Bridge Over Yellow Bluff Creek on Old Jesup Road.


            Public Works Director Keith Flanagan reported that Glynn County had been working with the Department of Transportation for about two years to finalize a contract for widening the bridge across Yellow Bluff Creek on Old Jesup Road.  He said DOT had not received any bids for this project, and they were now proposing to construct a completely new bridge at this location, at no cost to the County.  If the Commission approved this change, Mr. Flanagan said DOT would request authorization to close Old Jesup Road for 90-120 days during construction, and they would also require execution of a new Local Government Project Agreement.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne approving change in the scope of this project to new bridge construction, and authorizing the Chairman to execute another Local Government Project Agreement, accordingly.

            Motion adopted by majority vote with Commissioner Dismer abstaining.


Meeting Adjourned.


A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to adjourn the Called Meeting.

Unanimously adopted. 



                                    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS






Joe Smith, Chairman

Attested to and

Prepared by:



Martha D. Tyre

Deputy Clerk