REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, GLYNN

COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY, JUNE 6,

1991,  AT 8:30 A.M.

 

 

 

                      PRESENT:           Chairman Joe Smith

                                                        Vice Chairman Karen Moore

                                                    Commissioner Robert H. “Bob” Boyne

                                                    Commissioner William E. Dismer

                                             Commissioner Jack Hardman

                                                    Commissioner W. Harold Pate

                                             Commissioner E. C. Tillman

 

                   ALSO PRESENT:    Administrator Charles T. Stewart

                                                County Attorney Gary Moore

                                                          

                                                          ______________________

                             

                      Opening Ceremony.

  

                                  Chairman Smith opened the meeting by calling on

                  

                  Commissioner Moore for the invocation, followed by pledge of

                 

                  Allegiance to the flag.

 

                                           _____________________

 

 

                  Consent Agenda Items.

                     

                                  A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by

                   Commissioner Hardman to approve the following Consent Agenda Items,

                   as recommended by Staff.

                                                            

                                                                 *   *   *

             

                  Petition of Jan and Peggy Koehler for piping a ditch

                       adjacent to their property located at 312 Wild Heron Drive by

                       the assessment method, with the Koehlers to pay 70% of the cost

                       and the county to pay the remaining 30% was approved.

                         

*   *   *

 

                 No  Wake  Zone”  Designated  adjacent  to  Oak  Grove  Island,   by

                          adoption of the following Amendment to the Glynn County Code of

                          Ordinances:

 

                               AMENDMENT TO THE GLYNN COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES

                                                                                  BOAT SAFETY

                                                                                  SECTION 2- 11- 37

 

                                    Section One. Section 2 – 11- 37 of the Boat Safety

                           Ordinance, Glynn County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by

                            adding the following subdivision-section d.

 

d)        Waters of the Buffalo River for a distance of 100

Yards east and west of the Oak Grove Island Dock.

        

                 Section Two.    The Department   of Natural Resources shall be

                  requested to begin enforcement of this area as soon as

                   appropriate signs are in place.

                                         

                                                        *   *   *

 

 

  Clean  Community  Commission  Director   authorized  to  submit   

           grant  application  for  landscaping  Spur  25;  action  on  Tree

           Ordinance deferred.

 

LARP  Project  LAR- 21-43-4 (127)   -  Chairman, Commission and

           Clerk   authorized  to  execute  Certificate  of  Ownership and

           Agreement Forms as requested by the Department of Transportation

           on subject project covering resurfacing 5.61 miles on  8 County

           roads.

 

                                                         *     *    *

 

  Sea   Island  Festival   allowed   to  take  place  at  Neptune  Park

           August  17, and 18, 1991, and County to serve as co-sponsor, as

           Recommended by  the  Casino  Advisory  Board.

                                                         

                                                        *      *      *

 

 

Bylaws   for  Recreation  Board  -  deferred.

 

                                                      *        *       *

 

   Proposed  Staff  Reductions.

 

           County  Administrator  Charles  Stewart  asked   the  Commission  to

 

           Schedule  an  Executive  Session  the  following  Monday at  5:00  p.m.  to

 

           discuss  methods  of  reducing  the  County  work  force  and  upcoming

 

           budget.

 

          Commissioner   Boyne  said  he  would  support  early  retirement

 

          Incentives.   Commissioner  Dismer suggested that  a  grace  period  be

          given  to  any employees  who  were  going to be dismissed  to  give  them

 

         time  to find  other  jobs.

 

          Commissioner  Hardman  said  he  was  working with a committee  that 

 

          had  gone  over  the  proposed  budget  and  were  developing  specific

 

          recommendations  to present  to the Commission, which  he  hoped would

 

          show the Commission  how  to  get  rid  of 40  to  50  Staff  positions.

 

          The  Commission  agreed  to  meet  in  Executive  Session Monday of  the

 

           Following at 4:00 p.m. to discuss  this topic.

 

                                             ____________

 

            Meeting  Adjourned. 

 

            A  motion  was  made  by  Commissioner  Boyne  and   seconded  by

 

            Commissioner  Hardman  to  adjourn  the  meeting.

 

            Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                            _____________

 

 

                                       BOARD  OF  COMMISSIONERS

                                       GLYNN  COUNTY,  GEORGIA

 

 

 

 

                                           Joe  Smith,

                                           Chairman

 

 

Attested to and

Prepared by:

 

 

Martha D. Tyre

Deputy Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes Approved.

  

            A  motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by

 

Commissioner Boyne to approve minutes of Regular Meeting  and

 

Executive Meeting held   May 16, 1991.

 

                 Unanimously adopted.

 

                                                    _______________

 

Beach Nourishment.

 

                Chairman Smith announced that concern regarding the Beach

Nourishment  Project extended  beyond  St. Simons Island to  county-wide

 

status,  and  at this meeting he would allow every interested person to

 

speak  on this  issue, with  the  hopeful  result  of  laying the matter to

 

rest and moving ahead with the project without further debate.

 

        A  motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by

 

Commissioner Boyne to move Agenda Item No.11(Receipt of update from

 

The  Beach  Nourishment  Task  Force) forward so that  it  could be heard

 

at  the  same  time  as  the presentation  from the   “Save  the  Beach

 

Committee” which  was  listed  as  Agenda  Item No. 1    to  ask  the

 

Commission to halt construction of a groin and  placement  of  dredge

 

material on St. Simons Beaches until further study  of  alternate  beach

 

Nourishment  methods was looked into.

 

                     Unanimously adopted.

                                   

                                                              *   *   *

                     Bill Taylor  said  nothing  was  accomplished  by  the  recent

 

Town  meeting  held  by  Commissioner  Dismer  on  St.  Simons Island to

 

Discuss the Beach Nourishment issue.

                    Charlie  Crumbliss,  spokesperson  for  the “Save  the Beach

 

Committee”, said  he  felt  this  project  was  being  rushed  through  for

 

the benefit of a few  good  people.  He  asked  the Commitssion to defer

 

signing  documents  on the  project  until  alternatives could  be studied

 

by individual groups with  scientific background.  Mr. Crumbliss   said

 

State Congressman Lindsay Thomas had assured him that federal funds

 

would  be  preserved  for  this  project  even  if it  was  deferred  by  the

 

Commission.

 

             A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by

 

Commissioner   Boyne  to  stop  the    Save  the  Beach  Committee 

 

presentation and move the Beach Nourishment Task Force issue forward

 

for discussion at this time.

 

              Aye:   Commissioners Dismer, Boyne, Pate and Tillman.

               

              Nay:    Chairman Smith and Commissioner Moore

 

              Abstaining:   Commissioner Hardman

 

              Motion adopted.

 

              Ralph  Graham, Chairman of the Beach Nourishment Task Force,

 

 Stated that the anticipated project was professionally engineered and

 

dsigned,  and  it  was  environmentally  sound.    He  described  this

 

project as being vital to the well being of Glynn County, and  said

 

its value  for  storm  protection justified  it  without  considering

 

revenue tourism generated.    Mr.  Graham  said  his presentation

 

included a number of speakers who would  prove that long term serious

 

erosion  was  occurring  in  Glynn  County  and  alternative  solutions  had

 

been  looked at by the Task Force and the County Commission.  He  said

 

the goal of the Task Force was to develop  the  best  plan  and  solution,

 

and  it  had  been  determined  that  a  holding  structure  would  be

 

necessary.

  

           Woodie  Woodside, Task Force member and Executive Director

 

of the Brunswick&Golden Isles Chamber of  Commerce, recounted the

 

history  of  this  effort,    beginning  with  a  Department  of  Natural

 

Resources  report  presented to him in 1987  which stated that  serious

 

erosion  was  occurring in Glynn County’s three Islands.  He  said  a

 

Beach Nourishment Council was formed by the Chamber of Commerce to

 

ascertain  if  a  problem  existed  and  to  explore   possible methods  for

 

remedying  this situation, and  in  1988  they  hired  Olsen  &  Associates

 

to do a  feasibility  study.  Mr. Woodside said  the  Council  dissolved

 

in  late 1989,   and the Board  of Commissioners  formed  the  Beach

 

Nourishment Task Force in January of 1990 to continue the work.  Mr.

 

Woodside said beachfront properties would be at risk if no protective

 

measures were taken.

  

             Olsen   Associates  representative   said  their  analysis  of

 

Glynn County’s beaches determined that an erosion problem existed  on

 

all  three  Islands,  and  a conceptual  plan was  needed  which could be

 

followed through  the  next  few  decades.  He  said  the  jagged  edge of

 

the  rock  revetments  caused  erosion,  and implementing  a nourishment

 

System  was  important  because  the  beach  served  as  a  buffer  in  storms.

He  outlined  the  concept  of  pumping  sand  from  harbor  dredging  project

 

Onto  the  beach  and  said,  although  this  sand  would  erode  and  wash

 

Away,   it  would  go  instead  of   the  natural    beach.  He  said  beach

 

Nourishment  would  accelerate  erosion  of the  beach.    He described

 

The 933 Project  as  a  nice  solution  for  this  problem  because it  would

 

allow placement of sand on  the  beaches  at  a  cost   to  Glynn County of

 

$ 1.50  per  cubic  yard ,  with  the rmainder  of  the $4.00 per cubic  yard

 

cost being picked up by the federal  government.

 

                Task  Force member Carol  Hightower  reviewed  activities of

 

The Task  Force leading up to their  recommendation that a 933 Project

 

be implemented and that a 433 foot groin be constructed to help  hold

 

the  project.    She  said as  many  as  four  shorter  groins  had  been

 

considered,  but  considered  as infeasible by the Task  Force  because

 

they  could serve  as barriers  to  recreational activities on  the  beach.

 

                Corps   of  Engineers  representative  Frank  de  la  Sierra

 

Reported that in 1988 the Corps was  asked to look at the need for

 

Protecting Glynn County’s beaches on an interim basis until long term

 

Methods could be devised, resulting in the proposed 933 Nourishment

 

Project   which  included  placing  sand  dredged from  navigational

 

channels onto the beaches on a one- time basis.  He said this project

 

would be worthwhile for Glynn County from a storm damage perspective

 

alone,   the federal  government  found it to be environmentally sound

 

from a national perspective, and they  were  awaiting Glynn  County’s

 

decision  to move ahead with  the  project.

 

               Commissioner  Dismer said he understood installation  of two

 

groins on Tybee Island  had caused  the beaches to expand  by accretion.

Mr. Olsen  stated that  sand  had  been pumped  onto  the Tybee  beaches  in

 

1977 and again in 1986.

 

                 Dr. George  Ortell  recommended  construction  of two groins  on

 

The   St.  Simons beach  to  hold  the  sand  in  place.  Commissioner  Moore

 

Explained   that  the  Commission  had  deleted  the  second  groin  from  the

 

project as a compromise with some of the beachfront property owners.

 

               

 

Glynn   County anticipated spending  $ 1.5 million on the proposed 933

 

Project,   $418,000  would  be spent  for construction  of   the groin,  and

 

Another $ 70,000 ( to be matched by the  Soil Conservation Services) for

 

dune   restoration  and   public  crossovers.    He  stated  that  $ 741,000

 

would  be spent for the Long Term Feasibility  Study,  and  the  County

 

had issued  $2.4  million in bonds with a  20 year debt service although

 

it   was  hoped  the  bonds could  be retired  early,  and  a revenue  source

 

had  to be  found  to pay  off  the bonds.  He said  in 1988  the  County

 

Spent $ 40,000 for the Olsen Study, another $62,000 was spent in 1989,

 

$102, 000  was   spent  in  1990,  and  $297, 000  thus  far  in  1991.  He

 

explained  that  $253, 000  had  been  paid  to the  Corps of Engineers  as

 

the   initial  payment  on  the  Long  Term  Feasibility  Study.  He said  it

 

would   be  hard  to  use  Hotel/Motel  tax  to finance  this project  on  a

 

long  term  basis,  and  suggested  the  three following  funding  sources:

 

1)           State of Georgia should be playing a financial role.

2)           Special Property Tax.

3)           Imposition of parking fee on the St. Simons Causeway.

    

                   Beth  Day  questioned the value of beach  nourishment for

 

Storm protection.  Virginia Gunn  oppossed it on the basis  that similar

 

efforts   in  other  areas  had  proven  that  groins  were  not  effective,

 

dredge sand to be placed on the beaches might contain toxins,  turtle

 

nesting  places   might  be  disturbed ,  and  the  input  of experts  was

 

needed to exlore alternate methods of peach nourishment.   Mr.  Sierra

 

responded that the sand had been tested and it showed no evidence of

 

toxins.       Jim  Robertson   opposed  the  project,   suggesting  that

 

Commissioner Moore abstain from voting on the issue because of her

 

participation  on  the  Beach  Nourishment  Task  Force  and  that

 

Commissioner Pate abstain because his employer, Trust Company Bank,

 

issued  the  bonds  for  the  Project  and held  the mortgage  on several

 

beachfront condominiums.

 

                    Richard  Johnston said he felt the decision to reduce the

 

number of short groins for this project  in favor of  one long one was

 

a hasty  move,  and  the  key  factor  in   this  decision  related`  to a 

 

trigger mechanism for removing   the  groins if problems developed.  

 

                  Stanley Whit opposed the project, and said he felt there

 

was a relationship between spoil areas established  offshore  by  the

 

Corps of Engineers for disposing of dredge material and erosion on

 

the tip end of St. Simons Island.  Jim  Sweeney said  he felt erosion

 

on  St.  Simons  Island be   controlled with snow fencing  and  beach

 

grassing , and  suggested  that  the  Commission  ask  the  Corps of

 

Engineers  to  halt  the  current  project  and  proceed  to  realign the

 

channel  by  setting  up  artificial  reefs  three  or four buoys  seaward.

 

                 Millie Wilcox, President of the  St. Simons Island Chamber

 

of Commerce, expressed their endorsement of the Project and whatever

 

decisions the Commission  chose to make.  Henry Stiles  said the beach

 

was practically gone already, and he encouraged the Commission to

 

move  ahead  with  the  project.   Fred  McGinty,  President  of   the

 

Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce expressed favor of the

 

Project as designed, and urged the Commission to move forward.

 

                 Marilyn  Parver  opposed  the Project,  especially groin

 

construction, and said she didn’t think a trigger mechanism for the

 

groin  would  make  it  foolproof.  Jack Carmichael questioned the

 

availability  of  funding  in  view  of  the  appearance  that  every

 

government agency was experiencing a revenue shortfall. Gary Cross

 

suggested   that   the   Project   be  held   in   abeyance   until   other

 

alternatives could be reviewed.   Bob Drury  said  he  had  obtained

 

numerous  signatures  on  a  petition  asking  the  Commission  to stop 

 

construction  on  this  project  and find  other  methods of addressing

 

beach erosion.

 

                 Kathleen McClusky complemented  the Task  Force  and the

 

Commission  for  their  work  in developing this Project, and suggested

 

that  it  be  carried  beyond  the  present  terminus at  7th Street.  Hans

 

Trupp  supported the project,  and stated that many persons who had

 

signed  Mr. Drury’s  petition  had  been  mislead  into doing so.  Dale

 

Conyers, General Manager of  the  King & Prince Hotel,  supported the

 

project. Task  Force member Jim Jordan supported the project  and said

 

no mention of special interest had ever been mentioned by any member

 

of this group.               

 

             A  motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by

 

Commissioner Hardman  that  the  Commission  reaffirm support of the

 

following items:

1)       Previous vote approving the Section 933 Beach Nourishment

Project, including holding structure;

       

                     2)    Activities  and  recommendations  of  the  Volunteer  Beach

Nourishment Task Force; and

 

                    3)    The previous motion authorizing Chairman Smith to sign                     

                            agreement  with  the  U.S. Corps of Engineers  and the

                            Department of Transportation to proceed with this project,

                            subject to review by County Attorney Gary Moore.          

 

 

                    Aye:   Commissioner Moore, Hardman, Boyne, Pate and Chairman

Smith.

                    Nay:   Commissioner Dismer

                    

                    Abstaining:  Commissioner Tillman

                     

                    Motion adopted.

 

                    A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by

 

   Commissioner  Moore  authorizing the Chairman to execute a  revocable

 

   license with the Georgia Department  of  Natural  Resources  relative  to

 

    construction of one groin, crossover structures,  and   dune  restoration

 

    project for the St. Simons  Beach.

 

                   Unanimously adopted.      ( Commissioner Pate was present

    

    for  this vote)

 

                                                 _______________

      

      Meeting To Be Recessed.­­

 

                         A motion was made by Commissioner  Dismer and seconded by

     

       Commissioner  Boyne  to  recess  the current  meeting  shortly,  cancel   the

 

       Joint  City / County   Meeting  scheduled  for  Tuesday,  July 11,  1991,  at

 

        4:00 p.m.,   and  to  reconvene   the  current   meeting  at  3:00  p.m. in the 

 

        Court House that day to complete the order of business.

    

                          Unanimously adopted.

 

                                                    __    ____________

 

Finance Committee Items Approved.

 

              A   motion  was  made  Commissioner  Moore  and   seconded   by

 

Commissioner Hardman to approve the following actions recommended by

 

the Finance Committee:

 

      1)      Mildred   Kicklighter’s   landfill   bill  incurred  as  a  result  of

               State   enforced   cleanup   of   her   homeplace    reduced  from

               $7,582.56   to  $390.00   to cover the cost   of   the    County’s

                labor.

 

       2)      Court House

               

a)        Bid on Furnishings for New  Court House awarded to

Chastains   of  St.  Simons  Island  in  the  amount  of

$399,900.00.   Commissioner  Dismer  abstained  from

 voting on this item)

    

b)        Bid on Wood Shutters for New Court House awarded to

Atlantic    Venetian    Blind    and    Drapery   Corp.   of

Jacksonville, Fla. in   the  amount  of   $59,200. 00.

(Commissioner Dismer abstained from voting on this

item)

 

 

               c  )   Bid on Draperies for New Court House awarded to  Custom

                        Drapery  Shoppe  of   Brunswick, Ga.  in  the  amount  of

                         $8,977.00.  Commissioner Dismer abstained from voting

                         on this item)

 

                d  )    The ADI  Contract increased by $ 4 ,000. 00 to provide for

                          direct   supervision   of   the   installation   of   the   Court

                          House  Filing  System  and   $1, 040. 00  for  their

                          involvement  in the new Sound System.

     

3)              St.  Simons Water/Sewer

               

a)      Bid  on Fittings  for  Lift  Station  No. 9  awarded  to

Winnelson Company of Savannah, Ga.in the amount of

 $2,386.44.

               

b)      Bid on Material and  Labor  to fiberglass  and  sandblast

Lift  Station  No.  9  awarded  to  K  &  B  Mobile  of

Brunswick, Ga. in  the amount  of  $5, 100.00.

  

                 c)    Bid  on  Water   Bill   Drop   Box  awarded  to  J.  M.

                        Fabricating  of  Brunswick, Ga.  in  the  amount   if

                         $872.00.00

 

                 d)  200  HP   South   Harrington   Service   Pump   and  Motor

                      declared  surplus,   and   Staff    authorized   to   advertise

                      and  handle  sale  of said  equipment  if  not  required  by

                      the Public Works Department.

 

4)           Second  year  option of three year  contract with Deloach  and

Company  renewed allowing them  to perform the County’s FY

                   90-91 Audit for an amount not to exceed   $34,750.00.

 

         5)        Bid on removal   of  eight  structures  for Commnity / Cypress

                    Mill  Project  awarded  to the following contractors:

 

      

      Parcel           Unit            Cost to County           Contractor    

       

         2                   1                  Reject                      N/A

                  

     9-A                   2            $ 1, 023.00                    Campbells Erosion Control, SSI

          

       14                   3                  712.80                     Campbell’s  Erosion  Control,SSI ,GA

                            

       16                   4               1, 857.90                     Campbell's Erosion  Control,SSI,GA   

                                        

       18                   5               3, 625.00                     Southern Resources BWK, GA

     

       24                   7               3, 725.00                     Southern Resources BWK, GA

      

       23                   6                   970.00                     Campbell’s Erosion Control, BWK, GA               

      

      103                  8                 _522.90                     Campbell’s  Erosion Control, BWK,GA              

 

     

       TOTAL                        $12,436.60

    

 

        6)        Bid   on  Cellular  Telephone  for  the  Metro  Drug  Squad.           

              

                   rejected,   Staff    authorized   to   re-bid   same,    and   

                 

                   Administrator   authorized   to  approve  purchase  of  the         

 

                    Equipment.

 

         7)        Staff   authorized  to  bid  equipment  costing  approximately

                    

                      $16,000.00 for the Metro Drug Squad, with funding to come

 

                       from drug seized money.

 

       8)          Capital  Freeze  lifted  to  allow  the   Finance  Department  to

   

                     purchase  a  laser  printer  from  Southeastern  Computers  of

   

                     Brunswick, Georgia,  in  an  amount  not  exceed $2,300.00.

 

      

     9)            Capital   Freeze   lifted   to  allow  the   Fire   Department   to

 

                     purchase   a   Fire   Hose   Tester   from  Delta   Industries  of

 

                    Crockett,  California  in an amount not to exceed  $2, 095.00.

 

 

   10)             Staff  authorized  to  conduct   a  pre-bidders  conference  and

 

                     bid for a  single  pharmacy  to  provide  prescription drugs for

 

                     Jail  inmates, Glynn Care  Plan and  Workers  Compensation

  

                     Coverage,  if  there  was sufficient  interest  by  the  pharmacy

 

                     owners.

 

 

11)                         Staff  authorized  to  conduct  a  bidders  conference  to  explore

 

the   possibility   of    replacing   the   telephones   being  rented

 

 from  A T & T  (primarily  in  the  Office  Park  Building  and

 

Public  Works)   and   to   bid   telephone   systems   for   these

 

Locations.

   

    12)               Staff   authorized  to  use  Mainland  Water  and  Sewer  Impact

 

                        Fees to pay  down  the  GEFA  Loan, subject  to  the  County

                          

                        Attorney’s   research  and subsequent  approval.

 

 

 13)             County   Attorney   authorized   to   contract   with   a   qualified

 

                    person    to    review    the    City    Charter   to   determine  if   it

 

                    authorized  the  City  to  operate  a  water/sewer  system  in  the

 

                   County.

 

14)               Interior  Products  payments  on EIP   Loan  waived  for  a  twelve

(12)   month  period.

 

Unanimously  adopted.  (Commissioner  Pate  was not present

                      

       for  this  vote.

 

 

 

       Administrator’s  Annual  Military  Leave.

 

                             Administrator  Stewart  announced  that  his  military  leave

 

       would  begin  on Thursday  morning  of  the  following  week, and during  his                        

 

       absence  the  established   chain   of    command   would   be   in  place,   with

 

       Public    Works    Director    Keith    Flanagan    (  representing    the    Senior

 

       Management  Group,  and  day-to-day  contact  for  the   Commission   Office

 

        being   Becky  Rowell.

 

                                                             _______________

 

        Hiring   Freeze    Lifted -   Summer   Intern   for   Recreation  Department 

        

                      

                    A  motion was made by Commissioner  Hardman  and seconded  by

 

Commissioner  Boyne  to  lift  the  hiring  freeze  to  allow   a   summer   intern

 

to   be  hired    to  assist   Dot   Harrison  of   the  Recreation   Department   with

 

the   Camp   Challenge  Day  Care   Camp   Program  for   the   summer   in   the

 

amount  of $1, 500.00.

 

                   Unanimously  adopted.  ( Commissioner   Pate   was   not   present

 

for  this  vote)

 

Meeting  Recessed  -  Executive  Meeting  Called.

 

                    At   approximately    5:00   p. m. ,  a   motion    was    made    by

 

Commissioner  Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Hardman  to go  into

 

executive   session    to    discuss    right - of -way   acquisition,  and  then  to

 

recess  the  Regular  Meeting  until  3:00 p. m. on Tuesday,  June  11,  1991.

                        

                   Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                               _________________

                                                

                                                      RECESS

                                              __________________

 

 

Meeting  Reconvened.                                            

 

                    The   meeting   reconvened  at   the   time   and   date  specified

Above.

  

                                             ______________________

 

Update  on  Status  of  New  Court  House  Project.

 

                   Building   Official   Vernon  Lewis  presented  written  and  verbal

 

Report   on  status  of  the  New  Court   House  Project,  indicating   that   the

 

estimated   completion  date  of  November,  1991,   with  anticipated

 

occupation   date  being  December,  1991.

 

                  Chairman  Smith  suggested  that  the  Commission  review  the

 

Plaque to  be mounted on the  Court  House  before it  was  finalized,  and

 

That   consideration    be   given   to  burying   a   time   capsule   at   this

 

Location.

                                       

                                          _____________________

 

 

Emergency  Management  Ordinance -  Continuity  of  Government.

 

                    In  responding  to  questions recently  posed  by  the   Commission

 

regarding   the   established   chain   of   command  during  times of emergency,

 

County  Attorney  Gary  Moore  reported  that  the  Emergency  Management 

 

Policy  provided   that  in   the  absence  of  a  quorum   that  authority  would

 

pass  to  the  Vice  Chairman,  after  which  their was a void.

 

               A  motion was  made  by  Commissioner  Hardman and seconded by

 

Commissioner Pate that the Emergency Management Policy be expanded   so

 

that the chain of  command  would  run  from  the Board  of  Commissioners

 

to  the  Chairman  to  the Vice  Chairman  to  the County  Administrator.

 

                Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                              ____________________

 

Water  Conservation  Measures.

 

                   Community   Development  Director  Ed  Stelle  reported  that  the

 

County   would   had   to  develop  strategies   for   conserving  water  usage  in

 

order   to    obtain   an   increase   in  surface water  withdrawal  permit   from

 

the   Environmental   Protection   Division.    He   presented   a  proposed   list

 

of   strategies   which   he  asked   the   Commission   to   review  and  discuss

 

later  in  a  work  session  so   that  a  plan  could  be submitted  to  EPD.

 

                                           _____________________

 

Proposed  Handicap  Parking  Regulations.

 

                 Police  Chief   Carl   Alexander   presented   a  draft   ordinance

 

Which   would  authorize   the  appointment   of    handicapped   persons  to

 

enforce  use  of handicapped  parking   places,  and  said  he would  have a

 

firm  proposal for  the  Commission’s consideration at  the  next  meeting.   

 

               Commissioner  Moore  asked  that  County  Attorney  Gary  Moore

 

Prepare  an  ordinance   which   would   prohibit  skateboards  and  bikes  on

 

the sidewalks  in the Village Area on St. Simons Island.

         

                                       ________________________

 

Wetlands Delineation – Ianicelli.

 

               Chairman    Smith   stated   that  Joe   Ianicelli   had   indicated

 

That   he   could   not   attend   the   meeting   to discuss  his proposal  on

 

wetlands  delineation  and  he  wanted  to  be  listed  again  on  the  next

 

agenda for this purpose.

 

             A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Hardman  to  defer  Mr. Iannicelli’s  discussion  on  the

 

wetland’s issued  until  the next  regular  meeting.

 

                Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                       __________________

 

 

Crime Commission Appointment.

 

                A  motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by

 

Commissioner   Pate   that   the  life  of  the  Citizens  Crime  Commission be

 

Extended for  another  year  until June  1, 1992.

 

                 Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                                 *   *   *

 

                 A  motion  was made  by Commissioner  Pate  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner  Dismer  that  the following  members  of  the Citizens  Crime

 

Commission  be appointed  so serve additional  one-year terms.

 

                          John  P. McGuire

                          Kathleen  M.  Wood

                          Stan  Moran

 

                Unanimoulsy  adopted.

                                            

·        *  *

 

                A   motion   was  made  by  Commissioner   Hardman and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Boyne   appointing   H.  D.    “Dusty”   Dowdy   to   replace   Les

 

Thomas  who  had   resigned  from    the   Citizens   Crime   Commission,  and  to

 

defer  appointment  of   a   new  member  to  replace  Frank  Zagama,  who  had

 

also  resigned, to the next  meeting.

 

                  Unanimously  adopted.

 

Plumbing  Advisory  Board  Appointment.

 

                  Pursuant   to   request  from  Building  Official  Vernon  Lewis,   a

 

Motion  was made by Commissioner  Boyne  and seconded  by  Commissioner

 

Hardman  to defer  a pending  appointment to  the Plumbing  Advisory  Board

 

to the next regular meeting.

 

                 Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                         ________________

 

Appointment  to Blythe  Island Regional  Park Advisory  Board.          

 

                 Chairman  Smith  appointed Andrew  G. Oglesby to  serve  out  the

 

Remaining   term   of  Clinton    Session   who   recently   resigned   from   the

 

Blythe  Island  Regional  Park  Advisory  Board.

 

                                       __________________

 

Forestry   Board  Appointment.

 

                A   motion  was  made by Commissioner Hardman  and seconded  by

 

Commissioner  Boyne  to  submit  the  name  of   Mary  Harris  to  the  District

 

Forester    for    his    consideration    in   appointing   a  new   member   to   the

 

Forestry    Board    to    fill   vacancy    created    by    resignation    of    Alton

 

Wooten.

 

              Unanimously  adopted.

 

Appointments to Personnel  Review  Board.  

 

             Chairman  Smith announced that  appointments were needed  to

 

  fill   four   public   positions   and   two   employee   positions   on    the

 

  Personnel   Review  Board.

 

                   Commisssioner  Pate  nominated Mary  Harris

                    

                   Commissioner  Moore Nominated  Doris Thomas

                 

                  Chairman nominated William White

                  

                  Commissioner Boyne nominated Lowell E. Leggett

 

                  A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded  by

 

    Commissioner  Hardman  that  action on these appointments be deferred

 

until   the  next  Regular  Meeting,  and  requesting  that  Staff   include  all

 

current  resumes  of  people  who  had  expressed  a desire to serve on the

 

County’s Boards.

 

                Motion was adopted by majority vote with Commissioners Boyne

 

and  Tillman abstaining.

 

                                         ____________

            

Pending  Appointments.   

 

                  A motion  was  made by Commissioner  Tillman and seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Boyne   to  defer  action  on  appointments  to  the  following

 

boards and  refer same to the Personnel  Committee  for  recommendation.

 

                  Forestry  Commission

 

                  Personnel  Review  Board  (Commissioner Boyne recommended

                            Lowell Eugene Leggett)

 

                  Glynn  Clean & Beautiful Advisory Board

 

                  Family  & Children  Services  Board

 

                  Adopted  by majority vote with Commissioner  Boyne

       

 abstaining.

 

                                      ________________

 

 

Flex  Spending  Plan  for  Employees

 

                 Administrator   Charles  Stewart   presented   a   summary   of.

 

Proposals  received  on  Flex  Spending  Plans  for  County  Employees, and

 

Advised   that   it   had   been   assigned  to  the  Personnel  Committee  for

 

review  and   recommendation  and would  be placed on the agenda  of  the

 

next  regular  meeting  for  consideration  by  the  Commission.

 

                                    _________________

 

Capital  Purchase  Freeze  Lifted  for Purchase  of  Mosquito Control   

Chemicals -  Discretionary  Fund.

 

A  motion  was made by Commissioner  Hardman  and seconded by

 

Commissioner Pate to lift the Capital Purchase Freeze and authorize

 

Public Works Director  Keith Flanagan  to purchase  55 gallons  of

 

Mosquito  Control  chemicals at a cost  of $10, 180.50 from the

 

Discretionary  Fund.

       

                                 ___________________

 

 Summer  Employees Authorized.

 

             A  motion  was made by Commissioner Moore  and  seconded  by

 

 Commissioner  Hardman  to  lift  the  hiring freeze and  authorize  hiring  a

 

total of ten summer employees for the  following  Departments:

 

                  Eight ( 8 ) for Public Works 

                  One  ( 1 ) for Engineering

                  One  ( 1 ) for  Finance

 

                  Aye:  Commissioners  Moore, Hardman, Pate, Tillman  and 

 

Chairman  Smith.

 

                Nay:   Commissioner  Boyne

         

                Abstaining:  Commissioner Dismer

 

                Motion  adopted.

 

                                           __________________

 

 Additional  Employees Authorized  for  Blythe  Island  Regional  Park.

 

                 A  motion  was  made  by Commissioner  Moore and seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Pate   authorizing   Staff  to  advertise  the   position   of   Park

 

Manager  and  one  temporary   summer   position   for  Blythe  Island Regional

 

Park, as recommended  by  Recreation  Director  Cynthia Williams.

 

            Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                       _____________________

 

GEFA  Water / Sewer   Loan – Funding  of  Systems.

 

                    A  motion  was made  by Commissioner  Hardman  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Pate   authorizing   Finance  Director   Charles   to   notify   the

 

Georgia   Environmental    Facilities   Authority   that   Glynn   County   elected

 

to  add  $41, 000   interest   into   the   principal   amount   to   be  paid   over  the

 

life  of  the loans  for  the Cate Road  Sewer  Project.

 

              Unanimously  adopted.

 

               A   motion   was  made  by  Commissioner   Moore   and   seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Pate   that  $ 262, 416. 27   received   from   GEFA   Loan  and

 

$75, 000  received  from  GEFA  Grant  for  the  Cate Road  sewer  project  be

 

used   to  repay  funds  advanced from  the St. Simons Water/ Sewer   System

 

for   this   project,   and   that   impact   fees    in   the   Mainland   System   be

 

earmarked    to   fund    operations   of   that  system  until  the  end   of   the

 

budget  season.

 

              Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                          __________________

 

Hearing  on  Application  For  Special  Use  Permit  Deferred. 

 

                  A  motion  was  made by  Commissioner  Tillman  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner    Dismer    to   defer    the   second    hearing   on  application   of

 

True  Deliverance  Tabernacle   Church,  SUP- 1-91,  from  the  second  regular

 

meeting  in June  to the  second  regular  meeting  in July.

 

               Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                     _____________________

 

_Permit  Granted  to  Board  of Education  to Move  Structure.

 

                  A  motion  was  made  by Commissioner  Pate  and seconded by

 

Commissioner   Tillman   approving   request   submitted   by   the  Board  of

 

Education  to  move  a  portable  classroom structure  from  Brunswick High

 

School  to Glynn County  Middle  School  on Thursday, June  20, 1991.

 

                 Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                       ____________________

 

Admission  Fee to Museum of Coastal  History  Increased.   

 

                 A  motion  was made  by Commissioner  Moore  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner    Dismer     approving     request     of    the    Coastal   Georgia

 

Historical    Society    to   increase    admission    fees   for    adults    at    the

 

Coastal  Museum  from  $1.50  to  $2.00.

 

                  Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                   ______________________

 

Drainage  Problem at Redfern Village. 

 

                 A  motion  was  made  by  Commissioner Moore  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner     Boyne    authorizing    the    County    Engineer    to   evaluate

 

drainage    problem   at  the  rear   of   Redfern   Village  on St. Simons  Island

 

as   an   emergency   situation    and   present   proposal   for alleviating   those

 

problems  at  the  first  meeting  in July.

 

                Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                 ______________________

 

 

Garden  Spot  at  McKinnon  Airport.

 

                   A  motion  was  made  by  Commissioner  Hardman  and  seconded by

 

Commissioner    Boyne    authorizing    Chairman   Smith   to  forward   a  letter  to

 

the    Airport    Commission    advising   that   the   County   Commission   did   not

 

want    to  see   the   community   garden   site   at   McKinnon   Airport  displaced

 

for  use  as a  driving  range  by  Tee-It-Up  International.

 

                Adopted    by    majority     vote      with     Commissioner      Dismer

 

Abstaining.

 

                            _________________________

 

Budget  Matters.

 

                   A   motion   was   made   by   Commissioner   Pate   and   seconded   by

 

Commissioner    Moore   that   the   Commission    reaffirm   to   Staff   the   intent

 

Not    to   adopt   a   budget   by   July   1,  1991,    and   to   rescind   a   previous

 

Motion   scheduling    a   called   meeting    on   June  28,   1991   to   adopt    the

 

budget.

 

                   Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                              *   *   *

 

                    A  motion  was  made by Commissioner  Hardman  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner  Boyne   accepting   a   proposal   brought   to   the  Commission   by

 

Commissioner  Hardman  to  allow   Howard   Taylor   and  Travis Campbell  for  a

 

Fee  of   $ 1.00   per    month  each,   to   develop   recommendations  on   holding

 

the    FY    1991 – 92     budget    at    the   previous    year’s    level   including  

 

reduction  of  the  work  force.

 

    

               Unanimously  adopted.

 

              Commissioner    Dismer   and   Boyne    volunteered    to   work   with

 

Messrs. Taylor  and  Campbell   in  developing   a   reduced   budget,   and   the

 

remaining    Commissioners   agreed  to  work   with   Administrative  Staff   to

 

achieve    the    same    effort.  It  was  agreed   that   upon  completion  of  the

 

two      proposals     both     groups     would     meet     and     combine    their

 

recommendations

 

                                                 *   *   * 

  

                   A   motion   was  made   by   Chairman  Smith   and  seconded   by

 

Commissioner   Boyne   authorizing   the  Chairman   to   forward  a  letter  to

 

the   Constitutional   Officers   advising   that    the     Commission   expected

 

them  to submit  budgets showing  no increase  over  the current  year.

 

                  Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                               *   *   *

 

Selection  of Architects  for  Restoration  of  Historic  Court  House.

 

               Building  Official  Vernon  Lewis  presented  information  on

 

proposals    received    for    providing    Architectural    Services    for

 

Restoration   of  the  Historic  Court  House.

 

             Commissioner  Moore  suggested  that  the  Finance  Committee

 

interview  the  two  top  candidates before a  decision was  made.

 

            Chairman  announced   that   evaluation   of   these   proposals

 

remained  with  the  Finance Committee.

 

                                                 _______________

 

Proposed  Change  Orders  to  New  Court  House  Project -  Public  Defender.

 

                    Building    Official    Vernon    Lewis   reported    that    Public

 

Defender   Ernest   Gilbert   had  asked   for  a  change  order  estimated  to

 

cost  $2,200.00  to   the   Court   House   Construction   Project  to  include

 

partitions   for   the   Public   Defender’s   Office,   and  this  change  would

 

also    require    modifications   to   the   air   conditioning   and      lighting

 

systems.  Mr. Lewis  said  he  felt  this  project  was  too  near  completion 

 

 to  begin  changes  at this  point.

 

                 A  motion  to deny  the requested change  order  was  made  by

 

Chairman  Smith  and  seconded  by Commissioner  Hardman.

 

                 Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                                 _______________

 

Liability  Insurance  Renewal. 

 

                Finance  Director  Charles  Lewis  related  that  the  County’s

 

Liability Insurance Coverage  was  up for renewal on July  1, 1991, and

 

the present  carrier, Gallagher  Bassett, was willing  to renew coverage

 

for  the  coming  year at a $23, 000 premium reduction.

 

              Fred  Mcginty, representing  the  Gallagher  Bassett proposal ,

 

said the Commission might want to consider additional options during

 

the coming year, such  as increasing  the deductible from $100,000  to

 

$150,000  per year, and purchasing  an additional $1 million  coverage

 

on the  top.

 

           Commissioner  Moore  asked  that  information on this coverage

 

be presented at the next   meeting   including   spread  sheet on  various

 

options, financial breakdown, and recommendation from Staff.

 

 

              A  motion was made  by Commissioner Hardman and  seconded

 

by Commissioner Boyne indicating  the Commission’s willingness to renew

 

the existing  coverage  at this time,  and  asking   Mr.  McGinty   to   attend

 

the   Finance   Committee    Meeting   to  discuss   this  item  at  the    July

 

meeting.

 

                Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                                 ___________________

 

Funding  for  Capital Lease  Items Carried Forward.

 

                  A motion  was  made by Commissioner  Pate  and  seconded  by

 

Commissioner   Hardman  to  carry  forward  $750,000  tagged  for  capital

 

lease   items   into    the    next    budget   year,  and  authorizing  Staff   to

 

solicit  bids  on  said  equipment.

 

                Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                                ___________________

Meeting  Adjourned.

 

                    A  motion  was  made  by Commissioner  Hardman  and seconded  by

 

Commissioner  Boyne  to  adjourn  the  meeting.

 

                    Unanimously  adopted.

 

                                             _____________________

 

                                                           BOARD  OF  COMMISIONERS,

                                                                 GLYNN  COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

                                       

                                                           Joe  Smith,

                                                           Chairman

 

Prepared  by  and

Attested   to   by :

 

 

Martha  D. Tyre,

Deputy  Clerk