REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS,

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, HELD THURSDAY,

JUNE 20, 1991 AT 6:30 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:       Administration Representative Keith Flanagan

                                    County Attorney Gary Moore

 

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Opening Ceremony

           

               Chairman Smith opened the meeting by calling on former Commissioner Shaw McVeigh for the invocation, followed by Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

 

           Chairman Smith also extended a special welcome to former County Commissioner Carol Highsmith.

 

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Resolution- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

            

            Chairman Smith introduced Charles Rinkovich, Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, accompanied by Peggy Dixon, and presented them with a framed copy of the following Resolution:

 

RESOLUTION

                   

                   HONORING THE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

                                

                                        TRAINING CENTER

             

           WHEREAS, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has been an integral part of the Golden Isles of Georgia since July 1, 1975: and

          WHEREAS, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has contributed to the overall economic stability and welfare of our community during their 16 years of operation in Glynn County; and

         

          WHEREAS, we are aware that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is undergoing significant changes, and we welcome the opportunity to be supportive of their growth potential; and

 

          WHEREAS, we wish to acknowledge that the presence of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center within our community has increased our awareness of the magnitude and scope of law enforcement activities provided throughout the United States of America, and their presence and assistance has encouraged a higher level of law enforcement services by the local governments.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, in Official Meeting held this 20th day of June, 1991, that we express to Director Charles Rinkevich, our appreciation for the contributions the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has made to our community during the past 16 years, and for the excellent leadership provided by Mr. Rinkevich. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we extend our support of the continuing operation and growth of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in the years ahead.

   

                                  

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Mr. Rinkevich said he was honored to accept this Resolution on behalf of his associates at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and he would be proud to properly display it at an appropriate area at the Center.  He thanked the Commission for their continuing support of Center activities.

 

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Youth Challenge Awards

 

          On behalf of the Glynn County Commission of Children and Youth, Lorr Elias welcomed ten students who had participated in the Youth Challenge Program, which had been sponsored jointly by the Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, Chamber of Commerce and the Commission on Children and Youth.  Special awards were presented to these students, listed below, for their outstanding accomplishments in this program.

 

    Kim Maxwell                Goodyear School                       

    Josh Sexton                  Glyndale School

    Malika West                 St. Simons Elementary School

    Mac Cullens                 St. Simons Elementary School

    Marquetta Banks          Altama School

    Lauren Mobley             Golden Isles School

    Renee Harper               St. Simons Elementary School

    Mary Kathryn McVeigh Goodyear School

    Laquana Edwards                   Ballard School

    Erin McVeigh               Jane Macon Middle School

    Kristin Kowalchuk                  Glynn Middle School

    Karen Kiff                             Brunswick High School

 

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Consent Agenda

 

        A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to approve the following Consent Agenda Items as recommended by the Staff.

 

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Blythe Island Regional Park – Recommendations from the         Recreation Board to reserve use of the lake at the Blythe Island        Regional Park for Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, July 12, 1991, approved.

 

Open Container Ordinance, Amended as follows:

  

A RESOLUTION AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES,

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, OPEN CONTAINER ORDINANCE

TO ESTABLISH EXCLUSIONS FROM THAT ORDINANCE

 

 

 

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 20th day of June, 1991, that Section 2 –15-54   (a) of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be and it is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

2-15-54 Exceptions:

(a)   This Ordinance shall not apply to the passengers in      Any chartered bus designed for carrying more than ten                          (10) persons when it is being used for the                          transportation of persons, or a passenger in a                          chauffeured limousine driven by a person holding a                          valid Class  “C” license by the State of Georgia and                          which limousine service in addition has a valid Glynn                          County or City of Brunswick business license, or to                the occupants in living quarters of a camper or motor                          home.  No driver of a vehicle in which the passengers                          are excepted from the terms of this ordinance by this                          provision shall be in violation of this Ordinance                          unless the driver has in his possession an open                           container or broken package containing alcoholic                          beverages.

 

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­Bid on Irrigation System for Demere Park  - Awarded to     Georgia Irrigation at a Price of $1,995, as recommended by     Operations Coordinator Don Skeens.

 

 

Chairman authorized to execute Intergovernmental Agreement        Modification Form with the United States Marshall Service       increasing the daily rate for housing Federal Prisoners in the Glynn County Jail from $23.00 per day to $35.00 per day.

 

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Bylaws for Recreation Board Approved, as follows:

                                      GLYNN COUNTY RECREATION BOARD

                                                  

                                                                 BYLAWS

 

            Section 1  - Purpose:

           

To Provide advice, recommendations and assistance to the Glynn County   Board of Commissioners and the County Administrator, as appropriate, with respect   to policies, operations, administration, and finances pertaining to the Development and operation of the Glynn County Recreation Department.  To promote use, develop physical facilities maximize operation efficiency and financial condition of all County park facilities.

 

              

         Section 2 - Membership:

       

a)      Composition and Appointment: The Board shall consist of   seven   (7) members to be appointed   by   the   Board   of Commissioners to serve for terms of four years, except that the initial terms shall be staggered as listed below.  Members may serve consecutive terms.

 

                     District 1                    2 years

                     District 2                    3 years

                     District 3                    3 years

                     District 4                    3 years  

                     District 5                    4 years

                     At Large 6                   4 years               

                     At Large 7                   4 years

 

 

b)      Qualifications:   All members shall have been full-time residents of Glynn County for a period of at least two years.

 

c)      Ex-Officio Members: The Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator, and Director of the Recreation Department or their designees shall be ex-officio members without vote.

 

d)      Vacancies:   Vacancies on the Board shal l be filled by the Board of Commissioners as follows:

 

1.                  Districts 1 (One) through 5  (Five) Vacancies shall be filled   from   the list of nominees furnished by the Commissioner from the district in which the vacancy occurs.

 

2.                  At Large vacancies shall be filled from the list of Nominees furnished by the individual At Large Commissioner.

 

Section 3 - Organization:

 

a)      The Officers of this Board shall be a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, each of whom shall be members of the Board.  The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be elected by the Members of the Board for a term of two years each.   Each may serve consecutive terms.

 

b)      The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings, call special meetings, render reports, appoint subcommittees and designate a specific member or members to perform functions.

 

c)      The Vice Chairperson shall perform the duties of the Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson, and assist the Chairperson as requested at other times.

 

d)      Secretary:   The duties of the Secretary shall be performed by the person designated to furnish clerical support and office services to the Board and shall include keeping minutes of all meetings, notifying members of meetings, clerical support and other duties as assigned.

 

Section 4 – Meetings:

 

a)      ­Regular:   The Board shall hold a regular meeting on the 2nd Monday    of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the County Courthouse or a location designated by the Chairperson.     A regular meeting may be cancelled by the Chairperson with the concurrence of three members with prior notice to the membership 48 hours prior to the time of the meeting.

 

b)      Special:     Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson at his discretion or at the request of two or more Members.  Every effort should be made to give forty-eight (48) hours notice of the time and place of such meetings.

 

c)      Quorum:   Four members of the Board shall be present to conduct official business.

 

 

d)      Failure to attend three consecutive meetings may be cause to review the individual’s continued service.      A member will be notified in writing by the Chairperson after missing two consecutive meetings.      This Board will operate best if all the members   make an earnest attempt to attend the meetings regularly.

 

Section 5  - Duties:

 

a)      Each member shall become familiar with the physical plant, ground, master plan, financial structure, budget, planning and operations of the County recreation system.

 

b)      The Board shall make recommendations in the following areas:

   

1.      Policies and planning.

2.      Revenue sources

3.      The budget

4.      Capital facility needs

5.      Developing a master plan

 

   

 

 

 

c)      At the request of the County Commission, hold an annual public hearing on the state of recreation in Glynn County.

 

d)      Advise and assist the County Administrator and Recreation Director upon request.

 

e)      Render a general semi-annual written report to the County Commission.

 

f)        Perform such other duties as may be requested by the County Commission.

 

Section 6 – Operations of Recreation Advisory Boards and other Athletic Associations:

 

   Action taken by individual Recreation Advisory Boards and athletic   associations   and   other   recreational   groups, which require County Commission action, shall be submitted through the Recreation Board.   

 

Section 7 - Compensation:

 

a)      Members shall serve without compensation.

 

b)      Members may be reimbursed with prior approval for out-of-pocket expenditures including use of personal automobile on Board business at the mileage rate authorized for County employees, provided   proper   voucher   is   submitted   to the Chairperson of the recreation Board for his approval.  Any expenditures for activities or travel outside of Glynn County must have prior approval of the County Administrator or the County Commission.

 

 

c)      Authorized expenditures shall be funded by the Board of Commissioners.

                                          

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  Unanimously adopted.

 

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Beach Renourishment Project

 

            On behalf of the “Save the Beach Committee”, Marilyn Parver asked the Commission to consider the repercussions of their decision do implement a 933 Beach Nourishment Project on St.Simons Island. Although the Committee wanted Beach Nourishment, Ms.Parver said they did not want the County to accept Federal Funds for the Project.   Ms. Parver presented copies of an undated communication from Professor Orion Pilky of Duke University expressing disfavor of the proposed groin, although he had not seen any of the detailed plans.     Ms. Parver also commented that the King and Prince Hotel and other beach residents   were   not   restricting   beach lighting as required by the Turtle Protection Ordinance recently adopted by the Commission. Jim Roberson said the Committee did not favor retreat.

      Commissioner Moore questioned whether or not the “Save the Beach Committee “supported Dr. Pilky’s recommendations for retreat from the beachfront.

      In response to Ms. Parver’s comments regarding non- compliance with the Turtle Protection Ordinance, Community Development Director Ed Steele stated that the Ordinance was not scheduled for enforcement until August 1, 1991.      Mr. Steele then presented a financial update on the Beach Renourishment Project. He explained that $1,005,000 was the County’s contribution toward putting sand on the beaches, and the County was   committed   to an additional  $450,000 expenditure for construction of a groin.     He said another $70,000 would be spend by the County as their fifty percent share of the dune restoration, and this completed the County’s financial obligations for the 933 Project.   He said the balance of  $473,000 would be spent on the Long Range Feasibility Study.

           

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Wetlands Delineation  - Joe Iannicelli.

            Joe Iannicelli asked the Commission to adopt a resolution requesting that Congress authorize use of U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Maps and U.S. Geological Survey maps in defining wetlands; and that this resolution be forwarded to Georgia Congressmen, including Representative Lindsay Thomas, Senator Sam Nunn, and Senator Wyche Fowler.

            Daniel Parsley said he was tired of the environmental movement being compared to Communism, and he felt that Glynn County was extremely well suited for growing trees.

            Chairman Smith advised Mr. Iannicelli   that the Board of Commissioners would take his recommendation under consideration.

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­Uniform Park Regulations.

            Recreation Director   Cynthia   Williams   reported   that   the Recreation Board had scheduled their meetings for the second Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Court House.   Ms. Williams said the Recreation Board would present uniform regulations for use of County recreation facilities to the Commission for approval at their   next regular meeting.

            Chairman Smith commented that use of many of the County’s recreation facilities, such as   the   fishing   lake   at   Blythe Island Regional Park, were money makers particularly on weekends, and he did not want to see use of these facilities reserved for special groups at that time.   He also cautioned Ms. Williams that restricted use of any   County   recreation   facility   could   be   granted only by the Commission, and not by the Recreation Board.

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SUP- 2-91:  Special Use Permit Granted to Eugene M. Worth. 

            Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on subject application for a Special Use Permit in the following described one Family   Residential District to allow location of a mobile home for a two -year period as a medical hardship.

A tract consisting of 27,408 sq.  ft., fronting 100 ft.  on the East side of Mills Road.

           

            Zoning Administrator Debbie Chapman presented recommendation from the Planning Commission and Staff for approval of this Special Use Permit, which   would allow Mr. Worth, because of a documented medical hardship, to locate a mobile home adjacent to the home of his mother, Ms. Onnie L. Worth. 

            Mr. Worth and his mother were present on behalf of this application.

            There being no opposition, a motion was approving this application was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.              Unanimously adopted. (Commissioner Dismer was not present for this vote.)

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GC-7-91­:  Rezoning Granted to Magalene McKella

            Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on subject application to rezone from GI General Industrial to M-20 One Family Residential Manufactured Home the following described property.

Lot 15 of Harlem Farm Subdivision, consisting of 37,461 sq. ft. fronting 100 ft. on the East side of Southern Road, beginning approximately 800 ft. South of Community Road.

 

            Zoning Administrator Debbie Chapman presented recommendation from   the   Planning   Commission   and   Staff   for   approval   of   this application, so that the owner could place a Manufactured Home on the property.

            There being no opposition, a motion approving this request was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne.

             Unanimously adopted.  (Commissioner Dismer was not present for this vote.)

 

 

 

 

GC-8 –91 Rezoning Application of Wood & Company; E. W.  Merritt Owner.

 

            Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was   held   on   subject application   to   rezone   from   FA   Forest   Agricultural to NC Restricted Neighborhood Commercial the following described property:

3.538 acres   fronting   666.16 ft.  on   the west side of Canal Road             located between Glass Circle Drive and Haul Road Canal Easement.

 

            Zoning Administrator Debbie Chapman presented recommendation from    the    Planning    Commission    and    Staff    for    approval    of    this application, which would allow the applicant, Milton Wood to operate a real estate sales office on the property.

            There being no opposition, a motion approving this request was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Hardman.

                        Unanimously adopted. (Commissioner Dismer was not present for this vote.)

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Beer and Wine License Granted to Marcus E. Packard at Café Frederica.

         Pursuant    to   advertisement, public   hearing   was   held   on application of Marcus E. Packard for license to sell Beer and Wine for consumption on premises at Café Frederica located at 10 Sylvan Drive, St. Simons Island.

            Mr. Packard   was present on behalf of his application. Police Chief Carl Alexander reported that Department Heads charged with enforcement of the Liquor License Ordinance had determined this application to be in compliance with the Liquor License Ordinance, and he recommended approval of same.

            There being no opposition, a motion approving this request was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Dismer.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Liquor License Granted to Mike M. Brockman.

            Pursuant to advertisement, public hearing was held on application of Mike (Veston) M. Brockman of Brockman Foods, Inc., for License to sell Liquor, Beer and Wine for consumption on premises at Michael’s Restaurant located on Tourist   Drive   at   the   U.S.   341/ I-95 Intersection Area.

On behalf of Staff, Police Chief Carl Alexander reported that this application had been investigated and found to be in compliance with the Liquor License Ordinance, and he recommended approval of same.

            Mr. Brockman was present on behalf of his application.

             There being no opposition, a motion approving this application was recommended was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Water and Sewer Ordinance – Grease Trap Amendment.

           Commissioner Dismer reported that the owner of Poor Stephens Restaurant on St. Simon’s Island was experiencing problems relating to the Grease Trap Provision of the Water and Sewer Ordinance recently adopted by the Commission, which he understood had not been widely distributed or evenly enforced.     He suggested that the Commission direct Staff to delay further enforcement of this amendment until Labor Day when the peak tourist season had passed, and that further discussion concerning implementation procedures be discussed in a work session.

  Commissioner Moore said she could see nothing wrong with the Grease Trap Amendment; however, she    would    support    delaying enforcement until the second meeting in July so that Commissioner Dismer could develop recommendations regarding implementation.

         Commissioner Hardman suggested that Commissioner Dismer work with County Attorney Gary Moore and water and Sewer Engineer Jim Todd in developing enforcement procedures, and that a letter be mailed to everyone affected by this amendment informing that an enforcement date   would   be established   by   the Commission at the   next   night meeting.

            Chairman Smith approved this course of action.

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Mobile Home Tax Collection.

Commissioner Boyne made recommendations for enforcement of Mobile Home Tax Collections.

            Chairman Smith noted that Police Chief Carl Alexander’s Business License Officer was working on this   project, and   he   suggested   that Chief Alexander call on Commissioner Boyne for recommendation and assistance.

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St. Simons Island Garden Club to Install Plaque on Cedar Tree at Slave Cabin.

 

       Commissioner Moore reported that a Cedar Tree located on County property beside the old slave cabins at the intersection of   Demere and Frederica Roads had been designated as the largest cedar tree in the state of Georgia, and the St. Simons Garden Clubs   wanted to install a small plaque so identifying this tree.

        A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Hardman   authorizing the Garden Club to install this plaque.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Appointment to Local Tripartite Governing Committee for Indigent Defense.

 

            Chairman Smith related that the Commission had recently expressed   intent of   reforming the Local Tripartite Governing Committee for Indigent Defense, and pursuant to provisions of State Law, the Judges of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit had selected Robert Crowe as their representative, and the President of the Brunswick Bar

Association had selected Ivan Nathan.  Chairman Smith then appointed Clinton O.  Pearson to serve as the Commission’s representative on this Committee.

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Chief Tax Appraiser Burt Manning to Teach at University of Georgia.

          Chairman Smith expressed the Commissions approval for Chief Tax Appraiser Burt Manning to assist the University of Georgia Teaching Staff in conducting Georgia Certification Programs for County Tax Assessors and Appraisers for short periods of time during his least busy time periods.

 

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­Water Pressure Problems at Glynco Industrial Park.

 

            Pursuant to a recommendation from Chairman Smith, a motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Water and Sewer Engineer Jim Todd to initiate investigation of solutions to water pressure problems at the Glynco Industrial Park, and setting this problem as the number one priority to be addressed by an advisory committee being formed by Mr. Todd to address problems of this nature on the Mainland.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Skateboard – Sidewalk Ordinance

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman to adopt the following Ordinance:

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, TO REGULATE THE USE OF

CERTAIN SIDEWALKS, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR

VIOLATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 20th day of June, 1991, that the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be and is hereby amended by adding the following provision:

 

ARTICLE V:    SIDEWALKS

 

SECTION 2-13-55

           

            No person shall operate any wheeled conveyance on the sidewalks on either side of Mallory Street on St. Simons Island between its intersection with Magnolia Avenue and the foot of Mallory Street at the St. Simons Island pier.  As used herein, the term “operate” shall mean to ride in or upon any wheeled conveyance but shall not include pushing such a conveyance while walking.  As used herein, the term “wheeled conveyance” shall include without limitation unicycles, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, “line skates”, scooters, motorcycles, tricycles, wagons, carts, mini-bikes, mopeds or any other device used for the transportation of a person or persons from one point to another where any portion of the weight thereof is placed upon one or more wheels.

            Any violation of this ordinance section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00).

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Emergency Roof Repairs to Magistrate Court and Metro Drug Squad Building.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer approving request presented by Building Official Vernon Lewis to perform emergency roof repairs to the Magistrate Court and Metro Drug Squad Building at a cost of approximately $1,200.00, with said funds to come from unused salaries within the Building Maintenance budget.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Right-of-way Certification D.O.T. Road Paving Project.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing the Chairman, Clerk and County Attorney to execute Certificate of Ownership, Maintenance Agreement, and Resolution covering acquisition and clearance of rights of way with control of future encroachments and regulation of vehicular traffic on highway construction projects, on Project PR-440- (127); Ponderosa Road, Pinelake Circle, Spruce Road, and Elm Street; as requested by the Department of Transportation in developing a paving contract for this project.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Food Stamp Budget Approved.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer authorizing Chairman Smith to execute the FY 91-92 County Food Stamp Distribution Budget for the Glynn County Department of Family Children Services in the total amount of $48,012.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Meeting adjourned.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer 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