MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1991 AT 8:30 AM

 

PRESENT:                      Chairman Joe Smith

Vice Chairman Karen Moore

Commissioner Robert H “Bob” Boyne

Commissioner William E. Dismer

Commissioner Jack Hardman

 

ABSENT:                               Commissioner W. Harold Pate

                                    Commissioner E. C. Tillman

 

ALSO PRESENT:             County Administrator Charles T. Stewart

County Attorney Gary Moore

 

Opening Ceremony.

 

Chairman Smith opened the meeting by calling on Commissioner Boyne for the invocation, followed by Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Chairman Smith announced the Commissioners Pate and Tillman were absent with their wives who were hospitalized in Jacksonville.

 

Beach Nourishment Project.

 

            Chairman Smith said the Beach Nourishment issue seemed to stay at the forefront, and for the convenience of anyone who might be attending the meeting on this subject, he advised that this topic was not listed on the agenda and would not be discussed by the Commission.

 

Consent Agenda.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer to approve the following consent agenda items as recommended by staff.

 

Selden Park activities approved as follows:

 

            June 30, 1991 -            The Friendly Stars Gospel Program

                                                Selden Park Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.

 

            July 5, 1991 -               Mintsy/Holloway Family Reunion

                                                Selden Park Gymnasium, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

            July 6, 1991 -               North/McNair Family Reunion

                                                Selden Park Gymnasium, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


 

            July 13, 1991 - True Deliverance Tabernacle Church Banquet

                                                Selden Park Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

 

Emergency Management Ordinance amended as follows:

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES, GLYNN OCUNTY, GEORGIA, TO ENLARGE OFFICIAL CHAIN OF COMMAND DURING A DISASTER, AND TO CLARIFY PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONTROL OF EGRESS AND INGRESS FROM THE DISASTER AREA; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 2nd day of July, 1991, that $2-2-24 of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be and it is hereby amended by adding a new subsection (e) and amending $2-2-24(d) (4) both of which shall read as follows:

 

2-2-24(e)

 

            Any power or authority granted to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners by this Ordinance may be exercised by the Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners so long as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners is absent from Glynn County or otherwise unable to perform the duties of the office of the c.  If the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners are both absent from Glynn County or otherwise unable to perform the duties of the office of Chairman, any power or authority granted to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners by this ordinance may be exercised by the County Administrator until either the Chairman or Vice Chairman are able to exercise those powers and duties.

 

2-2-24 (d) (4)

 

            Control ingress and egress to and from the disaster area and the occupancy of premises therein;

 

House Moving Permit Granted to Jim Walter Homes to move a structure from Spur 25 and Scranton Road to Lot 31A on Sheffield Place and Dubignon Street.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Selden Park Pool and Street Crossing.

 

Bill Taylor encouraged the Commission to fund construction of a new swimming pool at Selden Park, and to provide a street crossing system on Newcastle Street in front of the Park to protect the safety of children.

Commissioner Moore noted that a meeting was scheduled with Department of Transportation officials the following morning at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the traffic situation at Emmeline and Hessie’s on the St. Simons Island Causeway, and it might be possible to discuss the need for a pedestrian crossing in front of Selden Park at that time also.

 

City of Brunswick to Construct Fire Department Training Center at Old Landfill Site on Fourth Street.

 

            Brunswick City Manager Mark Mitchell asked the Commission for final approval of the City’s proposal to build a Training Center for the Brunswick Fire Department on a portion of the old landfill site at the corner of Fourth Street and Dolphin Avenue.  He explained that the site chosen for the structure had never been used for landfill purposes, and test borings indicated that this area could accommodate construction.

            Brunswick Fire Chief Lee Stewart related that he and his employees had contacted 50 nearby residents door-to-door to gain their opinion on the proposed facility, and over 40 of this number approved the project.

            Public Works Director Keith Flanagan said the driveway to this property would have to be widened, and his staff would install the additional driveway pipe if the City paid the $1,100 - $1,200 materials cost.  County Administrator Charles Stewart said he could see no problem with the Commission granting this request if they felt comfortable with it.

            A motion approving this request was made by Commissioner Hardman, seconded by Commissioner Dismer and unanimously adopted.

 

Changes at Blythe Island Regional Park.

 

A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioner Boyne approving the following changes at Blythe Island Regional Park, as recommended by Administrator Charles Stewart and Recreation Director Cynthia Williams.

 

1)                  Hire a Park Manager.

 

2)                  Delete three vacant full-time positions from the budget and as seasonal needs demand, hire part-time or temporary workers to fill that void.

 

3)                  Place a County Police Officer or other caretaker type in the trailer at Blythe Island to provide overnight security.

 

4)                  Make the camp store the center of activity.

 

5)                  Follow up on concept utilized by the National Park Service and the State of Georgia by having a retired couple park their RV in the campground area and serve as overseers of the Park and assign them certain duties from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to manage the camp store.

 

6)                  Use part-time more, particularly during the summer.

 

7)                  Create a user fee and registration process through the camp store for use of the swimming area.  Also review all other Park fees.

 

8)                  Return the DNR grant for the tent site, with the idea that the County could still build the tent site as needed, but do it with County forces and with the DNR grant to avoid constructing a mandated bathroom; and develop a revenue/cost analysis of tent site.

 

9)                  Master Plan.  Vigorously pursue in the Recreation Master Plan process the question of whether or not the long-term recreational needs (including baseball and softball) are better suited at Blythe Island versus Ballard.

 

10)              Discontinue practice of waiving fees for use of picnic sheds or other Park amenities on weekends or holidays.

 

11)              Explore the possibility of constructing a duplex cabin preferable on the lake.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Crosswalks on US 341/I-95.

 

In order to step up enforcement of the Jay Walking Ordinance on US 341 at the I-95 Intersection, Police Chief Carl Alexander presented copies of a “No Jay Walking” poster which he planned to distribute to businesses in that area for posting.

 

Personnel Committee Actions.

 

            On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Dismer approving the following actions:

 

1.                  Staff authorized to implement a Section 125 Cafeteria Plan for County employees as soon as practical, and accepting bid of Innovative Benefits of Marietta, Georgia, with local representative being Trupp-McGinty, for administering the Plan.

 

2.                  Appointments.

 

Crime Commission.  One pending appointment deferred as required by Commissioner Moore.

 

Forestry Board.  Mary Harris’ name to be submitted to the District Forester for his consideration in filling vacancy created by resignation of Alton Wooten.

 

Glynn Clean & Beautiful Advisory Board.  Willie Mullino, Jim Broadwell and Roger Steffens appointed to serve additional terms.

 

Personnel Review Board.  The following community members were appointed.

 

John K. McEvoy

Sam F. Marino, Jr.

Mary Harris

Lowell E. (Gene) Leggett

 

The following employees appointed.

 

Police Major Felton D. (Buddy) Andrews

            Representing Pay Grade 15 and above

Recreation Employee Peggy McManus

            Representing Pay Grade 14 and below

 

Family & Children Services Advisory Board.

 

The following nominees to be submitted to DFCS Director for consideration in filling vacancy created by expiration of Jane Faircloth’s term.

 

            Jane Faircloth

            Ruby Y. Myers

            Mary Harris

 

3.                  Of the ten former County employees receiving disability benefits during and since Lincoln National handled the County’s Pension Plan, the following individuals were excused from verifying their continued disability because they were known to members of the Personnel Committee who could vouch for the fact that they were disabled.

 

Mary Gordon

James Mimbs

Edward Whitten

Elizabeth Ratfill

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Appointments.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to defer action on any remaining appointments listed on the agenda until the next Regular Meeting, and requesting that Staff include all current resumes in the briefing package, and supply information on former resumes of people who had expressed a desire in serving on the County’s Boards.

            Motion adopted by majority vote with Commissioner Hardman abstaining.

 

Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force Report.

 

Commissioner Dismer said there was no report from the Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force because they had not met since the last meeting; however, they were scheduled to do so sometime during the following week.

Chairman Smith asked that the Task Force present a firm recommendation to the Commission regarding future use of the third floor of the Courthouse Annex (Old Detention Center).

 

Finance Committee Action.

 

            On behalf of the Finance Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving the following actions.

 

1.                  Bid on Blythe Island Sidewalk Improvements rejected, and Staff authorized to rebid same as a part of the Blythe Island Road Projects, which were in the process of being bid.

 

2.                  Bid on Installation of a Telephone and Data Communication Cable to five County buildings rejected, and Staff authorized to complete the project in-house, including a contract with Mr. Quinton Slaughter for a period not to exceed three months at a rate of $500.00 per week, and the purchase of all materials, supplies and equipment needed to successfully install the Telephone and Data Communications Cable.

 

3.                  Bid on Grading, Draining, Base and Paving of 4.14 miles on ten County roads, including DOT Contracts PR-181 (127), PR-58-1 (127), PR-588-1 (127) and PR-645-1 (127), awarded to Plant Improvement Company of Brunswick, Georgia, in the amount of $502,522.72

 

4.                  Bid on one Ambulance for Emergency Rescue awarded to the second low bidder, Wheel Coach of Orlando, Florida in the amount of $53,318.00

 

5.                  Emergency Rescue fees increased as follows effective July 1, 1991.

 

                                                Present Fee                  July 1, 1991

 

Basic Service........................... $      98.00                   $    145.00

 

IV........................................... $      10.00                   $      10.00

 

Medication.............................. $      10.00                   $      10.00

 

Oxygen:  Portable.................... $      10.00                   $      10.00

               Humidified................ $      10.00                   $      15.00

 

EKG....................................... $      10.00                   $      25.00

 

No Transport.......................... $      25.00                   $      75.00

 

Out-of-Town Transportation

(Per one-way mile).................. $        2.00                   $        3.00

 

6.                  Refund of $45.00 in late payment fees on tag purchases to be made to Mr. William Barnes, and a letter of apology to be attached.

 

7.                  Change Orders on Courthouse Construction Project approved as follows:

 

Description                               Cost                             Funding Source

 

1)                  Furnish and Install Shelving.............. $    25,000.00                   Budget Allowances

 

2)                  Revise and Additional Signage

 

Interior and Exterior........................ $      7,000.00                   Contingency Fund

 

3)                  Furnish and Install Flange Kits

For 56 light fixtures and dry

Wall ceiling..................................... $      2,871.00                   Contingency Fund

 

4)                  Work to Install Pedestrian Plaza

Fountain and walkways:

 

(a) W. C. Carson Company............ $    68,323.00                   Landscape & Pedes-

                                                                                                            trian Walkway

                                                                                                            Allowance

 

(b) Baker Masonry......................... $    76,609.00                   Landscape & Pedes-

                                                                                                            trian Walkway

                                                                                                            Allowance

 

Total............................................... $  179,803.00

 

8.                  Water/Sewer Engineer authorized to advertise space available on Frederica Road water tank for the installation of small antennas.

 

9.                  Selection of architects for Old Courthouse Restoration to be placed on the July 11 Work Session Agenda.

 

Adopted by majority vote with Commissioner Dismer abstaining.

 

Investigator for Public Defender.

 

Chairman Smith assigned Public Defender Ernest Gilbert’s request to change his temporary part-time investigator to full-time status to the Tripartite Indigent Defense Committee for recommendation.

 

Committee Schedule.

 

            A budget session to deal with appropriations was scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 1991, and another meeting was scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at 4:00 PM to interview the two top candidates for architectural services on Old Courthouse Restorations.

 

Budget Appropriations Continued.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer authorizing continued Budget Appropriations on a temporary basis for 90 days or until such times as a new Budget was adopted, at the previous year’s level for the following purposes.

                        Payroll

                        Appropriations

                        Operating Expenditures

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

County Administrator Annual Leave.

 

            Administrator Stewart announced that he would be out of the County from this day until July 17 to attend the NACO Annual Convention in Salt Lake City and to take personal vacation time.

           

Proposed Amendment to Animal Control Ordinance.

 

            County Attorney Gary Moore presented copies of proposed amendments to the Animal Control Ordinance.

            Chairman Smith directed Staff to advertise said amendments and to place same on the agenda of the next regular meeting for adoption.

 

Water and Sewer Ordinance Amended.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Hardman to adopt the following amendment to the Water and Sewer Ordinance for the purpose of increasing fees for the Mainland North Sewer Subsection customers and for other purposes, effective August 1, 1991; and directing Staff to place a notation on the July bills that this increase would be forthcoming.

 

A RESOLUTION AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES,

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA, TO ESTABLISH A NEW

WATER AND SEWER RATE FOR MAINLAND NORTH SEWER

SUBSECTION CUSTOMERS AND OTHER PURPOSES.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 2nd day of July, 1991, that Division 4 of Article III: Water and Sewers, Section 2-16-96(b) of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be and it is hereby amended by renumbering the present 2-16-96(b)(1) as 2-16-96(b)(1)(i), changing the title of that provision to Basic Rate Water and Sewer Customer and adding the following provisions to be 2-16-96(b)(1)(ii).

 

Multi-Unit Residential or Commercial

(Per Unit Same as Residential)

 

Consumption                                                                Rate

 

First 3,000 gallons                                            $4.25 minimum bill per unit

Minimum gallons billed                          3,000 per unit

 

b.                  Sewer service charge.  The monthly sewer service charges shall be paid by all customers connected to the sewer system.  Sewer customers are divided into three (3) classes:  (i)  customers who purchase water from the County’s water system and discharge their waste water into the County’s waste water system; (ii) customers who have a private water supply but discharge their waste water into the County’s sewer system, unmetered; and (iii) customers who have a private water supply and discharge into the County’s sewer system and their water supply or sewage discharge is metered.

 

1.                  (i)         Basic Rate and Sewer Customers.

 

Meter Water Consumption                   Charge

 

First 3,000 gallons,

Minimum bill                                         $7.00

 

All over 3,000 gallons,

per 1,000 gallons                                  $1.05

 

A.

 

(ii)                               Mainland North Sewer Subsection Customers shall be charged a minimum of $5.54 per month for single-family residential customers (which amount is one residential equivalency unit [REU] for commercial and institutional accounts) plus $1.70 per 1,000 gallons use.  Usage of less than 1,000 gallons shall be charges $.0017 per gallon or part thereof.  A mainland North Sewer Subsection customer is any customer receiving water and sewer service at any location on the mainland north or east of the Turtle River.  In addition to the charges per gallon, commercial and institutional customers shall pay a monthly minimum charge equal to the $5.54 times REU.

 

2.                  Single family unit sewer customers who have private water supply but discharge their waste water into the County’s sewer system may elect to discharge their sewerage without metering or to meter either their water supply or their sewage discharge.

 

3.                  All unmetered customers living in a single-family dwelling and/or living unit shall pay a flat monthly charge of eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per month.  All temporarily  (pending compliance with (d) below) unmetered customers of other types of facilities shall pay a monthly service charge determined by the County.  In determining the service, the County shall use available data as to water consumption and/or sewer discharge, the charge shall be based on flows outlined in Section 5 of “Suggested Design and Construction Criteria, Package Wastewater Treatment facilities” published by the Water Quality Control Section, Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, dated February, 1973.  The fees are as follows:  Fees for other type facilities shall be determined from available data or based on “State of Georgia Design Criteria” as referenced above.

 

4.                  Customers other than those living in single-family units, who have private water supply systems, shall meter either their water supply or sewerage by means of a measuring device approved by the Superintendent.  The approval of the Superintendents shall be obtained prior to the installation of any such meter or device.  Customer shall be required to pay the cost of the meter and its installation.

 

5.                  When the meter is placed on the customer’s water line, the customer shall pay the same fee as set forth for water and sewer customers in paragraph 2(a) above.  In the event the customer elects to have his sewerage discharge metered, the customer shall pay the following fees:

 

First 3,000 gallons                    $7.98 (minimum bill)

All over 3,000 gallons               $1.22 per 1,000 gallons or any portion

                                                thereof

 

6.                  Commercial, industrial and institutional customers shall pay a fee for water service equal to the fee provided in 2-16-96(b)(1)(ii)(5), above times the number of residential equivalent units allocated to them by Glynn County by the following methods.

 

a.                   A Residential Equivalent Unit is that portion of a user’s facility that has an impact on the water and wastewater system equivalent to a single-family residence.  The determination of a facility’s residential equivalent units shall be based on estimated water consumption as shown in guidelines below or on square footage.  Water consumption of 300 gallons per day or a floor space of 3,000 square feet, shall be the equivalent of one residential unit.  The method, which results in the greater number of equivalent residential units, shall be applied.  The standards in the table below shall be used in the determination of water consumption.  If the table does not provide information for a particular application, the estimated water consumption shall be as calculated by Glynn County using information available from EPD, EPA, or standard reference materials commonly used for estimating flows.

 

Type of Structure                                  Water Usage In

                                                            Gallons Per Day

 

Assembly Hall                                    3            per seat

Barber Shop/Beauty Parlor             125            per chair

Boarding House**                          100            per room

Bowling Alley                                   50            per lane

Church w/o Daycare or

  K’garten                                           5            per seat

Clinic                                              150            per exam

                                                                        room

Correction Institution                      125            per bed

County Club, Recreation

  Facilities Only                                 25            per member

Day Care Center, No Meals             15            per person

Department Store                             20            per employee

Drug Store                                     500            per store

  Fountain Service – Add              1500            per store

  Meals – Add                                  50            per seat

Food Service Establishments (toilets & kitchen)**

1)        Restaurants, less than

24 hrs/day                            30            per seat

2)        Restaurants 24 hrs/day

Operation                             50            per seat

3)        Bar & Cocktail Lounge         25            per seat

4)        Drive-In Restaurant              40            per car

                                                                   space

5)        Carry-Out Only                    50            per 100 sq ft

Hospital

1)        Inpatient                             300            per bed

2)        Outpatient                          275            per bed

Hotel, No Kitchen                          100            per room

Kindergarten, No Meals                   15            per person

Laundry, Commercial                     800            per machine

Laundry, Coin                                200            per machine

Lodges                                             50            per bed

Mobile Home Park                         300            per site

Motel, No Kitchen                         100            per room

Nursing Home                                100            per bed

Office                                               30            per 100 sq ft

Physician’s Office                           200            per exam

                                                                        room

Prison                                             250            per inmate

Schools:

1)        Boarding                            100            per person

2)        Day, Restrooms Only             8            per person

3)        Day, Restrooms &

Cafeteria                              12            per person

4)        Day, Restrooms, Gyms

& Cafeteria                          15            per person

Service Stations:

1)        Car Wash Only                  500            per stall

2)        Fuel & Oil Only                  150            per pump

3)        Full Service              425 + 150            per pump

Shopping Center                               10            per 100 sq ft

Stadium                                              2            per seat

Theater                                               5            per seat

Travel Trailer Park

1)        W/Independent Water &

Sewer Connection              175            per site

2)        W/O Independent Water &

Sewer Connection                35            per site

 

** Add 300 gallons per machine to amount indicated if laundry or dish washing machine are to be installed.

 

b)                  Notwithstanding Section 9 Paragraph (g), in a case involving a site utilizing its own private water supply and distribution system to multiple locations resulting in the production of domestic type wastewater only, such as employee restrooms and showers, such that reading and maintenance of meter would create excessive costs and hardship in the judgment of Glynn County, the County may bill on flow estimates calculated on the basis of an average flow per employee times the average number of employees at such facility for the recovery of costs of transporting and treating the wastewater.

 

The effective date of these amendments shall be August 1, 1991.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Drainage Problem at Glyndale Circle & Tourist Drive.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Public Works Director Keith Flanagan to install a drainage pipe at the intersection of Glyndale Circle and Tourist Drive for the purpose of correcting a problem jointly caused by existing condition and Hampton Inn development, with Hampton Inn to contribute $4,000.00 to cover the cost of materials, and the Public Works Staff to handle installation.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Executive Session and Adjournment.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel and litigation matters, and then to adjourn the Regular Meeting.

            Unanimously adopted.

                                                      

 

 

                                                                                    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

 

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

Joe Smith, Chairman

Attested to and

Prepared by:

 

___________________________

Martha D. Tyre, Deputy Clerk