MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1991 AT 6:30 PM

 

PRESENT:                      Chairman Joe Smith

Vice Chairman Karen Moore

Commissioner Robert H “Bob” Boyne

Commissioner William E. Dismer

Commissioner Jack Hardman

Commissioner E. C. Tillman

 

ABSENT:                               Commissioner W. Harold Pate

 

ALSO PRESENT:             Administrator Charles T. Stewart

County Attorney Gary Moore

 

Opening Ceremony.

 

Chairman Smith opened the meeting by calling on State Senator and former County Commissioner Joe Hammill 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.

 

ACCG Award Presented to Senator Joe Hammill.

 

            Chairman Smith, assisted by Association County Commissioners of Georgia Representative John Keys, presented a plaque to Senator Joe Hammill commending him for outstanding work and support of issues facing County Governments across the State.

            Senator Hammill thanked Mr. Keys, ACCG and the County Commission for this special award, and for their kindness and support of his efforts.

 

Beach Nourishment Project.

 

            Ralph Graham, Chairman of the Beach Renourishment Task Force, reported that the Task Force continued to try to inform the public about the County’s Beach Nourishment Project and the seriousness of beach erosion in Glynn County.  He said the Task Force planned to ask the Commission to ask the Corps of Engineers to implement a Section III Study addressing shipping channels that endanger land.  Mr. Graham related that the Task Force had adopted a motion asking the Commission to fight Save the Beach Association’s appeal against the Shore Assistance Committee’s permit for a groin so as to save the groin as a part of Glynn County’s Beach Nourishment Project, and they would again ask the Corps to look at the quality of sand to be placed on the beaches.  He said the Task Force still supported the 933 Project with the groin, and they charged the Commission to implement the project as designed.  Mr. Graham commented that the


Task Force had placed before the Commission an approved Beach Nourishment Project, the Commission had put a Long Range Study into place that would be completed in 1992, and the Task Force felt their job was winding down.

            Chairman Smith said the Commission was aware of the problems and divisions the Beach Nourishment Project had created within the Community, and he felt it was up to him to attempt to heal some of these wounds and bring the Community back together.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing the Chairman to forward a letter to the U.S. Corps of Engineers asking that the groin requirement for the 933 Beach Nourishment Project be eliminated; and that Glynn County stay in the appeal process with the Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of permitting a groin, crossovers and dune restoration, thereby allowing it to become an option for the Board of Commissioners; and that the Commission retain the option of selecting the type of holding device to be used.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

            A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioners Hardman that the Beach Nourishment Task Force sunset as of August 31, 1991, and that a letter be forwarded to the members thanking them for a job well done and the many hours invested by them in developing a Beach Nourishment Project for the benefit of the citizens and taxpayers of Glynn County, assuring them that they had exceeded the expectations of the Board of Commissioners, their mission had been accomplished, and the Commission thanked them very much for serving.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

            A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioner Hardman that the County proceed with the 933 Beach Nourishment Project including pumping sand onto the St. Simons beaches.

            Commissioner Dismer offered an amendment to eliminate the digit 933 and add the word “subject to proper testing and approval of sand to be pumped” at the end of the motion.  This amendment died for lack of support.

            Chairman Smith’s motion was adopted by the following vote:

            Aye:     Chairman Smith, Commissioners Hardman, Moore and Tillman.

            Nay:     Commissioner Dismer.

 

            A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioner Hardman that during pumping sand onto the St. Simons Island beaches, a Beach Management Committee be formed and activated as of September 1, 1991, for the purpose of monitoring any loss of sand from the newly nourished beaches, studying and making recommendations to the Board of Commissioners as to the most advantageous method of retaining sand from our Beach Nourishment Project and increasing sand on all Glynn County beaches, including but not limited to the Holmberg Method and the Groin Method, and appraising any alternative technologies that might be available, and to advise the Board of Commissioners as to which method would best serve the interest of Glynn County; that no changes be made to the project without the endorsement of the Beach Management Committee and the Board of Commissioners; and that each of the following organizations be asked to furnish the name of an individual who would be willing to serve on the new Beach Management Committee, with the understanding that past members of the Beach Nourishment Task Force may apply if they desire to serve in this capacity

 

            Save The Beach Association

            East Beach Homeowners Association

            St. Simons Island Chamber of Commerce

            Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce

            Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority

            Hotel Resort Industry

            Sea Island Company

            Sea Island Homeowners Association

            Jekyll Island’s Concerned Citizens Group

            Jekyll Island Authority

            Tourist & Convention Council

            Audubon Society or other conservation group

            City of Brunswick

            Lands End, Inc.

            Concerned Citizen

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

            A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing the Chairman to send a letter to the Honorable Governor Zell Miller and Honorable Joe Tanner, Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, asking for their cooperation in moving ahead on Glynn County’s Beach Nourishment Project.

            Unanimously adopted.

            Commissioner Moore said she was glad the groin would not be a Federal mandated part of this project, and she wanted to see if the project could be implemented successfully without the groin.  She said there had been some innocent victims in this entire process, and while she didn’t want to embarrass anyone, she thought Herb Campbell’s groin product would have been the most environmentally sensitive one the Commission could have put on the beaches.  She described Mr. Campbell as a man with a great deal of expertise in this area, and personally apologized for any negative experiences in this area, and personally apologized for any negative experiences he had suffered because he happened to be caught up in this controversy.

 

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.

 

Final Plat of Hampton Plantation, Phase III; The Hampton Group, Developer; Marvin Bluestein, Agent.  Plat approved and Letter of Credit in the amount of $180,887 accepted to insure completion of improvements.

 

Boating Safety Ordinance Amended to establish a No-Wake Zone in the area of the boat docks at Altamaha Park, as follows:

 

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 sub-section e)

 

e)                  Waters of the Altamaha River adjacent to Altamaha Park for a distance of 500 feet north and south of the CSX Railroad trestle.

 

Section Two.  The Department of Natural Resources shall be requested to begin enforcement of this area as soon as appropriate signs are in place.

 

Soil Easement with the Linkenhoker family approved, to allow the County to obtain fill material from Emanuel Farm Road site for the Community/Cypress Road Project.

 

Paving Contract No. PR-599-3 (127) amended, to add approximately 700 ft. coving small segment at the end of Village Drive, which would have been the only remaining dirt street in this area.

 

Rental Rehabilitation Program.  The following resolution adopted authorizing five-unit increase in the local Section 8 Rental Rehabilitation Program.

 

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY:  EXHIBIT B

 

WHEREAS, the County of Glynn has made petition to the Georgia Residential Finance Authority requesting authorization to participate in the FY 1991 Rental Rehabilitation Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Georgia Residential Finance Authority has reviewed the application filed by the County and has awarded the County of Glynn a FY 1991 Rental Rehabilitation Program fund reservation in the amount of $37,150; and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Glynn has duly read and considered the attached Performance Agreement for the Rental Rehabilitation Program.

 

NOW THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT:

 

(1)               The County of Glynn authorizes Chairman Joe Smith to sign and execute the Performance Agreement with the Georgia Residential Finance Authority; and

 

(2)               The County of Glynn authorizes Edward H. Stelle to work directly with the Georgia Residential Finance Authority to develop rental rehabilitation projects for review and approval by this Council prior to submission of application to GRFA for funding consideration.

 

Peer Information Network.  Chairman authorized to submit a letter of endorsement for the Peer Information Network Program as a show of local support to preserve eligibility for federal funding from the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Minutes Approved.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded Commissioner Dismer approving minutes of the following meetings:

 

Called Meeting held May 23, 1991

Executive Meeting held May 23, 1991

Called Meeting held May 29, 1991

Executive Meeting held May 29, 1991

Regular Meeting held June 6, 1991

Called Meeting held June 17, 1991

Executive Meting held June 17, 1991

Called Meeting held June 19, 1991

Regular Meeting held June 20, 1991

Regular Meeting held July 2, 1991

Executive Meeting held July 2, 1991

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

Local Purchasing Policy.

 

            Michael Roberts of Kings Colonial Ford addressed the Commission regarding the County’s policy concerning buying vehicles locally.  Mr. Roberts reported that the State Contract Format offered a concession which allowed non-bid-winning franchise dealers to participate in an arrangement called the “piggyback concept”, which allowed them to supply local vehicle needs at State Contract base price plus $250.00.

            Chairman Smith said he supported buying locally when the bid range came within a certain percentage, and this concept had been assigned to the Finance Committee for recommendation.  Commissioner Tillman said he supported the philosophy of buying locally whenever possible.

            County Attorney Gary Moore said if the County set a policy of buying locally whenever the bid spread came within a certain percentage rate, he was afraid it might be unconstitutional on the County’s part, although the County could factor all costs of making the purchase into the arrangement.

            Commissioner Moore commented that the Commission was waiting for Staff to develop a Purchasing Policy for the Commission to consider.

 

SUP-1-91; True Deliverance Tabernacle Church; John Shuman, Johnny Hardy and Ellis Miller, Jr., Owners/Applicants.

 

Public hearing was continued from a previous meeting on request for a Special Use Permit in an Mh-6 One Family Residential Mobile Home Zoning District for the location of a church on the following described property:

 

Lots 2 and 4 of Arco Development Company land, consisting of .287 acres located on the northeast corner of Pine Street and Ninth Street.

 

            Community Development Director Ed Stelle presented recommendation fro approval of this application from the Planning Commission and Staff inasmuch as it met conditions of the Zoning Ordinance.

            Pastor and Mrs. James Bethea, Zack Lyde, Mr. & Mrs. Brantley O’Quinn, and Mr. & Mrs. John Shuman stressed the need for a church in the area, which would offer alternative activities for young people, and they asked for approval of this application.

            Several property and bar and lounge owners and operators in the area, including Reba Reyna, Betty Knight and Harlan Skarpalezos, opposed this application on the grounds that it could hamper operation or sale of existing businesses at some point in the future.  Mrs. Skarpalezos said he didn’t oppose a church in the area, but he thought it should be located at least 600 ft. from the existing licensed alcoholic beverage businesses rather than 20 ft. away.

            Commissioner Tillman said he thought a church would be good for this area, and he made a motion to grant this application.  There being no second, Commissioner Tillman withdrew his motion after a brief discussion.

            Commissioner Hardman expressed dissatisfaction that Mr. Brantley O’Quinn had sold this property to the church while having knowledge that it was not properly zoned for this purpose, thereby placing the County Commission in the existing dilemma of mediating between both sides of this issue.  Commissioner Hardman suggested that the church delegation work with Mr. O’Quinn to see if he could exchange another lot with them in this area, which would be more suitable for operation of a church.

Chairman Smith announced that the Commission was tabling this matter in hopes that the parties involved could work out a solution.

 

GC-9-91; Rezoning Application of Catherine Fenton, Owner; Ed Powers, Agent.

 

Pursuant to written request represented on behalf of the application, a motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Dismer to defer hearing on Ed Powers’ proposed rezoning application until the second meeting in August.

Unanimously adopted.

 

Animal Control Ordinance Amended.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Tillman adopting the following amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance:

BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, this the 18th day of July, 1991, that Chapter 2-4 of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, titled Domestic Animals be and it is hereby amended by adding a new subsection (Glynn) to 2-4-5, amending 2-4-7, 2-4-9 and 2-4-15 and adding new sections 2-4-17 through 2-4-23 all of which shall read as follows:

2-4-5                              Violations

 

g.                   It shall be a violation of this Ordinance for any person to obstruct or prevent any Animal Control Officer or Glynn County Police Officer from enforcing the provisions of this ordinance, including, without limitation, interfering with the use of traps by such officer.

 

2-4-7               Impoundment provisions.  Any and all animals found in a condition which constitutes a violation of this Ordinance on the part of the animal’s owner (if any), may be immediately impounded by officers of the Animal Control Unit or by members of the Glynn County Police Department.

 

2-4-9               Enforcement.  This Ordinance may be enforced in Glynn County on a complaint basis.  Complaints shall be in writing or by telephonic communication, provided the caller gives his name, his address, the nature of the complaint, and a description of the he impoundment fee shall be increased by the sum of $25.00 for each time a particular dog or cat is impounded during the course of the year.

 

2-4-15             Penalties.  Whenever in this Ordinance any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense, or whenever herein the doing of an act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, the violation of such provision shall be punishable as for an ordinance violation punishable by a fine of up to $1,000.00 or imprisonment for up to 60 days or both.

 

2-4-17             Investigation by Animal Control Officer; Notice of Classification as Dangerous Dog.

 

a.                   Upon receiving a report of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog within an Animal Control Officer’s or Police Officer’s jurisdiction from a law enforcement agency, animal control agency, rabies control officer, or county board of health, the animal control officer shall make such investigations and inquiries with regard to such report as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.

 

b.                  When an Animal Control Officer or Police Officer classifies a dog as a dangerous dog or reclassifies a potentially dangerous dog as a dangerous dog, the Animal Control Officer or Police Officer shall notify the dog’s owner in writing by certified mail to the owner’s last known address of such classification or reclassification.  Such notice shall be complete upon its mailing.

 

c.                   As used herein, the term “potentially dangerous dog” shall mean any dog, which without provocation bites a human being on public or private property.  As used herein, the term “dangerous dog” shall mean any dog, according to records of the Animal Control Unit: (i) that inflicts a severe injury on human beings without provocation on public or private property; or (ii) aggressively bites, attacks or endangers the safety of human beings without provocation after the dog has been classified as a potentially dangerous dog and after the owner has been notified of such classification.

 

2-4-18             Procedures for classification as dangerous dogs or potentially dangerous dogs; notice; hearing.

 

a.                   As applied to the owners of potentially dangerous dogs, the procedures provided for in this ordinance section must be carried out as a necessary condition for the enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance against such owners.  As applied to the owners of dangerous dogs, the procedures provided for in this ordinance section shall not be an essential element of any crime provided for in this article.

 

b.                  When a dangerous dog or a potentially dangerous dog is classified as such, the Animal Control Officer or Police Officer shall notify the dog’s owner of such classification.

 

c.                   The notice to the owner shall meet the following requirements:

 

1.                  The notice shall be in writing and mailed by certified mail to the owner’s last known address:

 

2.                  The notice shall include a summary of the Animal Control Officer’s or Police Officer’s findings that formed the basis for the dog’s classification as a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog:

 

3.                  The notice shall be dated and shall state that the owner, within 15 days after the date shown on the notice, has a right to request a hearing on the Animal Control Officer’s or Police Officer’s determination that the dog is a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog;

 

4.                  The notice shall state that the hearing, if requested, shall be before the Glynn County Magistrate Court;

 

5.                  The notice shall state that if a hearing is not requested, the Animal Control Officer’s or the Police Officer’s determination that the dog is a dangerous dog or a potentially dangerous dog will become effective for all purposes under this article on a date specified in the notice, which shall be after the last day on which the owner has a right to request a hearing; and

 

6.                  The notice shall include a form to request a hearing before the applicable court and shall provide specific instructions on mailing or delivering such request to the Court.

 

d.                  When the Glynn County Magistrate Court receives a request for a hearing as provided in subsection © of this ordinance section, it shall schedule such hearing within 30 days after receiving the request.  The Magistrate Court shall notify the dog owner in writing by certified mail of the date, time, and place of the hearing, and such notice shall be mailed to the address of the dog owner shown on the Request for Hearing at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.  At the hearing, the owner of the dog shall be given the opportunity to testify and present evidence and in addition thereto the court shall receive such other evidence and hear such other testimony as the court may find reasonably necessary to make a determination either to sustain, modify, or overrule the Animal Control Officer’s or Police Officer’s classification of the dog.

 

e.                   Within ten days after the date of the hearing, the court shall notify the dog owner in writing by certified mail of its determination on the matter.  If such determination is that the dog is a dangerous dog or a potentially dangerous dog, the notice shall specify the date upon which that determination is effective provided that said effective date shall be not less than ten (10) days after the date of this order.

 

2-4-19             Requirements for possessing a dangerous or potentially dangerous dog.

 

a.                   It is unlawful for an owner to have or possess within Glynn County a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog without a certificate of registration issued in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance section.

 

b.                  Subject to the additional requirements of subsection (c) of this ordinance section for dangerous dogs, the Animal Control Officer of Police Officer in Glynn County in which an owner possesses a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of such if the owner presents to the Glynn County Animal Control Office sufficient evidence of:

 

1.                  A proper enclosure to confine the dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog; and

 

2.                  The posting of the premises where the dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog is located with a clearly visible sign warning that there is a dangerous dog on the property.  Such sign shall prominently display the Dangerous Dog symbol designed by the State Department of Natural Resources pursuant to O.C.G.A. 4-8-25(b)(2)(B).

 

c.                   In addition to the requirements of subsection (b) of this Code section, the owner of a dangerous dog shall present to the Glynn County Animal Control Office evidence of:

 

1.                  A policy of insurance in the amount of at least $15,000.00 issued by an insurer authorized to transact business in this state insuring the owner of the dangerous dog against liability for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog; or

 

2.                  A surety bond in the amount of $15,000.00 or more issued by a surety company authorized to transact business in this state payable to any person or persons injured by the dangerous dog.

 

d.                  The owner of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog shall notify the Glynn County Animal Control Office within 24 hours if the dog is on the loose, is unconfined, has attacked a human, has died, or has been sold, donated or disposed of, the owner shall also provide the Glynn County Animal Control Office with the name, address, and telephone number of the new owner of the dog.

 

e.                   The owner of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog shall notify the Glynn County Animal Control Office if the owner is moving from the unincorporated portion of Glynn County.  The owner of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog who is a new resident of the unincorporated portion of Glynn County, Georgia shall register the dog as required in this Ordinance section within 30 days after becoming a resident.

 

f.                    Issuance of a certificate of registration or the renewal of a certificate of registration by Glynn County does not warrant or guarantee that the requirements specified in subsections (b) and (c) of this ordinance section were met or are maintained by the owner of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog.

 

g.                   An Animal Control Officer or Police Officer is authorized to make whatever inquiry is deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this article.  Law enforcement agencies of Glynn County and the Sheriff of Glynn County shall cooperate with Animal Control Officers or Police Officers in enforcing the provisions of this ordinance.

 

h.                   Any owner of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog kept in the unincorporated portion of Glynn County, Georgia, shall pay Glynn County, Georgia an annual fee of $100.00 to register a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog as required in this ordinance.  Certificates of registration shall be renewed on an annual basis.  At the time of the annual renewal of a certificate of registration, an Animal Control Officer or Police Officer shall require evidence from the owner or make such investigation as may be necessary to verify that the dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog is continuing to be confined in a proper enclosure and that the owner is continuing to comply with other provisions of this article.

 

2-4-20             Restrictions on permitting dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs to be outside proper enclosure.

 

a.                   It is unlawful for an owner of a dangerous dog to permit the dog to be outside a proper enclosure unless the dog is muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash and is under the physical restraint of a responsible person.  The muzzle shall be made in a manner that will not cause injury to the dog or interfere with its vision or respiration but will prevent it from biting any person.

 

b.                  It is unlawful for the owner of a potentially dangerous dog to permit the dog to be outside a proper enclosure unless the dog is restrained by a substantial chain or leash and is under the physical restraint of a responsible person.

 

2-4-21             Confiscation of dogs; grounds; disposition.

 

a.                   A dangerous dog shall be immediately confiscated by the Animal Control Officer of Police Officer or by any law enforcement officer or by another person authorized by the Animal Control Officer or Police Officer if the:

 

1.                  Owner of the dog does not secure or maintain the liability insurance or bond required by subsection (c) of Glynn County Ordinance Section 2-4-19.

 

2.                  Dog is not validly registered as required by Section 2-14-19.

 

3.                  Dog is not maintained in a proper enclosure; or

 

4.                  Dog is outside a proper enclosure in violation of subsection (a) of Glynn County Ordinance Section 2-4-19.

 

b.                  A potentially dangerous dog shall be confiscated in the same manner as a dangerous dog if the dog is:

 

1.                  Not validly registered as required by Glynn County Ordinance Section 2-4-19.

 

2.                  Not maintained in a proper enclosure; or

 

3.                  Outside a proper enclosure in violation of subsection (b) of Glynn County Ordinance Section 2-4-20.

 

c.                   Any dog that has been confiscated under the provisions of Section 2-4-21 of this Ordinance shall be returned to its owner upon the owner’s compliance with the provisions of this article and upon the payment of reasonable confiscation costs including boarding at the rate of $3.00 per day plus a pickup fee of $25.00 and a $10.00 fee if the animal’s owner does not produce proof of a current rabies vaccination.  In the event the owner has not complied with the provisions of this article within 20 days of the date the dog was confiscated, said dog shall be destroyed in an expeditious and humane manner.

 

2-4-22                          Violations; penalties.

 

a.                   The owner of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog who violates the applicable provisions of Glynn County Ordinance Sections 2-4-19 through 2-4-21 or whose dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog is subject to confiscation under Glynn County Ordinance Section 2-4-21 shall be guilty of an ordinance violation punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 60 days or both.

 

b.                  In addition to the penalties for violations under subsection (a) of this Ordinance Section, the dangerous dog involved shall be immediately confiscated by the Animal Control Officer or Police Officer or another person authorized by the Animal Control Officer or Police Officer and placed in quarantine for the proper length of time as determined by the county board of health, and thereafter, the dangerous dog shall be destroyed in an expeditious and humane manner.

 

c.                   No owner of a dangerous dog shall be held liable for a violation of this Ordinance for injuries inflicted by said owner’s dog to any human being while the dog is on the owner’s property.

 

2-4-23                          Liability for damages.

 

a.                   Under no circumstances shall Glynn County or any employee or official thereof which enforces or fails to enforce the provisions of this article be held liable for any damages to any person who suffers an injury inflicted by a dog that has been identified as being a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog or by a dog that has been reported to the proper authorities as being a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog or by a dog that Glynn County and its officials and employees have failed to identify as a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog but has not been kept or retrained in the manner described in subsection (b)(1) through (2) of Ordinance Section 2-4-19 or by a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog whose owner has not maintained insurance coverage or a surety bond as required in subsection (c)(1) and (2) of Ordinance Section 2-4-19.

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

Dick Weiderhorn asked the Commission to consider implementing a leash law at some time in the future.

Commissioner Hardman asked County Attorney Gary Moore to look into the feasibility of a leash law and report back to the Commission on this matter within the reasonable future.

 

Grease Trap Provision to Water/Sewer Ordinance – Moratorium on Enforcement.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer approving request from Building Official Vernon Lewis for placement of a moratorium on enforcement of the Grease Trap provision of the Water/Sewer Ordinance until after Labor Day.

            Aye:     Commissioners Tillman, Dismer, Boyne and Chairman Smith.

            Nay:     Commissioner Hardman.

            Motion adopted.  (Commissioner Moore was not present for this vote)

 

Quinton Slaughter to Install Telephone and Data Communication Cable.

 

County Administrator Charles Stewart related that at the last regular meeting the Commission authorized a contract with Mr. Quinton Slaughter for installation of a telephone and data communication cable to five County building, with said project to take place over a period not to exceed three months at a rate of $500 per week.  He said Mr. Slaughter was not satisfied with the contract aspect of this arrangement and he wished to be designated as a temporary County employee instead.

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner that Mr. Slaughter be designated temporary County employee for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days in order to accomplish this project.

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

 

Building Demolition – Community Road/Cypress Mill Road Project.

 

County Engineer Ray Richard reported that the Commission recently awarded a bid to Campbell Erosion Control, Inc. for demolition of five buildings in conjunction with the Community/Cypress Mill Road Project.  He said when Mr. Campbell began to remove the exterior of one of these buildings he discovered asbestos siding, and removal of this siding would cost an additional $3600.  Mr. Richard recommended expenditure of this additional sum from the right-of-way acquisition money for this project to cover this additional expense.

A motion approving this recommendation was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne.

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

 

County Attorney Gary Moore reported that 73 parcels had been closed on the Community Road Project, and it was scheduled to go to bid on July 26.

 

Tax Deed Collections.

 

County Attorney Gary Moore reported that Commission Office employee Linda Forsyth’s efforts had resulted in collection of $83,912.70 in tax deed collections from November, 1990 to date.

 

Resolution Regarding Hospital Authority Bond Certificates.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman authorizing the Chairman and Clerk to execute a second amendatory contract with the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority regarding issuance of $15,000,000 Series Certificates by the Hospital Authority to finance improvements at the Hospital; contingent upon the hospital providing facilities for autopsies during the life of the Certificates.

            Aye:     Commissioners Boyne, Hardman, Tillman and Chairman Smith.

            Abstaining:        Commissioner Dismer.

            Motion adopted.  (Commissioner Moore was not present for this vote)

 

Architectural Firm Selected for Historic Courthouse Restoration Project.

 

            Mr. Chester Zebrowski, Chairman of the Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee, presented the Committee’s recommendation for acceptance of proposal of Smith-Dahlia Architectural firm for the Historic Courthouse Restoration Project.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Boyne accepting the Smith-Dahlia proposal.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Personnel Additions – District Attorney and Public Defender’s Office.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne approving the following personnel changes.

 

1.                  Temporary contract Investigator Position in Public Defender’s Office changed to permanent employee status at a salary of $19,200 per year; and

 

2.                  One additional Asst. District Attorney position to be implemented immediately, and another one on January 1, 1992.

 

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

           

Saltwater Intrusion Study.

 

            Richard E. Krause presented request from the US Department of Interior Geological Survey for Glynn County’s continued support of the Brunswick Saltwater Intrusion Project for FY 1991-92.  He explained that the total cost of the project for the year was $210,000 and it was contemplated that the local share of $105,000 would be split equally among Glynn County, City of Brunswick and Georgia Pacific.

            Commissioner Boyne questioned the necessity of this study being performed every year.  Community Development Director Ed Stelle suggested that a meeting of the Glynn County Water Resources Committee be called to review this proposal and make recommendations.  Commissioner Boyne said he would work with Commissioner Hardman in developing a recommendation concerning this request no later than the following week.

 

Plaque for New Courthouse.

 

            A list of proposed names to be included on the plaque for the new Court House was presented by Staff.

            Chairman Smith and Commissioner Hardman suggested that the architect’s name be omitted from the plaque.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman that this plaque include no Commissioner’s names other than the present sitting Commission, along with whatever other information was customary.

Unanimously adopted.

 

Executive Meeting.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to go into Executive Meeting for the purpose of discussing the following items:

                        Personnel Matters

Water and Sewer Matters

            Unanimously adopted.

 

Meeting Adjourned.

                                                      

 

 

                                                                                    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

 

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

Joe Smith, Chairman

Attested to and

Prepared by:

 

___________________________

Martha D. Tyre, Deputy Clerk