MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1991 AT 8:30 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENT:                      Chairman Joe Smith

Vice Chairman Karen Moore

Commissioner Robert H. “Bob” Boyne

Commissioner William E. Dismer

Commissioner Jack Hardman

 

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 with invocation, followed by Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Resolution Designating October as Down Syndrome Month.

 

            On behalf of the Commission, Chairman Smith called on Commissioner Boyne to read the following resolution and present a framed copy to Recreation Department employee Dot Harrison.

 

 

A RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS, The Glynn County Special Olympics Committee, in cooperation with the Glynn County Recreation and Parks Department, has coordinated special activities relative to designation of October as Down Syndrome Month; and

   

WHEREAS, Down Syndrome is a chromosome disorder which usually causes delay in physical, intellectual and language development, the exact cause of which is currently unknown; and

 

           

WHEREAS, the incidence of Down Syndrome in the United States is estimated to be one in every 600 live births, or approximately 4,000 new cases each year; and

 

           

WHEREAS, individuals with Down Syndrome benefit from loving homes, early intervention, special education, appropriate medical care and positive public attitudes; and

 

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Special Olympics Program provides an avenue of informative exchange for parents, professionals and community members, and

 

WHEREAS, The Special Olympics Program fosters the positive belief that persons with Down Syndrome in our community have limitless potential to lead successful, fulfilled lives.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, in Official Meeting held October 3, 1991, that we recognize the on-going efforts of the Special Olympics Program of Glynn County, and do hereby proclaim October 1991, as “DOWN SYNDROME MONTH” in this County, and encourage all citizens to learn about the positive roles these individuals can play in our society.

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Consent Agenda Items:

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Boyne approving the following Consent Agenda Items, as recommended by Staff:

 

Staff authorized to develop a recognition program to honor outstanding organizations,

            businesses and individuals involved with the Recycling Program in Glynn 

            County.

           

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The following resolution adopted supporting legislation which would allow civil court

            papers to be served by certified mail.

 

 

                                                A  RESOLUTION

           

            WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners is committed to implementing improvements and efficiencies in all areas of County Government, including the Judiciary System, where possible; and

 

            WHEREAS, it appears that the initial summons and complaint in civil litigation can be delivered by certified mail, other than personal service, and this procedure will be less costly to both the litigants and to County Governments throughout the State of Georgia; and

 

            WHEREAS, this procedure is already being followed by the Federal Courts and has proven to be cost effective and efficient.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, in regular meeting this 3rd day of October, 1991, that we ask our local Legislators to introduce legislation in the next session of the General Assembly which will allow the initial summons and complaint in civil litigation to be delivered by certified mail, other than personal service throughout the State of Georgia.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we solicit support from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for implementing this change.

                                   

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Landfill Tipping Fee Increased and Commercial Dumpster Collection Fee increased,

            as follows:

Type Waste                  Description                              Jan.  1                              Type

                                                                                    1992                       Measurement        

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

LANDFILL

 

1. Municipal Waste       Garbage, household,                 $22.00                         per ton

    Material                    & Commercial

 

2.  Bulky Waste            Construction debris,                    50.00                        per ton

                                     shingles, concrete, etc.

 

3.  Hazardous Waste      Toxic materials,                      100.00                        per  ton           

                                       asbestos, etc.

 

4.   Compost Material    Small vegetative waste      5.00                        per ton

 

5.   Pit Burning Waste        Large Wood Waste    10.00                        per ton             Material

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  Tires                        Passenger, truck & Large            

                                    Tires                                                1.00(p)                  per tire

                                                                                           2.00(t)                   per tire

                                                                                         75.00 (l t)                per ton                                                    

                   

7.  White Goods           Large Appliances                            50.00                     per ton

                                    

SANITATION                                                                                        

 

1.   Com. Dumpster             Scheduled Collection (3)             $2.53 (3)             per cu. yd.

      Collection

 

2.   Compacting Dumpster                                                  6.00 (3)                  

 

3.   Cardboard Recycling                                                      .50 (3)                     

 

4.   Backdoor Residential                                                   7.00                 monthly               

 

5.    Swa-Car  Rental                Delivery and pickup of          25.00                   overnight

                                                                                               35.00              overweekend

 

6.    Special refuse                  County Personnel  picks        35.00(5)         per half   hr.

                                                 up refuse and debris and

                                                 hauls it away

 

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Selden Park Activities Approved, as follows:

 

            October 11, 1991, 7:00 p.m.:

            Gospel Program Sponsored by Ship of Zion, Inc.

                        Sponsored by Ship of Zion, Inc.

 

            October 12 1991, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

                        Teen Dance

                        Selden Park Gymnasium

                        Sponsored by Glynn County Commission for Children and Youth

                       

                        October 13, 1991, 6:00 p.m.

                        Gospel Group Anniversary Program

                        Selden Park Gymnasium

                        “Sons of Faith”

 

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Selden Park Pool.         Staff authorized to submit application, and Chairman authorized to

            execute same, to the Department of Community Affairs for local development      

            funds to assist in financing construction of the Selden Pool.

 

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Unanimously adopted. 

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Minutes Approved.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Tillman to approve Minutes of the following meetings:

 

            Regular Meeting September 5, 1991

            Executive Meeting September 5, 1991

            Called Meeting September 10, 1991

            Regular Meeting September 19, 1991

            Executive Meeting September 19, 1991

 

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

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Louise Beckham’s Drainage Problem – Avoca Villa/River Ridge Area.

 

            Mrs. Louise Beckham asked the Commission for assistance in controlling an erosion problem on her property in Avoca Villa Subdivision where water flowing from a County drainage ditch into Burnett Creek was washing her property away.

            County Engineer Ray Richard advised that the County had taken the only action the Department of Natural Resources would allow, which was placement of sandbags along the eroding area.  He said DNR suggested that Mrs. Beckham apply to them for a permit to deposit rip rap in this area.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Staff to assist Mrs. Beckham in filing an application with DNR for a permit to put rip rap or other appropriate material to reinforce the eroding area on her property, with the understanding that the County would consider correcting this problem when the permit was received.

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

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Larp Priority List Approved.

 

            A motion was approved by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Dismer to approve the Larp Priority List recommended by Public Works Director Keith Flanagan, as follows:

 

                                                LARP  PRIORITY LIST

 

 

STREET NAME          BEGIN                                    END                LENGTH/MILES

 

Ocean Blvd.                 East Beach Causeway              Arnold Rd.                   0.50

Ocean Blvd.                 Arnold Road                            Mallory Street              1.00

Mitscher Drive  Shepard Rd.                             Shepard Road              0.22

 

McCain Street              Shepard Road                          Mitscher Drive  0.14

 

Colonel’s Drive            U.S.  82                                   End                              0.15

 

Halsey Street                Shepard Road                          Southerland Rd.            0.11

           

Price Street                  Shepard Road                          Southerland Rd.            0.14

 

Armstrong Ave.            Etheridge Drive             Knox Drive                  0.35

 

Knox Drive                  Armstrong Ave.                        Cul-de-sac                   0.37

 

Shepard Road              Etheridge Drive             End                              0.34

 

Starling Place                Fourth Street                            Starling Street               0.15

 

Sidney Lanier Dr.         Etheridge Drive             Blueberry Road            1.30

 

Circle   Drive                Brunswick Avenue                    Brunswick Avenue          .50

 

Park Circle                   Florida Street                           St. Simons Ave.            0.15

 

Brunswick Avenue        Demere Cut Off Rd.                 Florida Street               0.10

 

Florida Street               Park Circle                               Cul-de-sac                   0.15

 

BeachviewDrive           Demere Road                           Twelfth Street               0.15

 

Fifth Street                   Ocean Boulevard                      Beachview Road          0.03

Beachview Rd. Fifth Street                               End                              0.52

Arnold Road                Ocean Blvd.                             End                              0.10

Frederica Rd.               Lawrence Rd.                           West Point Dr.             1.25

Sea Horse Drive           King Cotton Road                    End                              0.04

Lisa Lane                     King Cotton Road                    Cul-de-sac                   0.36

Belle Point P/W            From latest LARP                    Cul-de-sac                   0.19

Southerland Rd.            Etheridge Drive             End                              0.34    

Kell Drive                     Shepard Road                          Southerland Road         0.20

Towers Avenue            Southerland Rd.                        Shepard Road              0.22

Carteret Road              Curve in Road                          Emanuel Church           0.30

                                    (Church)                                  Road

Carteret Road              Buckingham                              End                              0.30

Sherwood Forest          U.S. 17                                    U.S. 17                        0.65

River Ridge Rd.            U.S. 341                                  Box 121                       0.20

River Ridge Rd.            Schooner Court                        Marsh Landing 0.35

River Ridge Rd.            Box 213                                   Box 231                       0.70

Old Post Rd.                S. R. 32                                   Box 625                      0.70

                                                                                    Liberty Baptist                                                                                                              Church

 

Old Post Rd.                Beauty Shop                             U.S. 82                        2.60

                                                                                    Total Miles                 24.45                                                                

 

 

 

Reinstatement of County Agent Positions.

           

            County Agent Rudolph Beggs related that state budget cuts had reduced his staff from eight positions to three, comprised of two Agents and a Secretary.  He advised that two agent positions, contracted through the University of Georgia, could be restored at a local cost of $20,000, and he asked the Commission to fund half this amount.  He also asked the Commission to approve reinstatement of two additional agents positions which had been authorized by Governor Miller, at no cost to local government.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner   Tillman that the County provide $10,000 funding toward the total local cost of $20,000 for reinstatement of two 4-H Agents positions in the County Agent’s Department through contract with the University of Georgia, with the remaining $10,000 to be raised from other sources; and directing Mr. Beggs and Administrator Stewart to review the County Agent’s current budget to see if these funds could be found therein; also approving reinstatement of two additional Agents positions which had been authorized by Governor Miller, at no cost to the County.

            Adopted by majority vote with one dissent cast by Commissioner Dismer.

 

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New Police Officer Christa Strickland Appointed.

            A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioner Boyne appointing Christa Strickland to the position of Glynn County Police Officer.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Resolution Adopted Designating Children’s Week.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Boyne to adopt the following Resolution.

                                               

 

 

 

 

                                                A  PROCLAMATION

                                      CHILDREN’S WEEK

            WHEREAS, Children are our most precious resource, and because they represent our County ‘s future, they each deserve the opportunity for a successful and happy life; and

 

            WHEREAS, Children and their families need the support of concerned and caring individuals in order to overcome their difficulties; and

 

            WHEREAS, It is vital that all segments of society work together to assure better coordinated and more comprehensive services to children and their families who are in need of help; and

           

            WHEREAS, the citizens of Glynn County, in a show of unit and love, should recognize and support efforts to help provide all children the opportunity to lead physically and emotionally healthy lives; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Glynn County Commission on Children and Youth is supporting an important initiative to coordinate existing services for children and to help the local  communities provide better services for troubled children and their families; and

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, in Official meeting held this 3rd day of October, 1991, that we designate the week of October 5-13, 1991, as “CHILDREN’S WEEK” in Glynn County, and we urge all our citizens to work towards ensuring a healthier life for our troubled children and families.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

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Annual Report.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Moore approving recommendation presented by Administrator Stewart for publication of an Annual Audit Report to the citizens of Glynn County at a cost up to $3,500.00.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Legal Services for Board of Elections Redistricting Plan.

            Cecil Little, Chairman of the Board of Elections, asked for authorization to acquire legal services from Attorney Bob Russell relative to preparation of the new redistricting plan and submission of same to the Justice Department for approval, at an estimated cost of $1,200.00.  Mr. Little explained that Mr. Russell had assisted the Board of Elections with similar efforts in the past, and he had both the experience and familiarity with the subject to accomplish this task efficiently.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Dismer that Mr. Little’s  recommendation be approved.

            County Attorney Gary Moore said he would be comfortable with handling this matter himself.

            Commissioner Boyne withdrew his motion and Mr. Dismer withdrew his second.

 

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            Administrator Stewart advised that funding for this service could be found within the County Attorney‘s Budget under contracted legal assistance or from the Discretionary Fund.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Moore that County Staff Attorney Gary Moore provide the necessary legal assistance to the Board of Elections in obtaining Justice Department approval of the redistricting plan.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Parking Fees Approved for Financing Beach Nourishment Project.

            Jim Jordan, Chairman of the Parking Fee Committee, presented recommendation for addition of a parking fee onto the toll for entrance to St. Simons Island, for the purpose of financing Glynn County’s Beach Nourishment Project, as follows.

           

            Vehicle Description                               Present                         Proposed

            Two axles, 2-4 wheels                          $  .35                           $     .50

            Three axles, 6 wheels                                .70                                1.00

            Each additional axle                               .35                                   .70

            Maximum toll and buses                      1.40                                 2.00

            Annual sticker                                    35.00                               42.50

                       

            Commissioner Pate read a letter from one of his constituents, Robert Randall, opposing the parking fee.  Commissioner Moore presented a letter from Kathy McCluskey opposing the parking fee and expressing the opinion that this issue should be considered at a night meeting.

            Commissioner Dismer opposed the timeliness of this action, and stated that this increase might not be necessary if it were discovered by the Beach Management Committee that there were other methods of causing sand to accrete, and he suggested deferral of action on this matter.  Commissioner Moore responded that it was not the task of the Beach Management Committee to find alternate methods to pumping sand on the beach.  She noted that the County currently had a $750,000 unfunded deficit on this project, and unless there was a desire to increase the tax millage to pay this bill, she suggested that the Commission proceed with the parking fee.

            Local businessman Emory Johnson asked that provision be made to provide an annual decal for trucks larger than pickups.  He also recommended that the annual decal fee be increased to $50.  Albert Fending suggested that this fee be called a user fee and that it be used to provide funding for traffic control, environmental protection, cultural assets, planning and zoning controls, and other means of enhancing the quality of life locally without additional tax burden.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Moore approving the Committee recommendation for a parking fee as set out above, and authorizing Chairman Smith to forward a letter to the Department of Transportation asking them to develop an annual sticker for trucks larger than pickups.

            Motion adopted by majority vote with one nay vote cast by Commissioner Dismer.

 

Proposed Sales Tax Projects.

            Administrator Stewart presented a list of suggested sales tax projects for the Commission to consider in their deliberation relative to renewing the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

            Chairman Smith noted that the current tax Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax would end in March of 1992, and he felt the Commission should make plans to renew it for the purpose of funding many needed projects remaining undone throughout the County which the taxpayers could not afford to finance with ad valorem tax.

            City Manager Mark Mitchell expressed a desire to facilitate a line of communication between the City and County on this subject.

            Roy Garren suggested that the list of suggested projects be expanded to include a total recreation plan which the Recreation Board was in the process of developing.

            Chairman Smith announced that the Commission would discuss this topic further in a work session to be held Thursday, October 10, 1991 at 4:00 P.M., and representatives from the Brunswick City Commission would be invited to attend this meeting.

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Recreation Board Report.

            Roy Garren  presented a brief outline of recommendations developed by the Recreation  Board relative to usage of various recreational facilities in the County.  He advised that efforts were underway to prepare a total recreation master plan.

            On behalf of the Commission, Chairman Smith accepted this report for information, and said no action would be taken by the Commission until requested to do so by the Recreation Board.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Personnel Committee Actions.

            On behalf of the personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne approving the following items:

 

            1)         Job description of Certified Solid Waste Facility Operator approved.

           

            2)         Personnel Director directed to hold hearing on proposed amendment to

                        the Personnel Policy that would allow additional leave with pay for FLSA

                        exempt employees when approved by Administrator and Board of Commissioners, and to present a report back to the Personnel Committee for final approval and recommendation.

 

            3)         Outline of an EEOC Seminar to be put on by Tom Rebel of Fisher and Phillips was approved, along with expenditures of $3,500.00 for this Seminar.

 

            4)         Staff directed to present outline of points to be covered in a Time and Motion Study at the next Personnel Committee Meeting, with a view toward presentation of recommendation to the full Commission in December and initiation in January.

 

              Motion adopted approving concept of a two-week pay period  beginning 1/1/92;

              Staff directed to present final plan to Personnel Committee Meeting.

           

            Commissioner Boyne stated that this new pay plan would be phased in a

            fashion that would minimize hardship on weekly employees.

 

Unanimously adopted. 

 

             

Concept of Two-Week Pay Period Approved.

 

            On behalf of the Personnel Committee, a motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne approving  the concept of a two-week pay period  beginning January 1, 1992, and directing Staff to present a final plan to the Personnel Committee.

            Adopted by majority vote with Chairman Smith dissenting.

            Commissioner Boyne noted that this concept had been unanimously supported by the full Commission in the past, and he added that the new plan would be phased in in such a fashion as to minimize hardship on weekly employees.

 

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Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force Report, Magistrate’s Court.

            Commissioner Dismer presented report on meeting of the Inter-Agency Criminal Justice Task Force held September 9, 1991 featuring a proposal made by Chief Magistrate Perry Fields for making his position full-time and combining his Staff with the Clerk of Superior Court.

            Commissioner Dismer said Judge Fields’ proposal had not received substantial encouragement from other elements of the Judiciary, and after discussing this proposal with his fellow Commissioners, he could see no point in considering this proposal further.

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Resolution Honoring Retiring DOT  Commissioner Hal Rives.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Tillman to adopt the following resolution, which would be presented to Mr. Hal Rives at special activities at DNR Headquarters in Brunswick later in the week.

 

                                                            RESOLUTION

 

            WHEREAS, the Honorable Hal Rives will be retiring from his position as the 26th Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation on October 31, 1991, after serving in this capacity since may of 1987; and

            WHEREAS, Commissioner Rives, who is a civil engineer, began his long and illustrious career with the Department of Transportation in December of 1952, and during the ensuing years he worked both in the field and in the office in many phases of the State Transportation Organization, including construction and design activities; and

 

            WHEREAS, Commissioner Rives was vitally interested in the development of a comprehensive transportation system for Glynn County, and he helped to bring about completion of several major road projects including 4 –laning of U.S. Highway North,

replacement of the South Altamaha Bridge, and Corridor Z, as well as numerous dirt road paving projects and LARP  resurfacing projects through the State Aid Program; and

            WHEREAS, thanks to Commissioner Rives’ support we look forward to completion of several other major transportation improvements in Glynn County in the future, including the Cypress Mill/Community Road Widening and Overpass Project, the Martin Luther King Boulevard Project, 4-laning of U.S. 341 from Sterling to Wayne County, 4-laning of U.S. 17 South from 1-95 to the Jekyll Causeway, replacement of the Jekyll Bridge, and eventual replacement of the Sidney Lanier Bridge; and

            WHEREAS, it is appropriate that we commend Commissioner Rives at this time for a job well done, and for the continuing legacy of transportation improvements he helped put into place that will serve the citizens of this County for years to come.

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of Glynn County, Georgia, that we present this Resolution to Commissioner Hal Rives, upon this special occasion observing his impending retirement, to show our respect and appreciation for a job well done for the citizens of the

State of Georgia and the County of Glynn during his tenure with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

            Unanimously adopted. 

 

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Finance Committee Items.

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

            1.         Bid on Street Sweeper for Roads & Bridges rejected and rebidding 

                        authorized.

            2.         Bid on Grassing 12-15 acres at the Cate Road Landfill awarded to South Georgia Landscaping Company of Statesboro, GA in the amount of $1,090.00 per acre.

           

            3.         Request for Proposals on Architectural Services for Remodeling Detention Center approved and Staff authorized to advertise same.

           

            4.         Purchasing Ordinance adopted.

           

            5.         Action on Purchasing policy deferred until next Regular Meeting.

 

            6.         Travel Policy items approved as follows:

                       

                        a)         Continue the present policy on accounting for the travel allowance

                                    and start withholding of income taxes and FICA taxes

                                    immediately.

                                   

                        b)         Refer Travel Allowance Policy to the Management Committee and        request a recommendation on possible changes to the Travel

                                    Allowance Policy.

 

                        c)         Approve the travel allowance amounts for the Budget Year FY

                                    91-92.

 

            7.         Penalties on tax deeds for Jan Thomas waived if the principal amount is paid within 30 days.

 

            8.         Emergency repairs in the amount of $1,900.00 to the Police Department’s Air Conditioning Air Compressor authorized.

 

            9.         Landfill fees originally billed to Lee Roofing/Birdsal Builders, Inc. reduced to $ 2,500.00.

 

         10.          Bids on Telephone System for New Court House rejected, and Staff authorized to rebid same.

                                                     

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Unanimously adopted.

         

                                         

                                   

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Purchase of Generators for Emergency Operations Center

           

A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner

Tillman accepting the low bid of Prime Equipment of Jacksonville, Florida in the amount of

$3,100.00 on two Portable Generators for the Emergency Management Agency.

            Unanimously adopted.

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PA System for Commissioner’s Meeting Room.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Tillman to

purchase a PA System for the Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Wiltronic’s System, costing

$2,436.91.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Update on Beach Nourishment Bonds.

            Administrator Stewart presented update on reissuance of the Beach Nourishment

Bonds.  He noted that the Hospital Authority was reimbursing the County $35,000, in the form

of write-off of DUI costs, towards the County’s costs of reissuing the bonds.  He said the target

date for sale of the new public bond issue was October 27, 1991.

            Administrator Stewart explained that the County had already paid $586,000.00 to the

Corps of Engineers and $1.5 million to the Dept. of Transportation on the 933

Beach Nourishment Project.  In addition, he said $70,000.00 would be needed to match a Soil

Conservation Service grant for dune restoration and walkovers, and some expenditures to the

engineering firm of Thomas & Hutton were outstanding

            On behalf of the Commissioner, Chairman Smith received this report for information.

 

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Dedication Ceremony for New Courthouse.

            The Commission briefly discussed the upcoming dedication ceremony for the new

Courthouse.

            Chairman Smith said he wanted to make the keynote address at the dedication ceremony,

and other Commissioners who wished to do so could also make comments at that time.  He said

he would also like an outside speaker to be involved.

            Commissioner Boyne suggested that a representative of the Judiciary be invited to

participate in this ceremony, and Commissioner Moore recommended Judge Anthony A.

Alaimo.

            Chairman Smith directed Staff to develop a program to be brought back at the next

Regular Meeting when the contractor would also be present.

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Length of Initial Terms on the Water/Sewer Commission Established.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Tillman

establishing length of initial terms on the new Water and Sewer Commission, as follows:

                        District 3 Representative- Two Year Term

                        District 4 Representative- Two Year Term

                        District 1 Representative –One Year Term

 At-Large District Post 1 Representative –Three Year Term

                        District 2 Representative –Four Year Term

                        District 5 Representative –Four Year Term

At-Large District Post 2 Representative – Four Year Term

 

Unanimously adopted.

                       

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Water and Sewer Commission Appointments.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Pate

appointing J.R. Miller to serve an initial four year term on the Water and Sewer Commission

representing County Commission District 5.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

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            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Pate

appointing James Broadwell, Sr. to an initial four-year term on the Water and Sewer

Commission representing County Commission District 2.

            Unanimously adopted.

                                    *    *    *

            A motion was made by Commissioner Dismer and seconded by Commissioner Pate

appointing Lynwood Collins to serve an initial term of four years on the Water and Sewer

Commission representing County Commission At-Large District, Post 2.

Unanimously adopted.

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A motion was made by Chairman Smith and seconded by Commissioner Tillman

 

appointing Joe C. Kinchen to serve an initial term of three years on the Water and Sewer

Commission representing County District 1.

            Unanimously adopted.

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            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman

appointing Thomas Putnam to serve an initial term of three years on the Water and Sewer

Commission, representing County Commission At-Large District, Post 1.

            Unanimously adopted.

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            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Tillman

appointing Joe Jaudon to serve in initial term of two years on the Water and Sewer Commission 

representing County Commission District 3.

            Unanimously adopted.

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            A motion was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Boyne

appointing Ken Tollison to serve an initial term of two years on the Water and Sewer

Commission representing County District 4.

            Unanimously adopted.

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            Glynn County Water and Sewer Engineer Jim Todd announced that he would schedule

the initial meeting of the new Water and Sewer Commission.

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Concerned Citizens Appointed to Beach Management Committee.

            Chairman Smith announced that the Commission had previously agreed that each

Commissioner would make a direct appointment of a concerned citizen to the Beach

Management Committee, and he called upon the Commission to make said appointments,

with results as follows.

 

                        Commissioner Tillman (5)                     Reglin Crittenden

                        Commissioner Pate (4)             Robert E. O’Reilly

                        Commissioner Moore (2)                      Harry Kaufman, Jr.

                        Commissioner Smith (1)                        Jim Robertson

                        Commissioner Hardman (3)                  J. R. Miller

                        Commissioner Boyne (AL)                  R. Charles Crumbliss, Jr.

                        Commissioner Dismer (AL)                  Taylor Schoettle

 

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Traffic Proposals – U.S.  341 / I-95.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Moore

authorizing Chairman Smith to sign a letter to Department of Transportation District Engineer

Craig Brack seeking discussion of several proposals regarding the anticipated Traffic

Improvement Project on U.S. highway 342 at the I-95 Intersection.

            Unanimously adopted.

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Committee Assignments.

Chairman Smith made the following Committee Assignments:

Animal Control Advisory Board

            Establish Animal License Fee

Indigent Defense Committee

            Fill Assistant Public Defender Position

Finance Committee

            Georgia Forestry Building

            Increase City Jail Fee from $1.00 per day.

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Purchase of Property Adjacent Fort Frederica.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner

 Hardman authorizing Staff to fax a letter to Representatives in Washington urging them to take

appropriate action to secure funding for purchase of Sea Palms property adjacent to and for the

purpose of expanding the Fort Frederica tract.

            Unanimously adopted.

                                    ____________

St. Simons Optimist Club Christmas Tree Sale.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Hardman

approving request to hold their Annual Christmas Tree Sale on Demere Road near Demere

Annex.

            Unanimously adopted.

 

                                                ______________

 Actor Jon Voight to Visit Glynn County.

            Commissioner Tillman related that 18 years earlier actor Jon Voight starred in the movie

Conrack, which was filmed locally utilizing the talents of many local young people, and Mr.

Voight agreed to participate in a reunion of this group at Selden Park during the Thanksgiving

Holidays.  He said this occasion might be used to raise funds for the Selden Park Pool Project,

and special activities would be held at the Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium. Commissioner 

Tillman said he would likely need assistance from his fellow Commissioners in welcoming Mr.

Voight, although no financial obligations would be required of the County.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Pate and seconded by Commissioner Boyne

that the Commission pledge their support and assistance in assisting Commissioner Tillman in welcoming Mr. Voight on this very special upcoming reunion.

 

                                                  _______________

Funds for Selden Park Pool Project.

            Commissioner Tillman reported that efforts to raise funds from the private sector to complete financing of the Selden Park Pool Project were still on target.

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Request from Police Benevolent Association for Audit of Pension Fund.

            Chairman Smith presented copies of a letter from the Police Benevolent

Association asking for an independent audit of the Employees Pension Fund and bidding out

Investment Manager Fees.

            After a brief discussion, Chairman Smith directed Administrator Stewart to prepare a response to this letter for his signature, forwarding copies of that section of the audit covering the Pension fund along with the auditor’s opinion letter, and asking if this information was sufficient to answer questions posed by the Police Benevolent Association.

 

DOT Funding.

Chairman Smith related that he had received a letter from the Department of

Transportation dated September 26, 1991, advising that Glynn County would not receive 

more than $333,000 for road improvement projects during the current budget year.

 

                                    _____________

  Condemnation of Right-of-Way for Buck Swamp Road Paving Project.

Chairman Smith directed Attorney Gary Moore to expedite condemnation proceedings

on remaining parcels needed for Buck Swamp Road so that paving could commence

immediately.

                                     ___________

Certification of Minutes by Chairman.

            Former Chairman Shaw McVeigh addressed the Commission regarding requirement

that the Chairman of the County Commission certify official minutes recorded in bound volume

Minute Books, which he had not done for the two years he served as Chairman.

            Commissioner Boyne asked that Attorney Gary Moore investigate this requirement and  inform the Commission as to how it should be handled.

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County Costs Incurred re President Bush’s Visit to Glynn County.

            Approximately $21,000 in overtime costs incurred by the County as a result of President   Bush’s recent visit was discussed, along with the feasibility of sending a bill to the White House

to recoup this cost.      

Batteries Puchased for the Police Department.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne

approving request presented by Police Chief Carl Alexander for expenditure up to $4,000.00

from funds seized by the Police Department to replace batteries for the Uninterrupted Power

Source System at the Police Department.

Unanimously adopted.

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Plaque for New Courthouse.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Hardman

that a second plaque be placed below the main plaque in the New Courthouse listing the names

of former Commissioners who initiated the project, at an additional cost of approximately

$489.00

Unanimously adopted.

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Executive Session.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Pate to go

into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the following items.

 

            Right –of-Way Acquisition

            Potential Litigation

            Use of County Property

 

            Unanimously adopted.

 

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Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority Industrial Prospect.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Tillman

appointing the following Commissioners to work with Brunswick and Glynn County

Development Authority Executive Director Randal Morris on potential lease of the County

Office Park Building, a possible Employees Assistance Program grant, and other matters relating

to the prospect of relocation of an industrial corporate headquarters to Brunswick.

 

 

            Commissioner Hardman

            Commissioner Tillman

            Commissioner Pate

 

Unanimously adopted.

 

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Meeting Adjourned                                                         

                                                                                     BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                                                                                      GLYNN  COUNTY

 

 

                                                                                        Joe Smith, Chairman

                                                                                     

Attested to and

Prepared By:

 

 

Martha D. Tyre, Deputy Clerk