REGULAR MEETING, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                                       GLYNN COUNTY, GEORGIA,

                         THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1991, 6:30 P.M.


                                                                       

 

PRESENT:                      Chairman Joe Smith

Vice Chairman Karen Moore

Commissioner Robert H “Bob” Boyne

Commissioner William E. Dismer

Commissioner Jack Hardman

Commissioner 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.

 

            Buck Crosby, Administrative Assistant for the Glynn County Board of Education,

and Murray Miller, Principal of Risley Middle School, introduced vocalist Tony English and pianist Charlene Miller for a presentation of holiday music.

 

            Chairman Smith conveyed the Commission’s thanks to Brad Brown and the Old Town Preservation Association for decorating a Christmas tree in the courthouse.

 

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Resolution Presented to Retiring Fire Chief W.R. Cavanaugh

 

            Chairman Smith called on Commissioner Moore to read the following resolution and present a framed copy to retiring Fire Chief W.R. Cavanaugh.

 

                                   

 

 

 

A RESOLUTION

                                       HONORING

            FIRE CHIEF W. R. CAVANAUGH

 


WHEREAS, W. R. Cavanaugh is retiring as Chief of the Glynn County Fire Department after serving in this position since June 1, 1972; and

 

 

WHEREAS,   during this period of nearly 20 years, Chief

Cavanaugh guided the development of the Glynn County Fire Department in its journey to becoming one of the first certified Fire Department in the State of Georgia; and

 

            WHEREAS, under Chief Cavanaugh’s leadership our Fire Department has grown from two stations staffed by 15 employees to six fully equipped stations staffed by 85 well-trained employees and additional volunteers; and

 

            WHEREAS, thanks to Chief Cavanaugh’s efforts, Glynn County citizens have benefited from significant reductions in fire insurance rates because of the high standard of service provided by the Glynn County Fire Department, and from the service of the Glynn County Emergency Medical Service, which is recognized as being on of the most efficient in the State of Georgia; and

 

            WHEREAS, on this occasion of Chief Cavanaugh’s retirement, we thank him for his diligent efforts in helping Glynn to build a first class Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service for the benefit of our citizens.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, in Official Meeting held this 19th day of December, 1991, that we extend to W. R. Cavanaugh our deepest appreciation for a job well done while serving as Chief of Our Fire Department for the past 20 years.

           

            The Commission and audience honored Chief Cavanaugh with a standing ovation.

 

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Campaign Against Drug Abuse

 

            Commissioner Tillman introduced a Mr. Cook, who presented special caps to Commissioners and outlined plans to lead marches through various neighborhoods in a campaign against drug use.   

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Chairman for 1992 Elected

 

            Chairman Smith announced that it had been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chairman of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners during 1991, and he expressed hope that the new Chairman would take it upon himself to serve the entire community. 

He then called for nominations for the position of Chairman for the coming year.  Commissioner Pate nominated E.C. Tillman, and Commissioner Dismer moved to close the nominations.     

            Written votes were cast, whereupon Chairman Smith announced that Commissioner E.C. Tillman had been unanimously selected to serve as Chairman Smith for 1992.

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Election of Vice Chairman for 1992

            Chairman Smith called for nominations for the position of Vice Chairman for calendar year 1992.

 

            Commissioner Dismer nominated Commissioner Boyne for the position of Vice Chairman, and Commissioner Pate moved to close the nominations.

            Written votes were cast, whereupon Chairman Smith announced that Commissioner Bob Boyne had been selected to serve as Vice Chairman.

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New Courthouse

Chairman Smith expressed the Commission’s appreciation to Building Official Vernon Lewis for his work and dedication in helping bring construction of the new courthouse to completion on time, including the official dedication ceremony on December 14.

 

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Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Commissioner Tillman and seconded by Commissioner Hardman to approve the following consent agenda items as recommended by Staff:

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Keith Boone’s appearance to discuss houseboats at Altama Park was deferred.

   

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Personnel Review Board Ordinance amended, as follows, and

            appointment of Gene Leggett to the Review Board was

            ratified.

 

            A RESOLUTION AMENDING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER

            2-12 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, GLYNN COUNTY,

            GEORGIA, TITLED “PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD” TO

            REMOVE THE PROHIBITION AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL

            HOLDING A PUBLIC OFFICE FROM SERVING ON THE

            PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARD; AND FOR OTHER

            PURPOSES.

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the Glynn County, Georgia Board of Commissioners, this the 19th day of December, 1991, that Section 2-12-80 of the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, be it and it is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

SECTION 2-12-80

 

The Review Board shall be composed of nine (9) members, each of whom shall be a resident of Glynn, County, Georgia. The members shall be selected because of their experience and interest in personnel management.  Three (3) members of the Board of Commissioners, who are members of the Personnel Committee appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, shall serve as members of the Personnel Review Board.  One non-management County employee, Pay Grade 14 and below, and one non-management employee, Pay Grade 15 and above, will be appointed from a list of five (5) nominees received from the employees.  One member of the Personnel Review Board shall be an individual involved in personnel management.  The non-commission members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve two year terms. 

Members shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.  No member shall serve more than (2) successive terms.

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Final Plat of Dugan Acres Subdivision approved.

 

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Selden Park activities approved as follows.

 

            12/14/91          ARA Services (FLETC) Christmas Party

                                    - 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

 

            12/20/91          Elizabeth E. Castle-James Birthday

                                    Celebration 7:00 –1:00 a.m.

 

            12/21/91          Gala Toys-for tots Christmas Benefit

                                    Dance 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

 

            12/24/91          Gala Toys-for tots Christmas Party

                                    for Children Toy distribution- 9:00-1:00a.m.

 

            12/27/91          Shining C’s of Brunswick Annual Christmas Dance

                                    -9:00 – 1:00 a.m.

 

            12/28/91          Rainbow Social Club Christmas Party-

                                    8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

 

            12/31/91          Karen Scriven’s New Year’s Eve Party-

                                    7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

 

            1/11/92            Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Dance and Step Show-

                                    7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

 

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Water and Sewer Ordinance-   Action on proposed revision deferred.

 

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Public Hearing on Glynn County’s future solid waste needs scheduled on Monday, 1/27/92 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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            Unanimously adopted. (Commissioners Dismer and Moore were not present for this vote.)

 

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Approval of Minutes

 

            A motion was made by comm. Boyne and seconded by Commissioner Hardman approving minutes of the following meetings subject to any needed corrections.

 

            Regular Meeting Held December 5, 1991

            Executive Meeting held December 5, 1991

           

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

 

Greasetrap Provisions of Water / Sewer Ordinance

 

            Chairman Smith noted that Mrs. Steve Marino was not present as listed on the agenda to discuss greasetrap requirement for DJ’s Barbeque on St. Simons Island, and he asked Staff to coordinate this item for a later meeting.

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Coroner’s Training Council

 

            Glynn County Coroner Abe Brown announced that he was a member of the State Coroner’s Training Council, and he asked that the Chairman, Administrator and Police and sheriff staff members attend a meeting in Atlanta with him on January 8 to learn how death investigations were conducted.

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Boyne authorizing Police Chief Carl Alexander, one of his investigators and the Chairman of the County Commission to accompany

Coroner Brown to said meeting.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

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Final Report from Beach Management Committee

 

            Charles Crumbliss presented a final report from the Beach Management Committee, which included the following recommendations:

1.         That beach crossovers designed by Larry Taylor be built at

            Massengale Park at the earliest possible date, and discarded

            Christmas trees be used in this area to create a dune field.

 

 2.        That the 933 Beach Nourishment Project be postponed until Fall or

            Winter of the coming year.

 

3.         That a referendum be held to determine whether or not the citizens

            wanted the 933 Beach Nourishment Project.

 

            Chairman Smith thanked Mr. Crumbliss and the Beach Management Committee for the good efforts they put forth during the Committee’s existence.

 

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Final Plat Approval – Thompson Landing Subdivision

 

            Ed Stelle, Director of the Metropolitan Planning Department, presented recommendation for approval of final plat of Thompson Landing Subdivision located on Demere Road near Proctor Lane; Developer Joe Hemingway.  Mr. Stelle explained that wording would be filled to meet the standards of the Glynn County Water and Sewer Department.

 

            A motion approving this plat as recommended was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Pate, subject to final approval by Water and Sewer Engineer Jim Todd.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

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Final Plat of Sea Palms West Subdivision Approved

 

            Ed Stelle, Director of Metropolitan Planning Department, presented staff recommendation for approval of the final plat of Sea Palms West Subdivision.  Mr. Steele explained that all improvements were in place and had been inspected and approved by County Engineer Ray Richard.

 

            A motion approving this final plat, as recommended by staff, was made by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Boyne.

 

            Unanimously adopted.

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1992 Liquor Licenses Approved  

            Pursuant to duly advertised public hearing and recommendation of approval by Police Chief Carl Alexander, a motion was made by Commissioner Hardman and seconded by Commissioner Dismer to approve the following applications for 1992 Liquor, Beer and Wine licenses.

 

            1)         Application of Daniel Edwin Minton for 1992 License to

                        sell Beer in original containers at the two following

                        locations.

 

                        a)         Paige Petroleum, Inc., 2002 Commercial Drive,

                                    Brunswick.

 

                        b)         Paige Petroleum, Inc., U.S. 17 & I- 95, Exit 6,

                                    Brunswick.

 

            2)         Application of Martha Will Henry for License to sell Beer

                        for consumption on premises at Pizza hut Restaurant     

                        located at 314 Glyndale Drive, Brunswick.

 

            3)         Application of Stephen C. Sharpe for license to sell Beer

                        and Wine for consumption on premises at Pizza Inn of St.

                        Simons Island located at 1627 Frederica Road.

 

            4)         Application of Dennis G. Haigler, Jr. for license to sell

                        Liquor, Beer and Wine for consumption on premises at the

                        following locations:

 

                        a)         Sea Palms Golf/Tennis Resort, Café Oglethorpe,

                                    located on Windward Drive, St. Simons Island.                          

                        b)         Sea Palms Racquet Club located on Frederica Road

St. Simons Island.

           

            c)         Beer and Wine for consumption on premises at Sea

                        Palms Golf Club Snack Bar located at Windward

                        Drive, St. Simons Island.

 

5)         Application of Robert L Turman, Sr. for license to sell

            Liquor, Beer and Wine for consumption on premises

            at Pat’s Panama located at 534 New Jesup Highway,

            Brunswick.

 

6)         Application of George Kesner for License to sell

            Liquor, Beer and Wine at The lamb and Wolf Nightclub at

            1627 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island.

 

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Unanimously adopted. 

 

Report from Interagency Criminal Justice Task Force

                                   

                        On behalf of the Interagency Criminal Justice Task Force, Commissioner Dismer presented a detailed written report on a trip by himself and County Administrator Charles Stewart to Hall County on November 18 to view their method of detention, both pre-trial and post –trial.

 

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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 Personnel actions as recommended in Personnel Committee minutes dated December 17, 1991.

 1)        FF/Paramedic Ferris granted two seeks advance sick leave.

           

2)         Recommendation of Police Chief and Hearing Officer Don

            Herrman re: suspension of Police Officer Tommie Sue Deen

            for two shifts and demotion from Sr. Police Officer to Police

            Officer for six months for having her second “at fault”

            vehicle accident in a short period was upheld.

 

 

3)         Staff authorized to institute voluntary direct deposit of pay

            for employees.

 

4)         Action re: layoff of Bruce Elias as result of budget cuts deferred

            for executive session.

 

5)         The following items included in the Personnel Committee minutes

            which still remained with the Committee were noted without any

            action being taken by the Committee.

 

            a)         Discussions with Joy Callaghan of Callaghan and

                        Associates regarding a general staffing analysis and

                        organization audit.

           

            b)         Recommendation that Staff and Attorney develop a

                        proposed change to the Personnel Policy which

                        would allow reinstatement of time and pay under

                        certain conditions, such as perhaps if the break in

                        service was one year or less.

 

            c)         Recommendation that requests of Police Officer

                        Emerson Gay and Chief Deputy Tax Appraiser

                        Jim Holton for credit for prior service under the

                        pension plan be studied by Staff and reported back

                        to Committee.

                         

            d)         Recommendation that County Attorney study request

                        of Sheriff’s Deputy Raymond E. Cobb to be paid “injury

                        leave” and report back to Committee.

 

            e)         Recommendation of amendment to Personnel Policy,

                        Chapter XIV ETHICS AND CONDUCT was determined

                        to have been acted on by the Commission on November

                        21, 1991.

 

 

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Unanimously adopted.

 

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Finance Committee Action

 

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

 

1)         Bid on Street Sweeper for Roads and Bridges awarded to SMA

            Stith of Savannah, GA in the amount of $109,426.00.

 

2)        County Administrator authorized to purchase the following non-budgeted items requested by the Clerk of Superior Court, not to exceed $5,000.00, from the Sales Tax Construction Fund.

 

           One 40” Television

           Five 19 “ Televisions

           Six VCR’s

           Five (5) two-cubic Refrigerators

 

3)        Bid on Hydraulic Excavator awarded to Carlton Company of

           Brunswick, GA, included trade-in of 1977 Caterpillar Excavator, net price of $106,461, for total cost bid of $39,451.00.

 

4)        Bid on Two (2) Cab & Chassis for Sanitation awarded to Tom Nehl GMC of Jacksonville, FLA in the amount of $40,200.0.

 

5)        Action deferred on award bid for Bait Supply at Blythe Island

           Regional Park.

 

6)        Bid on Computer software for Police Department awarded to Spillman of Logan, Utah, in the total amount of $69,522.00.

 

7)        Bid on Sea Palms & Hampton Point Drainage Improvements awarded to Douglas Electric & Plumbing of Douglas, GA in the amount of $63,463.00, subject to Douglas Electric obtaining a Glynn County Business License and that the overrun of $13,463.00

           be taken from savings in other drainage projects.

 

8)        Recent request of Jiffy-Huntley Convenience Stores for refund of Beer and Wine License Fees- Refund of $5,472.00 authorized, representing $100.00 per store and $250.00 Investigative Fee.

 

9)        Sewage Rates charged to customers using the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant increased from $1.70 per thousand to $1.88 per thousand to cover the increased costs being charged the County by the City.

 

10)      Report received from Clerk of State Court regarding revenue shortfall in State Court.

 

 

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           Adopted by majority vote with one nay cast by Commissioner

Hardman.

 

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 Regulations for New Courthouse

 

           A motion was made by Commissioner Boyne and seconded by

Commissioner Pate approving request received from Superior Court

Judge A. Blenn Taylor, Jr. that a memorandum be forwarded to occupants

of the new Courthouse as follows:

 

           1)         No live plants on window sills, decks or work stations.

 

           2)         No hanging plants.

 

           3)         No live plants on the carpet without prior approval of

                       Building Official Vernon Lewis.

 

           4)         No coffee, drinks or food will be taken out of the vending

                       room or break room.

 

                      

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attested to and

Prepared by:

 

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Martha D. Tyre, Deputy Clerk