TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012 AT 9:30 AM


PRESENT:                             Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

                                                Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

Tom Sublett, Commissioner, District 2

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

                                                Clyde Taylor, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 1

                                                Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2


ALSO PRESENT:                 Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk


Discussion and consideration of the following:


1.         Update on Detention Center project  


            Jim Ingram, of the architectural firm IPG, which is responsible for the architectural and engineering of the new detention center, and Sheriff Wayne Bennett provided an update on the detention center project.


            They mentioned that the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) had recommended a $100,000 grinder be installed in the detention center’s sewer system. Sheriff Bennett said he would contact the JWSC regarding this grinder to see if it was required.


            Mr. Ingram said all other aspects of the project are on schedule. The groundbreaking is still set for August 2012. He said the construction cost is budgeted at $24,231,000. Design fees, testing, surveys, furniture, fixtures, equipment, landscaping, etc. will bring the total project to $27,400,000.


            It was decided the facility would be named the “Glynn County Sheriff’s Complex.”           


2.         Presentation regarding the Transportation Investment Act (TIA)


            Community Development Director David Hainley presented an overview of the Transportation Investment Act (TIA). Staff will hold town hall meetings throughout the county to explain the proposed 1%, 10-year sales tax for transportation improvements.


3.         LOST Negotiations


            Chairman Strickland announced the first Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) renegotiation meeting with the City of Brunswick was scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Pate Building.


4.         Presentation by Honeywell Building Systems regarding energy savings for County buildings


            Bill Stark with Honeywell Building Systems presented a proposal to assist Glynn County in its efforts to save energy. He said his company could review the County’s facilities and offer energy-saving equipment and procedures. He provided examples of other counties that had joined his program and reduced their energy costs.  He felt the County could save $160,000 of its $1 million annual electricity bill and that the operational savings would more than pay for the cost of the improvements.


            Commissioner Strickland asked Mr. Stark to stay in contact with the County Administrator regarding this program. If it is something the County staff wants to do, they will let the Commission know.


5.         Blythe Island Regional Park boat launch 


            Engineering Division Manager David Deloach presented several options for repairing the boat launch and deck at the Blythe Island Regional Park.


Option 1: Repair damaged piles and structural bracing

            This would be a temporary repair. It is a short-term, labor intensive repair and would be costly for the results obtained. Estimated cost: $100,000


            Option 2:  Replace existing failed piles, cross bracing, framing and deck

            This option would replace approximately 24 of the existing pilings with new wood piles. A portion of the deck would be replaced along with the existing framing. The remaining deck and framing would not be replaced.

            Estimated cost:  $350,000


            Option 3: Replace with concrete piles and deck

A concrete launch would utilize concrete piling and caps, concrete deck structures, and bolt on side rails. One-half of the current number of pilings would be required for the new structure. A system similar to the Dunbar Creek Bridge would be utilized for the project. Salvaged panels were used to estimate the costs.

            Estimated cost:   $400,000 

(New panels would be an additional $50,000, but may prevent future required maintenance.)


Mr. Deloach presented the timeline to complete the project, which was applicable to all the options presented.


Commissioner Strickland said this was one of the projects on the proposed SPLOST 6 list, which was defeated by the voters. He said now the County is going to have to consider finding an alternative way to fund this project and the others on the SPLOST 6 list.


6.         Presentation of proposed FY12-13 budget



County Administrator Alan Ours presented revisions to the proposed budget.  He went through each section and provided a detailed explanation of each.  A millage increase was discussed as was the solid waste fee.





The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.




Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia





Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk