MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING &

BUDGET WORK SESSION

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 AT 9:00 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.         Selden Park pool update

 

            Recreation & Parks Department Director Wesley Davis reported the following:

            The Selden Park pool is currently closed. Staff removed some of the concrete around the pool and had two pool companies examine the pool for leaks. No leaks were found. It was discovered that the problem was a failure of one of the sump pumps. It is estimated the entire repair will cost $100,000. The company that could handle the repairs is the same company that built the pool in 1991.

 

            The Board asked County Attorney Aaron Mumford to review the purchasing ordinance and state law to determine if the County could hire the company that built the pool to do the repairs or if the repairs would have to be bid out.

 

            Mr. Davis said the kiddy pool and the chair lift installation were not included in the $100,000 cost.

 

2.         FY13 proposed budget 

 

            Sheriff Wayne Bennett presented his budget to the Board.   Link

 

The Board also discussed the possibility of increasing the Accommodation Excise Tax, commonly referred to as the Bed Tax. Staff will look at the impact this tax increase would have on the FY 13 budget and provide a report at the Board’s next special called meeting on Tuesday, May 1. Then, the next step would be for the County Attorney to draft a resolution for the Board’s consideration to send to the Local Legislative Delegation asking it to support legislation to increase the tax.  Link

 

            County Administrator Alan Ours said an analysis of the sanitation fund was performed and it is not in need of an increase. Representatives from Southland Waste were present at the meeting and said their price is fixed and they do not need an increase.

           

            Commissioner Strickland said at the last Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) meeting, the idea of converting vehicles over to propane was discussed. The price per gallon of propane is approximately $1.25. It costs approximately $5,300 to convert a vehicle to operate on propane. There is an abundant amount of propane in the United States and it burns much cleaner than gasoline.  Staff will look into the feasibility of converting cars over to operate on propane.           

 

            The millage ranking compared to other counties in the state was discussed briefly.  Link

 

Administrator Ours presented the Board with a proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  Link

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk