MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

701 “G” STREET, 2ND FLOOR, COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING CHAMBERS

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

Clyde Taylor, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 1

                                    Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

                                    Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ABSENT:                      Tom Sublett, Commissioner, District 2

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - No requests were received during the sign up period. Therefore, no public comments were heard by the Board of Commissioners during the scheduled Public Comment Period.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to add item 9.1 to the published consent agenda to approve a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for the mowing of rights-of-way and litter pickup on 22.23 miles of state routes in Glynn County at a reimbursement rate of $2,625 per mile per year for a total annual reimbursement of $58,537.50.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

1.         ZM2350 (M) - Covington Pointe: Consider a request to amend Zoning Text of a PD (Planned Development) Zoning District for a property located in the vicinity of McKenzie Road west of Highway 341 in the Sterling area of Glynn County. The purpose of the request is to increase yard area by incorporation of adjacent buffers. Parcel ID: 03-17019. Gary Nevill of Shupe Survey Co., agent for Arnold Rogers of Covington Pointe Holdings, LLC, owners. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the subject area is partially recorded as a subdivision. When the plat was developed there were areas in between the rows of lots that were to be open space. This open space would have been owned by the Homeowners Association.

Arnold Rogers, owner of the lots, said he wished to allow the homeowners to own this open space rather than the homeowners association. He felt this would prevent the public from walking in the open space, which was essentially someone’s backyard. Gary Nevill said no structures would be built in the open space and that it would continue to be used as a buffer.

This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve ZM2350 to amend the text and Master Plan as proposed in the rezoning amendment for Covington Pointe. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-21-12

 

2.         SUP2367 (M) - First United Pentecostal Church: Consider a request for a special use permit for the erection of an electronic variable message sign under Section 809(e)(2) of the Zoning Ordinance. The property is located at 5608 New Jesup Highway. The purpose of the special use permit is to request an electronic variable message sign in an FA zoning district where such signs are not permitted by right. Parcel ID: 03-05793. Shane Stutts, agent for United Pentecostal Church, owner. (D. Hainley)  Link

           

The proposed location is approximately one-half mile to the northwest of the intersection of Crispen Boulevard and New Jesup Highway. This intersection is zoned Highway Commercial to the north of Crispen and Freeway Commercial to the south. The closest commercially zoned parcel to the proposed sign is approximately 700 feet to the south. Electronic variable message signs are prohibited within 50 feet of any dwelling or residentially zoned district without Special Use approval. While the parcel in question is bordered by R-9 to the north, the sign would be located more than 500 feet from the nearest property line. An FA zoned residence sits directly across New Jesup Highway from the proposed sign location, although there are approximately 135 feet from the proposed sign to the property line. It is also noted that there are three other churches within 600 feet of the proposed sign location, none of which currently have electronic variable message signs.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the special use permit subject to being no larger than 50 square feet and meeting all other requirements. The electronic portion of the sign shall be no larger than 3’ 4” x 6’ 4”.

This item was opened for public comment and Andy Lakin, agent for applicant, was present to answer any questions.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve SUP367 to allow an electronic variable message sign in an FA district given its proximity to commercially zoned property provided the sign meets all other requirements of the sign ordinance and is no larger than 50 square feet with the electronic portion of the sign being no larger than 3’4” x 6’ 4”.  The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-22-12

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held May 17, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Approved, and authorized the Chairman to sign, a revised Consent Order with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division concerning one regulation violation with the underground storage tank located at Altamaha Park with payment of the penalty in the amount of $500.00 being made by Altamaha Park of Glynn County, Inc. (W. Worley)  Link

 

5.         Appointed Mary Harris to serve another term on the Glynn County Board of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The term begins July 1, 2012 and ends June 30, 2017. (C. Overstreet) Link

 

6.         Appointed David Boland to serve another term on the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC). The term begins July 1, 2012 and ends June 30, 2013. (C. Overstreet)  Link

 

7.         Appointed Nicole Sizemore to serve on the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Regional Planning Board. The term begins August 1, 2012 and ends July 31, 2015. (C. Overstreet)  Link

 

8.         Appointed Alfreda Boney and Markisha M. Butler to serve on the Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB). The terms begin July 2, 2012 and end July 1, 2015. (C. Overstreet) Link

 

9.         Approved the Third Amendment to Agreement between the City of Brunswick, Glynn County, and the Georgia Ports Authority for the purpose of allowing the Georgia Ports Authority to exercise the third and final ten year renewal option (for the period beginning September 5, 2012, and ending September 4, 2022) under a 1972 agreement for the lease of approximately 2.43 acres located adjacent to Newcastle Street/Lanier Boulevard and to also give the Georgia Ports Authority the right to continue and extend its sub-lease agreement with Blackwater Georgia, LLC, until the third and final renewal period ends on September 4, 2022.  Link

 

9.1       Approved a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the mowing of rights-of-way and litter pickup on 22.23 miles of state routes in Glynn County at a reimbursement rate of $2,625 per mile per year for a total annual reimbursement of $58,537.50. (B. Rowell)  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve all items on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

APPOINTMENT

 

10.       Consider the appointment of three (3) applicants to serve on the Glynn County Library Board. The terms begin July 1, 2012 and end June 30, 2015. (C. Overstreet) 

Applications received from:

                        Richard Law

                        Libby Hogan

                        Robert Doud-Williams

                        Sarah Kreimborg

                        Jim Darby

                        Linda Ferrill

                        Joan Campbell

                        Brian Beauchamp

                        Sonja Kinard

           

Commissioner Callaway nominated Robert Doud-Williams

Commissioner Clark nominated Libby Hogan

Commissioner Taylor nominated Jim Darby and Joan Campbell

Commissioner Coleman nominated Sarah Kreimborg and Sonja Kinard

The nominations were then closed

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to appoint Robert Doud-Williams to the Library Board. The motion carried 5-1 with Commissioner Clark opposed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Clark to appoint Libby Hogan. The motion died for lack of a second.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to appoint Jim Darby to the Library Board. The motion carried 5-1 with Commissioner Clark opposed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to appoint Joan Campbell to the Library Board. The motion carried 5-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

           

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

11.       Consider approving two alternative change orders with IPG for the sewer line design for the Detention Center.  The first alternative change order is in the amount of $27,500 which will involve the design of a lift station on the southern portion of the detention center site and the design of a force main from that point to the receiving manhole in West Ninth Street.  The second alternative change order is for the design to route a gravity sewer through property owned by Brunswick Cellulose to the receiving manhole.  The cost of this change order is $19,800.  Only one of the change orders will be executed.  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve execution of the second alternative change order with IPG based upon no extensive delays occurring in obtaining the easement from Brunswick Cellulose or the first alternative change order with IPG if there are delays in obtaining the easement. The motion carried 4-2 with Commissioner Clark and Commissioner Hunt opposed.

 

12.       Consider approving a change order for the survey work required by the civil engineer to design a gravity sewer through property owned by Brunswick Cellulose to the receiving manhole on West Ninth Street.   The cost of this change order with David Jachens, surveyor is $2,350.  Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the change order with David Jachens in the amount of $2,350 based upon no extensive delays occurring in obtaining the easement from Brunswick Cellulose. The motion carried 5-1 with Commissioner Clark opposed.

 

13.       Consider authorizing the Chairman to sign a right of entry agreement with Brunswick Cellulose to allow the surveyor contracted with the County to undertake the survey work required by the civil engineer to design a gravity sewer through property owned by Brunswick Cellulose to the receiving manhole on West Ninth Street. Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve the right-of-entry agreement with Brunswick Cellulose. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation and property acquisition.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Back in Session

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adjourn executive session and enter regular session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to add an item to the agenda regarding the Purchase and Sale Agreement with Honeywell International Inc. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve and ratify the Purchase and Sale Agreement between Glynn County and Honeywell International Inc., and approve the First Amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement, for the purchase and acquisition of approximately 34.75 acres at a purchase price of $475,000, and authorize the Chairman to execute all necessary closing documents. The subject property is located at 4375 and 4125 Ross Road and consists of Parcel 03-08936 in its entirety and portions of Parcel 03-04612. The motion carried 5-1 with Commissioner Clark opposed.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk