TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 AT 9:30 AM


PRESENT:                     Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

                                    Clyde Taylor, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 1

Tom Sublett, Commissioner, District 2

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4


ABSENT:                      Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5


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 IPG Architects, provided the Board with an update on the jail project. Undersheriff Ron Corbett was also present at the meeting. Mr. Ingram said the project was on schedule. The project is out to bid and bids will be opened July 17, 2012.  Most of the permits have been received. There are a few changes needed that were requested by the Fire Marshall.  He added that the sewer reroute is in progress.

                        Mr. Ingram said the roof would be designed for 120 mph winds.


2.         SPLOST update


                        Finance Director Phyllis McNicoll reported the following:

            SPLOST 3:

            There are two projects currently in progress under SPLOST 3.

Perry Lane Road improvements project  - in the design phase. Right-of-way acquisition for this project is budgeted in SPLOST 4.

SPUR 25 extension phase 2 - in the right-of-way acquisition phase.

Once these two projects are complete, this SPLOST can be closed.  A total of $69.6 million was collected in SPLOST 3.



Oglethorpe Convention Center – This is a project of the City of Brunswick.

Office Park upgrade – the last phase of this project is the installation of a second floor sprinkler system. The bids have been awarded and the project should be complete soon.

Chapel Crossing Road – This project includes the Perry Lane Road improvements project from SPLOST 3 and is in the right-of-way acquisition phase.

Storm drain improvements/upgrades – the Highway 17 outfall portion of this project is in the design phase.

Water well in western Glynn – bids for architectural and engineering have been received and are under review.

North Glynn Facilities – bids have been received for the restrooms and tennis courts. The basketball court is the final project and will be bid soon.

Blythe Island Park Improvements – The bids for the ADA improvements project have been received and are under review.

St. Simons Sports Complex Improvements – nine projects have been identified. These range from the planning stage to the award of A&E. The projects are as follows: Mallery playground replacement, King Park basketball court upgrade, King Park tennis court upgrade, Lawrence Road Park basketball courts, two tennis courts, asphalt parking, and restroom facilities, Epworth Park two tennis courts, and new restroom facility.


A total of $89.4 million was collected in SPLOST 4.



Detention facility – in design

Elevated Water Tank – in western Glynn and design bids are under review.

Mainland WWTP – pending. No site has been decided

Sewer line rehab – pending

Water line rehab – pending

Water line expansion – bids under review

Public Work renovations – A&E bids are under review

Sidewalks and bike paths – in design – Harry Driggers

Beach access improvements – signs will be installed soon

Drainage rehab – in the planning stage

Firefighting & EMS equipment – purchased 1 ambulance and will award bid for 2 pumpers. The purchase of two ambulances is in the planning stage

Blythe Island Regional Park – ADA improvement bids are under review.

Mallery Office – in planning stage

North Glynn sidewalks at soccer fields – in design phase

Communications Network – projects in design and planning phases


$96.5 million has been received.


3.         On-site health clinic for employees


            Representatives from ShawHankins attended the meeting and presented the Board with a Health Plan Management Report based on 2011.  ShawHankins administers the County’s health plan. Scott Hankins recommended the Board conduct an assessment to determine with an onsite health clinic would be beneficial to the County and its employees.

The Board agreed to the assessment and Mr. Hankins will report his findings to the Board upon completion thereof.


4.         Selden Park Pool


            Recreation Director Wesley Davis reported that the estimate to repair the pool was $168,758. The Board decided it could not be completed before the end of the summer; therefore, the project would be postponed and the pool would not open this summer.


5.         Discuss draft lease agreement between the County and the Coastal Georgia Historical Society for the Keeper's Cottage on St. Simons.


The Society requests a long term lease agreement for the Cottage and to allow them to piggyback on the County’s property and liability insurance.  A fifty year lease would allow them to qualify for grants and the insurance would allow them a better rate. The County Attorney will work with the Historical Society to draft a lease agreement, which would include all of the area inside the fenced area, including the gazebo area.


6.         Discuss the Special Events Ordinance as it relates to party houses.


John Dow, Chairman of the Island Planning Commission, Police Chief Matt Doering and County Attorney Aaron Mumford presented proposed ordinance amendments regulating party houses. LINK

The Board asked the County Attorney and Police Chief to finalize the ordinance and present it for consideration.


7.         Presentation regarding Transportation Investment Act (TIA) by Jeff Kilgore (M. Hunt)


            Jeff Kilgore presented his assessment of the proposed TIA.





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