MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 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

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

                                    Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ABSENT:                      Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

 

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 bids would be opened that afternoon.

            The auger the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) had asked for has been added to the project.

 

2.         Presentation regarding Transportation Investment Act (TIA) by Ronnie Perry (R. Strickland)

 

            Ronnie Perry presented in favor of the proposed Transportation Investment Act. He provided an overview of the projects and told how the projects would improve the region.

 

3.         Digital record of jail construction by Multivista (Brett Feenster)

 

            Brett Feenster demonstrated how Multivista could photograph the entire construction of the detention center and document the project. It would cost approximately 34 cents per square foot. The results would provide detailed information on how the project was built. It was the consensus of the Board to move forward with hiring Multivista to document the construction of the detention center.

 

4.         Receive traffic study for Yacht Club  LINK

 

            Community Development Director David Hainley reported on the Yacht Club subdivision development at entrance to St. Simons. The right-of-way has been cleared and the line of site has improved.

 

5.         Discuss a new retirement option for County employees.

 

            It has been proposed that a new retirement option be offered to employees. This would allow some longtime employees, most of which are at the top of their pay range, to retire. Finance Director Phyllis McNicoll advised the Board that approximately 27 employees currently would qualify for this proposed retirement option. The option would allow employees that are at least 55 years old with at least 25 years of service to retire early and keep their health insurance.

 

6.         Receive an update regarding the local Special Olympics program  LINK

 

            The local program coordinator for the Special Olympics provided an overview of the program.

 

7.         Economic development project for housing at the College of Coastal Georgia and the Southeast Regional Medical Center. (T. Ross)

 

            Nathan Sparks with the Economic Development Authority and Trey Ross presented a proposed project to build an apartment community near the college.  It was the consensus of the Board to support the project with an inducement resolution if one becomes necessary.

 

8.         Community service broadcasts on cable channel 99 (A. Brooks)  LINK

 

Avery Brooks suggested the Board allow her to use the county’s local public access channel on Comcast to present community service broadcasts at no cost to the County. The Chairman asked Ms. Brooks to meet with staff to determine if this was feasible.

 

9.         Presentation on Village Creek Landing (A. Catts)  LINK

 

Austin Catts shared the proposed improvements to the Village Creek Landing and asked the Board to consider a land swap with P&M Cedar Products by fee simple grant and lease with easements to Glynn County in exchange for in kind services, lease payments equal to present payments, and its release of certain easements.

 

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

 

County Attorney Aaron Mumford provided a new draft of the special events ordinance.  The real estate brokers will be invited to an upcoming meeting to hear their concerns regarding the proposed ordinance.

 

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