MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

Clyde Taylor, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 1

                                    Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

Tom Sublett, Commissioner, District 2

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

                                    Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Leslie Brantley spoke regarding a proposed land swap between Glynn County and P&M Wood Products at Village Creek.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Recognized Glynn County All Star 10U Boys Baseball and Adult Co-Ed Softball teams for winning the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) State Championships. (W. Davis)  LINK

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license to The Half Shell, 504 Beachview Drive, Suite 1A, St. Simons Island, GA.    The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a restaurant.  Sunday sales permitted.  This is a new 2012 license.  Blake Merrill, licensee, (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  LINK

 

Blake Merrill, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Police Chief Matt Doering said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for The Half Shell. The motion carried unanimously.

 

           

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held July 19, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Authorized free use of the North Glynn Baseball Complex to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hulsey to host a charity baseball tournament on August 25, 2012, benefiting the Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville at no cost to Glynn County.  (W. Davis)  LINK

 

5.         Adopted a Resolution authorizing volunteer firefighters, POST certified volunteer law enforcement personnel, volunteer members of emergency management and civil defense, emergency medical service, or rescue organizations, volunteer first responders, and elected members of the governing authority of Glynn County to be covered by the ACCG-Group Self-insured Workers’ Compensation Fund. (R. Coolidge) Resolution #R-36-12  LINK

 

6.         Approve participating in the agreement between Wayne Hutcheson, the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Glynn Environmental Coalition, and the Satilla Riverkeeper concerning a drainage canal commonly referred to as the “Hutcheson Ditch.” (W. Worley) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.

 

7.         Authorized a Kids’ Back to School Day at Selden Park; authorized the waiver of the $640 rental fee for the use of the gym and four pavilions; and approved contributing $1,650 for the rental of bounce houses and an inflatable water slide. The event will be Sunday, August 5, 2012, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. (W. Davis)  LINK

 

8.         Approved the adoption of a resolution establishing the 2012 qualifying fee for the two elected members of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC).  (R. Strickland) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.   LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve all items on the consent agenda, with the exception of items 6 and 8 which were removed from the consent agenda for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

6.         Consider approve participating in the agreement between Wayne Hutcheson, the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Glynn Environmental Coalition, and the Satilla Riverkeeper concerning a drainage canal commonly referred to as the “Hutcheson Ditch.” (W. Worley) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.  LINK

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item to the Board’s August 16, 2012, meeting to allow the Commissioners and staff additional time to review and consider the request. The motion carried unanimously.

 

8.         Approved the adoption of a resolution establishing the 2012 qualifying fee for the two elected members of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC).  (R. Strickland)  LINK

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to adopt a resolution establishing the 2012 qualifying fee for the two elected members of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-37-12

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

9.         Consider awarding the contract for the Glynn County Detention Center project to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Allstate Construction of Americus, Georgia, with funding provided by SPLOST 5 and the General Fund fund balance. (A. Ours)  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to award the contract for the Glynn County Detention Center project to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Allstate Construction of Americus, Georgia, in the amount of $20,117,941.00 with funding provided in the amount of $17,687,975.83 from SPLOST 5 and in the amount of $2,429,965.17 from the General Fund fund balance. The motion carried unanimously.

           

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

Back in Session

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2012, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the settlement and resolution of the workers’ compensation claims for Johnny Williams in the amount of $45,000, Annie Hamilton in the amount of $30,000, and Traci Henderson in the amount of $32,500, with such funds to be paid by the County from its workers’ compensation settlement fund. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve the settlement and resolution of the indemnity portion of the workers’ compensation claim for Harold Gamble in the amount of $65,000 with such funds to be paid by the County from its workers’ compensation settlement fund. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk