MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 AT 6:00 PM

 

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

 

ABSENT:                      Amy Callaway, Commissioner, District 1

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

                                    Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

 

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 Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to add item 9.1 to the published consent agenda to accept the $24,915 federal grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), and authorize the Chairman to execute the contract between the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Glynn County, with no financial assistance required of Glynn County. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license to Hwy 341 Citgo, 4192 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA and One Stop #42, 4544 Cypress Mill Road, Brunswick, GA.    The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a convenience store.  Sunday sales permitted.  This is an owner change of a 2012 license.  Sujal Patel, licensee, (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Sujal Patel, 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 Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Hwy 341 Citgo and One Stop #42.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

2.         ZM2408 Cobblestone v.2 (M) - Consider a request to rezone from FA (Forest Agricultural) to PD (Planned Development) for 10 acres located east of Live Oak Lane and north of Buck Swamp Road. Parcel ID: 02-02159. Sunbelt Inc., owner. (D. Hainley)  LINK

           

This property was intended to be included in a previous Cobblestone zoning case in 2006. The application did not list this parcel, but the PD text, Master Plan, and Preliminary Plat have all included this parcel in the Cobblestone Development. At the time of approval staff did not catch the discrepancy. In an effort to clarify the zoning for this parcel, and prevent any further confusion, the County is acting as the applicant to correct the error in the previous application.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the request.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Clark and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve ZM2408 Cobblestone (M).  The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-43-12

 

3.         SUP2417 Golden Isles Flea Market 100 Commerce Center (M) – Consider a request for a special use permit to allow a flea market on 3.75 acre property zoned PD (Planned Development). The property is located on the west side of Martin Palmer Drive approximately 700 feet south of its intersection with Candler Drive. Parcel ID: 03-12662. Glynn Property Rentals LLC, applicant. (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

This request is to allow a flea market in the Southport Planned Development. This property and the entire Southport development were rezoned to PD in 1992.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of this item subject to the following conditions:

1)            The hours of operation shall be limited to weekends only from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;

2)            All sales shall occur indoors;

3)            All signage, temporary and permanent, will have to be permitted;

4)            The buffer on the north side of the property to be replanted as necessary to meet the 6 ft. condition;

5)            Operation cannot grow beyond existing parking (taking into account the prospect of current activity);

6)            Handicap accessibility shall be ADA compliant;

7)            Vendor loading activity shall be limited to 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fri, Sat, Sun;

8)            No vendors shall remain on site after hours or overnight;

9)            Sunset clause for this special use is limited to a 6-month time period.

 

This item was opened for public comment and Bruce Pobanz and applicant Cheryl Campbell spoke in favor of the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to approve SUP2417 subject to the conditions outlined.  The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-44-12

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held June 19, 2012, and August 21, 2012, as well as the minutes of the regular meeting held August 16, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

5.         Approved the Technical Service Support Agreement between Glynn County and Physio-Control, Inc. for preventative maintenance, inspections, support, and repairs of the cardiac monitors/defibrillators and automatic external defibrillators (AED’s) used by the Fire Department. (A. Thomas)  LINK

 

6.         Authorized acceptance of a US DOT Grant issued through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Design Runway 7-25 and Taxiway Rehabilitation, Design and Construct Phase I Security Fence Replacement, Perform Environmental Study for Phase II Fence Replacement and Paint Mandatory Runway/Taxiway Markings at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport in an approximate amount of $935.752 in total project cost. Grant No. 3-13-0018-033. No financial assistance is required of the County. Acceptance is subject to the County Attorney’s approval as to form.  (S. Brian)  LINK   

 

7.         Approved a resolution authorizing the Glynn County Juvenile Court to accept a $73,095 grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) through the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program and to allow the Juvenile Court Judge to sign the grant contract. The grant contract must be approved by the Board of Commissioners prior to being signed. (E. Reilly) Resolution #R-45-12  LINK

 

8.         Approved Community Service Agency Agreements with Sentinel Offender Services, Satilla Probation Services, Georgia Department of Corrections, and U. S. Probation Office Southern District of Georgia for use of their Community Service Worker’s Program at Blythe Island Regional Park and Selden Park at no cost to Glynn County. (W. Davis)  LINK

 

9.         Approved a letter of concurrence that appropriate resources will be provided to meet the established schedule for the Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) (FAA Project No 3-13-0018-033) to provide repairs and restoration improvements at the St Simons Lighthouse Keeper’s Dwelling and Maritime Museum.  LINK

 

9.1       Accepted the $24,915 federal grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract between the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Glynn County, with no financial assistance required of Glynn County. Grant Award #2012-DJ-BX-0842  (D. Hainley) LINK

 

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

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

10.       Consider adoption of a resolution expressing no confidence in the Three Rivers Regional Library System and its Director.  LINK

 

Chairman Strickland read the following resolution into the record:

 

RESOLUTION OF THE GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS EXPRESSING

NO CONFIDENCE IN THE THREE RIVERS REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM AND ITS DIRECTOR

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners annually contributes significant sums of money towards the operation of the two public libraries in Glynn County and has budgeted $362,000 in the current fiscal for this purpose;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners owns the real property and facilities where the two public libraries in Glynn County are currently located;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners has a vested interest in the manner in which the public libraries within Glynn County are operated;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners is not pleased with the manner in which the Three Rivers Regional Library System and its Director are conducting operations with regard to matters affecting the public libraries within Glynn County;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners believes that the Three Rivers Regional Library System has exercised or attempted to exercise excessive control over decisions affecting local library matters and the Glynn County Libraries Board of Trustees; and,

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners is concerned that the decisions of the Three Rivers Regional Library System and its Director have not served the best interests of the citizens and taxpayers of Glynn County;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, acting in its capacity as the governing authority of Glynn County, that it be known that the Glynn County Board of Commissioners has lost confidence in the Three Rivers Regional Library System and its Director.

 

This Resolution shall be effective upon adoption.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to adopt the resolution of no confidence. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-46-12 

 

11.       Consider approving the Third Amendment to Agreement between the City of Brunswick, Glynn County, and the Georgia Ports Authority to: extend the lease for the approximately 2.43 acres located adjacent to Newcastle Street/Lanier Boulevard for an additional four (4) year term beginning on September 5, 2012, and ending on September 4, 2016; 2) grant GPA the right to continue and extend its sub-lease agreement with Blackwater Georgia, L.L.C., until September 4, 2016; and 3) increase GPA’s payment of rent to the City and County.  The proposed amendment contains a statement of intent for the parties to proceed with due diligence during this four (4) year period to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement which would convey title and sell the property from the City and County to GPA.  Any such Purchase and Sale Agreement would be brought back to the Board of Commissioners for review and consideration at a later date.  The recommended action also includes the rescission of the Board’s June 7, 2012, approval of a prior version of a Third Amendment to Agreement.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to approve the Third Amendment to the Agreement between the City of Brunswick, Glynn County, and the Georgia Ports Authority. The motion carried unanimously.

 

12.       Consider approving a six month extension of the Temporary Encroachment Agreement with Rule 62 Enterprises LLC dba Mike Murphy Kia to allow improvements installed on a portion of the County alley east of parcel 03-00954 to remain for an additional period of six months. (D. Hainley)  LINK

           

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve a six month extension to the Temporary Encroachment Agreement between Rule 62 Enterprises and Glynn County. The motion carried unanimously.

 

13.       Consider adoption of an amendment to Sections 2-3-2 and 2-3-5 of the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance of Glynn County for the purpose of authorizing and regulating the sale of growlers.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve the adoption of an amendment to the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wind Ordinance to allow for the sale of growlers. The motion carried unanimously.  Ordinance #O-2012-06

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk