MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 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 Lewis Goodwill, of Fairway Oaks, addressed the Board. He wanted to build a carport onto his house, but does not meet the setback requirements and does not qualify for a variance.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Received the Year-to-Date (YTD) Financial Report. (P. McNicoll)  LINK

           

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license to Cigarettes & More For Less, 2964 Highway 17 S, 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 a new owner license for a currently licensed establishment.  Anwar Mavany, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  LINK

 

Anwar Mavany, 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 Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Cigarettes & More For Less. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the transfer of licensee of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license to Toucan’s Ale House, 2450 Perry Lane Road, Brunswick, 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 transfer of licensee of a current 2012 license.  Joseph Sawyer, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  LINK

 

Joseph Sawyer, 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 Callaway to approve the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Toucan’s Ale House. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held October 4, 2012, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

5.         Accepted the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) grant for Project No. AP013-9000-48 (127) - Runway 7-25 and Taxiway Improvements, Surface Painted Markings, and Security Fencing at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. The GDOT grant is for $24,275.00. Glynn County has previously accepted the FAA portion of the project in the amount of $873,883.00. No financial assistance is required from Glynn County. (S. Brian) LINK

 

6.         Appointed Dion Graham to serve on the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) Regional Planning Board. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2014. LINK

 

7.         Appointed Dion Graham to also serve on the Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB). This term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2015. LINK

 

8.         Awarded the bid for the Epworth Park Tennis Courts to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Court Surfaces, Jacksonville, FL, in the amount of $79,940 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 4 SSI Sports Complex. (W. Davis)  LINK   This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

9.         Approved amending the FY13 budget to include certain prior year encumbrances that were outstanding at June 30, 2012.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (P. McNicoll) LINK

 

10.       Adopted a Resolution amending the FY12/13 Budget. (FC Vote: 2-0) (B. Aldinger) LINK

 

11.       Approved the alternative fuel pilot program as proposed at an estimated cost of $48,000 with funding from the General Fund fund balance.   (FC Vote: 2-0)  (B. Rowell) LINK

 

12.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Tuesday, September 18, 2012, meeting with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (R. Glisson) LINK

 

13.       Approved the First Amendment to Tower and Ground Lease Agreement with Verizon Wireless of the East LP for the placement of a 4’ microwave dish on the Brookman tower with Verizon for an annual amount of $4800. Tenant Site Name: Rozier; Contract No. 109218  (FC Vote: 2-0) (J. Catron)  LINK

 

14.       Approved the expenditure of an additional $5,000 from SPLOST 5 Communications Network Enhancement and award the contract for the Public Works Fiber System project to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Worth Cable, of Darien, Ga, in the amount of $63,335.52 with funding provided from SPLOST 5 Communications Network Enhancement.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (D. West) LINK

 

15.       Authorized the issuance of an Invitation for Bid to replace the Selden Park kiddie pool or, alternatively, construct a splash pad at an estimated cost of $82,000 with funding to be provided by the FY 13 Capital Projects Fund.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (W. Davis) LINK   This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt   

 

16.       Authorized the issuance of an Invitation for Bid to reconstruct and install the main swimming pool system at Selden Park at an estimated cost of $185,000 with funding to be provided by the FY 13 Capital Projects Fund.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (W. Davis) LINK

This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman

  

17.       Approved the use of the Juvenile Services Fund fund balance in the amount of $6,438 to meet the local match requirements for the Governor’s Office for Children and Families (GOCF) federal grant of $74,900, which the Board approved August 16, 2012. Grant Award # JB-080910CM-004.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (G. Rountree)  LINK

 

18.       Amended the FY12/13 Juvenile Court budget with an increase of $24,365, the required cash match for the $73,095 grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) through the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program, with funding to be provided by the General Fund fund balance.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (G. Rountree) LINK

 

19.       Approved the contract with the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), through the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program, for grant funds to support the Juvenile Court in the amount of $73,095, subject to the matching funds being allocated in agenda item 18 above. This will support the Juvenile Court’s KidsNet Glynn program. (FC Vote: 2-0) (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

20.       Approved the agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for funds to assist in the reconstruction of the Blythe Island Boat Lift in the amount of $150,000.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (D. Hainley) LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of items 8, 15, and 16, which were removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

8.         Award the bid for the Epworth Park Tennis Courts to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Court Surfaces, Jacksonville, FL, in the amount of $79,940 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 4 SSI Sports Complex. (W. Davis) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to award the bid for the Epworth Park Tennis Courts. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Hunt and Commissioner Coleman opposed.     

 

15.       Authorize the issuance of an Invitation for Bid to replace the Selden Park kiddie pool or, alternatively, construct a splash pad at an estimated cost of $82,000 with funding to be provided by the FY 13 Capital Projects Fund.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (W. Davis) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to authorize the issuance of an IFB to replace the Selden Park kiddie pool, to construct a splash pad, or to demolish the pool and not install a splash pad. The motion carried unanimously.

 

16.       Authorize the issuance of an Invitation for Bid to reconstruct and install the main swimming pool system at Selden Park at an estimated cost of $185,000 with funding to be provided by the FY 13 Capital Projects Fund.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (W. Davis) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman. LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Clark to authorize the issuance of an IFB to reconstruct and install the main swimming pool system at Selden Park. The motion carried unanimously.

           

 

APPOINTMENT

 

21.       Appoint one (1) individual to serve on the Glynn County Selden Park Advisory Board representing the At Large Post 1. This is the unexpired term of Bill Phillips and it will expire June 30, 2015.

Applications received from:

Tamara Thorn

Dion Graham

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Sublett to nominate Tamara Thorn.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Clark and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to nominate Dion Graham.

 

The Board voted 6-1 to appoint Tamara Thorn to serve on the Selden Park Advisory. Commissioner Clark was opposed.

 

22.       Appoint two (2) individuals to serve on the Glynn County Animal Services Advisory Board. These terms will expire June 30, 2015.

Applications received from:

Marilyn Van Wie

Bill Knight

Ashby Nix

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to nominate Marilyn Van Wie.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to nominate Bill Knight.

 

The Board voted unanimously to appoint Marilyn Van Wie and Bill Knight to serve on the Animal Services Advisory Board.

 

23.       Appoint one (1) individual to serve on the Mainland Planning Commission representing District 1. This is the unexpired term of Terry Carter and it will expire December 31, 2012.

Applications received from:

Jeff Homans

Barrette Walker

Tom Boland

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to appoint Tom Boland to serve on the Mainland Planning Commission. The motion carried unanimously.

 

24.       Appoint one (1) individual to serve on the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB). 

Applications received from:

Thomas Inman

Charles Ezelle

Barrette Walker

Dion Graham

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to nominate Thomas Inman.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Clark and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to nominate Barrette Walker.

 

The Board voted 5-2 to appoint Thomas Inman to serve on the Community Development Advisory Board. Commissioner Clark and Commissioner Hunt were opposed.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

25.       Consider an amendment to Chapter 2-9 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances to amend Sections 2-9-50 through 2-9-59 of the Noise Abatement Ordinance.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve this amendment to Sections 2-9-50 through 2-9-59 of the Glynn County Noise Ordinance. The motion carried unanimously.   Ordinance # O-2012-07

 

26.       Consider adoption of the proposed update to the Glynn County Code of Ordinances Section 2-15-3 titled Speed Limits - Schedule to reflect the current speed limit schedule on file with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and approve the execution of the required permit certifications.  This will permit the Glynn County Police Department to apply for renewal of the County’s Permit to Operate Speed Detection Devices (aka RADAR Permit) with GDOT.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve this amendment to Section 2-15-3 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances and to approve the Georgia Department of Transportation’s certifications which will allow the Police Department to renew the Permit to Operate Speed Detection Devices. The motion carried unanimously.  Ordinance # O-2012-08

 

27.       Consider adoption of an amendment to the Glynn County Code of Ordinances Section 2-15-3 titled Speed Limits – Schedule, which is a re-adoption of   Ordinance No.: #O-2005-16 and Ordinance: #O-2011-10. Re-adoption is necessary because the Georgia Department of Transportation “List of Roadways for Glynn County” (list number 03302011) does not reflect the County’s 2005 and 2011 ordinance amendments.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Sublett and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to defer this item to a later date. The motion carried unanimously.

 

28.       Consider awarding the bid for the Stripe Replacement Project on various County roads to Diversified Traffic Services, Inc., of Blackshear, GA, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of $181,842.50 with funding provided by Georgia Department of Transportation Off-System Safety Program.   (FC Vote: 2-0) (B. Rowell) LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Callaway to award the bid for the Stripe Replacement Project on various County roads to Diversified Traffic Services, Inc., of Blackshear, GA, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of $181,842.50 with funding provided by Georgia Department of Transportation Off-System Safety Program. The motion carried unanimously.

 

29.       Consider approval of a Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Certificate of Distribution and an Intergovernmental Agreement by and between Glynn County, Georgia, and the City of Brunswick, Georgia, regarding Traffic Signal Maintenance, Animal Control, and Recreation Services.  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board did not meet in Executive Session.

 

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