MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Mary Hunt, Chairman, District 4

Dale Provenzano, Vice Chairman, District 2

Michael Browning, Commissioner, District 1

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

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 - No requests to speak were received during the sign up period. Therefore, no public comments were received by the Board of Commissioners during the scheduled Public Comment Period.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to add item 8.1 to the published consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Finance Director Phyllis McNicoll presented the Year to Date Financial Report and FY12 audit report. LINK 

 

This was Ms. McNicoll’s last Commission meeting as she would retire at the end of January 2013. The Commissioners expressed their appreciation for Ms. McNicoll’s dedication to Glynn County throughout her 30 years of service.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Asian Taste Lee, 5420 New Jesup Hwy #5, Brunswick, GA, 31525. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. This is a new 2013 license. Wang Jin Xiu, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Wang Jin Xiu, licensee, was not present at the meeting, which is required by the ordinance.

 

This item will be heard at the Board’s February 7, 2013, meeting.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

2.         ZM2502 (M) Dollar General: Consider a request to rezone from LI (Limited Industrial) to HC (Highway Commercial). The property is located on the east side of New Jesup Highway, approximately 500 feet north of its intersection with Community Road. Parcel ID: 03-04814. Teramore Development LLC, owner (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the subject property has been zoned LI since 1970. There are multiple commercial and industrial uses on site. A portion was rezoned in 2006 to allow car sales. Approval of this rezoning application would consolidate the entire property to a single zoning district for the use of a retail store. Highway Commercial is consistent with the zoning of surrounding properties and with the development of the corridor.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve ZM2502 to rezone from LI to HC the property located on the east side of New Jesup Highway approximately 500 feet north of its intersection with Community Road, subject to a requirement that the property connect to the public water supply. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-02-13

 

3.         ZM2503 (M) 4472 New Jesup: Consider a request to rezone from R-9 (Single Family) to HC (Highway Commercial). The property is located on the east side of New Jesup Highway approximately 850 feet north of its intersection with Community Road. Parcel ID: 03-04811. Johnathan Pittman, owner (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

Mr. Hainley reported this property was zoned R-9 when the County first created zoning. Since then, the house was converted into office space for commercial use. The property is being rezoned to conform to current regulations.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve ZM2503 to rezone from R-9 to HC the property at 4472 New Jesup Highway. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-03-13

 

4.         ZM2504 (M) 4401 Glynco Parkway: Consider a request to rezone from GI (General Industrial) to PD (Planned Development).  The property is located on the north side of Glynco Parkway approximately 2000 ft. west of its intersection with Perimeter Road.  Parcel ID: 03-09891.  Glynn County, owner (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

Mr. Hainley reported the Job Corps Campus is currently on this property and is not in conformance with the zoning ordinance. Job Corp wishes to expand its facility by adding a 68-bed dormitory. This zoning application will bring the existing use and facilities into compliance and will allow future expansion.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve ZM2504 to rezone from GI to PD the property located at 4401 Glynco Parkway. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Booker abstaining.  Resolution #R-04-13

 

5.         ZM2498 (M) Kalinin Gymnastics:  Consider a request to rezone from R-12 (One-Family Residential) and HC (Highway Commercial) to PD (Planned Development) the property consisting of two adjacent parcels located at 635 and 591 Scranton Road, west of its intersection with Golden Isles Parkway.  Parcel IDs: 03-04453 and 03-13680.  William T. Ligon, Jr., agent for Yuri Kalinin, owner. (D. Hainley)  LINK

           

The purpose of this rezoning application was to utilize an existing commercial building as a gymnastics school and to add parking. The building was formerly used as a retail store for carpet. There is insufficient parking to meet the required standards for a gymnastics school. Undeveloped residential property to the west of the building will provide added parking and will allow for future expansion. The Planned Development is known as the Golden Isles Gymnastics and Cheer.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve ZM2498 to rezone from R-12 and HC to PD the property at 635 Scranton Road and 591 Scranton Road. The motion carried unanimously.   Resolution #R-05-13

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

6.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held January 3, 2013, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

7.         Approved a Release and Termination of Easement Rights document for the release and termination of a 2006 drainage easement on property owned by Waffle House Inc., located at 5028 New Jesup Highway, Parcel #03-04165. (D. Hainley) LINK

 

8.         Approved the appointment of Dr. Frances Owen to serve on the Glynn County Board of Health representing licensed physicians. This term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2018. (C. Overstreet)  LINK

 

8.1       Awarded the bid for FY13 Audit Services to Karp, Ronning & Tindol, CPAs, Savannah, Georgia, at a cost of $60,000 with funding to be provided in the FY14 budgets of funds receiving audit services and authorize the Chairman to sign the audit engagement letter. (P. McNicoll) LINK

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

9.         Approved declaring certain unusable items as surplus and approved the disposal of these items in the best interest of the County. Also approved declaring the buildings located at Hwy 341 North known as the old State Patrol office, radio tower, and license office, as well as the building located off Community Road known as the old Recreation office as surplus and approved demolishing the structures with disposal costs in the amount of $26,215. Funding will be provided by the General Fund fund balance.  (FC Vote: 3-0) (B. Mauney) LINK

 

10.       Approved authorizing payment of the excess tax proceeds from the tax sales of parcel no. 04-05285 in the amount of $18,263.08 to attorney James A. Yancey for distribution per legal priorities.  The property address is 127 Odum Lane, St. Simons Island, GA. (FC Vote: 3-0) (W. Worley)  LINK

 

11.       Denied a request from Mr. Richard Giery that $39.36 paid in penalties and interest on his 2012 Motor Vehicle Registration be refunded.   (FC Vote: 2-0-1) (F. Dees)  LINK

 

12.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Tuesday, December 18, 2012, meeting with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.   (FC Vote: 3-0) (R. Glisson) LINK

 

13.       Approved the supplemental agreement to the FY2013 Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) FHWA Metropolitan Planning Program between the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Glynn County for carry over funding for a total contract of $413,690.50. PL000-0010-00-803.  (FC Vote: 3-0) (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

14.       Consider implementing Phase I of a Glynn County Tobacco Free Campus Initiative by amending the Glynn County Smoke-free Air Ordinance to add a Section 2-25-5.1 and revise Section 2-25-10 to prohibit the use of tobacco products on the grounds or premises of the Harold Pate Building, Glynn County Courthouse, Historic Glynn County Courthouse, and the Sheriff’s Office and Glynn County Detention Center.  (M. Hunt)  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve the Environmental Ordinance (Clean Indoor Air), Chapter 2-25 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances, adding Section 2-25-5.1 and revising Section 2-25-10. The motion carried unanimously.  Ordinance #O-2013-01

 

15.       Consider approving the Technical Risk Underwriters (TRU) proposal for builders risk insurance for the new Detention Center construction project at a premium of $49,178. This will cover the construction through the projected finish date of February 26, 2014, to be paid for by the Detention Center Project Budget. (FC Vote: 3-0) (R. Coolidge) LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the Technical Risk Underwriters proposal for builders risk insurance for the new Detention Center. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Mary Hunt, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk