MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 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

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Asian Taste Lee, 5420 New Jesup Hwy., Suite 148, Brunswick, GA, 31523. 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). This item was deferred from the Board’s January 17, 2013, meeting. LINK

 

Wang Jin Xui, 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.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Asian Taste Lee. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Dollar General Store #7971, 375 Palisade Drive, Brunswick, GA, 31523. 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 2013 license. Anna Page, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  LINK

 

Anna Page, 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.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Dollar General Store #7971. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Sea Palms Partners, 515 Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 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 2013 license. Euan McGlashan, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  LINK

 

Euan McGlashan, 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.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Sea Palms Partners. The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Matteo’s Italian Restaurant, 137 Village Place, Brunswick, GA 31525. 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 2013 license. Jon-Evin Martin, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Jon-Evin Martin, 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.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Matteo’s Italian Restaurant. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         Consider the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Shane’s Rib Shack, 70 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 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. Kirk Loard, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  LINK

 

Kirk Loard, 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.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the issuance of a 2013 alcoholic beverage license to Shane’s Rib Shack. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

6.         SUP2549 (M) 427 Georgetown Road - Consider a request to allow a second dwelling for a medical hardship. The property consists of approximately 23 acres on the southwest side of Georgetown Road. Parcel ID 02-01892.  Applicant: Jack Barlow, owner.  (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported staff and the Mainland Planning Commission recommended approval of the application.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve SUP2549 to allow a second dwelling at 427 Georgetown Road. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-06-13

 

7.         TA2515 Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment  - Consider an amendment to Article VI Section 619.1 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; to provide clarification that sign permits do not require site plan approval; and for other purposes. Applicant: Glynn County, David Hainley, Community Development Director.   (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

Mr. Hainley reported the changes to the Zoning Ordinance would provide clarification that sign permits do not require site plan approval.

Staff and the Mainland Planning Commission and Islands Planning Commission recommended approval of this amendment.

This item was opened for public comment and Scott Bennett, representing Lamar Advertisement, spoke in opposition to the amendment.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item to the Board’s February 21, 2013, meeting. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

8.         TA2516 Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment - Consider an amendment to Article VIII, Section 804.8 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; to provide for one extension of a sign permit, and for other purposes. Applicant: Glynn County, David Hainley, Community Development Director. (D. Hainley)  LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to defer this item to the Board’s February 21, 2013, meeting. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

9.         TA2517 Code of Ordinances Text Amendment - Consider an amendment to Section 2-5-24 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances; to establish and provide for a fee for extension of the time period of validity for a sign building permit; and for other purposes. Applicant: Glynn County, David Hainley, Community Development Director. (D. Hainley) LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item to the Board’s February 21, 2013, meeting. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonment

 

10.       Consider the application for abandonment of certain roads and rights-of-way in the Patterson Heights Subdivision, Brunswick, GA.  The application includes abandonment of portions of Cassell Street and Floyd Street, and all of Victoria Place, Mitchell Street, Dubiginon Street, Martin Road, and Mangram Road.  Anguilla Property Holdings, LLC, applicant Staff recommends approval of the abandonment, provided easements for emergency access, government services, drainage, and utilities are reserved and turnarounds are installed prior to installation of permanent gates. (P. Andrews)  LINK

 

                                County Engineer Paul Andrews reported the following:

SOURCE OF TITLE:  Warranty Deed for the Patterson Heights Subdivision dated February 19, 2010 (DB-2741, PG-357)

PRESENT USE OF RIGHT-OF-WAY:  The right of way was improved but no new houses were built.  The applicant has fenced off the majority of the right-of-way due to illegal dumping and trespassing issues.  There is one lot that is occupied at the intersection of Cassell Road and Victoria Place.  The property records show that several other lots have mobile home sites, but none of those are currently occupied. Utilities are also present in the right-of-way.

PAST HISTORY:  The County has maintained some outfall ditches in the area over the years.  The roads have not been used by the public to any great extent.

POTENTIAL USE IN THE FUTURE:  This portion of the right-of-way could be used for access to adjacent property.  It could also be used to access and contain utilities.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN CONTINUING USAGE: The public would continue to benefit from the ability to use this right-of-way for access and/or utilities.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN ABANDONMENT: Abandonment would return the property to the tax digest and shift the maintenance burden of the roadways to the applicant.  Abandonment would also allow for gating the subdivision, providing a safer subdivision for the residents.

 

The roads and drainage rights-of-way were conveyed to the County in fee simple in 2010. Therefore, abandonment of these road and drainage rights-of-way has to be accompanied by the sale of the real property. If the abandonment is approved, the applicant intends to install permanent security gates on Cassell Road and on Floyd Street to restrict access to the subdivision. Due to the existing road configuration a turnaround will be required at one or both of these locations (depending on final gate location). The improvements for the turnaround will have to be installed and approved prior to construction of any permanent gates. Also, this request for abandonment includes provisions to retain access rights for emergency vehicles, government services, drainage, and utilities.

For the above reasons and considerations, staff concurred with the request for the abandonment of road and drainage rights-of-way in the Patterson Heights Subdivision, provided easements for emergency access, government services, drainage, and utilities are reserved and turnarounds are installed prior to installation of permanent gates.

 

This item was opened for public comment and Bobby Shupe, on behalf of the applicant, was present to answer questions. Gladys Williams, 213 Castle Street, wanted to be sure she would have access to her family’s vacant lots near the abandonment site. Paul Andrews and Keith Boone, the applicant for abandonment, assured Ms. Williams she would have access.  Vicki Coffman, adjacent property owner, was concerned she would not be able to improve access to her property via the Patterson Heights right-of-way if the railroad ever decided to close the grade crossing she used to access her property via a common driveway off the end of Chanslor Road.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman approve the abandonment of road and drainage rights-of-way in the Patterson Heights Subdivision shown on the abandonment request with easement rights being retained in the street rights-of-way for emergency vehicles, government services, utilities, and drainage; and with easement rights being retained in the drainage rights-of-way for drainage and utilities, with the requirement that turnarounds meeting the County requirements are installed and approved prior to installation of permanent gates. Also, authorize the sale of the right-of-way to Anguilla Property Holdings, LLC for the fair market value of $525.00 and authorize the Chairman to sign all documents necessary for the conveyance. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Booker opposed.  Resolution #R-07-13

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

11.       Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held January 17, 2013, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

12.       Approved and accepted the recorded Warranty Deed of Corrections from R.N.I. Development, LLC, for Nature Pointe Lane in the Nature Pointe Subdivision. (W. Worley) LINK

 

13.       Approved the Assignment of the Demere Road Tower and Ground Lease Agreement between Glynn County and Verizon Wireless to the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). (W. Worley) LINK

 

14.       Approved a Subscriber Agreement for Westlaw Online Legal Research Services for the County Attorney’s Office. (A. Mumford)  LINK

 

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

 

APPOINTMENT

 

15.       Consider nominating three (3) citizens to represent Glynn County on the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority. This seat was previously held by Carla Yarbrough Lee. (C. Overstreet)

 

Abe Brown

Dan Breton

Tommy Clark

Jim Daher

Marie Dodd

Sonny Doehring

Dr. Franklin Duncan

Paul Fisher

Toriano Gilbert

Regina Johnson

Maria Lugue

Joanne Matukaitis

Ralph McCuin

Al McKinnon

Robert Muller

Dr. Peter Murphy

Marsha Olender

Dr. Stephen Pappas

Patrick Parker

George Pugh

Harvey Roth

Dr. Richard Rozek

Allen Talley

Tony Taylor

Michelle Truelove

Hall Ware

Dev Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Commissioner Coleman nominated Patrick Parker

            Commissioner Taylor nominated Jim Daher

            Commissioner Booker nominated Abe Brown

            Commissioner Strickland nominated Dr. Franklin Duncan

            Commissioner Browning nominated Marsha Olender

            Commissioner Strickland nominated Dr. Peter Murphy

            Commissioner Taylor nominated Marie Dodd

            Commissioner Booker nominated Regina Johnson

            Commissioner Taylor nominated Ralph McCuin

            Commissioner Booker nominated Tommy Clark

            Commissioner Strickland nominated Joanne Matukaitis

 

For the nomination of Patrick Parker the Board voted 2-4-1 with Commissioners Strickland, Hunt, Taylor, and Browning opposed and Commissioner Booker abstaining.

For the nomination of Jim Daher the Board voted 4-1-2 with Commissioner Coleman opposed and Commissioners Booker and Browning abstaining.

For the nomination of Abe Brown the Board voted 3-4 with Commissioners Strickland, Browning, Coleman, and Taylor opposed.

For the nomination of Dr. Franklin Duncan the Board voted 2-3-2 with Commissioners Provenzano, Hunt, and Coleman opposed and Commissioners Browning and Booker abstaining.

For the nomination of Marsha Olender the Board voted 5-1-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed and Commissioner Booker abstaining.

For the nomination of Dr. Peter Murphy the Board voted 3-3-1 with Commissioners Provenzano, Hunt, and Coleman opposed and Commissioner Booker abstaining.

For the nomination of Marie Dodd the Board voted 1-5-1 with Commissioners Browning, Strickland, Provenzano, Hunt, and Coleman opposed and Commissioner Booker abstaining.

For the nomination of Regina Johnson the Board voted 2-4-2 with Commissioners Browning, Strickland, Coleman, and Taylor opposed and Commissioners Provenzano and Booker abstaining.

For the nomination of Ralph McCuin the Board voted 1-5-1 with Commissioners Browning, Strickland, Hunt, Coleman, and Booker opposed and Commissioner Provenzano abstaining.

For the nomination of Tommy Clark the Board voted 1-5-1 with Commissioners Browning, Strickland, Hunt, Coleman, and Taylor opposed and Commissioner Provenzano abstaining.

For the nomination of Joanne Matukaitis the Board voted 4-1-2 with Commissioner Coleman opposed and Commissioners Booker and Provenzano abstaining.

 

In summary, the Board nominated Jim Daher, Marsha Olender, and Joanne Matukaitis for consideration to serve on the Hospital Authority. The Hospital Authority will appoint one nominee to serve.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

16.       Consider adoption of a resolution endorsing and recommending passage of amendments to the act creating the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC), approved April 19, 2006, and amended April 11, 2012, to change the short title and name of the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission, to provide compensation for all JWSC members, and to change the timing of elections for the two elected members of the JWSC. LINK   This item was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

 

17.       Consider awarding the bid for the Selden Park Pool Renovation to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Swim Pro, from Statesboro, GA in an amount not to exceed $232,500 with funding to be provided by the Capital Projects Fund. (W. Davis)  LINK

 

                                Recreation and Parks Department Director Wesley Davis provided a rendering of the proposed splash pad for Selden Park. Staff recommended repairing the swimming pool currently in place at the park at a cost of $149,300, removing the wading pool, and installing the splash pad at a cost of $83,200. The total cost of the project is $232,500.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Booker to award the bid for the Selden Park Pool Renovation to Swim Pro in the amount of $232,500 for the renovation of the pool and the installation of a splash pad. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adjourn to executive session to discuss potential litigation.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Back in Session

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2012, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Mary Hunt, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk