SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 AT 3:00 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
Discussion and consideration of the following:
1. Glynn County Sheriff’s Office Operations (Sheriff Neal Jump)
Sheriff Neal Jump provided an overview of the responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, including the management of the sex offender registry.
Sheriff Jump also shared his plan to put inmates to work around the county picking up litter. He said the inmates would have been convicted of misdemeanors only, no felons. He said there would be five inmates per deputy.
Sheriff Jump said the jail was currently housing 420 inmates. The new jail will hold 610 and he planned to rent beds to other facilities at an approximate cost of $45 per day.
2. Bike Trails on St. Simons (Ben Slade)
Ben Slade, Executive Director of the St. Simons Land Trust, and Ed McBrayer, Executive Director of the PATH Foundation, presented a plan to build a trail along Sea Island Road to connect the existing trail at Demere Road near the St. Simons Gateway to the trail on Frederica Road. The trail would include vinyl sheet pilings which would cause little impact to the marsh along Sea Island Road. The trail would also include a fishing area at Dunbar Creek.
The estimated cost to building the trail is $2,613,572. The PATH Foundation has committed $400,000 plus in-kind design and construction oversight. The St. Simons Land Trust has committed to raise $900,000 and is asking the County to provide $1,300,000.
The Commissioners discussed how to provide the funding for the project and decided to review the current projects planned for St. Simons that are to be funded by SPLOST 5 and consider reallocating that funding for this project.
3. Georgia Forestry Commission’s Community Wildfire Prevention Plan (Willard Fell) LINK
Willard Fell with the Georgia Forestry Commission presented the Community Wildfire Prevention Plan. The Plan sets clear priorities for the implementation of wildfire mitigation in Glynn County. It includes prioritized recommendations for the types and methods of fire fuel reduction and structure ignitability reduction in an effort to protect the community.
4. Beach access at Cedar Street
This item was not discussed.
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Mary Hunt, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County , Georgia
Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk