MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1

Bob Coleman, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 2

Dale Provenzano, Commissioner, District 2

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

The invocation was given by Pastor Bill Ligon.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to amend the wording of agenda item 11 to include consideration of approval of the Ground Lessor Estoppel Certificate. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Bill Knight spoke regarding drainage problems on Traveler’s Way, St. Simons Island.

Steve Caley and David Kyler spoke regarding the proposed development on Sea Island commonly referred to as “The Spit”.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Nancy Three Doors, 26 Market Street, Suite 110, St Simons Island, 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 new 2014 license.  Abney Harper, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

Abney Harper, 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 Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Nancy Three Doors. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for The Decoy Bar and Grill, 1226 Ocean Blvd, St Simons Island, 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 new 2014 license.  Janet Singleton, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Janet Singleton, 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.

Commissioners Provenzano and Strickland were concerned with parking in the area. The applicant stated property nearby had been leased which would provide an additional fifty parking spaces and valet parking would be provided.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to The Decoy Bar and Grill. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioners Provenzano and Strickland opposed.

 

3.         Consider the transfer of licensee of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Love’s Travel Stop #405, 2766 US 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 transfer of licensee.  Stacy Richardson, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Stacy Richardson, 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 Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Love’s Travel Stop #405. The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Cilantro’s Mexican Restaurant #4, LLC, 20 Market Street, Suite 100, St Simons Island, 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 new 2014 license. Albason Gomez, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Albason Gomez, 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Cilantro’s Mexican Restaurant #4. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         Consider the transfer of licensee of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for CVS Pharmacy #4567, 5421 New Jesup Hwy, 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 transfer of licensee.  Roy Morris, Jr., licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Roy Morris, Jr., 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to CVS Pharmacy #4567. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

6.         ZM2773 Peppertree Crossing Phase II - Consider a request to amend a Planned Development Zoning District Text for a property consisting of 9.874 acres known as Peppertree Crossing Phase II.  Parcel Numbers: 03-00917, 03-16721, 03-22910, 03-22904 through 03-22910 and 03-22916 through 03-22955.  Applicant: Larry Bryson, agent for PC2, LLC, owner.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the proposed request is to amend the Peppertree Planned Development to permit detached single family dwellings. The current text allowed for duplex and row house development only. If approved, the proposed text would allow detached units on a minimum of 6,000 square foot lots.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval. This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the amendment to the PD Text as recommended. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-15-14

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

7.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting held March 18, 2014, and the regular meeting held April 17, 2014, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

8.         Approve a request from Commissioner Booker to fund training provided by Shirley Church-Williams, of Revealing Knowledge, to assist the efforts of the Coastal African American Historic Preservation Commission (CAAHPC) at a cost not to exceed $3,500 with funding provided by the County Commission operating budget. This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve item 7 on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

8.         Approve a request from Commissioner Booker to fund training provided by Shirley Church-Williams, of Revealing Knowledge, to assist the efforts of the Coastal African American Historic Preservation Commission (CAAHPC) at a cost not to exceed $3,500 with funding provided by the County Commission operating budget. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the request. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

9.         Consider adoption of a resolution expressing concern about the renting of “Senior Houses” for the use of graduating high school seniors during “Senior Week”.  (C. Taylor) REPORT

 

Woody and Donna Collins, the parents of William Dalton Collins, the senior who lost his life the night before graduation in May of last year, spoke about their son.

Commissioner Taylor read the following:

RESOLUTION OF THE GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT “SENIOR WEEK”

WHEREAS, “Senior Week” , sometimes also known as “Beach Week”,  occurs  in  many   areas of the United States during  spring and  summer wherein  graduating  or recently graduated  high school  seniors   gather  near the beach  and spend all or a portion of the week in celebration of graduation; and

WHEREAS, for graduating seniors in Glynn County,  “Senior Week”  typically  occurs during the days between finals exams and graduation when there are no classes scheduled; and

WHEREAS graduating  seniors  participating in “Senior Week”  often  stay at rented  houses, condos, hotels,  or   other overnight accommodations where  there  are  no chaperones or parental supervision.  These houses are sometimes known as “Senior Houses.”; and

WHEREAS, “ Senior Week”  is  a time  when  graduating high school seniors  often  participate in underage drinking and other harmful behavior; and

WHEREAS, it is believed that “Senior Houses” are often rented by adults for use by the graduating and that the alcohol consumed by underage individuals during “Senior Week” is also often purchased by adults; and

WHEREAS, it is believed  that the conditions  surrounding “Senior Houses”  and underage  drinking   can  produce  an environment that encourages and promotes behavior  that is not only unlawful, but that can also have life changing consequences; and

WHEREAS, it is believed that many of the teenagers in attendance at “Senior  Week” parties, some which may not yet even be  18  years old , do not fully understand or appreciate the dangers of their actions; and

WHEREAS, the most recent example in Glynn County of the dangers associated with   “Senior Week” occurred in 2013  when one of Glynn County’s  graduating high school seniors  tragically  passed away at a “Senior House” on St. Simons due to what is believed to be  the result of excessive alcohol consumption;

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 hereby expresses its concerns about “Senior Week” and urges adults to exercise restraint and refrain from renting “Senior Houses” and/or providing alcohol for the use of high school students; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Glynn County Board of Education be notified by copy of this Resolution that the Glynn County Board of Commissioners requests its support and assistance in reviewing the custom of “Senior Week” in Glynn County, with the ultimate objective being elimination of this custom.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adopt the resolution. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-16-14

 

10.       Consider awarding RCC Consultants the proposal for the Radio System Consultant contract at a price not to exceed $199,640 with funding to be provided by the City of Brunswick and General Fund fund balance. C-14-3410-00883 (J. Catron) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve awarding the contract to RCC Consultants. The motion carried unanimously.

 

11.       Consider approval of a Recognition Agreement and approval of the Ground Lessor Estoppel Certificate between Glynn County, the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation regarding the January 21, 2014 Sublease Agreement between the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority, and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for approximately 19.141 acres of land at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. REPORT

 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

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

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the executive session minutes of April 17, 2014. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:49 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

                                        

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk