MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 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       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODMarci Desart and Lynn Stephens spoke regarding the Animal Control Division of the Police Department.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to defer item 9 to the Board’s September 18, 2014, meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

1.         Recognized the following softball and baseball teams that participated in the State Championships sponsored by the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association. 

10u Mite Boys Machine Pitch Baseball team (Statesboro, Georgia – 3rd Place)

12u Midget Boys Baseball team (Moultrie, Georgia – State Champions)

14u Junior Girls Softball team (Glynn County, Georgia – Runner-Up)

14u Junior Boys Baseball team (Glynn County, Georgia – State Champions)

 

2.         Received a report from Sandi Rybicki with the United States Postal Service regarding a proposal to relocate the Sea Island post office.  REPORT


 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Jonesy’s Pizza and Pub, 511 Ocean Boulevard, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.  The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant.  Sunday Sales permitted.  Wesley Jones, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Wesley Jones, 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 Jonesy’s Pizza and Pub. The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Del Sur Restaurant, 321 Mallery Street, 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.  Herman Stutzer, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Herman Stutzer, 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 Del Sur Restaurant. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

5.         ZM2859 940 Old Jesup Road - Consider a request to rezone a parcel on Old Jesup Road from R-9 (One-Family Residential) to M-9 (One-Family Residential for Mobile Home). The purpose is to allow a manufactured home on this property, which is located on the east side of Old Jesup Road, approximately 350 feet north of its intersection with Boyd Drive.  Parcel ID: 03-03910.  Applicant: Brenda Cross for Donald Boyd, owner.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

David Hainley, Community Development Director, reported the request was to rezone a 1.8-acre parcel to allow a mobile home to be placed on the property. The use of this property as one-family residential would not change. Rezoning to M-9 will allow for the mobile home; R-9 zoning does not allow mobile homes. There are several individual mobile homes and two mobile home parks on Old Jesup Road within half a mile of this property.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the rezoning.

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 application ZM2859 rezoning the property at 940 Old Jesup Road to M-9. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-30-14

 

6.         SUP2855 103 Yarnell Drive - Consider a request for a special use permit to allow a second dwelling (mobile home) on a lot for a medical hardship. The property is located on the west side of Yarnell Drive approximately 425 feet north of its intersection with Old Jesup Road.  Parcel ID: 03-03754.  Applicant: Courtney Perez, applicant for Floyd Pickren Sr., owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

Mr. Hainley reported this request was to allow a special use to allow a mobile home to be placed on this property due to a medical hardship. When the hardship no longer exists, the mobile home will be removed. The Zoning Ordinance allows a special use permit to be issued on a two-year basis. The permit may be renewed for an additional two-year term if the applicant presents information demonstrating the medical hardship still exists. Rental of the mobile home is not allowed.

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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve SUP2855 to issue a special use permit contingent upon the applicant meeting all requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Coleman abstaining.   Resolution #R-31-14

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Establishment of Fee

 

7.         Consider establishing permit application fees for the Door-To-Door Solicitation Ordinance. There will be an investigative fee of $30 and a permit fee of $20 for each one-year permit.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to establish the permit application fees as recommended. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

8.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held July 31, 2013, and July 29, 2014, and the regular meeting held July 17, 2014, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

9.         Approve the Fifth Amendment to the Operational and Funding Agreement between Glynn County and The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority. (A. Ours) REPORT     This item was deferred to the Board’s September 18, 2014, meeting.

 

10.       PV2870 Peppertree Crossing Phase II Partial Plat Vacation - Approve a request to vacate a portion of the Peppertree Crossing Phase II final plat dated September 19, 2008. This application would vacate Lots 3 through 9, Lots 15 through 51 and all common areas. This application excludes Lots 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Parcel IDs: 03-00917, 03-22901, 03-22904 through 03-22910, and 03-22916 through 03-22955.  Applicant: S. Larry Phillips, P.C., agent for Peppertree 3, LLC, a Georgia LLC, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT   This item was removed from the consent agenda for discussion.

 

11.       FP2869 Peppertree Crossing Phase II - Approve a final plat for a single family residential subdivision consisting of 35 lots, including rights-of-way and common areas on 9.874 acres. The property is zoned PD (Planned Development). Approval of the corresponding application for plat vacation (PV2870) will create a new Parcel ID. Larry Phillips, P.C., agent for Peppertree 3, LLC, a Georgia LLC, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT

This item was removed from the consent agenda for discussion.

 

12.       FP2871 Covington Pointe Phase II - Approved a final plat for a portion of the Covington Pointe Development. This portion of the development is comprised of 12 single-family residential lots, including a tot lot, rights-of-way, and drainage easements. The property is zoned PD (Planned Development). Parcel ID: 03- 26647. Newly created parcels will be assigned Parcel IDs after the final plat is recorded. Shupe Surveying Co., P.C., agent for SGAR Properties, LLC, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

13.       FP2881 Stones Throw Cottages – Approved a final plat for a residential subdivision consisting of six (6) townhouse dwellings on 0.33 acre. The property is zoned RR (Resort Residential) and is located on First Street, St. Simons. Parcel IDs: 04-03959 and 04-03958. TerraCap, LLC, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

14.       Approved the state required Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; Lobbying; Federal Debt Status; and Nondiscrimination for the Marshes of Glynn Library System.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

15.       Approved a Preliminary and Non-Binding Letter of Intent with Merchant Capital, LLC for underwriting services to be in compliance with the new rules under Dodd-Frank Federal Law. This will allow Merchant Capital, L.L.C. to make a presentation and recommendation for the possible issuance of bonds to fund energy saving improvements recommended by Ameresco at the conclusion of its recent energy audit. This letter does not obligate Glynn County for any financial commitment. (A. Ours) REPORT 

 

16.       Accepted a reduced grant amount from the 2015 Juvenile Justice Grant Program on behalf of Glynn County Juvenile Court KidsNet Glynn Program.  The grant amount will be $15,248 with a 25% local match of $5,082. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Pension Committee

 

17.       Approved amending the contract with Cavanaugh Macdonald, LLC to include the preparation of detailed GASB 67 and GASB 68 Disclosure Reports of the Retirement System as outlined in their proposal at a fee not to exceed $3,500 per report (PC Vote: 7-0)  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the consent agenda with the exception of items 9, 10, and 11, which were removed. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

10.       PV2870 Peppertree Crossing Phase II Partial Plat Vacation - Approve a request to vacate a portion of the Peppertree Crossing Phase II final plat dated September 19, 2008. This application would vacate Lots 3 through 9, Lots 15 through 51 and all common areas. This application excludes Lots 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Parcel IDs: 03-00917, 03-22901, 03-22904 through 03-22910, and 03-22916 through 03-22955.  Applicant: S. Larry Phillips, P.C., agent for Peppertree 3, LLC, a Georgia LLC, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT   This item was removed from the consent agenda for discussion.

 

Community Development Director reported there are several lots in the subdivision that have not been vacated and are still owned by individuals. Those individuals still have rights to the common areas in the subdivision. Before the common areas can be vacated, the County needs assurance from those property owners that they consent to the vacation of the common areas. Staff has asked the applicant to produce documentation from these property owners verifying their consent.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve application PV2870 to vacate a portion of the Peppertree Crossing Phase II final plat dated September 19, 2008, including only Lots 3 through 9, Lots 15 through 51 and all common areas. This approval shall only be effective upon delivery to the Community Development Director of the written consent of the owners of lots 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14. The motion carried unanimously.

 

11.       FP2869 Peppertree Crossing Phase II - Approve a final plat for a single family residential subdivision consisting of 35 lots, including rights-of-way and common areas on 9.874 acres. The property is zoned PD (Planned Development). Approval of the corresponding application for plat vacation (PV2870) will create a new Parcel ID. Larry Phillips, P.C., agent for Peppertree 3, LLC, a Georgia LLC, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT  This item was removed from the consent agenda for discussion.

 

A motion was made Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve application FP2869, a new Final Plat for Peppertree Crossing Phase II, with such approval being conditioned upon the vacation of the existing final plat of Peppertree Crossing Phase II. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

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

 

Back in Session

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the executive session minutes of July 29, 2014. The motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the settlement of Glynn County’s remaining claims in the Sea Island Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case by accepting the amount of $6,761.25 and authorize the Chairman to execute the Settlement Agreement. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve increasing the Police Chief’s salary to $97,000, effective July 1, 2014. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

 

 

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Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk