MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 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

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to add item 34 to the published agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – Dan Turner spoke regarding the alcoholic beverage policies.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.                  Consider the transfer of licensee of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Henry T Ross VFW 2588, 1034 Glynn Park Road, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. This is a transfer of a 2014 license. Daniel Harvey, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Daniel Harvey, 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 Henry T Ross VFT 2588. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.                  Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Mellow Mushroom, 440 Kings Way, 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. C. Saxby Chambliss, Jr., licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

C. Saxby Chambliss, 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 Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Mellow Mushroom. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

3.                  ZM2901 1602 Demere Road - Consider a request to amend the Development Text of a PD (Planned Development) located on the east side of Demere Road just north of East Beach Causeway. The purpose of the request is to allow a one-family dwelling. Parcel ID: 04-03437. Applicant: David Amos, Architect, LLC, agent for JSKG, LLC, owner. REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the applicant is requesting to amend the PD text to allow a one-family dwelling. The Islands Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the application.

This item was opened for public comment and Bill Gussman, the applicant, spoke in favor of the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve ZM2901 to amend the Planned Development Text to allow a one-family dwelling. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-36-14

 

4.                  ZM2883 McKinnon Saint Simons Airport - Consider a request to amend the PD (Planned Development) for the Malcolm McKinnon St Simons Airport located on Kings Way, Frederica Road and Demere Road. The purpose of the request is to add and remove some of the allowable uses in the district to make them more compatible with the current uses. Parcel IDs: 04-02803, 04-02924, and 04-02922. Applicant: Glynn County, applicant and owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the applicant requested to amend the PD text and Master Plan to enable land uses and development standards not currently allowed within the existing PD. The proposed amendment is intended to be a planned mix of airport operations areas, hangars, office, limited commercial, light industrial and governmental land uses. The Islands Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the application.

This item was opened for public comment and Earnest Rouse addressed the Board by asking how this change would affect the residents who live on Baisden Lane. David Hainley explained that he was only notified because he is within 200 feet of the property as is required by law. The uses would not affect his property.  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve ZM2883 as approved by the Islands Planning Commission to amend the Planned Development Text and Master Plan to enable land uses and development standards not currently allowed within the existing PD. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-37-14

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

5.                  Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held October 2, 2014, subject to any necessary corrections. (C. Overstreet)

 

6.                  Authorized the renaming of the Public Works Training Center to the Lucious Daniels Training Center in honor of his lifelong service to Glynn County. (D. Austin) REPORT

 

7.                   Approved the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Emergency Medical Services Licensure Application for renewal of the license to provide EMS services as representative for owner of the service. (S. Gardner) REPORT

 

8.                  Accepted an adjusted grant amount from the 2015 Juvenile Justice Grant Program on behalf of Glynn County Juvenile Court KidsNet Glynn Program. The grant amount would be $63,270 with a 25% local match of $21,090. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

9.                   Approved the Police Department’s request to subscribe to the Leads Online in the amount of $6,668 to search for stolen property with funding provided by the Police Seizure Fund. (M. Doering) REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

10.              Approved Change Order #30 for the New Detention Center in the amount of $1,672.10. (D. Hainley) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

11.              Received the monthly Workers Compensation Report. (O. Reed) REPORT

 

12.              Received an update on the FY15 Health Insurance Claims and Prescription Drug Costs. (O. Reed) REPORT

 

13.              Authorized the Finance Department to advertise a public hearing to increase the ATM per transaction surcharge from $2.00 to $2.50 and to increase the Fiscal Year 2015 ATM Administrative Expenses for each of the three ATM locations in the amount of $1,000 (or $3,000 total) each with funds to be provided by ATM surcharge revenue in the General Fund. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

14.              Approved the corrections and exemptions to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, September 18, 2014, meeting with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund. (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

15.              Denied a request from Mr. Yuri Kalinin that penalties and interest paid in the amount of $991.87 on parcel #03-13680 for tax year 2012 be refunded. (F. Dees) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

16.              Approved a request from Ms. Sandra Dowling that Solid Waste fees of $125 per year for 2011, 2012 and 2013 on parcel #03-07285 be refunded. (F. Dees) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

17.              Approved additional funds for the first year option including the extension to American Facility Services for Custodial Services, with funding to be provided from the Accommodations Excise Tax Fund Balance ($11,178) and the Administrator’s Contingency ($2,250). (B. Mauney) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

18.              Authorized a budget increase for the Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) in FY15 for a Library Facility Master Plan in the amount of $17,300 with funding provided by the Glynn County General Fund Balance. (G. Mullis) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

19.              Approved amending the FY15 budget to include the additional $2,645 that was paid back to the Drug Court Fund for scholarships that were repaid. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

20.              Approved amending the FY15 Detention Center project budget to include $9,329 of prior year funds for the new detention center that were not expended or encumbered in FY14. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

21.              Accepted the terms and conditions for the 2015 grant award from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for $73,700 in funds to support the HEAT program. GA-2015-000-00320. Grant Period 10/01/14 – 09/30/15. (D. Hainley) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

22.              Authorized the issuance of an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for the purchase of EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) software for the Glynn / Brunswick 911 Center with funding to be provided by the E911 Fund (City of Brunswick and General Fund fund balance). (S. Gardner) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

23.              Approved awarding the bid for two 4x2 half ton extended cab short bed trucks to Wade Ford, Smyrna, GA, in the amount of $40,196 with funding to be provided by the FY15 Building Inspections Capital Budget in the amount of $40,000 and with funding to be provided by the Building Inspections fund within the General Fund fund balance in the amount of $196. (D. Hainley) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

24.              Approved the purchase of an online subscription to Truckworks and approve an agreement with Mitchell 1 for information regarding the repair of the heavy to medium duty trucks fleet with funding in the amount of $2,700, for three users, provided by the FY15 operating budgets of Information Technology and Public Works. (J. Catron) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

25.              Authorized staff to accept the bid from Anixter to replace the power distribution uninterruptable power supply/battery backup system (UPS) at the Joint Public Safety Complex and issue a purchase order in the amount of $72,000 with funding to be provided by the FY15 E-911 Budget (3415.54375). (D. West) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

26.              Accepted the lowest responsive bid from Watch Guard for the purchase of thirteen (13) 4RE High Definition in-car video systems with wireless kits and installation for $67,366 with funding provided by the FY15 Capital Improvement Fund and Police Capital Funds. (M. Doering) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

27.              Approved the 2014 Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the Office of Homeland Security/Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). (J. Wiggins) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

28.              Consider authorizing the solicitation of bids for repairs and improvements to the facilities located at the St. Simons Public Works/Recreation Compound, 2001 Demere Road, and approve the demolition of one structure at this property, in the amount of $193,021, with funding to be provided by the Capital Fund fund balance. (B. Mauney) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to authorize the solicitation of bids for repairs and improvements to the facilities located at the St. Simons Public Works/Recreation Compound and approve the demolition of one structure at the property. The motion carried unanimously.

 

29.              Consider authorizing the solicitation of bids for improvements at Selden Park, 100 Genoa Martin Drive, to bring the facility into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (B. Mauney) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to authorize the solicitation of bids for improvements at Selden Park. The motion carried unanimously.

 

30.              Consider authorizing the solicitation of bids for improvements at Massengale Park, 1360 Ocean Blvd, St. Simons Island, to bring the facility into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (B. Mauney) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to authorize the solicitation of bids for improvements at Massengale Park. The motion carried unanimously.

 

31.              Consider amending the FY14 budget as follows: General Fund - Gateway Bond (to record bond payment activity) increase in Revenue and Expenditures in the amount of $399,350; Accommodation Excise Tax Fund – Increase revenue and expenditures in the amount of $707,649; Insurance Premium Tax Fund – Increase in revenue and expenditures in the amount of $100,189; Pension Fund – Increase in revenue and expenditures in the amount of $659,411. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to amend the FY14 budget as referenced above. The motion carried unanimously.

 

32.              Consider approving the purchase of two (2) Ford Fusions from Kings Colonial Ford, Brunswick, Ga, for $34,794; two (2) Ford Utility patrol vehicles from Wade Ford, Smyrna, GA, for $52,354, and reject the bid for eleven (11) Ford Police sedan patrol cars from Wade Ford and approve the purchase of eleven (11) Dodge Charger sedan patrol cars from the state contract bid for $248,378.13 for the Police Department with funding to be provided by the FY15 Capital Improvement Fund and Police Capital Funds. (M. Doering) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the purchases referenced above. The motion carried unanimously.

 

33.              Deny a request by Mr. Bobby Cave to accept a drainage easement and pipe 120-feet of ditch at 234 Blythe Island Drive at an estimated cost of $12,000 with funding to be provided by the General Fund fund balance. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to deny the request by Mr. Bobby Cave to accept a drainage easement and pipe. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Browning opposed.

 

34.               Authorize the County Police Chief to swear in Georgia Certified Peace Officers in order to support the department during special events or operations.  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to authorize the County Police Chief to swear in Georgia Certified Peace Officers during special events or operations. The motion carried unanimously.  

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk