SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 AT 3:00 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
Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5
Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1
ABSENT: Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4
ALSO PRESENT: Alan Ours, County Administrator
Aaron Mumford, County Attorney
Discussion and consideration of the following:
A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to add agenda item 4 to the published agenda. The motion carried unanimously.
1. Receive an update from Heery Design Firm regarding the County’s space needs assessment
Doug Kleppin from Heery Design gave a presentation regarding Glynn County’s Detention Center Re-Use Needs Assessment. He presented three options to the Board regarding their findings. Option A included accommodating all the county agencies and the Juvenile courts within a renovated detention facility. However that option is extremely labor intensive and expensive resulting in a sizeable investment in a dated facility yielding unsatisfactory results. The projected costs for Option A are $37,072,780. Option B consists of demolishing the detention facility and having that site house a new facility which accommodates all the County agencies, Drug Court and Juvenile court with the remainder of the site being developed as surface public parking to serve the campus. The projected costs for Option B are $34,799,644. Option C consists of demolishing the detention facility and the entire site being developed as surface public parking. A new joint-use facility which would accommodate all the County agencies, Drug Court, Juvenile Courts and the court support agencies would be built as a three story courthouse annex. This option is more efficient resulting in a single new structure and this reducing costs and phasing and this option could be designed to accommodate future courtrooms or be ultimately converted as dedicated court support beyond the forecast needs in the future. The projected costs for Option C are $35,541,473. Due to these reasons, Heery Design recommends proceeding with either Option B or C.
2. Receive a report about the upgrades to the infrastructure at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
Chuck Scragg and Robert Burr reported to the board an opportunity to upgrade the infrastructure at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. As the economy is rebounding, the aviation business is also growing but in order to attract these businesses, Glynn County needs to be proactive.
The opportunity for Glynn County to create jobs is by accommodating new projects through accessing the unused and undeveloped 1,400 acres north of the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. The first option for expansion would bring in 150 new jobs through the expansion of Stambaugh Aviation and adding Omega Air Refueling Services, a company that provides refueling services for the U.S. Armed forces. An additional 150 jobs with another company that is considering locating to Glynn County would bring the total to 300 new jobs. To fund this it would cost approximately $6.5 million; through which $1.5 million could be provided by grants and the Development Authority would add $500,000, however Glynn County would have to issue bonds for the other $4.5 million. For this option, the 10 year repayment annual debt service would be $518,318 and 15 year repayment annual debt service would be $369,676.
The funds required to create 150 jobs, which would fund the Omega relocation and Stambaugh Aviation Expansion, is $4.5 million. Grants could provide $750,000 with the Development Authority matching $250,000 and the county would need to issue bonds for the remaining $3.5 million. For this option, the 10 year repayment annual debt service would be $403,136 and 15 year repayment annual debt service would be $287,526.
Only funding the Stambaugh Aviation expansion would create 100 jobs, which would require $3.5 million. Grants could provide $500,000 and the Development Authority would match $166,667 and the county would have to issue the remaining $2,833,333 in bonds. For this option, the 10 year repayment annual debt service would be $326,348 and 15 year repayment annual debt service would be $232,526. Chuck Scragg said although this represents a large investment for the County, we would see an even greater return.
3. Receive a report about the local litter prevention efforts from Keep Brunswick Golden Isles Beautiful (KBGIB) (Lea King)
Lea King presented the local litter prevention efforts of Keep Brunswick Golden Isles Beautiful (KBGIB). Their 5 main areas of focus are Litter Prevention, Community Greeting, Recycling and Waste Reduction, Water Resource Awareness, and Community Education. Some of the programs they either head or participate in are Adopt A Highway program, Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, Third Grade Outreach program, Citizens Litter Patrol program, and the Georgia Florida Beach Sweep. For this year’s Beach Sweep, KBGIB partnered with Parkers Gas Station to switch out Styrofoam coolers with recyclable cardboard coolers. They participated in the Stash Your Trash campaign that encouraged college students to eliminate their trash in a responsible manner. In addition to that, they expanded their Electronics Recycling event and promoted non-traditional recycling. KBGIB also secured grants this year including the Dr. Pepper/Snapple Public Space Recycling Bin grant, Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant and Down Chemical paint grant.
4. Consider approving a modified grant contract with the Juvenile Justice Grant Program on behalf of Glynn County Juvenile Court KidsNet Glynn Program with changes made to the Business Associate Agreement, Annex G of the PSSF contract, as amended by the Department of Human Services.
A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve a modified grant contract with the Juvenile Justice Grant Program on behalf of Glynn County Juvenile Court KidsNet Glynn Program with changes made to the Business Associate Agreement, Annex G of the PSSF contract, as amended by the Department of Human Services. The motion carried unanimously.
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Michael Browning, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk