MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Dale Provenzano, Chairman, District 2

Richard Strickland, Vice Chairman, District 3

Michael Browning, Commissioner, District 1

Bill Brunson, Commissioner, District 4

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Mark Stambaugh, 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

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Monica Smith spoke regarding the proposed moratorium.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Point of Privilege

 

Due to the large number in attendance for agenda item 19, a motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to hear item 19 before agenda item 1. The motion carried unanimously.

 

1.         Received the Year-to-Date (YTD) Financial Report. (T. Miller) REPORT

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Mi Casa Mexican Grill, 120 Trade Street, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday Sales permitted. Angelica Vargas, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Angelica Vargas, 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 Booker to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Mi Casa Mexican Grill. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Kay’s Corner, 2764 Highway 17 S, Unit 101, 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 new 2015 license. Kailas Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Kailas Patel, 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 Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Kay’s Corner. The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Palmer’s Village Café, 223 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday Sales permitted. Palmer Fortune, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Palmer Fortune, 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 Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Palmer’s Village Cafe. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Parin Patel, LLC, 6133 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a package store. Sunday Sales permitted. Parin Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT This application does not meet the distance requirements of the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance; it is within 200 yards of an area zoned for residential uses.

 

Parin Patel, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Police Chief Matt Doering said the applicant did not meet the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license. This item was opened for public comment and Douglas Adams, speaking on behalf of the applicant, said the addressed the Board regarding the distance requirement. Johnathan Miller spoke in opposition to the application. He presented a petition with 600 signatures of citizens opposing the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to deny the application for the 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Parin Patel, LLC. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

6.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held November 18, 2014, December 16, 2014, and January 20, 2015, as well as the minutes of the regular meeting held January 15, 2015, subject to any necessary corrections. (C. Overstreet)

 

7.         Approved a deed from Glynn County to the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) for the conveyance of lift stations, water and sewer easements, and access easements still titled in the name of Glynn County. REPORT

 

8.         Approved a grant contract from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) in the amount of $72,000 and authorize the Chairman to sign the approved FY15 Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Treatment Programs Grant (JJDP) contract documents. Contract: JJ-15-013 (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

9.         Adopted a resolution authorizing the filing of and support for a 2015 Coastal Incentive Grant (CIG) project proposed by Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful (KBGIB). (D. Hainley) REPORT    Resolution #R-05-15

 

10.       Appointed Mary Bowen, Engineering Technician, to serve as the Public Works Employee Representative on the Glynn County Pension Committee. The term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2016. (O. Reed)

 

11.       Appointed Deannia Roberson, Administrative Assistant I in the Information Technology Department, to serve as the Non Public Safety/Non Public Works Employee Representative on the Glynn County Pension Committee. The term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2016. (O. Reed)

 

12.       Appointed William Hilton to serve on the Glynn County Tree Board for the unexpired term of Scott Cown. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2015.

 

13.       Approved the Underground Easement for a distribution line constructed, operated and maintained by Georgia Power Company to be granted by Glynn County and the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority at 2075 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Georgia (Gulfstream). REPORT

 

14.       Adopted a resolution approving of and applauding the trap-neuter-return (TNR) of feral/community cats provided that such TNR programs comply with federal state, and local laws. (M. Browning) REPORT   Resolution #R-06-15

 

15.       Appointed Tonya Miller as acting County Administrator while County Administrator Alan Ours is out of the office February 20, 2015 through March 4, 2015. (A. Ours) REPORT          

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

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

16.       Appoint one (1) of the following applicants to serve on the Glynn County Board of Health for the unexpired term of James Fedd. The term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2019.

The applicants are:

Judy Lance

Beverly Floyd-Lewis

 

Commissioner Booker nominated Ms. Lewis.

Commissioner Strickland nominated Ms. Lance.

 

The Board voted 4-3 to appoint Beverly Floyd-Lewis to the Glynn County Board of Health with Commissioners Browning, Commissioner Provenzano, and Commissioner Strickland opposed.

 

17.       Appoint one (1) of the following employees to serve as a Public Safety Employee Representative on the Pension Committee. The appointee will complete the 2-year term vacated by a former employee. The term ends December 31, 2015. (O. Reed)

The applicants are:

Addie Moeller, Communications Officer I

Colin Scogin, Police Officer II

 

Commissioner Stambaugh nominated Colin Scogin.

 

The Board voted unanimously to appoint Colin Scogin to serve on the Glynn County Pension Committee.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

18.       FP2937 Reserve at Demere Phase III – Approve a Final Plat for 31 lots on 2.446 acres located on the south side of Demere Road, in the vicinity between Main Street and Brockinton Drive. The property is zoned PD (Planned Development). Mary Wan, LLC owner of Parcel IDs: 04-05879, 04-14458 and 04-14702; and Palmetto Building Group, LLC, owner of Parcel ID: 04-14701. Vassa Cate, applicant. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

                        Community Development Director David Hainley reported the Final Plat for the third phase of the Reserve at Demere meets all the technical requirements and staff recommended approval.

                        Joint Water and Sewer Director Steve Swan said the development will not be able to tie in to the water and sewer system at this time. He said Basin 2030 does not have enough capacity to take on this development. Upgrades are being made to the lift station and a larger water line is being installed, but it will not be completed until 2016. Mr. Swan said the developer has been advised that development will not have water and sewer connection until the water and sewer upgrades are made.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the final plat FP2937 for the Reserve at Demere Phase 3. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

19.       Consider adoption of a resolution enacting a one hundred eighty (180) day moratorium, applicable exclusively to St Simons Island, to bar the acceptance, receipt, or processing by Glynn County, Georgia, of applications for Site Plan Approval under Section 619 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval of Preliminary Plats under Article VII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval of expedited subdivisions under Article VIII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval  of Planned Developments as described in Section 723 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval of any conditional or special use permits under the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; and of applications for any rezoning of property from one zoning classification or district to another zoning classification or district on Saint Simons Island. REPORT

           

Be it hereby resolved by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners that:

WHEREAS, it has been brought to the attention of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners that densities of development on Saint Simons Island have risen to a level that could adversely affect the health, safety, prosperity, and welfare of the citizens of Saint Simons Island, including but not limited to, the ability to provide adequate infrastructure and to provide the necessary services for its citizens;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine the densities and locations of land use development on Saint Simons Island for planning purposes and to apply best practices land use planning;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine whether changes or possible updates may be needed to the future land use plan for Saint Simons Island, including but not limited to, assessing the plan and its recommendations for land use and land use densities and existing ordinance provisions and alternative means of incorporating measures to achieve possible density reductions which could have the resultant effect of reducing the pressure on the infrastructure components and facilitating the provision of services to the citizens of Saint Simons Island;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine what amendments are needed to the Zoning Ordinance and other land use development ordinances of Glynn County, Georgia, specifically as they may apply to the orderly and well planned land use development of Saint Simons Island in order to ensure appropriate densities and classifications of land use development on Saint Simons Island;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine whether changes or possible updates may be needed to the tree preservation ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia, specifically as it applies to Saint Simons Island, including but not limited to, possible applicability to land use development and an educational component necessary to achieve compliance and the potential staffing required to oversee an expanded program;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine whether a tree replacement program may be beneficial for the citizens of Glynn County, Georgia, including possibly conducting a survey of trees on the public rights of ways beginning with the major corridors, identifying existing gaps in the canopy cover where a replacement trees could be located;  

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners finds that time is needed in order to study, assess, review, consider, and determine whether a landscape ordinance may be beneficial for the citizens of Glynn County, Georgia.   Such would be limited to Saint Simons Island initially but could be expanded to the mainland.  This ordinance could require a certain percentage of a parking area/site be landscaped but could exclude those areas in required buffers or storm water control features;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners deems it necessary and advisable to enact a moratorium, applicable to Saint Simons Island only during a limited period of time, to bar the acceptance or receipt of applications for Site Plan Approval under Section 619 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; applications for Preliminary Plats under Article VII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia; applications for approval of expedited subdivisions under Article VIII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia; applications for Planned Developments as described in Section 723 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; applications for any conditional or special use permits under the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; and applications for any rezoning of property on Saint Simons Island;

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners deems it necessary to enact this moratorium for the reasons shown above and herein, including in order to avoid the filing and processing of applications for land use development during this study and assessment period, as the filing of these applications would work to counteract the objectives of such study and assessment period; and

WHEREAS, the Glynn County Board of Commissioners deems it in the best interests of the health, safety, prosperity, and welfare of the citizens of Glynn County, Georgia, and Saint Simons Island to enact this moratorium and address the issues stated above and herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Glynn County Board of Commissioners, acting in its capacity as the governing authority of Glynn County, Georgia, that it does hereby enact a moratorium, applicable exclusively to Saint Simons Island, to bar the acceptance or receipt by Glynn County, Georgia, of applications for Site Plan Approval under Section 619 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval of Preliminary Plats under Article VII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval of expedited subdivisions under Article VIII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval  of Planned Developments as described in Section 723 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; of applications for approval of any conditional or special use permits under the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia; and of applications for any rezoning of property from one zoning classification or district to another zoning classification or district on Saint Simons Island.

Said moratorium shall also apply to applications to amend any of the items enumerated in the immediately preceding paragraph.

Said moratorium is enacted for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of this resolution in order to allow Glynn County, Georgia, to pursue the objectives stated above and herein.

The moratorium enacted herein shall not apply to complete applications containing the documents, forms, and information required by the applicable ordinances and regulations of Glynn County and which are received by the Glynn County Community Development Department prior to the adoption of this Resolution, but the moratorium enacted herein shall apply to incomplete applications received by the Glynn County Community Development Department prior to the adoption of this Resolution. Applications filed without the documents, forms, and/or information required under the applicable ordinances or regulations of Glynn County, including but limited to sketches or preliminary plats, shall be deemed incomplete. The applications referred to in this paragraph shall mean and refer to applications for Site Plan Approval under Section 619 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia, applications for approval of Preliminary Plats under Article VII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia, applications for approval of expedited subdivisions under Article VIII of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia, applications for approval  of Planned Developments as described in Section 723 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia, applications for approval of any conditional or special use permits under the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia, and applications for any rezoning of property from one zoning classification or district to another zoning classification or district on Saint Simons Island.

The moratorium enacted herein shall not apply to applications for building permits for a single family dwelling that do not require the approval of a site plan or preliminary plat.  The moratorium enacted herein shall also not apply to any of the agenda items that were deferred by the Islands Planning Commission at its January 20, 2015, meeting. Further, the moratorium enacted herein is limited exclusively to Saint Simons Island. 

                This Resolution shall be effective upon adoption.

           

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adopt a resolution enacting a ninety (90) day moratorium. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-04-15

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Browning to adjourn to executive session to discuss property acquisition and potential litigation. 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 Brunson to approve the executive session minutes of January 15, 2015 and January 20, 2015. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the County Attorney’s recommendations regarding property acquisition and potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                             

Dale Provenzano, Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

Attest:

 

 

                                       

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk