MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 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

Mark Stambaugh, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

Absent:                        Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE  

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD No one signed up to speak during the public comment period.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Browning to add item 10.1 to the published agenda to approve the contract with the planning consulting firm RSH. The motion carried unanimously.

 

1.         Recognition of Glynn County’s Volunteer Firefighters. (S. Gardner)

 

2.         Presentation of the Police Life Saving Medal to Officers John Googe, Dustin Davis, and Clayton Palmer. (M. Doering)

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Hamby’s By Air Package, 132 A Retreat Plaza, St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a package store. Sunday sales permitted. This is a new 2015 license. Samuel David Hamby, 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. This item was deferred from the Board’s February 19, 2015, meeting.

 

David Hamby, 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. The location is within 200 yards of a residential area which is prohibited by the ordinance. This item was opened for public comment and Garret Meader, representing the applicant, David Hamby, Ann Williams, Robert Shoreman, Mike Parmalee, John Osmand, Dave Snyder, and John Keteresh addressed the Board and asked that the application be approved. Melinda White, attorney representing the owners of the Winn Dixie shopping center, expressed concerns with the potential increase in traffic at the Airport Road entrance.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to deny the application. The motion carried 4-2 with Commissioner Provenzano and Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a license for a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Del Sur Bakery, LLC, 539 Ocean Blvd, St Simons Island, GA.  The license is to sell wine only package sales not for consumption on premises of a bakery.  Sunday Sales permitted.  Hernan Stutzer, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Hernan 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 and Dave Snyder and Sally Hardman spoke in favor of the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Del Sur Bakery. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         Consider the issuance of a license for a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for offsite catering for Halyards, 55 Cinema Lane, St Simons Island, GA.  The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises.  Sunday Sales permitted.  David Snyder, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Dave Snyder, 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 Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a 2015 offsite catering alcoholic beverage license for Halyards. The motion carried unanimously.

 

6.         Consider the issuance of a license for a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Georgia Sea Grill, 407 Mallery Street, 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. Zachary Gowen, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Zack Gowen, 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 and Dave Snyder spoke in favor of the license.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Georgia Sea Grill. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Fees

 

7.         Receive citizen comments and consider an amendment to change the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, Chapter 2-4, Revising Section 2-4-11 to allow periods of reduced or eliminated adoption fees to offset the cost of disposing of and/or caring for “at risk” animals. (M. Doering) REPORT

 

Police Chief Matt Doering explained the purpose of the ordinance amendment was to allow Animal Control to provide special promotional periods of reduced or eliminated adoption fees in an effort reduce and offset the cost of disposing of and/or caring for the animals. This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2-4. The motion carried unanimously.   Ordinance #O-2015-01

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

8.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held February 19, 2015, subject to any necessary corrections. (C. Overstreet)

 

9.         Approved naming the athletic complex at Mallery Park after one of Glynn County’s former recreation directors, Lefty Butler. The new name will be the C.T. “Lefty” Butler Athletic Complex at Mallery Park.  REPORT

 

10.       Adopted a resolution supporting the passage of the Underground Water Supply Protection Act of 2015.  Senator Ligon and Representative Atwood have sponsored legislation in the Georgia General Assembly known as the Underground Water Supply Protection Act of 2015 to prohibit the practice of aquifer storage and recovery in the Floridan aquifer within the counties of Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Wayne. (D. Provenzano) Resolution #R-11-15  REPORT

 

10.1     Approved the contract with RS&H for the provision of planning services for the St. Simons island moratorium work elements in the amount of $67,543 with funding provided by the General Fund fund balance. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

11.       Consider an Amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Glynn County, Georgia, to add a Division 7 to Chapter 2-6.5 and add Sections 2-6.5-129 through 2-6.5-136 to Establish Regulations for Pawnbrokers. (M. Doering) REPORT

 

This ordinance requires pawn shops in the unincorporated area of the county to report pawned items to the police department using certain reporting methods such as computer software that is available free of charge. Police Chief Doering said two of the six pawn shops in the county currently use the software.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Browning to approve the amendment to Chapter 2-6.5 adding sections 129-136. The motion carried unanimously.  Ordinance #O-2015-02 

 

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 pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the executive session minutes of February 19, 2015, special called meeting and regular meeting as well as the minutes of the February 5, 2015, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                             

Dale Provenzano, Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

Attest:

 

 

                                       

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk