MINUTES

                                                           REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 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

Bill Gussman spoke regarding the Animal Control Advisory Board.

John Dow spoke regarding Lord Avenue and the possibility of making it one way. He also spoke regarding Demere Road, from traffic circle to East Beach Causeway.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Browning to add item 27.1 to the published agenda to authorize removal of the old radio tower at Fire Department Station One. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to add item 34 to the published agenda to appoint four citizens to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a license for a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Island Jerk Shack, 5719 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises. Bernadine Gendron, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Bernadine Gendron, 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 transfer of licensee for the 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Island Jerk Shack. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

2.         ZV3053 200 Boswell Lane - Consider a request for a variance from Section 810.7 of the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance to permit the increase in size of a non-conforming sign.  The property is zoned Forest Agricultural (FA) and is located at the terminus of Boswell Lane, between Interstate 95 and Golden Isles Parkway.  Parcel ID:  03-10187. Golden Isles Parkway Church of God, applicants and owners.  (D. Hainley)            REPORT

 

                        Community Development Director David Hainley reported the following:

The subject property and the church that constitutes the current use are located in an FA (Forest Agricultural) Zoning District. Section 810.7 of the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance details the very limited scope of allowed signage in the FA District. The existing sign is non-conforming and was allowed to continue as an existing non-conformity. The sign was recently struck by lightning during a storm, destroying its electrical components. As such, the applicant is requesting a sign variance to allow the sign to be replaced with a new, larger sign. The current sign has a 4’x10’ ID panel with a smaller (approximately 3’x8’) panel with manually replaced channel lettering beneath it. The proposed replacement sign also has a 4’x10’ ID panel, but its lower panel is a 3’4.8”x10.75’ LED cabinet.

                This item was opened for public comment and Don Hutchinson was present to answer questions.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve ZV3053 and the variance from the Zoning Ordinance to permit the non-conforming sign. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-28-15

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held April 29, 2015, April 30, 2015, May 5, 2015, May 14, 2015, as well as the minutes of the regular meeting held June 4, 2015, subject to any necessary corrections. (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         FP3063 7141 Scott Everett Road – Approved a final plat for the subdivision of a 4.7- acre lot into two (2) lots one with 3.43 acres and the other with 1.27 acres. The subject property is zoned FA (Forest Agricultural) and located on the northwest side of Scott Everett Road, approximately eighty (80) feet south of its intersection with Holly Everett Street. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

5.         Appointed Clarence Hilburn  (District 4) and Chuck Faulk (District 3) to serve another term on the Glynn County Blythe Island Regional Park Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2015, and end June 30, 2019.

 

6.         Appointed Marie Brogsdale (District 3), William Green (District 4), and Kelly Mathis (At Large Post 1) to serve another term on the Glynn County Selden Park Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2015, and end June 30, 2019.

 

7.         Appointed William Hilton (District 3) and Matthew Thompson (At Large Post 1) to serve on the Glynn County Tree Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2015, and end June 30, 2019.

 

8.         Appointed Eleanor Legg to serve on the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) Aging Services Advisory Council. The term begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2018.

 

9.         Approved the FY16 Brunswick Area Transportation Study (BATS) FHWA Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Program Planning Services Contract between the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Glynn County. Funding will be provided as follows: Federal Share (80%) $69,342.16 and Local Match Share (20%) $17,355.54 provided by the Community Development operating budget, for a total contract cost of $86,677.70. Section 5303 PL000-0013-00-398 and PI Number 0013398 (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

10.       Approved a height and width waiver request for a house moving permit to move a house from 1689 Hortense Screvens Road to 500 Ratcliff Road across state and county roadways. Daryl Harper, Applicant.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

11.       Received a report on Health Insurance Claims and Prescription Drug Costs for FY15. (O. Reed) REPORT

 

12.       Declared certain unusable items surplus and approved the disposal of these items in the best interest of the County. (R. Grolemund) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

13.       Approved an increase to the expenditure accounts in the Jail Commissary Fund in the amount of $148,550 with funding to be provided by the Jail Commissary Fund fund balance. (N. Jump) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

14.       Approved the contract with the Brunswick Judicial Circuit Public Defender. (T. Miller) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

15.       Approved the Anticipated Collections Addendum to the SAVE program Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security with funding, in the amount of $300, to be provided by the FY16 Finance Administration Operating Budget. (T. Miller) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

16.       Approved the request for a professional exemption for Spay and Neutering Services from Dr. William Disque, Dr. Kimberly Hart and one veterinary technician in an amount not to exceed $57,750 with operational funding from the Animal Control Spay and Neutering Costs. (M. Doering) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

17.       Approved the purchase of Emergency Medical Dispatch software for the Glynn-Brunswick 911 Center from Priority Dispatch, in the amount of $152,841, with funding to be provided by the General Fund fund balance. (S. Usher) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Accepted the proposal for property and liability coverage and risk management services and approved the contract with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia– Interlocal Risk Management Agency (ACCG-IRMA) for said services at a cost of $604,783 for the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 period and flood insurance for selected buildings at standard National Flood Insurance Program rates for Glynn County with funding to be provided by the County Insurance Fund. (O. Reed) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

19.       Awarded a contract to Berry Dunn, in the amount of $75,000, to conduct an Information Technology Security Audit with funding to be provided by the FY15 Information Technology operating budget. (D. West) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

20.       Awarded a contract to Power Systems Engineering for two UPS battery backup units and implement the project with funding in the amount of $49,908 provided by the FY15 E911 Budget. (D. West) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

21.       Approved the proposal for Tyler Technologies Fingerprint Biometrics Interface in the amount of $8,650 funded by the Jail Operating Fund operating budget. (J. Catron) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

22.       Approved the maintenance agreement with NEC-AFIS for finger printing equipment in the amount of $5,500 funded by FY 15/16 Information Technology operating budget. (J. Catron) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

23.       Approved the eCivis, Inc., Master Subscription and Service Agreement for a Grant Tracking and Reporting System in the amount of $4,717.50 funded by FY 14/15 Information Technology Operating Budget. (J. Catron) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

24.       Approved a purchase order to eGPS Solutions, Inc. for Leica GeoSystems survey grade GPS equipment and software for $26,691 with the funding source provided by the Capital Project Fund - Information Technology Budget. (B. Nyers) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

25.       Exercised the first year option with Advanced Environmental Management, Inc. for landfill monitoring services in the amount of $16,000 annually with funding provided by the Solid Waste Disposal Fund. (P. Andrews) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

26.       Awarded a contract for the BIRP Small Access Dock Improvements project to Drury Land and Marine, in the amount of $40,700 with funding provided by the Blythe Island Capital Improvements fund in the amount of $30,000 and the remaining $10,700 from the Capital Project Fund Balance. (D. Austin) (FC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

27.       Awarded a contract for the Southport Parkway Sidewalk Improvement Project to Allen Owens Construction Company of Blackshear, Ga, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount $430,488.40 with funding from the General Fund fund balance. This project will place a sidewalk along Southport Parkway from Hwy 17 to Martin Palmer Drive. (D. Austin) (FC Vote 2-1) REPORT

 

27.1.      Authorize the immediate removal of the old radio tower at Fire Department Station One with funding to be provided by the Fire Fund fund balance. (H. Herndon) (FC Vote 3-0)

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

28.       Consider adopting the proposed Glynn County FY 15-16 Budget. (T. Miller) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Stambaugh opposed. Resolution #R-29-15

 

29.       Consider amending the Pubic Decency Ordinance, the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance, and the Occupation Tax Ordinance to reflect the increases in fees approved by the Board of Commissioners at its June 10, 2015, special called meeting. REPORT

 

These amendments revised Sections 2-24-9, 2-24-12, and 2-24-13 of the Public Decency Ordinance and Sections 2-3-8.1, 2-3-12, 2-3-14, and 2-3-19 of the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance to increase certain fees and for other purposes.

 

The amendment also revised Sections 2-3-2, 2-3-8, 2-11-6, 2-26-4, 2-26-6, 2-26-13, 2-26-15, and added a Section 2-3-38, to add a definition for airport and airport property to the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance of Glynn County, to revise the conditions for holding a private meeting involving alcohol at a place of business without an alcoholic beverage license, to permit an alcoholic beverage license to be issued at the airport or upon airport property, to revise the Parks Use Ordinance pertaining to alcoholic beverages on public property, to revise the Public Conduct Ordinance pertaining to the use of alcoholic beverages in public spaces and facilities and the criteria for denial of a public conduct permit involving alcohol, to revise the exceptions to the Public Conduct Permit Ordinance, and for other purposes.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve amending the Pubic Decency Ordinance, the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance, and the Occupation Tax Ordinance to reflect the increases in fees. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Stambaugh opposed. Ordinance #O-2015-05, #O-2015-06, and #O-2015-07

 

30.       Consider an amendment to Code of Ordinances to allow alcoholic beverages to be sold at airport properties. REPORT

 

This ordinance amendment revised Sections 2-3-2, 2-3-8, 2-11-6, 2-26-4, 2-26-6, 2-26-13, 2-26-15, and added a Section 2-3-38, to add a definition for airport and airport property to the Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance of Glynn County, to revise the conditions for holding a private meeting involving alcohol at a place of business without an alcoholic beverage license, to permit an alcoholic beverage license to be issued at the airport or upon airport property, to revise the Parks Use Ordinance pertaining to alcoholic beverages on public property, to revise the Public Conduct Ordinance pertaining to the use of alcoholic beverages in public spaces and facilities and the criteria for denial of a public conduct permit involving alcohol, to revise the exceptions to the Public Conduct Permit Ordinance, and for other purposes.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve amending the Code of Ordinances to allow alcoholic beverages to be sold at airport properties. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2015-08

 

31.       Consider rescinding the Board of Commissioners’ June 2, 2015, motions approving the organizational changes and the position and job description for the Public Safety Director, and consider discussing possible alternatives at a later date. (M. Browning)

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to rescind the Board of Commissioners’ June 2, 2015, motions approving the organizational changes an the position and job description for the Public Safety Director and discuss possible alternatives at a later date. The motion failed for lack of majority vote, 3-4, with Commissioner Provenzano, Commissioner Strickland, Commissioner Brunson, and Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

32.       Consider increasing expenditures in the Sheriff’s Office by $793,669, increase revenues for Boarding Fees-Federal Prisoners by $341,000 for personnel, increase the use of General Fund Fund Balance by $349,769 for personnel, and increase the use of General Fund Fund Balance by $102,900 for Utilities.  (N. Jump)

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve increasing the Sheriff’s budget by $793,669 with funding provided as recommended above. The motion carried unanimously.

 

33.       Consider awarding a contract for the McKenzie Road Sidewalk Improvement Project to Swindell Construction Company of Glennville, Georgia, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount $139,840 with funding from the General Fund fund balance. The sidewalk would run along McKenzie Road from Hwy 341 to Conventry Pointe Road. (D. Austin) REPORT  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve awarding the contract. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Stambaugh opposed.  

 

34.       Consider appointing four (4) citizens to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2015 and end June 30, 2017.

Applications received from:

John Ohman (currently serving)

Sheldon McDougall (currently serving)

Beck Glasscock

Lynn Stephens

Sherri Coleman

Donna Eskenazi

 

            Commissioner Strickland nominated John Ohman

            Commissioner Coleman nominated Lynn Stephens

            Commissioner Booker nominated Sherry Coleman

            Commissioner Stambaugh nominated Donna Eskenazi

            Commissioner Browning nominated Sheldon McDougall

            Commissioner Browning nominated Beck Glasscock

 

            The Board voted unanimously to appoint John Ohman. Mr. Ohman was appointed.

The Board voted 4-3 to appoint Lynn Stephens. Commissioners Stambaugh, Booker, and Browning did not vote for Ms. Stephens. Ms. Stephens was appointed.

The Board voted 3-4 to appoint Sherry Coleman. Commissioners Stambaugh, Browning, Strickland, and Coleman did not vote for Ms. Coleman. Ms. Coleman was not appointed.

            The Board voted 4-3 to appoint Donna Eskenazi. Commissioners Booker, Brunson, and Coleman did not vote for Ms. Eskenazi. Ms. Eskenazi was appointed.

            The Board voted 5-2 to appoint Sheldon McDougall. Commissioners Booker and Coleman did not vote for Mr. McDougall. Mr. McDougall was appointed.

           

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

The Board of Commissioners did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                             

Dale Provenzano, Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

Attest:

 

 

                                       

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk