SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015 AT 2:00 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 Manager
Aaron Mumford, County Attorney
Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk
Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:
1. Future development of a parking lot and veteran’s memorial park
Community Development Director David Hainley provided a concept drawing of a memorial.
Mayor Harvey was present at the meeting and agreed that the Liberty Ship could be included in the new memorial.
It was decided that Commissioner Browning and Commissioner Coleman would work with Mayor Harvey and members of the Veterans Council to provide a plan with costs.
A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to move forward with planning and cost proposals for the veterans’ memorial park. The motion carried unanimously.
2. GDOT Roundabout at Hwy 99 and 17
County Manager Alan Ours reported that the official from the Georgia Department of Transportation was not able to attend the meeting, but GDOT was working on a feasibility study regarding the roundabout. Once complete, the study will be presented the county.
Mr. Ours also reported that he had spoken with Jay Roberts, the GDOT Planning Director, regarding the county’s long range transportation plan and the future need for an overpass at the Pyles Marsh and Hwy 341 railroad crossing.
3. Overview of proposed land use changes
Community Development Director David Hainley reported the following:
Consider an amendment to the Future Land Use Plan and Map to create a category and map designation for Low Density Residential (St. Simons Island) which will have a recommended density range of 0-2 units per acre.
Currently there is no unique density recommendation for the island.
The area in question decreases recommended density from 0-4 du/a to 0-2 du/a.
Modifies shape of village areas to approximate zoning limits.
Deletes northernmost village area.
Does not change existing zoning.
Affects new zoning cases on St. Simons only.
TA 3083 Consider an amendment to Sections 302 and 613 of the Zoning Ordinance Of Glynn County, Georgia; to require buffers along major, collector, and minor streets in some instances; to provide for standards for these buffers; to provide for definitions of certain terms; and for other purposes.
Adds definitions for certain street classifications
Adds three additional types of buffers for residential subdivisions, commercial and industrial sites on St. Simons Island.
Does not affect individual home sites. A lawfully existing commercial building or commercial development that becomes nonconforming as a result of adoption of these buffer requirements, or any amendments thereto, that is damaged or destroyed by fire, flood, storm, or other act of God may be repaired or rebuilt without meeting the buffer requirements of this Ordinance if: (1) the owner provides documentation to the Community Development Director demonstrating that the building or development lawfully existed at the time of adoption of the buffer requirement(s) herein; (2) repairs or reconstruction commences within two (2) years from the date it was damaged or destroyed; (3) the nonconforming building or development retains, restores, and maintains any screening or buffering that existed prior to such damage or destruction; and (4) the nonconforming building or development would be substantially impacted by complying with the buffer requirements of this Ordinance.
Affects new subdivision and site plan cases only
TA3086 Consider an amendment to Section 614 of the Zoning Ordinance Of Glynn County, Georgia, pertaining to curb cuts and access easements; to require interparcel roadways and access easements for office and commercial property in certain instances; and for other purposes.
Currently there is no requirement to have adjacent commercial and office developments tie their parking areas together to allow cross connection traffic without having to go out onto the street.
Affects new site plan cases only.
TA3087 Consider an amendment to add Section 626, of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia, to provide for a conservation subdivision overlay district, and for other purposes.
Optional means to do 6,000 SF or larger lot development in any zoning district.
Does not allow any increase in density.
Provides opportunity to have larger block of preserved open space.
Requires a street buffer and sidewalks.
Applicable to St. Simons only
TA3090 Consider an amendment to Sections 705.5(3)(a), 705.5(3)(b), 705.5(3)(d) AND 705.5(8) of the Zoning Ordinance Of Glynn County, Georgia, pertaining to the resort residential district; to increase the minimum lot area, minimum lot width and minimum side yard for townhouse end units; to provide that no more than five contiguous townhomes shall be built in a row; and for other purposes.
Decreases number of bedrooms from 35 to 30 per acre for all uses.
Decreases the number of townhouse allowed to be connected from 10 to 5.
Increases side yard requirements from 7 to 15 feet on the perimeter of the subdivision. Interior side yards remain at 7’.
Requires a minimum 12’ buffer between townhouse lots and other residential development.
Affects new zoning and preliminary plat cases only in RR Districts.
Notwithstanding any provision in this subsection 705.5 to the contrary, the side yard setback for a townhouse end unit that abuts a street or neighboring property may be reduced to seven (7) feet provided that sufficient undeveloped common area or undeveloped buffer exist between the side lot line of the end unit and the property line of the neighboring property or street to make the total distance from the building line to the property line of the neighboring property or street at least 15 feet.
TA 3091 Consider an amendment to Section 302 of the Zoning Ordinance Of Glynn County, Georgia, pertaining to definitions; to amend the definitions of “dwelling, row house”, “dwelling, two-family”, and “site coverage”; and for other purposes.
Clarifies that a duplex is contained in one building.
Changes the definition of rowhouse to become townhouse.
Liberalizes the site coverage standards to permit pervious pavement not to be counted as site coverage.
Does not change any standards.
TA3093 Consider an amendment to Sections 706.2, 706.4, 707.2, 707.4, 708.2, and 708.4 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County, Georgia, pertaining to row houses; to change the term “row house” to “townhouse”; to correct a citation; and for other purposes.
Changes ordinance text to match new definition term of townhouse in lieu of rowhouse.
Does not change any standards.
TA3094 Consider an amendment to Article VI, Section 602.2 of the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County, Georgia, to require at least two access points per subdivision or a certain type of enlarged entranceway for subdivisions of 25 lots or more; and for other purposes.
Affects new subdivision cases only.
Does not require existing subdivisions to connect.
4. Adding nine detention officers to the Sheriff’s Office budget
The Sheriff was not able to attend the meeting; therefore, the discussion regarding the Sheriff’s Office overtime budget was not had.
EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION
A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to adjourn to executive session to discuss personnel matters. The motion carried unanimously.
BACK IN SESSION
A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to adjourn executive session and enter regular session. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve increasing the Police Chief’s salary by 3.15%, effective July 1, 2015. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Stambaugh and Commissioner Strickland opposed.
A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve increasing the County Attorney’s salary by 3.73%, effective July 1, 2015. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve increasing the County Manager’s salary by 3.81%, effective July 1, 2015. The motion carried unanimously.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Dale Provenzano, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk