MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 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 Manager

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

 

1.         Received a presentation from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on the Re-Certification of the Glynn County Police Department as a Certified Law Enforcement Agency. REPORT

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license to Thomas Dennard, III for Savannah Bee Company, 315 Mallery Street., St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell wine not for consumption on premises of a package store. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Thomas Dennard, 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 Savannah Bee Company. The motion carried unanimously. {Clerk’s note: This location is a convenience store, not a package store.}

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license to Mihir Patel for Travel Stop, 2764 Hwy 17 S, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Mihir 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Travel Stop. The motion carried unanimously. {Clerk’s note: Although the agenda item said the license was for consumption on premises, the application was to sell malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises. State law prohibits the serving of alcoholic beverages in a convenience store and the license issued was not for consumption.}

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license to Thamrong Dechawuth for Tara Thai LLC, 307 Longview Plaza, 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. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Thamrong Dechawuth, 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 Browning to approve the issuance of a 2015 alcoholic beverage license for Tara Thai. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to add item 21.1 to the published consent agenda to adopt a resolution supporting the cleanup of the Terry Creek superfund site. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

5.         SUP3060 131 Land of Canaan:  Consider a request for a special use to allow a second dwelling unit (mobile home) of a lot due to a medical hardship. The property is located on the north side of Land of Canaan Road, approximately 530 feet from the intersection of Land of Canaan Drive and Stafford Road. Parcel ID:  03-14627.  Barbara Hutchinson, owner and applicant. REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported this request would allow a special use for a medical hardship and the use of the property would not change. When the medical hardship no longer exists the mobile home will be removed. The applicant has provided a letter from her physician verifying the need for someone to live close by in case of a medical emergency.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the permit. This item was opened for public comment and Mike Wilson, adjacent property owner, asked for assurance the mobile home would be removed after the special use permit expired. Mr. Hainley advised that upon expiration of the permit, if the mobile home remained on the property it would be in violation of the ordinance and subject to fines and legal action.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve SUP3060 and the issuance of a special use permit. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-35-15

 

6          ZM3072 Wishlist Farms Lane- Consider a request to rezone a 14.29-acre parcel from PD (Planned Development) to FA (Forest Agriculture).  The purpose of the request is to allow a horse farm on the property.  The subject property is located at 1200 - 1206 Wishlist Farms Lane.  Wishlist Farms Lane intersects with Green Swamp Road approximately 1,700 feet from Golden Isles Parkway.  Parcel ID: 03-36818.  Joanne Sims, applicant and owner. REPORT

 

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of this rezoning.

This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve application ZM3072 to rezone the subject parcel from PD to FA with the condition that the plan shown as CS1 on the application serve as the master plan for the development. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-36-15

 

7.         ZM3076 Canal Crossing – Consider a request to amend the Canal Crossing Planned Development Text for properties consisting of 44.12 acres, located at the intersection of Golden Isles Parkway and Canal Road.  The purpose of the amendment is to allow a fourth access point to the property via Canal Road.  Parcel IDs:  03-20031, 03-3572, 03-03583, 03-16941, 03-03571, 03-03570, 03-03575 & 03-03569.  Robert Ussery with Ussery-Rule Architects, P.C., agent for Rees 514, LLC and Brent Brunswick, LLC, owners. REPORT

 

The proposed request is to amend the existing Planned Development Text for the Canal Crossing Planned Development. The existing PD text specifically allows the project to only have three (3) access points along the east side of Canal Road. The applicant is proposing changes to the layout and site plan which would necessitate a fourth access point on the east side of Canal Road. Amending the PD text would grant them the ability to construct the additional curb cut. The applicant is also proposing a change in the text to clarify utility providers.

Staff and the Mainland Planning Commission recommended approval of the application.

This item was opened for public comment and John Callaway, the developer of the project, and Monica Smith, Sharon Lovett, and Wayne Lovett addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve application ZM3076 to amend the Canal Crossing Planned Development Text to allow four (4) access points off of Canal Road as shown on the concept plan and to correct language regarding utility providers.  The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-37-15

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Establishment of Fee

 

8.         Consider the addition of a 3 and 4 year old age group to the Recreation soccer, basketball, and T-ball programs at a participation fee of $25 per child. REPORT

 

Mead Herndon, Assistant Recreation Director, presented a 3 and 4 year age group for the Board’s consideration.

This item was opened for public comment and Mike Bunatelli suggested the price be lowered.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the addition of a 3 and 4 year old age group for soccer, basketball, and T-ball at a cost of $20 per child. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Stambaugh and Commissioner Booker opposed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

9.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held August 20, 2015, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

10.       Authorized a fee waiver in the amount of $200 for use of the Howard Coffin Park Gym on September 20th by the Glynn County Prostate Cancer Awareness Network, and provide a Recreation staff person to supervise the event. REPORT

 

11.       Approved the Long Term Care Facility Hurricane Evacuation Preparation Agreement between Glynn County and St. Mark’s Towers, Inc., Hospice of the Golden Isles, Senior Care Center of Brunswick, Gracemore, LLC, Sears Manor, and Magnolia Manor of St. Simons Island. (J. Wiggins) REPORT

 

12.       Approved acceptance of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for environmental analysis for north and east apron expansion at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. AIP Grant 3-13-0018-037-2015. (R. Burr) REPORT

 

13.       Recognized the Non-Aeronautical Sublease Agreement between the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and J.D. Moore, Inc. to lease at the McKinnon St Simons Island Airport. The lease of 15,518 square feet will expire April 30, 2030.   (A Mumford) REPORT

 

14.       Approved the Second Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement between Glynn County and the Public Defender Standards Council for use of office space at the Office Park Building at a cost of $1 per year plus utilities. (W. Worley) REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Personnel Committee

 

15.       Approved changing the classification title of Pre-Trial/Intake Officer (Grade 19) to Juvenile Court Support Specialist (Grade 19). (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

16.       Approved changing the classification title of Juvenile Court Diversion Program Supervisor (Grade 19) to Juvenile Court Diversion Specialist (Grade 19). (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

17.       Denied reclassifying the Chief Deputy Clerk, Juvenile Court classification from Grade 13 to Grade 15. (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Denied reclassifying the Clerk of Juvenile Court classification from Grade 18 to Grade 21. (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

19.       Approved changing the classification title of Clerk of Juvenile Court (Grade 18) to Clerk of Juvenile Court/Court Administrator (Grade 18).  (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

20.       Approved the health benefit plan design options and the prescription drug plan changes for calendar year 2016. (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

21.       Approved the employer paid basic life insurance plan, employer paid long-term disability plan and flexible benefits plans for calendar 2016 as recommended by the employee benefits consultant and broker, ShawHankins, Inc, as follows: Basic Life Insurance: MetLife; Long-term disability: MetLife; Flexible benefits: Ameritas for dental, EyeMed for vision, Unum for group accident and critical illness with cancer rider, and MetLife for voluntary short-term disability. (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

21.1.    Adopt a resolution supporting the removal of contamination in the soil and groundwater of the Terry Creek dredge spoils area and urging state and federal governments to cause the removal. (B. Brunson)  This item was removed from the consent agenda for discussion at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of 21.1, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

21.1.    Adopt a resolution supporting the removal of contamination in the soil and groundwater of the Terry Creek dredge spoils area and urging state and federal governments to cause the removal. REPORT

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to adopt the resolution. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-38-15

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

22.       Consider renewing the contract to BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia for the provision of health insurance third party administrator services and stop loss insurance coverage and to renew the contract with PharmAvail for pharmacy claims administration at the following rates effective January 1, 2016: for third party administrator services for an estimated annualized total of $493,936; stop loss insurance coverage for an estimated annualized total of $830,744; and, $3.75 per claim for prescription drugs.  (PC Vote 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the renewal of the contracts with BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia and PharmAvail. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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 and potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

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

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to error and release any penalties and interest accrued on International Auto Processing, Inc.’s tax bills for Parcels 03-12472 and 03-12473 for tax years 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the settlement and resolution of the pending litigation, Glynn County v. E & D Coatings Inc., Civil Action No. CE15-00043-063 by accepting $2,000 from defendant E&D Coatings, Inc. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                             

Dale Provenzano, Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

Attest:

 

                                                        

                                       

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk