MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Dale Provenzano, Commissioner, District 2

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.         Recognized Byron Rozier, Maintenance Worker at the Blythe Island Regional Park, for his heroic life-saving act. On January 10, 2016, Mr. Rozier came to the aid of a park visitor, who was under cardiac arrest, by conducting CPR until emergency medical units arrived.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the transfer of licensee for a 2016 alcoholic beverage license issued to Blackwater Grill, 260 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverage and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday Sales permitted. Joshua Veal, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Joshua Veal, 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 Browning to approve the transfer of the 2016 alcoholic beverage license for Blackwater Grill. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held January 19, 2016, as well as the minutes of the regular meeting held January 21, 2016, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Approve waiving the requirements regarding the American Collectors Association and the requirements regarding compliance with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act as non-material technicalities and award the License/Excise Tax Revenue Audit and Consulting Services contract to PRA Government Services, LLC, d/b/a RDS for a contingency fee of 35% except the 911 fees which are at $17,500 per provider.  Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) will perform an audit of business licenses, accommodation excise tax (bed tax), alcoholic beverage license taxes, and 911 fees.  Funding for the 911 fee audit will be provided by the E911 FY17 operating budget. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) This item was deferred from the Board’s January 21, 2016, meeting. REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

5.         Approved the Professional Services Agreement with Tyler Technologies for Business Review and New User Training for Odyssey Judicial Software. (J. Catron) REPORT

 

6.         Authorized the execution of the deeds to convey the required right-of-way for the Hwy-341 Sidewalk Project from Glynn County to the Georgia Department of Transportation. REPORT

 

7.         Authorized the purchase of four pumpers and a ladder truck from Pierce Manufacturing in the amount of $2,507,817 with funding from BB&T through the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) lease purchase program. REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Pension Committee

 

8.         Appointed Fire Lieutenant David Wicker and Police Lieutenant Keith David Stalvey to serve as the Public Safety Representatives on the Pension Committee.  The terms begin immediately and end December 31, 2017. (O. Reed)

    

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of item 4, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

4.         Approve waiving the requirements regarding the American Collectors Association and the requirements regarding compliance with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act as non-material technicalities and award the License/Excise Tax Revenue Audit and Consulting Services contract to PRA Government Services, LLC, d/b/a RDS for a contingency fee of 35% except the 911 fees which are at $17,500 per provider.  Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) will perform an audit of business licenses, accommodation excise tax (bed tax), alcoholic beverage license taxes, and 911 fees.  Funding for the 911 fee audit will be provided by the E911 FY17 operating budget. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) This item was deferred from the Board’s January 21, 2016, meeting. REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve this item. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Brunson opposed.  

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

9.         Consider adopting a resolution endorsing the recommendations of the House and Senate Joint Coastal Georgia Greenway Study Committee and urging Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and Speaker David Ralston to support an appropriation of at least one million dollars or more in the next state budget to initiate the Greenway’s planning and construction under the coordination of the Coastal Regional Commission. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to adopt a resolution. The motion failed for lack of majority vote with Commissioner Coleman, Commissioner Browning, Commissioner Booker, and Commissioner Stambaugh opposed.

 

10.       Consider approving a refund to Mr. Eric Lyons in the amount of $56 for a refund of his Occupational Tax. (D. Hainley) (FC Vote: 2-0-1) This item was deferred from the Board’s January 21, 2016, meeting. REPORT

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to deny the request for the refund. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Provenzano abstaining.

 

11.       Consider approval of an Amended and Restated Oglethorpe Conference Center Memorandum of Understanding.  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer this item. The motion carried unanimously.

 

12.       Consider authorizing the execution and submittal of the 3-year revocable license request to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR), as requested by the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC), for installation of a water line under Dunbar Creek at Sea Island Road to be done at the same time as the JWSC’s installation of the force main sewer line during the Sea Island Road closure. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to authorize the execution and submittal of the 3-year revocable license request to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR), as requested by the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC), for installation of a water line under Dunbar Creek at Sea Island Road. This authorization is given with the understanding that, unless otherwise approved by the Board of Commissioners, JWSC will have its contractor for the LS2030 Upgrade Project: 1) perform the work under Dunbar Creek at the same time as the installation of the force main sewer line during the Sea Island Road closure and, 2) finalize all work that will adversely impact traffic in the project area prior to February 22nd. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2016, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve Jack Burkes’ workers compensation case for the claim in the total sum of $70,000. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned a 7:02 p.m.

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk