MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 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

Julian Smith spoke regarding a letter the Board tabled indefinitely at its last meeting.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to add item 9.1 to the published agenda to waive the rental fees at the Selden Park. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Strickland announced the retirement of Recreation & Parks Director Wesley Davis. He thanked Mr. Davis for his 20 years of dedicated service to Glynn County.

 

1.         Presentations to 2015 Chairman and Vice Chairman

                       

2.         2016 Appointments to Boards and Committees

 

Altamaha River Partnership (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Browning

Board of Health (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Booker

Brunswick Area Transportation System (BATS) (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Browning       

Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Provenzano

Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Coleman

Finance Committee (3 appointments)

            Commissioner Provenzano, Chairman

            Commissioner Coleman

            Commissioner Stambaugh

Gateway Behavioral Health Services (1 appointment; Term ends 12/31/2016)

            Commissioner Coleman

Pension Committee (3 appointments)

            Commissioner Browning, Chairman

            Commissioner Booker

            Commissioner Brunson

Personnel Committee (3 appointments)

            Commissioner Browning, Chairman

            Commissioner Booker

            Commissioner Brunson

Strategic Community Planning Committee (3 appointments)

            Commissioner Strickland, Chairman

            Commissioner Brunson

            Commissioner Stambaugh

Tourism Bureau (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Strickland

Water Resources Protection Committee (1 appointment)

            Commissioner Brunson

Line of Succession

            Commissioner Strickland

            Commissioner Browning

            Commissioner Coleman

            Commissioner Provenzano

            Commissioner Booker

            Commissioner Brunson

                        Commissioner Stambaugh

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Browning to ratify the appointments. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Received the FY15 Audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). (T. Miller)

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

4.         ZM3135 Golden Isles Gateway Industrial Park - Consider a request to amend a PD Text (Planned Development) for the Golden Isles Gateway Industrial Park, 120 Cherokee Trail, approximately 0.5 miles southwest of Exit 42 on Interstate 95. The parcel consists of 70.982 acres is on the southwest quadrant of I-95 and Highway 99. The purpose of this amendment is to allow commercial and industrial uses. Charles Ezelle, agent for Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority, owner. Parcel ID 03-17615 (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

                        Community Development Director David Hainley reported the following:

This application is to amend the existing Golden Isles Gateway Planned Development. This location is known as the PAWS tract, which was zoned for the proposed Steamboat City theme park. The theme park was not built, and in order for any use other than Freeway Commercial on this site, a rezoning must be approved.

The proposed uses outlined in the modified Master Plan and PD text are for a mix of commercial and industrial uses. The proposed development shall remain under the Golden Isles Gateway Planned Development (PD) text. The proposed amendment includes the addition of the industrial land use district and retains the existing Commercial‐Retail land use district. The existing Commercial‐Retail land use assigned to the property is designated Freeway Commercial (FC). Development standards for these uses shall be in conformance with the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance and shall require Site Plan approval.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of this amendment. This item was opened for public comment and Mel Baxter, Executive Director of the Development Authority spoke in favor of this rezoning. Monica Smith spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve ZM3135. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-16-01

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

5.         Approved the minutes of the meetings held December 17, 2015, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

6.         Adopted a Resolution establishing the 2016 qualifying fees for certain county offices.  REPORT Resolution #R-16-02

 

7.         Approved the Independent Contractor Agreements between Glynn County and Anna Miller, Janel Holland, Gabrielle Barton, Chatham Davis, Deanne Morgan, Stephen Hendrix, and Misty Mobley, the KidsNet Glynn contract providers. The Promoting Safe and Stable Families Grant (PSSF) the Juvenile Court received from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will fund the services rendered. (M. Hardin) REPORT

 

8.         Appointed Jill Wright to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board. This unexpired term of Beck Glasscock ends June 30, 2016.

 

9.         Appointed Commissioner Booker to serve a two-year term on the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). The term will expire December 31, 2017.

 

9.1       Approved a fee waiver in the amount of $465 for use of the Selden Park Gym and Pavilion #3 on January 18 by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee and the International Longshoremen Association, for the purpose of providing food for parade participants after the MLK parade and to provide a Recreation staff person using 6 hours of holiday overtime. REPORT

 

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

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

10.       Consider the appointment of one applicant to serve on the Glynn County Tree Advisory Board. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2019. Applications received from:

Royce Hobbs (currently serving)

John Dow

 

Commissioner Provenzano nominated Royce Hobbs. A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to close the nominations. The motion carried unanimously.

 

The Board voted unanimously to reappoint Royce Hobbs to serve on the Glynn County Tree Board.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

11.       Consider an amendment to Chapter 2-16 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances to repeal Section 2-16-162 pertaining to open burning. The new section regarding open burning is 2-7-9.  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adopt an amendment to Chapter 2-16, Utilities and Services Ordinance, to repeal Section 2-16-162. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2016-01

 

12.       Consider an amendment to the Glynn County Wrecker Ordinance Section 2-17-30 removing section (e) that requires a business license number to be registered with the county police. (M. Doering) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to adopt an amendment to Chapter 2-17, Vehicles for Hire Ordinance, to remove section (e). The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2016-02

 

13.       Consider a resolution adopting an ordinance amendment regarding the use of County issued purchasing cards and credit cards by Elected Officials, designating Elected Officials eligible to receive County issued purchasing cards and credit cards, and approving a user agreement between Glynn County and authorized elected officials regarding the use of such County issued purchasing cards and credit cards. Approval includes authorization for the chairman to sign the user agreements. The ordinance amendment will add a new Section 2-2-21 to the Purchasing Ordinance regarding the use of county issued purchasing cards and credit cards by Glynn County elected officials and is intended to comply with the policy requirements of O.C.G.A § 36-80-24. REPORT

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the resolution, ordinance amendment, and agreements. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-03-16 and Ordinance #O-2016-03

 

14.       Consider an amendment to the Emergency Management Ordinance to redesignate sections 2-2-20 through 2-2-30 as new sections 2-2-22 through 2-2-32 and designating the reserved sections as 2-2-33 through 2-2-40. This amendment is being proposed in coordination with agenda item #13 in order to redesignate section numbers due to duplicate section designations between the Purchasing Ordinance and Emergency Management Ordinance. It corrects section number designations only and does not include amendments to text. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the ordinance amendment. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2016-04

 

15.       Consider informing BB&T that Glynn County would like to move forward with lease purchase documents for the purchase of four pumpers and a ladder truck in the amount of $2,507,817 with payments to be provided by the Fire Fund; and, for the performance bond in the amount of $7,096.60 to be provided by the Fire Fund fund balance. REPORT 

 

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adjourn to executive session to discuss a personnel matter. 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 Browning and seconded by Commissioner Booker to amend the previously adopted minutes of the Board’s November 5, 2015, executive session and adopt the minutes of the December 3, 2015, executive session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned a 7:10 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk