SPECIAL CALLED JOINT MEETING
CITY OF BRUNSWICK COMMISSION
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 AT 4:00 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
Cornell Harvey, City of Brunswick Mayor
Vincent Williams, City Commissioner
Johnny Cason, City Commissioner
Julie Martin, City Commissioner
Felicia Harris, City Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: Alan Ours, County Manager
Aaron Mumford, County Attorney
Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk
Jim Drumm, City Manager
Brian Corry, City Attorney
Naomi Atkinson, City Clerk
Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:
1. I/J Block and veterans’ memorial (City)
Mayor Harvey and each city commissioner agreed the City would convey the alleyways within the I/J block to the County for parking spaces and a memorial park. The Mayor said the deed would be without restrictions and would be provided once construction begins.
2. Oglethorpe conference center (City)
Mayor Harvey said the city would be interested in either using the SPLOST dollars to fund the renovation of the library for use as a conference center or using the money to build a hotel and conference center on the Oglethorpe tract (also referred to as the former Winchester building site). He said the city planned to hire a firm to manage the conference center. City commissioner Johnny Cason was opposed to using SPLOST money allocated for a conference center to renovate the library.
3. H Street pavement (County)
Commissioner Provenzano asked the city to deed H Street to the county or make the necessary repairs to the street. It was the consensus of the city commissioners to deed to road to the county so that it can properly maintain the street.
Mayor Harvey asked the county to deed the Winchester building site to the city so that the hotel could be built.
4. Library expansion and funding (County)
The county has applied for a grant to help fund a remodel of the library. The former library system, Three Rivers, used the space for its headquarters. Now that Three Rivers is no longer a part of the library, that space can be used for meetings, banquets, and similar events with a 400-person capacity. The new space with include a catering kitchen.
Commissioner Provenzano mentioned that the SPLOST money appropriated for a conference center downtown could be used to renovate the library since the space would serve as conference and meeting space. Most of the city commissioners seemed interested in this possibility, but no decision was made.
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Dale Provenzano, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk