MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 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 agenda item 10.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Presented a proclamation recognizing the month of April 2016 as Donate Life Month and encouraging others to consider organ donation.

 

2.         Presented a proclamation recognizing the week of April 18-22, 2016, as Manufacturing Appreciation Week to acknowledge the valuable contributions manufacturing provides to Glynn County’s economy.

 

3.         Present a proclamation recognizing the Brunswick Job Corps Basketball Team for winning the Job Corps National Championship.

            This item was deferred to the April 21, 2016, meeting.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2016 alcoholic beverage license for Quick Stop Meat Market, 3810 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a grocery store. Sunday sales permitted. Anish Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item to the Board’s April 21, 2016, meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         Consider the issuance of a 2016 alcoholic beverage license for Dalal’s Shop LLC, 10 Canal Road Plaza, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. Mehul Dalal, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Mehul Dalal, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Assistant Police Chief Scott Trautz 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 Brunson to approve the alcoholic beverage license for Dalal’s Shop LLC. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Booker opposed.

 

6.         Consider the issuance of a 2016 alcoholic beverage license for Game Time Sports Bar, 100 Cary Street, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. Michael Waters, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Michael Waters, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Assistant Police Chief Scott Trautz said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license. This item was opened for public comment and Julian Smith spoke in favor of this item.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the alcoholic beverage license for Game Time Sports Bar. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

7.         ZM3209 Canal Crossing Amendment #3 - Consider a request to amend the Planned Development Text for the Canal Crossing Planned Development. The purpose of the request is to change the maximum height limit for a portion of the Canal Crossing Shopping Center.  This property is located on the east side of Canal Road, approximately 500-feet from its intersection with Golden Isles Parkway. Parcel ID: 03-03570.  Applicant: Robert Ussery, Ussery-Rule Architects, agent, for Callaway Land Company, Rees 512, LLC, applicants and owners.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported this request was to amend the existing Planned Development Text for the Canal Crossing Planned Development. The earlier PD text limited the building height to 35 feet. This amendment allows an exception to that height limit for the front façade of the Academy Sports. The revision will allow for a maximum of 45 feet stepping down along the sides to 35 feet or less within 30 feet of the front façade, provided there is no habitable space above 35 feet.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.

This item was opened for public comment. John Callaway spoke in favor of the application and Julian Smith spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve ZM3209 amending the PD Text for the Canal Crossing Planned Development. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-14-16

 

8.         SUP3211  - 126 Williams Road - Consider a request for a special use permit to allow a second dwelling unit (mobile home) on a lot as a medical hardship. The property is located on the north side of Williams Road, approximately 600 feet from its intersection with New Jesup Highway (Highway 341). Parcel ID: 0316487.  Applicant: Mia McDaniel, applicant and agent for owners, Norma McDaniel and Tyona McDaniel.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

Mr. Hainley reported this special use permit would allow a mobile home to be placed on this property. When the medical hardship no longer exists, the mobile home would be removed. The applicant provided documentation from her physician stating the need for nearby assistance. The new mobile home would be accessed from Williams Road with a temporary driveway and address for 911 purposes. An additional well and septic access has been approved by the Environmental Health Department.

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

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve SUP3211 issuing a Special Use Permit for a mobile home at 126 Williams Road. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-15-16

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

9.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting held March 15, 2016, and the minutes of the regular meeting held March 17, 2016, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

10.       FP3206 - The Reserve At Sea Island – Approve the final plat for an eight (8) lot subdivision of the 8.063acre parcel located on the proposed Dune Lane, which will extend from the south end of Dune Avenue approximately 1,500 feet from Dune Avenue’s intersection with Sea Island Drive, Sea Island. The preliminary plat for this project was approved by the Islands Planning Commission at its regular meeting on January 21, 2014. Parcel ID: 0501241. Jim Gilbert, agent for Sea Island Acquisitions, LLC, applicant, and owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman. 

 

11.       Approved the use of Gascoigne Bluff Park by the Golden Isles Kingfish Inc. for the Golden Isles Kingfish Classic Tournament August 18 - 20, 2016. (A. Ours) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of item 10, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

10.       FP3206 - The Reserve At Sea Island – Approve the final plat for an eight (8) lot subdivision of the 8.063acre parcel located on the proposed Dune Lane, which will extend from the south end of Dune Avenue approximately 1,500 feet from Dune Avenue’s intersection with Sea Island Drive, Sea Island. The preliminary plat for this project was approved by the Islands Planning Commission at its regular meeting on January 21, 2014. Parcel ID: 0501241. Jim Gilbert, agent for Sea Island Acquisitions, LLC, applicant, and owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman. 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Browning to approve FP3206. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

 

APPOINTMENT

 

12.       Consider the appointment of one (1) citizen to serve the unexpired term of Robert Ussery representing District 2 on the Islands Planning Commission. The term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2016.  Applications received from:

Jerry Dagen

Ed Ellis

Ivan Figueroa

Doug Monroe

Paul Sanders

Julian Smith

 

            Commissioner Provenzano nominated Ed Ellis.

            Commissioner Coleman nominated Paul Sanders.

 

The Board voted 6-0-1 appointing Ed Ellis to serve on the Islands Planning Commission. Commissioner Coleman abstained.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

13.       Consider approving an Encroachment Agreement with Tony and Elizabeth Townley for property located at 4202 11th Street, East Beach, St. Simons Island allowing a portion of a pool deck in unopened Dixon Drive. REPORT

 

The applicant asked that this be deferred; therefore the item was not considered by the Board.

 

14.       Consider adoption of a Resolution authorizing and requesting the issuance of refunding and improvement revenue bonds by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $7,500,000 for the purpose of refunding the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority bonds (Gateway Behavioral Health Services Project, Series 2010) and financing a repurposed Gateway Behavioral Health Services project.  The resolution will also approve and authorize the execution and/or use of the Intergovernmental Agreement, Rental Agreement, Bond Purchase Agreement, Escrow Agreement, Continuing Disclosure Certificate, Preliminary and Official Statement. The resolution will also approve the final terms (aggregate principal amounts, interest rates, and debt service schedule) of the bonds and the amounts due under the Intergovernmental Contract and Rental Agreement. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Browning to approve this item. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-16-16

 

15.       Receive a report regarding the alcoholic beverage license for Ziggy Mahoney’s, Inc., 206 Retreat Village, St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages, and wine for consumption on premises, no Sunday sales permitted.  The license was issued December 17, 2015, subject to and conditioned upon the Board of Commissioners revisiting the applicant’s compliance with the ordinance. Keenan Carter, licensee.  REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported that in November 2015 the Environmental Health Department inspected Ziggy Mahoney's and found only one pack of hotdogs onsite. The Police Chief investigated and confirmed that food was not available in the restaurant.

At its December 17, 2015, meeting, Police Chief Matt Doering and Mr. Hainley reported Ziggy Mahoney's alcoholic beverage license, issued in 2008, was for a restaurant serving alcohol on premises. Keenan Carter, owner of Ziggy's, explained he was experiencing difficulties staffing the kitchen of the restaurant, but he hoped to have the issue resolved soon.

The Board of Commissioners approved the renewal of the alcoholic beverage license subject to and conditioned upon the Board's revisiting the applicant's compliance with the ordinance at the April 7, 2016, meeting.

On March 25, 2016, the Environmental Health Department revisited Ziggy Mahoney's. The facility now offers a substantial menu as required by code - a substantial amount of food was found in the kitchen; therefore, the restaurant is now in compliance with the ordinance and no further action is necessary at this time.

 

16.       Receive a report regarding the alcoholic beverage license for M & B Liquors, 61 Candler Drive, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine package sales, not for consumption on premises; no Sunday sales permitted. The license was issued December 17, 2015, pending the adjudication of the applicant’s motion to vacate his DUI conviction. William Walker, licensee.  REPORT

 

At the Board’s December 17, 2015, meeting, when this alcoholic beverage license was up for renewal, Police Chief Matt Doering reported that part of the licensing application process required an applicant to consent to a criminal history background check. During this process it was discovered that William Walker was convicted of Driving under the Influence (DUI) on February 4, 2015. The alcohol ordinance prohibits a person convicted of DUI during the preceding two years from holding a license. At that meeting, Mr. Walker's attorney, Amanda Williams, advised that she had filed a motion to vacate the conviction and had requested a new trial.

The State Court vacated the DUI conviction in February 2016. The case is still open, but for the time being the consent order means the licensee does not have a guilty plea or a conviction for the DUI and is eligible for a liquor license.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned a 6:41 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk