MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 AT 1:00 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

 

 

Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:

 

1.         SPLOST 2016

 

            The Board reviewed the latest version of the SPLOST 2016 list of proposed projects.

 

Priority:

County Projects:

Estimated Cost at Construction:

1

Road Infrastructure-Resurfacing

     Major roads and residential streets ($10 m); Old Jesup reconstruction ($850k), Canal-Spur to Glynco ($4 m); extend Dungeness to Southport ($400k)

$15,250,000

 

 

1

Sidewalk & Multipurpose Trails

    Gateway Center Blvd, Harry Driggers, Ocean Blvd, Frederica, South Harrington, Chapel Crossing, Hwy 341 from McKenzie to Hwy 99

$3,000,000

 

 

1

Drainage Projects

     Village Drainage Imps; Tide gates at Arnold; College Park; Chapel Crossing Rd; SSI Gateway; Somersby to Martin Palmer; outfall from Spur 25 to Altamaha River; Old Jesup at Lillie Way box culvert; North Harrington outfall; Glynn Haven drainage study; Hornet St ditch at Hwy 17 pipe upgrade; drainage permitting Cobblestone subdivision Myers Hill, Baumgardner, Hwy 82; pipe ditch along Sea Island Rd

$6,300,000

 

1

Bridge Project

     South Palm ditch @ Hwy 17 (design, permit & construct)

$1,500,000

1

Intersection Improvements

$7,750,000

1

Dirt Road Paving

$3,000,000

 

 

Priority 1 Total:

 

$36,800,000

 

 

 

 

 

Priority:

 

 

County Projects:

 

Estimated Cost at Construction:

2

Fire Station 1 – construct new station on Ballard property

Priority #1

$1,850,000

2

Fire Station 4 – construct new station at current location

Priority #2

$1,600,000

2

Blythe Island Regional Park

        Community Center Area (Max. 100)   2400 sq. ft. = $600,000

         Office Facility Area  =                                                     $475,000

         Parking Lot =                                                                   $550,000                                                                                           

         Furniture & Accessories  =                                              $35,000

         Misc. Expenses (A&E) & Inflation =                             $175,000

                                                                                                 $1,835,000

$1,835,000

2

Ladder Truck with elevated platform

$1,000,000

2

Animal Control Facility – update/remodel

$1,267,642

2

Brunswick Library Renovation & Meeting Space

$2,540,000

2

Selden Park Multipurpose Center

$2,500,000

 

 

Priority 2 Total:

 

$12,592,642

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ALL COUNTY PROJECTS:

 

$49,392,642

 

 

Jekyll Island Projects:

Estimated Cost:

Fishing Pier

    Structural repair, pile replacement, lighting, handrails

$1,000,000

Roads

     Resurface 10 miles of streets and public parking lots  

$2,300,000

Total

 

$3,300,000

 

City of Brunswick Projects     

Estimated Cost:

Engineering & Public Works:

      Mill and pave various streets; Sidewalk replacement and upgrade

Storm Drainage Improvements; Closure of "T" Street Landfill; Mary Ross Park Project; Highway 17 Infrastructure; Wayfinding & Gateways

Trails; Cemetery Restoration/ Renovation - All

$13,650,000

Public Safety:

     Replacement of (20) BPD Vehicles; Crime Scene Incident Command Vehicle- BPD; Addition of (1) Fire/Rescue Vehicle – BFD; Subscriber Radios for 911 Compatibility- all PS; Firearm Upgrades - BPD

New Pumper Trucks - Fire (2); Utility Vehicle Storage Building - Fire Station Ill; Fire Station I Improvements; Fire Station Emergency Generator

$2,835,000

Neighborhood & Community Services:

     Glynn Academy Streetscape; Historic Squares; Park Rehab at Palmetto & Orange Squares; Sidney Lanier Park; Overlook Park Improvements; Howard Coffin Park Improvements; Enclose breezeway - RH Senior Center; Exterior Freezer Building and Freezer; Tile floor in RH Senior Center Annex

$2,965,000

 

Total

 

$19,450,000

 

 

JWSC Projects

Estimated Cost:

North Mainland R&R Basin 4036, 4039, LS 4110 and 4035

$11,700,000

City Sewer Project – eliminate LS4003. Replace 3600 ft gravity sewer pipes

$  3,800,000

City Water Project – Magnolia Park – replace 13,000 ft of water lines benefits Altama, Habersham, Community, Cypress Mill Rd and Spur 25

$  2,025,000

South Mainland Sewer Project – upgrade LS3114 – benefits Somerset Point, Barrington Oaks, Cinder Hill, South Winds, Satilla Sands, Spaulding Mobile Home Park, Clear Water, Buckswamp Rd to Peninsula

$   778,000

St. Simons Water Project – Mallery Elevated Water Tank (construct) and Demere Elevated Water Tank (raise height) – benefit: increase water quality, pressure and firefighting capability on southern end of SSI, Village, and East Beach

$2,100,000

St. Simons Sewer Project – Upgrade Basin 2003 and improve existing gravity sewer – benefits southern end of SSI

$1,700,000

North Mainland Sewer Project – Basin 4013 – Replaces 24,000 feet of sewer lines and 65 manholes. Benefits Fairway Oaks, Glynco Annex, Chapel Crossing, South to Kensington Dr.

$2,700,000

 

Total

 

$24,803,000

 

 

Joint City/County Projects:

      These projects are not currently included in final  total

Estimated Cost:

SSI Causeway Traffic Improvements (City)

$3,500,000

College Park drainage rehab (County)

$1,000,000

 

The commissioners shared their thoughts on why SPLOST 6 was not passed by the voters. They decided the 2016 SPLOST should consist of $70,000,000, which should be collected in approximately 3 ½ years.  Then it should sunset.

 

It was mentioned that roughly 58% of the money raised comes from visitors, not from county residents.

 

The commissioners discussed appointing a SPLOST Oversight Committee.  

 

It was decided the next meeting would be held on April 19, 2016, and that the City Commission and the Joint Water and Sewer Commission would be invited to attend in an effort to narrow the project list.

             

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.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk