MINUTES

JOINT MEETING

CITY OF BRUNSWICK COMMISSION

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 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

Cornell Harvey, City of Brunswick Mayor

                                                Vincent Williams, City Commissioner

                                                Johnny Cason, City Commissioner

                                                Julie Martin, City Commissioner

                                                Felicia Harris, City Commissioner

                                                Thomas Boland, JWSC Chairman, Acting Executive Director

                                                Donald Elliot, JWSC Commissioner

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Alan Ours, County Manager

                                                Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

                                                Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

                                                Jim Drumm, City Manager

Naomi Atkinson, City Clerk

                                               

 

Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:                                              

 

1.         SPLOST 2016.

 

Priority:

County Projects:

Est 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

Sidewalks

    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

2

Animal Control Facility – update/remodel           (estimated cost will be provided)

$1,267,642

 

 

Total:

 

$38,067,642

 

Jekyll Island Projects:

Estimated Cost:

Roads

     Resurface 10 miles of streets and public parking lots  

$2,300,000

 

Total

 

 

$2,300,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Brunswick Projects      (as of 4-19-16)

Estimated Cost:

Engineering & Public Works:

      Mill and pave various streets; Sidewalk replacement and upgrade

Storm Drainage Improvements; Mary Ross Park Project; Highway 17 Infrastructure; Wayfinding & Gateways

Trails; Cemetery Restoration/ Renovation - All

$12,000,000

 

 

Public Safety:

     Replacement of 10 BPD Vehicles; Addition of (1) Fire/Rescue Vehicle – BFD; Subscriber Radios for 911 Compatibility- all PS; New Pumper Trucks - Fire (2); Fire Station I Improvements;

$2,050,000

Neighborhood & Community Services:

     Historic Squares; Park Rehab at Palmetto & Orange Squares & other parks; Sidney Lanier Park; Overlook Park Improvements; Howard Coffin Park Improvements; Enclose breezeway - RH Senior Center; Exterior Freezer Building and Freezer;

$1,945,000

 

Total

 

$15,995,000

 

 

 

 

 

Priority:

JWSC Projects (as of 4/19/16)

Estimated Cost:

1

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

$11,700,000

3

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

$  3,800,000

4

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

7

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

2

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

5

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

$1,700,000

6

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

 

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As of April 19, 2016, meeting:

Joint Water and Sewer Commission will provide list of projects totaling $15,000,000

 

 

$24,803,000 (submitted)

 

 

 

 

Grand Total:    $71,362,642

 

The commissioners shared their thoughts as to why SPLOST 6 and T-SPLOST were not approved by the voters. They decided the 2016 SPLOST should consist of roughly $70,000,000, which should be collected in roughly 3 ˝ years. 

 

It was maintained by all parties that roughly 6% of the sales tax comes from visitors, not from county residents.

 

The commissioners discussed a SPLOST Oversight Committee. 

The commissioners discussed holding town hall meetings throughout the county to educate the citizens about SPLOST. These meetings will include City and JWSC commissioners as well as county commissioners and will have power points and handouts.

           

The JWSC will reduce its list to $15,000,000. The City will reduce its list to $16,000,000.

 

County staff will provide an estimate to demolish the current Animal Control facility and build a new facility and update that line item if needed.

 

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