MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 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:           Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD No one signed up to speak during the public comment period.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Commissioner Browning read a proclamation honoring the US Army on its 241st birthday.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to add item 3.1 to the agenda to consider issuing a temporary alcoholic beverage license for Logan’s Roadhouse. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Budget Adoption

 

1.         Receive citizen comments regarding the proposed Glynn County FY16-17 budget.  REPORT

 

This item was opened for public comment and Monica Smith and Julian Smith addressed the Board.

 

Following the public hearing, a motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Booker to reduce the proposed operating budget of the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office by $150,000. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Coleman and Commissioner Stambaugh opposed.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license for Mayur & Tamilton Corp, 5055 New Jesup Hwy, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. Tamilton Pillai, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  REPORT

 

Tamilton Pillai, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Police Chief Matt Doering 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 issuance of an alcoholic beverage license for Mayur & Tamilton Corp. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license for Moonshiners, 108 Harrison Lane, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. Ryan Hughes, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

           

Prior to the meeting, the applicant requested this item be deferred to the next regular meeting.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to defer this item to the Board’s June 16, 2016, meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.1       Consider the issuance of a 90-day, temporary alcoholic beverage license for Logan’s Roadhouse #528, 101 Capital Square Dr., Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. Lewis Campbell, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)

 

Lewis Campbell, licensee, was present at the meeting. Police Chief Matt Doering said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Browning to approve the issuance of a 90-day license for Logan’s Roadhouse. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonments

 

4.         AB3099 - Consider the abandonment of a portion of the Ocean Street right-of-way between Myrtle Street and Cedar Street (behind 1124 Postell Street) in the Arnold Blocks subdivision on St. Simons Island. Don Gentile, applicant. REPORT

 

                Community Development Director David Hainley reported the following:

SOURCE OF TITLE:  Recorded plat April 9, 1889 deed book DD, page 642 and 643.  The plat does not show a width on Ocean Street. The tax map indicates 50 feet rightofway. The plat does not have a name, but the prior deed was executed by W. Arnold. The tax map calls this Arnold Block Subdivision.

PRESENT USE OF RIGHTOFWAY: This portion of the rightofway proposed for abandonment currently contains the “Johnson Rocks”, a public beach area, and an upland area adjacent to the developed lot. This portion of rightofway is not currently used by the public as a street.

PAST HISTORY: To the best of staff’s determination, this portion of the rightofway has not been opened as a street to the public since 1964.

POTENTIAL USE IN THE FUTURE: This portion of the rightofway will continue to be used as its current use.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN CONTINUING USAGE: The public will continue to benefit from the protection of adjacent property by the rock revetment known as the “Johnson Rocks” and the use of the beach area.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN ABANDONMENT: Abandonment would return the property to the tax digest.

                Abandonment of this area was approved by the Board of Commissioners at its meeting on February 15, 2007. The Board’s approval was subject to four conditions. Two of the four conditions have not been completed. The two items not completed are: 1) the applicant was required to convey to Glynn County his ownership interest in an adjacent lot (Lot 5, Block B); and 2) a conservation easement on the abandoned area was required.

                The applicant conveyed Lot 5, Block B to another individual in 2009 and therefore cannot satisfy one of the original conditions. The applicant has asked that the original conditions be modified. The applicant’s proposal is to convey his interest in Lots 6 and 7, Block A. These lots are underwater and therefore are owned by the State of Georgia.

                Mr. Hainley added that staff had no objection to the new abandonment application, but recommended the following conditions:

1)            Development on the property cannot use the abandoned area in increase the density of development on the site.

2)            The County retains access to the “Johnson Rocks” for maintenance and improvement;

3)            A conservation easement must be submitted to the County Attorney for review and approval;

4)            An access easement is retained over the area of abandonment for the use of the public as a public beach area;

5)            The applicant must convey any interest he has in Lots 6 and 7, Block A to Glynn County.

                The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GaDNR) informed the County that the State of Georgia claims ownership of portion of the rightofway seaward of the ordinary high water mark. The DNR requested the quit claim deed, if issued, reflect the State’s claim of ownership.

 

                This item was opened for public comment and Garrett Meader, attorney for the applicant, and Robert Ussery, architect, addressed the Board. Monica Smith, Julian Smith, Ann Marie Dickerson, Wynn Baker, Joe Taylor, and Lisa Norton spoke in opposition to the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to deny the request for abandonment. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Establishing Fees

 

5.         Consider establishing a $25 per hour rental fee for the extended deck area at the Neptune Fun Zone pool. REPORT

 

Community Services Director John Powell requested establishing fees for the new deck area around the pool.

This item was opened for public comment and Julian Smith questioned the size of the deck.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve the rental fee. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

6.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held March 15, 2016, April 19, 2016, and May 3, 2016, as well as the minutes of the regular meeting held May 19, 2016, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

7.         Approved the renewal of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) for use of the Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) facilities in the event of a manmade or natural disaster necessitating full or partial evacuation from the coast. REPORT

 

8.         Approved a deed from Glynn County to the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) to supplement the metes and bounds descriptions of those lift stations, water and sewer easements, and access easements previously conveyed by a deed approved on February 5, 2015. (W. Worley) REPORT

 

9.         Approved the Georgia Power contract to provide and install pedestrian level lighting in the Canal Crossing shopping area with an upfront cost of $123,000 and a monthly lease payment of $567.06 (government rate of $ 21.81 per pole).   The lights will be installed on Canal Road in front of the shopping center, along McDavid Way and along a portion of Gateway Center Blvd running from McDavid Way to Glynco Parkway.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

10.       WSV3241 – Whispering Pines Phase V:  Approved the request to utilize individual water and sewer facilities, as outlined in Section 606.1 of the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations, for a 4-lot subdivision zoned FA (Forest Agricultural). The project consists of 4.264 acres of a 9-acre parcel (Tract 5, 1043 Timber Landing Road) being divided into 4 lots.  The closest water and sewer connections are located over 2,000 feet southeast of this property.  Parcel ID: 03-18465. (D. Hainley) REPORT  Resolution #R-26-16

 

11.       Approved the Contract Service Arrangement Agreement between Glynn County and AT&T for T1 communications circuits between the 4th Street Tower and Savannah that will allow for dynamic bandwidth allocation, ip Flexible Reach, and Switched Ethernet at a cost of $2120.50 per month with funding to be provided by the FY16 JSPCD Operating Budget. REPORT

 

12.       Appointed Joan Sylvester, DMV to serve as the veterinarian on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2018.

 

13.       Appointed Arthur McKay to serve the unexpired term of Maria Coughenour on the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Regional Advisory Council. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2017.

 

14.       Appointed Maureen Miller to serve another term on the Glynn County Board of Tax Assessors. The term begins August 7, 2016, and ends August 6, 2020.

 

15.       Appointed Dana Beckham to serve the unexpired term of Marie Brogsdale representing District 3 on the Selden Park Advisory Board. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2019.

 

16.       Appointed David Beckham and David Ketcham to serve another term on the Forestry Commission. The term begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2021.

 

17.       Appointed Dorothy Stevens to serve another term on the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Board. The term begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2021.

 

18.       Appointed David Boland to serve another term on the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC). The term begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2017.

 

19.       Appointed Betty Keller and Walter Rafolski to serve another term on the Glynn County Zoning Appeals Board. The terms begin immediately and end June 30, 2020.

 

20.       Appointed Ann McGlaughlin and Gloria Burns to represent St. Simons Island and Joan Campbell to represent the unincorporated area of the mainland on the Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2016, and end June 30, 2019.

 

21.       Appoint Marjorie Campbell to serve on the Coastal African-American Historic Preservation Commission (CAAHPC). The term begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2020. This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

           

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of item 21, which was pulled for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

21.       Appoint Marjorie Campbell to serve on the Coastal African-American Historic Preservation Commission (CAAHPC). The term begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2020. This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

Commissioner Booker asked for additional information regarding the appointments to this commission.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to appoint Ms. Campbell. The motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

None.

 

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 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk