MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 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 an item that was added to the agenda at the last meeting, the Visitors Bureau, and several other concerns he had with the county’s procedures and operations.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Chairman Strickland warned the public of Tropical Storm Hermine and shared the county’s plans to close offices and schools on Friday, September 2.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider amending the 2016 alcoholic beverage license for Del Sur Bakery, 539 Ocean Blvd., St. Simons Island, GA from package sales to consumption on premises and adding the sale of distilled spirits and malt beverages to the license. The business is currently licensed for package wine sales. The new license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverage & wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant/bakery. Sunday sales permitted. Hernan Stutzer, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Hernan Stutzer, 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 Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the alcoholic beverage license for Del Sur Bakery. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

2.         ZM3314 Golden Isles Gateway Industrial Park - Consider a request to amend a Planned Development Zoning District to increase the allowable building height. The property is located at 120 Cherokee Trail and consists of 70.982 acres on the southwest quadrant of I-95 (Exit 42) and Highway 99.  Parcel ID: 03-17615. Applicant: Charles Ezelle, agent for Brunswick & Glynn Development Authority, owner. (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported this request would increase the allowable building height from 65 to 85 feet. The adjacent industrial site has a similar building height allowed.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the amendment.

This item was opened for public comment and Mel Baxter, Executive Director of the Development Authority was present to answer questions. Julian Smith spoke in opposition to the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve ZM3314. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-40-16

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Fees

 

3.         Consider approving the proposed fee changes for ball field rental. (J. Powell) REPORT

 

Community Services Director John Powell presented the proposed fees for ball field rental as follows:

 

Description

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Half Day Rental

$150/field

Not offered

Full Day Rental

$300/field per day

$100/field per day

Three or more fields

$800/day per complex

Not offered

Event Staff

No fee‐ GCRPD pays staff for hours worked

$13/per hour paid directly to the employee by the renter at the end of each day

Concession Stand Operation

Included in the rental fee

Concession Operation is handled by the Department's contracted vendor

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the fees for ball field rental. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting held August 16, 2016, and the minutes of the regular meeting held August 18, 2016, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

5.         Adopted a resolution establishing a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST 2016) Citizen Oversight Committee. REPORT  Resolution #R-41-16

 

6.         Approved an amendment to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) grant contract for Project No. AP015-9000-52(127) extending the project to October 31, 2017, to facilitate necessary FAA review and comment on draft elements of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport Master Plan document and for other purposes. (R. Burr) REPORT

 

7.         Accepted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to fund Brunswick Golden Isles Airport East General Aviation Apron Relocation (design) and East General Aviation Apron Relocation Phase 1 (construction) Projects with funding provided as follows: FAA $2,307,633, GDOT $91,490, Airport Bond $2,479,786. Project No. 3-13-0018-038-2016. (R. Burr) REPORT  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

8.         Approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for a $200,000 Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant for Harry Driggers Trail Phase II (PI0010588) to extend the original MOU approved December 15, 2011, and signed March 21, 2012.  The scope of the project and project responsibilities remain for construction of a multi-purpose trail adjacent to the Brunswick Altamaha Canal.  (D. Hainley) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

9.         Approved rescinding the Board of Commissioners’ July 21, 2016, action approving a contract with AT&T and approve the new Lightgate Contract Service Arrangement Agreement with AT&T for T1 communications circuits project providing core radio communications between the Fourth Street tower prime radio equipment and Savannah’s Master radio site. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve all items on the consent agenda except for items 7 and 8 which were pulled for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

 

7.         Accepted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to fund Brunswick Golden Isles Airport East General Aviation Apron Relocation (design) and East General Aviation Apron Relocation Phase 1 (construction) Projects with funding provided as follows: FAA $2,307,633, GDOT $91,490, Airport Bond $2,479,786. Project No. 3-13-0018-038-2016. (R. Burr) REPORT  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

Airport Manager Robert Burr reported this item would allow the airport to relocate the apron.  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve acceptance of the grant. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Stambaugh abstaining.

 

8.         Approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for a $200,000 Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant for Harry Driggers Trail Phase II (PI0010588) to extend the original MOU signed March 21, 2012.  The scope of the project and project responsibilities remain for construction of a multi-purpose trail.  (D. Hainley) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

Chairman Strickland said this MOU is for a sidewalk that would tie the Spur 25 to Harry Driggers Boulevard. It does not relate to the Altamaha Canal.

Community Development Director David Hainley reported that GDOT had assigned the PI00010588 to this MOU and to the Altamaha Canal project MOU in error. This project is in no way related to the Altamaha Canal. Staff is working with GDOT to correct this error. He also asked that approval include authorization for the revenue and expenditures budget to be amended to allow for acceptance of the $200,000 grant.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for a $200,000 Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant for Harry Driggers Trail Phase II (PI0010588) to extend the original MOU signed March 21, 2012.  The scope of the project and project responsibilities remain for construction of a multi-purpose trail and increase the FY17 TE fund revenue and expenditures in the amount of $200,000, subject to the approval of the County Attorney. 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 6:48 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Richard Strickland, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk