MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 AT 3:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Bill Brunson, Chairman, District 4

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

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.         Presentation on master plan for Sapelo Farms. (Ours) REPORT

 

Chuck Perry, of EMC Engineering Services, on behalf of the owners of Sapelo Farms, asked the Board submit a letter to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) requesting a break in the limited access of Spur 25/Golden Isles Parkway at the current point of its intersection with Glynco Parkway. The break would provide for the continuation of Glynco Parkway into the undeveloped tract. Future expansion would connect to Old Jesup Road at Glyndale Drive and allow for future connection to Canal Road.

The Board asked that this item be placed on an upcoming agenda for consideration of approval with the understanding that it was not committing to funding the project at this time.  

 

2.         Discuss possible ordinance amendments regarding medallion and canopy signs. (Stambaugh) REPORT

 

Commissioner Stambaugh worked with staff to draft an ordinance regarding medallion and canopy signs. The draft ordinance was presented to the Board.

It was the consensus of the Board to send the ordinance to the planning commissions for review and recommendations.

 

3.         Discuss the procedures for making appointments to boards and committees. (Stambaugh)

                       

Commissioner Stambaugh suggested the Board of Commissioners needed to be more involved in the appointment of the Airport Commission and Development Authority.

                        It was the consensus of the Board for staff to suggest alternatives that would allow the County Commission to play a greater role in the appointment process.

 

4.         Discuss possible ordinance amendments regarding litter abatement. (Strickland)

 

Lea King-Badyna, of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB), and Scott McQuade, of the Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), as well as Community Development Director Pamela Thompson and Public Works Director Dave Austin presented the proposed ordinance and litter abatement initiatives. The ordinance would increase the fines for litter. The other initiatives included: new and revamped litter signage for beaches and right-of-ways; litter prevention radio ads, public service announcements, billboards, print media; targeted promotion of KGIB’s Citizens Litter Patrol and other available avenues for reporting litter; in-school programs, community and civic education; and public awareness campaign on the new ordinances.

The team also reported on a survey recently conducted of other beach communities that have had success with removing the trash cans from the beach. When trash cans are on the beach, they fill up, overflow and the wind and water scatters the trash. Other communities have found that removing the cans encourages visitors to take their trash with them when they leave the beach. It was decided this approach would be tested to see if Glynn County will have the same success.

 

The Board asked that the ordinance and litter abatement initiatives be placed on an upcoming agenda for consideration of adoption.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

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Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk