MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017 AT 6:00 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

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Shelly Bydlinski spoke regarding the No Kill resolution on the agenda.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Chairman Brunson congratulated Carol Summerour, of the County Attorney’s Office, on her retirement after over 34 years of dedicated and honorable service.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Bartlett Johnson for S & J SSI dba Home2 Suites, 105 Terminal Way, St. Simons Island, Ga. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine package sales not for consumption on premises of a hotel gift shop. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer this item. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Ricardo Hurtado for Blue Bay Mexican Grill, 539 Ocean Blvd, St. Simons Island, Ga. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Ricardo Hurtado, 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the alcoholic beverage license. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Bobby Brown for Zuzu’s Table, 119 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Bobby Brown, 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 Booker to approve the alcoholic beverage license. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held February 21, 2017, and February 23, 2017, as well as the minutes of the regular meeting held March 2, 2017, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

5.         Deferred consideration of the City’s offer of $15,000 for the billing and collection of city taxes and solid waste collection fees. REPORT This item was also deferred from the Board’s March 2, 2017, meeting.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

6.         Authorized payment of the excess tax proceeds from the tax sale of Parcel Nos. 03-22345 and 03-22346 in the amount of $2,335.02 to Theodore May. (N. Priest-Goodsett) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

7.         Authorized a fee waiver for the use of the North Glynn Baseball and Softball Complexes on Saturday, May 27, 2017, for the Dylan Coen Memorial Baseball Tournament and authorized operation of the concession stands at those facilities by the Coen family at no charge.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

8.         Authorized the Community Services Department to advertise a public hearing to increase the security deposit on facility rentals at which alcohol will be served to $500 per rental.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

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9.         Approved the vehicle allowance amendments to the Financial Management Policies for the Coroner, Community Services Director, and Commissioners.  (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

10.       Accepted the summer 2017 Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Civic Affairs Foundation’s Georgia County Internship grant awards in the amount of $4,346 and increased the revenues and expenditures in the amount of $2,173 each in the FY17 GIS and Animal Control’s Operating Budgets.  (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

11.       Increased the FY17 Sheriff’s Seized Funds revenue and expenditures budget by $12,000.  (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

12.       Amended the FY17 Budget for Hurricane Matthew expenditures with funding provided by the General Fund Committed Funds for the Revenue Stabilization funds.  (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

13.       Approved the Personal Property corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, February 2, 2017, meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

14.       Approved the Personal Property Mobile Home corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, February 16, 2017, meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

15.       Exercise the 2nd year extension of the concession agreement with Timothy Holder, on behalf of Sunset Slush, at the Coast Guard Concession Facility for the amount of $5,000 for the period of May 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 with the option to operate on Friday, October 27, 2017 for an additional fee of $250, and approved allowing concession sales on the beach.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

16.       Exercised the 2nd year extension option of the concession agreement with Cap Fendig, on behalf of Cap’s Place, at the Neptune Fun Zone Concession Facility during the hours and dates of operation of the pool for the 2017 season, in the amount of $5,000.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

17.       Approved the FY18 appropriation of $525,539 and authorized the execution of the FY18 contract with the Brunswick Judicial Circuit Public Defender.  (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

18.       Approved the CSX Transportation Construction Agreement for the U.S. Highway 341 Sidewalk project and provided the required initial funding of: 1) the estimated CSXT Reimbursable Expenses in the amount of $10,700, to be corrected after all final expenses have been determined, and 2) additional insurance coverage required by the contractor on behalf of CSXT in the amount of $2,500 for a total amount of $13,200 with funding to be provided by the General Fund fund balance.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

19.       Awarded the bid for the Baldwin Park ADA Improvements, located at 11 Calvin Waye Lane, to the lowest responsive bidder to A&M Builders, Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $115,290 with funding to be provided by Capital Projects Fund - ADA Improvements.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

20.       Exercised the second option year for the July 4, 2017 fireworks show to J&M Displays for $35,000 with funding to be provided by the FY17 Operating Budget. (J. Johnson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

21.       Rejected the 2017 Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) Resurfacing and Restriping of County Roads project bid submitted by Seaboard Construction Company of Brunswick, Georgia, the only responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount $1,777,857.56, and authorized staff to modify the scope and rebid the project. (D. DeLoach) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

22.       Awarded a contract to Defensive Aspects Group Services, Brunswick, GA, for Coroner Transport Services in the amount of $250 per decedent from within Glynn County to Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick GA, $350 per decedent from within Glynn County, Georgia to the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah, GA and $250 plus $2.60 per mile for any transports to areas other than Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, GA or the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah, GA, with funding to be provided by the FY17 and FY18 Coroner’s Operating Budget.  (M. Neu) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Personnel Committee

 

23.       Approve a salary increase for EMA/Homeland Security Director Jay Wiggins (J. Powell) (PC Vote: 2-1) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

24.       Approve a salary increase for Finance Manager Vickie McClinton (T. Miller) (PC Vote: 2-1) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve all items on the consent agenda except items 15, 23 and 24 which were removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

15.       Exercise the 2nd year extension of the concession agreement with Timothy Holder, on behalf of Sunset Slush, at the Coast Guard Concession Facility for the amount of $5,000 for the period of May 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 with the option to operate on Friday, October 27, 2017 for an additional fee of $250, and approved allowing concession sales on the beach.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to exercise the 2nd year extension of the concession agreement, approve the proposed First Amendment to the concession agreement to allow Sunset Slush to operate on the beach, and issue a permit to Sunset Slush to sell products on the beach pursuant to 2-11-15(a) of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances. The motion carried unanimously.

 

23.       Approve a salary increase for EMA/Homeland Security Director Jay Wiggins (J. Powell) (PC Vote: 2-1) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the salary increase. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Coleman and Commissioner Browning opposed.

 

24.       Approve a salary increase for Finance Manager Vickie McClinton (T. Miller) (PC Vote: 2-1) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the salary increase. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Coleman and Commissioner Browning opposed.

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

25.       Consider adoption of a resolution of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners endorsing the No Kill Statement of Rights and agreeing to enter into negotiations with the various animal welfare organizations in Glynn County, including the staff of Glynn County Animal Control, for the purpose of executing a memorandum of understanding stating certain operating principles and affirming the goal of achieving a No Kill declaration for Glynn County government.   (B. Coleman) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to endorse the resolution. The motion failed for lack of majority vote. The vote was 2-4-1 with Commissioner Browning, Commissioner Brunson, Commissioner Strickland, and Commissioner Murphy opposed and Commissioner Booker abstaining.

 

26.       Consider adoption of a resolution supporting County Manager Alan Ours.  (R. Strickland) REPORT

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Browning to adopt the resolution supporting County Manager Alan Ours. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed. Resolution #R-12-17

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk