MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 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

 

ABSENT:                      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

 

Gloria Burns spoke regarding agenda item 12.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer items 4 and 16 to the Board’s May 4, 2017 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Brenda Cofer for 19th Hole Package Store, 3600 Frederica Road #17, St. Simons Island, Ga. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a package store. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief)  REPORT

 

Brenda Cofer, 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.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Andre Brake for Baja Joe’s, 1600 Frederica Road #8, 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

 

Andre Brake, 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 Strickland to approve the alcoholic beverage license. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Hasmukhlal Parikh for Jay Shubham Inc, 1245 Cate Road, Brunswick, Ga. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Hasmukhlal Parikh, 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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonment

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4.         AB3328 – Consider the application for abandonment of a portion of all the roads in the Peninsula at Golden Isles subdivision, Phase 1. The subdivision is off Buck Swamp Road between Myers Hill Road and Old CCC Road. The Bishop Firm, agent for The Peninsula at Golden Isles Property Owner’s Association, Inc., applicant. (P. Andrews) REPORT

 

            This item was deferred to the Board’s May 4, 2017, meeting.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Fee Increase

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5.         Consider increasing the security deposit on facility rentals at which alcohol is allowed to be served to $500 per rental. (J. Powell) REPORT

 

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 increasing the security deposit to $500. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

6.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held March 16, 2017, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

7.         Authorized the Chairman to execute and send a letter to John Pappano recognizing Rich’s leasehold interest located on the Malcolm McKinnon Airport, which further states that the lease, with amendments, is a recognized sublease.  REPORT

 

8.         Approved and accepted a Warranty Deed from Palmetto Building Group for the conveyance of 4,332 square feet of additional right-of-way for Cummings Lane. (W. Worley) REPORT

 

9.         Appointed Commissioner Stambaugh to serve the two-year term and Commissioner Booker to serve the three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Glynn-Brunswick Land Bank. The terms begin on the date of the first board meeting.

 

10.       Approve the nomination of Joann Matukaitis and Barrette Walker for consideration of appointment to serve on the Glynn Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority. The Hospital Authority will make the final appointment. The term begins immediately upon appointment and ends March 1, 2021. This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

11.       Approved the request of citizens to install speed humps on South Harrington Road in accordance with the Glynn County Speed Hump Policy. (D. Austin) REPORT

 

12.       Approve submitting a request to the PATH Foundation for a proposal to prepare a master trail plan study for the mainland to compliment a previous study conducted by the PATH Foundation in 2015. REPORT  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.

 

13.       Approve adopting a resolution endorsing the recommendations of the House and Senate Joint Coastal Georgia Greenway Study Committee and urging Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and Speaker David Ralston to support an appropriation of at least one million dollars or more in the next state budget to initiate the Greenway’s planning and construction under the coordination of the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC).  REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Strickland.

 

14.       Approved the Fifth Addendum to the Operational Agreement by and among the City of Brunswick, Glynn County, and the Brunswick-Glynn County Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). REPORT

 

15.       Approved the SPLOST 2016 Agreement by and between Glynn County and the Brunswick-Glynn County Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). REPORT

 

16.       Approve a deed to the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) to convey water and sewer easements within the rights-of-way in the Peninsula at Golden Isles Subdivision, Phase 1. (W. Worley) This item was deferred to the Board’s May 4, 2017, meeting.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve all items on the consent agenda except items 10, 12, 13, and 16. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

10.       Approve the nomination of Joanne Matukaitis (currently serving) and Barrette Walker for consideration of appointment to serve on the Glynn Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority. The Hospital Authority will make the final appointment. The term begins immediately upon appointment and ends March 1, 2021.  This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

Several commissioners expressed concerns with the appointment process and wanted to make the final appointment rather than submitting nominees for the Hospital Authority’s consideration.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Murphy to approve the nominations. The motion carried unanimously.

 

12.       Approve submitting a request to the PATH Foundation for a proposal to prepare a master trail plan study for the mainland to compliment a previous study conducted by the PATH Foundation in 2015. REPORT  This item was removed from the consent agenda by Commissioner Strickland.

 

                        Ben Slade, with the Land Trust, presented the request. The commissioners were concerned with the amount of money that would be required for the project.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve submitting the request. The motion failed with a vote of 2-4. Commissioner Stambaugh, Commissioner Booker, Commissioner Browning, and Commissioner Strickland were opposed.

 

13.       Approve adopting a resolution endorsing the recommendations of the House and Senate Joint Coastal Georgia Greenway Study Committee and urging Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and Speaker David Ralston to support an appropriation of at least one million dollars or more in the next state budget to initiate the Greenway’s planning and construction under the coordination of the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC).  REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda by Commissioner Strickland.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adopt the resolution. The motion carried 4-2 with Commissioner Stambaugh and Commissioner Strickland opposed.  Resolution #R-13-17

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

17.       Consider appointing one citizen to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Glynn-Brunswick Land Bank. The term begins on the date of the first board meeting.

Applications received from:

Bob Blackwell

Jay Kaufman

 

Commissioner Browning nominated Jay Kaufman

Commissioner Strickland nominated Bob Blackwell

 

            Commissioners Browning and Brunson voted for Jay Kaufman.

            Commissioners Stambaugh, Booker, Strickland and Murphy voted for Bob Blackwell.

 

            Bob Blackwell was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Land Bank.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

18.       Consider adopting an amendment to Section 2-11-9 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances to limit parking in Frederica Park to users of the park. (P. Murphy) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to adopt the amendment to Section 2-11-9. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2017-02

 

19.       Approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between Glynn County and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GaDNR) and allocate an amount not to exceed $9,000 from the County Manager’s Contingency Fund to make repairs to the north dock at the St. Simons Island Marina. (P. Murphy) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve this item. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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 at 7:31 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk