MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Bill Brunson, Chairman, District 4

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Mark Stambaugh, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ABSENT:                      Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Manager

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

George Ragsdale spoke regarding the Comprehensive Plan.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Presented the Medal of Valor to Police Officers Kevin Jones and Shawn Roberts. REPORT 

 

2.         Present a proclamation recognizing the Brunswick Job Corps Basketball Team for winning the Job Corps National Championship.

The team was not present at the meeting; therefore, the proclamation was not presented.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

3.         TA3507 – Consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County to revise Section 609.1(e) to increase the total number of dogs and/or cats that may be kept at a dwelling in a residential zoning district if certain specified conditions and requirements are met; and for other purposes. REPORT   

 

County Attorney Aaron Mumford advised this ordinance would allow up to a total of six dogs and/or cats to be held at a single house under certain conditions.

The Islands Planning Commission (IPC) and Mainland Planning Commission (MPC) recommended denial of the ordinance. Pamela Thompson, Director of Community Development, reported the IPC and MPC recommended denial because they wanted the increase in animals to apply only to foster situations, not private ownership.

                                This item was opened for public comment, but no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Browning to approve the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance. The motion carried 4-0-2 with Commissioner Coleman and Commissioner Murphy abstaining. Ordinance #O-2017-05

 

4.         TA3508 – Consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County to revise Section 619.4 and 1106.1 to require the Planning Commission to have a public hearing before it takes formal action on any site plan; to address notice requirements for public hearings pertaining to site plans; to require the planning commission to have a public hearing before it takes formal action on any application for design review; to address notice requirements for public hearings pertaining to applications for design review; to revise the public hearing process set forth in section 1106.1 to include site plans and preliminary plats; and for other purposes.  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer items 4 and 5. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         TA3509 – Consider an amendment to the Subdivision Regulations of Glynn County to revise Section 704 to require the Planning Commission to have a public hearing before it takes formal action on any preliminary plat; to address notice requirements for public hearings pertaining to preliminary plats; and for other purposes.  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer items 4 and 5. The motion carried unanimously.

 

6.         TA3510 – Consider an amendment to Article VIII, Sections 803.5, 807.1, 808.2(c)21 and 810.2 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County; to provide distinct definitions for “canopy” and “awning”; to create regulations for canopy signs in certain commercial districts; to create regulations for wall signs in certain commercial districts; and for other purposes. REPORT 

 

Pamela Thompson, Director of Community Development, reported the Islands Planning Commission and Mainland Planning Commission recommended approval of the amendment.

This item was opened for public comment and Bill Gussman spoke in opposition to the amendment. He said he had not attended any of the meetings on this item and wanted more information.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Browning to approve the amendment to the ordinance. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2017-06

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Budget Adoption

7.         Received citizen comments regarding the proposed Glynn County FY17-18 budget.

 

                        County Manager Alan Ours provided an overview the proposed budget. This item was opened for public comment and the following citizens spoke in opposition to the budget: James Holland, Julian Smith, Jim Foster, Jeff Kilgore, George Ragsdale, Bill Ligon, and Lisa Norton. Woody Woodside and Kathy McMinn spoke in favor of the budget.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

8.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held May 3, 2017, and May 11, 2017, and the regular meeting held May 18, 2017, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

9.         Approved formally acknowledging receipt and acceptance of the former Coast Guard Station property from the United States Coast Guard as set forth in its April 28, 2017, letter to Glynn County, and authorized the Chairman to execute the acknowledgment in such letter. REPORT 

 

10.       Approved the reappointment of Gary Altman, representing District 2, Bo Clark, representing District 1, and Calvin Waye, representing District 5, on the Glynn County Blythe Island Regional Park Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2017 and end June 30, 2021.

 

11.       Approved the appointment of Stefanie Nagid, representing District 5, and Charles Pfister, representing District 2, on the Glynn County Tree Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2017 and end June 30, 2021.

 

12.       Approved the reappointment of Reid Harris to serve on the Forestry Commission. The term begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2022.

 

13.       Approved the reappointment of Mary Harris to serve on the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Commission. The term begins July 1, 2017, and ends July 31, 2020.

 

14.       Approved the reappointment of David Boland to serve on the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) through June 30, 2018.

 

15.       Approved the appointment of Phillip Viviani to serve on the Zoning Appeals Board. The term begins August 7, 2017 and ends August 6, 2021.

 

16.       Approved the appointment of Laura Johnson to serve on the Gateway Behavioral Health Services Board. The term begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2020.

 

17.       Approved the reappointment of Jack Martin and Tashania Garner to represent the incorporated area (City of Brunswick) of Glynn County and Whitney Bailey to represent the unincorporated area of the mainland on the Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) Advisory Board. The terms begin July 1, 2017, and end June 30, 2020.

 

18.       Accepted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hurricane Matthew Post Disaster Recipient Sub-recipient Agreement, project reimbursements numbers 0354, 0327, 0340, 0401, 0400, 0378, 0385, 0305, and replacing funding that was incurred due to Hurricane Matthew to the General Fund Committed Funds for the Revenue Stabilization Fund. REPORT 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve all items on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

19.       Consider appointing one (1) citizen to serve the unexpired term of the late Mike Harris on the Glynn County Board of Tax Assessors. The term begins immediately and ends August 6, 2018.

Applications received from:

Joseph Kirby

Barbara Caples

Michael Flores

 

Commissioner Stambaugh nominated Barbara Caples. Commissioner Stambaugh, Commissioner Booker, and Commissioner Coleman voted in favor of Ms. Caples’ appointment.

Commissioner Browning nominated Joe Kirby. Commissioner Browning voted in favor of Mr. Kirby’s appointment.

Commissioner Murphy nominated Michael Flores. Commissioner Brunson and Commissioner Murphy voted in favor of Mr. Flores’ appointment.

 

The Board resubmitted nominations.

Commissioner Murphy nominated Michael Flores. Commissioner Browning, Commissioner Brunson, and Commissioner Murphy voted in favor of Mr. Flores’ appointment.

 

Commissioner Stambaugh nominated Barbara Caples. Commissioner Stambaugh, Commissioner Booker, Commissioner Brunson, and Commissioner Coleman voted in favor of Ms. Caples’ appointment to the Board of Tax Assessors.

 

The Board appointed Barbara Caples to serve on the Board of Tax Assessors.

 

20.       Consider appointing one (1) citizen to serve on the Board of Elections. The term begins August 7, 2017 and ends August 6, 2021.

Applications received from:

            Charlie Crumbliss

Richard Wood

            Tommy Clark

 

Commissioner Browning nominated Tommy Clark. Commissioner Murphy, Commissioner Stambaugh, Commissioner Booker, Commissioner Browning, and Commissioner Brunson voted in favor of Tommy Clark.

 

The Board appointed Tommy Clark to serve on the Board of Elections.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

21.       Consider an amendment to Section 2-4-17 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances to amend the appointment process and members of the Dangerous Dog Hearing Board. REPORT 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item to the Board’s July 20, 2017, meeting. 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 adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

                                     

Bill Brunson, Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

  

                                               

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk