MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 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

 

Monica Smith and George Ragsdale spoke regarding the Comprehensive Plan.

Jeffery Muchison spoke regarding drainage issues along College Park Drive.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         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.

 

Items 3 and 30 were considered before item 2.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of an alcoholic beverage license to Anna Stamper, Southern Finds, Inc., 3600 Frederica Road #4, St. Simons Island, Ga. The license is to sell retail packaged wine not for consumption on premises. No Sundays. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT 

Anna Stamper 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.

 

3.         Consider denying the application for an alcoholic beverage license to Jon Palmer Fortune, for Fortune Family LLC d/b/a The Porch, 549 Ocean Blvd, St. Simons Island, Ga. The application is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. The business is within 200 yards of a church; therefore, it is not eligible for an alcoholic license under Section 2-3-16(a). (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT 

The applicant withdrew his request for an alcoholic beverage license; therefore, this item was not considered by the Board.


A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to accept Jon Fortune’s withdrawal of his application for an alcoholic beverage license for The Porch. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

4.         ZM3494 Smith & Son’s Seafood - Consider a request to rezone a 73.784-acre parcel from Planned Development General to LI (Limited Industrial).  The applicant intends to utilize the property for a cold storage facility.  The parcel is located on Petersville Road at Hwy 99 adjacent to the Brunswick - Altamaha Canal.  Parcel ID: 03-12109.  Don Hutchinson, Agent for Smith & Son’s Seafood, Inc. and Jean Smith, applicant, and Brunswick Exit 42, LLC, owner. REPORT 

 

The proposed development was for a new cold storage building which would occupy approximately 10-12 acres of the parcel. The applicant estimated 25 to 30 tractor trailer trucks would visit the property daily.

The parcel is a portion of the Golden Isles Gateway Tract, Phase I PAWS East. The surrounding properties are zoned Forest Agriculture (FA) and are primarily developed as low-density residential with the exception of the Hofwyl Plantation site.

The staff and Mainland Planning Commission recommended denial of the application. The proposed use does not conform to the future land use map of the Comprehensive Plan.

This item was opened for public comment and Jean Smith, Miranda Smith, and John Smith spoke in favor of the application. The following citizens spoke in opposition to the application: Julian Smith, Cricket Mobley, Stu Graham, Edward Trautz, and Jimmy Horton.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to deny application ZM3494. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         ZM3529 Capital Square 2:  Consider amendments to the Planned Development Text for a 28.8—acre parcel to allow for alcohol sales at 100 & 185 Capital Square Drive.  Parcel ID: 03-03351 and 03-12452.  Chris Amos with CSEC, Inc. agent for Southern Real Property Inc., Ridge Enterprises, and Preyen Milan Enterprise LLC, owners and applicants. REPORT   

 

This property was rezoned to Planned Development in 2007. At that time, its name was Courtney Cove. The PD Text was amended in 2012 to expand the commercial acreage. It was amended again May 18, 2017, to increase the building height to 66 feet, to amend the signature section to bring into compliance with current standards and to authorize the Mainland Planning Commission to consider waving the ten-foot perimeter buffer at the time of site plan approval.  

The applicant is now requesting an amendment to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages within the proposed LaQuinta hotel.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the amendment. This item was opened for public comment. Chris Amos, agent for the owners, was present to answer questions and Julian Smith spoke in favor of the application.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve application ZM3529. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-18-17

 

6.         Consider an amendment to Section 2-19-5 of the Code of Ordinances to allow the Board of Commissioners to establish a schedule of meetings for the Planning Commissions and to clarify that four votes are necessary to transact business. Under the proposal, the Mainland Planning Commission would only hold regular meetings for 2017 in July, September, and November unless and until changed by the Board of Commissioners.  The Islands Planning Commission would only hold regular meetings for 2017 in June, August, October, and December unless and until changed by the Board of Commissioners. REPORT

 

This item was opened for public comment and Julian Smith spoke in favor. Jeff Kilgore and George Ragsdale spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve the amendment to Chapter 2-19 of the Code of Ordinances and adopt a resolution establishing a meeting schedule for the Planning Commissions. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed. Resolution #R-19-17 Ordinance #O-2017-07

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

7.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held June 1, 2017, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

8.         Approved the reappointment of David Wicker to serve on the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Regional Planning Board. The term begins August 1, 2017, and ends July 31, 2020.

 

9.         Authorized entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Brunswick for engineering services to address drainage issues in the College Park Drainage Basin with funding in the amount of $58,520 provided in SPLOST 2016-Drainage Projects (College Park). REPORT   

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

10.       Declared certain unusable items as surplus and approved disposing of these items in the best interest of the County. (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 2-0) REPORT   

 

11.       Approved accepting the grant funded by the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission and amending the Fire Department’s FY17 revenue and expenditures budgets by $8,760 each. (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

12.       Approved accepting the FY 18 Adult Felony Drug Court Grant from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating (CJCC) in the amount of $555,116 with a local match of $55,512 for the Drug Court Program. Subgrant #: J18-8-008 (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

13.       Approved increasing the Recreation Department’s FY17 Blythe Island revenue and expenditures budgets by $10,000 for bait purchases and sales at Blythe Island Regional Park with funding to be provided by the sale of bait revenue in the Accommodations Excise Tax Fund. (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

14.       Denied the request of Edmond Jackson that taxes and penalties paid in the amount of $532 for a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST SL TK be refunded.  (J. Chapman) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

15.       Approved the Anticipated Collections Addendum to the SAVE program Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Homeland Security with funding to be provided by the FY 17 Finance Administration Operating Budget in the amount of $300. (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

16.       Approved exercising the third option year of copier lease/maintenance services with Herrin Documents Centers at a cost of $62,728.68, with a black and white overage copy cost of $0.012 and a color overage copy cost of $0.085, with funding to be provided by the FY 18 operating budgets of the departments utilizing the service. (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

17.       Approved the fourth amendment to the contract between Spillman Technologies and Glynn County which will allow for the Geo Validation Upgrade to the 911 Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System with funding to be provided by the FY 17 GIS operating budget. (B. Nyers) (FC Vote: 3-0)  REPORT

 

18.       Approved the agreement with Civic Plus with a 1% transaction fee or $100 monthly minimum fee for all financial transactions entered into the Civic Plus online sport registration system for an estimated cost of $2,600 with funding provided by the IT Operating Budget. (J. Catron) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

19.       Approved exercising the first option year renewal of the contract with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB) in the amount of $51,924 with funding to be provided by the FY 18 Solid Waste Collection Fund Operating Budget. (P. Thompson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

20.       Approve awarding a contract for Comprehensive Plan consulting services to Ecological Planning Group with RS&H in the amount of $124,050 with funding to be provided by the FY 17 and FY 18 Planning and Zoning Budgets. (P. Thompson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Murphy.

 

21.       Approved exercising the third year option for ground maintenance services to Creative Landscapes, with funding to be provided from the Recreation Department, Facilities Maintenance, and Fire Department’s operating budgets at a price of $63,240. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0)  REPORT

 

22.       Approved exercising the first year renewal option for tree maintenance and removal services to Jones Maintenance Company Inc. of St. Simons Island, Ga with funding to be provided by the FY 18 Public Works Operating Budget. (D. Deloach) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

23.       Approve awarding the bid to CrowderGulf of Theodore, Alabama, for debris removal and disposal services should such services be needed following an event resulting in large quantities of debris. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of staff.

 

24.       Approved exercising the third option year renewal with Witt O’Brien Debris Monitoring Company for debris removal monitoring in the event of a man-made or natural disaster which causes the activation of our debris removal contract. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

25.       Approved amending the agreement to add fourth option year with Republic Services of Georgia d/b/a Southland Waste Systems and exercise that option for collection of commercial solid waste at County buildings and parks effective July 1, 2017, as initially set forth in the IFB and bid documents at a projected cost of $103,148.69 with funding to be provided by the FY 18 Operating Budgets. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

26.       Approved authorizing a fee waiver in the amount of $600 for use of the Selden Park gym on June 11, 2017, by Diane Reed for the Save the Youth program, and to provide a Recreation staff person to supervise the event. (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

27.       Approved an amendment to the concession agreement with Pelican’s Snoballs to reduce the concession fee from $3,850 to $1,000. (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT   

 

28.       Approved the issuance of a purchase order to Municipal Emergency Services in the amount of $45,414 for six, Scott Safety SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus) with funding to be provided by the Fire Administration FY17 Capital Budget. (R. Jordan) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT    

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of items 20 and 23, which were removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

20.       Approve awarding a contract for Comprehensive Plan consulting services to Ecological Planning Group with RS&H in the amount of $124,050 with funding to be provided by the FY 17 and FY 18 Planning and Zoning Budgets. (P. Thompson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Murphy.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to award the contract as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

 

23.       Approve awarding the bid to CrowderGulf of Theodore, Alabama, for debris removal and disposal services should such services be needed following an event resulting in large quantities of debris. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of staff.

 

            A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to table item 23. The motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Item 32 was heard before item 29.

 

29.       Consider the first amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding with Golden Isles Swimming, Inc. (J. Powell) REPORT 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the first amendment to the MOU with the Golden Isles Swim (GIS) Team. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Booker opposed.

 

30.       Consider adopting the proposed Glynn County FY 17-18 Budget. REPORT 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer approval of the budget and hold a budget work session. The motion failed for lack of majority vote. Commissioner Booker, Commissioner Brunson, Commissioner Strickland, and Commissioner Murphy were opposed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adopt the FY18 budget. The motion carried 4-3 with Commissioner Stambaugh, Commissioner Browning, and Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

31.       Consider approval and adoption of a resolution and bylaws creating and establishing the Glynn County Audit Committee. REPORT 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Coleman not to approve adoption of the resolution and bylaws creating the Audit Committee. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Brunson and Commissioner Murphy opposed.

 

32.       Consider approving the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) for the $2,000,000 in bond funds to assist the Brunswick-Glynn County Library with the construction, renovation, equipping and furnishing of the renovation project. (G. Mullis) (FC Vote: 2-1) REPORT   

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the Memorandum of Understanding. 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 9:28 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk