MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018 AT 6:00 PM

 

 

PRESENT:                     Bill Brunson, Chairman, District 4

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Dr. 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

Dhwani Patel, Deputy County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Frank Salvati spoke regarding the new policing policy and the risks associated with 12 hour shifts.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

1.         2018 Appointments to Boards and Committees

 

Altamaha River Partnership (1 appointment)

Commissioner Browning

Board of Health (1 appointment)

Commissioner Coleman

Brunswick Area Transportation System (BATS) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Browning

Commissioner Brunson will serve as Chairman of BATS

Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Brunson

Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Booker

Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Browning

Pension Committee (3 appointments)

Commissioner Stambaugh, Chairman

Commissioner Strickland

Commissioner Coleman

Personnel Committee (3 appointments)

Commissioner Stambaugh, Chairman

Commissioner Strickland

Commissioner Coleman

Tourism Bureau (1 appointment)

Commissioner Murphy

Water Resources Protection Committee (1 appointment)

Commissioner Brunson

 

Line of Succession

Commissioner Brunson

Commissioner Browning

Commissioner Coleman

Commissioner Strickland

Commissioner Booker

Commissioner Stambaugh

Commissioner Murphy

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to ratify the Chairman’s appointments. The motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

2.         Received the FY18 Year-to-Date (YTD) Financial Report. (T. Miller)

 

3.         Received a report on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and audit (Derrick Cowart, of KRT CPAs) REPORT

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

Public Hearings will be limited to 30 minutes for each opposing side, with 5 minutes allocated to each individual speaker. Comments are to be limited to relevant information regarding your position and should avoid being repetitious. If your group has a spokesperson, please allow that individual to present your group’s position in the time allocated. Your cooperation in this process will be greatly appreciated.

 

4.         ZV 3686, RaceTrac Petroleum Sign Variance: Public Hearing to consider a variance to Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, Article VIII, Signs, for property located at 5052 New Jesup Highway (Parcel Number 03-03670) and zoned Freeway Commercial (FC). The owner is requesting a variance to the sign regulations to install two additional signs on the building. Stephanie Koshy, agent for RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., owner. REPORT

 

Pamela Thompson, Community Development Director, reported the variance and advised that Ms. Stephanie Koshy was unable to attend due to inclement weather in Atlanta. The property is being rebranded from Raceway to RaceTrac.  The site currently has three signs.  The variance would allow for the installation of two additional signs while decreasing the square footage of an existing sign and the square footage of the overall sign package.

Staff and The Mainland Planning Commission recommended approval of the application.  This item was open for public comment and Hugh Bourque spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve ZV3686. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-1-18

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

5.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held January 4, 2018, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

6.         Amended the contract with RS&H for BATS MPO administration to add Public Involvement, Data Collection and System Planning to the Scope of Work, for an additional fee of $56,725, to be funded from the FY18 PL Contract. (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

7.         Approve a controlled burn at Blythe Island Regional Park in spring 2018 under the supervision of the Georgia Forestry Commission at a cost of $500 with funding to be provided by the Timber Fund. (J. Powell) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

8.         Approved the Cancellation of Promissory Note, Release of Security Interest, and UCC Finance Statement Amendment terminating the UCC Financing Statment for the Economic Development Revolving Loan to Interior Products. (V. McClinton) REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

9.         Approved the vehicle allowance amendments to the Financial Management Policies for the Planning Division Manager. (V. McClinton) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

10.       Approved a request from Mr. Keith Kicklighter that late penalties and interest paid on parcel #01-07534 in the amount of $715.80 for tax years 2014, 2015, and 2016 be refunded. (J. Chapman) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

11.      Approved the Real Property corrections as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday December 21, 2017 meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund. (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

12.       Approved the Real Property corrections as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, January 4, 2018 meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund. (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

13.       Approved the agreement for the Small Government ELA Training Package in the amount $3,710 per year with funding to be provided by the GIS Operating Budget. (B. Nyers) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

14.       Approved the continuation of the agreement to utilize Glynn County’s GIS software as part of an Enterprise License Agreement with the City of Brunswick, and the Joint Water and Sewer Commission. (B. Nyers) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

15.       Approved the continuation/extension of the Quality Recording Solutions, LLC, Maintenance Services Agreement in the amount of $7,350 with funding to be provided by the 911 Center’s FY2018 and FY2019 operating budgets. (S. Usher) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

16.       Approved the fourth option year with Mosquito Control Services of Georgia for the provision of inspection, surveillance, chemical control, biological control, efficacy testing, and reporting effective January 1, 2018 in the amount of $1,011,441.58 including chemicals cost with funding to be provided by the FY18 and FY19 Operating Budgets. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

17.       Approved the Officials Agreement with Buddy Wolfe to provide officiating services for Glynn County Recreation and Parks Department Mainland Youth Basketball Games for the 2018 season in an amount not to exceed $10,000 with funding to be provided by the FY18 Operating Budget. (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Approved the first option year for the Solid Waste Collection and Recycle Services with Republic Services of Georgia d/b/a Southland Waste Systems for the requested services effective January 1, 2018, at a unit cost of $100.68 for solid waste collection and $39.84 for recycling with funding to be provided by the Special Assessment Fee and the Solid Waste Collection Fund. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve all items on the consent agenda except item 7, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

7.         Approve a controlled burn at Blythe Island Regional Park in spring 2018 under the supervision of the Georgia Forestry Commission at a cost of $500 with funding to be provided by the Timber Fund. (J. Powell) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Brunson.

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

19.       Consider adoption of a resolution establishing the 2018 qualifying fees for certain county offices. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the resolution. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-2-18

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

The meeting was adjourned a 6:56 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, Deputy Clerk