MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 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

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Clint Keen spoke regarding the Blythe Island land erosion occurring along the bank of the Turtle River.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Presented the Medal of Valor to the County Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team. (S. Trautz) REPORT

 

2.         Presented a Proclamation designating October 15 – 21, 2017, as Friends of Libraries Week in Glynn County.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

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

 

3.         Consider the transfer of licensee for the 2017 alcoholic beverage license issued to Ruby Tuesday, 513 Mall Blvd Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. Charles Edward Eskenazi, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT This was heard after item number 30.

 

Charles Edward Eskenazi, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Interim Police Chief John Powell 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 transfer of licensee for the 2017 alcoholic beverage license. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

4.         CUP3565 Miracle Care Adult Day Care: Consider a conditional use permit to allow for an adult day care facility at 106 Shoppers Way. The property is zoned General Commercial (GC).  Parcel IDs: 03-10546 and 03-11408. DCE Corporate Center, applicant. REPORT

 

Pamela Thompson, Director of Community Development, reported that the Miracle Care Adult Day Care project located at 106 Shoppers Way plans to convert a former gym and rehab facility to an adult day care facility. The area of property is 2.06 acres and the suite is 3,786 square feet. The existing zoning of the property is General Commercial and an adult day care is allowed as a conditional use in this district. The space will include a full kitchen, ADA compliant restrooms, two activity rooms, and several private offices for staff.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of the conditional use permit. This item was opened for public comment and Julian Smith and Robert Driggers spoke in favor of the permit.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve CUP3565. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-41-17

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to add item 30 to the published agenda to consider approval for the issuance of a Purchase Order for Professional Services to Paul Davis Emergency Services for $58,752.83 to remediate the mold infestation from Hurricane Irma at the St. Simons Island Library with funding to be provided by the Committed Fund Balance for the revenue stabilization fund. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

5.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held October 5, 2017, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

6.         Approved the Programming Agreement between Golden Isles Productions, LLC. and Glynn County to allow access to Glynn County’ s Educational and Government (EG) Channel (channel 99) for broadcasting programming approved by County staff. (K. Downs) REPORT

 

7.         Recognized the Non-Aeronautical Sublease Agreement between the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority and Elegant Outdoors, LLC for 32,192 square feet at the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. The lease ends September 30, 2037. The initial annual lease amount is $14,995.92 and will be adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). (R. Sumerford) REPORT

 

8.         Appointed Commissioner Strickland’s nomination of Ivan Figueroa to serve John Dow’s unexpired term on the Islands Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. REPORT

 

9.         Approved the FY18 Brunswick Area Transportation (BATS) FHWA Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Program Planning Services Contract between Glynn County and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Funding will be provided as follows: federal share (80%) $92,780.74 and local match share (20%) $23,195.19 provided by the FY18 Community Development operating budget for a total of $115,975.93. PI Number 0015460.  (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

10.       Authorized United Way of Coastal Georgia to sell food at their kickball tournament for fund-raising purposes on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Mallery Park. REPORT

 

11.       Approved the Memorandum of Agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorizing use of the Glynn County Police Precinct on St. Simons Island as a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for the purpose of sharing FEMA’s disaster-related assistance and program applications with the citizens. REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

12.       Awarded a contract for A&E services for the Veteran’s Memorial Park Project to Tunnell Spangler Walsh & Associates d/b/a TSW, Atlanta, GA, in the amount of $ 126,050 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 2-0) Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government REPORT

 

13.       Accepted the donation of two Investigation Scene Work Trucks from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to be added to the Glynn County Fleet of vehicles and assigned to Police and Fire Departments. Strategic Plan: Safe Community, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

14.       Accepted a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and authorize the transfer of the surrendered Jeep from the Police Department to EMA for use by the Water Rescue Team and EMA/Homeland Security. Strategic Plan: Safe Community, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

15.       Denied waiving the August 2017 Accommodations (Hotel/Motel) Excise Tax and Alcohol Beverage Excise Tax $100 each late filing penalty for the Frederica Golf Club Resort. Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 2-1) REPORT

 

16.       Approved a request from Mr. Chris Patel that interest and penalties on his property tax bill #1651787 in the amount of $494.24 be abated. (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

17.       Denied a request from Mr. Jim Harford that interest paid on his property tax bill #1440067 in the amount of $1,088.85 be refunded. (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Denied a request from Ms. Yolanda Davis that insurance lapse fees paid on a 2009 Dodge Charger in the amount of $85 be refunded. (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

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

 

20.       Approved the 2017 Performance Partnership Agreement with the Office of Homeland Security/Georgia Emergency Management Agency with funding of the 50% match in the amount of $23,757 to be provided by the FY18 Budget. Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government, Safe Community (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

21.       Amend the FY18 Budget as follows:

 

1) Increase in FY18 LMIG Revenue: $64,955

2) Increase in FY18 LMIG Expense: $903,082

3) Decrease Spur 25/Perry Lane Road (SPLOST project): $745,000

4) Decrease Courthouse Irrigation (completed): $30,875

5) Decrease Sidewalk – 341 (completed): $65,026.

 

Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

22.       Approved increasing the FY18 Litter Control Sanitation Budget in the Solid Waste Collection Fund in the amount of $10,829 for household costs for the approved new position with funding to be provided by the Solid Waste Collection Fund Net Assets. Strategic Plan: Great Place to Live, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

23.       Accepted the funds by the Office of Homeland Security and amend the Police Department’s FY18 revenue and expenditures budget by $20,000 each. Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government, Safe Community (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

24.       Award a contract for the Altama Connector Corridor Project, to Pond Company, Peachtree Corners, GA, in the amount of $270,000 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016. Strategic Plan: Safe Community, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

25.       Awarded a contract for the Village Drainage Improvement Project, to Georgia Water & Environmental Services, Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $59,680 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016. Strategic Plan: Safe Community, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

26.       Approved the issuance of a purchase order to Office Service Furniture and Supplies for $51,805.38 to outfit the Public Safety Detective Division with module office spaces and a purchase order to Miller Electric for $10,317.22 to install the network and electrical components in the newly created spaces with funding to be provided by the FY18 Capital Projects Fund Budget. Strategic Plan: Valued Employees, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

27.       Approved the Licensing Agreement between Imagetrend and Glynn County for access to software to capture data during EMS runs for EMS billing. Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government, Valued Employees (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

28.       Authorize the extension of the contract with Symbioscity for planning support and consultation in an amount not to exceed $40,000 with funding to be provided by the FY18 Planning and Zoning Operating Budget. Strategic Plan: Planned and Managed Growth (FC Vote: 3-0) 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 Stambaugh to approve all items on the consent agenda except for items 21, 24, and 28, which were removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

21.       Amend the FY18 Budget as follows:

 

1) Increase in FY18 LMIG Revenue: $64,955

2) Increase in FY18 LMIG Expense: $903,082

3) Decrease Spur 25/Perry Lane Road (SPLOST project): $745,000

4) Decrease Courthouse Irrigation (completed): $30,875

5) Decrease Sidewalk – 341 (completed): $65,026.

 

Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Browning to amend the FY18 Budget as listed. The motion carried unanimously.

 

24.       Award a contract for the Altama Connector Corridor Project, to Pond Company, Peachtree Corners, GA, in the amount of $270,000 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016. Strategic Plan: Safe Community, Financially Responsible Government (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to award a contract for the Altama Connector Corridor Project, to Pond Company, Peachtree Corners, GA, in the amount of $270,000 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016. The motion carried unanimously.

 

28.       Authorize the extension of the contract with Symbioscity for planning support and consultation in an amount not to exceed $40,000 with funding to be provided by the FY18 Planning and Zoning Operating Budget. Strategic Plan: Planned and Managed Growth (FC Vote: 3-0) 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 Stambaugh to authorize the extension of the contract with Symbioscity for planning support and consultation in an amount not to exceed $40,000 with funding to be provided by the FY18 Planning and Zoning Operating Budget. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

29.       Accept the 2016 Staffing for Adequate Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant with a commitment of 36 months and amend the Fire Department’s FY18 budget expenditures and revenue in the amount of $172,647, with $43,162 to be provided by the Fire Fund fund balance subject to the approval of the County Attorney. Strategic Plan: Financially Responsible Government, Safe Community (FC Vote: 2-1) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to accept the 2016 Staffing for Adequate Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant with a commitment of 36 months and amend the Fire Department’s FY18 budget expenditures and revenue in the amount of $172,647, with $56,599.96 to be provided by the Fire Fund fund balance. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Stambaugh and Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

30.       Consider approval for the issuance of a Purchase Order for Professional Services to Paul Davis Emergency Services for $58,752.83 to remediate the mold infestation from Hurricane Irma at the St. Simons Island Library with funding to be provided by the Committed Fund Balance for the revenue stabilization fund.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a Purchase Order for Professional Services to Paul Davis Emergency Services for $58,752.83 to remediate the mold infestation from Hurricane Irma at the St. Simons Island Library with funding to be provided by the Committed Fund Balance for the revenue stabilization fund. 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 7:51 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

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Dhwani Patel, Deputy County Clerk