MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 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

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Alan Ours, County Manager

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Presented a Proclamation designating May 19 – 25, 2018, National Safe Boating Week in Glynn County.

 

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.

 

2.         CUP3733 Jerry’s Doog House:  Consider a request for a Conditional Use Permit to operate a hotdog stand in an existing kiosk at 105 Pier Village Market.  The property is zoned Village Mixed Use (VMU) and Island Preservation, and a restaurant is a conditional use in the VMU zoning district. Parcel ID: 04-07017 Gerald Nardell, applicant and GTI, LLC, owner.  REPORT

 

                        Pamela Thompson, Community Development Director, reported that the applicant will primarily sell hotdogs, soups, chips, bottled and canned drinks.  The primary customer will be patrons visiting the village and looking to grab a quick meal.  There are two signs on the site, one wall mounted and one projecting sign.  The applicant stated that he plans to be open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 PM to 2 AM.  He plans to open Sundays during peak season and on weekends when special events are occurring in the village.  The Planning Commission heard the item at the Public Hearing April 17, 2018, and unanimously recommended to the Board of Commissioners for approval.

 

                                This item was open for public comment and Julian Smith and Gerald Nardell spoke in favor. No one spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve CUP3733 Jerry’s Doog House for a Conditional Use Permit to operate a hotdog stand in an existing kiosk at 105 Pier Village Market. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-13-18

 

3.         TA3771 Article VII, Section 727: Amendments to the Article VII, Section 727 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County “Beach and Dune Protection.” REPORT

 

                        Pamela Thompson, Community Development Director, presented the initial proposed amendments to Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, Article VII, Section 727 as it had not been updated to reflect changes in shoreline protection practices.  The County Attorney, Aaron Mumford prepared the proposed amendment and it was presented to the Joint Planning Commission on May 15, 2018.  Additional language was proposed by the Planning Commission and both Planning Commissions voted unanimously to recommend approval of amendments 6-0 as 1 member was not present.

               

                                This item was open for public comment and Bill McHugh spoke in favor.   David Kyler, James Holland, Brad Kirsey, and Julian Smith spoke in opposition. 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve TA3771 Article VII, Section 727: amendments to the Article VII, Section 727 of the Zoning Ordinance of Glynn County “Beach and Dune Protection”. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed. Ordinance #O-2018-04

 

4.         ZV3758, Popeyes Restaurant Sign Variance:  Consider a sign variance from the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, Article VIII, Signs, to install a new pylon sign that exceeds the square footage allowed for a freestanding sign and number of signs per site allowed by the code. The property is located at 4933 New Jesup Highway and zoned Freeway Commercial (FC). Parcel ID: 03-04119. Capital Signs & Awnings, LLC, applicant and agent for VRE Brunswick, LLC, owner.  REPORT Staff recommends deferring the application and public hearing to the June 7, 2018, meeting.

 

                        Pamela Thompson, Community Development Director, reported that the property has changed hands and that the new owner approval and agent authorization has not been produced, therefore, staff recommends the item be deferred.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to defer ZV3758, Popeyes Restaurant Sign Variance until the June 7, 2018, meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

5.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held May 3, 2018, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

6.         Authorized the Grant Coordinator to serve as the System for Award Management’s (SAM) Authorized Entity Administrator. Not submitting letter will prohibit Glynn County from conducting any business with the Federal Government. (T. Munson) REPORT

 

7.         Accepted the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) grant of state and federal funds for Project No. APOlS-9033-56(127) to fund Runway 4 Threshold Relocation and Crack Seal, Seal Coat and Remark Runway 4-22 projects at the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport in the amount of $352,275.00. No financial assistance is required from Glynn County. (R. Burr) REPORT

 

8.         Authorize phasing of the “Coast Guard Drainage Ditch and Recreation Beach Parking Improvement Project” and bid Phase A of the project only by authorizing the allocation of up to $154,500 from SPLOST 5, Drainage Rehabilitation and Improvements. (P. Andrews) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve all items on the consent agenda except item 8, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

8.         Authorize phasing of the “Coast Guard Drainage Ditch and Recreation Beach Parking Improvement Project” and bid Phase A of the project only by authorizing the allocation of up to $154,500 from SPLOST 5, Drainage Rehabilitation and Improvements. (P. Andrews) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

                            Pamela Thompson, Community Development Director, reported that the drainage and parking item was previously approved by the Board of Commissioners but was put on hold for the completion of the Coast Guard Beach Park -Master Plan that was approved earlier in the month.  The Historical Society has asked that the drainage portion of the project be completed as the project has already been designed. The request is that the original project be split into two phases and authorized to bid out phase A, which is the drainage portion of the project only.  Funding from SPLOST is available.  

Sherri Jones spoke briefly explaining that the reason they delayed proceeding with the project was due to the completion of the Master Plan.  On March 4, 2018, their engineer met with County Engineer Paul Andrews to determine how they were going to handle the storm water and they are now ready to proceed with the drainage portion of the project.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to Authorize phasing of the “Coast Guard Drainage Ditch and Recreation Beach Parking Improvement Project” and bid Phase A of the project only by authorizing the allocation of up to $154,500 from SPLOST 5, Drainage Rehabilitation and Improvements. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adjourn to executive session to discuss potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Browning to adjourn executive session and enter regular session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the executive session minutes of December 19, 2017. The motion carried 6-0 with Commissioner Murphy out of the room at the time of the vote.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the executive session minutes of February 15, 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:13 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk