MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 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

Jeff Kilgore spoke regarding the Captain’s Cove Final Plat.

James Holland spoke regarding the Captain’s Cove Final Plat.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2018 provisional alcoholic beverage license to Darryl Nagao for MSG Brunswick, LLC DBA Moe’s Southwest Grill, 10205 Canal Crossing, Brunswick, GA. This is for a provisional license to sell malt beverages only for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. The provisional license does not entitle the applicant to sell alcoholic beverages until all necessary work at the premises has been inspected and approved by Glynn County, a certificate of occupancy issued, and the alcoholic beverage license issued by the License Officer. Darryl Nagao, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Darryl Nagao, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Police Chief John Powell said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license.

This item was opened for public comment, and Julian Smith spoke in favor. No one spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a 2018 provisional alcoholic beverage license to Darryl Nagao for MSG Brunswick, LLC DBA Moe’s Southwest Grill, 10205 Canal Crossing, Brunswick, GA. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2018 provisional alcoholic beverage license to Claudia Levitas for HOA Restaurant Holder, LLC DBA Hooters, 10355 Canal Crossing, Brunswick, GA. This is for a provisional license to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wines for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. The provisional license does not entitle the applicant to sell alcoholic beverages until all necessary work at the premises has been inspected and approved by Glynn County, a certificate of occupancy issued, and the alcoholic beverage license issued by the License Officer. Claudia Levitas, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Claudia Levitas, licensee, was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the issuance of a 2018 provisional alcoholic beverage license to Claudia Levitas for HOA Restaurant Holder, LLC DBA Hooters, 10355 Canal Crossing, Brunswick, GA. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

3.         ZV3866, Popeyes Restaurant Sign Variance: Consider a variance to Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, Article VIII, Signs, for property located at 4933 New Jesup Highway and zoned Freeway Commercial (FC). The owner is requesting a variance to the sign regulations to install a new pylon sign that exceeds maximum square footage and number of signs allowed in the code. Parcel ID: 03-04119. Capital Signs & Awnings, LLC, applicant and agent for The Richard Esnard Living Trust, owner. REPORT

 

Stefanie Lief, Planning Manager, reported the request for the Popeyes Restaurant Sign Variance. The property address is 4933 New Jesup Highway and currently zoned Freeway Commercial (FC) and Conservation Preservation (CP). The applicant is requesting a variance to Glynn County Zoning Regulations, Article VIII, Sign Regulations, Section 810.3 to allow a total of four (4) signs and to exceed the maximum square footage allowed for a freestanding sign. The business was issued a sign permit for three signs for the site: two wall signs and one 8 foot high, 22 square foot ground sign; however, the applicant desires to replace the ground sign with a 75 foot high, 370 square foot pylon sign. The allowable square footage is a 32.6 square foot sign for a building frontage that is 32.6 feet in width. The difference between the square footage allowed and the proposed pylon sign is 337.4 square feet.

Staff recommends denial of ZV3866 as presented because modifications to the design could be made by the applicant to meet the ordinance.

This item was opened for public comment, and Seneca Lawrence from Capital Signs spoke in favor. Julian Smith and Hugh Borque spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to deny ZV3866. The motion carried 4-3 with Commissioner Stambaugh, Commissioner Browning, and Commissioner Murphy opposed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Browning and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to add item 9.1 to the published consent agenda to grant permission to Warner Brothers (d/b/a S&K Pictures, Inc.) to film part of the motion picture “Doctor Sleep” on and around the former Coast Guard Station area of East Beach on Saint Simons Island, subject to the County Attorney drafting a location agreement setting forth the specific details of such filming authorization and subsequent approval of such agreement by the Board of Commissioners. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held August 16, 2018, and the special called meetings held August 21, 2018, and August 23, 2018, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

5.         Accepted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Grant Contract No. 3-13-0018-040-2018 for the East General Aviation Apron Relocation Phase III Project at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport in the amount of $1,000,000 with no financial assistance required of Glynn County. (R. Burr) REPORT

 

6.         Approved the Right of Entry License Agreement and submittal of the Railroad Protective Liability Application with Golden Isles Terminal Railroad, Inc., for access to clear out the drainage ditch south of railroad track to improve storm water drainage near 32 Abby Court in the Colonels Island Subdivision. (D. Austin) REPORT

 

7.         Approved the Participation Agreement (Contract) for the Georgia Specific Service (Logo) Sign Program with Georgia Logos, LLC, at a cost of $2,500 annually with funds to come from the Blythe Island Regional Park operating budget. (L. Gurganus) REPORT

 

8.         Assented to the Board of Tax Assessors’ approval of a 10% adjustment in the annual salary of the Chief Appraiser, effective July 1, 2018. REPORT

 

9.         FP3831 – Captain’s Cove Final Plat: Approve a Final Plat to create a subdivision consisting of 33 residential lots, Captain’s Cove Subdivision. The property is zoned R-6 One-Family Residential and located on N. Harrington Lane, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Parcel IDs: 04-05313, 04-05310, 04-05298, and 04-05297. Ron Sluder, Mortgage of America Lenders, LLC, applicant and agent for Gareth Thomas, owner.  REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Stambaugh.

 

9.1       Granted permission to Warner Brothers (d/b/a S&K Pictures, Inc.) to film part of the motion picture “Doctor Sleep” on and around the former Coast Guard Station area of East Beach on Saint Simons Island, subject to the County Attorney drafting a location agreement setting forth the specific details of such filming authorization and subsequent approval of such agreement by the Board of Commissioners.  REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

10.       Accepted the $2,250 grant from the Hello Goodbuy Outreach Program to conduct psychological assessments to youth enrolled in the Juvenile Court and KidsNet Glynn program and increased the Glynn County Juvenile Court’s FY19 program revenue and expenditure budgets by $2,250 each. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

11.       Approved a grant contract with the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), through the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) FY19 KidsNet program, for a $57,950 grant and increased the Juvenile Court’s FY19 revenue and expenditures budget by $43,462, subject to the approval of the County Attorney. The $14,487.50 cash match will be provided by the Juvenile Court’s operating budget. Grant #42700 040C-PSSF-19-079 (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

12.       Approved and executed the addendum with Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority for funding in the amount of $22,500 and extend the contract to June 30, 2019. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

13.       Approved and executed the addendum with Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) for funding in the amount of $36,000 and dues in the amount of $83,516 and extend the contract to June 30, 2019. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

14.       Approved the issuance of a Purchase Order to Nalley Honda of Brunswick, GA in the amount of $37,799 for the purchase of three pre-owned vehicles, a 2014 Buick Verano, a 2016 Jeep Liberty, and a 2017 Dodge Journey with funding to be provided by the FY19 Police Seizure Fund in the amount of $25,000 and the FY19 Capital Fund in the amount of $12,799 and approve the use of up to $10,626 of the remaining FY19 budgeted Police Capital Funds savings to be used to outfit the vehicles with radios and other required police equipment. (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

15.       Approved the Officials Agreement with Golden Isles Officials Association to provide officiating services for Glynn County Recreation and Parks mainland Youth Soccer Games for the 2018 season in an amount not to exceed $10,000 with funding to be provided by the FY19 Operating Budget. (L. Gurganus) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

16.       Approved a fee waiver for United Way of Coastal Georgia, Inc., in the amount of $300 plus the $100 deposit and the cost of staff time for use of three ball fields at Mallery Park on Saturday, October 20, 2018 for the purpose of a fund-raising kickball tournament. (L. Gurganus) (FC Vote: 3-0)REPORT

 

17.       Approved the Second Amendment to Electronic Filing Participation Agreement with Tyler Technologies. (J. Catron) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Approved a purchase order to Akins Ford Dodge Jeep Chrysler for seven (7) 2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit Vehicles in the amount of $164,351.25 and two (2) Dodge Durango’s in the amount of $62,044 and a purchase order to Wade Ford for two F150 Trucks in the amount of $58,069 with all funding provided by the Capital Projects Fund. (N. Jump) (FC Vote: 3-0)REPORT

 

19.       Approved Change Order #1 to the contract with Seaboard Construction for the US Highway 17 at Southport Parkway Intersection Improvements in the amount of $40,108 with funding to be provided by the FY19 Capital Projects Fund Budget. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

20.       Approved the issuance of a Purchase Order for one Chevrolet Silverado pickup for $24,411 to Langdale Chevrolet and a Purchase Order for two Ford Fusions for a unit price of $18,475 and a total price of $36,950 to Allan Vigil Ford of Marrow, GA, with funding to be provided by the FY19 Capital Projects Fund Budget. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

21.       Awarded a contract modification for the Frederica Road Intersection Improvements Project, to Thomas & Hutton, Brunswick, GA, in the amount of $14,750 with funding to be provided by the SPLOST 2016 Fund.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

22.       Rejected the low bid of $126,900 for Phase 1 of the Historic Courthouse paver replacement from A & M Builders and Erectors and allow staff to come up with an alternative to bring the project within budget.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

23.       Approved the addition of Harrogate Road resurfacing with funding provided by the remaining balance of the 2017 LMIG Resurfacing and Restriping of County Roads-REBID PO #16262 in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

24.       Approved the issuance of a Purchase Order, utilizing state contract # 99999-SPD-E540199409-0002, to Hardy Chevrolet 2026 Macland Rd, Dallas, GA 30157 in the amount of $37,278 for the purchase of a one 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe Paramedic Chase Vehicle to Hardy Chevrolet, with funding to be provided by the FY19 Capital Projects Fund.  (R. Jordan) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

25.       Accepted the 5-year fee proposal from Ecological Planning Group (EPG) for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) Phase 2 professional services and approve the issuance of a purchase order to EPG in the amount of $44,960 for the 2018 service with funding to be provided by the FY19 Community Development Engineering Division’s Operating Budget.  (P. Thompson) (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 9, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

9.         FP3831 – Captain’s Cove Final Plat: Approve a Final Plat to create a subdivision consisting of 33 residential lots, Captain’s Cove Subdivision. The property is zoned R-6 One-Family Residential and located on N. Harrington Lane, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Parcel IDs: 04-05313, 04-05310, 04-05298, and 04-05297. Ron Sluder, Mortgage of America Lenders, LLC, applicant and agent for Gareth Thomas, owner.  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 Coleman to deny final plat approval and not accept the bond and have the developer move forward and complete the project 100% to the county’s satisfaction and with all the appropriate certifications and tests acknowledged. The motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

26.       Consider approval of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Anchor Shipping Group, LLC, Glynn County, and the Jekyll Island – State Park Authority pertaining to the proposed ferry and trolley transportation services project on Saint Simons Island and Jekyll Island.  REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Anchor Shipping Group, LLC, Glynn County, and the Jekyll Island – State Park Authority pertaining to the proposed ferry and trolley transportation services project on Saint Simons Island and Jekyll Island. The motion carried unanimously.

 

27.       Consider transferring the tax deeds for 7 Tenth Street, Brunswick; 9 Tenth Street, Brunswick; and 100 Butts Road, Brunswick; to the Glynn-Brunswick Land Bank Authority and agree to demolish the unsafe structures if requested to do so by the Land Bank Authority. (W. Worley) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to transfer the tax deeds for 7 Tenth Street, Brunswick; 9 Tenth Street, Brunswick; and 100 Butts Road, Brunswick; to the Glynn-Brunswick Land Bank Authority and agree to demolish the unsafe structures if requested to do so by the Land Bank Authority. The motion carried unanimously.

 

28.       Consider approving the Memorandum of Agreement with the OneGeorgia Authority, the funding mechanism for the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), for a one-time grant in the amount of up to $2.5 million in periodic reimbursable payments for eligible beach restoration activities. (K. Downs) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the OneGeorgia Authority, the funding mechanism for the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), for a one-time grant in the amount of up to $2.5 million in periodic reimbursable payments for eligible beach restoration activities. The motion carried unanimously.

 

29.       Consider reducing the scope of work to remove the turn lane improvements from the bid for the Resurfacing Demere Road SPLOST 2016 Project and awarding a contract, based upon updated bids from the responsive vendors, for mill and resurface work and drainage improvements, with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016 and Capital Projects Fund. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the revised bid eliminating the turn lane for The Reserves at Demere from East Coast Asphalt for the approved Resurfacing Demere Road SPLOST 2016 project in the amount of $682,458.05 with funding from SPLOST 2016 and Capital Improvements funding. The motion carried unanimously.

 

30.       Consider awarding a contract for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Blythe Island Regional Park electrical and Water & Sewer upgrades to 30 existing camp sites and designs for 51 additional sites to P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc., Hinesville, GA, in the amount for the of $36,180 with funding to be provided by unused FY18 Capital Projects Fund budget and to increase the FY19 budget. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to award a contract for Architectural and Engineering Services for the Blythe Island Regional Park electrical and Water & Sewer upgrades to 30 existing camp sites and designs for 51 additional sites to P.C. Simonton & Associates, Inc., Hinesville, GA, in the amount for the of $36,180 with funding to be provided by unused FY18 Capital Projects Fund budget and to increase the FY19 budget. The motion carried unanimously.

 

31.       Consider adoption of a resolution pertaining to the issuance of revenue bonds in the principal amount of $1,550,000 by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority for the purpose of financing the renovation and equipping of the Brunswick Library for the Citizens of Glynn County. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adopt a resolution pertaining to the issuance of revenue bonds in the principal amount of $1,550,000 by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority for the purpose of financing the renovation and equipping of the Brunswick Library for the Citizens of Glynn County. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-27-18

 

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 personnel matters. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adjourn executive session and enter regular session. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Murphy out of the room at the time of the vote.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to increase the salaries of County Manager Alan Ours and County Attorney Aaron Mumford by 2% effective July 1, 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the executive session minutes of August 16, 2018, and August 23, 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk