MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Tom Sublett, Chairman, District 2

Amy Callaway, Vice Chairman, District 1

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Jerome Clark, Commissioner, District 5

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

                                   

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

No requests to speak were received during the sign up period.  Therefore, no public comments were received by the Board of Commissioners during the scheduled Public Comment Period.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the transfer of licensee of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Publix Super Markets #431, 171 Village at Glynn Place, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a grocery store; no Sunday sales.  This is a transfer of licensee of a currently licensed 2011 establishment.  Christopher Bascara, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  Link

 

Christopher Bascara, licensee, 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 Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Publix Super Markets #431. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for The Still & Winery, 1228 Ocean Boulevard, St. Simons Island, GA.  The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a package store; no Sunday sales.  This is an owner change of a previously licensed 2011 establishment.  Kristine DeGoursey, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Kristine DeGoursey, licensee, 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for The Still & Winery. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Sonny’s Real Pit Barbeque, 5328 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a restaurant; no Sunday sales.  This is an owner change of a previously licensed 2011 establishment.  Kathy Loomis, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Kathy Loomis, licensee, 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 Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Sonny’s Real Pit Barbeque. The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.         Consider the transfer of licensee of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Wal-Mart #639, 150 Altama Connector, Brunswick, GA.  The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a grocery store; no Sunday sales.  This is a transfer of licensee of a currently licensed 2011 establishment.  Corey Myers, licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Corey Myers, licensee, 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2011 alcoholic beverage license for Wal-Mart #639. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Establishment of Fee

 

5.         Consider imposing a $ .75 911 surcharge on prepaid wireless retail transactions occurring within the unincorporated area of Glynn County. (D. O’Neal) Link

 

                                E911 Director David O’Neal reported the following:

Prepaid wireless telephone service has been utilized by a growing number of subscribers in recent years. Using prepaid services allows subscribers to obtain wireless service at many retail establishments in Glynn County without the necessity of signing a contract. Residents of Glynn County who use prepaid wireless services can contact the Glynn-Brunswick 911 Center as any other resident would do; however, they do not pay the surcharge imposed on other telephone subscribers.

Part 4 of Article 2 of Chapter 5 of Title 46 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.), as amended by House Bill 256, authorizes counties and cities to impose a 911 charge on prepaid wireless service at the retail point of sale. Once collected at the point of sale, prepaid wireless 911 charges are collected by retailers and are remitted to the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue then sends a portion of the collected fees to Glynn County. Mr. O’Neal added that whether or not Glynn County imposes the fee, as of January 1, 2012, the State’s House Bill requires the fee to still be collected by the Department of Revenue, but Glynn County would not receive its share of the fees.

This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve imposing a $.75 911 surcharge on prepaid wireless retail transactions occurring within the unincorporated area of Glynn County. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-63-11

           

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

6.         ZV2287 Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia - Consider a variance request from Section 810.7 of the Glynn County Zoning Ordinance to allow additional signage for a 5.06 acre property located at 4627 Highway 17 north. Parcel Number: 03-00148. Larry Bryson, agent for Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, owner.  (D. Hainley) This item was deferred from the Board’s October 20, 2011, meeting. Link

 

This item was deferred from the October 20, 2011, meeting to allow staff time to work with the applicant to bring the proposed signs into compliance. Staff and the applicant have successfully accomplished this and a variance is no longer needed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to acknowledge the withdrawal of ZV2287.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonment

 

7.         Consider the abandonment of a portion of the 20-foot alley between Broadway Street and Tennessee Avenue adjacent to Lot 9, Block Q in the St. Simons Heights Subdivision, St. Simons Island. Alex Johnson, agent for Charles Sidney Wildes, applicant. (P. Andrews) Link

 

            Interim County Engineer Paul Andrews reported the following:

SOURCE OF TITLE: Prescriptive easement based on recorded subdivision plat of St. Simons Heights, dated December 12, 1925, recorded deed book 3U, page 150. Alley width is 20 feet.

PRESENT USE OF ALLEY: The portion of the 20’ alley proposed for abandonment is not currently used by the public as a street.

PAST HISTORY: To the best of staff’s determination the alley has never been opened to the public nor maintained by the County.

POTENTIAL USE IN THE FUTURE: No future use by the public of the 20’ alley between Broadway Street and Tennessee Avenue is foreseen.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN CONTINUING USAGE: No public usage is currently foreseen for the proposed abandonment.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN ABANDONMENT: Abandonment would return the property to the tax digest.

 

Staff recommended approval of the abandonment.  This item was opened for public comment and James Parker spoke in opposition of the abandonment.

Representing the applicant, Gary Long said the abandonment was requested to allow for additional setback on the property, which would allow an addition to be built onto the home. Nothing would be built on the property that was being abandoned.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the abandonment of a portion of the 20’ alley between Broadway Street and Tennessee Avenue adjacent to Lot 9, Block Q, St. Simons Heights. The motion carried 5-2 with Commissioner Coleman and Commissioner Taylor opposed.  Resolution #R-64-11

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

8.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting of October 18, 2011, and the regular meeting of October 20, 2011, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

9.         Approved application WSV2265 (M) Miller Property for a water and sewer variance under §606.1 of the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations for an expedited subdivision due to the lack of available public sewer and water. The project is a two (2) lot subdivision (XS2265) consisting of 3.75 acres located on the northeast side of Highway 341 at its intersection with McDonald Road at a physical address of 105 McDonald Road. The closest public sewer is greater than 5,000 feet away. The nearest public water is approximately 885 feet away. Parcel ID: 03-12040. Virginia Miller, owner. (D. Hainley) Link  Resolution #R-65-11

 

10.       Approved the Real Property Agreement for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Grant (GDOT TE-Grant) Phase I for the St. Simons Master Trail Plan for improvements to the pedestrian/bicycle trail along Kings Way on St. Simons, and authorized the Chairman to execute the agreement. (P. Andrews) Link

 

11.       Accepted the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) grant for Project No. AP012-9000-46(127) – Brunswick Golden Isles Airport to acquire an Airfield Sweeper and to continue the West Georgia Expansion Project in the amount of $34,818. No financial assistance is required of Glynn County. (S. Brian) Link

 

12.       Approved and authorized the Chairman to sign the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Traffic Signal Permit Application for a stop and go traffic signal at the intersection of McKenzie Drive and Hwy 341 (SR 27). (A. Ours) Link              

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve all items on the consent agenda. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

None.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Callaway 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 Hunt to adjourn executive session and enter into regular session. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2011, executive session. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

 

 

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Tom Sublett, Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

 

Attest:

 

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk