MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011

 

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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

 

5:00 P.M. --  SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

 

Employee Service Awards Ceremony

 

Department

Name

Years of Service

Position

FIRE

ALFORD, ROBERT L

5

FIREFIGHTER I

POLICE

BERGQUIST, JEREMIAH W

5

POLICE OFFICER II

PUBLIC WORKS

BREITENBACH, JOSEPH R

5

MANAGER, FLEET MAINTENANCE

RECREATION

BRINSON, LAWRENCE

5

RECREATION PROGRAM MANAGER

POLICE

CHANCEY, JOYCEANN

5

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER I

PROPERTY APPRAISAL

COMER, JAIME

5

PROPERTY APPRAISER III

E911

CYIARK, STEPHANIE A

5

SUPERVISOR, COMMUNICATIONS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DAVIS, JAMES

5

GPS FIELD TECHNICIAN

POLICE

DEPP, ROBERT D

5

POLICE OFFICER I

PUBLIC WORKS

DOWLING, DAVID W

5

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III

PROPERTY APPRAISAL

EATON, JULIA M

5

PROPERTY APPRAISER I

PUBLIC WORKS

FLOYD, LOWELL C

5

MECHANIC II

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

HAINLEY, DAVID A

5

DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY DEV

POLICE

HANEY, DAVID M

5

POLICE OFFICER II

JUVENILE COURT

HERSHBERGER, AMELIA R

5

COURT OFFICER II

FINANCE

HUNTER, JOHN S

5

ACCOUNTANT III

E911

JACKSON, NAKAIA M

5

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER I

FIRE

JARRARD, JOSEPH C

5

FIREFIGHTER II

PUBLIC WORKS

JOHNSON, WENDELL

5

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

E911

KING, KAYATTA B

5

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER I

POLICE

LISMORE, DORETHA M

5

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN I

HUMAN RESOUCES

LOCKEY, FREDERICK M

5

HUMAN RESOURCES TECHNICIAN II

FIRE

MELVIN, RAYMOND A

5

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC II

FIRE

MERROW, ANTHONY D

5

FIREFIGHTER I

E911

MOELLER, ADDIE E

5

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER I

POLICE

NEU, MARC L

5

POLICE OFFICER II

POLICE

REHBERG, JEREMY W

5

POLICE OFFICER II

POLICE

ROBERTS, JOHN F

5

POLICE OFFICER II

POLICE

SERMONS, ANTHONY L

5

POLICE OFFICER I

CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

SMITH, APRIL N

5

DEPUTY COURT CLERK

POLICE

SMITH, EUGENE

5

POLICE OFFICER II

FIRE

TAYLOR, PAUL W

5

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC I

TAX COMMISSIONER

WARREN, BARBARA J

5

TAX CLERK

AIRPORT

WINSLETT, TERRA H

5

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II

PUBLIC WORKS

BARKER, JOHNNY L

10

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR

CLERK OF STATE COURT

BENNETT, RODNEY

10

CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK, STATE CT

FIRE

BLOUNT, TOBY A

10

FIREFIGHTER I

TAX COMMISSIONER

BUNKLEY, LISA K

10

TAX COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

RECREATION

DANIELS, MARY A

10

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN I

POLICE

DAVIS, CHARLES L

10

POLICE SERGEANT

E911

DAVIS, VICKEY L

10

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER II

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

FRASER, OLIN S

10

PLANS REVIEW SPECIALIST

POLICE

GRIFFIN, THOMAS G

10

POLICE OFFICER, MASTER II

PUBLIC WORKS

KEENE, JOHN E

10

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

FIRE

KEENER, WILLIAM D

10

FIRE LIEUTENANT I

RECREATION

LANE, TERRY K

10

CREW LEADER

FIRE

LIBBIN, ARTHUR E

10

FIREFIGHTER/EMT II

POLICE

NOLEN, SHANE E

10

POLICE OFFICER I

E911

PARKER, VICTORIA T

10

SUPERVISOR, COMMUNICATIONS

ADMINISTRATION

RANDOLPH, LINDA B

10

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN I

HUMAN RESOUCES

REED, ORAH L

10

DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

POLICE

SASSER, ROBERT C

10

POLICE SERGEANT

POLICE

SCOTT, BRIAN K

10

POLICE LIEUTENANT

PUBLIC WORKS

THOMPSON, CYNTHIA A

10

MECHANIC II

POLICE

WALKER, DONALD J

10

POLICE OFFICER II

CLERK OF STATE COURT

AUSTIN, CATHERINE J

15

DEPUTY COURT CLERK

POLICE

COVE, PETE

15

POLICE LIEUTENANT

RECREATION

DAVIS, WESLEY N

15

DIRECTOR, RECREATION

POLICE

SIMPSON, MICHAEL T

15

POLICE OFFICER I

FIRE

FALKEN, DAVID E

20

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC I

AIRPORT

MCALUM, JEANETTE W

20

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN II

RECREATION

ROBERSON, MICHAEL

20

MAINTENANCE WORKER

FIRE

ROLLINS JR., THOMAS A

20

FIREFIGHTER/EMT I

PUBLIC WORKS

COTTINGHAM III, EDWARD

25

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III

FIRE

JOHNSON, JEROME E

25

FIRE CAPTAIN

RECREATION

MELLINGER, STEVE J

25

RECREATION PROGRAM MANAGER

FIRE

SYMONS, TIMOTHY M

25

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC I

PUBLIC WORKS

JOHNSON, LONNIE L

30

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

WENDEL, GAIL

30

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN II

POLICE

ALFORD, DOROTHY E

31

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY I

PUBLIC WORKS

DANIELS, LUCIOUS A

31

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III

ADMINISTRATION

HOBBS, MARY T

31

CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR

FIRE

LAWRENCE SR, JAMES R

31

FIREFIGHTER I

FIRE

MARAT, RAYMOND L

31

DEPUTY CHIEF, FIRE

FINANCE

RANSOM, EARLENE

31

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN II

FIRE

THOMAS JR, ALFRED L

31

FIRE CHIEF

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BRELAND, JEAN W

32

GIS ANALYST I

FIRE

CARLINO, JOHN C

32

FIREFIGHTER I

TAX COMMISSIONER

CLARK, EDITH

32

PROGRAMS ANALYST

FIRE

GARNER, JAMES L

32

FIREFIGHTER I

PUBLIC WORKS

HARRELL, ROBERT C

32

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR

PUBLIC WORKS

ROBERSON, RICHARD L

32

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR

FIRE

WALL, JIMMY M

32

FIRE LIEUTENANT I

FIRE

HAMILTON, LARRY F

33

FIREFIGHTER II

RECREATION

HARRISON, DOROTHY D

33

PROGRAMS ANALYST

FINANCE

HUTTO, SANDRA L

33

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN II

CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT

MCGREGOR, ROBIN L

33

DEPUTY CLERK

FIRE

MORTEN, LARRY L

33

FIREFIGHTER I

RECREATION

SMITH, MERCER D

33

MAINTENANCE WORKER

FIRE

STEWART, BRIAN J

33

FIRE CAPTAIN

PROPERTY APPRAISAL

CARTER, CARY G

34

DEPUTY CHIEF APPRAISER

FIRE

HERNDON, HAROLD W

34

DEPUTY CHIEF, FIRE

RECREATION

DEPRATTER III, JIM F

35

MAINTENANCE WORKER

JUVENILE COURT

CALDWELL, JILL A

36

DIRECTOR JUVENILE COURT SERVIC

FINANCE

YOUNG, KAY

36

PURCHASING AGENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

MILTON, MICKEY

37

CODE ENFORCEMENT DIVISION MGR

RECREATION

MOSES, ANDREW H

38

MECHANIC II

FIRE

COREY, GARY R

39

FIRE CAPTAIN

PUBLIC WORKS

WHITTLE, EDWARD C

42

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNICIAN I

 

 

6:00 P.M. -- REGULAR MEETING

 

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

 

1.         Recognized Glynn County‘s 12 & Under Midget League All Star Football Team, which won first place in the 2011 Mickey Katkaveck Turkey Bowl in Waycross, Georgia.  (W. Davis) Link

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider revoking or suspending the 2011 alcoholic beverage license and denying the 2012 alcoholic beverage license for the Sabor Latino Café, 87 Ballard Plaza, Brunswick, GA. Richardo Hurtado, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  Link

 

Richardo Hurtado, licensee, was present at the meeting. Police Chief Matt Doering said the applicant opened the business as a restaurant, not as a bar, in October 2010. Chief Doering said he has received many noise complaints from the neighbors and on this restaurant than any other restaurant.  In October he sent a letter to Mr. Hurtado notifying him of the noise complaints and putting on notice that he would be recommending to the Board of Commissioners a revocation of the license to serve alcohol.

This item was opened for public comment and LH Nail spoke in opposition to the license. He said his home is 210 feet from the restaurant and he can hear the music in his living room. Mr. Larry Goss said he has been woken from a sleep from the music. Kenneth Altman, of B&W Grade Road, said he too can hear the music in his home. Mr. Charles Latham, also of B&W Grade Road, said he can hear the music from his home and there are three houses and two vacant lots between him and the restaurant. Ms. Sandra Nail said she calls the police and they come and ask the owner to turn the music down, but when the officer leaves the noise level of the music returns.

Mr. Richardo Hurtado and his attorney, Mr.  Jay Roberts, said Mr. Hurtado understands and will make an effort to turn the music down. He said he did not understand the gravity of the issue until he received the letter from the Police Chief and since then has spent $5,000 to alter the building and speakers to help curb the music level emitted from the building. Mr. Hurtado said he has also added a noise meter to assist in regulating the noise. All of these changes have been made since Mr. Hurtado received the letter from the Police Chief.  Mr. Hurtado asked for another chance to turn the music down because suspending the license would require him to close the business and lay off his ten employees.  He apologized to the neighbors for the inconvenience and assured them that he would make efforts to lower the music level.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor to issue the 2012 alcoholic beverage license. The motion failed for lack of a second.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to issue the 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Sabor Latino Café and to suspend the 2011 and 2012 licenses for a total 30 days, which would end January 14, 2012, and to put Mr. Hurtado on notice that his license may be revoked if the County receives another substantiated noise complaint. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Sublett abstaining.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Chalupa’s, 120 Trade Street, Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. This is an owner change for 2012 of a previously licensed 2011 establishment. Cheryl Buie, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  Link

 

Cheryl Buie, 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 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Chalupa’s. The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Island Foods, 3601 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. This is an owner change for 2012 of a previously licensed 2011 establishment. Geeta Suthar, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Geeta Suthar, 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 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Island Foods. The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         Consider the issuance of a 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Los Arcos Island Cantina, 504 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted. This is an owner change for 2012 of a previously licensed 2011 establishment. Rene Reyes, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) Link

 

Rene Reyes, 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 2012 alcoholic beverage license for Los Arcos Island Cantina. The motion carried unanimously.

 

6.         Consider the issuance of 2012 licenses for this list of 2011 alcoholic beverage license renewals. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering)  

 

Business Name

Address

Location

Licensee

CVS Pharmacy #4337

30 Market Street

SSI

Glass, Christian

Raceway

5052 New Jesup Hwy

BWK

Jessani, Mohamed

The 4th of May Café

321 Mallery Street

SSI

Packard, Thomas 

 

Police Chief Matt Doering said the applicants met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the licenses. This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the issuance of the 2012 alcoholic beverage licenses.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

7.         ZM 2299 North End Planned Development -  Consider a request to amend an existing Planned Development for property located on the west side of Lawrence Road north of the Frederica traffic circle. The proposed text amendment revises the maximum building height from 35 feet to 45 feet.   Parcel Number: Parcel ID: 04-00206, 04-00215.  William Edenfield, agent for Frederica Development Group LLC, owner. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

This application is to amend an existing PD Text to raise the maximum building height from 35’ to 45’, which is consistent with other zoning classifications on the island.  The Islands Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.

This item was opened for public comment, and Marlee Parmalee questioned the intended use. Mr. Bill Edenfield said the stables would remain as is currently, but a restaurant may be developed on the north end.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve application ZM2299 to allow a maximum building height of 45’ within a portion of the North End Planned Development. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-73-11

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

8.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held December 1, 2011, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet) 

 

9.         Approved the EMS clinical agreement with Crew Solutions, Inc. and authorized the Chairman to sign the agreement for Glynn County. (A. Thomas) Link

 

10.       FP2291 Greg and Jane McCranie Property – Approved a final plat for a two lot subdivision consisting of 4.99 acres, a portion of which will be given to the County for additional right of way. The property is located on Highway 32 at the intersection of East Glynn Avenue and Blounts Crossing Road, at a physical address of 95 Blounts Crossing Road. The property is zoned FA (Forest Agricultural). The purpose of the subdivision is for residential use, with well water and septic sewer utilities. Parcel ID 02-01076, Greg and Jane McCranie, owners. (D. Hainley)  Link

 

11.       Approved a revision to the terms of the Board’s July 21, 2011 approval of solid waste fee refunds for condominium units at the Grandview at Sea Palms Condominiums.  (A. Mumford)  Link

 

12.       Appointed County Administrator Alan Ours to serve as the County Legislative Coordinator (CLC) between Glynn County and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) for the purpose of responding to legislative proposals affecting the County. (T. Sublett) Link   Resolution #R-74-11

 

13.       Approved the acceptance of two Transportation Enhancement (TE) grants from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).   The first grant is to be accepted on behalf of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Inc.  This grant is in the amount of $250,000 to provide repairs/restoration improvements to the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage (Project No. 0010587).  The second grant is for the County to be used in construction of a multi-purpose trail adjacent to the Brunswick Altamaha Canal (Project No. 0010588).  This grant is in the amount of $200,000.  (D. Hainley)  Memo  Cottage  Canal

 

14.       Approved acceptance of the $73,192.50 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Grant from the Department of Human Resources; and, authorized the use of $24,397.50 in existing KidsNet funds as the local match. Said matching funds are in the Juvenile Court budget. (J. Caldwell)  Link

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

15.       Received the monthly Workers Compensation Report. Link

 

16.       Denied the request from Mr. Daniel Coty, Sr., of Cindot Systems, for a refund of $1,000 for investigative fees of $250 each for Mudcat Charlies, Two Way Fish Camp, M & B Liquors, and Mulligan’s Bar & Grill.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link

 

17.       Approved cancelling the tax bill for the 2011 ad valorem property taxes on parcel 01-02150 for Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Brunswick, Inc., 1706 Ellis Street, due to the parcel being owned by the church as of January 1, 2011.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

18.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Tuesday, November 1, 2011 and November 15, 2011 meetings with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link  Link

 

19.       Authorized the issuance of an Invitation for Bid for the construction of one 42’x80’ lighted outdoor basketball court at North Glynn Park at an estimated cost of $32,000 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 4, North Glynn Park.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

20.       Authorized the issuance of an Invitation for Bid for the construction of up to eight outdoor lighted asphalt tennis courts at North Glynn Park at an estimated cost of $400,000, with funding to be provided by SPLOST 4, North Glynn Park.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link

 

21.       Declared the unusable structures at Paulk Field and Blythe Island Ball Field as surplus and approved the disposal of these items in the best interest of the County.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

22.       Approved a change order request from New South Construction Company for the Pate Building project in the amount of $36,260, as supported by project architect Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung International, Inc., with funding to be provided by SPLOST 5.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

23.       Adopted the budget resolution amending the FY10/11 General Fund budget in order to record the Brunswick Glynn County Development Authority 2010 Revenue Bond transactions.  (FC Vote:  3-0)  Link  Resolution #R-75-11

 

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

 

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

24.       Consider authorizing the Recreation Department to maintain the rental fees for Postell Park (Beachview Drive side) and decrease the vendor fees (formerly $20 per vendor) as follows: Full day rental fee of $300 plus $10 per vendor; and, half day rental fee of $200 plus $5 per vendor. A $400 deposit is required for all rentals. Organizations with a 501-C-3 exemption will receive a half-price discount on the rental, but not on the deposit or the vendor fees. These fees will be effective December 16, 2011.   (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Clark to approve as recommended. The motion carried unanimously.

 

25.       Consider awarding the bid to replace the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), SCBA bottles and SCBA face pieces to the lowest responsive bidder, Fisher Scientific Company, LLC in the amount of $196,308, with funding to be provided by the Fire Fund balance.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to award the bid as recommended. The motion carried unanimously.

 

26.       Consider awarding the bid for a 2012 International 7500 SBA dump truck from the lowest responsive bidder, Yancey Truck Centers in Blackshear, GA, in the amount of $104,617.20 with funding to be provided by the Building, Roads, and Equipment Fund.  (FC Vote:  3-0) Link 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to award the bid as recommended. The motion carried unanimously.

 

27.       Elect the 2012 Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Callaway and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to appoint Commissioner Strickland to serve as Chairman for the year 2012. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Strickland abstaining.

 

28.       Elect the 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Clark to appoint Commissioner Taylor to serve as Vice Chairman for the year 2012. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Taylor abstaining.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation and property acquisition. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Back in Session

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to follow the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding pending litigation and property acquisition. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Chairman Sublett announced the Board had authorized staff to make an offer to purchase approximately 35 acres adjacent to the Public Works complex, which is inclusive of the former drive-in theatre, for the new detention center.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:49 p.m.

 


____________________________

Richard Strickland, 2012 Chairman

Board of Commissioners

Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

_____________________________

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk