SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 AT 3:00 PM
PRESENT: Mary Hunt, Chairman, District 4
Dale Provenzano, Vice Chairman, District 2
Michael Browning, Commissioner, District 1
Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3
Allen Booker, 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
Discussion and consideration of the following:
1. Overview of proposed upgrades to Public Safety radio system
Fire Chief, Al Thomas, gave an update on the joint Public Safety radio system. The current radio system used is joined together between the City and the County Public Safety Departments, making it capable to share communication with one another. When the system was put in place, it was 10 years old and is now no longer built, which makes the parts for maintenance limited.
Chief Thomas proposed putting in a new digital system that would essentially have no end life. The potential new system would be on a regional network that would not restrict it to Glynn County.
2. Receive a report on the NPDES permit process
A report was presented on the NPDES Stormwater Permit. A new permit became effective on December 6, 2012. The Stormwater Permit requires a Stormwater Management Plan, which a revised plan was submitted to EPD for review and approval. There are 6 major areas of focus in the Stormwater Management Plan: 1.) Public education and outreach 2.) Public involvement 3.) Illicit discharge detection and elimination 4.) Construction site stormwater runoff 5.) Post-construction stormwater management and 6.) Pollution prevention.
An Enforcement Response Plan will describe the action that will be taken for violations associated with this permit, which is due February 15, 2014. An Impaired Waters Monitoring Plan will identify impaired waters and perform water quality monitoring for each Pollutant of Concern (POC), which is due February 15, 2015. A Green Infrastructure / Low Impact Development will review and revise building codes, ordinances, and regulations to ensure that they do not prohibit the use of GI/LID practices, which is due February 15, 2015.
An update was also given on the significant changes that would be made such as additional mapping and tracking requirements, and enhanced inspections of drainage systems.
3. Discuss the Library
Commissioner Strickland showed appreciation for all of the Glynn County employees that put in hard work and effort during the Library transition. He also showed appreciation for The Library Board and all of the committees that helped in the establishment of the Marshes of Glynn Library. Commissioner Strickland introduced the new Director of the Library, Gerri, and she explained her vision of creating the Library as a community information hot spot.
4. Discuss parking on St. Simons
Director of Community Development, David Hainley, presented an issue of congested parking at the beaches on St. Simons Island. He discussed different ways of implementing fee options for parking. Such options included individual metered parking; a single meter that people would go to pay for their parking space; a single meter that will give each person a ticket for their time purchased that is to be displayed in the window; and a controlled access area where a fee is collected upon entering the parking area.
The single meter that will give each person a ticket for their time purchased that is to be displayed in the window is the option that was considered the most effective by the Community Development Department. However, a lot of issues were raised such as Glynn County residents having to pay to park, and what if it congests the right of ways. The commissioners suggested collecting a poll from the citizens to help decide what action should be taken.
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Mary Hunt, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County, Georgia
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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk