MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013 AT 6:00 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

Jennifer Moye, Deputy County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD No requests to speak were received during the sign up period.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Commissioner Hunt removed item number 6 for further consideration by the other party.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

1.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held July 18, 2013, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

2.         Approved the minutes of the work sessions held on July 16, 2013, subject to any corrections. (C. Overstreet)

 

3.         Approved a contract with Ability which interfaces with EMS Consultants and allows the Fire Department to submit Medicare claims and receive electronic reports through the Network Service Vendor (NSV). (A. Thomas) LINK

 

4.         Approved the support agreement with Stryker® to provide preventive maintenance, inspections, support and repairs for the ambulance stretchers and stair chairs used by the fire department for emergency response and treatment of patients. (A. Thomas) LINK

 

5.         Approved a contract with Atlanta Gas & Light Company (AGL) Resources for gas service to the new Detention Center, subject to the contract being approved as to form by the County Attorney’s Office. (D. Hainley) This item was deferred from the July 18, 2013 meeting.  LINK

 

6.         Approve a contract for a Blythe Island Regional Park Security Officer to work in the park in lieu of paying campsite rental fees. (W. Davis) LINK   This item was removed from the agenda by Commissioner Hunt at the beginning of the meeting.

7.         Approved a contract for a Blythe Island Regional Park Campground Host (formerly known as the Night Ranger) to work in the park thirty hours per week in lieu of paying campsite rental fees. (W. Davis) LINK

 

8.         Approved submitting an application for the State of Georgia Governor’s Office for Children and Families Prevention and Family Support Division - Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs Grant for the Glynn County Juvenile Court. (D. Hainley) LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of item number 6 which was removed by Commissioner Hunt for further consideration by the other party. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENT

 

9.         Considered appointing one (1) applicant to serve on the Southeast Regional Mental Health, Disabling Diseases and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD) Board. The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2015. (C. Overstreet)

Applications received from:

Michael Puestow

Paul Fisher

Franklin Duncan

Dennis Bagarozzi, Sr.

Laura Johnson

 

A nomination was made by Commissioner Booker to appoint Laura Johnson to serve on the Southeast Regional Mental Health, Disabling Diseases and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD) Board.

 

A nomination was made by Commissioner Taylor to appoint Dennis Bagarozzi, Sr., to serve on the Southeast Regional Mental Health, Disabling Diseases and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD) Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and to appoint Laura Johnson to serve on the Southeast Regional Mental Health, Disabling Diseases and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD) Board. The motion carried 4-3 with Commissioner Browning, Commissioner Strickland and Commissioner Taylor opposed.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

10.       Considered accepting federal and state grant offers to rehabilitate the runway and taxiways at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport in an amount up to $15,144,330. The grants may come in two separate offerings by both bodies. The Airport Commission will commit the initial local matching share up to $564,620 and Glynn County will fund the difference required to meet the grant obligation up to $700,000. Also, authorize the Chairman to execute the grants as required after review by the County Attorney as they are received from the funding bodies. (S. Brian) LINK

 

                                Steve Brian reported that the total bid for the rehabilitation of the runway and taxiways at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is about $15.1 million, and the additional services are about $16.3 million. The first grant to be issued is about $12 million, which is enough to rehabilitate the runway and some portion of the taxiways. The second grant to be issued will cover the cost of rehabilitating the taxi way, if received. These items have already been budgeted.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve the federal and state grant offers to rehabilitate the runway and taxiways at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. The motion carried unanimously.

 

11.       Considered appointing Harold M. Baxter, Jr., and Gary R. Colberg to the Board of Governors of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority for a three-year term beginning on the date they are appointed, to fill the vacancies created upon the expiration of the terms of Harold M. Baxter, Jr., and David A. Erickson.

 

                                It was reported that the Development Authority opened up the vacancies for the public to apply by publishing the open positions in the paper for about a month. The development Authority received applications from 7 people. All 7 people were interviewed and the Board of Governors of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority decided that of the 7 applicants Harold M. Baxter, Jr. and Gary R. Colberg were the most qualified for the vacant positions.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to appoint Harold M. Baxter, Jr., and Gary R. Colberg to serve on the Board of Governors of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority. The motion carried 5-1-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed and Commissioner Hunt abstaining. Resolution #R-38-13

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to adjourn to executive session to discuss potential litigation and property acquisition.  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 unanimously, Commissioner Coleman was not present for the vote.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2013, and the executive session minutes. The motion carried unanimously, Commissioner Coleman was not present for the vote.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Provenzano to accept the recommendation of the County Attorney concerning pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously, Commissioner Coleman was not present for the vote.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

                                                                                                ___s/Mary Hunt______

Mary Hunt, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

__s/Cindee Overstreet __

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk