MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 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

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

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

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Recognition of the Glynn County Recreation and Parks Department for winning the National Alliance for Youth Sport’s 2013 Excellence in Youth Sports Award. LINK

           

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the change of licensee for a 2014 alcoholic beverage license at Wal-Mart #639, 150 Altama Connector Brunswick, GA  31525. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a department store. Sunday sales permitted. Mark Christopher Smith, licensee (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Mark Smith, 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 Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Wal-Mart #639. The motion carried unanimously

 

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Tobacco Palace, 250 Golden Isles Plaza, Unit 121, Brunswick, GA  31520. The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. Bhagublaig Patel, Licensee.  (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Bhagublaig Patel, 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 Booker to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Tobacco Palace. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

4.         ZM2715 Canal Crossing II – Consider a request to rezone from PD (Planned Development), GC (General Commercial), LC (Local Commercial), and HC (Highway Commercial) to PD (Planned Development) for a 15.5 acre property located on the northeast corner of Canal Road and Spur 25.  John Callaway, applicant. Parcel Numbers: 03-26563, 03-03543, 03-03544, 03-03545, 03-03546, 03-03547, 03-09725.  (D. Hainley) LINK

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported the request was to combine four different commercial zoning districts into a unified zoning as a single PD. The proposed uses are generally retail and service establishments. The benefits of consolidating into a single PD is that the number of access points, buffers, and other infrastructure can be completed as one development, not pieced together.

The Mainland Planning Commission and staff recommended approval of this rezoning.

This item was opened for public comment and John Callaway was present to answer questions.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve application ZM2715 to rezone from PD, GC, LC, and HC to one PD. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-51-13

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonment

 

5.         Consider the application for abandonment of a portion of the unopened alley right-of-way between Seventh and Eighth Streets in Block 13 of the East Beach Subdivision adjacent to 4323 Eighth Street (lot 7 and a portion of lot 9), St. Simons Island. Raymond Shingler and Damaras Shingler, applicants. Staff recommends approval of the abandonment, subject to the retention of a drainage and utility easement. (P. Andrews) LINK

 

County Engineer Paul Andrews asked that this application be deferred to allow the applicant and the adjacent property owner to negotiate and sign an easement agreement for the use of the driveway.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Provenzano and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer this item to the Board’s December 19, 2013, meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – CHIP Grant

 

6.         Consider adopting a resolution for the Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) and approving the formal submission a grant request for $300,000 to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) with the resolution.  (D. Hainley) LINK

 

Community Development Director David Hainley reported this grant application would be submitted to DCA for up to $300,000 in funds for the rehabilitation of approximately ten low-income houses in the county.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Browning to adopt the resolution and approve submittal of the CHIP grant application. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-52-13

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Short Term Work

 

7.         Consider approving the updated 2013-18 Short Term Work Program (STWP) of the Glynn County Comprehensive Plan based adopting a Transmittal Resolution sending the work program to the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC).  (D. Hainley) LINK

 

Mr. Hainley reported the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) had reviewed the Short Term Work Program list the county submitted in September 2013, and made recommendations for changes. Staff has expanded the list to clarify the status of all of the original work elements and requests authorization to submit the revised STWP list. A public hearing is required prior to adoption of the revised list.

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adopt the revised Short Term Work Program for 2013-2018. The motion carried unanimously.  Resolution #R-53-13

           

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

8.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held November 21, 2013, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

9.         Approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jekyll Island Authority for certain inspection services for the new commercial center to be developed on the island. (D. Hainley) LINK

 

10.       Approved the Propane Supply Agreement & Equipment Lease with Amerigas Propane for the provision of propane gas at Fire Station #5 (Glynco). (A. Thomas) LINK

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

11.       Consider providing a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to County employees. LINK

 

                County Administrator Alan Ours presented four options for the Board’s consideration. He recommended if the Board chose either option B or option C, it also move the pay grades forward by the percentage recommended for employees hired in 2013. For option B, this amount would be 4% and for option C the amount would be 3%.

 

D)            Take no action

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve a cost of living adjustment for eligible fulltime and part-time county employees as outlined in option B with an effective date of December 1, 2013, and move the pay ranges forward by 4 percent with funding provided by the General Fund fund balance, Accommodations Tax Fund, Drug Court Fund, 911 Fund, Fire Fund, Sea Island Police Fund and Solid Waste Fund. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation.  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.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2013, and November 21, 2013, executive sessions. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                              s/Mary Hunt               

Mary Hunt, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

      s/Cindee Overstreet           

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk