MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                     Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1

Bob Coleman, Vice Chairman, At Large Post 2

Dale Provenzano, Commissioner, District 2

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

Mary Hunt, Commissioner, District 4

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Clyde Taylor, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

 

ALSO PRESENT:           Alan Ours, County Administrator

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE       

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -  Lee Roberts signed up to speak during the public comment period, but was not present at the meeting.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to add item 8.1 to the published agenda to authorize the chairman to sign letters supporting the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) and City of Brunswick’s Coastal Incentive Grant (CIG) applications. The motion carried unanimously.


 
COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Exxon 36, Inc., 5055 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick, GA.  The license is to sell malt beverages and wine, not for consumption on premises of a convenience store; Sunday sales permitted. Soo Han Yun, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Soo Han Yun, 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 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Exxon 36. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to The Inn at Sea Island, 100 Salt Marsh Drive, St Simons Island, GA.  The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wine, for consumption on premises of a restaurant in a hotel/motel; Sunday sales permitted. James Gilbert, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) LINK

 

Jim Gilbert, 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; however, the straight line distance between The Inn at Sea Island and the St. Simons Christian School properties is less than the required 200 yards.

The ordinance allows an exception to the distance requirement if a permanent, natural or physical barrier renders it likely that the distance of travel on the ground between the two properties is more than 200 yards. Such a barrier does exist between the subject properties and the distance of travel on the ground between the two properties is more than 400 yards.

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 2014 alcoholic beverage license to The Inn at Sea Island. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held January 6, 2014, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

4.         Approved the adoption of a resolution establishing the 2014 qualifying fees for certain county offices in Glynn County. LINK  Resolution #R-04-14

 

5.         Approved the adoption of a resolution commending the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) on the occasion of its centennial anniversary. LINK

            Resolution #R-05-14

 

6.         Approved the Board of Education’s nomination of Laverne Cooper to serve on the Coastal African American Historical Preservation Commission (CAAHPC). The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2018.

 

7.         Appointed Orion Douglass to serve on the Coastal African American Historic Preservation Commission (CAAHPC). The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2018.

 

8.         Approved submitting the following nominees to the City of Brunswick for consideration of appointment to the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority: Mitchell Jones (currently serving), Wayne Johnson, Marsha Olender, and George Pugh. The City will narrow the list of nominees to three and the Hospital Authority will make the final appointment. The appointment will expire March 1, 2018.

 

8.1       Authorized the Chairman to sign letters supporting the Coastal Regional Commission and City of Brunswick’s Coastal Incentive Grant applications. If awarded, the CRC’s grant would be used for GIS formatting of property assessment data for Hazard Mitigation Analysis and the City of Brunswick’s grant will be used for a Storm Water Utility Feasibility Study. (D. Hainley)

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

9.         Approved Change Order #24 for the new Detention Center in the amount of $7,212.42 with funding to be provided by the project contingency budget. (D. Hainley) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

10.       Established the Fiscal Year 2014 Sheriff Seizure Fund Budget with an increase of $3,500 in order to fund operations for FY2014.  (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK 

 

11.       Amended the FY14 budget to include the additional $1,000 in revenues and expenditures that was paid back to the Drug Court Fund for three scholarships that were repaid.  (T. Miller) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK 

 

12.       Approve increasing the Glynn County Juvenile Court's FY 13/14 funding in the amount of $36,548 so as to enable the court to utilize its KidsNet Glynn Program to meet its obligations under the new Juvenile Code, as they relate to CIDNS cases with funding to be provided by the Administrator’s Contingency - Juvenile Court Legal Fees.  (G. Rountree) (FC Vote: 2-1) This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Hunt.

 

13.       Denied a request from Ms. Renee Jordan that penalties and interest paid on parcel #04-04515 for tax year 2011 be refunded.  (F. Dees) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

14.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, November 7, 2013, meeting with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

15.       Approved the corrections to the digest as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, December 5, 2013, meeting with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

16.       WSV2749 – Gary Drury Estate: Approved a request to utilize individual water and sewer facilities, as outlined in Section 606.1 of the Glynn County Subdivision Regulations, for a two-lot subdivision zoned FA (Forest Agricultural). The project consists of a 5.71-acre parcel being divided into two (2) lots. The closest public water and sewer is a distance of several miles. Parcel ID 02-02821. (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK   Resolution #R-06-14

 

17.       Approved the continuation/extension of the Maintenance Services Agreement with Quality Recording Solutions, LLC for recording equipment at the 911 Center.  (S. Usher) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK  #C-01-14 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of item 12 which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

12.       Approve increasing the Glynn County Juvenile Court's FY 13/14 funding in the amount of $36,548 so as to enable the court to utilize its KidsNet Glynn Program to meet its obligations under the new Juvenile Code, as they relate to CHINS cases with funding to be provided by the Administrator’s Contingency - Juvenile Court Legal Fees.  (G. Rountree) (FC Vote: 2-1) LINK

 

Commissioner Hunt said the Juvenile Court did not receive a federal grant it had used in the past to fund this program. The Juvenile Court was now requesting the County fund approximately half the amount of the grant.

Judge Rountree said he would not need additional funds for this program until October of this year.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to approve this item. The motion carried unanimously.  

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

18.       Appoint one (1) citizen to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board for the unexpired term of Bill Knight which ends June 30, 2015.

Applications received from:

Donna Eskenazi

Darlene Saccente

Jill Wright

 

Commissioner Strickland nominated Donna Eskenazi.

Commissioner Taylor nominated Jill Wright.

 

The Board voted to appoint Donna Eskenazi to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board for the unexpired term of Bill Knight. The vote was 6-1 with Commissioner Taylor opposed.  

 

19.       Appoint one (1) citizen to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board for the unexpired term of Judy Teich which ends June 30, 2015.

Applications received from:

Donna Eskenazi

Darlene Saccente

Jill Wright

 

Commissioner Taylor nominated Jill Wright.

 

The Board voted unanimously to appoint Jill Wright to serve on the Glynn County Animal Control Advisory Board for the unexpired term of Judy Teich.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

20.       Consider authorizing the issuance of a purchase order to King’s Colonial Ford of Brunswick, GA for ten Ford F150 4x2 Half Ton Pickups at a unit cost of $19,428 and total cost of $194,280; one Ford Transit Connect XL Van at a unit cost of $23,396; one Ford F350 4x2 Truck at a unit cost of $29,747; and, one Ford F450 4x2XL Truck at a unit cost $45,184.30 at a total cost of $292,607.30 with funding to be provided by the Capital Projects Fund. Contract: #C-14-4230-00892 (B. Rowell) (FC Vote: 3-0) LINK

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to authorize the issuance of a purchase order to King’s Colonial Ford of Brunswick, GA for a total of 13 vehicles for the Public Works Department at an overall cost of $292,607.30. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Hunt and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the executive session minutes of December 5, 2013. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to approve the County Attorney’s recommendation regarding pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                              s/Michael Browning             

Michael Browning, 2014 Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

      s/Cindee Overstreet           

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk