MINUTES

WORK SESSION / SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 AT 3:00 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

 

Discussion and consideration of the following:

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Taylor to add an item to the published agenda to discuss the Glynn County Animal Services Advisory Board. The motion carried unanimously.

 

1.†††††††† Receive an update on the health and wellness center

 

Human Resources Director Orah Reed and representatives of the Southeast Georgia Health System and Worksite RX, the companies contracted to oversee the wellness center, reported on the first year of operations.

The Return on Investment (ROI) for 2013 was $1.04 for every dollar invested. During 2013, the clinic cost $411,631 (including startup costs) and saved $429,361.

 

2.†††††††† Receive an update on the Sea Island Road bike path (Ben Slade, St. Simons Land Trust)

 

Ben Slade, Executive Director of the St. Simons Land Trust, and Ed McBrayer, Executive Director of the PATH Foundation, proposed constructing a trail from the current trail on Demere Road along Sea Island Road to Frederica Road. The trail would include crosswalks, bridges, and areas for fishing in the creeks. The proposed trail would cost approximately $2,613,572 for right-of-way acquisition, design, engineering, and construction. The PATH Foundation has committed $400,000 in in-kind design and construction oversight, the St. Simons Land Trust has committed $200,000. The request was for Glynn County to fund the remaining $2,000,000.

Commissioner Strickland recommended the Land Trust contact Honeywell Corp, in an effort to fund the remaining $2,000,000. Commissioner Strickland said, as part of its LCP/Allied Chemicals settlement, Honeywell was supposed to fund some recreational projects in Glynn County.

 

3.†††††††† Discuss the Police Records Management System

 

John Catron, Information Technology Director, provided an update on the records management system. He said staff recommended using Spillman as the sole source provider.

 

4.†††††††† Beach Safety follow-up from January work session

 

Recreation Director Wesley Davis presented several options for the Board to consider. It was decided to move forward with the original proposal presented at the Boardís December work session, minus a $27,000 mobile lifeguard tower. It was the consensus of the Board to place this item on the next agenda for approval.

 

5.†††††††† Animal Control Advisory Board

 

It was decided the Police Chief, County Attorney, and Chairman Browning would notify the Animal Control Advisory Board of the County Commissionís expectations and ask that advisory board members not supervise and direct the animal control staff.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                              s/Michael Browning             

Michael Browning, 2014 Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

      s/Cindee Overstreet           

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk