MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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– J. R. Smith spoke regarding the protection of Bloody Marsh on St. Simons Island.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

1.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Sunoco Food Mart, 2668 Highway 17 S., Brunswick, GA.  The license is to sell malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. This is a new 2014 license.  Raxit Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

This item was deferred from the Board’s August 21, 2014, meeting.

 

Raxit 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 Sunoco Food Mart. The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Sea Island Tennis Center, 60 Cloister Place, Sea Island, GA.  The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a lounge; no Sunday sales.  James Gilbert, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

James 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. This item was opened for public comment, and JR Smith voiced his objection to Sea Island not allowing non-members on the island.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Hunt to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Sea Island Tennis Center. The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license for Barberitos, 509 Ocean Blvd, Suite 103, St. Simons Island, GA.  The license is to sell malt beverages and wine for consumption on premises of a restaurant; Sunday sales permitted.  Hudson Wade, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Chief Doering) REPORT

 

Hudson Wade, 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 Taylor to approve the issuance of a 2014 alcoholic beverage license to Barberitos. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Abandonment

                                 

4.         AB2860 103 Frazier Street - Consider the application for abandonment of a portion of the unopened alley between Wylly Street and Frazier Street in the King City subdivision, St. Simons Island. Joy Corti, applicant. (P. Andrews) REPORT

This item was deferred from the Board’s August 21, 2014, meeting.

 

                County Engineer Paul Andrews reported the following:

SOURCE OF TITLE: Prescriptive Easement based on the recorded plat of King City Subdivision, no date. Plat recorded March 24, 1893 in deed book “KK” page 593.

PRESENT USE OF RIGHT‐OF‐WAY: This section of alley was not being used for public access.

PAST HISTORY: There was a home built in the alley right-of-way in the late 1800’s. The home still sits on the ROW. There is no evidence of the alley having been open for public access.

POTENTIAL USE IN THE FUTURE: This portion of the alley could be used for access to adjacent property and to access and contain utilities.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN CONTINUING USAGE: The public will continue to benefit from the ability to use this alley for access and/or utilities.

BENEFIT TO PUBLIC IN ABANDONMENT: Abandonment would return the property to the tax digest and make the existing structure conforming.

 

Staff recommended approval of the abandonment of a portion of the unopened alley between Wylly and Frazier St. in the King City subdivision.

This item was opened for public comment and Bill Austin suggested the Board sell this type of property rather than abandon it. County Attorney Aaron Mumford said the County only had an easement; it did not actually own the property. The County was only releasing its rights back to the adjacent land owners.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Taylor and seconded by Commissioner Strickland to approve AB2860 abandoning a portion of the unopened alley between Wylly Street and Frazier Street. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-32-14

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

5.         Approved the minutes of the special called meeting held June 16, 2014, and the minutes of the regular meeting held August 21, 2014, subject to any necessary corrections.  (C. Overstreet)

 

6.         Approved the Fifth Amendment to Leasehold Agreement between Glynn County and Golden Isles VFW Post 4092, Inc for office space at Fire Station 2 on Demere Road, St. Simons. REPORT

 

7.         Approved sending a letter to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) supporting the Satilla River Reconnaissance Study and requesting possible inclusion in the proposed feasibility study to reduce flood risks in Glynn County.  (D. Hainley) REPORT

 

8.         Accepted the STEM grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and amend the FY15 Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) revenue and expenditure budgets in the amount of $12,773.42 to use the grant funds to purchase materials for projects related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). (G. Mullis) REPORT

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Personnel Committee

 

9.         Approved the following ancillary benefits for 2014:

The Hartford Insurance for Basic Life Insurance at $0.18 per $1,000 of salary per month and Dependent Life Insurance at $0.76 per unit;  MetLife Insurance for Long-term Disability Insurance at is $0.21 per $100 of covered payroll; Ameritas for Dental Insurance; Avesis for Vision insurance; Unum Group Accident for Accident Insurance; MetLife for Short-Term Disability Insurance; Unum for Critical Illness with Cancer Rider; Unum for Whole Life Insurance with Long-Term Care Rider; The Hartford Insurance for Voluntary Term Life Insurance; Stanley, Hunt, Dupree and Rhine for Flexible Spending; and, VPI Pet for Pet Insurance. (PC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

10.       Approved contracting with The Archer Company to review and update the County’s Pay Plan at a cost not to exceed $19,680 with funding provided by the Administrator’s Contingency Fund. (PC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

11.       Approved the reclassification of the Public Information Officer (Grade 18) to Management Analyst/Public Communications Officer (Grade 28). (PC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

12.       Assented to the Board of Assessors’ approval of an 8% merit increase in the annual salary of the Chief Appraiser, Ron Glisson. (PC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

13.       Approved the addition of one part-time Library Assistant to the staffing level of the St Simons Island Public Library. (PC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

14.       Consider amending the bylaws of the Animal Control Advisory Board and Sections 2-4-11 and 2-4-12 of the Animal Control Ordinance.  REPORT

 

The purpose of the ordinance amendment was to remove the Animal Control Advisory Board’s responsibility to formulate rules and regulations regarding the adoption and disposal of unclaimed dogs or cats.

The amendment to the bylaws was requested by the advisory board and clarified that donated funds raised by the advisory board must be turned in to the Finance Department. It also removed a section in the bylaws that authorized the advisory board to contract services, which was not allowed by the County’s policies and never carried out by the advisory board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to amend the bylaws and ordinance. The motion carried unanimously.  Ordinance #O-2014-05

 

15.       Consider renewing the contract with BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia for the provision of health insurance third party administrator services and stop loss insurance coverage and renewing the contract with PharmAvail for pharmacy claims administration for 2015 as recommended by ShawHankins, Inc., the County’s employee benefits consultant. (PC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to renew the contracts with BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia and PharmAvail. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:39 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                 

Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County , Georgia

Attest:

 

 

                                               

Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk