TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 AT 3:00 PM



PRESENT:† †††††††††††††††††† Richard Strickland, Chairman, District 3

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Dale Provenzano, Commissioner, District 2

Bill Brunson, Commissioner, District 4

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Mark Stambaugh, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2


ALSO PRESENT:†††††††††† Alan Ours, County Manager

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Cindee Overstreet, County Clerk


Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:


1.†††††††† Update on Strategic Plan


County Manager Alan Ours reported that in a planning retreat in 2011, the Board of Commissioners discussed a vision statement, but never adopted it. The vision statement needs to be reconsidered, amended if necessary, and adopted to allow the staff a clear mission. The vision statement reads as follows:

Glynn County will be the nationís premier, uniquely diverse, most desirable ecofriendly coastal community. We, with our partners, will focus on developing, enhancing, protecting, and promoting:

Economic development and international trade

21st Century Education

Heritage and History

Attractive Gateways and Corridors

Leading Edge Government

Recreation and Active Lifestyles

Integrated Transportation Network

Natural Resources and Ecotourism

Health and Wellness


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He said the countyís leadership team has identified the following core beliefs:

We are an organization that cultivates a transparent environment of trust and respect.

With a sense of camaraderie we are innovate, creative, and focused on solutions to become a model of excellence among local governments.

We are united around our commitment to the countyís vision and values at all levels of the organization.

We believe in serving the people of Glynn County to continually enhance the quality of life.

We are committed to sharing the leadership responsibility to making our County the best while creating a legacy of excellence.

††††††††††††††† The goals are:

Safety Community

Financially Responsible Government

Exceptional Customer Service

Planned and Managed Growth

Great Place to Live

Value Employees

††††††††††††††† Mr. Ours said staff will work to provide specific goals under each of these broad categories. A proposal will be presented in the fall.


2.†††††††† Global Leadership Summit (Jack Kilgore)

Jack Kilgore, David Yarbrough, of St. Simons Community Church, and Drew Thompson, of Taylorís Chapel invited the community to participate in the Global Leadership Summit planned for August.


3.††††††††††† Update on Tree Ordinance


Senior Assistant County Attorney Will Worley reported that the Tree Ordinance Committee had held two town hall meetings in March and solicited online comments from citizens via the countyís website regarding the proposed changes to the Tree Ordinance.

As a result of these meetings, the Tree Ordinance Committee recommended the following:

- Require an approved tree plan prior to removal of trees, six inches or larger, on affected property

- Removal of underbrush, smaller trees, invasive species, or undesirable non-native trees would not require a tree plan.

- The plan would apply to contiguous lots or record (or any size) where a home or structure is built across lot lines.

- Require an approved tree plan demonstrating at least 25% of the gross area as open soil area preserved and dedicated for trees prior to granting of a demolition permit or prior to separating the lots.

-Require concurrence of the County Arborist for removal of a Live Oak 24 inches in diameter or larger for residential property of less than one acre.

-Do not require that a Tree Plan for building permits that do not affect any trees

-No credit for invasive species or undesirable non-native trees.

-Appeal of Islands Planning Commission decision to Board of Commissioners

-Trees removed/damaged must be replaced by planting trees equal to 125% of caliper inches removed.

-Owner of property where trees removed or damaged is required to make a donation to the Tree Bank.


4.†††††††† Additions and deletions to the proposed FY 16/17 Budget


Tonya Miller, CFO, provided a list of changes recommended for the FY17 budget. She said a few positions were moved around, which affected the line item budgets.† Commissioner Provenzano expressed concern with the amount budgeted in the Accommodation Excise Tax. He said the recent storm has affected the beach, and, therefore, tourism.





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




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Richard Strickland, Chairman

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Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk