SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING
1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 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
1. SPLOST 2016
The Board discussed entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the City of Brunswick to understand the details of the IGA, its parameters and limitations, the SPLOST timeline, distributions based on an IGA, and responsibilities for proposed projects on the SPLOST list.
An IGA is required if the city were to receive more than its share based on population, which is 19.32%. If the city were to receive more that this amount of the SPLOST, an IGA would be needed. The city’s current SPLOST list totaled more than 19.32% of the proposed $71,595,000. The city’s current list totaled $15,995,000 or 22.34%.
Commissioner Browning expressed concern with the IGA. He felt the citizens may not support the SPLOST if an IGA was involved. This began a lengthy discussion related to the need of an IGA. Commissioner Booker said he was not sure he could support a SPLOST if the IGA with the City of Brunswick was not approved. He said the county had already agreed in a previous work session to give the city 22.34%. Commissioner Browning said the 22.34% allocation was discussed, but it was not final. Commissioner Browning said he wanted to give the city everything it was entitled to, but no more.
The Board discussed taking action on the IGA to decide whether or not to proceed with it, but the agenda was not worded in such a way as to allow for voting.
County Manager Alan Ours explained to the Board that if a portion of each SPLOST project was completed, legally it had met the requirements of the SPLOST. For example, if $10 million was allocated for road paving, but only $8 million of the project was funded, the project would be deemed complete. Therefore, if the $71 million was not collected, the county, city, JWSC, and JIA would not have to fund the full amount of the projects’ budgeted line items with their general funds. The projects can be scaled down to meet the amount of revenue collected.
After the IGA was discussed, the commissioners reviewed each SPLOST 2016 project on the list.
EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION
The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.
Richard Strickland, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Glynn County , Georgia
Cindee S. Overstreet, Clerk