MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                             Bill Brunson, Chairman, District 4

Michael Browning, Vice Chairman, District 1

Dr. Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2

Richard Strickland, Commissioner, District 3

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

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PUBLIC HEARING –  Establishment /Increase of Fees

 

Public Hearings will be limited to 30 minutes for each opposing side, with 5 minutes allocated to each individual speaker. Comments are to be limited to relevant information regarding your position and should avoid being repetitious. If your group has a spokesperson, please allow that individual to present your group’s position in the time allocated. Your cooperation in this process will be greatly appreciated.

 

1.         Consider authorizing the Recreation and Parks Department to increase certain fees and charges at Blythe Island Regional Park and restrict monthly rentals from May through September; increase Summer Day Camp weekly registration fee from $45 to $55; and add the Sunset Pool Admission Fee at Neptune Park Pool, Brunswick Aquatics Center (Howard Coffin Park), and Selden Park, effective in 2019. (L. Gurganus) REPORT

 

Lisa Gurganus, Glynn County Parks and Recreation (GCRPD) Manager, reported that staff has evaluated fees related to the Blythe Island Regional Park (BIRP) campground and pavilion rentals, the summer day camp fees at Howard Coffin Park, and the daily admission fees at County pools.

At BIRP, staff is recommending increasing the daily primitive tent fee from $15 to $19, the RV daily price from $36 to $40, the RV weekly price from $216 to $225, and the RV monthly price from $450 to $600 as well as restricting monthly rentals from May through September. They are also proposing eliminating the option to rent pavilions for half days and increase the medium pavilion rental fee from $50/whole day to $60/whole day and increase the large pavilion rental fee from $85/whole day to $95/whole day. They are also proposing adding a $7/night overnight boat docking fee. The BIRP Advisory Board unanimously approved proposed changes on August 9, 2018. Ms. Gurganus reported that the last increase in BIRP fees was in 2015 and the new fees would become effective January 1, 2019.

Staff is also recommending increasing the Summer Day Camp fee at Howard Coffin Park from $45 a week plus the additional fee for a field trip to a flat $55 a week fee that includes the field trip. They are also requesting to add a sunset pool admission fee of $6 at the Neptune Park pool and a $2 fee at the Howard Coffin and Selden Park pools to provide guests an opportunity to utilize the pools for a small window of time before closing at a reduced cost.  This would become effective in Summer 2019. Staff projects the discounted rate will encourage more guests to visit the pools late in the day, which should offset any potential revenue loss. 

This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to authorize the Recreation and Parks Department to increase certain fees and charges at Blythe Island Regional Park and restrict monthly rentals from May through September; increase Summer Day Camp weekly registration fee from $45 to $55; and add the Sunset Pool Admission Fee at Neptune Park Pool, Brunswick Aquatics Center (Howard Coffin Park), and Selden Park, effective January 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2018 alcoholic beverage license to Amrish Patel for OM Amrish, LLC DBA Coastal Mart, 7552 Blythe Island Hwy. Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell packaged malt beverages and wine not for consumption on premises of a convenience store. Sunday sales permitted. Amrish Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Amrish Patel was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Police Chief John Powell 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 Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to approve the alcoholic beverage license. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held November 1, 2018, and the special called meeting held October 30, 2018, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

4.         Approved the Consent to Assignment of Contract from Ecological Planning Group LLC (EPG) to Goodwyn, Mills & Crawford, Inc. (GMC) and updated PO16298 to reflect new name assignment for Comprehensive Plan Development Services. (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

5.         Approved the nominations of J. Vance Hughes, Mark Miller, and Sheronda DeRohn for consideration of appointment to serve on the Glynn –  Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority to serve the unexpired term of Joann Matukaitis. The Hospital Authority will make the final appointment. The term begins immediately upon appointment and ends March 1, 2021.

 

6.         Acknowledged the letter from the Island Players requesting to renew the Leasehold Agreement between Glynn County and Coastal Islands Theater, Inc beginning January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2024. (A. Ours) REPORT

 

7.         Approved Change Order No. 006 and Change Order No. 007 from Benning Construction Company for the approved Brunswick Library Renovation project for a total of $25,176.41 for a new contract amount of $2,508,500.40 with funding from the Capital Outlay Grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Glynn County FY19 Budgeted Debt. (G. Mullis) REPORT

 

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

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

8.         Consider the appointment of one (1) applicant to serve on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax SPLOST 2016 Citizens Oversight Committee to serve the unexpired term of Mary Harris.  The terms begin immediately and ends December 31, 2021. Applications received from:

John Dow

Larry Mills

 

Commissioner Booker appointed John Dow.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Strickland and seconded by Commissioner Stambaugh to accept the County Attorney’s recommendations regarding pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stambaugh and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the executive session minutes of November 1, 2018. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk