MINUTES

JOINT MEETING

CITY OF BRUNSWICK COMMISSION

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2 ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 224

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018 AT 2:00 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

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

Cornell Harvey, City of Brunswick Mayor

Felicia Harris, Mayor Pro Tem

Vincent Williams, City Commissioner

Johnny Cason, City Commissioner

Julie Martin, City Commissioner

 

ABSENT:                               Mark Stambaugh, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Alan Ours, County Manager

                                                Jim Drumm, City Manager

Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Brian Corry, City Attorney

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk

Naomi Atkinson, City Clerk

 

Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:

 

1.            Receive an update on the Republic Services recycling program

 

                                Ivan Figueroa, Municipal Sales Manager for Republic Services, spoke regarding the current market for recycling. He stated that Republic Services has been asked by the transfer station, Liberty Rolloff, to remove glass from the recycling stream. He stated that he needed consensus from the Board to determine the date to implement change to remove glass. Mr. Figeroa stated there would not be a cost reduction in recycling due to removing glass.

Mr. Figueroa also requested a financial contribution to implement an educational campaign with the slogan to eliminate contaminants from the recycling stream. This educational campaign would be composed of placing stickers on recycling bins, newspaper ads, and radio ads. He stated that this campaign would cost approximately $2 per household and Republic Services is requesting that the County and City would contribute $1 per household for this campaign. This would be a contribution of approximately $13,000 for Glynn County and $6,000 for the City of Brunswick. Commissioners requested that Republic Services consult with staff for the campaign because staff may have a more cost-effective method of distributing the information.

Alan Ours, County Manager, stated that glass became part of the recycling stream after the citizens requested it. He stated that the contract with Republic Services requires Republic Services to collect glass. He requested that Republic Services research other alternatives for recycling glass. Mr. Ours also stated that he would not recommend contributing financially into the educational campaign. Jim Drumm, City Manager, stated that the City’s contract with Republic Services requires them to conduct an educational campaign every 6 months which has not been implemented since Republic Services took over the contract. He also stated that he would not recommend contributing financially into the educational campaign.

 

2.            Receive an update on the wayfinding signage plan

 

Scott McQuade, Executive Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), reported that three years ago they started working on a gateway initiative to improve signage and wayfinding signage. The purpose of the gateway initiavie project is to restore, protect and enhance the aesthetic quality and overall character of the City of Brunswick and Glynn County Gateways, provide positive visual cues that signal community pride, best practices and attract business, and enhance visual Wayfinding experiences when moving along the City and County’s major roads and clean up visual clutter and promote economic development.

Implementation of the plan would occur in four phases. Phase 1 and Phase 2 would be taken on by Glynn County at a cost of $176,000. Phase 3 would be the funded by the City of Brunswick at a cost of $149,000. The CVB would fund Phase 4 at a cost of $200,000. Monument signs would be left with a cost estimate of $125,000. Mr. McQuade requested proceeding by approving a comprehensive design proposal in a three-way partnership with signage vendors. Commissioners stated that this item would be added to a later Board agenda for approval.   

 

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.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                ____________________________

                                                                                                                                Bill Brunson, Chairman

                                                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                                                Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk