MINUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

W. HAROLD PATE BUILDING

1725 REYNOLDS STREET, 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM 224

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018 AT 3:00 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

 

Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:

 

1. ††††††† Discussion regarding Glynn County constitutional officers and other elected officials participating in Glynn Countyís retirement plan

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Commissioner Brunson initiated this discussion by stating that a letter was given to the Board signed by 9 constitutional officers and elected officials requesting to participate in Glynn Countyís retirement plan. These positions are the State Court Judge, State Court Solicitor, Chief Judge of Magistrate Court, Probate Court Judge, Sheriff, Clerk of Superior Court, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of State Court, and the Coroner. Aaron Mumford, County Attorney, provided some background as to what state retirement or pension systems these elected officials are eligible for and can participate in.

Commissioner Brunson asked the members in attendance who signed the initial letter to appoint a spokesperson to state their case. Sheriff Neal Jump, Judge Bart Altman, and State Court Solicitor Maria Lugue addressed the Board.

The consensus of the Board was to ask County Attorney Mumford to research some of the issues brought up at the meeting and report back to the Board.

 

2.†††††††† Receive an update on the Veterans Park Memorial

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Commissioner Browning stated that most of the final details have been completed on the Veterans Park Memorial and the project is about to be put out for bid.

 

3.†††††††† Receive an update on the Structural Analysis of the Public Safety Building

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† Dave Austin, Public Works Director, reported that Cranston Engineering Group of Buffton, South Carolina was selected to conduct a building structure evaluation on the Glynn County Public Safety and Emergency Operation Center. The firm gathered information from existing drawing and conducted a thorough building inspection to analyze the existing structure to current code requirements for gravity and wind loads.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They determined that the maximum wind speed the building can resist is up to 110 miles per hour, which is categorized as a category 2 hurricane, due to structural deficiencies. The Public Safety Building is an essential facility, it is considered a Risk Category IV building as defined by IBC 2015 and is required to resist 142 miles per hour ultimate three second wind guest which are the most stringent wind speeds for the location.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Austin recommending going back to Cranston to come up with drawings that can be bid out to fix the areas that need improvement.

 

4.†††††††† Receive an overview of the Glynn County Citizenís Academy (Matthew Kent)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Matthew Kent, Public Information Officer, reported that the Countyís adopted Strategic Plan calls for a citizenís education program that teaches interested members of the community about the responsibility of county government, engages civilian talent in problem-solving roles, and prepares individuals for volunteer board service.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Citizens Academy will begin at the February 7, 2019, Board of Commissioners meeting and continue for eight (8) weeks with one class a week. The first session will have up to 20 students and students can miss two classes and still graduate.

 

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 4:32 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Bill Brunson, Chairman

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Board of Commissioners

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Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk