MI NUTES

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 AT 5:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                             Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1

Bill Brunson, Vice Chairman, District 4

Dr. Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2

Wayne Neal, Commissioner, District 3

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

David O’Quinn, 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

 

COMMISSIONERS’ SWEARING IN CEREMONY

 

Wayne Neal, District 3 Commissioner – Judge Tuten

Bill Brunson, District 4 Commissioner – Judge Tuten

David O’Quinn, At-Large Post 1 Commissioner – Judge Tuten

 

RECEPTION

 

 MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 AT 6:00 PM

 

PRESENT:                             Michael Browning, Chairman, District 1

Bill Brunson, Vice Chairman, District 4

Dr. Peter Murphy, Commissioner, District 2

Wayne Neal, Commissioner, District 3

Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

David O’Quinn, 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

 

1.         Presented a proclamation honoring the Frederica Academy Football Team who won the 2018 State Championship.

 

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker to appoint Commissioner Browning to serve as Chairman of the Board for 2019 and 2020. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Neal to appoint Commissioner Brunson to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board for 2019 and 2020. The motion carried 6-0-1 with Commissioner Brunson abstaining.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

2.         2019 Appointments to Boards and Committees

 

Altamaha River Partnership (1 appointment)

Board of Health (1 appointment) (Term coincides with appointed commissioner’s term)

Brunswick Area Transportation System (BATS) (1 appointment)

Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) (1 appointment)

Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) (1 appointment)

Finance Committee (3 appointments)

Pension Committee (3 appointments)

Personnel Committee (3 appointments)

Tourism Bureau (1 appointment)

Water Resources Protection Committee (1 appointment)

Line of Succession

 

Chairman Browning announced that he would make the majority of the appointments at an upcoming meeting. He appointed the members of the Finance Committee as follows:

Commissioner Booker, Chairman

Commissioner Murphy

Commissioner O’Quinn

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to affirm the appointments to the Finance Committee. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held December 20, 2018, and the special called meeting held December 18, 2018, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

4.         Approved entering into an instructor agreement with Robert Brown to instruct tennis lessons at Glynn County Recreation and Parks facilities. (L. Gurganus) (FC Vote: 2-0) REPORT 

 

5.         Approved the retirement of Police Service Dog Ellie and allowed her to be transferred to the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office at no charge.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 2-0) REPORT

 

6.         Denied a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner GREF – Ocean Lodge LLC $4,612.99 on 2017 taxes – Parcel #04-04006 (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

7.         Approved a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner, Rialto Holdings, LLC $46.87 for 2016 and 2017 taxes - Parcel 01-03254 (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

8.         Denied a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner, Southeast Lung Associates $466.63 for 2015 and 2016 taxes – PP-211665-1 (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

9.         Denied a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from property owner, Tonya’s Treasures, Inc., Tonya Brown-Owner $150.08 – PP-102465-1, -2, -3  (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

10.       Denied a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner, TKO Motor Sales, Inc. $7,455.52 for 2013 taxes – PP-115351-1 (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

11.       Approved a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner, E. A. Shoemaker/M. P. Lightfoot $319.79 for 2016 and 2017 taxes – Parcel #03-11487. (FC Vote: 2-1)  REPORT 

 

12.       Denied a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner, Cynthia Ann Hyde $1,023.32 for 2016 & 2017 taxes on Parcels #04-12767 and 04-06831.  (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

13.       Denied a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest in the amount of $894.95 from a late property tax payment and refund the property owner, Dara L. Burgess on Parcel #04-10734 for 2017 and on Parcel #04-01852 for 2017.   (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

14.       Approved a request from Robert Burtha for a refund in the amount of $56.76 for inadvertently paying another property owner’s bill for Parcel #02-00226 (Satilla Sea Farms) that was mailed to his address in Florida. (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

15.       Approved a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest in the amount of $173.20 and refund property owner, Maggie Parker for school tax exemption that was applied for in 2012 for Parcel #01-04262 and not removed for 2015, 2016, & 2017. (FC Vote: 3-0)  REPORT 

 

16.       Approved a request from property owner to waive penalties & interest in the amount of $611.17 and refund the property owner, Harrison & Buck Investments, LLC (James Hornbuckle III, President), Parcel #01-02646. (FC Vote: 3-0)  REPORT 

 

17.       Approved a request from property owner, McRealty Group LLC or/Crystal A. McCallen-Member, Parcel #04-08988, for refund in the amount of $1,750 for dispute of solid waste fees. (J. Chapman) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Approved the Real and Personal Property corrections and exemptions as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, November 15, 2018 meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

19.       Approved the Real and Personal Property corrections and exemptions as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, December 13, 2018 meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund.  (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

20.       Amended the FY19 Operating Budget for Probate Court by increasing revenues and expenditures by $8,000 to fund an Associate Judge.  (D. Duncan) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

21.       Amended the FY19 budget for an increase in revenues and expenditures in the Clerk of State Court’s budget by $25,000 each for the purpose of hiring and training a new Accounting Technician II.  (B. Boone-Cove) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

22.       Accepted the grant contract and awarded funding in the amount of $5,950 from the Bissell Pet Foundation and increased the Glynn County Animal Control’s FY19 revenue and expenditure budgets by $5,950 each and authorized the Board Chairman to sign the grant agreement, subject to the approval of the County Attorney.  (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

23.       Accepted the grant award and equipment provided by the Spirit of Blue in the amount of $7,040, increased the Glynn County Police Department’s FY19 revenue and expenditure budgets by $7,040 each, and authorized the Board Chairman to sign the grant award letter, subject to the approval of the County Attorney.  (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

24.       Increased the FY19 Public Works Operating revenue and expenditure budgets in the amount of $6,000 for the South Harrington Park maintenance.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

25.       Accepted the FY19 Lib Tech Funding Grant and authorized a revenue and expenditure increase in the amount of $14,929 for the Marshes of Glynn Libraries with the funding to be provided by the Georgia Public Library Service.  (G. Mullis) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

26.       Renewed the contract for workers’ compensation administration and insurance with the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia-Georgia Self Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund for January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 at an estimated contribution of $267,442 and a deductible of $500,000.  (O. Reed) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

27.       Approved the continuation/extension of the Quality Recording Solutions, LLC, Maintenance Services Agreement with funding to be provided by the 911 Centers FY 18/19 operating budget.  (S. Usher) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

28.       Approved the issuance of a Purchase Order for three one-half ton Chevrolet Silverado pickups at $24,600 per unit for a total of $73,800 to Lansdale Chevrolet with funding to be provided by the FY19 Capital Projects Fund budget in 315.7320.7355.54550. (P. Thompson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

29.       Approved the bid from CCS Presentation System with the suggested alternates for the approved Brunswick Library Renovation project in the amount of $51,217.14 with funding from the Capital Outlay Grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Glynn County FY19 Budgeted Debt.  (G. Mullis) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

30.       Approved Change Order No. 010 from Benning Construction Company for a total of $650.16 for a new contract amount of $2,518,045.92 with funding from the Capital Outlay Grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Glynn County FY19 Budgeted Debt.  (G. Mullis) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

31.       Approved the second option year for the Solid Waste Collection and Recycle Services with Republic Services of Georgia d/b/a Southland Waste Systems for the requested services effective January 1, 2019, at a unit price of $102.72 for solid waste collection and $40.68 for recycling with funding to be provided by the Special Assessment Fee and the Solid Waste Collection Fund.   (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

32.       Issued a purchase order to Estate Management Services, Inc. in the amount of $8,219.40 to remove the sediment that Grand Oaks Home Owners Association is requesting to remove, with funding to be provided by the County Manager’s Contingency.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

33.       Authorized Change Order #1 for the Rehabilitation of Old Jesup Road-Rebid Project Contract with East Coast Asphalt in the amount of $53,234 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016.  D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

34.       Exercised the second option year with Ceres, Inc. for debris removal and disposal services should such services be needed following an event resulting in large quantities of debris.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

35.       Awarded a contract for the SPLOST 2016 Federica Road Resurfacing Project to East Coast Asphalt, LLC., Douglas, GA, in the amount of $1,871,829.60 with funding to be provided by SPLOST 2016.  (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0)  REPORT 

 

36.       Approved the Memorandum of Understanding with the Glynn County Airport Commission to provide two police officers to provide security services at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport and authorized the increase of the number of sworn officers at the Glynn County Police Department by two with positions to be hired upon full execution of the MOU with funding to be provided by the Glynn County Airport Commission. (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 2-0) REPORT 

 

37.       Approved the issuance of a purchase order to Dana Safety Supply in the amount of $62,676.12, utilizing GSA contract GS07F0512T to purchase and install police equipment for 13 Dodge Charger pursuit vehicles with funding to be provided by the FY19 Capital Projects Fund.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

38.       Approved the Taser 60 Unlimited Agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. and approved the issuance of a purchase order for the first year in the amount of $28,191 with funding to be provided by the Police Department Operating Budget.  (J. Powell) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT 

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve all items on the consent agenda. The motion carried 6-1 with Commissioner Coleman opposed.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

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 6:19 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Michael Browning, 2019 Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

_____________________________

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk