MINTUES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 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

 

Julian Smith spoke regarding the planning process.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to add item 7.1 to the published consent agenda to authorize the Chairman to sign a letter of commitment addressed to the City of Brunswick to join the coalition to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) FY19 Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant. The motion carried unanimously.

 

1.         Received the FY19 Year-to-Date (YTD) Financial Report.  (T. Miller)

 

2.         Received a report on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and audit (Gregory Chapman, of Nichols, Cauley & Associates.) (T. Miller) REPORT

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Alcoholic Beverage License

 

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.

 

3.         Consider the issuance of a 2019 alcoholic beverage license and a 2019 off-premises catering alcoholic beverage license to Matthew Sligh for Sligh Holdings, LLC DBA Barrel and Boarding Tasting Room, 251 Skiff Landing Rd., St Simons Island, GA. The licenses are to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wines for consumption on premises of a restaurant and at off-premises authorized catered functions. Sunday sales permitted. Matthew Sligh, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to defer the consideration of the issuance of a 2019 alcoholic beverage license and a 2019 off-premises catering alcoholic beverage license to Matthew Sligh for Sligh Holdings, LLC DBA Barrel and Boarding Tasting Room, 251 Skiff Landing Rd., St Simons Island, GA to the February 7, 2019 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held January 3, 2019, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

5.         Approve a Subscriber Agreement for Westlaw Online Legal Research Services for the County Attorney’s Office. (A. Mumford) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

6.         Authorized the establishment of the Development Setback Line for property at 4342 16th Street, St. Simons Island, in accordance with Glynn County Zoning Ordinance, Section 727, “Beach and Dune Protection District.” (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

7.         Deferred consideration of the ZM3885 Lake Maryanne Subdivision rezoning request to the Board of Commissioners meeting to be held on February 7, 2019. (P. Thompson) REPORT Clerks note: The applicants for ZM3885 withdrew their application on January 29, 2019, therefore it will not be added to the Board’s February 7, 2019, meeting for their consideration.

 

7.1       Authorized the Chairman to sign a letter of commitment addressed to the City of Brunswick to join the coalition to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) FY19 Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve all items on the consent agenda except item 5, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

5.         Approve a Subscriber Agreement for Westlaw Online Legal Research Services for the County Attorney’s Office. (A. Mumford) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Coleman.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve a Subscriber Agreement for Westlaw Online Legal Research Services for the County Attorney’s Office. The motion carried unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

8.         2019 Appointments to Boards and Committees

 

Altamaha River Partnership (1 appointment)

Commissioner O’Quinn

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

Commissioner Brunson

Brunswick Area Transportation System (BATS) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Browning

Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Browning

Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) (1 appointment)

Commissioner Booker

Pension Committee (3 appointments)

Commissioner Murphy, Chairman

Commissioner Coleman

Commissioner Neal

Personnel Committee (3 appointments)

Commissioner Murphy, Chairman

Commissioner Coleman

Commissioner Neal

Tourism Bureau (1 appointment)

Commissioner Murphy

Water Resources Protection Committee (1 appointment)

Commissioner Neal

Finance Committee

Commissioner Booker, Chairman

Commissioner Brunson (replacing Commissioner Murphy from the previous meeting)

Commissioner O’Quinn

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to ratify the Chairman’s appointments. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Line of Succession

Commissioner Browning

Commissioner Brunson

Commissioner Coleman

Commissioner Booker

Commissioner Murphy

Commissioner Neal

Commissioner O’Quinn

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to ratify the Line of Succession. The motion carried unanimously.

 

9.         Consider appointing a commissioner to serve Commissioner Browning’s unexpired term on the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). The term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2019.

 

Commissioner Browning nominated Commissioner Neal to the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC).

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to ratify Commissioner Neal’s appointment on the Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) . The motion carried unanimously.

 

10.       Consider appointing three (3) citizens to serve on the Mainland Planning Commission as nominated by the following commissioners:

District                        Nominating Commissioner                            

District 3                      Commissioner Neal                

District 4                      Commissioner Brunson

At-Large Post 1           Commissioner O’Quinn

The terms begin immediately and will expire December 31, 2022.

The applicants are:

Megan Desrosiers

Ron Farquhar

Audrey Gibbons

Sherrye Gibbs

William Huff

Missy Neu

James Porch

Richard Strickland

 

Commissioner Neal nominated Sherrye Gibbs. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Gibbs.

Commissioner Brunson nominated Richard Strickland. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Strickland.

Commissioner O’Quinn nominated Missy Neu. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Neu.

 

11.       Consider appointing three (3) citizens to serve on the Islands Planning Commission as nominated by the following commissioners:

District                        Nominating Commissioner                            

District 3                      Commissioner Neal                

District 4                      Commissioner Brunson

At-Large Post 1           Commissioner O’Quinn

The terms begin immediately and will expire December 31, 2022.

The applicants are:

Anne Ambrose

Jerrold Dagen

Samantha DiPolito

Michael Dyke

Edward Farley

Benjamin Kates

Ernest Hammond

Preston Kirkendall

Michael Minutelli

George Ragsdale

Julian Smith

Alexander Suto

R Michael Torras

Julian Clyde Wilkes, Jr.

Joel Willis

 

Commissioner Neal nominated R Michael Torras. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Torras.

Commissioner Brunson nominated Joel Willis. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Willis.

Commissioner O’Quinn nominated Samanta DiPolito. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Ms. DiPolito.

 

12.       Consider the appointment of one (1) citizen to serve the unexpired term of Ed Meadows representing At-large Post 2 on the Islands Planning Commission (IPC), as nominated by Commissioner Coleman. The term begins immediately and ends December 31, 2020.  Applications received from:

Anne Ambrose

Jerrold Dagen

Samantha DiPolito

Michael Dyke

Edward Farley

Benjamin Kates

Ernest Hammond

Preston Kirkendall

Michael Minutelli

George Ragsdale

Julian Smith

Alexander Suto

R Michael Torras

Julian Clyde Wilkes, Jr.

Joel Willis

 

Commissioner Coleman nominated George Ragsdale. The Board voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Ragsdale.

 

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 adjourned at 6:58 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk