MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 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

David O’Quinn, Commissioner, At Large Post 1

Bob Coleman, Commissioner, At Large Post 2

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Aaron Mumford, County Attorney

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk

 

ABSENT:                        Allen Booker, Commissioner, District 5

Alan Ours, County Manager

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Julian Smith spoke regarding Resolution #R-08-16 and asked the Board to revoke or rescind it.

 

Lorna Williams spoke regarding Resolution #R-08-16 and stated that nearby property owners were not given notification prior to that resolution being adopted.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to add item 16 to the published consent agenda to adopt a Resolution supporting the development of U.S. Bicycle Route 1. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Neal to add item 17 to the published agenda to adopt a Resolution of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners requesting that the Georgia Department of Transportation implement suicide prevention measures on the Sidney Lanier Bridge and requesting that Glynn County’s local legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly support the implementation of such suicide prevention measures. The motion carried unanimously.

 

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.

 

1.         Consider denying the application of a 2019 alcoholic beverage license to Deja Lott for The Anchor, 3928 Norwich St Brunswick, GA. The business location does not meet the distance and the zoning requirements for a lounge. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT The applicant has withdrawn her application; therefore, this item will not be considered by the Board of Commissioners.

 

2.         Consider denying the application of a 2019 alcoholic beverage license to Samuel David Hamby for Charred Oak LLC DBA Charred Oak, 134 B Retreat Plz, St. Simons Island, GA. The business location does not meet the distance requirements and the zoning requirements for a lounge. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Neal to defer this application to the April 4, 2019 meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Land Use

 

3.         CUP3928 4342 16th Street: Consider a conditional use permit (CUP) application to add to the existing rock revetment and reconstruct a wooden walkway adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean in the area of Goulds Inlet and the Black Banks River on St. Simons Island. The property is located at 4342 16th Street, St. Simons Island (Lot 6, Block 30, East Beach Subdivision), and it is zoned One Family Residential (R-6) and within the Beach and Dune Protection District. Parcel ID: 04-02943. Stuart F. Sligh, Sligh Environmental Consultants, agent for Anthony Guthrie, owner and applicant. REPORT

 

Stefanie Leif, Planning Manager, reported the request for the conditional use permit. She stated the owner of property has submitted a conditional use permit application to repair and add to the existing rock revetment and reconstruct a wooden walkway adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean in the area of Goulds Inlet and the Black Banks River in the East Beach neighborhood.  The applicant states that the hurricanes in recent years caused erosion to the property and damage to the wooden walkway. 

Glynn County Zoning Ordinance Section 727, Beach and Dune Protection District, applies to this property.  According to this section, certain types of uses seaward of the development setback line require a conditional use permit.  The proposed rock revetment addition and reconstruction of a wooden walkway are within this area and require a conditional use permit. Ms. Leif showed a video of drone footage of the area.  

The Islands Planning Commission (IPC) recommended approval of CUP3928 with the following conditions: there will be no excavation; there will be no additional johnson rocks; and the walkway going out perpendicular to the ocean should extend no further than the original walkway.

This item was opened for public comment and Stuart Sligh, George Ragsdale, and Julian Smith spoke in favor. Julian Smith also spoke in opposition.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve the conditional use permit (CUP) to add to the existing rock revetment and reconstruct a wooden walkway adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean in the area of Goulds Inlet and the Black Banks River on St. Simons Island with the following conditions: there will be no excavation; there will be no additional Johnson Rocks; and the walkway going out perpendicular to the ocean should extend no further than the original walkway, as recommended by the Islands Planning Commission. The motion carried 4-2 with Commissioner Neal and Commissioner Coleman opposed. Resolution #R-03-19

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner O’Quinn to defer item number 8 the PetsMart Adoption Partner Agreement to allow Glynn County Animal Control to be able to participate in regular and promotional adoption days at PetsMart stores to the April 4, 2019 meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held March 7, 2019, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

5.         Approved the FY19 Local Law Enforcement (LEO Enhancement) Grant contract between Glynn County and the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and amend the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office revenue and expenditures budget by $7,584 each. Subgrant #: K19-8-007 (T. Munson) REPORT

 

6.         Authorized submittal of a Shore Protection Act Permit Application to the Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for the Village Drainage Improvements Phase II SPLOST 2016 Project. (D. Austin) REPORT

 

7.         Approved canceling the Glynn County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2019. (A. Ours) REPORT

 

8.         Approve the PetsMart Adoption Partner Agreement to allow Glynn County Animal Control to be able to participate in regular and promotional adoption days at PetsMart stores. (T. Hill) REPORT This item was deferred to the Board’s April 4, 2019 meeting.

 

9.         Approved the changes to the Tyler Technologies Munis SaaS (software as a service) Contract for a total increase to the purchase order for $144,960 for a new contract amount of $1,530,557 with funding provided by the FY19 Capital Projects Fund Tyler Technologies Munis SaaS budget broken down as follows: Change Order #1 for $24,382 to add the Bid Management module, Change Order #2 for $25,153 to add the General Billing module, Change Order #3 in the amount of $6,375 for five additional project implementation support days, and an additional increase to the purchase order by $89,050 for estimated travel costs for implementation consultants. (T. Munson) REPORT

 

10.       Approved Change Order No. 002 from CCS Presentation System for a total of $23,170.33 for a new contract amount of $79,945.91 with funding from the Capital Outlay Grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Glynn County FY19 Budgeted Debt to purchase and install audio visual equipment for the approved Brunswick Library Renovation project. (G. Mullis) REPORT

 

11.       Approved Change Order No. 002 from CBI Workplace Solutions for a total of $23,684.60 for a new contract amount of $277,714.64 with funding from the Capital Outlay Grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Glynn County FY19 Budgeted Debt for additional furniture for the approved Brunswick Library Renovation project. (G. Mullis) REPORT

 

12.       Approved Change Order No. 013 from Benning Construction Company for the approved Brunswick Library Renovation project for a total of $26,535.00 for a new contract amount of $2,552,799.81 with funding from the Capital Outlay Grant from the Georgia Public Library Service and the Glynn County FY19 Budgeted Debt. (G. Mullis) REPORT

 

13.       Adopted Supplemental Work Plan based on the discussion held by the Board of Commissioners at their February 28, 2019, Planning Retreat as a furtherance of the goals of the Strategic Plan. (K. Downs) REPORT

 

14.       Approved the FY19 Brunswick Area Transportation (BATS) FHWA Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Special Planning (PL) Services Contract between the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Glynn County for the Lanier Gloucester Intersection Improvements Study. Funding will be provided as follows: federal share (80%) $40,000 and local match share (20%) $10,000 provided by the City of Brunswick for a total of $50,000. PI Number 0016420. (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

15.       Approved the FY19 Brunswick Area Transportation (BATS) FHWA Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Special Planning (PL) Services Contract between the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Glynn County for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) with Saint Simons Island Sector Study. Funding will be provided as follows: federal share (80%) $223,560 and local match share (20%) $55,890 provided by the Capital Projects Fund fund balance for a total of $279,450. PI Number 0016421. (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

16.       Adopted a Resolution supporting the development of U.S. Bicycle Route 1. REPORT Resolution #R-04-19

 

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

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

17.       Adopt a Resolution of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners requesting that the Georgia Department of Transportation implement suicide prevention measures on the Sidney Lanier Bridge and requesting that Glynn County’s local legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly support the implementation of such suicide prevention measures. (B. Coleman) REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Coleman and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to adopt a Resolution of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners requesting that the Georgia Department of Transportation implement suicide prevention measures on the Sidney Lanier Bridge and requesting that Glynn County’s local legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly support the implementation of such suicide prevention measures. The motion carried unanimously. Resolution #R-05-19

 

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 6:56 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________

Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk