TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019 AT 2:00 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


Discussion and consideration of voting on the following:


1.         Discussion regarding Glynn County’s Pension Program


Commissioner Murphy introduced Nancy Georgen, with the Moneta Group, who joined the meeting via phone call. He asked Ms. Georgen to educate the Board on the pros and cons of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. She provided an overview of the current Glynn County plan and outlined the advantages and disadvantages of a defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan. She also stated reasons for moving away from defined benefit plans and listed various methods Glynn County could use to phase out of the defined benefit plans if the county chooses to transition to a defined contribution plan.

Alan Ours, County Manager, stated that staff can work with the plan’s actuary, Nyhart, to provide the Board with the costs and future liability for the different options.


2.         Discussion of Potential SPLOST 2020 Project -  New Courthouse Addition (Judge Scarlett)


Commissioner Browning reported that the Board is considering pursuing SPLOST 2020 and the Board is compiling a list of potential projects for that SPLOST. If the Board chooses to add a new courthouse addition to the list of projects, financially it would take a large portion of the SPLOST to fund.

Judge Scarlett provided a brief history of the New Glynn County Courthouse. Judge Kelley and Sheriff Jump spoke about the logistics and security of the courthouse. Jeffery Bennett, Chairman of the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, and Woody Woodside, Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, also spoke.


4.         Discussion regarding the proposed lease with St. Simons Boating and Fishing Club for the St. Simons Island Marina

This item was heard before item number 3.


Aaron Mumford, County Attorney, provided a brief summary of the key terms regarding the Draft Lease with the Saint Simons Boating and Fishing Club for the Saint Simons Island Marina. Clement Cullens, representative of the St. Simons Boating and Fishing Club, was present to answer questions from the Board. Mr. Mumford outlined and received input from the Board regarding four key revision of the lease that the Club has requested. The lease renewal will be added to the Board’s June 6 meeting agenda for the Board’s consideration.


3.         FY20 Proposed Budget REPORT  REPORT

This item was heard after item number 4.


Alan Ours, County Manager, outlined the FY20 Proposed budget. He highlighted the changes to the budget for FY20, reviewed the total county millage rates, and discussed the FY20 revenues and expenditures. He also explained how the FY20 Proposed Budget is keeping in line with the six goals of the Strategic Plan adopted by the Board.

Tamara Munson, Interim CFO and Finance Manager, outlined the major changes in the FY20 budget caused by the millage rate changes, the implementation of the MUNIS system, and the elimination of the Internal Services funds.




The Board did not hold an executive session during this meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:41 PM.








Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Commissioners

                                                                                    Glynn County, Georgia





Dhwani Patel, County Clerk