MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 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

 

ABSENT:                      Dhwani Patel, County Clerk

 

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

 

Monica Smith spoke regarding the IACP report and the Grand Jury report.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to add item 10 to the agenda to consider approval of a Glynn County Economic Development Revolving Loan in the amount of $57,050 to Odell Rosby and the loan documents, consisting of the Loan Agreement, Security Agreement, Promissory Note, and Deed to Secure Debt. The motion carried unanimously.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.         Recognized the Glynn County GIS Department for winning the prestigious GMIS G2 Government (G2G) Award for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

 

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.

 

2.         Consider the issuance of a 2019 alcoholic beverage license to Ronald Roberts for Sea Island Acquisition, LLC DBA Sea Strike Bowling Alley and Restaurant. 400 Beach Club Dr., Sea Island, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wines for consumption on premises of a restaurant. Sunday sales permitted for restaurant. Ronald Roberts, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Ronald Roberts was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Captain Smith said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license. This item was opened for public comment, and Julian Smith spoke in opposition. No one spoke in favor.  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Murphy and seconded by Commissioner Brunson to approve the alcoholic beverage license. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

3.         Approved the minutes of the special called meetings held August 20, 2019 , September 1, 2019, and September 10, 2019, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

4.         Approved the issuance by the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority of its revenue bond in the amount of $2,250,000 for the benefit of Frederica Academy, Inc. (R. Summerford) REPORT Resolution #R-25-19

 

5.         Approved the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) grant for Airport Grant No. AP020-9000-60(127) to fund the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport Compass Calibration Pad Design and Passenger Terminal Parking Expansion Design projects in the amount of $13,313.45. No financial assistance is required from Glynn County. (R. Burr) REPORT

 

6.         Approved the Service Agreement with Regulatory Compliance Services, Inc. for lead paint and asbestos testing at 130 Belle Point Parkway for $600.00. (P. Thompson) REPORT

 

7.         Approved sending a written notice and request to the Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Brunswick for a meeting to be held on October 1, 2019, between the County and City to discuss a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST 2020) and possible projects to be included in the SPLOST referendum.  At its June 6, 2019, meeting, the Board of Commissioners took action to initiate the planning process for SPLOST 2020 with a target election date of May 19, 2020, for the SPLOST referendum. REPORT

 

8.         Authorize sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting an extension for the public comment period on the proposed plan to clean up the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site OU3. REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner O’Quinn to approve all items on the consent agenda except item 8, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

8.         Authorize sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting an extension for the public comment period on the proposed plan to clean up the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site OU3. REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner Booker.

 

Commissioner Booker explained that the item was removed because EPA has already granted an extension of the public comment period therefore sending a letter was no longer needed.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner O’Quinn and seconded by Commissioner Booker to remove the item from the agenda. The motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

9.         Consider approving the Professional Services Agreement with Ross Associates related to prepare an impact fee program, at a cost not to exceed $76,450. (P. Thompson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT  

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Neal and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to defer the Professional Services Agreement with Ross Associates related to prepare an impact fee program to the October meeting. The motion carried unanimously.

 

10.       Consider approval of a Glynn County Economic Development Revolving Loan in the amount of $57,050 to Odell Rosby and the loan documents, consisting of the Loan Agreement, Security Agreement, Promissory Note, and Deed to Secure Debt.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Booker and seconded by Commissioner Neal to approve the Glynn County Economic Development Revolving Loan in the amount of $57,050 to Odell Rosby and the loan documents, consisting of the Loan Agreement, Security Agreement, Promissory Note, and Deed to Secure Debt. The motion carried unanimously.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Neal and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner O’Quinn to adjourn executive session and enter regular session. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                                ____________________________

Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

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Dhwani Patel, County Clerk