MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

GLYNN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HISTORIC GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 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

 

Garrett Wilson of Custom Golf Carts spoke regarding the Personal Transportation Vehicle Ordinance.

 

COMMISSION PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to add item 26 to the agenda to consider adoption of an amendment to Chapter 2-5 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances revising Article IX Glynn County Nuisance Abatement Code to adopt and enact an entirely new nuisance abatement code; to enact a procedure for the abatement of structures that are dilapidated or unfit for human habitation; and for other purposes. The motion carried unanimously.

 

1.         Presented a Proclamation designating Friday, October 11, 2019, as “Pink Out Friday” and encouraging citizens to wear pink this day to increase awareness of breast cancer.

 

2.         Presented a Proclamation designating the week of October 6 - 12, 2019, as Fire Prevention Week.

 

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 to Mrunal Patel for Mason 123 INC. DBA Top Line Spirits, 3725 Community Rd., Brunswick, GA. The license is to sell distilled spirits, malt beverages and wines not for consumption on premise of a retail package store. Sunday sales permitted. Mrunal Patel, licensee. (Occupation Tax/Police Chief) REPORT

 

Mrunal Patel was present at the meeting as required by ordinance. Chief Powell said the applicant met the requirements for consideration of issuance of the license. This item was opened for public comment, yet no one addressed the Board.  

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA – General Business

 

4.         Approved the minutes of the regular meeting held September 19, 2019, and the special called meeting held September 17, 2019, subject to any necessary corrections. (D. Patel)

 

5.         Approved the appointment of Brian Scott to serve on the Coastal African-American Historic Preservation Commission (CAAHPC). The term begins immediately and ends June 30, 2022.

 

6.         Approved the reappointment of William Green representing District 4 and Kelly Mathis representing At-Large Post 1 to serve on the Selden Park Advisory Board. The terms begin immediately and end June 30, 2023.

 

CONSENT AGENDA – Finance Committee

 

7.         Adopted two resolutions authorizing Glynn County to continue investing county funds in Georgia Fund One, deleting Tamara H. Munson as an authorized individual and adding Judith S. Dunnagan, Finance Manager, as an authorized individual. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT Resolution #R-26-19 and Resolution #R-27-19

 

8.         Authorized the Recreation and Parks Department to advertise a public hearing to consider establishing a team registration process and team fees in the amount of $350 per team for adult kickball and $450 per team for adult softball beginning in Spring 2020. (L. Gurganus) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

9.         Adopted the proposed FY2020 / 2021 Budget Calendar as presented by the Budget Team. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

10.       Denied a request from Rosemarie Christiansen that $441.68 paid in penalties and interest for 2017 property taxes on Parcel #01-00703. (J. Chapman) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

11.       Denied a request from Nicholas & Crystal Graham that $117.73 paid in penalties and interest for 2017 property taxes on Parcel #03-19098. (J. Chapman) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

12.       Approved the Real and Personal Property corrections and exemptions as recommended by the Board of Assessors and the Chief Appraiser at their Thursday, August 22, 2019 meeting, with clarification that this does not approve a tax refund. (R. Glisson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

13.       Accepted the 2019 Promoting Safe Neighborhoods Grant in the amount of $53,554 and increased the Police Department’s FY20 revenue and expenditure budgets said amount, subject to the County Attorney’s approval. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

14.       Approved and accepted the 2019 grant in the amount of $16,477 in federal grant dollars from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Program (JAG) offered by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, for equipment for the Glynn County Police Department and amend the Police Department’s FY20 budget in the amount of $16,477, subject to the County Attorney’s approval. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

15.       Accepted the FY20 Juvenile Court/Kids Net Glynn Promoting Safe and Stable Families Grant in the amount of $54,640 and decreased the Juvenile Court’s FY20 revenue and expenditure budgets by $3,462.50 each. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

16.       Amended the FY19 Budget as follows:

a) Accommodations Excise Tax Fund – Increased in revenue and expenditures in the amount of $280,372

b) Insurance Premium Tax Fund – Increased in revenue and expenditures in the amount of $79,356

c) Blythe Island Regional Park Development Fund – Increased in expenditures in the amount of $448

d) Police Seizure Fund – Increased in revenue and expenditures in the amount of $16,324

e) Sheriff Seizure Fund – Increased in expenditures in the amount of $1,520

f) TEA (Transportation Enhancement Fund – Increased in expenditures in the amount of $15,459

g) Solid Waste Disposal Fund – Increased in expenditures in the amount of $10,871

h) Insurance Fund (Property & Liability) – Increased revenue and expenditures in the amount of $392,204

i) Pension Fund – Increased in revenue and expenditures in the amount of $16,872,139

j) General Fund – Increased revenue and expenditures in the amount of $15,289 (T. Munson)

(FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

17.       Approved the Independent Contractor Agreements with Chatham Davis, Misty Mobley, Deanne Morgan, and John Crew for counseling services with Juvenile Court utilizing the funding from the Juvenile Justice incentive Grant, subject to the County Attorney’s approval. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

18.       Accepted the grant contract and grant funds from the Bissell Pet Foundation. (T. Munson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

19.       Approve a contract change order for the Altama Connector Spur 25 Intersection Improvement Project, to Pond Company, Peachtree Corners, GA, in the amount of $45,158.20 with funding to be provided from the SPLOST 2016 Fund. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner O’Quinn.

 

20.       Authorized a change order for a scope of work change for the 2019 Storm Sewer System Cleaning Inspection and Rehab Project to Gulf Coast Underground of Theodore, AL, in the amount of $40,000 with funding to be provided by the FY20 Public Works Operating Budget. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

21.       Approved the third-year optional extension of the Software Maintenance Agreement with ESRI, Redlands, CA, for ArcMap Mapping Software in the amount of $51,500 with funding to be provided by the FY20 GIS Operating Budget, subject to approval of the County Attorney. (J. Catron) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

22.       Awarded the bid for the Engineering Services for the Canal Road Improvements Project to EMC Engineering, with funding in the amount of $280,500 ($255,000.00 bid + 10% contingency) to be provided by SPLOST 2016- Road Projects (Canal Rd. Project Improvements). (P. Thompson) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

23.       Rejected the bid for engineering services for the Frederica Road realignment at Christ Church project, to incorporate late comments from GDOT and rebid the proposal. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT

 

24.       Authorized the Amendment to the Agreement for CivicPlus, LLC Manhattan, KS for the Civic Rec application. (J. Catron) (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 except item 19, which was removed for discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION

 

19.       Approve a contract change order for the Altama Connector Spur 25 Intersection Improvement Project, to Pond Company, Peachtree Corners, GA, in the amount of $45,158.20 with funding to be provided from the SPLOST 2016 Fund. (D. Austin) (FC Vote: 3-0) REPORT This item was removed from the consent agenda at the request of Commissioner O’Quinn.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner O’Quinn and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the contract change order for the Altama Connector Spur 25 Intersection Improvement Project, to Pond Company, Peachtree Corners, GA, in the amount of $45,158.20 with funding to be provided from the SPLOST 2016 Fund. The motion carried unanimously.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

25.       Consider adoption of an amendment to Sections 2-13-21 and 2-13-24 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances prohibiting persons engaged in the businesses of selling, leasing, or renting vehicles from using County parking lots, public roads, and rights-of-way in connection with such business, and for other purposes. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner O’Quinn and seconded by Commissioner Coleman to adopt an amendment to Sections 2-13-21 and 2-13-24 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances prohibiting persons engaged in the businesses of selling, leasing, or renting vehicles from using County parking lots, public roads, and rights-of-way in connection with such business, and for other purposes. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2019-06

 

26.       Consider adoption of an amendment to Chapter 2-5 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances revising Article IX Glynn County Nuisance Abatement Code to adopt and enact an entirely new nuisance abatement code; to enact a procedure for the abatement of structures that are dilapidated or unfit for human habitation; and for other purposes. REPORT

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to adopt an amendment to Chapter 2-5 of the Glynn County Code of Ordinances revising Article IX Glynn County Nuisance Abatement Code to adopt and enact an entirely new nuisance abatement code; to enact a procedure for the abatement of structures that are dilapidated or unfit for human habitation; and for other purposes and to delete the sentence that begins on line 462 and ends on 464. The motion carried unanimously. Ordinance #O-2019-07

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION/POST EXECUTIVE SESSION ACTION

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner O’Quinn to adjourn to executive session to discuss pending and potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

BACK IN SESSION

 

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

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to accept the County Attorney’s recommendations regarding pending and potential litigation. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Neal to approve the executive session minutes of June 20, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Neal to approve the executive session minutes of September 10, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Neal to approve the executive session minutes of September 17, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Commissioner Brunson and seconded by Commissioner Booker to approve the executive session minutes of September 19, 2019. The motion carried unanimously.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                                ____________________________

Michael Browning, Chairman

                                                                                                Board of Commissioners

                                                                                                Glynn County, Georgia

Attest:

 

 

_____________________________

Dhwani Patel, County Clerk