Council Minutes February 15, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

FEBRUARY 15, 2016

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on February 15, 2016. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Ashley Brown, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.   Councilman Bruce Allen was absent due to work.

            The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilwoman Black.

            The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

            Councilman Wall presented bills in excess of $1500.00, noting an expenditure in each department, and made a motion to pay, subject to funds.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC SAFETY

            Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 131 calls since the last meeting, totaling 436 for the year and that the police department responded to 1649 calls, totaling 5155 for the year.

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Brown reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant. 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that tumbling and dance classes continue and that youth basketball teams will be participating in the upcoming GRPA tournaments.

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilwoman Benton reported that nine (9) new single family residential and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, totaling 24 residential and seven (7) commercial permits for the year, with 306 inspections performed.

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Zoning map amendment for 116 Moore Avenue from R-1A to R-2C

            Mr. Byrd stated that this item was tabled at the last meeting.  After review of the criteria, Councilman Wall made a motion to deny the zoning map amendment.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Zoning map amendment at 1415 Quacco Road from R-A to C-1

            A public hearing was held prior.  Jim Angle, owner, petitioned to rezone approximately 2.95 acres of the Eunice Ray Subdivision from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to C-1 (Light Commercial) to construct a self-storage facility with 530 units.  Mr. Byrd stated that Planning & Zoning recommends approval.  After review of the criteria, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the zoning map amendment.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

2.  Recombination plat of 1701 & 1705 Dean Forest Road

            Brett Smith of Smitty’s Collision Center has submitted a recombination plat of 1701 & 1705 Dean Forest Road to allow him to construct an office and additional bays for his business.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

3.  Minor subdivision plat of Tract 2, a 92.02 acre portion of the A.M. Wall Tract

            Mr. Byrd presented a minor subdivision plat of Tract 2 to create Tract 2-A

and 2-B.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

4.  Acceptance of maintenance bond/approval of final plat for Berkeley Walk, Phase II

            Mr. Byrd stated that a final inspection was performed on December 22, 2015 and that all of the punch list items have been addressed.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $23,390.50 and approve the final plat for Phase II of Berkeley Walk, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond.  Motion passed without opposition. 

5.  Minor subdivision plat of Lot 12, a portion of Towne Center @ Godley Station 

            ALARK #2, Inc. has submitted a minor subdivision plat of Lot 12, a portion of Towne Center @ Godley Station to create Lots 12-A and 12-B.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

6.  Site plan for Vaden Chevrolet of Pooler

            Vaden Chevrolet of Pooler is a proposed 45,000 sq. ft. automotive dealership including a maintenance shop, car wash and display lot on a seven (7) acre site in the southeast corner of the Outlet Mall of Georgia.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the site plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and NRCS approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

7.  Revised plat for The Fairways, Phase 16

            Mr. Byrd presented a revised plat of Phase 16 of The Fairways, stating that it includes the addition of a 10' undisturbed buffer along the southern boundary, a changed lot line between Lots 27D and 27E and to correct the lot number for 28C.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

8.  Release of maintenance bond for Somersby, Phase 2B

            Mr. Byrd stated that a final inspection was performed on January 7th.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to release the maintenance bond for Phase 2B of Somersby.  Motion passed without opposition.

9.  Proposal from Integrated Science & Engineering for Watershed Protection Plan Monitoring

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Integrated Science & Engineering for assistance in performing long-term water quality monitoring to meet the annual requirements of the City’s watershed protection plan.  Councilman Brown made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $29,288.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

10.  Application for Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages at Cancun Mexican Restaurant

            The owner of Cancun Mexican Restaurant has requested to serve alcoholic beverages on Sunday.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has recommended approval.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

11.  Alcoholic beverage license for Teresa Carol Beggs-Hadden at Murphy’s Express #8603        

            Teresa Carol Beggs-Hadden has submitted an application to sell beer and wine at the Murphy’s Express at 1555 Pooler Parwkay.  Mr. Byrd stated that Chief Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal  made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton  and passed without opposition.

12.  Surplus vehicles/property list

            Mr. Byrd presented a list of vehicles and property to be declared surplus.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall,  to approve the list.  Motion passed without opposition.

            Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:27 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

            Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:54 p.m.

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:54 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing

            A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on

February 15, 2016.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m.  Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Ashley Brown, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment at 1415 Quacco Road from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to C-1 (Light Commercial zoning.  Jim Angle, owner, presented a request to rezone approximately 2.95 acres of the Eunice Ray Subdivision to allow him to construct a 530 unit self-storage facility.  Councilwoman Benton asked Mr. Angle if he was willing to provide 30' of right-of-way for future widening of Quacco Road., Mr. Angle stated that he would take the matter into consideration.

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:48 p.m.

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