Council Minutes April 4, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

APRIL 4, 2016

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on April 4, 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.  

            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 expense in each department, and made a motion to pay, subject to funds.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition. 

PUBLIC SAFETY

            Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 333 calls in March, totaling 890 for the year and that the police department responded to 1657 calls since the last meeting, totaling 11,174 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 baseball and softball games have begun as well as soccer practice.

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilwoman Benton reported that three (3) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 44 residential and nine (9) commercial permits for the year, with 680 inspections performed.

            Mayor Lamb welcomed Sheriff-Elect John Wilcher to the meeting.

            Chatham County Superior Court Judge John Morse addressed Council in regards to him seeking re-election this year.

            Peter Muller, candidate for Chatham County Superior Court Judge, addressed Council.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Conditional use to construct a self-storage (mini-warehouse) facility at 1415 Quacco Road

            A public hearing was held prior.  The petitioner, Jim Angle, requested the item be  withdrawn.  The request was honored.

2.  Acceptance of performance bond/approval of final plat for Davenport II, Phase A

            Construction on Phase A of Davenport II is underway and the owner is requesting  to record the subdivision plat prior to final infrastructure completion, which includes the necessary portion of East Spine Road Phase 4.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to accept the performance bond in the amount of $726,131.00 and approve the final plat, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond.  Motion passed without opposition.

3.  Proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for surveying, engineering and bid phase services for two traffic signal upgrades - US Highway 80 and Rogers Street  

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for surveying, engineering and bid phase services for two traffic signals at Highway 80 and Rogers Street.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal not to exceed $84,090.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without oposition.

4.  Proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for engineering services for Towne Lake lift station force main and Benton Boulevard lift station upgrade

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for engineering services to provide a parallel force main from the existing Towne Lake lift station to the wastewater treatment plant and upgrade the capacity of the existing Benton Boulevard lift station.  Councilwoman Benton made motion to approve the proposal not to exceed $146,785.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

5.  Change Order #1 for off-site drainage project for municipal complex

            Change Order #1 for the off-site drainage project for the new municipal complex is for contract over runs and additional work required.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the change order in the amount of $42,175.56.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.                

6.  Award bid for divided median access road and parking lot for Recreation Complex, Phase 2

            Mr. Byrd presented bids for the divided median access road and parking lot for phase 2 of the recreation complex.  Councilwoman Black made a motion to award the bid to the low bidder, R.B. Baker Construction, in the amount of $1,810,403.90.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

            Councilman Brown made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:28 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 7:09 p.m.

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:09 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

April 4, 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 conditional use to construct a self-storage (mini-warehouse) facility at 1415 Quacco Road.  Mr. Byrd stated that Jim Angle, petitioner, requested that the item be withdrawn.

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:47 p.m.

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