CITY OF POOLER
MAY 2, 2016
The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on May 2, 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, Finance Officer Michelle Warner 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.
The minutes of the April 18th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
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 Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the police department responded to 1668 calls since the last meeting, totaling 14,463 for the year and that the fire department responded to 321 calls in April, totaling 1216 for the year.
Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Brown reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.
Councilwoman Black reported that baseball and softball games continue as well as tennis lessons.
Councilwoman Benton reported that 12 new single family residential and five (5) attached unit permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 77 residential and 12 attached unit permits for the year, with 1001 inspections performed.
Tammie Mosley, candidate for Clerk of Superior Court, addressed Council.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Final plat for expansion of Bethel Cemetery
The purpose of the plat is to expand Bethel Cemetery to sell burial plots to members of the church. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition.
2. Recombination plat for Lots A-1 and B-1, Reynolds Dairy Tract
The purpose of the plat is to create Lots A-1 and B-1, located at 226 and 238 Raymond Road, with Lot A-1 consisting of 1.329 acres and Lot B-1 consisting of 3.030 acres. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.
3. Site plan for proposed Dunkin’ Donuts
The existing Cancun Restaurant located at the corner of Park Avenue and Pooler Parkway is being developed into a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts and dental office. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the site plan, contingent upon the engineering comments being addressed. Motion passed without opposition.
4. Site plan for Publix at Blue Moon Crossing
Publix at Blue Moon Crossing is a proposed 46,031 sq. ft. grocery store with 5,600 sq. ft. of retail space in the Village Quarter commercial area of Savannah Quarters PUD. Adam Ashbaugh, representing LStar Community, stated that a meeting with the homeowners’ association was held to address their concerns about traffic and the maintenance of Westbrook Lane. Jeff Jepson, resident of Westbrook, presented concern about the mix of commercial and residential traffic, stating that the pavement on Westbrook Lane was not designed for the increased volume of traffic and that a traffic study is necessary. Hal Kraft of Hussey Gay Bell replied that a traffic study (20 year build-out) was performed when the developers of Sixteen West (the southeast quadrant of I-16 & Pooler Parkway) were proposing a retail/theater site. Further, the study provided a traffic light at Pooler Parkway and Blue Moon Crossing was needed. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the site plan, contingent upon a traffic signal being installed at Blue Moon Crossing and Pooler Parkway prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy and NRCS and EPD approval. Motion passed without opposition.
5. Special Construction Agreement for relocation of existing AT&T facilities for municipal complex
Mr. Byrd presented an agreement with AT&T for the relocation of the existing AT&T facilities for the new municipal complex for a cost of $122,640.56. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the agreement. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
6. Special event permit for Alliance Coach of Georgia to sell recreational vehicles at Food Lion parking lot May 27th through June 5th
Alliance Coach of Georgia submitted a request to be allowed to sell recreational vehicles in the parking lot of Food Lion during the period of May 27th through June 5th. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the permit. Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.
7. Special event permit for Rincon Chevrolet to sell autos at Walmart parking lot July 12th - 16th
Rincon Chevrolet submitted a request to be allowed to sell automobiles in the parking lot of Walmart during the period of July 12th through 16th. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the permit. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:46 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 7:19 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:19 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.