Council Minutes June 6, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

JUNE 6, 2016

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 6, 2016.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, 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 Councilman Allen and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Brown.

            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 May 16th Executive Session were approved 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 for payment 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 police department responded to 1825 calls since the last meeting, totaling 17,591 for the year and that the fire department responded to 328 calls in May, totaling 1544 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 the all-star baseball and softball teams are practicing and that registration is open for football, cheerleading and fall soccer.

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that 14 new single family residential, eight (8) attached unit and four (4) commerical permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 99 residential, 20 attached unit and 17 commercial permits for the year, with 1447 inspections performed.

            Sarahlyn Argrow, Kids Café @ Pooler Church in partnership with AWWIN Inc. & America’s Second Harvest, addressed Council in regards to a program to help feed children hot meals during the summer.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Zoning map amendment of 205 N. Skinner Avenue from R-1A to C-1

            A public hearing was held prior.  Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner requested the request to be withdrawn.  The request was honored.

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

            A public hearing was held prior.  James Angle, owner, is proposing to construct a 24-hour, self service storage facility consisting of 425 units.  After reviewing the criteria, Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the conditional use, contingent upon the owner providing a deceleration lane.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

3.  Site plan for Cap Barbell

            Cap Barbell is a 200,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility complete with a truck court and employee parking for North Point Industrial on Clyde Alexander Lane.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon all of the engineering comments being addressed and $31,200 being paid into the tree bank.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

4.  Acceptance of maintenance bond/approval of final plat for Harmony, Phase 3

            Harmony Partners, LLC submitted a final plat for Phase 3 of Harmony Subdivision, which will consist of 15 single family residential lots.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $97,272.00 and approve the final plat, contingent upon no certificates of occupancy being issued until the site is stabilized with a sufficient coverage of vegetation.  Motion passed without opposition.

           

5.  Final plat for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 18

            Phase 18 of The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters consists of three (3) townhome lots located on Kingfisher Circle.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

6.  Final plat for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 19

            Phase 19 of The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters consists of five (5) townhome lots located on Kingfisher Circle.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

7.  Minor subdivision plat of an 8-acre parcel on Park Avenue

            The developer submitted a request to subdivide an 8-acre tract located on Park Avenue to create Tract 1, a 3.475 acre parcel and Tract 2, a 4.528 acre parcel.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman

Royal, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

8.  Recombination plat of the northern 85' of the southern 200' of Lots 4, 5 & 6 of the Catherine L. Richardson Subdivision

            The owner of 304 & 304-B S. Skinner Avenue submitted a recombination plat to move the common lot line to eliminate several encroachments.  Councilman Brown made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

9.  Site plan for Krystal Restaurant at 101 Tanger Outlets Boulevard

            The new Krystal Restaurant is a 1,740 sq. ft. fast food restaurant with a drive-thru window proposed at 101 Tanger Outlets Boulevard.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon appropriate easements being obtained for offsite construction.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

10.  Preliminary construction plan for Forest Lakes, Phase VI

            Heron Crest Developers, Inc. plans to construct 37 single family residential homes on approximately 24.17 acres in Phase VI of Forest Lakes Subdivision.  Councilman Wall asked if the developer has met with the residents.  Travis Burke of Coleman Company replied that a meeting was held and the residents’ concerns were addressed.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plan.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

11.  Release of performance bond/acceptance of maintenance bond for Westbrook         Phase 6A

            Mr. Byrd stated that a final inspection was performed on May 31st but that Mr. Scheer had issues with the maintenance bond.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to table the item.  Motion passed without opposition.

12.  Minor subdivision plat of 12.420 acre tract on Isaac G. LaRoche Drive

            Mr. Byrd presented a minor subdivision of 12.420 acres on Isaac G. LaRoche Drive to allow the proposed Regional GBI Crime Lab to be constructed on Parcel B.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

13.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for R. Thom Peebles, Jr. at JCB Mud Fest on June 18th

            R. Thom Peebles, Jr. submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the JCB Mud Fest on June 18th.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Brown made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the license.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

14.  Award bid for Pooler Parkway/Airways Avenue Traffic Improvements

            Mr. Byrd presented one (1) bid for the Pooler Parkway/Airways Avenue Traffic Improvements, stating that the project is being done in conjunction with the Savannah Airport and Gulfstream.  After discussion, Councilman Royal made a motion to award the bid to Griffin Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $1,245,943.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

15.  Award bid for demolition of buildings and grassing at 209 Salter Street

            Bids were received for the demolition of the buildings and grassing at 209 Salter Street, property which was recently deeded to the City.  Councilman Wall made a motion to award the bid to the low bidder, Crossroads Construction, Inc. in the amount of $11,600.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

16.  Resolution regarding GEFA loan CWSRF 15020 for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

            Ms. Warner presented a resolution regarding a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan in the amount of $6,176,183.00 stating that the loan will fund the upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the resolution.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

            There being no further business to discuss or the need for an Executive Session, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:38 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

June 6, 2016.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:15 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman  Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Michelle Warner and City Attorney Steve Scheer  were also present.

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the City’s Comprehensive Plan update.  Mayor Lamb stated that the City has contracted with the Coastal Regional Commission to assist with the update, which is required by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  Further, that the City will identify community goals, needs, opportunities and specific action items that can be undertaken to achieve the goals, address identified needs and maximize opportunities for community success.

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:18 p.m.

Public Hearing

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

June 6, 2016.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:30 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman  Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Michelle Warner and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment of 205 N. Skinner Avenue from R-1A (single family residential) to C-1 (light commercial).  Suzanna Roberts, owner, submitted a request to rezone the property at 205 N. Skinner Avenue from R-1A (single family residential) to C-1 (light commercial) to lease the property for a daycare center.  A daycare center was in operation for approximately 34 years and existed prior to the adoption of the current zoning ordinance, making it a “non-conforming” use.  The daycare has been vacant for over

six (6) months and according to the ordinance, the use cannot be cannot be reinstated. The petitioner was not present.

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:31 p.m.

Public Hearing

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

June 6, 2016.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman  Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Michelle Warner 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.  James Angle, owner, is proposing to construct a 24-hour, self service storage facility consisting of 425 units.

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:46 p.m.

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