CITY OF POOLER
JUNE 20, 2016
The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 20, 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 Mayor Lamb.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Allen, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
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.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 222 calls since the last meeting, totaling 1767 for the year and that the police department responded to 1194 calls, totaling 18,785 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 the youth summer basketball season has begun and that a new sport, youth volleyball, is being added to the program.
Councilman Allen reported that two (2) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 101 residential and 19 commercial permits for the year, with 1609 inspections performed.
Mayor Lamb welcomed State Representative Ron Stephens to the meeting.
Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Release of performance bond/acceptance of maintenance bond for Westbrook Phase 6A
Mr. Byrd stated that the item was tabled to allow the city attorney to review the maintenance bond. Councilman Allen made a motion to release the performance bond and accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $109,643.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Site plan for Building 1 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park
Building 1 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park is a proposed 153,000 sq. ft. warehouse on Lot 2 of the Warnell Subdivision on Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the plan, contingent upon EPD approval, all of the engineering comments being addressed, $11,287.50 being paid into the tree bank and the developer installing a functioning traffic signal prior to any certificates of occupancy being issued, a 20' berm with plantings being placed in front of the development, a 10' berm with plantings on the east side and a 100' buffer provided on the north side. Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.
2. Minor subdivision of Parcels H & I, recombination with Parcel A, a subdivision of a 21.72 acre portion of the Godley Tract for CVS
The purpose of the plat is to recombine portions of Parcels H and I with Parcel A, to allow construction of a freestanding 11,945 sq. ft. CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Godley Station Boulevard and Grand Central Boulevard. Councilman Brown made a motion to approve the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
3. Site plan for CVS
Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for a proposed CVS Pharmacy, stating that all of the engineering comments have been addressed. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plan. Motion passed without opposition.
4. Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Marquita Nelson on July 16th at Ramada Inn
Marquita Nelson submitted an temporary/special event application to serve alcoholic beverages at a wedding reception on July 16th at the Ramada Inn. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.
5. Alcoholic beverage license for Mei Ying Chan at Splendid Shabu Restaurant
Mei Ying Chan submitted an application to serve beer and wine at Splendid Shabu Restaurant. Mr. Byrd stated that Ms. Chan is the new owner of the restaurant and that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.
6. Adoption of 2016 millage rate
Ms. Warner presented information regarding the proposed 2016 millage rate, stating that the rollback rate is 3.909 mills. Councilman Wall stated that the City is fortunate to be able to roll back the millage rate, adding that it reflects on how well the staff is managing the funds. Councilman Wall made a motion to adopt the 2016 millage rate at 3.909 mills. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:19 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 7:27 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:27 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.