Council Minutes March 6, 2016

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

MARCH 6, 2017

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on March 6, 2017.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilwoman  Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black and Councilman Mike Royal.  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 Mayor Lamb.

 

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

 

            The minutes of the February 20th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilwoman Black, with no opposition.

 

Report from the Standing Committees:

 

FINANCE

            Councilman Royal 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 1276 calls since the last meeting, totaling 6367 calls for the year and that the fire department responded to 285 calls in February, totaling 689 calls for the year.

           

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash in designated areas, performed shoulder work in various areas, made repairs to Copper Creek Circle, removed a tree from the shoulder on Pine Barren Road, replaced bulbs on Pooler Parkway at S H Morgan Parkway and Pine Barren Road and swept 41 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance on Winskie Road and the Sangrena Canal, repaired two (2) catch basins and picked up trash in designated areas.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Royal reported that the water department inspected water meters for new construction, repaired or replaced approximately300 meter devices, repaired one (1) leaking lateral and one (1) leaking main, witnessed the testing and certification of 23 backflow preventers and performed 265 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that the sewer department performed one (1) grinder pump, one (1) lift station and four (4) collection system calls.  Also, that the wastewater treatment plant is meeting its permit.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that registration for gymnastics and dance is ongoing, that practice for baseball, softball and t-ball has begun and that the 10 and under boys’ basketball team won the district championship, advancing to the final tournament.  Further, that the senior citizens will be participating in a charity walk and will be celebrating the March birthdays on March 17th.   

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilwoman Benton reported that four (4) new single family residential, eight (8) attached unit and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting.

 

            Police Chief Mark Revenew presented the two (2) new recently promoted lieutenants, Victor Tyson and Craig Bogden.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Second Reading on zoning text amendment regarding medical centers

            Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the zoning text to permit medical centers in C-2 (Heavy Commercial) districts and provide a definition of “medical center”.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the text amendment on Second Reading.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Site plan for Pooler Town Center

            A 10,227 sq. ft. retail center with six (6) units is proposed at the corner of Pooler Parkway and Durham Park Boulevard.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the plan being revised to remove the note that grease traps do not apply, based on a proposed Subway and pizza restaurant locating in two of the units and the dumpster being relocated from the canal/Pooler Parkway side to the rear of the building with plantings.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

2.  Site plan for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Building 5

            A 153,000 sq. ft. warehouse is proposed in the Morgan Lakes Industrial Park off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval and $11,287.50 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

3.  Minor subdivision plat of Parcel “EF”, a 3.54 acre portion of Tract 3, Southwest Quarter Holdings

            Mr. Byrd presented a minor subdivision plat of Tract 3, Southwest Quarter Holdings, to create a 3.54 acre parcel for future development.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

4.  Minor subdivision plat of a portion of Tract 13-A, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters

            Mr. Byrd presented a minor subdivision plat of Tract 13-A, Southwest Quadrant of Savannah Quarters, to create a 4.8 acre parcel for future development.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

5.  Right-of-way/easement plat of a portion of Tract 13, Savannah Quarters

            The intent is to create a 60' right-of-way access easement for the proposed assisted living and memory care facility located off Easthaven Boulevard. Councilwoman Benton presented concern over the name of the street being Shepherd Way, noting that it may be confused with Sheppard Station, another senior living facility.  Chief Revenew stated that Sheppard Station has a Brighton Woods Drive address. Councilwoman Black made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition.

 

6.  Final plat for Davenport II, Phase B

            Phase B of Davenport II consists of 22 single-family residential lots.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

7.  Release maintenance bond for Westbrook Phase 6A

            A final inspection was performed on February 10th.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to release the maintenance bond.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

8.  Alcoholic beverage license for Carl W. Sahlsten, Jr. at Metro Diner

            Carl W. Sahlsten, Jr. submitted an application to serve beer and wine at the new Metro Diner located at Tanger Outlets.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

9.  Alcoholic beverage license for Edward D. Muransky at Rise Pies

            Edward D. Muransky submitted an application to serve beer and wine at Rise Pies in Tanger Outlets.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

10.  Special event permit for Wingstock 2017 to be held April 29th

            Wingstock 2017 is a one-day music festival in the parking lot at Wild Wing Café.  Councilman Royal questioned whether the noise from the musicians would be a nuisance to the adjacent apartment complex and Chief Revenew expressed concern over the amount of parking spaces being utilized during the event.   Nicholas Shaver, manager of Wild Wing Café, replied that he will meet with Chief Revenew to ensure compliance with the City’s ordinances.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the event, contingent upon Chief Revenew’s approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

11.  Proposal from AAA Sign Co. Inc. for two (2) electronic message centers

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from AAA Sign Company to supply and install new electronic message centers for the two (2) existing monument structures at the municipal complex.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $47,705.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

12.  GMEBS Life & Health Program Employer Declaration & Application for active employees

            Ms. Warner presented an Employer Declaration & Application with the Georgia Municipal Employee Benefit System to offer eligible retiree annuitants certain coverage under the active employee health plan.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

13.  GMEBS Life & Health Program Employer Declaration & Application for retirees

            Ms. Warner presented an Employer Declaration & Application with the Georgia Municipal Employee Benefit System to offer eligible retiree annuitants certain coverage under the retiree-only health plan.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

14.  Amendment to 2017 surplus property list

            Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the 2017 surplus property list, stating that one (1) vehicle is being added.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the amendment.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

            There being no further business to discuss or the need for an Executive Session, Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:42 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

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