Council Minutes February 6, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on February 6, 2017.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were  Councilwoman  Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Mike Royal  and Councilman Stevie Wall.  Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Matt Saxon 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 Councilman Royal, seconded by Councilman Wall, 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 fire department responded to 353 calls in January and that the police department responded to 1827 calls since the last meeting, totaling 3592 calls for the year.

           

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash in designated areas, performed shoulder work in various locations, lifted trees on Bourne Avenue and in front of CVS, repaired part of Silver Brook Circle  and swept 14 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance along S. Rogers Street, completed miscellaneous work orders on Symons Street, Cassidy Way, Pinecrest Place and Second Street and picked up trash in designated areas.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Royal reported that the water department inspected 20 water meters for new construction, repaired four (4) leaking laterals, performed a night repair of a 2" valve servicing Harmony Townehomes, tapped a 16" water main on Highway 80 at Chestnut Street and ran new 2" water main,  witnessed the testing and certification of 18 backflow preventers and performed 250 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that the sewer department performed two (2) grinder pump, eight (8) lift station and two (2) collection system calls.  Also, that the wastewater treatment plant is meeting its permit.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that youth basketball games continue, with the teams participating in a tournament in Effingham County on February 10th & 11th and that registration for gymnastics, dance, tennis, baseball, softball and t-ball is ongoing.  Further, that the senior citizens will be attending the Springtime Made in the South and hold their Valentine’s Day party on February 14th.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilwoman Benton reported that four (4) new single family residential, five (5) attached unit and six (6) commercials permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 15 single family residential, five (5) attached unit and 10 commercial permits for the year, with 252 inspections performed.

 

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Building setback variance for North Godley Developers on Triple B Trail

            A public hearing was held prior.  Fiber Tech has requested a 15' building setback variance for the construction of a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse on Triple B Trail, off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.  The proposed use is supplying foam for automobile seats until they are shipped, which requires a building that is 110 feet deep and 450 feet wide.  After review of the criteria, Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the variance.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

2.  Revised plat for Towne Park Pooler

            The intent is to increase the depth of nine (9) townhome lots from 44' to 47'.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.  Acceptance of maintenance bond/minor subdivision, right-of-way dedication and easement plat for Tracts 1-A & 1-E, The Roberts Tract

            The purpose is to subdivide Tract 1-E into two (2) parcels, dedicate a 60' right-of-way for Triple B Trail, create a drainage easement along the western property line of Tracts 1-E and 1-A and in the south and west portions of Tract 1-E-2.  The property is on the corner of Nordic Drove and Nordic Way.  Mr. Saxon  stated that a final inspection was performed and all of the punch list items were addressed.  Councilman Royal made a motion to accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $186,654.00 and approve the plat, contingent upon receipt of the bond and the city attorney’s approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

4.  Acceptance of maintenance bond/final plat for Davenport, Phase 2

            Mr. Saxon presented the final plat for Phase 2 of Davenport Subdivision, stating that a final inspection was performed with all of the punch list items being addressed.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $215,553.00 and approve the plat, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

5.  Minor subdivision plat of a portion of Collins Street

            Mr. Saxon presented a minor subdivision plat of a portion of Collins Street to provide for a .0006 acre miter to be deeded to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Rogers Street improvement project.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

6.  Minor subdivision plat of a portion of Georgia Municipal Association property

            Mr. Saxon presented a minor subdivision plat of a portion of lands owned by the Georgia Municipal Association (municipal complex site) to provide for two (2) small miters at the corners of Highway 80 & Rogers Street to be deeded to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Rogers Street Improvement project.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

7.  Alcoholic beverage license for Celia P. Catlett at Texas Roadhouse

            Celia P. Catlett submitted an application for alcoholic beverages to be served at the new Texas Roadhouse at 101 Outlet Parkway.  Mr. Saxon stated 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 Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

8.  Alcoholic beverage license for Vruddhi Patel at Shell convenience store,

            235 E. Highway 80

            Vruddhi Patel submitted an application to sell beer and wine at the Shell convenience store at 235 E. Highway 80.  Mr. Saxon stated that Chief Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

9.  Alcoholic beverage license for Dinesh Patel at Jai Shree Raj Liquor Store, 930 Morgans Corner Road, Suite C-1

            Dinesh Patel submitted an application to sell liquor, beer and wine at a liquor store located at 930 Morgans Corner Road, Suite C-1.  Mr. Saxon stated that Chief Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

10.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Brian Keith McDonald at Ramada Inn March 10th & 11th

            Brian Keith McDonald submitted an application for a temporary/special event alcohol license for a charity event (proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital) to be held March 10th & 11th at the Ramada Inn.  Mr. Saxon stated that Chief Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

11.  Special event permit for Southern Cruisers Riding Club’s charity event March 10th & 11th at Ramada Inn and to waive fees

            A special event permit was submitted for the Southern Cruisers Riding Club’s charity event to be held March 10th & 11th at the Ramada Inn, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the permit but not waive the fees.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

12.  Special event permit for GnomeCon Inc. for board game convention March 3rd - 5th at Ramada Inn and to waive fees

            GnomeCon, a 501 ( c) (3) organization is hosting a board game convention on March 3rd through 5th at the Ramada Inn.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the permit and to waive the fees.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

13.  Proposal from Tidewater Landscape Management for landscape services at municipal complex

            Mr. Saxon presented a proposal from Tidewater Landscape Management for landscape services at the municipal complex.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve, contingent upon the city attorney approving the contract.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

14.  Award bid for sanitation services

            Mr. Saxon presented bids for sanitation and recycling services for the residents.  After discussion, Councilwoman Benton made a motion to award the bid to Atlantic Waste.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.  Councilman Wall questioned if there would be any changes to the days of service, wherein Ben Wall of Atlantic Waste replied that there may be some and the residents would be provided ample notice of any changes.

 

            Aaron Higgins, resident in Forest Lakes Subdivision, addressed Council in regards to the developer, Landmark 24, and their plans to revise the master plan, asking Council to consider the drainage issues prior to approving any new plat.

 

            Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:41p.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 6:53 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:53 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

February 6, 2017.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m.  Present were Councilwoman  Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  Assistant City Manager/Public Works Director Matt Saxon and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

           

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested building setback variance for North Godley Developers on Triple B Trail.  Terry Coleman of Coleman Company presented the requested 15' building setback variance, stating that the intent is to construct a 50,000 sq. ft. warehouse on Triple B Trail, off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.  The proposed use is supplying foam for automobile seats until they are shipped, which requires a building that is 110 feet deep and 450 feet wide.  Councilwoman Benton questioned if the adjacent property in the City of Savannah is zoned for warehouses, which Mr. Coleman replied that it is zoned for warehouses.

 

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:53 p.m.

 

 

 

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