Council Minutes April 3, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

APRIL 3, 2017

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on April 3, 2017.  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 Attorney Craig Call, on behalf of City Attorney Steve Scheer, were also present.

 

            The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb 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 March 20th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Wall, 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 fire department responded to 336 calls in March, totaling 974 calls for the year and that the police department responded to 1565 calls since the last meeting, totaling 9302 calls for the year.

           

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department performed shoulder work in various areas, repaired the sidewalks at Park Avenue, repaired Moore Avenue and Tietgen Street, and swept 39 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance through Garden Acres Subdivision, jetted out four (4) cross drains and cleaned the ditch from Brooklyn Way to Quacco Road.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Brown reported that the water department inspected  water meters for new construction, repaired or replaced approximately 50 meter devices, repaired one (1) leaking lateral and two (2) leaking mains, witnessed the testing and certification of 33 backflow preventers and performed 250 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that the sewer department performed two (2) grinder pump, five (5) lift station and three (3) 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 baseball and softball games have begun and that practice for t-ball and youth volleyball is ongoing.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilwoman Benton reported that two (2) new single family residential and seven (7) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting and that 185 inspections were performed.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Side yard building setback variance at 205 Longleaf Circle

            A public hearing was held on March 20th, wherein the petitioner was not present.  Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner requested the item be tabled until he is able to attend a meeting.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to table the variance.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Final plat for Towne Park Pooler, Phase I

            The developer submitted a plat to record Lots 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Phase I.  Councilwoman Benton  made a motion, seconded by Councilman Brown, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

2.  Release of maintenance bond for Davenport, Phase I

            A final inspection was performed on March 24th and all of the punch list items have been addressed.  Councilman Wall made a motion to release the maintenance bond.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

3.  Release of performance bond/acceptance of maintenance bond for Hunt Club,

            Phase 5

            A final inspection was performed on February 16th and all of the punch list items have been addressed.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to release the performance bond and accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $276,712.77, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

4.  Release of maintenance bond for Westbrook, Phase 9

            A final inspection was performed on March 22nd and all of the punch list items have been addressed.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to release the maintenance bond.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

5.  Change order #2 for Pooler Parkway/Airways Avenue Traffic Improvements

            Mr. Byrd presented change order #2 for the Pooler Parkway/Airways Avenue Traffic Improvements.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the change order in the amount of $6,000.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

 

6.   Acknowledgment of Right-of-Way Acceptance for roads (Merlot Lane, Cheval Lane, Cabernet Way) in Parcel 2 of the Armstrong Tract

            Mr. Byrd presented an Acknowledgment of Right-of-Way Acceptance for roads in Parcel 2 of the Armstrong Tract.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the Acknowledgment.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

7.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Perla Ruiz at Ramada Inn on April 29th

            Perla Ruiz submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at a private event on April 29th at the Ramada Inn.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark 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.

 

8.  Engagement Agreement with Swerdlin & Company for administration of health saving accounts for eligible retirees

            Ms. Warner presented an agreement to provide administration of a health saving account for eligible retirees.  Mr. Call stated that minor changes needed to be made to the agreement.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the agreement, contingent upon the city attorney’s approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

9.  Purchase of property at 1094 S. Rogers Street

            Mr. Byrd stated that an offer was made on the property adjacent to the recreation park.  Councilman Royal made a motion to purchase the property at 1094 S. Rogers Street for $138,000.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed without opposition.

 

10.  Resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2017-01

            Ms. Warner presented a resolution to amend the 2017 budget, stating that the purpose is for insurance proceeds and related expenditures and  for revenue received from the sale of assets and additional expenses for custodial staff and a transfer to capital assets.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the resolution.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

11.  First Reading on amendment to tree protection ordinance regarding tree and landscape bonds

            Mr. Byrd stated that the city attorney requested additional time to work on the bond issues.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilman Brown, to table the First Reading. 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 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

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