Council Minutes September 18, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on September 18, 2017.  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 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 Councilwoman Black.

 

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

 

            The minutes of the September 5th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton 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 188 calls for the month, totaling 2,888 for the year and that the police department responded to 1909 calls since the last meeting, totaling 25,177  for the year.

           

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash in designated areas as needed, performed sidewalk repairs on Traders Way, performed shoulder work as needed, performed pothole repairs on Memorial Boulevard, replaced asphalt at Pinewood Drive and Tietgen Street due to water leaks, cut back limbs on Traders Way and swept 33 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance in the northwest quadrant and received six (6) inches of rain during Hurricane Irma, with flooding on some roads.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Royal reported that the water department inspected one (1) water meter for new construction, repaired one (1) leaking lateral and one (1) main, changed out and re-programmed corrupt meters and MXUs, witnessed the testing and certification of 33 backflow preventers and performed 220 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that the sewer department performed eight (8) grinder pump and five (5) sewer calls and continued servicing all lift stations.  Also, that the wastewater treatment plant is meeting its permit.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that high school football continue at the stadium and that youth football games begin on the 19th.  Further, that the senior citizens will be celebrating the month’s birthdays on the 22nd

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that three (3) new single family residential and five (5) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, with 86 inspections performed.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Alcoholic beverage license for Ganshyam Patel at Sk8 Lounge

            Ganshyam Patel submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at Sk8 Lounge at 4 Towne Center Court.  Mr. Byrd stated that the request was tabled at the last meeting to allow the doorway leading into the skating rink to be replaced with a wall, to prohibit access to the area where alcohol is to be served.  Police Chief Mark Revenew stated that he visited the site and the wall has been constructed.  After discussion over whether the location is actually a lounge or restaurant and the petitioner not being present to clarify the matter, Councilman Wall made a motion to table the item.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

2.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Kalpesh Patel at “Sip & Shop Tanger Outlets” on November 10th

            Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner has requested the item be tabled.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to table.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.  Second reading on zoning text amendment to add Main Street Overlay District

            Councilman Allen stepped down from his seat.  Mr. Byrd presented a zoning text amendment to add a Main Street Overlay District, stating that changes were made as presented at the last meeting.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the amendment on second reading.  Motion passed without opposition.  Councilman Allen returned to his seat.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Minor subdivision plat of Parcel D of The Sawyer Property

            The intent is to create Lot D-1 to consist of .959 acres and Lot D-2 to consist of 1.25 acres.  The property is located on San Drive.  Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

2.  Minor subdivision plat of Lots A & B, Collins Tract

            The intent is to create Lot A to consist of 1.19 acres and Lot B to consist of 3.11 acres.  The property is located at 1384 S. Rogers Street.  Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.  Construction plan for Triple B Trail roadway and sewer extensions

            Mr. Byrd presented the construction plan for the Triple B Trail roadway and sewer extension to serve the proposed Fibertex facility.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

4.  Site plan for Livingoods at 1225 E. Highway 80

            Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for a proposed 12,000 sq. ft. appliance showroom to be located at 1225 E. Highway 80.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

5.  Recombination plat of Lots 130 - 135, Berkeley Walk, Phase II

            The purpose of the plat is to adjust the property lines to match the new product, with no change in the number of townhomes.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

6.  Change order #1 and #2 for Rogers Street Improvements project

            Mr. Byrd presented Change order #1 and #2 for the Rogers Street Improvements project, stating that the Department of Transportation’s review and approval process took longer than anticipated, therefore, the contractor has asked that the completion date be changed to December 15, 2017.  Further, that additional work and material has been added to the project.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve change order #1 to extend the completion date to December 15th and change order #2 in the amount of $42,997.50.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

7.  Special event permit for Westbrook Country Club Fall Festival on October 14th

            Westbrook Country Club submitted an application for their Fall Festival to be held on October 14th on vacant property on Easthaven Boulevard.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the event.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

            Aaron Higgins, resident of Forest Lakes, stated that the drainage has improved in Godley Station since the developer lowered the ponds.  Mr. Higgins thanked the police department for the extra patrol in the neighborhoods during Hurricane Irma.

 

            Karen Williams, resident of Forest Lakes, thanked the police department for their assistance with barricading and lighting the entrance of the subdivision, which was flooded during the hurricane, ensuring a safe path for the residents.

           

            There being no further business to discuss or the need for an Executive Session, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:32 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

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