Council Minutes November 6, 2017

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

NOVEMBER 6, 2017

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on November 6, 2017.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, 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 Councilman Brown.

 

            The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Allen, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, 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 325 calls this month, totaling 3,351 for the year and that the police department responded to 1492 calls since the last meeting, totaling 29,247  for the year.

           

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash in designated areas as needed, performed shoulder work along Pine Barren Road and Rogers Street and road repairs on Silverton Road, Barrington Road, Easthaven Boulevard and Golden Gate Drive, cut back trees on Baxley and Raymond Roads and swept 55 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department completed numerous citizen work requests, performed routine maintenance along Steffen Woods Subdivision, Mell, East Whatley, Middleton, Oliver and East Tietgen Streets, cut and cleaned ditches along Salter Street and Parsons Avenue, cut and cleaned the Brighton Woods Subdivision perimeter ditches totaling 10,355 feet, removed beaver dams near Pooler Parkway and I-16 and repaired storm inlets on Carolina Cherry Court and Towne Center Boulevard.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Brown reported that the water department inspected eight (8) water meters for new construction, repaired two (2) leaking laterals and two (2) leaking mains,  witnessed the testing and certification of 26 backflow preventers and performed 265 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that the sewer department performed five (5) grinder pump, one (1) lift station and one (1) sewer call.  Also, that the wastewater treatment plant is meeting its permit.

 

RECREATION  

            There was no report.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that one (1) new single family residential and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, with 303 inspections performed.

 

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Site plan for ICON

            Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for ICON, a proposed 358,400 sq. ft. warehouse with two (2) truck courts to be located on Lot 8 of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park.  Councilman Brown made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon NRCS approval and $21,225.00 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

 

2.  Site plan for Building #2 expansion at Morgan Lakes Industrial Park

            Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for a proposed 100,800 sq. ft. expansion of Building #2 at Morgan Lakes Industrial Park.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon $3,487.50 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Brown and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

 

3.  Site plan for St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Campus, Phase 1

            Phase 1 of St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Campus is proposed on approximately 10 acres at the southeastern quadrant of Pooler Parkway and St. Joseph’s/Candler Drive intersection.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the site plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

4.  Acceptance of maintenance bond for Forest Lakes, Phase 6

            A final inspection was performed on August 31st and all of the punch list items have been addressed.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $124,195.00, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

5.  Acceptance of maintenance bond for Publix

            A final inspection was performed on October 23rd and all of the punch list items have been addressed.  Councilman Wall made a motion to accept the maintenance bond in the amount of $160,997.00, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

6.  Alcoholic beverage license for Carol Sellers at Salt Table (new retail location)

            Carole Sellers of the Salt Table submitted a request to transfer her current retail alcoholic beverage license to their new location, 201 Tanger Outlets Boulevard, Suite 710.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license at the new location.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

 

7.  Change Order #7 for 3.3 MGD Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

            Mr. Byrd requested the item be tabled.  Councilman Royal made a motion to table.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

8.  Proposal from Savannah River Utilities Company for cleaning drainage ditches and box culvert

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Savannah River Utilities Company for cleaning ditches and the box culvert in the area of Pooler Parkway/Durham Park Way/Highway 80.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $76,855.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.  Councilman Wall stated that this work should have been performed by Chatham County, as provided by an intergovernmental agreement.

 

            Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:20 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 7:07 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:07 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

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