Council Minutes March 6, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

MARCH 6, 2018

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on March 6, 2018.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

 

            The invocation was given by Councilman Allen and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Royal.

 

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

 

            The minutes of the February 14th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Wall, with no opposition.

 

            The minutes of the February 19th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Royal, 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 Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

            Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 184 calls since the last meeting, totaling 693 for the year and that the police department responded to 1157 calls, totaling 5180 for the year.

 

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash in designated areas as needed, performed road repairs on Memorial Boulevard, worked on the driveway at 112 West Wind Drive, assisted the water department with a leak repair on Tietgen Street, repaired a pot hole behind Kentucky Fried Chicken, removed 40 signs on Tanger Outlets Boulevard, trimmed trees along Pooler Parkway and swept 26 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance in Miller Pines Subdivision, removed two (2) beaver dams along Pooler Parkway near SH Morgan Parkway, repaired the inlet tops on Pine Meadow Drive and Pooler Parkway near the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Campus, cleaned 6,664 feet of ditches and picked up trash in designated areas.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Royal reported that the water department inspected 13 water meters for new construction, repaired one (1) leaking lateral and one (1) leaking main, installed a new reuse water post hydrant at the recreation complex, witnessed the testing and certification of 32 backflow preventers and performed 312 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that EOM responded to three (3) grinder pump and four (4) sewer backup calls made numerous repairs at the wastewater treatment plant and to the sewer system.

 

RECREATION  

            There was no report.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that four (4) new single family residential, six (6) attached unit and three (3) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 215 inspections performed.

 

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Minor subdivision plat of a portion of Parcel “E”, The Morgan Tract “Q”

            The intent is to create Parcel “E-3", a 31.29 acre tract from The Morgan Tract “Q, a 91.43 acre parcel, located adjacent to Morgans Corner on Pooler Parkway.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

2.  Minor subdivision plat of a portion of Godley Station Professional Park,

            Phases 1 & 2

            The intent is to create Phase 3, a 5.4 acre parcel from Phases 1 and 2 of the Godley Station Professional Park Subdivision located on the corner of Towne Center Boulevard and Godley Station Boulevard North.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

3.  Site plan for Godley Station Shopping Center

            Jay Maupin on Maupin Engineering presented a site plan to construct a 41,000 sq. ft. shopping center to be located between Nancy Hanks Way and Godley Station Boulevard North.  Councilman Allen expressed concern over the number of proposed restaurants and whether there would be enough parking.  Councilman Wall stated that similar shopping centers have located in the City with inadequate parking, and that parking is inconvenient to patrons, due to the restaurants all being in one area of the center.  Mr. Maupin stated that the majority of the restaurants will be take-out or have a small number of seating and will be located throughout the center.  Councilman Royal questioned what the back of the buildings will look like, since the back will face the streets.  Mr. Maupin replied that all sides of the building will have “presentation”.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plan, contingent upon the architectural plan being approved by Council prior to any permits being issued.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

4.  Release of maintenance bond for Enmark

            A final inspection was performed on February 19th with all of the punch list items being complete.  Councilman Wall made a motion to release the maintenance bond for Enmark at 830 W. Highway 80.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

5.  Proposal from Integrated Science & Engineering for Stormwater Inventory, Phase 1

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Integrated Science & Engineering for the Stormwater Inventory, Phase 1 and 2.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to approve the proposal in the amount of $34,010.00.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

6.  Special event permit for Westbrook Country Club Spring Fest on April 28th

            Mr. Byrd presented an application from Westbrook Country Club for their Spring Fest to be held on April 28th.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the event.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

7.  Special event permit for Molly MacPherson’s on March 17th

            Mr. Byd stated that the petitioner requested the item be withdrawn.  This request was honored.

 

8.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Nikki L. Levette at Ramada Inn on March 24th

            Mr. Byrd presented an application from Nikki L. Levette for a temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license to serve alcohol at a birthday party.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the license.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

9.  Contract with Coastal Regional Commission for planning services to update zoning ordinance

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

 

            Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:37 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 7:01 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:01 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

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