Council Minutes March 19, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

MARCH 19, 2018

 

            The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on March 19, 2018.  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 Royal, with no opposition.

 

            The minutes of the March 6th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Wall, with no opposition.

 

            Mayor Lamb read aloud a letter of resignation from former Councilman Ashley Brown who was recently selected as the next police chief.

 

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 224 calls since the last meeting, totaling 856 for the year and that the police department responded to 1254 calls, totaling 6434 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, Moore Avenue, Gray Street, South Godley and Grand Central Boulevard, repaired numerous pot holes, removed 10 illegal signs on Pine Barren Road, placed three (3) tons of asphalt in ruts on shoulders of Pine Barren Road and Quacco Road and swept 29 miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance in Country Homes Subdivision and along Pooler Parkway, repaired inlet lid on Estates Way, cut and cleaned 6,156 feet of ditches, picked up trash in designated areas and Savannah River Utilities continued removing debris and a beaver dam at the bridge on Easthaven Boulevard.

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Royal reported that the water department inspected 13 water meters for new construction, repaired six (6) leaking laterals, repaired fire hydrants at Gleason Park and Pooler Parkway at the St. Joseph/Candler Medical Campus site, witnessed the testing and certification of 29 backflow preventers and performed 430 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that EOM responded to three (3) grinder pump and seven (7) sewer backup calls and performed routine maintenance.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that baseball, softball and volleyball practice continues and that the senior citizens will be participating in the Southern Women’s Show.

 

            Councilwoman Black made a motion to add Item #13 to the agenda.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that 17 new single family residential and three (3) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 210 inspections performed.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

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

            Mr. Byrd presented a contract with Coastal Regional Commission to assist with updating the zoning ordinance.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to approve the contract.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2018-01

            Ms. Warner presented a resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2018-01, stating that items for the police department were budgeted in 2017 and not purchased and that funds are being transferred in the water department to purchase equipment.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the resolution as printed.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

2.  Zoning map amendment of approximately 15.34 acres located on the NW corner of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Nordic Drive from C-2 to I-1

            A public hearing was held prior.  Attorney Phillip McCorkle presented a request from North Godley Industrial Park, LLC to re-zone approximately 15.34 acres on the northwest corner of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Nordic Drive from C-2 (Heavy Commercial) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  After review of the criteria, Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the zoning map amendment, contingent upon the 220' wide, 25' high berm being extended to the west of the property.  Motion was seconded Councilwoman Black and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition. 

 

3.  Site plan for Parkers at 2111 Pooler Parkway

            The intent is to construct a 4,500 sq. ft. Parkers Kitchen with gas pumps at 2111 Pooler Parkway, adjacent to Blue Moon Crossing and Mosaic Circle, within the 16 West development.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the frontage road within the 16 West development being completed prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

4.  Major subdivision plat for Morgan Lakes Industrial Park, Phase II

            Phase II of Morgan Lakes Industrial Park is comprised of approximately 120 acres and consists of four (4) lots, located on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway at the intersection of Serengeti Boulevard.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve the plat.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

5.  Underground Easement for Georgia Power Company to service GBI Crime Lab

            Mr. Byrd presented an underground easement for Georgia Power to service the GBI Crime Lab on Isaac G. LaRoche Drive.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

6.  Hold Harmless Agreement with Westbrook at Savannah Quarters Community Association, Inc.

            Mr. Byrd presented a hold harmless agreement regarding the repair and maintenance of certain facilities owned by the HOA in the Savannah Quarters Community.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the agreement.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

7.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Deloris Williams at Ramada Inn on April 7th

            Deloris Williams submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at a wedding reception at the Ramada Inn on April 7th.  Mr. Byrd stated that Interim Police Chief Jim Ward has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

8.  Alcoholic beverage license for Hetalben Patel at Pump n Go

            Hetalben Patel submitted an application to sell beer and wine at the Pump n Go at 1507 Quacco Road.  Mr. Byrd stated that Interim Police Chief Jim Ward has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

9.  Alcoholic beverage license for Bijalkumar Patel at Sunoco Pooler

            Bijalkumar Patel submitted an application to sell beer and wine at the Sunoco Pooler at 110 Foxfield Way.  Mr. Byrd stated that Interim Police Chief Jim Ward has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

10.  Special event permit for Orange Theory 5K on April 14th

            Endurance Race Services, LLC submitted an application for a 5K to be run on Pine Barren Road on April 14th.  Mr. Byrd stated that Interim Police Chief Jim Ward has approved the route and number of off-duty officers needed for the event.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the permit.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

11.  Award bid for Roadside Mowing and General Maintenance

            Mr. Byrd presented a certified bid tabulation from Integrated Science & Engineering, noting the low bidder, Kerby Enterprises, Inc.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to award the bid to Kerby Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $$27,789.48 per month.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

12.  Change Order #9 for 3.3 mgd Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

            Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #9, stating that it is a decrease in the amount of $2908.00.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the change order.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

13.  Proposal to Conduct Environmental Consulting Services

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Sligh Environmental to perform an environmental study for the expansion (approximately 73 acres) of the recreation park on South Rogers Street.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the proposal not to exceed $5000.00.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

            Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:30 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

 

            Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 7:18 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:18 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

Public Hearing

 

            A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on

March 19, 2018.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:50 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 purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment of approximately 15.34 acres located on the northwest corner of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Nordic Drive from C-2 to I-1.  Attorney Phillip McCorkle presented the request, stating that the tract is the only one remaining that has not been re-zoned, with the exception of the Barnwell (farm) Tract. 

 

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:56 p.m.

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