Council Minutes May 21, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

MAY 21, 2018

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on May 21, 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 Larry Olliff,  Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Chris Lightle and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

 

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

 

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

 

            The minutes of the May 7th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Royal, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition.

 

Report from the Standing Committees:

 

FINANCE

            Councilman Royal 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 police department responded to 1656 calls since the last meeting, totaling 12,155 for the year and that the fire department responded to 252 calls, totaling 1604 for the year.

 

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up 34 bags of trash, removed overgrown vegetation on Carver Street, filled in potholes at the turn-lane entrances along Pooler Parkway and South Rogers Street, cleaned and cleared the unopen right-of-way on East Tietgen Street, performed sidewalk repairs on Pine Barren Road and Pebble Road, cleaned up illegally dumped trash on Sharon Court, swept 33 miles of streets, delivered six (6) new trash and seven (7) recycling carts, repaired/replaced 10 carts and performed sign maintenance as needed.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance, cut and cleaned the concrete drainage easement in Ashwood Subdivision, completed four (4) citizen work requests, replaced a 60" cross-over culvert pipe along Pine Barren Branch Canal, cut and cleaned 15,025' of ditches and picked up trash in designated areas.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Olliff reported that the water department inspected nine (9) water meters for new construction, repaired three (3) leaking laterals, repaired a hydrant on Ashtead Lane, notified 38 residents of continuous water usage in an effort to reduce bill adjustments/water loss, changed out/repaired 25 meters and/or meter read transmitters that were not working, witnessed the testing and certification of five (5) backflow preventers and performed 338 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that EOM responded to two (2) grinder pump, seven (7) sewer calls and performed routine maintenance.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that all-star baseball and softball teams will be participating in GRPA tournaments next month and that registration for youth summer basketball is open.  Further, that the senior citizens will begin bowling on Mondays.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that seven (7) new single family residential and four (4) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 212 inspections performed.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Second Reading on amendment to ordinance regarding development authority

            Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the development authority ordinance, as recommended by the Pooler Development Authority’s attorney.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Olliff, to approve the amendment on Second Reading.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Zoning map amendment of 1515 Quacco Road from R-A to C-2

            A public hearing was held prior.  Michael Brill presented a request to re-zone approximately 1.09 acres from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial) for a proposed convenience store with gas pumps.  Councilman Wall stated that the majority of the area is zoned R-A, therefore the request would be considered “spot” zoning.  After review of the criteria, Councilman Royal made a motion to deny the request.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Olliff in opposition.

 

2.  Site plan for Captain D’s Restaurant

            Terry Coleman of Coleman Company presented a site plan for a 2,217 sq. ft. Captain D’s Restaurant at 161 Tanger Outlets Boulevard.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plan.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

3.  Site plan for Young’s Electric Material Storage Facility

            Toss Allen of Allen engineering presented a site plan for a 6,500 sq. ft. metal building at 157 Mack Road.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon a minor subdivision being approved by Council and the water and sewer easements being provided on the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

4.  Preliminary construction plan for Somersby, Phase IV

            Phase IV of Somersby Subdivision consists of 34 single-family residential lots.  Councilman Olliff made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS and EPD approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

5.  Recombination plat of Lots 112 -117, Berkeley Walk, Phase II

            The purpose of the plat is to adjust the property lines.   Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

6.  Alcoholic beverage license for Robert Todd at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters

            Robert Todd submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilman Olliff, to approve the license, including Sunday sales.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

7.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Tonya Poole on June 16th at JCB Mudfest

            Tonya Poole submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the JCB Mudfest on June 16th.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the license.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

8.  Purchase of mulching head attachment for excavator

            Mr. Byrd presented a quote from Yancey Rents for the purchase of a mulcher for the excavator.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

            Councilman Olliff made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:34 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

            Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:48 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:48 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

 

 

Public Hearing

 

            A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on May 21, 2018.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:40 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Larry Olliff,  Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Chris Lightle and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

 

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment of 1515 Quacco Road from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to C-2 (Heavy Commercial).  Michael Britt, owner, presented a request to re-zone approximately 1.09 acres for a convenience store with gas pumps.  John Hayden, resident, expressed concern regarding Quacco Road being substandard for another convenience store and that additional traffic will be a public safety issue. 

 

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:42 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing

 

            A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on May 21, 2018.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Larry Olliff,  Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Chris Lightle and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

 

            Lupita McClenning, Director of Planning & Government Services with the Coastal Regional Commission, presented information regarding the update to the City’s zoning ordinance, stating that the process will take approximately one (1) year.  Further, that stakeholder involvement is required and that a steering committee will be formed and meetings will be held in the very near future. 

 

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:57 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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