Council Minutes May 7, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

MAY 7, 2018

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on May 7, 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 and Councilman Mike Royal.  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 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.

 

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 Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

           

PUBLIC SAFETY

            Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 356 calls in April, totaling 1441 for the year and that the police department responded to 1475 calls since the last meeting, totaling 10,499 for the year.

 

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash in designated areas, repaired the parking at the recreation park, replaced sidewalks on Traders Way and the intersection of Grand Central and Godley Station Boulevard, removed a tree on Pine Barren Road at the Cross Creek Subdivision entrance, repaired the road at 119 and 205 E. Tietgen Street, swept 53 miles of streets, delivered 13 new sanitation and 14 recycling carts, repaired/replaced 52 carts and performed sign maintenance as needed.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance throughout the City, repaired a curb inlet on Longleaf Circle, removed beaver dams/debris along Governor Treutlen Canal,  cut and cleaned 8,851' of ditches, hauled dirt and 60" culvert pipe for upgrade to Pipemakers and Pine Barren Branch Canals and picked up trash in designated areas.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Olliff reported that the water department inspected 14 water meters for new construction, repaired two (2) leaking laterals, repaired one (1) leaking main, notified 54 residents of continuous water usage in an effort to reduce bill adjustments/water loss, installed 16 meter read transmitters on newly constructed homes, repaired a leak on a 2" water meter at Avala Apartments, witnessed the testing and certification of 14 backflow preventers and performed 310 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center. Further, that EOM responded to two (2) grinder pump and eight (8) sewer calls and performed routine maintenance.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball games continue and that registration for youth summer basketball is open.  Further, that the senior citizens will be celebrating Mother’s Day on May 9th

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that 10 new single family residential, four (4) attached unit and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 279 inspections performed.

            Councilman Allen made a motion to add Item #17 to the agenda.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

            Mayor Lamb presented a 20-year service pin to Susan Edwards, Senior Citizens Center Director, thanking her for her continued service.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Architectural plans for Godley Station Shopping Center

            Mr. Byrd stated that he met with the architect and presented a conceptual plan, including the proposed landscape for the shopping center.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilman Olliff, to approve the plans.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Zoning map amendment of 2.03 acres on Triple B Trail from R-A to I-1

            A public hearing was held prior.  Travis Burke of Coleman Company presented a request to re-zone 2.03 acres on Triple B Trail from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial) to maintain consistency with adjacent properties.  After review of the criteria, Councilman Olliff made a motion to approve the zoning map amendment.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

2.  Zoning map amendment of 14.698 acres on Wildcat Dam Road from R-1A to I-1

            A public hearing was held prior.  Travis Burke of Coleman Company presented a request to re-zone 14.698 acres on Wildcat Dam Road, adjacent to SH Morgan Industrial Park, from R-1A (Single-family Residential) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  After review of the criteria, Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve the zoning map amendment, contingent upon a traffic signal at Sangrena Woods Drive and Highway 80 being installed prior to any certificates of occupancy being issued.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.  Sign variance for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

            A public hearing was held prior.  Pooler BBQ Partners, LLC submitted a request for one (1) additional wall sign to be placed on the rear of the restaurant, facing Pooler Parkway.  Councilman Olliff made a motion to approve the variance, based on the request meeting all of the criteria.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

4.  Flagpole height variance for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

            A public hearing was held prior.  Pooler BBQ Partners, LLC submitted a request for a 20' flagpole height variance, due to the restaurant property being 6' to 7' below grade of Pooler Parkway.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the variance, based on the request meeting all of the criteria.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.  Councilman Benton recommended that regulations for flagpoles be taken out of the sign ordinance.

 

5.  Preliminary construction plan for Davenport, Phase III

            Phase III of Davenport Subdivision includes 24 single-family residential lots, located off Easthaven Boulevard.  Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plan, contingent upon EPD approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

6.  Site plan for 240 Tanger Outlets Boulevard (Outparcel 5)

            Mr. Byrd  presented the site plan for a 15,600 sq. ft. multi-use tenant retail center.  Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

7.  Final plat for Towne Park Pooler, Lots 198 - 202

            Mr. Byrd presented a final plat for Lots 198 through 202 for Towne Park Pooler.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilman Olliff, to approve.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

8.  Easement plat for common area of Park Lane Subdivision and Live Oak Street right-of-way

            Mr. Byrd presented an easement plat for the common area of Park Lane Subdivision and Live Oak Street right-of-way to allow the adjacent property owner to tie into the water line at the adjacent senior housing.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

9.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Whittney Sullivan at   Cottonwood Suites on May 19th

            Whittney Sullivan submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the Cottonwood Suites on May 19th for a private event.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

10.  Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for R. Thom Peebles, Jr. at JCB Mudfest on June 16th

            R. Thom Peebles, Jr. submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the JCB Mudfest on June 16th, sponsored by The Lady Bamford Center/Wesley Community Center.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Olliff made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the license, contingent upon the race organizer meeting with the police department in regards to security for the event.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

11.  Alcoholic beverage license for Brian F. Lyman at Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant

            Brian F. Lyman submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant at 147 Traders Way.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve the license, including Sunday sales.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

12.  Alcoholic beverage license for Ganshyam Patel at Premier Bowl ‘N Bistro

            Ganshyam Patel submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the Premier Bowl ‘N Bistro at 4 Towne Center Court.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Olliff made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the license, including Sunday sales.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

13.  Special event permit for “safe and sane” fireworks sale at Walmart,

            June 21st - July 5th

            TNT Fireworks submitted an application to sell “sale and sane” fireworks from Walmart’s parking lot during June 21st through July 5th, sponsored by a local chapter of the International Order of the Rainbow Girls Supreme Assembly.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the permit, contingent upon all fire codes being met.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

14.  Maintenance contract with Otis Elevator Company

            Mr. Byrd presented a maintenance contract with Otis Elevator Company for the elevator in the municipal complex.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the contract in the amount of $465.00 per month.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

 

15.  Award bid for Old Town Drainage Improvements Project “A”

            Mr. Byrd presented a bid for the Old Town Drainage Improvements Project “A”, stating that there were three (3) plan holders but only one (1) bid submitted.  Councilwoman Benton questioned where the work is being performed wherein Hal Kraft of Hussey Gay Bell Engineers replied that it is the area from North Rogers Street to North Skinner Avenue.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to award the bid to Savannah River Utilities in the amount of $621,145.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

16.  First 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.  Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the amendment on First Reading.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

17.  Survey for water and sewer easements

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Thomas & Hutton for a survey to be performed from the water and sewer lines at Somersby Subdivision to the Jabot Tract.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $5750.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

           

            Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:49p.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 7:19 p.m.

 

            Councilwoman Benton made a motion to add Item #18 to the agenda.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

18.  Consulting contract with former Police Chief Mark Revenew

            Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve a consulting contract for the month of February 2018 in the amount of $12,222.78.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:22 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 7, 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 and Councilman Mike Royal.  City Manager Robbie Byrd was also present. 

 

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment of 2.03 acres on Triple B Trail from R-A to I-1.  Travis Burke of Coleman Company, on behalf of the owner, Wesley Schiller, presented a request to re-zone 2.03 acres on Triple B Trail from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial) to maintain consistency with adjacent properties.

 

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:47 p.m.

 

 

 

Public Hearing

 

            A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on May 7, 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 Larry Olliff and Councilman Mike Royal.  City Manager Robbie Byrd was also present. 

 

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment of 14.698 acres on Wildcat Dam Road from R-1A to I-1.  Travis Burke of Coleman Company on behalf of the owner, Daniel Seabrooks, presented a request to re-zone 14.698 acres, adjacent to SH Morgan Industrial Park, from R-1A (Single-family Residential) to I-1 (Light Industrial).   Councilman Allen questioned where the property will be accessed, wherein Mr. Burke replied that Wildcat Dam Road is being re-routed for access. 

 

            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 7, 2018.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:55 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Larry Olliff and Councilman Mike Royal.  City Manager Robbie Byrd was also present. 

 

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss:

 

(1) A requested sign variance for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

            Kevin Kilgore of Pooler BBQ Partners, LLC presented a request for one (1) additional wall sign to be placed on the rear of the restaurant, facing Pooler Parkway, stating that the Godley Station ARB has approved the additional sign.

 

 

(2) A requested flagpole height variance for Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

            Kevin Kilgore of Pooler BBQ Partners, LLC presented a request for a 20' flagpole height variance, due to the restaurant property being 6' to 7' below grade of Pooler Parkway, stating that the Godley Station ARB has approved the height of the flagpole.

 

            There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:58 p.m.

 

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