The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on March 2, 2015. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black and Councilman Mike Royal. City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer/Assistant City Manager Michelle McNeely and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.
The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Lamb.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Allen, seconded by Councilwoman Black, with no opposition.
The minutes of the February 16th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Allen, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Ms. McNeely presented bills in excess of $1500.00. Councilman Allen made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 219 calls in February, totaling 453 for the year and that the police department responded to 1216 calls since the last meeting, totaling 5238 for the year.
Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Allen reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.
Councilwoman Black reported that tumbling and dance classes continue and that registration for baseball, softball and spring soccer has ended, with practice beginning this week.
Councilman Allen reported that five (5) single family residential, one (1) attached unit and 58 commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 25 single family, 8 attached unit and 202 commercial permits for the year, with 1036 inspections performed.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Site plan for Morgan Parkway Stop N Stor
Stop N Stor 6, LLC has submitted a plan to construct a 79,733 sq. ft. self storage facility with 2050 sq. ft of office and garage space at 1010 S H Morgan Parkway. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon EPD approval. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
2. Preliminary construction plan for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 3
Phase 3 of The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters consists of 19 townhome lots and is located near the intersection of Blue Moon Crossing and Kingfisher Circle. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval and a note being placed on the final plat, stating that The Fairways owns and is responsible for the maintenance of the water and sewer infrastructure within the legal boundaries of the development.
3. Vapor store owners in regards to vaping/electronic cigarettes
Mr. Scheer requested this item be tabled, due to information he just received. Councilman Royal made a motion to table. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
4. Pawn shop license for James Dixon at Title Cash Now
James Dixon has submitted an application for a pawn shop license for a Title Cash Now to be located at 1100 E. Highway 80. Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the background investigation. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the license. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
5. Award bid for engineering and construction of Recreation Sports Complex Phase II football field
Mr. Byrd presented the bids for the engineering and construction of a football field that meets GHSA requirements in Phase II the Recreation Complex. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black to award the bid to the low bidder, Rain-N-Shine Irrigation and Landscaping, in the amount of $249,360.00. Motion passed without opposition.
6. Resolution Designating Public Depository and Authorizing Withdrawal of Municipal Public Moneys with Ameris Bank
Ms. McNeely presented a resolution as required by Ameris Bank, for authorizing depository, withdrawals and the signatories. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the resolution, contingent upon the quit claim deed for the fire station/lift station property being received. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Councilman Allen 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 Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:36 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:36 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.