Council Minutes May 5, 2014

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
May 5, 2014
 


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on May 5, 2014.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman David Burke, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.  City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer/Assistant City Manager Michelle McNeely and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.  Councilman Bruce Allen was absent due to work.
The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Burke.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Burke, and passed without opposition.

The minutes of the April 21st Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, and passed without opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

Councilman Burke presented bills for payment 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 119 calls since the last meeting, totaling 955 for the year and that the police department responded to 1262 calls, totaling 10,903 for the year.

STREET/DRAINAGE

Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.

WATER/SEWER

Councilman Wall reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.

RECREATION

Councilwoman Black reported that baseball, softball, spring soccer and t-ball games continue.  Further, that the senior citizens are raising funds for the March of Dimes Walk-a-thon.

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilwoman Benton reported that five (5) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 57 single family and 57 commercial permits for the year, with 1762 inspections performed.

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Second Reading on amendment to “False Alarm Service Fee” ordinance

Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the false alarm service fee ordinance to provide for a flat fee of $100.00 per false alarm call responded to, after the first three (3).  Councilman Burke made a motion to adopt the ordinance on Second Reading.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
2.  Second Reading on amendment to “No Through Truck Traffic on Pine Barren Road” ordinance

Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the ordinance to prohibit trucks with three (3) or more axles from traveling through Pine Barren Road, between Pooler Parkway and the west side of I-95, unless making a delivery to a business or address.  Councilman Burke made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to adopt the ordinance on Second Reading.  

3.  Second Reading on “No Through Truck Traffic on Old Louisville Road” ordinance 

Mr. Byrd presented an ordinance to prohibit trucks with three (3) or more axles from traveling through Old Louisville Road, unless making a delivery to a business or address.  Councilman Burke made a motion to adopt the ordinance on Second Reading.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Preliminary construction plan for Durham Park Townhomes, Phase III

Phase III consists of 15 buildings, to include a total of 86 townhomes, access roads, storm pipe network, utilities and supporting infrastructure.  Councilman Burke made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the preliminary construction plan, contingent upon EPD and LDA approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

2.  Site plan for parking lot at 820 W. Highway 80

The owner has submitted a site plan for a parking lot, which is required in order to utilize the building as a church.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon the landscaping, parking lot and drainage being complete in 90 days.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

3.  Site plan for Repete Retail Center

Repete Properties, LLC has submitted a site plan for a 5200 sq. ft. retail center at the corner of Old Dean Forest Road and E. Highway 80.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon Chatham County septic tank permit approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

4.  Master Services Agreement with HD Supply Waterworks, Ltd. for upgrade to metering system (radio read)

HD Supply Waterworks, Ltd. has been contracted to provide project management services to include coordination and support to the City’s utility metering system enhancement (radio read meters).  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the agreement, contingent upon the city attorney’s approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

5.  Approval to write off unpaid utility accounts through December 31, 2010

Ms. McNeely presented a list of unpaid utility accounts through December 31, 2010, totaling $100,572.22 to be written off accounts receivable.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

6.  Resolution regarding Greystone at Old Central, an affordable family housing project 

Mayor Lamb read aloud a resolution in support of Greystone at Old Central, a proposed multi-family affordable housing project on a 19 acre site located on the Old Central Road.  Mr. Byrd stated that the developer is applying for tax credit through the Department of Community Affairs as primary funding.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the resolution.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.  George Seabrooks, adjacent property owner, stated that the residents’ concerns about the placement of the road were addressed, adding that he agrees with the developer’s plan for the road to be north of the utility pole.

There being no further business to discuss nor the need for an Executive Session, Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:20 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

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