Council Minutes May 19, 2014

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
MAY 19, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on May 19, 2014. 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 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.


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

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed 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 175 calls since the last meeting, totaling 1094 for the year and that the police department responded to 1043 calls, totaling 11,946 for the year. Chief Wade Simmons reported that the fire department has received a $3000 grant from the Georgia Burn Foundation.

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 are ending this week. Further, that the senior citizens will be treated to a fish fry, sponsored by the Rotary Club, on May 23rd. 


BUILDING/ZONING 
Councilman Allen reported that 12 new single family residential, six (6) attached unit and four (4) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 69 single family. 38 attached unit and 61 commercial permits for the year, with 2036 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb presented a five (5) year service pin to Fire Training Chief James Hennessey, thanking him for his continued service.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Site plan revision for Outlet Mall of Georgia
Councilwoman Benton stepped down from her seat. The revision includes several of the buildings being moved, resized or added and a private fire protection system to serve the mall. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the site plan revision, contingent upon the agreement for the interchange being finalized and the sign easement issue being resolved. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. Councilwoman Benton returned to her seat.

2. Site plan for Pooler Station
The property is located at 155 Traders Way and is part of a master development, with the intent to construct a 10,550 sq. ft. multi-tenant building on Lot 11. Mr. Byrd stated that the revised plan has just been received, therefore he recommended the plan be tabled. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to table. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Preliminary construction plan for Hunt Club, Phase 4A
The developer has submitted the preliminary construction plan for Phase 4A of The Hunt Club consisting of 38 single-family lots. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the stormwater issues being resolved and EPD approval. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

4. Sewer easement for Greystone at Old Central
Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner has requested this item be withdrawn. This request was honored.

5. Resolution to Approve and Authorize GEFA Loan 2013-L29WJ in the amount of $3,029,056
Mr Byrd presented a resolution to approve and authorize GEFA Loan 2013-29WJ for the reuse line to be installed for the Nordic plant and the City’s meter enhancement project, stating that Nordic will repay the City for the cost of the reuse line. Councilman Wall stated that by Nordic using reuse water, it helps the City with the requirements for its wastewater permit. Councilman Wall made a motion to adopt the resolution. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition. 

6. Resolution to Approve and Authorize GEFA Loan 2013-L30WJ in the amount of
$3,224,884
Mr. Byrd presented a resolution to approve and authorize GEFA Loan 2013-30WJ for the sewer upgrade project. Councilman Wall stated that this project has been in the works for awhile and will improve the sewer system. Councilman Burke made a motion to adopt the resolution. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:19 p.m. to discuss real estate and legal matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:47 p.m.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:47 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

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