Council Minutes June 2, 2014

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
JUNE 2, 2014

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 2, 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 Councilwoman Black.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.

The minutes of the May 19th Executive Session will be approved at the next meeting.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE
Councilman Burke 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 stated that the fire department responded to 280 calls in May, totaling 1200 calls for the year and that the police department responded to 1211 calls since the last meeting, totaling 13,157 calls 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 all-star teams have been selected for the GRPA tournaments and that the senior citizens held a yard sale on Saturday, May 31st. 


BUILDING/ZONING
Councilwoman Benton reported that 13 new single family residential, 13 attached unit and eight (8) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 82 single family, 51 attached unit and 69 commercial permits, with 2260 inspections performed. Further, that a PUD Review Board meeting is scheduled for June 9th at 5:30 p.m.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.


Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Recombination plat for Berkeley Walk, Phase I, Lots 6 - 11
A recombination plat for Lots 6 - 11 in Berkeley Walk, Phase I has been submitted to adjust the property lines to match the new product. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

2. Change Order #1 for intersection improvements at E. Highway 80 & Pine Barren Road
Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #1 for the intersection improvements at E. Highway 80 & Pine Barren Road. Councilman Wall questioned the timeframe for completion of the project. Chad Zittrouer of Kern Company stated that the Pine Barren Road portion is scheduled to be complete by the end of the month. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the change order in the amount of $101,113.83. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Amendment to GMEBS Retirement Plan Adoption Agreement and General Addendum effective July 1, 2014
Ms. McNeely presented an amendment to the City’s defined benefit retirement plan. Mr. Scheer stated that it has been written as an ordinance, therefore, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the amendment on First Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

4. Resolution to adopt and support the Healthy Kids Initiative and the operation of the Pooler Farmers’ Market
Mayor Lamb read aloud a resolution to adopt and support the Healthy Kids Initiative and the operation of the Pooler Farmers’ Market to be held on Wednesday evenings at the recreation complex. Councilwoman Black made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to adopt the resolution. Motion passed without opposition. Councilman Wall questioned when the market will open and what type of food will be sold. Leslie Gallea, representing the Pooler Farmers’ Market, stated that the market will be open from August 13th through October 29th this year and will reopen in April 2015 and that produce from local growers as well as items from the cottage industry (made in people’s homes) will be available.

Councilwoman Benton 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 6:47 p.m.

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

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