Council Minutes January 7, 2013

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
January 7, 2013


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on January 7, 2013. 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 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 made by Councilman Royal, seconded by Councilman Wall, with no opposition.

The minutes of the December 17th Executive Session were approved upon a motion made by Councilman Wall, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

Councilman Burke had no report at this time.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal reported that the police department responded to 1610 calls in December 2012, totaling 31,932 calls for the year and that the fire department responded to 2505 calls in 2012.

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 at the wastewater treatment plant are being met.

RECREATION

Councilwoman Black reported that dance and tumbling classes continue and that youth basketball games begin this week.  Further, that the senior citizens will be celebrating “Elvis Day” on Wednesday.

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilman Allen reported that 205 single family residential, 23 attached unit, 24 stacked condominium, 564 multi-family and 58 commercial permits were issued in 2012.  Further, that two (2) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits were issued this year, with 62 inspections performed.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
 
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Recombination plat of Phase I, Harmony Townes, Bldg 36, Lots 2361 - 2365

The developer has submitted a recombination plat to adjust the property lines to match their new product, with no change in the number of townhomes.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plat.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2.  Acceptance of 16" water main extension within The Morgan Tract

The water main extension was completed in 2008 to serve the AMB Industrial Site on S.H. Morgan Parkway.  Mr. Byrd stated that a final inspection was performed by the public works department.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to accept the water main.  Motion passed without opposition.

3.  Audit engagement letter from Karp, Ronning & Tindol to perform 2012 audit

Mr. Byrd presented a letter from Karp, Ronning & Tindol, CPAs, to perform the 2012 audit, with the total not to exceed $30,600.00.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

4.  Alcoholic beverage license change of address for Kevin Fabre for Smokin’ Pig’s newlocation @ 1215 E Hwy 80, Unit 100

Mr. Byrd stated that Mr. Fabre has relocated his restaurant, Smokin’ Pig, to 1215 E. Highway 80, Unit 100.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve Mr. Fabre’s alcoholic beverage license at the new address.  Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

5.  Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Rob Effner at Logan’s Roadhouse

An alcoholic beverage license application has been submitted for the new Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant at 220 Pooler Parkway.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has recommended approval.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

Councilman Wall made a motion to add Item #6 to the agenda.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

6.  Requested special event permit for rabies clinic to be held January 12th at Piggly       Wiggly

A requested special event permit has been submitted by EZ Pet Clinic for a one (1) hour rabies clinic for dogs and cats to be held January 12th at Piggly Wiggly.  After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the event.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

In regards to the 2013 budget which was approved in December 2012, Councilman Wall stated that in addition to the construction of two (2) new fire stations and the hiring of additional public safety employees, the budget included a one and one-half percent (1.5%) increase for all eligible employees.

Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:17 p.m. to discuss legal and land acquisition matters.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:42 p.m.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:42 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

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