Council Minutes March 4, 2013

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
March 4, 2013


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on March 4, 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 and Councilman Mike Royal. City Manager Robbie Byrd and Finance Officer/Assistant City Manager Michelle McNeely were also present. Attorney Craig Call was present on behalf of City Attorney Steve Scheer. Councilman Stevie Wall was absent.

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 Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.

The minutes of the February 13th(called meeting) Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition.

The minutes of the February 18thExecutive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Royal, seconded by Councilman Burke, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Commitees:

FINANCE

Councilman Burke presented bills for the month in excess of $1500.00 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 160 calls in February, totaling 342 calls for the year and that the police department responded to 1216 calls during the period of February 18thto the 28th, totaling 5225 calls for the year.

STREET/DRAINAGE

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

WATER/SEWER

There was no report at this time.


RECREATION

Councilwoman Black reported that the 12 and under boys’ all-star basketball team won the district tournament and that practice has begun for baseball and softball. Further, that the senior citizens recently traveled to Stone Mountain.

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilman Allen reported that nine (9) new single family, eight (8) stacked condominium and three (3) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 35 single family, eight (8) stacked condominium and 11 commercial permits for the year, with 833 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb presented a plaque to outgoing Planning & Zoning member, Craig Beck, thanking him for his service.

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2012-05

Ms. McNeely presented a resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2012-05 for the General Fund, stating that it is for various end of year revenue and expenditure differences.Councilman Burke made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the resolution. Motion passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Recombination plat for Godley Towne Center

The developer has submitted a recombination plat for Godley Towne Center which will supersede a previous plat recorded on February 23, 2012. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2. Site plan for Olive Garden at 280 Pooler Parkway

Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for Olive Garden Restaurant, stating that Planning & Zoning has recommended approval, subject to the city engineer’s approval of signage being added to the drive off Maxwell Drive to prevent a left turn onto a one-way street. Connor Suggs, representing Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., stated that construction is scheduled to begin in May and last approximately six (6) months. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the site plan, contingent upon approval of the signage from the city engineer, approval by the Godley Station Architectural Review Board and NRCS approval. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Final plat for The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters, Phase 10

The developer of The Fairways @ Savannah Quarters has submitted the final plat for Phase 10 of the subdivision. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.


4. Site plan for Pooler Storage at 240 Park Avenue

Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for a proposed self-storage facility within the Pooler Marketplace Subdivision. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the site plan, contingent upon NRCS approval and the Certificate of Occupancy not being issued until the completion of the off-site drainage improvements by Edens & Avant. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Alcoholic beverage license for Harry Kyriakides at Mediterranean Taverna 

Harry Kyriakides has submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at a new restaurant, Mediterranean Taverna, at 125 Foxfield Way, Unit 8. Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the required background check. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

6. First Reading on proposed zoning text amendment to add hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living care facilities as a conditional use in C-2

A public hearing was held prior. Mr. Byrd presented a zoning text amendment submitted by Town Lake Park of Commerce, LLC to add hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living care facilities as a conditional use in C-2 (heavy commercial). Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the amendment on First Reading, contingent upon the city attorney’s approval. Motion passed without opposition.

Councilwoman Benton made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:20 p.m. to discuss legal and land acquisition matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:34 p.m.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:34 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.


Public Hearing

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on

March 4, 2013. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman David Burke and Councilman Mike Royal. City Manager Robbie Byrd and Finance Officer/Assistant City Manager Michelle McNeely. Attorney Craig Call was present on behalf of City Attorney Steve Scheer.

The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a proposed zoning text amendment to add hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living care facilities as a conditional use in C-2 (heavy commercial). Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company was present and stated that a site in the commercial area of the Godley Station Planned Unit Development (PUD) is being considered for an assisted living facility. Mr. Coleman noted that this is the site where a charter school was once proposed.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:49 p.m.

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