The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 3, 2013. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman David Burke and Councilman Stevie Wall. 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 Mayor Lamb.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
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.
Councilman Wall reported that the fire department responded to 202 calls in May, totaling 998 for the year and that the police department responded to 1219 calls since the last meeting, totaling 13,399 for the year.
Councilman Wall commended Police Chief Mark Revenew on his recent appointment by Governor Deal to the Georgia Board of Public Safety.
Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Wall reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.
Councilwoman Black reported that registration for football, cheerleading and fall soccer opens June 4thand that the all-star teams will be soon participating in local and district tournaments.
Councilwoman Benton reported that five (5) new single family residential, six (6) attached unit and 47 commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 84 single family, 50 attached unit and 75 commercial permits for the year, with 2206 inspections performed. Further, that a PUD Review Board meeting is scheduled for June 10that 5:30 p.m.
Councilman Mike Royal arrived and took his seat.
Mayor Lamb presented a 20-year service pin to Raymond Gaskin, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, thanking him for his continued service.
Mayor Lamb presented a 15-year service pin to Susan Edwards, Senior Center Director, thanking her for her continued service.
Mr. Scheer requested that an executive session be added to the agenda to discuss legal matters. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to add an executive session. Motion passed without opposition.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Agreement with Chatham County for County-wide Canal Maintenance Program
Chatham County has submitted a request for an updated Intergovernmental Agreement for the County-wide Canal Maintenance Program. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the agreement, contingent upon the city attorney’s approval of the term of the agreement. Motion passed without opposition.
2. Agreement with Georgia Power to extend lights on Pooler Parkway
Ms. McNeely presented an agreement with Georgia Power to extend the lights on Pooler Parkway. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the agreement. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
3. First Reading on Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers ordinance
Ms. McNeely presented a new ordinance to regulate pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers and to provide for the definition of pawnbroker to include precious metal dealers. Councilman Burke made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the ordinance on First Reading. Motion passed without opposition.
Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:23 p.m. to discuss legal matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:49 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Burke made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:49 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.