Council Minutes August 5, 2013

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
August 5, 2013 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on August 5, 2013. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, 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 Councilman Burke. 

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 July 15thExecutive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Royal, seconded by Councilman Burke, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

Councilman Burke presented bills in excess of $1500.00 for the month and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Burke reported that the fire department responded to 228 calls in July, totaling 1446 for the year and that the police department responded to 154 calls during the period of July 15ththrough August 4th, totaling 18,634 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 was absent.

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilwoman Benton reported that nine (9) new single family residential,

three (3) attached unit and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 113 single family, 61 attached unit and 85 commercial permits for the year, with 3239 inspections performed. 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Second Reading on amendment to Flood Damage Prevention ordinance to include D Firm Panels and FIS (Flood Insurance Study)

Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the Flood Damage Prevention ordinance. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the ordinance on Second Reading. Motion passed without opposition.

2. Second Reading on amendment to Internet Café ordinance

Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the Internet Café ordinance. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the ordinance on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

3. Second Reading on Records Retention ordinance                            

Mr. Byrd presented an ordinance regarding records retention. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the ordinance on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Conditional use to operate a beauty shop at 1106 Forest Drive

A public hearing was held prior. After review of the criteria, Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the conditional use. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

2. Conditional use to operate a pawn shop at 301 SE Highway 80

Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner has requested this item be withdrawn. This request was honored.

3. Site plan for a proposed water park on Towne Center Drive

Dan Fisher of EMC Engineering, Inc. presented the site plan (construction plan) for the infrastructure to serve the water park and the auxiliary buildings. Mr. Scheer stated that a recordable document has not been submitted in regards to the parking issue. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the plan, not to include parking. Motion passed without opposition.


4. Intergovernmental agreement with City of Savannah for water supply to SPA Park

Mr. Byrd presented an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Savannah for the purchase of water to serve the SPA (Savannah Port Authority Industrial) Park. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the agreement. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

5. Special event permit for car show sponsored by the Pooler Lions Club to be held           October 12that Recreation Complex and to waive fees

The Pooler Lions Club, a non-profit organization, is requesting approval to sponsor a car show to be held at the recreation complex on October 12th. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the event and to waive the fees. Motion passed without opposition.

6. Special event permit for Coastal Chevrolet to sell vehicles in Walmart parking lot September 25ththrough 28th

Coastal Chevrolet, a division of Vaden Automotive Group, is requesting approval to sell vehicles in the Walmart parking lot on September 25ththrough the 28th. Mr. Byrd stated that approval has been submitted from Walmart as well as a copy of the liability insurance to cover the event. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the event. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

7. Engineering proposal for study of drainage improvements of an approximate 55 acre Rothwell Street drainage basin that is tributary to Benton Canal

Mr. Byrd presented an engineering proposal from EMC Engineering Services, Inc. for a study of drainage improvements in the approximate 55 acre Rothwell Street drainage basin that is tributary to the Benton Canal, with the funding being proposed through a Community Development Block Grant. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the proposal in the amount of $8250.00. Motion passed without opposition.

Elijah West, Principal of Pooler Elementary School, invited everyone to attend the school’s open house on Thursday, August 8th.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Burke made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:32 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

                                                                Public Hearing 

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

August 5, 2013. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, 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 purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested conditional use to operate a beauty shop at 1106 Forest Drive. Tiffany Jones presented her request to operate a beauty shop out of her home on a part-time basis.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:47 p.m.

                                                               Public Hearing 

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

August 5, 2013. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:50 p.m. Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, 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 purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested conditional use to operate a pawn shop at 301 SE Highway 80. Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner has withdrawn the request.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:51 p.m.

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