Council Minutes August 19, 2013

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
August 19, 2013
 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on August 19, 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 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 Councilwoman Black.

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

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

Councilman Royal presented bills in excess of $1500.00 for the month and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.Ms. McNeely presented the “Distinguished Budget Award Presentation for 2013", stating that this is the first year the City presented the budget to the Government Finance Officers Association.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 139 calls since the last meeting, totaling 1586 for the year and that the police department responded to 1129 calls during the period of August 5ththrough August 18th, totaling 19,862 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.Councilman Wall commended the drainage department for their diligent work during the recent heavy rainfall.

RECREATION

Councilwoman Black reported that football and soccer practice continue and that the adult co-ed softball season has begun.


BUILDING/ZONING

Councilman Allen reported that eight (8) new single family residential,

eight (8) stacked condominium and four (4) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 121 single family, 28 stacked condominium and 89 commercial permits for the year, with 3423 inspections performed.

Councilman Allen made a motion to add an Executive Session to discuss legal and land acquisition matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Conditional use to operate a commercial biomedical waste treatment facility at

125-C Pine Meadow Drive

A public hearing was held prior. Ben Wall, Jr., on behalf of P.M.P., Inc., presented a conditional use request to allow a commercial biomedical waste treatment facility in an I-2 (heavy industrial) zone at 125-C Pine Meadow Drive. After review of the criteria, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the conditional use, for as long as the business is in existence and operated in accordance with how it was presented to Council. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2. Zoning map amendment to delete conditions placed on a 27.22 acre portion of the Roberts Tract on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway

A public hearing was held prior. Terry Coleman of Coleman Company, Inc. presented a request to delete the condition “only use permitted would be for cold food storage” on the remaining portion of Tract 2 and delete the condition “restrict building height to 35 feet” on the remaining portion of Tract 1. After review of the criteria, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the amendment, with all the other conditions remaining on the 27.22 acre portion. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

3. Site plan for Chili’s Grill & Bar at 270 Pooler Parkway

The proposed Chili’s Grill & Bar is a 5,985 sq. ft. restaurant to be constructed at 270 Pooler Parkway. Mr. Byrd stated that all of the engineering comments have been addressed and the project has received NRCS approval. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the site plan, contingent upon the dumpster enclosure being the same material as the building and the structure at the rear of the restaurant being an exterior storage building that will open into the enclosed courtyard. Motion passed without opposition.


4. Final plat of Durham Park Townhomes, Phase 1-G

Mr. Byrd presented the final plat for Phase 1-G of Durham Park Townhomes. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

5. Engineering proposal for Nordic Reuse Water Main, Towne Lake Lift Station Upgrade, Godley Station Lift Station Upgrade and New Force Main and Key Slot Lift Station Upgrade

Mr. Byrd presented an engineering proposal for services in connection with the Nordic reuse water main, and upgrades to the Towne Lake, Godley Station and Key Slot lift stations and the new force main to the Godley Station lift station, stating that the costs will be funded through a Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) loan.  Councilman Wall stated that the reuse water being transmitted to the Nordic site is beneficial for both the City and Nordic. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

6. Special event permit for Patriot Weekend on September 6th& 7th, to include Pooler 5K Run sponsored by Savannah FCA Endurance, and to waive fees

Patriot Weekend, a two-day festival located at the recreation park, will include a free concert on Friday, September 6thwith fireworks to follow and the Pooler 5K on Saturday, September 7th, with food and amusements to follow at the park. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the permit and to waive the fees.Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

7. Special event permit for The Milestone 10K and Half Marathon on August 31st, sponsored by Savannah FCA Endurance, and to waive fees

Mr. Byrd presented a request for the 2ndAnnual Milestone Half Marathon/10K to be run August 31st.  After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the event on only those roads being owned by the City (excluding Pine Meadow Drive) and to waive the fees. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

8. Proposal from HD Supply Waterworks for turn-key automatic water meter reading project

Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from HD Supply Waterworks, a sole source provider, for a turn-key automatic water meter reading project. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal, authorizing Mayor Lamb to execute the contract and financing documents not to exceed $2,000,000.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Terry Coleman of Coleman Company, Inc. requested an item be added to the agenda, based on the item already being addressed by Planning & Zoning at their last meeting.Councilman Wall made a motion to add Item #9 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.


9. Recombination plat of the remaining portion of Tract 1 and Tract 2 of the Roberts     Tract

Mr. Coleman presented a recombination plat of the remaining portion of Tract 1 and Tract 2 of the Roberts Tract to relocate the property line to create a 9.37 acre parcel and a 17.85 acre parcel for an industrial warehouse distribution facility. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition.

Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:46 p.m. to discuss legal and land acquisition matters. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 7:01 p.m.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:01 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 19, 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 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:

(1)A requested conditional use to operate a commercial biomedical waste treatment facility at 125-C Pine Meadow Drive- Ben Wall, Jr., on behalf of P.M.P., Inc., presented a conditional use request to allow a commercial biomedical waste treatment facility in an I-2 (heavy industrial) zone at 125-C Pine Meadow Drive. Councilman Allen questioned if the equipment would cause a lot of noise when steam escapes. Mr. Wall replied that there would be no loud noise. Angel Aguilar of Bondtech Treatment Technology stated that no chemicals are used in the sterilization process and that the items are ready for solid waste disposal once they are processed.

(2)A requested zoning map amendment to delete conditions placed on a 27.22 acre portion of the Roberts Tract on the north side of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway-

Terry Coleman of Coleman Company, Inc. presented a requested zoning map amendment to delete the condition “ only use permitted would be cold food storage” from the remaining portion of Tract 2 and delete “restrict building height to 35 feet” from the remaining portion of Tract 1, leaving all other remaining conditions placed on the re-zoning in effect. Mr. Coleman stated that by removing the 35' height restriction, it will allow for buildings to be no more than 45' high (per the City’s ordinance), and that the proposed developer has plans for “flex space” warehousing.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:55 p.m.

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