Council Minutes September 3, 2013

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
September 3, 2013  

 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on September 3, 2013.

Mayor 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 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 Councilman Allen, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition.      

The minutes of the August 19thExecutive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Wall, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, and passed with Councilman Allen abstaining.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

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

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal stated that the fire department responded to 245 calls in August, totaling 1692 for the year and that the police department responded to 1431 calls, totaling 21,001 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 reported that tumbling and dance class registration continues and that the rama to kick off the football season is to be held Saturday.


BUILDING/ZONING

Councilman Allen reported that three (3) new single family residential, six (6) attached unit and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, totaling 124 single family, 67 attached unit and 90 commercial permits for the year, with 3575 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb welcomed State Representative Bill Hitchens to the meeting.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested zoning map amendment of 3.52 acres on Raymond Road from

RA-2 to I-1

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 Byrd stated that the petitioner has requested this item be withdrawn.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

2. Site plan for Aerofinish Manufacturing Facility at 123 Westside Boulevard

Aerofinish Manufacturing has submitted a site plan for a proposed 45,000 sq. ft. facility to manufacture airplane cabinetry. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon a tree reimbursement in the amount of $1000.00 being submitted by the developer. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

3. Site plan for proposed retail shops at 405 Pooler Parkway

Mr. Byrd presented a site plan for proposed retail shops, consisting of a 8,600 sq. ft. multi-tenant building, adjacent to Mellow Mushroom. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the site plan, contingent upon the outdoor seating being fenced in to prohibit access from the parking lot. Motion passed without opposition. Theo Stone of LeCraw Engineering was present and was in agreement with the motion.

4. Site plan for Cheer Savannah on Pipemakers Circle

Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner has requested this item be tabled. Councilman Allen made a motion to table. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

5. Site plan for remodeling of Chick-Fil-A Restaurant at 180 Pooler Parkway

Mr. Byrd presented a site plan to remodel a portion of the existing Chick-Fil-A Restaurant. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the site plan. Motion passed without opposition.


6. Minor Subdivision plat of Lot A-1A on Towne Center Boulevard

Bansi Properties, LLC has submitted a minor subdivision plat of 50.42 acres to create Parcel 1, a 6.65 acre tract for a proposed hotel. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

7. Alcoholic beverage license application for Jitendra Patel at Riya Beverage

Jitendra Patel has submitted an application for alcoholic beverage sales at Riya Beverage, formerly the Village Liquor Shop. Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the license. Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

Councilman Allen made a motion to add Item #8. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

8. Contract with Carroll & Carroll to resurface streets

Mr. Byrd presented a contract in the amount of $186,625.00 with Carroll & Carroll to resurface streets recommended by the street superintendent, stating that the $127,000.00 will be paid through State funding, with the remaining $59,625.00 being part of this year’s budget. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the contract. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:29 p.m. to discuss legal, land acquisition and personnel matters. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 7:40 p.m.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:40 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

September 3, 2013. Mayor 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, 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 zoning map amendment of 3.52 acres on Raymond Road from RA-2 to I-1. Mr. Byrd stated that the petitioner has asked that this request be withdrawn.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:46 p.m.

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