The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on April 16, 2012. 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.Councilman David Burke was absent due to an illness in his family.
The invocation was given by Councilman Allen 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 Allen, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Ms. McNeely presented bills in excess of $1500.00. Councilman Wall made a motion to pay the bills, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 111 calls since the last meeting, totaling 712 for the year and that the police department responded to 1197 calls during the period of March 30ththrough April 2nd, totaling 8749 for the year.
Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Wall reported that the water and sewer departments have performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant. Councilman Wall commended the public safety and public works employees for their work during the emergency situation involving the gas main on Highway 80 and the water outage which resulted from the gas main being damaged.
Councilwoman Black reported that baseball and softball games continue, with tournaments scheduled at the complex on the weekends and further reported on recent and upcoming activities at the senior citizens center.
Councilman Allen reported that 10 new single family residential and one (1) new attached unit permit were issued since the last meeting, totaling 60 single family residential and eight (8) attached unit permits, with 988 inspections performed.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of recombination plat of Lots 1201-1205, Building 20 of Harmony Townes Subdivision
Mr. Byrd presented a recombination plat of Lots 1201 - 1205, Building 20 of Harmony Townes Subdivision, to adjust the property lines to match the new product. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
2. Approval of recombination plat of Parcel C-1 of The Morgan Tract “Q” and G.M. Ortega Tract
Pooler Apartment Partners, LLC has submitted a recombination plat of Parcel C-1 of The Morgan Tract “Q” and the G.M. Ortega tract for the development of Whitefield Marsh Apartments, aka Two Addison Place. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat, contingent upon the closing on the property taking place and the mylar being signed by the new owner. Motion passed without opposition.
3. Approval of County-City Agreement for Drug Enforcement Activities
Mr. Byrd presented an agreement with Chatham County for Drug Enforcement Activities through the Counter Narcotics Team, which has been in operation since 1994. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the agreement, contingent upon the city attorney’s approval. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
4. Approval of Funding and Eligibility Policy for Other Post-Employment Benefits to correct typographical error
Ms. McNeely presented the Funding and Eligibility Policy for Other Post-Employment Benefits, stating that a typographical error occurred when the policy was originally adopted in December 2011.Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the policy. Motion passed without opposition.
5. Resolution regarding 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan administered by Georgia Municipal Association
Ms. McNeely presented a resolution regarding the City’s 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan as administered by the Georgia Municipal Association. Councilman Wall made a motion to adopt the resolution. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
6. First Reading on post-construction stormwater management ordinance
Mr. Byrd presented a post-construction stormwater management ordinance as mandated by the Environmental Protection Division and recommended as part of the Georgia Coastal Stormwater guidelines.Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the ordinance on First and Second Reading, based on the deadline for adoption having expired and pursuant to Section 3.18 of the City’s Charter. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.
Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:22 p.m. to discuss legal and personnel matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 7:00 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:00 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.