Council Minutes September 4, 2012

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
September 4, 2012 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on September 4, 2012. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman David Burke, Councilman Mike Royal 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 Councilman Burke.

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

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

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

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 95 calls during the period of August 20ththrough September 4th, totaling 1718 calls for the year and further, that the police department responded to 1175 calls during the period of

August 17ththrough the 31st, totaling 20,833 calls 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 men’s basketball games continue as well as practice for football, cheerleading and soccer and that dance classes have resumed. Further, that the senior citizens have scheduled an auction for the end of the month, and are asking for donations.


BUILDING/ZONING

Councilwoman Benton reported that nine (9) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 167 single family residential and 36 commercial permits for the year, with 2794 inspections performed. Further, that a PUD Review Board meeting is scheduled for September 10th.

Dan Massey, incumbent candidate for Clerk of Superior Court, addressed Council in regards to him seeking re-election.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Approval of minor subdivision plat of Lot 3 on S. H. Morgan Parkway

Morgan Center, LLC has submitted a minor subdivision plat of Lot 3 of the Morgan Center to create Lot 3A (12.897 acres) and Lot 3B (15.095 acres). Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plat. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

2. Approval of recombination plat of Lots 151 & 152, Westbrook Subdivision

Ms. McNeely presented a recombination plat of Lots 151 & 152 in Westbrook Subdivision on Sussex Retreat, stating that it will create one (1) single-family lot consisting of 1.33 acres. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Approval of proposal from Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung Engineers for Mobile

GIS Utility Services

Ms. McNeely presented an engineering proposal from HGB&D for Mobile GIS Utility services. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

4. Approval of Change Order #1 & #2 for site clearing at Fire Station #4

Ms. McNeely presented Change Order #1 and #2 from Site Work Construction, Inc. for Fire Station #4 site clearing, stating that Change Order #1 is a decrease in the amount of $16,064.00 and Change Order #2 is an increase in the amount of $11,263.23. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the change orders. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

5. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with Chatham County for the Allocation          and Distribution of Proceeds from the Energy Excise Tax

Ms. McNeely presented the Intergovernmental Agreement with Chatham County for the Allocation and Distribution of Proceeds from the Energy Excise Tax. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the agreement. Motion passed without opposition.


6. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Roger Hudson at Snazzy’s, a new

restaurant proposed at 101 Godley Station Boulevard

Roger Hudson has submitted an application for a license to serve alcoholic beverages at a proposed restaurant known as Snazzy’s at 101 Godley Station Boulevard.  Councilman Wall asked the applicant if he was aware of the problems experienced with the previous tenant at this address, wherein Mr. Hudson replied that he was and that his restaurant will have a “family” atmosphere. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license, to include Sunday Sales. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

7. Approval of alcoholic beverage license (beer and wine) for Ganshyam Patel at Sk8       Wings, a new restaurant at 4 Towne Center Court

Ganshyam Patel has submitted an application for a license to serve beer and wine at the new restaurant, Sk8 Wings, at 4 Towne Center Court. Mr. Scheer requested that this item be tabled. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to table the item. Motion passed without opposition.

8. Resolution regarding Budget Adjustment #3 for General Fund and Confiscated  Assets Fund

Ms. McNeely presented Budget Adjustment 2012-03 for the General Fund and Confiscated Assets Fund (copy attached to and made a part of these minutes). Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the budget adjustment. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:36 p.m. to discuss land acquisition matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 7:12 p.m.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:12 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

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