The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on November 5, 2012. Mayor pro tem Rebecca Benton 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. Mayor Mike Lamb was absent.
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 Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Burke, with no opposition.
The minutes of the October 15thExecutive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Allen, seconded by Councilman Wall, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Burke presented bills for payment in excess of $1500.00 and made a motion to pay these bills, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 206 calls in October, totaling 2089 for the year and that the police department responded to 1808 calls during the period of October 15ththrough November 4th, totaling 26,827 for the year.
Mayor pro tem Benton reported that the street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Wall reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.
Councilwoman Black reported that youth football teams are participating in the Rebel Bowl games in Garden City this week. Further, that the senior citizens recently won several ribbons at the fair for their crafts and quilt.
Councilman Allen reported that seven (7) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 190 single family and 51 commercial permits, with 3729 inspections performed.
At the request of Mr. Scheer, Councilman Allen made a motion to add Item #2 under New Business. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of change order for additional clearing, grading, grassing and mulch hay at pedestrian park on W. Highway 80
Mr. Byrd presented a change order in the amount of $8700.00. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.
2. Conveyance of quit claim deed to heirs of the Estate of Emory C, Roach for property located at 116 E. Highway 80
Mr. Scheer presented a quit claim deed to convey the property at 116 E. Highway 80 back to the heirs of Mr. Roach’s estate, stating that this property was acquired by the City pursuant to a Sheriff’s Deed and that the heirs have submitted a check to the City for re-payment within the legal time limit. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the conveyance of the quit claim deed and authorize the Mayor to execute the deed. Motion passed without opposition.
Lionel Lawrence, resident in Bridgewater Subdivision, thanked Council, staff and the police department for handling the problem of people parking in the subdivision to pick their children up from the schools on Pine Barren Road.
Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:16 p.m. to discuss legal and land acquisition matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.
Mayor pro tem Benton called the meeting back to order at 6:59 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:59 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.