The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on November 19, 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. City Manager Robbie Byrd, 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 Mayor Lamb.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.
The minutes of the November 5thExecutive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
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.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 102 calls during November 1stthrough the 18th, totaling 2190 for the year and that the police department responded to 1207 calls during the period of November 1stthrough the 15th, totaling 28,034 for the year.
Councilwoman Benton reported that the street and drainage departments have 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.
Councilwoman Black reported that dance and tumbling classes continue for the fall and that youth basketball practice will begin December 1st.
Councilwoman Black made a motion to add Item #4 under New Business. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilwoman Benton reported that eight (8) new single family residential and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, totaling 198 single family residential and 52 commercial permits for the year, with 3940 inspections performed.
There was no OLD BUSINESS the discuss:
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Easement plat of Lots A & B, Durden Subdivision
Mr. Byrd presented an easement plat for Lots A & B, Durden Subdivision, stating that the purpose is to dedicate a 10' utility easement to the City and abandon the 15' drainage easement across the lots.Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition.
2. Award bid for Sidewalk Extension, Phase III
Bids were received on October 2, 2012 for Phase III of the Sidewalk Extension project. Councilman Royal made a motion to award the bid to the low bidder, Sandhill A.L.S. Construction, Inc., in the amount of $410,200.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
3. Conveyance of Underground Easement to Georgia Power Company for a distribution line on Barrow Drive
Mr. Byrd presented an Underground Easement to allow Georgia Power Company to place a distribution line on Barrow Drive to serve Fire Station #4. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the easement. Motion passed without opposition.
4. Resolution regarding Georgia Recreational Trails Program Grant
Mayor Lamb read aloud a resolution to authorize the submission of the City’s application for a Georgia Recreational Trails Program Grant offered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for the construction of the Pooler Veterans Memorial Park on West Highway 80. Councilman Wall made a motion to adopt the resolution. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilwoman Benton made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:15 p.m. to discuss legal and land acquisition matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:45 p.m.
Councilman Wall mentioned the upcoming Planning Retreat to be held in January in Atlanta, stating that the date and time need to be determined and advertised accordingly.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:47 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.