Council Minutes January 18, 2011

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
January 18, 2011 

 

          The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on January 18, 2011. 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 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 Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilwoman Black, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

Councilman Burke presented accounts payable information for the end of December 2010 and through January 18, 2011, making a motion to pay bills in excess of $1500.00, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal reported that the police department responded to 1278 calls so far this month and further, that the fire department responded to 112 calls.

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 have performed routine maintenance and that all parameters have been met at the wastewater treatment plant.

RECREATION

Councilwoman Black reported that registration for tumbling and dance classes continue, youth basketball games continue and registration for baseball, softball and soccer is ongoing.

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilwoman Benton reported that four (4) new single family residential, one (1) attached unit and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 112 inspections performed.

Hillary Brodofsky, newly appointed Executive Director of the West Chatham YMCA, addressed Council in regards to upcoming plans of the YMCA, including completion of the community playground.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested zoning map amendment of a 1.590 acre tract on the south side of PineBarren Road from R-A to I-1

A public hearing was held prior wherein no opposition was presented. Mr. Byrd presented the request from MSBP Partners, LLC, to re-zone a 1.590 acre tract on the south side of Pine Barren Road from R-A to I-1, stating that the tract was recently combined to Parcel 3, which is already zoned for light industrial use. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve the zoning map amendment, based on review of the criteria. Motion passed without opposition.

2. Approval of recombination plat for Lot 2-C and a 5.780 acre portion of Parcel 1 on the south side of Pine Barren Road at Barrow Drive

Mr. Byrd presented a requested recombination plat for Lot 2-C and a 5.780 acre portion of Parcel 1 on the south side of Pine Barren Road at Barrow Drive. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the recombination. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

3. Approval of expansion of a non-conforming use at 1330 Quacco Road

Mr. Byrd presented a request from Scott Moore, owner, to expand the non-conforming use (paving and building contractor) of the property. Mr. Moore has submitted plans to construct a 130' x 30' metal storage building on his property. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the expansion of the non-conforming use. Motion passed without opposition.

4. Approval of alcoholic beverage sales on Sunday at Luckys Restaurant, located at the Savannah Conference Hotel

Mr. Byrd presented a request from Andrew Johnson to allow Sunday sales of alcohol at the newly renovated restaurant at the Savannah Conference Hotel at 301 Governor Treutlen Road, known as Luckys Restaurant.After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the Sunday sales license. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Approval to fix qualifying fees for 2011 municipal election

Mr. Byrd stated that every year a municipal election is held, it is mandatory that the qualifying fees be fixed to be no less than three percent (3%) of the salaries for the elected positions, noting that the fee for qualifying for mayor is $216.00 and the qualifying fee for councilmembers is $108.00. Councilman Wall made a motion to fix the qualifying fees as presented. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:24 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

January 18, 2011. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m.

Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman David Burke, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall. City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment of a 1.590 acre tract on the south side of Pine    Barren Road from R-A to I-1. Terry Coleman of Kern-Coleman & Company, on behalf of MSBP Partners, LLC, presented a request to re-zone a 1.590 acre tract located on the south side of Pine Barren Road from R-A (residential-agricultural) to I-1 (light-industrial), to be consistent with the development taking place in the area.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:49 p.m.

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