October 3, 2011
The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on October 3, 2011.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 David Burke, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall.City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.
The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Lamb.
Councilwoman Benton stepped down from her seat. The minutes of the September 6, 2011 meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Wall, to include a development agreement between South Godley Enterprises, LLC and the City, stating the conditions placed on the re-zoning of approximately 17 acres on Park Avenue from C-2 to R-3,to be made part of the official minutes of the meeting.Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.Councilwoman Benton returned to her seat.
The minutes of the previous meeting (September 19th) were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Wall, seconded by Councilman Allen, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Burke presented bills for the month in excess of $1500.00, making a motion to approve, subject to funds.Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 207 calls in September, totaling 1804 calls for the year and that the police department responded to 1230calls during September 16ththrough the 29th, totaling 21,407 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.
Councilwoman Black reported that dance and tumbling classes, youth football games and fall soccer games continue.Further, that the senior citizens will be visiting area nursing homes on October 20thand that flu shots will be given on October 19th.
Councilman Allen reported that five (5) new single family residential and two (2)commercialpermits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 106 residentialand 28 commercial permits for the year, with 1984 inspections performed.
Elijah West, Jr., Vice Principal at Pooler Elementary School, addressed Council in regards to the School’s plans for building a strong family atmosphere, to incorporate community and parental involvement.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1.Approval of recombination plat of Lots 1 and 2, Wheeles Subdivision
Carolyn P. Wheeles has submitted a recombination plat of Lots 1 and 2, Wheeles Subdivision, to widen Lot 2-A to include the existing driveway that serves the residence at 602 S. Skinner Street.Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the recombination plat.Motion passed without opposition.
2.Approval of minor subdivision plat of Lot A-2, Towne Center at Godley Station, to create public road rights-of-way
Mr. Byrd presented a minor subdivision plat of Lot A-2, Towne Center at Godley Station, to dedicate the rights-of-way to the City, stating that the plat includes a “hold harmless agreement”.Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the plat.Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
3.Approval of construction plan for a 250' commercial access road from Memorial Boulevard
Mr. Byrd presented a construction plan for a 250' commercial access road from Memorial Boulevard to the future Enmark gas station, stating that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed.Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the plan, contingent upon the issuance of the wetlands permit.Motion passed without opposition.
4.Approval of site plan for a proposed Enmark Convenience Store/Car Wash at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Pooler Parkway
Mr. Byrd presented a site plan for a proposed Enmark Convenience Store/Car Wash at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Pooler Parkway, stating that all of the engineer’s comments have been addressed.Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the site plan.Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
5.Resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2011-04 for the General Fund
Michelle McNeely, Finance Officer,presented a resolution regarding budget adjustment 2011-04 for the General Fund (copy attached to and made a part of these minutes).Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to adopt the resolution.Motion passed without opposition.
6.Resolution regarding GEFA Loan #2011-L11WS
Mr. Byrd presented a resolution regarding the City’s Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority loan for the extension of the water main south of I-16 to “loop” the City’s water system.Councilman Allen made a motion to adopt the resolution.Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Morris Hill, resident, addressed Council in regards to a recent discussion concerning improvements that needed to be made at the senior citizens center.Mr. Byrd stated that a survey has been sent to the senior citizens who attend the center, requesting them to complete the survey and return in the self-addressed, stamped envelope.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:52 p.m.Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.