Council Minutes November 7, 2011

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
November 7, 2011 


         The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on November 7, 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. 

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Allen, seconded by Councilman Burke, with no opposition. 

Report from the Standing Committees: 

FINANCE

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

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 216 calls this month, totaling 2023 calls for the year and that the police department responded to 2023 calls in October, totaling 24,704 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 have performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant. Councilman Wall stated that he has been made aware of a company soliciting senior citizens to enroll in an insurance program to cover costs associated with broken water service lines, noting that this is a scam and asking all those who receive them to discard the letters immediately.

RECREATION

Councilwoman Black reported thatdance and tumbling classes continue, that the football teams will be playing in bowl games this week and also reported on the activities within the senior citizens center.

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilman Allen reported that seven (7) new single family residential and four (4) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 118 residential and 36 commercial permits for the year, with 2233 inspections performed. 

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss. 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed: 

1. Approval of minor subdivision plat of Tracts 1 and 2 of the Robert’s Tract

Certus Bank has submitted a minor subdivision plat creating Lot 3 from Tracts 1 and 2 of the Robert’s Tract, located at the intersection of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and Triple B Trail. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition. 

2. Approval of revised plat for Westbrook Subdivision, Phase 8

Mr. Byrd presented a revised plat for Phase 8 of Westbrook Subdivision, stating that the purpose is to adjust the lot line for Lot 585. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition. 

3. Approval of site plan for Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant

Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for a proposed Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant to be located at 220 Pooler Parkway, stating that all of the comments from the city’s engineer and the public works department have been addressed. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon approval from the Godley Station Architectural Review Board and the final plat of Godley Towne Center being recorded. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

4. Approval of revised recombination plat of The Farm at Morgan Lakes,

Phases 1A & 1B

The original recombination plat was submitted and approved by Council on October 17th(not yet recorded) to remove the alley that runs along Lots 246 through 260 in Phases 1A and 1B of The Farm at Morgan Lakes. Lot 246 has been sold and is held in different ownership than the remainder of the lots being combined. Therefore, the developer has excluded Lot 246 from this plat and will address any recombination of Lot 246 if needed, at a later date.  Mr. Scheer asked that this item be tabled in order to further research the matter. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to table this item. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Approval of recombination plat of all lots owned by Rothwell Street Baptist Church

Mr. Byrd presented a request from Rothwell Street Baptist Church to recombine all of the lots owned by the church into one (1) parcel. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition. 

6. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Gregory M. Parker at Parker’s #37

Mr. Byrd presented an application for alcoholic beverage sales (beer and wine) for Gregory M. Parker at the new Parker’s #37 at 10 Godley Station Boulevard, stating that Police Chief Mark Revenew has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed with Councilman Allen opposing. 

7. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Lisa Holloway at Hirano’s Restaurant

Mr. Byrd presented an application for alcoholic beverage sales (beer and wine) for Lisa Holloway at Hirano’s Restaurant located at 1105 E. Highway 80, Suite A (formerly Okayama Japanese Steakhouse), stating that Chief Revenew has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing. 

8. Approval of permit for Flying Fortress 5K to be held November 12thand to waive fees

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is sponsoring a “Flying Fortress 5K” to be held on November 12thto benefit the restoration of their B-17, the “City of Savannah”, a vintage aircraft from WWII.Councilman Wall made a motion to permit the 5K to be held and to waive any permit fees. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. 

9. Approval of proposal from Southern Lighting & Traffic Systems for galvanized steel mast arm poles for I-16 & Pooler Parkway traffic lights

Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Southern Lighting & Traffic Sytems for galvanized steel mast arm poles, as well as an estimate from Georgia Power for the service for the traffic signals at I-16 & Pooler Parkway. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the proposal in the amount of $40,190.00 and the Georgia Power estimate of $15,980.00 for service to the lights.Motion passed without opposition. 

10. Approval of budget adjustment (2011 restricted funds) for Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Karen Robertson, Executive Director of the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, presented a budget adjustment for 2011, stating that the adjustment reflects a decrease, due to a shortfall in hotel/motel tax funds. Mr. Scheer questioned whether the Chamber’s audit has been completed, wherein Ms. Robertson replied that it will be soon. Therefore, Councilman Allen made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

11. Resolution regarding 2011 budget adjustment for the General Fund

Michelle McNeely, Finance Officer, presented a resolution regarding Budget Amendment 2011-05 (copy attached to and made a part of these minutes) for the General Fund. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to adopt the resolution. Motion passed without opposition. 

Councilman Royal made a motion to add item #12 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition. 

12. Approval of proposal for brick to be put on the outside of fire station #1

Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from C & C Enterprizes for putting brick on the exterior of fire station #1, stating that since the water tower has been removed and the area is being cleaned up, the brick will add to the beautification process. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $32,450.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition. 

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:32 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

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