The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on March 15, 2010. 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 Councilman Wall, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Burke presented the accounts payable information for the month of February, making a motion to pay the bills in excess of $1500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the police department responded to 867 calls from February 26ththrough March 12th, totaling 4985 for the year, and that the fire department responded to 85 calls this month.
PARKS & TREES/STREET/DRAINAGE
Councilwoman Benton reported that the parks & trees, street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Wall reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.
Councilwoman Black reported that signups for men’s church and industrial softball continue until March 26th, that there are 35 teams participating in baseball, softball, t-ball and soccer and that the seniors will be having a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and bingo on Wednesday.
Councilwoman Benton reported that three (3) new single family residential permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 29 permits for the year, with 552 inspections performed.
Mayor Lamb reminded everyone of the upcoming Census, adding how important it is to submit information and thanked Jackie Carver, the City’s Census Liaison for her continued work.
Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Mr. Aaron Stewart in regards to left-turn lane/signal at Rogers Street &
W. Highway 80
Mr. Stewart addressed Council, asking once again what could be done at the intersection to ensure safety for those making a left-turn onto westbound Highway 80, recommending the light be delayed for those traveling south on Rogers Street. Mayor Lamb stated that this option could be considered.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of Change Order #2 for the Fine Screen Replacement at Wastewater Treatment Plant
Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #2 for the fine screen replacement project at the wastewater treatment plant, stating that it pertains to the additional work to include re-aligning the fine screens, installation of an air conditioner to the control panel and to paint the pipe at the plant. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the change order in the amount of $13,081.23 and to revise the completion date by adding 16 days. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
2. Appointment of additional municipal court judge pro tem
Mayor Lamb stated that he has been contacted by Attorney Derek White in regards to his interest in being a judge pro tem for the City’s municipal court. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to appoint Mr. White to serve as judge pro tem. Motion passed without opposition.
3. Approval to surplus 11 police vehicles and three (3) trucks from public works department
Mr. Byrd presented a list of vehicles and trucks to be declared surplus, to be auctioned at a later date. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the surplus list. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
4. Resolution regarding 2010 budget adjustments
Mr. Byrd presented a resolution in regards to budget adjustments for the General Fund and Water & Sewer Fund for 2010. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve. Motion passed without opposition.
Mark Cox of the Savannah Morning News addressed Council in regards to the paper’s upcoming 160thanniversary edition.
Councilwoman Benton made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:24 p.m. to discuss legal matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:59 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:59 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.