The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 21, 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.
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 Wall, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Burke presented the accounts payable information for the period of June 7ththrough the 19th, 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 1182 calls during the period of June 4ththrough the 17th, with 13,743 calls for the year and that the fire department responded to 100 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 that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.
Councilwoman Black reported that summer tumbling classes and summer basketball games continue, with registration now being available online for football, soccer and cheerleading signups. Further, a tournament was held over the weekend to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, co-sponsored by Sams Club.
Councilwoman Benton reported that four (4) new single family residential, one (1) attached unit and three (3) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 66 single family, three (3) attached unit and 18 commercial permits for the year, and that 1552 inspections have been performed this year.
Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Second Reading on amendment to solid waste ordinance to require $50.00 deposit for lessees when applying for sanitation-only service
Mr. Byrd presented the amendment to the solid waste ordinance to require a $50.00 deposit for lessees when they apply for sanitation-only service. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the amendment on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
2. Second Reading on a proposed zoning text amendment to Appendix “A”, Article V, Section 4 “A” to add a provision that applicant must not be delinquent for any monies owed to the City prior to consideration of any application
Mr. Byrd presented the zoning text amendment to add a provision that all applicants must not be delinquent for any monies owed to the City prior to consideration of any application. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the amendment on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of change order #3 for intersection improvements and traffic signal at Godley Station Boulevard & Pooler Parkway
Mr. Byrd presented change order #3 for the intersection improvements and traffic signal at Godley Station Boulevard & Pooler Parkway in the amount of $3410.00, noting that, per the Department of Transportation, the project requires installing additional signal heads (left-turn light). Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to approve the change order. Motion passed without opposition.
2. Approval of proposal for NPDES Phase I MS4 Stormwater Management Plan Revision
Courtney Reich of Ecological Planning Group presented a proposal for the City’s NPDES Phase I MS4 Stormwater Management Plan Revision, stating that the EPD is requiring the City to revise its Stormwater Management Plan to comply with the newly issued permit. Further, that the revision must be submitted to EPD by December 1, 2010. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal not to exceed $7500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
3. Request from First Presbyterian Church of Pooler & Pooler Police Department for permit/paid off-duty police for 5K run on September 11, 2010 to benefit the Warrior Transition Unit of Ft. Stewart
Sergeant John Schmitt and Pastor John Fender presented a request from the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler and the Pooler Police Department, sponsors of the “Race for Warriors” to be held on September 11thto benefit the Warrior Transition Unit of Fort Stewart. Sergeant Schmitt stated that they are requesting a permit to allow a 5K run beginning at West Chatham Middle School and running through Quacco Road and subdivisions in the area. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the request as presented. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.
4. First Reading on amendment to Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Ordinance
Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control ordinance, stating that this is required by EPD. Councilman Burke made a motion to approve the amendment on First Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Councilwoman Benton requested that the City consider adopting an ordinance to limit the number of alcohol package shops per capita, noting that this has been a topic of discussion in the past with a former councilmember. Mayor Lamb stated that this would be a topic for the retreat on July 24th.
Steve Hartley, resident, requested that Council look into revising the sign ordinance during the retreat also to allow stricter punishment for those who place illegal signs within the City.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:29 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.