The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on October 4, 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 Councilman Burke.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Burke, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Burke presented the accounts payable information for the month, making a motion to pay the bills in excess of $1500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the police department responded to1125 calls during the period of September 17ththrough the 30th, with 23,281 calls responded to for the year and that the fire department responded to 179 calls in September, with 1623 responded to for the year.
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 fall tumbling, soccer, football and men’s basketball games continue.
Councilwoman Benton reported that 13 new single family residential and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, totaling 109 single family and 27 commercial permits for the year, with 2487 inspections performed.
Mayor Lamb presented a 15-year service pin to Police Lieutenant Neal Owens, thanking him for his continued service.
Rhett Marlow of Viridiun presented information regarding organic waste recycling at Walmart.
Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of revised site plan for Royal Cinema at Godley Station to include dinner theater with beer and wine sales
Mr. Byrd presented a revised site plan for the Royal Cinema at Godley Station to include a dinner theater with beer and wine sales, noting that the restaurant and bar will be contained in one area where tickets for the dinner theater will be purchased and where beer and wine will only be allowed. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the revised site plan. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
2. Approval of Contract for Probation Supervision and Rehabilitation Services with Middle Georgia Probation, LLC
Mr. Byrd presented the Contract for Probation Supervision and Rehabilitation Services with Middle Georgia Probation, LLC, stating that Mr. Scheer has recommended that authorization be given for Municipal Court Judge Rick Gnann to enter into a contract with Middle Georgia Probation. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to authorize Judge Gnann to enter into the above stated contract. Motion passed without opposition.
3. Second Reading on amendment to taxation ordinance regarding property tax billing
Mr. Byrd presented an amendment to the taxation ordinance regarding the billing date for property taxes, to make the date coincide with Chatham County. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the amendment on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of proposed revision to the Morgan Family PUD development standards to include an assisted living home as an allowed use within the single-family attached residential district
Jerry Konter of Konter Homes presented a request to amend the PUD development standards for The Morgan Family PUD to include an assisted living home as an allowed use within the single-family attached residential district. This home would allow individuals who receive funding through the Medicaid Waiver program to live as independently as possible, with 24-hour care provided. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the revision, contingent upon item #7 on page 7 to include the verbiage “non-occupant” Supervisory personnel and staff in this section of the development standards. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition. Mr. Scheer asked Mr. Konter if he was in agreement with the contingency wherein Mr. Konter replied that he was and that he appreciated the recommendation from Planning & Zoning.
2. Approval of revised minor subdivision plat of Tract 1 of the A.M. Wall Tract
Mr. Byrd presented a revised minor subdivision plat of Tract 1 of the A.M. Wall Tract, stating that a technical revision had to be made after the original plat was signed. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the revised minor subdivision plat. Motion passed without opposition.
3. Approval of minor subdivision plat of Lot B-2C on Traders Way
Mr. Byrd presented a minor subdivision plat of Lot B-2C to create three (3) lots, noting that Lot 1 has an existing building on it, that Lot 2 is to be sold for the construction of a new building and that Lot 3 will be “common area”. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.
4. Request from Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau for 5K run to be held October 9thon City streets in Sangrena Woods Subdivision
Karen Robertson, Executive Director of the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, presented a request to allow a 5K run to be held on City streets in Sangrena Woods Subdivision on October 9th. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve this request to include assistance from the police department. Motion passed without opposition.
5. Resolution regarding budget adjustment for the General Fund
Mr. Byrd presented a resolution in regards to budget adjustment 2010-04 (copy attached to and made a part of these minutes) for the General Fund. Councilman Burke made a motion to approve the resolution. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:40 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.