Council Minutes October 18, 2010

CITY OF POOLER
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
October 18, 2010

 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on October 18, 2010. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman David Burke, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall. City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. Councilwoman Shannon Black was absent.

The invocation was given by Councilman Allen and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Burke.

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 the accounts payable information for the month, making a motion to pay the bills in excess of $1500.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Royal reported that the police department responded to1099 calls during the period of October 1stthrough the 14th, with 24,380 calls responded to for the year and that the fire department has responded to 109 calls this month, with 1732 responded to for the year.

PARKS & TREES/STREET/DRAINAGE

Councilwoman Benton reported that the parks & trees, street and drainage departments performed routine maintenance.

WATER/SEWER

Councilman Wall reported that the water and sewer departments performed routine maintenance and that all parameters are being met at the wastewater treatment plant.

RECREATION

Councilman Royal reported that fall tumbling classes have begun and that football games continue on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 


BUILDING/ZONING

Councilman Allen reported that three (3) new single family residential and seven (7) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 112 single family and 34 commercial permits for the year, with 2593 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb presented a plaque to outgoing Planning & Zoning Chairman Wilson Roberts, thanking him for his years he served on the board.

Mayor Lamb read aloud a proclamation in regards to November being “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the City.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Request from St. John Divine Baptist Church to establish the church as a conditional     use in an R-1A zoning district and approve an expansion

A public hearing was held prior wherein no opposition was presented. Mr. Byrd presented the request from St. John Divine Baptist Church to place the church in compliance with existing zoning regulations and to approve a much needed expansion. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the conditional use and approve the expansion, based on the request meeting all the criteria for granting a conditional use. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

2. Approval of recombination plat for Harmony Townes, Building 22, Lots 1221

through 1226

Mr. Byrd presented a recombination plat for Harmony Townes, Building 22, Lots 1221 through 1226 to allow the new owner to build a different product than what was proposed by the original developer. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the plat. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Approval of decorative fence at 131 Canal Street


Mr. Byrd presented a request from Janet Daniels, who is proposing to open a group daycare at 131 Canal Street, stating that the original decorative fence that was approved by Council on August 2, 2010 does not meet the state regulations for a daycare. The newly proposed fence is a four foot (4') white vinyl type with three inch (3") slat separation which meets the regulations. Further, that landscaping is being proposed to screen the fence from Pooler Parkway. Robert Daniels, owner, was present and stated that he has exhausted every effort with the State to allow the original decorative fence that was approved in August. Councilman Wall expressed concern over the newly proposed fence being white in color, noting that it will not match the fence recently approved and installed at the adjacent Godley Station Animal Hospital. Mr. Daniels stated that he could paint the vinyl fence black to match the other fence. Mr. Byrd reiterated the fact that heavy landscaping will be placed along the sides of the fence, to screen it from Pooler Parkway. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the fence, contingent upon heavy landscaping being placed on three (3) sides (rear and each side of the fence), the fence being painted black in color and, based on Mr. Scheer’s recommendation, if the landscaping does not cover the fence within one (1) year, the fence will be removed. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. Mr. Daniels stated that he was in agreement with the contingencies.

4. Resolution regarding Modification of Promissory Note for 1998 GEFA loan

Mr. Byrd presented a resolution regarding modification of the 1998 Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA), to provide for monthly payments instead of quarterly. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Burke, to adopt the resolution. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Resolution regarding Modification of Promissory Note for 2002 GEFA loan

Mr. Byrd presented a resolution regarding modification of the 2002 Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA), to provide for monthly payments instead of quarterly. Councilman Wall made a motion to adopt the resolution. Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

6. Appointment of new alternate on the Planning & Zoning Board

Councilman Allen stated that Chairman Wilson Roberts’ term on the Planning & Zoning Board has expired, therefore, leaving a vacancy. Councilman Allen made a motion to appoint LeNolon Edge to serve as an alternate on the Board. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:40 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

                                                               Public Hearing

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on

October 18, 2010. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilman David Burke, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall. City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a request from St. John Divine Baptist Church to establish the church as a conditional use in an R-1A zoning district and approve an expansion. Mr. Byrd stated that a preliminary plan has been submitted and that the building plan is being reviewed by the inspections department.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:47 p.m.

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