The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on November 2, 2009. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Travis Cowart, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.
The invocation was given by Councilman Cowart and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Seay.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilman Allen, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Seay presented the accounts payable information for October, and made a motion to approve the bills that are in excess of $1500.00, subject to availability of funds. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Allen stated that the police department responded to 1154 calls during the period of October 16th through October 31st totaling 26,315 calls for the year and reported that the fire department responded to 185 calls in October, totaling 1681 for the year.
STREET/DRAINAGE/ PARKS & TREES
Councilman Cowart reported that the street, drainage and parks and trees departments have performed routine maintenance and that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, yard debris will be picked up during the period of November 23rd through 25th.
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 Royal reported that the in-house football teams will be participating in the first annual “Pooler Bowl” to be held on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.
Councilwoman Benton reported that six (6) new single family residential permits and one (1) commercial permit have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 131 residential and 22 commercial permits for the year, with 3398 inspections performed year to date.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of site plan for Cap Barbell, a proposed 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse at
155 Distribution Drive
Mr. Byrd presented the site plan for Cap Barbell, a proposed 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse with a truck loading dock, stating that due to the project being located in an area currently designated as a “floodway” a “no-rise” certification has been provided by the project engineer, Kimbely-Horn and Associates. Further, that the developer will be paying $1575.00 to the City’s tree fund for 21 trees that will be “banked”. Councilman Cowart made a motion to approve the site plan. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
2. Approval of recombination plat for Lot 2, Lot 3 and the common area of The Villages Commercial Tract
Mr. Byrd presented a request to recombine Lot 2, Lot 3 and the common area of The Villages Commercial Tract to remove part of the existing common area and add it to Lot 2. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilman Cowart, to approve the recombination. Motion passed without opposition.
3. Approval of Change Order #1 for Fine Screen Replacement at wastewater treatment plant
Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #1 in the amount of $31,960.90 for the fine screen replacement project at the wastewater treatment plant, stating that it is necessary for the contractor to substitute acceptable screen which meets the specifications for the project. Bill Lovett of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung Engineers stated that the three (3) lowest bidders on this project all bid screens that are not acceptable, therefore requiring a change order to the contract. Councilman Cowart made a motion to approve the change order. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.
4. Approval of contract with Department of Transportation for traffic signal installation at Pooler Parkway & Park Avenue/Godley Station Boulevard
Mr. Byrd presented a contract with the Department of Transportation for a traffic signal installation at Pooler Parkway & Park Avenue/Godley Station Boulevard, stating that DOT has approved assistance with funding of this signal. Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the contract. Motion passed without opposition.
5. Approval of temporary construction easement for 24-inch water line to serve “mega”
Mr. Byrd presented a temporary construction easement to provide for a 24-inch water line to run along Dean Forest Road to serve the “mega” site. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the easement. Motion was seconded by Councilman Seay and passed without opposition.
Bill Morgan, resident, addressed Council in regards to the need for directional arrows on Highway 80 to better inform travelers that it is a one-way highway.
Carl Nelson, resident, addressed Council in regards to a problem he recently experienced with a towing company located in the City.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:45 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.