Council Minutes July 17, 2006

CITY OF POOLER
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JULY 17, 2006


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on July 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb 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:

FINANCE
Councilman Stanley presented bills for payment and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilman Allen gave the police report and presented a letter from Mr. Bill Avila commending the department. Chief Jay Hills reported on the fire department activities since the last meeting.

STREETS/DRAINAGE/PARKS & TREES
Councilman Seay reported that the street, drainage and parks and trees departments have performed routine maintenance.

WATER/SEWER
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.

RECREATION
Councilman Royal reported that the cheerleading camp is scheduled for July 31st through August 4th.

BUILDING/ZONING
Councilwoman Benton reported that 21 new single family residential, 15 attached unit and two (2) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 274 residential and 106 attached unit permits for the year, with 5466 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb read aloud a proclamation in regards to “National Night Out” as requested by the Towne Lake Homeowners’ Association. Marsha Hargraves and Jean Carter, members of the Association, presented information in regards to this upcoming event, inviting everyone to attend.

Mayor Lamb presented a “Certificate of Recognition” to Councilwoman Benton which was awarded to her by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute for her completion of the required 42 hours of training.

Mr. Baxter requested that Items # 10 & 11 under New Business be withdrawn from the agenda due to the agreements not being complete.

Councilman Wall made a motion to add a new Item #10 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested zoning map amendment of Tract 2 (20 acres) north of Pipemaker’s Canal
from C-2 to R-3C for South Godley Enterprises, LLC
Mr. Baxter presented this item at the request of the developer, stating that it was tabled on January 17, 2006, in order to review the multi-family development within the City. Steve Wohlfeil of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung Engineers stated that this development will be accessed by Park Avenue and that a spine road is proposed for additional access to Pooler Parkway. Councilman Wall expressed concern over the proposed road system, stating that the City needs to meet with the owner of this property and the adjacent property owner to the south of Pipemaker’s Canal to determine what is being planned there, requesting a master plan be submitted. Further, that the City needs to review the airport study to see if multi-family zoning is permitted in this area. Councilman Wall made a motion to table this item in order to allow the owners to provide this information to the City. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

2. Second Reading on ordinance to annex 128.80 acres of the Morgan Family Tract
Mr. Baxter presented this ordinance to annex 128.80 acres of the Morgan Family Tract. Councilman Wall stated that this annexation is part of a land swap to accommodate the proposed AMB project which will bring approximately 3500 jobs to this area and made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve this annexation ordinance on Second Reading. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Second Reading on amendment to subdivision ordinance regarding underground
utilities Mr. Baxter presented this amendment to the subdivision ordinance to require all utilities to be underground, whether on private or public land. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this amendment on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Stanley and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested conditional use to operate a family home daycare at 3 Hayden’s Court
A public hearing was held prior wherein no opposition was presented. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the conditional use for Diane Seabrooks to allow her to operate a family home daycare at 3 Hayden’s Court, contingent upon a fence being placed on her property. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2. Approval of revised construction plans for Village Green, Phase 2
Mr. Baxter presented the revised construction plans for the Village Green Townhomes, Phase 2, to reduce the number of units in each building from four (4) to three (3), stating that Planning & Zoning and staff have recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the revised construction plans. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

3. Acceptance of maintenance bond/approval of final plat for Harmony Townes,
Phase 2 and 4
Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developer of Harmony Townes, stating that all corrections were made to the plat as requested by Planning & Zoning and that Mr. Scheer has approved the bond. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to accept the maintenance bond and approve the final plat for Harmony Townes, Phases 2 and 4. Motion passed without opposition.

4. Approval of site plan for a 10,400 square foot retail building on Lot 11, Towne
Center at Godley Station
Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for a 10,400 square foot retail building on Lot 11, Traders Way, Towne Center @ Godley Station, stating that all engineer’s comments have been addressed. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve this site plan. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

5. Approval of Final PUD/site plan for Paper Chemical on S. H. Morgan Parkway
Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developer of the S. H. Morgan Parkway, stating that Planning & Zoning and staff have recommended approval. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Seay, to approve this Final PUD and site plan. Motion passed without opposition.

6. Approval of Final PUD/preliminary construction plan for Berkeley Walk, Phase I,
Savannah Quarters
Mr. Baxter presented this request for Final PUD and preliminary construction plan approval for Berkeley Walk, Phase I in Savannah Quarters, stating that all comments from Planning & Zoning have been addressed. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the Final PUD and preliminary construction plan for Berkeley Walk, Phase I. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

7. Approval of easement plat along N. Rogers Street for Walt Barnes
Mr. Baxter presented this request from Walt Barnes for a 10' utility easement to run a sewer lateral across Lot “A” to serve a newly constructed home on Lot “B”. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve this easement plat. Motion passed without opposition.

8. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Eugene I. Lee at Longhorn
Steakhouse Mr. Baxter presented an alcoholic beverage license application for Eugene I. Lee at the new Longhorn Steakhouse, stating that Police Chief C. E. Chan has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this alcoholic beverage license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

9. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Jin Z. Yang at New Super Buffet
Mr. Baxter presented an alcoholic beverage license application (beer & wine) for Jin Z. Yang at the New Super Buffet Restaurant, stating that Chief Chan has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Stanley, to approve this license. Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

10. Request from Piggly Wiggly to waive “special event” permit fee
Kathy Creech, Manager of Piggly Wiggly, presented this request, stating that The Embers will be performing a concert in the parking lot on July 21st, free of charge to the community. Councilman Wall made a motion to waive this fee. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:55 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on July 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss a requested conditional use at 3 Hayden’s Court to operate a family home daycare. Diane Seabrooks, owner, was present.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:46 p.m.

4. Approval of site plan for a YRT2 Communications building at The Farm at Morgan Lakes

Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for a building to house equipment for cable, security systems, internet and phone services for the residents of The Farm at Morgan Lakes. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve this site plan, contingent upon a fence enclosure being provided with heavy landscaping to shield the pre-fab building. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

5. Approval of revised plat to correct lot numbers for The Retreat @ Forest Lakes, Phases 2 and 3

Mr. Baxter presented the revised plat for Phases 2 and 3 of The Retreat @ Forest Lakes to correct lot numbers. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to approve this revised plat. Motion passed without opposition. 

6. Approval of site plan for Advance Auto Parts on W. Highway 80

Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for the proposed Advance Auto Parts to build a 10,000 square foot building, stating that all the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Dinks Dupree of Southeastern Capital, LLC was present to answer any questions. Councilman Allen asked if there was adequate room on the site for trucks to enter and exit, which Mr. Dupree replied that the site will allow for trucks to back in and exit going forward to Highway 80. Councilman Wall questioned whether the petitioner was in agreement with Planning & Zoning’s recommendations in regards to the dumpster enclosure being constructed of masonry and additional landscaping being placed along the eastern property line adjacent to Demas Road, which Mr. Dupree replied that this was agreed to. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this site plan, contingent upon Planning & Zoning’s recommendations and the driveway permit being issued by the Department of Transportation. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. 

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:10 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing 

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on April 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss: 

1) A requested zoning map amendment of Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1, Lots 11, 16 and 17 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 (with conditions), and the northern two-thirds of Lot 1 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 - 2195 Developers, LLC has petitioned the City to re-zone Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 from C-2 (heavy commercial) to I-1 (light industrial), Lots 11, 16 and 17 from C-2 to I-1 (with conditions) and the northern two-thirds of Lot 1 from C-2 to I-1 to accommodate the proposed Komatsu Dealership. All of these lots are in Westside Business Park. Attorney Phillip McCorkle presented this request, providing an explanation of how the demand for light industrial zoned lots is greater than the developer had expected. Councilman Wall stated that there is a problem with the amount of industrial lots, expressing concern over tying these lots into commercial lots. Further, that the developer originally planned a small amount of industrial lots and has since asked for recombinations of some of the lots, which was not favorable, reiterating the fact that the developer does not need to tie anymore commercial and industrial lots together on the south side of this development. Councilman Wall questioned why the sign at the intersection of Columbia Drive and Westside Boulevard has not been placed to identify the industrial area. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company addressed Council, stating that the developer wants to give each business access, both in front and in back and that a commercial-type shopping center with offices and warehouses has been proposed and that the light at Coleman Boulevard will give the best access for the industrial lots. Councilwoman Benton questioned if the developer was willing to cul-de-sac Westside Boulevard of Columbia Drive to accommodate for 18-wheelers to turn around to keep the commercial traffic separate from industrial traffic. Mr. Kern replied that access is important for traffic flow and that the developer also wants to keep truck traffic off the roads in the commercial area. 

2) A requested zoning map amendment of 18 acres from a future development to a single-family attached zoning within the Savannah Quarters PUD - Lanyard Development has petitioned the City for approval of amendment #12 to the Savannah Quarters PUD to re-zone 18 acres from a future development to a single-family attached zoning. 

There being no further discussion, this hearing was adjourned at approximately 6:05 p.m.

CITY OF POOLER
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JULY 17, 2006


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on July 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb 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:

FINANCE
Councilman Stanley presented bills for payment and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilman Allen gave the police report and presented a letter from Mr. Bill Avila commending the department. Chief Jay Hills reported on the fire department activities since the last meeting.

STREETS/DRAINAGE/PARKS & TREES
Councilman Seay reported that the street, drainage and parks and trees departments have performed routine maintenance.

WATER/SEWER
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.

RECREATION
Councilman Royal reported that the cheerleading camp is scheduled for July 31st through August 4th.

BUILDING/ZONING
Councilwoman Benton reported that 21 new single family residential, 15 attached unit and two (2) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 274 residential and 106 attached unit permits for the year, with 5466 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb read aloud a proclamation in regards to “National Night Out” as requested by the Towne Lake Homeowners’ Association. Marsha Hargraves and Jean Carter, members of the Association, presented information in regards to this upcoming event, inviting everyone to attend.

Mayor Lamb presented a “Certificate of Recognition” to Councilwoman Benton which was awarded to her by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute for her completion of the required 42 hours of training.

Mr. Baxter requested that Items # 10 & 11 under New Business be withdrawn from the agenda due to the agreements not being complete.

Councilman Wall made a motion to add a new Item #10 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested zoning map amendment of Tract 2 (20 acres) north of Pipemaker’s Canal
from C-2 to R-3C for South Godley Enterprises, LLC
Mr. Baxter presented this item at the request of the developer, stating that it was tabled on January 17, 2006, in order to review the multi-family development within the City. Steve Wohlfeil of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung Engineers stated that this development will be accessed by Park Avenue and that a spine road is proposed for additional access to Pooler Parkway. Councilman Wall expressed concern over the proposed road system, stating that the City needs to meet with the owner of this property and the adjacent property owner to the south of Pipemaker’s Canal to determine what is being planned there, requesting a master plan be submitted. Further, that the City needs to review the airport study to see if multi-family zoning is permitted in this area. Councilman Wall made a motion to table this item in order to allow the owners to provide this information to the City. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

2. Second Reading on ordinance to annex 128.80 acres of the Morgan Family Tract
Mr. Baxter presented this ordinance to annex 128.80 acres of the Morgan Family Tract. Councilman Wall stated that this annexation is part of a land swap to accommodate the proposed AMB project which will bring approximately 3500 jobs to this area and made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve this annexation ordinance on Second Reading. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Second Reading on amendment to subdivision ordinance regarding underground
utilities Mr. Baxter presented this amendment to the subdivision ordinance to require all utilities to be underground, whether on private or public land. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this amendment on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Stanley and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested conditional use to operate a family home daycare at 3 Hayden’s Court
A public hearing was held prior wherein no opposition was presented. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the conditional use for Diane Seabrooks to allow her to operate a family home daycare at 3 Hayden’s Court, contingent upon a fence being placed on her property. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2. Approval of revised construction plans for Village Green, Phase 2
Mr. Baxter presented the revised construction plans for the Village Green Townhomes, Phase 2, to reduce the number of units in each building from four (4) to three (3), stating that Planning & Zoning and staff have recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the revised construction plans. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

3. Acceptance of maintenance bond/approval of final plat for Harmony Townes,
Phase 2 and 4
Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developer of Harmony Townes, stating that all corrections were made to the plat as requested by Planning & Zoning and that Mr. Scheer has approved the bond. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to accept the maintenance bond and approve the final plat for Harmony Townes, Phases 2 and 4. Motion passed without opposition.

4. Approval of site plan for a 10,400 square foot retail building on Lot 11, Towne
Center at Godley Station
Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for a 10,400 square foot retail building on Lot 11, Traders Way, Towne Center @ Godley Station, stating that all engineer’s comments have been addressed. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve this site plan. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

5. Approval of Final PUD/site plan for Paper Chemical on S. H. Morgan Parkway
Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developer of the S. H. Morgan Parkway, stating that Planning & Zoning and staff have recommended approval. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Seay, to approve this Final PUD and site plan. Motion passed without opposition.

6. Approval of Final PUD/preliminary construction plan for Berkeley Walk, Phase I,
Savannah Quarters
Mr. Baxter presented this request for Final PUD and preliminary construction plan approval for Berkeley Walk, Phase I in Savannah Quarters, stating that all comments from Planning & Zoning have been addressed. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the Final PUD and preliminary construction plan for Berkeley Walk, Phase I. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

7. Approval of easement plat along N. Rogers Street for Walt Barnes
Mr. Baxter presented this request from Walt Barnes for a 10' utility easement to run a sewer lateral across Lot “A” to serve a newly constructed home on Lot “B”. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve this easement plat. Motion passed without opposition.

8. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Eugene I. Lee at Longhorn
Steakhouse Mr. Baxter presented an alcoholic beverage license application for Eugene I. Lee at the new Longhorn Steakhouse, stating that Police Chief C. E. Chan has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this alcoholic beverage license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

9. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Jin Z. Yang at New Super Buffet
Mr. Baxter presented an alcoholic beverage license application (beer & wine) for Jin Z. Yang at the New Super Buffet Restaurant, stating that Chief Chan has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Stanley, to approve this license. Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

10. Request from Piggly Wiggly to waive “special event” permit fee
Kathy Creech, Manager of Piggly Wiggly, presented this request, stating that The Embers will be performing a concert in the parking lot on July 21st, free of charge to the community. Councilman Wall made a motion to waive this fee. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:55 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on July 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss a requested conditional use at 3 Hayden’s Court to operate a family home daycare. Diane Seabrooks, owner, was present.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:46 p.m.

4. Approval of site plan for a YRT2 Communications building at The Farm at Morgan Lakes

Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for a building to house equipment for cable, security systems, internet and phone services for the residents of The Farm at Morgan Lakes. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve this site plan, contingent upon a fence enclosure being provided with heavy landscaping to shield the pre-fab building. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

5. Approval of revised plat to correct lot numbers for The Retreat @ Forest Lakes, Phases 2 and 3

Mr. Baxter presented the revised plat for Phases 2 and 3 of The Retreat @ Forest Lakes to correct lot numbers. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to approve this revised plat. Motion passed without opposition. 

6. Approval of site plan for Advance Auto Parts on W. Highway 80

Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for the proposed Advance Auto Parts to build a 10,000 square foot building, stating that all the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Dinks Dupree of Southeastern Capital, LLC was present to answer any questions. Councilman Allen asked if there was adequate room on the site for trucks to enter and exit, which Mr. Dupree replied that the site will allow for trucks to back in and exit going forward to Highway 80. Councilman Wall questioned whether the petitioner was in agreement with Planning & Zoning’s recommendations in regards to the dumpster enclosure being constructed of masonry and additional landscaping being placed along the eastern property line adjacent to Demas Road, which Mr. Dupree replied that this was agreed to. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this site plan, contingent upon Planning & Zoning’s recommendations and the driveway permit being issued by the Department of Transportation. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. 

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:10 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing 

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on April 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss: 

1) A requested zoning map amendment of Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1, Lots 11, 16 and 17 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 (with conditions), and the northern two-thirds of Lot 1 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 - 2195 Developers, LLC has petitioned the City to re-zone Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 from C-2 (heavy commercial) to I-1 (light industrial), Lots 11, 16 and 17 from C-2 to I-1 (with conditions) and the northern two-thirds of Lot 1 from C-2 to I-1 to accommodate the proposed Komatsu Dealership. All of these lots are in Westside Business Park. Attorney Phillip McCorkle presented this request, providing an explanation of how the demand for light industrial zoned lots is greater than the developer had expected. Councilman Wall stated that there is a problem with the amount of industrial lots, expressing concern over tying these lots into commercial lots. Further, that the developer originally planned a small amount of industrial lots and has since asked for recombinations of some of the lots, which was not favorable, reiterating the fact that the developer does not need to tie anymore commercial and industrial lots together on the south side of this development. Councilman Wall questioned why the sign at the intersection of Columbia Drive and Westside Boulevard has not been placed to identify the industrial area. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company addressed Council, stating that the developer wants to give each business access, both in front and in back and that a commercial-type shopping center with offices and warehouses has been proposed and that the light at Coleman Boulevard will give the best access for the industrial lots. Councilwoman Benton questioned if the developer was willing to cul-de-sac Westside Boulevard of Columbia Drive to accommodate for 18-wheelers to turn around to keep the commercial traffic separate from industrial traffic. Mr. Kern replied that access is important for traffic flow and that the developer also wants to keep truck traffic off the roads in the commercial area. 

2) A requested zoning map amendment of 18 acres from a future development to a single-family attached zoning within the Savannah Quarters PUD - Lanyard Development has petitioned the City for approval of amendment #12 to the Savannah Quarters PUD to re-zone 18 acres from a future development to a single-family attached zoning. 

There being no further discussion, this hearing was adjourned at approximately 6:05 p.m.

CITY OF POOLER
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JULY 17, 2006


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on July 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The invocation was given by Mayor Lamb 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:

FINANCE
Councilman Stanley presented bills for payment and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilman Allen gave the police report and presented a letter from Mr. Bill Avila commending the department. Chief Jay Hills reported on the fire department activities since the last meeting.

STREETS/DRAINAGE/PARKS & TREES
Councilman Seay reported that the street, drainage and parks and trees departments have performed routine maintenance.

WATER/SEWER
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.

RECREATION
Councilman Royal reported that the cheerleading camp is scheduled for July 31st through August 4th.

BUILDING/ZONING
Councilwoman Benton reported that 21 new single family residential, 15 attached unit and two (2) commercial permits have been issued since the last meeting, totaling 274 residential and 106 attached unit permits for the year, with 5466 inspections performed.

Mayor Lamb read aloud a proclamation in regards to “National Night Out” as requested by the Towne Lake Homeowners’ Association. Marsha Hargraves and Jean Carter, members of the Association, presented information in regards to this upcoming event, inviting everyone to attend.

Mayor Lamb presented a “Certificate of Recognition” to Councilwoman Benton which was awarded to her by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute for her completion of the required 42 hours of training.

Mr. Baxter requested that Items # 10 & 11 under New Business be withdrawn from the agenda due to the agreements not being complete.

Councilman Wall made a motion to add a new Item #10 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested zoning map amendment of Tract 2 (20 acres) north of Pipemaker’s Canal
from C-2 to R-3C for South Godley Enterprises, LLC
Mr. Baxter presented this item at the request of the developer, stating that it was tabled on January 17, 2006, in order to review the multi-family development within the City. Steve Wohlfeil of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung Engineers stated that this development will be accessed by Park Avenue and that a spine road is proposed for additional access to Pooler Parkway. Councilman Wall expressed concern over the proposed road system, stating that the City needs to meet with the owner of this property and the adjacent property owner to the south of Pipemaker’s Canal to determine what is being planned there, requesting a master plan be submitted. Further, that the City needs to review the airport study to see if multi-family zoning is permitted in this area. Councilman Wall made a motion to table this item in order to allow the owners to provide this information to the City. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

2. Second Reading on ordinance to annex 128.80 acres of the Morgan Family Tract
Mr. Baxter presented this ordinance to annex 128.80 acres of the Morgan Family Tract. Councilman Wall stated that this annexation is part of a land swap to accommodate the proposed AMB project which will bring approximately 3500 jobs to this area and made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve this annexation ordinance on Second Reading. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Second Reading on amendment to subdivision ordinance regarding underground
utilities Mr. Baxter presented this amendment to the subdivision ordinance to require all utilities to be underground, whether on private or public land. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this amendment on Second Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Stanley and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1. Requested conditional use to operate a family home daycare at 3 Hayden’s Court
A public hearing was held prior wherein no opposition was presented. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the conditional use for Diane Seabrooks to allow her to operate a family home daycare at 3 Hayden’s Court, contingent upon a fence being placed on her property. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2. Approval of revised construction plans for Village Green, Phase 2
Mr. Baxter presented the revised construction plans for the Village Green Townhomes, Phase 2, to reduce the number of units in each building from four (4) to three (3), stating that Planning & Zoning and staff have recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the revised construction plans. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

3. Acceptance of maintenance bond/approval of final plat for Harmony Townes,
Phase 2 and 4
Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developer of Harmony Townes, stating that all corrections were made to the plat as requested by Planning & Zoning and that Mr. Scheer has approved the bond. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to accept the maintenance bond and approve the final plat for Harmony Townes, Phases 2 and 4. Motion passed without opposition.

4. Approval of site plan for a 10,400 square foot retail building on Lot 11, Towne
Center at Godley Station
Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for a 10,400 square foot retail building on Lot 11, Traders Way, Towne Center @ Godley Station, stating that all engineer’s comments have been addressed. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve this site plan. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

5. Approval of Final PUD/site plan for Paper Chemical on S. H. Morgan Parkway
Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developer of the S. H. Morgan Parkway, stating that Planning & Zoning and staff have recommended approval. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Seay, to approve this Final PUD and site plan. Motion passed without opposition.

6. Approval of Final PUD/preliminary construction plan for Berkeley Walk, Phase I,
Savannah Quarters
Mr. Baxter presented this request for Final PUD and preliminary construction plan approval for Berkeley Walk, Phase I in Savannah Quarters, stating that all comments from Planning & Zoning have been addressed. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the Final PUD and preliminary construction plan for Berkeley Walk, Phase I. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

7. Approval of easement plat along N. Rogers Street for Walt Barnes
Mr. Baxter presented this request from Walt Barnes for a 10' utility easement to run a sewer lateral across Lot “A” to serve a newly constructed home on Lot “B”. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve this easement plat. Motion passed without opposition.

8. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Eugene I. Lee at Longhorn
Steakhouse Mr. Baxter presented an alcoholic beverage license application for Eugene I. Lee at the new Longhorn Steakhouse, stating that Police Chief C. E. Chan has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this alcoholic beverage license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

9. Approval of alcoholic beverage license for Jin Z. Yang at New Super Buffet
Mr. Baxter presented an alcoholic beverage license application (beer & wine) for Jin Z. Yang at the New Super Buffet Restaurant, stating that Chief Chan has recommended approval. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Stanley, to approve this license. Motion passed with Councilman Allen opposing.

10. Request from Piggly Wiggly to waive “special event” permit fee
Kathy Creech, Manager of Piggly Wiggly, presented this request, stating that The Embers will be performing a concert in the parking lot on July 21st, free of charge to the community. Councilman Wall made a motion to waive this fee. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:55 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on July 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss a requested conditional use at 3 Hayden’s Court to operate a family home daycare. Diane Seabrooks, owner, was present.

There being no further discussion, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:46 p.m.

4. Approval of site plan for a YRT2 Communications building at The Farm at Morgan Lakes

Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for a building to house equipment for cable, security systems, internet and phone services for the residents of The Farm at Morgan Lakes. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve this site plan, contingent upon a fence enclosure being provided with heavy landscaping to shield the pre-fab building. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

5. Approval of revised plat to correct lot numbers for The Retreat @ Forest Lakes, Phases 2 and 3

Mr. Baxter presented the revised plat for Phases 2 and 3 of The Retreat @ Forest Lakes to correct lot numbers. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Allen, to approve this revised plat. Motion passed without opposition. 

6. Approval of site plan for Advance Auto Parts on W. Highway 80

Mr. Baxter presented the site plan for the proposed Advance Auto Parts to build a 10,000 square foot building, stating that all the engineer’s comments have been addressed. Dinks Dupree of Southeastern Capital, LLC was present to answer any questions. Councilman Allen asked if there was adequate room on the site for trucks to enter and exit, which Mr. Dupree replied that the site will allow for trucks to back in and exit going forward to Highway 80. Councilman Wall questioned whether the petitioner was in agreement with Planning & Zoning’s recommendations in regards to the dumpster enclosure being constructed of masonry and additional landscaping being placed along the eastern property line adjacent to Demas Road, which Mr. Dupree replied that this was agreed to. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this site plan, contingent upon Planning & Zoning’s recommendations and the driveway permit being issued by the Department of Transportation. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. 

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:10 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing 

A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on April 17, 2006. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Billy Stanley, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter, Assistant City Manager Robbie Byrd and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss: 

1) A requested zoning map amendment of Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1, Lots 11, 16 and 17 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 (with conditions), and the northern two-thirds of Lot 1 in Westside Business Park from C-2 to I-1 - 2195 Developers, LLC has petitioned the City to re-zone Lots 12, 13, 14 and 15 from C-2 (heavy commercial) to I-1 (light industrial), Lots 11, 16 and 17 from C-2 to I-1 (with conditions) and the northern two-thirds of Lot 1 from C-2 to I-1 to accommodate the proposed Komatsu Dealership. All of these lots are in Westside Business Park. Attorney Phillip McCorkle presented this request, providing an explanation of how the demand for light industrial zoned lots is greater than the developer had expected. Councilman Wall stated that there is a problem with the amount of industrial lots, expressing concern over tying these lots into commercial lots. Further, that the developer originally planned a small amount of industrial lots and has since asked for recombinations of some of the lots, which was not favorable, reiterating the fact that the developer does not need to tie anymore commercial and industrial lots together on the south side of this development. Councilman Wall questioned why the sign at the intersection of Columbia Drive and Westside Boulevard has not been placed to identify the industrial area. John Kern of Kern-Coleman & Company addressed Council, stating that the developer wants to give each business access, both in front and in back and that a commercial-type shopping center with offices and warehouses has been proposed and that the light at Coleman Boulevard will give the best access for the industrial lots. Councilwoman Benton questioned if the developer was willing to cul-de-sac Westside Boulevard of Columbia Drive to accommodate for 18-wheelers to turn around to keep the commercial traffic separate from industrial traffic. Mr. Kern replied that access is important for traffic flow and that the developer also wants to keep truck traffic off the roads in the commercial area. 

2) A requested zoning map amendment of 18 acres from a future development to a single-family attached zoning within the Savannah Quarters PUD - Lanyard Development has petitioned the City for approval of amendment #12 to the Savannah Quarters PUD to re-zone 18 acres from a future development to a single-family attached zoning. 

There being no further discussion, this hearing was adjourned at approximately 6:05 p.m.

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