Council Minutes November 15, 2004

CITY OF POOLER
CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
November 15, 2004


The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on November 15, 2004. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

The invocation was given by Councilman Allen 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 Allen, with no opposition. 

Report from the Standing Committees: 

FINANCE

Councilman Allen 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 Wall reported on the police and fire department activities for the month. 

STREETS/DRAINAGE

Councilman Royal reported that the street and drainage departments have performed routine maintenance. 

WATER/SEWER

Councilman Royal reported that the water and sewer departments have performed routine maintenance and that the new treatment plant is being inspected on Tuesday by the EPD. 

RECREATION

Councilman Seay reported that all the football teams ended the regular season undefeated. 

PERSONNEL

Councilman Seay had no report at this time. 

BUILDING/ZONING

Councilwoman Benton reported that 12 new single family residential and one (1) commercial permit has been issued since the last meeting, with 5593 inspections performed this year. Further, that a PUD Review Board meeting is scheduled for November 22, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. 

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss. 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed: 

1. Requested 30' front yard and 30' side yard setback variance to construct new model home at 1205 E. Highway 80

A public hearing was held prior. Mr. Baxter presented this variance request for Kings Forest/Three Star Homes, Inc. to construct a new model home at their site at 1205 E. Highway 80, recommending that this variance be approved for this model home only, which was satisfactory to the petitioner. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve this variance, based on Mr. Baxter’s recommendation and it meeting the second and third standards for granting variances. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition. 

2. Approval of site plan for garage/storage building at Fred Williams Design Center

Mr. Baxter presented this site plan for a garage/storage building at Fred Williams’ Design Center. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve this site plan. Motion was seconded by Councilman Seay and passed without opposition. 

3. Acceptance of maintenance bond/approval of final plat for Barrington Estates,Phase 6C

Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developers of Barrington Estates. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to accept the maintenance bond and approve the final plat for Phase 6C, contingent upon the city attorney approving the bond. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition. 

4. Request to reduce maintenance bond by 50% for The Crossings at Godley Station

Mr. Baxter presented this request from the developers of The Crossings at Godley Station to reduce their maintenance bond by 50%. Councilwoman Benton made a motion, seconded by Councilman Wall, to approve this request. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Approval of Second Amendment to the Amended and Restated Water & Sewer Agreement with City of Savannah

Mr. Baxter presented this amendment to the Amended and Restated Water & Sewer Agreement with the City of Savannah, stating that it provides for a new water delivery point to more economically provide water service to the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway area. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

6. Approval of Fixed Asset Policy

Mr. Baxter presented this policy as recommended by the city’s auditor, to change the threshold amount from $1500 to $5000. Councilman Allen made a motion to approve this policy. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition. 

Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:18 p.m. to discuss legal matters. 

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:36 p.m. 

There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:37 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

Public Hearing 

A public hearing was held on November 15, 2004, prior to the regular City Council meeting. Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m. Present were Councilmen Bruce Allen, Mike Royal, Wayne Seay, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Rebecca Benton. City Manager Dennis Baxter and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss a requested 30' front yard and 30' side yard setback variance to construct a new model home at 1205 E. Highway 80. Alan Crabb of Three Star Homes was present to answer any questions. Mr. Baxter recommended that this variance be approved for this model home only and that if it is moved and replaced with another home, a variance will have to be requested again. 

There being no further business to discuss, the hearing was adjourned at approximately 5:50 p.m.

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