The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 16, 2003. Mayor Buddy Carter called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilmen Jack Brewton, Robert Bryan, Travis Cowart,Jr., Wayne Seay, Stevie Wall and Councilwoman Billie Tyler. City Manager Dennis Baxter and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.
The invocation was given by Mayor Carter and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Cowart.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Cowart, seconded by Councilman Bryan, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Bryan presented bills for payment and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.
Councilman Wall reported on the community service program, gave the fire and police reports and asked Chief Chan to update the Council on the condition of the boy that was hit by a car recently, asking for the police department to consider holding bicycle safety courses and to look into improving the crosswalk at Garden Acres Subdivision.
Councilman Cowart reported that the street and drainage departments have performed routine maintenance.
Councilman Brewton reported that there were 410 utility line locates performed last month and that the water line replacement on Gleason Avenue was complete.
Councilman Seay reported that the GRPA tournaments begin this week and that there will be a football camp on June 30th through July 2nd and a cheerleading camp on July 21st through 25th. Also, that the dance held at the gym for ages 6 through 12 was successful.
Councilman Seay had no report at this time.
Councilwoman Tyler stated that 11 new single family residential permits have been issued this month, totaling 155 for the year and that Rebecca Benton has been appointed to serve on the PUD Review Board.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Approval of preliminary site plan for 15,000 square feet of office space in the southeast quadrant of Old Louisville Road and Sheftall Road
Councilwoman Tyler presented this preliminary site plan for 15,000 square feet of office space, stating that the city’s engineer had several comments that needed to be answered. Mr. Danny Mitchell addressed Council, stating that he has just received these comments. Therefore, Councilman Cowart made a motion to table this item. Motion was seconded by Councilman Seay and passed without opposition.
2. Approval of recombination plat to add additional land to Lot 3-2 and Lot 3-3 on Winskie Road
Mr. Baxter presented this recombination plat to add additional land to Lot 3-2 and Lot 303 on Winskie Road. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Tyler, to approve. Motion passed without opposition.
3. Approval of recombination plat for Shubert McCord on Pine Barren Road
Mr. Baxter presented this recombination plat to add additional land to Shubert McCord’s lot on Pine Barren Road. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve. Motion was seconded by Councilman Bryan and passed without opposition.
4. Discussion concerning reserve capacity at the wastewater treatment plant
Mr. Baxter stated that this topic was discussed at the retreat held recently to consider allowing those developers who reserve capacity and submit letters of credit to guarantee their portion receive a discounted rate of $4.00 per gallon. Mr. Bill Lovett of Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung Engineers stated that the current agreement that Council has approved calls for $4.40 per gallon, but that by offering those who reserve capacity this discounted rate, it will serve as an incentive to developers to reserve capacity and guarantee it by way of a letter of credit which will aid the city in repaying the GEFA loan. Mr. Baxter recommended that a time limit as well as a minimum capacity be set. Mr. Lovett suggested that December 31, 2003, be the deadline and that 30,000 gallons be the minimum capacity reserved and that in the future, new land owners be given a certain time frame to also reserve capacity. Mayor Carter requested that the agreements be amended to reflect these changes.
Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:38 p.m. to discuss personnel matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Seay and passed without opposition.
Mayor Carter called the meeting back to order at 7:16 p.m.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Cowart made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:17 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Seay and passed without opposition.