Council Minutes May 4, 2015

CITY OF POOLER
COUNCIL MINUTES
MAY 4, 2015

 

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on May 4, 2015. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall. City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Michelle Warner and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present. 

The invocation was given Mayor Lamb and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilwoman Black.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as printed upon a motion by Councilman Wall, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition. 

The minutes of the April 20th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilwoman Benton, seconded by Councilwoman Black, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE
Councilman Wall presented bills in excess of $1500.00 and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 302 calls in April, totaling 1057 for the year and that the police department responded to 1250 calls since the last meeting, totaling 10,602 for the year. 

STREET/DRAINAGE
Councilwoman Benton reported that the 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 
Councilwoman Black reported that dance and tumbling classes and tennis lessons continue and that registration for summer youth basketball is ongoing.


BUILDING/ZONING
Councilwoman Benton reported that six (6) new single family residential and two (2) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 54 single family and 287 commercial permits for the year, with 2237 inspections performed.

Tom Thomson, Executive Director, Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, gave a brief presentation of the Organization’s role in carrying out the continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning responsibilities as required under federal law.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed;

1. Preliminary construction plan for Westbrook, Phase 5B
Phase 5B of Westbrook Subdivision consists of 27 single-family residential lots. Mr. Byrd stated that Planning & Zoning and staff recommend approval. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

2. Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Memorandum of Understanding for regional transportation planning
Tom Thomson, Executive Director of the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization gave a brief presentation on the regional transportation plan. Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the memorandum of understanding, to include the dues for participation in the amount of $15,015.00. Motion passed without opposition.

3. Alcoholic beverage license for Pankaj V. Patel at Residence Inn Pooler
Pankaj V. Patel submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the restaurant in the new Residence Inn. Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Mark Revenew has performed the background investigation and recommends approval. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license, to include Sunday sales. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

4. Special event alcoholic beverage license for Pamala L. Southard at “Sip & Savor” to be held June 18th 
Pamala L. Southard submitted an application to serve beer and wine at the “Sip & Savor” on June 18th, sponsored by the Pooler Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the license. Motion passed without opposition.

5. Special event permit for the sale of fireworks in Walmart parking lot June 25th through July 5th
TNT Fireworks has submitted an application to allow sales of fireworks in the parking lot at Walmart on June 25th through July 5th, with a portion of the proceeds gong towards a family’s medical expenses. After discussion, Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the special event permit. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

6. Special event permit for a charity auction to be held May 8th at Ramada Inn
Tiffany Nielson has submitted an application for a charity auction, sponsored by Build A Bridge Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, to be held May 8th at the Ramada Inn. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the permit and to waive the fees. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

7. Proposal from Jenkins Brick Company (ACME) to purchase masonry material for stadium concession stand/locker rooms
Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Jenkins Brick Company (ACME) for masonry material for the concession stand and locker rooms at the new stadium. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve the proposal in the amount of $43,373.75. Motion passed without opposition.

8. Proposal from Custom Concrete Construction Company, Inc. for labor and equipment to install masonry block at stadium concession stand/locker rooms
Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Custom Concrete Construction Company, Inc. for the installation of the masonry material for the concession stand and locker rooms at the new stadium. Councilwoman Black made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $82,581.60. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

9. Lease purchase agreement for L3 Mobile Vision Equipment
Ms. Warner presented a lease purchase agreement for L3 Mobile Vision Equipment, stating that the police department requires the equipment to store videos from the body cameras. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the agreement. Motion passed without opposition.

Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:42 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:59 p.m. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the contract with the finance officer. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.


There being no further business to discuss, Councilwoman Benton made a motion to adjourn at approximately 7:00 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

City of Pooler, GA | 100 US HW 80, Pooler, GA 31322
(912) 748-7261

e-verify-city-of-pooler#99754
Date of Authorization: 2/13/08