Council Minutes September 8, 2015

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

 

            The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on September 8, 2015. Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman David Burke, 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 by Councilman Allen and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Burke.

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

            The minutes of the August 17th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Wall, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, with no opposition.

Report from the Standing Committees:

FINANCE

            Councilman Burke 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 police department responded to 2087 calls since the last meeting, totaling 22,287 for the year and that the fire department responded to 285 calls in August, totaling 2262 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 registration for youth basketball continues and that the high school football season is underway, with games every week at the new stadium.  Further, that Patriot Weekend will be held on Saturday, September 12th at the recreation park.

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that six (6) new single family residential, three (3) attached unit and 10 commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, totaling 122 single family, 31 attached unit and 345 commercial permits for the year, with 4333 inspections performed.

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

1.  Site plan for Hilton Home 2

            The proposed Hilton Home 2 is a four (4) story hotel with 107 rooms at 860 Towne Center Boulevard.  Councilman Allen made a motion to approve the site plan, contingent upon FAA approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

2.  Site plan for Oglethorpe Square, Phase 2

            Phase 2 of Oglethorpe Square consists of two (2) buildings with a total of 16 units.  Councilman Allen made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the site plan.  Motion passed without opposition.

3.  Change Order #2 for Key Slot, Godley Station, Towne Lake Lift Station and Sewer project

            Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #2 for the Key Slot, Godley Station, Towne Lake Lift Station and Sewer project, stating that due to the redesign, the change order is a credit in the amount of $14,922.60.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the change order.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

4.  Award bid for City Hall Off-Site Drainage Project

            Mr. Byrd presented bids for the off-site drainage project.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to award the bid to the low bidder, McLendon Enterprises, Inc. in the amount of $279,771.32.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

5.  Offer from Cricket Communications to leave equipment in place on       telecommunication tower at public works 

            Cricket Communication is in the process of terminating their tower lease agreement and has submitted an offer in the amount of $15,000.00 to be permitted to leave their telecommunication equipment in place.  Councilman Wall questioned whether the equipment can deteriorate over the years, causing a safety issue.  Mr. Scheer recommended this item be tabled to allow him to research the lease agreement.  Councilman Wall made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to table the item.  Motion passed without opposition.

6.  Special event permit for The Pride of Pooler 5K/10K to be held October 10th

            Mike Proto of Pooler Elementary School presented a request to permit a 5K/10K race on Saturday, October 10th, which will start at the school and run through Gleason Heights Subdivision.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the special event permit.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

7.  Change Order #1 from Rain-N-Shine Irrigation to complete stadium field

            Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #1 to complete the field (grassing) at the stadium.  Councilwoman Black made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve the change order in the amount of $39,400.00.  Motion passed without opposition.

8.  Change Order #1 from Crout Electrical Co., Inc. to run power to stadium scoreboard

            Mr. Byrd presented Change Order #1 to run power for the communication equipment from the baseball complex to the press box and scoreboard.  Councilwoman Black made a motion to approve the change order in the amount of $23,535.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

9.  Proposal/Change Order #1 from Kerry Wells Construction for directional boring to install telephone line to stadium/change hvac system at press box

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal/change order for directional boring to install the telephone line to the stadium and to change the HVAC system from four (4) mini split wall hung units to a 2.5 ton unit.  Councilwoman Black made motion to approve the proposal/change order in the amount of $25,000.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

10.  Resolution to transfer property to the State of Georgia for construction of a GBI crime lab

            Mr. Byrd presented a resolution (attached to and made a part of these minutes) to transfer property, a 4.92 acre portion of a 12.5 acre parcel on Pooler Parkway near Isaac G LaRoche Drive, to the State of Georgia for the purpose of constructing a new lab facility for use by the GBI.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the resolution.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Burke and passed without opposition.

            Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:34 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 6:56 p.m. 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:56 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

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