CITY OF POOLER
JUNE 4, 2018
The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on June 4, 2018. 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 Larry Olliff, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall. Assistant City Manager Matt Saxon and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.
The invocation was given by Councilman Allen 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 Allen, seconded by Councilwoman Black, with no opposition.
The minutes of the May 21st Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Wall, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.
Report from the Standing Committees:
Councilman Wall presented bills in excess of $1500.00 for payment and made a motion to pay, subject to funds. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 391 calls in May, totaling 1744 for the year and that the police department responded to 1493 calls since the last meeting, totaling 13,648 for the year.
Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash throughout the City and 50 tires along Pine Barren Road, repaired potholes on Benton Boulevard, performed sidewalk repair on Legends Road and 119 Raindance Road, assisted the water department with repair at 205 Morgan Street, swept 26 miles of streets, delivered five (5) new trash and five (5) recycling carts, repaired/replaced 32 carts and performed sign maintenance as needed. Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance, repaired two (2) storm inlets at Pooler Park, repaired curb inlets on Village Lake Drive and Silverbrook Circle, repaired an inlet in the median of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, cut and cleaned 12,010' of ditches and picked up trash in designated areas.
Councilman Olliff reported that the water department repaired one (1) leaking lateral and one (1) leaking main, repaired hydrants on Fire Thorn Lane and Royal Lane, repaired leak at 6" main on E. Whatley Street, notified 27 residents of continuous water usage in an effort to reduce bill adjustments/water loss, witnessed the testing and certification of 26 backflow preventers and performed 296 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center.
Councilman Olliff made a motion to add Item #7 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.
Councilwoman Black reported that registration for summer gymnastics in ongoing, summer youth basketball practice has begun and that a flag football season will begin soon. Further, that the senior citizens will be having a Father’s Day lunch on June 15th.
Councilman Allen reported that five (5) new single family residential, five (5) attached unit and three (3) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 136 inspections performed.
There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.
Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:
1. Release of maintenance bond for Westbrook, Phase 6
A final inspection was performed on May 24th by the public works department and all of the punch list items have been completed. Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to release the maintenance bond in the amount of $119,678.00. Motion passed without opposition.
2. Minor subdivision plat of The Buford Mack Homeplace
The intent is to create Tracts 1 and 2, consisting of 1.327 acres and 3.078 acres respectively. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the minor subdivision. Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.
3. Temporary/special event alcoholic beverage license for Shirley Famble at Cottonwood Suites on July 7th
Shirley Famble submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at a wedding to be held July 7th at Cottonwood Suites. Mr. Saxon stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown has performed the background investigation and recommends approval. Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.
4. Special event permit for Shoreline Marine Boat Show on June 14th - 17th at Tanger Outlets
Cleve Bennett of Shoreline Marine submitted an application for a boat show to be held June 14th through 17th at Tanger Outlets. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the event. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
5. Proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for NPDES Permitting and GEFA Application for
6.0 mgd Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
Mr. Saxon presented a proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for NPDES permitting services to upgrade the 3.3 mgd wastewater treatment plant to a 6.0 mgd plant. Councilman Wall questioned when the upgrade is needed. City Engineer Holmes Bell replied that currently the plant is operating at 70% of the 3.3 mgd permit and that it will take nine (9) to 10 months for the 6.0 mgd permitting application, thus making this the proper time to begin. Councilman Olliff made a motion to approve the proposal not to exceed $192,995.00. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.
6. First Reading on ordinance regarding door-to-door sales
Mr. Scheer presented an ordinance to provide regulations for door-to-door sales to add more stringent regulations, based on recent complaints of a merchant going door-to-door. After discussion, Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the ordinance on First Reading. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
7. Proposal from Remote Technology for employee parking gates
Mr. Saxon presented a proposal from Remote Technology for gates to be added in the employee parking lot at the municipal complex. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $22,085.01. Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.
Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:26 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
Mayor Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:41 p.m.
Councilwoman Benton made a motion to add Item #8 to the agenda. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
8. Proposal from Rain ‘N Shine for repairs to irrigation system at municipal complex
Mr. Saxon presented a proposal from Rain ‘N Shine for repairs to the irrigation system. Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $14,440.00 and to preserve the right to litigate the company who installed the system. Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.
There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Wall made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:44 p.m. Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.