Council Minutes April 1, 2019

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

APRIL 1, 2019

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on April 1, 2019.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing 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. City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Chris Lightle and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

 

            The invocation was given by Councilman Allen and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilman Olliff.

 

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

 

            The minutes of the March 18th Executive Session were approved upon a motion by Councilman Olliff, seconded by Councilman Allen, 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 334 calls in March, totaling 912 for the year and that the police department responded to 1261 calls since the last meeting, totaling 7032 for the year.

 

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilwoman Benton reported that the street department picked up trash, repaired sidewalks at 7 Platinum Court, 5 Rockwood Circle and 122 Ashwood Drive, repaired potholes on Governor Treutlen Boulevard and Continental Boulevard, removed illegally dumped material on Pine Meadow Drive and performed road repairs at 215 Oliver Street, 408 Benton Drive and 277 Longleaf Circle.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance in areas of Garden Acres Subdivision and the northwest quadrant, repaired a curb inlet at 16 Pebble Road, cleared the underbrush in the empty lot beside the recreation park, cleaned and dug a total of 10,901' of ditches and picked up trash in designated areas.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Olliff reported that the water department inspected eight (8) new construction meters, repaired one (1) leaking main and four (4) leaking laterals, repaired five (5) residential meters and MXUs, notified 43 residents of continuous water usage in an effort to reduce bill adjustments and water loss, witnessed the testing and certification of 43 backflow preventers and performed 324 line locates requested by the Utility Protection Center.  Further, that EOM responded to four (4) grinder pump and seven (7) sewer leak problems and performed routine maintenance on lift stations and at the wastewater treatment plant.

 

RECREATION

            Councilwoman Black reported that gymnastics, dance, tennis and lacrosse lessons continue as well as baseball, softball and volleyball games.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Allen reported that one (1) single family residential and six (6) commercial permits were issued since the last meeting, with 215 inspections performed.

 

There was no OLD BUSINESS to discuss.

 

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Resolution in support for the development of U.S. Bicycle Route 1

            Eric Landon of the Coastal Regional Commission was present.  Mayor Lamb read aloud a resolution in support for the development of a bicycle route.  Councilman Olliff made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Benton, to approve.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

2.  Resolution regarding Budget Adjustment 2018-03

            Mr. Lightle presented a resolution for a year end budget adjustment.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the resolution.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Benton and passed without opposition.

 

3.  Zoning map amendment for 1308 Quacco Road from R-A to I-1

            A public hearing was held prior, wherein opposition was presented.  Randy Jones, on behalf of the owner, Lilly Ford, has petitioned to rezone the property to redevelop it into a precast concrete plant.  After review of the criteria, Councilman Wall made a motion to deny the amendment.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

4   Construction plan for Dozier Crane Yard II on Pine Barren Road

            Dozier Enterprises, LLC submitted plans for a laydown yard with an office trailer.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

5.  Proposal from Hussey Gay Bell for Drainage Improvements Project -  Old Town

          “Area B”

            Mr. Byrd presented a proposal for drainage improvements in Area B of the City.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal not to exceed  $81,000.00.

Motion was seconded by Councilman Royal and passed without opposition.

 

6.  Proposal from Rain-N-Shine for landscaped buffer along Pooler Parkway adjacent to Sangrena Woods Subdivision

              Mr. Byrd presented a proposal from Rain-N-Shine to install a landscaped buffer along Pooler Parkway adjacent to Sangrena Woods Subdivision.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the proposal in the amount of $6,000.00.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

7.  Sunday sales license for Los Jarritos Tapatios Restaurant

            The owner of Los Jarritos Tapatios would now like to serve alcohol on Sundays.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed with Councilman Allen in opposition.

 

8.  Special event permit for CrossFit Shear Force on April 27th  

            A competition is scheduled at CrossFit Shear Force on April 27th.  Councilwoman Benton made a motion to approve the permit.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Allen and passed without opposition.

 

            Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:30 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 6:50 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Allen made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:50 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

                                                                       

 

 

Public Hearing

 

            A public hearing was held prior to the regular City Council meeting on April 1, 2019.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the hearing to order at 5:45 p.m.  Present were Councilman Bruce Allen, Councilwoman Rebecca Benton, Councilwoman Shannon Black, Councilman Larry Olliff, Councilman Mike Royal and Councilman Stevie Wall. City Manager Robbie Byrd, Finance Officer Chris Lightle and City Attorney Steve Scheer were also present.

 

            The purpose of the hearing was to discuss a requested zoning map amendment for 1308 Quacco Road from R-A (Residential-Agricultural) to I-1 (Light Industrial).  Randy Jones, on behalf of the owner, Lilly Ford, has petitioned to rezone the property

to redevelop it into a precast concrete plant.  Mr. Jones stated that he intends to construct a plant similar to the one he operates in Richmond Hill.  Earl Davis, adjacent property owner, stated his opposition of the request, based on the potential for additional traffic, noise and dust and property values decreasing if the property is rezoned. 

 

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

 

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