Council Minutes October 15, 2018

CITY OF POOLER

COUNCIL MINUTES

OCTOBER 15, 2018

The regular meeting of the Pooler City Council was held on October 15, 2018.  Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Present were 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 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 Olliff, seconded by Councilman Royal, with no opposition.

 

Report from the Standing Committees:

 

FINANCE

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

           

PUBLIC SAFETY

            Councilman Royal reported that the fire department responded to 173 calls since the last meeting, totaling 3311 for the year and that the police department responded to 1225 calls, totaling 24,830 for the year.

 

STREET/DRAINAGE

            Councilman Royal reported that the street department picked up trash throughout the City, performed numerous pothole repairs, three (3) road repairs and swept eight (8) miles of streets.  Further, that the drainage department performed routine maintenance and various work orders, cut and cleaned a total of 10,152 feet of ditches, Savannah River Utilities continued work on Quacco Road and Chatham County has begun mowing the canals.

 

WATER/SEWER

            Councilman Olliff reported that the water department inspected six (6) new construction meters, repaired a leaking water main at 404 N. Newton Street, changed out or repaired 10 non-functioning meters, repaired leaking laterals that were damaged by a contractor, notified 49 residents of continuous water usage in an effort to reduce bill adjustments/water loss, witnessed the testing and certification of nine (9) backflow preventers and performed 252 line locates requested by the UPC.  Further, that EOM responded to one (1) grinder pump call, four (4) sewer leak/repairs and performed maintenance on lift stations and at the wastewater treatment plant.

 

RECREATION  

            Councilwoman Black reported that football and soccer games continue and that registration for youth basketball has begun.

 

BUILDING/ZONING

            Councilman Wall reported that eight (8) single-family residential and one (1) commercial permit were issued since the last meeting, with 235 inspections performed.

 

Under OLD BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Site plan for office/daycare center on Nancy Hanks Way

            A two-story, 12,500 sq. ft. office/daycare center is proposed on Nancy Hanks Way.  Mr. Byrd stated that a citation was issued in regards to the issue of the land being cleared illegally and the fine has been paid by the owner.  Councilman Olliff made a motion, seconded by Councilman Royal, to approve the plan, contingent upon the curb that was damaged while clearing the land being repaired prior to the certificate of occupancy being issued.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

2.  Site plan for Extended Stay America Hotel

            A four-story, 124 room hotel is proposed at 500 Outlet Parkway South.  Mr. Byrd stated that the plan was tabled in order to look into whether a traffic signal is warranted.  Mr. Scheer stated that a hotel was planned when the traffic study was performed in 2014 and a signal was not warranted.  Mr. Byrd added that a new study will be performed with the possibility of a roundabout being added instead of a traffic signal.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval and $1,625.00 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

3.  Site plan for Chevron convenience store at 221 Tanger Outlets Boulevard

            A 6,000 sq. ft. convenience store with gas pumps is proposed at 221 Tanger Outlets Boulevard.  Mr. Byrd stated that the plan was tabled in order to look into whether a traffic signal is warranted.  Mr. Scheer stated that a large amount of general retail space was planned when the traffic study was performed in 2014 and a signal was not warranted.  Mr. Byrd added that a new study will be performed with the possibility of a roundabout being added instead of a traffic signal. Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon $2,250.00 being paid into the tree fund.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

4.  Second Reading on zoning text amendment to provide building permit fees within the Main Street Overlay District

            Mr. Byrd presented an ordinance to limit, as an incentive, building permits fees to $5000.00 for new buildings or the alteration of an existing building in connection with its renovation or addition within the Main Street Overlay District.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the amendment on Second Reading.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Royal and passed without opposition.

Under NEW BUSINESS the following was discussed:

 

1.  Preliminary construction plan for Drayton Park Subdivision

            The first phase will consist of 47 single family residential lots located off Easthaven Boulevard.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the plan, contingent upon the access road to the lift station being constructed prior to any certificates of occupancy being issued and NRCS approval.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

 

2.  Site plan for addition at Parkers on Dean Forest Road

            The addition to Parkers at 1601 Dean Forest Road will include 10 truck parking spaces, 10 car parking spaces, four (4) diesel fuel dispensers and a CAT scale.  Councilman Olliff made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve the plan, contingent upon NRCS approval.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

3.  Alcoholic beverage license for Pranav Patel at Taco Stache Restaurant

            Pranav Patel submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at the new Taco Stache Restaurant located at 100 Blue Moon Crossing, Suite 113.  Mr. Byrd stated that Police Chief Ashley Brown has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Black, to approve the license, including Sunday sales.  Motion passed without opposition.

 

4.  Alcoholic beverage license for Fai Chan at Sawaddee Ka Restaurant

            Fai Chan submitted an application to serve alcoholic beverages at Sawaddee Ka Restaurant at 111 Canal Street, Suite 201.  Mr. Byrd stated that Chief Brown has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Wall made a motion to approve the license, including Sunday sales.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

5.  Alcoholic beverage license for Andrew Dufresne at Publix #1364

            Andrew Dufresne submitted an application to sell beer and wine at the Publix located at 465 Pooler Parkway.  Mr. Byrd stated that Chief Brown has performed the background investigation and recommends approval.  Councilman Royal made a motion to approve the license.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Olliff and passed without opposition.

 

6.  Alcoholic beverage license for Brett Giesick at Enmarket #853

            Brett Giesick submitted an application to sell beer and wine at the new Enmarket at 1601 Pooler Parkway.  Mr. Byrd stated that Chief 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 without opposition.

 

            Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session at approximately 6:21 p.m. to discuss personnel, legal and real estate matters.  Motion was seconded by Councilman Wall and passed without opposition.

 

            Mayor Mike Lamb called the meeting back to order at 6:33 p.m.

 

            There being no further business to discuss, Councilman Royal made a motion to adjourn at approximately 6:33 p.m.  Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Black and passed without opposition.

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