Official Minutes of the January 17, 2019 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the February 7, 2019 Council Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Recreation Director Foley giving the Invocation remembering Councilman Kerby’s mother who is in the hospital.  Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Harley, Key, Otakie, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. 

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the January 3, 2019 council meeting.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Councilman Harley made a motion to approve the agenda of the January 17, 2019 council meeting with the addition of Item #6 - Consider abolishing the current Planning Commission.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING:

Home Occupation License for Busy Bee’s Child Care (Home Daycare) at 911 E. Cregor Street – Andrea Hagans.  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to open the Public Hearing.  Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.  Ms. Hagans introduced herself to council and advised council she was in the process of obtaining her state license for a home daycare of six children and needs the business license from the city to submit to the state.  Councilman Harley requested confirmation that six is in compliance with state law and was advised that was correct and she is only taking six children.  Mayor Rozier opened the floor for any citizen comments being none Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to close the Public Hearing.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Recreation Director Foley reported that there is a lot going on at the park to get ready for the new season.  Baseball, Softball, soccer signups begin on Friday.  Adult Co-Ed and men’s softball will begin on Tuesday and there are twelve teams.  We are excited for the upcoming season.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

1.   Remove from the table Zoning Amendment request from petitioner Michael Kleinpeter on behalf of property owner Horace B. Waller who is petitioning to rezone property on the Southwest side of Bloomingdale Road adjacent to the Seaboard Coastline Railroad identified by PIN #8-0004-01-012A from RA-1 (Agricultural) to I-1 (Intensive Industry).  Mayor Rozier reported that a request was submitted to the City prior to the meeting from Mr. Kleinpeter requesting to this request be withdrawn.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.  Consider Home Occupation License for Busy Bee’s Childcare (Home Daycare) at 911 E. Cregor Street – Petitioner Andrea Hagans.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the Home Occupation License for Busy Bee’s Childcare.  Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

2.  Consider amendments to the Impact Fee Ordinance Inventory.  Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to table.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

3.  Consider the renaming of Wild Cat Dam Road to St. Johns Parkway.  Councilman Grizzard made a motion to table.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

4.  Consider conditional use for Livestock (chickens) at 701 E. Moore Street (Zoned R-1).  Petitioner Jatara McBride stated she is temporarily moving in with family at this residence and her daughter has had three chickens since they were chicks and she wanted her to be able to keep them.  There was only one comment from an adjacent neighbor who had no objects.  Councilman Harley approved the livestock – chickens.  Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.   

5.  Consider Agreement for Professional Services for Taylor Park Parking Lot Proposal from EMC Engineering Services, Inc. in the amount of $10,000 (CIP/SLOST).  City Administrator Akridge stated this is for conceptual plans for a paved parking lot to be located between the entrance road into Taylor Park and the proposed Gym/Multipurpose Building for engineering and permitting and future bidding and construction phase services.  Councilwoman made a motion to approve entering into agreement with EMC for the Professional Services for Taylor Park Parking Lot Proposal.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

6.  Consider abolishing the current Planning Commission.  Councilman Otakie reported that this is to abolish the Planning Commission as it currently exist and to adopt a new model that includes Department Heads which is similar to how Pooler functions.  Councilman Harley made a motion to advertise to abolish the City Planning Commission and replace it with a Development Review Committee of six appointed individuals to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the abolished Planning Commission to be heard on February 21, 2019. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.   

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss personnel.  Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. 

 

Prior to going into executive session Mayor Rozier acknowledged that a lot of citizens were here in reference to the rezoning petition that was withdrawn and he ask Mr. Baxter if he had a petition he would like to submit Mr. Baxter stated that he did not wish to turn it in but he did wish to clarify that with the withdrawal of the request the petitioner would have the option to resubmit at any time should he desire to do so and this was confirmed by Attorney Dickey.

  

At the conclusion of the executive session, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to return to the general session and to execute the affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Law.  Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Mayor Rozier stated that if any of our citizens are federal employees and are financial affected by the Government Shutdown the city will work with you on a payment arrangement of your City utility bill.

Councilman Harley expressed his appreciation to all the citizens who were in attendance for tonight’s meeting.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

 

Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to pay the bills.  Councilman Harley seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

There being no further business, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:57pm.  Councilman Harley  seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Diane Proudfoot, City Clerk

 

Note:  Section § 50-14-1 of the Official Code of the State of Georgia Annotated requires that the minutes shall, as a minimum, include a description of each motion or other proposal made, and a record of all votes.  These minutes meet the minimum requirements.  However, in an attempt to provide as much information as possible to the citizens, the recording clerk has included additional background data and discussion on the subjects presented to council.  The statements of individuals are not verbatim and may be summary in nature.