Official Minutes October 18, 2018 Council Meeting
Approved by City Council at the November 1, 2018 Council Meeting
Prior to opening the meeting Councilman Otakie made a motion to appoint Councilwoman Griffin as Vice Mayor in the absence of Mayor Rozier and Vice Mayor Kerby. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and affirmative votes were received from Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Otakie and Key. Vice Mayor Griffin called the meeting to order with Councilman Grizzard giving the Invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Key, Otakie, Attorney Dickey, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the October 4, 2018 council meeting. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the agenda of the October 18, 2018 council meeting with an amendment to Item #2 to read Consider Four Month Moratorium on Industrial Development or until the New Zoning Ordinance is approved whichever is shortest in duration. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
City Administrator Akridge reported there is a Water Sewer Committee meeting Monday at 5:00pm and a Budget & Finance meeting on Thursday at 5:00pm.
Councilman Grizzard reported on the following: November 3rd - Fall Vendor Market from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Museum and Community Building November 3rd will be the Fall Vendor Market from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Councilwoman Griffin reported raffle tickets will be sold at the Pooler Fall Festival at the Recreation Facility off Pooler Parkway and reminded the drawing will be on November 1st at 7:00pm
1. Consider Site Plan for Wildcat Dam Road reconfiguration submitted by Coleman Company.
Travis Burke with Coleman Company representing Savannah Green 1Owner, LLC reported the intent of the improvements is to relocate the existing Wildcat Dam Road west to give sufficient spacing between the future Sangrena improvement signal and the improvements and signaling that will be associated with this road. They have acquired all the necessary property and right-of-ways, preliminary approval has been given with the civil engineer, approval from Soil and Water Conservation Commission and currently waiting finally approval from DOT and would like to request approval subject to GDOT approval. City Administrator Akridge stated that staff and Engineer Baumgartner recommends preliminary approval also. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approval preliminary approval of the reconfiguration of the Wildcat Dam Road site plan. Councilman Otakie seconded the motion. Prior to a vote Councilwoman Griffin questioned the slope and safety of the pond at the corner of Wildcat Dam Road and Main Street and Mr. Burke advised the slope will be a 3:1 which is a manageable slope for folks to walk up and down, for every 3' horizontal it is 1' vertical, it is not a steep slope, he further informed there will be a berm between the church and the new road which will be a nice buffer, the owners are also providing improvements to the drainage for the church and are going to great lengths to satisfy the residents. Councilman Otakie questioned if guard rails will be on the pond and was advised that there will be rails installed for protection. Councilman Grizzard questioned if there will still be an access for the City and was advised that there would be. After no other discuss the call for the vote and the motion passed without opposition.
2. Consider a Four Month Moratorium on Industrial Development or until the new Zoning Ordinance is approved whichever is shortest in duration. Councilwoman Key made a motion to approve the four month moratorium on Industrial Development or until the new Zoning Ordinance is approved whichever is shortest in duration. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
3. Consider approval of Christmas Bonuses for City Employees. (General Fund) City Administrator Akridge stated this is a budgeted general fund item approved in the budget. Councilman Otakie made a motion to approve the Christmas Bonuses for City Employees. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
Vice Mayor Griffin reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Councilwoman Key made a motion to pay the bills. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Otakie made a motion to adjourn at 7:13pm. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
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.