Official Minutes of the June 16, 2016 Council Meeting
Approved at the July 21, 2016 Council Meeting
The council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Myrick giving the invocation. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Kerby, Key, Myrick, Otto, Attorney Raymond Dickey, City Administrator Charles Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present.
Councilman Myrick made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the May 19th council meeting and the June 7th called council meeting. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the agenda of the June 16, 2016 council meeting. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:
City Administrator Akridge reported and thanked Citizen Michael Jordan who made a $1,500 donation to be distributed to the Police, Fire and Gym Fund.
On Tuesday, June 21st there will be a public information meeting to introduce a proposed development called “The Meadows” which is a 44.15 acre development consisting of 320 apartment units and 15 single family houses located on the east side of Pooler Veterinary and will tie in at the end of Douglas Court.
Mr. Akridge thanked the Police, Fire, Public Works and City staff for their assistance and response in assisting our citizens during the recent storm.
Councilwoman Griffin reported the Fireball Tournament was held last week and it was a tremendous turnout. The Recreation Department has been in the process of a raffle for a 43” Flat Screen Smart HD TV to be awarded at tonight’s meeting. The ticket was drawn by Councilwoman Key’s grandson Caden, and the winner is Aaron Hatfield from Richmond Hill.
Councilman Grizzard reported the Patriotic Celebration will be on June 25th at Taylor Park beginning at 6:00pm. Eternal Vision will be singing, there will be activities for the kids and we will end the night with fireworks. Councilman Myrick stated that the Alliance Church will be the alternate location should there be a rainout.
Mayor Rozier opened the Public Hearing to receive citizen input regarding Zoning Map Amendments submitted by James and Truelove McCoy of 35 Cheyenne Road; Susan and Charles Rogers of 53 Cheyenne Road and Michael Wedincamp of 90 Cheyenne Road. The petitioners are requesting to rezone their property from RA-1 (Agriculture Single Family Residence) to I-2 (Extensive Industry).
Comments were received from:
Michael Wedincamp spoke for the three petitioners stating that they are asking for a rezoning of their property due to the extension of Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and from what he has heard the Parkway will be used for Heavy Commercial/Industrial traffic for port related business. They also feel this would be a good location for a truck stop for the truck traffic that will be increasing due to the port activity.
Ray Jones-Stagecoach Road - stated he is opposed to the rezoning to an Industrial Zone which will open up to any development allowed in an Industrial Zone and definitely opposed to a truck stop in a designated residential neighborhood.
Gordon Spivey-Cheyenne Road - stated he is not opposed to them changing their property but he does not want to change his property it is his home.
Susan Hoover-Cheyenne Road – is not interested in rezoning her property at this time but may have an interest if a developer were to approach her.
Derrell Joyner-Cheyenne Road – who is purchasing home from Greg Caudell and he is speaking on behalf of both they are not wishing for any change in the zoning of their property.
Councilman Myrick stated that based on the Comprehensive Future Growth Master Plan this area under review has been deemed for a future use as C-1 and if the property was to be rezoned to I-2 it would open it up for anything on the list of permissible uses and he felt it is not a good idea to change the zoning in this area to I-2.
Mayor Rozier closed the Public Hearing.
Mayor Rozier stated that as the owner of the property involved in the next item he will recuse himself.
Mayor Rozier returned to the podium.
The accounts payables were presented with Councilman Myrick making a motion to pay the bills, Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.
There being no further business, Councilman Otto made a motion to adjourn at 7:38pm. Councilwoman Griffin 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.