Official Minutes of the July 20, 2017 Council Meeting

Approved by City Council at the August 17, 2017 Council Meeting

 

The Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with the Invocation being given by Rev. Sam Martin of Gateway Community Church. Councilmembers Griffin, Grizzard, Key, Otto, City Administrator Akridge and City Clerk Diane Proudfoot were present. Councilmembers Kerby and Myrick were absent.

 

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the draft copy of the minutes of the June 15, 2017 council meeting and the minutes of the Special Called meeting on June 21 with one correction. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed without opposition. Councilwoman Griffin stated that she wished to abstained from voting on the June 15th minutes since she was not in attendance for that meeting. Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the agenda of the July 20, 2017 council meeting with the addition of Item #15 Consider purchase of 10 grinder pump cores in the amount of $15,000 which is a budgeted item in Water/Sewer and Item #16 Consider Fire Truck/Pumper engine in the amount of $115,000 from CIP/SPLOST. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed without opposition.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Councilman Griffin reported that football and soccer season is going well and there are a few openings in soccer and encouraged everyone to become active in the recreation department. Mrs. Griffin introduced Lucinda Adams who is one of Bloomingdale's own who won a Gold Medal in the 1960 Rome Italy Olympics.

Councilman Grizzard reminded everyone of the National Senior Citizen luncheon at noon on August 21 at the Community Building and reminded everyone the meal will be provided by the City.

City Administrator Akridge reported that a ribbon cutting will take place on Friday at 10:00am at Red Door Auction which is next to Gaster Lumber. Rev. Sam Martin was recognized and he informed everyone of an upcoming community event hosted by Gateway Church, which is currently building their church and will be moving from Pooler to Bloomingdale, which will be held on July 30th and is called the Pooler'Dale Summer
Bash with a focus on bringing communities together, admission will be kids school uniform item(s) and admission for vendors will be non-perishable food items for the local pantry. Councilmembers expressed their concern over the name of the event and Rev. Martin explained that there was no direct intention of the name it just came up during their event planning and it just seemed to fit since the church is building and will be relocating from Pooler to Bloomingdale and he further explained that they did not use the church name in an effort to reach people who unfortunately would not go to an event with a church name and they felt they could reach them.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)      COMMENDATIONS POLICE DEPARTMENT - Chief Jeffcoat recognized and presented a Certificate of Commendation to Officer Matt Davis and K-9 Partner Pandora for their actions on the early morning of June 24 for coming in on their day off to aid Lieutenant Daniels in the pursuit of a fleeing suspect of which Officer Davis and Pandora successfully tracked the suspect who was then apprehended.

2)      Consider the Proposed Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance regarding proposed changes to Article VI. List of Permissible and Conditional Uses. (Section 600 Table). After a brief discussion, Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance Article VI List of Permissible and Conditional Uses. (Section 600 Table) and to waive the second reading. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

3)      Consider a Zoning Map Amendment request from True Vine World Ministries seeking to rezone property located at #1109 East Highway 80 from R-1 to C-1. Councilwoman Griffin stated she would recuse herself since she is an adjoining property owner. Attorney Dickey informed Council that this zoning matter would require four votes which we do not have. Councilman Otto made a motion to table this matter until the next meeting but recognized Rev. Smith who explained that they wanted the property to be open for other ministries that may not be allowed in R-1. Rev. Leonard Daugherty of Westside

Christian Church spoke to council and expressed concern in regard to what could go on the property if it is rezoned. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

4)      Consider the Second Reading of an Ordinance for the Annexation of the D.K. Morgan property.

Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the second reading of an Ordinance for the Annexation of the D.K. Morgan property. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed.

5)      Consider the First reading of an Ordinance to establish the zoning classification for the D.K. Morgan property. Councilman Otto made a motion for the first reading of an Ordinance to establish the zoning classification as RA-1 and waive the second reading for the D. K. Morgan property. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

6)      Consider appointment to the Coastal Advisory Council. (Mr. Walter Parker) Councilman Otto made a motion to approve Mr. Walter Parker for the appointment to the Coastal Advisory Council. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

7)      Consider a Well Permit application submitted by Mr. Ray Demott for property located at Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve a commercial well permit for domestic water and fire protection for property owned by Mr. Ray Demott for property located at Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

8)      Consider a Well Permit application submitted by Mr. Mike Robinson for property located at 1402 Pine Barren Road. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the well permit for Mr. Robinson. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

9)      Consider approval of a Revised Preliminary Site Plan for the Herb Black Assisted Living/Retirement Project on Main Street. City Administrator Akridge stated this project has been revised and it will be an Independent Retirement & Assisted Living Retirement Community which will require it being built to meet State requirements. FEMA has been involved and it will not affect the CRS rating. Councilman Grizzard made a motion to approve the revised preliminary site plan for the Herb Black Independent Retirement/Assisted Living Retirement Community on Main Street. Attorney Dickey stated the project would have to meet all state and local requirements. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

10)  Consider selection of the 2018 DOT LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) resurfacing project. City Administrator Akridge stated this is the annual grant funds from the state which is $48,084.06 with a 30% match of $14,425.22 which will come from SPLOST or Roadway Improvement. Councilman Otto made a motion to approve the 2018 DOT LMIG for Pine Barren Road from Taylor Park to the curve. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

11)  Consider a 20x30 utility building to be used as a garage for Brett Daugherty located at 504 Cherry Street. Councilman Otto made a motion to approval of the permit for the 20 x 30 utility building. Councilwoman Key seconded the motion and it passed.

12)  Consider a Home Occupation License application submitted by Mr. Jon Jones at 45 Godley Road for a maintenance service doing business as Innovative Home Solutions. After discussion, Councilman Griffin made a motion to waive the Public Hearing and approve the issuance of the Home Occupation License. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

13)  Consider purchase of Sports Equipment and Fence Capping for the Recreation Department in the amount of $11,667.28 (CIP/SPLOST) Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to approve the purchase of the recreation equipment in the amount of $11,667.28 with the expenditure coming from CIP/SPLOST. Councilman Otto seconded the motion and it passed.

14)  Consider a Home Occupation License application submitted by Mr. Robert Yocum at 416 Ash Street for a Mobile Auto Repair doing business as Mobile Mechanic. Mr. Yocum stated he may not need the business license at this time as he will be working for Mr. Kerby. Attorney Dickey stated that if Mr. Yocum is going to receive a 1099 he would be a subcontractor and would need a license. Councilman Otto made a motion to table this matter until Mr. Yocum decided what he wanted to do. Councilman Grizzard seconded the motion and it passed.

15)  Consider purchase of Grinder Pump cores in the amount of $15,000 from Water Sewer Budget. Councilman Otto made a motion to purchase the grinder pump cores in the amount of $15,000. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

16)  Consider purchase of a Fire Truck/Pumper truck in the amount of $115,000. City Administrator Akridge stated this is a 1992 fire truck that will be refurbished to be a pumper/tanker to bring into compliance with ISO, the expenditure would come from SPLOST/Impact Fees/CIP. Councilman Otto made a motion to negotiate the purchase of the pumper truck with a ceiling price of $115,000. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

 

Mayor Rozier reported that this concluded the items presented for consideration for inclusion on the Council agenda prior to the deadline of Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

 

Councilwoman Griffin made 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 7:56pm. Councilwoman Griffin seconded the motion and it passed.

 

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.