CALLED COUNCIL MEETING
May 20, 2004
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Rozier with Councilman Waller leading in prayer. Mayor Rozier explained that the meeting had been called for this afternoon because he would not be able to attend tonight’s meeting and there were some personnel matters that needed to be discussed and he had been asked to provide council with some information concerning possible de-annexation of property located in Bloomingdale.
After a brief discussion, Councilman Myrick made a motion to adjourn into executive session to discuss some personnel issues, Councilman Tyler seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
A copy of the signed affidavit as required by the Open Meetings Act is attached.
After the executive session was completed, Councilman Ray made a motion to adjourn the executive session and return to the general session. Councilman Myrick seconded the motion and it passed with six affirmative votes.
Mayor Rozier reported that the City Council had met with police department personnel and the City’s auditor to discuss accounting functions in that department and a report would be submitted at tonight’s council meeting.
The Mayor also reported that information regarding the City’s attorney would also be presented at the regularly scheduled meeting to be held tonight.
Mayor Rozier advised council that he had been approached by the Morgan family regarding some property located off Pine Barren Road within the City of Bloomingdale that they are trying to sell to a developer who is interested in constructing single family homes. There are two tracts being considered—one tract consists of 16.28 acres and the other one is 12.47 acres. The developer is also discussing the purchase of additional properties that are located within the City of Pooler that abuts the tracts in Bloomingdale and would rather be dealing with one municipal government in the development of his proposed project, so the Morgan family is requesting that the City of Bloomingdale consider de-annexing the two tracts mentioned above in exchange for the same amount of acreage being de-annexed from Pooler into Bloomingdale. The property being offered for exchange is located off Wildcat Dam Road and is currently zoned light industrial. Councilman Wedincamp pointed out that the property the Morgan family wants de-annexed is zoned multi-family and it would cost the City more to furnish the infrastructure for residential units than it would for industrial properties. Some questions were raised about whether the property being considered for exchange was in a wetlands area, but council was assured that it was high ground that would be desirable for development. The Mayor stated that, at this time, the only thing he wanted to find out is if council would be willing to consider the proposal so the Morgan family can proceed with their negotiations with the developer. After discussing the matter, council members agreed that they would be agreeable to discuss the exchange of the properties between the cities of Bloomingdale and Pooler. The Mayor advised council he would pass this information on to the Morgan family and once the details were worked out they would be presented in a council meeting for approval.
Being no further business on the agenda, Councilman Tyler made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Councilman Waller seconded the motion and it adjourned at 4:00pm.
Mayor Rozier and all members of the council were present at the called council meeting.