City Council Synopsis 20160114
Consideration of Items for Consent Agenda
Mayor Buelterman called the consent agenda to order at 6:30PM on January 14, 2016. Those present were Julie Livingston, Monty Parks, John Mayor, Wanda Doyle, Barry Brown and Bill Garbett. Also attending were Diane Schleicher, City Manager; Bubba Hughes, City Attorney; Tommy Branch, Callaway, Braun, Riddle and Hughes, PC; George Shaw, Director, Community Development; Angela Hudson, Director, Finance; and Janet LeViner, Clerk
Mayor Buelterman listed the following items on the consent agenda:
· Special City Council Meeting Minutes, December 18, 2015
· Organizational Meeting Minutes, January 4, 2016
· Tybee Island Mardi Gras – January 30 beginning at 12:00PM at Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout, Parade at 2:00PM from 4th Street to Strand Avenue
· Baywatch Movie: March 16 – April 23 (various locations/times); Paramount Worldwide Pictures, Inc.
· Request for Approval of RMS Proposal for Processing of Campground Reservations and POS: Budget: 555-6180-52-3600 (Dues & Fees)(Budgeted) and 555-6180-52-3901 (Credit Card Charges)(Budgeted)
· Request to apply for the 2016 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grant, as administered by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, to complete Phase II: Update of the Citywide Historic Resources Survey.
· Agreement for Planning Services, RS&H, Inc., - Master Plan (Comprehensive Plan) – Update - $60,000. Account: 100-7220-52-1100 (Studies/Master Plan Update)
· Beach Improvement – Standardization of barrel color and signage for garbage and recycling for the beach plan and includes more signage for dune protection. Material costs for plan is estimated at $43,210.76. Funding to be determined. Note: Additional savings is available if we stencil the barrels instead of using stickers.
· Derelict Structure Removal Project – Request that this demolition project on the beach be officially declared a public works project by the mayor and city council. This will allow the city’s contract, PAC Com to work from dawn to dusk – Monday through Sunday without violating the city’s noise ordinance. Expanded hours of work will also expedite the project for a goal of completion of late April before the turtle nesting season (May 1st). These proposed work hours are allowed under the GADNR and COE permits.
· North Beach Restrooms and Showers – Whitaker Labs – Independent Inspector for Construction Project – estimated inspection cost - $6,336. Total Remaining Project Budget: $959,847.84. Account number: 325-6125-54-1310
· Lease Agreement, Tybee Post Theater, Audio/Video Equipment
· Charter Changes
1. Special election should someone resign with more than 24 months remaining in term
2. Oath Council takes at Organizational Meeting to be amended to include language in the oaths the state law also requires
Mayor Buelterman called the regular meeting to order at 7:00PM. All those present for the consent agenda were present.
· Call to Order
· Invocation: Jan LeViner
· Pledge of Allegiance
Consideration of Boards, Commissions and Committee Appointments.
· Mayor pro tem Designation. Barry Brown recused. Wanda Doyle made a motion to appoint Barry Brown as mayor pro tem. Monty Parks seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
· Planning Commission (four seats vacant). Jan LeViner, Clerk, distributed ballots and then counted. The following received the majority votes:
1. Demery Bishop (Re-appointment)
2. Ron Bossick (Re-appointment)
3. Tina Gann
4. John King
· Ethics Commission (three seats vacant). Monty Parks made a motion to move agenda item to the City Council Workshop on February 13, 2016. Barry Brown seconded. Voting in favor were Monty Parks, John Major, Wanda Doyle and Barry Brown. Voting against were Julie Livingston and Bill Garbett. Motion passed, 4-2.
1. Dennis Alexander (re-appointment)
2. Ben Goggins (re-appointment)
3. Anna Kathy Jackson (re-appointment)
Report of Staff, Boards, Standing Committees and/or Invited Guests
· Jan LeViner, Tybee Island Youth Council
· Cynthia Phillips, Georgia Department of Transportation
Citizens to be Heard:
· David Baker
· Daniel Turberville, Tybee Island Post Theater
· Julia Pierce, MLK Update
· Gerald Schantz, Leonard “the Sandman” Miller
· Amy Gastor, RFP for trash contract
· Keith Gay, RFP for trash contract
· Lea Holiday, Open Records
Bill Garbett made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Barry Brown seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0.
· First Reading, 01-2016, Text Amendment, Sec 4-050(R), Neighborhood Grocery. Wanda Doyle made a motion to approve. Monty Parks seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0.
· First Reading, 02-2016, Text Amendment, Tree Ordinance. Bill Garbett made a motion to approve. Motion failed for lack of second. Wanda Doyle made a motion to deny. Barry Brown seconded. Voting in favor to deny were Monty Parks, Barry Brown and Wanda Doyle. Voting against were Julie Livingston, John Major and Bill Garbett. Mayor Buelterman voted in favor to deny. Motion to deny carried 4-3.
· Site Plan Approval, New multi-use building, PIN 4-0006-20-009, Lovell Avenue, Mike Hosti Petitioner. Wanda Doyle made a motion to continue until February 11, 2016. Barry Brown seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0.
Consideration of Bids, Contracts, Agreements and Expenditures
· Quit Claim Request, 34 Van Horn Street, Dave and Martha Mackel. Monty Parks made a motion that the City expresses an interest in making the transfer by moving to the next step. Wanda Doyle seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0.
· City-wide garbage, recycling and bulky goods including dry-trash proposal recommendation – Atlantic Waste Services. Note: Atlantic Waste Services agreed to reduce their quote for curbside recycling from $4.35 to $4.14. Monty Parks made a motion to approve twice a week trash service and once a week recycle pickup and further review the curbside vs side yard pickup. John Major seconded. Voting in favor were Julie Livingston, Monty Parks, John Major, Barry Brown, and Bill Garbett. Voting against was Wanda Doyle. Motion carried, 5-1.
· Derelict Structure Removal Project – Recommendation memo from beach consultant to modify the scope of work at G-1 and G-2 groins. This is to lessen the impacts to the dunes in that area and will improve the timeline for the removal of the balance of the structures. Bill Garbett made a motion to approve. Wanda Doyle seconded. Voting in favor were Julie Livingston, Monty Parks, John Major, Wanda Doyle and Bill Garbett. Voting against was Barry Brown. Motion carried, 5-1.
Council, Officials and City Attorney Considerations and Comments
· Bill Garbett
1. Update on open records inquiry. No action taken.
2. Re-instatement of the Community Resource Committee. Bill Garbett made a motion to approve. Motion died for lack of second.
Julie Livingston made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss litigation and personnel. Wanda Doyle seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0
Julie Livingston made a motion to return to regular session. Barry Brown seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0.
Bill Garbett made a motion to adjourn. Monty Parks seconded. Vote was unanimous, 6-0.
Meeting adjourned at 12:35AM