City Council Synopsis 20150226
Consideration of Items for Consent Agenda
Mayor Buelterman called the consent agenda to order at 6:30PM on August 14, 2014. Those present were Monty Parks, Rob Callahan, Wanda Doyle, Barry Brown and Bill Garbett. Also attending were Diane Schleicher, City Manager; Bubba Hughes, City Attorney; and Janet LeViner, Clerk of Council.
Mayor Buelterman listed the following items on the consent agenda:
· City Council Minutes, February 12, 2015
· Beach Task Force – Re-appointments
a) Cathy Lewis
b) Amy Lanier
c) Harvey Ferrelle
d) Joe Richardson
e) Frank Wooldridge
f) Kate Burns
g) Patti Smith
· Alcohol License Request – Special Event – Beer, Wine, Liquor, Friends of Tybee Theater, Tybee Wine Festival, April 25, 2015
· Alcohol License Request: Liquor/Beer/Wine – Friends of Tybee Theater. Tybee Wine Festival Event to be held at the Tybee Wedding Chapel, 1114 First Street, April 25, 2015
· Feature Film – Untitled D/E Project: April 27 – May 6, 2015: various locations, primarily downtown and beach area near 16th Street Crossover. Grandpa Projections
· Tybee Rainbow Fest Parade, May 2, 2015: 3:00PM, 4th Street – Butler – Tybrisa – Strand; Radius Media Group. Discussion: Ms. Schleicher explained that since this is a non-city sponsored parade the organizer made the request for the TIFD to participate in the event.
· FareWhale Festival: March 21, 2015: 10:00AM – 4:00PM; Walter Parker Pier and Pavilion/beach area: NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary
· Raise the Annual Fire Protection Subscription in Unincorporated Tybee Island from $101.50 to $102.30 year to reflect the .8% CPI-U index per Code Section 26-41(a)
· Proposed Garbage and Recycling Rate Increase Based on the CPI – U of .8%
· MOU for Internship – Martha Wietrzkowski and Denis Lehman – University of Applied Sciences – Ravensburg – Weingarten – Students will experience their internship in the Fire Department in the area of emergency services including fire, rescue and emergency management for the City of Tybee Island from October 19, 2015 to January 18, 2016
· Proposed Water and Sewer Rate Increase Based on the CPI – U of .8%
· Proposals for Jones Avenue Repaving – Opening of proposals is scheduled for February 20, 2015. Budget Line Item: (2003 SPLOST – Street Repaving – Jones Avenue) – 321-4210-54-1401
· Proposals for Janitorial Services for TIPD and Courtroom/Council Chambers – Recommendation from staff is to award a contract to J&J Coastal Enterprise the second lowest cost proposal for $23,600/year. Account Number: 100-3210-52-2130 (Police Department – Custodial Services). Discussion: Ms. Schleicher stated that she and Mr. Hughes will write a contract with Associated Maintenance (lowest bidder) to include performance criteria. She will then negotiate and if they are not willing to negotiate performance criteria, they will proceed to the second lowest bidder. Mr. Hughes confirmed and stated that it was the recommendation of staff to award the contract to the next lowest bidder, J&J Coastal Enterprise. But the low bidder has to have the opportunity to contract, so the award should be subject to arriving at a contract and if not, then to the next lowest bidder, J&J Coastal Enterprise.
· Budget Amendment, Transfer $26,500 from contingency to cover the final AT&T billing
· Budget Amendment, Chatham County has agreed to cover the cost of the North Beach Restrooms. Therefore we will move $52,000 of the funds previously allocated for that project to contingency and $5,000 to the police building project.
· Budget Amendment, DPW, Budget adjustment needs to replace funds previously transferred out for median planting
· Budget Amendment, Parking, Transfer funds to cover cost of new parking meters
· 2015 Coca-Cola Public Space Bin Grant Application
Mayor Buelterman called the regular meeting to order at 7:00PM. All those present for the consent agenda were present.
· Call to Order
· Posting of the Colors
· Pledge of Allegiance
· Invocation: Jan LeViner
Recognitions and Proclamations
· Beach Task Force Retirees
a) John Wylly
b) Freda Rutherford
c) Cecil DeLorme
d) Bill Sprague
Consideration of Bids, Contracts, Agreements and Expenditures
Proposals for a Low Profile above Ground Motor Truck Scale for the DPW Transfer Station to facility a user fee for businesses and residents disposing of garbage and yard waste. Opening for proposals is scheduled for February 24, 2015. Budget Line Item: 100-4520-54-2112 (Machinery & Equipment). Wanda Doyle made a motion to approve. Bill Garbett seconded. Voting in favor were Monty Parks, Rob Callahan, Wanda Doyle and Bill Garbett. Voting against was Barry Brown. Motion carried, 4-1.
Parking Committee’s Recommendation from the February 10, 2015 meeting regarding Annual Parking Decal Fees. No action taken.
Barry Brown made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Wanda Doyle seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
Consideration of Ordinances, Resolutions
First Reading, 6-A-2015, Sec 66-183, Decals for Motorized Carts. Wanda Doyle made a motion to approve. Rob Callahan seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
First Reading, 08-2015, Sec 66-10, Vehicular Traffic on Jones Avenue. Monty Parks made a motion to approve. Bill Garbett seconded. Those voting in favor were Monty Parks, Rob Callahan, Barry Brown and Bill Garbett. Voting against was Wanda Doyle. Motion carried 4-1.
Council, Officials and City Attorney Considerations and Comments
· Workshop Agendas: March 19 and April 16.
· Increasing Compensation for Elected Officials. Wanda Doyle made a motion to increase the mayor’s salary by $200.00 per month and council’s salary by $200.00 per month. Monty Parks seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
· Alternatives to Ordinance Banning Plastic Bags
· Update on Salt Meadows
· Class and Comp Plan
· Golf Cart Decal Fees. Barry Brown made a motion to reduce the parking decal for motorized carts from $150.00 to $25.00. Rob Callahan seconded. Discussion: Mayor pro tem Doyle recommended the cost be amended to $50.00. Barry Brown amended his motion to reduce the parking decal for motorized carts from $150.00 to $50.00. Rob Callahan accepted the amended motion. Voting in favor were Monty Parks, Rob Callahan, Wanda Doyle and Barry Brown. Bill Garbett voting against. Motion carried 4-1.
· Ocean Rescue for Code Enforcement
· Update on Ban Smoking on the Beach (No Butts on the Beach). Rob Callahan made a motion to have the city attorney write an ordinance to ban smoking on the beach. Bill Garbett seconded. Those voting in favor were Monty Parks, Rob Callahan and Bill Garbett. Those voting against were Wanda Doyle and Barry Brown. Motion carried 3-2.
· Richards Scholar Program – Maggie Midkiff. Monty Parks made a motion to approve. Wanda Doyle seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
· Update on Building Inspections
· Planning Commission Request Form
Monty Parks made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session to discuss personnel. Rob Callahan seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
Monty Parks made a motion to return to regular session. Bill Garbett seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
Rob Callahan made a motion to adjourn. Barry Brown seconded. Vote was unanimous, 5-0.
Meeting adjourned at 11:00PM