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HomeMy Public PortalAbout19551112CCMeetingSavannah Beach, Tybee Island, Ga. November 12, 1955. The regular meeting of Town Council was held today at 4 P.M. in the Council Room and was attended by Mayor Strong, who presided, Councilmen Peters, Brown, Powers, Lovell, Meddin, Town Attorney Solms, Jr., Supt. Reed, Chief McCutchen and Manager J. W. Lang. Mr. Lang reported that John Curry had started building an oyster house on parts of Lots 16 and 17, Yard 6, property of W.B. Matthews, without a building permit and that he had held him up as it was in a zoned area. Referred to Councilmen Brown and Hosti to handle. Chief McCutchen stated that Ray Clanton had offered $1,300.00 for the 1955 Mercury Police Car on the purchase of a 1956 Mercury to be delivered soon and the Town to be billed after May 1st, 1956, also that a new policeman Jacob W. Vander Brink was employed on November 5th on a six months trial period. The minutes of the meeting held on October 12, 1955 were read and adopted. Bills for General Government for the month of October amounting to e2,181.86 and bills for the Vater Department amounting to $346.53 and for the Groin and Seawall account amounting to $146.16 were passed for payment upon motion being made and seconded. Mr. Solms informed 6ouncil that he had received copy of a claim from Bart E. Shea, III, representing Mark C. Tarver, dated November 14th, 1955, and addressed to the Mayor, and Councilmen informing them of the death of Mr. Tarver and re- questing an additional settlement from the Town, one other having been pre- viously filed against the Town. Petition of J. A. Brown requesting the Town to widen First Avenue in an area between 14th and 15 Streets. It was moved, seconded and passed that this be done.(Councilman Brown did not vote on this motion) Mr. Solms reported that he had attended the meeting of the Planning Board in connection with the hearing of the Tybee Beach Company, through Mr. B. Taylor Smith, for approval of a proposed sub - division bordering Venetian Drive in Venetian Terrace, he stated that the Board can block it if it desires to do so. Referred to Mr. Solms to handle. Council was informed of a beer sign erected in front of the property of S. R. Kent on First Street, this sign was installed without complying with the Town Ordinance. It was decided that the Town Ordinance must be complied with and Mr. Kent was so notified. Town Clerk Buckley informed Council that the Registration Book was now open and would continue so until December 5th when it would be closed down here and taken into the court house in Savannah where it will remain open until the 27th. It was moved, seconded and passed that the old abandoned Central of Georgia 72 Railroad right-of-away fronting on Its 2 -3 -4 -5 of Block 1 and 1-2-3-4 - of Block 2 in Bay Ward be quit claimed, its entire width less a 20 foot street running down the center to William F. Whalen,, he owning on both sides of the right-of-way opposite the above mentioned lots. There being no further business, Council adjourned, subject to the call of the Mayor. ft,( mler of Council Savannah Beach, Tybee Island, Ga. December 15, 1955 The regular meeting of Town Council was held today at 4 P.M. in the Council Room and was attended by Mayor Strong, who presided, Councilmen Peters, Brown, Meddin, H osti, Lovell, Town Attorney Solms, Jr., Supt.Reed, Chief McCutchen, Manager Water Dept. J. W. Lang, and Mr. A. P. Smith, Harry Sponseller, Sr., and Arthur Sponseller. Mr. Smith requested permission to operate a meat processing plant on property located in a residential area. He intended packing sausage meats, etc in half pound packages and selling these to the trade on a wholesale basis not as a retailer. Mr. Sponseller objected to the grant- ing of this as it was close to his house. Two petitions were reed, one sighed by a group agreeing to it and another group objecting to it. The petitioners were excused. After discussing the matter Council decided that the request of Mr. Smith be denied. Superintendent Reed reported that he had started work on the groin in front of the Solms Hotel. Chief McCutchen reported that the dogs were beginning to be a nuisance again, and he also reported that six (6) houses on the island have been broken into recently. Minutes of the meeting held on November 9th were read and adopted. Mayor Strong reported that he had a survey made of some of his pro- perty in Bay Ward and found that a portion of Ford Avenue was encroaching on his property and that he had planned to fence -in this area, he had a surveyor re- locate the area where the street should probably be and that he had burrowed the use of a drag line from the county to open the new road. Councilman Lovell reported that he had talked to the contractor who painted the water tower regarding the peeling of some of the paint and the contractor suggested that the work not be done until spring, as the