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19801112CCMeeting1 1 84 Tybee Island, Georgia November 12, 1980 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 1980 at the City Hall. The meeting began with a Youth Council, sponsored by the Tybee Island Optimists Club. Members of the Youth Council, chosen by election in two schools, were as follows: David Dickens of Tybee Elementary - Mayor; Kenny Rentiers, Renee Fabrikant and Julie Tatem of Saint Michael's - Councilmembers; Missy Woolen, Mike Egan and Tracy Gray of Tybee Elementary - Councilmembers; Clerk of Council - Paul Jackson of Saint Michael's; City Attorney - Michele Waldrop of Tybee Elementary; and Chief of Police - Amanda Chadwick of Saint Michael's. The Youth Council debated the following question: "You are the City Council - what would you do to make life better on Tybee Island ?" The young people expressed a variety of opinions including better maintenance of the parks, more playground equipment, keeping the beach cleaner, having more stores and more recreation. They also suggested that they'd like to have a public swimming pool and skating rink. Mayor Counihan congrat- ulated the Youth Council on their excellent meeting and requested that Mayor Dickens present the following Proclamation to Mr. John Lewis and Mr. Melvin East of the Tybee Island Optimist Club: TO ALL CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA: KNOW YE: THAT THE TYBEE ISLAND OPTIMIST CLUB, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS NATIONAL ORGANIZATION EACH YEAR SPONSORS AND ENDORSES YOUTH WEEK WHICH IS CELEBRATED IN THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND BY THE ELECTION OF A YOUTH COUNCIL AND VARIOUS OTHER YOUTH ORIENTED ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO INFORM, EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN THE YOUTH OF OUR CITY. THAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA DO HEREBY ENDORSE AND AFFIRM THESE ACTIONS OF THE TYBEE ISLAND OPTIMIST CLUB AND DO INVITE THE YOUTH COUNCIL TO PARTICIPATE IN A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING ON THE AFTERNOON OF NOVEMBER 12, 1980. THAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL DO HEARTILY APPROVE OF THE CELEBRATION OF YOUTH WEEK AS PROMOTED AND ENCOURAGED BY THE TYBEE ISLAND OPTIMIST CLUB. THEREFORE THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND DO HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 BE DEVOTED TO THE YOUTH OF TYBEE ISLAND AND DO 85 HEREBY INVITE ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE OF TYBEE ISLAND TO JOIN WITH THE OPTIMIST CLUB IN CELEBRATING THIS WEEK IN HONOR OF OUR YOUTH. The regular meeting then began, with Mayor Counihan presiding and the following members of Council present: Jerome Bettencourt, Nick Alexander, Jim Fabrikant, Julianne Meyers and William Fleetwood. Councilman Jack Owen was ab- sent due to illness. City Attorney Lance Smith was present. Mayor Counihan first offered the audience an opportunity to speak; none wished to do so and the meeting was opened for business legally presented. The minutes for the meeting of October 8, 1980 were approved as read. Bills for the month of October were approved as follows: Sanitation - $1,695.16, Public Works - $3,513.67, Fire Department - $91.36, Sewer - $2,307.41, Water - $2,257.20, Recreation $158.74, Ceramics - $524.24, Parking Meters- $60.36, Police - $3,155.07, General Government - $2,447.78 and other expenses - $3,000.98. Mayor Counihan then presented the following names for Council's con- sideration for appointment to the Recreation Advisory Board: Sebastian Orsini, Arnold Seyden, Michael Kelly, William Prescott, Hugh Harrison, Donald Thigpen, and Mrs. Virginia Reeve. Councilman Bettencourt moved the acceptance of all, Councilman Fabrikant seconded, and the appointments were unanimously approved. The appointees will be so informed and a date set for their first meeting. Councilman Bettencourt, Chairman of the Recreation Committee, members of his committee and the Recreator Director will be invited to attend these meetings. A Resolution honoring Chief John J. Price was then read, as follows: WHEREAS, POLICE CHIEF JOHN J. PRICE OF THE TYBEE ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT CELE- BRATED HIS TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY ON OCTOBER 19, 1980; AND WHEREAS, FOR THESE TWENTY YEARS JOHN J. PRICE HAS PERFORMED HIS MANY VARIOUS DUTIES IN A DIGNIFIED, FAITHFUL, IMPARTIAL AND BUSINESS -LIKE MANNER, GIVING GENEROUSLY OF HIS TIME AND EFFORTS TO UNSELFISHLY SERVE ALL THE CITIZENS OF THIS COMMUNITY; AND WHEREAS, IN HIS NINE YEARS AS CHIEF OF THE TYBEE ISLAND POLICE DE- PARTMENT HE HAS CONDUCTED HIS OFFICE WITH INTEGRITY, MINDFUL OF HIS SWORN DUTY TO BE IMPARTIAL, RENDERING EQUAL SERVICE TO ALL CITIZENS; AND WHEREAS HE HAS, BECAUSE 1 1 1 1 86 OF HIS DEVOTION TO HIS PROFESSION, EARNED THE RESPECT OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS AND PROMOTED PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND GEORGIA, IN COUNCIL ASSEMBLED, THAT THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND EXTEND TO CHIEF JOHN J. PRICE ITS HUMBLE EXPRESSION OF ESTEEM FOR HIS FAITHFUL SERVICE, AND ITS BEST WISHES FOR GOOD HEALTH, PROSPERITY AND SUCCESS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. After the reading of the Resolution, Councilman Fleetwood called the attention of the Council to a recent letter of commendation received by the Tybee Island Police Department which commended the apprehension of a parole violator/ rapist who was captured by Tybee Island police officers. He then moved the adoption of the Resolution and Councilman Fabrikant seconded. Approval was unan- imous. Mayor Counihan then called the Chief forward and personally presented the Resolution to him, with his congratulations. Ordinance #4 -1980, adding several new categories to the schedule of business license fees was read. This was the third reading of this ordinance; it failed to pass on second reading and was amended by the Finance Committee since the October meeting. After the reading Councilman Fleetwood moved its adoption, Councilman Fabrikant seconded, and the ordinance, as amended, passed without dissenting vote. A copy of this ordinance is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Councilman Fleetwood informed Council that the Shriners Club has recently chartered a new club, formed of Tybee Island, Wilmington Island, and the surrounding area. This group has approached the city wishing to lease or rent property for the construction of a club facility. He stated that Council has re- ceived several letters supporting this request, but that, at present, he desires that Council consider his remarks as information only. A decision will be better made at a later date when more concrete information is available. Councilman Alexander then asked that Council consider annexation of Little Tybee Island, the remainder of Tybee Island, and the land to the Bull River 1 1 87 Bridge. He suggested that a meeting be arranged with the state legislators to discuss this matter, and other projects with which they might help. Councilman Bettencourt agreed with Councilman Alexander's suggestions in principle. Mayor Counihan then instructed Councilman Alexander to proceed with plans for the pro- posed meeting, and keep Council informed of his progress. Councilman Fleetwood then presented a report on the financial condition of the City, six months into the fiscal year. He informed Council that he has asked the City Treasurer for a list of job descriptions for every employee. He believes that it will be necessary to eliminate some jobs. An alternative might be to shorten the work week for some employees. He stressed that payroll expenses are high and that measures must be taken to lower them. He ended his report on an optimistic note by stating that the water /sewer fund is greatly improved over the figures for the same period of the past fiscal year. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. -I...,� CLERK OF COUNCIL vv `` p 44..L C' 1 Ordinance Number 4 -1980 87 -A NC AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA, PROVIDING THAT THE SCHEDULE OF LICENSE TAXES BE AMENDED BY ADDING, IN PROPER ALPHABETICAL SEQUENCE, A LICENSE TAX FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: SURVEYING, CHEMICAL TOI- LETS, TREE TRIMMING /SURGERY AND PUBLIC BENCH ADVERTISING. BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in Council assembled, that the Code of Ordinances of the City of Tybee Island be amended by the addition of the following categories, in proper alphabetical sequence, to the schedule of license taxes: Surveyor Any person or firm engaging in survey work for re- muneration. $ 55.00 Tree Trimming /Surgery Any person or firm engaging in tree trimming, cutting or treatment. $ 55.00 Chemical Toilets Any person or firm offering for rent chemical toilet facilities to be placed temporarily within city limits. $ 100.00 Public Bench Advertising....Any person or firm providing benches to be used for the sale of advertising thereon. $ 105.00 This ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its adoption. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with same are hereby repealed. First Reading: 9 -10 -80 Second Reading: 10 -8 -80 Enacted: 11 -12 -80 THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA CLERK IF COUN IL