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19801126SCMeeting1 1 88 Tybee Island, Georgia November 26, 1980 A special meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held in the Mayor's chambers at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. on November 26, 1980. Mayor M.J. Counihan presided and the following members of Council were present: Nick Alexander, Jim Fabrikant, Julianne Meyers and W. C. Fleetwood. City Attorney Lance Smith was present, also. Councilman Bettencourt and Councilman Owen were absent. The special meeting was called for two purposes: (1) to discuss the grant for solid waste management and (2) to discuss changes in the local fire code. The meeting began with a lengthy discussion of the entire land- fill situation with Councilman Fleetwood giving background information going back several years. Many questions were forthcoming, especially from Councilman Jim Fabrikant, who is Chairman of the Public Works Committee. Councilman Nick Alexander moved that the city apply for an extension of time on the state grant to allow the bid process for the transfer station to be completed. The motion was seconded by Councilman Fleetwood and passed with no dissenting vote. The second purpose of the special meeting, proposed changing of the local fire code, was then discussed. Several members of the Fire Department were present as observers and the Fire Commissioner, Councilwoman Meyers presented their opinion that research and study should be done prior to the changing of the code, and that the recommendations of the fire department should be considered by the Council in making their decision. Mayor Counihan feels that the local code should be adapted to conform to the State code since the State now has final 1 1 89 approval on many types of plans. Councilwoman Meyers explained that the state's standards are considered minimal, and that local codes should possibly be more stringent, to reflect local conditions. She further stated that she believes fees for fire inspections should be inaugurated. After comments from each Council member present it was decided that further study is necessary and that a committee will be appointed for this purpose. Mrs. Meyers requested that she not be asked to serve on such a committee because she feels her opinion might be biased. Councilman Alexander reminded. the Council of the upcoming meeting with elected officials scheduled for December 10, 1980. City Attorney Smith reminded Council that his resignation will become effective at the end of the calendar year, and asked that Council consider bringing his replacement to the December regular meeting so that he can become oriented. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. �tZV CLERK OF COUNC