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19801224SCMeeting93 Tybee Island, Georgia December 24, 1980 A special meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held at Noon on Wednesday, December 24, 1980 for the purpose of considering a lease agreement proposed by the Tybee Lite Shrine Club. Mayor Michael J. Counihan presided and the following members of Council were present: John J. Owen, William C. Fleetwood, Julianne J. Meyers and Jim Fabrikant, Jr. City Attorney James McAleer was present, as was Judge Robert Cook. Councilmen Bettencourt and Alexander were absent due to the holiday. Mayor Counihan opened the meeting by stating that the local Shriners have proposed that Battery Brumby be leased by members of their organization as a site for a meeting room facility to be erected by their organization. He informed Council that Councilman Fleetwood and City Attorney McAleer had both met with representatives from the Shriners, and with their attorney. Councilman Fleetwood explained that the proposed lease would run through December 31, 1996, and a request for a renewal option is also being made. He further stated that he believes a survey of the property is necessary and that this survey should be made at the expense of the Shriners. Mayor Counihan then asked City Attorney McAleer to explain the provisions included in the proposed lease. Mr. McAleer said that the Shriners are suggesting a total rent of $1500.00 ($100. per year). Taxes on improvements, utilities and maintenance will be paid by the Shriners. The building would be used as a club house and recreational facility, with plans subject to Council's approval. No alcoholic beverages will be sold on the premises. The building will be insured for 80% of the value. Liability insurance in an amount to be approved by Council will be carried by the Shriners. 1 1 94 Councilman Fleetwood . remarked that the lease is very much a standard one. After discussion it was agreed that a half million dollars in liability coverage should be adequate. Mayor Counihan requested the inclusion of a clause stating that the property would revert to the city immediately if the property is not used for the agreed purpose. City Attorney McAleer stated that the lease will include a clause stating that the building will be available for rental to the public at a reason- able fee; this necessitates a non - descriminatory clause. Actual rental agreements will be the responsibility of the club; however the City Attorney recommends a 72 -hour limit on rental agreements. Longer rentals could be arranged only with Council's approval. Councilman Fleetwood remarked that the Shriners are responsible people and will control rentals by internal action. Councilman Bettencourt had written a letter in support of the granting of the lease - this was read, in his absence, so that his position would be known to the members of Council. Mayor Counihan asked if January 1, 1981 would be an acceptable effective date. Councilman Owen then moved that the Mayor be granted authority to execute such a lease, with provisions as described herein, to be effective on January 1, 1981. Councilwoman Meyers seconded the motion and it passed with no dissenting vote. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. LERK OF COUNCIL •