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19810513CCMeeting24 Tybee Island, Georgia May 13, 1981 The regular monthly meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 1981 at City Hall, with Mayor Michael J. Counihan presiding. The following members of Council were present: William C. Fleetwood, John J. Owen, Jim Fabrikant, Julianne Meyers, Jerome Bettencourt and Nick C. Alexander. City Attorney James E. McAleer was also present. The first visitor to appear before Council was Mr. B. H. Levy, Jr. who presented each member with a copy of a letter he had prepared in advance. He requested parking meters be removed in front of his cottage at Eighth Street and the strand. Mayor Counihan informed him that a study of the situation would be made. Mr. Fleetwood added that he realizes that traffic problems exist, and that a study will be made. Reverend Mike White was the second visitor. He requested permission to erect a gospel preaching tent on John Ludlow's property adjacent to the Ocean Plaza Motel for five nights beginning June 19th. He passed out a proposal which included safety factors concerning the tent and also included proof of insurance. Councilman Fleetwood asked if Reverend White had sought any endorsement from a local church; the reply was negative. Councilman Fabrikant questioned whether hecklers might be a problem and Councilman Fleetwood then suggested that perhaps the meeting might be held in facilities belonging to one of the local congregations. Councilman Bettencourt asked about music and was informed that a tape cassette system would be used; that the music would not be loud. Mayor Counihan remarked that facilities such as parking and restrooms would be needed; he referred the matter to the Police Committee for their study and requested that they inform Rev. White of their decision as soon as possible. 1 1 25 The third person to appear was Mr. Ross Thompson who stated that he is a property owner next to the proposed solid waste facility. He believes that odors will be a problem, and that this will affect the value of the property he owns. He further stated that he is an expert in the sanitation field, and that he believes that EPD's actions in Tybee's sanitary landfill issue are questionable; he expressed the opinion that the EPD officials are not always right. The Mayor assured Mr. Thompson that every effort will be made to make the facility acceptable to the neighboring property- owners. Councilman Fleetwood added that the site preparation is partially complete and that the equipment has already been ordered. Mayor Counihan then informed Mr. Thompson that the project is probably too far advanced for major changes at this stage; however, he wants Mr. Thompson to know that the Council will be willing to listen to any and all future complaints con- cerning the facility's effect on the neighborhood. Mr. Lamar Davis, Jr. then appeared as representative of a group of sailors who have organized a Sunfish fleet. He stated that there is also another organization for Hobie Cat owners. Both groups are having difficulty getting the sailboats onto the beach. He requested that Council consider erecting a ramp for use of sailors and that, in his opinion, Second Street would be the best location for such a facility. His request was exhaustively discussed by the Council and a number of alternatives were mentioned, among these were: Taylor Street, Third Street, Chatham Avenue and Center Street. Mr. Burt Barrett, Jr., who accompanied Mr. Davis, spoke to one point: the boat ramp at BackRiver has only about five parking spaces, and is always filled quickly on weekends. If this site is to be considered additional parking will have to be found. Even so, this site is not ideal for the setting up of a race course. At the close of the lengthy discussion Mayor Counihan stated that a minor modification will be considered provided DNR has no objections; however, he believes that a ramp will be out of the question 26 at the present time because of the expense involved. There were no other visitors who wished to speak to the Council. Mayor Counihan then opened the meeting for a public hearing on Revenue Sharing for the Entitlement Period Twelve (September, 1980 through October, 1981.) Councilman Fleetwood explained that Entitlement Period Twelve funds amount to $32,834.00. Interest on the balance from Entitlement Period Eleven brings the total funds to be committed to $35,767.44. Mayor Counihan then asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak concerning where these monies should be spent. There was no response. Councilman Fleetwood then explained that the city has always used these funds for capital improvements. He further explained that the majority of the funds for the last year had been intended for drainage projects but due to problems with permit procedures, etc. these projects had not been accomplished. He further explained that the city has expended funds for two pro- jects which he considers to be prime uses for these Revenue Sharing monies - these projects were the purchase of two packers and the repair of the water tank. He then moved that the remaining funds in the Entitlement Period Eleven plus the expected funds for Entitlement Period Twelve be allocated to these expenditures, plus other expenditures in sanitation; any excess funds will be allocated to the drainage projects. Councilman Owen seconded the motion. Again, Mayor Counihan asked if anyone in the audience would like to speak. There being no public input, the Mayor asked for discussion by Council. Councilman Fabrikant noted that he will need future funding for storm drains because he believes that these projects should be kept in budget. Councilman Fleetwood agreed, but stated that the drainage needs may be complicated enough to demand a bond issue. There was no further discussion. The motion was passed with unanimous assent. Minutes of the meeting of April 8, 1981 were approved as written. Bills were approved as follows: Parking Meter Department - $687.89, 1 1 27 Police Department - $5,128.20; Sanitation - $2,775.01; Public Works - $7,194.76; Fire Department - $922.14; Recreation - $85.00; Ceramics - $1,014.88; Sewer Department - $7,253.83; Water Department — $4,032.33; General Government - $2,470.76; Capital Outlay - $75.00 and Other Expenses - $4,972.15. Councilman Jim Fabrikant reported that a low bid of $27,205.48 for equipment for the solid waste facility had been received from SCA Services and that this bid includes the following equipment: one (1) 5.5 cubic yard solid waste compactor and two (2) 42 cubic yard roll -off compaction containers. This bid was accepted by Council without dissent. The entire Council participated in a discussion of recent tax appraisals of Tybee property. The Council publicly recommended that those citizens who feel their appraisals to be unfair should file appeals. Councilman Fleetwood indicated that if the proposed digest is accepted he will personally recommend that the city tax millage be lowered correspondingly. He promised that he will not support any increase in spending at Tybee so that hopefully this decrease can be as much as ten mils. Mayor Counihan then spoke briefly of the position left vacant by the death of Mr. James L. Fabrikant, Sr. who served so ably as Chief Registrar for the city. He recommended that Mrs. Louise Shaw be promoted to Chief Registrar, and that the vacancy created by Mrs. Shaw's appointment be filled by Mr. W. T. (Scotty) Graves. Councilman Fleetwood moved that the Mayor's recommendation be accepted; Councilman Fabrikant seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Mayor Counihan announced that these appointments are immediately effective, and that these members, with Mrs. Catherine 0. Anderson, will serve until replaced by the City Council. City Attorney McAleer then reported to the Council on the upcoming Annexation Referendum. He stated that the bill, as it came from the House, makes the Chatham County Board of Elections responsible for the election. Councilman 1 1 1 28 Fleetwood questioned who will bear the expense. Mr. McAleer answered that the city will pay. He then explained that the referendum will consist of a double vote - those in the city will vote whether or not they approve of the annexation, and the county residents will vote whether or not they wish to come into the city limits. A double affirmative is necessary for the annexation to pass. Mr. McAleer then stated that the city has a very good code book, in his opinion superior to that of most small communities. However, he has noted that there are some conflicts between the charter and the code sections and he requests that an update be authorized at this time. This matter was referred to the General Government committee for action. Councilman Fleetwood stated that he was only interested in changing the charter's reference to qualification fees originally, however he would take the City Attorney's recommendation under advisement. Councilwoman Meyers presented a proposal for a communications update by the telephone company which would provide a 911 emergency number for any emer- gency calls. The cost of this equipment would be $168.35 per month for a 36 -month period. Councilman Owen stated that the service is in the public's interest, and he is in favor of it as Police Commissioner. Mrs. Meyers, who is Fire Commissioner, also spoke enthusiastically concerning the service. The proposal was unanimously accepted by Council. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. 3. CLERK OF COUNCIL YOR 28 -A THIS AGREEMENT is entered into by and between SCA SERVICES, INC., dba ME1ROPOLITAN WASTE AND REFUSE, herin referred to as "Seller ", which is the Secured Party; and THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND,GA. herein referred to as "Purchaser ", which is the debtor. The seller hereby sells,''and the purchaser hereby purchases, subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, the following described property, herein called "Property" DESCRIPTION ONE (1) 5.5 cubic yd Solid Waste Compactor TWO (2) 42 cubic yd. Roll -Off Compaction Containers PROJECT TOTAL CASH SALE PRICE $ 17.455.48 $ 9.750.28 $ 27,205.76 Payment of 90% of the total cost of the equipment items will be paid by the Owner 30 days after the equipment has been delivered to the Owner at the site of the Solid Waste Transfer Station. The remaining 103 of the total costs shall be made by the Owner 30 days after the equipment has been installed and operating satisfactorily. Request for payment shall be submitted through the Engineer who will within 10 days after receipt indicate in writing his approval of payment or return request to the Supplier indicating in writing his reason for refusing to approve payment. By Q.� TI (} _� WITNESS for PURCHASER 3aP M.S WITNESS for SELLER 6211 -e' -c/ 1 3 /va- ADDRESS WITNESS for SELLER PO. Bait / 74 S )L-UO 4) 444- 3 ivuz ADDRESS 1 1 OATH OF REGISTRATION OFFICERS I do solemnly swear that i will faithfully and impartially discharge, to the best of my ability, the duties imposed upon me by law as Registrar of the City of Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia. /ALA )20Lv r I William S. Graves,Registrar Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2/ day of ,1981. Robert R. Cook, City Recorder ATTEST: (�►� �-.�s. .� Ro a B. Fripp, Cleriouncil