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19820512CCMeeting1 1 19 Tybee Island, Georgia May 12, 1982 A regular meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held at City Hall on Wednesday, May 12, 1982. The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. by Mayor Michael J. Counihan and the following members of Council were present: Julianne J. Meyers, Nick C. Alexander, Jerome W. Bettencourt, James L. Fahrikant, Jr., John J. Owen, Jr., and William C. Fleetwood. The City Attorney, Mr. James E. McAleer, was also present. Mayor Counihan invited anyone who wished to speak to Council to come forward. The first visitor was Mrs. Genevieve O'Connor. She stated that the Coastal Committee has granted Allen Hendrix a permit to fill a portion of Eighth Street adjoining her property, and that if this is allowed she will not be able to tie her little rowboat up at the creek any longer. She asked the city to investigate the deed granted by the city to Mr. Hendrix and, if possible, to prevent his filling that portion of the unopened street. Mayor Counihan referred this matter to City Attorney McAleer for investigation. The second visitor was Mayor -Elect Charles J. Hosti who promised his cooperation with the present Mayor and Council and asked their help in making the transition a smooth one. Mayor Counihan in turn promised his help and cooperation and read an interoffice memo which authorized Mr. Hosti's ex- penses as one of a recent group of city officials visiting Atlanta on city business. The third person to speak before Council was Mrs. J. Ferris Cann, Jr. who told the council that she will be represented by an attorney before the next meeting, but her visit today is to make council aware that lot access to certain lots (180,181,182,183,184 - Ward One) has been blocked because 1 1 20 quit claims have been granted to certain individuals for portions of Fifth Avenue. She further stated that Tybee Beach Ccanpany, the developer who laid out the street, granted this property to the city for a street, and that the owner of Tybee Beach Company was her late husband's father who died in 1944. Owners of these lots will be repsented by an attorney at the next meeting. Mayor Counihan requested that she, and the owners she is representing, have their attorney get in touch with the city attorney prior to the next meeting because it will be helpful to all to study this matter in advance of the next regular meting. Mayor Counihan then asked the City Treasurer, Mrs. Phyllis Cary, to come forward. Mr. Fleetwood presented Mrs. Cary with a certificate for completion of a Municipal Supervisory Course from the University of Michigan and commended Mrs. Cary for her devoted: service to the. city. He also read a letter from the University which commended Mrs. Cary for her excellent work in the course. Mayor Counihan then presented Mrs. Cary with a dozen red roses. Mrs. Cary thanked the Mayor and Council for their support of training and continuing education programs for all the girls in the City Hall offices. Mr. Fleetwood and Mayor Counihan then announced that the clerk has recently been promoted to Clerk /Administrator, and she was commended for her work, and presented with a dozen roses also. Minutes of the April meeting were corrected to reflect authorization of a $100.00 payment to Mr. Ralph Tenebaum as final settlement for water lines supplied by Mr. Tenebaum from which he was told he would collect tapping fees. After this correction, the minutes were approved. Bills for the month of April, 1982 were approved as follows: General Government - $1,411.87, Parking Meter Department - $2,900.60, Police Department - $5,077.93, Public Works - $7,930.47, Sanitation - $1,924.24, Fire Department - $938.79, Recreation - $1,109.00, Ceramics - $803.87, Water Department- $5,788.03, 1 21 and Sewer Department - $10,029.43. A letter from Mr. John Kowalewski of the Sands Motel was read, in which he complained of the appearance of an old van used to house rental beach equipment (floats, umbrellas, etc.) which is being left round -the- clock on the strand. Mayor Counihan asked Mr. Taylor, City Marshall, if this vehicle is there as stated. The answer was affirmative, and the Mayor ordered the Police Department to investigate and take appropriate action. Under Communications the following letters were read. and accepted as information. A copy of each is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. 1) Interoffice memo from Mayor Counihan to Barbara Pelli, dated May 5, 1982. 2) Letter to Governor George Busbee from Senator Tom Coleman dated May 6, 1982. 3) Letter to Mayor Counihan free Congressman Bo Ginn, dated 5/5/82. 4) Letter to Mayor Counihan from Jann Henry of DCA, dated 5/4/82. 5) Letter to Mayor Counihan from Representative Phillips, dated May 7, 1982. 6) Letter from J. R. Ratchford (re: Lot 4, Oceanview Subdivision) dated April 15, 1982. 7) Three letters from Historic Fort Screven Neighborhood Assn. as follows: 4/29/82 - North Beach Parking Area, subject 4/27/82 - Subject: Streets in Fort Screven Area 4/29/82 - Jaycee Park Concession Stand Licensing The above communications were all accepted as information. Extensions of Planned Unit Development time limits will be referred to the Planning Commission for consideration. 1 1 1 22 The city attorney introduced the second reading of Ordinance #1 -82 which is intended to regulate the sale of drug paraphernalia Captain Billy Friedman of the Metropolitan Drug Squad spoke, explaining the ordinance and the reason for which it was written. He recommended that Council adopt this ordinance which is very similar to one recently adopted by Chatham County. Councilman Fleetwood moved its adoption; Councilman Owen seconded and the vote was unanimously in favor. A copy is attached to, and a part of, these minutes. Councilman Fleetwood then introduced a Resolution lowering the millage rate from 12 mils to 9 mils, effective May 1, 1982. He explained that this reduction, due to increased evaluation of property, will not reduce the budget adopted in April, 1982. He further explained that it has been his goal to eliminate all ad valorem taxes on private hares, and that he has been able to reduce the millage by 17 mils since 1976. He then moved the adoption of the Resolution and Councilman Owen seconded. During discussion Councilman Bettencourt stated that he believes that this move is ill - timed; he stated that any reduction should cane after the new Mayor and Council is installed in July. Councilman Fabrikant supported this opinion, stating that he has utmost admir- ation for Councilman Fleetwood's financial management ability but that he is in agreement that this matter should wait until the new council takes office in July. Mayor Counihan stated that, if the budget is not affected, he is very much in favor of cutting taxes now. He added that the tax digest will shortly increase substantially due to the addition of the two large condominium projects. Councilman Fabrikant again asked that the decision be delayed; Council- man Fleetwood replied that he feels the present council earned this tax break for the people and that credit for the reduction should be given to those whose management earned it. 1 1 1 23 A vote was called for and the Resolution passed by the following vote: In favor - 4 ( Fleetwood, Meyers, Owen and Alexander; Against - 2 (Fabrikant and Bettencourt) . Mr. Lindsay Thomas of Jesup, Georgia, a late arrival, was recognized by Mayor Counihan and spoke concerning his candidacy for Congressman. He is seeking the First District seat being vacating by Gubernatorial candidate, Bo Ginn. Councilman Fabrikant spoke concerning a contract for storm drainage on the south end of the island. The low bid was submitted by TG & B Construction Company in the amount of $59,603.00 and acceptance of this bid has been recom- mended by Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company. He added that sufficient funds to cover this contract have been allocated through Revenue Sharing Funds, and moved that the contract be accepted. Councilman Fleetwood seconded. Council- man Alexander questioned whether this would alleviate certain problems with storm water in the area of 17th Street and was informed that John Hutton of Thomas & Hutton has already done the engineering for that section, but that lower elevations will put that portion of the project out of reach financially at present; Councilman Alexander reminded the Council that an additional eight thousand dollars ($8,000.00) or more could be allocated from other Revenue Sharing funds for this project if necessary. After some discussion Councilman Alexander moved that the Revenue Sharing Budget be amended so that the entire amount which was allocated for improvements to sanitation be allocated instead to storm drainage ($10,690.00) for Councilman Fabrikant to use to whatever is considered to be the best advantage. The Revenue Sharing funds now allocated for storm drainage would be a total of $73,783.48. All remaining funds after expending $59,603.00 on the aforementioned contract with TG & B Construction Company will be available for use in the improvement of storm drainage. 1 1 24 It was strongly suggested by Councilman Alexander that these additional funds be used to alleviate problems in the 17th Street area if practical. The amendment, and the motion, were carried by unanimous vote. Councilman Fleetwood then read into the record a memorandum dated May 12, 1982, addressed to Mayor and Council which he had.-personally written and signed. This memorandum addressed the questions raised concerning Mr. Fleetwood's ownership of certain properties in the Fort Screven area, and quit claims executed by previous city council's and Mr. Fleetwood. At Mr. Fleetwood's request his explanation is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Mayor Counihan spoke of his conviction that Mr. Fleetwood has always been more than fair to the city, and has always been willing to grant deeds to property he owns that the city has a need for; he further declared that he is personally proud to call Mr. Fleetwood his friend. Councilman Alexander then stated that he believes street lighting on 16th Street should be improved. He added that lots of arrests are being made but he is convinced there would be less violations if the street was better lighted. Councilman Fabrikant agreed, stating that he had attended a recent meeting sponsored by SEPCO at which the relation of lighting to crime was discussed. Councilman Fabrikant then moved that the 16th Street lighting be improved, Councilman Owen seconded and the motion passed unanimously. A Resolution limiting Planned Unit Development zoning changes was read by the city attorney. Councilman Fabrikant moved the Resolution be adopted, Councilman Fleetwood seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. A copy of this Resolution is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Councilman Bettencourt then introduced a Resolution limiting the power of the City Council to quit claim streets or any other city property. The Resolution was read by the city attorney and a lively discussion followed. Councilman Alexander, after a lengthy debate in which all members participated, May 12, 1982 Mayor & Councilmen City of Tybee Island, Ga. Ge n.t l eme n : In today's session of the Council, you will receive letters from various civic groups in the Fort Screven area, in which it is mentioned that I have certain knowledge of the Fort Screven Development Co.'s transfer of property to the City of Savannah Beach. I ask that this be placed in the minutes of Council, so that any interested persons may be apprised of the facts, so far as I am concerned. Fort Screven was originally a Coast Artillery base and was built under the super- vision of the U. S. Army Engineers by private contractors in the early 1900's. It maintained its viability as an Army post until after World War II, when, in 1946, it was acquired by the Town of Savannah Beach. The Town kept certain areas of the compound, including the waterworks, sewerage plant and other areas which the Mayor and Council considered useful to the Town. The rest of Fort Screven, amounting to approximately 123 acres, was sold to a group of citizens who made up Fort Screven Development Company. In March, 1946, the corporation filed a subdivision and development plan with the Mayor and Council as of that date. The subdivision plan was approved by Edward A. Dutton, Mayor, and attested by Henry M. Buckley, Clerk of Council, and D. R. Davis, Town Engineer. The subdivision and development plan excluded property in blocks 7, 8, 9, 10, • 18 & 19 and these exclusions amounted to approximately 17 acres. This left the • Fort Screven plat showing streets and lots with a total area of 107 acres, more or less. The licensed engineer who prepared the subdivision plan was William J. Lynch, 12/31/46. He compiled topographical maps and plats covering seven pages. Many of his delineations were taken from old Army records and probably not verified by actual survey. This has caused many variations in boundary lines in the area. The County Commissioners did not approve the subdivision and development plan. Maps or plats of this plan were put on record or referred to in various real estate transfers since 1946. Fort Screven maintained a separate Post Office until the mid 1960's, while Savannah Beach had a separate Post Office. In the mid 60's, Fort Screven Development Company was obliged to sell its holdings, and I, as a member of Council, advised the town to repurchase as much of this as possible, particularly those areas of ocean front, which were not already in private hands. I am sorry to say that Council as a whole, rejected the idea. Some of the property in the North end of the island was under water either at high or low tide. Since the Town refused to purchase the land and I knew such acquisition would be necessary for future development, when I left Council in 1968, I proceeded to purchase all of the remaining Fort Screven Development Company's holdings. Among my deeds is one conveying all of Fort Screven Development Company's interest in any unopened streets. Previous to this, the Central of Georgia Railroad deeded to the Town of Savannah Beach, the right -of -way to the closed railroad tracks which made up a portion of Estill Avenue, extending from Lazaretto Creek to the Turntable in the middle of the island. The Town quitclaimed to various individuals their interest in portions of this abandoned track. In 1972, I was approached by the Town to sell them certain areas in Fort Screven for the Beach renourishment program. My associates and I had acquired the old parade ground, and I personally had acquired lots 8, 9 & 20. Ocean View Corp- oration, of which I was a member, deeded to the Town of Savannah Beach approximately 4 acres, consisting of 70' x 2,000' along the ocean front, in Blocks 2,3,4,5 & 6. The Town owned Block 7. 1 sold to the Town, a 700' strip consisting of block 8, which is the North Beach parking area, for $2,000. I retained Block 9 and all of Block 20, except lots 1 & 2 on the old Lynch map. This is the site of the present groin erected by the Engineers in 1974. Some of the streets in this area run through concrete Batteries and will never be opened unless the batteries are destroyed. ,e Mayor & Councilmen - 2 - May 12, 1982 There were several transactions back and forth between me as an individual and the City, in acquiring certain portions of property which 1 had acquired from Fort Screven Development Co. These transactions are fully documented in the minutes of Council for that period. All' of these transactions took place when I was not on Council, from July, 1968 to July, 1976. P 1 1 Sin e . F eetwood 1 25 moved that this matter be tabled for thirty days, then brought before the group again for discussion. Councilman Fabrikant agreed that further study is necessary and seconded the motion. The vote was as follows: three (3) in favor of the motion; one (1) opposed and two (2) absentions. Abstaining were Councilwoman Meyers and Councilman Bettencourt; opposing was Councilman Fleetwood. The city Attorney stated that no open street can be sold without a referendum. Councilman Fleetwood then stated that Councilman Alexander has applied for a business license to operate as a bondsman, and moved that the license be granted provided Mr. Alexander fulfills the requirements of the ordinance. Councilman Fabrikant seconded and the motion carried unanimously. Councilman Fleetwood then stated that Councilman Alexander has re- cently sold property at 1601 :Butler Avenue and that he moves that the license for alcoholic beverage sales Mr. Alexander holds for this address be transferred at Mr. Alexander's request to 102 Second Avenue, which is a commercial location. There being no objection, the transfer was granted. Councilman Fleetwood then said that he has recently purchased an old bucket truck that could possibly be used by the fire deft to reach taller buildings. Mayor Counihan requested the Fire Committee to examine the truck before the next meting and bring back a recommendation as to whether or not the city should purchase this piece of equipment from Mr. Fleetwood. There being no further business the meting was adjourned. /c/S. CLERK OF COUNCIL 1 1 25 -A -1 WHEREAS, the present fiscal year began on May 1, 1982 and will continue through April 30, 1983; and WHEREAS, the annual budget adopted on April 14, 1982 when compared to the expected revenues of the city provides inane more than is sufficient to meet the needs and to ensure the progress of the city; and WHEREAS, the present millage rate is 12 mils; BE IT NOW RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, in open meeting assembled, that the millage rate be lowered by a total of 3 mils, so that the millage rate of the Fiscal Year }Jeginning May 1, 1982 and continuing through April 30, 1983 shall be 9 mils. This AZ' day of BY: THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND 1982. ATTEST: CLERK OF COUNCIL O R D I N A N C E AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FOR REGULATION OF ITEMS DESIGNED OR MARKETED FOR USE WITH ILLEGAL CANNABIS OR DRUGS BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, that at a regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council, that the Code of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia be amended by adding thereto an additional section to be known as Section 9 -2 -10, which is to read as follows: ITEMS DESIGNED OR MARKETED FOR USE WITH ILLEGAL CANNABIS OR DRUGS A. License Required: It shall be unlawful for any person or persons as principal, clerk, agent or servant to sell any items, effect, paraphernalia, accessory or thing which is designed or marketed for use with illegal cannabis or drugs, as defined by the Georgia Code, without obtaining a license therefor. Such licenses shall be in addition to any or all other licenses held by applicant. B. Application: Application to sell any item, effect, paraphernalia, accessory or thing which is designed or marketed for use with illegal cannabis or drugs shall, in addition to already existing requirements, be accompanied by affidavits by applicant and each and every employee authorized to sell such items that such person has never been convicted of a drug - related offense. C. Minors: It shall be unlawful to sell or give items as described above in any form to any male or female child under eighteen years of age. D. Records: Every licensee must keep a record of every item, effect, paraphernalia, accessory or thing which is designed or 1 1 1 marketed for use with illegal cannabis or drugs• which is sold, and this record shall be open to the inspection of any police officer at any time during the hours of business. Such record shall contain the name and address of the purchaser, the name and quantity of the product, the date and time of the sale, and the licensee or agent of the licensee's signature; such records shall be retained for not less than two (2) years. E. Regulations: The applicant shall comply with all applicable local and state laws. F. Fees: The License Fee required herein shall be $150.00. G. Penalty: Any person violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the first offense and succeeding offenses during the same calendar year and each day that such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense. This Ordinance shall be effective as of the date indicated below. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed. The above and foregoing Ordinance being adopted and approved this /1"' day of f/ , 1982, after the second reading in open Council meeting of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia. May ity o �7:ee slan•, Borgia er , ity o y•ee s an • gia 1 1 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, the Planning Committee of the City of Tybee Island is conducting a study of the impact of recent Planned Unit Development units on the water and sewage capacities of the City of Tybee Island, and WHEREAS, a general plan is being developed by the Planning Commission for the future development of the City of Tybee Island, and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council feel that it would be to the best interest of the citizens of the City of Tybee Island that no additional permits for Planned Unit Development be issued until such studies are completed. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, IN COUNCIL ASSEMBLED and it is hereby resolved by the authority of the same, that no further Planned Unit Development applications shall be acted upon by the City of Tybee Island until the aforementioned studies have been completed. The above and foregoing Resolution having been adopted and approved this 10th day of May, 1982. Y • . • :1' I' ''►•i `l ' 1 • I certify that the foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Mayor and Councilmen of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in regular meeting assembled on the 42--day of 191ti , 1982. / ` CL OF COUNCIL (SEAL) 1 1 1 25 -D-1 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF THE DEAN 7 Olds Hall April 15, 1982 Mr. Michael J. Counihan Mayor, City of Tybee Island P.O. Box 128 Tybee Island, GA 31328 Dear Mr. Counihan: EAST LANSING • MICHIGAN • 48824 We are extremely pleased to announce to you that Phyllis L. Cary has success- fully completed the correspondence course, Supervisory Management for Municipal Clerks. It was indicated by Ms. Cary that you would be able to formally present this highly deserved certificate :of completion to her. We are en- closing the certificate along with a brochure which more fully explains the course. Sudcessfully completing the necessary lessons requires hard work and perseverance for several months. Phyllis is an excellent student and deserves a commendation for this achievement. We are pleased that you wish to share in her recognition. Cordially, e.. Aeicelf44.1064) Clark E. DeHaven Director of Executive Programs skw Enclosure 1 SANDS MOTEL 14th & Ocean Front P.O. Box 1520 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 Phone (912) 786 -4596 Mayor Michael Counihan Tybee Island City Council Tybee island, Georgia 31328 Gentlemen: 25 -E -1 I respectfully request that an old van, which recently has been towed and parked on the Strand at 14th Street, be removed as soon as possible. It appears that this vehicle is used to store beach equipment (umbrellas, floats, etc) to be rented to beach users. I believe this unsightly van is illegally parked and should be removed. It is certainly an eyesore and its removal will do much to "clean up" our beach. Yours truly, John Kowalewsk 1 1 PHYLLIS L. CARY CITY TREASURER ROWENA B. FRIPP CLERK OF COUNCIL JAMES E. McALEER CITY ATTORNEY ROBERT R. COOK RECORDER PHONE 786 -4573 M. J. COUNIHAN MAYOR Executive Offices — City Hall P. 0. Box 128 TYBEE ISLAND, GA. 31328 T0: B. Pelli, Accounts Payable RE: ATLANTA TRIP TO DNR 25 -F -1 COUNCILMEN NICK C. ALEXANDER JEROME W. BETTENCOURT JAMES L. FABRIKANT. JR. WILLIAM C. FLEETWOOD JULIANNE J. MEYERS JOHN J. OWEN This is to authorize the payment of Mayor -elect Hosti's expenses as a member of the group representing the City of Tybee Island in meetings with DNR officials in Atlanta on May 6, 1982. 1 (' 1tt w5t t J6tnalt J. C` im Q ottzmut, Jr. clk.tlatttta SENATOR FIRST DISTRICT Honorable George Busbee State Capitol Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Dear Governor: !�C ST OFFICE BOX 22398 NAH, GEORGIA 31403 During the Session you and I discussed the great need for some- thing to be done at Tybee Island before the sea wall collapses, and a disaster occurs. Rightfully, you pointed out that you simply did not have the $900,000 that the State would need to go with the Federal share. asked at that time if you would consider the possibility of urnishing some funding so that the actual erosion could be onitored. By doing this, we would at least be in a position to predict when the sea wall will collapse. You told me to get some cost information and get back to you. The Corps of Engineers say that it would cost $40,000 per year to perform the monitoring operations. Would it be possible for you to come up with $20,000 so that we could do partial monitoring or hopefully come up with some local money to go with your funding? I have attached the latest news article covering the sea wall pro- blems. Anything that you can do will be most appreciated. Sincerely, J. Tom Coleman, Jr. bco Ho rable Joe Tanner r Mike Counihan, City of Tybee Island 4t�.n 4nar, Mayor -elect Charlie Hosti, City of Tybee Island BO GINN FORBT DISTRICT, Gum,* 25 -H -1 WASHINGTON OFFICE: 2135 RAYBURN 1388 .0044 (202) 225 -5831 COMMITTEE+ 1 APPROPRIATIONS 1 1 SUBCOMMITTEE: CHAIRMAN, MIUTARY CONSTRUCTION Cortgrezo of the Irttteb &tea out of Repre %entatibeil ington, D.C. 20515 May 5, 1982 Honorable Michael J. Counihan Mayor City of Tybee Island Post Office Box 128 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 Dear Mike: DISTRICT OFFICESs ROOM 304 FEDERAI. BtnLDU G BRUNS/ MGR. GEORGIA 31520 (912) 264 -4040 411 COTTON AVENUE MILLEN, GEORGIA 30442 (912) 082 -2525 RooM 240 OLD POST OFFICE Buu.DRas SAVANNAH, Gamma 91412 (912) 944 -4074 With deep appreciation, I want to thank you for your recent letter and for sending me the two Tybee Island parking decals. You, of course, are fully aware of my great affection for Tybee Island and its residents, and I am honored to be accorded the courtesy of using the parking decals. Mike, your leadership will certainly be missed in your fine City. However, I am sure your devotion to your community will continue undiminished and your good counsel will continue to be very important to the Island. I remain deeply grateful for your friendship and hope to see you again sooh. In the meantime, you know you have only to call on me when I may be of help to you in any way, and with best personal wishes, I am Sincerely, 1 1 JIM HIGDON COMMISSIONER GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS 40 MARIETTA STREET, N.W., EIGHTH FLOOR ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 (404) 656 -3836 TOLL FREE 1 -800- 282 -5810 May 4, 1982 Honorable Michael J. Counihan Mayor City of Tybee Island P. O. Box 128 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 Dear Mayor Counihan: 25 -I -1 BOARD MEMBERS LILLIAN WEBS CHAIRMAN JAMES GRIFFIN VICE - CHAIRMAN J. B. JONES SECRETARY LEROY H. JOHNSON MICHAEL L. LOMAX HEARN LUMPKIN LARRY J. PARRISH HOBBY STRIPLING GERALD THOMPSON My family and I would like to express our appreciation to you for the parking decals. All of us love Tybee Island and spend most of our free time there. Originally, we are from Emanual County so Tybee is like home to us. We even keep a mobile home just outside Savannah for convenience. Rowena and I have been friends for several years since I was a city clerk in Twin City and Metter for eight years before coming to work for DCA. I know how much Rowena will miss you since the two of you have worked together so long. I'm sure Tybee Island and the new Mayor will need your continued interest and experience you have and will call on you for advice frequently. Tybee Island can always count on me to help in any way I can because I also love the island. Good luck to you in the future and thank you again for your thought- fulness. • Sincerely, Jann Henry Consultant AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER i 1 BOBBY PHILLIPS Representative, District 125 9219 Melody Drive Savannah, Georgia 31406 Telephone: 912- 233 -7981 peuze of plarestittatitlez Atlanta. (& iirgta May 7, 1982 The Honorable Michael J. Counihan Mayor of Tybee Island Post Office Box 128 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 Dear Mike: 25 -J -1 COMMITTEES HEALTH & ECOLOGY General Health INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS RULES I recently received your letter with the enclosed parking decals. I sincerely appreciate your consideration and most sincerely appreciate the warm letter that accompanied the decals. I know from personal experience that public service is not what those on the outside believe it to be. The demands on a person of your status are many and the rewards few. I know that over the years you took a great deal of abuse and criticism that was unfairly leveled at you. I realize that your community is very unique in terms of the state as a whole and perhaps is in fact the only community that has such a fluctuating population as you do in the summer. Because of this I know that you face many difficult problems and were able to solve most of these without any public fanfare. I realize that as you now step down to take a well deserved rest that you will be looking back over your service and perhaps wonder- ing if it was worth it. I certainly want to say to you that I think that you've done an outstanding job as Mayor of Tybee Island and I wanted you to know that I greatly respect your ability and your efforts on behalf of your community. I wish you all the best in the coming future and wish you success in any endeavor that you may seek to undertake. If I can ever be of assistance or do anything for you please do not hesitate to call on me. BP /tjj With warm personal regards, I remain Sincerely, (:::::;i Bobby fillips 1 1 1 Mayor and Council City of Tybee Island P.O. Box 128 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 25 -K -1 P410HFORD- MCIRE, INC Subject: Extension of PUD Zoning - Lot 4, Ocean View Subdivision Dear Sirs: We respectfully request an extension of the PUD Zoning on Lot 4 of Ocean View Subdivision until January 1, 1983 to allow adequate time to complete financial arrangements. The extremely high interest rates have delayed the start of this project with present anticipation to begin within the next six months. Many hours have been spent in concluding this package which will be an attractive addition to Tybee Island. Please accept our appreciation for your assistance and cooperation in this endeavor. :).)‘ cf\ /(0 Sincerely, . R. Ratchford Ratchford and Moore, Inc. 3823 NAH, GEORGIA, 31404 (912)897-1485,(912)897-1624 C