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19830712CCMeeting1 1 10 Tybee Island, Georgia July 13, 1983 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular meeting, and a public hearing, on Wednesday, July 13, 1983 at 7:30 p.m. at Tybee Island City Hall. Mayor Charles J. Hosti presided and the following members of City Council were present: John C. Wylly, James L. Fabrikant, Jr., Klima J. McCutchen and S.J. Orsini. Councilpersons Jerome W. Bettencourt and Jeanne M. Hutton were absent. Mr. Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., City Attorney, was present, as were the following Department Heads: Phyllis L. Cary, City Treasurer; William Pye, Public Works/ Sanitation; Donald Meyer, Water /Sewer; Joe Franklin, consultant for Outside Services; John Solomon, Fire Chief; Recreation Supervisor Frances H. Solomon and Captain Jimmy Lee Woods representing the Tybee Island Police Department in the absence of its Chief, John Price. Mayor Hosti announced that the Code of the State of Georgia requires a public hearing be held and a plan for services be presented to an area seeking annexation by petition. He informed those present that the regular City Council meeting will follow and encouraged everyone to stay for both meetings. City Attorney Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. familiarized the audience with the requirments of the State Code, specifically mentioning the maps on display - maps of the water and sewer systems prepared by Thomas & Hutton Engineering Com- pany and of the city boundaries, both before and after annexation, prepared by MPC. The City Attorney then read a plan for services which is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. The following citizens spoke, making comments and asking questions of the various city officials: Dixie & L.A. Varnadoe, D. Scheunemann, Michael Hosti, Frank Kohel and Fred deBorde. Answers and cents came, in return, from Fire Chief Johnny Solcxnon, John Wylly, Mayor Hosti, Don Meyer and the Zoning Administrator, Earl Anderson. Some specific points made were as follows: 1) The Tybee Island Planning Commission has recommended that the Residential /Agricultural Zoning of the county be continued for at least two years. This City Council intends to follow this -recarmendation unless the citizens of the area request changes sooner. 1 1 1 11 2) Animal control was discussed. Mayor Hosti promised that specific questions concerning animals would be answered later. The city has a contract with Chatham County for animal control and Donald Meyer acts as our local animal control officer and will answer emergency calls concerning animals. Specific complaints concerning animals in the area will be answered on an individual basis after investigation. 3) Fire protection and water pressure Were discussed, with Johnny Solomon, Fire Chief) explaining hew insurande rates are determined. Fire hydrants will be placed as soon as possible, and will be located approximately 1,000 feet apart. Councilperson Wylly spoke concerning financing future improvements, as did Councilperson Orsini. All department heads were introduced and the citizens were invited to contact them for further information. Mayor Hosti then opened the meeting for business legally presented, and the Ordinance of Annexation was read. Councilperson Orsini moved its adoption; Councilperson Wylly seconded and the motion passed without dissent. The second reading of this ordinance is scheduled for August 10, 1983. Minutes of the June meeting were approved upon motion of Councilperson Orsini, seconded by Councilperson Wylly and unanimously carried. Bills for the month of June, 1983 were approved as follows: General Government - $5,489.68, Capital Outlay - $17,697.76 ($16,085. for a dump truck for Public Works /Sanitation); Water Department - $2,688.10; Sewer Department - $8,529.78; Fire Department - $817.75; Ceramics - $708.12; Recreation - $1,216.91; Public Works - $8,726.56; Sanitation Department - $2,966.12; Police - $6,100.82; Parking Meters - $1,016.76. It was notd that the General Government expenses inclndPd $2,882.14 for new code books recently received from Municipal Code Corporation. Mayor Hosti spoke concerning the city's recent investigation of the possibility of putting a parking booth on U.S. 80 at the city limits, to charge beach users for beach maintenance. He spoke of the effort being made in an attempt to relieve the local taxpayers of the unfair burden of providing services, maintenance and erosion control for a public beach. He then read a letter from United States Representative Lindsay Thomas explaining the federal guidelines-- which would seen to eliminate the parking booth. The letter was accepted as information and other avenues for charging user fees for the beaches will be investigated, with further reports to the citizens as information is forthcoming. 1 1 1 12 There was a general discussion of the possibility of lowering the city's fire rating even further (it was recently reduced fran an "8" to a "6 ") by the purchase of certain equipment. Mayor Hosti asked the Fire Committee to study this possibility and report back as soon as possible, stating that a special meeting can be called if necessary. Councilperson Orsini stated that the map of water and sewer utilities for the recently annexed area shows the installation of sane new four -inch (4 ") lines in future - he personally favors placing nothing smaller than six or eight inch lines, and moved that this adjustment to the map be ordered. Councilperson McCutchen agreed; Councilperson Wylly seconded the motion and it passed without dissenting vote. The meeting was then adjourned. 6 Ad- i(L CLERK OF COUNC VV