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19830914CCMeeting1 1 1 00017 Tybee Island, Georgia September 14, 1983 The regular monthly meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held on Wednesday, September 14, 1983 at Tybee Island City Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Charles J. Hosti presiding and the follow- ing members of Council present: Jerome W. Bettencourt, S. J. Orsini, John C. Wylly, Jr., Jeanne Hutton and James L. Fabrikant, Jr.; City Attorney Thomas J. Mahoney was also present. Councilperson Klima J. McCutchen was absent due to illness. There were no visitors in the audience who wished to speak so Mayor Hosti immediately opened the meeting for business legally presented. Minutes of the meetings of August 10th and 29th were approved as written. Bills for the month of August were approved as follows: Fire Department - $1,493.91, General Government - $11,694.65 (excepting an NCR billing that chairman wished to investigate), Sanitation - $4,765.10, Public Works - $6,840.24, Ceramics - $858.28, Recreation - $543.66, Parking Meters - $752.11, Police - $8,152.81 (excepting two bills chairman feels should be charged to Fire Department and to Public Works), Sewer Department - $20,567.74 (including $11,923.50 for a mudhog /air compressor/pavement breaker), and Water Department - $5,547.53. During Committee Reports, Councilperson Bettencourt stated that the Tybee Branch Library has 781 registered members and, in August, 10,000 books were circulated. He added that the annual report of library expenses totalled $7,256.00 and Chatham County has been asked too reimburse the city for all, or a portion of, these expenses. Councilperson Orsini reported that there was a fire recently in the pump house at Butler & Second Street caused by a malfunction of a pump motor. He is finding it necessary to replace another motor at the pump station on 14th Street at a cost of $2300.00. Mayor Hosti noted that the motor concerned is more than 45 years old. 1 1 1 00018 Regular Meeting September 14, 1983 Councilperson MbCutpitien reported a very good Fire Department Dinner Meeting recently which was attended by Mayor Hosti - this was a shrimp dinner given to the Fire Department as a thank you for the good job they did fighting the DPW Fire. Mayor Hosti again cannnended the Fire Department volunteers for the good work they do for the community. Councilperson Fabrikant reported that the Tybee Island Police Department handled 371 cases in August; this is a decrease from earlier in the season because the summer is drawing to a close. He announced that Recorder's Court will go back on a once-per-month schedule beginning in October. Again, he thanked the police for the excellent work they are doing. Councilperson Hutton reported that the site for the new DPW Building is being prepared and plans are being drawn. Bids should be let shortly. Mayor Hosti added that the old site is being cleared of debris. Finance Chairman John Wylly reported that the financial condition of the city is good, and that income in the Water /Sewer Fund has shown a good increase. A letter was read from Gene Slaton of the Environmental Protection Division of DNR which commended the recent improvements in operation and appearance of our Waste Water Treatment Plant. Mayor Hosti consulted City Council members concerning the upcoming Municipal Election, suggesting that the Board of Elections of Chatham County be asked to supervise the election. City Council unanimously agreed and the Election Board was appointed Superintendent for the November 1, 1983 Municipal Election. Police Commissioner Jim Fabrikant reported that three alcoholic beverage license applications are being requested. The first is for Earl Hoggard who is asking for a beer & wine license for a restaurant on 16th Street. He explained that the Police Department has investigated this application and found no reason to deny, and moved that it be granted. Councilperson Bettencourt seconded and 1 1 1 00019 Regular Meeting September 14, 1983 the motion passed by a vote of four (4) to one(1) with Councilperson Hutton casting the negative vote. tether alcoholic beverage license considered was that of Mr. Henry M. Buckley, Jr. for Pooh's Food & Spirits. This restaurant already has a beer and wine license and is seeking to add a liquor pouring license. Councilperson Fabrikant moved the license be granted; Councilperson Bettencourt seconded and the motion passed four to one with Councilperson Hutton casting the negative vote. James M. Culletin has requested that the alcoholic beverage license held by Benny Alexander for Nicky's Restaurant & Lounge be transferred to him; a police report found no reason to deny this license transfer and Councilperson Fabrikant moved that it be granted, with Councilperson Bettencourt seconding the motion. The transfer was granted by unanimous consent of Council. Councilperson Wylly reported that the Revenue Sharing Budget requires amending. Be offered, by motion, the following changes: that $53.36 be appropriated for reporting, and that the Budget Appropriation Estimate be increased from $36,479.12 to $49,180.03. He Moved the remaining balance , $12,647.55, be allo- cated to Water /Sewer Improvements. Councilperson-Fabrikant seconded the notion and the amended budget was unanimously adopted. An ordinance regulating trailers, mobile homes, campers and recreational vehicles was read by Councilperson Orsini. Councilperson Bettencourt moved the ordinance be adopted; Councilperson Orsini seconded. During discussion the City Attorney explained the provisions in the State Code that must be considered and pointed out that this ordinance is not intended to impact the newly annexed area which is, by recommendation of the Planning Commission, to remain as zoned by the County for two years. The ordinance was.laccepted on First Reading unanimously, with the understanding that language clarifying "hook -ups" and "occupying" will be included. Second Reading is scheduled for the October meeting. A Resolution honoring young Ben Aaron for bravery for his actions on the night of August 23, 1983 when he was instrumental in saving his entire 1 C0020 Regular Meeting September 14, 1983 family from fire, was read. Ben and his father, Police Officer James Aaron, were recognized and came forward to accept the Resolution from Mayor Hosti. A copy of this Resolution is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Councilperson Wylly. moved to adjourn; the motion carried unanimously and the meeting was adjourned. CLERK OF COUNCIL 1 1 WHEREAS, R E S O L U T I O N on the twenty -third day of August, 1983, the hone of Mr. James L. Aaron, Sr. at Number Three Laurel Avenue, Tybee Island, Gras engulfed in flames, endangering the lives of the entire family; and WFS, the youngest member of the family, four - year -old Ben Aaron, first realized the imminent danger and aroused the entire household (his father, grandparents, brother and sister), thus enabling everyone to escape safely; and WHEREAS, his alert response to the danger saved the lives of everyone in the dwelling because poisonous smoke would likely have overcome them all in a few short minutes; • BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in open meeting assembled, do hereby recognize the value of the alert action of this young citizen and do commend him highly for his courageous response to danger; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council, and a copy thereof be given to Mr. James L. Aaron, Jr., father of Ben Aaron, in recognition of his son, Ben's bravery on the night of the fire. 00021