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19831012CCMeetingE 1 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia October 12, 1983 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 1983 at 7:30 p.m. at Tybee Island City Hall. Mayor Charles J. Hosti presided and the following Councilpersons were present: Jerome W. Bettencourt, Kilma J. McCutchen, Sebastian J. Orsini, John C. Wylly, Jr., Jeanne Hutton and James L. Fabrikant, Jr. The City Attorney, Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., was also present. Mrs. Angel Schroeder, representing the Tybee Island Chamber of Commerce, informed the large audience of the plans for the Tybee Jubilee, scheduled for the weekend of October 30th. She asked if the Chamber could receive a temporary permit to sell beer, and if help could be given for traffic control and trash pickup. Mayor Hosti responded that the City Council would discuss her requests during their-regular business. The meeting was then opened for a public hearing on a petition to rezone property known as PIN #4- 21- 16 -001D, or Lot 5 and the Western 20' of Lot 6,1 Beach Block 5, Bay Ward. Mr. Jack Jones spoke for the owner, Mr. Harris Parker, giving a physical description of the planned project which consists of cluster townhomes. A number of local residents were on hand to protest against re- zoning this property. Among those who spoke were: Dr. F. Willson Daily, Joe Agnew, Dr. Nancy Thornton, Mr. Melvin Williams, Mrs. Louise Shaw, Mrs. �b�/,, /41 Marie Backus, Ms. Julia Smith, Mr. Charles Silva, Bill Zipperer, Ernest Ha s, „ Earl Bacon and William Ingram. Most of these citizens were concerned about fire-7 AOf protection, drainage, water supply, tax increases and possible problems due to pressure on city services, and crowding. Several citizens spoke in favor of the project, in- cluding C. P. Solomon, Robbie Thompson and Bert Barrett, Jr. Letters from several property owners who could not be present were read for information, as was a letter from Arnold J. Seyden, Jr., Chairman of the Tybee Island Planning Commission which had recommended approval. Questions were asked concerning notification of neigh- boring property owners, and one adjacent owner (Ms. Julia Smith) stated that she had received no notification of the hearing. Mayor Hosti then opened the meeting for business legally 1 1 1 October 12, 1983 Page Two presented. He informed the audience that both a five -year master plan and a water study are being considered and he hoped that both would soon be funded. After a short discussion Councilperson Fabrikant moved that the re- zoning petition be tabled for thirty days to allow the City Council time for further study of the proposal. Councilperson Bettencourt seconded the motion and it passed without dissenting vote. Minutes of the September meeting were accepted as written. Bills for the month of September were approved as follows: Parks, Bldgs $288.96, Ceramics - $872.67, Recreation - $564.63, First Responder - $5,763.10, Fire Department - $3,058.86, Sewer Department - $4,718.45, Water Department - $9,614.83, Public Works - $10,449.27, Sanitation - $3,056.42, General Government - $12,090.59 (excluding several NCR invoices that were not approved pending discussion with City Treasurer), Parking Meters - $258.17, Police Department - $9,983.96. Councilperson Fabrikant reported that the Police Depart- ment logged 354 calls during the month, 204 of which were traffic violations. There was some discussion of the problem of speeding in school zones, and the public was reminded that school is now in session. Councilperson Hutton stated that a copy of the Public Works /Sanitation Winter Schedule is available for those interested citizens who'd like to see it, and mentioned the scheduling of street rights- of-way cleaning, and ditch cleaning. Councilperson Wylly reported that the Coastal Committee will hear the city's request for a permit to build two jetties on the second Tuesday in November. He reported that the city is in good financial shape, about level on expenses, and revenue has been slightly better than expected. Councilperson Bettencourt reported that volleyball has started, with about 60 participants. He stated that the library is expanding and needs enlarged quarters. Mayor Hosti agreed that the library does need addi- tional space. Councilperson McCutchen reported that the Fire Depart- ment has purchased additional equipment, and that the First Responder is in service. Mayor Hosti added that he personally feels safer knowing that the responder is available in emergencies. 1 1 1 00024 October 12, 1983 Page Three Councilperson Orsini reported that 212 feet of sewer line on 7th Street recently collapsed and is being replaced; the city has been fortunate that, in all the recent problems of the water /sewer department, each emergency has been handled without incurring debt, and that many repairs have been made this year, all paid for. He added that he asked the city engineer to check the archives and found that this recent collapse was of sewer line laid in 1940 and thus more than forty years old. A letter from County Commissioner Bernard Portman, dated October 4, 1983, was read and accepted as information. The letter concerned the costs to the municipalities for housing prisoners in the County Jail and Councilperson Fabrikant enlarged on the double- taxation issue, explaining that the city's bill last month was in excess of $1300.00 for housing prisoners. The Tybee Jubilee was next discussed. Councilperson Fabrikant moved that the permission to hold the event be granted, withholding permission for the sale of beer until the legal aspects can be checked. Council- person Wylly seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mayor Hosti then appointed Absentee Ballot Clerks for the upcoming election: Rowena B. Fripp and Patricia Pagan. He also appointed a Deputy City Registrar: Mrs. Betty Brennan Smith of the Chatham County Board of Registrars. This was made necessary by a change in State laws, requiring that citizens be able to register for both local and state elections in the same office. Mayor Hosti then made an appointment to the Zoning Board of Appeals to replace Nick C. Alexanc9Pr, who resigned. The new appointee is Earl Marlin and his term will be for four years, or until March 1, 1987. A Resolution concerning Beach Erosion Control was read by Councilperson Wylly. Councilperson Hutton moved its adoption and Council- person Orsini seconded. Mayor Hosti clarified the point by stating that a one- shot deal for erosion control is not the answer, 444 erosion control into the harbor dredging project would result in an on -going project for continuing beach renourishment. He stated that this Resolution is the first step toward this goal, and that copies of the Resolution will be sent to elected officials in the State General Assembly and in the U. S. Congress. Councilperson Wylly stated that the city is not requiring that dredge material be used, but just that a solution be 1 1 1 000Z5 October 12, 1983 Page Four found, relieving the city of the burden of seeking funding every year for erosion projects. A copy of the Resolution is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Councilperson Fabrikant then stated that the Police Committee has an application for an alcoholic beverage license for Harry E. Rowe, Jr., for the Novelty Bar. He stated that the Police Department, after investiga- tion, recommends denial of the license, and he moved to deny it; Councilperson Orsini seconded. An attorney represented the applicant, Mr. Don Ramsey of Ashman & Zipperer spoke, asking an opportunity to review the investigation report. City Attorney Mahoney suggested delaying a final decision on the license application until he can personally review the matter and Councilperson Fahrikant then withdrew his motion until the next meeting of Council. A Resolution accepting a State EPD Grant for renovation of Lift Station #6 was then read and Councilperson Orsin moved its adoption. Councilperson Fabrikant seconded and the motion passed by unanimous -vote. A copy of the Resolution is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. The Second Reading of an ordinance regulating trailers and mobile homes was introduced by the City Attorney, who explained that it con- tains changes mandated by the State Code due to changes in definitions of various kinds of trailers. Councilperson Fabrikant moved'its adoption; Councilperson Bettencourt seconded, and the vote was unanimously in favor. The ordinance is attached to and becomes a part of these minutes, and is numbered ordinance #83- 6. A First Reading of an insurance ordinance, made necessary by changes in the Georgia Code, was read and accepted on First Reading. Second Reading was scheduled for the November meeting of Council. The meeting was adjourned upon motion of Councilperson Wylly, unanimously accepted. 1 WHEREAS, the City of Tybee Island is a political subdivision within the State of Georgia and the County of Chatham; and WHEREAS, the State and the City share jointly the jurisdiction over the public beaches within these municipal borders; and WHEREAS, increasing pressure from population growth and development in our State, and especially the expansion of the adjacent port of Savannah and the corresponding lengthening and deepening of the "Tybee Roads ", the ship channel leading into the Savannah River, is detrimental to the recreational beaches of Tybee Island; and WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the overwhelming majority of coastal geological experts that the dredging of the ship channel has an adverse impact on Tybee Island's beaches; and WHEREAS, severe beach erosion and recession of our shoreline places our seawall in a vulnerable position and causes large areas of public beach to be lost to recreational purposes; and WHEREAS, the dredging of this ship channel, known by the Corps of Engineers as the "Savannah Bar Project ", is a Federal Navigation Project; and WHEREAS, Section III of the R & H Act of 1968 (P.L. 90 -483) provides authority to "Investigate, study and construct projects for the prevention or mitigation of shore damages attributable to Federal navigatibn works "; and WHEREAS, the dredging from River Mile 0.0, in the vicinity of Fort Pulaski National Monument, eastwardly out to sea to approximately Mile 10.8 or Station 57 +000 acts as a ten - mile -long, forty- three- feet-deep sink or sediment trap, collecting sands which normally would naturally renourish Tybee Island's beaches; and WHEREAS, the Corps of Engineers' usual practice is to remove this sand by dredge, more than seven miles out to sea where it is lost to the sand- sharing system of the beaches and shoals; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in open meeting assembled, that the Georgia General Assanbly and the United States Congress be asked to require the Corps of Engineers, in the conduct of its work known as the "Savannah Bar Project ", place a portion of the material dredged fran the ship channel known as "Tybee Roads" back onto these beaches each dredging cycle. BY: Y CITY OF TYBEE ISSLAND, GEORGIA MAYOR C. CO ILPERSON rt 1 c ht. t-.1Gatio AL ,••firs' UNCILPERSON 000Z6 1 1 1 O R D I N A N C E AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PARKING OF TRAILERS, MOBILE HOMES, MANUFACTURED HOMES, AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES WITHIN THE LIMITS OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA. BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Councilpersons of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, duly assembled, and it is hereby ordained by the authority thereof, the following: It shall be unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked any trailer, mobile home or manufactured home at any place within the corporate limits of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, except on a trailer or mobile home or manufactured home parking lot for which a current license has been issued by the governing body. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked for the purpose of occupancy any recreational vehicle or motorized mobile home or moveable family dwelling at any place within the corporate limits of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, on which there is located at the time any residence or commercial building or any lot which has access to water, sewage and electrical service for a period longer than 72 hours, except at any designated recreational vehicle or mobile vehicle or moveable family dwelling parking lot for which a current license has been issued by the governing body. For purposes of this Ordinance, the term "trailer" shall include a house trailer, which can be used as living quarters, an automobile house trailer, a mobile home, and a camping trailer. It shall also include a manufactured home as defined in 8 -2 -131, Official Code of Georgia Annotated. For purposes of this Ordinance, the term "trailer" or any synonym thereof shall not include an industrialized building as defined in 8 -2 -111, Official Code of Georgia Annotated, nor shall it include a boat trailer or utility trailer. The provisions of this Ordinance shall not apply to that area of the City Limits of Tybee Island, Georgia, which was annexed into said City by Ordinance enacted on August 10, 1983. 00027 It is the intention of the governing body, and IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, that the provisions of this Ordinance shall become and be made a part of the Code of Ordinances, City of Tybee Island, Georgia, and any sections of this Ordinance may be renumerated to accomplish such intention. The above and foregoing Ordinance being adopted in Open Concil this 12th day of October , 1983. 1st Reading: 9/14/83 2nd Reading: 10/12/83 Enacted: 10/12/83 Ordinance #1983 -6 1 •MAYOR, City of ybee Island, Georgia CLE'., City of Tybee Is and, !e:rgia - 2 - 00028