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19840111CCMeeting00059 Tybee Island, Georgia January 11, 1984 The regular monthly meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was called to order at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 11, 1984, with Mayor Charles J. Hosti presiding. Councilmembers present were: Paul Jackson, Jeanne Hutton, John Wylly, Sebastian J. Orsini, David McCutchen and Christopher Solomon. City Attorney Thomas J. Mahoney was also in attendance. Mayor Hosti welcomed an audience -of approximately thirty (30) citizens, asking if anyone wished to speak to the City Council. The first visitor was Burt Barrett, Jr., who stated that he is representative of Hoby Fleet 291 and requested permission to hold a Regatta on June 9 and 10, 1984. He reported that the Regatta last year was so successful that the divisional headquarters is considering Tybee Island as the site for the Divisional Championships in 1985. IfIthis comes about it should mean additional tourist revenue of $100,000. for the city. He added that another positive result of having sailing races here is the national publicity for the island, and that last year's viisitors had many good comments about the island's people and facilities. Mayor Hosti promised to consider Mr. Barrett's request later in the meeting. The second visitor was Councilperson Orsini who requested of the Mayor that he be allowed to speak as an ordinary citizen. Councilperson Orsini then spoke to the audience explaining a new feature of the monthly Council meetings: the Citizen of the Month Award. He then commended Mayor Hosti for the long hours he has worked in the past two years, and congratulated him on his recent successful political coup - the Local Option Sales Tax. The Distribution Formula for 1984, due to Mayor Hosti's personal efforts, will result in an increase for Tybee Island of approximately $75,000.00 to be used for maintenance of the beach. Mayor Hosti, when presented with the first award as Citizen of the Month responded by stating that he had not expected to be the first recipient, adding that he feels he has only been doing the job the people asked him to do. He then made a plea for help from the community to continue the advances made recently. Mayor Hosti opened the meeting for business legally presented and asked if there were any additions or corrections to the December minutes. Councilperson Wylly moved they be approved as written, Jackson seconded, and the motion passed without dissenting vote. 1 1 1 00060 January 11, 1984 Page Two Bills for the various departments were approved as follows: General Government - $20,905.39, Sanitation - $2964.71, Public Works - $3435.88, Water - $2178.30, Sewer - $4110.74, Parking Meters - $440.71, Police - $3064.12, Recreation - $26.34, Parks & Buildings - $650.30, First Responder - $8.00, and Fire Department - $342.00. Councilperson Wyl:ly explained that the majority of the unusually large General Government expenditures were for NCR invoices, tome of which he had been holding because of problems with programming the new computer. He and Mayor Hosti agreed that holding up payment had helped to solve problems involved in the programming and that the new computer is- operational for almost all functions now. Councilpersons Solomon and Orsini both questioned their telephone bills and an investigation will be made as to whether an error has been made. Councilperson Hutton stated that water taps and sewer stubs, and related costs, for the South Campbell paving project had been mistakenly charged to Public Works, but she has discussed these bills with Councilperson Jackson and they agree these are more properly the responsibility of the Water /Sewer Department - the totals for the month for both departments will therefore be adjusted to reflect this change. There were no communications to read into the record this month. Committee Reports were made as follows: Water /Sewer - Council - person Jackson reported that the Christmas freeze caused many problems, primarily from burst pipes, and that the Water /Sewer personnel worked many long, hard hours in the bitter cold - he and Mayor Hosti both commended the men for their devotion to duty during theemergency period. Public Works /Sanitation - Council - person Hutton reported that six small pavilions in Memorial Park have recently been repaired; new planking has been laid at the fishing pier; new signs have been designed and ordered; dirt streets are being filled and graded and pot holes will be repaired as soon as hot asphalt can be obtained. She told the audience that the city has been one of the greatest offenders in the matter of unsightly signs. She invited everyone to examine and comment on a new Beach Rules sign placed on Center Street. This sign is a model and, if it proves adequate, others wfi1 be made: These signs cost $32.00 each to make but are necessary for two reasons: rules must be posted so that violations can be controlled; and insurance requirements are that warnings of jettys, etc. must 1 1 0GI January 11, 1984 Page Three be clearly marked for the public's protection. Councilperson Hutton promised that the city will be more aware of signs in future, and that an effort will be made to useias few as possible, and for those signs to be uniform. Councilperson Wylly reported for the erosion committee that an investigation of a new sheet piling jetty is underway that may be practical and economical for use at Tybee. Mayor Hosti added that Dr. Fred Marland of DNR's Coastal Protection will be(here on January 12th to examine riprap placed adjacent to the seawall at the South End, near the Adams property. There is a question whether the placement is hazardous in nature. Councilperson Solomon reported that volleyball season is over and that basketball is about to begin. Mayor Hosti added that the city is encouraging various departments to form teams (police, fire, public works and water /sewer) and he hopes these town teams will come through and will add interest to the city's basketball league. Councilperson McCutchen reported that jackets for the First Responders are planned, and that patches with the city emblem are being considered. Mayor Hosti agreed that this is a good idea and should be implemented. Councilperson Orsini reported 215 calls in December. Mayor Hosti added that three people were bitten by dogs last month and that the animal patrol will be much more active in future. He cautioned dog owners to keep their animals restrained. An ordinance changing the date of the regular monthly Council meeting was read by Councilperson Orsini. He explained that our Wednesday meetings conflict with many local and area meetings, naming some of them: CAPDC meetings, Chatham Municipal Association, Thunderbolt City Council, Volunteer Firemen, Baptist and Methodist church mid -week worship services, and Catholic Men's Club. He then moved acceptance of the ordinance on First Reading and Chris Solomon seconded. The motion passed unanimously, and the ordinance may be read again before adjournment. i Councilperson Hutton then read and explained a lengthy sign ordinance and stated that she will be attending meetings of as many local clubs and organizations as possible during the next two weeks to discuss the ordinance in detail with local citizens. She then moved to accept the ordinance on First Reading; Councilperson Orsini seconded and the vote was recorded as follows: In favor - 3 (Hutton, Orsini and Wylly), Opposed - 2 (Jackson, Solomon). 1 00062 January 11, 1984 Page Four Councilperson McCutchen abstained. Councilperson Hutton urged the audience to attend the next Council meeting on February 2nd when the ordinance will be read for the second time, and also reminded them that she will attend many meetings during the next two weeks and will be available to answer some of the questions and objections presented by the audiencesin their,comments tonight. She also made available copies of the ordinance for the public's information. A Resolution, read at the last meeting and brought forward again by a motion of Councilperson McCutchen at that meeting, was read again. This Resolution, simply stated, denied Council the right to sell city property without a referendum, deleting Section 65 of the City Charter. Councilperson Solomon moved to accept the Resolution as written, Councilperson McCutchen seconded and the Motion failed by a vote of 2 (Solomon, McCutchen) for and 4 (Wylly, Hutton, Jackson, Orsini) against. A new Resolution on the same subject,prepared by City Attorney Mahoney, was then read. Councilperson Jackson moved its acceptance, Councilperson Orsini seconded, and Councilperson Solomon then offered an amendment extending the length of time for consideration from ten days before a regular meeting to thirty days, by making it mandatory that the issue be raised at a regular Council meeting prior to the one at which the vote is taken. A vote was taken and the amendment passed by a vote of five to one, with Councilperson Wylly opposing. The motion, as amended, was then considered and the vote recorded as follows: in favor - five, opposed - one (Councilperson Wylly). The Resolution therefore passed and will be sent to our local Representative Bobby Phillips to be introduced in this session of the legislature. The Charter Change cannot be made unless approved by the General Assembly. A contract with Chatham County for Housing Inspections was approved for 1984 at a total cost of $1,336.09. The motion to approve was made by Councilperson Wylly, seconded by Councilperson McCutchen and the vote was unanimously in favor. Mayor Hosti announced that the vacancy on the Housing Adjust- ments Board still exists because the person he named to the Board at the December meeting cannot be available on a regular basis because he lives only part of the year at Tybee. He therefore named Tom Bradley, Jr. to this position and the nomination was confirmed by the City Council without dissent. A contract for paving a section of Seventh Street at a cost CCOG3 January 11, 1984 Page Five of $8,22.5.00 was considered and Councilperson Orsini moved it be turned down, with a second from Councilperson Solomon. Councilperson Orsini explained that the damaged pavement is near his residence and he believes it can be. repaired by city crews at a much lower cost when the hot asphalt ordered is available. Denial of the contract was unanimousI The Second Reading of the ordinance to change the date of the City Council meeting followed. Councilperson Orsini moved its acceptance, Councilperson McCutchen seconded and the vote was five in favor and one - Councilperson Solomon - against. The Ordinance is attached to, and becomes a part of these minutes and the new meeting date will become effective for the February meeting date which will be February 2nd, 1984. Council then considered granting a permit for the Hoby Cat Regatta on June 9 and 10. Councilperson Solomon moved to approve the permit, Councilperson Orsini seconded and the vote was unanimously in favor. Councilperson Orsini reported that CAPDC is available to help the city seek Land & Water Grant Funds for Outdoor Recreation. There was an open discussion with participation from the audience and representatives of several groups offered to endorse a fishing pier. The Hoby Fleet and the Chamber of Commerce both offered positive comments, as did members of the local fishing club and other civic groups. Mrs. Jessie Strickland commented that this project is the only one she can think of that would offer recreation to people from six to eighty years of age. This comment was well received by the audience and the City Council and the imput from the audience was over- whelmingly, indeed, unanimously, . in favor of seeking funds for a fishing pier for Tybee Island. The majority ,also favored putting the pier in the same location as the former pier; that is in the area of 15th or 16th Streets, where adequate parking and facilities are already available. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. CLERK OF COUNCIL ii-4—(SK C€X 34 ORDINANCE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 2 -1 -11. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, TO PROVIDE FOR A REGULAR MEETING DATE FOR THE CITY COUNCIL; TO PROVIDE A REGULAR TIME FOR STATED MEETING; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Regular meetings of the Mayor and Council shall be held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 P.M. in the City Hall. Special meetings shall be held as provided by Section 13 of the City Charter. Repealer: All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. Ordained this /1 day of BY: ZE--! N r AYOR, CITY a YBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA , 1984. ATTEST: Ordinance # giLt/ First Reading: /4/44 Second Reading: / «//.50%1 Enacted: /4/414 '!' 1 1 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, Section 65 of the Charter of The City of Tybee Island, Georgia, provides certain rights to the Council, including the right to buy, sell and /or exchange any part of the public domain including public streets and the Strand which are not considered necessary or convenient fir public use, when such sale is deemed by the Council in its uncontrolled discretion, to be for the best advantage and interest for the City and its inhabitants; and, WHEREAS, the City Council is desirous of changing the said Section; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by The Mayor and Council of The City of Tybee Island, Georgia, and IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED thereof that the City Attorney shall be instructed to take the necessary steps to have the Charter amended at the next session of the Legislature to delete Section 65 in its entirety and to substitute in lieu thereof the following: "Sec. 65 Buying or selling public property. "The Council of The City of Tybee Island shall have the right to buy, sell and /or exchange any part of the public domain including public streets and the Strand which are not considered necessary or convenient for public use, when such sale is deemed by the Council in its uncontrolled discretion, to be for the best advantage and interest of the City and its inhabitants, provided that the issue be raised at a regular Council meeting preceeding the meeting at which the vote is actually taken, and further providing that any vote to be taken by the Mayor & Council shall be done at a 1 1 OJT regular Council Meeting and notice shall be given by publication at least ten (10) days ahead in the newspaper in which Sheriff's advertisements are run in Chatham County, and notice of such action coming before Council shall also be posted at City Hall on a bulletin board provided for that purpose, with said notice to be posted on the bulletin board at least five (5) days ahead of said Council Meeting. Any citizen or property owner may voice objection to or comments on at the Council Meeting prior to a vote being taken. A quorum of Council must be in existence for action of Council on such matter to control, and all action shall be governed by majority vote of those present, provided a quorum exists. "This action shall not apply if any public street or part of the Strand has been opened to the public by The City of Tybee Island, Georgia, and used by the public at any time during three (3) years next prior to the time of consideration of such sale, and in that event, it is required that the Mayor and Council shall conduct a referendum and they may not buy, sell and /or exchange such street or portion of the Strand 1 feet from the Northern right -of -way line of Thrushwood Avenue and 10.70 feet from the Western edge of paved surface of Meddin Drive, which is the point of beginning; running thence North 11° 43' West a distance of 110.10 feet to a point on the dividing line between land of the United States Coast Guard and other lands of the Town of Tybee Island; running thence South 80° 49' East a distance of 46.18 feet to a point located 10.70 feet West of the Westerly edge of the paved surface of Meddin Drive; running thence South 13° 01' 55" West a distance of 26.12 feet to a point; running thence South 73° 01' 55" West a distance of 5.77 feet to a point; running thence South 13° 01' 55" West a distance of 5.00 feet to a point; running thence South 46° 58' 05" East a distance of 5.77 feet to a point; running thence South 13° 01' 55" West a distance of 66.18 feet to the point of beginning. Said tract herein conveyed being triangular in shape and containing 2,334.70 square feet and being bounded as follows: On the East by a strip of land 10.70 feet in width, which strip of land lies between the property herein conveyed and the Western edge of the paved surface of Meddin Drive; on the West and South by a portion of Lot 1, Block 22, Fort Screven Ward, the property of Jule R. Stanfield; and on the North by other lands of the Town of Tybee Island, Georgia. For amore particular description of the property herein conveyed, reference is hereby made to that certain map or plat made by Wright C. Powers, Registered Surveyor, for Thomas W. Stanfield and Jule R. Stanfield dated January 20, 1984, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia, in Plat Record Book , Page There is hereby reserved to the Town of Tybee Island, Georgia a permanent easement 10 feet wide along the Eastern edge of the property herein conveyed. There is also reserved to the Town of Tybee Island, Georgia an additional 10 foot temporary construction easement immediately to the West of and adjacent to the 10 foot permanent easement herein - above reserved. This o2 day of 7 7 , 1984. - 2 - STATE OF GEORGIA CHATHAM COUNTY QUIT CLAIM DEED This Indenture, made this day of February, 1984 between THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, of the first part, and JULE R. STANFIELD, of Chatham County, Georgia, of the second part, —: WITNESSETH:— That first party , for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand One Hundred Forty and no /100 ($1,140.00 ) DOLLARS and other valuable considerations, receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, does hereby grant, bargain, convey, release and forever quit claim unto second par' , her heirs, successors and assigns, the following described property, to-wit: AIL that certain lot, tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Turn of Tybee Island, County of Chatham, and State of Georgia, adjacent to It 1, Block 22, Fort Screven Ward, Tybee Island, Georgia, and being more particularly Aa..r.ribed as follows: Commencing at a point 6.89 feet from the Northern right -of -way line of Thrushm000d Avenue and 10.70 feet from the Western edge of paved surface of Meddin Drive, beginning; which is the point of running thence North 11 °43' West a distance of 110.10 feet to a point on the dividing line between land of the United States Coast Guard and other lands of the Town of Tybee Island; running thence South 80° 49' East a distance of 46.18 feet to a point located 10.70 feat West of the Westerly edge of the paved surface of Meddin Drive; running thence South 13° 01' 55" West a distance of 26.12 feet to a point; running thence South 73° 01' 55" West a distance of 5.77 feet to a point; running thence South 13° 01' 55" West a distance of 5.00 feet to a point; running thence South 46° 58' 05" East a distance of 5.77 feet to a point; running thence South 13° 01' 55" West a distance of 66.18 feet to the point of beginning. Said tract herein conveyed being triangular in shape and containing 2,334.70 square feet and being bounded as follows: On the East by a strip of land 10.70 feet in width, which strip of land lies between the property herein conveyed and the Western edge of the paved surface of Meddin Drive; an the West and South by a portion of Lot 1, Block 22, Fort Screven Ward, the property of the Party of the Second Part herein; and on the North by other lands of the lbw: of Tybee Island, Georgia. For a more particular description of the property herein conveyed, reference is hereby made to that certain map or plat made by Wright C. Powers, Registered Surveyor, for Thomas W. Stanfield and Jule R. Stanfield dated January 20, 1984,' and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia, in Plat Record Book , Page There is hereby reserved to the 7.bwn of Tybee Island, Georgia a permanent easement 10 feet wide along the Eastern edge of the property herein conveyed. There is also reserved to the 7b in of Tybee Island, Georgia an additional 10 foot tengxnary construction easement immediately to the West of and adjacent to the 10 foot permanent easement hereinabove reserved. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD said property, together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments, improvements, easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise ap- pertaining unto second party , her heirs, successors and assigns, so that neither first party nor their heirs, suds and assigns, nor any person or persons claiming under them shall have, claim or demand any right to the above described property, or its appurtenances. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said party of the first part has hereunto set their hand and affixed their seal , the day and year first above written. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN CITY SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED IN THE PRESENCE OF: L E5d, e4 NOTARY PUBLIC CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA ROSE ELIZABETH DALEY otary Pablk, Geo larStataatlasaa My Commission Explain Jan. 13. 1981 MICHAEL J. GANNAM, Attorney at Law 130 West Bay Street, P. 0. Box 10085, Savannah, Georgia 31402 (La) -Ree,v-k-c9- i� bcr4s0..1 23 -0 —OLGA - -b e:rk p .Fo 1037 1 o Tybee Island, Georgia February 10, 1984 The Tybee Island City Council held a special called meeting on February 10, 1984 for the purpose of adopting a Resolution applying for a 50/50 matching funds grant for outdoor recreation. Mayor Charles J. Hosti presided and the following members of Council were present: Paul Jackson, Chris P. Solomon, Jeanne Hutton, John C. Wylly, Jr., and Sebastian J. Orsini. Councilperson David McCutchen was absent. After a short discussion the Resolution wad adopted by unanimous vote, and was signed by all present. There being no other business, the special meeting was adjourned. 1 1 1 STATE OF GEORGIA ) COUNTY OF CHATHAM ) 00083 WHEREAS, at a called meeting of the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, held on Friday, February 10, 1984, a motion was made and duly seconded that the City of Tybee Island agrees that in the event a grant is awarded by the Department of Natural Resources, the City of Tybee Island certi- fies and assures that it has the ability and intention to finance their 50% share of the total project cost and that the City of Tybee Island will employ a qualified consultant to plan for and design those recreational facilities identified in their pre - application request. ATTEST: k of Council it-t