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19840705CCMeeting1 00013 Tybee Island, Georgia July 5, 1984 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 5, 1984 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tybee Island City Hall. Mayor Charles J. Hosti presided and the following members of Council were present: Paul Jackson, Jeanne Hutton, John Wylly, S. J. Orsini and Christopher P. Solomon. David McCutchen was absent because of business committments. Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., City Attorney, was present. Mayor Hosti welcomed the audience and asked if anyone wished to speak to the Council. The first visitor was Mrs. Doris Stephens who introduced herself as a candidate for Clerk of Superior Court, stating that she has been employed there since April, 1959, and has held every job in the office. She explained that she was appointed Acting Clerk in March, 1983 and also explained some of the changes she has made in its organization, especially in its bookkeeping. The second visitor was John Ranitz, her campaign chairman and a Savannah attorney. He informed the audience that he endorses Mrs. 'Stephens because she has done an admirable job since being appointed, and asked for the support of Tybee's citizens. The next visitor was Randy Bragg of Chatham Avenue. He asked that something be done to keep the boat ramp on Chatham Avenue usable, such as scraping it down twice a week to remove excess sand. Investigation of this problem will be undertaken by Councilperson Solomon, Recreation. Chairman. Mrs. Georgia Griesbach was the next speaker. She complained that a fence which is being erected next to Meddin Lane will make entrance into her property difficult for a fire truck or any emergency vehicle. Mayor Hosti called on Zoning Administrator Earl Anderson who stated that he has talked to the people who are building the fence and asked them to submit a survey. He explained that the city has only a ten -foot (10') right of way and that this is going to be pretty narrow for service and emergency vehicles. There are also other problems, such as a water line and a fire hydrant within the owner's property line. Councilperson Wylly 1 r 00014 July 5, 1984 Page Two stated that, if the street has been in use for 15 years as stated by Mr. Griesbach, there may be an easement by proscription involved. The matter was left to the Zoning Administrator to investigate. Minutes for the meeting of June 7th were approved as written. Bills for the month of June were approved as follows: Water Department.- $1,640.56, Sewer Department - $2,640.39, Fire Department - $1,437.19, General Government - $4,232.93, Police - $5,800.90, Sanitation - $13,566.64, Public Works - $3,064.75, Parking Meters - $467.68, and Recreation - $2,281.46. Committee reports were made, as follows: Water /Sewer - Councilperson Jackson reported that the department is operating very well and that maintenance is continuing. Mayor Hosti commended the department on the recent work of Arthur Harden and Maurice Fitzgibbons who have been refurbishing the lift stations. Public Works /Sanitation - Councilperson Hutton reported that the departments are very busy during the summer season and that extra labor is being supplied by lawbreakers who are working off court fines by painting and cutting grass., Recreation - Councilperson Solomon reported that the Recreation Department has used some of this labor to work on roofing the Tybee Island Recreation Building (the former Jaycee building). Mayor Hosti asked that the boat ramp on Chatham be workeeon, as soon as possible. In the absence of Councilperson McCutchen several members of Council commented favorably on the excellent job done by the First Responder and the volunteer firemen on July 4th. The fireworks display, supervised by the Fire Department, was excellent. The police were also praised for the fine, professional job they did on that date. Councilperson Hutton introduced an ameddment to the Fire pals ordinance adopted at last month's meeting and explained that she believes her proposed amendment will simplify the ordinance for builders and inspectors, and will increase fire protection for multi- family units. Councilperson Orsini seconded the motion and the amendment passed unanimously. With the concurrence of the Council, the amendment was then read for a second time, and again unanimously accepted. A copy of this amendment is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes (Ordinance #1984 -9.) 1st Reading: 7/5/34 2nd Reading: 7/5/84 Enacted: July 5, 1984. Ordinance #1984 -9 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA CODE OF ORDINANCES INTENDED TO DEFINE FIREWALLS FOR MULTI -UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in Council assembled that the following stipulation be added to the requirements for building in Section 8 (Planning & Development) and in Section 4 (Public Safety): FIRE WALLS FOR MULTI UNIT STRUCTURES "Common Walls that separate more than two (2) units or more than two (2) stories shall be a four -hour (4 -hr) wall as prescribed by the Southern Building Code." AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the above shall be placed into the Code of Ordinances, City of Tybee Island, in sections en- titled 4- 2 -23(c) and 3- 2 -11(c) and that all ordinances, or parts of ordinances in conflict therwith shall be considered null and void and of no effect. RA:*CLERK OF COUNCIL Pt-Mt R 00015 July 5, 1984 Page Three The Planned Unit Development ordinance ( #1984 -10) was then read for the second time by the City Attorney. Councilperson Hutton moved its adoption, Councilperson Solomon seconded and the ordinance was accepted by unanimous vote. A copy of this ordinance is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Councilperson Jackson introduced a Resolution honoring the local Marine Rescue Squadron, and making May (the month in which their annual convention is held) MRS Month on Tybee Island, moving its adoption. The motion was seconded by Councilperson Orsini and unanimously adopted. A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Mayor Hosti announced that he has been contacted by the Sports Fest promoters for permission to hold a Sports Fest on the North Beach on July 29th (Rain Date: August 12th). They will be referred to the franchise holder and to the State DNR before the city gives a permit for any activity. Mayor Hosti also reported that the local Chamber of Commerce asks permission to hold a beauty contest in the area of 15th -16th streets on August 18th. This was agreeable to everyone, with details to be worked out by the appro- priate committees if special services are required. It was unanimously agreed that a Resolution will be prepared to honor Mr. T.S. Chu on his upcoming 80th birthday. It was announced that a program entitled "Stranger, Danger" will be held at City Hall on Wednesday, July llth. The program is being presented to educate parents and children about child molestation and similar crimes and is sponsored by the Savannah Police Department. Mayor Hosti reminded everyone of the planning commission's questionnaire which is currently being mailed out, asking that everyone fill one out and return it so that their opinion will count towards preparing the twenty -year master plan for the island. Councilperson Jackson moved to adjourn; the motion was accepted unanimously and the meeting adjourned. CLEF RK O COUNCIL Aitd? 151) P R O C L A M A T I O N WHEREAS, the Marine Rescue Squadrons of America, Inc., twenty - five years old in May, 1984, organized to assist local authorities in marine and water rescue; to promote water safety and recreational acti- vities in local communities; and WHEREAS, in order to best serve the needs of the citizenry, must be operated with efficiency and in an orderly manner; and WHEREAS, the efficiency and order with which the Marine Rescue Squadrons carry out their missions is strongly reliat on proce- dures and the use of the member's personal small craft and equipment; and WHEREAS, members' knowledge of the local waterways and capa- bilities of their personal equipment used in a rescue mission; and WHEREAS, the strength of the ten Marine Rescue Squadrons de- pends upon local community opinion, and such opinion is formed largely by the image set forth by local communities; and WHEREAS, the Marine Rescue Squadrons maintain close contact with municipal officials, U.S. Coast Guard and other rescue organizations, and therefore is a key unit to search and rescue in those waterways where large water craft are unable to operate; and WHEREAS, during the Marine Rescue Squadron's twenty -five year observance, it is most appropriate that we recognize an outstanding non - profit organization which grew out of the need to offer search and rescue, day or night, for any citizen in need of their services. NOW, THEREFORE, WE, THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 1984, as Marine Rescue Squadron month in recognition of the vital services they perform and their outstanding dedication to the communities they represent. 1 i A CEKOFCOUC� THIS —.1-st- DAY OF P4a- J , 1984. 0 1 1st Reading: 7/5/34 2nd Reading: 7/5/84 Enacted: July 5, 1984 Ordinance #1984 -9 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA CODE OF ORDINANCES INTENDED TO DEFINE FIREWALLS FOR MULTI -UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in Council assembled that the following stipulation be added to the requirements for building in Section 8 (Planning & Development) and in Section 4 (Public Safety): FIRE WALLS FOR MULTI UNIT STRUCTURES "Common Walls that separate more than two (2) units or more than two (2) stories shall be a four -hour (4 -hr) wall as prescribed by the Southern Building Code." AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the above shall be placed into the Code of Ordinances, City of Tybee Island, in sections en- titled 4- 2 -23(c) and 3- 2 -11(c) and that all ordinances, or parts of ordinances in conflict therwith shall be considered null and void and of no effect. �• f r� y �` ��f {0R CLERK OF COUNCIL Honorable Mayor Charles J. Hosti Mayor, City of Tybee Island P.O. Box 128 Tybee Island, GA 31328 P.O. Box 561 Tybee Island, GA 31328 16 May 1984 Dear Mayor Hosti and City Council: At the 7 May 1984 Tybee Island Planning Commission meeting, the commission voted unanimously in favor of recommending to you the adoption of the attached revised Planned Unit Development (PUD) code. This revised code is designed to take the place of the existing PUD requirements of Section 8 -4 -31, subparagraph (d) of the Tybee Island Code. The revised code is a result of much hard work and deliberation by the Planning Commission and their special appointed staff working on the revision. It is felt that with your adoption the Planning Commission will have same firm guidelines to follow in considering a Planned Unit Development. This should aid the Planning Commission, the developer, the city, and the purchasers of the units. We urge you to carefully review this revision and act expeditiously on having it adopted. As you are aware from recent newspaper accounts, both the Planning Commission and the City need to be prepared to handle possible Planned Unit Development requests. Sincerely, a,„42‘09, effae,zri vet Arnold J. Seyden, Jr. Chairman, Tybee Island Planning Commission Ordinance #.1984 -10 00017 PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (P -U -D) (1) Definition: Any multi - family development, including townhouses, apartments or condominiums consisting of ten (10) acres or more, which in design and construction complement the cultural and historial values of the surrounding area. (2) Design Standards: a. Open Space Requirements. Common open.space is to be not less than 20 percent of the total PUD not including streets, drives, and parking areas. Adequate common open space shall be provided to meet the recreational needs of the residents of the development. b. Density. The net density for the development shall not exceed 12 units per acre. 1. Net density per acre calculations are not to include: streets, drives or parking areas. 2. Calculations may include up to 20% marshlands, lowlands or wetlands (6' MSL) 3. All land above 6' MSL may be included in the net acerage. c. Buffer. A 25 -foot natural or landscaped buffer shall be provided adjacent to every exterior property line excluding portions abutting a street right -of -way. Where the development property line abuts a residential use, this buffer shall be not less than 50 feet. This is to be maintained as part of the common open area for the development. Provided, however, where like -kind or similar type development adjoins, a buffer shall not be required. (1) 0031& d. Street 1_ront.11;c. 1. Curb cuts shall be limited to two (2) per 250 linear feet of thoroughfare frontage along major arterial streets. 2. The minimum front setbacks shall be 20 feet. 1. c!. Spacing of Units. 1. Front and rear faces of buildings must be a minimum of 50 feet from the front or rear of another building. 2. Minimum spacing between sides of buildings shall be not less than 20 feet. f. Alignment: No unit shall be situated to face the rear of another unit within the development unless there is a terrain difference or sufficient vegetation to provide an effective visual buffer. g. Parking: 1. 'There shall be a minimum of two (2) parking spaces per dwelling unit. 2. Rows of purling shall provide intermittent landscape spaces. 1. Parking shall he provided within a walking distance of 200 feet from the nearest parking space to the main entrance of the building intended to he served. 14. Parking lots shall be designated tint that vehicles are not required to 1,:ick into .1 tit reet . OOO13 5. Parking lots shall be separated from the street right- of-way by a natural or landscaped open space of not less than 10 feet. h. Preservation of Common Areas. The developer or homeowners association established by the developer, by recorded covenants and restrictions running with the land, shall preserve and maintain for the owners and occupants of the units the land set aside for open space, parks or recreational use, plus common off - street parking spaces and driveways established for the development. (Unless such responsibility is legally assumed by a unit of government.) (3) ARCHITECTURAL AND USAGE REVIEW a. It shall be the responsibility of the Planning Commission, in consultation with the developer, to ensure prior to granting of preliminary plat approval, that the development: 1. is in architectural compatibility with the surrounding area and buildings, including where applicable, National Historic Register sites; 2. conforms in dwelling unit square footage to the residential area; 3. will not detract from the value of surrounding homes and properties. (4) PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLANT REQUIREMENTS Prior to approval of PUD zoning, the developer or his successor in title shall submit to the Planning Commission a preliminary development plat for the proposed PUD. The preliminary development (3) 00020 Flat shall be developed as set forth in this ordinance and shall include a proposed land use plan for the entire PUD. (5) FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAT Upon Planning Commission approval of the PUD preliminary de- velopment plat and plat for phase development where applicable, the developer or his successor in title shall submit to the Planning Commission the final development plat for approval. (6) REVIEW PROCEDURES All applications for a planned unit development zoning shall proceed as provided by ordinance for processing zoning applica- tions and shall include the following: (7) Preliminary Development Plat Pre - Application Conference Prior to submittal of the Preliminary development plat, members of the Planning Commission, Building Inspectors, Sewer /Water and Fire Departments, and such other officials as the Commission may deem appropriate, shall meet with the applicant to review the pro- posed development. (8) The Preliminary Development Plat shall include the following: a. ExistinZ Features: 1. The hearings and distances of the boundary lines of the property to be subdivided. 2. The location.ofany streams, natural drainageways, and other waterways which exist on the property. 3. The distance and direction to public water lines and sanitary sewn r lines, and fire flow tests from existing Hydrants. C0021 4. The name, location, and right -of -way width of existing streets either on the property or on the land adjoining the property. 5. Existing contours of the property in solid lines and at one -foot intervals and. based on Mean Sea Level datum. G. The name of subdivision or property owners adjoining the property. 7. The location of public or private right -of -way or easements, and of parks or other public spaces either on the property or adjoining the property. b. Proposed Design Features: 1. The location, purpose and width of any major proposed drainage or utility easements. 2. The location of proposed streets and lanes. 3. The expected limits of the 100 -year flood where appropriate. 4. The proposed Lanl Use Plan for the PUD. c. Other Information: 1. Name of proposed development, scale of the plat, north arrow, elate, size of the tract being subdivided, key map showing location of the proposed development on the Island. A statement from the developer shall be submitted which shall describes the method by which storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and water facilities, including prescribed fire plan, will be provided. i. All exhibits accompanying the Preliminary 1'lat shall be pre- pared by a registered Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect, or Architect and shall contain the seal of same. CCG 4. When the Pre]iminary.Plat includes a proposed development for which the developer intends to apply for either federally assisted or federally insured housing developments, then the developer shall simultaneously submit with his preliminary plat information required for the Planning Commission to carry out an A-95 Review of the proposed development. 5. Such other information as may be reasonably required for re- view of the preliminary plat to determine that it complies in all respects with these regulations. 6. Construction, grading and paving shall not proceed until approval of final development plat by the Planning Commission and by the Mayor and Council. d. Filing of Preliminary Development Plat. The Preliminary Plat shall be filed not less than twenty (20) days prior to the regular Planning Commission meeting at which it is to be considered. e. Action on Preliminary Plat. If the Planning Commission finds that the proposed design of the development shown on the Preliminary Plat complies with the design requirements of these regulations, it shall approve such Preliminary Plat. If the Planning Commission finds that the proposed design shown on the Preliminary Plat does not comply with the design re- quirements of these regulations, then the Planning Commission shall either disapprove such Plat or shall approve such Plat on the con- dition that specified violations are corrected prior to the submittal 1 e. 00023 the Final Plat. Ellen the Planning Commission disapproves a Preliminary Plat, it shall give the developer the reasons for such disapproval in writing. time is Except where an extension of Q by the applicant for Preliminary Plat re- view, the Planning Commission shall have thirty (30) days from the date of the submission of a Preliminary Plat to act on such Plat. Unless action is taken on an application for Preliminary Plat review within the thirty (30) day period, the Preliminary Plat shall be deemed approved and a certificate of approval shall he issued by the Planning Commission on the demand of the appli- cant. The Planning Commission shall furnish the applicant, for Preliminary Plat approval, a copy of its decision within five (5) days after the meeting at which such Plat was acted on. f. Time Limit on Preliminary Approval. The Planning Commisgion's approval of a.Preliminary Plat shall be valid for one year. If substantial work has not started on a development which has been granted Preliminary Plat approval on or before the end of this one -year period, the area shall revert to its original zoning classification. (9) Final Plat: Following approval of the preliminary development plat, an original and eight (8) prints of a Final Plat shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for review for either all or a portion of the development. Until a Final Plat has been submitted to and reviewed by the Planning Commission, the Clark of the Superior Court of Chatham County shall 00024 not record the Plat nor shall the owner or agent be authorized to transfer or sell any of the land by reference to a plat. a. Final Plat Requirements: The original copy of the Final Plat shall be drawn on 24" by 36" mylar at a scale of not less than 200 feet to the inch. Where necessary, the Final Plat may be on several sheets accanpanied by an index sheet showing the entire development. The Final Plat shall contain the following information: 1. Primary control points to which all dimentions, angles, bearings, and similar data on the plat shall be referred. 2. Tract boundary lines; right -of -way lines of streets; easements and other rights -of -way; property lines of all lots; and in all such cases with surveyed dimensions. Bearings or deflection angles, radii, arcs, and angles of all curves shown. 3. Name and right- of-way width of each street or other right-of -way. 4. Location, dimensions, and purpose of any easement. 5. Nunbo-r to identify each lot or site. 6. Purpose for which sites, other than residential lots, are dedi- cated or reserved. 7. Minimum building setback line on all lots and other sites. 8. Location and identification of monuments. 9. Names of record owners of adjoining unplatted land. 10. Reference to recorded subdivisions plats of adjoining platted land by record name. (8) $ coo 5 11. Certificate that all survey work was performed by a registered Land Surveyor. 12. Statement by owner dedicating streets, rights -of -way, easements, and any sites for public use. Such dedication must be formally accepted by the Mayor and Planning Commission before dedications shall be binding on the City. 13. Title, scale, north arrow, and date. 14. Key map showing the location of the development in the City. 15. All Plats shall show the expected limits of the 100 -year flood where appropriate. 16. When the Final Plat includes a proposed development for which the developer intends to apply for either federally assisted or federally insured housing developments, then the developer shall simultaneously submit with his pre- liminary plat information required for the Planning Commission to carry out an A -95 review of the proposed development, un- less such has been submitted previously with the preliminary plat. b. Action on Final Plat: If the Planning Commission finds that all the requirements of this Ordinance have been met, and that the Final Plat conforms to the approved Land Use Plan, it shall approve the Final Plat. If the Planning Commission finds that all the require- ments of this Ordinance have not been met or that the Final Plat does not conform to the approved Land Use Plan, and after deficiencies have been discussed and reviewed with, the sponsor, and the sponsor given a period of time which shall not exceed ninety (90) days to take 1 corrective action, then th'e Planning Commission shall disapprove the Final Plat and shall set forth its reasons for such action in writing. Except where an extension of time is stipulated by the applicant for Final Plat review, the Planning Commission shall have thirty (30) days from the date of the submission of a Final Plat to take action on such plat. Unless such action is taken within such thirty (30) day period, then such plat shall be deemed approved. 1. When the Final Plat. has been approved by the Planning Commission and Mayor — Council, the City Clerk shall present the Final Plat to the Clerk of the Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia to be recorded. The Planning Com- mission shall provide the developer with the subdivision map book number and page number in which the plat has been re- corded by the Clerk of the Superior Court. The cost of such recording shall be paid by the developer and shall be deposited with the City prior to such recording. 2. After the Final Plat has been recorded, then all units shown on such plat may be made available for sale and such development shall be entitled to all privileges and services available to other development within the City. c. t cardint: Before a final plat shall be recorded, the following conditions shall have been met: 1. Plans for water supply and sewerage treatment systems, in- cluding fire plans, shall be certified by the Water /Sewer and Fire Departments. 2. Construction, paving,.drainage (including drainage calcula tions) and utilities plans shall be certified by a registered professional engineer. 3. Certificate from a Registered Professional Engineer: At the time the Final Plat is submitted, it shall be accompanied by a certificate from a registered professional engineer certifying that the developer has complied with both of the following condi- tions: (a) All improvements have been- installed in accord with the requirements of this Ordinance and in accord with the design approved by the Planning Commission on the Final Plat; and, (b) A bond, escrow account or certified check or such other form of security or instrument as approved by the City Attorney has been posted, which is available to the City, and in sufficient amount to assure the completion of all required improvements, as well as to assure the maintenance thereof for a period of not less than twelve (12) months after completion. The Mayor- Council, upon recommendation of the registered professional engineer, may reduce the bond or escrow account 50% upon com- pletion of construction. If no faults or failures develop, the remaining bond or escrow may be reduced an additional 502 of the remaining bond at the end of six (6) months. At the end of the second six (6) months, the developer shall request an inspection, and if no 1 faults or failures. have developed, the Mayor - Council shall release the bond or escrow. Such bond or escrow shall. remain in force until released by the Mayor- Council after due in- spection of said improvements and shall not automatically expire at the end of twelve (12) months. (10) Appeals from Decision of Planning Commission: In the event the Planning Commission finds that the final plat as submitted is not in substantial compliance with the approved. preliminary development plat, the developer shall be so noti- fied in writing setting forth particular ways in which the final plat is not in substantial compliance. The developer may either refile the final plat with the Planning Commission in a form which is in substantial compliance with the preliminary development plat as approved, or he may file a written request that the Commission hold a hearing on the final plat. The Com- mission shall consider the subject final development plat within thirty (30) days of the request and shall, by resolution, either: a. Approve the final plat as submitted and submit it to the Mayor - Council. b. Deny the final plat as submitted ;and forward to the Mayor and Council. c. Approve the final plat subject to conditions and modifica- tions accepted by the developer, and submit it to the Mayor- Council. 1st Reading; June 6, 1984 2nd Reading: July 5, 1934 Adopted: July 5, 1934 Ordinance #1984 -10 q44,_ • CLERK OF COUNCN