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19850314CCMeetingTybee Island, Georgia March 14, 1985 The regular monthly meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held on Thursday, March 14, 1985. Mayor Charles J. Hosti presided and the following members of Council were present: Paul Jackson, Jeanne Hutton, John Wylly, S. J. Orsini and Chris P. Solomon. The City Attorney, Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. was also present. A vacant Council seat exists due to the resignation of David McCutchen, Who is now Chief of Police. Mayor Hosti welcomed the audience and invited anyone who wished to speak to the City Council to come forward. No one came. Mayor Hosti then introduced the Citizen of the Month Award, relinquishing the chair to Mayor pro tem Orsini for the actual presentation. The recipient was Michael G. Kelly, and the award was for excellence in athletic competition; Mr. Kelly recently won a competition - a hurdles race event. Mr. Orsini recognized Mr. Kelly and his children, both of whom are also outstanding athletes. Mr. Kelly's son recently played in three different basketball tournaments and was an all -star in all three. His daughter is a gymnist who recently won an award at the state level. Mayor Hosti, resuming the chair, showed the audience a small box he had received by mail; the box was from Pebble Beach, California; it contained rocks - the donor's small contribution to solving Tybee's erosion problems. Minutes for the meetings of February 14th and 25th were approved upon motion by Councilmember Orsini, seconded by Councilmember Solomon and unanimously passed. Bills for the month of February were approved as follows: Water /Sewer: $12,282.21, Public Woi^ks /Sanitation: $10,644.00, Finance/ General Government: $4,733.68, Police & Parking Meters: $6,221.54, Recreation: $1,744.05 and Fire: $2,153.98. Reports were made by the Zoning Administrator, Building Inspector and Fire Inspector. Mr. Solomon reported at least one stop order issued during the month, and Mr. Scholl reported that two permits have been requested that he cannot sign since the plans are not in con- formance with the fire code. Letters were read regarding the existing variance for the temporary sales office at #1 Fifteenth Street. It was reported that 1 00127 Tybee Island, Georgia March 14, 1985 Page Two Mr. Bill Story, Vice - President of Island Villa Developers, Inc. had called to request a one month's extension so that he could attempt to obtain a V -zone certification; the building's elevation, at 14.34, is in compliance with FEMA; other details may not be. Mr. Story requested time to consult his architect on the matter. Councilmember Wylly moved that the one month's extension on the variance be granted, postponing action until the regular meeting in April and this was unanimously agreed. It was announced that the Tybee Island Planning Commission has moved its meetings to 6 :30 p.m. on first Mondays and that the April 1st meeting will begin with a public hearing on the county -wide, enhanced "911" system. A notice was read concerning awards for Older Americans; this is sponsored by CAPDC, and the public is invited to nominate someone in his /her 80's or 90's to be recognized for outstanding civic achieve- ments. City Attorney Mahoney explained the law regarding the filling of a vacancy on City Council. Mayor Hosti then spoke in favor of Mr. Earl Marlin, saying that he has relied on Mr. Marlin's volunteer help during his entire administration and saying that he believes Mr. Marlin will be an excellent Councilmember, if chosen. Councilmember Solomon moved that Mr. Marlin be elected, Councilmember Wylly seconded. There were no further nominations. The vote was unanimously in favor. It was announced that the City Attorney /Recorder will swear in the new Councilmember immediately following the meeting. Mayor Hosti then announced that he wishes to appoint Mr. Jeff, Dukes as a member of the CAPDC's Local Services Advisory Board. Councilmember Solomon moved acceptance of the appointment, Councilmember Orsini seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Mayor Hosti then noted that there is a vacancy on the Planning Commission occasioned by Joe Agnew's resignation. He asked that action on this vacancy be postponed for one month and this was agreeable to all Councilmembers. Police Commissioner Orsini reported that a beer license has been requested by Mr. Steve Morris for a business to be known as 1 1 1 0028 Tybee Island, Georgia March 14, 1985 Page Three "The Sandpiper ", formerly known as "Ozzie's ". He noted that this is a business operated under a lease with the city, stating that Mr. Morris would hold a sub - lease; he also noted that there is a dispute concerning an unpaid water bill. He then moved that the license be granted, con - tingent upon the city's satisfaction with the sub -lease and payment of the water bill. Councilmember Wylly seconded. Councilmember Hutton asked if this is a new license or a transfer. It was reported that the business has held a beer license before although there was no license in 1984. Police Commissioner Orsini stated that the Police Department has investigated the applicant, a local person with a business license for another business already, and that no reason was found to deny the beer license. The vote was unanimously in favor of the motion as origi- nally stated - that the license for beer be granted contingent upon approval of the sub -lease and of the payment of the delinquent water account. A Resolution in favor of General Revenue Sharing was read and Councilmember Wylly moved its approval. Councilmember seconded and it passed without dissent. A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. The Resolution will be sent to GMA as support in their attempt to protect this source of funding for cities. Councilmember Solomon requested that a motion to name a street for T.S. Chu be brought from the table. He explained that the street he has in mind is Seventeenth Terrace, that the permanent resi- dents have been contacted and have no objection (many apartments along this street are occupied by rentors), and that the actual name he is suggesting is "T.S. Chu Terrace ". Councilmember Jackson seconded. After a short discussion Councilmember Solomon moved that a Resolution to this effect be prepared for the April meeting, and that a member of the family be invited to receive this. Resolution. Councilmember Orsini seconded and the motion was unanimously in favor. Councilmember Hutton reported for the Tybee Island Library Committee, saying that the city is anxious to upgrade its library facility: The nearest large branch of CEL Regional library is ten miles away; and Tybee has a large number of elderly patrons & three schools. 1 ADDITION: 1 00129 Tybee Island, Georgia March 14, 1985 Page Four Mayor Hosti thanked Councilmember Hutton for her hard work on this project, adding that he is very hopeful that Tybee will receive funding for this purpose. Councilmember Wylly noted that the city has ordered a new fire engine and that the present firehouse needs to be upgraded to house it and the present equipment. He added that Councilmembers Orsini and Solomon are serving with him on a committee to recommend a course of action. Mayor Hosti stated that preliminary plans for renovation of the present building are �n hand and that he is laying the responsibility on this committee to study plans, talk with fire personnel and bring back a recommendation as soon as possible. Another committee has also been appointed by Mayor Hosti - to study all city real estate and properties. Councilmember Jackson is chairing this group and Mayor Hosti urged a report at the next meeting if possible. The other members of this committee are Councilmembers Orsini and Wylly. Mr. Mahoney reported on his representation of the city in the suit against the city filed by the "Friends of Tybee". Arguments were heard before the Georgia Supreme Court this past week. He noted that the judges were interested in how much opportunity for imput the citizens had at the local level (public hearings), and that the city's position on this question is excellent. He added that the Supreme Court has no time limit; they can consider a case indefinitely. He further added that he anticipates no additional expenses other than those incurred the past Monday and Tuesday. Councilmember Solomon stated that the city has received a 200' x 1000' easement from the State for the purpose of erecting a fishing pier; that is, the local bill has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting the signature of the Governor. He added his and the city's public thank -you to Senator Tom Coleman and Representative Jack Kingston for their cooperation in this matter. The meeting was adjourned. • CLERK OF COUN IL 00130 1 STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF CHATHAM ) I, W. Earl Marlin , do solemnly swear that I will faithfully discharge the duties devolved on me as Councilman of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia; that I will faithfully execute and enforce the laws and ordinances of the City to the best of my ability, skill and knowledge; that I will support and uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Georgia; SO HELP ME GOD. Sworn to and subscribed before me this �4 T day of an-eki , 1985. 1 homas J. M ney, Jr., Recorder 1 1 1 00131 RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the United States Congress established the General Revenue Sharing Program in 1972; and WHEREAS, this program of local government fiscal assistance has been reen- acted in 1976, 1980 and 1983 with strong bipartisan support; and, WHEREAS, this program has been the most efficiently administered and flexible of all federal programs; and, WHEREAS, the administrative cost for General Revenue Sharing in 1984 was less than two tenths of one percent of the amount paid to cities and counties; and, WHEREAS, there has been no increase in the funding level of this program since 1976 and thereby has not significantly contributed to the contributed to the increase in the national deficit; and, WHEREAS, the discretionary nature of the program for local governments permits them to set local priorities to address local needs; and, WHEREAS, the cost of federal mandates on Georgia's local governments is $150 million over the amount that they receive in Local Government Fiscal Assistance through this program; and, WHEREAS, this program has permitted the cities of Georgia to complete many necessary projects on behalf of their citizens which would not be possible without the General Revenue Sharing Program; and, WHEREAS, some projects for the City of Tybee Island funded by this local fiscal assistance program include: storm drainage, paving, water tank renovation; and, WHEREAS, current proposals by the Administration and the Congress plan to terminate the General Revenue Sharing program in September of 1985, one year before the program authorization expires; and, WHEREAS, the loss would mean that city taxes would have to be raised by one mil to offset this annual loss of $46,553.00; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Tybee Isand, Georgia supports extending and funding the program at least through 1989 and respect- fully requests the support of Senators Nunn and Mattingly and Con- gressman Thomas in this endeavor. Att C ADOPTED THIS / BY: AO era o Coun i DAY OF CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA Charles Hosti, Mayor 1 00132 R E S O L U T I O N TO AUTHORIZE MEMBERSHIP IN THE GEORGIA MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION WORKERS' SELF INSURANCE FUND: TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA TO EXECUTE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO ENROLL THE CITY IN SAID FUND: TO SUB- SCRIBE TO THE INTRASTATE AGREEMENT AND BYLAWS OF SAID FUND AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA: Section T. Pursuant to Title 34, Chapter 9, Article 5 of the Official Code of Georgia annotated, the City of Tybee Island, Georgia hereby agrees to become a member of the Georgia Munici- pal Association Wo6^kers' Compensation Self Insurance Fund estab- lished pursuant to said code chapter. Section 2. The City of Tybee Island, Georgia hereby agrees to subscribe to and abide by the intrastate agreement, by -laws, rules and regulations of the Fund and rules and regulations of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Georgia related to such Fund. Section 3. The Mayor of the City of Tybee Island is hereby authorized to execute the application and any other documents necessary to enroll the City of Tybee Island as a member of said Fund. Section 4. The effective date of this Resolution shall be MARCH 14 , 19 85 . RESOLVED THIS 14th DAY OF MARCH, 1985. Clerk of Council Charles +! Hosti,Mayor