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19851212CCMeeting1 1 00082 Tybee Island, Georgia December 12, 1985 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Walter W. Parker presided and the following members of Council were present: Jean Davis, Paul Jackson, Kilma McCutchen, Phillip O'Dell, Chris P. Solomon, and Bill Walsh. Bob Thomson, City Administrator, and Tom Mahoney, City Attorney, were also present. Mayor Parker began the meeting with a welcome to those present. He then opened the meeting for a public hearing on two zoning petitions. 1) Hubert Cowart petitioned for a change from R2 to RT for two lots located on Butler Avenue, PIN # 4 -07 -07 -008 & -OO8A, located between 12th & 13th Streets. Mr. Cowart was not present, nor did he send a representative. The Planning Commission report was read recommending denial of the petition. Mr. Dukes and Mr. Thomson both indicated, at the Mayor's request, that no further communication had been received from the petitioner. 2) Angie Black petitioned for a text amendment for C -2 Zone, adding "apartments, condominiums, townhouses, hotels & motels" be added to the item which now reads, "motels ". A recommendation for denial from the Planning Commission was read and it was announced that Mr. Black had called and asked for an indefinite postponement. No one was present to speak for or against the petition. The public hearing was closed. Mayor Parker invited anyone in the audience to speak to the Council, but no one came forward. The meeting was then opened for business legally presented. Mayor Parker then welcomed the new City Council who were inaugurated on Monday, December 2nd. Oaths of Office are attached to, and become a part of, these minutes. Minutes of the meeting of November 14, 1985 were approved as written. 1 00083 Tybee Island, Georgia December 12, 1985 Page Two Bills for the month of November, 1985 were approved as follows: Water /Sewer $8,756.89 General Government 4,257.37 Police 8,307.92 DPW /Sanitation 6,790.56 Fire 1,494.03 Recreation 2,857.20 Councilmember Solomon reserved the right to check into one bill from Raby Electric to be sure that installation of an electrical switch for ballfield lighting is satisfactory prior to paying the amount of $1100.00. as follows: Mayor Parker announced assignments to Council committees General Government - Jean Davis, Chairman Chris P. Solomon Phillip O'Dell Fire - Kilma McCutchen, Chairman Bill Walsh Jean Davis Police - Phillip O'Dell, Chairman Paul Jackson Bill Walsh Recreation - Chris P. Solomon, Chairman Kilma McCutchen Paul Jackson DPW /Sanitation - Bill Walsh, Chairman Kilma McCutchen Phillip O'Dell Water /Sewer - Paul Jackson, Chairman Chris Solomon Jean Davis He also announced that all appointed officials are re- appointed to their positions under the new administration, and that Paul Jackson, with the highest popular vote, will be Mayor pro tem as tradition indicates. The above actions were unanimously approved by the City Council. Councilmember Jackson initiated discussion of a resolution and contract for Georgia Development Authority funds, a combination of a loan and an EPD grant, for water and sewer improvements, primarily for construction of a water storage facility to serve the northern end of the island, and lines for the 1983 annexed area. He moved that the resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract and related documents be adopted; Councilmember Solomon seconded and 1 Tybee Island, Georgia December 12, 1985 Page Three the vote was unanimously in favor. The resolution becomes a part of these minutes. Councilmember Solomon then introduced a resolution opposing the closing of the Tybee Elementary School as planned by the local school board. The resolution was read and Councilmember Walsh questioned the statement regarding integration it contained. This was re- worded by the City Attorney and the amended Resolution was adopted by unanimous vote, becoming a part of these minutes. The first reading of an ordinance changing sections 27 and 28 of the city's charter were accepted unani mously upon motion of Councilmember Solomon, seconded by Councilmember Jackson. The second reading followed immediately at Councilmember Solomon's request and was again accepted unanimously.. The ordinance relates to election regulation and a copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. The first reading of an ordinance incorporating the Planning Commission's recommendations for zoning of the 1983 annexed area was unanimously accepted. A second reading followed, with Council- member Solomon moving to adopt and Councilmmber Jackson seconding. The motion passed without dissent; the ordinance was adopted and becomes a part of these minutes. Councilmember O'Dell introduced a request by Allen Lee Smith for an alcoholic beverage license for Doc's Bar on 16th Street, moving that the license be granted. Councilmember Solomon seconded and the motion passed unanimously. At the City Attorney's request, the Cowart zoning petition was re- introduced. Councilmember Solomon moved that it be tabled, Councilmember Jackson seconded and the tabling motion passed without dissent. The meeting was adjourned. CLERK OF COUNCIL 1 1 1 STATE OF GEORGIA ) COUNTY OF CHATHAM ) I, WALTER W. PARKER, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES DEVOLVED ON ME AS MAYOR 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 AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA: SO HELP ME,-GOD. WALTE - . PARKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of December, 1985. GEORGE E. IVER, JUDGE, SUPERIOR COURT 1 1 STATE OF GEORGIA ) COUNTY OF CHATHAM ) WE DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT WE WILL FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES DEVOLVED ON US AS COUNCILMEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA; THAT WE WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE AND ENFORCE THE LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE CITY TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE; THAT WE WILL EACH SUPPORT AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. SO HELP ME, GOD. (i) PAUL ACKSON, MAYOR PRO TEM JE' C. DAVIS Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of December, 1985. 0.7/ ,/GEORGE E. OLI�?'', JUDGE, SUPERIOR COURT 1 1 STATE OF GEORGIA ) COUNTY OF CHATHAM ) I, THOMAS J. MAHONEY, JR., DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THE DUTIES DEVOLVED ON ME AS CITY ATTORNEY AND RECORDER 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 AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CONSTITUION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. SO HELP ME, GOD. THO J. HONEY, JR Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd day of December, 1985. George E. Oliver, Judge, Superior Court ELECTIONS BOARD CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA We, the undersigned Superintendent and his Assistants for the Tybee Island, Georgia, General Election held on November 5, 1985, do certify that we have met and consolidated the returns of tho election and it appears that: FOR MAYOR: Jeanne Hutton received Walter Parker received FOR COUNCIL: Earl R. Anderson received Stella Case received Jean C. Davis received Michael "Big Mike" Hoffmeister Paul Jackson received John Lewis received Faye Lucas received W. Earl Marlin received Mary McAfee received Kilma McCutchen received Jim Monaghan received Phil O'Dell received John O'Neill received Renny Painter received John L. Sapp received Chris Simon received .Chris Solomon received Dave Steele received Bill Walsh received Jack Youmans received 13FVOteS z _ 2 p. von. ` '/ -vote` jO z11„, votes /b6 to qag Z3S" cots 4z9 votes ep224lvote—. Vnir:. / 74,„t jA L.z./ t L4 6 39."a^ _AI CI Cr. a 1 1 Ordinance # /97("" AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHARTER SECTIONS 27 & 28 FOR THE PURPOSE OF BRINGING THE CHARTER INTO COMPLIANCE WITH STATE ELECTION LAW AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: 1) Section 27. Election Registrars. The Charter Section Numbered 27, paragraphs (a) and (b) be deleted in its entirety, and rendered null and void and of no effect. 2) Section 28. Times of qualifying of candidates. The Charter Section Numbered 28 be deleted in its entirety, and the following new Section 28 be inserted in its stead: Charter Section 28. Times of Qualifying of Candidates. Qualification of candidates for municipal office shall begin no later than the forty -fifth day before the general election and shall close no later than the thirtieth day before the general election, and shall begin no later than the thirtieth day before a special election and shall close no later than the tenth day before such special election. The times of beginning and ending qualification of candidates shall be consistant with the normal operating hours of the City Hall. LERK OF COUNCI 2 ADOPTED THIS X.; DAY OF 1985. WALTER W. PARKER, MAYOR 1 1 1 p'� Ordinance # t ?QS /a AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCORPORATING INTO THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF .SAID CITY AN AREA ANNEXED IN 1983, AND BEING MORE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED AS TAX MAPS 25 & 26 OF CHATHAM COUNTY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS FOR THE 1983 ANNEXED AREA BE INCORPORATED INTO THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY: 1) THAT ALL LAND BORDERING EACH SIDE OF U.S. 80, ALSO KNOWN AS FIRST STREET, BE ZONED COMMERCIAL FOR A DEPTH OF NOT MORE THAN 200 FEET FROM THE OUTER EDGE OF THE HIGHWAY RIGHT -OF -WAY TO CONFORM WITH OTHER COMM- ERCIAL AREAS BORDERING U.S. 80. 2) THAT THE CAMPGROUND AND THE TWO EXISTING MOBILE HOME PARKS BE GRANDFATHERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8 -4 -15 OF THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES. 3) THAT THE LAND COMPRISING ALL THE REST OF THE AREA BE ZONED R -2 AS DESCRIBED IN TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 8 -4 -11 (2), AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 8 -4 -31 (b). 4) THAT ANY PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE ANNEXED AREA BE UN- AFFECTED BY THIS ORDINANCE. 5) THAT ALL NONCONFORMING USES PRESENTLY EXISTING WITHIN THE AREA OF THE 1983 ANNEXATION BE TREATED AS NONCONFORMING USES FOR PURPOSES OF CONTINUANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 8 -4 -15. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THE ABOVE BE DELETED, AND CONSIDERED NULL AND VOID AND OF NO EFFECT. ADOPTED THIS /c. DAY OF AIN / __14 CLERK 0. OUN IL 1 1 First Reading: 11/14/85 • Second Reading: 12/12/85 Adopted: 1Z•/z -8'5" , 1985 Wf ALTER W. PARKER, MAYOR 1 1 R E SO L L I T I O N WHEREAS, the City of Tybee Island has applied to the Georgia Development Authority for a loan to construct certain environmental fac- ilities outlined in Contract Number 84- 040- WJ- 85S -C; and WHEREAS, such facilities are necessary to provide adequately forthe public health and welfare as well as continued economic growth and development. RESOLVED by the Council that the proposed contract 84- 040 -WJ -85S -C be and the same is hereby approved and the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute, on behalf of the City Council, the referenced Contract and any other related documents or papers necessary to obtain the loan for said environmental facilities. THIS Ar& DAY OF , 1985. 1 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, Tybee Island is a barrier island that has always been geographically isolated from its neighboring towns; and WHEREAS, this geographical isolation has led to traditional attitudes of community cohesiveness and identity perhaps not as common in less secluded areas; and WHEREAS, this community did, with sacrificial effort, establish an elementary school here over fifty years ago - a school that was racially inte- grated from (arl'y; times - serving black and white island residents then and now; and WHEREAS, the united community perceives its school to be an excellent one, with a wonderful physical location within Memorial Park, and also as one of the best schools in the entire system; and WHEREAS, the community is therefore justly proud of both school and staff, and shows this approval by wholeheartedly supporting the place of the school's activities in the community; and WHEREAS, recent trends seem to indicate that huge conglomerated consolidated schools may not be in the best interests of either community or students; and WHEREAS, it is the strong opinion of the overwhelming majority of island residents that the welfare of their children should be the paramount concern of all involved in the decision - making process; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, AT THE REQUEST OF ITS CITIZENS, DOES OPPOSE THE CLOSING OF THE TYBEE ELEM- ENTARY SCHOOL; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE CITY IS EQUALLY OPPOSED TO BUSING OF VERY SMALL CHILDREN OVER A NARROW,INADEQDATE CAUSEWAY; and IT_IS FURTHER RESOLVED THAT A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE PLACED IN THE HANDS OF EVERY MEMBER OF THE CHATHAM - SAVANNAH BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND ALSO THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION AND THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. C CLERK OF COUNCIL ADOPTED THIS 12th DAY OF December , 1985. • WALTER W. PARKER, MAYOR