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19860109CCMeeting1 00085 Tybee Island, Georgia January 9, 1986 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 9, 1986 at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Walter W. Parker presided and the following members of City Council were present: Chris P. Solomon, Kilma J. McCutchen, Bill Walsh, Paul Jackson, Phil O'Dell, Jean C. Davis; also present were the City Attorney, Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., and the City Administrator, Bob Thomson. Mayor Parker welcomed the audience and invited anyone to speak who wished to do so. There were no visitors who wished to address Council. Mayor Parker then opened the meeting for business legally presented. Under communications a letter from John Hutton of Thomas & Hutton was read. The letter explained the city's recent contract for a combined grant /loan from the Georgia Development Authority for improved water facilities in the 1983 annexed area, recommending an 8" water line, fire hydrants, and a water storage facility, saying that this will improve water pressure for the entire north end of the island. Bob Thomson then read a letter from FEMA, dated 1279/85 and reinstating the city fully into the National Flood Insurance Program. Bills for the month of December, 1985, were approved as follows: Water /Sewer $11,023.86 General Govt. $14,654.82 DPW /Sanitation $ 8,533.42 Recreation $ 3,230.49 Fire /lst Resp. $ 2,118.91 Police $ 7,954.44 Mayor Parker announced three appointments to the Recreation Board: Jodee Sadowski, Jacquelyn Brown and Henry "Bucky" Chapin. These are two -year appointments, beginning January 1, 1986 and ending December 31, 1987. These appointments were approved by the City Council. Mayor Parker added that there is one vacancy on the Planning Commission, saying that everyone has received so many recommendations, all good candidates, and that he has not had the opportunity to talk with the nominees. 00086 Tybee Island, Oeortia January 9, 1986 Page Two Therefore the Planning Commission appointment will be made later. Mayor Parker then called on the Police Commissioner, Phil O'Dell, for a presentation to Lieutenant James E. Price. Councilmember O'Dell explained that Lieutenant Price, on the 18th of December, was instru- mental in saving the life of a victim of full cardiac arrest, and that he has performed similar life- saving actions on many occasions. He was presented with a plaque recognizing this service to the community. Mayor Parker expressed his pride in Lieutenant Price's performance. Police Commissioner O'Dell then explained that the Police Depart- ment, and citizens' requests, have led to consideration of placement of street lights in the 1983 annexation area. He moved that six new street lights be authorized. Councilmember Solomon seconded and the vote was unanimously in favor. Mayor Parker noted that other lights may be added later, but these will light some of the darker intersections. Bob Thomson explained a proposal to install a 10,000 gallon fuel pumping system so as to be able to take advantage of truckload prices, which would save 10d - 12t a gallon. Mayor Parker accepted the report as information, saying that the matter is not quite ready to bring to a vote. Councilmember Solomon explained that the City Hall has three central heating & air conditioning systems in the building, and that there is no insulation at all in the attic. Mayor Parker told the Council that three surveys of the problems had been made resulting in two bids for the work, and that the emergency situatiofi called for immediate action which ,is why he had the Council polled on the question and work was begun today. He added that it is hoped the library will be usable soon, but the cold weather made it man- datory that the work begin at once, since there were no return air ducts in the library. A contract in the amount of $1,530.00 with Chatham County Health Department for Housing Inspections was approved on motion of Councilmember Jackson, seconded by Councilmember Davis, and unanimously adopted. Mayor Parker introduced and read a Resolution requested by the Chatham, Effingham, Liberty Regional Library and the State Library Board, saying that this is intended to reassure them that the new Administration is as committed 1 1 1 00087 Tybee Island, Georgia January 9, 1986 Page Three to the new Tybee Branch Library as the old one was. He further explained that $34,000..00 had been placed in the city's budget last year for the city's share of the cost, and that this amount will continue in the next budget. Council - member Jackson moved that the Resolution be adopted, Councilmember Davis seconded and the vote was unanimously in favor. A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of these minutes. Mayor Parker publicly thanked Jeanne Hutton for her hard work in connection with this project. City Attorney Mahoney explained that a correction to an already approved set of minutes needs to be made, to reflect a vote taken on a re- zoning issue in January, 1985. Councilmember O'Dell moved that the addition to the minutes be approved, Councilmember Davis seconded, and the vote was unanimously in favor. A copy of the correction is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Mayor Parker introduced a letter from FEMA which requests several changes to the city's Flood Ordinance. He asked the City Administrator and Counci1members Jackson, O'Dell and Solomon to form a committee to study these suggested changes and make a recommendation to the entire Council. Mayor Parker reported on a meeting earlier today with Colonel Christman of the Savannah District Corps of Engineers, saying that the Colonel is being transferred, and that this has been their first opportunity to talk together about the Tybee Beach Erosion Control Project. Colonel Christman said that an 800' rock groin at the south end of the island will be built, with construc- tion beginning in mid- spring. The pumping of sand (renourishment) will probably not take place until the winter of 86/87 so as not to interfere with the tourist season. Mayor Parker ventured the opinion that the construction will certainly interfere with the tourist business to a certain extent, but that the benefits are such that he hopes the community will find it a small price to pay for the end results. It was also noted that the Ceramics Lease approval is still awaiting information on repair of certain equipment, and will not be signed until this report is received. 1 1 00088 Tybee Island, Georgia January 9, 1986 Page Four Councilmember Walsh reported that the "Guide to Disposal of Trash and Garbage" is in the works, with a committee having met the night before to discuss various provisions. He promised a report at next month's meeting. Mayor Parker informed the audience that the city expects to have a good representation at the upcoming Mayor's Day seminar in Atlanta, saying that several of the newly elected councilmembers will be attending workshops and meeting with legislators. Councilmember McCutchen reported that the Fire Department had a very nice Christmas party. She also informed everyone that the city's volunteers answered 73 fire calls and 236 first responder calls during calendar year 1985. She read a letter written by Margot Grafton of Tybrisa, praising the fire depart- ment for its prompt action during a pool house fire on the property. There being no further business, the meeting djourned. eii4;3) CLERK OF CIUNC L