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19860911CCMeeting1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia September 11, 1986 The Tybee Island City Council held a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 1986 at City Hall. Mayor Walter W. Parker presided and the follow- ing members of Council were present: Jean Davis, Paul Jackson, Phil O'Dell, Bill Walsh, Kilma McCutchen and Chris Solomon. John Ranitz acted as City Attorney in the absence of Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. Mayor Parker invited those in the audience to speak. Mr. Fitz Simmons came forward and asked why a public hearing was held at 8:30 a.m. when most people were at work. He was referring to a recent meeting of the Downtown Development Authority and asked what the outcome of the hearing was. Mayor Parker answered that the attorneys, and there are usually two or three present, prefer to meet early so as not to interfere with their regular court and office schedule. He further explained that no action was taken, and that probably none will be since the tax laws are due to change, and the benefits of Downtown Development Authority approjval of a project will probably disappear. Mr. Fitz Simmons then stated that Council never presents a rationale about voting; explaining that though the public knows how they vote they don't know the reasons why. He also wondered if the Master plan is being maintained, saying that 30 years in planning leads him to regard a master plan as a living document which must be continually updated in order to be valid. There were no others who wished to address the City Council. Mayor Parker then welcomed attorney John Ranitz substituting for Mr. Mahoney who is attending a conference for City Attorneys in Athens. 1 Tybee Island, Georgia September 11, 1986 Page Two Mayor Parker announced that a "Citizen of the Month" award will be given this month, saying that this award is not given every month, but in fact is given rarely - only when the City Council wishes to recognize someone for outstanding community service.or achievement. He asked John S. Lewis to come forward, and told the audi- ence something about the service John has given to Tybee, including the volunteer fire department and the First Responder. The Mayor then invited Fire Chief John Solomon to come forward, too, and he spoke of John's value to the fire department. Mr. Lewis was presented with a framed certificate acknowledging his contributions to the community. The meeting was opened for business legally presented. as follows: Minutes of August 14th were approved as written. Bills for the month of August were approved Water /Sewer Gen. Govt. Police /Parking Public Works /Sanitation Fire /First Responder Recreation $ 9,080.08 $ 8,240.25 $33,539.54 $ 8,199.53 $ 1 ,071 .59 $ 2,742.86 Bob Thomson reported under the subject of Planning /Development that the Planning Commission will soon be looking at some changes to the subdivision ordinance and that a zoning district description from MPC may be recommended to replace the city's present C2 zoning because it better describes the actual existing conditions along U S 80. He indicated that both changes may be presented in November. 1 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia September 11, 1986 Page Three Mayor Parker reported that the south groin construction is under way but the contractors are slightly behind schedule. He also reported that plans for the pier /pavilion are very close to the presentation stage. Mayor Parker then explained that Item B on the agenda, the Resolution & Deed for the library, will be postponed for a short time due to the City Attorney's absence and at his request. He promised a special meeting for this purpose on Monday or Tuesday, September 15th or 16th. The first reading of an ordinance change to Code Section 6 -1 -11 (f) Meters was heard. Councilmember Jackson moved its adoption, Councilmember McCutchen seconded and the vote was unanimously in favor. Thereafter the ordinance was read again and adopted unanimously on Second Reading. A copy is attached to these minutes. A Resolution requesting pobtal authorities to grant city delivery for Tybee was read. Councilmember Solomon moved its adoption, Councilmember Davis seconded and the motion was passed unanimously. A copy of the Resolution is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. A Resolution adopting a Water Conservation Plan and a Drought Contingency Plan was then read, as were the plans themselves. Mr. Ranitz, the attorney, read the plans and it was explained that this is being done at the request of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Resources, and is being done statewide. Mayor Parker expressed his concern about those sections of Georgia who are experiencing severe drought currently, saying that our situation is not acute, but that the plan needs to be adopted so as to be available in 'future if Tybee's water supply is threatened by drought. 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia September 11, 1986 Page Four The Resolution was approved unanimously, after a motion by Councilmember Jackson, seconded by Councilmember Walsh: A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. The meeting was adjourned. % C , CLERK OF OUN IL OR 1 1 Ordinance #04-d AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 6 -1 -11 Meters, PARAGRAPH (f) PROVIDING FOR THE DELETION OF SAID P RAGRAPH, ITS REPLACEMENT BY A SUBSTITUTE PARAGRAPH f) AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT SECTION 6- 1 -11(f) OF THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES BE DELETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH, TO BE ENUMERATED THE SAME, BE SUBSTITUTED IN ITS PLACE: Section 6 -1 -11 Meters (f) Duplexes, multiple- family dwellings and structures divided into several apartments, excluding hotel and motels, shall be so equipped that each unit can be supplied with a separate meter. The rate for each meter shall be based on the service rate schedule; provided, however, that in the case of existing buildings the city may allow one meter of the proper size to continue to be utiTized. The rates for that meter shall be based on a standby minimum base charge for each dwelling unit, and each unit will be assigned a separate account number. The actual water usage shall be computed on the primary unit, accord- ing to the meter reading, and so billed. In all such instances . of duplexes, multiple- family dwellings and houses divided into apartments, the property owner shall be billed all service charges for all units. ATTEST: 1st Reading: g- It -9(, 2nd Reading: q _ " _8(0 Enacted: _Sb 1 1 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, The City of Tybee Island has been informed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources that the State of Georgia is facing a severe drought; and WHEREAS, The State has advised that each city should prepare a Water Conservation Plan and a Drought Contingency Plan to protect its local water supply and assure that the city does not exceed its permit limitations; and WHEREAS, The City Council has determined that uniform requirements should be adopted to be immediately implemented should the city's water supply be threatgned with a critical emergency situation; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, and it is hereby resolved bar the Mayor and Council in Open Meeting assembled, that the Drought Contingency Plan hereto attached be adopted as the city's plan for an emergency water shortage, and that the Water Conservation Plan, also hereto attached, be adopted by the city as its regular policy for conserving this critical resource and protecting the health and safety of the city's water users. This day o , 1986. ATTEST: 1 Water Conservation Plan *1. All water pumped at the city's wells will be metered. These meters are already ordered and installation planned. 2. Meters now measure approximately 85% of usage. Public buildings have recently been metered or are schedUled for installation of meters. 3. Up -to -date water distribution maps are available at the offices of the Water /Sewer Superintendent and the City ENgineer. 4. A leak detection program was implemented within the past five (5) years and more than 80% of water produced is accounted for. 5. A list of major water users is available in the Accounting office. * *6. The city's codes and ordinances are being studied to determine whether the city is in compliance with the 1977 Water Conserva- tion Act. 7. Ordinances for priority use of water and conditions or events triggering its implementation are under 'study. 8. Key city personnel attended a workshop on water rates in September, 1986 and will be studying updating of water prices to reflect realistic costs. Since these rates have been ad- justed within the past three years, the criteria used is in line with EPD and EPA guidelines. 9. Recycling of used water is not presently being done; however, the City Engineer has considered implementing recycling in future city projects. 10. The city will cooperate in public education programs designed to conserve water, and city personnel are expected to advocate conservation when advising water users. 11. Measurements and records of water wells are currently kept. These records will become more accurate with installation of recently ordered flow meters. * More accurate percentages will be available when flow meter installations are completed. Target date: December 15, 1986. ** City codes do conform with 1977 Water Conservation Act. 1 Drought Contingency Plan In the event that a critical, emergency situation requiring water conservation occurs within the city, the following rules shall immediately become effective from the time the emergency is declared: 1. No outside watering of any kind, including street flushing, park irrigation, watering of lawns, gardens or shrubbery. 2. No commercial and /or public use of water for swimming pools, washing of vehicles, fire department training exercises, etc. 3. No commercial and home laundry use except during hours approved by the Water Department, baked on hours of mini- mum usage. 4. Compliance with emergency water use rules shall be determined in accordance with the Tybee Island Code of Ordinances, Section 6 -1 -8 Responsibility for Compliance with Regulations and Section 6 -2 -7 Power and Authority of Inspectors. 1 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, The City of Tybee Island is a growing community with a population that has rapidly expanded during recents years; and WHEREAS, There are now existing no less than eleven hundred occupied housing units, and possibly more than twelve hundred such units, according to census and utility records; and WHEREAS, City postal delivery is possible where there are at least seven hundred fifty potential users of the service; and WHEREAS, This community is now being served by a Star Route intended for rural, not urban, deliveries and by a small post office that is increasingly crowded and congested by traffic and close to reaching its maximum capacity of postal boxes; NOW', THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, that the United States Postal authorities be requested to grant City Delivery to this community; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the local Postmaster with the request that it be submitted to the proper officials for consideration. 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