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19861009CCMeeting1 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia October 9i 1986 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 9, 1986 at 7:30 p.m. at Tybee City Hall. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Walter W. Parker and the following members of Council were present: Chris Solomon, Kilma McCutchen, Bill Walsh, Jean Davis, Phil O'Dell and Paul Jackson. Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., City Attorney, was present, as was Bob Thomson, City Administrator. Mayor Parker informed the audience that a public hearing on subdivision petitions was the first item on the agenda. The minutes of the October 6th Planning Commission were read, revealing the following actions: 1) HOGAN SUBDIVISION: Accepted unanimously as a preliminary sketch plan; Mr. Hogan asked to submit a complete preliminary plan including engineering proving adequacy of services. 2) BRADY SUBDIVISION: Discussion called a pre - application conference; Mr. Brady was advised to follow the recommendations given in the sub - committee's report. No vote was taken. 3) DISHER SUBDIVISION: Recommended for approval by a vote of 5 to 1. &,text 4) R/B District: Suggested Zoning Map Change. Referred to Study Committee. 5) PUBLIC PARK /CONSERVATION DISTRICT: Suggested text change to amend zoning map, recommended for approval. The above was accepted by the City Council for informational purposes. Mayor Parker invited Mr. Rick Hogan to speak concerning his proposed subdivision on Bay Street. He explained' the Code deficiencies found by the Planning Commission had not originally existed, but had followed recommended changes after conferences with DNR regarding shoreline protection. He stated that he is also asking the opportunity to appear before a variance board Tybee Island City Council October 9, 1986 Page Two to allow less square footage on two lots, so as not to lose another lot - he began with plans for 17 single family lots, and is now showing 16 on his plan. Mayor Parker said that, although no action can be taken at this time, he will invite anyone present because of the public hearing to speak, pro or con. No one wished to speak with the exception of one question regarding the total size of the development. Mr. Hogan stated that the land involved is just under five acres in size. There were no communications concerning this subdivision. It was announced that it will probably be heard again at the regular November meeting - this may, or may not, require re- advertising, according to circumstances. Mrs. Mae Disher spoke of her request to divide for sale two existing houses on 17th Street. This is a minor subdivision request made because the owners have undertaken considerable improvements on both properties and now would like to sell one and retain the other for personal use. She stated that the structures have been there since about 1941 and that the proposal will not change or degrade the neighborhood in any way since the use won't change - both structures are used as residences, one with two apartments. Mayor Parker congratulated her on the improved appearance of these buildings, saying that several people have remodeled houses on 17th Street and that he considers hers to be one of the most successful efforts. Councilmember O'Dell asked the size of the lot and Mrs. Disher answered; "25' x 80' ". From the audience Dottie Kluttz asked clarification of the non - conforming use of the property. Mayor Parker said that the property is considered non - conforming because it is residential in a commercial district. No one else spoke, either pro or con. Mayor Parker said this will be taken up under regular business. The announcement was made that the Brady subdivision which had been advertised for public hearing cannot be heard for several reasons, among them civil court action. Mayor Parker did, however, invite anyone who came to speak on the subject to 1 1 1 Tybee Island City Council October 9, 1986 Page Three do so; no one spoke either for or against the proposal. There were no visitors wishing to address Council. Mayor Parker introduced Major Tommy Smoak of the Tybee Island Police Department. Major Smoak stated that he is speaking for Chief McCutchen who is out of town because of a prior committment. He then explained that the Chief, the Mayor and Commissioner O'Dell had discussed ways to recognize people in theldepartment who performed work above and beyond that of duty. He said that this was expanded to include members of the public who performed outstanding acts of citizenship. He explained some of the difficulties facing policemen on patrol in a major recreational area, and the special demands made of them. He then spoke of an action taken by Mr. Richard Eugene Prouse, detailing an incident in which Mr. Prouse, disregarding personal safety, came to the assistance of a police officer who was in the process of making an arrest. He explained that this is especially appreciated by officers in these times when they must carefully judge just what degree of force is acceptable when apprehending someone who is resisting arrest. He stated that Mr. Prouse's action was deeply appreciated by all the officers on the force, and presented him with an award. He was joined by Commissioner Phillip O'Dell who also offered congratulations. Major Smoak then reminded the audience that citizen involvement is necessary to control crime, and invited everyone to a Neighborhood Watch meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on October 23rd. He said that this program has been proven effective in preventing vandalism and burglary, and urged its support. The meeting was then opened for business legally presented. as written. Minutes for the month of September were approved Bills for the month of September were approved: Tybee Island City Council October 9,1986 Page Four Water /Sewer $ 9,658.10 General Govt. $12,630.51 Police /Parking $13,977.81 DPW /Sanitation $ 6,802.47 Fire /lst Resp. $ 3,738.68 Recreation $ 2,678.92 The Disher Subdivision on 17th Street was approved on a motion made by Councilmember Jackson, seconded by Councilmember O'Dell and unanimously carried. A letter from the City Attorney to various state officials was read into the record and a copy is attached to these minutes. The letter concerned the city's easement from the state for a fishing pier, questioning whether the pavilion /pier plans proposed meet the state's requirements. Councilmember Solomon spoke ofnthe plans, calling the architecture "Coastal Victorian" and saying that it will be a first -class facility. Mlayor Parker stated that the real estate consultants and engineers believe that the project will pay for itself and be a future money maker for the city. Next a letter from Colonel Genega of the Savannah District Corps of Engineers was read as information. This letter is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes., Councilmember Solomon spoke to the audience regarding a fund raising group that has recently organized to ITake money for outdoor Christmas decorations. He announced the date of the next meeting and invited everyone to participate. Announcements of several upcoming events were made, including a Tybee Museum - sponsored lecture by Cynthia Miller on October 24th. She will lecture on economic development of Tybee Island in the 1800s. It was also announced that the November regular meeting will be a public meeting with the Chamber of Commerce' re the Centenni The meeting was adjourned. MAYOR JOHN F. M RAMC JR ROWS 1 MANORIK JR I6& S LC.1 MORTON O. PO11w 11/M,AM, w. 0001.0111t. JR MOMS K OIOMti1AT I101.11A0.1 SWAN 6 NSMSq UMW MAL JOIN M. auto 110 wr 001.011ORPR AMMO POST MOOR SON 7a1 SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 31402 September 30, 1986 Honorable J. Leonard Ledbetter Commissioner Department of Natural Resources State of Georgia 205 Butler Street, East Tower Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Honorable J. Ray Crawford Executive Secretary State Properties Commission State of Georgia Post Office Box 38121 Capitol Hill Station Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Me. Patricia T. Barmeyer Senior Assistant Attorney General The Department of Law State of Georgia 132 State Judicial Building Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Re: City of Tybee Island Pavilion/ Fishing Pier Dear Messrs. Ledbetter, Crawford b Ms. Barmeyers As a follow -up to Ms. Barmeyer's letter to me of September 3, enclosed for each of you please find the following: 1. Preliminary Pavilion and Pier Design prepared by Lominack, Jewett, Spencer. • 2. Photograph of scale model of the proposed Pavilion and Pier. The City of Tybee Island and its governing body, together with the citizens, are very excited about the prospects of construction of this facility, which we believe will bring more visitors to enjoy the mot STOJOt•S4f .. IRMO NO1 ue beach and ocean at Tybee Island and which we feel will enhance the City's image as a public beach open to all to enjoy. The construction and operational cost will be extremely high, and to allow this facility to be built in the easement area with the supporting shops, concession area, and bait shop shown, we believe, based on other similar operations by other cities in neighboring states, will allow the City to turn this into an example of a municipality moving in the right direction to assist its taxpayers. As Ms. Barmeyer stated in her letter to me, up n receipt of this information, you will review the question which I rail d in my letter to her of August 18 as to whether the facilities propo ed by the City of Tybee Island are consistent with the terms of the easement granted from the State. With best wishes, 1 an TJMjr /dal Enclosures cc Honorable Walter W. Parker Mayor, City of Tybee Island Respectfully, THOMAS J. MAHONEYI, JR. City Attorney 1 RIFT? To ATTONTmN Of t Engineering Division DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY MYANIAI OISTIOCT, XP$OPBIAOt 10.0.1011 .f SAYANIAI OQOONA MOO= 8EP 6 61966 Honorable Walter W. Parker Mayor of Tybee Island 401 Butler Avenue Tybee island, Georgia 31328 Dear Mayor Parker( As preparation for the plans and specifications for the Tybee Island renourishment proceeds, I am taking this opportunity to update you on our overall progress and inform you of some of our design assumptions and conclusions. Presently, the beach renourishment contract is scheduled for advertisement in mid - November 1986, with bid opening in mid - December 1986. This would allow for an award and notice to proceed during January 1987. We anticipate that it will require five months construction time to complete the beach renourishment. We plan to set up the contract with a base bid for the southern end of the island and a portion of the middle beach. The first option would include the rest of the middle beach and a second option for the north end. (See plate 1.) The entire project will require approximately 960,000 cubic yards of sand to accom- plish renourishment. The sections between 9th and 13th Streets and near the north groin are already at or above the design profile and will not require renourishment. Based on our estimated unit prices, we feel that the base bid plus Option No. 1 could be awarded in January with the monies in hand. The second option could be awarded in late February or March if additional monies from the State are appro- priated. If the State should decide to participate in the full renourishment project, we estimate that an additional $250,000 will be needed from the State legislature to award Option No. 2. Another beach survey will be completed in November to confirm quantities and distribution of sand. Because of the ephemeral nature of this beach( these figures should be considered as preliminary. It now appears, however, that the level of additional funding required to complete the entire project is much less than anticipated earlier. We hope to continue the good working relationship that we enjoy with your staff at Tybee Island. If yod have any questions concerning the groin construction or beach renourishment, please feel free to contact me. Attachment Sincerely, Stanle G. GBneg Colon 1, Corps ,of Engineers Commander TYIIL' OVEQ V /EW (395ED O,v 23-24 JULY SURVEr) PLATE, 1 of rata Pa* tibich authorised the Board of CommitoXioners of Chatham:Couitty to provide transit eeteidee-,rIthist, any portion or portions of the area of quota*, County and itithinSUP;portion or portion" •itte.biporatett*ete*.:Chtithati -CototyCiitude MiNio!;titelioartt sf.CoMmieeinnekii of Chatham to cresti.gg.0043414 tliettiet for trinkeit.'nervices tg„ • -s•-,--„mt4,.' apoitaniOinners-ot chathot!i;:. to raise funds for the provision f transit services within such • " VMMIlkS,Oild Att. pirovIdee'ehaknny City in etithail:co,,t,tylot exclude itself from the provisions oi:said Act upon theaoption of a Resolution for that purpose, provided said Resolution le adopted within ninety (90) after .the effective date of the Act and is 1 approved by a, elinitiala of twoT,thirdS Of the members of t. 8971.4114ng euthority of such nity; r. _• • "- emu . • • • ,••• Willniti4€U1netri (90) :days havefctint ilapsed'fb g the offs 'date of the Ant.paesed by the General Assembly of GeO g and,, golgackgt.the city of Tybee '101and, Georgia, dealt to ,exclude itaelf f* *,80.0p$ pf .444. 444;;;.:::.., . • • •••TALrt•XT BE 0901.91104that 1111 city - Tybee I81.401■:., Georgia, 116001Arriby elect, by lowtc:bf4ta.Mayor and il in open Ieeting duly *BoottO,O4* to ologioto:,:jt$104 from any and a 1 provisions of • the Act..edogte.y the,' General ?1,0043# of Georgia a *rising itO)jir;'-'r Board of Comm180.:1oner''. to provide tra it services OA- ".tit 1 1 I'm sure you know that we expect construction to begin 0