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19861211CCMeeting1 Tybee Islanc, Georgia December Lt, 1986 The regular monthly meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 1986 at Tybee Island City Hall, with Mayor Walter W. Parker presiding. The following members of Council were present: Jean Davis, Kilma McCutchen, Paul Jackson, Phil O'Dell, Bill Walsh and Chris Solomon. City Attoifney Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. and City Administrator Bob Thomson were also present. Mr. S. J. Orsini, formerly a member of Council and the Mayor pro tem, was welcomed as a special guest. Mayor Parker presented a certificate for outstanding citizen- ship to Pamela Lane, who chaired the holiday lighting committee, with Council member Chris Solomon, and who was largely responsible for the Christmas decorations and the "Tree of Love ", a plan for donations in memory of, or honoring, someone with the proceeds going to the purchase of ourdoor Christmas decorations. This project was extremely successful and the Mayor stated that volunteerism is alive and well on Tybee Island. q. Mayor Parker then spoke of the scheduled public hearings on zoning that had been advertised to be heard. He invited anyone present who wished to speak concerning the two text amendments proposed by the city, or the Ivie- Merritt petition for rezoning Lot #8, Oce4nview, from R -1 to R -T to come forward, but no one spoke. It was announced that these zoning issues will be postponed until the January, 1987 regular meeting of Council. A rezoning and subdivision petition for a Bay Street project brought by Eric Hogan was next discussed. Bob Thomson, in his role as Zoning Administrator, explained the background of the project, which is a request for rezoning from R -1 to R -lb. Mr. Hogan said that the project is 5.7 acres being subdivided into 18 lots with an average density of 13,000 square feet, and that the project does not actually increase the d nsity of the neighborhood, but does allow for some lots of less than the R -1 regiiired 12,000 square feet and that this is made necessary by the unusual topography of this portion of the shoreline. The Council was given the latest revision of the subdivision plat. Randy Warner, owner of the adjacent property, Spoke of his support for the plan. Jim Monaghan, Planning Commission Chaix`man, stated that the plan "looks like a very nice project." There were no written comments from Tybee Island, Georgia December 11, 1986 Page Two any other neighboring property owners and no one spoke to object to the proposal. Mr. Hogan asked that the record be made clear that the petition is for both rezoning and subdivision, being jointly considered. The City Attorney noted for the record that the City Council each had a copy of the City's zoning criteria (Code Section 8 -4 -74) & that the Mayor conducted the hearing according to Code Section 8- 4 -73(b) Procedure for Conducting a Public Hearing on Zoning Amendments. Mayor Parker announced that a vote would be taken during the meeting to follow. Mayor Parker then invited anyone in the audience to speak to the Council - there were no visitors who wished to speak. The meeting was opened for business legally presented. The rezoning petition of Eric Hogan was approved by unanimous vote. Councilmember Solomon made the motion, which was seconded by Councilmember Jackson. Minutes of the meetings of November 13th and 25th were approved on motion of Councilmember Jackson and second by Councilmember Walsh. The vote was unanimous. Bills for the month of November, 1986 were approved as follows: Water /Sewer $12,577.85 General Government $ 6,143.84 Police /Parking $17,198.51 Public Works /Sanitation $ 9,072.88 Recreation $ 1,411.13 Fire /First Responder $ 1,637.04 Councilmember Solomon informed everyone that he had prepared a lengthy report on needs for recreation and has submitted it to Bob Thomson for action. Each councilmember was provided with a copy of the report. He also had questions concerning how the gas usage was charged to each department, saying he felt it would be fairer if the recreation department was charged only for actual use, rather than a percentage of the total use. Police Commissioner O'Dell reported that the police will have an Open House soon at the remodeled facility on Van Horne Street and that the people will be very proud when they see the new Police Headquarters and Jail. He also informed everyone that the department is working very 1 Tybee Island, Georgia December 11, 1986 Page Three hard; people seem to be more aware of crime and more teady to report it. Calls in July totaled 1900; calls for November were mere than 1200, rather more than in the off - season in former years. He congratulated Tybee for having citizens who are very observant and quick to report crime. He said that there will be an Award Dinner for the Police Department soon, and that he may sell tickets to the City Council members! Councilmember McCutchen informed the group of the Fire Department's upcoming Christmas party at the 4 -H Camp. Councilmember Jackson informed the Council that the water/ sewer department will soon begin work on looping water system lines in the area of 17th Street; he added that this is the beginning of what he hopes will be an island -wide project which will improve water pressure and fire fighting capacity. Mr. Mahoney read an ordinance revising Section 8- 2 -11(a) 5/6 Foundations and Footings. Mayor Parker and Bob, Thomson explained that the ordinance was suggested by John Hutton, city engineer, as a change to a building ordinance incorporated by reference into the present code. Councilmember Solomon moved its adoption, Councilmember O'Dell seconded and the motion passed unanimously. A second reading followed immediately with a second unanimous vote, and the ordinance was therefore adopted. Council Member Solomon asked if the small blue manual containing this ordinance was on hand; Bob Thomson replied that it is available to the public. Councilmember McCutchen read a proposed ordinance for a change in the Fire Code. Mayor Parker said this change was written some months ago and has been discussed by Council for quite some time. Bob Thomson explained that the Fire Chief thought there was some ambiguity in the Fire Code but that the City Attorney has assured us that what we have can be clarified by this language. Councilmember Solomon moved its adoption; Councilmember Davis seconded. After a short discussion the motion passed by a vote of five in favor, none opposed, and one abstention (Councilmember O'Dell). The second reading will be held at the regular January meeting. Mrs. Martha Walsh, Tybee Librarian, announced that the Library Committee will meet to plan the groundbreakini ceremony for the new building and a date will be forthcoming. Mayor Parker called on Betty McLendon who said that the donations toward the books for the new library 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia December 11, 1986 Page Four now total just under $19,000.00. Mayor Parker spoke of the generosity of Tybee citizens, especially Mrs. Hettie Kaufman, who made a donation in memory of her husband, Laurence Kaufman. Mayor Parker then welcomed former Mayors Michael J. Counihan and Charles J. Hosti and their families. One other 1 ing former Mayor was also expected, but was not in attendance: William Allen Hendrix. Portraits of the three Mayors were unveiled, and each spoke briefly of his love for the island, and of his years as its Mayor. Mayor Parker in turn spoke of their contributions to the island's welfare, and of their permanent place in the hearts of Tybee citizens. The meeting was adjourned and the ai4dience enjoyed Christmas refreshments of fruit cake and punch at a reception fdr the former Mayors and their families, hosted by Mayor and Mrs. Parker. a CLERK OF CO &� taz . A &(OF 0,e,-4,,„ was Reid STATE OF GEORGIA CHATHAM COUNTY BAR OF REDEMPTION WHEREAS, on February 14, 1985, THE CITY OF TYBEE. ISLAND, GEORGIA, acquired title by Deed recorded in Deed Book 126 -B, Page 707 in the Office of the (:1erk of the Superior Court of Chatham County, Gerogia, to the described property from PHYLLIS L. CARY, CITY TREASURER, CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, said property having been sold by the City Treasurer at Public Sale for delinquent taxes for the years 1981, 1982 and 1983, as property of CARRLS T. KNIGHT AND BETTY A. KNIGHT; an, • WHEREAS THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, has held the property for more than twelve (12) months since the purchase pride was paid and snld property has not been redeemed by the payment of taxes dun by CARRIS T. KNIGHT AND BETTY A. KNIGHT, or their heirs, executors or administrators; and, WHEREAS, proper notice has caused to he served on all persons or record having any interest in the property and the .occupant of the property, if any, that the right to redeem would expire and be Forever foreclosed and barred on and after November 21, 1986; and WHEREAS, the taxes still remain unpaid and the property unredeemed. THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, has, by this action, acquired title to the following described property: All• that certain lot or tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Chatham County, Georgia, and known and designated on the maps and plans of Chatham County, Georgia, as Lot 176, Ward 2, Tyhee Island, Georgia PIN 4 -05 -14 -004 (601 Fifth Avenue) THE CITY OF TYBEE TSLAND, GEORGIA, has and holds the above described piemiles and not any person or persons shall have any claim, right, title or Interest In or to the same. 1 IN WI'T'NESS WHEREOF, THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, has executed these pte!:enls by the City Treasurer affixing her hand and Seal on this 12th day of December Signed. scaled and delivered on this 12tit day of December_ 1986 In the presence of: 1986. Notary I'ub1 , Chatham County, eorgia City Treasurer City of Tybee Island, Georgia (L.S.) BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED tht the City Treasurer of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, he, and she is hereby authorized and directed to sign, seal and deliver on behalf of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, such documents as may he necessary to record the Bar of Redemption after such Bar of Redemption has been approved by the Mayor and Counci of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia. Adopted this 11 th day of December , 1986. '1NAYOR, CITY OF—TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA ' rl , Attest: \ • : t..... I. • • CITY CLERKii 1, ROWENA B. FRIpp, Clerk of Council for the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, hereby certily that the foregoing is a true extract of the Minutes of the Meeting of the City Council of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, held the 11th day of December , 1986. IN kI1'Ni:SS hl1I:RF.OF, 1 have hereunto set my hand and the Official Seal of the Cite of Trbee Island, Georgia, thls 11th day of December 1986. r... '' r i' 'I r •v RotJena B. Fripp J City Clerk — 2 — 1 1 1 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED, BY T IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE FOLLOWING 0 AND THAT THESE PARAGRAPHS, WITH THE REMAINDER 0 1973 KNOWN AS TYBEE BUILDING CODE AND ADOPTED B A PART OF THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, THEREIN, AND THAT THIS PARAGRAPH, AND THE ORDIN A PART, BE RENUMBERED IF NECESSARY, FOR INCLUSI CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 8 Planning & Develo Regulations, ARTICLE B Technical Codes. Section 8 -2 -11 (a) • n # /98,-/? E MAYOR AND COUNCIL FINANCE BE ADOPTED THE ORDINANCE OF REFERENCE, BE MADE SET DOWN IN FULL CE OF WHICH IT FORMS N INTO THE TYBEE ISLAND ment, CHAPTER 2 Building Ordinance adopted by reference dated January 17, 1973: Section 5/6 Foundations & Footings. Foundations and Footings for all construction shall be according to the latest edition of the Standard Building Code (Southern Building Code Congress International, Section 1302 and related sections. Construction in high hazard areas (V- zones, A- zones) shall also follow requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Manual "Design and Construction Manual for Residential Buildings in Coastal High Hazard Areas. The minimum depth of bury for all footings shall be 24 inches below finished grade, measured to the top of the footing. 1986. Clerk of Council: Adopted this day of