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19870312CCMeetingTybee Island, Georgia March 12, 1987 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 12, 1987 at Tybee City Hall. Mayor Walter W. Parker presided and the following members of Council were present: Paul Jackson, Jean Davis, Phil O'Dell, Bill Walsh and Chris Solomon. Kilma McCutchen was absent due to personal illness. The City Attorney, Thomas J. Mahoney, and Bob Thomson, City Administrator, were both on hand, as was Police Chief David McCutchen. Mayor Parker welcomed the audience apologizing for the appearance of the auditorium, which is being painted by a volunteer committee. He stated his hope that the job will be completed by the end of the week, if the Mayor's Wife's Committee can come through. The first visitors to appear before Council were Steven Varner and Sam Adams who presented a proposed plan for opening 19th Street for limited access, featuring 8 parking spaces and 2 crossovers to the beach in a setting of natural plantings and wildflowers, with restored dunes and footpaths. From the audience John Jarvis and Fitz Simmons objected, saying that this would keep most people from using the area, and that it should be lighted and paved. Mr. Fitz Simmons said that to do otherwise would be misuse of an asset. Mrs. Thomas Adams and Mrs. Pratt Adams both spoke. Mrs. Thomas Adams said that picnic tables could probably be added to the plan. Mrs. Pratt Adams explained some of the problems that the homeowners in the area have had with vehicles on the beach, disturbance of the peace, and prowlers at 2, 3 or 4 a.m. Mr. Simmons said that is a police problem, not directly related to the access plan. Mrs. Dottie Kluttz spoke, giving each Councilmember tickets to the first of a series of Centennial programs, "I Remember Tybee", which will feature five older citizens who will reminise about Tybee as it used to be. She added that Brownie Troop #222 will serve refreshments and act as ushers, and that the auditorium has limited seating, so tickets are being used. The tickets are free, but will be required for entrance. Mayor Parker thanked Dottie for the time and hard work she has put' into the project; she replied that it has also been lots of fun. 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia March 12, 1987 Page Two Mrs. Louise Sasser spoke next, objecting to the possibility of a beer license being granted at Lot 25, Hwy 80 , to Mr. Paul Baker. She cited as her reasons that the traffic is hazardous in the area, especially at the corner of Jones and First, and that the neighborhood welcomes "Pizza on Wheels ", a delivery service, but doesn't think there is enough off - street parking for a sit -down restaurant. She also said she believes that people parking in the side lot by the business would probably back out onto the street, and that this can be dangerous. At her request a letter from C. L. Sasser, Sr. was read into the record. The letter contained signatures from most of the nearby property owners. A police memo was also read, stating that there is nothing in Mr. Baker's background that would indicate that he should not be granted a license. Chief McCutchen spoke for the police department, saying that his department has found that those businesses on the south end who don't have enough parking do cause lots of problems and that personally he would prefer that alcoholic beverage licenses be limited in some way. He estimated that Mr. Baker could park 4 to 6 automobiles in his present parking area. John Jarvis spoke for Mr. Baker, saying that he should be licensed. Mrs. Louise Sasser replied, saying that she has personally held a beer license, and that she has no prejudice against the licensing, but that the location, and the possible danger due to traffic should be considered. She pointed out that the Sugar Shack, in the next block, and with plenty of off- street parking, did not have objectors from the neighborhood when they applied for their beer license. She did add, however, that there are now four or five businesses in that area of First Street with alcoholic beverages, and that she doesn't want the entire neighborhood to become another bar district like 16th Street. Mayor Parker noted that he had asked Mr. Baker to provide a plan for parking. No plan had been received either at City Hall, or by the Police Department. No one was present for the petitioner to answer questions. Chief McCutchen added that the GA DOT has asked the city to keep the parking lane on U.S. 80 clear of autos. Tybee Island, Georgia March 12, 1987 Page Three Mayor Parker then recognized Mrs. Cathy Handley with several children from Tybee School. He told the audience that both Tybee Elementary and St. Michael's Schools had been invited, but that the St. Michael's PTA meeting prevented them from coming. A Proclamation by the Mayor, making March Youth Art Month was read, and a copy presented to each school. Mrs. Handley invited the audience to view a display of the children's art after the meeting. Mayor Parker remarked that the children's entries in the recent Centennial Logo contest showed a great deal of imagination, and were much appreciated by the city officials and judges. A Proclamation was read honoring the 8th Infantry who will be having their annual reunion in Fort Screven this weekend. The meeting was opened for business legally presented. Minutes of the February meeting were approved. Bills for February, 1987 were approved as follows: Water /Sewer General Government Police /Parking Public Works /Sanitation Recreation Fire /First Responder Councilmember Solomon said that the Senior Citizens' Fitness Walking Course for which the city received a grant with the help of Memorial Hospital's John O'Neill, and a pitching machine for small ballplayers made up the largest amount of his expense. Mayor Parker noted that this is Councilmember McCutchen's second term on Council and that tonight is the first meeting she has ever missed. He wished her a speedy recovery from the flu. Councilmember Jackson moved that the 119th Street proposed plan for parking be accepted; Councilmember Davis seconded. It was noted that the plan was worked out with the Corps of Engineers, who asked for access in the area as a part of the renourishment project, and that the cost would be borne by the adjacent property owners, Councilmember Solomon said that he has no objection to trying to preserve the natural state, and no objection to limiting parking, but that fishermen need access to get their equipment to the beach. He suggested the property owners on. $22,363.53 $10,707.13 $18,285.07 $12,207.03 $ 6,365.45 $ 3,718.19 1 Tybee Island, Georgia March 12, 1987 Page Four the north side of 19th allow use of their paved access road, which is private now. Or that more parking be planned, perhaps limited to decals only, which would mean that local residents would have access for their cars all the way down to the groin. After a short discussion Councilmembers Jackson and Davis withdrew the motion and second and Mayor Parker appointed the three (Jackson, Solomon & Davis) as a committee to bring back a recommendation to the full Council at the next meeting. He then thanked Sam Adams and his neighbors for their concern and for being present. A letter from Captain Nutting of the USCG dated February 12, 1987 was read. The letter was addressed to Dan Brown, President of the Tybee Museum Board of Directors, and concerned the use of the lighthouse and surrounding property as an adjunct to the museum's historic displays. Councilmember O'Dell said that he believes the City Council should be involved in the meeting which will be held to discuss use of the facility. Bob Thomson reported that the Planning Commission recommended approval of a minor revision of a subdivision plat for Rick Hogan for property on Bay Street. It was reported that the Centennial Committee will have its first historic program on Sunday, March 22nd, and that it will feature five older Tybee citizens and will be called, "I Remember Tybee". Dotty Kluttz, Chairman of the Culture sub - committee, will be the narrator and interviewer. The next general meeting of the committee is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd, and the Entertainment sub - committee will meet on March 24th. City Attorney Mahoney read the zoning text amendment called Transitional Business /Residential District. This was passed by unanimous vote, on second reading, on motion of Councilmember Jackson, seconded by Councilmember O'Dell. A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Mr. Mahoney then read the zoning text amendment for public parks /Conservation District. Councilmember Solomon moved its adoption, Councilmember O'Dell seconded (after ascertaining that no private property is included), and the motion passed without dissent. The ordinance is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Tybee Island, Georgia March 12, 1987 Page Five An ordinance limiting financial expenditures that can be committed without Council's full knowledge and consent, to be enumerated as Code Section 3- 1 -2(c) was passed on First Reading by motion of Councilmember Davis, seconded by Councilmember Walsh, and unanimously carried. The ordinance was immediately read again, its adoption moved by Councilmember Davis, seconded by Councilmember O'Dell and again, unanimously accepted. A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Mid -year budget adjustments had been Idelayed, and Councilmember Davis moved adoption of a revised budget worked up by the Finance Committee, City Administrator and City Treasurer. Councilmember O'Dell seconded the motion and it was unanimously accepted. Councilmember O'Dell reported that the Police Committee had met. The first item was the reconsideration of the beer license for "Pizza on Wheels ". He stated that the license cannot be denied on the basis of the owner's record, but that he recommends against allowing the license due to traffic congestion & lack of adequate parking to meet the ordinance. Councilmember Davis seconded the motion, and the vote was 3 to 1 in favor of the motion, which was to deny the license. The votes went as follows: for the motion to deny: Councilmembers Jackson, Davis and Walsh; against the motion: Councilmember Solomon. Councilmember O'Dell abstained because his family owns a business across the street from the petitioner, and he expressed misgivings about voting on a business at the location involved. City Attorney Mahoney stated that the applicant for the license must receive a letter from the city at once, explaining the reasons for denial, and that the applicant can ask for a hearing if he so desires. Councilmember O'Dell said that a traffic light permit for Jones and U S 80 has been received, but he needs pe to have the light installed. He moved that the lig member Solomon seconded. The motion passed without mission of Council t be erected and Council - dissent. Councilmember O'Dell then reported that Chief McCutchen has been working on a police manual for almost two years, and that he has been reading the final draft this week, after which it will be reviewed by the entire committee. He moved that the manual be approved subject to acceptance by the full police committee. Councilmember Walsh seconded, 1 Tybee Island, Georgia March 12, 1987 Page Six and the vote was 5 - 0 in favor. Councilmember Solomon reported that he has received information that someone is interested in operating the concession stand at Jaycee Park during the ballgames this season. He said he'd like to see it open, and asked permission of the Council to have an agreement worked out administra- tively. With Council's approval, this plan was accepted. Upcoming events were announced. The meeting was adjourned. 1 Ordinance # 1987 -4 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, SECTIONS 8 -4 -11 and 8 -4 -33 BY THE ADDITION OF 8 -4 -11 (8),& (9).and THE FURTHER ADDITION OF 8 -4- 33(b) Transitional Business- Residential District and (c) Public Parks - Conservation Districts. Section 8 -4 -11. Districts. (8) Transitional Business /Residential (TBR) (9) Public Parks /Conservation District Section 8 -4 -33 (c) Transitional Business- Residential District. The purpose of this district is to create an area, contiguous with the Commercial -Two (Highway Commercial District) where residential, professional, institutional and light business (i.e., certain kinds of convenience shopping, retail sales and services) can be intermixed and ocncurrently protect the neighborhood from blight and slum conditions. This district shall only be established in older sections of the community where intermixing currently exists and is found to be necessary and desirable, creating a buffer zone between two districts of varying uses. It is further stipulated that, when this provision is invoked for the purpose of allowing a residential use within the 200' commercial strip, then the setbacks for Residential -Two contained in Code Section I -4-5 3dt.) shall apply. CLERK OF COUNCIL 21,54 Rte` - 17-81 Ey,) nerre..v) t 2- -B Adopted this 8th day of January , 1987. Ordinance # 1987 -5 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING SECTION 8 -4 -33 Special Use Districts, Paragraph (c) Public Parks - Conservation, and for other purposes. 8 -4 -3 (c) Public Parks - Conservation The purpose of this zoning district is to create an area or areas to be conserved for public use, to preserve areas established by tradition and custom for public use, and to prevent development of, these areas for other than approved public and /or municipal use. Allowed uses: Parks - public; playgrounds; ballfields and /or sports arenas; picnic facilities; public schools; public libraries;1 public parking and municipal buildings /structures; other public uses as approved by the governing body of the city. ORDAINED IN OPEN COUNCIL THIS /� DAY OF AgLe.A4A- -CLERK OF COUNCI U 4'D 4 1- -1 2-Y1 1-*' �e.4 d ' 3 -12. -43'1 , 1987. 1 1 1 Ordinance # 1987 -6 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, TITLE 3. Finance & Taxation. CHAPTER 1. Financial Administration. SECTION 2., PARAGRAPH (c) BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT AN ORDINANCE TO BE CODIFIED AS SECTION 3 -1 -2 (c) BE ADDED TO THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, READING AS FOLLOWS: All members of the City Council must be notified in advlance of all proposed expenditures that (a) Affect more than one department, (b) Total more than One Thousand Dollars ($1000.00), or (c) Have a life expectancy of more than one year. 41‘4:6/La/ CLERK OF COUNCIL Allru 1st Reading: 3- /.2 —e7 2nd Reading: 3z-?7 Enacted: 3 -/02 -77 This f27, day of , 1987. YOUTH ART MONTH cim PROC1,4fl,4 T/ON WHEREAS, YOUTH, ART MONTH has been observed nationally since 1961 and has gained wide acceptance; and WHEREAS, Children are our most priceless asset; and WHEREAS, Childhood is the time to develop interests, skills and aptitudes that will last a lifetime; and WHEREAS, The importance of art in education is recognized as being necessary for the full development of all children; NOW THEREFORE, it is proclaimed by the Mayor and Council in open meeting assembled that March be observed as Youth Art Month on Tybee Island. AND IT IS FURTHER PROCLAIMED that all citizens are urged to become interested in and give full support to quality school art programs for children and youth. THIS 12th DAY OF March ,1987. R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, The Eighth Infantry is an historic and famous fighting unit of the United States Army; and WHEREAS, The Eighth Infantry is holding its annual reunion here on Tybee Island on March 14th and 15th this year, thus living up to their motto, "PATRICAL FIDELITAS ", and extending its loyalty to Tybee Island; and WHEREAS, Tybee Island and, more specifically, Fort Screven, was the home of the Eighth Infantry, from 1923, when they returned here from Germany after serving in the Army of Occupation after the First World War, until they were sent to Fort Benning, Georgia and the Fort turned over to the City to be sold at Public Auction in 1945; and WHEREAS, The City of Tybee Island is proud of Fort Screven, its National Register listing, and its connection with the 8th Infantry; and WHEREAS, The citizens of Tybee are always happy to welcome back again its old friends, the 8th Infantry; 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 does hereby declare March 14th & 15th to be "8th Infantry Days" in the city; AND IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the citizens of Tybee Island are heartily encouraged to extend to the 8th Infantry Reunion every possible dignity, courtesy and welcome, as befits their proud heritage and purpose. THIS DAY OF , 1987. v CLERK OF COUNCIL • 1 1 tH`l is1 CAP se rt":: FrJn p FFl■F't, 4` U)NEY. JR REVENUE General Fund W/S Other (ITV i )1'..1`V1I11,1 ISLAND BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS - FY 86/87 Yr. To Date Figures * Projected to 4/30/87 $ 1111A291. , $4,680,000- 470,000 31,oc� * Becomes Adjusted Budget Figure. EXPENDITURES - OPERATIONAL Gen. Govt. Police Parking Public Works Sanitation Fire First Responder n'1\ Recreation Water /Sewer Imo. Tks 9898. ?ark_ v3ldgs 91 av . EXPENDITURES - CAPITAL n/a Projection (From Yr. To Date Figures) $304,000. a931602. $588,000. 516,53(b9 64,000 284,000 139,000 46,800 3,900 b 000, 32,122 35J, 549,008. 5-u, Jg22..1. g. Total, Year to Date, FY 86/87 $375,000. Police /Courtroom /Library = $2641000. brc.rc.1 (,b o0 . 18 c7.O. Se) e00 , S�vo . Bud eted 1,645,452. 422,000. n/a TOTAL Bud eted 242,292. $506,000. 64,000 284,000 166,000 39,000 9,000 33,636 MAYOR WALTER W. PARKER CITY COUNCIL JEAN C. DAVIS PAUL .JACKSON KILMA McCUTCHEN PHIL.LIP W. O'DELL BILL WALSH CHRIS P SOLOMON Difference +$34,548. + 48,000 n/a +$82,548. Difference - 62,000. - 82,000. +27,000 - 7,800 + 5,100 + 1,514 4807100-- +40,000 5A{SjoSZ. TOTAL - $78,186. Other = $111,000.