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19870611CCMeetingTybee Island, Georgia June 11, 1987 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 11, 1987 at 7:30 p.m. at Tybee City Hall. Mayor Walter W. Parker called the meeting to order. The following members of the City Council were present: Phillip O'Dell, Jean Davis, Paul Jackson, Chris Solomon, Kilma McCutchen and Bill Walsh. John Cullum represented the City Attorney in his absence. Jacquelyn Brown took the minutes in the Clerk's absence. Mayor Parker welcomed the audience. He thanked Barbara Ward for the gift of a hand crafted (needlepoint) door stop for the Mayor's office. The first visitor to speak was Billy Braziel, an attorney representing "Pizza on Wheels" in their application for a beer & wine for the business located on the corner of U.S. 80 and Jones Avenue. The license was denied at an earlier meeting due to questions concerning the traffic congestion in the area, and the adequacy of the off - street parking provided. Mr.Braziel stated that the owners are in a commercial zone but are fully aware that it borders a residential zone, and will be considerate of the neighbors as to loud music, late hours, etc. The owner will work with the town and its police department because he wants to be a responsible businessman in the community. Chief McCutchen spoke to say that the parking has been increased and is satisfactory to meet the code requirements. Mr. Shearouse, attorney for Huntley- Jiffy, Inc., spoke, too, on a similar matter, an appeal for a business license for sales of beer and wine to be consumed off - premise, for a proposed Jiffy Mart planned for the corner of First Street and Butler Avenue (U S 80). A plan for the site was presented which indicated that parking, setbacks, etc. were satisfactory according to city codes. Both appeals will be decided later in this meeting, during regular business. Mr. Fitzsimmons spoke from the audience to say that he had been opposed to allowing the licenses but evidence presented tonight had changed his mind. He asked an additional question concerning parking. John Jarvis spoke to complain about trash pickup. He was told to call in his request for this service. Mr. Fitzsimmons spoke about the Centennial, saying that he didn't realize it would involve construction. Mayor Parker explained a a a Tybee Island, Georgia June 11, 1987 Page Two that the gazebo is already owned by the city and that the suggestion was made at the Centennial Committee that the post office area, where there is definitely a traffic congestion problem, might be a nice place to put the gazebo, and some landscaping, both to beautify the town and to make a better traffic plan for the busy area around the post office. A traffic engineer with the county has been asked to advise us, and no decision has been made as yet. Nineteenth Street, and its beautification project by local citizens was discussed, briefly. The fear that the project is not being overseen by the city was expressed. John Jarvis, from the audience, voiced again his disapproval over what he considers the blocking of public access. Mayor Parker announced that the hearing of the rezoning for Rick Hogan's proposed subdivision on Bay Street has been postponed and will probably be heard at the next meeting, but will be re- advertised. Mr. Bragg, owner of a townhouse on Atlantic Avenue, spoke to complain that some people seem to be able to enclose the lower floors of their houses, while others can't get a building permit. He complained about the flood ordinance, and FEMA requirements, and was referred to the Zoning Administrator, Bob Thomson, for an explanation of his questions. The minutes of the meetings of May 14 and May 21 were approved as written. Bills for the month of May were approved as follows: Water /Sewer $21,394.66 General Government $ 5,848.89 Police $11,059.22 Public Works /Sanitation $24,217.56 Recreation $ 1,124.79 Fire /lst Responder $ 2,083.50 Under Communications, City Administrator Bob Thomson read a letter commending Dan Brown, President of the Tybee Museum, for his fine work in re- opening the Tybee Light, and spearheading the agreement with the Coast Guard for the use of the property for educational purposes. The business license for Pizza on Wheels for beer and wine sales for consumption on premises was approved, on appeal, by unanimous vote. The motion to approve was made by Councilmember O'Dell and seconded by Councilmember Jackson. Ordinance # 1987 -11 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 4 -4 -30 PENALTY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED, AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 4 -4 -30 PENALTY, BE AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Said Section shall have added to it the following by way of amendment, to be known as Section 4 -4 -30 (a) Costs: In the event the Recorder of the City shall find in his discretion that the City of Tybee Island has incurred expenses for temporarily sheltering any dog found running at large, said fine may be increased up to, but not exceeding, $10.00 per day with said funds to be used for reimbursement of said ex eases incurred. dMAY10R7-6 / L.� ..., / CLERK OF 0UNCIL / 1st Reading: 6 -11 -87 2nd Reading: 6 -11 -87 Adopted: 6 -11 -87 1 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia June 11, 1987 Page Three Councilmember O'Dell next moved that the business license for the proposed Jiffy Mart at the corner of Butler and First be granted, and the motion was seconded by Councilmember McCutchen. Councilmember Jackson noted that he believes the site plan, with the proposed entrance and exit shown, will work well, and it was noted that both the DOT and the city will have to approve the actual traffic flow plan as it affects U S 80. The vote, granting the license for sale of beer and wine for off - premise consumption, was unanimous. The second reading of the ordinance on drainage was post- poned, at the suggestion of Councilman Jackson, who said he'd like to see the ordinance referred to a committee to study, and so moved. Councilmember Solomon seconded. The motion passed without dissent. John Cullum read Tybee Code Section 4 -4 -30 (a) which sets a charge of $10.00 per day for keeping dogs that are picked up and held by the city pound. Upon motion of Paul Jackson, seconded by Bill Walsh, the motion passed on first reading. The second reading was identical to the first and the increase is therefore in effect from this date. The ordinance is attached to these minutes. There was a discussion of the increase from 3% to 5% of the hotel /motel tax ordinance which was passed at the May meeting. A third reading of the ordinance followed the discussion, with Councilmember Jackson moving its acceptance, Councilmember Davis seconding, and all voting unanimously in favor. The ordinance, found attached to the May minutes, is therefore confirmed. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Attached is a Resolution passed on May 26, 1987 by poll of Council, authorizing matching funds for application for a local jail improvement grant. CLERK OF COU IL D R E S O L U T I O N BE IT RESOLVED, AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA: WHEREAS, the City of Tybee Island has, within the past eighteen (18) months, completed extensive renovations of its police facility, and WHEREAS, the cost of the project exceeded $200,000., was entirely borne by the local government without the aid of any state or federal grant funding; and WHEREAS, the city and its governing body are very proud of the modern, efficient facility now housing its police force; and WHEREAS, the city would benefit, as would Chatham County, if prisoners could be housed in the new facility, thus relieving the serious overcrowding of other available facilities, especially the Chatham County jail; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL ENDORSE THE APPLICATION FOR MATCHING FUNDS FOR LOCAL JAIL IMPROVEMENT, NOT TO EXCEED $10,000.00 AND DO HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE STATED AMOUNT OF $10,000. SHALL BE, AND IS HEREBY, BUDGETED FOR FISCAL YEAR 1987/88. ADOPTED THIS 26th DAY OF May , 1987. THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND WALTER W. PARKER, MAYOR