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19880609CCMeetingTybee Island, Georgia June 9, 1988 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 9, 1988, at Tybee City Hall Auditorium, with Mayor Walter W. Parker presiding. The following members of Council were present: Paul Jackson, Jean Davis, John O'Neill, Jack Youmans, and Chris Solomon. Bill Walsh was absent due to his daughter's college graduation. Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., City Attorney, was present. Mayor Parker opened the meeting by welcoming the audience, and by calling to the front Joe Harrell of the Tybee Island Police Department. The Mayor explained that Mr. Harrell had a recent personal experience leading him to recognize the need for having an ambulance readily available on Tybee on the weekends when traffic is so heavy between here and town. He arranged to have Mercy Ambulance, manned by volunteers, stationed here during the summer months for weekend and holiday duty. For this public service, Mr. Harrel was presented with an award designating him as "Citizen of the Month" and presented by Mayor Parker, with hearty approval and appreciation from the City Council. Mayor Parker welcomed the following special guests: Jackie Sommers - Candidate for County Commission Chairman Willie Brown - Candidate for Same Larry Dillon - Candidate for Judge of Recorders' Court Hal Copeland spoke for the handicapped in favor of local option for ticketing by the handicapped for violators of the handicapped parking laws. Frances Clark, President of the Tybee Island Chamber of Commerce, spoke to gain approval for the traditional 4th of July fireworks display. Other visitors and their subjects were as follows: JoAnn Remler - Litter on Beach Pat Locklear - Litter Enforcement, Hazards on beach Fitz Simmons - Copy Machine, CAPDC Personnel Classification Proposal, Open Audits, Parking Meter Overhead, Uniform Municipal Election Law, Planning Comm. Minutes, Asked for Correction of his statement at the last meeting. John Jarvis - 19th Street Parking Complaint of Lack of Progress, & of Neighborhood Assn. Not Living up to Agreement. Mrs. James Ray - Estill Avenue right -of -way; she presented to each Councilman a copy of a plat. Michael J. Counihan, Tybee's former Mayor, was recognized to speak for his friend, candidate Larry Dillon. 1 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia June 9, 1988 Page Two Mayor Parker then opened the meeting for a public hearing on the subject of a subdivision of PIN # 4- 21- 16 -OO1G, with frontage on Bay Street and the river beach. The plan was presented by Mrs. Judy Hewitt, one of the owners. There were no communications received on the question, and no one from the audience spoke, pro or con. The plat was reviewed, and questions about it answered. John Hutton, Interim Chairman of the Planning Commission, spoke briefly. Minutes of the Planning Commission, a copy of which is a part of these minutes, were read, reflecting a unanimous vote in favor of recommending the subdivision. Councilman Jackson moved, and Councilman O'Neill seconded, a motion to approve the subdivision plat. The vote was three to two, with Councilmen Solomon and Youmans voting against. Councilman Solomon then changed his vote to the prevailing side, and made a motion to reconsider and lay on the table. The City Attorney ruled the motion in order. Councilman Youmans seconded. Councilman O'Neill asked that the motion be read and it was read "change vote to prevailing side and motion to reconsider and lay on the table ". Councilman O'Neill stated he didn't believe Council should be held hostage by a minority. Councilman Youmans countered that he didn't believe Council should have to decide an issue on first sight, without an opportunity to review earlier. The motion to reconsider and lay on the table was defeated by a vote of 2- 3, with Councilmembers Davis, Jackson and O'Neill opposing. Councilman Solomon objected to the ruling of the parliamentarian, and Mayor Parker accepted the parliamentarian's (City Attorney's) interpretation of Roberts Rules and the action stood. The I -95 radio request for jet ski demonstrations by Kawasaki was next considered. Councilman Youmans objected to allowing the demonstration when other people on jet skis aren't allowed to come up on the front beach, but must stay on the south end or back river. It was also discussed whether public service announcements concerning litter might not be requested in return for permission. Councilman O'Neill moved that the request be granted for one occasion, with permission for future demonstrations depending upon the evaluation of the first occasion. Councilmember Davis seconded. Mr. Phil O'Dell, from the audience suggested the city charge a fee for allowing the promotion, and it was noted that the public service advertisements might be asked in lieu of a fee. The vote was 4 - 1, with Councilman Youmans casting the dissenting vote. Tybee Island, Georgia June 9, 1988 Page Three The Council approved the 4th of July fireworks proposal by the Chamber, and Councilman Youmans, as Fire Commissioner, will represent the City Council in putting together the final details, which will require the participa- tion of the volunteer fire department personnel. The consensus was that the proposal of the handicapped is generally approved, pending Mr. Mahoney's review of the state law, and the TIPD's being advised by him. Police Commissioner Jackson will oversee the handling of this question. Simmons. The May minutes were approved after a minor change requested by Fitz Bills for the month of May were Gen. Govt. Police /Parking Fire /lst Responder Public Wks /Sanitation Recreation /Parks Water /Sewer approved as follows: $11,291.12 $11,403.21 $ 1,573.36 $29,959.16 $ 2,781.76 $12,598.16 The Planning Commission minutes were accepted as information and become a part of these minutes. Councilman O'Neill introduced a discussion of Code Section 8 -4 -72 which outlines criteria for a public hearing for rezoning. Among other pro- visions, this ordinance sets a 12 -month waiting time before the same parcel can be reconsidered for a zoning change. The state law sets a minimum of 6 months, and Councilman O'Neill would like the City Council to consider changing to conform with the state minimum. A motion to send this question to Planning Commission for study, made by Councilman O'Neill and seconded by Councilman Jackson, passed unanimously, after it was explained that a public hearing can't be called without public notice and that the planning commission's recommendation must be sought on all zoning changes, whether map or text amendments. An agreement between the city, the Corps of Engineers and the State of Georgia for Dune Building & Stabilization (Amount of Grant - $266,723.) was ratified on mouton of Councilman Jackson, seconded by Councilman Youmans. The vote was unanim usly favorable, and the city will provide the in -kind services outlined in the design memorandum. Councilmember Davis announced that she will withhold discussion of a copier for a future meeting of the Council Finance Committee. 1 Tybee Island, Georgia June 9, 1988 Page Four Councilmember Davis announced that BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) will be coming to Tybee in 1989. This year they're riding to Jekyll Island, and next year's ride will be from Georgia Tech to Tybee; it will be the Tenth Annual BRAG. The meeting was adjourned. atA.A.4.1.AL6. CLERK OF COUNCIL Tybee Island Planning Commission June 6, 1988 Present: John Hutton, Interim Chairman Mary McAfee Loree Anderson Tommy Clark Absent: Warren Bell Jimmy Brown Tom Hollingsworth John Lewis James LaFavor I. RULES OF PROCEDURE: Amended to correct number needed for majority and /or quorum. Amended III(c) to require that special meetings be advertised by 48 -hour advance notice on bulletin board in city hall. II. ELECTION: 15 -day notice required. Interim Chairman announced he has aske Ro Fripp to serve as Secretary, and that minutes be limited to actions only. Election of Chairman and Vice - Chairman will be held at July meeting III. HEWITT -PAGE SUBDIVISION PETITION: Letters from DNR & the developer's engl neer were added as technical addenda. Loree Anderson moved, 2nd by Mary McAfee, to recommend approval. Vote was 6 - 0 in favor of the motion. IV. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT CHECKLIST: With minor revisions, accepted for recommenc for use by the city inspections department. Motion by John Lewis, 2nd. by Loree Anderson; vote 6 - 0 in favor. V. SOIL & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL ORDINANCE: Essentially a drainage ordinance requested by the state. This & a permit application were reviewed. Motion to recommend made by John Lewis, with 2nd by Tommy Clark. Vote: 6 - 0. VI. BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION PACKETS: Mary McAfee, with one or two members of her choice, asked by chairman to form committee to bring sample to next meeting, with written comments. VII. FINAL PLAT REVIEW: Moved by Mary McAfee, 2nd by Tommy Clark, that city be asked to provide status report on recent subdivisions. A list of 10 was compiled for the city to comment on; it was suggested that a form be used if okay'd by the City Attorney. The vote to recommend was 6 - 0. VIII. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE: A simple chart for quick reference was given to each member. Informality is desired, but at times reliance on the rules may be necessary. IX. QUESTION FROM AUDIENCE: Charles Kirk asked about minutes. John Hutton said he chose not to have them read. The meeting adjourned.