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19881208CCMeeting1 Tybee Island, Georgia December 8, 1988 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 8, 1988 at 7:30 p.m. in Tybee City Hall. Mayor Walter W. Parker was out of town, representing the city at the National League of Cities meeting, and Mayor pro tem Paul Jackson presided. City Attorney Thomas J. Mahoney was absent, also, and was represented by his deputy, John Cullum. City Councilmembers present were: Jean Davis, John O'Neill, Bill Walsh, Chris Solomon and Jack Youmans. Mrs. Marianna Seyden presented the permit from DOT for the beautification project on Butler Avenue, and reminded the Council that the Beautification Committee is hoping to receive funding for the project from the city. Mr. Joseph J. Berrigan appeared for Ron Long and the Savannah Sailboard Association, saying his mission is to familiarize the council with the group's activities, and saying that most of the sailboarding is done from the area already being used by the sailboards, i.e., Center Street. John Jarvis spoke against the Beautification Committee's plan for the planting of Butler Avenue. He reminded Council that they gave permission to 19th Street dwellers for a beautification project, a mini -park, over two years ago, and that the area has been closed to the public, but the improvements have not been made, because the neighborhood association has not lived up to their promises. Mayor pro tem Jackson promised to look into the status of the project. The meeting was opened for business legally presented. Minutes of the November 10th & 16th meetings were approved on motion of Councilmember Davis, seconded by Councilman Youmans and unanimously passed. Bills for November, 1988 were approved as follows: Gen. Govt. /Finance $ 6,770.15 Public Works $11,900.55 Sanitation $18,300.87 Water /Sewer $13,835.08 Fire /lst Responder $ 2,318.30 Recreation $ 1,597.28 Police $11,055.74 Councilmember Davis brought a proposal for lease of a new copier for City Hall. This was approved unanimously, on her motion, with a second by Councilmember Youmans. Tybee Island, Georgia December 8, 1988 Page Two Business licenses for two proposed new businesses, gun sales and a mortgage company, were discussed, and resulted in no action being taken. A letter from attorney Charles D. Gatch, in regards to a claim for damages by Dr. Berta Hines, was read. Councilman Walsh moved, and Councilman Youmans seconded, the denial of the claim. The vote was unanimously in favor of denial. An ordinance concerning vacation leave policy, and pay in lieu of same, Code Section 2- 4- 13(a)(3)(v) was read. Councilmember Davis moved its adoption and Councilman O'Neill seconded. The vote was 4 - 1 in favor, with Councilman Solomon casting the dissenting vote. The ordinance will be heard on Second Reading at a later date. The non - codified ordinance known as the business license schedule which sets rates for charges for business licenses was discussed. No action was taken because several councilmembers wanted to discuss this ordinance in depth, and preferred to do so later, in a special meeting for that purpose. Appointments to the Recreation Board (4) and to the Planning Commission (3) followed. It was noted that Mayor Parker had requested a delay to consider the names recommended by the Councilmembers, but the consensus was that the matter not be delayed due to the terms expiring at the end of December. Nominations were made and voting was by secret ballot. The final tally of the votes indicated that the seats on the Planning Commission would be offered to Rusty Fleetwood, Jim Kluttz and Fitz Simmons. The Recreation Board positions would be offered to Dorothy VanWinkle, Arnie Seyden, B. J. Hendricks and Jack Boyleston. It was noted that not all these nominees had been approached in advance, and that some may wish to decline the appoint- ments. The tax millage for 1989/ 90 was set at the present rate of 10 mils by resolution, on motion of Councilmember Davis, with Councilman O'Neill seconding. The vote was unanimously in favor. It was explained that this was done on recommendation of the City Attorney due to some law changes that will become effective on January 1, 1989. A Resolution allowing a merger of companies affecting the ownership of Tybee Cable TV, Inc. was read and adopted unanimously. David deBorde spoke from the audience in his continuing campaign against litter. Tybee Island, Georgia December 8, 1988 Page Three There was a discussion of the possibility of holding a special meeting to discuss business licenses and other unfinished business. It was suggested that the meeting be on December 19th or 21st, but no definite consensus was reached. The meeting was adjourned. 1 CLERK OF COUNCIL MAYOR 1 1 R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, the upcoming fiscal year will begin on May 1, 1989 and will continue through April 30, 1990; and WHEREAS, the annual budget hearings will begin early in 1989 in order to set the budget for fiscal year 1989/90; and WHEREAS, the expected revenues of the city are calculated to be adequate to meet the prospected needs and ensure the progress of the city; and WHEREAS, the present millage rate of the city is 10 mils, and has continued to be 10 mils throughout the course of this administration; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE MILLAGE RATE FOR THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR, BE AND REMAIN AT 10 mils, SO THAT THE MILLAGE RATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1989/90, BEGINNING ON MAY 1, 1989 AND CONTINUING THROUGH APRIL 30, 1990, SHALL CONTINUE AT THE PRESENT RATE OF 10 MILS AND SO THAT THE ANNUAL BUDGET PLANNING MAY BE BASED UPON THESE EXPECTED REVENUES. ADOPTED IN OPEN COUN IL THIS F DAY OF , 1988. r CLERK OF COUNC A RESOLUTION CONLSE3VTIDIG TO THE TRANSFER OF A CATV INC. TO US CABLE OF SOUTHWEST FRANCHISE FROM FRANKLIN CABLEYISION, TEXAS, I 1NC. WHEREAS, Franklin Cablevision, Inc., a Georgia corporation, successor to Tybee Cable T.V., Inc. by merger, Island Contract for Coaxial Cable and1Franchiseder of the City of Tybee 1980 and expiring as of Februa 6 granted as of February 6, rY 1995 (the ,r Franchise "); and WHEREAS, Franklin Cablevision, Inc. intends to consolidate with US Cable of Southwest Texas, Inc. a New Jersey corporation, with US Cable of Southwest Texas, Inc. being the surviving corporation; and WHEREAS, a notice to tho City c =' Tybee in Cablevisior., Inc. with US Cable of'Southwst Texas, Inc. is of Franklin required under the terms of the Franchise and has beensrequestedlby•Frs Cablevision, Inc.; by Franklin NOW, THEREFORE, the City of Tybee Island resolves: BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Tybee the said Franchise is in full force and effect land that acknowledges that Inc. is not in default in the performance t Franklin Cablevision, ance of any of its obligations thereunder, including both the payment of all fees and other charges which are due and payable through the date hereof and the performance of all obligations which have accured through the date hereof; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City and grants its approval to the transfer of consolidation of Franklin Cablevision, Inc. Inc. Dated: ATTEST: o.vJ yC',zf(t of Tybee Island hereby consents the Franchise pursuant to the with US Cable of Southwest Texas, CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND BY2111-145t1j====____ Name Title