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19890810CCMeeting1 Tybee Island, Georgia August 10, 1989 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 10, 1989 at the Tybee Island City Hall Auditorium. Mayor Walter W. Parker opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. by welcoming a large crowd of citizens. The following members of Council were present: Paul Jackson, Jean Davis, John O'Neill, Jack Youmans, Bill Walsh and Chris Solomon. City Attorney Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. was also present. Mayor Parker began the meeting by presenting an outstanding citizenship award to Angela Rimedio Byers in recognition of her work with the children in the "Summer in the Park" program. Councilman Solomon announced that Mrs. Byers will be continuing into the school year with a program aimed at older youth. A public hearing, duly advertised, was next held. Mr. Tommy Sheehan spoke first, saying the plan is to divide beach lot 69 into four single family lots, three of 7,000 square feet each and one larger oceanfront lot which will be his own residence. Michael Hussey of the engineering firm was on hand to answer questions concerning the proposed development. Chairman of the Planning Commission, John Hutton, spoke of the Planning Commission's consideration of the plat, saying it was given preliminary sketch approval in July, and in August the Commission voted unanimously to approve the subdivision with two variances that can only be granted by the City Council. The first variance is that of a 10' access easement which will abut an adjacent 10' easement, giving a 20' right -of- way entrance to the lots. The other is a 10' setback easement that will save some live oak trees. Councilman Youman questioned the recommended variance for the driveway, citing examples of other projects. Mrs. Gloria Allen spoke to remind Council that the city should be protected from liability, and that the city should reserve the right to refuse fire, ambulance and garbage services down the private drive. There were no other speakers, for or against. Councilman O'Neill commended the decision to save the trees. Mr. Sheehan elaborated on the matter of the 10' drive, saying that the turnaround at the end actually measures 50+ feet if the concrete aprons leading to the dwellings is included. He said he will add a fireplug on the eastern end of the street. There were no written communications. The Planning Commission report was read, and the public hearing closed. Tybee Island, Georgia August 10, 1989 Page Two Mayor Parker invited visitors to speak, and the first speaker was Mrs. Peggy Strong for the Tybee Beautification Committee. She informed Council that the group wants to put a memorial directory & diorama on the north side of City Hall. This would be to name those who have bought memorial trees. Mayor Parker asked. Jean Davis and the General Government committee to work with the Beautification Committee to make a recommendation to Council. The next visitor was Fagin O'Kane who lives on Anderson Court and is a member of the Marshwinds Association, saying the group needs to know whether the subdivision has been accepted, and whether the city is responsible for the road and its drainage. Planning Commission Chairman John Hutton said that the Planning Commission had recommended against accepting the subdivision since the storm drainage is not in conformance with the submitted plans. Burt Barrett spoke to say the subdivision plat has been recorded and is on file at the courthouse. There was some general discussion of the problems with the street and the storm drains, after which Ms. Fagin asked another question: whether the street once known as Railroad has been changed to Solomon. It was noted that the name change occurred back in the 60s, and recent research revealed this fact. The signs are new, and there will have to be notification of property owners, emergency services, and others. The next speaker was Mrs. Dottie Kluttz, who spoke of the sign ordinance, asking for its enforcement, and presenting a list of 16 illegal signs with a request that the city enforce the law. Councilman O'Neill said he believes the law to be vague and unenforceable. Jeanne Hutton spoke to say that the city hasn't tried to enforce it. Councilman O'Neill replied that he'd like to see the city simplify and shorten it. City Marshall Jerry Farmer spoke to say that there are small conflicts be- tween the city code and the state outdoor advertising law. Gloria Allen spoke to say that citizens would be happy to volunteer to help write the changes. Michael Loman was the next speaker, and he complained that late night cruising in and out of the parking lot at North Beach is annoying to his family since the entrance of the parking lot is immediately opposite his home. Councilman O'Neill said that it is important that the TIPD have access at night since there has been a rash of burglaries and vandalism in the area. Councilman Youman spoke of the lack of places for teenagers to go. Mayor Parker said that Tybee Island, Georgia August 10, 1989 Page Three the city does have an obligation to be a good neighbor, but that locking the gate is probably not the best solution. Mr. Loman then requested that the city consider paving the crush - and -run entrance so as to cut down on the noise. The meeting was opened for business legally presented. The public hearing on the subdivision of Sheehan's property was first discussed, with Councilman Jackson moving its approval, with the variances suggested, and Councilman Solomon seconding. The vote was unanimous in favor. Mayor Parker requested that the Police Committee, Paul Jackson chairing, consider what action at North Beach might give the Lomans some relief from disturbance. There was some discussion of the Marshwinds Subdivision and of whether the city or the developer is liable for the correction of the problems with the road and drainage. Mayor Parker asked Councilman Solomon and the city attorney to review these questions and bring a recommendation. Minutes of the meetings of July 13th and 31st were approved. Bills for July were approved as follows: Police $16,491.67 General Government $16,986.51 Public Works $14,449.+ Sanitation $17,564.+ Water /Sewer $34,883.88 Fire $ 3,227.64 First Responder $ 993.64 Recreation $ 4,522.13 Under communications, a letter from the Claxton City Council was read which urged support for Senator Joe Kennedy for Lieutenant Governor. A letter concerning the success of the local referendum for the 17 option sales tax for roads, dated July 28th, from County Commission Chairman Robert McCorkle to Mayor Parker was read. A letter from Mr. Nick Mamalakis, with a $100.00 donation, was read. The donation was to put street names on the beach side of the signs, so that people walking the beach can tell which street they're adjacent to. The second reading of code section 8- 2 -3(a) Building Permits was read. Councilman Jackson moved its adoption, Councilmember Davis seconded, and the vote was 5 - 1 with Councilman Solomon casting the dissenting vote. 1 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia August 10, 1989 Page Four City Attorney Mahoney reported that the city has received an ante litum notice on behalf of John Albers who alleged that he was falsely detained by the TIPD, on January 14th and again on February 13th of 1989. Mr. Mahoney recommended that the city deny the claim and notify the attorneys of the action. Councilmember Davis moved, and Councilman Walsh seconded, the motion. The ante litum claim was unanimously denied. A policy for a drug -free workplace was read. Councilman Walsh moved that the policy be accepted with the following amendment, "on city property or in city equipment" be amended to read "in any of the city's workplaces ". The vote was unanimous on first reading. There was some discussion as to whether the policy should exercise control just over the workplace or should be broadened to this statement: "the use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, is inconsistent with law - abiding behavior expected of all citizens ". Mr. Mahoney was asked to advise Council concerning this, and the second reading was scheduled for the September meeting of Council. Councilmember Davis explained the budget adjustments made nec- essary in part by the change of the fiscal year to correspond with the calendar year. Councilman Jackson moved the adjustments be accepted and Councilman Solomon seconded. The vote was unanimous in favor. A copy of the adjusted budget will be reflected in the next finance report. There were a few announcements by the Mayor concerning upcoming events, including the llth annual Tybee Jubilee for August 13 through 15. The meeting was then adjourned. j--COUNCIL 1 # 1989 - 9 IT IS ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, IN OPEN MEETING ASSEMBLED, THAT THE TYBEE ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 8 -2 -3 (a) (1) (2) (3) BE DELETED IN ENTIRETY, AND THAT THE FOLLOWING SECTION, ENUMERATED AND ENTITLED THE SAME, BE INSERTED IN THEIR STEAD: Sec. 8 -2 -3 Building permits. (a) Application for a building permit must be made by the owner, or his agent, accompanied by 2 (two) sets of plans or blueprints, together with specifications of the work to be done. All applications for a building permit for building a new building or any additions must be accompanied by a plan showing size of lot and portion of lot to be built on and shall show that the lot has been surveyed by a licensed surveyor, or that lot stakes have been placed in position in accordance with such a survey. No work of any nature shall be started until a building permit has been issued. A permit must be secured for all new construction, all alterations and all repairs. No permit shall be issued until the prescribed fees for same have been paid in accordance with the following schedule: (1) Repairs less than $150.00 No Charge (2) Where the value exceeds $150.00 but not over $1,00000 $20.00 (3) For each additional $1,000.00 value or fraction thereof, per $1,000.00 value ('v_o_z_rp �. an3 C i k ag Council First Reading: July 13, 1989 Second Reading: n 1,4_0\ i p I c 2, 1 Enacted: t ck 5 00 MAYOR