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19891109CCMeetingTybee Island, Georgia November 9, 1989 The regular monthly meeting of the Tybee Island City Council was held on Thursday, November 9, 1989 with Mayor Walter W. Parker presiding. Council - members present were: Jean Davis, Paul Jackson, John O'Neill, Chris Solomon, Bill Walsh & Jack Youmans. City Attorney Tom Mahoney was also present. Mayor Parker welcomed the audience, mentioning that there are several "lame ducks" present who are sitting at their last meeting of this administration. He said that he thought the election went well, that he was proud of his team and its conduct, although it is more fun to win, he feels he's looking forward to the next two years, and will be right here if needed for anything. He said that it is humbling to represent the city, but he enjoyed it 99% of the time. He pledged to make the transition as easy for Mayor -elect Hosti as he had for him, which was smooth as silk. He commended the City Hall staff saying that they are professional and hard - working, and that he loves everyone of them - considering them to be almost like family. John O'Neill spoke next saying that he gained knowledge and experience. He says he will be less visible, but definitely involved during the next several years. Jean Davis pledged to the new administration her help in any way, saying she will do all she can for Tybee and its citizens. Chris Solomon said his six years on Council were a learning experience and he will miss it. He said he plans to devote the next few years to being a parent to his growing children, but he will be available to help if needed. Mayor Parker thanked the City Attorney, Mr. Mahoney, and the City Recorder, Mr. Hermann Coolidge. Plaques commemorating service in this administration were given out to all incumbent councilmembers. There were no visitors. Then John Jarvis, having second thoughts, asked to speak, with a question: "How do you pronounce Mr. Hosti's name ?" The meeting was opened for business legally presented. Minutes for October 12th were approved as written. Bills for October, 1989 were approved as follows: Gen. Govt. $16,138.84 Police /Parking $ 7,921.29 Public Works /Sanitation $26,649.20 Recreation $ 4,866.94 1 1 Tybee Island, Georgia November 9, 1989 Page Two Bills (continued) Fire /lst Responder Water /Sewer $ 4,866.94 $30,165.09 Under committee reports, Mr. Mahoney spoke of the action dealing with Chatham County's Jail Construction & Staffing resolution, based on the Jail Construction & Staffing Act, effective January 1, 1990. The city has been asked to sign an agreement to collect an extra 10% for the stated purposes, the 10% to go to Chatham County. He said that he perhaps advised council prematurely to adopt, and suggested the rescinding of that action (which took place at the city's October meeting). The vote to rescind the former action was unanimous, on motion by Councilman Youmans, seconded by Councilman O'Neill. Councilman O'Neill reported that Billy Pye has been negotiating with people at Fort Pulaski and has arranged a reciprocal agreement for use of equip- ment. Billy was commended for his good work on this project. A letter was read from Shirley Teston, dated 10/10/89, acknowledging receipt of the city's promise to maintain the bathhouse facility (formerly old police station) at 1510 Strand, and saying that another inspection will be scheduled in 1990 to assure compliance. A letter dated 10/25/89 from Alice Martin to Chief McCutcheon was read, commending the Chief for his help with the St. Jude's Telethon this year. A letter from GMA concerning the municipal court's jurisdiction over cases under the State Code was read. The City Attorney commented that, if upheld, this would have a devastating effect on local courts, but that it is unlikely to stand. GMA will keep the cities advised of developments. A letter from Alvin Davis, dated 10 /19/89, requesting more street light near the DeSoto Hotel was read. Two tax deeds were presented, one for Merry B. Evans and one for Johnny Gray. On the recommendation of the City Attorney, and motion of Councilman Walsh, seconded by Councilmember Davis, the tax deeds were unanimously granted. A letter from Lt. Patten, dated 10/25/89, asking permission to use North Beach for a Thanksgiving clambake, was read and approved with stipulations con- cerning the area of activity and the size of fire to be allowed for cooking. The second reading of Code Section 2- 4- 10(b)(9) was read with Councilman Jackson moving its adoption, seconded by Councilman Walsh, and unanimously adopted. The intent of this amendment to the city's personnel ordinance is to cover drug use or possession on the job or in city vehicles /property only. 1 Tybee Island, Georgia November 9, 1989 Page Three An amendment to the electrical code, updating to the 1990 edition, was read. Councilman Jackson moved its adoption, Councilman Walsh seconded and the vote was 6 - 0. Councilman Jackson introduced a contract for computerization of the meter department by installation of Progress Development System, with Councilmember Davis moving its adoption, Councilman Jackson seconding. The vote was unanimous in favor. A Resolution for Cities Fight Back Against Drugs Week (December 3 - 9) was read and approved unanimously. The new city code was introduced, with a commendation for the clerk, Jackie Brown, who spearheaded the effort to finalize the code book's inhouse production. An alcoholic beverage license for Margo's in the T & M shopping center was approved unnaimously on motion of Councilman Jackson, with second by Council - member Davis. Dates of the budget hearings will be announced soon. It is planned to hold these meetings prior to the regular December meeting. It was also announced that the Inaugural Ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4th, preceeded by an Inaugural Mass at 6:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Church. Mayor pro tem Jackson ended the meeting by presenting Mayor Parker with a fishing pole, and his council's best wishes for plenty of free time for fishing in the future. The meeting was adjourned with pleasantries on all sides. MAYOR 1 Ordinance # Reg - 13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TYBEE ISLAND, GEORGIA, CODE OF ORDINANCES, AMENDING CODE SECTION 2- 4- 10(b)(9) AND ADDING CODE SECTION 2- 4- 10(e). Be it ordained, and it is hereby ordained by the Mayor and Council in Open Meeting assembled, that the Tybee Island Code of Ordinances be amended as follows: That 2- 4- 10(b)(9) now reading: Disciplinary Action. (b) Causes for reprimand, suspension, demotion or dismissal. (9) "Introduction, possession or use on city property or in city equipment of intoxicating liquor or narcotics; be changed to read: 2 -4 -10. Disciplinary Action. (b) Causes for reprimand, suspension, demotion or Dismissal. (9) "Introduction, possession or useaonucity property or in city equipment of controlled substances as defined by GA Code Annotated, Sections 16 -13 -25 through 16- 13 -29. And be it further ordained that a new section, to be numbered 2- 4 -10(e) & titled Disciplinary Action, Policy for a Drug -free Workplace, be added, to read as follows: 2- 4 -10(e) It is the policy of the City of Tybee Island that its workplace shall be drug -free in compliance with the Drug -free Workplace Act of 1988 (PL 100 -690, Title V, Subtitle D). It is also the policy of the City of Tybee Island that no employee shall engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance as defined by GA Code 16 -13 -25 through 16 -13 -29 in any of the city's workplaces. The purpose of this policy is to avoid the dangers of drugs in the workplace, and to advise employees of available sources of counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance. It shall be the duty of each employee to notify the personnel office within five (5) days of any criminal drug statute conviction, and the duty of the city to take appropriate action within 30 days. It is the official position and policy of the City that drug abuse affects productivity, health and accident claims, absenteeism, employee turnover and the morale of the other workers. Behind these statistics is a great deal of human suffering - -lost time, money and productivity, financial and legal 1 1 Page Two Code Section 2 -4 -10. Disciplinary Action. Paragraph (e) Policy for a Drug -free Workplace (Continued) troubles, loss of interest in things and people once loved and enjoyed. It is therefore the city's position that its employees must abide by this policy as a prerequisite to continued employment, and any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to the disciplinary actions described herein, up to and including termination, and /or mandatory attendance and successful completion of a drug abuse assistance or similar program as a condition of continued employment. Adopted this 9 1st Reading: Q+-k551O,109&51 ° 2nd Reading: n)cro day of 41.13-0,. tjjui, , 1989. �f.HSCmr+er.,........ YOUTH APPRECIATION WEEK WHEREAS, the vast majority of the youth are concerned, knowledgeable and responsible citizens, and ti. WHEREAS, the accomplishments and achievements of these young citizens deserve recognition and praise of their elders, and WHEREAS, Optimist International has since 1954 Ai .t 'r? ,.ve.1 ,'ped and promoted a program entitled Youth Appreciation } Week, and ',WHEREAS, the citizens of Tybee Island, Georgia have indicated a desire to join with the Optimists in expressing appreciation and approval of the contributions of the youth, I Mayor Walter W. _Parker therefore proclaim the second week of November as Youth Appreciation Week on Tybee Island. By this action, let it be known that we have faith in the ability of today's youth as they assume responsible roles in the future of mankind. MAYOR ATTEST: �C t� CLE K OF COUNCIL . �q89 1 RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Ci of � J has applied to the Division of Enviro mental Protection of the Department of Natural Resources for a grant of financial assistance to secure adequate water pollution control facilities; and WHEREAS, such facilities are necessary to provide adequately for the public health and welfare; IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Council that the proposed CONTRACT FOR STATE GRANT NO. be and the same is hereby approved and the Mayor is herewith authorized to execute, on behalf of the of and the Council, referenced contract and any other related documents or papers necessary to obtain the grant or secure such water pollution control facilities as provided therein. ��% J� �,,, p THIS AcAill day of 11�V&mn 6j�, , 19 0 % . ATTEST: FEDERAL I.D. f 6-8°- 4, poop a/ CERTIFICATION I do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the Resolution duly adopted by the Council on the date so stated in said Resolution. I further certify that I am the CLERK OF THE COUNCIL and that said Resolution has been duly entered in the official records of said Council and remains in full force and effect this ze day of in ___L?er , 19 23q • ture it Vie. COU .iv-iC Title �� 90 -E -WPC -2 4. That this Agreement is at all times subject to applicable State laws, standards and /or rules and regulations now existing or which may be hereafter enacted and /or adopted by the State of Georgia or the Board of Natural Resources; and that this Agreement and all rights, privileges and responsibilities shall be inter- preted and construed according to the laws of the State of Georgia; 5. That the provisions of law contained in the Act prohibitinf full -time appointive officials and employees of the State from engaging in certain transactions affecting the State approved February 13, 1956 (Ga. Laws 1956, p. 60), as amended (O.C.G.A. §45- 10 -20, et seq.), have not and will not be violated in any respect in regard to this Agreement; 6. That the proceeds of this Agreement may not be assigned, nor may the performance thereunder be delegated, except with the • prior written consent of the Director of the Division; and 7. That this contract represents the sole and complete understanding of the terms of this Agreement between the parties hereto, anc any changes in the scope of this Agreement shall be mutually, agreed upon by and between the Division and the Grantee and shall be incorporated in written amendments to the Agreement. E. After a reasonable period, as determined by the Division, if the Grantee has not utilized the proceeds of this grant for the purposes agreed to herein, upon thirty (30) days written notification by the Director of. the Division, this Agreement may be terminated and all funds that have not been paid to the Grantee may redistributed by the Division to other Grantees or returned to the State treasury. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto, acting by and through their duly authorized officers and agents, set their hands the day and year firs.. above written. WITNESS AND SEAL NOTARY PUBLIC WITNESS AND SEAL GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION BY: J. Leonard Ledbetter, Director GRANTEE: City of Tybee Island . eAkYttiThe1/4)BY : N R. BROWN t; ) Not Public, Chatham County, Os, LVl;' Ccrnmission Expires Jan. 12, 1991 TYPE NAME: Walter W. Parker TITLE: Mayor