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COUNTY COUNCIL OF BEAUFORT COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

100 RIBAUT ROAD POST OFFICE DRAWER 1228 BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA 29901-1228 TELEPHONE: (843) 255-1000 FAX: (843) 255-9401 www.bcgov.net
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D.
PAUL SOMMERVILLE CHAIRMAN

STEWART H. RODMAN VICE CHAIRMAN _____________

BRYAN J. HILL DEPUTY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

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JOSHUA A. GRUBER COUNTY ATTORNEY

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SUZANNE M. RAINEY CLERK TO COUNCIL

AGENDA COUNTY COUNCIL OF BEAUFORT COUNTY Monday, July 28, 2014 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers Administration Building, Government Center 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort

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CAUCUS - 4:00 P.M. A. Discussion of Consent Agenda B. Discussion is not limited to agenda items C. Executive Session

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Discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements and proposed purchase of property

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Receipt of legal advice for pending or threatened claims

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2.
REGULAR MEETING - 5:00 P.M.

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3.
CALL TO ORDER

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4.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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5.
INVOCATION Vice Chairman Stu Rodman

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6.
PROCLAMATIONS

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A.
2014 South Carolina State Firefighter of the Year (backup) Chief Bruce Kline, Lady s Island / St. Helena Island Fire District B. Gullah Geechee Nation Appreciation Week (backup) Queen Quet, Chieftess, Gullah/Geechee Nation C. Aviation Week (backup) Mr. Claude Dinkins, former Airports Board Chairman

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ADMINISTRATIVE CONSENT AGENDA

A.
Approval of Minutes June 23, 2014 (backup) B. Receipt of County Administrator s Five-Week Progress Report (backup) C. Receipt of Deputy County Administrator s Five-Week Progress Report (backup)

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Citizens may participate in the public comment periods and public hearings from telecast sites at the Hilton Head Island Branch Library as well as Mary Field School, Daufuskie Island.

Agenda July 28, 2014 Page 2 of 4

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D.
Committee Reports (next meeting)

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Community Services (July 29 at 2:00 p.m., ECR) a. June 23, 2014 minutes b. May 27, 2014 minutes 2. Executive (August 11 at 2:00 p.m., ECR) 3. Finance (August 18 at 2:00 p.m., BIV 3) a. June 23, 2014 minutes 4. Governmental (July 29 at 3:00 p.m., ECR)

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June 16, 2014 minutes 5. Natural Resources (July 28 at 1:00 p.m., ECR) a. June 2, 2014 minutes 6. Public Facilities (August 18 at 4:00 p.m., BIV 3) a. June 16, 2014 minutes E. Appointments to Boards and Commissions (backup)

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PUBLIC COMMENT

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9.
CONSENT AGENDA

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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PLACEMENT OF A QUESTION ON THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED NOVEMBER 4, 2014, CONCERNING A PROPOSITION AUTHORIZING BEAUFORT COUNTY TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO ACQUIRE LANDS FOR PRESERVATION PURPOSES AND TO PAY CERTAIN COSTS AND DEBT SERVICE RELATED THERETO (backup)

1. Consideration of second reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Public hearing Monday, August 11, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m., in Council

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Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 3. First reading approval occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 8:0 4. Natural Resources Committee discussion and recommendation to approve

occurred June 2, 2014 / Vote 4:3
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B.
TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE BEAUFORT COUNTY CODE, ARTICLE V, SECTION 46-151 THROUGH SECTION 46 163 OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ORDINANCE (backup)

1. Consideration of second reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Public hearing Monday, August 11, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m., in Council

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Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 3. First reading approval occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 11:0 4. Governmental Committee discussion and recommendation to approve occurred

Agenda July 28, 2014 Page 3 of 4
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AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE UNFIT DWELLINGS AND UNSAFE BUILDINGS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF BEAUFORT COUNTY, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT THEREOF, AND MATTERS RELATED THERETO (backup)

1. Consideration of second reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Public hearing Monday, August 11, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m., in Council

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Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 3. First reading approval occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 11:0 4. Public Facilities Committee discussion and recommendation to approve occurred

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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING BEAUFORT COUNTY TO SELL THREE REAL PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED AS: 429 BROAD RIVER BOULEVARD, BEAUFORT, R100 028 00A 0252 0000 1603; IVY LANE, BEAUFORT, R120 008 000 0210 0000; AND LEROY E. BROWN MEDICAL CENTER, 41 BALL PARK ROAD, ST. HELENA ISLAND, R300 016 000 183A 0000 (backup)

1. Consideration of second reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Public hearing Monday, August 11, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m., in Council

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Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 3. First reading, by title only, approval occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 11:0 4. Community Services Committee discussion and recommendation to approve

occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 6:0
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E.
AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FROM THE LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS TAX FUND TO THE SANTA ELENA FOUNDATION IN THE AMOUNT OF 75,000 (backup)

1. Consideration of second reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Public hearing Monday, August 11, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m., in Council

Tagged Passions:funding, ordinance, council, accommodations tax, taxes, Taxes, and hearing

Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort 3. First reading, by title only, approval occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 11:0 4. Finance Committee discussion and recommendation to approve occurred May 27,

2014 / Vote 6:0
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F.
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN CHEROKEE BEAUFORT, LLC, A SOUTH CAROLINA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AND THE COUNTY OF BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA PURSUANT TO SECTION 6-31-30 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, AS AMENDED (ordinance) (development agreement)

1. Consideration of first reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Natural Resources Committee discussion to occur July 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

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G.
A RESOLUTION OF BEAUFORT COUNTY COUNCIL ADOPTING THE 2014

GREENPRINT MAP IDENTIFYING AREAS OF FOCUS FOR FUTURE LAND ACQUISITION AND CONSERVATION RELATED ACTIVITIES (backup)

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1.
Natural Resources Committee discussion to occur July 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Agenda July 28, 2014 Page 4 of 4

10.
PUBLIC HEARING 6:00 P.M.

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AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS NOT TO EXCEED 50,000 FROM THE LOCAL (3 ) ACCOMMODATIONS TAX FUNDS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM (backup)

1. Consideration of third and final reading to occur July 28, 2014 2. Second reading approval occurred June 23, 2014 / Vote 11:0 3. First reading approval occurred June 9, 2014 / Vote 11:0 4. Finance Committee discussion and recommendation to approve occurred May 27, 2014 / Vote 6:0

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11.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR S REPORT

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Mr. Gary Kubic, County Administrator A. The County Channel / Broadcast Services B. South Carolina Association of Counties Outstanding Safety Achievement Award to

EMS for Anti-Theft Devices Placed on Ambulances
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PUBLIC COMMENT

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ADJOURNMENT

l eautort io- tp ( Count\\ l\ecogni es Witb ratitube ruce J Iine for being named Firefighter of the Year for 2014 by the South Carolina State Firefighters' Association due to exceptional service as the Lady's Island-St. Helena Island Fire District Chief. Chief Kline is the first two-time winner of this award, which he also won in 1999.

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Presented on this 28th day of July, 2014

Chairman Gullah Geechee PROCLAMATION

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HEREAS, the Gullah Geechee people are descendants of Africans in America from various ethnic groups of west and central Africa; and WHEREAS, brought to the New World and forced to work on the plantations of coastal

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South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida, the Gullah Geechee people have retained many aspects of their African heritage due to the geographic barriers of the coastal landscape and the strong sense of place and family of Gullah Geechee community members; and

WHEREAS, in 2006, Congress established the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Co idor, which extends from Wilmington, North Carolina to Saint Augustine, Florida and encompasses more than 12,000 square miles, as a national heritage area; and WHEREAS, people who identify Gullah or Geechee represent the many ways that Africans in America have retained and fused the traditions of Africa with the cultures they encountered both during and after captivity; and WHEREAS, a series of activities and events to honor the history and legacy of the Gullah Geechee traditions, such as the Gullah Geechee Nation International Music Movement FestivalThl, will return to Saint Helena Island to commemorate more than 150 years since the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and since Harriet Tubman joined Union forces in the Combahee River Raid, which led to celebrations of freedom in Beaufort. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Beaufort County Council hereby declares July 27 through August 2, 2014 as GULLAH GEECHEE NATION APPRECIATION WEEK Dated this 281h day of July, 2014
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D.
Paul Sommerville, Chairman

WHEREAS, brothers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane to achieve powered, sustained, heavier-than-air, controlled human flight; and WHEREAS, the Wright Flyer was first flown by Orville Wright for a length of 120 feet in

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seconds, at a speed of 6.8 miles per hour over the ground at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina in December 1903; and

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WHEREAS, President Franklin Roosevelt first established National Aviation Day in 1939 to coincide with the birthday Orville Wright, the first pilot, who was born on August 19, 1871; and

WHEREAS, aviation has revolutionized all aspects of modern world history and impacted all of our lives on a daily basis; and WHEREAS, the aviation industry in South Carolina has blossomed to include commercial carrier, military, and general aviation airports, as well as a thriving aerospace industry; and
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WHEREAS, in the fall of 196 7 local community leader Charles Fraser officially opened the Hilton Head Island Airport and the pilot of the first plane to land was golf legend Arnold Palmer; and

WHEREAS, the Beaufort County Airport was built in the 1950's and taken over by Beaufort County government in 1998 and has become known as Lady's Island Airport and nicknamed Frogmore International Airport; and
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WHEREAS, both the Hilton Head Island Airport and the Beaufort County Airport have grown and have had a significant economic impact by providing commercial, military, business and pleasure flights for the residents and visitors of Beaufort County;

NOW, 'TIIEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Beaufort County Council celebrates the development of aviation and hereby declares August 17 through August 23, 2014 as
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NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK AND SOUTH CAROLINA AVIATION WEEK

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Dated this 28th day of July, 2014

Official Proceedings County Council of Beaufort County

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The electronic and print media duly notified in accordance with the State Freedom of Information Act.

CAUCUS A caucus of the County Council of Beaufort County was held Monday, June 23, 2014 beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the Executive Conference Room of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina. ATTENDANCE

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Chairman D. Paul Sommerville, Vice Chairman Stu Rodman and Councilmen Cynthia Bensch, Rick Caporale, Gerald Dawson, Brian Flewelling, Steven Fobes, William McBride, Gerald Stewart, Roberts Tabor Vaux and Laura Von Harten.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Chairman led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. DISCUSSION ITEMS Council discussed removing two items from the consent agenda:
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Item 9B, an ordinance to adopt the 2014 Beaufort County Community Development Code with procedures to engage in a six-month and one-year evaluation and review.

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Item 9D, an ordinance to impose a One Percent Sales and Use Tax, subject to a referendum, to define the specific purpose and designate the projects for which the proceeds may be used, to provide for the maximum time for which such tax may be imposed, and to provide for the maximum amount of General Obligation Bonds to be issued in order to finance the Capital Projects.

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CALL FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Ms. Von Harten, that Council go immediately into executive session to receive legal advice relating to pending and potential claims covered by the attorney-client privilege and to discuss negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements and proposed purchase of property. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 2 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2
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EXECUTIVE SESSION

REGULAR SESSION

The regular meeting of the County Council of Beaufort County was held Monday, June 23, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m., in Council Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina. ATTENDANCE
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Chairman D. Paul Sommerville, Vice Chairman Stu Rodman and Councilmen Cynthia Bensch, Rick Caporale, Gerald Dawson, Brian Flewelling, Steven Fobes, William McBride, Gerald Stewart, Roberts Tabor Vaux and Laura Von Harten.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Chairman led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

INVOCATION

Councilman McBride gave the Invocation. The Chairman passed the gavel to the Vice Chairman in order to receive the Administrative Consent Agenda.

ADMINISTRATIVE CONSENT AGENDA

Review of Proceedings of the Regular Meeting held June 9, 2014 This item comes before Council under the Administrative Consent Agenda. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Ms. Von Harten, that Council approve the minutes of the regular meeting held June 9, 2014. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. County Administrator s Two-Week Progress Report This item comes before Council under the Administrative Consent Agenda.
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Mr. Gary Kubic, County Administrator, presented his Two-Week Progress Report, which summarized his activities from June 9, 2014 through June 20, 2014.

Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 3 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 Deputy County Administrator s Two-Week Progress Report This item comes before Council under the Administrative Consent Agenda. Mr. Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator, presented his Two-Week Progress Report, which summarized his activities from June 9, 2014 through June 20, 2014. Committee Reports Finance Committee It was moved by Mr. Caporale, as Finance Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on first reading, by title only, an ordinance to appropriate funds not to exceed 75,000 from the local (3 ) accommodations tax funds to the Santa Elena Foundation. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. Governmental Committee
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Lady s Island / St. Helena Island Fire District

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Mr. Stewart, as Governmental Committee Chairman, nominated Mr. David Townsend, representing Lady s Island, for reappointment to serve as a member of the Lady s Island / St. Helena Island Fire District.

Natural Resources Committee Southern Beaufort County Corridor Beautification Board Todd Theodore
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The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. Mr. Todd Theodore, representing the Town of Hilton Head Island, was appointed to serve as a member of the Southern Beaufort County Corridor Beautification Board after garnering the six votes required to appoint.

The Vice Chairman passed the gavel back to the Chairman in order to continue the meeting. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 4 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 PUBLIC COMMENT The Chairman recognized Mr. Ernest Lindblad, President, Windmill Harbour Property Owners Association, who asked County Council to support the issuance of a 1 sales tax referendum and let the voters decide. He feels the U.S. Highway 278 initiative to be beneficial to Windmill Harbour.

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Ms. Barbara Duggy, a resident of Windmill Harbour, expressed her concerns with the US Highway 278 Corridor, which includes Jenkins Island, due to the several dangerous areas within it. She spoke against the flyover within the corridor, but in favor of Council moving forward with a 1 sales tax referendum.

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Mr. Craig Kodat stated the process of a 1 sales tax referendum is backwards in Beaufort County. The all or nothing concept concerns him. He presented to Council the fat with the sales tax projects in question.

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Ms. Laura Fanelli spoke about the 1 sales tax projects and the School District FY 2015 budget. Tax increases, no matter how small or the justification, are still tax increases. She asked Council to separate projects that fall under state prevue and remove them from consideration. Council should turn down the School District FY 2015 budget proposal with any increase.

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Mr. David Tedder, a resident of Lady s Island, cautioned County Council not to vote on any piece of the Community Development Code, especially Planned Unit Developments. He spoke about the changes and concerns within the Code.

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Mr. Bill Evans, Chairman, Board of Education, feels the budget process is getting better. The Board of Education did not take action to make any cuts within the proposed budget. In addition, the School District did not overspend during FY 2014. Revenue did not come in as projected.

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Ms. Ann Ubelis, a resident of Lady s Island, disagreed with the Board of Education delaying action on cuts and its lack of action to be deliberate. With respect to the 1 sales tax referendum, many of the projects have nothing to do with public safety. It is a dream wish list.

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Mr. Jim Bequette, a Lady s Island resident, distributed a handout titled, Comparison of Expenses Budgeted vs. Actual for a Seven-Year Period. He spoke about past increases within the County Budget.

Ms. Leigh Woods spoke in regards to a 1 sales tax referendum and feels the selected projects are not an effective way to spend tax dollars.

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Ms. Ashley Feaster, Executive Officer, Homebuilders Association, spoke in regards to the proposed Community Development Code. She distributed a memorandum from representatives of the National Association of Home Builders expressing their concerns about the County proposed Community Development Code.

Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 5 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

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Mr. Mike Garrigan, Past-President, Windmill Harbour Association, stated the approximate 1,000 voters who live in the area of Windmill Harbour, are supportive of this Council sending the 1 sales tax referendum to the voters of Beaufort County. We have to stay ahead of the times. Growth is continuing.

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Mr. Robinson York feels the projects brought forth with the 1 sales tax referendum lack vetting by taxpayers. Many of these projects make zero sense. He discourages moving forward with a 1 sales tax referendum.

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Ms. Lynn McGee, Vice Chancellor, University of South Carolina Beaufort, spoke about the 1 sales tax referendum. The University of South Carolina Beaufort respects strong-forward looking leaders, who have set up a Commission to identify infrastructure decisions Beaufort County voters need to do now, to serve local citizens now, to position Beaufort County to diversify its economic base, to win their share of the global tourism market, and to attract new residents of all ages in the next decade and beyond. The two USCB projects within the 1 sales tax referendum are a 4,000-seat arena and a wellness/fitness complex.

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Ms. Jocelyn Staigar asked Council to send the Community Development Code back to the Natural Resources Committee to revisit the issue of Planned Unit Developments as well as the ten-foot setback.

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Mr. Nick Felix, a Hilton Head Island resident, requested Council to reconsider the budget cuts to the Island Recreation Center. The Center serves as a learn to swim center and works with infants, adults and other governmental agencies. It is the only public pool on Hilton Head Island.

MATTERS ARISING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION It was moved by Mr. Dawson, seconded by Mr. Flewelling, that Council approve the purchase of a conservation easement for property in the Burton area on Pine Gove Road in conjunction with the Marine Corps Air Station. The property is 154+/- acres and legally identified as PIN: R100 024 000 0067 0000. The easement will be purchased for a total price of 795,000 and Marine Corps Air Station will pay fifty (50 ) percent of the purchase. The source of funding is from the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Lands Perservation Program. The vote: YEAS Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. OPPOSED Mrs. Bensch. The motion passed. It was moved by Mr. Dawson, seconded by Mr. Flewelling, that Council approve the purchase of a conservation easement for property in Garden s Corner at the intersection of U.S. Highway 21 and U.S. Highway 17. The property is 323 +/- acres and legally identified as PIN: R700 020 000 0001 0000 for a total price of 895,000. The source of funding is from the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Lands Perservation Program. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. OPPOSED Mrs. Bensch and Mr. Caporale. The motion passed. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 6 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 PUBLIC HEARINGS

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AN ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM SALARY PAID TO BEAUFORT

COUNTY MAGISTRATES BY ELIMINATING PROGRESSIVE STEP PAY INCREASES

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Mr. Vaux recused himself, left the room, and was not present for any of the discussion. Mr. Vaux s wife is a County Magistrate.

The Chairman opened a public hearing at 6:06 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on an ordinance to increase the minimum salary paid to Beaufort County Magistrates by eliminating progressive step pay increases. After calling three times for public comment and receiving none, the Chairman declared the hearing closed at 6:07 p.m. It was moved by Mr. Caporale, as Finance Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on third and final reading an ordinance to increase the minimum salary paid to Beaufort County Magistrates by eliminating progressive step pay increases. Further, that effective the first full pay period, occurring after July 1, 2014, all Beaufort County Magistrates currently or subsequently appointed to office by the Beaufort County Legislative Delegation shall be paid 100 of the base salary outlined in South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 22-8- 40(B)(1)(e) regardless of their educational background or professional experience. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart and Ms. Von Harten. NAYS Mr. Dawson and Mr. McBride. ABSTAIN Mr. Vaux recused himself, left the room, and was not present for any of the discussion. Mr. Vaux s wife is a County Magistrate. The motion passed. Mr. Vaux reentered the room. FY 2014-2015 COUNTY BUDGET PROPOSAL The Chairman opened a public hearing at 6:11 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on the FY 2014-2015 County budget proposal. After calling three times for public comment and receiving none, the Chairman declared the hearing closed at 6:12 p.m. It was moved by Mr. Caporale, as Finance Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on third and final reading the FY 2014-2015 County budget as follows: County Operations 46.48 mills, Purchase of Real Property Program 4.90 mills, County Debt Service 5.48 mills, Bluffton Fire District 24.02 mills operations and 0.00 mills debt service, Burton Fire District 60.18 mills operations and 5.74 mills debt service, Daufuskie Island Fire District 54.72 mills operations and 2.00 mills debt service, Lady s Island/St. Helena Island Fire District 35.94 mills operations and 2.36 mills debt service, and Sheldon Fire District 35.82 mills operations and 2.20 mills debt service. Further, reduce the Sheriff s budget by 112,000, retain those funds in the County Administrator s budget, and withhold allocating the 87,600 until Council has a full understanding of the ramifications. Further, retain the library fines and fees within the general fund as is. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 7 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

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Fobes, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. NAYS Mr. McBride and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

FY 2014-2015 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET PROPOSAL The Chairman opened a public hearing at 6:19 p.m. to receive public comment on the FY 2014- 2015 County School District budget proposal. After calling once for public comment, the Chairman recognized Mr. Paul Roth, a member of the Board of Education, who stated he ran for office because he felt the Board of Education to be dysfunctional. The Board has made a difference. This is the best Board and the best superintendent the County has ever had. The Board of Education is asking for Council s support.

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After calling twice more for public comment and receiving none, the Chairman declared the hearing closed at 6:22 p.m.

Main motion: It was moved by Mr. Caporale, as Finance Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on third and final reading the FY 2014/2015 School District budget as follows: 97.45 mills school operations, 31.71 mills school bond debt service (principal and interest), and 114,868,815 to be derived from tax collections.
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Motion to amend by substitution: It was moved by Mr. Rodman, seconded by Mr. Flewelling, that Council substitute: (i) 101.70 mills school operations, (ii) 190,400,000 appropriated to fund school operations, and (iii) 1,025,018 to be derived from fund balance. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

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Vote on the amended motion, which is now the main motion, and includes the motion to

amend by substitution: Council approve on third and final reading the FY 2014/2015 School District budget as follows: 101.70 mills school operations, 31.71 mills school bond debt service (principal and interest), 190,400,000 appropriated to fund school operations, 1,025,018 to be derived from fund balance, and 114,868,815 to be derived from tax collections. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Vaux. NAYS Mr. Flewelling and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES, SERIES 2014A, OR SUCH OTHER APPROPRIATE SERIES DESIGNATION, OF BEAUFORT COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING
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17,100,000; FIXING THE FORM AND DETAILS OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING

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THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OR HIS LAWFULLY-AUTHORIZED DESIGNEE

TO DETERMINE CERTAIN MATTERS RELATING TO THE BONDS; PROVIDING
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FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS AND THE DISPOSITION OF THE PROCEEDS

THEREOF; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 8 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 The Chairman opened a public hearing beginning at 6:54 p.m. to receive public comment on an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds or General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2014A, or such other appropriate series designation, of Beaufort County, South Carolina, in the principal amount of not exceeding 17,100,000. After calling three times for public comment and receiving none, the Chairman declared the hearing closed at 6:55 p.m. It was moved by Mr. Caporale, as Finance Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on third and final reading an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds or General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2014A, or such other appropriate series designation, of Beaufort County, South Carolina, in the principal amount of not exceeding 17,100,000, fixing the form and details of the bonds; authorizing the County Administrator or his lawfully-authorized designee to determine certain matters relating to the bonds; providing for the payment of the bonds and the disposition of the proceeds thereof; and other matters relating thereto. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF TAXABLE OR TAX-EXEMPT

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GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND

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ANTICIPATION NOTES, SERIES 2014B, OR SUCH OTHER APPROPRIATE SERIES

DESIGNATION, OF BEAUFORT COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, IN THE PRINCIPAL

AMOUNT OF NOT EXCEEDING 2,350,000; FIXING THE FORM AND DETAILS OF

THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR OR HIS LAWFULLY-AUTHORIZED DESIGNEE TO DETERMINE CERTAIN MATTERS
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RELATING TO THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS

AND THE DISPOSITION OF THE PROCEEDS THEREOF; AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO The Chairman opened a public hearing beginning at 6:56 p.m. to receive public comment on an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds or General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2014B, or such other appropriate series designation, of Beaufort County, South Carolina, in the principal amount of not exceeding 2,350,000. After calling three times for public comment and receiving none, the Chairman declared the hearing closed at 6:57 p.m. It was moved by Mr. Caporale, as Finance Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on third and final reading an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds or General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2014B, or such other appropriate series designation, of Beaufort County, South Carolina, in the principal amount of not exceeding 2,350,000, fixing the form and details of the bonds; authorizing the County Administrator or his lawfully-authorized designee to determine certain matters relating to the bonds; providing for the payment of the bonds and the disposition of the proceeds thereof; and other matters relating thereto. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 9 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2
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Mr. Fobes, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

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AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PLACEMENT OF A QUESTION ON THE

OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED NOVEMBER 4, 2014, CONCERNING A PROPOSITION AUTHORIZING BEAUFORT

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COUNTY TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO ACQUIRE LANDS FOR

LIMITED DEVELOPMENT OR PRESERVATION PURPOSES AND TO PAY CERTAIN COSTS AND DEBT SERVICE RELATED THERETO (RURAL AND CRITICAL LANDS PROGRAM) At the June 9, 2014 meeting, Council approved a motion to amend by deletion the language or reasonable and responsible economic development from the referendum question. Seven members of Council voted in favor of the amendment. However, Council did not take up the main motion, as amended, due to the expiration of the June 9, 2014 session of Council.
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Vote on the amended motion, which is now the main motion, and includes the motion to

amend by deletion: It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, as Natural Resources Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on first reading, by title only, an ordinance authorizing the placement of a question on the official ballot for the General Election to be conducted November 4, 2014, concerning a proposition authorizing Beaufort County to issue General Obligation Bonds to acquire lands for limited development or preservation purposes and to pay certain costs and debt service related thereto. Further, voting on this motion is with the clear understanding that language from the ordinance of Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Review Board will be properly inserted at second reading. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. OPPOSED Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale and Mr. Dawson. The motion passed.
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AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS NOT TO EXCEED 50,000 FROM THE

LOCAL (3 ) ACCOMMODATIONS TAX FUNDS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA

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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM

This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the May 27, 2014 meeting of the Finance Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council approve on second reading an ordinance to appropriate funds not to exceed 50,000 from the local (3 ) accommodations tax funds to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. A public hearing will be held Monday, July 28, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 10 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE BEAUFORT COUNTY CODE, ARTICLE V, SECTION 46-151 THROUGH SECTION 46 163 OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ORDINANCE This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 16, 2014 meeting of the Governmental Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council approve on first reading text amendments to the Beaufort County Code, Article V, Section 46-151 through Section 46 163 of the Hazardous Materials Ordinance. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.
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RECYCLABLES COLLECTION AND PROCESSING SERVICES FOR BEAUFORT

COUNTY This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 16, 2014 meeting of the Public Facilities Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council award a contract to Waste Management of South Carolina, Inc. in the amount of 1,050,000 for recyclables collection and processing services, effective August 1, 2014 for an initial three-year term ending July 31, 2017, with two additional one-year contract renewal options for a potential five-year contract. Funding is from Account 10001340-61167, Solid Waste and Recycling Recycling Services. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE UNFIT DWELLINGS AND UNSAFE BUILDINGS WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF BEAUFORT COUNTY, TO PROVIDE
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FOR THE ENFORCEMENT THEREOF, AND MATTERS RELATED THERETO

This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 16, 2014 meeting of the Public Facilities Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council approve on first reading an ordinance to regulate unfit dwellings and unsafe buildings within the unincorporated areas of Beaufort County, to provide for enforcement thereof, and matters related thereto. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 11 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 SCDOT QUALITY ASSURANCE OVERSIGHT SERVICES ON S.C. HIGHWAY 170 WIDENING, BOUNDARY STREET STREETSCAPE/TIGER GRANT, AND BLUFFTON PARKWAY PHASE 5A SEGMENT 2 U.S. HIGHWAY 278 FLYOVER

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BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE AMOUNT OF 34,757.31

This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 16, 2014 meeting of the Public Facilities Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council approve the payment of SCDOT quality assurance oversight services on the S.C. Highway 170 Widening, Boundary Street Streetscape/TIGER Grant, and Bluffton Parkway Phase 5A Segment 2 U.S. Highway 278 Flyover Bridges construction projects in the amount of 34,757.31. The funding source for invoice 416384 is from each project s 1 Sales Tax Road Improvement Program Accounts 33403-54500 SC Highway 170, 47030011-54503 Boundary Street, and 33401-54500 Bluffton Parkway Phase 5. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. SCDOT QUALITY ASSURANCE OVERSIGHT SERVICES ON S.C. HIGHWAY 170 WIDENING, BOUNDARY STREET STREETSCAPE/TIGER GRANT, AND BLUFFTON PARKWAY PHASE 5A SEGMENT 2 U.S. HIGHWAY 278 FLYOVER

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BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE AMOUNT OF 82,458.55

This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 16, 2014 meeting of the Public Facilities Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council approve the payment of SCDOT quality assurance oversight services on the S.C. Highway 170 Widening, Boundary Street Streetscape/TIGER Grant, and Bluffton Parkway Phase 5A Segment 2 U.S. Highway 278 Flyover Bridges construction projects in the amount of 82,458.55. The funding source for invoice 416385 is from each project s 1 Sales Tax Road Improvement Program Accounts 33403-54500 SC Highway 170, 47030011-54503 Boundary Street, and 33401-54500 Bluffton Parkway Phase 5. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. AN ORDINANCE DECLARING CERTAIN COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTIES AS SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZING COUNTY ADMINISTRATION TO DISPOSE OF THE

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PROPERTIES IN A MANNER BENEFICIAL TO THE COUNTY

This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 23, 2014 meeting of the Community Services Committee. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council approve on first reading an ordinance declaring certain county-owned properties as surplus and authorizing County Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 12 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 Administration to dispose of the properties in a manner beneficial to the County. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. AVIATION FUEL SERVICES FOR LADY S ISLAND AIRPORT, BEAUFORT

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COUNTY/ARW

This item comes before Council under the Consent Agenda. Discussion occurred at the June 23, 2014 work session of the Finance and Governmental Committees. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Dawson, that Council award a contract to Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc., New Bern, North Carolina, in the amount of 1,080,000 (annual cost per year of 360,000), effective July 1, 2014 for an initial three-year term ending June 30, 2017 with two one-year extension options at the sole discretion of the County for a potential five-year contract. Funding will come from Account 51000011-5800, Lady s Island Airport Operations, Purchases-Fuels/Lubes. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT TALBERT BRIGHT / WORK AUTHORIZATIONS / HILTON HEAD ISLAND AIRPORT/HXD APPROVED AIRPORT MASTER PLAN
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Without objection from Council, the Chairman removed this item from the agenda.

No additional detail provided

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AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE 2014 BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY

No additional detail provided

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DEVELOPMENT CODE WITH PROCEDURES TO ENGAGE IN A SIX MONTH AND

ONE YEAR EVALUATION AND REVIEW It was moved by Mr. Vaux, seconded by Mrs. Bensch, that Council retain Planned Unit Development as a separate section in Division 2.3, Traditional Community Plans. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Fobes and Mr. Vaux. NAYS Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart and Ms. Von Harten. The motion failed. It was moved by Mr. Flewelling, seconded by Mr. Vaux, that Council postpone consideration of second reading until the August 11, 2014 meeting of Council. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 13 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2
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MOTION TO EXTEND

It was moved by Ms. Von Harten, seconded by Mr. Flewelling, that Council extend beyond 8:00 p.m. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed. AN ORDINANCE TO IMPOSE A ONE PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX, SUBJECT
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TO A REFERENDUM, WITHIN BEAUFORT COUNTY, PURSUANT TO THE

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CAPITAL PROJECT SALES TAX ACT, S.C. CODE ANN. 4-10-300, ET SEQ.; TO

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DEFINE THE SPECIFIC PURPOSES AND DESIGNATE THE PROJECTS FOR

WHICH THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX MAY BE USED; TO PROVIDE THE MAXIMUM TIME FOR WHICH SUCH TAX MAY BE IMPOSED; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO BE ISSUED IN

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ORDER TO FINANCE THE CAPITAL PROJECTS AUTHORIZED HEREUNDER

SUCH BONDS TO BE PAYABLE FROM, AND SECURED BY, THE CAPITAL
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PROJECT SALES AND USE TAX AUTHORIZED HEREBY AS WELL AS THE FULL

FAITH, CREDIT AND TAXING POWER OF BEAUFORT COUNTY; TO PROVIDE
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THE MAXIMUM COST OF THE PROJECTS OR FACILITIES FUNDED FROM THE

PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX OR BONDS AND THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF NET

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PROCEEDS TO BE RAISED BY SUCH TAX FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF

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SUCH PROJECTS OR FOR THE PAYMENT OF DEBT SERVICE ON ANY BONDS

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ISSUED TO PAY SUCH COSTS; TO PROVIDE FOR A COUNTYWIDE

REFERENDUM AND TO PRESCRIBE THE CONTENTS OF THE BALLOT QUESTION IN SUCH REFERENDUM; TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE IMPOSITION OF SUCH TAX AND CONDITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS ON THE
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USE OF SUCH TAX REVENUE; TO ESTABLISH THE PRIORITY, AND

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EXCEPTIONS THERETO, IN WHICH THE NET PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX, IF

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APPROVED IN A REFERENDUM, ARE TO BE EXPENDED FOR THE PROJECTS

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AND PURPOSES STATED; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF SUCH

REFERENDUM BY THE BEAUFORT COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF SUCH TAX, IF APPROVED; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF SUCH TAX; AND TO
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PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO

It was moved by Mr. Stewart, as Governmental Committee Chairman (no second required), that Council approve on first reading an ordinance to impose a One Percent Sales and Use Tax, subject to a referendum, within Beaufort County, pursuant to the Capital Project Sales Tax Act, S.C. Code Ann. 4-10-300, et seq.; to define the specific purposes and designate the projects for which the proceeds of such tax may be used; to provide the maximum time for which such tax may be imposed; to provide for the maximum amount of General Obligation Bonds to be issued in order to finance the capital projects authorized hereunder such bonds to be payable from, and secured by, the Capital Project Sales and Use Tax authorized hereby as well as the full faith, credit and taxing power of Beaufort County; to provide the maximum cost of the projects or facilities funded from the proceeds of such tax or bonds and the maximum amount of net Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 14 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 proceeds to be raised by such tax for the payment of the cost of such projects or for the payment of debt service on any bonds issued to pay such costs; to provide for a countywide referendum and to prescribe the contents of the ballot question in such referendum; to provide conditions precedent to the imposition of such tax and conditions or restrictions on the use of such tax revenue; to establish the priority, and exceptions thereto, in which the net proceeds of such tax, if approved in a referendum, are to be expended for the projects and purposes stated; to provide for the conduct of such referendum by the Beaufort County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, to provide for the administration of such tax, if approved; to provide for the payment of such tax; and to provide for other matters relating thereto. The vote: YEAS Mr. Dawson, Mr. McBride, Mr. Stewart and Ms. Von Harten. NAYS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. Rodman and Mr. Sommerville. The motion failed. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR S REPORT The County Channel / Broadcast Services
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Mr. Gary Kubic, County Administrator, stated The County Channel has all programs, events and meetings available to watch online, on-demand at www.bcgov.net. The County Channel produced a video feature of a Day in the Life of Parks and Leisure Services Department. The County Channel, in partnership with the Beaufort County School District, has produced a video feature on the play If you see something, say something. This is an anti-bully themed play, written, produced, and performed by students at Beaufort High School.

The County Channel is gearing up for more coverage of Dixie League sports. This year Oscar Frazier Park will host the Dixie Girls South Carolina State Softball Tournament. The County Channel will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the entire tournament. This helps promote our facilities, and showcases the games for those unable to watch them in person. Adopt-a-Highway Group of Year Presentation to Kiwanis Club of Beaufort
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Mr. Michael Murphy, Chairperson, Keep Beaufort County Board, presented the Kiwanis Club of Beaufort with the Group of the Year award provided through Palmetto Pride for their excellent service to our County. The Kiwanis Club, along with more than 100 other groups, picks up litter from our highways as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program sponsored by SCDOT and Palmetto Pride. Mr. Murphy noted statistics of the program s almost 35 years of success in reducing litter from our highways and waterways.

Construction Project Updates

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Mr. Scott Grooms, Broadcast Services Manager, narrated a video highlighting the construction status of the S.C. Highway 170 and Bluffton Parkway 5A projects.

Minutes Beaufort County Council June 23, 2014 Page 15 ____________ To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2 PUBLIC COMMENT There were no requests to speak during public comment.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

It was moved by Mr. Fobes, seconded by Mrs. Bensch, that Council go immediately into executive session to receive legal advice relating to pending and potential claims covered by the attorney-client privilege and to discuss negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements and proposed purchase of property. The vote: YEAS - Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. OPPOSED Mr. Flewelling. The motion passed. ADJOURNMENT Ratified: MemorandumMemorandumMemorandumMemorandum
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DATE: July 25, 2014

TO: County Council

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FROM: Gary Kubic, County Administrator Gary Kubic

SUBJ: County Administrator s Progress Report The following is a summary of activities that took place June 23, 2014 through July 25, 2014: Employee orientation Staff conference call re: Boundary Street project Community Services Committee meeting Work session of Finance and Governmental Committees Caucus
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County Council meeting

Meeting with Attorney Wes Jones Meeting with Councilman Rick Caporale and Chuck Laine re: Animal Shelter Meeting with John Reed and staff Development Agreement Subcommittee (Cherokee Farms) meeting Personal leave Staff meeting re: Malphrus Road / Bluffton Parkway intersection estimate Meeting with Chief Magistrate Larry McElynn

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County Council

Conference call with staff re: County financials Meeting with Matt McWhorter re: SC Department of Commerce multi-media program Staff meeting re: Review video/ photos of Bluffton Parkway Phase 5A Flyover project Meeting with Pastor Johnny Brown re: Future County development in the Buck Island area Guest speaker Kiwanis Club at Golden Corral, Beaufort Independence Day holiday No scheduled meetings

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Tour of Disabilities and Special Needs Cottage Walk residential facility

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Meeting with Deputy County Administrator Bryan Hill

Meeting with Weston Newton, State Representative; Monica Spells, Compliance Officer:
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and Scott Grooms, Director of Broadcast Services re: Water Quality documentary

Meeting with Dick Farmer, Chairman of Atax Board, and staff re: Atax application process Staff meeting re: Spanish Moss Trail encroachment permit - Many M's
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Meeting with Deputy County Administrator Bryan Hill

Staff meeting re: Stormwater MS4 designation
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County Council

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July 11 th (Continued)

Staff meeting re: New Animal Shelter Control facility Meeting with Dean Moss Meeting with Aaron Crosby and Brian McCarthy of Daufuskie Island; Tony Criscitiello, Division Director, Planning and Development; Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator;

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and Josh Gruber, County Attorney re: Economic Development for Daufuskie Island /

Town Center Meeting with staff and Bluffton Fire District representatives re: Bluffton Fire District unfunded medical benefit program / liability Conference call with staff re: Magnetometer contract award Meeting with staff and Howell Gibson Hughes representatives Meeting with Kim Statler, Director of Lowcountry Economic Alliance; Berl Davis, new
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CEO of Palmetto Electric; and Josh Gruber, County Attorney re: Projects / Vision for

Myrtle Park Staff meeting re: SC 170 pond County Assessor monthly meeting Staff meeting re: GSA / Federal Courthouse RFP Meeting with Ernie Lindblad and Mike Garrigan, of Windmill Harbour, and Councilman Rick Caporale County /Town of Bluffton bimonthly meeting with Paul Sommerville, Chairman, County Council; Anthony Barrett, Bluffton Town Manager; Lisa Sulka, Mayor, Town of Bluffton; and Marc Orlando, Deputy Town Manager, Town of Bluffton re: Town / County issues Meeting with Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator, and Scott Marshall, Director of PALS re: PALS Staff meeting re: Developing a Transportation Improvement Plan for Beaufort County
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County Council

Meeting with County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville

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Follow-up conference call with staff re: Boundary Street project update

Meeting with Morris Campbell, Director of Community Services; Mitzi Wagner, Director

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of Disabilities and Special Needs (DSN); and Bill Love, Deputy Director re: Disabilities

and Special Needs County / Town of Hilton Head Island bimonthly meeting with Paul Sommerville, County Town issues

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Meeting with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials in Atlanta, Georgia re:

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Hilton Head Island Airport issues

Personal leave Personal leave Memorandum
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DATE: July 25, 2014

TO: County Council FROM: Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator SUBJECT: Deputy County Administrator's Progress Report The following is a summary of activities that took place June 23, 2014 through July 25, 2014: Telephone conference with Rob McFee, Engineering Infrastructure re: Boundary Street Project Telephone conference with Gary Kubic, County Administrator and Joshua Gruber, County Attorney Community Services Committee Joint Meeting of Finance and Governmental Committees

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County Council

PLD PLD PLD PLD Beaufort Hours A.M. Bluffton Hours P.M.

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Attend HHI Airport Expansion - Eminent Domain Meeting

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:expansion, airport, commercial, and eminent domain

Attend Malphrus Road / Bluffton Parkway Intersection Meeting

Telephone Conference with Ben Jones, Thomas Hutton and Joshua Gruber, County Attorney re: SC 170 Project Attend United Way Board Meeting

Tagged Passions:legal and streets

Meet with Eric Larson, Stormwater Director and Joshua Gruber, County Attorney

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:legal and stormwater

Meet with Eric Larson, Stormwater Director

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:stormwater

Conference Call Regarding PALS Financials with Gary Kubic, County Administrator and

Alan Eisenman, Finance Attend Home Consortium Compliance Meeting with Chris Bickley, LCOG, Morris Campbell, Community Services Director, Charles Atkinson, Building Codes Director, and Monica Spells, Compliance Officer Meet with Morris Campbell, Community Services Director and Mitzi Wagner, DSN Director re: DSN Housing Opportunities Bluffton Hours CLOSED Meet with Alicia Holland, CFO Meet with Joshua Gruber, County Attorney Bluffton Hours Bluffton Hours Meet with Gary Kubic, County Administrator Meet with Gary Kubic, County Administrator, Eric Larson, Stormwater Dirctor, Chuck Atkinson, Building Codes, Director and Alicia Holland, CFO Bluffton Hours Meet with Paul Sommerville, County Council Chairman, and Gary Kubic, County Administrator re: Capital Project Sales Tax Meet with Gary Kubic, County Administrator Attend MS4 Designation Meeting Meet with Jim Minor, Solid Waster Director Meet with Gary Kubic, County Administrator, Joshua Gruber and Allison Coppage,
Tagged Passions:finance, council, legal, sale, taxes, Taxes, capital spending, Capital Spending, services, administrator, compliance, building codes, stormwater, and housing

County Attorneys, Phil Foot, Public Safety Director, Rob McFee, Engineering

Infrastructure, Colin Kinton, Traffic Control and Tallulah Trice, BCAS re: Development of New Animal Shelter Control Facility Attend Opening Ceremony for Dixie Girls Softball Tournament DA Meeting Meet with Jon Rembold, Airports Director Meet with Ed Hughes, Assessor

Tagged Passions:legal, facility, airport, development, public safety, animal control, Development, and traffic

Attend Meeting re: Economic Development for Daufuskie Island /Town Center with

Gary Kubic, County Administrator, Joshua Gruber, County Attorney, Anthony Criscitiello, Planning Director, Aaron Crosby and Brian McCarthy Attend Bluffton Fire District Retiree's Discussion with Gary Kubic, County
Tagged Passions:planning, legal, economic development, retirement, development, fire departments and districts, Development, and administrator

Administrator, Joshua Gruber, County Attorney, Alicia Holland, CFO, and Suzanne

Gregory, Employee Services Announce for Dixie Girls Softball Tournament Bluffton Hours Meet with Chief Thompson, Bluffton Fire District Announce for Dixie Girls Softball Tournament
Tagged Passions:legal, fire departments and districts, services, and administrator

Meeting re: SC 170 Pond with Gary Kubic, County Administrator, Rob McFee,

Tagged Passions:administrator

Engineering Infrastructure, and Eric Larson, Stormwater Director

Meet with Ed Hughes re: 2015 Budget Meet with Monica Spells, Compliance Officer and Alicia Holland, CFO re: Home Consortium Compliance Conference Call re: GSA / Federal Courthouse RFP Announce for Dixie Girls Softball Tournament Bluffton Hours Meet with Sam Bennett, Eagles Field Representative Announce for Dixie Girls Softball Tournament

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, budget, compliance, and stormwater

Attend PALS Monthly Meeting with Gary Kubic, County Administrator and Scott

Marshall, PALS Director
Tagged Passions:administrator

Attend Meeting re: Development of a Transportation Improvement Plan for Beaufort

County with Gary Kubic, County Administrator, Rob McFee, Engineering Infrastructure, Colin Kinton, Traffic Engineering and Tony Criscitiello, Planning
Tagged Passions:planning, development, transportation, Development, administrator, and traffic

Meet with Phil Foot, Public Safety Director

Meet with Alicia Holland, CFO Announce for Dixie Girls Softball Tournament Conference Call with Gary Kubic, County Administrator and Joshua Gruber, County Attorney Meet with Alicia Holland, CFO Conference Call with Fitch Ratings

Tagged Passions:legal, public safety, and administrator

Conference Call re: Boundary Street Project

Attend Agenda Review Meet with Chief Thompson, Bluffton Fire Department Bluffton Hours Attend FAA Conference in Atlanta with Gary Kubic, County Administrator, Joshua Gruber, County Attorney and Jon Rembold, Airports Director

Tagged Passions:legal, airport, streets, fire departments and districts, and administrator

Attend Southern Beaufort County Corridor Beautification Board Meeting

Attend Camp Treasure Chest Open House Bluffton Hours Attend United Way Board Retreat COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
Tagged Passions:services and corridor

The electronic and print media duly notified in

No additional detail provided

accordance with the State Freedom of Information Act.

The Community Services Committee met Monday, June 23, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Executive Conference Room of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, South Carolina. ATTENDANCE Chairman William McBride, Vice Chairman Tabor Vaux, and Committee members Rick Caporale,
Tagged Passions:streets, services, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Gerald Dawson, Steve Fobes and Laura Von Harten. Non-committee members Cynthia Bensch,

Brian Flewelling, Paul Sommerville and Jerry Stewart present. (Paul Sommerville, as County Council Chairman, serves as an ex-officio member of each standing committee of Council and is entitled to vote.) County staff: Morris Campbell, Division Director-Community Services; Allison Coppage, Assistant County Attorney; Joshua Gruber, County Attorney; Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator; Gary Kubic, County Administrator; Scott Marshall, Parks and Leisure Services Director; Mitzi Wagner, Disabilities and Special Needs Director; and Wlodek Zaryczny, Library Director.

Tagged Passions:council, legal, services, parks, administrator, and library

Public: Peggy Martin, Library Board of Trustees, and Robin Townsend, Daufuskie Island.

Media: Joe Croley, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, and Zach Murdaugh, The Beaufort Gazette/The Island Packet.
Tagged Passions:hotel and library

Councilman William McBride chaired the meeting.

ACTION ITEMS

1.
An Ordinance to Declare Certain County-Owned Properties as Surplus and

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:ordinance and surplus

Authorizing County Administration to Dispose of the Properties in a Manner

Beneficial to the County

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit

http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Morris Campbell, Division Director Community Services, reviewed

this item with the Committee. This is a request to sell the following three properties: Disabilities and Special Needs Community Training Home, 429 Broad River Boulevard, Burton

Tagged Passions:streets, services, and training

Minutes - Community Services Committee

Page 2 of 3 Disabilities and Special Needs Community Training Home, 1603 Ivy Lane, Beaufort
Tagged Passions:services and training

Leroy Browne Health Clinic, a 10-acre tract, Ball Park Road, St. Helena Island

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:health, streets, and parks

Proceeds from the sale of the Broad River and Ivy Lane properties will help purchase

Tagged Passions:sale and purchasing

replacement units. Proceeds from the sale of Health Clinic will go into the County General

Fund.

Tagged Passions:health and sale

Motion: It was moved by Mr. Caporale, seconded by Ms. Von Harten, that Committee

approve and recommend Council approve on first reading, by title only, an ordinance authorizing the County Administrator to sell three properties: Disabilities and Special Needs Community Training Home, 429 Broad River Boulevard, Burton; Disabilities and Special Needs Community
Tagged Passions:ordinance, council, streets, training, and administrator

Training Home, 1603 Ivy Lane, Beaufort; and Leroy Browne Health Clinic Ball Park Road, St.

Helena Island upon such terms and conditions prudent and in the best interest of the citizens of

Tagged Passions:health, streets, training, and parks

Beaufort County. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr.

Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

Recommendation: Council approve on first reading, by title only, an ordinance

authorizing the County Administrator to sell three properties: Disabilities and Special Needs Community Training Home, 429 Broad River Boulevard, Burton; Disabilities and Special Needs Community Training Home, 1603 Ivy Lane, Beaufort; and Leroy Browne Health Clinic Ball Park Road, St. Helena Island upon such terms and conditions prudent and in the best interest of the citizens of Beaufort County.
Tagged Passions:health, ordinance, council, streets, training, parks, and administrator

2.
Report / Parks and Leisure Services Activities

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:services and parks

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit

http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Scott Marshall, Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) Director, provided

the Committee with an overview of PALS Activities. He reviewed the four functional areas of

Tagged Passions:services and parks

PALS: Athletics, Aquatics, Enrichment Programs, and Special Events.

Athletics consists of both youth and adult athletics, including activities such as baseball, basketball, soccer, football, cheerleading, softball, tennis, and lacrosse.

Tagged Passions:events, program, youth, and athletics

Aquatics - includes three indoor year-round pools, and one outdoor pool open only during

summer months. Open swim, lap swim, and swim lessons are available at all pools. Aquatics

training / programming includes lifeguard training, learn-to-swim classes, Mommy and Me

classes, Infant Self Rescue training, collaboration with the School District to teach basic water
Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, beach, water, training, and education

safety to second and third graders, and water aerobic classes are offered at all three indoor pool

locations. Enrichment Programs - includes After School, Summer Camp, and Seniors. Special Events - includes a Halloween carnival and haunted house, Dixie Ponytails 2013
Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, seniors, events, program, water, education, and recreation

World Series, 2013 State Soccer Tournament, and 2014 State Basketball Tournament.

Upcoming events include Dixie Softball South Carolina State Tournament, Dixie Boys Baseball

Tagged Passions:events

Regional Tournament, and Dixie Boys 2015 World Series.

No additional detail provided

Minutes - Community Services Committee

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Tagged Passions:services

Current challenges and constraints of PALS include:

Part-time staffing Condition of aquatic facilities Limited maintenance resources Expired formal agreements Impact fees Competing providers
Tagged Passions:human resources

Lack of community programming

Recreational service delivery model
Tagged Passions:recreation

Mr. Marshall also provided the Committee with an overview of recent achievements that

included a new website, new Tennis and Lacrosse Programs. Pending initiatives include Tyler Parks and Recreation module, Program evaluation, Wesley Felix Ballpark renovation, Buckwalter Regional Park expansion, Athletic partnerships with Beaufort County School District, Learn-to-

Tagged Passions:expansion, program, parks, education, athletics, and recreation

Kayak Program, and Strategic Planning. The PALS Board is in the process of putting together a

Strategic Plan. Eventually, it will yield great results. PALS needs a standardized program-service provider agreement and revised fee schedule. PALS will be coming back before the Committee requesting approval of a standardized agreement. The County fee schedule is different from that of the Island Recreation Center and School District. This inconsistency causes conflict. The current fee schedule has been in place since 2012. It needs

Tagged Passions:planning, strategic, program, boating, education, and recreation

review. The aquatics fee schedule needs review due to inconsistencies. There needs to be a review

of an adequate late pick-up fee for summer camp and after school programs. Committee members viewed a video titled A Day in the Life of PALS. Status: Information purposes only.
Tagged Passions:program, education, and recreation

3.
Presentation / Library of the Future

Tagged Passions:library

Status: Due to time constraints, this presentation will occur at the July 28, 2014

Committee meeting. COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE

Tagged Passions:services

The electronic and print media duly notified in accordance with the State Freedom of Information Act.

The Community Services Committee met Tuesday, May 27, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room of the Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, South Carolina. ATTENDANCE Chairman William McBride, Vice Chairman Tabor Vaux, and Committee members Rick Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Steve Fobes and Laura Von Harten. Non-committee members Cynthia Bensch, Brian Flewelling, Stewart Rodman, Paul Sommerville and Jerry Stewart present. (Paul Sommerville, as County Council Chairman, serves as an ex-officio member of each standing committee of Council and is entitled to vote.) County staff: Morris Campbell, Division Director-Community Services; Allison Coppage, Assistant County Attorney; Joshua Gruber, County Attorney; Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator; Alicia Holland, Chief Financial Officer; Gary Kubic, County Administrator; Shannon Loper, Parks and Leisure Services Deputy Director; Scott Marshall, Parks and Leisure Services Director; and Monica Spells, Compliance Officer. Public: Leah Arnold, Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Program Director; Bubba Gillis, President, Hilton Head Island Recreation Association; and Frank Soule, Executive Director, Hilton Head Island Recreation Association. Media: Joe Croley, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

Tagged Passions:finance, council, legal, hotel, services, program, parks, administrator, compliance, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), library, and recreation

Councilman William McBride chaired the meeting.

ACTION ITEMS

1.
Consideration / Daufuskie Island Ferry Transportation Services for Beaufort

County and Beaufort County School District

Tagged Passions:Public Transit, transportation, services, education, ferry, and FERRY

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Morris Campbell, Division Director Community Services, reviewed this item with the Committee. Beaufort County issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified vendors capable of providing ferry services for Daufuskie Island residents and Beaufort County School District students. The intent of the RFP is to select the most qualified, responsive and

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, Public Transit, services, education, ferry, FERRY, and students

Minutes - Community Services Committee May 27, 2014 Page 2 of 5

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responsible vendor whose schedule of service, support, and price are in the best interest of Beaufort County and Beaufort County School District. The scope of services requires the selected vendor(s) to provide a complete, efficient ferry service, including the necessary labor, supervision, equipment, licenses, and insurance.

On March 19, 2014, Beaufort County received two responses to the RFP from the following
Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, equipment, Public Transit, services, insurance, education, license, ferry, and FERRY

vendors: J W of Greenwood, South Carolina and Haig Point. The evaluation committee reviewed both responses. After review and consideration of the RFP evaluation criteria scoring, the evaluation committee recommended Haig Point to provide ferry services for the Beaufort County School District students, Beaufort County Fire, EMS, and staff. The evaluation committee recommended J W of Greenwood to provide ferry services for Daufuskie Island residents and property owners.

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, Public Transit, services, property, EMS, education, ferry, FERRY, and students

Motion: It was moved by Mr. Vaux, seconded by Mr. Fobes, that Committee approve and recommend Council award contracts to: (i) J W of Greenwood in the amount of 241,200 to provide ferry services for Daufuskie Island residents and property owners and (ii) Haig Point in the amount of 145,000 to provide ferry services for the Beaufort County School District students, Beaufort County Fire, EMS, and staff. Both contracts will be for an initial two-year term beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2016 with three, one-year contract renewal options for a potential five-year contracts. Funding will come from Account 25460011-55540, Daufuskie Ferry Transportation. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Caporale, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. ABSENT - Mr. Dawson. The motion passed.

Tagged Passions:funding, council, contract, Public Transit, transportation, services, property, EMS, education, ferry, FERRY, and students

Recommendation: Council award contracts to: (i) J W of Greenwood in the amount of 241,200 to provide ferry services for Daufuskie Island residents and property owners and (ii) Haig Point in the amount of 145,000 to provide ferry services for the Beaufort County School District students, Beaufort County Fire, EMS, and staff. Both contracts will be for an initial two-year term beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2016 with three, one-year contract renewal options for a potential five-year contracts. Funding will come from Account 25460011-55540, Daufuskie Ferry Transportation.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:funding, council, contract, Public Transit, transportation, services, property, EMS, education, ferry, FERRY, and students

2.
Consideration of Reappointments and Appointments

Foster Care Review Board

Tagged Passions:appointments

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit

http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Motion: It was moved by Mr. Vaux, seconded by Ms. Von Harten, that Committee

approve and recommend Council nominate Joyce Hall to serve as a member of the Foster Care Review Board. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.
Tagged Passions:council

Motion: It was moved by Mr. Vaux, seconded by Ms. Von Harten, that Committee approve and recommend Council reappoint Linda Cecil to serve as a member of the Foster Care Review Board. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

Tagged Passions:council and appointments

Minutes - Community Services Committee May 27, 2014 Page 3 of 5

Tagged Passions:services

Recommendation: Council nominate Joyce Hall for appointment and Linda Cecil for

reappointment to serve as members of the Foster Care Review Board. INFORMATION ITEM

Tagged Passions:council and appointments

3.
Consideration / Employee Cost of Living Adjustment

No additional detail provided

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Committee Chairman William McBride provided an overview of this item. During the annual planning meeting (retreat) he brought forth the issue of an employee cost of living adjustment (COLA) as a priority, yet it was never discussed. You cannot continue to reduce your workforce and expect employees to take on more responsibilities without recognizing an appropriate cost of living adjustment.

Tagged Passions:planning, recognition, and workforce

Motion: It was moved by Ms. Von Harten, seconded by Mr. Vaux, that Community Services Committee recommend administration move forward with a 1 employee cost of living adjustment (COLA) for FY2014/2015.

Mr. Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator, informed the Committee that the Town of Port Royal is issuing a 1 COLA, the Town of Bluffton has a 3 merit adjustment, the Town of Hilton Head Island a 3 merit adjustment, and he is unsure what the State has approved at this time. Mr. Kubic noted the proposed budget is balanced and it relies on 725,000 in reserves with no ad valorem tax increase. The choices available to Council to satisfy any additional expense are the application of additional reserves, consideration of ad valorem taxes, reduction is Departments allocations, or any combination therein.
Tagged Passions:council, budget, taxes, Taxes, hotel, services, administrator, and ad valorem

The vote: YEAS - Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. NAYS - Mr. Caporale. ABSENT - Mr. Dawson. The motion passed.

No additional detail provided

Status: Administration to consider a 1 employee cost of living adjustment for FY 2014/2015.

No additional detail provided

4.
Presentation / Hilton Head Island Recreation Association

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:hotel and recreation

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Frank Soule, Executive Director-Hilton Head Island Recreation Association, presented an overview of the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association. He reviewed with the Committee the history of the Association, the relationship the Association has

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:hotel, history, and recreation

Minutes - Community Services Committee May 27, 2014 Page 4 of 5

Tagged Passions:services

with both the Town of Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County. Mr. Soule provided a program overview and the value the Association provides to the community as well as an overview of the participation visits in 2013, which amounted to 261,574, as well as a growth chart from years 2012 and 2013. The budgeted revenues for FY 2014/2015 totaled 1,908,428. The breakdown of such totals is as follows: 1,064,150 from Program, Community Events and Fundraising, 629,278 from the Town of Hilton Head, 80,000 from PALS Program Support, and 135,000 from PALS Pool Operation Support. The Association is requesting Council to approve the following amounts for FY 2015: Pool Operation 135,000 and Program Support 80,000. This request does not contain an increase over the current year funding.

Status: Information only. 5. Update / Request to Establish a Community / Human Relations Council in Beaufort County
Tagged Passions:funding, council, budget, hotel, events, program, fundraising, and growth

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Joshua Gruber, County Attorney, updated the Committee on this item. Some time ago, a group of individuals came forward to the Committee requesting that Council undertake an exercise to form a local Human Relations Council. The South Carolina Code of Regulations states that a local community relations council can be formed one of two ways: (i) through direct action of a local government entity such as a mayor, town council, or county council, or (ii) through the participation of 15 citizens agreeing to be on the commission. Without having many details about the undertakings of this organization, he has two concerns. The first being that this entity will be providing mediation services which he would be concerned with Council endorsing one entity to provide such service. There are a number of entities and agencies providing such services. He cautioned Council in supporting one, in exclusion of the others. In addition, in doing research, he found that one or more of the other Community Relations Council formed around the state, solicit donations. He has concern with Council supporting an agency that is soliciting financing from the public. Since the entity can take action, without the action of Council, he recommends they take that route.
Tagged Passions:regulation, council, legal, boards and commissions, donation, Donation, and services

Motion: It was moved by Ms. Von Harten, seconded by Mr. Vaux, that Community Services Committee table the motion to establish a Human Relations Council in Beaufort County until the issue is brought back before Committee. The vote: YEAS - Mr. Fobes, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. NAYS Mr. Caporale and Mr. McBride. ABSENT - Mr. Dawson. The motion passed.

Status: Committee tabled this item. 6. Update / Beaufort County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs SCDOT Grant for 2014
Tagged Passions:grant, council, transportation, and services

Minutes - Community Services Committee May 27, 2014 Page 5 of 5

Tagged Passions:services

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Morris Campbell, Division Director Community Services, came before the committee with updated information regarding a 2014 SCDOT grant that was awarded to the Beaufort County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs in the amount of 59,062. The grant will assist with transportation for the Disabilities and Special Needs Program for fiscal year 2013-14. The local matching fund requirement of 14,766 came from the County.

Status: Information only.

Tagged Passions:grant, transportation, services, and program

WORK SESSION

OF FINANCE AND GOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEES
Tagged Passions:finance

The electronic and print media duly notified in accordance with the State Freedom of Information Act.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

A
work session of Finance and Governmental Committees met Monday, June 23, 2014 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room of the Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

ATTENDANCE Chairman Rick Caporale, Vice Chairman Steven Fobes and members Cynthia Bensch, Gerald Dawson, Brian Flewelling, William McBride, Stu Rodman, Paul Sommerville, Jerry Stewart, Roberts Tabor Vaux and Laura Von Harten. (Paul Sommerville, as County Council Chairman, serves as an ex-officio member of each standing committee of Council and is entitled to vote.) County staff: Morris Campbell, Division Director-Community Services; Allison Coppage, Assistant County Attorney; Tony Criscitiello, Division Director Planning and Development; Joshua Gruber, County Attorney; Bryan Hill, Deputy County Administrator; Gary Kubic, County Administrator; and Jon Rembold, Airports Director.
Tagged Passions:planning, finance, council, legal, airport, streets, development, services, Development, and administrator

Public: Dr. Andrew Beall, Executive Director, Santa Elena Foundation; Senator Tom Davis; Bill Evans, Chairman, Board of Education; Daryl Ferguson, representative, Santa Elena Project; Jeffrey Moss, School District Superintendent; Marc Orlando, Bluffton Town Deputy Director; Dr. Larry Rowland, Beaufort County Historical Society; Dick Stewart, representative, Santa Elena Project; Roberts Vaux, lawyer; and Phyllis White, School District Chief Operational Services Officer.

Media: Joe Croley, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, and Zach Murdaugh, The Beaufort Gazette/The Island Packet. Councilman Caporale chaired the meeting.

Tagged Passions:legal, historical, hotel, services, superintendent, and education

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ACTION ITEMS
Tagged Passions:finance

1.
Continued Discussion of a Resolution of Beaufort County Council Amending the

Intergovernmental Agreement Between Beaufort County and the Town of Bluffton Concerning the Collection and Expenditure of Revenues from Municipal Properties

Tagged Passions:council and intergovernmental

Identified in the Beaufort-Jasper Multi-County Industrial Park

Tagged Passions:industrial, parks, and mcip

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Motion: It was moved by Mr. Rodman, seconded by Mr. Fobes, that Finance Committee recommend Council adopt a resolution amending the Intergovernmental Agreement between Beaufort County and the Town of Bluffton concerning the collection and expenditure of revenues from municipal properties identified in the Beaufort-Jasper Multi-County Industrial Park. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

Tagged Passions:finance, council, industrial, parks, intergovernmental, and mcip

Recommendation: Council adopt a Resolution amending the Intergovernmental Agreement between Beaufort County and the Town of Bluffton concerning the collection and expenditure of revenues from municipal properties identified in the Beaufort-Jasper Multi- County Industrial Park. (The Bluffton Town Council will take action on this item at its July 15, 2014 meeting.)

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:council, industrial, parks, and intergovernmental

2.
Consideration of Contract Awards

Aviation Fuel Services for Lady s Island Airport Beaufort County / ARW

Tagged Passions:airport, contract, and services

Notification: To view video of full discussion of this meeting please visit http://beaufort.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

Discussion: Mr. Jon Rembold, Airports Director, reviewed this item with the Committee. Beaufort County issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in May 2014 to vendors capable of providing aviation fuel services. The County operates the fixed base operation and sells approximately 44,000 gallons of aviation gasoline and 38,000 gallons of jet fuel per year. The fuel is stored in two 12,000-gallon storage tanks and dispensed from a 1,000 gallon avgas refueler and a 3,000 gallon jet refueler. The current fuel supplier, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc., (Eastern ) has satisfactorily supplied Shell branded fuels to the Beaufort County Airport at Lady s Island for the past five years and the current contract will expire June 30, 2014. On June 6, 2014, the County received one proposal, which was from Eastern. Their proposal was reviewed by a staff evaluation committee and determined to be fair and reasonable. Eastern will upgrade the avgas refueler to a later model with no increase in lease fees and will provide 1,500 for uniforms and 2,000 in fuel farm upgrades. They will also continue to provide maintenance support, training, advertising, and will support the Beaufort County Airport annual event. The estimated annual cost per year is 360,000 times a three-year initial contract term for

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, leasing, airport, agriculture, contract, advertising, services, events, training, and commercial

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a
total estimated cost of 1,080,000. Funding will come from Account 51000011-5800, Lady s Island Airport Operations, Purchases-Fuels/Lubes.

Tagged Passions:funding, airport, and purchasing

Motion: It was moved by Mr. Rodman, seconded by Mr. Flewelling, that Finance Committee recommend Council award a contract to Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc., New Bern, North Carolina, in the amount of 1,080,000 ( 360,000 annual cost), effective July 1, 2014 for an initial three-year term ending June 30, 2017 with two one-year extension options at the sole discretion of the County for a potential five-year contract. Funding will come from Account 51000011-5800, Lady s Island Airport Operations, Purchases-Fuels/Lubes. The vote: YEAS Mrs. Bensch, Mr. Caporale, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Flewelling, Mr. Fobes, Mr. McBride, Mr. Rodman, Mr. Sommerville, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vaux and Ms. Von Harten. The motion passed.

Tagged Passions:funding, finance, council, airport, contract, and purchasing

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