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COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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AGENDA

Camden County Board of Commissioners

Government Services Building, (Courthouse Square)

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder and services

200 East 4thStreet, 2nd Floor, Room 252,

Commissioners Meeting Chambers Woodbine, Georgia

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Opening Ceremonies

Invocation

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Agenda Amendments

Adoption of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

February 4, 2020 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting minutes

Tagged Interests: hearing

Presentation

Joint Proclamation recognizing Friday, March 27, 2020 as Coast Guard Community Celebration Day presented by County Clerk Katie Bishop.

Tagged Interests: recognition

St. Marys River Management Committee Annual Report presented by John Myers.

Tagged Interests: watershed

Public Comments

Regular Agenda

Chief Terry Smith

1. Approval to submit the Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

Tagged Interests: grant and fire departments and districts

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Board of County Commissioners

2. Reappointment to the Camden County Division of Family and Children

Services Board.

Tagged Interests: services

3. Appointment to the Camden County Board of Assessors (Districts 4 5).

Tagged Interests: appointments

Community Engagement Strategic Planning Manager Claire Feazel

Tagged Interests: planning, strategic, and manager

4. Approval of 2020 Action Agenda for the Strategic Plan.

Tagged Interests: strategic

Reports

Calendar February March 2020

County Administrator Comments

Tagged Interests: administrator

Additional Public Comments

Adjournment

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CAMDEN COUNTY, GEORGIA

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 4, 2020, 6:00 PM

Present: Chairman James H. Starline; Vice-Chairman Gary Blount; Commissioner

Lannie Brant; Commissioner Ben L. Casey; Commissioner Chuck Clark; County

Administrator Steve Howard; County Attorney John S. Myers; and County Clerk

Tagged Interests: legal and administrator

Kathryn A. Bishop.

Chairman Starline called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Commissioner Lannie Brant delivered the invocation.

Chairman Starline led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda Amendments:

Vice-Chairman Blount made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Casey to

remove item 7 under the Regular Agenda.

The motion carried unanimously.

Motion to Adopt the Agenda:

Vice-Chairman Blount made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brant to

adopt the agenda as amended.

The motion carried unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

January 14, 2020 Special Called Meeting minutes; January 14, 2020 Public Hearing and Regular Meeting minutes

Tagged Interests: hearing

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Casey to

approve the January 14, 2020 Special Called Meeting minutes; January 14, 2020

Public Hearing and Regular Meeting minutes

Tagged Interests: hearing

The motion carried unanimously.

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Presentations

Joint Proclamation recognizing Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency for their assistance and support during

Tagged Interests: recognition, security, emergency, and Immigration

Hurricane Matthew and Irma

County Clerk Katie Bishop presented the Joint Proclamation recognizing Georgia

Tagged Interests: recognition

Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency for their assistance

Tagged Interests: security, emergency, and Immigration

and support during Hurricane Matthew and Irma.

2020 Census Update presented by Community Engagement Strategic Planning Manager Claire Feazel

Tagged Interests: planning, strategic, and manager

Community Engagement Strategic Planning Manager Claire Feazel presented

Tagged Interests: planning, strategic, and manager

an update regarding the 2020 Census.

Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) presented by Mark Hardison, CPA, Clifton, Lipford, Hardison Parker, LLC,

Tagged Interests: finance and financial report

Certified Public Accountants Consultants.

Tagged Interests: services

Mark Hardison, CPA, Clifton, Lipford, Hardison Parker, LLC, Certified Public

Accountants Consultants presented the Fiscal Year 2019 Comprehensive

Tagged Interests: services

Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Tagged Interests: finance and financial report

Mid-Year Budget Report for Fiscal Year 2020 presented by Chief Financial Officer Nancy Gonzalez.

Tagged Interests: finance and budget

Chief Financial Officer Nancy Gonzalez presented the Mid-Year Budget Report

Tagged Interests: finance and budget

for Fiscal Year 2020.

Public Comments

No comments were offered during this time.

Vice-Chairman Blount made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Casey to

adjourn the Regular Meeting and convene a Public Hearing at 6:48 PM.

Tagged Interests: hearing

The motion carried unanimously.

Chairman Starline convened the Public Hearing at 6:48 PM.

Tagged Interests: hearing

Public Hearing To receive comments from the public regarding the following items:

Tagged Interests: hearing

Rezoning- RZ2019-17 Request to rezone 21.58 acres from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Agricultural Forestry (A-F). Tax Parcel 022B 118. Property

Tagged Interests: agriculture, taxes, Taxes, zoning, property, and Forestry

is located on Claude Rd. Kristen Darley Kay Odum, owner, Kristen Darley,

applicant. District 1 - Commissioner Lannie Brant

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No comments were offered either in favor or in opposition of this item.

Rezoning- RZ2019-19 Request to rezone 3.99 acres from Agricultural Forestry (A-F), Agricultural Residential (A-R) to Commercial General (C-G).

Tagged Interests: agriculture, zoning, Forestry, and commercial

Tax Parcel 073 005B 073 005C. Property is located on US HWY 17 in

Tagged Interests: taxes, Taxes, and property

Waverly. Live Oak Legacy, LLC, owner applicant. District 1 -

Commissioner Lannie Brant

No comments were offered either in favor or in opposition of this item.

Special Use SU2020-01 Request for Special Use approval to install a Telecommunications Tower. Parcel ID 118 036. Fortified Telecom

Tagged Interests: Telecommunications, cell tower, Cell tower, telecommunications, and property

applicant, Thomas Stroud, Owner. District 2 Commissioner Chuck Clark

In Favor:

Ivy Cadle, on behalf of applicant

Mr. Cadle gave an update regarding changes to the location and height of the

tower. He stated no opposition spoke regarding the tower during the Planning

Tagged Interests: planning, cell tower, and Cell tower

Commission Public Hearing.

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions and hearing

In opposition:

No comments were offered in opposition of this item.

Unified Development Code Amendment- Request to amend sec 303 of the UDC Exterior Siding .

Tagged Interests: development and Development

No comments were offered either in favor or in opposition of this item.

Alcohol Ordinance Application Fee Amendment- Request to amend Chapter 6 sec 6-20 of the Alcohol Ordinance.

Tagged Interests: alcohol and ordinance

No comments were offered either in favor or in opposition of this item.

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Vice-Chairman Blount to

adjourn the Public Hearing and convene the Solid Waste Authority Meeting at

Tagged Interests: utility, solid waste, Utility, and hearing

6:54 PM.

The motion carried unanimously.

Reorganization of Solid Waste Authority (SWA)

Tagged Interests: utility, solid waste, and Utility

Election of the SWA Chair

Tagged Interests: voting and election

Gary Blount made a motion, seconded by Lannie Brant to nominate James H.

Starline as Chair of the Solid Waste Authority.

Tagged Interests: utility, solid waste, and Utility

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The motion carried unanimously.

Election of the SWA Vice-Chair

Tagged Interests: voting and election

Vice-Chairman Blount made a motion, seconded by Chuck Clark to nominate

Lannie Brant as the Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority.

Tagged Interests: utility, solid waste, and Utility

The motion carried unanimously.

Adoption of SWA Agenda

Vice-Chair Brant made a motion, seconded by Ben Casey to adopt the Solid

Waste Authority agenda as presented.

The motion carried unanimously.

SWA Approval of Minutes

November 12, 2019 SWA meeting minutes

Vice-Chair Brant made a motion, seconded by Ben Casey to approve the

November 12, 2019 SWA meeting minutes.

Public Comments

No comments were offered during this time.

SWA Agenda

1. Consideration to purchase 330 CAT Excavator for the Solid Waste

Tagged Interests: pets, utility, solid waste, Utility, and purchasing

Department.

Vice-Chair Brant made a motion, seconded by Ben Casey to approve the

purchase of the 330 CAT Excavator for the Solid Waste Department from State

Tagged Interests: pets, utility, solid waste, Utility, and purchasing

Contract 99999-001-SPD0000102-0025, Yancey Brothers.

Tagged Interests: contract

The motion carried unanimously.

Additional SWA Public Comments

No comments were offered during this time.

Vice-Chair Brant made a motion, seconded by Ben Casey to adjourn the SWA meeting

and reconvene the Regular Meeting at 6:59 PM.

The motion carried unanimously.

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Chairman Starline reconvened the Regular Meeting at 6:59 PM.

Old Business

Tagged Interests: business

Deputy County Administrator Shawn Boatright

Tagged Interests: administrator

1. 2020 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG)

Tagged Interests: grant

Commissioner Casey made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brant to

approve the 2020 Georgia Department of Transportation Local Maintenance and

Tagged Interests: transportation

Improvement Grant road repair list.

Tagged Interests: grant and streets

The motion carried unanimously.

Regular Agenda

2. Consideration of approval of request to rezone 21.58 acres from Single-

Tagged Interests: zoning

Family Residential (R-1) to Agricultural Forestry (A-F). Tax Parcel 022B 118.

Tagged Interests: agriculture, taxes, Taxes, property, and Forestry

Property is located on Claude Rd. Kristen Darley Kay Odum, owner,

Tagged Interests: property

Kristen Darley, applicant. District 1 - Commissioner Lannie Brant

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Clark to

approve the request to rezone 21.58 acres from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to

Tagged Interests: zoning

Agricultural Forestry (A-F). Tax Parcel 022B 118. Property is located on Claude Rd.

Tagged Interests: agriculture, taxes, Taxes, property, and Forestry

Kristen Darley Kay Odum, owner, Kristen Darley, applicant.

The motion carried unanimously.

3. Consideration of approval of request to rezone 3.99 acres from Agricultural

Tagged Interests: agriculture and zoning

Forestry (A-F), Agricultural Residential (A-R) to Commercial General (C-G).

Tagged Interests: agriculture, Forestry, and commercial

Tax Parcel 073 005B 073 005C. Property is located on US HWY 17 in

Tagged Interests: taxes, Taxes, and property

Waverly. Live Oak Legacy, LLC, owner applicant. District 1 -

Commissioner Lannie Brant

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Clark to

approve the request to rezone 3.99 acres from Agricultural Forestry (A-F),

Tagged Interests: agriculture, zoning, and Forestry

Agricultural Residential (A-R) to Commercial General (C-G). Tax Parcel 073 005B

Tagged Interests: agriculture, taxes, Taxes, property, and commercial

073 005C. Property is located on US HWY 17 in Waverly. Live Oak Legacy, LLC,

Tagged Interests: property

owner applicant.

The motion carried unanimously.

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4. Consideration of approval of request for Special Use approval to install a

Telecommunications Tower. Parcel ID 118 036. Fortified Telecom applicant,

Tagged Interests: Telecommunications, cell tower, Cell tower, telecommunications, and property

Thomas Stroud, Owner. District 2 Commissioner Chuck Clark

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Vice-Chairman Blount to

approve the request for Special Use approval to install a Telecommunications

Tagged Interests: Telecommunications and telecommunications

Tower. Parcel ID 118 036. Fortified Telecom applicant, Thomas Stroud, Owner.

Tagged Interests: Telecommunications, cell tower, Cell tower, telecommunications, and property

So Voted:

Chairman Starline Yes Vice-Chairman Blount Yes Commissioner Brant Yes Commissioner Clark No Commissioner Casey - Yes

The motion carried 4 1, Commissioner Clark voted against the motion.

5. Consideration of adoption of an amendment to the Unified Development

Tagged Interests: development and Development

Code Amendment, Section 303, Exterior Siding .

Vice-Chairman Blount made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brant to

waive the second reading and adopt the amendment to the Unified

Development Code Amendment, Section 303, Exterior Siding .

Tagged Interests: development and Development

The motion carried unanimously.

6. Waive the second reading and adoption of the amendment to the Official

Code of Camden County, Chapter 6, Section 6-20 Alcohol Ordinance,

Tagged Interests: alcohol and ordinance

Application Fee.

Vice-Chairman Blount made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brant to

waive the second reading and adopt the amendment to the Official Code of

Camden County, Chapter 6, Section 6-20 Alcohol Ordinance, Application Fee.

Tagged Interests: alcohol and ordinance

The motion carried unanimously.

7. Appointment of Vivian R. Keywood as Code Enforcement Officer (Animal

Tagged Interests: appointments and codes enforcement

Control)

This item was removed during agenda amendments.

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8. Consideration to purchase 330 CAT Excavator for the Solid Waste

Tagged Interests: pets, utility, solid waste, Utility, and purchasing

Department from State Contract 99999-001-SPD0000102-0025.

Tagged Interests: contract

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Casey to

approve the purchase of the 330 CAT Excavator for the Solid Waste Department

Tagged Interests: pets, utility, solid waste, Utility, and purchasing

from State Contract 99999-001-SPD0000102-0025, Yancey Brothers.

Tagged Interests: contract

The motion carried unanimously.

9. Acceptance of grant award from Georgia Department of Natural

Tagged Interests: grant

Resources for the Recreational Shooting Range.

Tagged Interests: recreation

No official action necessary.

10. Appointment to the Camden County Board of Health.

Tagged Interests: health and appointments

Chairman Starline made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Brant to appoint

Tagged Interests: appointments

John Haigler to the Camden County Board of Health to serve a term of six (6)

Tagged Interests: health

years.

The motion carried unanimously.

11. Approval of Letter of Intent from the State Properties Commission for the use

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions

of the Atkinson Building by the Georgia Department of Community

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder

Supervision (Occupying Agency)

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Casey to

approve the Letter of Intent from the State Properties Commission for the use of

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions

the Atkinson Building by the Georgia Department of Community Supervision

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder

(Occupying Agency).

The motion carried unanimously.

Reports

Calendar February March 2020

County Clerk Katie Bishop stated there were no changes to the calendar at this

time.

County Administrator Comments

Tagged Interests: administrator

County Administrator Steve Howard announced that the 2020 Strategic Plan is

Tagged Interests: strategic and administrator

getting close to adoption and staff looks to present this to the board during the

next regular meeting.

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Additional Public Comments

No comments were offered during this time.

Adjournment:

Commissioner Brant made a motion, seconded by Vice-Chairman Blount to

adjourn the February 4, 2020 regular meeting. The vote was unanimous to adjourn

the meeting at 7:13 PM.

The motion carried unanimously.

PROCLAMATION COAST GUARD COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY

Tagged Interests: recognition

A PROCLAMATION by the cities of Kingsland, St. Marys, and Woodbine; and the County of Camden, Georgia designating Friday the 27th of March 2020, as

COAST GUARD COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY in all of Camden County.
Tagged Interests: recognition

WHEREAS, today we rise in observance of the renewed recognition our greater Camden County Community has received from the Commandant of the United

States Coast Guard and the Congress of the United States, with the re-certification of our designation as the first Coast Guard Community in the nation as part of the Coast Guard Cities Program; and
Tagged Interests: recognition and program

WHEREAS, Camden County has an exceptionally supportive relationship with all the military services based in and around Kings Bay Naval Submarine

Base; and where we live in freedom thanks to the contributions and sacrifices made by the extraordinary men and women of our armed forces, as well as their families, who serve our nation in times of peace, war and national peril; and
Tagged Interests: services and military

WHEREAS, with the commissioning of the Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay (MSST 91108) in August of 2003, the commissioning of the Maritime

Force Protection Unit Kings Bay (MFPU) in July 2007, and the commissioning of the cutters USCGC SEA DRAGON (WPB 87367) in January 2008 and USCGC SEA DOG (WPB 87373) in July 2009, the Coast Guard presence in Camden County has dramatically increased; and
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, pets, and security

WHEREAS, the citizens of our county have embraced with great eagerness and affection the members of Coast Guard and their families who during their

tours of duty here are fortunate to call Camden County home for a short time during their careers, and have embraced our area and become vital parts of our communities during their time with us; and

WHEREAS, we encourage all of our citizens to pause on this day, to give thanks and to celebrate collectively this remarkable milestone in the history

of our area, and what it represents to us as a community together as one in support of our military; and
Tagged Interests: military and history

WHEREAS, we are grateful for the opportunity to enthusiastically display the respect and appreciation we hold in our hearts for all the members of

our United States Coast Guard based here in Camden County;

NOW, THEREFORE, we do hereby jointly and proudly proclaim Friday, the 27th day of March 2020 to be:

COAST GUARD COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DAY

IN CAMDEN COUNTY, GEORGIA