(Tentative) Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda Tuesday, January 16, 2024 05:00 PM Effingham County Administrative Complex Meeting Chambers

The Georgia Conflict of Interest in Zoning Action Statue (O.C.G.A. §§ 36-67A-1 et seq.) requires disclosure of certain campaign contributions made by applicants for rezoning actions and by opponents of rezoning application. A rezoning applicant or opponent of a rezoning application must disclose contributions or gifts which in aggregate total $250.00 or more if made within the last two years to a current member of Effingham County Planning Board, Board of Commissioners, or other Effingham County official who will consider the application. The campaign contribution disclosure requirement applies to an opponent of a rezoning application who publishes his or her opposition by appearance before the Planning Board or Board of Commissioners or by any other oral or written communication to a member or members of the Planning Board or Board of Commissioners. Disclosure must be reported to the Board of Commissioners by applicants within ten (10) days after the rezoning application is filed and by opponents at least five (5) days prior to the first hearing by the Planning Board. Any person knowing failing to comply with these requirements shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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I.Call to Order

II.Roll Call

III.Invocation

IV.Pledge to the American Flag

V.Agenda Approval - Consideration of a resolution to approve the agenda.

VI.Election of Vice Chair

  1. 1.Election of a Vice Chairperson for 2024

VII.Minutes - Consideration to approve the December 4, 2023 work session minutes and the December 5, 2023 regular meeting minutes

VIII.Public Comments - Comments shall pertain to the agenda items only.  Should you wish to make remarks, clearly state your full name into the microphone before commencing to speak.

IX.Correspondence - Documents from this meeting are located in the Clerk's Office and on the Board of Commissioner's website.

X.Consent Agenda - This section shall include all routine items for which there will be no discussion.  Should a need arise for a debate, the item can be moved to the appropriate area of the agenda.

  1. 1.[2024-001 Agreement]

    Consideration to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with Effingham County United Methodist Campground for use as a critical workforce shelter and/or post event shelter

  2. 2.[2024-002 Grant]

    Consideration to approve Grant Funding from Norfolk Southern for a UAS (Drone)

  3. 3.[2024-003 Resolution]

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm Resolution# 023- 032 to adopt  the 2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan

  4. 4.[2024-004 Agreement]

    Consideration to approve the 2024 Statewide Mutual Aid and Assistance Agreement

XI.Unfinished Business - Contains items held from a previous agenda.

  1. 1.[2023-475 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by MRD Partners, LLC  / Nolan Andrews as Agent for Ronald V. Roberts & Barry Chenkin to rezone 18.5  acres located at 4828, 4838 & 4884 McCall Road from R-2 & AR-1 to I-1 to allow for  warehouse development Map# 450D Parcel# 4A, 4B & 5 in the Second District(postponed 11/07/2023,12/05/2023)

  2. 2.[2023-523 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by MRD Partners, LLC  as Agent for Ronald V. Roberts & Barry Chenkin requesting a variance from Section  3.4 to reduce required development buffers from industrial to residential located on  McCall Road, proposed zoning I-1 Map# 450D Parcel# 4A, 4B & 5, in the Second  District (postponed 11/07/2023, 12/05/2023)

  3. 3.[2023-517 Sketch Plan] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by MRD Partners, LLC, for  a Sketch Plan located on McCall Road for "Horizon Business Center" zoned I-1 Map#  450D Parcels# 4A, 4B & 5 in the Second District (postponed 11/07/2023, 12/05/2023)

  4. 4.[2023-526 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends denying an application by Lex Bazemore as Agent forWanda R. Williams to rezone 17.67 acres located on Race Path Road from AR-1 to R-4with the conditional use to allow for an RV park Map# 412 Parcel# 5A in the Fourth  District (postponed 10/02/2023, 11/07/2023, 12/05/2023)

  5. 5.[2023- 527 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Lex Bazemore as  Agent for Wanda R. Williams to rezone 17.67 acres located on Race Path Road from AR-1 to R-4 with the conditional use to allow for an RV park Map# 412 Parcel# 5A in  the Fourth District (postponed 10/03/2023, 11/07/2023, 12/05/2023)

XII.New Business

  1. 1.[2024-001 Resolution] Mark Barnes

    Consideration to approve Resolution# 024-001 to amend the 2024 Fiscal Year Budget

  2. 2.[2024-002 Payment] Mark Barnes

    Consideration to approve an increase in the daily and per diem  pay for jurors

  3. 3.[2024-003 Payment] Mark Barnes

    Consideration to approve an increase in the daily compensation and lunch pay of members of the Board of Equalization

  4. 4.[2024-004 Resolution] Tim Callanan

    Consideration to approve  Resolution# 024-002 declaring the results of the November 7, 2023 election

  5. 5.[2024-005 Plat] Chelsie Fernald

    Consideration to approve a Final Platsubmitted by Victoria Little as Agent for Cubalene Briggs Estate located on Old Louisville Road and Riverside Drive, consisting of 7 lots Map# 272 Parcel# 17, in the Third District

  6. 6.[2024-006 Resolution] Chelsie Fernald

    Consideration to approve Resolution# 024-002 to transmit the FY2023 Capital Improvement Element (CIE) annual update to the Coastal Regional Commission and the Department of Community Affairs for review

  7. 7.[2024-007 Agreement] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve a  Development Agreement for Phase 2 of the Northgate Project

  8. 8.[2024-008 Change Order] Allison Bruton

    Consideration to approve Change Order #1 for Southern Civil, LLC for the construction of Hodgeville Lift Station #4

  9. 9.[2024-009 Proposal] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve Proposals from Pond for the design development for various Effingham County Parks

  10. 10.[2024-010 Payment] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm a Payment to Bryan County for sewer connections

  11. 11.[2024-011 Payment] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm Payment to Quality Recording Solutions, LLC related to radio interface upgrades

  12. 12.[2024-012 Proposal] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve a Proposal from Pond for the Effingham County Transportation Masterplan Update

  13. 13.[2024-013 Proposal] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve a Proposal from Trammco for Risk Evaluation and Cleanup Standard Development for the Atlas Site

  14. 14.[2024-014 Task Order] Alison Bruton

    Consideration to approve Task Order #2 for Thomas and Hutton for a Force Main Extension Feasibility Study

  15. 15.[2024-015 Plat/Deed] Samantha Eason

    Consideration to approve a Final Plat and Warranty Deed submitted by Clay Palmer, of DR Horton for Longleaf Village Phase 1 located on Goshen Road, consisting of 51 lots Map# 451 Parcel# 22A, in the Second District

  16. 16.[2024-016 Contract] Tim Callanan

    Consideration to approve to ratify and affirm a Contract for the purchase of 4 acres located at 315 US Hwy 80,  as part of the Atlas Park project, Map# 301 Parcel# 32

  17. 17.[2024-017 Resolution] Stephanie Johnson

    Consideration to approve Resolution# 024-004 to set and publish the qualifying fees for the 2024 election

  18. 18.[2024-018 Appointment/Resolutions] Stephanie Johnson

    Consideration to approve Resolution# 024-005 and Resolution# 024-006 to reappoint Larry Brad Green and Gussie Nease to the  Board of Tax Assessor

XIII.Reports from Commissioners & Administrative Staff

XIV.Executive Session - Discussion of Personnel, Property and Pending Litigation

XV.Executive Session Minutes - Consideration to approve the December 5, 2023 executive session minutes 

XVI.Planning Board - 6:00 pm

  1. 1.[2024-019 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by Craig Johnson for a conditional use to allow for a private and public event venue in AR-1 located at 1625 Stillwell Road, Map# 427 Parcel #14B, in the Fourth District

  2. 2.[2024-020 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Craig Johnson for a conditional use to allow for a private and public events venue in AR-1 located at 1625 Stillwell Road Map# 427 Parcel #14B, in the Fourth District

  3. 3.[2024-021 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald                 

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by Thompson Family Enterprise LLC DBA Scotty's Pottys and Dumpsters for a conditional use for a rural business located at 200 Little McCall Road Map# 320 Parcel #46A, in the Third District

  4. 4.[2024-022 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Thompson Family Enterprise LLC DBA Scotty's Pottys and Dumpsters for a conditional use for a rural business located at 200 Little McCall Road Map# 320 Parcel #46A, in the Third District

  5. 5.[2024-023 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by David Clough for a conditional use for an Agritourism Business located at GA Highway 119 North Map# 407 Parcel # 15A, in the Third District

  6. 6.[2024-024 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by David Clough for a conditional use for an Agritourism Business located at GA Highway 119 North  Map# 407 Parcel # 15A, in the Third District

  7. 7.[2024-025 Pubic Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by John Egan requests a variance from ordinance Section 3.21.1, to  allow for the occupation of a camper/RV during home construction located at 128 Partridge Run,  Map# 435A Parcel# 68, in the Second District

  8. 8.[2024-026 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by John Egan requests a variance from ordinance Section 3.21.1, to allow for the occupation of a camper/RV during home construction located at 128 Partridge Run, Map# 435A Parcel# 68, in the Second District

  9. 9.[2024-027 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by Jay Maupin - Maupin Engineering, Inc. as Agent for Oleg Mitnk requests a variance from ordinance Section 3.4.1, to allow for the reduction in required buffers of 150ft to 25ft located on Highway 21, Map# 465 Parcel# 1, in the Fifth District

  10. 10.[2024-028 Second Reading] Chelsie Fernald

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Jay Maupin - Maupin Engineering, Inc. as Agent for Oleg Mitnk requests a variance from ordinance Section 3.4.1, to allow for the reduction in required buffers of 150ft to 25ft located on Highway 21, Map# 465 Parcel# 1, in the Fifth District

  11. 11.[2024-029 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by Michael Emiry to rezone 2.5 acres located at 1800 Oliver Kildare Road from AR-1 to AR-2 to allow for  a new home site. Map# 208 Parcel# 1, in the Third District

  12. 12.[2024-030 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Michael Emiry to rezone 2.5 acres located at 1800 Oliver Kildare Road from AR-1 to AR-2 to allow for a new home site Map# 208 Parcel# 1, in the Third District

  13. 13.[2024-031 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    The Planning Board recommends approving an application by Kathi Messer to rezone 1.01 acres located on Long Bridge Road from AR-1 to B-1 to allow for a small pizza restaurant Map# 445 Parcel# 19, in the Fifth District

  14. 14.[2024-032 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Kathi Messer to rezone 1.01 acres located on Long Bridge Road from AR-1 to B-1 to allow for a small pizza restaurant Map# 445 Parcel# 19, in the Fifth District

  15. 15.[2024-033 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    Planning Board recommends approving an application by Kimberly Lopez to rezone 2.21 acres located at 156 Tish Way from AR-1 to AR-2 to allow for a subdivision to create a new home site Map# 434 Parcel# 20, in the Second District

  16. 16.[2024-034 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Kimberly Lopez to rezone 2.21 acres located at 156 Tish Way from AR-1 to AR-2 to allow for a subdivision to create a new home site Map# 434 Parcel# 20, in the Second District

  17. 17.[2024-035 Public Hearing] Chelsie Fernald

    Consideration to approve an application by Michael Redmond to rezone 1.1 acres located at 515 Goshen Road from AR-1 to AR-2 to allow for the creation of a new home site. Map# 466 Parcel# 1, in the Second District

  18. 18.[2024-036 Second Reading]

    Consideration to approve the Second Reading of an application by Michael Redmond to rezone 1.1 acres located at 515 Goshen Road from AR-1 to AR-2 to allow for the creation of a new home site Map# 466 Parcel# 1, in the Second District

  19. 19.[2024-037 Sketch Plan] Samantha Eason

    The Planning Board recommends approval for an application by Jay Maupin - Maupin Engineering, Inc. as Agent for Oleg Mitnik, for a Sketch Plan located on Highway 21 for "Dickey Tract" zoned B-3 Map# 465 & 465D Parcels# 1 & 9B in the Fifth District

  20. 20.[2024-038 Sketch Plan] Samantha Eason

    The Planning Board recommends approval for an application by Brandon Long as Agent for Braly Investments Properties, LLC, for a Sketch Plan located on 817 US Highway 80, for "Waste Doctors, LLC" zoned B-3 Map# 302 Parcels# 102 in the First District

XVII.Adjournment