BRUNSWICK AND GLYNN COUNTY
MINUTES – October 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Chamber Large Board Room
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT
MEL BAXTER, STAFF
JOHN SCOTT, STAFF
SHERRI PRUITT, STAFF
REES SUMERFORD, COUNSEL
ROB BURR, GCAC
TERRA WINSLETT, GCAC
BILL BRUNSON, COUNTY COMMISSIONER
JULIE MARTIN, CITY COMMISSIONER
PEGGY JOLLEY, SEGaJDA
PETE SNELL, CPTC
BILL AUSTIN, CITIZEN
TEIRA COLE, CAMDEN COUNTY JDA
DARREN HARPER, CAMDEN COUNTY JDA
JAN MELCHER, GEORGIA QUICKSTART
MONICA SMITH, S.L.E.A.T.
JULIAN SMITH, PRO BONO PUBLICO
DAVID MANNING, GLYNCO/MANNING AVIATION
ARTE FORD, BANK OF THE OZARKS
PAM SHIERLING, THE ISLANDER
LINDSEY ADKISON, BRUNSWICK NEWS
I. CALL TO ORDER –Chairman Cedric King called the meeting to order at 10:00am.
II. INVOCATION WELCOME GUESTS
Mel Baxter gave invocation and Chairman Cedric King welcomed guests.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT – Chairman Cedric King invited public comments from the guests.
V. ACCEPT AGENDA
VI. WORKFORCE ANALYSIS PRESENTATION – Peggy Jolley
Peggy Jolley gave a presentation that highlighted the workforce availability, skills and cost factor as main focus of prospects looking at our area. The College of Coastal Georgia will house and update all the information and will be available on the segeorgiasites.com website.
VII. GCAC – Rob Burr
A. Brumit Aircraft LLC, Request to Assign Lease to Richard and David Manning DBA Glynco-Manning Aviation – Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon and seconded by Missy Neu approve the lease amendment with the terms as presented, subject to legal review. The MOTION carried unanimously: 3-0.
B. Informational Items
Rob Burr additionally reported on various items including Hurricane Matthew update and outcome along with Wings Over Golden Isles rescheduling tentatively to March 2017. Rob Burr also reported that the North Apron project is on schedule to complete in May 2017 and the Saint Simons Island McKinnon Airport runway is on paving phase. More to come.
VIII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. September 26, 2016 Minutes
A MOTION was made by Missy Neu and seconded by Bruce Dixon to approve the September 26, 2016 Meeting Minutes. The MOTION carried unanimously: 3-0.
B. October 19, 2016 Nominating Committee Called Minutes
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon and seconded by Missy Neu to approve the October 19, 2016Nominating Committee Called Meeting Minutes. The MOTION carried unanimously: 3-0.
A. Approve Financials – September 2016
Dave Smith reviewed the September 2016 financial statements. The Authority’s balance sheet includes the Beachview Rentals in the long term liabilities. The Authority’s financial situation remains strong. The Authority contributed $10,000 of the Share the Future fund to Golden Isles Career Academy bringing the Share the Future funds to just over $577,00 at the end of August.
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Missy Neu and passed to approve the September 2016 financials as presented. The MOTION carried unanimously: 3-0.
X. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
A. New Business Recruitment – Mel Baxter
• Mel Baxter presented the Dashboard Report to the Board of our projects noting that there are two attraction projects with a 90 job potential and two local expansions with a 240 job potential.
• Project USA, one of our long-term projects, is still on hold for now.
• Ga DOT and FEMA contacted the Authority requesting a temporary area of 5 to 10 acres for a two to three-month period for Hurricane Matthew debris removal and the Authority has agreed to accommodate them with the use of a 10-acre section of our 70-acre property for next few months.
B. Business, Retention and Expansion (BRE) Update and Communications Update – John Scott
• John Scott is preparing everything for the upcoming MAW. More to come.
• John Scott reported that existing industries fared well during Hurricane Matthew and John Scott is working on early re-entry issues for future EMA list in needed.
• John Scott is on the steering committee for the Downtown Development Authority and they are currently working on their Strategic Plan. More to come.
• Working with BRE Committee with GEDA and working with several Economic Development Authorities around the state to develop a how-to-guide for developing an expansion program in their area. Once its completed an email of the guide will be distributed to all GEDA members. More to come.
C. RSM 2016 Update
Mel Baxter reported that response from invitations for both the RSM event and RSM reception held at the Saint Simons CVB has been abundant this year from local leaders, clients, prospects and local Project Managers. More to come.
D. Strategic Planning
Mel Baxter distributed the RFP’s to the Board for their and will get with each board member for their recommendations. More to come.
XI. OLD BUSINESS
A. Board Member Vacancy Recommendations
Bruce Dixon reported he and Jack Kilgore were appointed to the nominating committee and after interviewing all four candidates recommend the following:
Paulo Albuquerque to be appointed for a three-year term
Wayne Johnson to be reappointed for a three-year term
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Missy Neu and passed unanimously to approve the recommendations and submit their names to the City Commission and the County Commission at one of their November meetings for the adoption by said Commissions in a joint resolution. The MOTION carried unanimously: 3-0.
XII. CHAIRMAN ITEMS
A. Update from Rod Sawall with GICA
No items to discuss
B. Update from Pete Snell with Coastal Pine
Pete Snell reported on various events at Coastal Pine including a milestone of enrollments in the Move On When Ready (MOWR), previously known as Dual Enrollment, of over 1,000 students. Coastal Pine is now the highest MOWR enrollment in the entire state.
XIII. IMPORTANT DATES
A. Development Authority Board Meeting – 10:00, Monday, December 5, 2016
A MOTION to adjourn was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Missy Neu. The MOTION carried unanimously: 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 11:20pm.
Approved Board Meeting
Chairman Cedric King
Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority
Attachments may be viewed on our website or in the Minutes Book at the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority office at 1505 Richmond Street.