BRUNSWICK AND GLYNN COUNTY
MINUTES – September 26, 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
JENNIFER FORDHAM, GaDCA
JASON COLEY, GEORGIA POWER
MARK JOHNSON, GILBERT HARRELL
BETSEY WELTNER, HONEYWELL
PRASHANT GUPTA, HONEYWELL
HEATH SLAPIKAS, 365° MARKETING
LINDA MOSLEY, 365° TOTAL MARKETING
RACHEL ROWELL, 365° TOTAL MARKETING
BILL BRUNSON, COUNTY COMMISSIONER
ROD SAWALL, GICA
PETE SNELL, CPTC
PETER MURPHY, COMMISSIONER ELECT
BILL AUSTIN, CITIZEN
ROBERT DRIGGERS, DRIGGERS COMERCIAL
MONICA SMITH, S.L.E.A.T.
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
Jack Kilgore 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
Chairman Cedric asked if there were any modifications to the agenda. Four items were added. The first was appointment of nominating committee for Board search. The second was nominating two members for GCAC Audit Committee. The third and fourth were for discussion of Personnel and include Real Estate.
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Missy Neu and passed unanimously to amend the agenda to include appointment of nominating committee for EDA Board search, nominating two members for GCAC Audit Committee, discussion of Personnel OCGA Section 50-14-3(b)(2) and Real Estate items pursuant to OCGA Section 50-14-3(b)(1)(B). The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0
VI. HONEYWELL PRESENTATION
Honeywell gave a presentation on the vision and future for the Honeywell 80-acre site in the community. The property is available to view on the EDA website at www.georgiasgoldenopportunity.com.
VII. 365° TOTAL MARKETING
365° Total Marketing gave a presentation highlighting their destination marketing company and what they have to offer.
VIII. GCAC – Rob Burr
A. Policy 108 Audit Committee Charter & 110 Business Code of Ethics & Conduct
The Airport Commission approved Policy 108- Audit Committee Charter and Policy 110 – Business Code of Ethics and Conduct. Within the Charter Policy 108, it is stipulated that the Audit Committee will be comprised of two members of the GCAC and two members of the Development Authority. The GCAC appointed Misty Collins and Casey Lavin to the Audit Committee for fiscal year 2016/2017. Therefore, the GCAC recommends the Development Authority to nominate their two members for the Audit Committee for fiscal year 2016/2017.
B. Aeronautical Hangar Unit Transfer Authorization
A MOTION was made by Jack Kilgore and seconded by Wayne Johnson to authorize the Executive Director of the Glynn County Airport Commission the ability to approve aeronautical hangar unit assignments when association is in good standing; and, any decision denying approval of an assignment may be appealed to the Glynn County Airport Commission. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
C. Lease Assignment and Amendment Request Precision Metals, Inc. – McKinnon St. Simons
A MOTION was made by Jack Kilgore and seconded by Bruce Dixon to approve the lease assignment, amendment, and termination of Precision Metals lease, and approve a new lease with Seaside Veterinary Clinic with about terms, subject to legal and financial review. The MOTION carried unanimously: 4-0. Wayne Johnson abstained from the vote.
D. New Lease – Busby & Young, LP – McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport
Mr. Burr reported that Christian and Connie Vagtborg with term option ending 2019 request a new lease to Busby & Young, LP for Live Oak Fitness personal training facility. The new lease term would be 20 years. Capital development total of $300,000 over term of lease. Current rental rate is $514.45 monthly, $6173.40 annually. New rental rate: $608.00 monthly, $7,300.00 annually. Lease rate will adjust annually using the Consumer Price Index – All Urban Consumers 1982-84=100.
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon and seconded by Wayne Johnson to approve the new lease terms for Busby & Young, LP, as presented, subject to legal review. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
E. EOP Motorsports, LLC Lease Extension Amendment – Mckinnon St. Simons Island Airport
EOP Motorsports, LLC lease expires on October 31, 2016, and an extension to this Lease has been requested. The Lease would require a capital development investment of approximately $150,000 for a ten-year extension. This facility is designated for aeronautical use. The use will be consistent with aviation use – storage of aircraft. The leased parcel will be reduced to remove common areas to include the airfield apron and airport entry. The square foot rental rate will continue with annual adjustments. The use requirements would be maintained for aircraft storage and aviation activity only. An independent inspection will be required to make sure the building structurally sound.
A MOTION was made by Jack Kilgore and seconded by Bruce Dixon to approve Lease Amendment as presented, subject to legal review. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
F. GCAC to Acquire Mike Hasty Hangar – Gulfstream Storage Lease – Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
Mike Hasty has a hangar adjacent to the new Gulfstream facility at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport and has an interest to sell. The Master Plan will eventually relocate all General Aviation facilities between the two Gulfstream facilities at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport to the East General Aviation area once this project is completed. The Airport Commission would like to purchase Mr. Hasty’s hangar for operational use of this facility. Gulfstream has an interest in leasing this hangar facility for additional aviation support. Staff recommends approval of purchase of the leasehold interest to total $90,000 which would be funded from Airport Commission reserves. Also, approval to sublease of this facility to Gulfstream for a two-year term with renewable options, an annual rental rate of $21,600.00, with annual adjustments based on CPI. Gulfstream to maintain the facility. Agreement approvals would be subject to legal review.
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon and seconded by Missy Neu to approve purchase of Mike Hasty’s Leasehold improvements (Hangar) for $90,000.00, and approval of the potential Gulfstream Lease with the terms as presented, subject to legal review. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
G. GCAC Nominations
Based on applicant’s resumes and interviews, the Airport Commission voted to make the following recommendation:
• Kevin Runner to be reappointed for a three-year term effective January 2017
• Al McKinnon to be reappointed to a second-four year term effective January 2017
• David English to be appointed to a first-four year term effective January 2017
• Douglas Hutson to be appointed to a first-four year term effective January 2017
A MOTION was made by Wayne Johnson and seconded by Jack Kilgore to approve the recommendations. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
H. Informational Items
Rob Burr additionally reported on various items including developments updates and the Georgia Airports Association Annual Conference.
IX. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. August 22, 2016 Minutes
A MOTION was made by Jack Kilgore and seconded by Bruce Dixon to approve the August 22, 2016 Meeting Minutes. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
A. Approve Financials – August 2016
Mel Baxter reviewed the August 2016 financial statements. The Authority’s financial situation remains strong. The Authority contributed $10,000 of the Share the Future fund to Southern Petroleum Resources bringing the Share the Future funds to just over $555,700 at the end of August.
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Missy Neu and passed to approve the August 2016 financials as presented. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
XI. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
A. New Business Recruitment – Mel Baxter
• Project USA is still on-going with more to come.
• Mel Baxter attended the Congressional luncheon held on August 23rd.
• Mel Baxter and Charles Ezelle with Thomas and Hutton presented at the County Commission meeting to a request to amend a Planned Development Zoning District to increase the allowable building height.
• Met with Audit group.
• Mel Baxter, Woody Woodside and Scott McQuade attended the county work session.
• Savannah GEDA Annual meeting was well attended and the presentation is available on line for anyone interested.
• Mel Baxter presented a snap shop to the Board of our projects noting that there are four current active projects and six local expansions.
B. Business, Retention and Expansion (BRE) Update and Communications Update – John Scott
• Had very productive industry meeting this month and currently looking to expand to possible shared brandings for marketing our area.
• The MRT was held September 21st at Mercedes Benz with a tour of the plant.
• John Scott passed the gavel as the GEDA Chairman and will now take on the task of Marketing Chairman.
C. RSM 2016 Update
Mel Baxter reported that invitations have been extended to clients, prospects and local Project Managers. Mel Baxter plans to target the North Florida group as well this year. More to come.
XII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Board Member Vacancies
Chairman Cedric King nominated Jack Kilgore and Bruce Dixon to conduct interviews for two new board appointments and will their recommendations prepared for the next board meeting on October 24th. The recommendations will then go to the County for their November 7th Board Meeting and the City for their November 9th meeting for approval.
XIII. CHAIRMAN ITEMS
A. Update from Rod Sawall with GICA
Rod Sawall reported on various events at GICA.
B. Update from Pete Snell with Coastal Pine
Pete Snell reported on various events at Coastal Pine.
C. Committee Charter & 110 Business Code of Ethics & Conduct Appointment
Chairman Cedric King reappointed Wayne Johnson and appointed Bruce Dixon as the two members for the Audit Committee for fiscal year 2016/2017.
XIV. IMPORTANT DATES
A. Development Authority Board Meeting – 10:00, Monday, October 24, 2016
B. Membership Luncheon – noon, Wednesday, November 3, 2016
XV. LEGAL – Rees Sumerford
No items to discuss
XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. Closed Session –Real Estate items pursuant to OCGA Section §20-14-3(b)(1)(B)
B. Closed Session–Discussion of Personnel OCGA Section 50-14-2(b)(2)
A MOTION was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Wayne Johnson and passed to enter Closed Session to discuss Real Estate items pursuant to OCGA Section §20-14-2(b)(1)(B) and Personnel items pursuant to OCGA Section 50-14-2(b)(2). The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
A MOTION to return to Open Session was made by Jack Kilgore, seconded by Missy Nue. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0.
Returned to Open Session
A MOTION to adjourn was made by Bruce Dixon, seconded by Jack Kilgore. The MOTION carried unanimously: 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 12:35pm.
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.