Official Minutes of Special Called Council Meeting/Workshop – November 15, 2011

Approved by Council November 17, 2011



Mayor Tipton called the meeting to order.  Mayor Tipton and Councilmembers Crosby, Griffin, Kerby, Myrick and Rawlings were present.  


The purpose of the meeting/workshop was to discuss the proposed de-annexation of 4.2 acres located on Pine Barren Road.  Discussion consisted of the following topics:

a)      Why de-annex

b)      Cortland Properties will donate $112,500

c)      What happens if the City does not de-annex

d)      Possible land swap

e)      If City does not de-annexation – they will pursue de-annexation through State Legislation

f)       What is the relationship to AMB

g)      AMB water/sewer agreement with AMB unresolved

h)      Pooler not willing to work with B’Dale

i)        Pooler council approved Cortland development prior to everything being in order

j)        Can the AMB water/sewer agreement be resolved

k)      AMB rezoning was approved prior to executing a water/sewer agreement

l)        AMB agreement was to be completed  – AMB not returning calls

m)    AMB Attorney McCorkle was to help get agreement – AMB has not given him any information to draw up agreement

n)      Will de-annexation set a precedence

o)      Each request considered individually

p)      Can City be sued for lose of revenue

q)      Suits possible only if agreement or verbal representation is given to move on with project

r)       Legislators will take into consideration if the City can supply service to the requestor

s)       De-annexations are not final until Department of Justice has approved

t)        Handling of this matter is important – could be annexed without any funds to City

u)      Mayor requested council agree for him to go straight to Cortland to pursue a water/sewer agreement

v)      Councilmembers wanted to attend any meeting Mayor would have

w)    De-annex by council vote – City WILL receive funds

x)      Be de-annexed by State – City will NOT receive funds


There being no further discussion, Councilwoman Griffin made a motion to adjourn at 7:22pm.  Councilman Rawlings seconded the motion and it passed with five affirmative votes.


Respectfully submitted,


Diane Proudfoot, Asst. City Clerk


Note:  Section § 50-14-1 of the Official Code of the State of Georgia Annotated requires that the minutes shall, as a minimum, include a description of each motion or other proposal made, and a record of all votes.  These minutes meet the minimum requirements.  However, in an attempt to provide as much information as possible to the citizens, the recording clerk has included additional background data and discussion on the subjects presented to council.  The statements of individuals are not verbatim and may be summary in nature.