1/6/2015 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 6, 2015
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
Attorney Ledbetter called the meeting to order and advised that he would lead the meeting until a Chairman is elected.
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN FOR 2015-2016
Attorney Ledbetter advised that the first item on the agenda for tonight is the election of the Chairman and Vice Chairman for the term of 2015-2016. Attorney Ledbetter asked for a motion from the Board. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to keep Becky Hood as Chairman and Chad Steward as Vice Chairman. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion passed.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW FIRE CHIEF
County Administrator King introduced Doug Ralston as the County’s new Fire Chief, also with Chief Ralston was his wife Sandy. Administrator King commented that this is one of the most important life safety positions in the County and we are really proud to have Doug on Board. He has worked his way up through the ranks as a lieutenant, captain, and has served as Battalion Chief for several years and has done a terrific job. He has gotten a degree and taken a lot of training and had lots of opportunities to learn. He is extremely respected, not only by the firemen in that department, but by all the other offices and other agencies he will be working with. Please welcome Doug to our team.
Employees with Anniversary hire dates in January.
Commissioner Steward read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in January.
Commissioner Cunningham drew the name of Kathy Bunch with the Road Department as Employee of the Month of January.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session December 16, 2014, and the Regular Meeting December 16, 2014. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Commissioner Gazaway reminded everyone that he is participating in the Dancing with the Stars competition. Commissioner Steward advised that he and the County Administrator met with the Gordon County Schools superintendent, Susan Remillard and her financial director. Chairman Hood advised that the State of the County at the Chamber is coming up on February 27th.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONTRACT WITH CALHOUN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE REDBUD FIRE STATION
County Attorney Ledbetter advised that the contract has been finalized and it is ready to be presented to the Board for consideration of approval. This is a fixed sum contract in the amount of $1,521,795, which includes a contingency of $66,165 that would be returned to us if unused, and includes allowances. The contract will begin January 15 and will end August 15, 2015.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the contract with Calhoun Commercial Construction and to allow the Chairman to execute the contract. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Gazaway, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY GRANTEE-SUBGRANTEE AGREEMENT FOR A HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE AWARD TO MEET FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE DISASTER MITIGATION ACT OF 2000
Chairman Hood advised that this is the agreement for a hazard mitigation assistance grant to be used to meet federal requirements. County Administrator advised that the funds will be moved from the general fund over to the Emergency Management department.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the agreement with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Gazaway, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
MALT BEVERAGE, WINE AND LIQUOR RENEWAL LICENSE APPLICATION FOR KWIK SERVE
Chairman Hood advised that this is a malt beverage, wine and liquor renewal license application for Kwik Serve for 2015. This application came to the Board late and was not included in the December 16, 2014 renewal list previously approved by the Board. All paperwork is in order.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the renewal application for Kwik Serve. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway and Steward voted aye. Commissioners Sexton and Cunningham opposed the motion. Chairman Hood voted with the motion. Motion passed.
MALT BEVERAGE, WINE AND LIQUOR RENEWAL LICENSE APPLICATION FOR HIGHWAY EXPRESS
Chairman Hood advised that this is a malt beverage, wine and liquor renewal license application for Highway Express. This application came to the Board late and was not included in the December 16, 2014 renewal list previously approved by the Board. All paperwork is in order.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the renewal application for Highway Express. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward and Gazaway voted aye. Commissioners Sexton and Cunningham opposed the motion. Chairman Hood voted with the motion. Motion passed.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.