2/18/2014 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session February 4, 2014, and the Regular Meeting February 4, 2014. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
County Attorney Smith advised that she had heard from Gordon Hospital regarding their previous request to use some space at the County’s E-911 center for hospital parking during their construction phase. She was advised that they no longer needed that space. County Attorney Smith also advised the Board that the Department of Natural Resources would be at the next meeting to give a status report on the Resaca Battlefield project.
Commissioner Sexton commented that he had attended the VAC banquet. Commissioner Steward also reported that he attended the VAC banquet. Both commissioners stressed that it was a very enjoyable banquet and that anyone who got the chance to attend should do so. Chairman Hood advised that she attended a Prevent Child Abuse meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
APPLICATION AND AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 5311 RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015
Attorney Smith advised that this is an annual grant from the Department of Transportation for the 5311 van program that supplies the three M.A.T.S. vans in Gordon County. The County has to apply each year for the grant to fund this program for rural transportation. This is for the fiscal year 2015 grant application for those vans. Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve submitting the application and the resolution. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
APPROVAL TO APPLY FOR A UNITED WAY GRANT FOR THE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
County Attorney Smith advised that this comes to the Board at the request of Don Holley, Director of Parks and Recreation, to apply for a grant from United Way for his department to fund participation and activities fees for children. Director Holley discussed his request with the Board at their work session and commented that his department uses every dime for scholarships for kids that can’t afford to pay. It is not used for equipment or salary, only for kids to participate in the sports programs.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to authorize the Recreation Department to apply to United Way for a grant for recreation scholarships to fund activities for children who can’t afford to pay. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Gazaway, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m.