2/19/2013 BOC Regular Session Minutes

GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 19, 2013


The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order

PUBLIC HEARING – Application for Beer License for SNR

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to go into the public hearing. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye.

County Attorney Smith advised that this is the public hearing for the application from SNR Groceries #1 for a beer license. Attorney Smith asked if there was anyone in attendance who wished to speak regarding the application. No one came before the Board to speak at the public hearing. There is a letter that was submitted by the applicant’s attorney dated January 15, 2013 to accompany the application.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Public hearing closed.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session February 5, 2013, the Regular Meeting February 5, 2013, and the Special Meeting February 9, 2013. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

None

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT

Commissioner Sexton commented that he enjoyed the Board’s retreat and felt that it was beneficial. He commented that he appreciated the opportunity for working with the other Board members. Chairman Hood read a report from Commissioner Gazaway regarding his recent attendance at an economic development class and a governmental affairs meeting during the last two weeks.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA

None

CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS

None

CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS

MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE APPLICATION FOR SNR GROCERIES #1

County Attorney Smith advised that this is the license application from SNR Groceries #1 for a Malt Beverage license. This is the application that the Board just had the public hearing on.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to table the application until the next meeting so that the Board could question the applicant concerning some of the information in response to the things his attorney mentioned in the letter. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. County Attorney advised that a letter would be sent to the applicant advising him the application was tabled and requesting that he be present at the next meeting so that the Board could ask some questions.

DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR A 1988 CHEVROLET TRUCK FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

County Attorney Smith advised that this is a request from the Sheriff’s Department for the Board to declare property as surplus so that the Sheriff’s Department can dispose of it.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve declaring the property as surplus. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

RESOLUTION CONCERNING AMENDING THE IMPOSITION OF THE COUNTY LEVY ON PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIFYING THE EXCISE TAX TO BE LEVIED AND REQUESTING LOCAL LEGISLATION BY THE GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is for Board consideration of implementation of a resolution which would ask for local legislation to increase hotel/motel tax. County Attorney Smith read the resolution by title. The current levy is 5% and under state legislation, the Board can ask for an increase of up to 8% for specified purposes.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the resolution. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

AGREEMENT WITH THE GORDON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR PROGRAMS TO BE PROVIDED

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is an intergovernmental agreement between Gordon County and the Chamber of Commerce for services provided. The Board discussed at the Work Session changing this agreement from $5,000 to $1,500. The agreement will be amended to read $1,500 before the Chairman executes it on behalf of the Board.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the agreement with the amended amount of $1,500. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

RESOLUTION FOR THE 5311 TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is a resolution authorizing the 5311 Transportation Program grant application for fiscal year 2014. This is an annual grant for the 5311 van program.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the resolution for the 5311 program grant. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN GORDON COUNTY AND THE CITY OF RESACA TO CONDUCT THEIR ELECTIONS

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is an agreement between Gordon County and the City of Resaca for the County Board of Elections to conduct elections for the City of Resaca.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the agreement. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN GORDON COUNTY AND THE CITY OF FAIRMOUNT TO CONDUCT THEIR ELECTIONS

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is an agreement between Gordon County and the City of Fairmount for the County Board of Elections to conduct elections for the City of Fairmount.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the agreement. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

AGREEMENT BETWEEN GORDON COUNTY AND THE CITY OF PLAINVILLE TO CONDUCT THEIR ELECTIONS

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is an agreement between Gordon County and the City of Plainville for the County Board of Elections to conduct elections for the City of Plainville.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the agreement. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Cunningham, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Steward 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 6:40 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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