3/17/2015 BOC Work Session Minutes

MARCH 17, 2015

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration building.

Vice Chairman Steward called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed the agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes. County Administrator King and County Attorney Ledbetter explained the items on the Regular Meeting Agenda. During discussion, two items were added to the agenda later in the meeting.

Ms. Sheri Mitchell a local Georgia Northwestern student attended the meeting and spoke to the Board in order to fulfill requirements of a project for a course study in Political Government she is pursuing while in college.

Maj. Pat Bedford with the Sheriff’s office and jail spoke to the Board regarding a request for his department to solicit a request for proposal for inmate food service. Following discussion, which included the need to advertise and a 90-day requirement to advise the current provider, the Board reached a consensus to add this item to the agenda for the Regular Meeting for Board consideration.

Administrator King advised the Board that it was recently brought to his attention that Union Grove Road, in the area adjacent to the work being done by the DOT to build the new exit, is in really bad repair. The Chamber of Commerce and a lot of the industry on that road advised that it was difficult to get their trucks up and down that road. The Public Works Director, Barry Hice, advised that the State has anticipated taking over that road and restructuring the road. The State’s planned timeline has been pushed up further into the future and the county has been trying to maintain by patching the road until the State can take it over. A lot of warehouses have located in that area and the road was not designed for all the large trucks using the road. A reasonable fix would cost about $30,000 which would last a year or two, hopefully, until the State can take it over. This would require a budget amendment of $30,000 with the funds coming from SPLOST funds. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Regular Meeting agenda for Board consideration.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to close the Work Session. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business the Work Session adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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