3/18/2014 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 18, 2014
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 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 March 4, 2014, and the Regular Meeting March 4 , 2014. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
County Attorney Smith gave a report on the latest tour taken of the Resaca Battlefield by her and the Buildings and Grounds Director, Jeff Champion and his staff, Christie Blair with the Environmental Health Department, and Tom Burgess and Mike Fowler with Building, Planning & Development , along with the DNR. There is still some work to be done at the park. Access to the park is very difficult due to the DOT work being done there at the entrance.
Chairman Hood introduced the newly hired County Administrator, John King, who was attending the meeting and is due to begin employment with Gordon County on March 24, 2014.
Commissioner Sexton advised that he attended the Republican Party meeting and the ACCG conference in Tifton for a one-day class, Commissioner Steward reported that he also attended the Republican Party meeting, Commissioner Cunningham reported he attended the ACCG conference in Tifton for two days of classes, and has completed his certification. Chairman Hood spoke about the United Way campaign and her involvement in the Dancing with the Stars and reported that $150,000 was raised by that event for United Way and the Gem Theater.
Malt Beverage & Wine License Application
Commissioner Steward made a motion to open the public hearing for a malt beverage and wine license application. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion passed.
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is the first public hearing for a malt beverage and wine license application for Highway Express. This location has had a license for many years. This application is for new owners of this store the Shine Group, Inc. The application will be presented to the Board at the April 15th meeting for consideration for approval.
There was no one present at the meeting to speak at the public hearing.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion passed.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
BOARD APPROVAL OF SELECTION OF A DESIGN/BUILD COMPANY FOR THE REPLACEMENT FIRE STATION AT CASH ROAD AND HIGHWAY 156
Attorney Smith advised that this is for the Board to approve their selection of a design/build group for the replacement fire station at Cash Road and Highway 156. This is the fire station that will be constructed under SPLOST funding that was approved in the previous SPLOST election.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to select Calhoun Commercial Construction as the design/builder for the replacement fire station. Also to approve appointing a construction committee to consist of the Fire Chief, the County Administrator, the County Building and Grounds Director, the Purchasing Director and two County Commissioners, to take part in the design and to oversee the building to make sure everything goes smoothly. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway, 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 6:20 p.m.