3/19/2013 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 19, 2013
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
PUBLIC HEARING – COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAM UPDATE
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the Public Hearing. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye.
Chairman Hood asked if there is anyone present who wishes to speak at the public hearing for the comprehensive plan community work program update. No one came forward to speak.
Chairman Hood asked for a motion to close the public hearing. 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 March 5, 2013, and the Regular Meeting March 5, 2013. Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling reported that the budget process is now beginning, and reported that the gun auction was successful with a gross profit of $78,901, after expenses the County should reap about $65,000 which will go back into the general fund.
Commissioner Gazaway reported that he attended a Drugs Don’t Work meeting, and a Community and Government Affairs Meeting in the last two weeks. Commissioner Sexton commented about attending the second of the Academy Economic Development classes and stated that it was extremely informative, he also commented about a report from the Health Department concerning suicides in our schools. Chairman Hood stated she will be attending a County Chairmans and City Mayors of Georgia Meet and Greet compliments of her company.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION AND DCA FOR REVIEW OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAM UPDATE
Administrator Dowling advised this is for Board authorization to submit documents to Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and DCA for review of the Comprehensive Plan Community Work Program update. This is the end-product of the two public hearings we had; the public workshop and the retreat overview, of not only the previous five years report of accomplishments, but the next five years community work program. All the paperwork is in order and the Board needs to approve authorization to submit these documents for review. Before June 30 deadline, we will prepare a resolution accepting all the documents. Today is for the Board to authorize the Chairman to sign the documents for submittal and review.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the documents. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Steward, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
BUDGET AMENDMENT TO FUND HEALTH INSURANCE EXPENSES FOR THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS BUDGET THROUGH END OF FISCAL YEAR JUNE 30, 2013
Administrator Dowling advised that this is budget amendment #1 to fund health insurance expenses for the Board of Commissioners through the end of Fiscal year June 30, 2013 in the amount of $4,500.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Gazaway, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
APPOINTMENT TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM ENDING JUNE 2016 – COMMISSIONER HOOD’S APPOINTMENT OF ALVIN LONG
Administrator Dowling advised that this is an appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission for a three-year term ending June 2016. This is Chairman Hood’s appointment for Alvin Long.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to appoint Alvin Long to the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Gazaway, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
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 6:10 p.m.