6/6/2017 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
JUNE 6, 2017
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, beginning at 6:25 p.m. in the main court room of the Gordon County Courthouse.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Steward make a motion to open the public hearing for the budget. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Sexton, and Owens voted aye.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/2018 RECOMMENDED BUDGET
Laura Dobson spoke to the Board and asked that the Animal Control Department use their left over budget money from the 2016/2017 budget year to fund low employment income citizens’ animal’s spay and neuter certificates.
Susan Fassnacht spoke to the Board and asked for the Board to approve a task force to be involved in operation of the Animal Control Department.
No one else signed to speak during the public hearing. Commissioner Owens made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioner Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye.
Commissioner Sexton read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in June. Commissioner Steward drew the name of County Employee of the Month Melody Lee.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Special Meeting and Board Strategic Planning Meeting February 4, 2017, the Work Session May 16, 2017, and the Regular Meeting May 16, 2017. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved.
Chairman Hood announced that the Administrator’s Report will be incorporated into the minutes by copy of the report from Interim Administrator Ledbetter. (Click here to read the June 6, 2017 Administrator’s Report.)
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
SECOND READING OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE FOR DRY LITTER POULTRY OPERATIONS
Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is the second reading of the proposed amendment to the Dry Litter Poultry Operations code. The options for the Board are a motion to approve, a motion to deny, or a motion to table the matter until the Board has a chance to digest those comments from tonight’s public hearing. Attorney Ledbetter reminded the Board that there is a moratorium in place and there may be some people that are having to put their plans on hold waiting for the moratorium to be lifted. He promised to give it his time and attention to try to resolve the amendment by the June 20th meeting.
The Board discussed the date of the meeting they would work toward to pass the amendment and following the discussion Commissioner Steward made a motion to table the second reading until the first meeting in July. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Owens, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed
Attorney Ledbetter commented that the Board needs to consider that the moratorium expires shortly and the Board may have to extend it for a couple of weeks. The first meeting in July is July 11 and after further discussion with the Board, Ledbetter requested that the Board extend the moratorium to expire on July 11, or sooner if the issues with the amendment are resolved by the June 20th meeting.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to extend the moratorium, if necessary, with an expiration date of July 11, to allow additional time to come up with a reasonable amendment to the code. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
RE-APPOINTMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR LARRY ROYE FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM ENDING MAY 31, 2021
Chairman Hood advised that this is the re-appointment of Larry Roye to the Development Authority for a four-year term expiring May 31, 2021.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the re-appointment of Larry Roye. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN GORDON COUNTY AND THE CITY OF CALHOUN, CITY OF FAIRMOUNT, CITY OF PLAINVILLE AND TOWN OF RESACA TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO CONDUCT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Chairman Hood advised that this is an intergovernmental agreement between Gordon County and the City of Calhoun, the City of Fairmount, City of Plainville and the Town of Resaca to provided election services to conduct municipal elections. Attorney Ledbetter advised that the cities reimburse the county for the cost of the election and indemnify the county in case there is any mistake in the election. Also, that this does have a term of 25 years, but he advised that we can terminate it sooner if either party desires to.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the agreements. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR MISCELLANEOUS LIST OF PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION
Chairman Hood advised that this is a Declaration of Surplus Property for a miscellaneous list of the property to be sold at auction.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT CAPITAL CORPORATION FOR TH E-911 CAD SYSTEM
Chairman Hood advised that this is an amendment to the Lease Purchase Agreement with Government Capital corporation for the E-911 CAD system. Attorney Ledbetter advised that this does not change the amount of money that we will pay under the lease. The County is making this amendment for budget purposes, where we can make partial payments for the last couple of months this fiscal year, and then for the full funding for next fiscal year when the new budget takes effect on July 1, 2017.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the amendment to the lease purchase agreement. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to go into Executive Session for Personnel. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Owens, and Sexton voted aye.
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR PERSONNEL MATTERS
Board members, County Administrator/Attorney and County Clerk adjourned to a conference room in the Courthouse for the Executive Session. Executive Session began at 6:45 p.m.
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Board members gathered back in the main courtroom to go back into the Regular Meeting.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to close the Executive Session. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. Executive Session closed at 7:05 p.m.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.