6/24/2014 BOC Regular Session Minutes

GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 24, 2014


The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday June 24, 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 June 10, 2014 and the Regular Meeting June 10, 2014. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

County Administrator King read the report into the record (copy attached).

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT

Commissioner Gazaway reported that he attended the Community & Government Affairs meeting, also the NW Georgia teachers. Commissioner Sexton attended the Home Builders luncheon meeting. Commissioner Steward attended the Chamber Power luncheon, Development Authority Board meeting. Commissioner Cunningham attended the Home Builders luncheon meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING

Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to open the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

APPLICATION Z14-04 KITTY LEUNG

Attorney Ledbetter read application Z14-04, Kitty Leung’s request to rezone from A-1 to C-G. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval, with the stipulation that Ms. Leung bring in the proof of notifying the adjoining property owners. Ms Leung has now furnished that proof. No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning request.

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

APPLICATION Z14-05 TAMMY ARLENE BURCHETT

Attorney Ledbetter read application Z14-05, Tammy Arlene Burchett’s request to rezone from A-1 to C-G. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval, with the stipulation that all state and local regulations shall be complied with, including but not limited to Gordon County appearance standards for structures in commercial zoning districts, landscaping, buffer and sign requirements; and the amendment of .50 acres more or less, if needed to install the proper septic system. Attorney Ledbetter advised that Tammy Burchett and Jerry Stroup are signed up to speak. Ms. Burchett advised they didn’t wish to speak but would answer if the Board had any questions. No questions from Board members were forthcoming.

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

APPLICATION Z14-06 STEPHEN P. WILLIAMS

Attorney Ledbetter read application Z14-06, Stephen P. Williams’ request to rezone from A-1 to C-H. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning commission with their recommendations for approval with the stipulation that if the current business ceases to be a non-conforming business, then the zoning converts back to A-1. Mr. Harry Young, Mr. John Arthur, Mr. Marcus Dyer, and Ms. Beth McGee signed up to speak. Mr. Young, Mr. Dyer and Ms. McGee all area property owners, spoke in support of approving the rezoning and allowing Mr. Arthur to continue his business. Mr. Arthur spoke and advised that he runs the machinery repair business but advised that he does not work on the machinery here, he goes to other sites where the machinery needs repair, whether it’s a chicken farm, sod farm, or a farm with tractors and other machinery. He is physically in this location only a couple of hours a day. Once he gets the rezoning he will proceed to get the permit for a septic tank.

Chairman Hood asked is there a motion for application Z14-06 Stephen P. Williams’ request to rezone from A-1 to C-H with the stipulation that if current business ceases to be a non-conforming business, then the zoning converts back to A-1 as well as the addition of the septic system and construction of the entrance.

Commissioner Steward answered “so moved”. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Gazaway, and Sexton voted aye. Commissioner Cunningham opposed the motion. Motion passed.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to close the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Gazaway, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.

CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS

ADOPTION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 ANNUAL BUDGET

Chairman Hood advised that this item is for Board adoption of the fiscal year 2014/2015 annual budget. Chairman Hood called for a motion for Board approval.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Annual Budget. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Sexton, Cunningham, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.

BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR A 2011 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $20,000 FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT

Chairman Hood advised that this item is for a budget amendment for a Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $20,000 for fire department equipment.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the budget amendment to accept the $20,000 from the Homeland Security Grant. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.

RE-APPOINTMENTS TO THE GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES FOR TONY PYLE, MITCH TALLEY AND DIANNE KIRBY FOR 5-YEAR TERMS

Chairman Hood advised that this is re-appointments to the Gordon County Board of Family and Children Services for Tony Pyle for a term ending 2/18/19, Mitch Talley for a term ending 6/30/19, and Dianne Kirby for a term ending 5/30/19.

Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the re-appointments to the Board of Family and Children Services. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Sexton, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.

APPROVAL OF CONTRACTING WITH JIM LEDBETTER TO PROVIDE LEGAL SERVICE FOR GORDON COUNTY

Chairman Hood advised that this is for Board approval to contract with Jim Ledbetter to provide legal services for Gordon County.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve contracting with Jim Ledbetter to provide legal service for Gordon County. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Sexton, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT

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 6:45 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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