7/18/2017 BOC Work Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MINUTES
JULY 18, 2017
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
BECKY HOOD, COMMISSIONER
CHAD STEWARD, COMMISSIONER
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ATTORNEY
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Vice Chairman Steward read the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and presented it to Gordon County Finance Director Al Leonard. Vice Chairman Steward congratulated Mr. Leonard and announced that this is the twelfth award for this achievement that Mr. Leonard has received since being employed with Gordon County.
Mr. Jonathan Ray, Director of North Georgia Community Action, the transportation service provider for the 5311 Van Program came before the Board and explained the Program. He also explained the requirements of the federal government grant for funding the van service through this grant. A listing of some complaints were answered by Mr. Ray and he explained that the actions were carried out according to the requirements and restrictions of the grant. Regarding suggested improvements for running specific routes, Mr. Ray explained that Gordon County did not meet the population requirements of the grant for running set routes. Attorney Ledbetter pointed out that the agreement with NGCA was misleading to the users of the van service in the section stating hours of service. Mr. Ray noted this and agreed to change the wording in the agreement.
Ms. Gritta DeMayo with Kaizen Collaborative spoke to the Board and presented the Rivers to Ridge Master Trail Plan, the master plan would be an 8.7 miles greenway system of walking trails. When the Board of Commissioners approves this plan then we can pursue different grant opportunities for help funding this project. Donations from local corporations, allocations with local government SPLOST can be used to help fund the project also. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the agenda for Board consideration of approving the master plan.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 6:11 p.m.