7/19/2011 Regular Session Minutes

GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
JULY 19, 2011


The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.

Chairman Bailey called the meeting to order.

WELCOME

Chairman Bailey welcomed everyone to the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Regular Meeting July 5, 2011. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Administrator Dowling read the report (copy attached).

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT

None

PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING

Commissioner Long made a motion to open the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.

APPLICATION #Z11-04, GARY MEALOR

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is application #Z11-04 Gary Mealor’s request to rezone from R-1 to C-G. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. No one signed to speak regarding the rezoning request.

Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the rezoning request. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Long, Steward, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.

Commissioner Long made a motion to close the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. Public Hearing closed.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA

None

CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS

None

CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
  • INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES AGREEMENT
    • Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is the annual Indigent Defense Services Agreement to fund the Gordon County indigent defense office. This year the County budget has approved $181,922 for that office.
    • Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the agreement and allow the Chairman to execute the document. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Steward, Long and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
  • D.O.T. NOTICE OF INTENT 3516 TO ACCEPT A PORTION OF EXISTING SR53
    • Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is for approval of the D.O.T. Notice of Intent #3516 to accept a portion of existing SR53 once the South Calhoun Bypass is completed. The Union Grove Church Road intersection and South Calhoun Bypass, according to the D.O.T., should be finished around 2014 or 2015. By approving this document, when that portion is finished, Gordon County will accept for maintenance the existing SR53. It will be up to the City and the County to maintain the existing Highway 53, once the new Highway 53 is opened to the public.
    • Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the Notice of Intent and allow the Chairman to execute the document. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, Steward, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
  • D.O.T. NOTICE OF INTENT 3563 TO ACCEPT A PORTION OF EXISTING SR53
    • Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is for approval of the D.O.T. Notice of Intent #3563 to accept a portion of existing SR53 on the Pickens County Line. Once the State does improvement on this section of road, the County will take over for maintenance the existing section of SR53.
    • Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the Notice of Intent and allow the Chairman to execute the document. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Townsend, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
  • ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO DE-ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM MARTHA MUSE
    • County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is for Board adoption of a Resolution consenting to a de-annexation request from Martha Muse. This request pertains to 6.21 acres located on the Sugar Valley Road. This comes to the Board with staff’s recommendation for approval consenting to the de-annexation request.
    • Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the resolution consenting to the de-annexation request. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, Townsend, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
  • ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO DE-ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM BETTY BROCK
    • County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is for Board adoption of a Resolution consenting to a de-annexation request from Betty Brock. This request pertains to less than an acre located on McDaniel Station Road; this is to correct a boundary line between two adjoining property owners.
    • Commissioner Hood made a motion to approve the resolution consenting to the de-annexation request. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Hood, Long, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
  • ORDINANCE FOR COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF 911 FEES FOR PREPAID WIRELESS SERVICE
    • County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is an amendment to an ordinance that was adopted at the previous meeting, which imposed a 911 charge on prepaid wireless service. There was a typographical error in the ordinance, it should read O.C.G.A. 46-5-134 (f) rather than (e).
    • Commissioner Hood made a motion to amend the typographical error on the Ordinance for Collection and Disbursement of 911 Fees for Prepaid Wireless Service. Commissioner Steward, seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Steward, Townsend, and Long voted aye. Motion passed.
  • SPLOST RESOLUTION IMPOSING A COUNTY ONE PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX
    • County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is for Board adoption of a Resolution imposing a County 1% Sales and Use Tax as authorized by Part 1 of Article 3 of Chapter 8 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia annotated, specifying the purposes for which the proceeds of such tax are to be use; specifying the period of time for which such tax shall be imposed; specifying the estimated cost of the facilities to be funded from the proceeds of such tax; requesting the Election Superintendent to call an election of the voters of Gordon County to approve the imposition of such sales and use tax; approving the form of ballot to be used in such an election; and for other purposes. This resolution requests that there be an election to be held on November 8, 2011 to consider the continuation of the SPLOST one cent sales tax.
    • Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the Resolution continuing the special purpose one cent sales tax. Commission Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, Townsend, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL

None

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Long made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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