9/17/2013 BOC Regular Session Minutes

GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013


The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Chairman Hood read and then presented a Proclamation for Red Ribbon Week to two young Marines from the Etowah Valley Young Marines in Cartersville. Cpl. Emma Hartley and Pfc. Elysabeth Massingill accepted the proclamation and then spoke about the symbol of the red ribbon commemorating the work of Enriquee “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who was murdered in the line of duty. They also told the interesting history of Agent Camarena which was very impressive.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session September 3, 2013, and the Regular Meeting September 3, 2013. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

Administrator Dowling read the report.

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT

Commissioner Sexton commented that he had toured the Agricultural Center and is looking forward to its being finished; he was concerned that it might not be ready by the date of the Open House. Commissioner Cunningham reported that he attended the Fairmount City Council meeting. Chairman Hood reported that she had attended some meetings with the new Chamber president.

CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS

AMENDMENT TO THE PURCHASING POLICY

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is the second reading of the amendment to the Purchasing Policy concerning the Local Bidder Preference section. The proposed amendment was read at the previous Board meeting and there was one change made in the seconded paragraph, it changed from the Finance Director to the Purchasing Director. There have been no additional changes since the first reading. County Attorney Smith read the amendment by title only and advised that this completes the second reading. The amendment is now presented to the Board to be voted on for approval.

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

CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS

FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 FOR AUDIT PURPOSES

Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is the final budget amendment for fiscal year 2012/2013 for audit purposes. Staff recommends approval by the Board of the final budget revision for the audit as explained and listed on the attached amendment.

Commissioner Gazaway made a motion approve the final budget amendment for fiscal year 2012/2013. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Gazaway, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

BOARD APPROVAL FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT TO DONATE USED NOMEX UNIFORMS TO FIREFIGHTERS IN EQUADOR

Administrator Dowling advised that this is for Board approval for the Fire Department to donate used Nomex uniforms through an Atlanta Fire Department to firefighters in Equador. This is about 50 pairs of pants and 75 shirts.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the donation of used uniforms from the Fire Department. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Steward and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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