9/20/2016 BOC Regular Session Minutes

GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016


The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 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 are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session September 13, 2016, and the Regular Meeting September 13, 2016. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

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

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT

Commissioner Sexton reported that he attended the Northwest Georgia Regional and Chief Elected Officials meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING

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

REZONING APPLICATION #Z16-15

County Attorney Ledbetter read rezoning application Z16-15, Mickey L. Moore’s request to rezone from A-1 to CH. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning.

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

REZONING APPLICATION #Z16-17

County Attorney Ledbetter read rezoning application Z16-17, Joseph A. Hopper’s request to rezone from A-1 to RA-1. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. Mr. Terry Brumlow, representing the applicant David and Karen Tinsley, came before the Board to explain the rezoning request. No one signed to speak in opposition to the rezoning.

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

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

CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS

RESOLUTION REQUESTING STRICT REGULATION OF EXTREME METHODS OF OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION INCLUDING HYDRAULIC AND ACIDIC FRACTURING

County Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is the second reading of the Resolution. Mr. and Mrs. Weldon are in attendance, they are proponents of the resolution and will answer any questions that the Board may have. Attorney Ledbetter read the Resolution by title. Commissioner Sexton commented that he hopes the State will make the regulations as stringent as they possibly can under the guidelines of the State and Federal government.

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

CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS

DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS PER LIST; AND FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOUR 2008 CROWN VIC VIN#4188, VIN#4183, VIN#4199, AND VIN#4194

County Administrator King advised that the Sheriff’s Department had sent a request for a declaration of surplus property for four 2008 Crown Victoria vehicles. Also included in the Declaration of Surplus Property is a list of miscellaneous items and another vehicle, a 1989 Chevrolet pickup VIN#1285 to be sold at auction.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property for the Sheriff’s Department and a list of miscellaneous items. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREPAREDNESS GRANT FROM GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY AND A PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

County Administrator King advised that this is a Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Emergency Management Preparedness grant and Performance Partnership Agreement.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the grant and the Agreement. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR FIRE SERVICE DELIVERY AUTOMATIC AID WITH WHITFIELD COUNTY

County Administrator advised that this is an Intergovernmental Agreement with Whitefield County for automatic aid for the sharing of certain services for the safety, health, benefit and general welfare of the citizens of Whitfield and Gordon Counties.

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

RE-APPOINTMENTS TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION – COMMISSIONER STEWARD’S APPOINTMENT OF JEFF HENDERSON FOR A TERM ENDING 6/7/19; AND COMMISSIONER SEXTON’S RE-APPOINTMENT OF BETTY ANN SURDYKOWSKI FOR A TERM ENDING 6/7/18

Chairman Hood advised that this is re-appointments to the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Steward’s re-appointment of Jeff Henderson for a term ending 6/7/19 and Commissioner Sexton’s re-appointment of Betty Ann Surdykowski for a term ending 6/7/18.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the re-appointments to the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.

APPOINTMENT OF ANN CROSS TO THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY COUNCIL BOARD FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM ENDING 9/30/19

Chairman Hood advised that this is for Board consideration of appointing Ann Cross to the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Board for a three-year term ending 9/30/19.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the appointment of Ann Cross. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.

AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE FOR ELECTRICAL WIRE TO DELETE SEC. 4-51(D) (3) – FIRST READING

Chairman Hood advised that this is an amendment to the Ordinance for Electrical Wire to delete Sec. 4.51(D) (3). Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is the first reading of the amendment and there will be no action by the Board at this first reading.

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 6:20 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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