10/19/10 Regular Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 6:00p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Long called the meeting to order.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The invocation was led by Rev. John Allen and the pledge of allegiance was led by Chairman Long.
Chairman Long welcomed everyone to the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Long asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes of the Work Session October 5, 2010, and the Regular Meeting October 5, 2010. Commissioner Hood made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
- DECLARATION OF COUNTY SURPLUS PROPERTY
Administrator Dowling advised that this is a declaration of County surplus property. Gordon County has compiled a list of surplus county vehicles and other equipment and ask that the Board declare these items as surplus property. These items will be put in the County’s annual auction. Commissioner Gordon made a motion to approve the list of surplus property. Commissioner Bailey seconded the motion and Commissioners Gordon, Bailey, Thompson, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- BID AWARD FOR AN INDEPENDENT RADIO SYSTEM CONSULTANT
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a bid award for an independent radio system consultant. The FCC has mandated that all public safety UHF/VHF radio systems be narrow banded from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz by January 1, 2013 due to congestion within this spectrum. Each public entity, including Gordon County that operates a UHF/VHF radio system must meet this federally mandated deadline. The existing countywide radio system is old and inefficient with many dead spots around the county that reduces public safety communications. To meet the federally unfunded mandate and to address the countywide radio system coverage area, county staff proposes to hire an independent radio system consultant. Gordon County solicited for written proposals and nine consultants responded with proposals. The evaluation team selected the top proposer based on both qualifications and cost which is TUSA Consulting Services. The evaluation team recommends the Board approve TUSA Consulting Services to provide countywide radio system consulting services for a total price of $104,820.30. $46,144.80 will be funded in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, of which $12,000 has been currently budgeted requiring a budget amendment for the difference. $58,675.50 will be funded in the next fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to approve awarding the bid to TUSA Consulting and to approve a budget amendment in the amount of the difference of the $12,000 already budgeted and the cost for this fiscal year of $46,144.80 ($34,144.80). Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
- APPROVAL OF AN INMATE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION SERVICES PROGRAM SPONSORED BY ACCG
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is for Board approval of an inmate medical administration services program sponsored by ACCG. This program makes available to county governments the Blue Cross medical fee networks for substantial discounting of inmate health care services. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to participate in the ACCG inmate medical program. Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and Commissioners Gordon, Bailey, Townsend, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- TRANSIT OPERATING ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT WITH GEORGIA D.O.T. FOR THE 5311 VAN PROGRAM
Chairman Long advised that this is the Transit Operating Assistance agreement with Georgia D.O.T. for the 5311 van program. This is a yearly agreement required to continue with the 5311 van program through the State D.O.T. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to approve the agreement with the Georgia D.O.T. for the 5311 van program. Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
- REAPPOINTMENT OF BUD OWENS TO NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGION I EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COUNCIL
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is for reappointment to the Northwest Georgia Region I EMS Council of Bud Owens for a term ending January, 2013. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to approve reappointing Bud Owens to the EMS Council. Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
Commissioner Bailey 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 6:30 p.m.