11/5/2013 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Steward read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in November. Commissioner Cunningham drew the name of Michael Lackey with 4 years at the Sheriff’s Department as Employee of the Month.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session October 15, 2013, and the Regular Meeting October 15, 2013. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Attorney Smith advised the Board that at the next meeting Mr. Tom Fravel with American Engineering will be here to discuss the project that he has been working on concerning the parking deck.
Attorney Smith also advised that she had received a request from the City of Calhoun, explaining that the City of Calhoun will be doing their second reading of their sign ordinance at the next City Council Meeting. The City Attorney and Mayor sent a copy of the new ordinance with a request that Gordon County review the ordinance and consider adopting a similar ordinance because of the fact that Gordon County have so many areas that are adjacent to municipal property especially down the Highway 53 corridor and down toward the outlet mall. Gordon County currently has the same sign ordinance for that reason, but now the City of Calhoun will be doing their second reading for a new sign ordinance at their next meeting. Attorney Smith advised that she has the City’s draft ordinance and will be making a presentation and recommendation to the Board for the County’s sign ordinance as well.
Attorney Smith advised that the Resaca Battlefield Park is still an ongoing project and the State is still responsible for that project. She has spoken with Environmental Health and there has been nothing definitive decided, the State will be waiting for Christy Blair’s findings concerning the restrooms at the park.
Commissioner Gazaway reported that he had attended the legislative dinner, the Fall District meeting in Rome, Community Government Affairs meeting at the Chamber, the Ag Center open house which was a great event, and the Booster Breakfast and Business Expo at the Recreation facility. Commissioner Steward advised that he and Kevin will attend the November Resaca Council meeting and next month they will attend the Fairmount Council meeting. Commissioner Cunningham said he also attended the Ag Center open house and he attended the November Fairmount Council meeting, he also had just attended an ACCG Economic Development session.
Chairman Hood thanked everyone involved in the Ag Center open house and stated that she enjoyed very much see all the Department Heads at the open house. She read a letter from a citizen who is very happy with work done on their road by the Public Works Department and thanked Director Barry Hice for his crews work. Commissioner Steward also complimented and thanked Barry Hice for the great job of installing signs on New Town Road.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all vote aye.
APPLICATION #Z13-03 ROBERT WRIGHT
County Attorney Smith read application Z13-03, Robert Wright’s request to rezone from A-1 to RA-1. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations to approve the rezoning. No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the rezoning. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Sexton, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to close the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR THE COUNTY AUCTION FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR TWO 14 FT. JOHN-BOATS WITH TRAILERS AND 15 HP MOTORS
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is the declaration of surplus property for the Fire Department for two 14 ft. John-Boats with trailers and 15 hp motors. These will be added to the surplus list for the County’s auction to be held this weekend.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property for the Fire Department. Commissioner Sextons seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Gazaway, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Gazaway 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.