1/17/12 Regular Session Minutes

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse.

Chairman Bailey called the meeting to order.

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Invocation was led by Rev. John Allen and the pledge of allegiance was led by Chairman Bailey.

WELCOME
Chairman Bailey welcomed Gordon County Youth Leadership class to the meeting and asked each student to stand and introduce themselves and tell what school they attend. Chairman Bailey briefly explained what would happen in this meeting and how the Board has already met in a work session to discuss all the items on the agenda for this meeting. She invited the students to stay after the meeting to meet with any Board member to ask questions about the meeting or other County business.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Chairman Bailey made a special presentation of a plaque from the Limestone Valley RC&D Executive Board to Mr. Ted Collins. Mr. Collins is the County’s representative on that Executive Board and is retiring from that post. The plaque was presented to Mr. Collins in appreciation for his years of serving on that Board.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session January 3, 2012 and the Regular Meeting January 3, 2012. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Administrator Dowling read the report.

COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT
Commissioner Long commended the students from the Youth Leadership class for their interest in future leadership in Gordon County.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
None

CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
None

CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS

  • APPOINTMENT TO LIMESTONE VALLEY RC&D FOR MR. KEVIN HOLSOMBACK
    Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is an appointment of Kevin Holsomback to the Limestone Valley RC&D to fill an unexpired term ending December 31, 2012.
    Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the appointment of Kevin Holsomback to the Limestone Valley RC&D. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, Hood and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
  • AGREEMENT WITH NORTH GEORGIA ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION FOR LIGHTING EQUIPMENT AT THE SONORAVILLE RECREATION COMPLEX
    County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is for Board consideration of an agreement with North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation for the purchase of the lighting equipment at the Sonoraville Recreation complex. This is for the execution of an early purchase of those lights.
    Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the agreement for the early purchase of the lights at Sonoraville Recreation. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
  • CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A MODIFICATION TO THE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE
    Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is for Board consideration of adopting a modification to the Solid Waste Management Plan Update. Amendments to paragraphs 6.1 and 6.4 of the Plan to allow Santek to submit a permit application to the Georgia EPD for a vertical expansion at the landfill.
    Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the amendments. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
  • BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER TRAINING EXPENSES AND EQUIPMENT
    Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a budget amendment for the Fire Department to increase their expenses for volunteer firefighter training and equipment. To receive better ISO ratings for the county, the Fire Department has recruited volunteer firefighters throughout the county to supplement the paid firefighters.
    Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, Steward, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
None

ADJOURNMENT
Commissioner Hood made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Long 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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