2/16/10 Regular Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building
Chairman Long 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 Long.
Chairman Long welcomed everyone to the meeting.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE 2010 CDBG APPLICATION
Chairman Long asked for a motion to open the public hearing. Commissioner Hood made a motion to open the public hearing. Commissioner Bailey seconded the motion and all voted aye. Mr. Dave Ronigan with Ronigan & Associates came before the Board to conduct the public hearing required for the 2010 CDBG application. Mr. Ronigan explained the funding for a CDBG grant and advised that there are three areas of activities eligible for a community development block grant – housing, economic development, and public facilities. These grants are very desirable and very competitive, each application will be rated using a list of qualifications. Mr. Ronigan made available several handouts. The Fair Housing law was explained and Mr. Ronigan pointed out that it is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin as covered under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Public comments were called for and only one person from the audience asked a question. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Gordon seconded and all voted aye.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Long asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session February 2, 2010, and the Regular Meeting February 2, 2010. Commissioner Hood made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Bailey seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Commissioner Bailey introduced a student from the Youth Leadership class attending the Board meeting as part of his Leadership class assignment.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
- APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT REDUCTIONS AND BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR CURRENT FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2010
County Attorney Hutchinson advised the Board that this is for Board consideration of approval of a temporary employee benefit reduction and budget amendment for the current fiscal year. The Gordon County Finance Department has prepared a budget revision in the amount of $270,243.86 consisting of the reduction in employee benefits for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. Commissioner Gordon made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Bailey seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Townsend, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- BID AWARD FOR COPIER LEASE
County Attorney Hutchinson advised the Board that this item is for a bid award for a copier lease for 20 copiers for 17 county offices. Bids were prepared and solicited from area vendors, five vendors responded with bids. The recommendation is to award the bid to MSA, Inc. for 36 months. Those funds were budgeted in the 17 departments using the 20 copiers. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to approve the bid from MSA, Inc. Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Townsend, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- ACCEPTANCE OF TWO VEHICLES FROM THE TOWN OF RESACA FOR COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT
County Attorney Hutchinson advised that the Town of Resaca has issued a resolution authorizing the donation of two police vehicles to Gordon County for use by the Sheriff’s Department. This is part of the contract between Gordon County and the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department to provide law enforcement services to the Town of Resaca. The two vehicles are both 2009 Dodge Chargers. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to accept the two vehicles from the Town of Resaca. Commissioner Gordon seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
- AMEND MINUTES OF JANUARY 19, 2010 TO CORRECT ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CHECK TO CAMPBELL GROUP FOR TIMBER RIGHTS AT THE LANDFILL
County Attorney Hutchinson advised the Board that this is an amendment to the Minutes of January 19, 2010, that were previously approved by the Board. The Board approved an offer concerning timbering a vegetative buffer strip of 200 feet between the property line and the Redbone Ridges landfill proper. The motion to approve purchase of the timber rights was made to purchase the timber rights from The Campbell Group. The Campbell Group, in the meantime, has notified Gordon County that they are the agent for Crown Pine Timber and that the payment should be made to Crown Pine Timber not The Campbell Group. The motion should be amended to purchase the timber rights from Crown Pine Timber and to issue an accounts payable check to Crown Pine Timber. Commissioner Bailey made a motion to amend the minutes as recommended. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Bailey, Gordon, Hood, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
Commissioner Hood made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Bailey seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.