3/01/11 Regular Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
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.
Chairman Bailey welcomed everyone to the meeting.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Chairman Bailey read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in March. Commissioner Long drew the name of Pat Silvers as Employee of the Month.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session February 15, 2011 and the Regular Meeting February 15, 2011. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling read the report.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
- SANTEK ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACT AMENDMENT #4 REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE BOND
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is the contract amendment with Santek for the operation of the Redbone Ridges landfill. This is the proposal that Santek had previously presented to the Board requesting a change in one sentence in the existing contract that would allow the performance bond to remain in the amount of $500,000. That is the amount that has been in effect since Gordon County entered into the contract with Santek, that amount has been sufficient and we have not had any problems with the level of the performance bond. This amendment #4 is only for the sole purpose to allow the performance bond to remain as is at $500,000. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the amendment to the Santek contract. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- DECLARATION OF SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a declaration of surplus county property for the Sheriff’s office of several items as listed, to include a 1996 General Motors Hummer. These items will go to a Saturday auction for sale. Sheriff Ralston advised that the Hummer is not to go into the public auction because of its having law enforcement equipment included on it. Following discussion, the Board decided to strip the Hummer of the law enforcement equipment and to retain the law enforcement equipment, thereby allowing the Hummer to be placed in the public auction. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Long, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- CONSERVATION EASEMENT BETWEEN TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND AND GORDON COUNTY FOR THE CHITWOOD FARM PROPERTY
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that the document is a conservation easement between Trust for Public Land and Gordon County regarding the Chitwood Farm property. This is a request for the Board to authorize the Chairman to sign the final version of the document as presented to the Board, whereby execution of the document by the County is accepting the conservation easement. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the conservation easement and allow the Chairman to execute the document. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF GORDON COUNTY FOR ADD LAYSON AND DONNA MCENTYRE FOR FOUR-YEAR TERMS ENDING MARCH 23, 2015
County Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is reappointment of Add Layson and Donna McEntyre to the Development Authority for four-year terms ending March 23, 2015. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the reappointments of Add Layson and Donna McEntyre to the Development Authority. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- PROJECT LIST FOR THE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT ACT OF 2010 (TSPLOST)
County Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is for consideration by the Board for approval of the TSPLOST project list. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the project list for the transportation SPLOST. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- PROCLAMATION IN RECOGNITION OF OFFICER KATHY COX
Chairman Bailey read the proclamation and presented it to Kenny Cox, husband of the late Officer Kathy Cox. The proclamation was in recognition of the late Officer Kathy Cox, honoring her by naming a portion of Highway 136 “Officer Kathy Cox Memorial Highway”.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
Commissioner Long 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 10:30 a.m.