6/07/11 Regular Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 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.
Chairman Bailey read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in the month of June. Commissioner Townsend drew the name of Lynn Gogan as Employee of the Month. Commissioner Long made a motion to open the Public Hearing for the Budget. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012 BUDGET
Chairman Bailey announced that the Board will now hold a Public Hearing for the 2011/2012 proposed budget. Chairman Bailey asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak regarding the budget. No one signed to speak during the Public Hearing Commissioner Hood made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and all voted aye.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session May 17, 2011, and the Regular Meeting May 17, 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
- RESOLUTION NAMING THE INTERSECTION AT DEWS POND AND LOVERS LANE/HARMONY CHURCH ROAD THE CPL. CHARLES D. BENNETT MEMORIAL INTERSECTION
County Attorney Hutchinson advised that this is a resolution of the Board naming the intersection at Dews Pond and Lovers Lane/Harmony Church Road in honor of the late Cpl. Charles D. Bennett. Commissioner Long asked that the resolution be entered into the Minutes and the resolution will be presented at the time of the dedication of the road sign on the morning of July 7th. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the resolution. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Long, Steward, and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
- BID AWARD FOR THE TALLATOONA CDBG PROJECT
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a bid award for the Tallatoona CDBG project. Gordon County solicited for bids to renovate two existing buildings and construct an addition. The County received four responses. The recommendation is for the low bid received from CDB Construction, the bid has a $697,414 base bid and alternate no. 2 of minus $55,000, making the final bid $642,414. Primary funding source is a $500,000 CDBG grant. Next fiscal year’s budget contains $694,500 for this project which covers the bid amount, plus the cost of other needed items such as phone system, signs, etc. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve and award the bid to CDB Construction. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Steward, Townsend, and Long voted aye. Motion passed.
- PILOT AGREEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR KERRY, INC.
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is for Board consideration and approval of a proposed pilot agreement that would be entered into by the Development Authority and Gordon County. This is in conjunction with the industrial revenue bonds that were issued by the Development Authority for a project at Kerry, Inc. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the pilot agreement. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Townsend, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- RE-APPOINTMENTS OF KENNY PADGETT AND JANE POWERS WELDON TO THE GORDON COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Administrator Dowling advised that this is re-appointment of Kenny Padgett and Jane Powers Weldon to the Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission for a term of two years, expiring June 7, 2013. County Attorney Smith advised the Board that there is a requirement in the ordinance that contains a non-succession clause and would require the Board waive that clause. Commissioner Long made a motion to re-appoint Kenny Padgett and Jane Powers Weldon and to waive the non-succession clause. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, Townsend, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
Commissioner Long made a motion to adjourn the meeting and reconvene the Work Session. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.