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5/15/2018 BOC Work Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION AGENDA May 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM THE YOUTH PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE – Allie Grinner, Gordon County 4-H Agent with 12 youth members DISCUSSION OF REGULAR MEETING AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSION OF LARGE RURAL ESTATE DIVISION   REMINDERS AND INFORMATION Next Commissioners Meeting – June 5, 2018 Memorial Day Holiday – County Offices Closed – Monday, May 28, 2018 Current and Upcoming Vacancies on Volunteer...

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5/1/2018 BOC Regular Session Agenda

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR SESSION AGENDA May 1, 2018, at 6:00 pm Conference Room of the Administration Building CALL TO ORDER INVOCATION AND PLEDGE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION – Employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in May APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Work Session and Regular Meeting April 17, 2018 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS None CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS A.  Approval of Northwest Georgia Benefits’ Proposal for Insurance Renewal B.  Budget Amendment to Transfer Funds from Sheriff Inmate Account to General Fund C.  Declaration of Surplus Property for Sheriff’s Department for a Yamaha TTR225 motorcycle VIN#06356 and a Kawasaki Mule ATV VIN#07102 D.  Proclamation for May as Mental Health Month 2018 ADJOURN MEETING...

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May 22nd Election Results

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May 22nd Election Results

Click here for election results. Please make sure to refresh your browser window often in order to see the latest results.   Sample Ballot for May 22, 2018 Democratic Primary Sample Ballot for May 22, 2018 Nonpartisan Sample Ballot for May 22, 2018 Republican Primary Early Voting: Monday, April 30th thru Friday May 18th at the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. General Primary: Tuesday, May 22nd To locate your polling place or to see a sample ballot, please visit http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov    ...

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2018-Bid-Hay

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2018-Bid-Hay

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners hereby solicits and requests sealed bids for the purchase of rights to mow and harvest hay from select property as described further in the Bid Documents. The County is proposing to enter into a Farm Crop Rental Agreement with the awarded vendor or individual. Bid Document below: 2018-Bid-Hay

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Admin Report for April 17, 2018

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Admin Report for April 17, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST WEEK Since we just met last week, this is an abbreviated report of activity: On April 11th, Keith King and I traveled to Fairmount to meet re: HB 489. In addition, we looked at the City Hall; Municipal Court, Library, ball fields and site of project Pinhook. Bud Owens and I met with representatives from Gordon Hospital regarding the EMS contract. Norris Sexton and I attended the E911 Appreciation Banquet. I received an inspection report from Santek showing 100% compliance with the operating permit requirements at Red Bones Ridges Landfill. Tire amnesty day held, on Saturday, April 14, was a huge success with about two full tractor trailer loads of tires collected. I drove through the parking lot at Salacoa around mid day on Saturday. There were about twenty two vehicles at the boat launch and numerous boats on the water. There were several cars and trucks from Pickens, Bartow, and Whitfield Counties indicating out of town usage of the park. On Friday the 13th, Jeff Champion, Keith King and I met with the D.A. and Chief Judge’s assistant at the second floor of the Plaza to refine work space needs during the Annex...

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Road Closed: Dobson Road at the Railroad Crossing

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Road Closed: Dobson Road at the Railroad Crossing

Norfolk Southern will be repairing the railroad crossing on Dobson Road. This work requires the crossing be closed and all traffic detoured. The closure will be on Tuesday, April 17 from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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2/12/2018 PZC Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY PLANNING and ZONING COMMISSION MINUTES FEBRUARY 12, 2018 The Gordon County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Gordon County Administration Building for the purpose of hearing variance and zoning change requests. Members present were: Randy Rule, Butch Layson, Jerry Lovelace, Nathan Serritt, and Eddie Smith Randy Rule called the meeting to order and advised all present of the sign-up sheets available for those who wish to address the Planning Commission on any of the zoning or variance change applications. APPROVAL OF MINUTES A motion was made by Jerry Lovelace to approve the minutes of the previous meeting of January 8, 2018. Butch Layson seconded the motion. All voted aye. The minutes were approved as written. REZONING APPLICATION #Z17-23, SONYA G. IRMSCHER (Tabled from January 8, 2018) Chairman Rule read rezoning application #Z17-23, Sonya G. Irmscher, requesting to rezone a .81 acre tract located at 301 Switch Road, Calhoun from A-1 to R-1. Sonya Irmscher represented the request explaining that this .81 acre tract is to be subdivided off from the original 6.80 acres to build a small house and the existing old house on this tract will be torn down. All adjoining property owners had been notified. Ursula Richardson, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z17-23 be approved. Jerry Lovelace made the motion to approve the rezoning application identified as #Z17-23 from A-1 to R-1. Nathan Serritt seconded the motion. All voted aye. The recommendation for approval was sent to the Board of Commissioners. VARIANCE APPLICATION #V17-16, ROGER & TERESA RACE Chairman Rule read variance application #V17-16, Roger and Teresa Race, requesting a variance on a 71.22 acre tract located at 436 Liberty Church Road, Ranger. Mr. Race represented the request explaining that they would like to build a metal building approximately 2400-2800 square feet to house worm farming equipment and increase the maximum requirement of 500 square feet for metal structures. All adjoining property owners had been notified. Ursula Richardson, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the variance request identified as Application #V17-16 be approved. Eddie Smith made the motion to approve the variance application identified as #V17-16 as requested. Jerry Lovelace seconded the motion. All voted aye. The variance was granted. The thirty-(30) day appeal period was explained. VARIANCE APPLICATION #V18-01 & REZONING APPLICATION #Z18-01, SHANNON NORMAN Chairman Rule read variance application #V18-01 and rezoning application #Z18-01, Shannon Norman, on property located on Pocket Road, Sugar Valley. Ms. Norman represented the request explaining that she is requesting a variance on a 25.36 acre tract at 905 Pocket Road to be able to construct a 1620 square feet metal building for equipment, workshop, tools, ATV, tractors, etc. therefore asking to increase the maximum 500 square feet size of metal structure by approximately 1120 square feet. Also, Ms. Norman would like to request to rezone .573 acres and the existing house at 904 Pocket Road from A-1 to R-1, from her existing 25.36 acres to sell to a potential buyer. All adjoining property owners had been notified. Ursula Richardson, Zoning Administrator for Gordon County, recommended that the variance request identified as Application #V18-01 be approved, and that the rezoning request identified as Application #Z18-01 be...

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2/5/2018 HPC Minutes

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Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission Minutes February 5, 2018 Members Present Kenny Padgett, Chairman Betty Ann Surdykowski, Vice Chairman David Mitchell Jeff Henderson James Weaver Staff Present Ursula Richardson, Planning & Development Sandy Padgett, Secretary Regular Meeting Chairman Padgett called the meeting to order at approximately 5:13 p.m.; welcoming all in attendance. Minutes from January 8, 2018 meeting were presented for review and approval. David Mitchell made motion to accept minutes; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Commission Reports Chairman Padgett attended the Chickamauga Civil War Show in Dalton the first weekend in February. He distributed a lot of literature on Gordon County and Sunday afternoon brought a group of individuals to visit the parks in Gordon County. Chairman Padgett met with Don Holley, Director of Gordon County Parks and Rec, regarding some tentative improvements to be made at the Resaca Battlefield Park. Chairman Padgett compiled a list of accomplishments for the HPC for 2017 calendar year. (listed filed with minutes) Gordon County Parks continue to be heavily visited. New Business Chairman Padgett distributed CSX railroad project information for HPC members to discuss and review. (paperwork filed with minutes) Side track will be approximately 3000’ in length and will be to the eastern side of the existing railroad track. Brief discussion by HPC regarding CSX project. Jeff Henderson made motion to approve CSX side track project; seconded by Betty Ann Surdykowski. All voted aye. Chairman Padgett distributed information to HPC regarding Resaca sewer project to review. (paperwork filed with minutes) Brief discussion by HPC regarding Resaca sewer project. Betty Ann Surdykowski made motion to approve Resaca Sewer Project; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye. Chairman Padgett questioned David Mitchell if Nelson Cemetery is titled or untitled property. David Mitchell stated it is not a titled property. Chairman Padgett stated Sheriff Ralston has expressed interest in having Nelson Cemetery cleaned. Adjournment Chairman Padgett stated next scheduled meeting is Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 5:15 p.m.. Jeff Henderson made motion to adjourn; seconded by Jim Weaver. All voted aye. Meeting was adjourned at approximately 5:33...

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3/20/2018 BOC Regular Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 20, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on March 20, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse. MEMBERS PRESENT BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, CTY. ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 42 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session March 6, 2018, and the Regular Meeting March 6, 2018. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT Administrator Ledbetter read the report into the record. (copy attached). COMMISSIONERS’ REPORT Commissioner Owens reported that he attended the College and Career Academy’s Board meeting. Chairman Hood commented that she and the County Administrator attended the Economic Development Meeting. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to go into the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Steward, Cunningham, and Owens voted aye. PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING County Administrator Ledbetter announced the four-minutes rule for each person signed up to speak regarding a zoning matter. APPLICATION Z16-14 OWR, LLC’s Request to Rezone From A-1 to I-2 County Administrator Ledbetter read the application for rezoning from OWR, LLC requesting to rezone from A-1 to I-2 Heavy Industrial. This is to rezone 31.70 acres that they have contracted to buy from Con-onaula Farms. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval. Mr. Terry Brumlow, representing the applicant, came before the Board to explain the rezoning and to answer questions from the Board. Mr. Brumlow advised that this is a request for 31.70 acres located on Highway 41 South to allow LG to build a warehouse. No one signed to speak in opposition to the rezoning request. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the rezoning request from OWR, LLC to rezone from A-1 to I-2. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Owens, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed. APPLICATION Z18-03 ROBBIE EVANS’ Request to Rezone From A-1 to Conditional Use County Administrator Ledbetter read the application for rezoning from Robbie Evans requesting to rezone from A-1 to Conditional Use. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with a 2-1 vote for the recommendation of approval with a stipulation that the driveway be approved by the Public Works Department. Administrator Ledbetter advised that procedurally the notice that was run in the paper advertising the hearing date was incorrectly stated as Saturday March 17, 2018. In order to correct that, at the Planning Commission meeting, the correct date of March 20, 2018 was announced, and a new ad was run in the paper on Saturday March 17 correcting the date of the public hearing. A notice of correction was also posed on the door of the Administration Building on Saturday , March 17, 2018. Administrator Ledbetter advised that the applicant, Mr. Robbie Evans would have the chance to speak first and last, he chose to speak about the rezoning request last. Administrator Ledbetter advised...

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3/20/2018 BOC Work Session Minutes

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GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WORK SESSION MINUTES MARCH 20, 2018 The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 5:45 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse. MEMBERS PRESENT BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER OTHERS PRESENT JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK MEDIA 14 GUESTS Chairman Hood called the meeting to order. County Administrator Ledbetter discussed with the Board each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting. There were no changes or additions made to the Agenda. EMA Director Courtney Taylor came before the Board to request permission to apply for the FY 2018 Homeland Security Grant for $65,000 with no county match, to upgrade and retrofit the county mobile command unit. There was a consensus of the Board to allow the EMA Director to apply for this grant for the county’s mobile command unit upgrade. Commissioner Owens made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:55...

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