1/2/13 BOC Work Session Minutes

JANUARY 2, 2013

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.

County Attorney Smith called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed each item on the Agenda and made no changes or deletions. Two items were added to the Agenda later in the meeting.

County Administrator Dowling discussed the Lusk & Company, Inc. design/build agreement with the Board. There was some concern from Commissioner Sexton regarding the Board members not being involved in the choosing of the design/build company for the agricultural facility. County Administrator advised that this was the customary process used by the previous Board. Dowling advised that there was one commissioner involved in the entire selection process. Dowling also further explained that this was a fast track project and the best way to meet the deadline imposed by the USDA was to hire a company based on qualifications and using a design/build/construction delivery method which holds the company to a specific budget. Following discussion, Commissioner Sexton asked that, in the future, the full Board be more involved in any presentations from designers/builders and be involved in making the final decision of who to hire. Commissioner Cunningham indicated that he also would like to be involved in those presentations.

The Board discussed the times for Regular Meetings of the Board. County Attorney Smith advised that changes would involve an ordinance amendment, and that the Board could hear a first reading of an amendment to the ordinance at today’s Regular Meeting. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the agenda.

Chairman Hood asked each Board member if they would serve on certain volunteer boards, specifically the Historical Society, Development Authority, Board of Health, and Northwest Georgia Regional Commission. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the agenda to name commissioner appointments to these boards.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Cunningham seconded and all voted aye.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.

Author: County Clerk

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