1/21/2020 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
JANUARY 21, 2020
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on January 21, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, VICE-CHAIRMAN
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 11 GUESTS
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Regular Meeting January 7, 2020. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the Minutes. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
Administrator Ledbetter read the report. (copy attached)
Commissioner Owens commented that he attended the Young Farmers livestock show and participated as an exhibitor, attended the Annual Chamber meeting, and a Community Planning Session for the Calhoun City Schools, and the Calhoun/Gordon County Leadership Retreat in Chattanooga.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING
Application #Z19-21 Bagwell Family, LLC’s Request to Rezone from A-1 to I-2
Administrator Ledbetter read rezoning Application Z19-21 Bagwell Family, LLC’s request to rezone a 10.002-acre tract from A-1 to I-2 and to subdivide and rezone this property to be used to recycle wood and brush, and to bring in a rollback truck 3-4 times a week to unload the debris to be chipped into mulch. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval with the stipulation that if the business ceases to exist, the zoning would revert back to A-1. Johnny Bagwell came before the Board to explain the rezoning and answer questions. Mr. Bagwell advised that they would bring in a mobile chipper about every 3 months to chip the wood and brush into mulch and then load and transport to Inland Paper Company.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the rezoning with the stipulation that if the business ceases to exist the rezoning would revert back to A-1. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to close the Public Hearing for zoning. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
RE-APPOINTMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF GORDON COUNTY FOR JIM ROSENCRANCE FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM ENDING MARCH 1, 2024
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a re-appointment for Jim Rosencrance to the Development Authority for a four-year term ending March 1, 2024. Jim has been very active in this role.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the re-appointment to the Development Authority for Jim Rosencrance. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Owens, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF JERRY BARTON TO THE GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF TAX ASSESSORS FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2022
Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that this is a resolution for the appointment of Jerry Barton to the Gordon County Board of Tax Assessors for a three-year term ending December 31, 2022. Mr. Barton had planned on not serving another term, but since this is a skilled position, he is at least going to continue until the Board finds a qualified replacement for him.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve Jerry Barton’s re-appointment to the Board of Tax Assessors for a three-year term. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
CHANGE ORDER #1 FOR THE GORDON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FACILITY
This is a change order #1 for the Gordon County Health Department building. The Health Department staff wants hand dryers and upgraded baby changing stations. The Health Department is going to buy the hand dryers and the County will do the baby changing stations. It’s a $1,332.95 addition to the project, so it takes the contract from $2,111,488.00 to
$2,112, 820.95. That is still below what the building was expected to be built for and is within the contingency amount.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the change order. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Sexton, and Owens voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:07 p.m.