2/3/2015 Administrator’s Report

Finance Update:

  • Sales Tax Revenue: The Gordon County Finance Department reported an increase in sales tax revenues during January 2015. Local Option Sales Tax increased $40,009.70 (6.88%) and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax increased by $55,823.95 (6.74%). Fiscal year to date LOST revenue increased $154,820.71 (5.01%) and SPLOST revenue increased $222,573.08 (5.07%).

Project Update:

  • Parking Deck Construction: The Construction Contractors continue to work with Pieper O’Brian engineers to mitigate a pre-existing storm water drain identified during excavations. The storm water drain system was located on the South East corner of the construction area and will be routed to the North side of the parking deck through an 18” RCP pipe that will join the sewer lines on Piedmont Street. Fox and Brindle has reported that the parking deck is still on schedule for completion in May despite several inclement weather related delays.
  • Red Bud Road Fire Station: NOVA Engineering and Environmental completed drilling last week and has provided a summary of their findings prior to presenting their final report. CCC is finalizing the site plan based on the NOVA E&E report and advised that their grading contractor is standing ready to begin work later this week.
  • George Chambers: The county staff met with Jack Killian, Mary Barclay, and Tim Duval on January 21st to review progress of the final design documents.
    • Jeff Champion has provided a copy of the Health Department sketch of existing underground pipe and structures and offered to “camera” the underground lines to help improve the Contract Documents for Demo & New Underground work.
    • Barry Hice presented recommendations on the paving and is preparing a few spot elevations to assist with layout of the Drive extension.
    • Brian McClellan is coordinating with Mary Barclay and Jack Killian to assist with specifications of the Data Communications, Fire Alarm & Security requirements.
  • Mental Health Facility: The Gordon County Purchasing Department a request on January 28th for qualified bids not later than February 25th. Meanwhile, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is assisting Gordon County as an SME and will facilitate a meeting with Melanie Dallas, Acting CEO of Highland Rivers, scheduled for February 4th.
  • Resaca Battlefield: David Clark, construction engineer with Georgia Department of Natural Resources, provided us with their response to the findings provide by Lose and Associates. The meeting was productive and culminated in a mutually agreeable path forward. A tentative on-site progress review was scheduled for next month. Pending the results of the next review, we will be able to provide a timeline for completion following our next review.

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