2/18/2014 BOC Work Session Minutes

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.

The Board heard presentations from three contractors to design and build the replacement fire station on Redbud Road. Presentations were made by Calhoun Commercial Construction, LLC and their architect Sherwood Jones, Ward Contractors and their architect Chad Smith from CAS Architects, Lusk and Company and their staff architect. Questions and discussions with each firm followed their presentations.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to go into Executive Session for personnel. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Executive Session began at 4:30 p.m.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session and to go into the Work Session. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Executive Session adjourned at 4:50 p.m. and the Work Session began at 5:00 p.m. after a short break for the commissioners.

The Board discussed each item on the agenda and made no changes.

Chairman Hood asked County Department Heads that were present and that had served on the select committee for the contractors/architects to build the replacement fire station if they had any comments about the three contracting companies and their presentations. Fire Chief Dave Hawkins, Byron Sutton, Assistant Chief and Blake Hodge, Training Coordinator with the Fire Department; Martin Vaughn with Purchasing; and Jeff Champion the Director of Buildings and Grounds, all recommended Lusk and Company to design/build the replacement fire station.

There was a consensus of the Board to further consider the presentations made by the design/build companies and to delay approving the choice of a company until the next meeting.

Commissioner Steward made a motion to adjourn the Work Session, Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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