2/26/2019 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 26, 2019
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on February 26, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse
Becky Hood, Chairman
Chad Steward, Commissioner
Norris Sexton, Commissioner
Kevin Cunningham, Commissioner
M. L. Bud Owens, Commissioner
Jim Ledbetter, County. Administrator
Annette Berry, County Clerk
Approximately 35 Guests
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
RECOGNITION AND WELCOME
Commissioner Owens welcomed the adult class of 2019 Leadership Gordon County to the meeting and asked each participant to stand and introduce themselves. Commissioner Owens also recognized the leaders of the class, and announced that after the meeting adjourns, the Board would be available to hear from the class members with any questions for the Board members.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF MINA LUSK’S RETIREMENT
Commissioner Owens asked Mrs. Mina Lusk and her family to come forward, her husband, children and grandchildren joined Mrs. Lusk. Commissioner Owens welcomed them all and read and presented a Proclamation from the Board of Commissioners recognizing Mrs. Lusk for her service on the Gordon County Board of Elections & Voter Registration.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session February 5, 2019 and the Regular Meeting February 5, 2019. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the Minutes. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Owens and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
Administrator Ledbetter read the Administrator’s Report into the record. (copy attached)
Commissioner Owens commented that he had chaired the College & Career Board meeting, attended a meeting with the architects for the multi-facility project, had the Leadership Education session, attended the QRC Committee Meeting, Georgia EMS Council, and was with the Leadership group at the Capitol, also attended the Development Authority Breakfast and State of the County address, and the Development Authority of Gordon meeting today, he also had several meetings with some citizens regarding animal control ordinances, the multi-purpose ag center to get ideas, and some water issues.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
APPLICATION #Z19-01 BRIAN BAXTER’S REQUEST TO REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-6
Administrator Ledbetter read application #Z19-01 Brian Baxter’s request to rezone from A-1 to R-6. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for denial. Administrator Ledbetter requested to incorporate the entire rezoning package of material by reference into the record.
No one signed to speak concerning the rezoning application except the applicant Mr. Brian Baxter. Mr. Baxter came before the Board to explain the rezoning application and to answer questions. Mr. Baxter reported he has 9.86 acres with a barn and a workshop and two mobile homes, he said he kept the place and the yards real neat and has spent a lot of money on remodeling and painting. In answering questions from the Board, he said he is going to put two brand new mobile homes in and will have their own driveways. He said he didn’t understand why the Planning Commission turned him down. He said he had in the past, had one bad renter and has now learned to do better screening of his renters. Mr. Baxter assured the Board that he knows the requirements mentioned in the Environmental Health’s departmental review have to be met if this rezoning is approved. He said he hopes to sell the mobile homes if the rezoning comes through, if not, he will rent them.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the rezoning from A-1 to R-6 contingent upon the applicant meets all environmental requirements from Environmental Health. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Owens, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to close the public hearing for zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
AMENDMENT TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR THE FLOYD/GORDON JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement for the Floyd/Gordon Joint Development Authority. The Authority was formed back in the 1990’s and acquired real estate in Floyd County, of about 66 acres. Floyd County bought about 4 of those acres. This is amending the intergovernmental agreement from the 1990’s that would roll the proceeds from any sell over into investment in Gordon County and have another joint investment with Floyd County. The intergovernmental agreement proposes that instead of rolling over and investing in Gordon County, we would cash out, such that Floyd County would take its net share and use it according to its discretion and we would do the same thing with the Gordon County share. It also adjust, in a manner favorable to Gordon County, the expenses of sale.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement . Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, Owens and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
APPOINTMENTS TO THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS ENDING 12/31/21
Chairman Hood advised that this is for Board approval of appointments to the Hospital Authority for three-year terms ending 12/31/21, and the two names are Matt Barton and Liza Allen.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the appointments to the Hospital Authority. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioner Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham 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 was adjourned at 6:44 p.m.