3/1/2016 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 1, 2016
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Jeff Gazaway read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in March. Commission Norris Sexton drew the name of Shea Hicks with the Voter Registration office as Employee of the Month.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session February 16, 2016, and the Regular Meeting February 16, 2016. Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway and Steward voted aye. Motion approved.
County Administrator King read the report into the record. Administrator King also advised that staff reviewed the nineteen RFQ submitted for renovation of the building next door and the review committee chose the top three today. The companies identified are Lusk & Company, Momon Construction, and Ra-Lin Construction.
Commissioner Gazaway reported that he had met with the Mayor of Plainville to discuss SPLOST collections, attended the Chamber Booster Breakfast, and the General Administration committee meeting. Commissioner Sexton reported that he attended the Northwest Georgia Regional meeting, the Sheriff’s luncheon, and the Chamber Breakfast. Commissioner Steward reported that he attended the Chamber Breakfast. Commissioner Cunningham attended the Chamber Breakfast and the construction meeting for the Government Plaza. Commissioner Hood reported she attended the Chamber Booster Breakfast and she also met with the President of the Rome Chamber.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
APPLICATION #Z16-02 Martha Ann Haley’s request to rezone from A-1 to C-C
County Attorney Ledbetter advised that this application for rezoning was tabled at the last meeting.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to bring the application for rezoning off the table. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Gazaway, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
County Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is not a public hearing, the Board heard from the applicant and several citizens and neighbors concerning the rezoning request at the last meeting. This property is classified as emerging mixed use center – community node; what we are really looking for here is balancing the interest of Mrs. Haley with those of surrounding neighbors. Attorney Ledbetter made the following recommendations to the Board: Consistent with the proposed uses of this property for something like a beauty parlor, that the Board would approve the rezoning to commercial or crossroads commercial and would be contingent upon #1 A 50-ft. vegetative buffer pursuant to the ULDC specs that requires maintenance to the buffer; #2 No extension of the gun range; #3 Use consistent with the location of the property being continuous to a well established neighborhood; #4 Hours limited to 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.; #5 No emanation of noise greater than 60 decibels, measured at the property line; #6 Approval of driveway required; and #7 Septic permit required. These are a lot of restrictions. As part of this rezoning, Mrs. Haley can agree to these restrictions and proceed with the rezoning of crossroads commercial, or she can withdraw her application and come back with a new application with a specific site plan for usage.
Mrs. Haley was in the audience and was asked if she agrees with the stipulations. Mrs. Haley indicated that she does agree but wanted clarification on recommendation #3 Use consistent with the location of the property being continuous to a well established neighborhood. Attorney Ledbetter responded that that stipulation would be related to some of the others, such as hours limited, and noise greater than 60 decibels at the property line. Mrs. Haley said she can agree to all of the stipulations.
Chairman Hood asked for a motion for Application #Z16-02, Martha Ann Halley’s request to rezone from A-1 to C-C. Approval would be with the stipulations as read by County Attorney Ledbetter to be included.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the rezoning with the stipulations as recommended and read by County Attorney Ledbetter. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioner Cunningham, Steward, Sexton, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
REQUEST FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO APPLY FOR THE 2016 UNITED WAY GRANT
Administrator King advised that this is a request from the Parks and Recreation Department for Board approval to apply for the 2016 United Way grant.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the request from the Recreation Department for a grant. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.