3/16/2021 BOC Work Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MINUTES
MARCH 16, 2021 AT 5:45 P.M.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
BRUCE POTTS, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 8 GUESTS
The Board of Commissioners met for the Work Session in the Conference Room of the Administration Building at 5: 45 p.m.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
County Administrator explained the rezoning and each item on the Regular Meeting agenda to the Board members.
Administrator Ledbetter informed the Board that there is an old resolution and order of DOT that he has been discussing with the City where DOT has deemed that the City and the County shall take the old portion of Highway 53 now as City and County roads, however, there is a condition in the contract from 2009 that says that DOT will repave those roads before we are required to take them. We have an order of abandonment from DOT, but they are still suppose to repave. We met with the City and we will send a joint letter to DOT saying they haven’t repaved yet and we don’t want DOT to forget about that.
Courtney Taylor, Director of EMA, spoke regarding the Highway 53 road name changes. He said they were requesting approval to change two road names. The South Calhoun Bypass will be called that and everything will be addressed to that, except the portion that was addressed Union Grove Road. The other road that was a former portion of Union Grove Road was made obsolete by the new bypass, which is now a cul-de-sac; this section that connects to Highway 41 will be known as Old Union Grove Road.
Administrator Ledbetter announced a request for an item to be added to the agenda for filling a vacancy on the Department of Family and Children Services Board (DFCS), due to the resignation of Bruce Potts. The DFCS Board is requesting that Steve Bayzid fill the vacant position and also requests that Bruce Potts serve as a liaison/non-voting member to their agency. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Agenda for the Regular Meeting.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to close the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:57 p.m.