4/1/2014 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 1, 2014
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building
CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
JEFF GAZAWAY, COMMISSIONER
JOHN KING, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
SUZANNE SMITH, COUNTY ATTORNEY
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Steward read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in April. Commissioner Gazaway drew the name of Heath Duke with the Fire Department as Employee of the Month.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session March 18, 2014, and the Regular Meeting March 18 , 2014. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
County Administrator King commented that he had met with some employees and most of the Department Heads during his first week.
Commissioner Gazaway advised that he had attended the Northwest Georgia Regional Council meeting; that the Existing Industries Committee toured his company, Evco Plastics; he attended the Chamber Booster breakfast and the Literacy Council meeting, and attended the PATH trail planning meeting. Commissioner Sexton advised that he attended the Northwest Georgia Regional Workforce meeting; he attended two committee meetings on the new fire station, and he attended the Homebuilders meeting. Commissioner Cunningham commented he attended the two fire station meetings and that the two fire station meetings went really well, and that he had attended a Brookshire Road project meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
ACCEPTANCE OF A GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY’S HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,300 AND APPROVAL OF BUDGET AMENDMENT
Attorney Smith advised that this is for Board acceptance of a Georgia Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Grant from the Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $4,300 and the approval of a budget amendment to accept those funds. This grant was obtained by Emergency Management Director Richard Cooper.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to accept the Georgia Emergency Management grant and approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioner Cunningham, Gazaway, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
ACCEPTANCE OF A GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY’S LEPC GRANT FROM THE STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,200 AND APPROVAL OF BUDGET AMENDMENT
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is acceptance of a Georgia Emergency Management LEPC Grant in the amount of $4,200 and the approval of a budget amendment to accept those funds. This grant was also obtained by Emergency Management Director.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to accept the Georgia Emergency Management grant and approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
BOARD APPROVAL TO CREATE TWO GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENTS – ONE FOR JUVENILE COURT ADJUST PROGRAM AND ONE FOR BATTLEFIELD PARKS FOR THE FT. WAYNE AND THE RESACA BATTLEFIELD
County Attorney Smith that this is for Board approval to create two general fund departments, one for the Juvenile Court ADJUST program and one for Battlefield Parks to include the Ft. Wayne Park and the Resaca Battlefield Park. This comes to the Board at the request of Al Leonard, Finance Director, for the new fiscal year budget. These are existing funds that are in the budget already; these new fund departments would segregate those funds to two, stand-alone departments so that the Board can see exactly the amount of money expended on those functions.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the request from the Finance Director to create two new general fund departments. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.