BOC Regular Session Minutes for 4/10/2012
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 10, 2012
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Bailey welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Chairman Bailey read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in April. Commissioner Long drew the name of Hugh Holcomb with the Fire Department as employee of the month.
- PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE TALLATOONA CAP, INC. CDBG PROJECT CLOSURE
- Commissioner Long made a motion to open the public hearing. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye.
- Mr. Dave Ronnigan, with Ronnigan & Associate, grant writer and grant administrator, came before the Board to conduct the closure briefing for the Tallatoona CAP, Inc. CDBG project. Mr. Ronnigan advised that the Grant was received by Tallatoona on September 30, 2008 in the amount of $500,000; Gordon County contributed $353,253 to the project. All requirements of the project were completed officially on 3/15/2012. 4,300 clients were served, of which, 4,214 were low to moderate income clients.
- No one else came forward at the public hearing to speak.
- Commissioner Long made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session March 6, 2012 and the Regular Meeting March 6, 2012. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling read the report.
Commissioner Long commented that he appreciated Rev. John Allen and wanted to thank him for attending our meetings and giving the invocation at each meeting.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
- APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TO ASSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA BY ASSESSING AND PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF A DIRECT ANNUAL TAX SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON GENERAL OBLIGATION SALES TAX BONDS BY THE GORDON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
- County Attorney Smith advised that this is for Board approval authorizing the Chair to sign a resolution, at the request of the Gordon County Board of Education. The resolution is part of the necessary paperwork for the Board of Education to obtain bonds for financing some of their
- Commissioner Hood made a motion to approve the Resolution. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Steward, Townsend and Long voted aye. Motion passed.
- PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING APRIL AS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH
- County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is a proclamation designating April as National Donate Life Month. Chairman Bailey announced that there was no one in attendance from LifeLink to accept the proclamation. The Board will accept the proclamation by designating April as National Donate Life Month.
- Commissioner Long made a motion to approve resolution designating April as National Donate Life Month. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, Hood and Townsend voted aye. Motion passed.
- BID AWARD AMENDMENT FOR 32 NEW 2011 PATROL CARS FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
- Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is an amendment to the bid award for the 32 new 2011 patrol cars for the Sheriff’s Department. At the request of the Sheriff, that Department would like to order only 30 patrol cars instead of 32, and two Ford F150 trucks. The bid amount will remain the same at $986,140.80. The addition of $20,000 would be for 4 cameras for four existing vehicles.
- Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the amendment to the bid award for the patrol cars for the Sheriff’s Office. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, Townsend, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
Commissioner Hood made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m.