4/18/2017 BOC Work Session Minutes

APRIL 18, 2017

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes or additions.

Representatives from Santek Waste Services, Ms. Cheryl Dunson and Mr. Kenny Fuquea, came before the Board to give an update on the management and services at the Redbone Ridges Landfill. Ms. Dunson spoke about the waste volumes and the landfill’s life, also the satisfactory State inspection reports at the landfill and the convenience center improvements that have been made.

Mr. Marvin Garner, a local veteran, came before the Board requesting the Board’s permission to place a war memorial to all service men from Gordon County who lost their lives in any war or conflict. Mr. Garner told the Board that most counties have a memorial placed on the site of their courthouse with such a memorial. He and others plan to raise the money to purchase such a war memorial. His group wishes to move forward with their plans but needs to get a confirmed commitment from the Board of Commissioners for permission to place the memorial on the courthouse grounds. There was a consensus of the Board to allow a war memorial to be placed at the courthouse.

Administrator King advise the Board of all the activities going on within the County by all the different departments that were and are involved in the recent fire destruction of the Animal Control facility. Administrator King thanked each department and all outside responders that helped during and after the fire, including the City of Calhoun Animal Control Department for taking in the animals that were saved from the fire. Also including the animal volunteer groups that took in animals. Administrator King advised the Board that he is working with different departments to determine the best plan for continuing service from the Animal Control Department until a new facility can be completed. Animal Control Department Director, Sue Henson, came before the Board and offered her heartfelt thanks to all the public safety responders, volunteers and neighbors that came to help during and after the fire. Director Henson announced that all dogs that were being housed at the facility were saved from the fire and only two cats were lost due to being inside the facility that was engulfed by flames which prohibited anyone from entering to perform a rescue. All the dogs have been placed in homes or temporary homes except one.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.

There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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