5/2/2017 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
MAY 2, 2017
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Owens read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in May. Commissioner Steward drew the name of County Employee of the Month Sue Henson.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session April 18, 2017, and the Regular Meeting April 18, 2017. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved.
Interim County Administrator Ledbetter read the report (copy attached). He also announced that the proposed 2018 SPLOST projects were furnished to the Board and he called attention to the dollar figures that have gone up due to the trend in increased SPLOST revenue. The SPOST projection for the 2018 SPLOST has gone up to $48, 606,000.
Commissioner Owens reported that he attended a Georgia Emergency Management Training Conference, toured the airport to look at the hangers and future plans for the airport, attended the ACCG Annual Conference in Savannah where he attended a core class there. Commissioner Owens recognized some special guests in attendance, the Boy Scout Troup 22. Commissioner Sexton commented that he attended the meeting of County Chief Executive Officers and North Georgia Regional Commission meeting. Commissioner Steward attended the Chamber of Commerce Development Authority meeting, the ACCG Annual Conference in Savannah, and also completed the last class in the Georgia Academy of Economic.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
MALT BEVERAGE, WINE, LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION FOR GORDON COUNTY VETERANS, INC.
Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is a malt beverage, wine, liquor license application for Gordon County Veterans, Inc. Commissioner Owens asked to confirm that the distance requirements are met on the location. Attorney Ledbetter confirmed that the requirements have been met.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the license application for Gordon County Veterans, Inc. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Owens and Chairman Hood voted aye. Commissioner Cunningham and Sexton opposed the motion. Motion passed
AGREEMENT WITH CARTER WATKINS ARCHITECTS FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Chairman Hood advised that this is an agreement between Gordon County and Carter Watkins Architects for architectural services and serve as architects for Gordon County.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the agreement with Carter Watkins Architects. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN FAIRMOUNT AND GORDON COUNTY FOR USE OF PUBLIC SAFETY VEHICLE
Attorney Ledbetter advised that this is a memorandum of understanding between the City of Fairmount and Gordon County for use of a public safety vehicle. The City of Fairmount approved the memorandum of understanding at their council meeting last evening.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the memorandum of understanding with the City of Fairmount. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
BID AWARD FOR A FIRE PUMPER APPARATUS FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Chairman Hood advised that this item is a bid award for a fire pumper apparatus for the Fire Department. Staff recommended awarding the bid to the highest bidder Smeal Fire Apparatus in the amount of $332,419.00. The difference in price is justified by the inconsistencies and deviations in the analysis of Fireline’s proposal. Commissioner Steward commented that the reason the consideration is for the highest bidder, is because the other bidders, during the bid process did not meet the specifications, Smeal Fire apparatus was the most responsive bidder and the only bidder that did meet the specifications.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to award the bid to Smeal Fire Apparatus. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
FIRST READING OF THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR CONCENTRATED POULTRY FEEDING OPERATIONS
Attorney Ledbetter announced that the Board reviewed this item in the work session, copies of the proposed ordinance are available at the Administration Building and available on the website posted with this agenda. The proposed ordinance is incorporated by what is posted publicly by reference rather than reading the full ordinance. The second reading will be presented at the next Board meeting on May16, 2017.
APPROVAL OF NAMING OF TWO STREETS, ONE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY DRIVE AND ONE FOR MISSION DRIVE
Chairman Hood advised that this is for Board consideration of naming two roads, the one headed east on to Highway 53 from Outlet Center Drive would be Public Safety Drive, and the other one that is from the intersection of Union Grove Road and the new section of Belwood Road would be Mission Drive.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the naming of the two road . Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton 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 6:22 p.m.