5/5/2020 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
MAY 5, 2020
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on May 5, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was held via teleconference with the Board of Commission Members except Commissioner Cunningham was present in person. County Administrator Ledbetter, County Clerk Berry, and Administrative Assistant King were present in person.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, COMMISSIONER
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
KEITH KING, ADMIN. ASSISTANT
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Employees with anniversary hire dates in May. Administrative Assistant Keith King read the list of employees for the month of May. Commissioner Cunningham drew the name of Dylan Blalock as Employee of the Month for May.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Regular Meeting April 21, 2020. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the Minutes. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Steward commented that he attended the Finance Committee meeting. Chairman Hood attended the Covid-19 Task Force call meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR A 1993 F350 BOX TRUCK VIN#1FDKF38M4PNA79178
Chairman Hood advised that this is a request for a declaration of surplus property for a 1993 F350 box truck from the Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff is requesting that the vehicle be declared surplus and turned over to the Sheriff of Chattooga County, Georgia for official use.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the Declaration of Surplus Property the 1993 F350 box truck. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Cunningham, Owens, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
AGREEMENT ON REAL ESTATE SALE
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is the real estate sale agreement for property of two and one third acres located next to the fairgrounds on Calhoun-Rome Highway 53 and Liberty Road. The price that has been offered to the County to use in conjunction with the multi-purpose facility project and to enhance access to that project, and to benefit the fairgrounds is $145,000. The contract also includes $1,500 in earnest money. We are aware that this property used to be a service station and the County will conduct environmental studies to be sure that there is no contaminants in the property and no issues with storage tanks that would make these costs prohibitive for the County to acquire the property. The County will make sure to inspect the building to make sure there are no conditions of asbestos and such in the building, and make sure property is suitable for our purposes with our architects, and make sure we are paying a fair price, we can only pay fair market value for the property. We have 90 days under the contract to make a determination that this property will be suitable for our purposes.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the agreement for real estate sale and move forward with it. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Steward, Owens, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER ON THE GOVERNMENT PLAZA BUILDING SECOND FLOOR FOR THE AMOUNT OF $60,316 DEDUCT
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is the final contract change order on the 2nd floor of the Government Plaza building. That project was originally budgeted at $669,542.50, this change order will bring the project in at less than that. The final bill will be $609,226.50. That is $60,000 under the budgeted contract amount.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the contract change order. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.