5/6/2014 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MAY 6, 2014
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building
Chairman Hood introduced Junior Mayor Gwen Oliver and Junior Mayor Oliver called the meeting to order.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Invocation was led by Rev. John Allen. The pledge of allegiance was led by Junior Mayor Gwen Oliver.
Chairman Hood called forward Mr. Brian McClellan and Mr. Keith King, with the IT Department to present them with a Certificate of Performance for their work on the County’s website and being recognized for outstanding accomplishment in government transparency by Sunshine Review Ballotpedia.
Chairman Hood called forward Mr. Marvin Garner who introduced Mr. Walter Printup and Mr. Larry Clemmons all members of Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 525. Chairman Hood read the proclamation declaring Gordon County as a Purple Heart County and recognizing veterans who are recipients of the Purple Heart medal and presented it to the gentlemen.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session April 15, 2014, and the Regular Meeting April 15, 2014. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
County Administrator King read the report into the record (copy attached).
Commissioner Gazaway reported that he attended the Manufacturer’s Appreciation Week luncheon. Commissioner Sexton commented that he was privileged to attend the E-911 Open House and the Banquet and also the Drugs Don’t Work session. Commissioner Steward attended the E-911 Banquet and the reception for Frances Allen’s retirement and congratulating Suzanne Smith for being named to Superior Court Judge. Commissioner Cunningham advised that he attended the E-911 Banquet and the spring meeting of the Historical Society.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING
Gazaway made a motion to go into the Public Hearing for zoning. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion passed.
APPLICATION Z14-02, WILLARD CHILDERS
County Attorney Ledbetter read application Z14-02, Willard Childers’ request to rezone from A-1 to C-H. This comes to the Board of Commissioners from the Planning Commission with their recommendation for approval. No one signed to speak for or against the rezoning application.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the rezoning request. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, Cunningham, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to close the Public Hearing for zoning. Commission Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Motion passed.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR A 2002 LINCOLN LS AND A 2001 CHRYSLER 300M
Chairman Hood advised that this is a request from the Sheriff’s Department asking the Board to declare surplus a 2002 Lincoln LS and a 2001 Chrysler 300M.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the request and declare the two vehicles surplus property. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioner Gazaway, Sexton, Cunningham, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
BID AWARD FOR COPIER LEASE FOR GORDON COUNTY OFFICES
Chairman Hood asked the Purchasing Director, Martin Vaughn, to comment on the next item for a bid award for a copier lease for county offices. Mr. Martin advised the Board that Gordon County solicited for bids for leasing copiers. The County received nine responses from vendors. County staff reviewed and evaluated the bids and the recommendation is to award the bid to RJ Young Company-Cannon as the most responsive bid.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the bid award to RJ Young Company-Canon. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
PROPOSAL AND SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH NORTH GEORGIA COMMUNITY ACTION, INC. TO OPERATE RURAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM SECTION 5311 VANS
Attorney Ledbetter advised the Board that he has reviewed the contract and the proposal by North Georgia Community Action, Inc. The provider will provide management and operation of the rural transportation for the citizens and residence of Gordon County. This is a renewal of a contract for transportation services.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the contract with North Georgia Community Action, Inc. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
MEETING DATE CHANGES
Chairman Hood announced the changes in meeting dates the May 20 meeting to May 22 and for the month of June meetings. June 3 meeting has been changed to June 10, and June 17 meeting has been changed to June 24.
Junior Mayor Gwen Oliver asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.
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.