6/15/2021 BOC Work Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MINUTES
JUNE 15, 2021 AT 5:45 P.M.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, COMMISSIONER
BRUCE POTTS, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 10 GUESTS
The Board of Commissioners met for the Work Session in the Conference Room of the Administration Building at 5:45 p.m.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
County Administrator explained each New Business item on the Regular Meeting agenda to the Board members.
Administrator Ledbetter talked to the Board about the Dews Pond Road intersection where the development that Brent Stepp is planning that was recently annexed into the City. This is for the Board’s information, the only thing the County has to do with this, now a City subdivision since it was annexed, is the inconvenience of the traffic and expense that comes with the subdivision emptying on to our county jurisdiction road. A number of different people in the community have called, some of them are people who own manufacturing plants, etc. and are heavily invested in our community. A lot of people have communicated their concerns about traffic and the hazards of this many homes dumping traffic on to the road in the mornings and back into the subdivision in the afternoon. We have met with the Public Works Director and the engineer for the subdivision and we have asked them to consider other measure, such as turn lanes, etc. They have said this is their plan and they are not required to do turn lanes, etc. The Administrator said he has not read the design against the County’s ULDC requirements yet. The Director at Public Works has looked at it and has advised that this is the most we can “enforce” them to do. We don’t have anything to compel them to do anything differently. The Administrator said he has spoken to several different people in the public, they have talked to him about their concerns and he told them he would make sure that we do what we can for the safety on Dews Pond Road, that’s what we want to do. This is what’s being proposed and we are not sure we can make them do anything differently. They haven’t done a recent traffic study. The Public Works Director spoke up and advised that they said they would do a traffic study if we require it, and the County has not permitted this plan yet. Administrator advised that we will require them to complete that traffic study and they will have to comply with its recommendation before we will issue any kind of a permit. The City has, all along, said they would work with us on this.
Commissioner Potts made a motion to close the Work Session. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 6:00 p.m.