6/16/2015 BOC Work Session Minutes

JUNE 16, 2015

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Gordon County Courthouse.

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes; two items were added to the agenda later in the meeting.

Human Resources Director, Garah Childers, awarded gift cards to the team and to the top male and female winners of the Weight Lost Challenge for losing the highest percentage of weight during the two months weight loss challenge ended June 5, 2015. Jack Jenkins is the winner in the male category and also Jack’s team. Melinda Garrison is the winner in the female category. The second place winner in the female category is Elizabeth York and the second place winner in the male category is Jim Bradford. Ms. Childers announced that the second phase of the Weight Lost Challenge will start and will be the “Keep Up The Momentum” challenge.

County Attorney advised the Board that the next item on the agenda is the Public Facilities Authority that was established in 2011 for purposes of being able to streamline financing of the construction of the DEFAC building. The Authority is still in existence and the Board needs to approve appointing members. The Authority will be used to save the county some money and streamline the process for financing the BB&T facility acquisition and renovation. The local legislation creating this authority calls for two members plus the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Two members would be citizens of Gordon County and are not commissioners. Two names have been come up and they have been contacted and are willing to serve, they are Mr. Jeff Ruddell and Mr. Charles Hall. This will need to be on the agenda for the Board to consider and approve tonight at the Regular Meeting.

County Administrator King advised that this item is for discussion of committee assignments. This program has been going on for a year and the Board had discussed at that time that they would look at committee assignments once a year, July 1 will be a year that has elapsed. The Board discussed which commissioner is assigned to which committee and there was a consensus of the Board to have the committee assignments stay the same and continue on as before.

County Attorney Ledbetter presented the latest version of the ordinance amendment proposal to the Board. The Building and Planning Department had some last minute comments regarding the amendment. Attorney Ledbetter discussed each change to the ordinance with the Board and advised that the proposed amendment would go to the Planning Commission at their next meeting on July 13, 2015. The first reading of the ordinance will be at the Board of Commissioner meeting on July 7, 2015. The public hearing for the amendment to the ordinance will be at the July 21, 2015 meeting and also the seconded reading of the ordinance. At that time the amendment could be voted on by the Board of Commissioners. The moratorium expires on Saturday July 4th; therefore, it will not be in existence on Monday July 6th unless the Board extends it. Attorney Ledbetter recommended that the Board extend the moratorium for two more weeks to July 21st, at which time the Board should be able to end the moratorium and have the new ordinance in place. There was a consensus of the Board to add to the agenda for tonight’s Regular Meeting, consideration of extending the moratorium to July 21, 2015.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to close the Work Session. Commissioner Sexton 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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