7/11/2017 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
JULY 11, 2017
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Chairman Hood introduced Ms. Campbell Govignon, Junior Mayor, and asked her to lead the pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Owens read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in July. Commissioner Cunningham drew the name of Jonathan Parker as County Employee of the Month for July.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session June 20, 2017, the Regular Meeting June 20, 2017, and the Special Meeting July 5, 2017. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion approved.
Administrator’s report was read in the Work Session.
Commissioner Owens reported on the Star Spangled Fourth of July Celebration at the Fairgrounds. Commissioner Steward attended the Development Authority Meeting at the Chamber. Commissioner Cunningham reported on the Public Safety Committee meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
BOARD CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE FOR DRY LITTER POULTRY OPERATIONS
County Administrator/Attorney Ledbetter had explained this item in the Work Session. This is a resolution approving the amendment to and the lifting of the Moratorium on new poultry operations. The principal difference in this amendment and our existing law is that this would require a conditional use permit under the same process as for a rezoning.
Commissioner Cunningham commented about his concern regarding the process of having to meet a lot of requirements to get a permit that puts the applicant in a position of having to spend a lot of time and money upfront before he would know the chances of getting his permit.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the resolution approving the amendment and lifting the Moratorium for Dry Litter Poultry Operations. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, and Owens voted aye. Commissioner Cunningham opposed the motion. Motion passed.
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
RE-APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS FOR FRANK SULLIVAN FOR A SIX-YEAR TERM ENDING 6/30/2023
County Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is for re-appointment of Frank Sullivan to the Board of Assessors for a six-year term ending 6/30/23.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the re-appointment of Frank Sullivan to the Board of Assessors. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Owens, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH AND GORDON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR STORAGE OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAILER
Chairman Hood advised that this is a Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Health and Emergency Management for storage of the Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness trailer.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the memorandum of understanding with the Board of Health. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHAIRMAN’S SIGNATURE ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE MUNICIPALITIES FOR THE USE AND DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE 2018 SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS
Chairman Hood advised that this is a resolution authorizing the Chairman to sign the intergovernmental agreement with each municipality for the use and distribution of the proceeds from the 2018 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for capital outlay projects.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the resolution with the municipalities. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
AGREEMENT FOR THE PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE FOR INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES
Chairman Hood advised that this is an agreement with the Public Defender office for indigent defense services for fiscal year 2016/2017.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the agreement with the Public Defender office. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
MALT BEVERAGE WINE LIQUOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES LICENSE APPLICATION FOR CRAZY ACRES BAR & GRILL
County Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is for Board consideration of an application from Crazy Acres Bar & Grill for a malt beverage, wine, and liquor Consumption on the Premises license.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the application from Crazy Acres Bar & Grill. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Commissioners Sexton and Cunningham opposed the motion. Motion passed.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/2018 FROM NORTH GEORGIA COMMUNITY ACTION FOR THE SECTION 5311 VAN PROGRAM
County Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that this is a proposal for public transportation service from North Georgia Community Action for the Section 5311 Van Program. This is an annual renewal. Administrator Ledbetter advised that he had received concerns from a citizen regarding feedback from service recipients that aren’t happy with the service they are getting from this program. The Board can table this item and consider this item at the next meeting in one week should you desire to do so. This is a federally funded program.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to table this item until the next meeting. Commissioners Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Owens, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.