8/20/2013 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 20, 2013
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session August 6, 2013, and the Regular Meeting August 6, 2013. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling reported that he had met with a geo-technical engineer and a structural engineer today concerning the problem with the cracks in the parking deck. They will have a proposal for the Board at the next meeting to tell us what is wrong and how to fix it.
Commissioner Gazaway commented that he had met with the NW Georgia Regional Council, College and Career Board and had attended the Community Government Affairs meeting. Commissioner Cunningham commented that he had attended the City Council meetings of both Fairmount and Ranger.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE 2013 TAX LEVY
Administrator Dowling advised that this is a resolution to establish the 2013 tax levy for both the County and the County School System. The County will remain at 9.8 mills and the schools will be 19.406. Including the State, the total mills will be 29.356
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the resolution establishing the 2013 tax levy. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Steward, Gazaway, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL FIRM FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FOR THE GEORGE CHAMBERS RESOURCE CENTER
Administrator Dowling advised that this is selection of the architectural firm for the Community Development Block grant for the George Chambers Resource Center. All four architectural firms made their presentations to the Board earlier today and the highest ranking is Killian Clark with a ranking of 528, the others were 532 – a tie for two firms, and one at 517. That ranking recommends the approval of Killian Clark to complete the architectural section of the grant application.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the selection of Killian Clark for the architectural firm for the architectural section of the CDBG for the George Chambers Resource Center project. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Steward and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF GRANT WRITER FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FOR THE GEORGE CHAMBERS RESOURCE CENTER
County Administrator Dowling advised that this is the selection of a grant writer and administrator for the CDBG George Chambers Resource Center of the sole source Northwest Georgia Administrator Services, Dave Ronnigan. Both Killian Clark and Dave Ronnigan will write the grant at no charge, on the condition that if Gordon County is awarded the grant, Gordon County will hire them at a negotiated rate.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve Dave Ronnigan as the grant writer for the CDBG Georgia Chambers Resource Center project. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Gazaway, Cunningham, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF SERVICE PROVIDERS’ USE OF THE NEWTOWN ROAD COUNTY OWNED FACILITY
County Attorney Smith advised that this is consideration of the RFP that was solicited for use by social service agencies for the former Tallatoona building. Gordon County received several proposals and the Board met and discussed with those applicants at a previous meeting. After discussion today at the Work Session the recommendation comes to the Board that the Board assign the usage of the facility to Judge Lane Bearden and the new juvenile justice program that he is being required to operate pursuant to State mandate. This program needs to be up and running by October 1st, so he needs to occupy the facility immediately in order to get his program in place. This program will serve low to moderate income families in Gordon County. Therefore, this program would be eligible to be an occupant of the building pursuant to the terms of the grant that was received for renovation of the building. Judge Bearden will also serve as the coordinator of that facility and anyone that wishes to use the building, or reserve the building. would work with Judge Bearden and his staff to schedule a meeting there or reserve a room there.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve Judge Lane Bearden to use the facility and to be the Coordinator for the use of the facility. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Gazaway, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.