8/20/2019 BOC Work Session Minutes

AUGUST 20, 2019

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.

Members Present
Becky Hood, Chairman
Chad Steward, Commissioner
Norris Sexton, Commissioner
Kevin Cunningham, Commissioner
M.L. Bud Owens, Commissioner

Others Present
Jim Ledbetter, County Administrator
Annette Berry, Clerk
Annette Berry, Clerk
Approximately 15 Guests

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.

County Administrator Ledbetter discussed the agenda items and the public hearing for rezoning applications listed on the Regular Meeting Agenda for the Board Members. He advised that the attorney for the rezoning application for OWR had contacted the County asking to table the hearing on this rezoning application to the September 17th meeting. One agenda item the Administrator advised about was the Civil South Proposal and Agreement. He noted that the Hold Harmless on Paragraph 6 would be subject to deletion from the contract and asked that the Board authorize the Administrator to sign the contract subject to Paragraph 6 being taken out. There were no other changes or additions to the agenda items.

Magistrate Judge Pat Rasbury spoke to the Board about his concerns and requests for the County to address the need for cleaning up derelict homes and properties in Gordon County.

County Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that he received a call from Washington, regarding the property out near the Chitwood Farm, the area where the Resaca Battle reenactment takes place, its over 400 acres and all but 10 acres is subject to a conservation easement in favor of Gordon County which preserves the property basically in its natural state, it cannot be developed for any reason. The biggest user of the property right now is a hunting club that the Trust for Public Land leases to. Trust for Public Land have been told to sell this property, that they have held it too long, so this property is for sale. This is for the Board to think about whether or not the county has any interest in this property. The conservation easement protects the historic assets and allows access for historic purposes and education purposes. They are giving Gordon County a first shot at it if we wanted to acquire it.

Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye.

There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:53 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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