9/3/2019 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on September 3, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 10 GUESTS
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Steward read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in September. Commissioner Cunningham drew the name of Dustin Silvers with the Fire Department for Employee of the Month of September.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session August 20, 2019, and the Regular Meeting August 20, 2019. Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the Minutes. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, Sexton, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Owens commented that he met with the Public Safety Committee and the Public Safety Committee also met concerning the Fair Incident-Action Planning meeting, attended the Development Authority meeting at the Chamber. Chairman Hood attended the combined Floyd/Gordon Development Authority meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR DISTRIBUTION OF FEMA GRANT FUNDS RECEIVED IN FY2018/2019 AND REIMBURSED IN FY 2019/2020
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a budget amendment for the distribution of FEMA grant funds that we have received amounting to $1,797.88. Gordon County EMA wants to use these funds to buy chain saws for public safety, local police, etc.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR A 2005 FORD EXPEDITION VIN#1FMFU16525LA53162
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a declaration of surplus property for the Sheriff’s Department for a 2005 Ford Expedition that they no longer need. This vehicle will be added to a future auction by Gordon County.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property for the Sheriff’s Department. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Cunningham, Steward, Sexton, and Owens voted aye. Motion passed.
STATEMENT OF INTENT REGARDING PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE
Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that this is for the Board’s statement of intent regarding the proposed millage rate. In 2019 Gordon County millage rate is at 9.631 which is the lowest millage rate in 5 years.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the Board’s statement of intent to leave the millage rate at 9.631 mills, the same as last year. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion approving the Board’s intent to leave the millage rate at 9.631. Commissioners Sexton, Cunningham, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
MINOR MODIFICATION TO LANDFILL PERMIT
Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that this for a minor modification to the landfill permit at Redbone Ridges. Gordon County is up for an EPD permit renewal and there are some changes that need to take place at the permit renewal. The Administrator is listed as the responsible person for the County’s EPD permit and will be the responsible party signing the permit. This will not affect any of our contract terms; it will have a positive effect on our closure/post-closure money. Santek will pay Gordon County, upon the renewal, a one-time $800,000 true-up to our closure account and then we will go from $1.00 a ton to $1.30 a ton into our closure account. The reason is that we are going to be accelerating the closure process.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the Administrator signing the minor modification to the landfill permit on behalf of Gordon County. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioner Owens asked if the increased fees will be passed on to the user. Administrator Ledbetter advised that it will not be passed to the taxpayers; there will be no planned rate increase. Commissioners Steward, Sexton, Cunningham, and Owens 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 6:12 p.m.