9/4/2012 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Vice-Chairman Hood welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Vice-Chairman Hood presented Roberta Carbonneau with Family Connection, a proclamation from the Board of Commissioners proclaiming September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Employees with anniversary hire dates in September
Commissioner Long read the list of employees and drew the name of Jeff McBee as the employee of the month.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice-Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session August 21, 2012, and the Regular Meeting August 21, 2012. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling read the report.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
- SECONDARY METALS RECYCLER REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
County Attorney advised the Board that this is a secondary metals recycler registration fee. Pursuant to an amendment to O.C.G.A. 10-1-360, state law has been changed to require that businesses of secondary metal recycling must register in order to operate in the county of their business. This request comes to the Board from the Sheriff’s office, asking that the Board grant formal permission for the establishment of a $200 registration fee. This will be collected by the Sheriff’s office, with $100 being retained by the county and the other $100 to be transmitted to the Secretary of State to be used to maintain a statewide data base.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the request from the Sheriff’s office. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- OPERATING CONTRACT FOR 2013 WITH GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE SECTION 5311 TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
County Administrator Dowling advised that this is an operating contract for the 2013 Section 5311 Transportation Program through the Georgia Department of Transportation. This is an annual contract to operate the public transportation program.
Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the contract with the D.O.T. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- APPLICATION FOR MALT BEVERAGE WINE & LIQUOR LICENSE FOR CALHOUN MOOSE LODGE
County Attorney Smith advised the Board that this is an amended application for a Malt Beverage Wine & Liquor license for Calhoun Moose Lodge under the new ordinance allowing for the sale of distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink for consumption on the premises. The Calhoun Moose Lodge currently holds a consumption on the premises license and this would allow for the sale of liquor by the drink through 2012. All paperwork is in order.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the application for the Calhoun Moose Lodge. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- ACCEPTANCE OF A 2011 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FROM THE GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT
County Administrator Dowling advised that this is acceptance for a 2011 Homeland Security grant from GEMA for Fire Department equipment. This is a $20,000 grant for detection equipment.
Commissioner Long made a motion to approve accepting the grant from GEMA for the Fire Department for various equipment. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and
Commissioners Steward, Long, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- CDBG GRANT FOR $500,000 FOR VAC
Vice-Chairman Hood announced that Gordon County has received a $500,000 CDBG grant for the VAC.
Commissioner Long made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.