GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
JUDICIAL BUILDING ASSEMBLY ROOM
SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on September 6, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Judicial Building Assembly Room.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
BRUCE POTTS, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 30 GUESTS
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the Public Hearing for Millage Rate. Commissioner Potts seconded the motion and all vote aye.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE
No one signed up to speak at the Public Hearing.
Commissioner Potts made a motion to close the Public Hearing for the Millage Rate. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Potts, Owens, Cunningham and Steward vote aye. Motion passed. Public Hearing closed at 6:06 p.m.
Commissioner Steward read the names of the employees with Anniversary Hire Dates in September. Commissioner Potts drew the name of Wayne Chasteen with the Public Works Department as Employee of the Month for August.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session and Regular Meeting of August 16, 2022 and the Special Meeting of August 27, 2022. Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the Minutes. Commissioner Potts seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Potts, Cunningham, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Administrator Ledbetter read the report in the Work Session (copy attached).
Reports from the Commissioners were reported in the Work Session Minutes (see Work Session Minutes for September 6, 2022)
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR CLERK OF COURT, FINANCE, JUVENILE COURT, AND BUILDING & PLANNING TOTALING $149,859
Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that this is a budget amendment totaling $149,859 for the Clerk of Court, Finance, Juvenile Court, and the Building & Planning Department. After the Budget was approved, a law came into effect that requires the Clerk of Court to make an expenditure for software upgrades 42,400, in Finance we use Munis Accounting Software and we now have to upgrade it $18,585, Juvenile Court needs some drug testing kits $1,200, and Building and Planning has been without a soil and erosion person and that’s a positions that’s very much needed.
Commissioner Potts made a motion to approve the Budget Amendment. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Potts, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
APPOINTMENT TO THE GORDON COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY FOR CHRIS PIERCE AND RICHARD HUIE
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is two appointments to the Gordon County Public Facilities Authority for Chris Pierce and for Richard Huie. This was originally created by the Georgia Legislative for any legal purpose. The assets for the Broadband deal will be placed in the Public Facilities Authority and administered through it.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the appointments to the Public Facilities Authority. Commissioner Potts seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Steward, and Potts voted aye. Motion passed.
APPOINTMENT TO THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMISSION FOR FLIPPER MCDANIEL FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that this is an appointment to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission for Flipper McDaniel for a one-year term beginning September 6, 2022.
Commissioner Potts made a motion to approve the appointment of Flipper McDaniel to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Potts, Steward, and Owens voted aye. Motion passed.
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT – First Reading
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is the First Reading of the Unified Land Development Code Amendment. The Second Reading of the amendment to the ULDC will be presented to the Board at the September 20, 2022 meeting for consideration of approval. This is to adopt Chapter One of the International Code Commission codes.
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR SIX VEHICLES VIN#’S 83511, 83504, 83421, 83506, 83498, AND 83501
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a Declaration of Surplus Property for the Sheriff’s Department for six vehicles.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the Declaration of Surplus Property for the Sheriff’s Department for six vehicles. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Potts, Owens, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Potts made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.