10/16/2012 BOC Work Session Minutes

OCTOBER 16, 2012

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference room of the Administration Building.

Chairman Bailey called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed each item on the Agenda and made no changes or additions to the Agenda.

Mr. Mitch Reed, Council member with the City of Resaca, came before the Board to request help from Gordon County to participate in their City sewer project phase I. Mr. Reid asked the Board for $150,000 to extend the sewer under Highway 41. Mr. Bob Peeples with Peeples & Quigley Engineers, came before the Board to explain the project.

Chairman Bailey commented that the Board applauds the City of Resaca for their sewer project endeavor and would like to help in any way that the Board can. However, funds are hard to come by and advised that financially the Board members are not sure that they could do anything, but would certainly take the request into consideration.

The Board discussed the possible acceptance of a donation of 51 acres located in Resaca from the Civil War Trust. County Attorney Smith advised that she had been contacted by the Civil War Trust and advised that they had obtained from TPL, a 51 acre tract that was part of the Chitwood farm, and that they would like to donate the land to Gordon County. This tract of land borders U.S. Highway 41, Chitwood Road, and goes up to Jewel Meaders driveway. Mr. Kenney Padgett spoke to the Board concerning the desirability of the donation. Chairman Bailey asked if there are any stipulations attached to the donation for the County to meet if we accept the donation. Attorney Smith advised that she has contacted Civil War Trust and they are researching if there are any contractual stipulations between Civil War Trust and TPL. Attorney Smith asked the Board if they would be interested in accepting the donation of the tract. There was a consensus of the Board to pursue the possibility of accepting the donation if there are no strings attached. The next step would be for the Board to accept a warranty deed from Civil War Trust.

Commissioner Hood made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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