11/6/2018 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on November 6, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration building.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY. ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 13 GUESTS
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
RECOGNITION OF EMPLOYEE
Commissioner Cunningham read the list of employees with anniversary hire dates in November. Commissioner Sexton drew the name of Dottie Payne with the Fire Department as Employee of the Month for November.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session October 16, 2018, and the Regular Meeting of October 16, 2018. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, and Sexton voted aye. Motion approved.
Commissioner Owens reported that he attended the Leadership Calhoun/Gordon County meeting, the Development Authority meeting, Region One EMS Council meeting, Animal Shelter Ribbon Cutting, and Calhoun College and Career Academy recertification meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
APPLICATION FOR A 5K AND 10K RUN FOR CRANE EATER COMMUNITY CHURCH FOR FUN DAY
Administrator Ledbetter advised this is an application from Crane Eater Community Church for a 5K and a 10K run for their Fun Day. Everyone has signed off on this application with no problems on the application.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the application for Crane Eater Community Church to include road closures. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
PILOT AGREEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND MANNINGTON MILLS, INC
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a PILOT agreement for the Development Authority and Mannington Mills, Inc. This is for $32 million, it does not take the existing ad valorum taxes off the books. The abatement applies to the new invest in the building and equipment. The abatement schedule is two years longer than our prior abatement schedule.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the PILOT Agreement for Mannington Mills. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
GRANT APPLICATION FOR FEMA FUNDING OF THE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is a grant application for FEMA funding for a Hazard Mitigation Plan update. We have a new Plan due in 2022, these are very intense plans to make. This grant will provide $38,000 to pay for the development of that Plan, Gordon County’s match is 13%. This is for authorization from the Board confirming that Gordon County will have our share of the money available, the 13%, when the grant comes through.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the grant application for FEMA funding. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Owens, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
FIRST READING OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is the first reading of the Emergency Management Ordinance. We currently have a Resolution that we update periodically, this would become a permanent ordinance so that we don’t have to go through updating that resolution. This ordinance authorizes the Board Chair to take some certain emergency steps to protect the community in the event of an emergency such as, declaring the emergency, authorizing emergency spending, impose curfews, etc.
This is the first reading and there will be no action on the first reading, the seconded reading will be at the next meeting on November 20, 2018, when it will be considered for approval by the Board of Commissioners.
DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR A 2011 FORD CROWN VICTORIA VIN#83512 TO BE DONATED TO FLOYD COUNTY FOR THE CHAPLAIN
Chairman Hood advised that this is a request from the Sheriff’s Office for a declaration of surplus property for a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria VIN#83512 to be donated to Floyd County for use by Floyd County’s and Gordon County’s Sheriff Chaplain.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property for the Sheriff’s Department. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Owens, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
APPOINTMENT TO THE GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH FOR DR. TERU LAPAQUETTE FOR AN UNEXPIRED TERM ENDING 12/31/2023
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is an appointment to the Gordon County Board of Health for Dr. Teru Lapaquette for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2023. Commissioner Sexton has spoken with the doctor and was assured that the doctor is willing to be appointed and serve on the Board of Health.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the appointment of Dr. Teru Lapaquette to the Board of Health to fill an unexpired term ending 12/31/2023. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, and Owens voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.