11/15/2016 BOC Work Session Minutes

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building

Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed each item on the agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes or additions.

County Administrator King advised that the Revised 2017/2018 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant Paving list is being presented to the Board to approve for submission to the State D.O.T. This list includes the roads approved in June 2016, but needed to be revised because the grant increased from an estimated $550,000 to $734,100.82. This will allow Gordon County to increase the total number of roads we will be able to pave next year.

Administrator King explained the Section 5311 Grant Application for 2018 for the county’s transportation van program. This is a Federal grant through the Georgia D.O.T. to fund the van operation used for the transit and capital assistance for this project.

County Attorney Ledbetter advised that the Resolution approving the agreement for LG Hausys America, Inc. for payment in lieu of taxes is for the Viatera Project 2. The company has agreed to make payments in lieu of taxes as contained in a PILOT agreement attached to the Resolution. Mr. Bill Thompson spoke to the Board explaining the project and answering questions from Board members.

Administrator King commented on the items on the agenda for re-appointment of Betsy Hendley to the Gordon County Board of Health and the re-appointment of Bud Owens to the Region One Northwest Georgia Emergency Medical Services Council. Administrator King advised that the Budget amendment to various funds is to record a $250 payment to team members due to departments coming in under budget for the past fiscal year.

Mr. Bill Johnston with Stephens, Inc. discussed with the Board the refunding of debt for the jail and the Government Plaza building. There was a consensus of the Board to move forward with this option to refund debt.

Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to go into Executive Session for potential litigation. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Sexton, Steward, and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.

Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to close the Executive Session. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Gazaway, and Steward voted aye. Executive Session adjourned at 5:44 pm.

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

There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

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