1/19/10 Work Session Minutes

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Conference Room.

Chairman Long called the meeting to order.

The Board discussed each item on the Agenda for the Regular Meeting, one item was deleted and two items were added during the Work Session.

Administrator Dowling advised the Board that Gordon County is eligible for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant for the 2010 grant cycle. The proposed project is to assist Tallatoona Community Action with a new facility. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Agenda for Board consideration.

County Attorney Hutchinson requested that the Board remove an item on the Agenda for a Resolution Delegating Authority to the Tax Commission to Waive Assessed Penalties and Interest on Unpaid Ad Valorem Taxes, and to discuss this item at the next Work Session.

Mr. Dan McBee with New Echota Rivers Alliance spoke to the Board concerning his groups request to adopt the Salacoa Lake to begin a monitoring program. The program would include testing of the Red Bud Creek and Lick Creek entering Salacoa Lake, the lake itself, and Lick Creek on the discharge side. This testing will provide the County with data on the condition of the lake on a monthly basis. There was a consensus of the Board to allow New Echota to monitor the lake and report to the Board their findings.

Mr. Jimmy Phillips with the Chamber, and Mr. Bill Thompson, attorney for the Development Authority, spoke to the Board concerning project Renew for Shaw Industries. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Agenda for Board consideration.

Representatives of Sentiax, LLC made a presentation to the Board regarding their request to lease the old Harris Beamer Landfill for use as a solar farm project. According to Sentiax representatives, no county funds would be needed as the project would be investor funded. Mr. Richie Deason discussed the process and difficulty of obtaining EPD permits for the project. The Board indicated that Sentiax should proceed with their efforts to move forward with this project.

Ms. Catherine Schoeman with Highland Rivers came before the Board to give the quarterly progress report on the programs offered at Highland Rivers.

Commissioner Bailey made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Gordon seconded and all voted aye.

There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 6:07 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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