12/1/2020 BOC Work Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MINUTES
DECEMBER 1, 2020 at 5:45 p.m.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
CHAD STEWARD, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 12 GUESTS
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
County Administrator Ledbetter explained each item on the Regular Meeting agenda to the Board Members.
Mr. Kenny J. Dixon came before the Board asking for some help with a problem on his road at 324 McDaniel Road NE. Mr. Dixon said he has lived at this location for 34 years and there is a sod farm where large commercial and industrial trucks come in and out 24/7 on this road. The road is too narrow to accommodate these trucks and they have nowhere to go except in my yard, one truck barely fits on the road and two trucks cannot meet at all so they are always using my yard and leaving deep ruts in my lawn. I don’t understand how this is a road since there is no county owned right-of-way. The road is only about 11 ft. wide. He said he has brought this up several times to different County employees and some have been out there to look at the problem. No one can give me an answer. The road needs to be widened for two 18 wheelers to pass on. My house and property values are way down and I cannot get any peace of mind because the traffic is 25 ft. from my bedroom window 24/7. It is a commercial sod farm and Mr. Hunt has a way to get into the property before you get to my house instead of using McDaniel Road. It is a county road but the county does not have any right-of-way on either side of my property.
Administrator Ledbetter advised the Board that there is a county road that extends 0.65 miles from the intersection of McDaniel Road and Highway 225. We have not surveyed to find the exact end of that road. Every plat affecting that road, it appears without having a survey, that our 50 ft. right-of-way may go beyond Mr. Dixon’s land. I have discussed this with Mr. Dixon. I saw it as a possible civil matter possible between Mr. Dixon and the Hunts. To make sure that we are assessing the road correctly we could get a surveyor to go out and determine the distance of McDaniel Road and see where it ends. I could say that the County 50 foot right-of-way would extend 0.65 miles from Highway 226 on in. I can’t tell you where that ends without having a survey. The first step is to determine where that 0.65 miles ends. Even if we determine that our road, 0.65 miles ends before your house, we can’t close the road. It ultimately becomes down to the right of Mr. Hunt’s employees, agents, customers or whatever to cross that stretch of road by your house. The County can’t just put up a gate and block that easement off. We will look at it and get back with you we have got to figure out where the 0.65 miles ends.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Sexton, Owens, and Cunningham voted aye.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 6:00 pm