12/4/2012 BOC Work Session Minutes

DECEMBER 4, 2012

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.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 deletions. Two items were added to the Agenda later in the meeting.

District Attorney Joe Campbell made a presentation to Gordon County of a three-piece picture display of current and past district attorneys serving Gordon County. District Attorney Campbell is retiring this year and received many well wishes from the Board of Commissioners and others attending the meeting.

Sgt. First Class Robert Bateman with the Calhoun National Guard unit made a presentation to the Board of Commissioners to commemorate the 376th year of the National Guard which was organized December 13, 1636. Sgt. Bateman gave a brief history of the National Guard and of the Calhoun National Guard.

Ms. Louise McGowan, with R. M. Dobbs & Co., the County’s auditors, presented the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Ms. McGowan complemented the Finance Director, Al Leonard, on his preparation of the financial statements. Overall, the County’s financial status looks very good and reserves and fund balance levels are well maintained.

Mr. Bill Thompson, attorney for the Development Authority spoke to the Board regarding two Pilot Agreements for Masland/Constantine Dyeing. Following discussion, there was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the agenda.

The Board also discussed with Mr. Thompson, the donation of 5 acres to Gordon County for the purpose of building the USDA facility. Commissioner Long commented that there is one stipulation to the Development Authority’s donating the land, that being, that if that project does not proceed, then the 5 acres would revert back to the Development Authority.

Fire Chief Dave Hawkins spoke to the Board regarding the volunteers in Resaca. Following discussion, there was a consensus of the Board to add an item to the agenda to convey the title of the old fire engine to the City of Resaca and purchase an early response truck to be housed at Station #5 for the Resaca volunteer responders.

Commissioner Long made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Hood seconded and all voted aye.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.

Author: County Clerk

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