12/6/2016 BOC Work Session Minutes

DECEMBER 6, 2016

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 5:30 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.

Ms. Diane Kirby introduced the Board to Ms. Rachael Brooks, the new DEFACS Director.

Attorney Ledbetter advised that there are five rezoning applications on the Agenda for the Regular Meeting. He explained each application and advised that they all came to the Board from the Planning Commission with their recommendations for approval.

Attorney Ledbetter explained the amendments to the Chickens and Poultry Ordinance, the Soil Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Ordinance and the Shooting Ranges Ordinance. This will be the first reading of the ordinances and at the next Board meeting, there will be a public hearing for the amendment to the ordinances. After the public hearing the ordinances will be considered by the Board for approval.

Attorney Ledbetter also explained the Kaizen Collaborative Contract. The contract is for professional services for design consulting for a Greenway System Plan. Kaizen is going to do the design work for $50,000. Administrator King advised that this is the trails grant that was approved previously through the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Administrator King advised that we have a request from the Public Works Department for a declaration of surplus property for a map plotter that they wish to recycle.

Administrator King discussed the Board of Commissioners lifting of the Burn Ban that the Board had approved for Gordon County on November 4, 2016. Gordon County has now had rain for several days and Fire Chief Ralston has notified me that he recommends lifting of that ban after he consulted with the State Forestry Commission. Fire Chief Ralston added that he had consulted with the State Forestry Commission and was told that the ground index is below the 500 mark now and they felt that it would be safe for us to remove the ban.

Mr. Barry Hice, Director of Public Works, gave an update to the Board of future road projects that he considers the most important projects that need to be addressed by the Board.

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

There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

Author: County Clerk

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