12/15/2020 Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MINUTES
DECEMBER 15, 2020
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on December 15, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
APPROXIMATELY 12 GUESTS
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there are any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session and Regular Meeting of December 1, 2020. Commissioner Sexton made a motion to approve the Minutes. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Sexton, Steward and Cunningham voted aye. Motion passed.
Administrator Ledbetter read the report. (copy attached)
Commissioner Owens reported that he attended the Development Authority called meeting. Chairman Hood reported that she attended the Development Authority meeting, the Broadband meeting and the Covid meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND VOTER REGISTRATION FOR TERMS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2024
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is the appointments to the Board of Elections and Voter Registrations for terms ending December 31, 2024. This is for five people to serve on the Board of Elections, two from each party and Shea Hicks. Republican party nominees are Cody Oglesby and Demon Walker, and Democratic party nominees are Carolyn Fuller and Glen Bressler.
Commissioner Owens made a motion to approve the appointments to the Board of Elections and Voter Registration as read by the Administrator. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Steward and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF RE-NOMINATION AND RE-APPOINTMENTS TO THE GORDON COUNTY HOSPITAL AUTHORITY FOR GEORGETTE HUNT AND RAY DENMON FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS ENDING 12/31/2023
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this item is for Board approval of the re-nomination and re-appointment to the Gordon Hospital Authority for Georgette Hunt and Ray Denmon for three year terms ending 12/31/2023.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the re-nomination and re-appointment of Georgette Hunt and Ray Denmon to the Gordon County Hospital Authority for three-year terms ending 12/31/2023. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Owens, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF MALT BEVERAGE AND WINE LICENSE RENEWALS FOR 2021
County Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is for approval of Malt Beverage and Wine License renewals for 2021. These are our annual renewals and this list includes the Rainbow Corner renewal application where the 2020 license was suspended and revoked until the end of 2020. The license holder has paid her $1000 fine and continues to have the lost income and is not able to make sales of alcoholic beverages at this time through the holidays. Recommendation is to keep a close watch of the store, and under our rules her husband will not be able to work in that store because of his prior convictions. Her punishment was at the maximum limit of what the ordinance provides for.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the license for list of malt beverage and wine license renewals for 2021. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Steward, and Hood voted aye. Commissioners Sexton and Cunningham opposed the motion. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF SOLE SOURCE AND BUDGET ADMENDMENT FOR A PORTABLE FERROMAGNETIC DETECTION SYSTEM FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Administrator Ledbetter advised that this is for Board approval of a sole source purchase and the budget amendment for a portable ferromagnetic detection system. The Superior Court has determined that it needs to resume jury trials, there is a very large backlog of cases and there are a number of people in jail who have not had the ability to have their day in court. We have a jury trial task force and we are going to have some off campus jury selections. The Gem Theater has offered us the theater for free for jury selection on January 11, 2021. We need this detection system for this. This is a necessary purchase for serious public safety reasons.
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the sole source purchase and budget amendment for the detection system. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and Commissioners Owens, Cunningham, Sexton, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.