12/19/2017 BOC Work Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
WORK SESSION MINUTES
DECEMBER 19, 2017
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. in the conference room of the Administration Building.
BECKY HOOD, CHAIRMAN
CHAD STEWARD, VICE CHAIRMAN
NORRIS SEXTON, COMMISSIONER
KEVIN CUNNINGHAM, COMMISSIONER
M. L. BUD OWENS, COMMISSIONER
JIM LEDBETTER, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
ANNETTE BERRY, COUNTY CLERK
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
County Administrator Ledbetter discussed with the Board each item on the Agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes. Two items were added to the Agenda later in the meeting.
Administrator Ledbetter explained that this will be the second reading of the amendment to the Malt Beverage, Wine, Alcohol ordinance. This amendment is to clarify how we measure the distance from public parks, public schools and churches. After the second reading, the Board can approve the amendment at the Regular Meeting.
Administrator Ledbetter spoke about the 2018 LMIG paving projects list that the Public Works Director has put together. Following discussion with the Board, Administrator Ledbetter requested that the list be added to the agenda for Board approval. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Regular Meeting agenda for Board consideration.
Ms. Louise McGowen with Dobbs & Company, the county auditors, came before the Board to present the Financial Audit Report for Fiscal Year ended 6/30/16. Ms. McGowen explained the highlights of the audit and advised that after the Board members have a chance to study the report she would be available and welcomed any questions and comments.
Administrator Ledbetter also spoke to the Board about an item that needs to be added to the Regular Meeting agenda for emergency purchase of a new spreader/hopper that broke down during the recent snow storm for $27,000, and repairs to the motor grader for $30,000. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Regular Meeting agenda.
Administrator Ledbetter discussed the EMS Contract with the Board. The main decision for the Board to decide is, if they want to bid out the ambulance services, or renew the contract with Gordon Hospital. The County pays an annual subsidy and a fuel subsidy to the Hospital. The Hospital representatives submitted a list of their contribution to the community such as benefiting the county by providing the ambulance service and providing other services such as benefits to the underprivileged, and seniors, and investment in infrastructure and capital improvements. Ledbetter advised the Board regarding research of subsidies paid or not paid by local counties, and surrounding county, for ambulance services.
Commissioner Sexton made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Owens seconded the motion and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 6:00 p.m.