3/01/11 Work Session Minutes

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, March 1, 2011 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; one item was added to the agenda later in the meeting.

County Administrator Dowling advised the Board that he had received a list of equipment from the Sheriff’s Office to add to the agenda item Declaration of Surplus County Property. Commissioner Long suggested that we look at several items on the list to see if they could be used somewhere else in the County instead of being sold at auction. The items in questions were the two projector screens, two defibrillators, and a generator. Administrator Dowling will check these items to see if they are still capable of being used, if so, they will be pulled from the list if they can be used elsewhere.

Chairman Bailey announced that we have with us the new Chief Operating Officer at Gordon Hospital, Mr. Steve Hannah. Mr. Hannah introduced himself to the Board and gave a brief personal bio about himself and his family. The Board welcomed him to Gordon County and offered to help in any way to acclimate him to Gordon County.

Corporal Shawn Elmore with the Department of Natural Resources came before the Board and gave a power point presentation showing the things offered by the local Department of Natural Resources that could help the county.

Adam Greeson, a Ranger with the Georgia Forestry Commission in Gordon County, came before the Board to speak regarding forest protection through wildfires and to explain the Community Wildland Protection Plan for Gordon County. Ranger Greeson advised that he and his organization will do a risk assessment, develop an action plan, and set goals, and will develop a strategy to implement and assess actions. Other organizations that they will work with to develop this Plan are the Gordon County Fire Department and Gordon County Emergency Management. After the Plan is put together, it will be presented to County officials.

The Board then discussed the project list for the Transportation Investment Act of 2010, known as TSPLOST. Administrator Dowling explained the Regional concept of this Act and presented a project list to the Board for consideration to submit to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Regional Transportation Roundtables. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Agenda for the Regular Meeting.

Commissioner Long made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.

Author: County Clerk

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