3/15/11 Regular Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Bailey called the meeting to order.
INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Invocation was led by Rev. John Allen and the pledge of allegiance was led by Chairman Bailey.
Chairman Bailey welcomed everyone to the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session March 1, 2011, the Regular Meeting March 1, 2011, and the Special Meeting March 1, 2011. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling read the report.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF OLD BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
- AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT A GRANT TO UNITED WAY FOR THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a request from Derrick McDaniel, Director of Parks and Recreation, to submit an application for a $10,000 grant to United Way for the Recreation Department. The grant would provide scholarships to fund children’s registration fees for sports activities at the Recreation Department. Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the application for a grant to United Way. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- BID AWARD TO DEMOLISH THE PARKING DECK
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a bid award to demolish the parking deck. Gordon County solicited for bids from contractors to demolish the parking deck and eight vendors responded with sealed written bids. The lowest bid was received from Harkins Enterprises, Inc. in Cartersville of $36,725, plus an alternate to install chain link fencing in the amount of $2,657 rather than relocating the existing guardrail currently installed on the second level of the parking deck saving $6,000, making a total of $37,000, which includes a 10% contingency. Funding will come from the 2005 SPLOST Projects Fund. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the bid from Harkins Enterprises. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Long, and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
- DECLARATION OF SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY FOR THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a declaration of surplus county property for the Sheriff’s Department of two vehicles that were confiscated. The Sheriff’s Office will sell the two vehicles at auction, once they are declared surplus property. Commissioner Hood made a motion to approve the declaration of surplus property. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- SECTION 5311 VAN PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION FOR 2012 FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
County Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is the annual grant application to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Section 5311 public van transportation program for 2012. This is for the County’s operation of a three-bus transportation program. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the grant application to the Georgia Department of Transportation. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Steward and Hood voted aye. Motion passed.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GENERAL
Commissioner Long made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.