4/12/11 Regular Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 10:00 a.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.
Chairman Bailey read a proclamation declaring April as Confederate History Month. Chairman Bailey call Ms. Heidi Taylor forward and read a proclamation designating April as Donate Life Month and presented the proclamation to Mr. Taylor, a transplant recipient. Ms. Taylor expressed her gratitude to the Board for drawing attention to the need to encourage citizens of Gordon County to sign up to donate organs and tissues, and to encourage families to make a commitment to the wishes of a loved ones’ request to donate.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Bailey asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session March 15, 2011, the Regular Meeting March 15, 2011, and the Special Meeting March 15, 2011. Commissioner Steward 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
- BUDGET AMENDMENT #16 FOR THE LMIG GRANT FROM THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is a budget amendment to accept a DOT LMIG Grant in the amount of $405,147. This is the old LARP grant which is now known as LMIG. Gordon County will receive about $400,000 every year for repaving roads from the DOT. The DOT has approved four roads, 2.4 miles of Lovers Lane, 1.25 miles of McDaniel Station Road, 1.3 miles of Miller Ferry Road, and .562 miles of Pendley Road. Commissioner Long made a motion to approve the budget amendment and accept the grant from the DOT. Commissioner Hood seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- BUDGET AMENDMENT #17 FOR THE LARP GRANT FROM THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Administrator Dowling advised the Board that this is another DOT grant. it is the old LARP grant that we previously received; this is a matching grant of $248,000 to resurface two roads, .98 miles of Belwood Road, and 3.12 miles of Cash Road. Commissioner Hood made a motion to approve the budget amendment and accept the grant from DOT. Commissioner Long seconded the motion and Commissioners Hood, Long, and Steward voted aye. Motion passed.
- MALT BEVERAGE AND WINE LICENSE APPLICATION – REDBUD GROCERY & TOBACCO
County Clerk Berry advised the Board that this is an application for a malt beverage and wine license for a new location. The application is for Redbud Grocery and Tobacco, all paperwork is in order. County Clerk called attention to a memo from the County Attorney informing the Board that this application did not meet the ordinance requirement for being 1,000 ft. from a church or school. Mr. Patel, the applicant, came before the Board to speak regarding the location of the convenience store in relation to the school and church. Commissioner Long advised Mr. Patel that he would not approve the application because it did not meet the ordinance requirements due to the location and proximity of the school and church. Commissioner Long made a motion to deny the application. Commissioner Steward seconded the motion and Commissioners Long, Hood, and Steward 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 10:30 a.m.