5/04/11 Work Session Minutes

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:30 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 later in the meeting.

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that the Tax Commissioner has requested the Board to add an item to the agenda to approve a tax collections agreement with Appalachian Mountain Services for a term of 12 months for the collections of delinquent property and personal property ad valorem taxes for Gordon County. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Agenda for the Regular Meeting.

Commissioner Long commented that he’d received complains concerning property in the County that has not been cleaned up and maintained. One property in Resaca where a bank foreclosed on the property two years ago and it is currently overgrown, looks bad, and the neighbors are complaining. Commissioner Long asked the County Attorney if there is any ordinance allowing the County to collect from the bank a fine or a fee for cleaning up the property. County Attorney advised that the County does have ordinances in place addressing this type problem. The County Enforcement Code Officer would need to contact the bank, and the bank would be required to clean up the property, but it is sometimes difficult to make contact if it’s a large out-of-town bank.

County Attorney Smith advised the Board that the County has been named in a case for the June trial calendar concerning a Plainville property line dispute.

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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