6/02/09 Work Session Minutes
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held a Work Session Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Conference Room.
Chairman Long called the meeting to order.
The Board discussed each item on the Agenda for the Regular Meeting and made no changes; three items were added later in the meeting.
County Administrator informed the Board that he needed to add to the agenda three surplus Sheriff’s vehicles. There was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the agenda.
Chairman Long advised that he’d like to re-visit eliminating the retired employee health insurance program. Chairman Long suggested that the Board consider amending the motion to change the program whereby an employee who wished to retire at age 60, or later, and had completed 25 years of employment, would be eligible for the employee health insurance at the same premium as an active employee. Following the discussion, there was a consensus of the Board to add this item to the Regular Meeting agenda.
The Board briefly discussed a letter from the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce regarding the GoGordon campaign. There was a consensus of the Board to join the campaign and contribute the $2,500 from the current budget.
The Board added to the agenda a contract with the North Georgia Community Action for the 5211 van program.
The Board and the E-911 Department Head, Debbie Vance, discussed applying for another radio frequency. Chairman Long advised the Board that he’d talked to the Sheriff and the Sheriff wants his department to have its own frequency separate from everybody else, which currently has other departments and also the cities of Fairmount and Resaca on it. Debbie Vance advised the procedures and costs of getting another frequency. There was a consensus of the Board to have Ms.Vance proceed with checking into acquiring another frequency.
Chairman Long advised the Board that the Sheriff has spoken to him about getting another prisoner transport van for his department. Following discussion there was a consensus of the Board to consider this at a later date and give the Sheriff time to really see if he actually needs another van.
Commissioner Bailey made a motion to adjourn the Work Session. Commissioner Gordon seconded and all voted aye.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.