Hart County Board of Commissioners

September 27th, 1999

Planning Session

4:30 p.m.



The Hart County Board of Commissioners met September 27th, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hart County Administrative & Emergency Center.


Chairman Joel Moore presided with Commissioners Ken Brown, Don Burdick, Harry Hannah and R. C. Oglesby in attendance.


Angeline Williard, Nancy Hardigree and Earl Johnson representing the Downtown Development Authority met to discuss funding for the proposed Streetscape project.


Ms. Williard said the project consisted of improvements in sidewalks, lighting, pedestrian crosswalks, landscaping and street furniture for eleven blocks of downtown Hartwell. The DDA requested funding in the amount of $112,500 from the county of which a portion of the funding will be over a three-year period.


Chairman Moore stated the board would consider the funding request at the next scheduled meeting. There was brief discussion to use fund balance or economic development funds for the project.


County Administrator's Report


County Administrator Gary Cobb discussed the following items:

·        Food service – inmates

It was decided that Mr. Cobb eat a breakfast meal at the jail facility and make a recommendation to request bids for the service

·        Surplus computer equipment

It was recommended the equipment be contributed to the Learning center

·        1st Responders Hepatitis B vaccination

The board agreed to fund the vaccinations for the 1st Responders in fiscal year 1999 General fund medical expense

·        Government Day Participation

It was decided for the county to participate in the day event in October

·        Reimbursement of Business Expense Policy

The board approved Mr. Cobb’s recommendation to amend the reimbursement policy. The amendment is recorded in the “1999-2000” minutes book

·        Surveying Services

Mr. Cobb requested direction for surveying services through the county surveyor in an expedient manner. Attorney Gordon suggested Mr. Cobb contact Mr. Teasley and if he can not complete the request for surveying services within a reasonable amount of time ask Mr. Teasley to delegate the service to someone else


Chairman's Report


Chairman Moore reported the list of LARP have been submitted to the Department of Transportation. He has asked Public Works Director Rick Haney to review the first time paving.


Chairman Moore reported he has directed Mr. Haney to inspect the third and final cut of bushhogging for the year.


He reported Rocky Ford boat ramp has been officially closed. The board agreed to request cost estimates to repair the three boat ramps that are currently leased to the county from the Corp of Engineers.


Chairman Moore announced the ACCG meeting in Atlanta that he, Don and Harry will be attending beginning September 28, 1999.


He said the Environmental Protection Division is requesting funds to hire two hundred and fourteen additional employees statewide. He expressed his concern that the EPD rules will begin to get tougher.


He announced the following meetings:

            October 1st, 1999 Soil Erosion      9:00 a.m. @ the ASCS office

            October 7th, 1999 Luncheon        11:00 a.m. @ Tenneco plant

            October 8th, 1999 Subdivision ordinance 11:30 a.m. Administrative center


Chairman Moore also reported the Council for Domestic Violence has expressed interest in applying for a CDBG grant to purchase property for a safe house for victims of domestic violence. He said the Junior Service League has agreed to provide start up funding.  Mr. Gordon explained the county would have to own the property and can lease it to the Domestic Violence.


New Business


The following items will be placed on the Consent Agenda for the 7:00 p.m. meeting:

b.                  Pay plan policy & Adjustments, Pay Grade Classification plan

c.                  Contingency Fund policy

d.                  New Classification/Sargent, Master Mechanic, Inventory/Mechanic

e.                  Organization chart

f.                    Personnel Policy/FLMA leave

g.                  Board/Authority nominations

h.                  CBE participation – Hart County High School


Commissioner Brown entered a motion to enter into executive session to discuss pending litigation. Commissioner Hannah provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously.


With no further action taken during executive session, Commissioner Hannah entered a motion to exit executive session and adjourn the planning meeting. Commissioner Brown provided a second to the motion. The motion carried unanimously. The resolution and affidavit for the closed session is recorded in the “1999-2000” minutes book.






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Joel Moore, Chairman                                  Lawana Kahn, County Clerk